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Alvaro Mena, Software Developer in Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador
Alvaro Mena

Software Developer in Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador

Member since September 16, 2016
Alvaro has over a decade of experience in web development, and he loves it. He's strongest on the front-end, but he also enjoys back-end projects. He has spent over six years learning and working with Drupal 7 (he's an Acquia Certified Developer) and is moving now to Drupal 8. He has had a hand in a number of projects over the years, committing all his efforts to the success of each project and delivering beyond expectations.
Alvaro is now available for hire

Portfolio

Experience

  • PSD to HTML, 10 years
  • PSD to Drupal, 7 years
  • Drupal, 7 years
Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

PhpStorm, LAMP Stack, OS X

The most amazing...

...project I've collaborated on was the development of the NBC Sports Winter Olympics 2014 website.

Employment

  • Senior Drupal Front-end Specialist

    2014 - PRESENT
    New Target
    • Architected Drupal sites from requirement documents.
    • Created pixel-perfect themes from PSD mockups.
    • Helped standardize the development process and theming process.
    • Led technical aspects of project work.
    • Developed modules to fit custom requirements and integrations.
    Technologies: Drupal, PHP, JS, SCSS, Gulp, Compass, Solr
  • Senior Drupal Developer

    2012 - PRESENT
    Jobsity
    • Led technical aspects of internal projects.
    • Oversaw onboarding for all new Drupal developers.
    • Headed up training of new Drupal developers, filling knowledge gaps and getting them up to speed so that they could do their jobs.
    • Worked as a "first face" developer for new Drupal clients.
    • Advised and supported the team on front-end, PSD to HTML tasks, and more.
    Technologies: Drupal, PHP, JavaScript, SCSS, Sass, Solr, REST, Server management (Pantheon/Acquia), Git
  • Senior Drupal Developer

    2012 - 2014
    Code and Theory
    • Developed PSD to Drupal theming.
    • Installed and architected Drupal sites from scratch, based on requirements documents.
    • Integrated and configured Google DFP ads and Adobe SiteCatalyst.
    • Developed Drupal custom modules to integrate REST APIs.
    • Tweaked Drupal views and other Drupal components along with caching strategies to improve performance.
    Technologies: Drupal, PHP, JS, Git, DFP, Solr

Experience

  • NBC Universal (Development)
    http://www.nbcuniversal.com/

    Drupal 7 site migrated from Sitecore, created using Drupal core and Boilerplate as base theme. Among the responsabilities entrusted to me on this project were coordination of theming efforts, site building, and handling the deploy proces to Acquia server

  • San Francisco Travel (Development)
    http://www.sftravel.com/

    Drupal site created using Boilerplate as a base theme, I was charged with theming and responsiveness for the site. Also I was resposible for the integrations made to different external APIs like Booking.com, TripAdvisor, and Gaycities.

  • Drupal 7 SCSS Base Code (Other amazing things)
    https://gitlab.com/mimodsg/drupal-theme-base

    Reusable base code to jump start the theming process for D7.

Skills

  • Languages

    Sass, CSS, XHTML, CSS3, SCSS, HTML5, JavaScript, XML, PHP
  • Frameworks

    ZURB Foundation, Bootstrap, Compass, Twig, CodeIgniter, Django REST Framework, Laravel
  • Libraries/APIs

    Susy, jQuery, Instagram API, DFP API, Twitter API, React
  • Tools

    Adobe Illustrator, PhpStorm, Git, Tower, Adobe Photoshop, Git flow, ITerm, Gulp.js
  • Paradigms

    Web Design, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Agile Software Development, Scrum, UI Design
  • Platforms

    Drupal, Drupal 8, WordPress
  • Other

    PSD to Drupal, Homebrew, PSD to HTML, Ajax, SSH, YML, CSS3 Animation
  • Storage

    MySQL

Education

  • Degree in Web Development and Web Design
    2008 - 2010
    Escuela de Artes Digitales - Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Licentiate degree in Multimedia Design
    2004 - 2007
    Insituto Metropolitano de DiseƱo - Quito, Ecuador
Certifications
  • Drupal Developer Certification
    APRIL 2015 - PRESENT
    Acquia
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