Andrés Smerkin, Developer in Mendoza, Mendoza Province, Argentina
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Andrés Smerkin

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Mendoza, Mendoza Province, Argentina
Toptal Member Since
January 28, 2016

Andrés is a senior PHP and Shopify developer with over 10 years of experience. He specializes in creating clean, efficient, and functional software by employing the best design and architecture principles along with excellent knowledge of the latest and most trending tools. Andrés has experience with REST-based APIs as well as with major PHP content management systems available today.


Riess Group
PHP, JavaScript, Laravel, Shopify, Amazon Web Services (AWS), DigitalOcean, Vue...
Laravel, jQuery, API Integration, Shopify, WordPress, Bootstrap, AngularJS, PHP...
Area del Vino
jQuery, CakePHP, PHP, Web Development, Full-stack




Preferred Environment

VMS, Linux, Git, Vagrant, MacOS, Visual Studio Code (VS Code), Docker

The most amazing...

...project I've worked on is a benchmark tool to measure the level of digital impact and strategy for different companies.

Work Experience

Lead Engineer

2016 - PRESENT
Riess Group
  • Developed dozens of Shopify stores, including theming, applications, integrations, custom software.
  • Handled workloads for huge companies that have Shopify stores with millions of sales.
  • Managed and trained developers in PHP, Laravel, and the Shopify ecosystem, including theming, apps development, and integrations with different services.
Technologies: PHP, JavaScript, Laravel, Shopify, Amazon Web Services (AWS), DigitalOcean, Vue, Test-driven Development (TDD), Web Development, Full-stack, Tailwind CSS

Back-end Web Developer

2012 - 2016
  • Created a benchmark tool to measure the digital impact of companies.
  • Created an integration tool so Shopify could interact with warehouse systems, billboards, and digital downloads delivery.
  • Supported the development of different products for big companies by managing the server infrastructure, continuous integration, repositories, and source code under Linux AWS stacks.
  • Managed the technical resources needed to develop different products for the company.
  • Created the base of a marketing platform and a URL shortener for the company's internal projects.
Technologies: Laravel, jQuery, API Integration, Shopify, WordPress, Bootstrap, AngularJS, PHP, Web Development, Full-stack

Web Developer

2010 - 2011
Area del Vino
  • Revamped the main company's website.
  • Worked in WordPress to improve secondary sites.
  • Created an internal system for sending newsletters and mailings to companies.
  • Developed procedures to improve the company's internal process.
  • Maintained and improved the physical IT infrastructure.
Technologies: jQuery, CakePHP, PHP, Web Development, Full-stack


A controller that I wrote in PHP, which handles short links. It's a shortening API that provides services for an AngularJS front end and a Chrome extension.
2006 - 2012

Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Systems Engineering

Universidad Tecnológica Nacional - Mendoza


Shopify API, Vue, jQuery, Node.js


Sublime Text 3, Jenkins, Vagrant, Sublime Text, Git


Laravel, Tailwind CSS, Angular, CakePHP, AngularJS, Bootstrap


PHP, JavaScript


Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Continuous Integration (CI), Test-driven Development (TDD)


Shopify, WordPress, Linux, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Ubuntu Linux, Linux RHEL/CentOS, MacOS, Visual Studio Code (VS Code), Docker, DigitalOcean




Web Development, Full-stack, VMS, API Integration, WebSphere Application Server, APIs, Front-end, Front-end Development, Chrome Extensions, Controller

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