Andres Torres, Developer in Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador
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Andres Torres

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Drupal Developer

Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador
Toptal Member Since
May 11, 2017

Andres is a senior PHP developer and Drupal architect who's developed demanding software solutions and Drupal implementations. He has over 12 years of experience working with Drupal and would describe himself as a Drupal solutions architect who can do the back-end but can also build the whole infrastructure.



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The most amazing...

...thing I've coded is an OpenID Connect Extras contributed module.

Work Experience

Back-end Developer

2022 - 2022
Alliance Innovations LLC
  • Maintained multiple Drupal 8 and Drupal 9 sites.
  • Used Harvest for internal time tracking. Worked on Atlalasian solutions, especially Jira, for third-party clients.
  • Worked on several Drupal 8 to Drupal 9 site upgrades, including Composer updates, Git management, database updates, and Acquia support.
Technologies: Drupal, PHP, Back-end Development, CSS, HTML, JavaScript

Senior Back-end Developer

2019 - 2021
Taoti Creative
  • Worked on multiple back-end challenges and integrations; worked with a front-end team and professionals to create awesome web projects; took part in Drupal migrations.
  • Utilized Pantheon, CircleCI, and GitHub as the main sources on the projects for a long time.
  • Helped front-end developers get the source they needed, relying on my JavaScript knowledge; contributed to DevOps operations in Linux environments.
  • Constructed Drupal 7 and Drupal 8 sites; performed migrations to Drupal 9.
Technologies: Drupal 8, Drupal 9

Senior Drupal Developer

2019 - 2021
  • Designed and developed complex Drupal implementations for multiple US organizations.
  • Implemented custom and complex back-end solutions using Drupal.
  • Helped project managers and business analysts create software requirements and translate this business logic into build specs.
Technologies: Drupal 8, Drupal 9, Drupal

Drupal Solutions Architect | Drupal Senior Developer

2014 - 2018
Toptal Clients
  • Served as a technical lead for Boots Road Group: it was an engagement made through Toptal; also worked as a Drupal back-end developer for ImageX Media, Canada.
  • Performed freelance work for multiple organizations through Toptal.
  • Worked as a solutions architect for Boots Road Group; worked as a Drupal back-end developer for ImageX Media, Canada.
  • Acted as a solutions architect for Boots Road Group. Served as a Drupal back-end lead and team lead.
Technologies: LAMP, Drupal

Drupal Technical Lead

2011 - 2014
  • Acted as the technical lead of the Drupal projects.
  • Designed and implemented a single sign-on process using OpenID connect for ProjectShare and the Texas Education Association.
  • Designed and implemented a Drupal 7 solucion for Cisco affiliates, extensively using Organic Groups.
Technologies: LAMP, Drupal

Drupal Tech Lead

2008 - 2010
Oshyn. Inc.
  • Designed and developed multiple Drupal projects.
  • Mentored the team.
Technologies: LAMP, Drupal

PHP Senior Developer

2003 - 2008
Plus Projects S.A.
  • Implemented custom CMSs in PHP for multiple clients in Ecuador.
  • Implemented custom PHP software for the chain management of the Flower Shop Company.
Technologies: CSS, HTML, MySQL, Apache, PHP

OpenID Connect Extras

A Drupal 7 contributed module that I currently maintain and develop. It includes an add-on for single sign-on using the OpenID Connect standard.

Puntomio is a headless Drupal implementation using an Oracle back-end and SOAP web services.

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
A Drupal 8 site that consolidates different sources of previous mini sites of LSTHM to run in one single environment. It took multiple migration sources, MS SharePoint documents, JSON feeds, and other MySQL databases. I also handled the Solr search implementation and made intense use of Eck for a great content editing experience.

LMI Technologies
A Drupal 8 site with a multidomain and multilingual implementation. I made an extensive use of Twig templating with a Zend subtheme, Grunt, Eck, and block types for a great UI content experience.


An implementation of a Drupal 7 site for educational purposes.

ETF is a Drupal 7 site designed for stock index publications.


Drupal 8, Drupal 7, Apache2, Drupal, Linux, Drupal 6, Ubuntu, Pantheon, LAMP, Acquia Cloud


JSON, Cache, Databases, MySQL


Back-end, Technical Architecture, SOAP, Ajax, Unix/Linux Virtualization, Virtualization, Single Sign-on (SSO), Drupal 9, Back-end Development


JavaScript, PHP, PHP 7, PHP 5, SQL, HTML, CSS, CSS3, HTML5


jQuery, JSON API


Jira, VirtualBox, Apache, Varnish, NGINX, Slack, Solr, Apache Solr


Service-oriented Architecture (SOA), REST, Agile Software Development, Scrum


Bootstrap 3+, AngularJS, Twig

2003 - 2008

System Engineer's Degree in Computer Science

Universidad de las Américas - Quito, Ecuador

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