Ante Lucic, Software Developer in New York, NY, United States
Ante Lucic

Software Developer in New York, NY, United States

Member since February 12, 2015
Ante has worked as a professional PHP developer since 2011 and has a bachelor’s degree in computer science. He loves challenges and solving all kinds of problems. He is a full-stack engineer, passionate about PHP, React, and Go.
Ante is now available for hire



  • PHP, 7 years
  • Agile Software Development, 6 years
  • Laravel, 6 years
  • JavaScript, 5 years
  • PHPUnit, 5 years
  • Continuous Integration (CI), 4 years
  • Redis, 4 years
  • PHP 7, 2 years


New York, NY, United States



Preferred Environment

Linux, Sublime Text, PhpStorm, Git

The most amazing...

...thing I've created is an application that used a third-party real-time API in PHP that served data to a JavaScript application over websockets.


  • Full-stack Engineer (Contract)

    2013 - PRESENT
    • Worked on distribution platform stability and health alerts, which was important for a distribution stakeholder who wanted to know the health status of our distribution platforms.
    • As a part of the media team, I optimized our email code so we could fully take advantage of personalization. I introduced Gearman jobs that we could track in our dashboards so we can have better insight how our email code is operating.
    • Contributed significantly to the removal and refactoring of legacy code to bring up codebase health.
    • Took initiative and ported all of the existing Gearman jobs and intervals to the new architecture that paved the way to a PHP7 upgrade when the decision was made to migrate to a new system.
    • Launched all of our distribution platforms in 2016; I was supporting those platforms with new features and bug fixes.
    • Built a delivery API that was used by our responsive web application.
    • Worked with in-memory databases and our caching layer, which includes delivery API and routing and other tasks that were required to support our responsive web application like breadcrumbs and navigation.
    • Provided code support in Refinery29's shift to video, anything that was required from data migrations to building delivery APIs. I built an API to support new video series features in our CMS platform.
    • Implemented Facebook Instant Articles and experimented with chatbots.
    • Architected new products like responsive sweepstakes templates and third-party quiz integration, which was the first usage of web sockets in our codebase.
    • Built an API to deliver the article series to our mobile web application.
    Technologies: PHP, JavaScript
  • Freelance Web Developer

    2010 - 2013
    Alo Alo d.o.o
    • Architected a web application for tracking mobile phone repairs.
    • Implemented a custom CMS solution using Laravel framework.
    • Developed per-employee statistics reports.
    • Built a WPF desktop application for organizing student employee shifts.
    • Built a WPF desktop application for calculating the best cellphone contract plan for customers.
    Technologies: PHP Laravel


  • React Native Cheatsheet (Other amazing things)

    Things that I find interesting or I've spent some time Googling/figuring out. Hope it helps and makes your time with React Native even more fun.

  • User Role Laravel PHP Package (Development)

    Simple user/role package for Laravel 4 based on toddish/verify.

  • Yeoman Generator (Development)

    Yeoman generator for a React application using Browserify and Grunt.

  • RESTful-APIs Slides (Other amazing things)

    Presentation slides from a talk I gave for a local developer user group built with Reveal.js.


  • Languages

    PHP, JavaScript, PHP 7, HTML5, Sass, C, CSS3
  • Frameworks

    Kohana, PHPUnit, React Native, Laravel, Bootstrap, OAuth 2, Compass,, Slim
  • Tools

    GitHub, Git, Grunt, Browserify, Sublime Text 3
  • Other

    Front-end Development, Web Development, Front-End Developer, CommonJS, Data Migration
  • Libraries/APIs

    React, Twitter API, jQuery, Backbone.js, Instagram API, Node.js, LocalStorage, RequireJS, Pixi.js
  • Paradigms

    Agile Software Development, Continuous Integration (CI), Test-driven Development (TDD), JavaScript MV* Framework
  • Platforms

    Linux, Amazon Linux, Linux Mint
  • Storage

    Redis, Redis Cache, MySQL, IndexedDB, DB, MongoDB


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science
    2007 - 2010
    University of Split, FESB - Split

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