Arman Shahinyan, Developer in Yerevan, Armenia
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Arman Shahinyan

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Full-stack Developer

Location
Yerevan, Armenia
Toptal Member Since
February 6, 2019

Arman is a full-stack developer who mainly focuses on web development. Since 2013, he's been working in his field for freelance clients and small-to-medium businesses, building solutions where full-stack skills, creative thinking, and great attention to detail are key.

Portfolio

Bamboo Ave
Shopify, Front-end, eCommerce, HTML, CSS, JavaScript
Amanda Swan
WordPress, WordPress Themes, WordPress Plugins, eCommerce, WooCommerce...
Pure Digital (via Toptal)
Design, Git, Linux, SCSS, Webpack, JavaScript, PHP, WordPress, WordPress Themes...

Experience

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Linux, Windows, PHP, PhpStorm, Docker

The most amazing...

...web app I've ever built is a custom document-and-certification-management system built with Laravel.

Work Experience

Shopify Developer

2023 - 2023
Bamboo Ave
  • Updated the existing theme to the latest available version.
  • Fixed extension integration bugs and improved asset loading performance.
  • Trained the client on the proper use of the Shopify back-end editor.
Technologies: Shopify, Front-end, eCommerce, HTML, CSS, JavaScript

WordPress Developer

2022 - 2022
Amanda Swan
  • Fixed bugs, optimized the sites, and restructured the existing WordPress sites (a normal site and eCommerce site) to make them run smoothly despite being on a limited Google Cloud Platform.
  • Had one-on-one video calls on a daily basis with the client so as to keep her in the loop, together with a detailed change list and an explanation of each change made.
  • Secured the client's accounts and ensured she became the owner of her site's services (domain, hosting, files, database, etc.).
  • Made sure other security measures (2FA, removing accounts of previous devs, securing site content, restricting access to certain parts, etc.) were also taken.
Technologies: WordPress, WordPress Themes, WordPress Plugins, eCommerce, WooCommerce, Cloudflare, Google Cloud, Shopify

WordPress Expert

2019 - 2019
Pure Digital (via Toptal)
  • Planned the project from scratch with the client and implemented it as a pixel-perfect website.
  • Translated custom designs into WordPress themes as per official guidelines and recommendations.
  • Hosted the set up with separate development, staging, and production environments.
  • Implemented continuous-deployment integration on hosting.
  • Developed custom themes and plugins as per client needs.
  • Implemented organic SEO and speed optimizations for the website and passed speed/performance tests of known online-speed audit tools.
  • Added security measures to make sure the WordPress site wasn't left open to security holes.
Technologies: Design, Git, Linux, SCSS, Webpack, JavaScript, PHP, WordPress, WordPress Themes, PSD to WordPress, MySQL/MariaDB, Docker, WordPress Installation, Documentation, Organic SEO, Docker Compose, WordPress Plugins, NPM, WordPress API, Bootstrap, Agile Workflow, Composer, HTML5, GitHub

WordPress Developer

2018 - 2018
INEC (via aTICser SL)
  • Developed a custom theme by following the PSD design provided by the designer.
  • Created custom page templates based on designs and content.
  • Constructed custom layouts and sections based on user roles.
  • Added additional security plugins and measures to avoid common WordPress hacks and exploits.
  • Set up and maintained the hosting for the website.
Technologies: Linux, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, PHP, WordPress, WordPress Themes, PSD to WordPress, MySQL/MariaDB, Docker, WordPress Installation, Documentation, Organic SEO, Docker Compose, WordPress Plugins, Git, WordPress API, Composer, jQuery, HTML5, GitHub

WordPress Expert

2018 - 2018
Hustler Marketing (via WebbingApps)
  • Set up and maintained the hosting for the website.
  • Set up integration with Slack channels for receiving important notifications.
  • Created a homepage, landing page, and several other regular pages.
  • Provided guidance and training to my client's employees.
  • Integrated third-party APIs for the additional necessary functionality.
Technologies: Linux, APIs, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, PHP, WordPress, WordPress Themes, PSD to WordPress, MySQL/MariaDB, WordPress Installation, Documentation, Organic SEO, WordPress Plugins, Agile Workflow, jQuery, HTML5, Shopify

WordPress Developer

2018 - 2018
CATEi (via aTICser SL)
  • Set up and maintained the hosting for the website.
  • Optimized the existing WordPress pages that were slow.
  • Added additional security plugins and measures to avoid common WordPress hacks and exploits.
Technologies: Linux, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, PHP, WordPress, WordPress Themes, PSD to WordPress, MySQL/MariaDB, Docker, WordPress Installation, Organic SEO, Docker Compose, WordPress Plugins, WordPress API, jQuery, HTML5, GitHub

WordPress Developer

2017 - 2017
CountryEarth (via WebbingApps)
  • Developed a custom theme by following the PSD design provided by the designer.
  • Constructed custom PHP templates for specific pages, like the galleries of work showcases.
  • Added additional security plugins and measures to avoid common WordPress hacks and exploits.
Technologies: Linux, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, PHP, WordPress, WordPress Themes, WordPress Rescue, PSD to WordPress, MySQL/MariaDB, WooCommerce API, WordPress Installation, Organic SEO, WordPress Plugins, jQuery, HTML5

WordPress Developer

2015 - 2015
AQPE (via aTICser SL)
  • Created and optimized WordPress pages for maximum performance.
  • Set up a multilingual functionality for serving content in multiple languages.
  • Integrated custom forms with data exportation to third-party services.
  • Added additional security plugins and measures to avoid common WordPress hacks and exploits.
  • Integrated automated social media postings to the company's pages.
  • Set up and maintained the hosting for the website.
Technologies: Linux, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, PHP, WordPress, WordPress Themes, PSD to WordPress, MySQL/MariaDB, Docker, WordPress Installation, Documentation, Organic SEO, Docker Compose, WordPress Plugins, Git, WordPress API, Agile Workflow, jQuery, HTML5, GitHub

Indicator

https://www.indicator.be/nl/
Here, I developed and maintained a Magento store.

WORK DONE:
• Maintained the legacy code of a custom Axapta integration Magento extension for the synchronization of sales and client data.
• Worked on a multinational company with teams spread across several countries.
• Gave support through issue trackers, email, and Skype sessions to non-technical colleagues.
• Researched and started the development of a Magento eCommerce upgrade.

Cacplus

WORK DONE:
• Developed additional custom pages to a WordPress site.
• Adapted existing pages to a newer WordPress version.
• Optimized the CMS and plugins for maximum performance.
• Updated the hosting settings for additional security and performance.

Factivitats

https://factivitats.com/
I created a WordPress website with content provided by a client.

WORK DONE:
• Installed a few plugins for performance and security.
• Uploaded the website for hosting with optimized options.
• Regularly maintained the site with updates for the CMS and plugins.

Homim

https://www.homim.es/en/
WORK DONE:
• Created a custom PHP script for synching WordPress custom post type elements with an external real estate portal's API.
• Updated the CMS and plugins to the latest versions.
• Implemented additional security measures.

Uniquip

https://www.uniquip.net.au/
WORK DONE:
• Migrated the existing site to WordPress.
• Integrated WooCommerce with a premium theme and some customizations.
• Created new page layouts.
• Added new pages with the client's content.

COEINF

https://enginyeriainformatica.cat/
WORK DONE:
• Customized and improved the existing WordPress website.
• Updated all of the plugins and the CMS.
• Removed unnecessary and unused plugins and themes.
• Added a cache and image optimization plugin.
• Installed extra security measures to avoid recurring hacking attacks.
• Updated the theme.
• Optimized the 10GB database down to 2GB.
• Maintained and customized the hosting settings.
• Upgraded the PHP to version 7.2.
• Ensured that everything still worked via a testing environment.

AFA IPSE

https://www.afaipse.cat/
WORK DONE:
• Created and customized a WordPress website with a theme provided by the WordPress directory and the client's content.
• Added very few plugins for speed and security.
• Integrated a custom form with an external page as input for polls.

AQPE PEQ

https://www.aqpe.org/peq/
Here, I've developed a custom Laravel application for the Private Foundation Agency for Qualification of Professional Engineers (AQPE) for certifications and documentation management. The application enables the agency to process their qualifications for their engineers much faster.

WORK DONE:
• Integrated payments with PayPal and invoice generation.
• Implemented a special verification QR image badge generation through which companies can verify if an engineer is certified by AQPE.

Frameworks

Bootstrap, Laravel

Tools

PhpStorm, Composer, GitHub, Git, Bitbucket, Docker Compose, Webpack, NPM

Platforms

Windows, WordPress, Docker, Shopify, Linux, WooCommerce, MacOS, Magento

Other

WordPress Rescue, PSD to WordPress, WordPress Themes, WordPress Installation, Front-end, WordPress Plugins, Technical SEO, APIs, Design, Documentation, Organic SEO, eCommerce, Blogs, Forms, Virtual Private Servers, Document Management Systems (DMS), User Management, Invoice Management, Cloudflare, Web App Development, Management Systems, Microsoft Office, Apache OpenOffice, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Networks

Languages

PHP, HTML5, JavaScript, CSS, SCSS, HTML

Libraries/APIs

WooCommerce API, WordPress API, jQuery, PayPal API

Paradigms

Agile Workflow, Continuous Deployment, Management

Storage

MySQL/MariaDB, Google Cloud, Database Management

2013 - 2014

Completed Vocational Training in Web Application Development

IES Joan d'Austria - Barcelona, Spain

2010 - 2012

Completed Vocational Training in Microcomputer Systems and Networks (LOE)

IES Abastos - Valencia, Spain

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