Arpad Szabo, Software Developer in Hamburg, Germany
Arpad Szabo

Software Developer in Hamburg, Germany

Member since March 2, 2016
Arpad has been working as a full-stack web developer since 2004. He has good problem-solving skills and works equally well on his own as well as part of a team. He is keen to use the latest technologies to build any kind of web applications from single-page applications to enterprise solutions.
Arpad is now available for hire




Hamburg, Germany



Preferred Environment

Sublime Text 3, PhpStorm, Postman, Git, Linux, MacOS

The most amazing... I've ever worked on was a dating portal built with different technologies to serve many thousands of users.


  • Freelance Senior Full-stack Developer

    2017 - 2017
    RaceOn (via Toptal)
    • Integrated Stripe Connect.
    • Fixed several bugs in the existing application.
    Technologies: Laravel, PHP
  • Freelance Senior PHP Developer

    2017 - 2017
    Letsvyve (via Toptal)
    • Migrated the old codebase to the latest version of Laravel.
    • Created an admin dashboard with Laravel.
    Technologies: PHP, Laravel
  • Freelance Senior PHP Developer

    2016 - 2017
    ILF Mobile Apps (via Toptal)
    • Upgraded to PHP 7 and refactored the codebase.
    • Integrated Stripe API and Pipl API into
    • Implemented new features for the back end of
    Technologies: WordPress, Yii 2, CakePHP
  • Senior PHP Developer

    2012 - 2017 Gmbh
    • Developed a REST API to serve the single-page web application and mobile apps.
    • Wrote integration tests to ensure the proper operation of the REST API.
    • Used Gearman to distribute non-real-time tasks between multiple servers to process them faster asynchronously.
    • Utilized Solr to provide lightning-fast search results.
    • Integrated PubNub service for real-time notifications.
    Technologies: Solr, JavaScript, MySQL, PHP, Laravel
  • Web Developer

    2016 - 2016
    PhishMe (via Toptal)
    • Developed new features for the PhishMe Community.
    • Integrated SSO for the PhishMe Community.
    • Cleaned up old stylesheets for the PhishMe Community.
    Technologies: FreeMarker, Lithium, PHP
  • Web Developer

    2004 - 2012
    Wiera Kft
    • Developed and maintained the company website.
    • Created a reusable web shops module using Symfony.
    • Built multiple web shops based on the above-mentioned module.
    • Provided continuous support for the already-built web shops.
    Technologies: JavaScript, Symfony, MySQL, PHP



    - One of the biggest dating portals in Germany.
    - I've been working in the back-end team as a senior developer to develop and maintain the server side environment including the REST API to provide a unified interface for the front-end application and for the Android and iOS applications.

    Used technologies: PHP, MySQL, Solr, Gearman, Jenkins


  • Languages

    PHP 7, CSS, HTML, JavaScript, PHP, SQL, HTML5, CSS3, Java, SCSS, Sass, Less
  • Frameworks

    Laravel, Lithium, Symfony, Symfony 2, Bootstrap, AngularJS, Slim, CakePHP, Yii 2, Ruby on Rails (RoR)
  • Libraries/APIs

    REST APIs, Vue, Backbone.js, Stripe, Facebook SDK, Facebook API, jQuery
  • Tools

    GitHub, Git, Jenkins, GitLab, Bitbucket, Postman, Solr, FreeMarker, PhpStorm, Sublime Text 3, Jira, Subversion (SVN)
  • Paradigms

    Scrum, Agile Software Development, Continuous Integration (CI), Kanban, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Test-driven Development (TDD)
  • Platforms

    MacOS, Docker, Windows, CentOS, Linux, Eclipse, WordPress, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Storage

    MySQL, PostgreSQL 10.1, Memcached, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, AWS S3, NoSQL
  • Other

    APIs, Full-stack, Software, RESTful APIs, HubSpot, PHP 8


  • Master's Degree in Computer Engineering
    1999 - 2005
    Technical University of Budapest - Budapest, Hungary

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