Arpad Szabo, Software Developer in Hamburg, Germany
Arpad Szabo

Software Developer in Hamburg, Germany

Member since October 31, 2015
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

MacOS, Linux, Eclipse, Git, Postman

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: PHP, Laravel
  • 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: Laravel, PHP
  • 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: CakePHP, Yii 2, WordPress
  • 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 for real-time notifications.
    Technologies: PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, Solr
  • 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: PHP, Lithium, FreeMarker
  • 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: PHP, MySQL, Symfony, JavaScript


  • (Development)

    - 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

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

    Lithium, Symfony, Laravel 5, Symfony 2, Bootstrap, AngularJS, Slim, Ruby on Rails (RoR)
  • Tools

    GitHub, Git, Jenkins, GitLab, Bitbucket, Jira, Subversion (SVN)
  • Paradigms

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

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

    MySQL, Memcached, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, AWS S3, NoSQL
  • Libraries/APIs

    Vue.js, Backbone.js, Stripe, Facebook SDK, Facebook API, jQuery


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

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