Bogdan Apostol, Full-stack Developer in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Bogdan Apostol

Full-stack Developer in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Member since September 28, 2022
Bogdan is a full-stack engineer with 15+ years of experience overseeing all facets of web development. He has been involved in numerous projects and provided complex business solutions across a wide range of sectors, including real estate, healthcare, content management, and security. Bogdan can direct large-scale teams or work hands-on to complete challenging projects, bringing cutting-edge coding expertise and interpersonal skills to leadership roles.
Bogdan is now available for hire

Portfolio

  • Helpfuel LLC
    JavaScript, PHP, Python, MySQL, MongoDB, Redis, AWS
  • Taqniat
    C#.NET, PHP, Node.js, SQL, SharePoint, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL
  • Securetech LLC
    Java, Liferay, C#.NET, Objective-C, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL

Experience

Location

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Linux, Slack, PHP, C#.NET, Node.js

The most amazing...

...thing I've built is a video management app and streaming service based on YouTube and powered by SharePoint and FFmpeg for use inside an air-gapped network.

Employment

  • Lead Back-end Developer

    2021 - PRESENT
    Helpfuel LLC
    • Developed a Symfony-based RESTful API that, in combination with scheduled AWS Lambda, synchronizes products and orders and handles integration with various logistics services for over one thousand eCommerce sites.
    • Collaborated with others on all stages of the systems development lifecycle, from requirement gathering to production releases.
    • Developed and maintained a Symfony-based RESTful API that handled memberships and payments.
    • Authored code fixes and enhancements for inclusion in future code releases and handled code reviews.
    • Implemented the CI/CD pipeline using Jenkins, Git, PHPCS, and AWS ECR.
    Technologies: JavaScript, PHP, Python, MySQL, MongoDB, Redis, AWS
  • Technical Lead Software Developer

    2018 - 2020
    Taqniat
    • Developed a system based on image and handwriting recognition that generated digitally signed documents for a government agency in Abu Dhabi.
    • Built a knowledge-based system and chatbot using OpenDialog to assist the helpdesk department for a government agency in Abu Dhabi.
    • Designed strategies for component development practices to support future projects.
    • Revised, modularized, and updated old code bases to modern development standards, reducing operating costs and improving functionality.
    • Trained and managed a team of developers and discussed issues to provide resolution and apply best practices.
    Technologies: C#.NET, PHP, Node.js, SQL, SharePoint, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL
  • Technical Lead Software Developer

    2012 - 2018
    Securetech LLC
    • Developed gym management software to handle memberships, training programs, and instructor profiles on top of Liferay.
    • Created a corporate portal using SharePoint 2013 and React.
    • Developed a video management solution on top of SharePoint using FFmpeg for video conversion and live streaming.
    • Built software for desktop and mobile operating systems, including Windows, macOS, and Linux, as well as Android and iOS.
    Technologies: Java, Liferay, C#.NET, Objective-C, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL
  • Lead Software Analyst

    2010 - 2012
    Vector Business Consulting LLC
    • Delivered a customized Oracle WebCenter Spaces solution to the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage.
    • Developed and implemented performance improvement strategies and plans to promote continuous improvement.
    • Delivered a customized Oracle Universal Content Management (UCM) solution to the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation in Abu Dhabi.
    • Managed quality assurance program, including on-site evaluations, internal audits, and customer surveys.
    • Delivered a customized Liferay portal solution to a government entity based in Abu Dhabi.
    Technologies: Linux, Windows, Java, PL/SQL, Oracle

Experience

  • Video Management

    I researched, designed, and built a SharePoint-based, FFmpeg-powered application to handle media—audio and video—storage and distribution and live streaming capabilities. It is optimized for use within an air-gapped environment. I worked on the project by myself, from inception to delivery.

  • Dropshipping Integration

    After researching, I developed a Symfony-based RESTful API that synchronizes products and orders with scheduled AWS Lambda. It also handles integration with various logistics services for over one thousand eCommerce sites.

  • Gym Management Software

    I developed gym management software that handled memberships with progress tracking, training programs, classes, instructor profiles, and a video library. I built it on top of Liferay and collaborated with a designer for the UI/UX part. The system was integrated with LDAP and a card-reader third-party software to handle access.

  • Knowledge Base

    I developed a system for a knowledge base and chatbot to assist the helpdesk department for a government agency in Abu Dhabi. I conducted the research, identified the technologies to be used, and acted as the lead developer on the project.

Skills

  • Languages

    PHP, C#.NET, JavaScript, SQL, Java, Python, Assembler x86, C++, Objective-C, C#
  • Libraries/APIs

    Node.js, FFmpeg
  • Platforms

    SharePoint, Windows, Linux, Oracle
  • Storage

    MySQL, PL/SQL, Microsoft SQL Server, MongoDB, Redis
  • Other

    Information Technology, User Experience (UX), Liferay, AWS
  • Tools

    Slack

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science
    2005 - 2008
    Spiru Haret University - Bucharest, Romania
  • Bachelor's Degree in Telecommunications
    2000 - 2005
    Politehnica University of Bucharest - Bucharest, Romania

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