Damian Lobalzo, Developer in Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Damian Lobalzo

Verified Expert  in Engineering

Software Developer

Location
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Toptal Member Since
March 21, 2017

Damian has a degree in information system engineering and over 20 years of professional experience solving problems through the use of technology and creative programming. After being a member of VISA's fraud prevention team, he worked on several agencies creating many websites, games, and all sorts of web applications. Damian enjoys programming and is willing to integrate with teams and learn new technologies.

Portfolio

LAVA Coders
HTML5, Node.js, MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, PHP, ASP.NET...
Aterra Lighting and Controls, LLC, dba Aterra Designs
JavaScript, HTML, jQuery, SVG, HTML5, CSS, Animation, PHP, Front-end...
A Bet A Technology Limited
Vue, Nuxt.js, GraphQL, JavaScript, CSS, HTML5, Node.js, Front-end...

Experience

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Amazon Web Services (AWS), Visual Studio Code (VS Code), Git, MacOS

The most amazing...

...online platform I've created and designed using microservices and cutting-edge technologies hosted millions of visits in a very short time-lapse.

Work Experience

CTO

2017 - PRESENT
LAVA Coders
  • Developed corporate websites for companies of different industries.
  • Implemented payment gateways, marketing tools, ERPs, financial tools, and other 3rd parties.
  • Improved existing websites by leveraging SEO, performance, and UX.
  • Developed native mobile apps for both Android and iOS platforms.
  • Designed complex software architectures for large-scale platforms and websites.
  • Built dashboards, metric tools, and analytics-related systems to feed control panels for companies.
Technologies: HTML5, Node.js, MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, PHP, ASP.NET, Active Server Pages (ASP), CodeIgniter, Vue, Front-end, User Interface (UI), User Experience (UX), React Native, Mobile, Web Development, Google Maps, Full-stack, Google Analytics, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), REST APIs, Amazon S3 (AWS S3), APIs, JSON, Databases, GitHub, Social Networking, Google, Back-end, Integration, API Integration, Automation

Front-end Developer

2022 - 2023
Aterra Lighting and Controls, LLC, dba Aterra Designs
  • Developed features over an existing app for managing floor plans on interactive designs.
  • Tracked and fixed bugs. Extended current codebase, handled Asana as a task manager, and improved layouts and UX.
  • Analyzed new feature requests and designed different approaches to keep a flexible but extendable codebase.
Technologies: JavaScript, HTML, jQuery, SVG, HTML5, CSS, Animation, PHP, Front-end, Web Development, Full-stack, REST APIs, APIs, JSON, Databases, GitHub, Back-end

Front-end Developer

2022 - 2023
A Bet A Technology Limited
  • Developed several features to improve a betting platform built with Node.js, powered by Vue with Nuxt.js for server-side rendering.
  • Improved the layout through a smart algorithm and developed new formats of visualization.
  • Implemented real-time bet placing through a GraphQL API.
Technologies: Vue, Nuxt.js, GraphQL, JavaScript, CSS, HTML5, Node.js, Front-end, User Interface (UI), User Experience (UX), Web Development, Full-stack, REST APIs, APIs, JSON, Databases, Back-end

Development Director

2009 - 2019
ID4You
  • Created over 50 websites—including both back-end and front-end applications.
  • Implemented eCommerce stores over WooCommerce, PrestaShop, and Magento.
  • Implemented, maintained, and improved websites using WordPress.
  • Created websites for intense traffic events such as Cyber Monday and Hot Sale.
  • Analyzed customer requirements and designed proper solutions for each situation.
Technologies: C#, Node.js, JavaScript, HTML5, SQL, PHP, CodeIgniter, Vue, eCommerce, Front-end, Web Development, Shopify, Full-stack, Google Tag Manager, Google Analytics, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), REST APIs, JSON, Databases, Google, Back-end, Integration, API Integration, Automation

Web Developer

2002 - 2010
Obligado & Cía.
  • Created a billing platform.
  • Built a document management system.
  • Analyzed data and designed queries for extracting KPIs.
  • Programmed workflows according to the customer's business logic.
  • Developed websites and a company's intranet.
Technologies: Microsoft SQL Server, PHP, ASP.NET, Active Server Pages (ASP), CodeIgniter, Front-end, User Interface (UI), Web Development, Full-stack, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), SQL Server 2005, REST APIs, JSON, Databases, Google, Back-end, Integration, API Integration, Automation

Web Developer

2003 - 2009
Digital Entertainment
  • Created many websites for retail brands.
  • Designed a traffic analytics platform for websites.
  • Built a massive mailing system.
  • Developed a modular back-end for managing websites.
  • Analyzed customer requirements and organized a small development team.
Technologies: SQL, HTML5, JavaScript, PHP, ASP.NET, Active Server Pages (ASP), CodeIgniter, Vue, Front-end, User Interface (UI), Web Development, Full-stack, Google Tag Manager, Google Analytics, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), REST APIs, Databases, Google, Back-end, Integration, API Integration, Automation

Data Analyst

2001 - 2002
VISA Argentina
  • Created queries for extracting relevant information for financial institutions.
  • Analyzed data for dynamic real-time fraud prevention systems.
  • Contributed to the creation of fraud detection algorithms.
Technologies: SAS, Teradata, Microsoft SQL Server, SQL Server 2005, Databases, Back-end, Automation

Web Developer

2000 - 2001
Cybrel Digital Entertainment
  • Created a content administration system (CMS) for managing a music web portal.
  • Implemented both the front end and back end of a directory of members.
  • Implemented web services for integrating 3rd parties into the website.
Technologies: Microsoft SQL Server, JavaScript, HTML, Active Server Pages (ASP), CodeIgniter, Vue, Front-end, User Interface (UI), Web Development, Databases, Google, Back-end, Integration, API Integration, Automation

Cyber Monday

http://www.cybermonday.com.ar
The website concentrates on companies participating in a two-day, special deals event—receiving millions of sessions. I was in charge of designing a flexible back end to allow companies to sign-up and join the event and an optimized website to support such heavy traffic.

Travel Ace Assistance

http://www.travel-ace.com
The solution includes a multi-region website that supports several languages and ships with a modular back end that allows managers to alter the whole website, segment contents, and download relevant information.

HOT Sale

http://www.hotsale.com.ar
Like Cyber Monday, this other two-day event also collects many companies that advertise special offers to customers. The solution includes several types of sponsorship and special offers, with a fully customized back-end to manage all the content and approve companies that want to participate.

Escuela de Negocios de Coca-Cola

An e-learning platform, sponsored by Coca-Cola, that allows customers that sell Coca-Cola's products to join a community of people that share experiences and can access several types of online courses to learn how to sell more and improve their business.

Juanita Jo

http://juanitajo.com
An online store made with PrestaShop. This brand sells several types of products for women and integrates with one of the most popular online payment processors in Argentina.

HITACHI

http://hitachi.radiovictoria.com.ar
This website was created with Code Igniter, including a full featured back-end for managing all of its contents. Includes a Google Maps integration and rich text editors.

Real Estate Web Portal

https://propiedades.com.uy
A web-based portal for searching and browsing real estate properties and projects, with a custom back end for managing content, leads, and search catalog information. Integrated with 3rd parties and social networks.
2000 - 2005

Engineer's Degree in Computer Engineering

National University of Technology (UTN) - Buenos Aires, Argentina

OCTOBER 2019 - PRESENT

Certified Mercado Pago Developer

Mercado Pago

DECEMBER 2005 - PRESENT

Information Systems Engineer

Universidad Tecnológica Navional (UTN FRBA)

Libraries/APIs

REST APIs, Vuex, Vue 2, Vue, Node.js, jQuery, Facebook API, React, Google Maps

Tools

Cron, PrestaShop, Sublime Text 3, Navicat, Figma, Google Analytics, GitHub, Sublime Text, Git, PhpStorm

Frameworks

Bootstrap 3+, CodeIgniter, CodeIgniter 3, Vue SSR, Nuxt.js, Laravel, React Native, Vuetify, ASP.NET

Languages

CSS, PHP, HTML5, JavaScript, SQL, HTML, CSS3, Active Server Pages (ASP), SAS, C#, GraphQL

Paradigms

Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Automation, Functional Programming

Storage

SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2008, JSON, Databases, Amazon S3 (AWS S3), Elasticsearch, MySQL/MariaDB, MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, Teradata, MongoDB

Platforms

WooCommerce, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Amazon EC2, WordPress, Mobile, MacOS, Visual Studio Code (VS Code), Shopify

Industry Expertise

Social Networking

Other

FTP, eCommerce, Front-end, Web Development, APIs, Back-end, Integration, API Integration, Organic SEO, SEO Audits, SEO Tools, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Social Media Integration, Social Networks Development, Beanstalkd, SSH, User Interface (UI), User Experience (UX), Full-stack, Google Tag Manager, Google, SVG, Animation, Engineering, Information Systems

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