Darko Goles, RESTful Web Services Developer in Osijek, Croatia
Darko Goles

RESTful Web Services Developer in Osijek, Croatia

Member since April 9, 2015
Darko is a Certified Magento Developer Plus as well as a solution specialist, book author, and blogger. With over eleven years' web programming experience including 5+ as an eCommerce professional specialized in web service APIs, third party integrations, and speed optimizations, he delivers only the best quality optimized code.
Darko is now available for hire

Portfolio

Experience

  • PHP, 10 years
  • MySQL, 10 years
  • JavaScript, 7 years
  • RESTful Web Services, 6 years
  • REST, 6 years
  • Magento, 5 years
  • eCommerce, 4 years

Location

Osijek, Croatia

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

PHP, Magento, MySQL, Web Services

The most amazing...

...thing I've done is author the book "Magento Mobile How-To."

Employment

  • Senior Magento Developer

    2015 - PRESENT
    PinpointDesigns, Ltd.
    • Consulted on Magento-related issues.
    • Developed back-end functionality.
    Technologies: PHP, Magento
  • Magento Certified Developer/Consultant

    2014 - PRESENT
    ApiWorks d.o.o.
    • Contracted for Abacus, a Canadian internet agency.
    • Provided contract services on several smaller projects for Surgeworks, Ltd., Utah, US.
    • Developed for for Lab Lateral, Ltd., a UK web agency handling large Magento projects.
    Technologies: PHP, Magento, MySQL, Web Services
  • Magento Developer

    2014 - 2015
    Lab Lateral
    • Contributed to the development of large Magento projects.
    Technologies: PHP, Magento
  • Magento Certified Developer PLUS

    2012 - 2014
    Inchoo, Ltd.
    • Worked in Inchoo as a full-time Magento professional, I gained experience in eCommerce in general and also in project management and organizational skills.
    • Passed the Magento Certified Developer certification as a result of working on large Magento Enterprise projects.
    • Worked a lot on Magento site optimizations helping clients (merchants) to increase conversions and user experience on their web shops.
    • Authored a book through Packt Publishing, Birmingham, UK.
    Technologies: PHP, Magento, MySQL, AWS
  • PHP/Symfony 2 Developer

    2011 - 2012
    Surgeworks, Ltd.
    • Worked on different mobile application projects and web service APIs as a web service specialist in the iOS development team.
    • Supported and developed the website divineoffice.org.
    • Created DivineOfficeHUB, a powerful mobile data and content management PHP application.
    • Contributed as one of the first Symfony 2 blog authors with over thirty articles.
    • Used Agile methodologies for product development to increase profit to Surgeworks in the mobile market.
    Technologies: PHP, Symfony 2, Web Services, MySQL, WordPress
  • Freelance Web Developer

    2007 - 2011
    Goleš-media
    • Created more than twenty websites using plain HTML, CSS, Joomla, and WordPress,.
    • Created several websites with eCommerce/eCatalog functionality.
    Technologies: PHP, WordPress, Joomla, MySQL, Flash

Experience

  • Prayer (Development)

    Prayer was part of one large project I worked on in Surgeworks. The application is powered by a content delivery platform named DivineOfficeHUB, which I developed.

  • DivineOfficeHUB (Development)

    DivineOfficeHUB is a fully customizable CMS that serves as a data provider for mobile applications using REST web services. Also it has a complete set of rich features for content entry and content organization managment. Used by Surgeworks mobile application projects.

  • Medjugorje (Development)

    Like Prayer, this product was part of the same project which is powered with same content delivery platform built by myself.

  • Mageboard (Development)

    A powerful iPhone/iPad mobile application made by Inchoo for Magento store owners. My part of the project was the Magento extension that provides all necessary data via SOAP web services to mobile app.

  • Juvalia & You (Development)

    An online jewelry store operating in four countries.

  • Divine Office (Development)

    Divine Office's purpose is to spread, deepen and enhance the Christian faith of the communities in which we work and live and of the society on which we depend by making the Catholic teachings and lifestyle accessible through modern media.

    Divine Office's mission is to evangelize and to nurture our Catholic relationship with God by designing and offering content, software products, development, and design services for the Catholic community.

  • Sheeel.com (Development)

    Sheeel.com is a Middle Eastern daily deal website with responsive design, offering a simple proposition: Amazing deals every day that are available for only 24 hours or until the product sells out (whichever comes first).

  • Digumz.com (Development)

    The largest game rental store in the Middle East.

  • Theguardian Bookshop (Development)
    https://bookshop.theguardian.com/

    Large scale Magento store with over 250,000 products.

  • Wow Wireless (Development)
    http://fromwow.com/

    Developed and configured a fresh site for Wow Wireless.

  • Perfume Price (Development)
    http://www.perfumeprice.net/

    Magento website for parfumeprice.net.

  • CosmicCart Magento module (Development)

    Magento integration with popular CosmicCart service.

  • Magento Mobile How-To | Book (Other amazing things)
    https://www.amazon.com/Magento-Mobile-How-Darko-Goles/dp/1849693668

    Authored and published a book on Magento development.

Skills

  • Languages

    PHP 7, PHP, HTML5, XML, JavaScript, CSS3, CSS, HTML
  • Platforms

    Magento 2, Magento, WordPress
  • Other

    eCommerce, Full-stack, Server Configuration, Web Services, RESTful Web Services, Optimization
  • Frameworks

    Symfony 2
  • Libraries/APIs

    jQuery
  • Paradigms

    REST
  • Storage

    MySQL

Education

  • Certified Solution Specialist in Magento
    2014 - 2014
    Magento U - https://u.magento.com/certification/directory/dev/571865/
  • Certified Developer Plus in Magento
    2013 - 2013
    Magento U - https://u.magento.com/certification/directory/dev/571865/
  • Certified Developer in Magento
    2012 - 2012
    Magento U - https://u.magento.com/certification/directory/dev/571865/
  • Technical High School degree in Chemical Technology
    1993 - 1998
    Tehnološka škola Osijek - Osijek
Certifications
  • Magento Solution Specialist
    AUGUST 2014 - PRESENT
    Magento
  • Magento Certified Developer Plus
    SEPTEMBER 2013 - PRESENT
    Magento
  • Magento Certified Developer
    OCTOBER 2012 - PRESENT
    Magento

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