Dexie Carla, Developer in Auckland, New Zealand
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Dexie Carla

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Software Developer

Auckland, New Zealand
Toptal Member Since
October 11, 2018

Dexie is a results-driven and client-oriented professional with extensive web development experience for both the front and back end. Over the past seven years, Dexie has helped small and enterprise companies, working on a range of projects, including small websites, large business multisite systems, and eCommerce solutions. Dexie is committed to doing things the "Drupal way" to keep sites easily extendable and well-maintained.


Drupal 8, PHP, Drupal, CSS, JavaScript, HTML, HTML5
New Zealand Post
Drupal 8, PHP, Drupal, CSS, JavaScript, HTML, HTML5
Catalyst IT Limited
Drupal, PHP, CSS, JavaScript, HTML, HTML5




Preferred Environment

MacOS, Lando, Docker, Vagrant, GitLab, Ubuntu

The most amazing...

...project I've worked on is a Drupal 8 multisite with a custom subscription module.

Work Experience

Senior Drupal Developer

2019 - 2021
  • Developed and maintain Drupal websites and upgraded sites to Drupal 9.
  • Created custom modules and custom features for specific requirements.
  • Fixed a bug that constantly throws 505 when a user views a certain page due to a higher number of page revisions.
  • Upgraded old websites to Drupal 9 and updated their contribution modules.
Technologies: Drupal 8, PHP, Drupal, CSS, JavaScript, HTML, HTML5

Digital Developer

2019 - 2020
New Zealand Post
  • Served as the lead Drupal developer on various projects.
  • Contributed a solution to the project moving from the current Drupal 6 website to Drupal 8.
  • Handled Drupal front- and back-end development along with theming.
  • Built multiple Drupal modules and new capabilities for the site.
  • Set up configuration splits for multiple environments.
  • Provided proof of concept for decoupled Drupal and analyzed the caching strategy.
  • Mentored co-developers and implemented peer programming.
  • Collaborated with a web designer to create better changes to the site.
  • Used Atlassian products (Jira and Confluence) for project/ticket management.
  • Documented the implementation approaches for all features and kept revising them as they evolved.
Technologies: Drupal 8, PHP, Drupal, CSS, JavaScript, HTML, HTML5

Drupal Developer

2017 - 2019
Catalyst IT Limited
  • Served as the lead front-end developer on projects.
  • Configured customer websites to meet their specific needs.
  • Developed eCommerce and multisite systems in Drupal 8.
  • Developed multiple custom modules and integrated third-party APIs like Mailchimp, Payment Express, and Google Analytics.
  • Implemented the Drupal 7 to 8 migration.
  • Provided support and ongoing maintenance on existing Drupal 7 websites.
  • Maintained site configurations and stability through debugging.
  • Mentored a junior developer and trained clients on how to use programs.
  • Attended DrupalSouth in New Zealand and Australia.
Technologies: Drupal, PHP, CSS, JavaScript, HTML, HTML5

Web Developer

2015 - 2017
Converge Design
  • Worked as the sole developer on a range of projects.
  • Built websites with Drupal, WordPress, and Concrete5.
  • Developed and maintained both the front-end and back-end custom functionalities.
  • Developed a multi-region website (session and cookie-based).
  • Provided support and maintenance on existing websites.
  • Managed several databases, administered servers on traditional hosting, and worked other types of software like Webflow and CodeGuard.
  • Integrated third-party APIs such as PayPal, Knack, and Stripe.
  • Integrated websites with social media like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and so on.
Technologies: Concrete5, WordPress, Drupal, PHP, CSS, JavaScript, HTML

Drupal Web Developer

2012 - 2015
Promet Solution, Inc.
  • Built sites and developed features and themes.
  • Designed the site architecture and organized the project tasks.
  • Made extensive use of features, views, and organic groups.
  • Implemented a data import with a feeds module.
Technologies: Drupal, PHP, CSS, JavaScript, HTML

Software Engineer

2012 - 2012
D&T I.T. Services, Inc.
  • Developed a web-and-desktop application using Java.
  • Built an e-learning system and a warehouse management system.
  • Updated the website and fixed problems with the existing software.
Technologies: Java, HTML

Webflow: Unlimited IT and JB Roofing Wellington
I've been working with the same client for two of his projects, owning site building from top to bottom. I worked on both the back end and front end, transforming the client's design into a Webflow site. I also did form integration.

Projects available at:

Drupal 8-based Multisite

Role: Lead Front-end Developer

· Developed a Drupal 8-based multisite system, making extensive use of a paragraph module.
· Set up a Bootstrap base theme and configured the child themes (one for each website).
· Translated the visual designs into pixel-perfect code; including developing CSS styles and Twig templates.
· Defined multiple paragraphs with various types of fields and transforming them into content blocks.
· Implemented a config split for component reuse and exclusions.

Drupal 7 to Drupal 8 Migration

Role: Lead Front-end and Back-end Developer

· Implemented a Drupal 7 to Drupal 8 and intricate data migration.
· Contributed to the build of a large number of complex custom modules.
· Converted web designs into styles and templates and design solutions for the content copy.
· Developed their microsite.
· Ensured that the site had cross-browser, cross-platform, and cross-device compatibility.
· Set up MailChimp templates.
· Extended the contributed modules to gain more features for statistics and analytics.
· Implemented a third-party API for the web fonts and a live video stream.
2008 - 2012

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science

Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan - Cagayan de Oro, Philippines

2008 - 2008

Completed Credits towards a Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology

Saint Columban College - Pagadian City, Philippines


Drupal API, jQuery


Jekyll, Avocode, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Vagrant, Bitbucket, GitLab, GitHub, Git, Sublime Text, Lando, Composer, Concrete5


Bootstrap, Compass


Webflow CMS, Drupal 8, WordPress, Drupal, Docker, Drupal 7, Ubuntu, MacOS, Pantheon


PHP, Less, Sass, CSS, HTML, HTML5, JavaScript, Java


PostgreSQL, MySQL


Shell Scripting, Ajax, eCommerce

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