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Dragosh Mocrii, PHP Developer in Edmonton, AB, Canada
Dragosh Mocrii

PHP Developer in Edmonton, AB, Canada

Member since May 7, 2018
Dragosh is a professional web developer specializing in high-performance, high-quality WordPress development. Having worked at three premium WordPress theme development companies, he excels at building pixel-perfect themes, custom plugins, and eCommerce sites as well as integrations with third-party services. His focus is on developing practical business solutions using proven available tools or writing maintainable custom code.
Dragosh is now available for hire

Portfolio

Experience

  • MySQL, 10 years
  • PHP, 10 years
  • WordPress, 8 years
  • WooCommerce, 6 years
Edmonton, AB, Canada

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Ubuntu, PhpStorm, Git

The most amazing...

...thing I've developed is a SaaS smart video web application that one can use to enhance videos (video skins, gateways, email capture, engagement tracking, etc.).

Employment

  • Software Developer

    2018 - PRESENT
    Willing, Inc.
    • Implemented a redesigned version of the public website.
    • Created multiple landing pages with reusable components.
    • Created responsive emails with MJML for use in Drip campaigns.
    • Analyzed data in Google Analytics and provided new insights.
    • Implemented a signup gateway with the main app, with Google and Facebook social sign-in.
    Technologies: PHP, SASS, JavaScript, Webpack, MySQL, InVision, Google Analytics, Drip
  • Software Developer

    2017 - PRESENT
    Truthlab Technologies
    • Implemented a redesigned version of the company's corporate website.
    • Improved website performance.
    Technologies: PHP, WordPress, MySQL
  • Software Developer

    2017 - PRESENT
    Man Sports
    • Dramatically reduced page load speeds and improved overall site performance. Used Xdebug to find out where the bottlenecks were in the application.
    • Refactored the application to remove redundant code and improve code readability and maintainability.
    • Improved overall website UX with a reworked shop page, custom minicart, and quick view window.
    • Improved checkout flow.
    • Integrated Google Analytics and AdWords conversion tracking.
    Technologies: PHP, WordPress, WooCommerce JavaScript, Sass
  • Software Developer

    2014 - PRESENT
    Green Hat Web Solutions
    • Created and worked on tens of websites ranging from personal to corporate websites.
    • Automated the process of importing products from a third-party vendor into a Shopify website. Used Lumen, cron jobs, custom tasks, and vendor/Shopify API integration.
    • Created a custom CRM system with options for tracking current client projects and sending invoices. Integrated software with the Toggl time tracker SaaS to generate accurate invoices for hourly projects.
    • Created a custom survey and personalized results page.
    Technologies: PHP, WordPress, MySQL, MailChimp API, Sass, JavaScript
  • Software Developer

    2014 - 2014
    LoginRadius
    • Created a simplified version of LoginRadius SaaS, targeting mainly WordPress users.
    • Created a WordPress plugin that integrated the above-mentioned service with WordPress sites.
    Technologies: PHP, Laravel, MySQL, WordPress
  • Software Developer

    2013 - 2014
    Digital Kickstart
    • Developed a Laravel based smart video SaaS that customers could use to enhance their YouTube/Vimeo videos with features such as custom skins, email capture gateway, or engagement tracking.
    • Created a WordPress plugin that integrated with the above-mentioned SaaS.
    • Maintained and extended several commercial WordPress plugins (email capture, webinar software, etc.).
    • Provided technical support to customers.
    • Performed server management and performance optimizations.
    • Took an active part in consulting with the client concerning new projects and hiring of new staff.
    Technologies: PHP, Laravel, WordPress, JavaScript, MySQL, MongoDB, YouTube API, MailChimp API
  • Software Developer

    2013 - 2013
    FloSites
    • Created a sandbox environment where potential customers could try a WordPress theme before they bought it.
    Technologies: PHP, WordPress, MySQL
  • Software Developer/Team Lead

    2013 - 2013
    Red Sky sp. z.o.o.
    • Led a team of five developers to build WiniThemes.com, a WordPress theme aggregator ("Google for WordPress themes"). The user could search by theme features, price, category, etc.
    • Created a Chrome extension for cash back for WiniThemes.com.
    • Created a WordPress theme shop and integrated Amember for enabling an affiliate program.
    • Participated in bi-weekly meetings with the management to provide updates on the project progress and status.
    • Provided guidance on WordPress theme development.
    Technologies: PHP, CodeIgniter, MySQL, Vagrant, Sphinx Search, SphinxQL, Cron Jobs, Gearman, WordPress, Amember, Chrome Extensions
  • Software Developer

    2011 - 2012
    ThemeFuse
    • Created a module-based framework for creating custom themes more easily (theme settings, slider, newsletter integration, etc.).
    • Worked with the integration team to make a smooth transition from the older framework.
    • Extended the framework to work with themes for real estate (custom filters, custom search, custom admin UI for managing entries).
    Technologies: PHP, MySQL, WordPress, JavaScript

Experience

  • Willing, Inc. (Development)
    https://willing.com

    Willing is a leader in online will creation and end of life planning services. The SaaS is so well thought out, you can have your will ready in minutes and save hundreds of dollars otherwise spent in attorney fees. I helped implement a redesigned version of the front-facing website, integrated subscription with Drip, configured Google Analytics and Google Optimize tracking codes, optimized performance, offloaded heavy assets to Amazon S3, monitored traffic stats and derived hypotheses, and more!

  • Man Sports (Development)
    https://mansports.com/

    Man Sports is an online shop for sport supplements and apparel. I started my work on this project first by refactoring the application code to improve performance and reduce page load time. I then continued to make other improvements on the website by adding new functionality, redesigning pages, and improving the checkout flow.

  • TeslaThemes (Development)
    https://teslathemes.com/

    TeslaThemes is a company that creates premium WordPress themes. This is a startup that I helped to bootstrap while working at Red Sky sp. z.o.o. Specifically, I made the decisions about the shop and affiliate program platforms and offered initial guidance on theme development.

  • Sonata Company Website (Development)
    https://www.sonataskinandbody.com/

    Sonata Skin and Body is a medical aesthetic clinic based in Denver. I implemented the new design for the company website and integrated a newsletter subscription with MailChimp.

  • InsideJapan (Development)
    https://www.insidejapantours.com/blog/

    InsideJapan is a leading network of tour organizing companies with destinations specifically in Asia. I created a blog section of the main site, using WordPress for easy article management. The same design is used on two other websites from the same network: InsideVietnam and InsideBurma.

  • Winithemes (Development)
    http://winithemes.com/

    Winithemes is a WordPress theme aggregator. Think of it as the Google for WordPress themes. I led the development for this project (with a team of five other developers) and took an active part in regular weekly meetings with the management to inform them on the status of the project.

  • Truthlab Corporate Website (Development)
    http://truthlab.com/

    Truthlab is a provider of tools that help B2B companies better understand their customer data. I implemented the new design on their website and created several pages with complex elements.

  • PressPlay (Development)
    https://pressplay.io/

    PressPlay is a SaaS that allows anyone to enhance their YouTube/Vimeo videos with ease. Some of the top features: lead gate and email capture, video skins, video responsiveness, call to action. I created the application from scratch using Laravel, MongoDB, and multiple email service integrations (MailChimp, CampaignMonitor, Aweber, etc.). I also created a WordPress plugin to make it easier to create smart videos in WordPress sites.

  • FloThemes (Development)
    https://flothemes.com/

    FloThemes creates beautiful WordPress themes for photographer portfolio websites. My work involved creating a sandbox environment, where customers could try out a theme before they bought it. The sandbox environment would set up a fully functioning WordPress site with the theme of interest and automatically become deleted after the customer was done testing the theme.

  • Laravel Model Meta Package (Other amazing things)
    https://github.com/DragosMocrii/model-meta

    I created this package because I needed an easy way to attach meta information to models in Laravel.

Skills

  • Languages

    PHP, CSS, HTML, Sass, JavaScript
  • Libraries/APIs

    jQuery
  • Platforms

    WordPress, WooCommerce
  • Tools

    Gimp, Photoshop CC
  • Frameworks

    Laravel, Lumen
  • Storage

    MongoDB, MySQL

Education

  • Master of Engineering degree in Software Engineering & Intelligent Systems
    2017 - 2018
    University of Alberta - Edmonton, Canada
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering
    2010 - 2014
    Technical University of Moldova - Chisinau, Moldova
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