Edgars Veidenbaums, Developer in Riga, Latvia
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Edgars Veidenbaums

Verified Expert  in Engineering

WordPress Developer

Location
Riga, Latvia
Toptal Member Since
November 11, 2022

Edgars discovered WordPress in 2010 and used it for the first time for a project. Since that day, he has grown his WordPress skills in multiple projects and companies. Edgars has spent six years working as a theme author at the Envato marketplace, where he developed his coding skills and knowledge about WordPress standards and how projects act in various client environments. Nowadays, he leads a developer team at one of the largest WordPress page builders.

Portfolio

Visual Composer
Jira, Jira REST API, Jira Administrator, Jira Administration, Budgeting...
Visual Composer
PHP, PHP 7, PHP 5, Git, GitLab, GitLab CI/CD, GitHub, GitHub API, Laravel...
Visual Composer
Agile, Scrum, Jira, Jira REST API, Jira Administrator, Jira Administration...

Experience

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

WordPress, PHP, MySQL, SCSS, PHP 7, Xdebug, GitHub, WPBakery, WordPress Themes, WordPress Plugins

The most amazing...

...thing I've earned is the Envato Elite status with an item that ranked among weekly top sellers across the entire marketplace.

Work Experience

Development Manager

2019 - PRESENT
Visual Composer
  • Conducted annual development team budget planning with monthly overview reports.
  • Oversaw a product release process and created a flow for continuous delivery (CD) release.
  • Headed a team of between six to nine members, facilitating a quarter one-on-one session with every team member.
Technologies: Jira, Jira REST API, Jira Administrator, Jira Administration, Budgeting, Annual Budgets, People Management, Human Resources (HR), Objectives & Key Results (OKRs), Lean, Agile, Kanban

Back-end Developer

2017 - PRESENT
Visual Composer
  • Developed multiple features related to a WordPress plugin and themes.
  • Created payment mechanisms to handle all incoming sales and renewals.
  • Improved multiple related services like support portal and license management that come with a product.
  • Assisted a support team with product support on the highest support tier.
  • Managed to get multiple products into the WordPress.org repository.
Technologies: PHP, PHP 7, PHP 5, Git, GitLab, GitLab CI/CD, GitHub, GitHub API, Laravel, Lumen, WordPress, WordPress API, WordPress Plugins, WordPress Themes, WooCommerce, WooCommerce API, WPML, CI/CD Pipelines, PHPUnit, Web Development, Unit Testing, Cloudflare, Debugging, Xdebug, Website Performance, DigitalOcean, PHP Performance, API Integration, Continuous Development (CD), PhpStorm, JavaScript, CSS, Less, Sass, MySQL, Compatibility Testing, BrainTree, Braintree API, Braintree SDK, Stripe, Card Payments, Kubernetes, Docker, Visual Composer, Webpack, Babel, Cypress, APIs

Scrum Master

2018 - 2022
Visual Composer
  • Facilitated scrum meetings, like daily standups, retrospections, sprint opening and closing, and groomings for a scrum team.
  • Tracked bugs and user stories via Jira and analyzed gathered data.
  • Searched for and implemented different ways to improve team velocity.
  • Collaborated with a product owner and worked on a backlog to prioritize tasks.
  • Prepared and moved a development team form Scrum to Kanban.
Technologies: Agile, Scrum, Jira, Jira REST API, Jira Administrator, Jira Administration, Asana, Kanban

CEO and Back-end Developer

2012 - 2019
Different Themes
  • Owned a company that created WordPress themes and plugins for the Envato ThemeForest and CodeCanyon marketplaces.
  • Created more than 30 themes and plugins for the Envato ThemeForest and Envato CodeCanyon markets.
  • Managed product pricing and payouts to other team members.
  • Created multiple themes for the WordPress.org repository.
  • Led designers and a front-end development team to properly create an HTML layout for WordPress.
  • Earned the Envato Elite status and had an item that ranked among weekly top sellers across the entire marketplace.
  • Managed product support via emails and support platforms.
Technologies: WordPress, WordPress API, HTML to WordPress, WordPress Plugins, WordPress Themes, WPML, WooCommerce, WooCommerce API, PHP, PHP 7, Apache2, JavaScript, jQuery, jQuery UI, jQuery Plugins, jQuery EasyUI, CSS, Less, Sass, SMTP, Linux, Linode, FTP Servers, FTP, Grunt, Gulp, ThemeForest, PHP Performance, SQL, MySQL, REST APIs, Email Support, Website Maintenance, Laravel, Lumen, HTML, Cloudflare, Ubuntu 16.04, Bootstrap

Back-end Developer

2010 - 2017
Image
  • Worked as a back-end developer and provided needed product support for customers at the beginning.
  • Created more than 40 themes for the Envato ThemeForest market.
  • Converted HTML to WordPress themes and developed custom features.
  • Oversaw a product support process and a support team.
Technologies: WordPress, WPML, WooCommerce, WooCommerce API, PHP, CSS, HTML, JavaScript, jQuery, Grunt, Gulp, HTML to WordPress, WordPress Themes, WordPress API, WordPress Plugins, Sass, Laravel, Git, Linux, SMTP, FTP, Debugging, MySQL, SQL, PHP Performance, Website Maintenance, REST APIs, Linode, ThemeForest, Email Support

Website Developer

2007 - 2010
MediaWeb
  • Developed and maintained multiple customer websites from scratch.
  • Converted pages from Photoshop Document (PSD) to HTML, HTML to WordPress, or other required frameworks.
  • Moved pages from an outdated basic content management system (CMS) to WordPress.
Technologies: Apache2, PHP, WordPress, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, cPanel, SMTP, jQuery, Hosting, Design, Drupal, Debugging, FTP, MySQL, Website Maintenance

Sauna Serviss

http://www.saunaserviss.lv
A website for a local sauna shop. The page is based on WordPress and WooCommerce. I created a custom child theme to customize the central WordPress theme and developed a custom plugin for additional functionality. Also, I worked on hosting a configuration and back- and front-end parts.

Fanu Atributika

A website for a local merchandise shop. The page is based on WordPress and WooCommerce. I created a custom child theme to customize the leading WordPress theme functionality and implemented a local payment gateway. Also, I worked on hosting a configuration and back- and front-end parts.

WPBakery

http://wpbakery.com
Created a custom plugin for WooCommerce to accept payment cards and PayPal via the Braintree gateway. I connected a payment system to a different service using an API that controls product license management.
2009 - 2013

Bachelor's Degree in Telecommunications

Riga Technical University - Latvia, Riga

Libraries/APIs

jQuery, Braintree API, REST APIs, Jira REST API, Stripe, WooCommerce API, WordPress API, jQuery UI, jQuery Plugins, jQuery EasyUI, GitHub API

Tools

WPBakery, Xdebug, GitHub, Git, GitLab, PhpStorm, WPML, Jira, Braintree SDK, Webpack, Gulp, Grunt, NGINX, PhpBB, WP-CLI, Asana, MATLAB, GitLab CI/CD, Babel

Platforms

WordPress, Apache2, WooCommerce, Docker, Linux, cPanel, Drupal, Linode, Ubuntu 16.04, DigitalOcean, Kubernetes

Languages

PHP, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, Less, SCSS, Sass, PHP 7, PHP 5, C++, SQL

Frameworks

Laravel, Lumen, Bootstrap, PHPUnit, Cypress

Paradigms

Scrum, Agile, Kanban, Hosting, Unit Testing, Continuous Development (CD), Objectives & Key Results (OKRs)

Storage

MySQL

Other

Visual Composer, Child Themes, WordPress Plugins, WordPress Themes, FTP, SSH, HTML to WordPress, BrainTree, Cloudflare, Plugins, CI/CD Pipelines, Website Builders, Programming, Electronics, SMTP, Design, Debugging, Website Maintenance, PHP Performance, FTP Servers, ThemeForest, Email Support, Web Development, Website Performance, API Integration, Compatibility Testing, Card Payments, APIs, Jira Administrator, Jira Administration, Budgeting, Annual Budgets, People Management, Human Resources (HR), Lean, Web Hosting, Payment APIs, Online Payments

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