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Eric Tubby, PHP Developer in Ottawa, ON, Canada
Eric Tubby

PHP Developer in Ottawa, ON, Canada

Member since June 15, 2016
Eric has a wide range of experience in small business environments where full-stack skills, attention to detail, and creative thinking are key and a fast turnaround is preeminent. He joined Toptal for an opportunity to work with quality people on projects that he can get passionate about. At his core, Eric is a programmer and entrepreneur who's focused on web application development.
Eric is now available for hire

Portfolio

Experience

  • MySQL, 6 years
  • Linux, 6 years
  • PHP, 6 years
  • WordPress, 6 years
  • AWS EC2, 3 years
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS), 3 years
Ottawa, ON, Canada

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Windows, Linux, IntelliJ, Git, Vim, Terminal

The most amazing...

...project I've worked on was a licensing utility for licensing a suite of software via the cloud.

Employment

  • Senior Web Developer

    2015 - PRESENT
    Optiwave Systems, Inc.
    • Developed and maintained the website and CMS (WordPress).
    • Worked on the development and maintenance of the internal website and CMS (WordPress).
    • Developed and maintained the software licensing manager (.NET).
    • Managed the cloud licensing distribution via SafeNet Sentinel EMS and Sentinel Cloud APIs.
    • Managed the Linux AWS EC2 servers.
    • Handled the AWS S3 and CloudFront content delivery.
    • Managed the in-house Microsoft servers for cloud licensing distribution.
    Technologies: PHP, C#, .NET, Python, jQuery, Angular, CSS, LESS, MySQL, MS SQL, WordPress, AWS, EC2, S3, CloudFront, Route 53
  • Owner | Developer

    2011 - PRESENT
    Evolving Pixel
    • Developed WordPress themes and plugins.
    • Maintained WordPress-related sites and plugins.
    Technologies: PHP, jQuery, Angular, CSS, LESS, MySQL, WordPress, AWS, EC2, S3
  • Web Developer

    2013 - 2015
    Optiwave Systems, Inc.
    • Developed and maintained the Optiwave website and CMS (WordPress).
    • Worked on the development and continued the maintenance of the Optiwave internal website and CMS (WordPress).
    • Developed and maintained the Optiwave licensing manager (.NET).
    • Managed the cloud licensing distribution via SafeNet Sentinel EMS and Sentinel Cloud APIs.
    • Managed the Linux AWS EC2 servers.
    • Handled the AWS S3 content delivery.
    • Managed the in-house Microsoft servers for cloud licensing distribution.
    Technologies: PHP, MySQL, jQuery, CSS, WordPress, AWS, EC2, S3

Experience

  • Optiwave Website (Development)
    https://optiwave.com/

    I developed a public-facing website to list new events coming up, new features being released for their products, support forums, and product manuals. The website is also used for distributing and tracking the company's software packages and evaluations via CloudFront.

    I was also tasked with optimizing the website through various caching methods as well as the content distribution through a CDN. The site was built with using WordPress—a custom theme and over a dozen plugins were developed for the display and functionality.

  • Cloud Licensing Desktop Application (Development)

    I developed a cloud licensing desktop application for distributing licenses via Gemalto (formerly SafeNet), Sentinel EMS, and Sentinel Cloud APIs. The utility was developed using C# .NET and is used for licensing a suite of other software applications sold by Optiwave.

  • Optiwave Internal Website (Development)

    I developed a private internal website for employee management. The site was developed on WordPress with a custom WordPress theme and multiple plugins.
    Features:
    - Submission of vacation and sick days
    - Tracking
    - A company events calendar
    - Boardroom bookings
    - A knowledge base
    - A software licensing distribution system

Skills

  • Languages

    HTML, HTML/CSS, CSS3, PHP, CSS, XML, JavaScript, SQL, Less
  • Tools

    PuTTY, Xdebug, GitHub, Git, PhpStorm, MySQL Workbench
  • Paradigms

    Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Agile, Model View Controller (MVC), Asynchronous Programming, REST
  • Platforms

    AWS EC2, WordPress, WooCommerce, Ubuntu, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Linux
  • Storage

    AWS S3, MySQL, XML Parsing, Memcached, Microsoft SQL Server
  • Other

    Debugging, Ajax, AWS Route 53, Organic SEO, Force.com
  • Libraries/APIs

    AWS EC2 API, WordPress API, jQuery
  • Frameworks

    Angular

Education

  • Associate's degree in Internet Applications and Web Development
    2012 - 2014
    Algonquin College - Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Diploma in Web Development and Design
    2011 - 2011
    Herzing College - Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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