Flavio Escobar, Software Developer in Salvador - State of Bahia, Brazil
Flavio Escobar

Software Developer in Salvador - State of Bahia, Brazil

Member since July 16, 2014
Flavio is a top developer and an aspiring entrepreneur. He has extensive experience and skills with web and game development and is also proficient with mobile applications. He is a master of PHP, JavaScript, and WordPress.
Flavio is now available for hire




Salvador - State of Bahia, Brazil



Preferred Environment

Git, WebStorm, PhpStorm, Windows

The most amazing...

...thing I've coded is a set of multiplayer card games (e.g., poker), for which I created AI robots and wrote both the server and client sides.


  • Freelance Email Marketing Template Creator

    2017 - PRESENT
    Anguleris Technologies (via Toptal)
    • Built responsive email templates from PSD files sent by designers.
    • Made email templates compatible with Mailchimp dynamic variables.
    • Tested emails on several operating systems, devices, and email clients.
    Technologies: Mailchimp, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, CSS, HTML
  • WordPress Developer

    2020 - 2020
    Intentional Media (via Toptal)
    • Developed a WordPress theme from ground zero based on designs created by a Toptal designer.
    • Migrated around 3,000 posts from four different websites into a new one.
    • Built a WordPress plugin to parse the migrated posts and map them to the new taxonomy structure based on the categories that they had on the old websites.
    • Configured a permanent redirect from the old websites to the new on.
    Technologies: Data Migration, WordPress Plugins, WordPress Themes, WordPress
  • Top WordPress Developer

    2020 - 2020
    Peer Collective, Inc. (via Toptal)
    • Developed a WordPress theme for a online counseling platform.
    • Integrated a WordPress site with an external API written in Ruby.
    • Added a video conferencing functionality by integrating the WordPress theme with the Vonage Video API.
    • Set up and configured conversion tracking tools (Google Analytics and Mixpanel).
    • Implemented a set of administrative pages to help admins manage data in the Rails API.
    Technologies: CSS, JavaScript, PHP, Bootstrap, WordPress
  • Senior Software Engineer

    2019 - 2020
    StartupRunner (via Toptal)
    • Created a marketplace available on the US and Brazil using a WordPress multi-site.
    • Maintained multiple Shopify stores by adding functionalities and customizing the UI.
    • Integrated a WordPress multi-site platform with Stripe and Ebanx, including custom integrations on WooCommerce for order processing.
    • Created a custom WordPress plugin to process payouts on Stripe and Ebanx.
    • Created an internal messaging and notification system on WordPress.
    Technologies: CSS, HTML, JavaScript, PHP, Shopify, WordPress
  • Freelance WordPress Developer

    2017 - 2018
    Outrun (via Toptal)
    • Created a customized dashboard for a partially developed plugin to be able to see the data in the right format, facilitating the updating, editing, and removal of citations, making it possible to manage citations, domains, and their states.
    • Developed data export options in the citations plugin so that the information could be exported to XLS and CSV files, which can be read in Excel or similar software.
    • Migrated the data from one host to the other, backing up all files, databases, DNS settings, MX entries, redirects, and importing emails.
    • Configured GSuite to allow the domain emails to be imported and work. The IMAP protocol used to import emails also allows the visualization of old emails in the Gmail inbox.
    • Created functionalities to extend the citation plugin's operation, allowing the user to view data separated by topics and users, making all data that comes from a purchase performed by WooCommerce viable.
    • Developed features that allow elements to be manipulated and updated by users that have data visualization and manipulation permissions.
    Technologies: MySQL, React, CSS3, HTML5, WooCommerce, WordPress, jQuery, JavaScript, PHP
  • Joomla Developer

    2017 - 2017
    Environmental Pest Service (via Toptal)
    • Fixed several bugs in a Joomla! website.
    • Ensured that backups were being successfully created.
    • Updated and tested Joomla! core and plugins.
    Technologies: JavaScript, Bootstrap, MySQL, Joomla
  • Front-end Developer

    2016 - 2016
    3d-Viewing (via Toptal)
    • Developed a Joomla! template for a marketing website from scratch based on a Sketch layout.
    • Made the template responsive using Bootstrap.
    • Developed an Ajax contact form into the template.
    • Created several template options under a Joomla! administration panel so admin users can easily customize the template.
    • Created alternative layouts for some Joomla! modules to easily integrate them with the template.
    Technologies: jQuery, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, PHP, Joomla, Bootstrap
  • Web Developer

    2016 - 2016
    Sorrento, LLC (via Toptal)
    • Created a WordPress site for aggregations and site rating called Course Concierge.
    • Developed WordPress plugins to manage site data.
    • Created a search page with Ajax filters.
    • Developed a tool to auto-generate search result URLs so that admins could be able to share customized search results.
    • Created a 'favorite' button so users could save courses into a favorite courses' list.
    Technologies: jQuery, Ajax, MySQL, WordPress, CSS3, HTML5, JavaScript, PHP
  • WordPress Engineer

    2015 - 2016
    GTxcel (www.gtxcel.com; via Toptal)
    • Created a WordPress plugin that pulls periodically ready-to-publish and high-value articles from Associated Press (AP), deleting old non-published ones and renewing the queue.
    • Developed a WordPress plugin that alerts site visitors periodically about severe weather conditions all over the US. The information is provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
    • Created a WordPress plugin that integrates the FoxyShop plugin and FoxyCart eCommerce platform in order to automatize and customize product selling, delivery, and recurring billing.
    • Implemented a WordPress plugin that is capable of cleaning and organizing tons of recent imported articles by recategorizing and deleting some of them.
    • Developed a WordPress plugin that customizes how Yuzo Related Posts displays in the post content.
    • Fixed some WordPress plugins and integrations from GTxcel's customers' sites.
    Technologies: MySQL, WordPress, CSS3, HTML5, JavaScript, PHP
  • WordPress Developer

    2015 - 2015
    SONAR (www.mediathink.com; via Toptal)
    • Developed the Red Carpet Diary website using WordPress (http://redcarpetdiary.com). This site provides online coverage of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).
    • Built a responsive WordPress theme using Bootstrap.
    • Developed a dynamic video gallery that pulls videos hourly from YouTube through its API.
    • Created a Twitter widget to show the latest tweets of @redcarpetdiary.
    • Implemented an easily customizable image gallery using the native WordPress image uploader.
    Technologies: MySQL, Bootstrap, WordPress, CSS3, HTML5, JavaScript, PHP
  • Web Developer

    2015 - 2015
    Timothy Crofton Real Estate (via Toptal)
    • Cleaned up the site installation for a client whose website was hacked and put it back live.
    • Fixed some functionalities that were not working.
    • Developed and installed a new Joomla! contact module.
    • Fixed some security flaws to reduce the risk of another invasion.
    • Made some layout adjustments.
    Technologies: Joomla, jQuery, CSS, HTML, MySQL, JavaScript, PHP
  • Front-end Designer

    2015 - 2015
    The Next Seed, Inc. (via Toptal)
    • Created a WordPress plugin that uses Monolog to handle log messages.
    • Developed several new functionalities in a responsive manner using Bootstrap.
    • Created a WordPress plugin to manage Mandrill API calls.
    • Wrote a WordPress plugin to handle data security (encryption).
    • Created a WordPress plugin to handle HubSpot API communication.
    Technologies: CSS, jQuery, JavaScript, PHP, Bootstrap, WordPress
  • Systems and Advanced Projects Analyst

    2013 - 2015
    Companhia de Governança Eletrônica do Salvador
    • Built sites using Joomla.
    • Developed Joomla components, modules, and templates.
    • Developed web applications.
    • Designed mobile apps using Apache Cordova.
    • Created a reusable server-side module to interact with mobile applications.
    Technologies: HTML, CSS, WordPress, MySQL, Cordova, Joomla, JavaScript, PHP
  • CNPq Scholarship - Level B

    2013 - 2013
    Federação das Indústrias do Estado da Bahia — FIEB
    • Developed a game using ActionScript integrated with Kinect.
    • Researched and developed a web application managing innovation for companies.
    • Built WordPress sites.
    • Developed a platform for diagnosing a company's innovation status.
    • Developed a set of Flash objects to help entrepreneurs implement innovations for their companies.
    Technologies: MySQL, CSS, HTML, WordPress, Flash ActionScript, JavaScript, PHP
  • Systems Analyst

    2010 - 2012
    Virtualize Creative and Digital Solutions
    • Developed mobile games using ActionScript and Starling framework.
    • Developed web games using Flash and ActionScript.
    • Created multiplayer online games using Flash, ActionScript, and SmartFox Server.
    • Built sites using the company's private framework.
    • Created reusable ActionScript modules to be used on games.
    • Created intelligent robots to play online against real users.
    Technologies: Starling, Flash ActionScript, JavaScript, PHP


  • AnimadosZoo Puzzle

    Mobile jigsaw puzzle game for kids. I coded the entire game for this project.

  • Virtualize's Christmas Message

    Facebook social game where users send Christmas messages to their friends, who then need to climb up a Christmas tree to see the message. I coded part of the game.

  • Ajax Contact Form for Joomla!

    A Joomla! module that displays a contact form. The messages are sent using Ajax. I coded the entire project and shared it on GitHub.

  • Compre na 25

    eCommerce site built using OpenCart.

  • ECF Tech

    Site of the company ECF Tech. This site was created using Joomla! CMS.

  • Editora CAX

    Site created with WordPress to the company Editora CAX. I created the template and some custom plugins.

  • PH7 Soluções em Filtração

    Built this website from scratch using WordPress and Boostrap and also wrote an administration manual teaching how to edit each part of the website. The client is able to manage the entire website without any code knowledge.

  • Alô Baterias e Serviços

    Built a WordPress site from scratch by creating a theme using Bootstrap and also developed a plugin to allow users to manage products into their website.

  • CSS Best Practices and Tips by Toptal Developers (Publication)
    This resource contains a collection of CSS best practices and CSS tips provided by our Toptal network members.
  • Twitter Bootstrap Best Practices and Tips by Toptal Developers (Publication)
    This resource contains a collection of Twitter Bootstrap best practices and Twitter Bootstrap tips provided by our Toptal network members.


  • Languages

    CSS3, PHP, CSS, HTML, XML, ActionScript 3, JavaScript, SQL-99, SQL, Sass, Flash ActionScript, HTML5
  • Frameworks

    Bootstrap 3, Bootstrap, TweenMax, PhoneGap, React Native
  • Libraries/APIs

    jQuery Validation, jQuery Plugins, jQuery File Upload, REST APIs, Mandrill API, jQuery, WooCommerce API, Box API, Node.js, Starling, React
  • Tools

    Mailchimp, Sublime Text 2, GreenSock, MySQL Workbench, Sublime Text 3, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), NPM, FlashDevelop, PhpStorm, WebStorm, Git, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Grunt, Composer, Vim Text Editor, Apache
  • Paradigms

    REST, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Functional Programming
  • Platforms

    WordPress, Mandrill, Windows, Joomla, Joomla 3, WooCommerce, WordPress Theme Design, Ubuntu, Android, iOS, Shopify
  • Storage

  • Other

    PSD to HTML, PSD to Joomla!, PSD to Bootstrap, WordPress Themes, WordPress Plugins, Mailchimp API, Ajax, Adobe Flash Builder, WordPress Design, Cordova, Data Migration, HubSpot


  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science
    2007 - 2011
    Bahia Federal University - Salvador, Bahia, Brasil


  • Optimizing a Website for Search
    APRIL 2018 - PRESENT
  • Search Engine Optimization Fundamentals
    MARCH 2018 - PRESENT
  • Introduction to Search Engine Optimization

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