Gero Nikolov, Full-stack WordPress Developer in Sofia, Bulgaria
Gero Nikolov

Full-stack WordPress Developer in Sofia, Bulgaria

Member since April 20, 2020
Gero is a full-stack developer, specializing in the WordPress environment. His career as a web developer and solutions architect began in 2016 when he was building eCommerce and media solutions. His expertise soon expanded into developing online casino solutions from A to Z, with custom-developed gamification platforms and proven customer satisfaction. Gero's newest frontier is developing products in the fintech sector. He excels as a valued team member and an inspirational team leader.
Gero is now available for hire

Portfolio

  • Bulgarian Fintech Company
    REST API, Ajax, REST, HTML, CSS, SCSS, MySQL, PhalconPHP, PHP, jQuery...
  • Polarica
    Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), WordPress Themes, WordPress Plugins, REST API...
  • DevriX
    Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), WooCommerce API, WooCommerce, REST API, REST...

Experience

Location

Sofia, Bulgaria

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

MacOS, Ajax, REST, Atom, Linux, Windows, HTML, CSS, SCSS, MySQL, jQuery UI, jQuery, JavaScript, PHP, WordPress Plugins, WordPress API, WordPress, React Native, Visual Studio Code

The most amazing...

...and successful projects I've worked on were in the online casino, trading and investments, eCommerce, and media sectors.

Employment

  • Senior Full-stack Developer

    2019 - 2020
    Bulgarian Fintech Company
    • Developed company-wide products in the fintech sector, such as websites for quick loans, increasing the overall number of loan requests sent to the company to over 800,000.
    • Led numerous product deployments and brainstorming sessions about product upgrades with front-end developers and designers.
    • Served as the team lead and senior full-stack web developer and ensured effective project management for quick lending websites.
    Technologies: REST API, Ajax, REST, HTML, CSS, SCSS, MySQL, PhalconPHP, PHP, jQuery, JavaScript
  • Senior Full-stack WordPress Developer and R&D Manager

    2017 - 2019
    Polarica
    • Developed the back- and front-end architecture, custom-designed gamification structures, and business intelligence (BI) tools for four distinct online casino brands. Each brand was rated 9.5 out of 10 for overall user satisfaction.
    • Built custom business intelligence tools that were used to track players' statistics and satisfaction with the developed brands. The BI tools were also used to improve client communication and control available promotions.
    • Led a team of ten people, including five who worked remotely from Israel.
    • Collaborated with C-level executives to reality-check and adjust the company's vision, business goals, and growth decisions.
    • Managed employment interviews and hiring procedures for five developers.
    Technologies: Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), WordPress Themes, WordPress Plugins, REST API, Ajax, REST, MySQL, CSS, HTML, SCSS, jQuery, JavaScript, WordPress
  • Senior WordPress Developer

    2015 - 2016
    DevriX
    • Developed eCommerce websites for three clients, using WordPress. One of the websites had 85,000+ active users of its products soon after it was launched.
    • Tracked and fixed project issues, using Asana as a task management tool.
    • Managed a remote team of developers and marketers to deliver the best possible solutions and results for clients.
    • Developed full-stack, responsive websites for four clients, including a web summit and a US museum.
    Technologies: Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), WooCommerce API, WooCommerce, REST API, REST, Ajax, MySQL, HTML, CSS, SCSS, jQuery, JavaScript, WordPress, PHP

Experience

  • ExMoment.com (Development)
    https://exmoment.com/

    ExMoment is a tool for the mind, designed to immortalize your thoughts and memories. To achieve that, you create your own avatar and start training it. Similar to the “Tamagotchi” device from years past, you have to train and share your memories with your avatar every day in order to keep it posted and notified about your daily life. You can also find more interesting facts about your avatar.

    Stick to the everyday tasks of your avatar, train it successfully, and preserve your personality long after the final bell rings. In the device itself, your friends and family can speak with you even when you're not online. Your avatar will be there for them! As we say, "Grab the future, don’t miss the moment!"

    Technology stack:
    - WordPress core
    - Custom-developed WordPress PHP framework
    - Custom-developed JavaScript framework
    - SCSS as a CSS preprocessor

  • WordPress Plugin | Infinite Scroll Random Post (Development)
    https://wordpress.org/plugins/infinite-scroll-random-post/

    Infinite Scroll Random Post (ISRP) is a free WordPress plugin that enables infinite lazy scrolling on each post on your website. The plugin loads a randomly selected blog post at the end of the previously loaded post. It is currently designed to work with every WordPress-based theme.

  • WordPress Plugin | Chrissy (Development)
    https://wordpress.org/plugins/chrissy/

    Chrissy makes your website more interactive! She provides your visitors with the ability to just mention the name of the page they want to visit from the menu, and she’ll bring them there; for example, "Go to blog." Using the Google speech recognition API to catch the precise voice input, Chrissy is the first voice-driven navigator in the WordPress world! Of course, she knows that not all browsers support the speech recognition API, so she reveals herself only to visitors who are using Chrome and Chrome on Android.

  • WordPress Plugin | WP Base Translate (Development)
    https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-base-translate/

    This plugin allows you to create a multilingual website in just a few clicks! As simple as it sounds, WP Base Translate lets you to easily and dynamically add, edit, or remove languages from your website. The plugin has 30+ active installations.

  • WordPress Plugin | Promotator (Development)
    https://wordpress.org/plugins/promotator/

    The Promotator plugin simplifies your daily email marketing life with its global sending abilities! Using this plugin allows you to select an email template and the blog posts you want to market directly through your WordPress Dashboard. Then, all you need to do is send your email, also directly from your WordPress Dashboard.

  • WordPress Plugin | Checkin (Development)
    https://wordpress.org/plugins/checkin/

    The Checkin plugin allows you to share your trips with your readers. Based on the Foursquare and Swarm APIs, it can easily make your blog more interesting by adding your favorite places in your stories.

  • WordPress Plugin | AINOW (Development)
    https://wordpress.org/plugins/ainow/

    Artificial Intelligence Now (AINOW) is here to help you in the following situation:

    You are writing amazing stories on different themes from the everyday world. But, after a while, there are so many stories that your readers have lost their way to find stories that interest them. Some of them even messaged you about your storyline getting harder and harder to read. In comes the power of the AINOW plugin and machine learning, suggesting the posts that are most relevant to their interests.

  • WordPress Plugin | BLuR (Development)
    https://wordpress.org/plugins/blur/

    Blue Light Remover (BLuR) takes care of the harmful blue light coming from the screens on your readers' devices. It automatically detects the time where your visitors are and prepares the correct color filter to improve their reading experience.

  • WordPress Plugin | Fancy User List (Development)
    https://wordpress.org/plugins/fancy-user-listing/

    Fancy User List (FUL) lets you list any of your registered users to any of your posts or pages. FUL registers one simple shortcode on your listing setup page, which you can use on the posts or pages that best fit your users. The plugin has 40+ active installations.

  • WordPress Plugin | List Media (Development)
    https://wordpress.org/plugins/list-media/

    The List Media plugin allows you to list all (or part) of your media posts on a custom page or post. Using this simple shortcode [list_media], you can create a file archive or gallery grid page with just one click. The plugin has 30+ active installations.

  • WordPress Plugin | CPT Lister (Development)
    https://wordpress.org/plugins/custom-post-type-lister-cpt-lister/

    Custom Post Type (CPT) Lister lets you list any of the registered post types on a specific post or page. Using this simple shortcode [cpt_show], you can create a detailed archive page for each of the available post types everywhere you choose! The plugin has 30+ active installations and an overall rating of 5 out of 5.

  • WordCamp Utrecht | Speaker (Development)

    I developed and proposed an innovative idea about the WordPress burnout problem among developers and how to solve it. My proposal was accepted, and I co-presented WordCamp sessions that helped participants better understand what burnout is and why it's happening. It was a great opportunity to spread the word about a problem that's widespread today but wasn't very common at that time.

  • WordPress Plugin | Instant Breaking News (Development)
    https://wordpress.org/plugins/instant-breaking-news/

    Instant Breaking News (IBN) is a free WordPress plugin that enables the "Breaking News" functionality on your website in just three simple clicks. It automatically converts your visitors' time zones to your website host (server) time in order to show only the latest and most relevant news to your website visitors. The plugin has 10+ active installations and an overall rating of 5 out of 5.

Skills

  • Languages

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

    WordPress API, jQuery, jQuery UI, REST API, WooCommerce API
  • Tools

    Atom, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF)
  • Paradigms

    Agile, REST
  • Platforms

    WordPress, Visual Studio Code, Windows, Linux, MacOS, WooCommerce
  • Storage

    MySQL
  • Other

    WordPress Plugins, Software, Software QA, Software Development, Software Development Management, Software Modeling, Ajax, UI Development, Brand Development, Brand Design, Team Leadership, Remote Team Leadership, Cross-functional Team Leadership, Business Psychology, Sociology, Philosophy, Psychology, WordPress Themes
  • Frameworks

    React Native, PhalconPHP

Education

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and System Programming
    2012 - 2016
    Technological School Electronic Systems (TUES) - Sofia, Bulgaria

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