Héctor Benítez, Developer in San Luis Potosi, Mexico
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Héctor Benítez

Verified Expert  in Engineering

Software Developer

San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Toptal Member Since
April 4, 2015

Being a software developer is Héctor's passion, especially software architecture. He is an Agile enthusiast, and considers his pragmatism to be his main strength. Héctor thinks that the best part of this job is the constant flow of amazing things to learn and challenging problems to solve.



Preferred Environment

VirtualBox, Vagrant, Git, Linux, MacOS

The most amazing...

...thing I've developed is a full-featured eCommerce platform from architecture to implementation.

Work Experience

Web Developer

2016 - PRESENT
Gymtropolis (via Toptal)
  • Created and implemented a loyalty rewards program.
  • Migrated the app from PHP 5.1 to PHP 5.6 and Laravel.
Technologies: MySQL, jQuery, AngularJS, Laravel, PHP

Web Developer

2013 - PRESENT
  • Created amazing web apps.
Technologies: JavaScript, PHP


2016 - 2016
Hashcam (via Toptal)
  • Created a REST API to work with mobile apps.
  • Created a single-page web app for admins.
Technologies: AngularJS, Symfony, PHP


2015 - 2015
IronRide (via Toptal)
  • Created a REST API to work with mobile apps.
Technologies: Symfony 2, PHP


2015 - 2015
IPCOM (via Toptal)
  • Migrated an old PHP module to Symfony2.
Technologies: Symfony, AngularJS, Symfony 2

Engineering Manager

2008 - 2013
  • Managed tasks and team members as the web development team leader in charge of developing and maintaining all of the company's web applications, websites, and server administration. As CTO, I was in charge of making all IT decisions.
Technologies: JavaScript, PHP


Gathr is a brand-new service that allows you to bring the movies you want to a venue near you. Our simple goal is to unite you, the movie lover, with the films you want to see, right in your neighborhood. Movies are meant to be seen in a theater with a crowd.


Connect Address helps online shoppers complete more orders by instantly connecting them to friends and colleagues to ensure accurate order preferences. Your web store will have more sales, less shopping cart abandonment, and higher quality traffic.


StoresFactory is a complete eCommerce solution that allows you to set up an online store to sell your goods. It lets you organize your products, customize your storefront, accept credit card payments, and track and respond to orders.
1999 - 2004

Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science

Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi - San Luis Potosi

APRIL 2022 - APRIL 2025

AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional



Doctrine 2, Node.js, jQuery, SQLAlchemy


PhpStorm, Bitbucket, GitHub, Git, Vagrant, VirtualBox


Symfony 2, AngularJS, Laravel, Silex, Zend Framework, Flask, Symfony, Yii


Agile Software Development, Scrum, REST, DevOps


PHP 7, PHP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Python


MacOS, Heroku, Linux, Amazon Web Services (AWS)


MySQL, Redis, Elasticsearch, PostgreSQL, MongoDB

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