Hooman Baradaran, WordPress and Mobile Developer in Toronto, ON, Canada
Hooman Baradaran

WordPress and Mobile Developer in Toronto, ON, Canada

Member since April 28, 2020
Hooman is a PMP and web and mobile developer with experience in WordPress, hybrid mobile, and Flutter/Android development. For almost a decade, he has successfully led teams and mentored developers on agile projects in large media companies. Hooman has an academic background in human-computer interaction (web usability and accessibility). He has helped companies optimize workflow, achieve top web standards, and create intuitive, accessible products that clients and customers love.
Hooman is now available for hire

Portfolio

  • Amytis IT Solutions, Inc.
    Android, Flutter, Vue, Laravel, WordPress, PHP, JavaScript, Mobile Web, HTML5...
  • Teknicks
    WordPress, Divi, Elementor, WordPress API, Divi Builder 3, APIs...
  • Barrel
    Agile, IT Projects, Technical Project Management, Agile Project Management...

Experience

Location

Toronto, ON, Canada

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Visual Studio Code, Google App Engine, Slack, Chrome OS, Android Studio, MySQL, Jira, Linux, Git, WordPress, Web UI

The most amazing...

...mobile user-testing app prototype I've delivered led to the final product that replaced an expensive third-party app for a large media company.

Employment

  • Founder

    2006 - PRESENT
    Amytis IT Solutions, Inc.
    • Designed and built an educational LTI platform (TeacherTools.ca) in Laravel and Vue.js.
    • Built high traffic WordPress sites and content and media Android applications to go with it.
    • Created a multi-purpose mobile map and directory platforms in native Android as well as Flutter.
    • Developed web interfaces for Cisco devices using XSLT and JavaScript.
    Technologies: Android, Flutter, Vue, Laravel, WordPress, PHP, JavaScript, Mobile Web, HTML5, Linux, CSS3, MySQL, Git, Agile, Jira, Android Studio, Visual Studio Code, Web Accessibility, Usability Testing, Accessibility, Shell, Chrome OS, Slack, Front-end Development, HTML, CSS, WordPress Plugins, WordPress Themes, WooCommerce, APIs, WordPress Design, RESTful APIs, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), jQuery, System Administration, WordPress REST API, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Databases, Web Design, Web Development, Responsive UI, Project Management, REST APIs, Full-stack, MVP Design, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), Amazon Web Services (AWS), GitHub, Deployment, SEO, User Interface (UI), UI Design, User Experience (UX), Elementor, Web Animation, UI Animation, Figma to Wordpress, Content Management, WordPress API, Gutenberg Editor, Web UI, UX, UI Development, Shopify, WooCommerce API, Database Design, MariaDB, React, Learning Management Systems (LMS), GDPR, Security
  • WordPress Developer

    2021 - 2022
    Teknicks
    • Developed a number of WordPress sites for numerous clients in a number of different industries.
    • Provided guidance and technical consultation to the client.
    • Created WordPress plugins integrating with the third-party APIs.
    • Managed the integration and code, creating proper code management, deployment, continuous integration, and the required pipelines.
    Technologies: WordPress, Divi, Elementor, WordPress API, Divi Builder 3, APIs, Database Design, MariaDB, Security
  • Technical Project Manager | Senior Developer

    2021 - 2022
    Barrel
    • Planned and oversaw the releases, meetings, and sprint progress.
    • Worked with clients and developers to keep projects on track.
    • Managed remote teams of developers from around the world.
    • Developed projects using PHP/WordPress, JavaScript, and Vue.js.
    Technologies: Agile, IT Projects, Technical Project Management, Agile Project Management, Git, Release Management, PHP, WordPress, eCommerce, APIs, WordPress Design, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), jQuery, Gravity Forms, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Databases, Web Development, Responsive UI, Project Management, Full-stack, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), GitHub, Deployment, SEO, User Experience (UX), UI Animation, Figma to Wordpress, WordPress API, Gutenberg Editor, Web UI, Shopify, GDPR, Security
  • Senior Developer (Special Projects)

    2019 - 2021
    Strategic Content Labs
    • Led special WordPress projects (themes and plugins) from start to finish.
    • Developed high-traffic sites and tools for big-name clients through an agency.
    • Performed accessibility audits of websites to match WCAG and local standards.
    Technologies: Node.js, WordPress, PHP, JavaScript, HTML5, Mobile Web, Linux, CSS3, MySQL, Git, Agile, Jira, Android Studio, Visual Studio Code, Vue, Web Accessibility, Usability Testing, Accessibility, Shell, Slack, Front-end Development, HTML, CSS, WordPress Plugins, WordPress Themes, WooCommerce, APIs, WordPress Design, RESTful APIs, jQuery, Gravity Forms, WordPress REST API, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Databases, Web Design, Web Development, Responsive UI, REST APIs, Full-stack, MVP Design, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), Amazon Web Services (AWS), GitHub, Deployment, SEO, User Experience (UX), Elementor, Web Animation, UI Animation, Figma to Wordpress, Content Management, WordPress API, Gutenberg Editor, Web UI, UX, UI Development, WooCommerce API, Database Design, MariaDB, Security
  • Team Lead | Senior Developer

    2017 - 2019
    Postmedia Network, Inc.
    • Led and mentored teams of up to four developers achieving the best performance within the company every time. Performed agile project management duties.
    • Performed code reviews, release management, and agile activities. Consolidated major websites with thousands of lines of code into unified code.
    • Developed WordPress sites as well as Android and iOS apps for The National Post and Financial Post (major newspapers and media outlets). Performed on-site user studies to test prototype usability.
    • Developed mobile-friendly responsive WordPress themes, plugins, and functionality as a WordPress VIP developer for major media brands.
    Technologies: Node.js, React, JavaScript, Android, WordPress, PHP, HTML5, Mobile Web, Linux, CSS3, MySQL, Git, Agile, Jira, Android Studio, Visual Studio Code, Web Accessibility, IT Project Management, Usability Testing, Accessibility, Shell, Slack, Front-end Development, HTML, CSS, WordPress Plugins, WordPress Themes, APIs, RESTful APIs, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), jQuery, WordPress REST API, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Web Design, Web Development, Responsive UI, Project Management, REST APIs, Full-stack, MVP Design, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), Amazon Web Services (AWS), GitHub, Deployment, SEO, User Experience (UX), Web Animation, UI Animation, Content Management, WordPress API, Gutenberg Editor, Web UI, UX, Database Design, WordPress VIP, Security

Experience

  • Directory Platform for Android

    A customization directory platform for Android with a similar Flutter version to support more platforms. The features include searching and listing locations with a map display, saving favorites, getting directions, and filtering by category.

  • Online Platform for Teachers
    https://teachertools.ca/

    An online platform to create online lesson plans by high school teachers. It was built using Laravel and Vue.js and supports LTI integration with online learning platforms. It includes access management by school principals as well as complex custom reports and PDF exports.

  • WordPress Base Theme for Media

    A common parent WordPress theme for media sites. The theme was expandable to support the unique needs of dozens of media sites, while at the same time minimizing duplicate work. All the common elements need to be updated in the parent theme. Yet each site needed to be able to customize the theme. This would range from simple configurable options to a complete override of parent theme features.

    Both parent and child themes needed to be updated via Git and are easily deployed to all sites.

Skills

  • Languages

    PHP, JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3, HTML, CSS, Java, C, C++
  • Frameworks

    Divi, Laravel, Flutter
  • Libraries/APIs

    WordPress REST API, jQuery, REST APIs, WordPress API, React, Vue, Node.js, WooCommerce API
  • Tools

    Git, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), GitHub, Divi Builder 3, Gutenberg Editor, Shell, Jira, Android Studio, Slack
  • Paradigms

    Responsive Web Design (RWD), UI Design, Database Design, Agile, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Usability Testing, Agile Project Management, Human-computer Interaction (HCI), User Testing, Functional Programming, Scrum, Kanban
  • Platforms

    WordPress, Linux, WooCommerce, WordPress VIP, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Chrome OS, Google App Engine, Visual Studio Code, Android, Shopify
  • Storage

    MySQL, Databases, MariaDB
  • Industry Expertise

    Project Management, Web Design, Security
  • Other

    Front-end Development, Web Accessibility, Mobile Web, WordPress Plugins, WordPress Themes, Gravity Forms, APIs, System Administration, WordPress Design, Web Development, Responsive UI, Full-stack, MVP Design, Deployment, User Interface (UI), User Experience (UX), Elementor, UI Animation, Figma to Wordpress, Content Management, Web UI, UX, UI Development, IT Project Management, eCommerce, RESTful APIs, SEO, Web Animation, Learning Management Systems (LMS), GDPR, Accessibility, IT Projects, Technical Project Management, Release Management, Information Architecture (IA), Software Development, Waterfall Methodology, Stakeholder Management, Risk Management

Education

  • Master's Degree in Computer Science (Human-Computer Interaction)
    2007 - 2009
    York University - Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science
    2001 - 2005
    York University - Toronto, ON, Canada

Certifications

  • Project Manager Professional
    MARCH 2020 - PRESENT
    Project Management Institute

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