Hristo Antov, Developer in Seville, Spain
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Hristo Antov

Verified Expert  in Engineering

Software Developer

Location
Seville, Spain
Toptal Member Since
December 2, 2022

Hristo is a software engineer with over ten years of experience in front- and back-end development, agile processes, and software architecture. He is an expert in Laravel, Vue, REST APIs, Docker, and server environments and is interested in Node.js, Python, and Flutter mobile development. Throughout his career, Hristo has kept up with new and emerging technologies and shared his knowledge by mentoring junior developers.

Portfolio

Chessable
PHP, JavaScript, SlimPHP, React, Docker, REST, MySQL, jQuery...
VMware
PHP, JavaScript, Laravel, Vue, Nuxt.js, Node.js, TypeScript, NestJS, MySQL...
Freelance Clients
PHP, JavaScript, OpenCart, Shopify, WooCommerce, WordPress, Laravel, AngularJS...

Experience

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Linux, Docker, PHP, JavaScript, Laravel, Vue, Nuxt.js, Technical Leadership, REST APIs, Back-end

The most amazing...

...project I've been involved in is a Nlyte integration that sped up the company process by ten times and involved a mix of parallel and sequential calls.

Work Experience

Senior Developer

2021 - 2022
Chessable
  • Developed complete integrations with Mailchimp, Amplitude, and Meta's Conversion API.
  • Participated in migrating a web app from procedural PHP and jQuery to Slim PHP and React stack.
  • Supported the application by tracking and fixing bugs reported by the QA team.
  • Led meetings related to the team's Scrum processes on a regular basis.
Technologies: PHP, JavaScript, SlimPHP, React, Docker, REST, MySQL, jQuery, JSON Web Tokens (JWT), HTML, CSS, GraphQL, HTML5, Full-stack, Full-stack Development, Web Development, REST APIs, Back-end, APIs, SQL, Front-end, JSON

Senior Solutions Developer

2018 - 2021
VMware
  • Architected and participated in developing multiple data center applications that handled asset lifecycle management, inventory, SLA monitoring, data integrity, and the automation of related tickets with operation workflow information.
  • Mentored junior programmers and worked closely with SQL database specialists to plan the architecture of integrations with external applications and tools.
  • Supported the products continuously and maintained the availability and reliability of delivered products.
Technologies: PHP, JavaScript, Laravel, Vue, Nuxt.js, Node.js, TypeScript, NestJS, MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, LDAP, JSON Web Tokens (JWT), OData, Redis, Linux, REST, NGINX, HTML, CSS, HTML5, Full-stack, Full-stack Development, Web Development, Technical Leadership, Software Architecture, REST APIs, Back-end, APIs, SQL, Vuetify, Front-end, Single-page Applications (SPA), JSON

Senior Full-stack Developer

2011 - 2018
Freelance Clients
  • Architected and developed multiple web apps based on customer requests, including CRM, calendar-based shift management, production management, and car leasing management systems.
  • Created, supported, and customized websites and web stores based on Laravel, Nuxt, WordPress, WooCommerce, and October CMS.
  • Mentored junior developers, worked closely with product managers, and participated in remote teams' scrum processes.
  • Conducted regular meetings with customers that covered planning and development of multiple applications and websites.
Technologies: PHP, JavaScript, OpenCart, Shopify, WooCommerce, WordPress, Laravel, AngularJS, Vue, Linux, Slack, Nuxt.js, REST, MySQL, NGINX, jQuery, JSON Web Tokens (JWT), Redis, HTML, CSS, Server-side Rendering (SSR), HTML5, Web Scraping, Python, Full-stack, Full-stack Development, Web Development, Technical Leadership, Software Architecture, REST APIs, Back-end, APIs, SQL, Vuetify, Front-end, Single-page Applications (SPA), JSON

Senior Web Developer

2013 - 2017
vConnect
  • Developed the official Postnord pickup delivery plugin for WooCommerce, OpenCart, Shopify, osCommerce, redSHOP, VirtueMart, and Ubercart.
  • Created and customized numerous websites, web stores, and plugins for WordPress, WooCommerce, OpenCart, and Shopify platforms and supported customer web servers.
  • Trained and mentored junior developers, focusing on their career progression.
Technologies: PHP, JavaScript, WordPress, WooCommerce, OpenCart, Shopify, Laravel, Linux, REST, MySQL, NGINX, jQuery, JSON Web Tokens (JWT), HTML, CSS, Shopify API, HTML5, Full-stack, Full-stack Development, eCommerce, Web Development, Technical Leadership, REST APIs, Back-end, APIs, SQL, Front-end, JSON

Social Learning Website

Collaborated on creating a social learning website that provides a simplified and time-efficient way to learn and implement game rules. My role in the team was to add and support new front- and back-end website features.

Data Center Asset Management

Developed an internal tool that introduces interfaces with business and verification rules, improving asset management and status to support the lifecycle operations. This included inventory, updating, moving, decommissioning, and the disposal of assets within Nlyte's DCIM software solution.

Data Center Peripheral Management

Wrote an inventory application for server peripherals, incorporating their location and ownership into the system. This included loosely integrating the app with SAP and support software to introduce PO line item tracking and automated ticket updates.

Data Center Lab Management

Automated a service that handles some of the lab manager's duties, such as updating each new DCOPS-related ticket with operation workflow information, monitoring SLA breaches, and validating PR and PO tickets' data and the PO approval schedule. The service is tightly integrated with support software and loosely integrated with Coupa.

Data Center Forecast Management

Integrated and developed the application that handles data center projects with assets, business units, ownership, logistics, and financial information. I handled the tight integration with software, including SAP and Nlyte.

Shift Management System

Met requirements and created a custom calendar-based management system for tracking and managing a retail company's employee shifts. The features included a holiday and event calendar, personnel management, and data-based reports.

CRM System

Spearheaded a CRM solution that manages all credit, insurance, and investment products offered by the company. In addition, the system included a calendar used for staff management and a reporting system.

Order and Production Management System

Delivered a production management Laravel-based application for a manufacturer of windows and doors. The app handled orders, operation cards, export document creation, and reporting, covering customer turnover, product, and country.

Shipping Integration

Built a shipment selector and pickup locator plugin for web stores in multiple EU countries, connecting a shipment service with the company website. It continued to be used after I left the company, in addition to being widely used by WooCommerce and OpenCart web stores.

Technical Blog

Created a blog for a certified expert that covered various virtualization software and infrastructure architecture topics. It also includes a fully featured admin panel based on Voyager, a Laravel Admin Package.

Educational Platform

Programmed an educational platform for customers interested in yoga and spiritual practices. The website is a fully featured single-page application that uses server-side rendering and includes an admin panel based on Voyager.
1999 - 2003

Diploma in Information Technologies in Management

Dimitar A. Tsenov Academy of Economics - Svishtov, Bulgaria

Libraries/APIs

Vue, jQuery, REST APIs, Node.js, Shopify API, React

Tools

Slack, NGINX

Frameworks

Laravel, Nuxt.js, JSON Web Tokens (JWT), Vuetify, NestJS, AngularJS

Paradigms

REST

Languages

PHP, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, HTML5, TypeScript, SQL, GraphQL, Python

Platforms

WordPress, WooCommerce, OpenCart, Shopify, Docker, Linux

Storage

JSON, MySQL, Redis, SlimPHP, PostgreSQL, Microsoft SQL Server

Other

Full-stack, Full-stack Development, eCommerce, Web Development, Back-end, APIs, Single-page Applications (SPA), OData, Server-side Rendering (SSR), Web Scraping, Technical Leadership, Software Architecture, Front-end, LDAP

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