Ilker Mutlu, Software Architect and Full-stack Developer in London, United Kingdom
Ilker Mutlu

Software Architect and Full-stack Developer in London, United Kingdom

Member since June 11, 2021
Ilker is a senior software engineer from the UK with 10+ years of experience. For example, he set up a complex indexing and retrieval algorithm, using Elasticsearch to search through academic journals at warp speed, and he built an intricate storage and presentation layer for a language learning platform. Ilker believes firmly in continuous improvement, and he has the skills and tenacity to quickly pick up and use any new tool or platform he needs to deliver exceptional value to clients.
Ilker is now available for hire




London, United Kingdom



Preferred Environment

MacOS, Vim Text Editor, PhpStorm, Visual Studio Code, Terminal, Tmux, Emacs, Doom Emacs

The most amazing...

...thing I've developed is an academic journal platform that enables lawyers, professors, and students to quickly access a treasure trove of articles on demand.


  • Director, Senior Software Developer

    2018 - PRESENT
    Rint Software Ltd
    • Refactored and revamped a legacy Zend Framework and jQuery application to a modern, Laravel back end feeding an API to a React front end.
    • Migrated non-standard HTML content of questions, answers, and rules to structured JSON stored in MongoDB. Also built the UI and back end to create new questions with custom answer logic for an internationally recognized language learning platform.
    • Built a CRM/ERP application, providing internal and external relations management for one of the largest dental chains in the UK. Also developed the UI that enables management of dental operations by sticking to established standards for charting.
    Technologies: Laravel, React, Ant Design, PHP, JavaScript, Vue, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Software Architecture
  • Senior Software Developer

    2014 - 2018
    Seckin Publishing Inc.
    • Destructured, planned, and delivered an online, subscription-based academic journal database, which the company envisioned to have a stronghold in the industry for years.
    • Implemented a custom-built, Elasticsearch-based search engine that adhered to the academic specifications required while not compromising on the full-text searching algorithms that adapted to all the languages available on the platform.
    • Developed a recurring payment-based subscription scheme despite the lack of documentation and support from the banking system. Users could also access the platform via subscriptions through IP blocks for universities and other large institutions.
    Technologies: PHP, Laravel, jQuery, Vue, Elasticsearch, TypeScript, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Software Architecture
  • Software Developer, Project Manager

    2013 - 2014
    YD Software
    • Led the development team for the e-learning, examination, and student affairs administration platform for the Chamber of Chartered Accountants in Turkey.
    • Ensured the scaling and continuous availability of very high-traffic endpoints on examination announcement dates.
    • Managed a team of analysts and developers to build specs for the digital transformation of the ministry of education for a country.
    Technologies: PHP, JavaScript, jQuery, PostgreSQL, Subversion (SVN), NetBSD, Load Balancers, Object-oriented Programming (OOP)
  • Co-founder, Software Developer

    2011 - 2012
    • Built the website for MaxFM, one of the largest radio stations in Turkey.
    • Designed and developed the UNICEF Turkey website and the custom-built CMS powering it.
    • Took part in the development of the Basmatik website, which enabled users to custom design t-shirts and other apparel before they buy them.
    Technologies: PHP, jQuery, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Object-oriented Programming (OOP)
  • Software Developer

    2006 - 2011
    • Took part in the development of MiLAS, Turkey's first web-based library automation software, which, at the time, was used by 1,500+ libraries in Turkey and other countries.
    • Participated in the development of MiDAS, web-based document archiving software for a variety of clients, including museums and corporate archives.
    • Managed and participated in the development of MiTOS, a web-based, academic, open archive system that was used by the majority of universities in Turkey at the time.
    Technologies: PHP, PostgreSQL, MySQL, Debian


  • Jurix | Online Academic Journal Platform

    Jurix is the leading academic law journal database in Turkey. It serves thousands of law firms and numerous university libraries.

    The project is a subscription-based academic journal database that offers advanced indexing and searching of articles and content. The system is built with Laravel, and it uses Vue.js and jQuery on the front end. It also relies on other technologies, such as Redis for queueing and cache, Socket.IO for event-based communication, and Elasticsearch for full-text indexing, searching, and aggregations.

    Subscription management was built from scratch, including banking integrations for recurring credit card payments as well as WordML and IDML parsers for importing content.


  • Languages

    PHP, JavaScript, TypeScript
  • Frameworks

    Laravel, Ant Design
  • Libraries/APIs

    React, jQuery, React Redux, Vue, Socket.IO
  • Paradigms

    Object-oriented Programming (OOP)
  • Platforms

    DigitalOcean, NetBSD, Debian
  • Storage

    MySQL, PostgreSQL, Elasticsearch, Redis
  • Other

    Software Architecture, Load Balancers
  • Tools

    Subversion (SVN)


  • Master's Degree in International Relations
    2005 - 2008
    Middle East Technical University (METU) - Ankara, Turkey
  • Bachelor's Degree in English Language and Literature
    2000 - 2005
    Bilkent University - Ankara, Turkey


  • Certified Laravel Developer
    MARCH 2018 - PRESENT

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