Ioan Bercea, Developer in Almere, Netherlands
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Ioan Bercea

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Back-end Developer

Almere, Netherlands
Toptal Member Since
January 6, 2022

Ioan is a passionate IT professional with 20 years of experience in technical leadership and software development, including internationally recognized web products and solutions. During the COVID-19 pandemic, he developed solutions for moving live events online by integrating streaming, video playback, social networking, chat, video calls, and more. Ioan is an innovative person with a proactive, entrepreneurial mindset, ready to take on his next big project.


Response Concepts
PHP 7, JavaScript, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Databases, KNIME, APIs, Laravel 8...
3Pillar Global
PHP, Symfony 3, Scrum, Symfony, Technical Leadership
PHP, MySQL, Symfony 2, SaaS, Symfony, Technical Leadership...




Preferred Environment

Windows, PhpStorm, PHP 7, Laravel, Redis, MySQL, WebSockets, APIs, NGINX, Ubuntu

The most amazing...

...thing I've accomplished was building and delivering internationally recognized web products and solutions, including the CoSoSys Endpoint Protector.

Work Experience

Technical Leader

2016 - 2021
Response Concepts
  • Managed a front-end team, two back-end teams, a design team, and a testing team.
  • Collaborated with the CEO; management board; and sales, business intelligence, and traffic teams.
  • Aligned the IT department with the company's business requirements, managed third-party providers, and planned for future developments to grow and expand the business.
  • Developed internal systems that released a few campaign websites each week.
  • Conducted technical interviews for recruiting IT personnel.
Technologies: PHP 7, JavaScript, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Databases, KNIME, APIs, Laravel 8, PHP 8, REST APIs, PHP, Laravel, Technical Leadership

Technical Leader

2012 - 2013
3Pillar Global
  • Managed a team of eight programmers and testers to maintain and update the websites of Remedy Health Media, a US-based client.
  • Improved development and delivery processes by using Agile and Scrum methodology and increasing test coverage and capabilities.
  • Ensured good coordination and communication between US-based customers, a local team in Romania, and an outsourced team in India.
Technologies: PHP, Symfony 3, Scrum, Symfony, Technical Leadership

Web Developer | Team Leader

2006 - 2012
  • Developed two large client-server projects for two platforms: 1) Windows 2003 Server, IIS, PHP, and Microsoft SQL Server, and 2) Linux, Apache, PHP, and MySQL.
  • Led the team of developers; played a pivotal role in decisions for future product roadmaps; and developed installation procedures, manuals, and tutorials.
  • Supported the company's international clients and assisted them in using desktop sharing and RDC software.
Technologies: PHP, MySQL, Symfony 2, SaaS, Symfony, Technical Leadership, Data Loss Prevention (DLP), Back-end, Product Roadmaps

Programmer | Web Programmer | Designer

2002 - 2005
Marmed Holland
  • Developed Visual Basic courses and exams sold in the Netherlands on CD-ROM media.
  • Built an internal system to manage clients' accounts, including subscriptions, courses, and exams.
  • Designed the database and managed the database administration.
  • Developed a prototype of online courses to migrate them from CD-ROM to online.
Technologies: JavaScript, PHP, Databases, MySQL, SQL, System Architecture, Visual Basic

NWO Life and NWO Chains

A product that allows live science events to be moved online during COVID-19. I was the main back-end developer and team lead in providing streaming, chat, and video call functionality for two- and three-day events. We integrated the Gather Town app to increase interactivity among participants.

Endpoint Protector
A comprehensive data loss prevention (DLP) application by CoSoSys. I was the lead and primary back-end developer from the start of the product to its release. In addition to development, I made the decisions for the product roadmap and feature integrations.

LiveCast Steaming
A web application for streamers and event organizers. The application allows users to build pages on the fly (excluding setting up a DNS) and personalize them by performing CMS actions. Streamers can live stream or store their content for future playback.
1994 - 1998

Analyst Programmer Degree in Analytical Programming (Technical School)

"Mihai Viteazul" National College - Turda, Romania


REST APIs, React, WebRTC, Node.js, DigitalOcean API


NGINX, Git, GitHub, Bitbucket, PhpStorm, Apache, Webpack


Laravel, Next.js, Bootstrap, Tailwind CSS, Symfony, CodeIgniter, Symfony 2, Symfony 3


PHP, JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3, HTML, CSS, PHP 5, SQL, JavaScript 6, PHP 7, Visual Basic


Real-time Messaging Protocol (RTMP), Continuous Delivery (CD), Continuous Deployment, DevOps, Scrum


Windows, Debian, DigitalOcean, Ubuntu, KNIME, Oracle, Amazon Web Services (AWS)


MySQL, Databases, Redis, Microsoft SQL Server, MongoDB


APIs, Agile Sprints, PHP 8, Laravel 8, SaaS, Technical Leadership, Back-end, Product Roadmaps, RTMP, Video Streaming, Content Delivery Networks (CDN), Agile Practices, Scrum Master, WebSockets, Physics, Videos, Video Chat, Data Loss Prevention (DLP), HTTP Live Streaming (HLS), Video Players, Programming, Algorithms, System Architecture

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