Irakli Dgebuadze, Developer in Tbilisi, Georgia
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Irakli Dgebuadze

Verified Expert  in Engineering

Full-stack Developer

Location
Tbilisi, Georgia
Toptal Member Since
May 25, 2021

Irakli is a technology leader and full-stack developer with extensive experience working with startups and specializing in eCommerce, dropshipping, payment systems, video conferencing platforms, and CRMs. With 10 years of experience working as both an engineer and a manager, Irakli leads and delivers the full services needed for successful, modern web and mobile product development.

Portfolio

Reward Gateway, Limited
PHP, Back-end, APIs, MySQL, Web Applications, Symfony
CPAR Media
Laravel, PHP, Web Scraping, eCommerce, Affiliate Marketing, Shopify...
Skyloop Digital Ltd
Laravel, JavaScript, CSS, Laravel Spark, Node.js, Dingo API, Droplets...

Experience

Availability

Full-time

Preferred Environment

Slack, Windows, WebStorm, Navicat, PhpStorm

The most amazing...

...thing I've worked on was developing an eCommerce platform from scratch.

Work Experience

Senior PHP Engineer

2024 - 2024
Reward Gateway, Limited
  • Integrated various APIs into existing systems effectively.
  • Developed and implemented API adapters to enhance system functionality.
  • Contributed to the expansion of a product to 50 new clients.
  • Acquired practical experience working with Symfony framework.
  • Developed proficiency in PHP back-end development and integration.
Technologies: PHP, Back-end, APIs, MySQL, Web Applications, Symfony

PHP/eCommerce Developer

2023 - 2024
CPAR Media
  • Developed new features and an admin panel for the website.
  • Migrated the website from shared hosting to a private server for more scalability.
  • Optimized queries and improved website speed significantly, improving user experience and SEO results.
  • Used SEO tools to make pages best fit for indexing.
  • Implemented coupons and store scraper for the website to keep fresh deals and codes.
Technologies: Laravel, PHP, Web Scraping, eCommerce, Affiliate Marketing, Shopify, Content Management Systems (CMS), Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Coupons, Responsive Web Design (RWD)

Senior Software Engineer

2021 - 2023
Skyloop Digital Ltd
  • Developed and added fresh features to the application.
  • Merged multiple codebases used in different countries into a single system that can be used across different sites and countries.
  • Optimized resources used for background tasks. Split monolithic cron commands into Laravel jobs and managed them via Laravel Horizon.
  • Implemented process improvements that drive productivity, client and employee satisfaction, and improve revenue.
  • Optimized MySQL database queries to work with high loads. Transitioned to MySQL cluster and division of tables into partitions and views for faster and more efficient work.
  • Oversaw capacity planning and architecture design of the AWS infrastructure.
  • Monitored applications and logs using Prometheus, Loki, and Grafana.
  • Implemented multiple payment providers into the application.
Technologies: Laravel, JavaScript, CSS, Laravel Spark, Node.js, Dingo API, Droplets, DigitalOcean, Amazon S3 (AWS S3), Amazon RDS, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Kubernetes, Pulumi, Amazon Aurora, Next.js, React, Docker, Everflow, Amazon Simple Email Service (SES), CI/CD Pipelines, GitHub, REST APIs, Horizon

Deputy Chief Technology Officer

2021 - 2023
Webiz
  • Managed and supervised more than six engineering teams.
  • Led the QA and DevOps teams to provide a professional service for all projects.
  • Built the architecture for web, mobile, and back-end solutions.
  • Conducted technical interviews with developers and other engineers.
Technologies: NestJS, Node.js, React, Angular, Laravel, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS), AWS Amplify, Amazon S3 (AWS S3), Amazon EC2, AWS Lambda, React Native, Firebase, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Zend Framework, Python, SpaCy, Agile, Scrum, PHP Standards Recommendations (PSR), Repository Pattern, Dependency Injection, Linux, Leadership, SQL, MySQL, Git

Solutions Architect

2021 - 2022
Webiz
  • Designed and implemented solutions that meet or exceed business requirements while staying within budget and timeline constraints.
  • Led teams of developers, designers, and other stakeholders to successful project delivery.
  • Developed and implemented innovative solutions that improve system performance and reliability.
  • Communicated complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders in a clear and understandable manner.
  • Contributed to the development of best practices and standards for solution architecture within my organization.
  • Drove organizational change and transformation by identifying and implementing solutions that improve efficiency, productivity, and customer satisfaction.
Technologies: PHP, Node.js, NestJS, React, MySQL, Architecture, Cloud, Automation

Full-stack Developer

2019 - 2021
BINEBI.GE LTD
  • Developed a C2C, C2B, and SaaS real estate advertisement platform that allows users to search and filter properties in Georgia. The main goal is to connect clients and property owners.
  • Implemented a VIP system for monetization, allowing users to boost their announcements by applying VIP, VIP+, and SUPER VIP statuses.
  • Created the admin panel for managing the platform using React and Laravel.
  • Oversaw the first 100,000 visitors per month, tracked keywords, and improved content for SEO. Applied fixes and changes for a better UX.
Technologies: React, Laravel, HTML, CSS, Agile, PHP, JavaScript, Node.js, Web Scraping, SQL, MySQL, Redis, Redux, Apache, NGINX, Git, Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Development Team Lead

2019 - 2020
Webiz
  • Managed an Agile team of 5-10 engineers, working on an online video conferencing and learning platform that was build from scratch based on business requirements. The main goal was to turn the camping experience into a virtual one.
  • Implemented third-party video conferencing solutions, such as Kaltura, Unicko, and BigBlueButton, which was maintained by us.
  • Performed code reviews and designed MySQL database structures in collaboration with the back-end engineers.
  • Built a CI/CD environment for Angular and Node.js (NestJS) on AWS (EC2, Amplify, ECS, ECR, RDS, and S3).
Technologies: PHP, JavaScript, Node.js, Laravel, Web Scraping, HTML, CSS, Payment APIs, Zend Framework, Linux, MySQL, NestJS, Agile, Scrum, Angular, Amazon RDS, Amazon Web Services (AWS), SQL, Apache, NGINX, Git

Full-stack Developer

2018 - 2019
Webiz
  • Developed an internal HR management system for clients and employees, including a multi-stage recruitment flow. Each employee was a user with all the data related to their job in the system. I used NestJS for the back end and React for the front end.
  • Built the back-end infrastructure of a mobile application on PHP and the admin panel on React (including the front end). The app provided eCommerce capabilities to process payments for different websites and sell products inside the app.
  • Built a CI/CD environment for React and PHP (Zend Framework).
Technologies: PHP, JavaScript, React, Zend Framework, Architecture, Node.js, NestJS, Redux, REST, HTML, CSS, MySQL, Apache, NGINX, SQL, Redis, Git, Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Web Development Team Lead

2016 - 2018
Forwarder Ltd
  • Led a team of five developers working on three back-end and two front-end modules.
  • Developed the CRM to manage a car buying process, facilitate communication between the company and its customers, generate reports, handle billing, and manage the front end of the website's catalog content.
  • Implemented web scraping for car auctions worldwide for a database of 10 million cars. The web scraper was fully automatic with multiple workers.
  • Developed an Android application for a car VIN barcode scanner to import cars into the CRM database. The main goal was to increase the efficiency of warehouse workers.
  • Created the online car buying platform using the BID4U system and added dealer and sub-dealer capabilities.
  • Oversaw the 1st client buying a car online with the BID4U system after making a $500 deposit.
  • Performed data analysis on already sold vehicles and displayed statistical charts in the UI.
Technologies: Bootstrap, Git, PHP, Laravel, jQuery, CodeIgniter, Apache, Linux, CentOS, MySQL, Redis, JavaScript, CasperJS, SlimerJS, PhantomJS, Web Scraping, SOAP, Bootstrap 3, Android Studio, Java, HTML, CSS, SQL, NGINX, Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Full-stack Web Developer

2014 - 2016
Tec LTD
  • Developed and shipped a fully functional online store platform with an admin panel and order management system, focusing mainly on tech and home appliance products.
  • Conducted performance audits and improvements on the server side, including server configuration, caching, back-end system optimization, and refactoring, and on the front end, including cache, minify, compression, and static assets.
  • Used SEO optimization tools and built an SEO-friendly structure. The shop had 300,000 monthly visits and achieved a 1st-place ranking for Google search results on the most keywords from Georgia.
  • Moved the website from VPS to a dedicated server because of performance issues.
Technologies: PHP, jQuery, JavaScript, CentOS, MySQL, Memcached, Bootstrap, Responsive, HTML, CSS, Linux, Redis, Git, Apache, NGINX, Smarty, Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Software Developer

2012 - 2014
Connect
  • Created a responsive online wine store website with multidimensional filtering capabilities, built the ordering system and admin panel, and implemented credit card payments.
  • Built a discount coupon distributor solution for affiliate marketing. The software collected discount coupons through web scraping and distributed them on multiple landing pages.
  • Created a single-page application with JavaScript and jQuery for one of the famous wineries in Georgia. Implemented a wine catalog using CSS3 and HTML5 animations.
  • Developed and improved the core functionality of the company's CMS, written in PHP. Designed database tables.
Technologies: JavaScript, PHP, HTML5, jQuery, jQuery UI, Payment APIs, Bootstrap, Responsiveness, MySQL, Memcached, Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

PHP Developer

2011 - 2012
Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development
  • Worked on internal projects, such as a land privatization management system.
  • Implemented land registration with a location marker interface on a map using a Google API.
  • Created a web gallery with categories and implemented an automated newsletter sender for corporate events.
Technologies: PHP, JavaScript, jQuery, HTML, CSS, Google Maps API

Virtual Program Management and Operation Platform

https://clickto.live
A platform with infinite possibilities. With Clickto, customers can have a virtual online program up and running in no time, providing an immersive experience for all the participants. Clickto is intuitive so that anyone can build a program schedule—simple or complex.

Real Estate Platform

https://binebi.ge
A SaaS real estate platform in Georgia featuring apartments, houses, flats, commercial real estate, and lands to buy, sell, or rent. With this platform, buyers and sellers from Georgia can easily connect with each other.

Be.ge eCommerce Platform

https://be.ge
Be.ge is one of the top online stores, operating in the Georgian market since 2013 and offering 50,000+ products in various categories. The company's goal is to provide the largest number of products with fast and convenient delivery.
2012 - 2016

Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics and Computer Science

Georgian Technical University - Tbilisi, Georgia

Libraries/APIs

React, jQuery, Node.js, jQuery UI, AWS Amplify, Google Maps API, REST APIs, PhantomJS, SpaCy, Dingo API, Vue, Sockets

Tools

Git, Apache, NGINX, Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS), CasperJS, SlimerJS, Android Studio, Amazon Simple Email Service (SES), GitHub

Frameworks

Laravel, Bootstrap, Zend Framework, Redux, NestJS, CodeIgniter, React Native, Bootstrap 3, Smarty, Flask, Angular, Laravel Spark, Next.js, Symfony

Languages

PHP, JavaScript, SQL, HTML, CSS, Python, Java, C++, TypeScript, HTML5

Paradigms

REST, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Responsive, Agile, Scrum, PHP Standards Recommendations (PSR), Dependency Injection, Automation, Responsive Web Design (RWD)

Platforms

Linux, Amazon EC2, Amazon Web Services (AWS), CentOS, AWS Lambda, Firebase, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Droplets, DigitalOcean, Kubernetes, Docker, Shopify

Storage

MySQL, Redis, Memcached, Amazon S3 (AWS S3), MariaDB, Amazon Aurora, PostgreSQL

Other

Payment APIs, Responsiveness, Web Scraping, SOAP, Repository Pattern, Architecture, Leadership, APIs, Caching, Amazon RDS, Cloud, Pulumi, Everflow, CI/CD Pipelines, Horizon, eCommerce, Affiliate Marketing, Content Management Systems (CMS), Coupons, Back-end, Web Applications

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