Ivaylo Alexandrov, Software Developer in Sofia, Bulgaria
Ivaylo Alexandrov

Software Developer in Sofia, Bulgaria

Member since March 3, 2017
Ivaylo is a Magento and Zend certified engineer who has more than 16 years of professional programming experience. His specialties are Magento 1/2, SDLC, Agile development, AWS solution architecture, software architecture, database design and optimization, RESTful web services, payment gateway implementations, and different API and subsystem integrations.
Ivaylo is now available for hire




Sofia, Bulgaria



Preferred Environment

Amazon Web Services (AWS), Vagrant, Docker, AWS, Git, PhpStorm, MacOS

The most amazing...

...thing I've done was to build and integrate RESTful services, chat bots, AI, and BI.


  • Software Architect

    2020 - PRESENT
    • Gathered requirements.
    • Designed solutions.
    • Integrated third-party services.
    • Drove customer success.
    • Led teams.
    Technologies: Magento, MySQL, PHP
  • Magento Architect

    2017 - 2019
    • Implemented Magento good practices, processes, coding standards, and training sessions.
    • Designed, estimated, and developed a variety of APIs.
    • Integrated third-party services for company clients.
    • Planned, architected, and implemented the IT infrastructure.
    • Crafted multi-regional eCommerce solutions and BI.
    • Managed outsourcing operations.
    • Orchestrated AWS.
    Technologies: Laravel, Magento 2, Magento, Zend Framework, PHP
  • Team Lead of Magento Development

    2014 - 2016
    • Built a shipping module for the new PostNord Magento extension.
    • Customized the Magento built-in functionality for company clients.
    • Developed the licensing server with a RESTFul API based on Laravel.
    • Held and managed the team training sessions.
    • Upheld the team to SDLC best practices.
    Technologies: eCommerce
  • CTO

    2011 - 2014
    Intuitiv Technologies
    • Upheld SDLC best practices and software design BI/BA.
    • Implemented agile project management principles.
    • Held team training sessions.
    • Performed project estimations.
    • Acted as the technology decision maker.
    • Consulted with customers.
    Technologies: Joomla, WordPress, Magento, Zend Framework, iOS, Android, Java, PHP
  • Web Developer

    2010 - 2011
    Intuitiv Technologies
    • Developed web solutions for company clients.
    • Crafted the software designs, BI, and BA.
    • Performed project estimations.
    • Coached the team.
    Technologies: Magento, Zend Framework, PHP
  • Zend Framework Developer

    2009 - 2010
    • Optimized the current code base.
    • Crafted database designs.
    • Implemented new features.
    • Handled the AWS implementation.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS, Zend Framework, LAMP


  • Gardner Denver Medical

    A Magento 2.1 EE project.

    Project Tasks:
    • Built the initial development environment based on Vagrant/Puppet and managed the deployment.
    • Developed the back-end specific functionalities.
    • Planned and estimated the epics, stories, and tasks.

  • PostNord Shipping Module

    A Magento 1 shipping module with multiple shipping methods for Scandinavian countries.

    Project Tasks:
    • Designed and planned the project.
    • Generated project estimations.
    • Handled the implementation.
    • Established development environments.
    • Upheld SDLC best practices.
    • Held team training sessions.

  • SharkGaming

    An enterprise server orchestration based on AWS.

    Project Tasks:
    • Developed the ELB front end.
    • Deployed with CodeDeploy.
    • Implemented Redis caching, CloudFront CDN, andRDS persistence.

  • Bevco

    I built the website for one of the biggest wine stores in Denmark.

  • PrizeBuzz

    A group buying site for a French company.

    Project Tasks:
    • Designed the architecture and software.
    • Built and documented RESTful APIs.
    • Developed the OAuth server.
    • Designed the database with Doctrine 2.

  • BalevBio

    An ERP quantity synchronization module.

    Project Tasks:
    • Planned the protocol between the systems.
    • Implemented back-end related features.

  • BidToken | Penny Auction

    Role: Zend Framework Developer

    Project Tasks:
    • Built a real-time service based on Amazon EC2 Debian, PHP 5, Zend Framework, Lighttpd, MySQL 5, jQuery, and Dojo.
    • Optimized and refactored an already built codebase.
    • Decreased response time from 200 to 20 milliseconds.


  • Languages

    CSS3, PHP, JavaScript, Swift, Objective-C, Java
  • Frameworks

    Laravel, Zend Framework
  • Libraries/APIs

    Google API, Facebook Open Graph API, Facebook SDK
  • Tools

    GitHub, Bitbucket, GitLab, Magento Modules, AWS CodeDeploy, AWS SDK, Git, PhpStorm, Bamboo, Jenkins, Vagrant
  • Paradigms

    RESTful Development, Agile Software Development, Waterfall Development, Extreme Programming
  • Platforms

    NetBeans, LAMP, Magento Enterprise, Magento 2, Amazon EC2 (Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud), Magento 1, Magento API, Linux, iOS, MacOS, Docker, Magento, Android, WordPress, Joomla, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Storage

    Amazon S3 (AWS S3), Redis, MySQL, Memcached, MongoDB
  • Other

    RESTful APIs, Amazon Route 53, Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), AWS, eCommerce


  • Master's Degree in IT Project Management
    2014 - 2016
    New Bulgarian University - Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Bachelor's Degree in Economics
    1998 - 2003
    University of National and World Economy | UNWE - Sofia. Bulgaria


  • Zend Framework Certified Engineer
  • Magento Certified Developer
    MARCH 2013 - PRESENT

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