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Jesus Rugama, PHP Developer in Managua, Managua Department, Nicaragua
Jesus Rugama

PHP Developer in Managua, Managua Department, Nicaragua

Member since December 24, 2013
Jesus is now available for hire
Jesus Rugama, PHP Developer in Managua, Managua Department, Nicaragua
Jesus Rugama

PHP Developer in Managua, Managua Department, Nicaragua

Member since December 24, 2013
Jesus has been working as a freelance developer for the last 7 years, building a wide range of web applications using different tools and languages. He has a passion for entrepreneurship and enjoys contributing to every part of the development process, from providing business ideas to creating clean and scalable code.
Jesus is now available for hire



  • PHP, 6 years
  • JavaScript, 5 years
  • Laravel, 2 years
  • Node.js, 2 years
  • Redis, 2 years
  • MongoDB, 2 years
  • AngularJS, 1 year
Managua, Managua Department, Nicaragua



Preferred Environment

OS X, Ubuntu on vagrant, WebStorm, PHPStorm, Git

The most amazing...

...thing I've done is be an integral part of my clients' success. I enjoy watching startups growing and knowing my work is a direct cause of it.


  • Contractor/Web Developer

    2013 - PRESENT
    American Driver Network
    • Created a recruiting network of 500 sites using a centralized API.
    • Developed a content manager.
    • Integrated Laravel into WordPress for better coding under an MVC pattern, keeping the ease of use and setup of WordPress themes and plugins.
    • Optimized parts of our main site (front-end and data layer) to improve the load time. This involved creating a plugin to measure the speed on different parts of the site.
    • Conducted statistical analysis for the API.
    Technologies: Laravel, Node.JS, Redis, MongoDB, WordPress, Elasticsearch, Amazon S3
  • Owner/CTO

    2014 - 2015
    Spark Apps
    • Managed company projects, recruited and trained talent.
    Technologies: Rails, Laravel, Redis, Mongo, Node.js, Meteor.js, Angular.js
  • Owner/Lead Developer

    2010 - 2012
    Arumart Studio
    • Developed a proprietary CMS and MVC framework to use in local clients' small site development.
    • Worked with clients from Spain, Mexico, Panama, and the US in the development of a wide variety of web applications.
    • Trained junior developers to use the best practices in development.
    Technologies: PHP, CakePHP, FreeKorePHP, Ruby on Rails, jQuery, CSS, SVN
  • Creative Designer

    2008 - 2010
    DDB Advertising
    • Developed for advertising campaigns and did graphic design for leading local companies.
    Technologies: Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, HTML, CSS


  • American Driver Network (Development)

    In American Driver Network, we help truck drivers get jobs every day. This network of 500 websites is now the best tool in the market to hire truck drivers. We've helped more than 16,000 drivers to get a job with the best US companies.

  • End It Movement - Donation Game (Development)

    Slavery still exists, and End It is a movement to build awareness about it. We created a donation game to end slavery. This project raised $100,000 on its first month.

  • Musejam (Development)

    Musejam is a social network that helps users to discover artists and events in India's music scene. I worked on the player and UI development.

  • Intactics SOL (Development)

    We built a custom system to improve the performance of Intactics, an import/export logistics company from Mexico.

  • Poas Repair (Development)

    Front-end + back-end development with AngularJS, Node, and WordPress.


  • Languages

    JavaScript, PHP, Less, CSS, HTML5
  • Frameworks

    AngularJS, Laravel, Bootstrap 3, CakePHP
  • Libraries/APIs

    AngularUI, Node.js, PayPal API, RequireJS, Twitter API, Facebook API, Google Maps, jQuery UI, jQuery
  • Tools

    Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Gulp.js, Git, Nginx
  • Paradigms

    Agile Software Development
  • Storage

    MongoDB, Redis, MySQL, Elasticsearch, AWS S3
  • Platforms

    Amazon Web Services (AWS), Linux, WordPress


  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing & Advertising
    2010 - 2014
    American University - Managua, Nicaragua
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering
    2006 - 2012
    National University of Engineering - Managua, Nicaragua
  • Technical degree in Programming
    2004 - 2005
    Latinamerican Computing Institute - Managua, Nicaragua
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