Jigar Mehta, Developer in Vancouver, Canada
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Jigar Mehta

Verified Expert  in Engineering

Drupal Developer

Location
Vancouver, Canada
Toptal Member Since
November 8, 2022

Jigar is a software engineer primarily based in Canada, with over six years of experience working with technologies like PHP, Ruby, Python, JavaScript, and SQL. He enjoys improving processes and finding long-term and creative solutions through coding.

Portfolio

Symetris
Drupal, PHP, SQL, DevOps, Docker, Docker Compose, JavaScript
Evolving Web
Drupal, PHP, JavaScript, SQL, HTML, CSS, DevOps

Experience

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

SQL, TypeScript, Ruby, PHP, Drupal, JavaScript, Shell, Django, Python

The most amazing...

...coding experience I've had is building a PHP-powered CMS from scratch.

Work Experience

Senior Web Developer

2021 - PRESENT
Symetris
  • Maintained a multilingual Drupal installation containing over 200 websites.
  • Created Drall, an open-source tool that helps with the development and deployment workflows of multisite Drupal installations.
  • Wrote performant, object-oriented PHP code to build Drupal apps that integrate with third-party APIs.
Technologies: Drupal, PHP, SQL, DevOps, Docker, Docker Compose, JavaScript

Senior Software Developer

2016 - 2020
Evolving Web
  • Created several multilingual, responsive, accessible, and SEO-friendly websites.
  • Implemented a nightly sync of over 10,000 nodes from a non-Drupal website to Drupal.
  • Provided coding and other training sessions to several clients and Drupal enthusiasts.
  • Made several contributions to the Drupal community in the form of blog posts, commits, issue reports, and even an entire module, Sidr.
  • Optimized the performance of many Drupal websites using profiling tools like Blackfire and contributed to Blackfire.
Technologies: Drupal, PHP, JavaScript, SQL, HTML, CSS, DevOps

Jigarius.com

https://jigarius.com/
Developed a modern-looking and SEO-friendly website using Drupal. It uses the UI Patterns module to facilitate component-driven development, making each component reusable. Special care was taken to ensure fast load times and satisfactory scores with front-end performance assessment tools.

Princeton University Press

https://press.princeton.edu/
Collaborated with a team on implementing a nightly migration mechanism for over 10,000 nodes from a non-Drupal source to Drupal 8. We used profiling tools and designed custom plugins that had to be used to optimize the migrations. Some of these plugins were later contributed to the Migrate Plus project.

CISSS de la Montérégie

https://www.santemonteregie.qc.ca/en
Built the official website of a healthcare system in Montérégie, Quebec. It is a multiple-language Drupal installation with Apache Solr search and color-coded content for the Eastern, Central, and Western regions.

Drall

https://github.com/jigarius/drall
Created an open-source tool for the Drupal community that helps speed up and streamline development and deployment workflows during multisite Drupal installations. It uses parallel processing to speed up execution and the industry-standard Console component to enhance the command-line experience.
MAY 2022 - PRESENT

Acquia Certified Drupal 9 Developer

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MAY 2022 - PRESENT

Acquia Certified Back End Specialist – Drupal 9

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MAY 2022 - PRESENT

Acquia Certified Drupal 9 Front End Specialist

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JUNE 2019 - PRESENT

Acquia Certified Back End Specialist – Drupal 8

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JUNE 2019 - PRESENT

Acquia Certified Drupal 8 Front End Specialist

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MAY 2019 - PRESENT

Acquia Certified Drupal 8 Developer

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APRIL 2017 - PRESENT

Acquia Certified Drupal 7 Developer

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Tools

Shell, Docker Compose, Solr

Platforms

Drupal, Drupal 8, Drupal 7, Docker

Languages

PHP, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, SQL, TypeScript, Ruby, Python

Frameworks

Django

Paradigms

DevOps, Object-oriented Programming (OOP)

Other

Drupal 9, Data Migration

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