Alonso Méndez, Software Developer in Guadalajara, Mexico
Alonso Méndez

Software Developer in Guadalajara, Mexico

Member since March 4, 2015
Jose is a software engineer with over 15 years of experience developing web applications. He is constantly learning and improving his skills, and loves to work with new technologies. He is a great communicator and a naturally curious individual.
Alonso is now available for hire


  • Alcatel/TCL
    Angular 2+, Java, PostgreSQL, Cassandra DB, RabbitMQ, Golang, SCSS, Jenkins...
  • Wanderly
    PHP 7.2, Laravel 5.7, Sass/SCSS, Angular 4, React 16.6, AWS Lambda, Node 10
  • FraudNet
    TypeScript, Pug, Angular 2+, Stylus, AWS Lambda, Gulp, Bootstrap 3, Webpack...


  • JavaScript, 12 years
  • PHP, 10 years
  • WordPress, 8 years
  • DevOps, 5 years
  • Angular, 4 years
  • Bootstrap, 4 years
  • Responsive Web Design (RWD), 4 years
  • React, 3 years


Guadalajara, Mexico



Preferred Environment

Git, WebStorm, OS X, Jenkins, Vagrant.

The most amazing... I've coded was an implementation of the Cactus Jack algorithm in Java. It generates a 10GB database of all possible poker hands with its values.


  • Front-end Engineer

    2017 - 2018
    • Ported the legacy JAVA/Spring + CassandraDB monolithic application into a Golang Gorilla/Mux + PostgreSQL + RabbitMQ and Redis RESTful server to support a lightweight app store.
    • Ported the legacy Freemarker templates into a modern single-page application featuring Angular 2 components. Some components included complex filters and SVG graphic effects.
    • Created a Docker Compose file to speed up Golang server development, featuring Redis, RabbitMQ, and PostgreSQL services.
    • Created a Jenkins setup to support Kubernetes autoscaling in the stage and production servers.
    • Created a RabbitMQ server to redirect traffic to the Kubernetes hosts as the load balancer.
    Technologies: Angular 2+, Java, PostgreSQL, Cassandra DB, RabbitMQ, Golang, SCSS, Jenkins, Docker, Redis, Kubernetes
  • Web Developer

    2017 - 2018
    • Created an Angular 4 dashboard to show monthly activity and earnings to the investors per state (D3.js maps).
    • Created some CRUD/RESTful endpoints to implement users authentication (JWT).
    • Deployed releases and maintained a small AWS cloud composed by some Lambdas, EC2 and RDS hosts for different environments.
    • Ported some Blade templates to React components, in order to speed up users activity. The older Blade templates slowed down users interactivity.
    • Created a Lambda function to convert an HTML payload into a downloadable PDF featuring page-breaking capability.
    Technologies: PHP 7.2, Laravel 5.7, Sass/SCSS, Angular 4, React 16.6, AWS Lambda, Node 10
  • Front-end Developer

    2016 - 2017
    • Created a fraud detection control panel from zero, featuring Bootstrap 3 and Angular 2+.
    • Consumed Lambda services to dump suspect data into a table and created a new component to allow credit card inspectors to select some fields to form expressions.
    • Built some complex forms to dig into the data of that individual until the inspector gets enough evidence of fraud or innocence.
    • Created a lot of custom SVG/JS components: USA maps and charts, JS plumb diagrams, fraud probability dashboards, suspicious activity relationships diagrams, etc.
    • Developed some Lambda services (Node.js) to proxy server activity to third-party consumers (CRUD/RESTFul).
    • Implemented the full authentication flow as an Angular app.
    • Ported our existing modules into Pug templates to speed up development and to reduce the complexity of HTML components.
    • Created a dynamic flowchart generator to track suspicious customer activities. This component was created using JS Plub and D3.js and it retrieved information in real time thanks to a web socket connection.
    Technologies: TypeScript, Pug, Angular 2+, Stylus, AWS Lambda, Gulp, Bootstrap 3, Webpack, PostgreSQL
  • Web Developer

    2015 - 2016
    • Created a custom WP theme featuring Vue JS widgets to consume real-time data and show available medical services on main California cities.
    • Implemented a VPN-connected Docker container to proxy the client's RESTful server in order to comply with HIPAA security rules.
    • Created custom WP widgets to show real-time data into a D3.js map.
    • Implemented some Gulp tasks to minify Vue.js components, minify/obfuscate JS, compress some images, and transpile Pug templates into HTML.
    • Set up Jenkins pipelines to deploy the WP site in three stages: dev, stage, and production.
    Technologies: WordPress, Less, Pug, VueJS, D3.js Charts, Gulp, Jenkins
  • Software Engineer

    2012 - 2015
    Nearsoft, Inc
    • Converted legacy front-end code to modern web technologies.
    • Built the Vagrant machine using Puppet and Bash provider.
    • Added CDN support using Amazon's S3.
    • Implemented CodeShip continuous integration scripts.
    • Implemented embeddable plugins to be inserted by web developers in their own websites.
    Technologies: AWS, EC2, S3, EB, CDN, CodeShip, Jenkins, AngularJS, Bootstrap, Node.js, Express, Jade, Stylus
  • Senior PHP Developer

    2012 - 2013
    Serpico Dev
    • Contributed to the definition of business logic processes.
    • Developed Facebook integrations.
    • Introduced Less CSS to clients.
    • Created jQuery plugins, like user cards, news, and finance carousel modules.
    • Created a walkthrough/demo plugin used by the internal marketing team.
    Technologies: MySQL, jQuery, HTML5, GitHub, Laravel 3, Symfony, Nginx, CakePHP, Vagrant
  • Senior JavaScript Developer

    2011 - 2012
    Touch My City
    • Developed websites and maintained the servers.
    • Created a 100k x 100k map navigator using tiling techniques (C++11) and image optimization libraries (Python).
    • Trained and mentored teammates.
    • Worked with product groups to develop and enhance usability.
    • Led front-end projects to a timely and successful completion.
    Technologies: jQuery, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Python, Image Optimization, Image Processing, C++
  • Senior Front-end Developer

    2011 - 2012
    Software Next Door
    • Updated legacy PHP code to CodeIgniter.
    • Boosted page render time, refactoring old JavaScript code.
    • Converted an SVN repo to Git, improving team workflow.
    • Added custom jQuery plugins.
    • Implemented a PNG-JPG carousel.
    Technologies: jQuery, Less, SVN, Git, Apache 2, PHP 5.5, Jenkins, CodeIgniter
  • Web Developer and E-marketing Specialist

    2009 - 2011
    Terramar Group
    • Implemented the content delivery network using different VPS for assets, images, code, and data.
    • Contributed to e-marketing campaigns: AdWords, Facebook Ads, PPC, PPV, email marketing, and SEO techniques.
    • Increased site performance by minimizing and compressing (Gzip compression) all CSS and JavaScript, and serving static content from cookie-less domains.
    • Utilized handwritten JavaScript, CSS3, and HTML5 with an emphasis on performance, scalability, and a positive user experience.
    • Created a web crawler from scratch using Python.
    Technologies: MySQL, NetBeans, Amazon Web Services: EC2, S3, WebGL, CSS3, HTML5, Ruby on Rails, Facebook API, PayPal API, Mexican Banks API, Python 2.5, PHP 5.4, Java
  • Web Developer

    2008 - 2009
    Club Solaris Resort
    • Created all the API connectors.
    • Created clean, semantic, and ARIA-ready markup.
    • Converted existing code to valid HTML entities, maintaining 4 UTF-8 translations, including Chinese.
    • Sped up page render time using jQuery animation techniques.
    • Created SEO setup to improve page rank.
    Technologies: PHP, CodeIgniter, XHTML, jQuery, MySQL, Aptana Studio
  • Software Engineer

    2007 - 2008
    Virtuo Digital
    • Built JS modules for financial information visualization.
    • Developed the company CMS, using an open source syntax highlighter on JavaScript and PHP.
    • Developed a custom JS chart library.
    • Implemented continuous delivery strategy between FreeBSD and Linux using Rsync.
    • Sped up page renders on the server side, using the in-house cache manager and created on C++ and Java.
    Technologies: PHP 5.3, Apache 2, HTML, CSS, SVN, C++, Bash, Flash, CodeMirror, Ajax, CGI, SEO, CMS, PayPal


  • Easy Workflow Generator (Other amazing things)

    A project to participate into Nearsoft Hackathon of 2013. It is a jQuery plugin to convert JSON files into a Flow Chart, using Raphael.js. Example:

  • DevBox (Other amazing things)

    A Vagrant machine to set up a LAMP + MEAN + Redis dev environment for all your team in minutes.

  • Nacuii (Development)

    Created a PHP CMS to allow multi-language, SEO-friendly content.

  • Cmaze (Other amazing things)

    Helped a friend of mine to create a SDL/C++ maze game. Featuring ugly monsters and file loading.

  • CSS Shrinker (Other amazing things)

    A PHP class to minimize, validate, and uglify CSS files.

  • Hangman (Other amazing things)

    A simple game made is JavaScript using Jade, Stylus, and AngularJS.

  • Hotel Royal Solaris (Development)

    Developed a custom CMS with SEO capabilities. Used PHP+LESS, jQuery. Added a translation plugin to support multiple languages.

  • Amazeing (Other amazing things)

    Participated on Static Showdown 2015 with a small 2D RPG using, JavaScript, and Node.js as a server. -- For the Lulz!

  • Warro - Map Navigator (Other amazing things)

    A friend of mine started a map navigator for really big images, and I helped him to support 120kpx x 80kpx using tiling techniques.

  • Baja Outback (Development)

    HTML, PHP, JavaScript, jQuery, Linux, Bash, CSS 2, LESS CSS


  • Languages

    CSS, SCSS, CSS3, CoffeeScript, PHP, JavaScript, HTML5, Golang
  • Frameworks

    Bootstrap, Angular, AngularJS, ZURB Foundation, Laravel 5
  • Libraries/APIs

    jQuery Plugins, Handlebars, jQuery, Vue.js 2, Node.js, React
  • Tools

    Gulp.js, Adobe Photoshop, Grunt, Git, Vagrant, Bower, Stylus, Webpack 4, Docker Compose, Amazon SQS
  • Paradigms

    DevOps, Responsive Web Design (RWD), REST, Pair Programming, Agile Software Development, Scrum
  • Platforms

    WordPress, AWS Elastic Beanstalk, AWS EC2
  • Storage

    MySQL, Elasticsearch, PostgreSQL, AWS RDS, Redis Cache
  • Other

    Pixel Perfect, User Interface (UI), Ajax, WordPress UX, WordPress Plugins, HTML to WordPress, PSD to WordPress, Lambda Functions


  • Master's degree in Web Development
    2011 - 2013
    Californian Gulf University - Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S. México.
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering
    2004 - 2008
    Technical Institute of Major Studies of Los Cabos - San Jose del Cabo, B.C.S. México

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