Manuel Rodriguez, Developer in Málaga, Spain
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Manuel Rodriguez

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Software Developer

Málaga, Spain
Toptal Member Since
February 5, 2018

Manuel is a confident WordPress and PHP developer with more than eight years of experience in the field. He has been freelancing and working remotely for the past four years, and he knows all the ins and outs of WordPress development. While plugin development is his specialty, he can cover whatever needs to be covered in your business. Essentially, if you have an idea, he can implement it on WordPress.


Learning Tapestry, Inc.
Amazon Web Services (AWS), Drupal, Codeception...
Capital Cell
Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS Lambda, Amazon DynamoDB...
APIs, jQuery, CSS, HTML5, WooCommerce, WordPress



Preferred Environment

Vim Text Editor, MacOS, PhpStorm, Vagrant, Git

The most amazing...

...thing I've coded is a notification system for a crowdfunding platform; used SNS, Lambda functions, & DynamoDB for decoupling the heavy workload from WordPress.

Work Experience

Senior PHP Developer (Freelance)

2016 - PRESENT
Learning Tapestry, Inc.
  • Supported different Symfony 2.x projects.
  • Developed a middleware to connect to systems using Cilex and Codeception for TDD.
  • Maintained a Drupal project.
Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Drupal, Codeception, Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS), Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS), CILEx, Symfony, PHP

Senior WordPress Back-end Developer

2017 - 2018
Capital Cell
  • Developed and expanded Capital Cell's crowdfunding platform (the first European biotech platform with 10 million in investments and more than 3,000 investors in 2017).
  • Made scalability and architectural decisions.
  • Developed all kinds of integrations within the platform with third-party APIs.
  • Built a scalable notification system using SNS, Lambda, and DynamoDD; decoupling the responsibility from WordPress.
  • Developed a core functionality and expanded the platform.
Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS Lambda, Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS), jQuery, JavaScript, PHP, WooCommerce, WordPress

WordPress and WooCommerce Developer (Freelance)

2016 - 2017
  • Supported, enhanced, and developed this eCommerce project based on WooCommerce.
  • Automated the internal tasks.
  • Integrated third-party tools into WooCommerce.
Technologies: APIs, jQuery, CSS, HTML5, WooCommerce, WordPress

WordPress Back-end Developer (Freelance)

2015 - 2017
  • Supported the team in maintaining and running a variety of projects.
  • Integrated the ATS API.
  • Designed advanced WordPress architectures.
Technologies: jQuery, JavaScript, MySQL, WordPress, PHP

Agile Technical Product Manager | Co-founder

2014 - 2016
Propietarios App
  • Co-founded this startup.
  • Translated the business requirements for the development side; including communication and coordination.
  • Implemented Agile techniques: Scrum sprints and a Scrum blackboard.
  • Gave technical guidance to the development and architectural design teams.
Technologies: Agile, Scrum

PHP/WordPress Developer (Freelance)

2015 - 2015
  • Developed their PHP SDK and implemented their service and API into WordPress and PrestaShop. More information about my individual projects can be found in my portfolio.
Technologies: PrestaShop, WordPress, PHP

WordPress Back-end Developer

2014 - 2014
  • Developed and ensured the scalability and quality of the gateway.
  • Built different plugins for the in-house WordPress framework.
  • Integrated several ATS systems (Recruitment APIs).
  • Worked as a Scrum evangelist within the organization.
Technologies: jQuery, JavaScript, PHP, WordPress

PHP Developer

2012 - 2013
Spil Games
  • Worked on a project that had more than 180 millions users per month.
  • Built the PHP back-end for a payments service which handled all in-game cash transactions.
  • Developed within Agile (Scrum) environment and test-driven (TDD and BDD) methodology.
  • Optimized, maintained, and supported the platform.
  • Created in-house tools for different departments while working closely with the front-end team.
  • Researched and implemented new features that expanded the scope and enriched the system.
  • Developed different API REST interfaces which allowed third parties to integrate with us.
  • Collaborated with the A/B testing (SiteSpect) team (JavaScript, MooTools).
Technologies: SiteSpect, MooTools, JavaScript, MySQL, Behat, PHPUnit, CakePHP, PHP

Web Developer

2011 - 2012
  • Integrated APIs and developed bots (spiders) for clients in the travel industry (hotels and flights).
  • Made intensive use of regular expressions.
Technologies: Ajax, jQuery, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, MySQL, PHP

Tus Temas WordPress
I am the webmaster and writer for this WordPress blog.
A WordPress and Drupal plugin that integrates their service into the CMS.

Internal Plugin
I created a bespoke plugin to coordinate shipments and orders into one single screen.

Plytix | SDK PHP

One of the projects that I did for Plytix.

Plytix | WooCommerce
Development work that I did for Plytix, specifically WooCommerce.

Plytix | PrestaShop

PrestaShop work that I did on behalf of Plytix.


PHP 7, PHP, JavaScript, HTML5, HTML, CSS


WordPress REST API, jQuery, MooTools


PhpStorm, Vagrant, Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS), Sublime Text 3, Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS), Behat, Git, Vim Text Editor, PrestaShop, SiteSpect, NPM, Grunt, Adyen Payments


Scrum, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Agile Software Development, Test-driven Development (TDD), Behavior-driven Development (BDD), Agile


WordPress, AWS Lambda, Linux, Docker, MacOS, Drupal, Amazon Web Services (AWS), WooCommerce


APIs, Certified Scrum Developer, OOP Designs, Agile Sprints, Agile Software Testing, Ajax, CILEx, WordPress Themes, Payment APIs


Symfony 2, Codeception, Symfony, PHPUnit, CakePHP


Amazon DynamoDB, MySQL, MongoDB

2012 - 2012

Scrum Developer Certificate in Agile Engineering

QWAN | Quality Without a Name - The Netherlands

2010 - 2011

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science and Engineering

UPJS | Pavol Jozef Šafárik University - Kosice, Slovakia

2007 - 2011

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science and Engineering

University of Malaga - Malaga, Spain

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