Matt Ricks, Software Developer in United States
Matt Ricks

Software Developer in United States

Member since February 25, 2013
Magento Enterprise Consultant - Developing and consulting since the beginnings of Magento. Expert familiarity with the Magento platform and the Zend Framework around which it is built. Have implemented numerous Magento implementations on all editions. Focus has been in the Enterprise Edition.
Matt is now available for hire




United States



Preferred Environment

Bash, PhpStorm, Subversion (SVN), Git, LAMP

The most amazing...

...I've accomplished is collaborating with Magento 2 in my hobby time and push Magento to its limits.


  • Magento Enterprise Consultant

    2008 - PRESENT
    • Founded RocksTek after obtaining a firm grasp of the Magento platform.
    • As sole proprietor, implemented several Magento based solutions from the beginnings of Magento to the latest of versions including Magento CE, Enterprise, Professional, Mobile and Magento Go, as well as server administration in a LAMP stack.
    • Consulted on and developed sites:
    • - (Enterprise)
    • - (Enterprise)
    • - Magento CE
    • - Magento CE
    • - Magento (Enterprise)
    • - Magento (Enterprise)
    • - Magento CE
    • - Magento (Enterprise)
    Technologies: Magento 2, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, PHP, Zend Framework, Magento
  • Magento Enterprise Consultant/Developer

    2011 - 2012
    Ascendum Solutions
    • Developed Magento Enterprise solution for client TOMS Shoes:
    • Acted as team lead supervising/mentoring the US and India teams for a total of ~15 developers in several timezones.
    • - Magento Customization/Development
    • - New Feature/Maintenance
    • - Environment Optimization on LAMP stack
    • - Load Balancer
    • - Multiple Web Heads
    • - MySQL DB running replication
    • - Apache Optimization and Caching
    • - Ticket/Issue Management
    • - Review of Peer code to ensure best practice
    • - Use of GIT, merging branching and deployments
    • - Capistrano
    Technologies: Server Configuration, Load Balancers, LAMP, Zend Framework, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, PHP, Magento
  • Magento Consultant/Developer

    2010 - 2010
    Rexburg Motorsports
    • Engineered the site: on the Magento Community edition.
    • Implemented Several custom functionalities such as "Request a Quote".
    • Responsible for infrastructure optimization.
    • Responsible for code repository implementation.
    Technologies: JavaScript, CSS, HTML, PHP, Magento
  • Magento Developer

    2008 - 2009
    • Magento Solution for clients such as ZUMIEZ:
    • This project was done during the beginnings of Magento. My main focus was the Magento file structure and UI customization/store front development. Magento Enterprise was not in existence at this time, and would be considered an enterprise application
    • Areas of Focus:
    • - Custom Magento UI development
    • - HTML/CSS
    • - PHP
    • - GIT
    Technologies: JavaScript, CSS, HTML, PHP, Magento
  • Web Developer

    2007 - 2007
    Blue Bug
    • Web developer developing on common CMS platforms:
    • Lead web development efforts in creating and maintaining informational websites built on different CMS platforms such as WordPress, Joomla!, and Drupal.
    • - HTML/CSS
    • - WordPress
    • - Joomla!
    • - Drupal
    • - CMSms
    Technologies: Drupal, Joomla, WordPress, JavaScript, CSS, HTML



  • Languages

    CSS3, HTML5, PHP, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Bash
  • Frameworks

    Zend Framework, Prototype Framework
  • Platforms

    Linux, Magento, Magento 2, WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, LAMP, Windows
  • Libraries/APIs

    jQuery,, Facebook API
  • Tools

    Adobe Photoshop, Git, Subversion (SVN), PhpStorm, Adobe Illustrator
  • Paradigms

    Agile Software Development
  • Storage

  • Other

    Mobile Web, Load Balancers, Server Configuration


  • Associates degree in Web Development and Management
    2005 - 2007
    ISU College of Tech - Pocatello Idaho

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