Murat Görgüner, Developer in Guildford, United Kingdom
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Murat Görgüner

Verified Expert  in Engineering

eCommerce Developer

Guildford, United Kingdom
Toptal Member Since
January 7, 2021

Murat is a highly accomplished software developer with over 20 years of professional experience covering telecom, eCommerce, and financial services sectors. He's experienced in leading web development operations, establishing and maintaining software implementation best practices, quality-assuring the entire product development lifecycle, collaborating with cross-functional teams, explaining technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders, and exceeding expectations set by clients.


Two Hands Corporation
Laravel, PHP, MySQL, Vue, Git, GitHub, Amazon Web Services (AWS), NGINX, Docker...
PHP, MySQL, HTML, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Moodle, Odoo, Git, GitHub...
Mirthemp LLC
PHP, ShipStation, HubSpot, APIs, WooCommerce API, MySQL, Laravel Backpack...




Preferred Environment

Git, SourceTree, LAMP, PhpStorm, MacOS

The most amazing...

...project I've worked on is an eCommerce website that reached more than 500,000 users and has been in use continuously for more than 15 years.

Work Experience

Intermediate/Senior Laravel Developer

2021 - PRESENT
Two Hands Corporation
  • Engineered advanced functionalities for a real estate application using Laravel, Vue, and MySQL to oversee maintenance tasks and track rental income. The solution was containerized using Docker and deployed on AWS infrastructure.
  • Diagnosed and enhanced existing features, improving functionality and user experience on various web pages.
  • Integrated the platform with Twilio to automate and facilitate the dispatch of reminder emails and SMS notifications.
Technologies: Laravel, PHP, MySQL, Vue, Git, GitHub, Amazon Web Services (AWS), NGINX, Docker, Twilio, API Integration, Full-stack Development, Full-stack, PDF, Web Development, Linux, PHPUnit, Unit Testing, SQL, Ajax, Eloquent, Blade, Vue 3

PHP Developer

2021 - 2021
  • Implemented an integration between Odoo's purchase system and Moodle's credit mechanism to streamline transactions and credit allocations.
  • Designed and developed a scheduling plugin for Moodle, enabling students to view and book available appointments while allowing teachers to input and manage their availability.
  • Developed a comprehensive reporting and payroll management system for the accounting department, streamlining the process of generating teacher reports and handling payroll operations.
Technologies: PHP, MySQL, HTML, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Moodle, Odoo, Git, GitHub, Full-stack Development, NGINX, Docker, Python 3, JavaScript, Full-stack, Web Development, PostgreSQL, Linux, MAMP, PHPUnit, Unit Testing, PHP 7, SQL, Ajax

Freelance Software Developer

2020 - 2020
Mirthemp LLC
  • Created an admin panel that helped the client manage their online business from one location.
  • Worked with the client to determine the business's needs and help them choose 3rd-party applications for different parts of their system.
  • Developed code architecture and built 3rd-party API integrations for WooCommerce, HubSpot, Finale, and Shipstation.
Technologies: PHP, ShipStation, HubSpot, APIs, WooCommerce API, MySQL, Laravel Backpack, jQuery, Laravel, Full-stack, Web Development, Linux, PHPUnit, Unit Testing, PHP 7, System Integration, SQL, Ajax, Eloquent

Freelance API Developer

2020 - 2020
Museum With No Frontiers
  • Developed an API that is consumed by front-end developers. I had to figure out all the connections between four different databases from a legacy system and uniformly present the information.
  • Tracked and fixed bugs using the Bitbucket issues tool and coordinated development timetables among different project parts with people from other countries and time zones.
  • Oversaw the smooth launch process, and the site received good reviews from news sites in different countries.
Technologies: SourceTree, REST APIs, APIs, PHP, Laravel, MySQL, Lumen, Web Development, Linux, PHPUnit, Unit Testing, PHP 7, SQL, Eloquent

Freelance Software Integrator

2019 - 2020
Charme Jewellery
  • Developed scripts that gathered data from various supplier sites and automatically created and updated product, stock, and price information.
  • Created a small private Shopify app that helped the client map their own inventory codes with supplier codes.
  • Automated the creation of Shopify collections based on product details.
  • Helped the client develop scripts for AX Semantics.
Technologies: AX Semantics, React, Shopify API, Laravel, Web Development, Linux, System Integration, SQL, Eloquent, XML

Founding Partner

2004 - 2018
  • Created an eCommerce business and online store from scratch and executed long-term business strategies.
  • Expanded the business over a 14-year period into a portfolio with over 500,000 users.
  • Managed the software development team, responsible for sustaining the eCommerce site and internal software suite.
  • Sourced and embedded various web service integrations into digital marketplaces, including Amazon and eBay.
  • Held full accountability for website development, SEO optimization, digital marketing, and social media campaigns.
  • Utilized tools including Google AdWords and monitored ROI on advertising expenses.
  • Created scripts for automating product creation, stock, and price updates from suppliers.
  • Created a product search engine for the site using Apache Solr.
Technologies: CSS, HTML, Apache Solr, eCommerce, PHP, Perl, JSTL, Jakarta Server Pages (JSP), Bootstrap, MySQL, Apache Tomcat, Apache, Full-stack, Web Development, Linux, System Integration, SQL, Ajax, XML, Mobile Payments, Payment APIs

Freelance Application Developer

2002 - 2004
Sun Microsystems
  • Worked on complex systems integration projects; researched and prepared executive-level presentations and 2004 software demos for stakeholders.
  • Improved relationships with clients; worked closely with high-profile clients and organizations such as Vodafone Greece.
  • Established application development best practices in a large corporate environment.
Technologies: Java, SQL

Senior Application Designer

2001 - 2002
Foreks Information Communications Services, Turkey
  • Managed various project phases, including requirements analysis, design, and development, and tailored and created 2002 applications to support online portals.
  • Supervised a team of six developers for the internet site.
  • Facilitated the entire development lifecycle and coordinated user acceptance testing with end users and senior business owners.
Technologies: MySQL, Apache, Apache Tomcat, Java, Jakarta Server Pages (JSP), SQL

Senior Web Developer

1999 - 2000
The Motley Fool Inc - Financial Services, UK
  • Analyzed requirements for web-based products and technologies; designed solutions to meet client requirements.
  • Worked on the localization of the code for the UK market.
  • Acted as a bridge between the US development team and the UK office.
Technologies: Perl, Microsoft SQL Server, Active Server Pages (ASP), SQL

Technical Consultant

1997 - 1999
Architel Systems Corp - Virgina, USA
  • Designed and developed bespoke client solutions using C++ and Sybase.
  • Developed rapid prototypes for test projects for large telecoms such as Cable & Wireless (the UK), Bell Atlantic (the USA), and Ericsson Telecom (Jamaica).
  • Provided technical estimates for project work to senior management.
Technologies: Distributed Computing Environment (DCE), Xinuos OpenServer (SCO OpenServer), Sybase, C++, SQL

Admin Panel for an eCommerce Company

This company was having a hard time managing all the 3rd-party software that they were using. For eCommerce, they were using WooCommerce, for shipping, Shipstation; for inventory, Finale; for marketing, Hubspot; and for accounting, QuickBooks.

It was difficult for their employees to get proficient in day-to-day tasks since they had to master various software. I created an admin dashboard for them where they can update/modify their products, track their orders, get reports about their sales, export their invoices and payments to QuickBooks, and keep their customers' emails synced with HubSpot.

One of the leading eCommerce websites in Turkey.

I developed the website from scratch. For the front end, I used the Bootstrap framework with jQuery. Most of the back end was programmed using JSP and JSTL with some PHP. MySQL was chosen for the database.
1995 - 1997

Master's Degree in Computer Science

Brown University - Providence, RI

1991 - 1995

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science

Allegheny College - Meadville, PA


jQuery, Vue, Vue 3, WooCommerce API, Shopify API, React, JSTL, REST APIs


Moodle, Apache, SourceTree, Git, GitHub, MAMP, PhpStorm, ShipStation, AX Semantics, Apache Tomcat, Apache Solr, Odoo, NGINX


Laravel, Jakarta Server Pages (JSP), Lumen, PHPUnit, Eloquent, Bootstrap


MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, Sybase, PostgreSQL


PHP, PHP 7, SQL, CSS, HTML, JavaScript, Perl, Java, Active Server Pages (ASP), C++, XML, Python 3


Linux, MacOS, LAMP, HubSpot, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Docker, Twilio


Unit Testing


eCommerce, Full-stack, Web Development, APIs, System Integration, PDF, Mobile Payments, Payment APIs, Software Development, Software Design, Laravel Backpack, Xinuos OpenServer (SCO OpenServer), Distributed Computing Environment (DCE), Shipstation API, Ajax, Blade, API Integration, Full-stack Development

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