Narek Malkhasyan, Developer in Yerevan, Armenia
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Narek Malkhasyan

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WordPress Developer

Yerevan, Armenia
Toptal Member Since
July 21, 2017

As a skilled full-stack developer with over 12 years of experience, Narek possesses a broad range of technical expertise, from server-side and desktop programming to front-end web development. He is well-versed in working with the .NET framework, C#, ASP.NET MVC, WPF, Microsoft SQL Server, PHP, WordPress, React, and React Native. Narek is a strong team player who always strives to produce high-quality, maintainable code.


YesChef Ltd
PHP, WordPress, Stripe, WooCommerce, JavaScript, CSS, WooCommerce API...
Product Mafia
WordPress, Beaver Builder, Content Marketing Platforms...
BTGWorks (via Toptal)
PHP, jQuery, MySQL, Bootstrap, Front-end, APIs




Preferred Environment

Visual Studio Code (VS Code), Windows

The most amazing...

...thing I've coded was an anomaly detection algorithm for graphing the uniqueness of brain electric activity (EEG) signals over time.

Work Experience

Freelance WordPress Developer

2022 - 2023
YesChef Ltd
  • Developed new architecture for creating post and page templates, with a significantly improved page loading performance.
  • Created optimized counterparts of existing landing pages.
  • Worked on WordPress API endpoints, debugged and fixed various payment and subscription flows.
Technologies: PHP, WordPress, Stripe, WooCommerce, JavaScript, CSS, WooCommerce API, Stripe API, Elementor

Freelance WordPress Developer

2021 - 2021
Product Mafia
  • Created a complex filtering panel UI and functionality.
  • Achieved significant improvements in page load speed.
  • Created an admin module for automated retrieval of AliExpress products' prices and details using Puppeteer.
Technologies: WordPress, Content Marketing Platforms, Beaver Builder, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), Site Speed Optimization, Puppeteer, WordPress Themes, API Integration, Next.js, Front-end, WooCommerce, WordPress Plugins, WordPress REST API, APIs, AliExpress

Freelance PHP Developer

2019 - 2020
BTGWorks (via Toptal)
  • Added a new user role in a business management system.
  • Added database tables and stored procedures for the new user role.
  • Developed a webhook for automatic processing of incoming emails.
Technologies: PHP, jQuery, MySQL, Bootstrap, Front-end, APIs

Freelance WordPress Developer

2019 - 2019
  • Created a responsive page and post templates from PSD.
  • Developed Gutenberg blocks for reusable UI sections.
  • Worked on communication with BigCommerce API for fetching, displaying, and updating shopping cart and promotional banners.
  • Used Timber plugin for separation of business and UI logic in the code.
Technologies: WordPress, BigCommerce, BigCommerce API, Gutenberg Editor, Timber, WordPress Themes, API Integration, GitHub, Front-end, APIs

Freelance React Native Developer

2018 - 2018
KiiCards (via Toptal)
  • Developed a React Native application for organizing vacation photos and sending to a printing service.
  • Integrated Google Analytics for tracking user behavior through the application.
  • Integrated Stripe to the application to charge the user credit card in a PCI compliant way.
  • Integrated and customized a library for collecting credit card information.
Technologies: Google Analytics, Stripe API, Expo, React Native, React, Front-end, Stripe, APIs

Freelance WordPress Developer

2018 - 2018
Baroque Group (via Toptal)
  • Developed a fully responsive theme for a news magazine website.
  • Migrated website data from SquareSpace to WordPress, fixed issues with migration plugin.
  • Processed the content of the old website and created an automated process for removing outdated information.
  • Integrated and customized a commenting plugin to the theme.
  • Used multiple custom post types and the ACF plugin for business specific data storage.
Technologies: Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), Migration, Squarespace, MySQL, WordPress, WordPress Themes, API Integration, Front-end, WordPress Plugins, WordPress API, WordPress REST API, APIs

Freelance WordPress Developer

2017 - 2018
D'Marge (via Toptal)
  • Maintained the website by fixing issues on front-end and back-end.
  • Developed new designs from PSD files.
  • Managed Google DFP ads, developed mechanisms for displays and smooth transitions.
  • Refactored code, removed unreachable code, incorporated web development tools to the project: Sass source codes, Gulp, NPM scripts, and more.
  • Developed new features for an existing A/B testing plugin.
Technologies: CSS, DFP API, JavaScript, HTML, PHP, WordPress, WordPress Themes, Front-end, WordPress Plugins, WordPress API, APIs

.NET Developer

2011 - 2014
  • Built an intranet web application for a trucking company (R+L Carriers) to develop and maintain optimal service network and line-haul schedule. Used the ASP.NET MVC framework for back-end development and HTML, AJAX, jQuery, and Telerik controls for GUI development.
  • Developed an intranet Silverlight application for a railroad company (CSX) used as a service quality analysis and performance assessment tool; used Silverlight Telerik controls for rich GUI development and WCF RIA services.
  • Created an intranet Silverlight application for a railroad company (CSX) to monitor the efficiency of train cars in terms of time and distance. Worked on the application's database using SQL Management Studio 2012 and on the UI using MVVM Light framework, Telerik controls, and ArcGIS library.
Technologies: ASP.NET MVC, Microsoft Silverlight, .NET, Front-end

Web Developer

2010 - 2011
NetSoft USA
  • Developed an intranet web application intended to streamline, support, and audit expense management processes within the organization.
  • Contributed to all stages of the development lifecycle—including the design of functional specifications, database design, multi-tier loosely coupled architecture design, GUI, and service layer development.
  • Used the ASP.NET MVC framework for back-end development; HTML, AJAX, and jQuery for rich GUI development.
  • Worked with the Microsoft Entity Framework for connecting the repository layer to the database.
  • Created unit tests using the Visual Studio unit testing framework.
Technologies: CSS, jQuery, JavaScript, HTML, ASP.NET MVC, Front-end

Software Developer

2008 - 2010
Hylink JSC
  • Developed a security software application intended to lock and unlock a workstation depending on its distance from a mobile device paired with it via Bluetooth; used MFC (Microsoft Foundation Classes) framework for GUI development and a Bluetooth protocol stack for the interaction between a workstation and a paired device.
Technologies: .NET, Microsoft Foundation Class (MFC) Library, Microsoft Foundation Classes (MFC), C++


This project was about building a WordPress theme from a PSD design with a responsive layout using the Foundation grid. I defined three custom post types, their archive, and single post pages. I also used an advanced custom fields plugin to manage custom post type contents and define the hierarchic relations between posts.


BigCommerce based coffee shop built from PSD design. I developed Gutenberg blocks for reusable UI sections, created responsive page and post templates, developed functionality for communicating with BigCommerce API for fetching, displaying and updating shopping cart and promotional banners. Timber plugin is used for separation of business and UI logic in theme code.

I built fully responsive administrative dashboard pages from a design and integrated it with an existing CodeIgniter back-end. I implemented Chart.js for rich visualizations and integrated a web file management module for submitting and managing reports.


This is a fully responsive WordPress theme built from a design. The theme uses Ajax for posts pagination, has multiple custom post types which have their archive pages, and pages for content contributors and their post archives.

I developed and maintained a news magazine website, fixed issues both on the front end and back end, developed new features, refactored the code, and optimized the performance.

This is a WordPress theme built from a PSD design—a responsive layout using a Bootstrap grid. I made extensive use of CSS transforms to provide various animation effects (enlarging images on hover, sliding content blocks, and more). I also defined multiple custom post types and used an ACF plugin to manage their content.

A WordPress theme built from a PSD design with a responsive layout using a Bootstrap grid. I implemented the map control which shows nearby points offering relevant quality services. It also has the map's initial location, color scheme, and layout colors that are customizable through the theme customizer.

Window Classics
A WordPress theme built from a PSD design with a responsive layout using a Bootstrap grid. The theme declares a widget for representing advertised products in a tabular layout and provides a convenient drag-n-drop back-end interface for managing product details.

The live site can be found at:

Personal Website
I handled the manual migration from WIX to WordPress with a responsive layout. The theme features a custom implementation of mail subscription lists and calendar event management.

A conversion of an HTML/CSS template to a WooCommerce enabled WordPress theme. The theme implements proper support for major WooCommerce features like product variation handling, a shopping cart, checkout pages, and more.

Marvin Canada

The theme was developed from a design and is responsive along with a Bootstrap grid. The theme uses a BEM CSS naming convention and has a multilanguage interface.
2010 - 2013

PhD Degree in Computer Engineering

Armenian National Academy of Sciences - Yerevan, Armenia

2008 - 2010

Master's Degree in Programming

Armenian National Academy of Sciences - Yerevan, Armenia

2004 - 2008

Bachelor's Degree in Informatics and Applied Mathematics

Yerevan State University - Yerevan, Armenia


React Native Certificate

Toptal Academy


React Certificate

Toptal Academy


React, jQuery, Stripe API, WordPress API, Google Maps API, Stripe, WordPress REST API, Microsoft Foundation Class (MFC) Library, DFP API, ArcGIS, Facebook SDK, Chart.js, BigCommerce API, Puppeteer, Node.js, WooCommerce API, Microsoft Foundation Classes (MFC)


Microsoft Silverlight, Subversion (SVN), GitHub, Microsoft Visual Studio, Mailchimp, Expo, Google Analytics, Gutenberg Editor, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), Redux Thunk


React Native, ASP.NET MVC 3, .NET, MVVM Light Toolkit, Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), Ionic, Bootstrap, Angular, Next.js, ASP.NET MVC, Tailwind CSS, Redux


C#, PHP, HTML, JavaScript, CSS, SCSS, Sass, C++, Timber


Unit Testing, BEM, Object-relational Mapping (ORM), Design Patterns


WordPress, ClickFunnels, Visual Studio Code (VS Code), WooCommerce, BigCommerce, Windows, Telerik, AliExpress


MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server


Data Structures, Algorithms, WordPress Themes, API Integration, Front-end, WordPress Plugins, APIs, SOLID Principles, Code Review, Elementor, Squarespace, Migration, WCF Web Services, Beaver Builder, Site Speed Optimization, Content Marketing Platforms

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