Paras Sood, PHP Performance Developer in Dublin, Ireland
Paras Sood

PHP Performance Developer in Dublin, Ireland

Member since September 12, 2019
With several years of hands-on Magento experience and four Magento 2 certifications, Paras is an expert developer with the proven ability to build efficient, scalable apps/modules in Magento and diagnose performance issues. He's worked on complex integrations with third-party systems such as CRMs, ERPs, gift cards, stores, and more. Paras is an exemplary communicator and problem solver. Paras has now over 900 billed hours on Toptal!
Paras is now available for hire




Dublin, Ireland



Preferred Environment

Git, PhpStorm, Ubuntu, Docker, MacOS

The most amazing...

...project I've done was replacing Magento's pricing, stock, and customer account engine with real-time calls to other services over a RESTFul API.


  • Senior Magento Consultant

    2017 - 2019
    Smartbox Group
    • Consulted on the potential business uses of Magento.
    • Implemented integrations with the Salesforce CRM.
    • Ensured the quality of customer data (consisting of over 9 million customer records in the database from across ten countries in Europe, spread over ten years).
    • Worked on the platform and API team on complex ERP integrations with MS AX and Navision.
    • Conducted code reviews for other developers on the team.
    • Helped other developers to learn Magento.
    Technologies: HTML, CSS, Knockout (Knockout.js), PHP
  • Senior Software Developer

    2015 - 2017
    Monsoon Consulting
    • Worked on Magento 1 and Magento 2 projects for the only Magento partner in Ireland.
    • Developed complex journeys like click-and-collect and so on.
    • Conducted code reviews for the team.
    • Helped mentor junior developers.
    • Built integrations with ERPs and other third-party integrations.
    • Developed custom B2B and checkout functionalities.
    Technologies: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, Magento
  • Senior Software Developer

    2013 - 2015
    • Mentored a team of young Magento developers.
    • Debugged checkout and performance issues.
    Technologies: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, Magento


  • B2B Magento Commerce API integration

    I replaced Magento's pricing and stock engine with real-time API-based data pulled from an ERP system. I made the integration scalable and performant with the use of relevant technologies like Redis-based in-memory caching and so on.

  • Development and Bug Fixing for a Magento Partner Agency

    I worked on a number of features and bug fixes on a Magento Commerce project for a Magento Partner Agency.

    My communication was prompt and the project management team was provided regular updates on progress, bottlenecks, and issues which if resolved would make delivery faster.


    I architected and implemented a complete click-and-collect journey with the Google Maps API integration to suggest the closest stores with availability to customers.

  • Custom B2B Functionality

    For PallasFoods, I created a custom checkout for bulk purchases.

  • Magento Facebook Chatbot for Customer Service and Queries

    During the Smartbox annual Hackathon, I led the team that created a Facebook chatbot to help customers with their voucher-related queries. Smartbox sells gift vouchers that can then be redeemed for experience gifts by the person who has been gifted the voucher. The chatbot was intended to bring down operational costs for customer service.


  • Languages

    PHP 7, CSS3, PHP, JavaScript, CSS, HTML
  • Frameworks

    Knockout (Knockout.js), PHPUnit
  • Libraries/APIs

    jQuery, React
  • Tools

    Blackfire, PhpStorm, Xdebug, Jira, Git
  • Platforms

    Magento Enterprise, Magento 2, Magento 1, New Relic, Docker, Linux, MacOS, Ubuntu, Magento
  • Other

    PHP Performance, eCommerce APIs, Software Development, Profiling
  • Paradigms

    Agile, Kanban, Scrum
  • Storage



  • Master's Degree in Computer Science
    2014 - 2016
    Trinity College Dublin - Dublin, Ireland
  • Bachelor of Technology Degree in Computer Science
    2007 - 2011
    National Institute of Technology | Warangal - Andhra Pradesh, India


  • Magento 2 Certified Front-end Developer
  • Magento 2 Solution Specialist
  • Magento 2 Professional Developer
    JULY 2019 - PRESENT
  • Magento 2 Associate Developer
    JUNE 2019 - PRESENT
  • Magento 1 Front-end Developer
  • Magento 1 Solution Specialist
    MAY 2015 - PRESENT
  • Magento 1 Developer Plus
    MARCH 2015 - PRESENT

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