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Paul-Catalin Mestereaga, PHP Developer in Brussels, Belgium
Paul-Catalin Mestereaga

PHP Developer in Brussels, Belgium

Member since February 17, 2017
Paul is a devoted Magento developer, a real go-getter, and a person who is truly passionate about the web. He's eager to know more every day and become better in everything that he does. In every difficult task, he sees a welcomed challenge because he always learns from it.
Paul-Catalin is now available for hire



  • MySQL, 9 years
  • PHP, 9 years
  • JavaScript, 7 years
  • Magento, 5 years
  • CSS3, 5 years
  • HTML5, 3 years
  • Laravel, 3 years
  • Magento 2, 1 year
Brussels, Belgium



Preferred Environment

macOS, Linux, PhpStorm, Git

The most amazing...

...thing I've made was a custom module for managing the sales prices for a Magento shop that is available in five countries and having more than 30,000 products.


  • Freelance PHP/Laravel Developer
    2017 - PRESENT
    530medialab (via Toptal)
    • Refactored and bug-fixed an existing custom CMS built to maintain the year, make, and model product information for multiple eCommerce sites built on a Magento platform.
    • Reviewed the database structure, restructured and separated it among three brands.
    • Fixed inconsistencies in the data upload requirements.
    • Implemented custom year, make and model product filtering and selection for Magento 2.
    • Implemented a custom Magento 2 product synchronization using API.
    • Enabled custom Magento 2 order exports using the API.
    Technologies: PHP (Laravel, Magento), MySQL, Git, JavaScript, CSS3, HTML5
  • Magento Developer
    2013 - 2018
    • Developed the Magento platform; maintained, updated, and created custom modules respecting the Magento guidelines, efficiency standards, and optimization techniques.
    • Worked with a Magento store available in six languages, in five countries with over 30,000 of products; optimization and speed was always a must.
    • Created and updated modules that ensured product management, sales management, orders exportation, and provided custom statistics.
    • Built an automated tool for pupillary distance calculation and a virtual eyeglasses try-on module.
    Technologies: PHP, MySQL, Git, JavaScript, CSS3, HTML5
  • Freelance Magento Developer
    2017 - 2017
    Athena Solutions (via Toptal)
    • Built new stores.
    • Created new products and specific product pages.
    • Configured the Magento 2 platform for multiple languages and currencies.
    • Integrated a new design using HTML5 and CSS3.
    • Worked closely with the project manager, designer, and translators.
    Technologies: PHP, JavaScript, MySQL, HTML5, CSS3
  • Magento Developer
    2014 - 2014
    Laboratoire E-Sciences SA
    • Created a responsive theme for the Magento store using CSS3 and HTML5.
    • Optimized the website for mobile-use and decreased the website load speed.
    • Crafted custom modules that manages doctors, pharmacies, and fidelity programs.
    Technologies: PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, CSS3, HTML5
  • Software Developer Intern
    2012 - 2012
    Fraunhofer IPA
    • Implemented new gestures for technical multi-touch applications.
    • Developed software to test gestures; using the Multitouch API of Windows 7 and defining the new gestures.
    Technologies: C++


  • Instagram Pro Extension for Magento (Other amazing things)

    This is an Instagram Pro extension for Magento which allows people to link Instagram pictures to Magento products and display them on the product page. The extension is published in the Magento Marketplace.


  • Languages

    PHP, HTML5, JavaScript, CSS3
  • Tools

    Magento Modules, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator CC, PhpStorm, Git
  • Paradigms

    Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Model View Controller (MVC), Object-relational Mapping (ORM)
  • Platforms

    Magento, Magento 1, Magento API, Linux, Mac OS, Windows, Magento 2
  • Storage

  • Frameworks

    Laravel, Zend Framework
  • Other

    Shell Commands


  • Master's degree in Computer Science (Web and Information Systems)
    2012 - 2014
    Vrije Universiteit Brussel - Brussels, Belgium
  • Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Systems Engineering, Automation, and Applied Informatics
    2008 - 2012
    Politehnica University of Timișoara - Timisoara, Romania
  • Baccalaureate degree in Mathematics and Computer Science
    2004 - 2008
    Decebal National College - Deva, Romania
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