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Paul-Catalin Mestereaga

Paul-Catalin Mestereaga

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
Portfolio
Experience
  • PHP, 7 years
  • MySQL, 6 years
  • JavaScript, 5 years
  • CSS3, 4 years
  • Magento, 4 years
  • HTML5, 3 years
Brussels, Belgium
Availability
Part-time
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.
Employment
  • 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 and restructured and/or separated it for three brands.
    • Fixed inconsistencies in the data upload requirements.
    • Rebuilt the staging environment.
    Technologies: PHP (Laravel, Magento), MySQL, Git, JavaScript, CSS3, HTML5
  • Magento Developer
    2013 - PRESENT
    Opticien24.com
    • 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
  • 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.
    • Created 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.
    • Implemented software to test gestures; using the Multitouch API of Windows 7 and defining the new gestures.
    Technologies: C++
Experience
  • Instagram Pro Extension for Magento (Other amazing things)
    https://marketplace.magento.com/mesteru-mesteru-insta.html

    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.

Skills
  • Languages
    HTML5, PHP, JavaScript, CSS3
  • Tools
    Magento Modules, Git, PhpStorm, Illustrator CC, Adobe Photoshop
  • Paradigms
    Model View Controller (MVC), Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Object-relational Mapping (ORM)
  • Platforms
    Magento, Magento 1, Mac OS, Windows, Linux, Magento API, Magento 2
  • Storage
    MySQL
  • Frameworks
    Laravel, Zend Framework
  • Other
    Shell Commands
Education
  • 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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