Petar Smolić, Software Developer in Split, Croatia
Petar Smolić

Software Developer in Split, Croatia

Member since November 22, 2015
Petar has over five years of experience as a full-stack PHP developer. He mostly works with PHP frameworks and develops WordPress sites. He's an extremely fast learner, adaptable to new enviroments. Recently, he's started to switch his focus to Node.js.
Petar is now available for hire




Split, Croatia



Preferred Environment

Git, PhpStorm, Sublime Text, Linux

The most amazing...

...project I've worked on included re-architecting a legacy application to make it scalable and more performant.


  • Software Engineer

    2017 - 2019
    • Created new back-end functionality.
    • Contributed to the development of front-end features.
    Technologies: Amazon SQS, Redis, MySQL, React, Node.js, PHP
  • Freelance WordPress Developer

    2016 - 2016
    BimBam (via Toptal)
    • Updated and fixed multiple things within a custom WordPress theme.
    • Migrated various content types from another site.
    • Implemented and customized an EDD plugin to fit requirements.
    Technologies: CSS, JavaScript, PHP, WordPress
  • Freelance WordPress Developer

    2016 - 2016
    Autopilot (via Toptal)
    • Created a custom theme from a supplied design.
    • Created multiple custom shortcodes to accommodate various content types.
    • Made a two-way connection between different post types.
    Technologies: SCSS, JavaScript, PHP, WordPress
  • Freelance WordPress Developer

    2016 - 2016
    Little Digital Co. (via Toptal)
    • Created a custom theme from a supplied design.
    • Connected the website with a third-party shopping app.
    • Pooled product information from a third-party app.
    Technologies: Gulp, JavaScript, SCSS, PHP, WordPress
  • Senior PHP Engineer

    2016 - 2016
    CodeBOX (via Toptal)
    • Developed WordPress plugins.
    • Created new features for existing plugins.
    • Created new features for a WordPress theme.
    • Debugged different client sites.
    • Provided client support.
    Technologies: JavaScript, WordPress, PHP
  • Software Engineer

    2015 - 2016
    Big Room Studios
    • Developed WordPress themes.
    • Added back-end features to the Symfony2 application.
    • Developed a Polymer component.
    • Built responsive sites.
    • Provided simple server administration.
    Technologies: Grunt, Sass, Git, JavaScript, WordPress, Symfony 2, PHP
  • Software Engineer

    2013 - 2015
    • Helped re-architect the content delivery platform.
    • Developed the front-end for user registration/login application.
    • Developed the front-end for a shopping application.
    • Built custom, interactive user experiences for brand partners.
    • Built custom SEO management tools.
    • Refactored and cleaned code for older parts of application.
    Technologies: Redis, Grunt, Sass, Git, Kohana, JavaScript, PHP
  • Software Engineer

    2013 - 2013
    • Developed a web application for rent-a-car business management.
    • Built a Laravel application for personal coach client management.
    • Managed servers and deployed applications.
    • Communicated with a government API to generate fiscal receipts.
    Technologies: Sass, Grunt, JavaScript, Laravel, PHP
  • Software Engineer

    2012 - 2013
    • Built WordPress themes.
    • Maintained WordPress sites.
    • Developed a web shop based on WordPress.
    • Managed hosting for about twenty sites.
    • Maintained Joomla sites.
    Technologies: JavaScript, HTML5, WordPress, PHP


  • Refinery29

    I built front-end for this page. It is a custom JavaScript application that consumes an in-house API.

  • Refinery29

    I helped to re-architect content delivery to all top level pages to make them scalable and more performant to accommodate spikes in the number of visits.

  • Gritty's WordPress Site

    Developed a responsive theme for a WordPress site.


  • Languages

    HTML, HTML5, Less, PHP, JavaScript, Sass, SCSS, CSS
  • Frameworks

    Laravel, Kohana, Symfony 2
  • Tools

    Git, Bower, Grunt, Composer, Sublime Text, PhpStorm, NGINX, Gulp, Amazon SQS
  • Platforms

    iOS, WordPress, Meteor, Linux
  • Storage

    MySQL, Redis
  • Other

    WordPress Themes, Web Development, WordPress Multisite, Linux Server Configuration
  • Libraries/APIs

    jQuery, React, Stripe, Node.js, Backbone.js, Mustache
  • Paradigms

    Agile Software Development, Test-driven Development (TDD)


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science
    2008 - 2011
    University of Split, FESB - Split

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