Philip Bennett, Project Management Developer in Berlin, Germany
Philip Bennett

Project Management Developer in Berlin, Germany

Member since September 13, 2017
Phil is an experienced web developer with 17 years of experience in PHP and WordPress. Focusing on high-quality hyper-performance deliveries, Phil is a pragmatic technologist who chooses the right technology and applies it effectively to deliver projects on time and on budget. Phil has a balanced full-stack knowledge and is currently delivering WordPress based site for large multinational companies.
Philip is now available for hire



  • PHP, 18 years
  • WordPress, 10 years
  • Project Management, 7 years
  • Leadership, 7 years
  • Drupal, 6 years
  • Symfony, 6 years
  • Laravel, 4 years
  • JavaScript, 4 years


Berlin, Germany



Preferred Environment

VSCode, IntelliJ IDEA/PhpStorm/WebStorm, LAMP

The most amazing...

...project turnaround I've ever managed was a full fashion event website from concept to launch in less than two weeks.


  • Technical Lead

    2016 - PRESENT
    Bleech GmbH
    • Led teams building WordPress sites for large enterprise companies, including Mercedes Benz, Zalando, and Smart.
    • Developed advanced web components using modern JavaScript methods.
    • Created WordPress APIs extending the core WordPress JSON-API.
    • Built a set of reusable website components in standardized styles to allow for reuse and hyper-performant delivery.
    • Managed DevOps on the project, deployment, server setup, and infrastructure planning.
    Technologies: WordPress, PHP, JavaScript (ES6+), Stylus, CSS, Flynt
  • Web Team Lead

    2013 - 2016
    Carswell Gould
    • Led a successful web team delivering medium to large Drupal projects for enterprise and government clients.
    • Developed bespoke Drupal integrations into legacy and bespoke APIs/systems.
    • Managed Agile delivery projects, setting up and planning sprints.
    • Managed the sales process for £100,000+ projects, pitching and winning the work.
    • Managed and maintained support contracts and SLAs with clients.
    • Built WordPress campaign sites.
    Technologies: Drupal, PHP, Laravel, PyroCMS
  • Owner/Director

    2012 - 2015
    • Managed, built, and ran a successful eCommerce business selling photography equipment.
    • Managed performance of digital marketing campaigns.
    • Managed the server, system, operations, and infrastructure.
    • Sourced, purchased, and imported products for sale.
    • Set up advanced billing APIs.
    Technologies: Magneto, PHP, CSS, Swipe, PayPal API, Banking APIs
  • Freelance PHP Web Developer

    2008 - 2013
    Bennett Enable
    • Worked with billing APIs setting up complex billing systems.
    • Built custom web applications using PHP MVC frameworks, focusing on building MVC for startup tech companies.
    • Supported numerous marketing agencies with client WordPress builds including full builds as well as maintenance and support for the current build.
    • Built and managed Magneto web stores.
    • Developed a WordPress plugin for an event management system.
    Technologies: PHP, Symfony, Yii, Magento, WordPress
  • Information Artchitect

    2004 - 2008
    BT (British Telecom)
    • Designed data warehouse projects for large call volume database.
    • Trained and built neural networks to find unusual data patterns for reasons of national security.
    • Managed and controlled schema documents and change requests for large and complex databases.
    Technologies: Oracle, SQL, MS SQL, Erwin
  • Freelance Web Developer/Designer

    2000 - 2004
    Philip Bennett
    • Built websites for SMEs and local businesses.
    • Built advertising tracking systems using Perl/CGI.
    • Designed a website for small businesses.
    Technologies: HTML, CSS, PHP, B2/Cafelog, PHPNuke


  • Neonwood/Tannhaus Apartments (Development)

    Cresco Capital wanted two sites for their branded apartment buildings, one, Tannhaus, focused on professionals. The second, Neonwood, aimed at Students. The two sites have similar structures, so components were restyled and reused to reduce the overall cost.

    Platform: WordPress
    Technologies: Salesforce Forms, Benchmark Email, Flynt

  • Zalando Bread && Butter (Development)

    Zalando had a really tight timescale for this project, we build and delivered the site from initial concepts in two weeks, working closely with them to manage the project critical path and allowing content loading and development to run in parallel.

    Platform: WordPress
    Technologies: Flynt

  • Mercedes Benz Parts Wholesale (Development)

    A WordPress Multilingual/Multisite built for Mercedes, currently live in four countries, (France, Sweden, Italy, Russia) and launching in four more in 2018.

  • Smart Magazine (Development)

    Provided maintenance and support for Daimlers Smart branded lifestyles magazine.

  • Zalando Vizions Conference (Development)

    A website built for Zalandos platform conference.

    Platform: WordPress

  • Holzmarkplatz (Development)

    An advanced marketplace web application built pushing the limits of WordPress functionality to provide an MVP for an eBay-like platform for standing wood sales.

  • Emarsys (Development)

    A corporate site for a large multinational marketing intelligence company.

    Platform: WordPress
    Technologies: Solr

  • Chichester College (Development)

    A Drupal site built for one of the UK leading further education colleges. Includes an advanced API integration to show course details and manage applications.

    Platform Drupal
    Technologies: Education System API integration

  • Elliotts (Development)

    A Drupal website built for the largest independent builders merchantin the UK.

  • Enterprise M3 Lep (Development)

    A Drupal build for the Enterprise M3 Local Education Partnership

  • Hampshire Cultural Trust (Development)

    A large Drupal build for an independent organization managing a number of museums in Hampshire, UK.

  • Tektura Wall Coverings (Development)

    A custom Symfony eCommerce website includes complicated billing integrations and custom built cart and checkout process.


  • Languages

    CSS, HTML5, CSS3, PHP, JavaScript, ECMAScript (ES6), CoffeeScript
  • Frameworks

    Ionic 3, Ionic, Bootstrap 4, Bootstrap 3, ZURB Foundation, PhoneGap, Symfony, Laravel, Angular, Laravel Spark, PHPUnit
  • Libraries/APIs

    jQuery, WordPress REST API
  • Tools

    Composer, Gulp.js, Behat, NPM, Webpack, Grunt.js
  • Paradigms

    Agile Software Development, Agile, Component-based Development, Test-driven Development (TDD), Responsive Layout
  • Platforms

    WordPress, Drupal, Magento
  • Other

    WordPress Plugins, Project Management, Leadership, WordPress Themes, Web Components, Sales
  • Storage

    PostgreSQL, MySQL, MariaDB, AWS RDS, AWS S3


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Business Information Technology
    1999 - 2004
    University of Wales - Swansea

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