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Ptah Dunbar, PHP Developer in Miami, FL, United States
Ptah Dunbar

PHP Developer in Miami, FL, United States

Member since December 12, 2016
Ptah is now available for hire
Ptah Dunbar, PHP Developer in Miami, FL, United States
Ptah Dunbar

PHP Developer in Miami, FL, United States

Member since December 12, 2016
Ptah is an all-around Designer and Developer hybrid who brings full-stack skills and principles to any project. He has performed as both a generalist and a specialist, with deep knowledge of software standards, automation, tools, resources, and workflows. Ptah has experience managing agile projects via JIRA and Confluence, building continuously deployable architectures, and effectively communicating with marketing and design teams.
Ptah is now available for hire



  • WordPress, 12 years
  • PHP, 10 years
  • JavaScript, 10 years
  • Unix, 10 years
  • MySQL, 10 years
  • Web Hosting & Domain Setup, 10 years
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS), 5 years
  • Docker, 5 years
Miami, FL, United States



Preferred Environment

Mac, Linux, Ansible, Docker, LEMP, LAMP, Git

The most amazing...

...project I've contributed to was an integral part of version 3.0 of WordPress, where I worked to develop and ship a major feature into the release.


  • Founder and CEO

    2017 - PRESENT
    Dev Agency Startup
    • Created a React native mobile app to collaborate with new and existing customers on their web based initiatives.
    • Built systems to manage tech stacks and platform infrastructure via Ansible + Docker using various cloud providers like AWS, DigitalOcean, or on-premise environments.
    • Created a system for managing the software development lifecycle of an app in development with integration with JIRA, Confluence, and Bitbucket.
    Technologies: PHP, WordPress, JavaScript, React, React Native, MySQL, Ansible, Docker, DevOps, Continuous Integration, Continuous Deployment
  • Adjunct Professor

    2015 - PRESENT
    Miami Dade College
    • Worked as a lecturer and instructor for the "Introduction to Web Development" course in the web development CodePRO program sponsored by The Knight Foundation.
    • Worked as a lecturer and instructor for the JavaScript Intensive Track in the CS50x Miami program in conjunction with LaunchCode.
    • Worked as a lecturer and instructor for the PHP Intensive Track in the CS50x Miami program in conjunction with LaunchCode.
    • Developed and organized course curriculum and objectives to maximize student comprehension and retention.
    • Facilitated class instruction, evaluation, and assessment for student performance.
    • Advised students on career outlook, industry options, and further progression.
    Technologies: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP
  • Full-stack Engineer

    2016 - 2016
    V2 Electronic Cigarettes
    • Led a project that focused on responsive optimization, front-end engineering, and development.
    • Worked as a QA liaison - responsible for legacy systems upkeep and stability.
    • Worked on DevOps support including aiding in server orchestration, management, and operations.
    Technologies: Magento, PHP, JavaScript, WordPress
  • Director of Engineering

    2015 - 2016
    Rokk3r Labs
    • Managed a large distributed team of engineers to estimate commission and breakdown projects to mitigate risks.
    • Worked along side the CTO and partners to standardize development programs across all portfolio companies.
    • Used agile tactics and custom workflows for fast UX/UI prototyping (static and dynamic), and supported staff with technology recommendations, guidance, and support.
    • Setup an enterprise level SDLC including a continuous integration, deployment, and delivery pipeline.
    Technologies: Swift, Node.js, PHP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript
  • VP Engineering

    2013 - 2014
    • Recruited by co-founders to provide leadership and hands-on direction for the platform and technology space.
    • Worked with an elite team of designers, developers, product owners, business developers, sales team members, marketing specialists, and community/office managers.
    • Managed a team of designers and developers and led the technical direction of the new LiveNinja marketplace (in private beta) and Katana, a webRTC based call center in the cloud built using WordPress, Node.js, Socket.IO, npm modules, FreeSWITCH, and more.
    Technologies: WordPress, Node.js, WebRTC, FreeSwitch, PHP, JavaScript
  • Application Developer & WordPress Expert

    2012 - 2013
    VA Consulting Luxembourg
    • Worked with high profile clients like,, and to build, refactor, and optimize new and existing web applications using tools and frameworks like Zend Framework 1 and 2, Doctrine 2, PHPUnit, Vagrant, and Chef.
    • Consulted and strategized with clients to deliver more business value in their products, improved and optimized various technical and business processes and workflows using custom built tools, and gained experience with Agile and SCRUM methodologies.
    • Prepared a tailored curriculum and delivered training and coaching to a combination of experienced and beginner web developers.
    Technologies: PHP, Zend Framework 2, Symfony2, PHPUnit
  • Tech/Design Engineer

    2010 - 2011
    Web Marketing For Dentists
    • Completely revamped the internal client in-take process for scale using WordPress, increasing productivity over 3500%.
    • Trained and managed a small team of designers and developers to build out new templates.
    • Built a prototype call analytics & metrics web tool, integrating information from Google AdWords and Marchex Call Analytics. This allowed the company to provide weekly income forecasting and loss reports (able to assign a dollar amount to missed calls).
    Technologies: WordPress, LEMP
  • Web Developer

    2006 - 2009
    Georgia State University
    • Managed the Georgia State Facilities Information System's web presence.
    • Redesigned the FIS department website to improve user experience, information architecture, ease of management, and up-keep by non-technical employees.
    • Built several applications that solved mission critical problems with open source web technologies like PHP, MySQL, XML, and WordPress.
    Technologies: HTML, CSS, PHP, ActionScript, JavaScript, WordPress, Drupal


  • Katana (Development)

    I led development for a WebRTC based click to call product initiative based on Node.js, WebRTC, and FreeSWITCH.

  • WordPress Multisite Network, Theme Framework, and Domain Mapping (Development)

    I worked on several projects for this effort, including migration from an old WordPress MU instance to the latest WordPress version at the time that included database migrations and dynamic rewrite rule updates. I also performed various tuning and refactoring tweaks to the active theme which resulted in reducing content and design production time across the network of sites.


  • Languages

    JavaScript, PHP 7, PHP, ECMAScript (ES6), SQL, Ruby, ES7, UML, JavaScript 6
  • Frameworks

    Express.js, Zend Framework, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Symfony, JavaScriptCore, JavaScript MVC, AWS HA, PHPUnit
  • Libraries/APIs

    React, WordPress API, REST APIs, Node.js, NW.js, Web API, Passport.js
  • Paradigms

    Automated Testing, Automated Server Deployment, Hosting, DevOps, Management, Agile UX, Agile Product Management, Agile, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Testing, REST, UX Design
  • Platforms

    WordPress, WooCommerce, Unix, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Docker, Magento, Web
  • Storage

    MySQL, MySQL/MariaDB, AWS S3, AWS RDS, MongoDB, MySQL Daemon, DB
  • Other

    Theme Customization, Theme Development, PSD to WordPress, HTML to WordPress, WordPress Themes, Google, APIs, Lean UX, Automated Tests, UX Thinking, API Testing, Regular Expressions, Unix Shell Scripting, Agile Software Testing, Networks, WPEngine, WordPress Design, API Design, Web Hosting & Domain Setup, SSH, Basic SSH, SEO Keyword Research, DOM, Domains & Hosting, Web Hosting, Event Management, Team Management, SaaS Design, Blog Design, GUI Design, App UX, Agile CRM, Ruby Gems, Art, Hand Drawing, Technical Drawing, Drawing, Design, A/B Testing, EX
  • Tools

    LearnDash, WP-CLI, MAMP, JavaScript Testing, PhpMyAdmin, ACL, Mongoose, Ansible, Chef, UXPin, AWS ECS


  • Unfinished degree in Mass Communication/Media Studies
    2012 - 2012
    Miami Dade College - Miami, Florida
  • Unfinished degree in Computer Science
    2007 - 2007
    Georgia Perimeter College - Atlanta, GA
  • Zend Framework Certified Engineer
    Pearson VUE
  • PHP5.3 Zend Certified Engineer
    Pearson VUE
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