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Rafael Mazariolli, Software Developer in Wellington, New Zealand
Rafael Mazariolli

Software Developer in Wellington, New Zealand

Member since August 9, 2012
Rafael has 10+ years of professional software development experience, ranging from a SaaS built from scratch used by 200K+ unique users, generating BRL1.5MM on sales, to a dozen of brand websites and transactional web applications built for Johnson & Johnson as developer and technical leader of an agile team - which also required great communication and team working skills, mentoring junior developers and putting the DevOps mindset into practice.
Rafael is now available for hire


  • Square (via Toptal)
    PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, CodeIgniter, RoR, Git, SVN, Puppet, GitHub
  • Johnson & Johnson
    PHP, JavaScript, Symfony, Angular, MySQL, Drupal, Git, Jenkins, SonarQube...
  • Inovatii
    PHP, Yii, MySQL, JavaScript, CSS, AWS, MongoDB, Git, Beanstalk, Google Analytics


  • JavaScript, 10 years
  • PHP, 10 years
  • Symfony, 4 years
  • AngularJS, 4 years
  • Node.js, 3 years
Wellington, New Zealand



Preferred Environment

*nix, PHPStorm, VSCode, Git

The most amazing...

...application I've designed and built from the ground up is an online food ordering service that generated BRL1.5MM in sales and had 220K unique users


  • Software Developer

    2014 - PRESENT
    Square (via Toptal)
    • Oversaw maintenance of the BookFresh legacy platform after the company was acquired by Square, Inc.
    • Implemented the migration process to move customer data to the new Square platform.
    • Worked on tickets with bug reports and small enhancements.
    Technologies: PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, CodeIgniter, RoR, Git, SVN, Puppet, GitHub
  • Sr. IT Analyst, Technical Leader

    2014 - 2018
    Johnson & Johnson
    • Led technical aspects of an Agile development team within regional development center.
    • Delivered a dozen web applications, between digital marketing and internal web apps, as developer and technical leader.
    • Mentored junior developers and tracked team metrics.
    • Contributed to technical talent acquisition and structuring new teams within development center.
    • Connected local teams to development centers in Europe and the US.
    • Reviewed architecture of digital applications developed by build partners in LATAM.
    Technologies: PHP, JavaScript, Symfony, Angular, MySQL, Drupal, Git, Jenkins, SonarQube, Docker, AWS, PhoneGap, .NET
  • Co-founder, Lead Developer

    2011 - 2017
    • Founded a startup with a classmate from college to provide the first online food ordering service in the region.
    • Led architecture, developed, and maintained the main service, built from scratch.
    • Created a distributed system for sending orders to associated merchants.
    • Set up a cloud-based environment with partially automated deployments.
    • Designed UI/UX based on earlier experiences and usability research.
    Technologies: PHP, Yii, MySQL, JavaScript, CSS, AWS, MongoDB, Git, Beanstalk, Google Analytics
  • Software Developer

    2012 - 2014
    BookFresh (via Toptal)
    • Worked remotely as part of the development team building the world's most used online appointment booking platform.
    • Integrated the booking tool with platforms like Wix, WordPress, AppDirect, and 1&1.
    • Refactored the legacy application data layer to improve reliability and reusability.
    Technologies: PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, CodeIgniter, RoR, Git, SVN, Puppet, GitHub
  • Software Developer

    2012 - 2013
    DeMaria Informática
    • Contributed to the two major products of the company, a web and a desktop application, using PHP and .NET respectively.
    • Created a couple of smaller services/PoCs to validate new ideas or to meet specific requirements.
    • Introduced basic tools and techniques to the development team, such as Kanban, code versioning, and automated deployments.
    • Implemented analytics software and enhanced SEO of legacy applications.
    Technologies: PHP, C#, .NET, PostgreSQL, JavaScript, CSS
  • Intern Software Developer

    2010 - 2012
    DeMaria Informática
    • Refactored a web application for online notary certificate requests.
    • Optimized a website for search engines (SEO) and migrated a large volume of data.
    Technologies: PHP, PostgreSQL, JavaScript, CSS
  • Software Developer

    2009 - 2010
    Avalial Finanças e Sistemas
    • Planned and developed a web ERP targeted to small and medium-sized enterprises.
    • Structured and developed a small distributed system for aggregating data from multiple branches into a main datastore.
    Technologies: PHP, CodeIgniter, JavaScript, Java, MySQL, CSS, Cloud Computing
  • Application Packager, Certifier

    2008 - 2009
    OnSet ICT Services and Consulting
    • Created automatic application installers using WPS, AutoIt, and VBS.
    • As certifier, reviewed and approved packages created by ~80 other team members.
    Technologies: Wise Package Studio, AutoIt, VBS
  • Intern Software Developer

    2007 - 2008
    Vip Solution Informatica
    • Developed a web application to manage educational data from public schools.
    Technologies: PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, CSS


  • ValeRestaurantes (Development)

    Online food ordering service where users could order food for delivery from restaurants in their area. The business was eventually incubated and made $1.5 million in gross sales.


  • Languages

    JavaScript, PHP, HTML5, SQL, CSS3
  • Frameworks

    Symfony, AngularJS, Yii, CodeIgniter, .NET, Express.js, Laravel
  • Libraries/APIs

    jQuery, Node.js
  • Storage

    MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB
  • Tools

    SonarQube, Jenkins, Git
  • Paradigms

    Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Functional Programming
  • Platforms

    Blockchain, Docker, Drupal, MacOS, Linux, Amazon Web Services (AWS)


  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science
    2007 - 2011
    Federal University of São Paulo - São Paulo, Brazil
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