Ramiro Castro

Ramiro Castro

Córdoba, Argentina
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Ramiro Castro

Ramiro Castro

Córdoba, Argentina
Member since February 18, 2014
Ramiro is a software developer with wide experience in system administration, dev-ops, back-end and front-end development of distributed applications.
Ramiro is now available for hire
  • PHP, 11 years
  • HTML, 10 years
  • CSS, 10 years
  • MySQL, 10 years
  • LAMP, 10 years
  • MVC, 6 years
  • JavaScript, 6 years
  • AJAX, 6 years
Córdoba, Argentina
Preferred Environment
Ubuntu, Chrome, Sublime Text, Linux console, GIMP
The most amazing...
...software I've developed is a middle-ware application that communicates in real-time with the browser, and a crawling back-end service.
  • Software Developer
    Santex America S.A.
    2009 - PRESENT
    • Developed data-oriented User Interfaces using HTML5, CSS 3, jQuery / jQuery UI / jqGrid, Backbone.js, AngularJS.
    • Developed Middleware applications using node.js, Socket.IO, Express, Jade.
    • Programmed RESTful Web Services using JSON.
    • Developed applications using Linux, PHP5, Apache/nginx and MySQL.
    • Designed and implemented testing and production web applications environments.
    • Drove web applications performance and reliability: tuning Apache and MySQL, Identifying and addressing performance bottlenecks.
    • Involved with the entire cycle of web applications development: planning functionalities and features, designing and implementing solutions, maintaining web sites.
    • Wrote technical specifications and thorough documentation.
    • Wrote change scripts and implementation procedures.
    • Trained and mentored semi-­senior team members.
    Technologies: PHP, JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3, node.js, jQuery, Apache, nginx, Linux, MySQL
  • System Administrator
    Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services
    2009 - 2011
    • Worked as System Administration for Unix and Wintel platforms in a high availability, 24x7 environment.
    • Provided technical support and guidance for large-scale critical production systems.
    • Was responsible for monitoring, troubleshooting, incident resolution, problem escalation, outage notifications, implementing changes, backup and maintenance, team coordination and customer interaction.
    • Communicated and coordinated with a broad range of users: developers, engineers, technical leaders, operations and management among others.
    • Required strong analytical and problem solving skills, and ability to work well under tight time constraints to resolve software and system issues in highly trafficked web applications.
    Technologies: Linux, Big-IP / F5
  • Developer
    2003 - 2011
    • Designed, coded, implemented, tested and deployed web applications.
    • Improved user experience creating interactive web interfaces using Javascript, Ajax, HTML and CSS.
    • Developed over 100 web projects using different MVS CMS platforms, open source libraries, using PHP5, Linux, Apache & MySQL.
    • Projects included HR applications, Marketing tools, Corporate Intranets, e-Learning & e-Commerce portals, Web Sites.
    Technologies: PHP, Javascript, HTML, CSS, MySQL, Linux, Apache.
  • Santex Group Web Site (Development)

    Developed responsive web site and blog using Wordpress CMS to implement the provided graphic design.

  • Marketing Action Platform (Development)

    I have developed the UI for a Search Engine Marketing application platform used by companies such as IBM, Intel and others. I wrote the UI as a single page MVC application. It communicates with a Java back-end using JSON web services. This is a multi-user / multi-tenant application.
    I have also developed a middle-ware to communicate the UI to the back-end in real-time using Node.js and Socket.IO, and a PDF generator using PhantomJS.

  • TimeApp (Other amazing things)

    This is a DEMO application which lets users manage time-zones, helping you track the time of different cities.
    I wrote it from scratch, as a part-time project, in 2 weeks time, using AngularJS, Bootstrap (as CSS framework) and a RESTful PHP back-end, based on Slim micro-framework.

  • Languages
    HTML, PHP, CSS, CSS3, HTML5, JavaScript, Bash Script
  • Platforms
    Ubuntu, Debian Linux, Linux, LAMP, Drupal, Red Hat Linux, Unix, Windows
  • Frameworks
    Bootstrap, Twitter Bootstrap, CodeIgniter, Bootstrap 3.0, Laravel, Express.js, AngularJS, Slim
  • Libraries/APIs
    jQuery, Highcharts JS, jQuery UI, Socket.IO, Backbone.js, Modernizr, Node.js, RequireJS
  • Tools
    Apache, Nginx, SVN, Sublime Text 2, Shell, Git, PhpStorm, Bower, MySQL Workbench, SQLyog, Varnish, Apache JMeter, Composer
  • Paradigms
    MVC, REST, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Object-oriented Design (OOD), Agile Software Development, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Continuous Integration, Design Patterns, DevOps, Scrum
  • Storage
    JSON, Oracle PL/SQL, MySQL, Redis, PostgreSQL, Memcached, NoSQL, Firebird
  • Misc
    System Administration, AJAX, User Experience (UX)
  • System Engineering degree in Computer Engineering (Dropped)
    Universidad Tecnológica Nacional  - Córdoba
    1998 - 2006
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