Raphael Mobis Tacla, Developer in Campinas - State of São Paulo, Brazil
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Raphael Mobis Tacla

Verified Expert  in Engineering

Software Developer

Campinas - State of São Paulo, Brazil
Toptal Member Since
January 26, 2022

Raphael is a young developer with over eight years of experience in the industry. Having worked on huge distributed projects for banks, government agencies, and smaller startups, he is always learning new technologies and refining his skills. Nowadays, Raphael is focused on web development around Node.js, TypeScript, and PHP, and he is proficient with C++, Java, and Lua and open to new learning opportunities.


Padilla & Associates
PHP, JavaScript, MySQL, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), JSON, jQuery, Ajax...
PHP, Laravel, JavaScript, MySQL, HTML, React, Elasticsearch...
Gulf Coast Regional Mustang Club, Incorporated
PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, SSL Certificates, PhpMyAdmin, Consulting




Preferred Environment

TypeScript, Node.js, Prisma, Visual Studio Code (VS Code), NestJS, DataGrip, PostgreSQL, Express.js, JavaScript, TypeORM

The most amazing...

...project I've worked on was the national registry for biometric data in Brazil that holds over 2B fingerprints and guarantees the integrity of our elections.

Work Experience

Senior PHP Developer

2022 - 2023
Padilla & Associates
  • Worked closely with the CTO to understand and deliver features needed for an upcoming presentation, ensuring the end result aligns correctly with local legislation and regulations.
  • Guided managers in adopting better development and project management practices, including Jira and migration from Subversion (SVN) to Git.
  • Managed the whole infrastructure on Media Temple, including the server and database for all environments.
Technologies: PHP, JavaScript, MySQL, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), JSON, jQuery, Ajax, Docker, Jira, Subversion (SVN), Git, Bitbucket

PHP Developer

2022 - 2022
  • Restructured most of our PHP codebase, serving as an expert on Laravel best practices and idiomatic code.
  • Worked with the CTO to design strategies to implement new features, analyze pros and cons, and assess how to deliver them quickly.
  • Built internal tools and platforms to empower our team to be more effective and productive.
Technologies: PHP, Laravel, JavaScript, MySQL, HTML, React, Elasticsearch, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Redis Queue, Redis, Amazon Aurora, Retool, Amazon DynamoDB, GraphQL, Next.js, GitLab

PHP Developer with MySQL Experience

2022 - 2022
Gulf Coast Regional Mustang Club, Incorporated
  • Implemented a simple PHP registration form to store answers in a MySQL database.
  • Consulted the client over the project's technical details, setting him up to reproduce similar forms for future events without needing a technical person.
  • Designed and set up the MySQL database inside the client's provided platform, SIteGround.
Technologies: PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, SSL Certificates, PhpMyAdmin, Consulting

Tech Lead

2021 - 2022
Aware Logistics
  • Led a team of five developers to address our clients' concerns rapidly and precisely.
  • Managed our whole infrastructure on AWS, doing maintenance and ensuring our security was tight.
  • Designed and architected more complex features while considering our clients' needs.
  • Reviewed the code and made sure the quality of our codebase remained consistent.
Technologies: Node.js, TypeORM, TypeScript, Angular, PostgreSQL, Express.js, NGINX, SQL Server 2016, IT Management, Agile, Git, Linux, Windows, HTML, HTML5, APIs, REST, SQL, CSS, Sass, SaaS, REST APIs, Agile Software Development, People Management, Software as a Service (SaaS), Web Development, Back-end, Back-end Development, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Full-stack, Leadership, Architecture, Software Architecture, Web Forms, Calculators, Bitbucket, CI/CD Pipelines

Software Engineer

2014 - 2020
  • Maintained our legacy C++ solution for biometric identification used by banks and government agencies.
  • Planned and executed the migration of our codebase from Subversion (SVN) to Git.
  • Developed the new version of our C++, C#, and Java biometrics SDKs.
Technologies: C++, Java, Oracle, Distributed Systems, Big Data, Apache, C#, Linux, SQL, Android, SOAP, JNI, SDKs

Aware Logistics SaaS

A SaaS platform for managing the entire logistics chain of your company. Clients can customize the platform to meet their real-world processes, communicate with the shipping companies and other parties involved, and keep an eye on everything.

As a tech lead on this project, I oversaw making most of our technical calls, helped our product and design team make informed decisions, and planned the overall architecture of the platform so we could scale fast.

Software Subscription Platform for Reselling

This software subscription platform for reselling was built in PHP using Laravel, Bootstrap, and the PayPal JavaScript SDK. As the only person on the project, I developed the front and back ends, integrated them with the PayPal API, and ran the business.
2014 - 2022

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Engineering

University of Campinas - Campinas, Brazil


Certificate of Proficiency in English

Cambridge Assessment English


Node.js, REST APIs, jQuery, PayPal API, React, Redis Queue


Git, Bitbucket, GitHub, Retool, Jira, Prisma, DataGrip, NGINX, Apache, Gulp, PhpMyAdmin, Subversion (SVN), GitLab


Laravel, Express.js, NestJS, Angular, JNI, Bootstrap, Next.js


JavaScript, HTML, HTML5, PHP, TypeScript, C++, SQL, CSS, Sass, PHP 7, Java, C#, SCSS, GraphQL


MySQL, JSON, PostgreSQL, Databases, SQL Server 2016, Elasticsearch, Redis, Amazon Aurora, Amazon DynamoDB, Web Forms


REST, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Agile, Agile Software Development


Visual Studio Code (VS Code), Linux, Windows, DigitalOcean, Oracle, Android, Docker, Amazon Web Services (AWS)


English, Web Development, TypeORM, Algorithms, Data Structures, APIs, SOAP, Back-end, Back-end Development, Full-stack, SDKs, Ajax, Distributed Systems, IT Management, Big Data, SaaS, CI/CD Pipelines, People Management, Software as a Service (SaaS), Payment APIs, Digital Payments, Subscriptions, PayPal, Payment Gateways, SSL Certificates, Consulting, Leadership, Architecture, Software Architecture, Laravel Forge, Calculators

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