Rares Pintea, Software Developer in Bucharest, Romania
Rares Pintea

Software Developer in Bucharest, Romania

Member since March 3, 2016
Rares is an eCommerce specialist with eight years of hands-on professional Magento experience. He's a certified Magento developer and knows his technology inside and out, and he also has proven leadership experience in a range of roles from senior developer to CTO.
Rares is now available for hire

Portfolio

  • JOSITY
    Magento
  • Altex
    Magento, PHP, Redis, Elasticsearch, MySQL, Vagrant, Docker
  • MageLine
    Magento, Symfony, CodeIgniter

Experience

  • PHP, 15 years
  • Zend Framework, 9 years
  • PHP 5+, 6 years

Location

Bucharest, Romania

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Magento, PHP, Redis, Varnish, Vagrant, Docker

The most amazing...

...project I've contributed to is live in 50+ countries to date.

Employment

  • eCommerce Consultant

    2017 - PRESENT
    JOSITY
    • Developed custom eCommerce solutions.
    Technologies: Magento
  • Software Development Manager

    2015 - 2017
    Altex
    • Built and led the in-house development team.
    • Planned development projects.
    • Coded for the project.
    Technologies: Magento, PHP, Redis, Elasticsearch, MySQL, Vagrant, Docker
  • CTO and Managing Partner

    2013 - 2015
    MageLine
    • Developed eCommerce solutions based in Magento.
    • Made project estimations.
    • Managed clients and client accounts.
    • Handled sales.
    Technologies: Magento, Symfony, CodeIgniter
  • Tech Lead

    2014 - 2014
    Optaros
    • Consulted and led technical projects for Optaros, working for a globally known client (Nestlé) and spending more than seven months on the client side in Switzerland.
    • Provided technical solutions and suggestions.
    • Transferred knowledge from other development companies.
    • Managed a team of more than 40 people all over the world.
    Technologies: Magento, Redis, AWS
  • CTO

    2012 - 2013
    INNOBYTE
    • Worked closely with the development manager to ensure the proper functioning of the development department. Set development procedures, flows and development best practices, and oversaw project plans, estimates, and development.
    • Modified the team structure as needed, taking into consideration various changes in the initial setup. Always adapted based on priorities and project changes and availability.
    • Led and motivated all team members. Constantly held one-on-one discussions, measuring the employee satisfaction index. Identified weak points and proposed training in order to improve them. Obtained budgets to ensure proper hardware and software was in place for each colleague.
    • Guided/led teams in the estimation process for new projects. Provided technical insights. Assessed project plans and adjusted accordingly. Proposed scope changes in order to meet the client’s needs regarding budget and/or timeframe. Took known issues from past projects into account and optimized flows/processes in order to avoid them.
    • Read up on new trends, business models, and new business lines to support the company and/or create brand awareness. Responded to clients' RFQs, converting leads to clients. Actively developed existing clients, proposing new projects for their business.
    • Set up goals for team members and monitored them through time, for career progression and team leadership (both formal and informal performance reviews). Proposed and developed a 360-degree evaluation platform.
    • Successfully managed and resolved conflicts, either between team members or in relationships with clients. Convinced old customers to return to the company and convinced existing customers to further develop our relationship, addressing their concerns and improving all possible issues.
    • Interviewed new talent for all open positions HR manager, senior developers, developers, QA engineers, front-end developers, sysadmin) taking into consideration more than hard skills in order to maintain company`s culture. Successfully head-hunted when needed.
    • Maintained contact with clients, making sure that all aspects of the partnership were meeting expectations. Mediated any arising conflicts.
    • Coordinated mixed teams to develop various eCommerce solutions based on Magento.
    Technologies: Magento, Varnish, MySQL, Redis, Memcached
  • Senior Web Developer/Tech Lead

    2011 - 2012
    INNOBYTE
    • Led and collaborated with teams that developed some of Romania's biggest eCommerce platforms, most of them based on Magento.
    Technologies: PHP, Magento, MySQL, Varnish, Memcached
  • Senior PHP Developer

    2009 - 2010
    Kinectico
    • Developed various apps using PHP-based frameworks.
    Technologies: PHP, CodeIgniter, CakePHP, Magento, WordPress

Experience

  • Altex.ro (Development)
    http://www.altex.ro

    Altex.ro is Romanias' leading IT&C retailer. I helped develop this eCommerce solution based in Magento, an ERP and CRM integration with custom search engine and more.

  • iSTYLE (Development)

    iSTYLE is the leading Apple premium reseller in Central and Eastern Europe. Through its 22 retail stores and seven online stores, iSTYLE offers the complete range of Macs, iPads, iPods, and iPhones together with a large but meticulously chosen portfolio of accessories and software.

  • Samsonite - Romania (Development)

    eCommerce solution for Samsonite Romania. CRM/ERP implementation, custom payment modules, various APIs and shipping company integrations.

  • FlySky (Development)
    https://www.flysky.ro/

    A hotel and airline booking platform, built from scratch on Symfony and integrating GDS solutions and payment methods.

  • Bambino World (Development)
    http://www.bambinoworld.co.uk/

    A Magento Enterprise-based eCommerce solution. I handled tech audits, performance improvements, and Magento upgrades.

Skills

  • Languages

    PHP 5+, PHP
  • Frameworks

    Zend Framework
  • Tools

    RabbitMQ, Vagrant, Varnish
  • Platforms

    Magento, Magento Community Edition, Docker, Magento 1, Magento Enterprise
  • Storage

    MySQL, Redis Cache
  • Other

    Agile Certified Practitioner, Performance Optimization

Education

  • Certified ScrumMaster® in Agile
    2017 - 2017
    Certified ScrumMaster® - Romania
  • Certified Magento Developer in Magento
    2012 - 2012
    Certified Magento Developer - Romania
Certifications
  • Magento Certified Developer
    MARCH 2012 - PRESENT
    Magento

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