Razvan Avramescu, Developer in Bucharest, Romania
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Razvan Avramescu

Verified Expert  in Engineering

Software Developer

Location
Bucharest, Romania
Toptal Member Since
August 23, 2018

Razvan is a Magento expert and a fan of using continuous integration while architecting the infrastructure for Magento 2-based sites. When developing those sites, he mainly uses Docker, Kubernetes, and the Google Cloud Platform for scalability and builds the alpha versions from the ground up. Razvan is a veteran Magento 1 and 2 developer with hands-on experience with bug-fixing, optimization, and module creation.

Portfolio

Magekube
Mongoid, Magento 2, Magento 1, Ansible, Kubernetes, Dokku, MySQL, GitHub, Hugo...
Toptal
Community Growth, Team Leadership
Emag
RabbitMQ, Symfony, Docker, MySQL, PHP, Back-end, Magento Enterprise, JavaScript...

Experience

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Google Cloud, Shell, PhpStorm, MacOS, Linux

The most amazing...

...project I've built is the alpha version of a Magento 2 platform running in the Google Container Engine with Kubernetes, able to auto-scale up and down.

Work Experience

Founder

2019 - PRESENT
Magekube
  • Founded Magekube, which focuses on developing eCommerce solutions within Magento and providing high-quality services.
  • Worked on Magento support and growth, which required a rock-solid foundation, airtight security, and continual tweaking.
  • Did web optimization and improved speed and overall performance of Magento websites.
Technologies: Mongoid, Magento 2, Magento 1, Ansible, Kubernetes, Dokku, MySQL, GitHub, Hugo, PHP, Back-end, Magento, Magento Enterprise, JavaScript, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), Magento Community Edition, APIs, DevOps, Python, Shell Scripting, Team Leadership

Community Leader

2018 - PRESENT
Toptal
  • Organized public/private events and acted as a network speaker at various conferences.
  • Presented "Magento 2 on Kubernetes" as a speaker at Codecamp Bucharest, Romania, 2017.
  • Presented "Magento 2 Data migration tips and tricks" as a speaker at Meet Magento in Cluj Napoca, Romania, 2017.
Technologies: Community Growth, Team Leadership

PHP Developer

2018 - 2019
Emag
  • Worked in the SCM team as a PHP developer handling bug fixing, optimization, new features creation, and PHPUnit testing.
  • Tracked and fixed bugs using Jira as a reporting tool.
  • Learned Symfony PHP framework at an enterprise level.
Technologies: RabbitMQ, Symfony, Docker, MySQL, PHP, Back-end, Magento Enterprise, JavaScript, Kubernetes, Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), APIs, DevOps, Shell Scripting

Magento Developer

2015 - 2018
Nordic Web Team
  • Worked as a Magento 1 and 2 developer and was responsible for bug fixing, optimization, module creation, and PHPUnit testing.
  • Acted as a CIO for nearly one year and coordinated 5–10 people across two countries.
  • Implemented continuous integrations using Jenkins.
  • Created the SaaS solution architecture for Magento 2 websites using Ansible, Docker, Kubernetes, and the Google Cloud platform.
  • Built modules and a translation tracking functionality in Ruby on Rails and Mongoid, self-hosted using Dokku on Google Cloud (which includes extending our Magento 2-base module to send the data logs).
  • Created Magento components, including a blog module and a free shipping countdown.
  • Developed custom integrations for different projects.
  • Created a shipping module along with integrating a pickup location feature using PostNord and DB Schenker.
Technologies: Mongoid, Magento 2, Magento 1, Ansible, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Dokku, MySQL, PHP, Magento, Magento Enterprise, JavaScript, Kubernetes, Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), Magento Community Edition, APIs, DevOps, Shell Scripting, Team Leadership

Senior PHP Developer

2013 - 2015
Lofty
  • Worked on new website functionalities, enhancements, maintenance, testing, and bug fixes.
  • Implemented a catalog search module with PHP, MySQL, and Elasticsearch.
  • Provided front-end support. I built the initial version of the Lofty website from scratch, which took the next investment round, and the team grew from 1 person to 20 in less than a year.
  • Developed the back end. Got into the Docker world in the early days.
  • Implemented a Magento eCommerce web platform with jQuery and prototype expertise.
  • Developed image-processing applications and implemented Git source control.
  • Created and maintained Docker images for the Magento platform.
Technologies: Ruby on Rails (RoR), Ruby, Prototype Framework, jQuery, Shopify, Elasticsearch, MySQL, PHP, Magento, Back-end, Magento 2, Magento Enterprise, JavaScript, Magento 1, Kubernetes, Magento Community Edition, APIs, Shell Scripting, Team Leadership

System Software Engineer

2012 - 2013
Magnify Sight
  • Worked on website development, including new functionalities, enhancements, maintenance, testing, and bug fixes.
  • Developed and supported the front end (PHP, MySQL) and back end.
  • Built a Magento eCommerce web platform and worked with Git source control.
  • Helped build Lofty.com and Homeycomb.ro; more information in the portfolio.
  • Made various contributions to new modules, including new payment methods/integrations, a one-step checkout or schedule product feed export, search results enhancements, bug fixing, a large website indexing solution, and more.
Technologies: Yii, MongoDB, CakePHP, CodeIgniter, Magento, MySQL, PHP, Magento 2, Magento Enterprise, JavaScript, Magento 1, Kubernetes, Magento Community Edition, APIs

Dolce Gusto Switzerland

https://www.dolce-gusto.ch
Led the team tasked with the migration from Magento 1 to Magento 2 and launched the new version. This included many enhancements, maintenance, testing, custom reports, front-end optimizations, and bug fixes. The role was an Optaros engagement.

Coravin

https://www.coravin.com
Extended Magento 2 GraphQL APIs. This included many enhancements, especially in the GraphQL area, maintenance, 3rd-party integrations, testing, custom reports, and many bug fixes. This role was a Pentalog engagement.

Miniature Market

https://www.miniaturemarket.com
This project is built with Magento 1. This included third-party integrations such as Seller Active, TCGPlayer, and many enhancements, maintenance, testing, custom reports, front-end optimizations, and many bug fixes.

Crustore

http://www.crustore.org
This website was initially built with Magento 1.x. It involved migrating data and deploying the application, building new integrations and a new payment module for specific customers group, and providing technical support for MOM integration.

Johnson Plastics Plus

https://www.jpplus.com
The project involved data migration and custom code migration for third-party integration. The project was moving away from Magento 1.x to Magento 2.x. This was a part-time job for a few weeks of work.

STX Sporting Goods

This website was built with Magento 2. The project involved data migration, setting up server services, and custom code migration for third-party integration. This was a part-time job for 3–4 weeks of work.

Happy Green

https://www.happygreen.se/
This website was built with Magento 2. The project involved data migration, setting up the server (Nginx, FPM, Varnish, Redis, SSL using Let's Encrypt), and an application deployment that was optimized live for full-page cache use (Varnish). I also handled the complete blog module development from scratch with a portfolio add-on, which has a jQuery-based file uploader.

Technologies: Magento 2, Nginx, FPM, Varnish, Redis, SSL, Let's Encrypt, jQuery.

Lofty

https://www.lofty.com/
This project involved an initial website build with Magento 1. This included new functionalities, enhancements, maintenance, testing, and bug fixes. In addition to a catalog search module implementation (PHP, MySQL, Elasticsearch), front-end support, back end, and web development, a Magento-based eCommerce web platform (requiring jQuery and Prototype expertise). It also included image-processing applications and Git source control in addition to Docker image creation and maintenance. After three years, the website moved to Shopify.

Technologies: Magento 1, PHP, MySQL, Elasticsearch, jQuery, Prototype, Git, Docker, Ruby on Rails, Pioneer, Shopify.

Livly Clothing

https://www.livlyclothing.se/
I built this website with Magento 2. I handled the data migration, server setup (Nginx, FPM, Varnish, Redis, SSL using Let's Encrypt), and application deployment with a live optimization for full-page cache use. I also set up the multi-store environment.

Technologies: Magento 2, Nginx, FPM, Varnish, Redis, SSL, Let's Encrypt.

Gratis i Skolan

https://gratisiskolan.se/
I built this site—a resource full of downloadable school materials—with Magento 2. It involved a data migration, server setup (Nginx, FPM, Varnish, Redis, SSL using Let's Encrypt), and application deployment with live optimization for using page cache use. A module was created from scratch to provide quick order and download functionality from the product pages.

Technologies: Magento 2, Nginx, FPM, Varnish, Redis, SSL, Let's Encrypt.

Swedish Natural

http://swedishnatural.se/
I built this website with Magento 2. It involved a data migration, server setup (Nginx, FPM, Varnish, Redis, SSL using Let's Encrypt), and application deployment with live optimization for full-page cache use. It also has a blog module with a portfolio add-on created from scratch.

Technologies: Magento 2, Nginx, FPM, Varnish, Redis, SSL, Let's Encrypt.

Evolio Shop

https://www.evolioshop.com/
I implemented this site's new functionalities, enhancements, maintenance, testing, and bug fixes. This is one of the projects I completed while working at Magnify Sight. I was running machines using VirtualBox at that time.

STX Sporting Goods

https://www.stx.com/
This website was built with Magento 2. The project involved data migration, setting up server services, and custom code migration for third-party integration. This was a part-time job for 3–4 weeks of work.
2006 - 2008

Master's Degree in Engineering Graphics and Industrial Design

UPB | Universitatea Politehnica din Bucuresti, Faculty of Aerospace Engineering - Bucharest, Romania

2001 - 2006

Engineer's Degree in Computer Science

UPB | Universitatea Politehnica din Bucuresti, Faculty of Engineering in Foreign Languages - Bucharest, Romania

APRIL 2017 - PRESENT

Magento Certified Developer Plus

Magento Commerce

APRIL 2016 - PRESENT

Zend PHP Engineer

Zend Technologies

Libraries/APIs

Mongoid, jQuery

Tools

Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), PhpStorm, Shell, Ansible, RabbitMQ, GitLab, GitHub, VirtualBox

Languages

PHP, Python, Hugo, Ruby, JavaScript

Storage

MySQL, Elasticsearch, MongoDB, Google Cloud

Platforms

Magento 1, Docker, Magento Enterprise, Magento 2, Magento, Magento Community Edition, Magento API, Shopify, Linux, Dokku, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Kubernetes, MacOS

Frameworks

Ruby on Rails (RoR), CakePHP, CodeIgniter, Prototype Framework, Yii, Symfony

Paradigms

DevOps

Other

Back-end, APIs, eCommerce, Shell Scripting, Team Leadership, Architecture, Remote Team Leadership, Single Sign-on (SSO), Card Payments, Engineering, Industrial Design, Computer Science, Community Growth

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