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Relja Damnjanovic, Software Developer in Belgrade, Serbia
Relja Damnjanovic

Software Developer in Belgrade, Serbia

Member since October 7, 2012
A computer science engineering graduate from the University of Belgrade with both corporate and freelance experience, Relja also runs his own web development company. He is strong both working in teams and individually, and is great at algorithm design/analysis as well as database design/architecture. He is an expert at Magento, for which he is certified for both front-end and back-end.
Relja is now available for hire

Portfolio

  • Codernia
    PHP, MySql, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Magento, Zend, WordPress, Ruby on Rails
  • StuntCoders
    PHP, MySQL, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Magento, Zend, WordPress
  • In2 Belgrade d.o.o.
    Oracle, Java, JavaEE

Experience

  • PHP, 10 years
  • Magento, 9 years
  • CSS3, 9 years
  • Adobe Photoshop, 8 years
  • MySQL, 8 years
  • JavaScript, 7 years
  • HTML5, 7 years
  • Java, 5 years
Belgrade, Serbia

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Mac, TextMate, Eclipse, Git, Photoshop, PhpStorm

The most amazing...

...thing I've built is a BI application for a hardware store based on a customer questionnaire for collecting data & neural networks algorithms for analysis.

Employment

  • Founder, Lead developer

    2014 - PRESENT
    Codernia
    • Developed, customized, designed, and implemented Magento systems for more than thirty different shops.
    • Worked on both Magento 1 and Magento 2 development and migration from v1 to v2.
    • Integrated third party API with Magento, ERP integration, CMS systems integrations.
    • WordPress plugin development and maintenance.
    • Developed a Magento powerful extension for data-mining and business intelligence analytics.
    • Developed and implemented a Ruby on Rails application.
    • Developed and implemented a Laravel application.
    Technologies: PHP, MySql, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Magento, Zend, WordPress, Ruby on Rails
  • Founder, Lead Developer

    2011 - 2014
    StuntCoders
    • Worked and developed various web applications and sites, with responsive adaptation. Mastered Magento and WordPress.
    • Worked on everything Magento-related from setup, theme installation, and data migration to development of new extensions, functionality upgrade, maintenance, database programming, integration with WordPress, and adaptation for mobile platforms. Overall worked on more than ten different Magento shops.
    • Developed a custom-built CMS web application in Zend framework with full back-end administration and integration with various services (MailChimp, Disqus, Google Maps).
    • Built a geolocation framework using Google Maps for a web service through which customers can search for nearest facilities of their interest.
    • Developed and implemented an internal management software using Ruby on Rails.
    Technologies: PHP, MySQL, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Magento, Zend, WordPress
  • Software Engineer

    2008 - 2011
    In2 Belgrade d.o.o.
    • Worked on very complex software for banks, insurance companies, and financial institutions, mainly in Oracle technologies (Forms, Reports, Designer).
    • Developed Java application for localization of Oracle modules in different languages (JavaEE).
    • Developed a Java application for digital signatures of financial reports (Java SE).
    • Designed and developed software for insurance agencies and field agents. (Oracle XE + Oracle APEX).
    • Worked on DB optimization and programming.
    Technologies: Oracle, Java, JavaEE

Experience

  • Ucon Acrobatics GmbH Magento shop (Development)

    Complete setup and installation of a Magento store, database migration from ZenCart, additional development, extension creation, maintenance, WordPress integration, design, multi-store integration, third-party software integration.

    Some of the stuff I developed: AJAX add to cart, barcode module, email notifier, credit discount module, reporting tools.

    Technologies: Magento, PHP, MySQL, WordPress, HTML, CSS, JavaScript.

  • Inventosaur (Other amazing things)

    Magento extension for data mining and sales analytics which, trough complex algorithms detects slow moving products and offers promotions for them.

    Fully developed extension for both Magento v1 and Magento v2.

    Technologies: Magento, PHP, MySQL, HTML5/CSS3, JavaScript.

  • Xola Bookings for Tours Activities (Development)
    https://wordpress.org/plugins/xola-bookings-for-tours-activities/

    WordPress plugin which integrates WordPress site with Xola booking platform.

    Technologies: WordPress, PHP, MySQL, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript.

  • ABS by Allen Schwartz (Development)
    http://www.absstyle.com/

    Magento responsive design implementation, functionality upgrade, setup and integration with WordPress.

    Some of the stuff I developed: AJAX add to cart, AJAX add to wish-list, Color picker mechanism

    Technologies: Magento, PHP, MySQL, WordPress, HTML, CSS, JavaScript.

  • Alwaysriding (Development)
    https://www.alwaysriding.com/

    Development and customization of Magento shop, with database programming, third-party extensions upgrade and expansion, API integration, front-end UX improvement and sales process automation.

    Technologies: Magento, PHP, MySQL, WordPress, HTML, CSS, JavaScript.

  • Hampden Clothing (Development)
    http://hampdenclothing.com/

    Shopify to Magento migration, complete Magento setup, responsive theme creation, customization, extension maintenance, database programming, Lightspeed integration, server setup and maintenance.

    Technologies: Magento, PHP, MySQL, WordPress, HTML, CSS, JavaScript.

  • SmartyPants Magento shop (Development)
    http://smartypantsvitamins.com/

    Development and customization of Magento shop, database programming, third-party extensions upgrade and expansion.

    Technologies: Magento, PHP, MySQL, WordPress, HTML, CSS, JavaScript.

  • Thomas Sires (Development)
    https://www.thomassires.com/

    Development and customization of Magento shop, database programming, third-party extensions upgrade and expansion, tihrd-party shopping services integration.

    Technologies: Magento, PHP, MySQL, WordPress, HTML, CSS, JavaScript.

  • Jewlzie (Development)

    Magento front-end and back-end maintenance, design and functionality updates, customization, extension maintenance. Multiplatform integration with third-party APIs, core system programming, and complex setup.

    Technologies: Magento, PHP, MySQL, HTML, CSS, JavaScript.

  • Dwell (Development)
    http://store.dwell.com/

    Magento Enterprise edition maintenance work on a really huge shop with very strict development process, integrated with Drupal.

    Technologies: Magento, PHP, MySQL, Drupal, HTML, CSS, JavaScript.

  • Unique SportsTime (Development)
    http://unique-sportstime.de/

    Magento system upgrade, maintenance, functionality upgrade, integration with third-party services, responsive design, and additional upgrade of the "shirt designer" extension.

    Technologies: Magento, PHP, MySQL, WordPress, HTML, CSS, JavaScript.

  • LivingAutism UK website (Development)
    http://www.livingautism.co.uk/

    Development, adjustment and upgrading of an inherited custom-made CMS system, database design and programming, Google Maps integration, and search algorithms implementation.

    Technologies: PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, GoogleMaps.

  • Freelancer Identity Theft: It Happened to Me—Here's What You Should Know (Publication)
    Freelancer identity theft happens all the time. In fact, someone’s likely had their identity stolen as you read these words. Let’s hope it wasn’t you. In this post, Toptal Software Engineer Relja Damnjanovic shares his story about freelancer identity theft and offers lessons for freelancers, who don’t want to learn things the hard way.

Skills

  • Languages

    CSS3, HTML5, JavaScript, PHP, Delphi, C++, Ruby, Java, Pascal, C
  • Frameworks

    Zend Framework, Laravel, Ruby on Rails (RoR)
  • Libraries/APIs

    jQuery, Facebook API, Google Maps, Shopify API
  • Tools

    Terminal, Adobe Photoshop, MAMP, Git, PhpStorm, Eclipse IDE
  • Platforms

    Magento, WordPress, MacOS, NetBeans, Linux, Windows, Shopify
  • Storage

    Oracle PL/SQL, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Database Modeling
  • Other

    Front-end Development, Mega, WordPress Plugins
  • Paradigms

    Agile Software Development, Extreme Programming, Concurrent Programming

Education

  • Graduated Engineer of Computer Science degree in Computer Science
    2004 - 2008
    Computing School Belgrade - Belgrade, Serbia
  • High School degree in mathematics, programming
    2000 - 2004
    Math Academy High School - Belgrade, Serbia
Certifications
  • M1 Developer
    NOVEMBER 2013 - PRESENT
    Magento
  • M1 Front End Developer
    OCTOBER 2013 - PRESENT
    Magento
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