Rico Mossesgeld, Developer in Metro Manila, Philippines
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Rico Mossesgeld

Verified Expert  in Engineering

Software Developer

Metro Manila, Philippines
Toptal Member Since
April 25, 2017

Rico has built online publications and services for big agencies, media companies, establishments, foundations, and a major daily. He relies on his proactive communication skills to help partners find solutions, and has shared his development expertise with teammates from different nationalities and timezones.


Equilibrium Design
jQuery, SCSS, HTML, WordPress, PHP
Manila Bulletin Publishing Corp.
MySQL, JavaScript, jQuery, SCSS, HTML5, WordPress
Sysomos, REST APIs




Preferred Environment

Vim Text Editor, Bash, Sublime Text, Git, Windows, OS X

The most amazing...

...project I've worked on was a basic social media performance tracker built with WordPress.

Work Experience

Web Developer

2017 - PRESENT
Equilibrium Design
  • Created a responsive, cross-browser online price estimator, featuring a senior-friendly interface.
  • Converted Adobe Illustrator mockups into functional web-based interfaces.
Technologies: jQuery, SCSS, HTML, WordPress, PHP

Digital Development Head

2015 - 2017
Manila Bulletin Publishing Corp.
  • Led a web development team through an update of existing online publications to provide better support for search engines and social media networks.
  • Standardized publisher-friendly features (including Google AMP and Opera Mini support) as part of development workflow.
  • Built and sourced libraries to speed up production and deployment of new publications and services.
  • Provided content recommendations, based on online conversation analysis, to the editorial team.
  • Developed display advertising and content marketing products for clients.
Technologies: MySQL, JavaScript, jQuery, SCSS, HTML5, WordPress

Associate Business Director

2014 - 2015
  • Led the set up of a local social media command center for Coca-Cola.
  • Created sample code to test capabilities and limits of social network REST APIs (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).
  • Coordinated team analytics, community management, and content creation efforts for local and international clients.
  • Wrote detailed technical requirements of analytics dashboards for a development contractor to implement.
  • Responsible for revenue tracking, service costing, and servicing senior clients.
Technologies: Sysomos, REST APIs

Head, Digital Development

2012 - 2014
ID8 Inc.
  • Used WordPress to build online services to support integrated media campaigns.
  • Provided technical expertise on social media and online publishing platforms for accounts management team.
  • Supplied digital PR strategy and analytics for key local and global clients.
  • Developed the original version of 8List.ph, a WordPress publication that won a PR industry award.
  • Incorporated user-visible pageview data through Google Analytics API.
  • Worked with REST APIs to build a social media account performance tracker.
Technologies: REST APIs, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS, HTML5, WordPress

Online Content Manager

2009 - 2012
Yellowasp Corp.
  • Supervised article production team for a US-market website.
  • Coordinated with stakeholders on quantity and quality requirements.
  • Provided community management for website forum.
Technologies: Google Docs, Microsoft 365, CSS, HTML

Email Marketing Specialist

2007 - 2009
US Auto Parts Network Philippines
  • Conceptualized and worked on copywriting for conversion-oriented promotions for an eCommerce website’s email newsletter program.
  • Provided direction for web designers.
  • Automated newsletter process through Microsoft Excel, cutting production time by 70%.
Technologies: Microsoft 365, Google Docs, CSS, HTML

Marketing Specialist

2006 - 2007
Microwarehouse Inc.
  • Serviced internal requests to localize print collaterals of global consumer electronics brands.
  • Handled event ingress and egress.
Technologies: Adobe Photoshop, CSS, HTML


A groundbreaking and award-winning site that provides your daily dose of entertaining, useful, and informative lists.

MB Life

Millennial-oriented online publication built for The Manila Bulletin, the leading local newspaper of record in the Philippines.

Garage Magazine Online

Online edition of Garage Magazine, the top Men’s fashion magazine of the Philippines.

Ramon Magsaysay Foundation Website Revamp

Implemented for The Ramon Magsaysay Awards Foundation, a non-profit that gives out what’s been called “The Nobel Prize of Asia”.


Online edition of Going Places (formerly Cruising), a travel magazine.

Find Your Candidate 2016

Personality quiz designed to help voters find the most suitable candidate for the 2016 Philippine Elections, based on their positions on key issues.


This project I've carried out consisted of a PHP class that makes the HTML generation code more readable. I developed and stored it on the GitHub platform, allowing for easy access by other developers.

Night Mode Demo

Lightweight JavaScript implementation of a Night Mode button that doesn't affect images and videos.

Responsive Animated Landscapes

A CSS3 experiment in creating more dynamic Google Doodle-type headers for 8List.ph. Takes full advantage of browser GPU acceleration.
2000 - 2006

Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Animation

Ateneo de Naga University - Naga City


React, Facebook SDK, Facebook Open Graph API, Twitter SDK, Twitter API, Google Analytics API, Instagram API, jQuery, REST APIs


Sublime Text, Jekyll, Vim Text Editor, Git, Sysomos, Google Docs, Adobe Photoshop


Foundation CSS, Bootstrap


SCSS, HTML5, Sass, CSS, PHP, JavaScript, Bash, HTML


WordPress, OS X, Windows




User Experience (UX), Analytics, Writing & Editing, Microsoft 365

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