Rodrigo Donini, WordPress Developer in São Leopoldo - State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Rodrigo Donini

WordPress Developer in São Leopoldo - State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Member since December 12, 2016
Rodrigo is a focused developer who produces digital projects for agencies around the world. He has 18 years of experience using various methodologies and tech in most web and mobile projects. He has a strong knowledge base of the WordPress world and is very engaged with the community: building custom themes, plugins, and core customizations. He specializes in WordPress, developing for the front-end back-end and in managing digital projects.
Rodrigo is now available for hire

Portfolio

  • Toptal
    Terminal, GitHub, Git, Google Cloud, Gulp, SCSS, Roots, WordPress, CSS3
  • Clients (via Toptal)
    Beaver Builder, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Stylus, ActiveCampaign, MariaDB...
  • Codzen
    Adobe Photoshop, Unit Testing, Testing, MAMP, Trello, Bitbucket...

Experience

Location

São Leopoldo - State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

VS Code, MAMP, Docker, Sublime Text, Git, OS X

The most amazing...

...project I've worked on, for a client, is to develop themes with multi-site support and several plugins that promote integrations with legacy client systems.

Employment

  • WordPress Screener

    2017 - PRESENT
    Toptal
    • Interviewed candidates from all over the world to join the team.
    • Evaluated the candidates' skills, competencies, and capabilities.
    • Helped determine the candidates' WordPress competency.
    Technologies: Terminal, GitHub, Git, Google Cloud, Gulp, SCSS, Roots, WordPress, CSS3
  • WordPress Engineer

    2016 - PRESENT
    Clients (via Toptal)
    • Developed WordPress themes and plugins and maintained WordPress sites.
    • Advised on software architecture design. Implemented the image to layout workflow, such as PSD to theme conversion or similar.
    • Delivered web solutions for many thousand final users.
    Technologies: Beaver Builder, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Stylus, ActiveCampaign, MariaDB, Adobe Photoshop, Unit Testing, Infusionsoft API, Twitter API, Amazon Alexa, MAMP, Trello, Bitbucket, WordPress Theme Design, Public Speaking, Conference Speaking, PhpMyAdmin, React, Docker, GitHub, MySQL, Infusionsoft, Sass, PHP, WooCommerce, Composer, Gulp, Grunt, Webpack, Roots, JavaScript, WP-CLI, WordPress REST API, Less, CSS, WordPress, CSS3
  • Full-stack Developer

    2015 - 2016
    Codzen
    • Developed web applications based on WordPress and Magento.
    • Created custom themes and plugins for WordPress and Magento.
    • Developed eCommerce sites based on Magento and web portals based on WordPress.
    • Developed the front-end and back-end layers for Magento and WordPress.
    Technologies: Adobe Photoshop, Unit Testing, Testing, MAMP, Trello, Bitbucket, WordPress Theme Design, PhpMyAdmin, React, Docker, Agile, REST APIs, GitHub, SQL, WP-CLI, Sass, PHP, Scrum, Grunt, Node.js, CodeIgniter, MySQL, Magento, WordPress, CSS3
  • Full-stack Developer | Project Manager

    2012 - 2016
    WING Taking Your Projects Further
    • Developed websites and web applications based on WordPress.
    • Created custom WordPress themes and plugins, such as external Apps integrated with WP REST API.
    • Defined the structure and architecture of the project.
    • Managed projects and promoted the practice of Agile methods (Scrum) with the remote team. Conducted monitoring, cost control, quality, scope, and risks.
    • Defined the work processes based on my own working methods.
    Technologies: Adobe Photoshop, Unit Testing, Testing, MAMP, Trello, Bitbucket, WordPress Theme Design, PhpMyAdmin, React, Docker, Agile, Project Management, REST APIs, GitHub, SQL, WP-CLI, Sass, PHP, Scrum, Gulp, Grunt, Node.js, PhoneGap, CodeIgniter, MySQL, AngularJS, WordPress, CSS3
  • System Coordinator

    2011 - 2012
    e-tab Tecnologia e Gestão
    • Supported the CIO in defining and managing the IT environment.
    • Managed the allocation cross-functional the system teams.
    • Integrated the system's development environment, using patterns.
    • Managed the integration of the system's area with other areas of the company.
    • Implemented the CMMI level 2 qualification project.
    • Built the methodological process of project management for development based on the CMMI systems.
    • Supported the commercial area in the definition of time estimates for proposals.
    • Supported the commercial area in technical visits.
    • Conducted the training sessions for the tools sold by the company.
    • Researched and developed to define the technology used by the company.
    Technologies: Adobe Photoshop, Testing, Agile, Project Management, GitHub, SQL, PHP, Scrum, Composer, Windows Forms, Web Forms, .NET, Zoho CRM, Microsoft Project, MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, Ext JS, Sencha UI
  • Program Manager

    2009 - 2011
    e-tab Tecnologia e Gestão
    • Coordinated the efforts of the system development team.
    • Acted as the project manager of the Finding Solution (a documentary information tool for intelligence and management).
    • Managed the negotiations with suppliers and software partners.
    • Developed a solid methodology for development projects based on the best practices of Scrum.
    Technologies: Adobe Photoshop, Testing, Agile, Project Management, SQL, PHP, Scrum, Microsoft Project, Microsoft SQL Server, .NET, C#
  • System Analyst

    2006 - 2009
    CWI Software
    • Worked with technological innovations for the financial and entertainment industry.
    • Performed systems analysis, data modeling, and class modeling.
    • Developed the most important part for a retailer of electronics, a major European company. Created a solution for 120 stores divided into two countries that communicated with local and central servers.
    • Gained extensive knowledge about complex systems requiring high availability.
    Technologies: Unit Testing, Model View Controller (MVC), Testing, Project Management, GitHub, SQL, PHP, Scrum, Windows Services, Web Services, XUL, CSS, JavaScript, HTML, Microsoft SQL Server, .NET, C#, CSS3
  • System Developer

    2005 - 2006
    iVirtua Solutions
    • Worked as a developer of the Trauma Zer0 Suite Web module, developed with .NET framework 2.0 technology, Visual Studio 2005, consuming web services capabilities of the Tz0 Core Server with code behind in the C# language.
    • Developed a framework to organize the web service layer and database persistence with support for MS SQL Server, Oracle, DB2, and MySQL.
    • Worked with dynamic resources with Atlas Ajax and the interface layer.
    • Worked mainly on analysis, development, product configuration management, modeling, and usability/accessibility.
    Technologies: SQL, PHP, Delphi, CSS, JavaScript, HTML, MySQL, DB, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, .NET, C#, CSS3
  • Web Developer

    2003 - 2005
    Feevale
    • Developed systems focused on the internal use of the institution and systems with WEB architecture—most with the technologies ASP, ASP.NET, PHP, MS SQL—and worked as a system admin on the institution database.
    • Gained a business macro view because it was an educational institution in addition to dealing with a great number of customers, i.e., students.
    • Researched ideal usability and accessibility, database modeling, and implementation of the institutional website.
    Technologies: SQL, PHP, Microsoft SQL Server, ASP.NET, ASP, CSS3
  • Web Developer

    2000 - 2003
    Graphic Line
    • Joined as a development intern, working with web systems, technologies VB Script, ASP 3, HTS, SHTML, PHP, and JSP.
    • Developed sites and custom content management systems.
    • Built many websites for institutional companies to present their services and product portfolio.
    Technologies: SQL, PHP, HTML, JSP, ASP, VB

Experience

  • I Am Supercharged (via Toptal)
    http://iamsupercharged.com/

    • Built the new IamSupercharged website
    • Conducted general maintenance, solved performance issues, and built new pages.
    • Built the members' area and created plugins for support of LearnDash, Memberium, and integration with InfusionSoft.
    • Converted Adobe xD files to WordPress themes/templates.

    Technologies: WordPress, PHP, jQuery, CSS, Ajax, SCSS, Gulp, Infusionsoft

  • Kwanza Jones (via Toptal)
    http://kwanzajones.com

    • Built the new Kwanza Jones website
    • Conducted general maintenance, solved performance issues, and built new pages.
    • Converted Adobe xD files to WordPress themes.

    Technologies: WordPress, PHP, jQuery, CSS, Ajax, SCSS, Gulp, Infusionsoft

  • Epic Design Labs (via Toptal)
    https://epicdesignlabs.com/

    Developed custom WordPress plugins and child themes for the client's agency.
    Converted PSD files into HTML ones.

    Technologies: WordPress, PHP, Google Maps API, Sass, jQuery, Ajax, SCSS, Gulp, Beaver Builder

  • Catchpoint (via Toptal)
    http://www.catchpoint.com

    Conducted general maintenance, solved performance issues, implemented search improvements, and built new child themes, custom pages, and custom plugins.

    Technologies: WordPress, PHP, jQuery, CSS, Ajax

  • Breathe Education (via Toptal)
    http://breathe.edu.au/

    • Developed a custom theme for the client based on a given design.
    • Meetings and touch bases to review design vs. development, matching both teams' needs.

    Technologies: WordPress, Roots.io, SCSS, Gulp, JavaScript

  • Revere Capital (via Toptal)
    http://www.reverecapital.com

    • Built a plugin to handle the documents of funds and investments, with a secure login and folder and file permissions
    • Maintained and implemented some improvements on the main site
    • Used technologies like WordPress, PHP, jQuery, CSS, Bootstrap, and Ajax

  • REBTECH (via Toptal)
    http://rebtechnvg.com/

    Developed custom company forms for engineering change orders, returned material authorizations and requested quotes to precisely fit the client's needs.

    Technologies: WordPress, Contact Form 7, PHP, jQuery, CSS

  • American Real Estate Investments (via Toptal)

    • Solved malware issues.
    • Implemented a protection tier.
    • Created visual improvements.
    • Solved the publishing campaigns' AdSense issues.

  • Cardamom (via Toptal)

    • Created a custom theme for the client, including designing the theme, supporting the institutional website, and the app's blog
    • Used the Theme Customization API and the Widget API.
    • Technologies were: WordPress, PHP, jQuery, CSS, Sass, Bootstrap, Ajax, and Grunt.js

  • Jouney Principles Institute (via Toptal)
    http://members.journeyprinciples.com/

    • Built the member's area and created plugins for support of LearnDash, Memberium, and integration with InfusionSoft and ActiveCampaign

    Technologies: WordPress, PHP, jQuery, CSS, Ajax

  • Portal TJRS

    • Worked as a WordPress engineer defining the architecture of the themes and plugins.
    • Created a customized login process in order to integrate with the active directory.
    • Created a great plugin to integrate and index the content for search with Google Search Appliance (GSA).
    • Built the second plugin in this project in order to customize the default style and information of the default WordPress menu.

  • Vigzul

    Vigzul is a huge security company in Brazil. The main thing that was built in this project was a custom theme.

  • HMV | Hospital Moinhos de Vento

    HMV is one of the best hospitals in the south of Brazil and in this project, I built a custom theme and many other plugins to integrate WordPress components with the legacy systems of the hospital. Another plugin was created to customize the default style and information of the default WordPress menu.

  • Calçados Comfort Flex
    http://www.calcadoscomfortflex.com.br/

    This project was built with CodeIgniter, using the basic features of the framework.

  • How to Create Exclusive Custom Taxonomies in WordPress (Publication)
    In WordPress, taxonomies allow you to flexibly organize your content in categories with tags and more. However, when defining custom taxonomies, you may not get the desired behavior out of the box. In this article, Toptal Freelance Software Engineer Rodrigo Donini shows how exclusive custom taxonomies can be implemented in WordPress for strict categorization of posts.

Skills

  • Languages

    CSS, Less, Sass, HTML5, PHP, CSS3, JavaScript, C#, SQL, Liquid Template, TypeScript, HTML, XUL, Delphi, SCSS
  • Libraries/APIs

    Sage, WordPress REST API, BuddyPress, REST APIs, WordPress API, jQuery, React, Liquid, Infusionsoft API, Google Maps API, YouTube API, WooCommerce API, Facebook API, Instagram API, Twitter API, Node.js, Windows Forms, Stripe
  • Tools

    Infusionsoft, Roots, Sublime Text, WP-CLI, Stylus, Trello, PhpMyAdmin, Bitbucket, Git, GitHub, MAMP, VS Code, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), Zapier, JotForm, JSX, Adobe Photoshop, PageSpeed, Gulp, Grunt, Terminal, Microsoft Project, Sencha UI, Composer, Webpack
  • Paradigms

    Responsive Web Design (RWD), Scrum, REST, Unit Testing, Model View Controller (MVC), Testing, Agile, Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Platforms

    WordPress, WordPress Theme Design, Amazon Alexa, Shopify, WooCommerce, OS X, Magento, Oracle, Zoho CRM, Docker
  • Storage

    JSON, MariaDB, MySQL, Amazon S3 (AWS S3), Web Forms, Google Cloud, Microsoft SQL Server
  • Other

    Amazon Echo, Beaver Builder, Ajax, Conference Speaking, Public Speaking, Front-end, Back-end Development, PSD to HTML, HTML to WordPress, WordPress Multisite, PSD to WordPress, WordPress Themes, WordPress Plugins, HTTP REST, Yoast SEO, Web Development, WordPress Design, ActiveCampaign, Amazon Route 53, Cloudflare, SEO Audits, UX, Web Services, Windows Services
  • Frameworks

    CodeIgniter, PhoneGap, Bootstrap, .NET, ASP, ASP.NET, Ext JS, AngularJS
  • Industry Expertise

    Project Management

Education

  • Technical Degree in Information Technology Management
    2011 - 2015
    Unisinos - São Leopoldo, Brazil

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