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

Verified Expert  in Engineering

WordPress Developer

Location
São Leopoldo - State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Toptal Member Since
December 12, 2016

Rodrigo is a focused Developer who produces digital projects for agencies worldwide. He has 21 years of experience using various methodologies and tech in most web and mobile projects. He has a solid knowledge base of the WordPress world and is very engaged with the community. Rodrigo enjoys building custom themes, plugins, and core customizations. He specializes in WordPress, developing for the front-end and back-end, and managing digital projects.

Portfolio

Toptal
Terminal, GitHub, Git, Google Cloud, Gulp, SCSS, Roots, WordPress, CSS3...
Clients (via Toptal)
Content Marketing Platforms, Beaver Builder, Responsive Web Design (RWD)...
Lea Baran
WordPress, PHP, JavaScript, CSS, Email, PSD to WordPress

Experience

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Visual Studio Code (VS Code), MAMP, Docker, Sublime Text, Git, OS X, Local by Flywheel, Postman

The most amazing...

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

Work Experience

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, LearnDash, WordPress Optimization

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, Content Marketing Platforms, 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, LearnDash, WordPress Optimization

WordPress Developer

2024 - 2024
Lea Baran
  • Fixed issues and implemented new web pages as needed.
  • Tracked issues using a spreadsheet for detailed status updates.
  • Enhanced the website to effectively present a personal brand and work portfolio.
Technologies: WordPress, PHP, JavaScript, CSS, Email, PSD to WordPress

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, LearnDash, WordPress Optimization

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, LearnDash, WordPress Optimization

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 (WinForms), Web Forms, .NET, Zoho CRM, Microsoft Project, MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, Ext JS, Sencha UI, LearnDash

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, 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, Active Server Pages (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, Active Server Pages (ASP)

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)

• 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

• Solved malware issues.
• Implemented a protection tier.
• Created visual improvements.
• Solved the publishing campaigns' AdSense issues.
• Developed new pages and integrations.

Technologies: CSS, JavaScript, WordPress, and PHP

Cardamom

Created a custom theme for the client, including designing and 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

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, Gutenberg, Google Charts

Portal TJRS

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

Vigzul

Vigil is a considerable security company in Brazil. The main thing built into this project was a custom theme from scratch, with a brand-new design based on the company's style guide.

Technologies: HTML, CSS, JS, PHP, WordPress

HMV | Hospital Moinhos de Vento

https://www.hospitalmoinhos.org.br/
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 framework's basic features.
Displaying all the new footwear collections every season of the year. Online shop to purchase new items and with a map to find the closest dealer.
2011 - 2015

Technical Degree in Information Technology Management

Unisinos - São Leopoldo, Brazil

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 (WinForms), Stripe

Tools

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

Languages

CSS, Less, Sass, HTML5, PHP, CSS3, JavaScript, C#, SQL, Liquid Template, TypeScript, HTML, XUL, Active Server Pages (ASP), Delphi, SCSS

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, Visual Studio Code (VS Code), WooCommerce, OS X, Magento, Oracle, Zoho CRM, Docker

Storage

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

Frameworks

CodeIgniter, PhoneGap, Bootstrap, .NET, ASP.NET, Ext JS, AngularJS

Industry Expertise

Project Management

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, Content Marketing Platforms, ActiveCampaign, Amazon Route 53, Cloudflare, SEO Audits, User Experience (UX), WordPress Optimization, DNS, Web Services, Windows Services, Email

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