Rodrigo Salles, Developer in Curitiba, Brazil
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Rodrigo Salles

Verified Expert  in Engineering

WordPress Developer

Location
Curitiba, Brazil
Toptal Member Since
May 25, 2017

Since 2012, Rodrigo has been making a living as a remote web developer—loving and focusing on WordPress and working as a fundamental part of several IT teams and projects. With hands-on experience in a variety of tech, software analysis, and development lifecycles, he's always ready to help and is prepared to rethink decisions. Acting as a team player is natural to Rodrigo, and he's attracted many faithful friends and connections throughout his career.

Portfolio

PocketMade LLC
WordPress, PHP, JavaScript, Bootstrap, WordPress API, jQuery, Elementor...
ColmanDesign LLC
WordPress, WordPress Plugins, WordPress Themes, WordPress Design...
Wine Racks America
WordPress, WooCommerce, WordPress Themes, WordPress Plugins, API Integration...

Experience

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Visual Studio SDK, Git, Windows, MacOS

The most amazing...

...thing I've developed was a compiler that reads a file written in a defined language and checks for syntax errors or any invalid instruction.

Work Experience

WordPress Developer

2019 - PRESENT
PocketMade LLC
  • Developed custom functionalities for a variety of websites managed by PocketMade as an agency.
  • Provided solutions related to SEO, security, and performance for different projects and web servers.
  • Built WordPress themes and plugins from scratch based on designs and documentation provided for each of the projects.
Technologies: WordPress, PHP, JavaScript, Bootstrap, WordPress API, jQuery, Elementor, API Integration, WordPress Themes, WordPress Plugins, WooCommerce, WooCommerce API, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), Sass, Security, Cloudflare, MySQL, CSS, WordPress eCommerce, HTML to WordPress, PayPal, Chrome, Full-stack, Firefox, Safari, Reviews, Content Management Systems (CMS), LAMP, APIs, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Responsive Web Design (RWD), User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), Contact Form 7

WordPress Back-end Developer

2019 - 2021
ColmanDesign LLC
  • Worked on several projects managed by Creatitive, mostly building custom functionalities and implementing best practices for better security and performance.
  • Tracked and fixed bugs using Monday.com as the primary project management tool.
  • Created websites from scratch based on designs provided by Creatitive clients.
Technologies: WordPress, WordPress Plugins, WordPress Themes, WordPress Design, API Integration, Git, Web Development, Website Redesign, PHP, MySQL, CSS, HTML to WordPress, BrainTree, Chrome, Full-stack, Firefox, Safari, Reviews, Content Management Systems (CMS), LAMP, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), APIs, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Responsive Web Design (RWD), User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), Contact Form 7

WordPress Developer

2018 - 2021
Wine Racks America
  • Completely restructured the eCommerce website according to new requirements.
  • Fixed several existing bugs using project management tools and Git.
  • Developed custom functionalities for the business model followed by the company.
  • Developed and implemented best practices for better performance, speed, and security, including web server configuration and migration.
Technologies: WordPress, WooCommerce, WordPress Themes, WordPress Plugins, API Integration, Security, Cloudflare, PHP, MySQL, CSS, WordPress eCommerce, HTML to WordPress, PayPal, Stripe Checkout, Stripe, Chrome, Full-stack, Firefox, Safari, Reviews, Content Management Systems (CMS), LAMP, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), APIs, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Responsive Web Design (RWD), User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), Contact Form 7

WordPress Developer

2018 - 2019
What's on Dharma
  • Rebuilt and remodeled the entire website according to the official requirements and needs.
  • Tracked and fixed bugs using Asana as the main project management tool.
  • Developed custom functionalities related to events management.
Technologies: WordPress, Full-stack, WordPress Themes, WordPress Plugins, API Integration, Custom CMS Development, SEO Tools, Web Development, Security, Elementor, PHP, MySQL, CSS, HTML to WordPress, Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Content Management Systems (CMS), LAMP, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Responsive Web Design (RWD), User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), Contact Form 7

WordPress Developer

2018 - 2018
Reactive Surfaces, Ltd., LLP
  • Developed custom WordPress themes from scratch based on design files (Sketch designs).
  • Developed custom functionalities according to business requirements (custom post types, custom roles, SEO, and caching configuration).
  • Implemented a Git workflow for code repository and history.
Technologies: WordPress, WordPress Themes, WordPress Plugins, API Integration, MySQL, CSS, HTML to WordPress, Chrome, Full-stack, Firefox, Safari, Content Management Systems (CMS), LAMP, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Responsive Web Design (RWD), User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), Contact Form 7

Senior WordPress Developer

2018 - 2018
Howard Development & Consulting
  • Provided web development services for a variety of projects from the company.
  • Developed custom functionalities (for themes and plugins) according to business requirements for each of the projects.
  • Tracked and fixed bugs using Asana and Trello as main project management tools.
  • Developed SEO strategies for better performance and ranking with search engine tools like Google.
Technologies: WordPress Themes, WordPress, PHP, CSS, HTML, MySQL, WordPress Plugins, FTP, CodeIgniter, Laravel, Security, Cloudflare, Elementor, WordPress eCommerce, HTML to WordPress, PayPal, Chrome, Full-stack, Firefox, Safari, Reviews, Content Management Systems (CMS), LAMP, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), APIs, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Responsive Web Design (RWD), User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), Contact Form 7

WordPress Developer

2017 - 2018
Reviewsnap
  • Developed custom functionalities and modules for the Reviewsnap website (theme and plugin customization) using ACF and other plugins.
  • Tracked and fixed bugs using Trello and Jira as main project management tools.
  • Performed maintenance tasks to ensure security best practices are applied while improving performance.
Technologies: CSS3, WordPress, WordPress Themes, HTML5, PHP, WordPress Plugins, Security, Cloudflare, MySQL, CSS, HTML to WordPress, Chrome, Full-stack, Firefox, Safari, Reviews, Content Management Systems (CMS), LAMP, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), APIs, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Responsive Web Design (RWD), User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), Contact Form 7

WordPress Developer

2017 - 2018
Kyba, Inc.
  • Developed an online video platform for fitness exercises and training.
  • Developed custom integration with major video platforms like YouTube and Vimeo.
  • Restructured the current website completely for better performance and speed.
Technologies: WordPress, MySQL, PHP, WordPress Themes, CSS, WordPress eCommerce, Chrome, Full-stack, Firefox, Safari, Content Management Systems (CMS), LAMP, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), APIs, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Responsive Web Design (RWD), User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), Contact Form 7

Web Developer (Onsite and Remote)

2014 - 2018
Red8 Interactive
  • Developed a variety of WordPress websites and plugins, according to different client's requirements.
  • Made daily use of Sass, Grunt, custom fields/queries, and various plugins.
  • Created an all-in-one social network plugin that retrieved content from the most popular social sites and made them available via widgets and shortcodes.
  • Integrated WordPress sites with third-party applications like a banking system and Microsoft Dynamics.
  • Created customized themes and plugins according to the client's needs.
  • Provided support and bug-fixing for several projects.
Technologies: WordPress, Git, Sass, CSS, jQuery, JavaScript, HTML5, PHP, WooCommerce, Gravity Forms, WordPress Plugins, Security, WordPress Themes, MySQL, WordPress eCommerce, HTML to WordPress, PayPal, Chrome, Full-stack, Firefox, Safari, Reviews, Content Management Systems (CMS), LAMP, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), APIs, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Responsive Web Design (RWD), User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), Contact Form 7

Expert WordPress Developer

2017 - 2017
CollegeConnect
  • Handled custom theme and plugin development for education website.
  • Integrated Stripe for payments and money transactions between users.
  • Tracked and fixed bugs using project management tools and Git.
Technologies: PHP, WordPress, Back-end, eCommerce, WordPress API, Front-end, WordPress Themes, MySQL, CSS, Stripe Checkout, Stripe, Chrome, Full-stack, Firefox, Safari, Content Management Systems (CMS), LAMP, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Responsive Web Design (RWD), User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI)

Web Developer (Onsite and Remote)

2015 - 2017
MIGHTYminnow Web Studio
  • Worked on WordPress plugin development and theme customization.
  • Integrated WordPress with different platforms (social networks APIs, third party applications).
  • Made daily use of Slack, Git, Asana, and other project management tools.
  • Developed a set of reusable custom components for Visual Composer.
  • Conducted Q&A and maintenance of all the projects hosted by the company.
Technologies: Git, Sass, JavaScript, jQuery, WordPress, WooCommerce, Gravity Forms, WordPress Plugins, Security, Cloudflare, Elementor, WordPress Themes, PHP, MySQL, CSS, WordPress eCommerce, HTML to WordPress, PayPal, Chrome, Full-stack, Firefox, Safari, Reviews, Content Management Systems (CMS), LAMP, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Responsive Web Design (RWD), User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI)

Web Developer (Remote)

2013 - 2017
Cox eLearning Consultants | vTrainingRoom, Inc.
  • Build WordPress-based websites and customized themes.
  • Developed custom plugins as required in order to fit specific client needs.
  • Conducted daily Q&A and maintenance tasks.
  • Implemented a custom integration between WordPress and different platforms used by managers.
Technologies: Git, Sass, JavaScript, jQuery, WordPress, Gravity Forms, WordPress Plugins, Security, WordPress Themes, PHP, MySQL, CSS, HTML to WordPress, Chrome, Full-stack, Firefox, Safari, Reviews, Content Management Systems (CMS), LAMP, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Responsive Web Design (RWD), User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI)

Developer | System Analyst

2006 - 2013
eWave do Brasil
  • Delivered a business-to-business (B2B) portal responsible for managing all order requests from retailers and final customers; used IBM WebSphere Commerce as the main platform.
  • Created an HR management system responsible for managing and controlling all the human resources working hours and activities related to the internal projects (a multi-project environment).
  • Integrated a variety of legacy systems applying SOA architecture concepts using Oracle SOA Suite (a telecom company in Brazil called VIVO).
  • Made constant use of technologies like J2EE, ASP.NET, Oracle SOA Suite (BPEL, ESB, WLI, Data Services) and Oracle Database SQL.
Technologies: Bamboo, Jira, Oracle WebLogic Application Server, IBM WebSphere, JavaScript, jQuery, ASP.NET, Java, Security, PHP, MySQL, CSS, Chrome, Full-stack, Firefox, Safari, Content Management Systems (CMS), LAMP, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Responsive Web Design (RWD), User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI)

GitHub Account

https://github.com/roosalles
My GitHub account.

USDM Website

https://usdm.com
This is a website built with Elementor/Elementor Pro with integration with custom back-end applications. All the data from WordPress is consumed via a REST API to be used on different systems and applications.

Wine Racks America | eCommerce Website

https://wineracksamerica.com
Worked as a lead developer for a custom eCommerce site, performing several tasks such as custom theme development, WooCommerce customization, custom plugin development, performance/speed monitoring and configuration, and more.

Jungle Boys Florida Website

https://jungleboysflorida.com
A whole new website for Jungle Boys Florida (eCommerce for the cannabis industry/products) built with Elementor/Elementor Pro based on custom template files (Figma/Photoshop) provided by designers. I worked on performance and page speed configuration and implementation.

Reactive Surfaces

https://reactivesurfaces.com/
This responsive website was created from scratch, based on the Underscores theme. The original design was built using Sketch.

Technologies: WordPress, Sass, jQuery (external libraries), custom post types, and ACF.

Red8 Interactive Projects

http://red8interactive.com/projects/
A list of the projects that I was involved with on a daily basis as part of the Red8 developer team.

Bishop Ranch

https://www.bishopranch.com/
Technologies: WordPress, Sass, jQuery, Custom Post Types, ACF, Events Calendar

Fair St. Louis

https://www.fairsaintlouis.org/
Technologies: WordPress, Sass, jQuery, Events Website

GoTahoeNorth.com

https://www.gotahoenorth.com/
I was involved with parts of the project for GoTahoeNorth.com.

Technologies: WordPress, Sass, jQuery

Languages

PHP, HTML, HTML5, CSS, Sass, SQL, JavaScript, C#, Java, CSS3, Active Server Pages (ASP), C++

Frameworks

Chrome, ASP.NET MVC, ASP.NET, CodeIgniter, Laravel, Bootstrap

Libraries/APIs

WordPress API, Visual Studio SDK, jQuery, Facebook API, Instagram API, Twitter API, REST APIs, Google API, WooCommerce API, Stripe

Tools

Eclipse IDE, MAMP, Coda 2, Slack, Sublime Text, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), Git, Sequel Pro, Figma, Jira, Bamboo, Adobe Photoshop, Apache, NGINX, Adobe Premiere Pro, Bourbon Neat, Stripe Checkout

Paradigms

Responsive Web Design (RWD), Service-oriented Architecture (SOA), Web App Design, Object-oriented Programming (OOP)

Platforms

WordPress, WooCommerce, LAMP, MacOS, Firefox, Safari, Windows, IBM WebSphere

Other

Web Development, WordPress Themes, WordPress Plugins, PSD to WordPress, Full-stack, Elementor, Theme Customization, WordPress eCommerce, HTML to WordPress, Content Management Systems (CMS), APIs, User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), Social Media Integration, Gravity Forms, API Integration, Security, Reviews, Contact Form 7, Oracle WebLogic Application Server, Back-end, eCommerce, Front-end, FTP, Custom CMS Development, SEO Tools, WordPress Design, Website Redesign, Cloudflare, Custom Themes, Child Themes, PHP Performance, Performance, Site Speed Optimization, Page Speed Optimization, Theme Development, WordPress SEO, Desktop Support, Applications, Networks, PayPal, BrainTree

Storage

SQL Stored Procedures, MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server

2000 - 2003

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science and Information Systems

Universidade Positivo - Curitiba, Brazil

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