Rodrigo Salles, Developer in Curitiba - State of Paraná, Brazil

Rodrigo Salles

Web Development Developer

Curitiba - State of Paraná, Brazil
Toptal Member Since
May 25, 2017

Since 2013, 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 lifecycle, he's always ready to help and prepared to rethink decisions. Acting as a team player is natural to him and he's attracted many faithful friends and connections throughout his career.

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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...


Curitiba - State of Paraná, Brazil



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

2019 - PRESENT

WordPress Developer

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
2019 - 2021

WordPress Back-end Developer

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 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
2018 - 2021

WordPress Developer

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
2018 - 2019

WordPress Developer

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
2018 - 2018

WordPress Developer

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
2018 - 2018

Senior WordPress Developer

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
2017 - 2018

WordPress Developer

  • 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
2017 - 2018

WordPress Developer

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
2014 - 2018

Web Developer (Onsite and Remote)

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
2017 - 2017

Expert WordPress Developer

  • 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
2015 - 2017

Web Developer (Onsite and Remote)

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
2013 - 2017

Web Developer (Remote)

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
2006 - 2013

Developer | System Analyst

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


Reactive Surfaces
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, ACF

GitHub Account
My GitHub account.

Red8 Interactive Projects
A list of the projects that I was involved with on a daily basis as part of the Red8 developer team.

Bishop Ranch
Technologies: WordPress, Sass, jQuery, Custom Post Types, ACF, Events Calendar

Fair St. Louis
Technologies: WordPress, Sass, jQuery, Events Website
I was involved with parts of the project for

Technologies: WordPress, Sass, jQuery



PHP, HTML, HTML5, CSS, Sass, SQL, JavaScript, C#, Java, CSS3


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


WordPress, WooCommerce, MacOS, Windows, IBM WebSphere


Web Development, WordPress Themes, WordPress Plugins, PSD to WordPress, Elementor, Social Media Integration, Gravity Forms, Oracle WebLogic Application Server, Back-end, eCommerce, Front-end, API Integration, FTP, Full-stack, Custom CMS Development, SEO Tools, WordPress Design, Website Redesign, Cloudflare


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


Service-oriented Architecture (SOA), Web App Design


SQL Stored Procedures, MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server

Industry Expertise



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


2000 - 2003

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science and Information Systems

Universidade Positivo - Curitiba, Brazil