Stratos Nikolaidis

Stratos Nikolaidis

Xemxija, Malta
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Stratos Nikolaidis

Stratos Nikolaidis

Xemxija, Malta
Member since November 11, 2013
Stratos has been a professional programmer since 2000 and is an established software engineer. His next goal is to become a software architect and consultant. His deep knowledge, experience, and technical, and communication skills will enable him to face any challenge.
Stratos is now available for hire
Portfolio
Experience
  • PHP, 9 years
  • JavaScript, 9 years
  • jQuery, 6 years
  • AJAX, 6 years
  • WordPress, 4 years
  • SCSS, 4 years
  • Custom WordPress, 4 years
  • Symfony2, 2 years
Xemxija, Malta
Availability
Part-time
Preferred Environment
Linux, Windows, Sublime, Git
The most amazing...
...thing I've coded is an optimization of a complex SQL query joining PrestaShop with TecDoc to reduce query time from fourteen minutes to 1.5 seconds.
Employment
  • Head of Development
    Youwin
    2014 - PRESENT
    • Built NoSQL databases using MongoDB.
    • Extended usage of the Bootstrap grid system.
    • Made dynamic updates using jQuery and push technologies (Pub/Nub).
    • Implementing marketing strategies and techniques on sites.
    • Maintained back-end tasks using Node.
    • Developed and maintained multiple WordPress sites (single and network installations).
    Technologies: PHP, WordPress, Zend Framework, MongoDB, Node.js, jQuery, Bootstrap
  • Full-stack Web Developer
    Themindfulnesssummit.com (via Toptal)
    2015 - 2017
    • Maintained and developed high-traffic WordPress sites.
    • Developed automations with Eventbrite, Intercom, and MailChimp.
    • Extended theme development.
    • Administrated and managed WPEngine.
    • Extended third-party pixel tracking.
    • Developed a single-page WooCommerce instance.
    Technologies: WordPress, WooCommerce, Eventbrite, Intercom, MailChimp
  • Developer
    Mixergy (via Toptal)
    2014 - 2015
    • Created a WordPress search page that will have infinite scrolling and be fully responsive. Search can be done based on search text or specific tags. Admins have the functionality to modify article tags directly from the search results. Search operates while the user types in the search field.
    • Created a plugin (not connected to the specific theme) using only WordPress API.
    Technologies: WordPress, jQuery/AJAX, HTML/CSS, PHP, MySQL, Data caching
  • Senior PHP Developer
    DNX Corporation
    2013 - 2014
    • Enhanced use of JavaScript using AJAX calls.
    • Used event-driven jQuery and the Symfony 2 Framework.
    • Developed a platform to display different outputs for desktop, mobiles, and tablets.
    • Collaborated with four different development teams across Europe.
    • Optimized the website for traffic approaching 25M visits per month.
    • Creating testing scenarios with Selenium library and Java.
    Technologies: PHP, Symfony2, HTML5, CSS3, LESS, JavaScript, jQuery, Selenium/Java
  • IT Specialist
    4th Regional Health Authority of Macedonia and Thrace, Greece
    2010 - 2013
    • Worked for PROHEALTH - Interreg Greece - Bulgaria
    • Developed a portal for the 4th Regional Health Authority of Macedonia and Thrace.
    • Handled electronic transmission of incoming mail.
    • Managed and supported the IT departments in all hospitals in Macedonia and Thrace.
    Technologies: C#, PHP, Delphi, MySQL, DBISAM
  • IT/Scientific Consultant
    Bits and Bytes Software
    2007 - 2013
    • Enabled live communication between e-shops and ERP systems.
    • Merged e-shops and TecDoc databases.
    • Created complete custom ERP systems.
    • Developed mobile applications using the Kalipso engine.
    • Developed complex custom solutions for ERP systems.
    Technologies: PHP, HTML, MySQL, DBISAM, MS SQL Server, JavaScript, jQuery, C#, Delphi
  • IT Analyst
    General Hospital of Thessaloniki, Greece «AGIOS PAVLOS»
    2005 - 2010
    • Supported the data and computer installation in the hospital.
    • Handled applications development for the needs of the hospital’s departments.
    Technologies: Delphi, MySQL, Windows
  • Software Development
    Protasys S.A.
    2001 - 2005
    • Worked on DLL development for Altec Atlantis ERP.
    • Used JSP, JavaBeans, and EJB under the JBoss Application Server.
    • Built custom applications using Delphi and Oracle.
    Technologies: Delphi, Oracle
  • Software Engineer
    Martel S.A.
    2000 - 2002
    • Developed a fleet management application.
    • Created the pilot program for real time fleet management for the public transportation of Thessaloniki, Greece (oasth).
    Technologies: Delphi, Oracle
  • Software Development
    Unisoft S.A.
    1998 - 2001
    • Integrated the Euro currency into the main ERP (Capital).
    • Handled analytical accounts in industrial pricing.
    Technologies: Pascal 5, Delphi
Experience
  • Spare Parts Website (Development)

    An e-shop based on PrestaShop+TecDoc* with the following features:

    1. The e-shop communicates with the client's ERP system, synchronizing its product database.
    2. Custom TecDoc search engine
    3. The results of the TecDoc search are merged with the client's products.
    4. In TecDoc results, products that already exist in the ERP can be purchased and the rest can be ordered.
    5. When an online order is downloaded to the client's ERP, there is an intermediate state where:
    • If an order contains only actual products, it is imported in the ERP.
    • In case of the order containing products for order (products not existing in stock), then the client can cancel the order, remove or replace the nonexistant products, automatically create products in the ERP with data retrieved by the database, and complete the process by importing the invoice to the ERP.

    * TecDoc: A joint electronic catalogue for the Automotive Aftermarket that unites different competitors under one roof.

  • ProOffice E-shop (Development)

    An e-shop based on the PrestaShop engine, synchronized with the client's ERP system. Requirements include B2B, a custom modal form for online help and info, a custom modal form for negotiation per site and per product, and WCAG 2.0 compatibility.

  • Coffee Ouzounoglou Mobile App (Development)
    http://www.ouzounoglou.gr/

    A tool for invoicing on a vehicle. It was developed with Kalipso Mobile Development and runs in Windows Mobile. Users can invoice and collect (cache and cheques). Every transaction is printed in a portable printer. The bridge application imports all transactions in the client's ERP.

  • NoveBagno (Development)
    http://www.novebagno.gr/

    Unique facility solutions for the bathroom. I completely custom designed the website on PHP/MySQL.

  • Marsanis Mobile App (Development)
    http://www.marsanis.gr/

    A tool for for exporting and importing decoration products in-house using mobile terminals, developed with Kalipso Mobile Development, the bridge application with C# (imports orders in the client's ERP). All data (products and customers) is imported on the mobile terminal so the whole procedure can be sped up. When users want, they can synchronize with the server and refresh all data. When a user fills in an order, he first selects the customer. When selecting a product (through a built-in barcode scanner), the terminal communicates with ERP through web services to receive the price (price lists are stored in the ERP). When the order is completed, it is synchronized in real time with the ERP and the system prints the order automatically. The customer uses 4-5 mobile terminals with no problem at all.

  • Municipality Emmanouil Pappa Mobile App (Development)

    In collaboration with Telesto Technologies Ltd, I implemented a water counter mobile application for the municipality. The solution has two applications, a desktop application and a mobile (Windows Mobile) one. The desktop application communicates with a software called Genesis for retrieving all information of registers in the municipality (name information, address information, counter information and building type). When users measure for the first time, they can retrieve the GPS position of the meter to increase and ease the searching procedure. Using GPS or the built-in barcode scanner (each counter has its own barcode), users can complete a transaction with ease. We developed the mobile application in Kalipso Mobile Development and the desktop in C# using MySQL as the database.

  • Thilasmos (Development)
    http://www.thilasmos.com/

    A heavily customized WordPress blog on breastfeeding, designed for visual effect.

  • HealthMed (Development)

    A custom PHP website for beauty and cosmetics.

  • Master Organic Chemistry (Development)
    http://www.masterorganicchemistry.com

    Created a WordPress search page that will have infinite scrolling and be fully responsive. Search can be done based on search text or specific tags. Admins have the functionality to modify article tags directly from the search results. Search operates while the user types in the search field.

  • The Mindfulness Summit (Development)
    https://www.themindfulnesssummit.com

    Maintaining and developing WordPress sites with number of improvements in both back and front end. High traffic sites with tight integration with multiple third-party services.

Skills
  • Languages
    Delphi, HTML, PHP, SQL, CSS3, JavaScript, SCSS, UML, LessCSS, Java, C#
  • Frameworks
    Bootstrap 3, Smarty, Symfony2, Selenium, Zend Framework, PhoneGap
  • Libraries/APIs
    WordPress REST API, WordPress API, jQuery, jQuery UI, Facebook API
  • Tools
    Microsoft Excel, NetBeans, Sublime Text 2, Paint.NET, Chrome Developer Tools, Git, GitLab, Subversion, PrestaShop, Gimp, Bitbucket, WP e-Commerce, Git flow, GitHub, Nginx, Redmine, Zen Coding, MySQL Workbench, Vagrant, Crystal Reports, Access, Apache
  • Paradigms
    Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Responsive Coding, Class-based OOP, Model View Controller (MVC), UX Design, Scrum, REST, Event-driven Programming, Agile Software Development
  • Platforms
    WordPress, Linux, Ubuntu, Oracle, Joomla, Windows 7, Windows 8, Linux CentOS 7, Oracle Database
  • Storage
    MongoDB, MySQL, Firebird, Oracle SQL, Microsoft SQL Server
  • Misc
    Kalipso Mobile Development, AJAX, Custom WordPress, WordPress UX, WordPress Design, HTML to WordPress, WordPress Themes, WordPress Blog, Responsive, Responsive Web, Responsive Web Apps, Single-page application
Education
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Software Engineering
    Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece - Thessaloniki, Greece
    1992 - 1998
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