Toufic Halwani, Developer in Nice, France
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Toufic Halwani

Verified Expert  in Engineering

Software Developer

Nice, France
Toptal Member Since
December 29, 2020

Toufic is a WordPress and full-stack developer with eleven years of experience. He is enthusiastic about supporting his clients on large-scale projects and taking up challenges within expert technical teams. As a former CEO of a French startup, he understands the company's needs and knows how to see beyond the code.



Preferred Environment

NPM, Chrome, Linux, Visual Studio Code (VS Code), Git

The most amazing...

...thing I've developed is an eCommerce platform that ranked third on Google using WordPress and Laravel.

Work Experience

Founder | WordPress Developer

2017 - 2020
  • Founded the startup and led the development of the app that facilitates the administrative procedures for the users.
  • Managed the whole team, from the technical choices to SEO matters. Ranked third on Google's first page in six months on more than 60,000 researches per month.
  • Developed the front end using WordPress, back end using Laravel, and led the mobile app development in React Native.
Technologies: Vue, React, Laravel, WordPress

Freelance Web Developer

2012 - 2017
  • Developed several websites for my clients. They were essentially showcase websites created using WordPress.
  • Ensured compliance with W3C and Google standards in terms of optimization, page loading time, and best SEO practices.
  • Respected customer planning and communicated with the technical team to implement the technical architecture.
Technologies: Laravel, CSS3, HTML5, WordPress

WordPress Developer

2009 - 2012
  • Developed several showcase websites using WordPress and Drupal content management systems.
  • Tracked and fixed bugs using Redmine and reported my work to the project manager.
  • Prepared presentations and trained the clients to use the back office successfully.
  • Used Git to remotely version control the source code and work with the team.
Technologies: Silex, Drupal, WordPress

Junior Front-end Developer

2009 - 2010
Tequila Rapido
  • Conducted front-end development using HTML and CSS. Created highly advanced interfaces for big French companies like Renault, GDF Suez, and many others.
  • Used JavaScript and jQuery for developing the front end for different clients. Added dynamic animations to web pages.
  • Deployed websites to make them public on the web. Worked with staging and production servers.
Technologies: jQuery, JavaScript, CSS3, HTML5

Nouvelle Carte Grise Website
A WordPress website with a theme and custom eCommerce plugin. The front end is linked to a Laravel back end. It handles hundreds of orders each day and several thousand orders each month. The customers also have a dedicated interface to upload their documents and follow their orders.

People Voyage Privé Website
A showcase site for the leading online travel sales company in France. The website presents the company's team, retrieves job offers from a web service, and displays news on a blog section. The theme was built from scratch, and the call to the web service is done through a custom plugin.

Mingat Website
Developed the website of one of the leaders in the French vehicle rental market. The vehicles are collected from a web service. An advanced search engine allows users to select dates as well as rental options, and availability is checked in real time. All features were built with WordPress.
2009 - 2012

Master's Degree in Project Management

Institut G4 - Marseille, France

2007 - 2009

BTEC Higher National Diploma in Computer Science

University of Nice - Nice, France


Vue, React, jQuery


Git, NPM


WordPress, Drupal, Visual Studio Code (VS Code), Linux


HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript


Laravel, Nuxt.js, Silex, Chrome


Software Development, Web Project Management, Multimedia Design, Company Strategy

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