Zdravko Ćurić, Developer in Kaštel Lukšić, Croatia
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Zdravko Ćurić

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Software Developer

Kaštel Lukšić, Croatia
Toptal Member Since
February 15, 2017

A software engineer with over ten years of experience in the industry, Zdravko has worked on multiple projects, ranging from WordPress to full-stack applications in various programming languages and frameworks. Still, he considers himself a professional JavaScript developer with expertise in frameworks like Vue and React.


Udruga Centar za cjeloviti razvoj
PHP, JavaScript, WordPress, Git, Tailwind CSS
Node.js, CoffeeScript, React, PHP, Git
SCSS, JavaScript, PHP, Git




Preferred Environment

MacOS, Visual Studio Code (VS Code), React, WordPress, Tailwind CSS, Vue, PHP, Laravel, Vite

The most amazing...

...work to which I've contributed is a large open source project like Discourse.

Work Experience

Software Engineer

2011 - 2022
Udruga Centar za cjeloviti razvoj
  • Developed several WordPress themes and plugins for the site.
  • Used Bootstrap, Stylus, jQuery, and Vue for front-end development.
  • Used PHP packages from frameworks like Symfony, Laravel, and the like.
  • Worked with the Google Analytics API, AddThis API, Facebook Graph API, and others.
  • Used other tools and technologies like Git, Bitbucket, WP CLI, Elasticsearch, Node.js, Laravel Elixir, and more.
Technologies: PHP, JavaScript, WordPress, Git, Tailwind CSS

Software Engineer

2016 - 2018
  • Developed TV screens with React with specific data charts.
  • Worked on converting relevant data to Excel sheets, PDFs, and PNGs.
  • Built the analytics aggregation platform from multiple sources with Node.js, React, and Postgres databases.
Technologies: Node.js, CoffeeScript, React, PHP, Git

Software Engineer

2014 - 2016
  • Built JavaScript single page applications for different types of articles.
  • Developed the infrastructure for Apple News Format—specifically the Apple News Format JSON builder and Apple News Format API built with TDD with PHP.
  • Handled and was responsible for developing various types of XML feeds (RSS, MRSS, and others) for different partners.
Technologies: SCSS, JavaScript, PHP, Git

Software Engineer | QA Assistant

2012 - 2014
  • Developed digital catalogs.
  • Implemented the integration with the client's web site with an eCommerce system in JavaScript, HTML, and CSS.
Technologies: JavaScript, Git

Croatian News Portal Bitno.net

Developed and designed the Croatian news portal Bitno.net. Implemented several iterations of the WordPress theme with different technologies like TailwindCSS, Vue, Twig templating language, etc. Also worked part-time as an administrator and member of the editorial team.

Refinery29 Website

As a full-stack developer at Refinery29, I worked on several projects on the front end (single-page apps for different types of articles) and the back end (infrastructure for Apple News Format—specifically the Apple News Format JSON builder and Apple News Format API). I was also responsible for developing various XML feeds (RSS, MRSS, and more) for different partners of Refinery29.

Crkva na kamenu | Special Magazine Section

I have built a specialized section to display the content of the printed magazine within an existing theme. I completed the project using the Advanced Custom Field PRO plugin and a custom post type functionality.
2006 - 2011

Master's Degree in Computer Engineering

University of Split | Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Naval Architecture - Split, Croatia


React, jQuery, Vue, WordPress API, Facebook API, Google Analytics API, Node.js


GitHub, Bitbucket, Sublime Text 3, Atom, Git, Adobe Photoshop


Bootstrap 3+, Tailwind CSS, Laravel, Symfony 2


CSS, HTML, JavaScript, PHP, SCSS, CoffeeScript


WordPress, MacOS, Visual Studio Code (VS Code)


Scrum, Agile




WordPress Themes, WordPress Plugins, Vite

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