Paul G.
Lead Developer


13+ years experience

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Classy Llama

Oct 2018

Solutions Architect

Helping translate business needs into software solutions for ecommerce companies big and small.


Jan 2018

Senior Web Developer

Toptal is an exclusive network of the top freelance software developers, designers, and finance experts in the world. As a senior web developer, I help companies with:

 - building and maintaining Magento websites
 - developing custom solutions based on the Laravel framework
 - performance optimizations
 - general e-commerce consultance 

Rocket Web Inc

Apr 2012 - Dec 2018

Head of Solution Engineering

- Built a NetSuite to Magento connector, both for Magento 1 and Magento 2
- Helped building a subscriptions solution for Magento 1 and 2, implemented it in various projects
- Integrated Magento with different third parties: Affirm Credit, SailThru, Braintree, Cybersource, Auth.net, PayPal, Facebook, Google Shopping, Amazon etc
- Built highly customized award-winning Magento websites
- NetSuite implementations
- Led the team that built a connector for Amazon, NetSuite, Magento and Radial fulfillment
- Participated in all phases of the project, from quoting a client to maintenance  
- Helped the company get the "Magento 2 ready" certificate
- Played the role of a technical mentor for the team
- Direct client communication


Apr 2010 - Oct 2012

Web developer

- Integrated Magento with Drupal
- Help on various Drupal projects - training and bug fixing
- Created an internal product based on Magento
- Performance optimisations for one of the highest volume Magento websites in the world
- Created a custom Solr-based search engine for Magento and Drupal
- Agile development
- Played the role of SME for various Magento projects

Axello Communications

May 2007 - Jan 2010

Web Developer

 - Developed the bizoo.ro site "from scratch"
 - Sphinx search engine integration
 - SEO
 - developed a PHP framework for rapid website development
 - created tens of fully functional websites using the above framework and a pre-made template, with a delivery time of less than one day 


May 2006 - May 2007

Web developer

After doing part time/project based work using the LAMP stack, I joined Qudero for my first "serious" job, as I also decided to focus on Microsoft .NET development. I joined a ~10 persons team in developing the next version of a hospital quality management system. It was a challenging experience as this was my first contact with a system that was in development for years, as opposed to the one-off projects I have previously worked on. While I learned a lot about developing sustainably and about working in a team, I realized that LAMP was a much better framework for me to work on and I've been focusing on open source software ever since.


May 2006 - May 2007


Magento 2 Certified Professional Developer
Magento Solution Specialist '
Magento 2 ready
Magento Developer Plus

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ENGLISH: Advanced

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