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Hi, I am Andres Torres, I am a Software Engineer and Senior PHP Developer with wide experience in developing demanding software solutions and Drupal implementations as well as extensive experience leading people and project teams. For the past years I have been improving my abilities in open-source technologies especially in LAMP architectures, designing and implementing software solutions for the web industry. Extensive knowledge in various Web tools, Design Patterns, Agile Software Development Methodologies, as well as Linux environments configurations.

Having worked with international media agencies in the United States and Canada I have been able to successfully perform on roles like software architecture and design as well as a Technical lead working hand to hand with Project Managers and Producers crafting solutions and defining business rules for demanding clients.

EXPERIENCE

09/2014 – Currently   Freelance Development. Quito - Ecuador.

Senior Engineer at Toptal.

  • Freelance work as Drupal Solutions Architect.

Senior Consultant at Skypostal.

  • Hired as Drupal Solutions Architect.
  • In charge of small team mentorship.
  • Design and develop custom Web Service connector API and submodules for Puntomio.com
  • Maintain and tune-up Linux server infrastructure.
  • Maintain Git workflow of Drupal projects.

Senior Consultant at ImageX Media.

  • Senior Drupal Developer for multiple projects of the organisation including: 
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical MedicineLMI TechnologiesDomain7SevoneVerimatrixSouth Western Adventist University.
  • Design and develop custom Drupal 7 and Drupal 8 modules.
  • Drupal theming with PHPtemplate and Twig including CSS and front-end tools like Gulp, Grunt, Bundler.
  • Daily scrum meetings and decision making meetings with clients.
  • Technical specifications reviews with Project managers and Business analysts.
  • Project estimations and evaluations.
  • Intense use of the Acquia Platform and JIRA tools.

Senior Consultant at Nimblersoft.

  • Solutions Architect for internal projects.
  • Internal Team mentorship.
  • Participate in technical and decision-making meetings with clients.
05/2011 – 08/2014   Dustland. Los Angeles, CA. Quito - Ecuador.

Drupal Technical Leader

  • Technical Leader of the PHP and Drupal Teams.
  • Senior Lead Drupal developer for Drupal projects of the company including:
    HBO, Cisco, Project Share Texas, DAX.
  • Team Mentorship.
  • Project Management support in technical decisions and project estimations.
  • Scrum and technical meetings with clients.
  • Custom Drupal modules and PHP implementations.
  • LAMP/LEMP Server infrastructure management for internal projects and some specific clients.
  • Blogger.
09/2010 – 05/2011   Freelance Development. Quito - Ecuador.

Senior Consultant at Devsu Inc.

  • Maintain and develop Drupal projects for Devsu clients including Devsu website redesign.
  • Constant Contact API integration for Storybranding site.
  • Technical and scrum meetings with clients.
02/2008 – 10/2010   Oshyn Inc. Los Angeles, CA. Quito - Ecuador.

Drupal Technical Lead

  • Started as Senior Developer.
  • Custom Back-end and Front-end Drupal Development for multiple projects of the company including:
    Intent.com, Fishhound.com, Kabbalah University, Icon4x4.com, Guthy|Renker.
  • Best Practices Implementation including design patterns implementations, software methodologies such as Scrum, XP for PHP based projects.
  • Object oriented programming using Zend Framework and CodeIgniter for some projects.
  • Responsible of mentoring others.
  • Team Leader.
  • Technical meetings with clients.
  • Blogger.
  • Project requirement analysis and estimations.
07/2006 – 01/2008   Freelance Development.  Quito - Ecuador.

Senior Consultant at PlusProjects SA.

  • Custom PHP development for the Social Security Government Agency.
  • Design and implementation of a SOA web application for an Assurance Company.

Web Development Department Manager at SYSE.

  • Lead and supervise development team of 4 members.
  • Research and implementation of new open-source technologies.
  • Design and implementation of two web portals including custom CMS.
04/2003 – 06/2006   Plus Projects SA.  Quito - Ecuador.

Senior PHP Developer

  • Team Leader at PlusProjects SA.
  • Started as Junior PHP developer.
  • Front end development, javascript, html, css.
  • Promoted to Senior Developer.
  • Design and implementation of several LAMP projects.
  • Technical meetings with clients.
10/2001 – 06/2002   Automotores y Anexos SA.  Quito - Ecuador.

Internship

  • Visual Basic 6 and C# coding for internal applications.
  • Internal network configurations.

EDUCATION

2003 - 2008   Universidad de las Americas.  Quito - Ecuador.

Systems Engineering in Computer Science.

EXTRA COURSES

  • 2009 Drupal Camp (San Diego - CA).
  • 2008 Object-Oriented Programming and Design (SSD3- iCarnegie Mellon).
  • 2008 D-Link Networking Management.           
  • 2007 Microsoft SQL Server 2005 configuration and administration.
  • 2006 Microsoft Windows Server 2003, configuration and administration.
  • 2004 Programming with C/C++.

LANGUAGES

  • English, Fluent.
  • Spanish, Fluent.

COMPUTER SKILLS

Tools & Platforms:
  • PHP 5 / PHP 7 / LAMP / LEMP.
  • XML / Web Services / SOAP / REST.
  • Javascript / AJAX / jQuery / JSON / Angular JS.
  • HTML 5/ CSS 3 / Gulp, Grunt, Sass.
  • Drupal 6, Drupal 7, Drupal 8.
  • OOP.
  • Acquia Cloud.
  • Pantheon Cloud.
  • Git, SVN
  • Varnish HTTP accelerator.
  • Virtualization, Virtualbox.
Databases:
  • MySQL
  • PostgreSQL
  • MS SQL Server
Operating Systems:
  • Linux
  • Windows
  • Mac

This Site was built with Drupal 8, using the following contributed modules:

The Site is using a custom theme based on the following Base Theme and jQuery Frameworks:

This site also includes custom modules for:

  • Custom migration scripts using the Migrate module to import content from old Drupal 7 site.
  • Custom module to integrate mPdf into the Drupal scope and convert any entity field in PDF format using this library.

Architecture and Environment:

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