About me

I am a seasoned Senior Software Engineer with over 15 years of professional experience. Throughout my career, I have gained expertise in various aspects of software development, specializing in Laravel development and serving as a Technical Lead. During my tenure, I have been involved in all phases of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC). From designing and building complex web applications and APIs to architecting backend tools, I have demonstrated proficiency in delivering robust and scalable solutions. I am adept at performing business and technology analysis, ensuring seamless system integration, and providing custom software development services. In addition to development, I have a strong background in support and maintenance activities. I have successfully undertaken refactoring and re-engineering projects to improve the performance and maintainability of existing codebases. Through comprehensive unit testing and validation, I ensure the delivery of high-quality services. My experience extends to agile development methodologies, allowing me to efficiently design and develop high-volume software components and applications. I excel at breaking down complex business requirements into achievable technical tasks, architecting innovative solutions that align with organizational goals. Currently, I am focused on working with the Laravel PHP Framework, employing SOLID principles to create robust and maintainable codebases. I am continuously enthusiastic about learning new technologies and keeping up with industry trends. Overall, my extensive experience, technical proficiency, and passion for learning make me a valuable asset in any software development team. I am dedicated to delivering top-notch solutions and contributing to the success of projects.

Experience

Nov 2022 - Present
Orangemelons
Senior Full Stack Software Engineer | Tech Lead
(Full time)

As a Senior Back-end Software Engineer/Tech Lead, my role encompasses the following responsibilities:

  • Building and maintaining RESTful APIs
  • Architecting and designing the database structure
  • Developing custom Laravel packages
  • Implementing custom wrappers for 3rd party solutions
  • Writing clean and modular code based on SOA (Service Oriented Architecture)
  • Created custom dockerized solutions

OrangeMelons, are a software development company from Amsterdam. Born out of the high demand for affordable highly educated IT talents, we saw the opportunity to link our roots in North Macedonia to our network in the Netherlands. Our tech center in North Macedonia mainly houses university-educated IT professionals. In addition to IT skills, we also train people internally in communication and project management.

Laravel PHP OOP PHP Tech Lead MySQL SOA Architecture REST API DataTables Docker Bitbucket Jira
Nov 2022 - July 2023
Growth Engineering Ltd
Senior Full Stack Software Engineer | Tech Lead
(Part time)

As a Senior Back-end Software Engineer/Tech Lead, my role encompasses the following responsibilities:

  • Building and maintaining RESTful APIs
  • Architecting and designing the database structure
  • Developing custom Laravel packages
  • Implementing custom wrappers for 3rd party solutions
  • Writing clean and modular code based on SOA (Service Oriented Architecture)
  • Created custom dockerized solutions

Working on the following projects:

  • Growth Engineering LMS
  • Growth Engineering Learning App
  • Growth Engineering Authoring Tool

The Growth Engineering is the world’s most engaging learning management system — by a long shot with ultimate mobile knowledge reinforcement app with Gamified and game-based content creation made easy.

Laravel PHP OOP PHP Tech Lead MySQL SOA Architecture REST API DataTables Docker Bitbucket Jira
Oct 2021 - Nov 2022
Axellero
Senior Full Stack Software Engineer | Project Lead Developer
(Freelance Contractor)

As a Senior Back-end Software Engineer/Tech Lead, my role encompasses the following responsibilities:

  • Developing and managing RESTful APIs.
  • Designing and structuring databases with utmost precision.
  • Creating custom wrappers to integrate third-party solutions seamlessly.
  • Crafting clean and modular code using the Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) approach.
  • Designing and implementing a customized Admin Dashboard for effortless application entity management.
  • Created custom dockerized solutions
Laravel PHP OOP PHP Project Lead MySQL JavaScript HTML5 CSS / CSS3 SOA Architecture REST API Dropbox API DataTables Docker Bitbucket Jira
Oct 2021 - Nov 2022
Fueloyal
Senior Full Stack Software Engineer | Project Lead Developer
(Full Time)

As a Senior Back-end Software Engineer/Tech Lead, my role encompasses the following responsibilities:

  • Building and maintaining RESTful APIs
  • Architecting and designing the database structure
  • Implementing custom wrappers for 3rd party solutions
  • Writing clean and modular code based on SOA (Service Oriented Architecture)
  • Creating a custom Admin Dashboard for easy management of the application entities
  • Created custom dockerized solutions
Laravel Project Lead PHP OOP PHP MySQL JavaScript HTML5 CSS / CSS3 DataTables SOA Architecture REST API Webhooks Stripe Docker Gitlab Jira
Mar 2020 - Nov 2021
Cosmic Development
Senior PHP Developer
(Full Time)

As a Senior Back-end Software Engineer, my role encompasses the following responsibilities:

  • Building RESTful APIs and ensuring their smooth functionality.
  • Creating well-structured and optimized database designs.
  • Developing custom wrappers to seamlessly integrate third-party solutions.
  • Writing clean, modular code following the Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) approach.
  • Designing and implementing a user-friendly Admin Dashboard for easy application entity management.
  • Created custom dockerized solutions
  • Constructing an e-commerce platform for Bookmark customers, utilizing Bookmark's drag-and-drop website builder and AI capabilities.
  • Utilizing the bagisto e-commerce framework for Laravel and developing plugins and packages for third-party APIs such as shipping providers, tax calculation services, and payment gateways.
  • Implementing the CanadaPost and UPS post shipping packages for Laravel and incorporating a delivery tracker for these shipping providers.
Laravel PHP MySQL Webhooks REST API HTML5 CSS / CSS3 Bootstrap 3/4 Payment Providers Jira Docker Gitlab
May 2019 - Mar 2020
Avicena 4IT
Team Lead / Senior PHP Developer
(Full Time)

As a Senior Back-end Software Engineer/Tech Lead, my role encompasses the following responsibilities:

  • Developing and managing RESTful APIs
  • Designing precise and well-structured databases
  • Creating seamless integrations with third-party solutions through custom wrappers
  • Implementing clean and modular code using SOA principles
  • Designing and implementing a user-friendly Admin Dashboard for easy application entity management
  • Extensive experience in working with PHP Legacy code
  • Created custom dockerized solutions

Currently employed at LumenAd, specializing in Advertising, Analytics, Campaign Reporting, Data Organization, Media Activation, Advertising Intelligence, Ad Intelligence, Data Management, Digital Media, and Data Visualization.

Laravel Team Lead PHP OOP PHP MySQL HTML5 CSS / CSS3 Bootstrap 3 REST API Webhooks Github Code Review Docker
Nov 2018 - Apr 2019
Elikosoft
Software Engineer
(Full Time)

As a Back-end Software Engineer, my role encompasses the following responsibilities:

  • Developing and managing RESTful APIs
  • Designing precise and well-structured databases
  • Creating seamless integrations with third-party solutions through custom wrappers
  • Implementing clean and modular code using SOA principles
  • PHP Laravel and .NET technologies
  • Extensive experience in working with PHP Legacy code
ASP.NET Project Lead SQL JavaScript Stripe HTML5 CSS / CSS3 Bootstrap 3 REST API Github Code Review
Mar 2018 - Nov 2018
Digitalpresent
Full Stack PHP Developer
(Full Team)

Full Stack PHP Developer, working as a part of the Virgo team, working as a Software Engineer building RESTful APIs, architecting and designing the database structure, implementing custom wrappers for 3rd party solutions, writing clean and modular code based on SOA (Service Oriented Architecture).

OOP PHP Laravel MySQL JavaScript HTML5 CSS / CSS3 LESS SASS SCSS WordPress Docker Bitbucket Jira
Jul 2014 - Jan 2018
Macedonian Orthodox Church
Full Stack PHP Developer | WordPress | Laravel
(Full Time)

Building RESTful APIs, architecting and designing the database structure, implementing custom wrappers for 3rd party solutions, writing clean and domain driven code

  • Developing web sites and optimizing them (PHP custom code Laravel Framework or Wordpress)
  • Redesign of existing pages and their optimization
  • Replacement of existing Joomla platforms with PHP custom code or Wordpress
  • Making panoramic views of the Macedonian churches and monasteries and their integration
PHP OOP PHP MySQL JavaScript HTML5 CSS / CSS3 Wordpress Photoshop Docker Pano2VR Bitbucket Jira
Nov 2012 - Jul 2014
Virgo
Full Stack PHP Developer | Laravel Developer | WordPress
(Full Time)

Working as a Full Stack PHP Developer, implementing and architecting solutions using WordPress and Laravel 4 / 5, transforming requirements into user stories

  • Developing web solutions in WordPress and PHP implementations in a LAMP environment
  • Architect enterprise Laravel solutions including data, display, and information architecture
  • Advanced site-building with WordPress modules
  • Building responsive websites using HTML/HTML5, CSS/CSS3, and JavaScript/jQuery
  • Creating UI / UX components , creating and updating Custom Admin Themes / Dashboards
  • Creating custom CRUD for the front-end user depending on role
  • Creating sub user functionality , where user with certain role can CRUD sub-users
  • Creating custom admin Theme options controllers
  • Creating custom export options to CSV , for the admin , custom queries and reports
  • Creating custom Event creation system
  • Laravel 4 / 5
  • Implementing new and updating existing features to Laravel / WordPress system
Laravel Blade WordPress Payment Providers Bootstrap jQuery OOP PHP MySQL JavaScript HTML5 CSS / CSS3 Bootstrap 3 Gitlab Jira 3rd Party Integrations
April 2012 - Present
Upwork
Senior PHP Developer | Laravel Developer
(Freelancer)

Working as a Senior PHP Developer.

  • Web design and custom CMS solutions
  • Laravel REST API / WEB development
  • Laravel package development
  • WordPress development, building custom themes
Laravel WordPress PHP Docker MySQL JavaScript HTML5 CSS / CSS3 Bootstrap REST API Webhooks 3rd Party Integrations

Open Source Contributions

Using community code for use developers is normal, but in same way normal and moral to give some back to the community as well, here are some of my open source projects:


This package provides an easy way to parse RSS feeds and save them into your application. It provides features like fetching the entire content of an RSS feed, saving images found in the feed items, and getting full content of each item in the feed..

Laravel OOP PHP

Integrate Halkbank's online payment gateway seamlessly into your Laravel application with this dedicated package. Designed specifically for Macedonian businesses, this package provides an easy-to-use interface for integrating Halkbank payment services.

Laravel Blade OOP PHP JavaScript HTML5 CSS / CSS3

Laravel Countries is a package for Laravel, providing Almost ISO 3166_2, 3166_3, currency, Capital and more for all countries including states and cities .

Laravel Blade OOP PHP JavaScript HTML5 CSS / CSS3

This is a package to integrate Casys payment gateway in laravel it generates complete scaffolding

Laravel Blade OOP PHP JavaScript HTML5 CSS / CSS3

Address commonly face the problem of adding repetitive filtering code

Laravel PHP

Simple Html Dom Parser for Laravel

Laravel PHP JSON

Fully functional laravel e-commerce solution API and Web based with Paypal/Stripe/Casys payment gateway

Laravel Blade Payment Providers Bootstrap jQuery OOP PHP MySQL JavaScript HTML5 CSS / CSS3 Docker 3rd Party Integrations

Apache/Nginx + PHP docker image collection

Docker Yml

Laravel Developer

My preferred tool for building custom web applications. Laravel is the most popular PHP framework at the moment. It has a huge ecosystem and therefore a lot of 3rd party packages, speeding up the development process.

Developer Skills

HTML5 / Bootstrap
CSS / CSS3
JavaScript / jQuery
Twig / Blade
CI / Jenkins
Ajax / JSON
Docker / Vagrant / VM
PHPUnit / Jest
PHP / OOP PHP
Laravel Framework
SOLID Principles
Design Patterns
Test Driven Development / Domain Driven Design
WordPress
SQL / MySQL / MariaDB
RESTful API / Stripe / PayPal / 3rd party API Integrations

Services

Brainstorming

I will ask you about your current business needs and suggest the most optimal set of solutions.

Package development

I will build custom laravel package to suite your needs .

Proof of Concept/MVP

I will deliver a minimum viable product asap, so you can start receiving user feedback.

Agile Development

At each stage of development, you'll have a working project, so you can make a profit from the very beginning.

Integrations

I can integrate your project with business tools and services (Payments, CRM, Helpdesk, Accounting, etc.)

Support & improvements

I will provide support, analytics, and consulting to continuously improve your project, customer service, and sales.

Contact

I'm available for work