Senior PHP developer and Architect
Last active: 1 month ago
I've come a long way already.
Started with PHP development as a freelancer which has been interrupted by some SAS, which was a great experience though. After SAS I came back to PHP and tried to learn everything connected to PHP based web development. After years of learning and practicing somehow I became a leader. Not because of a promotion, but basically because of a need and a willing.
As I liked doing that too, I dug myself into the leadership "topic" and tried to get out the maximum of it. I never stopped being a programmer though, as I always liked the challenges of designing a high-load and/or a sophisticated system.
I was a developer for a long time, after that I "leveled up" to senior developer which introduced a lot of mentoring tasks in my life. After that I became a team leader which introduced much more responsibilities but also the freedom of decisions.
That led me to a Chief Architect position where I was responsible for the systems we were developing and the teams worked on the project. In this role I learned a lot about the communication between different teams and departments. I've learned the short and long term consequences of my decisions, but the most important thing it taught me is how to put trust in your middle managers, what can you expect from them.
A few areas I worked and I consider myself experienced in:
- Designing scalable systems for high load.
- Defining and improving the development processes which includes implementation and Quality Assurance as well
- Technical lead of a project and/or teams
- Development. I'm still an enthusiastic developer.
A few keywords I'd like to highlight:
PHP , HTML, MySQL, MSSQL, Memcached
CVS, SVN, Mercurial (Hg), Git