Jacob W.
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Jacob W.

Full Stack PHP + Front End Engineer


Fort Lauderdale, United States


My objective is simple: have fun and write great software. My satisfaction is the help I give others through my work, and making applications that are well appreciated. I am interested in long term (3+ months), interesting, and serious positions. PHP / Linux Admin / AWS / Apache / Nginx MySQL / Postgres / MongoDB / Doctrine / ActiveRecord / DB Administration CodeIgnitor / Laravel / Symfony2 / Zend / CakePHP / Silex WordPress / Magento / WooCommerce HTML5 / CSS3 / LESS / SASS / Bootstrap JavaScript / jQuery / AngularJS / AJAX / jQuery UI / jQuery Mobile PHPUnit / Behat / QUnit / Jasmine ... more/ Selenium / Git / SVN Redis / Memcached / Varnish / HaProxy / Heartbeat Object Oriented / MVC / Agile / DevOps / SCRUM / TDD / BDD / SOLID, DRY, YAGNI, KISS APIs / Twilio / PayPal / Google Maps / Facebook / Fedex / UPS XML / REST / SOAP / XSL / JSON / XPath GIMP / Photoshop / Fireworks / Illustrator / Dia I also work with C++ / Java / Python / Android and a similar list of related technologies for each. In my 10 years of professional experience I have helped to create every kind of application and used countless APIs, including eCommerce, enterprise management, SMS / phone systems, mobile, and social networks. Although I devote more time to developing large-scale applications using PHP, JavaScript, MySQL, and Object Oriented design, I am also a skilled designer. I use GIMP / Photoshop, HTM5 and CSS3 to make high quality user interfaces and attractive web sites. I have experience using APIs like Twilio, PayPal, Fedex, Google Maps, Facebook, and more. I score in the top 2 percentile of all developers in (almost) every skill test. I am self-taught and self-disciplined. I am able to pick up new skills very quickly if required (which I never charge for). I am a software architect first. I find every way possible to make a project finish under budget and before deadlines while focusing on quality of code, maintainability, and QA. For that reason, I have to move on from completed projects fairly often. I am also available 24/7 with immediate response time. While I would prefer to sleep regularly, I maintain multiple servers and need to be able to respond to problems at any time. I handle every aspect of PHP development. I have a very diverse skill set and have worked at every level. I have been a CTO, lead, project manager, architect, and have done consulting, marketing, product development, business, and much more. less

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Work History and Feedback

  • Jan 2012 - Apr 2012

    Membership Messaging System-Site UPGRADES
    Jacob was a fantastic addition and went above what was required to make sure the job was done successfully. I will continue to use Jacob in the future both for his programming and project management skills. ~ Justin
    243 hours
    $42.22 / hr
    $10,245.53 earned

  • Jan 2012 - Mar 2012

    Varying Responsibilities
    I only got the chance to work with Jacob on a small project but the job was completed successfully. I look forward to a time when he is more available to we can work together again.
    2 hours
    $35.00 / hr
    $52.50 earned

  • Oct 2011 - Mar 2012

    PHP expert with JavaScript, HTML, CSS, MySQL, Oracle skills
    Jacob assisted us with PHP programming and CSS styling on an important internal project. He was very responsive, flexible, and easy to work with in addition to being a capable developer. We would certainly hire him again whenever we need dependable development help.
    53 hours
    $35.00 / hr
    $1,849.40 earned

  • Apr 2011

    HTACCESS Plugin: Manage Whitelisted Codes For Page Redirection
    Awesome programmer. Jacob wrote a MySQL based redirection script for me. It's a pleasure to work with him because he asks questions and adds suggestions that contribute to a more streamlined outcome. Responsiveness and delivery was super-fast as well, I never had to wait. In short: Highly recommended!
    4 hours
    $33.33 / hr
    $127.99 earned

  • Dec 2010 - Jan 2011

    PSD to PHP Conversion - Must be mobile compatible
    $177.78 earned
    Fixed Price

  • Dec 2010

    PHP code enhancements for a simple, single page website
    Highly skilled and professional, easy to work with. This guy really knows his stuff, he hammered out my PHP needs in no time at all.
    $50.00 earned
    Fixed Price

Jacob W. has more jobs to show. Create an account to review them.


Name Score (out of 5) Time to Complete
PHP Test 4.80 Top 10% 14 mins
JavaScript 1.3 Test 4.60 Top 10% 38 mins
CSS 2.0 Test 4.50 Top 10% 33 mins
PHP5 Test 4.60 Top 10% 27 mins
HTML 4.01 Test 4.40 Top 10% 33 mins

Work History

100% Job Success
1,961 hours worked
42 jobs


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