Summary

Passionate PHP developer, architect and community leader with nearly 20 years of experience in developing, modernizing and improving quality of complex PHP applications for enterprise, government, SMB and start-up markets.

Skills

PHP & Related Tech. Technology Stack DevOps
ZCE PHP 4, 5, 5.3 & ZF-ZCE PHP, JavaScript, Python CI/CD
Back-end & API development Terraform, Puppet, Ansible Pipelines
Native PHP Jira, Confluence, Bamboo Monitoring
Zend Framework / Laminas Archimate, Visio, UML Telemetry/Logging
Symfony Docker Containers & Kubernetes RCA & Post-Mortem
Laravel Vagrant Security Integration
Typo3 Linux Agile, Lean, SAFE
CodeIgniter Jenkins, CirlceCI, Azure DevOps TDD, BDD & DDD
PHPUnit SonarQube, SonarCloud  
PHP QA Suite    

Work Experiences

Freelance Consultant

04/2009 - Present

In2it - Mechelen (Belgium)

  • Working for Government, Enterprise, SMB & Start-ups
  • Architecting Web Applications & Azure Cloud Solutions
  • Modernizing legacy applications and infrastructure
  • Coaching and mentoring development teams
  • Automating development, testing, privacy, security and infrastructure
  • Providing training & workshops
  • Serving customers in Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, Poland, USA and Canada

Freelance senior PHP developer

07/2020 - 12/2020

Be-Mobile / 4411 - Melle (Belgium)

  • Developing features for the 4411 API, backend and customer web application
  • Integrating 3rd party services into architecture
  • Improving quality and stability of the code base

DevOps Engineer

07/2019 - 04/2020

De Lijn - Mechelen (Belgium)

  • Bridge gap between business, development, operations, security and QA
  • Designing cloud solutions for business requirements
  • Integrating security and compliance requirements in SDLC
  • Setting a basis with infrastructure as code
  • Providing insights in application, infrastructure, deployment and security implementations

Web Application Architect & Development Lead

06/2011 - 06/2019

BAS Trucks - Veghel (The Netherlands)

  • Architecture of ERP/CRM application
  • Architecture of Infrastructure
  • Automating development & deployment processes
  • Turning business requirements into technical solutions
  • Coaching and training of remote teams in India and Latvia
  • Improving quality and reducing technical debt

PHP / Zend Framework Consultant

03/2009 - 06/2011

Macq NV - Brussels (Belgium)

  • Implementation of Quality Assurance (QA) and testing platform
  • Development of an application monitoring pump stations for tunnels
  • Development of an application controlling road signs above highways
  • Development of an application to control and manage speed enforcement equipment
  • Implementation of version control, bug tracking, reporting and logging
  • Interfacing with back-end systems and hardware drivers
  • Integration of LDAP Single Sign On module

Freelance PHP Engineer

11/2008 - 02/2009

Ibuildings - Flushing (The Netherlands)

PHP web application development.

  • Development on high-available web application
  • Improving quality of solutions provided
  • AJAXification of existing applications
  • Improving performance on a continuous basis

Other positions

09/1998 - 11/2008

Available on request

 

Education

Zend Technologies, Inc.

10/2010 - 10/2010

Zend Certified Engineer (PHP 5.3 : ZCE)
https://www.zend-zce.com/en/yellow-pages/ZEND004628

Zend Technologies, Inc.

10/2008 - 10/2008

Zend Certified Engineer (Zend Framework : ZCE-ZF)
https://www.zend-zce.com/en/yellow-pages/ZEND004628

Zend Technologies, Inc.

9/2007 - 9/2007

Zend Certified Engineer (PHP 5 : ZCE)
https://www.zend-zce.com/en/yellow-pages/ZEND004628

International Business School Brussels

6/2007 - 6/2007

TOEFL iBT exam

TOEFL iBT Scores:
Reading: 29/30
Speaking: 29/30
Listening: 29/30
Writing: 24/30
Total: 111/120

Zend Technologies, Inc.

12/2006 - 12/2006

Zend Certified Engineer (PHP 4 : ZCE)
https://www.zend-zce.com/en/yellow-pages/ZEND004628

Languages

Language Proficiency
Dutch Fluent
English Fluent
German Conversational

Affiliations

Dates Organization Role
02/2018 - Present Techpath Trainer
08/2017 - Present Ministry of Testing Active member
08/2017 - Present Hour Pendulum Co-founder
02/2015 - Present CoderDojo Belgium Coach / Mentor
02/2013 - Present Dutch Web Alliance Active member
10/2009 - Present PHPBenelux PHP Conference President/Co-organizer
04/2009 - Present FeWeb Member
04/2009 - Present Unizo Member
05/2008 - Present PHP Community Active member
04/2007 - Present Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) Contributor

Additional fields of interest


Michelangelo van Dam

ZCE PHP 4

ZCE PHP 5

ZFCE

ZCE PHP 5.3

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