Alvaro Villalba

Senior Web Developer

Personal Details
Address London, UK
Nationality Spanish
Email villalba.it@gmail.com
Web alvarovillalba.me.uk
Linkedin linkedin.com/in/alvarovillalba
Personal Statement

Senior web developer with 15+ years working experience in the United Kingdom and Germany across diverse industries.

Certified "PHP Engineer" by Zend, "MySQL Developer" by Oracle and currently working with Go language.

Extensive knowledge and experience in e-commerce.

Used to work with agile methodologies. Attention to detail and problem-solving.

Experience in managing small teams.

Proficient in developing high quality software alongside with test tools using the newest technologies, designing databases and, meeting clients needs up to the highest expectations.

Technical Skills
Skill Years Used Last Used Remarks
PHP 10+ Current PHP 5.3 certified by Zend.
Javascript 5+ Current
GO 1 Current
MySQL 5+ Current MySQL5 Developer Certified by Oracle.
MariaDB 1 Current
Backend frameworks 5+ Current Slim, Silex, Symfony, BoltCMS, Codeigniter, Zend, Magento, Wordpress.
Frontend frameworks 3+ Current Bootstrap, JQuery, React.
CSS, SCSS, Webpack 3+ Current
Linux, Shell Scripting 10+ Current Docker since 3 years ago.
Vagrant / Docker 3+ Current
GIT 5+ Current
Administration 2 2008 Mail (Postfix), DNS (Bind), Proxy (Squid).
C/C++ 4 2004 Client/Server applications. Implementation
of the protocols HTTP and FTP.
Professional Experience

Sep. 13 — Current
Senior Web Developer at Square Enix Europe Ltd. London, UK

Development of sites and tools for digital marketing.

Among others:
- Planification, backend development, coordination and maintenance of fftcg.square-enix-games.com.
- Backend & frontend development of anniversary.finalfantasyxiv.com.
- Backend development of www.kingdomhearts.com/quiz, spaceinvaders.square-enix-games.com, redeem.finalfantasyxiv.com, fanfest2.finalfantasyxiv.com/2018-19/eu and, fanfest.finalfantasyxiv.com.
- Improvement and maintenance of play.fftradingcardgame.com and, survey.square-enix-games.com/*.
- Improvement of the algorithm to generate game codes.

Sep. 12 — Ago. 13
Senior Web Developer (contractor) at Comic Relief. London, UK

Development of web services for the sites rednoseday.com, sportrelief.com and, comicrelief.com.

Refactoring of web services in order to increase the performance to meet business needs when saving financial data. Database optimisation.

Feb. 10 — Apr. 12
Senior Web Developer (contractor) at Virgin Management. London, UK

Development of the group web site www.virgin.com.
Maintenance of the intranet (a wordpress application).

Support the Head of Digital insourcing the development of www.virgin.com. Refactorization of the project.

Aug. 09 — Jan. 10
Web Developer at Markco Media Ltd. London, UK

Development and administration of myvouchercodes.co.uk and its multi-language siblings couponcodes4u.com, codespromotion.fr and topgutscheincode.de.

Backend development. Database optimization and replication. Elimination of outages during deployments.

Mar. 06 — May 09
Freelance: E-Commerce in Barcelona, Spain.

Design, development, startup and maintenance of the e-shop www.dj-market.com
(currently visible in http://djmarket.alvarovillalba.me.uk).

A PHP inhouse project based on OSCommerce. It was equipped with an email server and DNS.

Jul. 02 — Feb. 06
Software Engineer at Avira GmbH. Tettnang, Germany.

Design and development in C of the commercial product Webgate.
Start up and management of the department Unix-QA to assure the quality of the Unix products.

Nov. 99 — Oct. 01
Software Engineer at SoftSolutions GmbH. Augsburg, Germany.

Development of client-server applications in C/C++ for customers like Siemens or Kuka Roboter.

Aug. 98 — Sept. 99
Programmer at Siemens-Nixdorf. Augsburg, Germany.

Design and development of graphical applications in Tcl/Tk for the CAD/CAE department.

Education

Nov. 12
MySQL5 Developer Certified by Oracle.

May 10
Zend PHP 5.3 Certified Engineer.

Jun 03
3-day seminar on software quality given by SQS (www.sqs.com) in Cologne, Germany.

Oct. 97 — Jul. 98
One year foreign study at the university of Augsburg (Germany) with a Erasmus grant.

Oct. 93 — Jun. 97
5-year degree in Mathematics (Algebra and Geometry) at the university of Valladolid, Spain.

Languages
Spanish. Mother tongue.
English. Proficiency. Residence in England since June 2009.
German. Proficiency. Residence in Germany between 1997 and 2006.