Miroslav Ivanov

Cheltenham, United Kingdommiro@primal-chaos.net

Hello, random visitor! I am Miroslav - an experienced, proactive and responsible PHP certified web developer Communicative, team worker, fast learner, with an eye for details. Passionate about new technologies and W3C standards. I do web since year 1999 and I have excelled in several roles in a range of environments: from database developer and front-end programmer to business-tier engineer and project manager...
Do not hesitate to contact me, if you need a great web developer and thank you for passing by!

Work Experience

Software Engineer10/2011 - 07/2014

Macroadvance, debt collection

Design, development and maintenance of company’s CRMS and other web based software, used by callcenter and legal departments (~40 users). Linux – Apache - MySQL 5.6 – PHP 5.2 stack. APC application cache. RESTful services exposed by apps. MooTools and jQuery as Javascript frameworks. Twitter Bootstrap 3 as CSS framework. SVN as VCS. Lots of business intelligence modules, complex reporting and statistics, banking functionalities (i.e. repayments schedules, interest overdue etc.). Third-party SMS gateway integration.

Technical Lead 02/2009 - 10/2011

LOTE Studio, advertisement & multimedia

Working on wide range of website projects: e-commerce, rent-a-car, corporate sites, flash games, surveys and etc. Setting code standards and leading code reviews. Choosing technologies for implementation of the solutions, considering cost and client requirements. Providing time estimation on the development of projects and features. Assisting other colleagues with their tasks. PHP 5 – MySQL. MooTools as Javascript framework.

Senior Web Developer 01/2008 - 12/2008

Netage Solutions, web design & development

Working on large projects like TV channels, banks, e-zines, corporate sites and etc. Serving as senior expert on web technologies. Providing technical support to project team members. Participating in requirements gathering from clients. Presenting technological decisions to clients and participating on sales meetings. PHP 5 – PostgreSQL – MySQL. Symfony 1.4 as PHP framework. MooTools as javascript framework. SVN as VCS.

Senior Web Developer 02/2005 - 11/2007

Decart, gambling software

Developing real time betting systems, online casino games, IVR/SMS betting, lotteries, number games (bingo, keno). MS Windows Server – MS IIS – PHP 5 – MS SQL Server 2000 stack. SOAP and XML-RPC web services consumption. CVS as VCS.

Web Developer 10/2003 - 02/2005

Aplus Net, web hosting & web design

Completing a lot of projects like e-commerce, dating sites, real estates sites, corporates and many more.

Web Developer 04/2003 - 10/2003

CodeSpring, software development

Working on online marketing solutions, large ad systems and etc.

Junior Web Developer 02/2002 - 09/2002

BB-Media, web design & advertisement

Created ticket system, web-based files manager, helping designers with markup, css and scripting.

Technical Expertise

I wrote my first website in year 1999, it was full of blinking images, change background color functionalities, cursor-hooked script animations and tons of "early-www-cool-stuff". And after so many years I am the same, full of passion and energy to build web, guy. But I don't like blinking gifs anymore.

Client side Javascript, VBScript, JSON
Server side PHP, ASP, Python, SSI, VB.NET
DBMS MySQL, MS SQL Server, PostgreSQL, SQLite, MongoDB, MS Access
Version control SVN, CVS, Git
Provisioning Vagrant, Puppet, Chef
QA & tracking Mantis, Trac, BaseCamp, Trello, Wiki, Harvest, Wrike
OS MS Windows, Ubuntu
IDE related Zend Studio, JetBrains PHPStorm, NetBeans, MS Visual Studio, Zend Guard
Frameworks Mootools, jQuery
Twitter Bootstrap
Laravel, Symfony
APIs Google Maps, Google Analytics
Graphic design Adobe Photoshop, GIMP, Ulead GIF Animator
Other cross-browser css know-how, W3C, Section 508


My top skills

Javascript, CSS, jQuery

Pretty good

information architecture, DB modelling,
Bootstrap, performance optimization, Mootools
Laravel, Ubuntu, ASP, web services, REST, SASS

Some experience

Python, project development, Adobe Photoshop, usability
PostgreSQL, Symfony, design patterns, ASP.NET, SQL Server
prototyping, accessibility, web design, SEO, MongoDB, agile management


Tsenov Academy of Economics

Tsenov Academy of Economics is leading educational, scientific and cultural institution in the Republic of Bulgaria. I am happy that I achieved from there following degrees:

  • Msc, Financial management (2001-2002)
  • BSc, Computer science (1998-2002)
  • BSc, Finance (1997-2001)


PHP 5 Zend Certified Engineer 04/2008 - Present

Zend Technologies Ltd, License ZEND007534
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Microsoft Certified Professional #70-22904/2004 - Present

Microsoft Corp., License 3141355
#70-229: Designing and Implementing Databases with MS SQL Server 2000
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  • Speak Bulgarian (native), English and Russian languages
  • Non-smoker
  • Clean driving license
  • Completed military service