Alexander aka avt

Senior PHP Developer / Team Lead

About me

About me

I'm a Senior PHP Developer (also Team Lead) with extensive experience in building high quality sites, web applications, APIs.

I have more than 15 years of development experience in such areas as e-commerce, news media, tv media, mobile apps, realty, art & fashion, food & restaurants, landing pages, etc.

I like to work on projects that immediately resonate with wide audience.

Feel free to contact me anytime if you have any questions or you have something to discuss «with that guy who knows» how to create that you were just thinking about!

I'm flexible with my working hours, maybe you will receive my answer almost immediately or within few hours.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Skills And What I Create

Want to know more about me?
Here you are:

– I enjoy being to be responsible for the software design, development and support of web applications.

– I'm energised when faced with complex technical challenges and diligently worked to identify creative solutions.

– I am able to reproduce and then promptly correct errors reported by internal and external users.

– I have great communication skills and a willingness to swarm on critical issues and engage with teammates to solve challenging problems.

– I consistently deliver quality work, always on time.

– And finally: life is too short to hire boring people, so why don't you write to me?


Over 15 years of experience in web development
Over 10 years of remote work
Over 5 years of remote work from abroad
PHP 7/8  JS  HTML5  Twig  CSS3  SASS
MySQL  PostgreSQL  Redis  Memcached  Doctrine
Native JS  jQuery  Yarn  NPM  Webpack  ReactJS  SPA
Symfony 4/5/6  Laravel 5
GraphQL  SphinxSearch  REST API (usage & dev)
Ubuntu  Debian  Nginx + PHP-FPM + MySQL  Unix admin soft skills
Git  Gitlab  Composer  Docker  YouTrack  Agile  Kanban  PHPStorm

API for Mobile & Web App – Designed for foreign citizens who want to legally stay and work in the country

  • communication with management and all team members
  • analysis, design and development of modern and robust API
  • planning, distribution and delegation of tasks
  • use of magic outside the walls of Hogwarts writing code (almost 80% of code)
  • integration with banks, payment systems, government systems, etc.
  • microservices for solving various isolated, complex tasks (real-time chat, electronic digital signature, mass push notifications, etc...)
  • more than 3.5K commits in all branches, of which more than 2.6K are mine
  • almost 1K tickets in YouTrack
  • more than 800K verified accounts have created almost 1M of profiles
  • more than 1.4M created orders, of which more than 500K are fully completed (completed visit to the migration service office or/and received a work permit)
  • from 0 to more than 125M in cash equivalent for 4 months
  • more than 500K app downloads (Google Play), more then 15K reviews (avg rating 4.7)
  • Backend: Symfony 4/5/6, Docker, PHP 7/8, MySQL 5.7/8, PostgreSQL, Redis, Mercure, Gitlab, CI/CD
  • Web app (back office): ReactJS, Webpack, Yarn, Native JS

E-commerce – Delicious Food Online Store

  • communication with management, with the customer
  • design and develop, continuous support for 8+ years
  • 6 versions developed
  • Symfony 4 Backend for GraphQL API
  • more than 5K commits only in the latest version
  • more than 2.5K tickets in YouTrack
  • more than 1K order per day
  • more than 1B in cash equivalent per year
  • Symfony 4, PHP 7, MySQL, GraphQL, Docker, SphinxSearch

Company – Moscow-based production company

  • completely designed and developed by me
  • SPA built with ReactJS
  • REST API built with Symfony 5 + PHP 7.4
  • custom control panel for moderator built with popular React UI framework
  • spent less than a month on development

TV Channel – TV-3 Russian Federal Channel

  • completely designed and developed by me
  • support for over 8 years
  • 3 versions developed
  • 100% support: backend, frontend, unix servers, etc.
  • more than 2.5K commits only in the latest version
  • more than 27M visitors per year
  • more than 75K visitors per day
  • dozens of millions page views
  • dozens of special projects (see some of them below)

Reality Show Promo

Last Hero aka «Survivor» by CBS (IMDb)

  • completely designed and developed by me
  • more than 55K users are involved in a game designed specifically for the site
  • season 1
    • more than 42K registered users
    • more than 29M games total score
    • more than 580K game sessions
  • season 2 (now on TV)
    • more than 13K registered users
    • more than 12M games total score
    • more than 235K game sessions

Movie Promo – The Blackout Movie (IMDb)

  • completely designed and developed by me
  • special game shooter with panoramas on the streets near you
  • more that 35GB of Google Panoramas
  • more that 7K locations all over the world
  • more that 1K different cities all over the world
  • more than 92K game sessions
  • more than 3.2M games total score

TV Show Promo

An Ordinary Woman (IMDb)

  • completely designed and developed by me
  • What if I tell you that you can use the main character’s phone?
  • Promax Awards Global Excellence 2019 – Gold Winner – Website (PDF)
  • Promax Europe Awards 2019 – Finalist (PDF)

Social Networks – official url shortener for the biggest russian social network OK.RU

  • more than 45M links shortened
  • more than 80M clicks per year
  • more than 220K clicks per day
  • more than 63K links added every day

Movie Promo – «Gogol» is a series of fantasy-horror films (IMDb)

  • completely designed and developed by me
  • more than 1.15M visitors
  • more than 3.6K users are involved in a game designed specifically for the site

Dozens of other projects

  • news
  • realty
  • entertainment
  • art & fashion
  • food & restaurants
  • flowers
  • landing pages
  • etc...