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Mihai Marica

Mihai Marica

PHP Developer

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As a developer, I am

  • mostly specialized in PHP on the backend, but eager to delve into the frontend stuff too
  • fast learner, thorough, dependable

As a human, I am

  • a social person. I like all people (some I like to keep close, some I like to see from time to time and others I like to avoid)
  • known as a coffee lover, but not ashamed to be seen drinking the occasional beer after hours
  • someone who likes to look at the bright side in every situation (spoiler alert: there must be a bright side to be seen, first!)
  • in disagreement with the 'pay is not important' philosophy. Enjoying what you do is a nice bonus, but not the only important thing in the world :)

I'm looking for

  • medium-sized company
  • friendly atmosphere aka human workplace
  • interesting projects built with non-ancient technologies (Symfony 3, Laravel 5?)
  • working as part of a team of people with strong technical skills
  • organized work flows
  • room for career advancement

I expect

  • decent equipment to do my work on (SSD, dual monitor, you know the drill)
  • all the necessary trainings to be able to do my job in the company
  • fair compensation for my level
  • periodical reviews followed by results proportional to progress
  • no (unpaid) overtime or no overtime at all (I work better when I can disconnect)

Would be nice to have

  • working remote
  • flexible program
  • team buildings
  • extra days off based on seniority

Work Experience

PHP Developer

Expert Software, Bucharest
August 2017 - Present (4 years 6 months)

Part of a team of developers supporting and extending one of the company's products

Team Leader (PHP development)

StreamWIDE, Bucharest
January 2014 - July 2017 (3 years 7 months)

Lead a team of developers. Responsibilities:

  • write functional and technical specifications
  • provide trainings for the team members
  • distribute tasks and monitor activities and overall progress
  • review code, documentations and tests

PHP Developer

StreamWIDE, Bucharest
March 2012 - December 2013 (1 year 10 months)

Part of a team of developers working on products from the telecom area:

  • voicemail application
  • service locator
  • visual voicemail gateway

PHP Developer

Aplast, Ceptura
January 2007 - February 2012 (5 years 2 months)

Sole developer involved in creating the company's online ordering platform:

  • 400.000 orders (accumulated in 5 years)
  • 2.000+ active users
  • 100+ administrative users


Noob Fighters

Simple game built in Javascript using Phaser

Python: img2text

Convert images into ascii art.

PHP library: Display table

A simple PHP Library for generating tables in text format, useful for writing summaries in log or console.

Professional Skills

Design Patterns
Symfony 3
Memcache, Redis
HTML, CSS, Javascript
SVN, Mercurial, Git


Zend PHP 5.3 Engineer

December 2013

Master degree

University of Petroleum and Gas, Ploiesti

Advanced Automation and Programmable Structures


University graduate

University of Petroleum and Gas, Ploiesti

Computer Science