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Volkan Yavuz


Software Engineer

(530) 6-VOLKAN

Volkan Yavuz


Jackson Heights, Queens

New York, USA



Hunter College (CUNY) - New York, NY

Spring 2006 – Spring 2011

Bachelors of Science in Computer Science, Minor in Mathematics

Zend Certified Engineer, ZCE-ZF


Platform Engineer
Forbes Magazine Inc., New York, NY                                                        01/13 - Present

If I tell you I have to kill you :) I can't say here but we are working on something exciting...

Web Application Architect
GlobalWorks Group LLC., New York, NY                                                    06/11 - 12/12

Key role in the redesign of next generation web application for a Fortune 500 Company’s extranet, intranet and public facing website.

•    Sole developer responsible for coding & implementation of client CMS using Zend Framework
•    Responsible for managing, development, staging, testing and production servers on a load-balanced Linux environment
•    Implemented Memcached on production and staging servers
•    Configuration and maintenance of Git on all servers
•    Created a RESTful API that communicates with client’s DAL server as well as cronjobs that run daily for up-to-date transactional data
•    Developed functions for Magento Enterprise platform to make use of client RESTful APIs
•    Principal role of post-launch hot bug fixing whenever needed  
•    Writing of technical specifications and guidelines for training front-end developers
•    Experience working with Scrum software development methodologies
•    Versatility to assist other developer teams with building standalone campaign pages in a .NET environment using C#

Software Engineer
, New York, NY                                                                     01/10 - 01/11

Vital member of the Engineering Team responsible with developing the company’s next generation platform, MyBuilding.org v2.0 based on Zend Framework and MySQL.

•    Contributed to MyBuilding v1.0 to standardize the overall software development process and engine, improve legacy code base to enhance performance of the application by implementing classes from Zend Framework
•    Provided performance tuning towards the admin/back-end development for allowance of  high-traffic which was achieved by making use of Zend_Db and its adapters with SQL statements re-written and memcaching enabled
•    Produced code with technical documentation which is scalable and maintainable code

Lead Web Developer
ForeScene Creative Solutions, New York, NY                                           06/08 - 12/09

Provided leadership in web application development strategy and execution for client projects.

•    Developed the necessary back-end architecture for custom web applications using cutting-edge web technologies including PHP and AJAX
•    Worked closely with company owners on systems architecture, including the evaluation / recommendation of software for content management, e-commerce and custom development
•    Leveraging of open source software, libraries and frameworks to allow feature-rich custom solutions for small businesses
•    Implemented direction for coordination of programming solutions and web design
•    Administration of Linux-based dedicated server for hosting client sites
•    Responsible for the interviewing / hiring process for the expansion of the development team

Web Application Developer
Avatar New York, New York York, NY                                                         04/07 - 05/08

Used agile techniques for various web projects and built, tested, launched and maintained LAMP-based web applications.

•    Wrote, updated and maintained code as advised by client technology executives and CTO
•    Operated in an individual and small team capacity of 2 people to deliver on time, error-free coding
•    Involved in design development and maintenance as a member of the engineering team
•    Served in management role regarding client communications of project status

Front-End Developer
Liquid Comma Design, New York, NY                                                           12/06 - 04/07

•    Wrote company’s web-based client content management software to enable clients to upload and maintain their web site content automatically
•    Performed coding in HTML, CSS, XHTML and JavaScript for all client pages from .psd files
•    Worked closely with designers to overcome design issues related to IE

Associate Web Developer (Intern to Full-time)
RichDJ Web Services, New York, NY                                                              03/06 - 12/06

• Advanced from intern to a full time associate web developer
• Worked with various in-house custom developed applications powered by LAMP stack


LAMP development - (6+ years experience)

Languages/Technologies: PHP, JavaScript, JQuery, JSON, CSS, LESS, HTML, AJAX, XML, MVC, OOP, APIs  

Frameworks: Zend Framework, PEAR, Smarty Templating Engine

Database Systems: MySQL and working knowledge of MongoDB

Development Methodologies: Scrum, Test Driven Development

Middleware: Zend Server, Memcached

CMS: Pimcore Enterprise and working knowledge of Drupal

Version Control: Subversion, Git, GitHub, Mercurial

Bug Tracking: JIRA, Mantis and Sifer (sifterapp)

Development Environments: Eclipse, Zend Studio, Visual Studio .NET 2010

Operating Systems: Any Linux distributions and Windows versions

My GitHub repo: http://github.com/vknyvz
Full source code of this web site can be downloaded from here 


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