Senior PHP Developer & Head of IT CV Resume

August 12, 2010 11:26

About me, a Resume

Hi! I'm Johannes Lauter a 28 year old Web Application Developer based in Berlin. I'm mostly interested in high quality PHP based Back End development, including Frameworks like Zend Framework & Doctrine 2 and the use of PHP 5.3 Techniques. At the Moment i find myself using more and more HTML5 (if its possible thanks to degradation and IE) and the use of AJAX specially with the help of jQuery. I started my educationas an IT Specialist in the most classical Environment you can imagine, the IT Department of the BFA - Deutsche Rentenversicherung (German statutory pension insurance scheme), I'm talking about cobol and BS2000 here. Still - I found the work there when it came to the really large Intranet mostly interesting. Still while being at the BFA i started to work with FM5 on there platform and which gave me first grips about real web Application Programming in the "outside world", User Interface Design and User Experience which i deepened at STRATO and completed with the Knowledge about LAMP Systems i gained there. I then entered the ECONA AG where I helped maintain and extend different Products from their portoflio. Soon after, I was entrusted with the new Project: Sparwelt which started as a wordpress Blog and was soon changed to a Drupal Portal and a massive Zend Framework Back End used for Content Distribution to other media Partners and vise versa the inclusion of content from other Partners. And later started the portal based on Zend Framework, HTML5 (markup) and jQuery. Recently the SPARWELT GmbH became the ECONA Shopping GmbH as a part of the ECONA Network. I'm now the Head of IT of the ECONA Shopping GmbH with an IT Department of currently 6 Developers. ECONA Shopping consists currently of , , , .

Skills - CV


  • For programming i use an LINUX Ubuntu Workstation and Eclipse or Netbeans, always depending on the newest version, whichever I like the most. If possible include SVN in the development and release process which is not really an issue with a good IDE. For Database Design I prefer the MySQL Workbench and for SQL Statements just the command line or the MySQL Query Browser.
  • For Markup and CSS I use my IDE and of course Firebug for Firefox.
  • On the server-side i use, of course, a LAMP Environment, and while i know my way around different Linux Distributions i clearly favor Debian as the Servers OS.
  • While I'm a fan of Linux and open-source when it comes to graphical work I prefer Photoshop (and by extension windows / mac OS).

Front End

  • use of strict XHTML (1.0) and HMTL5
  • using CSS2 and CSS3 while making sure of degradation and cross-browser issues
  • use of AJAX based techniques and knowing when to and when not to use them
  • advanced knowledge of the jQuery Javascript Library
  • semantic markup (and its SEO Benefits)

Back End

  • PHP4 ("there is always legacy[work]")
  • PHP5 (focusing on its advancement in the OOP Field, especially since 5.3)
  • multiple PHP based frameworks, mostly Zend Framework (minor experience worth mentioning with symfony and kirby)
  • PHP based cms like wordpress(yes it is one), typo3, drupal (No, its Not a framework) and others
  • client and server use of different web based protocols like soap, rest and xml-rpc, to name a few
    • to aggregate data from B2B partners like affiliate networks
    • to provide Content for other publishers
    • to use social services like twitter & facebook
  • extended experience with XML and xpath
  • mysql use and optimization
  • caching technologies (APC, Memcached, & Varnish for example)


  • I try to apply common patterns as much as possible, like MVC which is more and more common in modern PHP Applications, OOP based programing goes without saying.
  • For larger Projects i always apply Techniques like SVN, Ticket Systems (JIRA at the moment and Trac in the past) and project management Techniques like scrum.


Head of IT & Development at ECONA Shopping GmbH

01/2010 - today

Responsibility for the IT strategy, applications (Development & Rollout), infrastructure (Projects and Services) and the IT budget for the Business Unit.

Application Developer at Sparwelt GmbH

09/2008 - 01/2010

Application Developer, mainly responsible for the current and future development of: a complex drupal System using in House written and external Content, a zend framework based Portal which automatically includes pricing and offer Information of various partners and the Distribution of Content via API to other partners like,, and many others. Besides the programming part I'm currently also responsible  of the Documentation of the API and the Server Administration.

Application Developer at Econa Media

07/2008 - 01/2010

Econa as an "group of Internet companies." hold a lot of different Projects, mostly Wordpress and Legacy Pages at the moment , which I'm partly involved with. Sparwelt is a part of Econa so that's where I, naturally, spent most of my time.

Application Developer at FM5 e.V.

07/2006 - today

FM5, an Austrian association mostly engaged in cultural and artistic subjects and reporting on them at their online-platform . I'm currently involved in completely re-writing the main platform, from back to front end.

Consulting at STRATO AG

11/2006 - 06/2008

Strato is one of germany's largest Internet Hosting Providers, covering everything from Single-Page over Shop to Multiple Server Web Applications. Here i had mostly a Consultant Position, helping clients getting started with their own Projects.

Fachinformatiker für Systemintegration at DRV-Bund

11/2005 - 04/2006

After i finished my  apprenticeship at the "Deutsche Rentenversicherung" i continued working there, mostly working on intranet projects.

Education - CV

Fachinformatiker - Fachrichtung Systemintegration (IHK - 2005) at DRV-Bund

2002 - 2005

I made my apprenticeship at the Deutsche Rentenversicherung (German statutory pension insurance scheme), one of the largest branches of German Government.  My studies included to much different Fields to cover them here, but i can say that programing and especially web based Applications, intrigued me the most. Feel free to contact me at hannes [ät] lautr . com

SatishFebruary 13, 2015 21:23 Title: PHP Developer
Location: Washington, DC
Job Type: Permanent
Salary: $ 80K to $ 120 K

• Develop features across multiple subsystems within our applications, including collaboration in requirements definition, prototyping, design, coding, testing and deployment
• Analyze, design, coordinate and supervise the development of software systems to form a basis for the solution of information processing problems.
• Investigate, analyze and make recommendations to management regarding technology improvements, upgrades and modifications
• Develop software solutions by studying information needs; conferring with users; studying systems flow, data usage, and work processes; investigating problem areas; following the software development lifecycle.
• Provide engineering support (when necessary) to our technical operations staff when they are building, deploying, configuring and supporting systems for customers
• Analyze system specifications and translate system requirements to task specifications for junior programmers.
• Document and demonstrate solutions by developing documentation flowcharts, layouts, diagrams, charts, code comments and clear code.
• Support and develop software engineers by providing advice, coaching and educational opportunities
• This position reports to the Director of Product Engineering and is a part of a 10 person team

Required Skills and Experience:
• 8+ years in object-oriented PHP programming
• 8+ years experience with Javascript (jQuery/AJAX), HTML5, CSS, Responsive design.
• 8+ years of experience in requirement analysis, design, development and implementation in OOD/OOP technologies
• 8+ years of experience with LAMP application programming/integration experience
• 10+ years of experience with source code management practices, preferably Git or GitLab.
• Understands how to consume REST services utilizing JSON, JSONP, and XML.
• 6+years of experience developing data-driven applications utilizing significant relational database engines as part of the overall application architecture (experience with any or all of the following highly desirable: MySQL, Oracle, SQL Server)
• 8+years of experience building web-based software systems, utilizing N-tier architectures, dynamic content, highly-scalable approaches, and complex security models/implementations
• Proficiency developing and troubleshooting complex software systems that run in mixed-environments including Linux, Unix and/or Windows
• 7+ years of experience End-to-end development experience is a must, Ruby experience is a plus.
• 5+ years of experience mentoring junior developers.

Should someone need more information I can be reached at or 203-567-0144

Thank you for your time.
JamalMay 12, 2014 11:06 I hope you are well.

I have a contract positions for a PHP Developer. It can be short or long term and you will be based in Berlin.

These companies have a great reputations so it will increase your chances of new positions in Europe.

Could this be of interest to you? Please forward your CV so I can align other roles we have for you.

Best Regards
Jamal Benmoussa
Linette AllenAugust 23, 2012 20:51

Hi Johannes— This is Linette Allen with Robert Half Technology in Washington DC. We currently have highly innovative job based in Beltsville, Maryland. The client is interviewing on next Tuesday, August 28th – cherry-picking from among Robert Half candidates only. You have the perfect skill set for this position, but if you are not interested, please send attractive referrals to Thank you! Position description listed below: Growing company is looking for a full time candidate to join their team. We are submitting people immediately so please let me know if you are interested or feel free to pass this to your friends. Lead Web Developer Location: Greenbelt, MD Salary: up to 90k/yr Looking for a Lead Developer to take an existing team to new and exciting heights! Fast paced development environment with a modern tech office feel. Both the design and development teams work in conjunction to get new ideas into production for a host of clientele. QUALIFICATIONS: • 7+ years in a fast-paced “agency like” environment • Working with ideas/mock-ups and visualizing how to execute in the following languages: PHP, ASP, JavaScript and Flash / ActionScript 3.0 • Must be an expert in Wordpress both themes and development RESPONSIBILITIES: • Managing the production of the Web Development team- this includes ensuring each developer is working within the deadlines assigned by the Project Management department • Acting as the liaison between the Web Dev Department, Creative Directors, and Account Executives • The Lead Web Developer will work to ensure that the functionality of the websites being developed meets/exceeds the vision of the digital team, as well as the expectations of the client • They will also use these inter-departmental relationships to pitch ideas for new digital value-ads and services to be offered to clients • Assisting the Development Team with meeting deadlines and completing deliverables by rolling up their sleeves and helping to execute production as necessary • The ideal candidate will have a proactive personality and will be able to leverage their experience in development and leadership abilities • The Lead Web Developer will have the opportunity to step into a role that will drive the digital direction of this well established agency, as it expands its service offerings and areas of expertise in the months and years to come • The qualified candidate will earn a proactive, innovative role within a rock-solid company with an incredible reputation in their field Coding samples or work examples are a plus Linette Allen | Recruiting Manager - ROBERT HALF TECHNOLOGY 1401 I Street NW |Suite 400 | Washington, DC 20005 | Tel: 202.626.0250x50241 | Fax: 202.626.4950 | Take your job search with you. Download our mobile app, now available for iPhone and Android devices.

Leo IjeborAugust 22, 2012 11:02 Wollen sie in England Areiten?

We have a role for a senior developer in England - very, very well paid.

Please contact me by e-mail for the job spec if you are interested.


VeronikaJune 22, 2012 13:40 Hi,

wir suchen einen Senior PHP Software Engineer für unser Development-Team in Hamburg für Framework-Development, Implemetierung/Development von Applikationen im B2B-Bereich. Auf unserem Blog gibt's unter detaillierte Infos.

Viele Grüße aus HH
ManishMay 16, 2012 18:42 Just wanted to say that your resume is awesome and you have good sense of humor. Very impressive CV.
Kazim LadimejiApril 26, 2012 16:51 I found your CV on the web. I am currently hiring for a MVC PHP programmer and wondered if you might be interested.

The role is for quite an enigmatic little start-up who are staffed by a global team of dedicated developers working together from various locations in the world, tied together by a common mission; to build great code for their clients.

I have included the job description below.

I do look forward to hearing from you!

Start of Job Description
MVC PHP Programmer (Kohana, Yii, or DooPHP frameworks) - Work from home
Hours Per Week: 25 hours to 45 hours, long term position. Choose your own hours. Work from home, so location independent. Work in a freelance capacity.

Position Overview:

My client is hiring up to 2 MVC PHP and MySQL database programmers for creating new web applications using one of these 3 frameworks: Kohana, Yii, or DooPHP.

My client is small, globally distributed company full of creative thinkers and innovators. They are looking for someone who can take any idea on paper and bring it to life using PHP and MySQL. Confidence and a high level of programming knowledge is a must.

Their ideal candidate creates secure, efficient and well-commented source code, works well in a team, communicates perfectly with spoken or written English. You’ll get to create exciting new ideas and be a part of a fun and growing company.

No graphic design skills or front end scripting is required. Pre-designed pages with JS mockup application features will be provided, however graphic design, JS, CSS, and HTML5 skills are a plus. Experience with Java, Ruby, or Selenium a plus.

Programming includes but is not limited to:

- Flowchart creation for automated processes
- Development using an MVC frameworks
- MySQL Database management!
- Beanstalk and Repositories
- Dynamic file management, writing, and editing
- Dynamic image creation / editing
- Script Automation such as scraping
- Custom function or library development
- And more.

My client is serious about hiring for a long term relationship. If chosen, you'll be working with a great employer and with a website designer who will design the HTML, CSS, Ajax and Javascript mockups for your web applications.

Plus, you can negotiate your working hours for what fits best into your local schedule in addition to receiving complementary access to programming resources to help you work better and faster.

If you want an idea of the kind of candidate that my client is looking for, please read this article:
End of Job Description
koshaFebruary 22, 2012 16:40 Hello Johannes,
We are currently looking for a very senior wordpress developer for the ongoing project at our client's site. Our clients are mostly the provincial govt. I would like to send you the job specification to you as well the compensation is great as well. Please do let me know if you are interested.

Thank you,
JeffNovember 28, 2011 02:59 Wordpress MU - PHP - Ajax - JQuery Search Functionality Time Sensitive Project Pay $xx,xxx

Found your resume via Google, don't know if you have interest but;
We are looking for someone or a team with Wordpress MU skills and/or a complete understanding of Php to finish up the back end "search component" of our platform. It is 95% done however our current programmer is unreliable. We are looking for an offsite professional or team to finish the project with a 3-week time frame. The piece you are being asked to complete will be used by a Multi-National Fortune 500 Company and we are not adverse to you or your company adding your contribution to your portfolio. Compensation for this would be $xx,xxx range. I can send a brief spec if interested in the project, and then a detailed spec upon execution of a mutual NDA. Additionally, we have multiple projects that require the skills of a timely, organized and professional individual or team on a recurring basis.

Thank you,

Helena SmithNovember 14, 2011 11:28 Hi Johannes,

I have come across your site on google and wondered if you'd be interested in a Senior PHP Developer contract role based in England?

It is a 3 month contract, paying up to £300 per day.
Thomas SturgessJuly 11, 2011 08:41 Hi Johannes,

I came across your profile. I was wondering if you were currently seeking new opportunities at present as I have an opening for a PHP web developer. Please find below the full job description and get back to me with your thoughts and if this is something that would interest you.



Due to my clients successes in the UK and US they are looking to expand their already established units in Europe. They are specialists in providing data in real time for stocks and other trading information.

They are currently looking to add two Experienced Developers to their team in Central London.

You should consider yourself as very technical and should master the following programming languages:

Technical Skills to include:

• PHP - Must be highly skilled in PHP as PHP is the main tool
• Object Oriented design and programming
• Java
• Javascript
• Actionscript
• C++
• Linux
• Apache

• Good layout and design skills
• Good GUI and front end developer focus
• Financial Market Knowledge
• Market Data Feed programming
• Ability to develop coherent class libraries
• Good writing skills
• Good maths knowledge
• FIX and trading protocols
• Knowledge of Financial rations and Fundamentals
• Working knowledge of GIT and SVN

Personal skills:

• Team player
• Confident and good communication skills
• Enjoys switching between programming languages, and learning new ones.
• Proactive

Ideal Work experience:

• Web development or programming
• Working with databases
• Web design experience
• Financial background would be beneficial
James RiddettJune 14, 2011 12:29 Hi there

Wondered if youd like a Lead role in London?

ZF2 Git, Doctrine etc its for

what do you think?