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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. (Joke alert!) 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!)

I'm looking for

  • medium-sized company (preferably)
  • friendly atmosphere aka human workplace
  • interesting projects built with non-ancient technologies (maybe Laravel 5, Symfony 3?)
  • working as part of a team of people with strong technical skills from which I can learn new things every day
  • organized work flows
  • room for career advancement
  • flexible program

But wait, there's a catch. I expect

  • rigorous technical testing during the interview, to at least try to find out if we match. Let's not waste both of our times, please :)
  • technical interviews to be conducted on an actual computer. Writing code on paper is just weird
  • decent equipment to do my work on (the newer, the better)
  • all the necessary trainings to be able to do my job in the company
  • fair compensation for my level. Sorry, but I don't believe in the 'pay is not important' philosophy. Enjoying what you do is a nice bonus, but not the most important thing in the world
  • periodical reviews followed by results proportional to progress
  • no (unpaid) overtime

Would be nice to have

  • working remote (2 days/week would be perfect!)
  • no overtime at all (I work better when I can disconnect)
  • team buildings

Work Experience

Team Leader for PHP development

StreamWIDE, Bucharest
January 2014 - Present (3 years 5 months)

Managed 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
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