Hi There

I'm Fabio Cicerchia

Passionate FullStack Developer

I'm Fabio, a Passionate FullStack Developer with 15+ years of experience. I'm always enjoying creating quality web applications and web portals using cutting-edge technologies.

So far I've covered different roles, different markets, and different business types:

  • Freelance, it made me comfortable working with the UI/UX side and improve the communication with the clients.
  • Employee, it gave me a huge experience of team and company dynamics.
  • Startupper, it made me flexible and versatile, by covering topics such as marketing, sales, management, financial planning, accounting & bookkeeping, and much more.
  • Chief, I'm responsible for the whole IT area: from the physical infrastructure (own dedicated servers) to the application architecture (web and mobile), from Projects Management to IT Recruiting, from writing procedures and policies to their implementation (eg. GDPR).

Thanks to my background, I'm totally confident working either alone or in a team, remotely or on-site, in building web applications and web portals by following the best practices with a particular attention to Maintainability, Scalability, Reliability, and Performances.

I've covered several roles, from Software Developer to Frontend/Backend Developer, from Sysadmin to Team Leader.

With the time I've managed to build these core strengths:

  • FullStack Developer
  • Productivity Oriented
  • Passionate Worker
  • Continuous Learner
  • Problem-Solving Mindset
  • Product Management
  • Project Management
  • Performance Optimisation
  • Software Maintainability

I've got experience working on each layer of a web application, covering the whole life-cycle from initial requirements gathering to design, planning, coding, testing, documentation, deployment, and maintenance.

I'm constantly looking for opportunities and challenges to improve my skills while providing creative and high-quality solutions.

Professional Skills

FullStack Developer 80%
DevOp 75%
Project Manager 70%
Recruiter 60%
Performance Oriented 80%
Processes Optimisation 70%

Work Experience

2016 - Today

SKUOLA.NET

Chief Technology Officer

I'm working on new strategies to improve continuously the quality of the projects and make the internal process lean. I took charge of the whole IT architecture in a very short time and built a team from scratch for the HQ in Rome. I've worked on the optimisation of the architecture in terms of uptime, also implemented a geographical nodes redundancy in order to handle any downtime on the Data Centers. I’ve worked directly on the HTTPS migration, on the tech stack upgrade process (dated 2013), on the optimisation of the loading times and on the implementation of the GDPR Policies.

Chief Technical Officer and Lead Developer, Software Architect, Agile (SCRUM, XP) Facilitator, System Administrator, Recruiter.

AnsibleApacheElasticSearchForemanGaleraGitLabGitLab CIKanbanMariaDBMaxScaleNginxPerconaProxmoxProxySQLPHPRedisSymfony 3Varnish

2015 - 2017

DXPERTISE

Lead Developer & Owner

I've created an aggregation platform for programming courses and events, in many countries, focused on developers. I took care of all the product aspects, from the IT architecture to the planning and the implementation of marketing and sales strategies, from the scouting process of providers, clients and partners to the relationships management, from budget management to the hiring process in several areas.

DXpertise is an IT training course aggregation platform that allow developers to find the best courses available on the market. The platform is made by developers for developers with the aim to increase the knowledge level of each one of us in order to make the whole industry better, more challenging, more qualified, more satisfying, and more fun! Want to prove yourself and get better? Join us, we are going to help you achieving it.

AdWordsCapistranoCSSDigitalOceanElasticSearchHTML5MandrillMariaDBMicrodata & MicroformatsMixPanelNginxPHP 7RabbitMQRedisSEOSchema.orgSparkPostSymfony 3

2015 - 2016

IMMOBILIARE.IT

Senior Developer

I've learned the internal processes and technology stack of Immobiliare.it in order to replicate it to LuxuryEstate.com and mentor the team who was working on the project. We've managed to work on a restyle of the UI and write from scratch the whole codebase. The whole team managed to learn new approaches such as code reviews, kanban boards, morning standup meetings and advanced tools such as Apache Thrift, Capistrano, GitLab, Grunt, PHP 7, Symfony 3, WebPack.

Apache ThriftCapistranoCode ReviewCSSGitLabGitLab CIGruntHHVMKanban BoardMariaDBPHP7Standup MeetingsWebpackXHProf

2013 - 2015

IOVOX

Senior Developer

I've introduced some improvements related to the internal processes, especially adopting agile methodologies, unit and functional tests, advanced code versioning. I was a tech lead on some internal projects by taking care of several phases of their lifecycle such as requirements gathering and estimation of the user-stories, code-reviews and post-releases retrospectives.

Some of the clients I dealt with: Autotrader, Trader Media, Golden Pages IE, 192.com.

AgileAngularJSApacheBashCSSCode CoverageDatawarehouseHTMLJavaScriptJenkinsJiraMariaDBMongoDBPair ProgrammingPhalconPHPPHPUnitProfilingRESTSeleniumUnit TestingZend Framework

2012 - 2013

FUSEPUMP

Senior Developer

I've been working in a team to develop a cutting edge real-time statistic system, then, after few months, I became the Lead Developer of the project, reporting direct to the CTO. My everyday duties were basically technical project management, product planning and code development.

Some of the clients I dealt with: ModelZone, Staples, Chemist Direct.

AgileApacheAWSBashCSSCode CoverageHTMLJavaScriptJasmineJiraJSON­RPCMongoDBMySQLPHPPHPUnitRedisRESTSCRUMUnit TestingXHProf

2010 - 2012

DOING (formerly DNSEE)

Web Developer / Project Tech Lead

I've been working as Lead Developer to a big project, reporting directly to the CTO. My everyday duties and responsibilities were basically technical project management, customer relationships, internal / external training, team management (3 Developers, 1 Art Director, 1 Sys Admin, 1 Account, 1 Quality Assurance), and code development.

Some of the clients I dealt with: San Raffaele, Policlinico Campus Biomedico, Samsung.

AgileApacheCSSCode CoverageHTMLHudsonJavaScriptJiraJoomlaMySQLPHPSeleniumSymfonyUnit TestingXP

2003 - 2012

FREELANCE

I was working on showcase web sites and custom web applications, interfacing directly with the clients and taking care of every single step of the development, from the kick off to the delivery of the projects.

Some of the clients I dealt with: Studio Baggio, TBS srl, Good Night and Good Luck, OCE srl, Cilia Bus, Comet Expo.

ApacheBashCapistranoCSSGITHTML5JavaScriptJenkinsMicrodata & MicroformatsMongoDBMySQLNodeJSPHPProfilingRedisRESTSEOSilexStatic Code AnalysisSymfonyWordpress

2008 - 2010

POPULIS (formerly GOADV)

Web Developer

I've been working on the development, from scratch, of the front-end side of a user management system integrated into all the websites in the Excite network and deployed in 6 different countries (UK, Germany, Spain, France, Netherlands and Italy).

Main activities:

  • Management of channels Video, Bynight, MIX and Blog of Excite
  • Creation of user management system (frontend side) of Excite
  • Maintenance of the sites of Excite Europe Network, the Network NanoPublishing and corporate sites
  • Maintenance of a system for tracking ROI

CSSFunctional TestingHTMLJavaScriptJoomlaMySQLMySQLPair ProgrammingPHPPostgreSQLPythonSeleniumWordpressZend Framework

2007

ADQ

Web / Software Developer

I've managed and maintained two live core products, one e-commerce website and one travelling online community.

Main projects:

  • StockInformatica (http://www.stockinformatica.com)
  • ItalianCamper (http://www.italiancamper.com)
  • NoPayZone (http://www.nopayzone.com)

Access DBASPCSSE­CommerceHTMLIISJavaScriptMySQLosCommercePHPVisual BasicWordpress

2005 - 2006

THE ITALIAN TOUCH

Web Developer

CSSHTMLMySQLPHP

2004 - 2005

STUDIO BONITO

Hardware / Software Consultant

CSSHardwareHTMLVisual Basic 6

Education

In progress

Several Online Courses

Lynda.com

  • Become a React Native Developer
  • Become a DevOps Engineer
  • Become an IT Security Specialist
  • Become a Project Manager
  • Become an Ethical Hacker
April - May 2018

Become a Network Administrator

Lynda.com

2015

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)

Cambridge Assessment

License 225910688

2011

IWA – CWP – Application Developer

IWA

2008

Zend Certified Engineer

Zend

License 225910688

2005 - 2007

Computer Engineering

University of Rome Tor Vergata

Degree Not Completed
2000 - 2005

Computer Science

High School

References

  • Fabio was a great asset to my technical team from the outset. He possesses a solid and up to date technical understanding of web development, best practises and Agile methodologies and has a critical mindset when architecting solutions. A pleasure to work with and always keen to share his knowledge and promote inter-team learning.

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    Dan Donegan CTO
  • I had the pleasure to work with Fabio when I started working on a challenging project with crazy requirements (FusePump's internal real-time tracking and reporting tool). I needed to expand my team and he stood out among the new hires, so I wanted to work with me. Fabio impressed me by his manner of carrying out his tasks with competency, accuracy and punctuality. His best strengths are the ability to quickly pick up on new technologies and/or frameworks he's not even ever heard about, and the fact that you'll never need to explain to him the requirements a second time. His coding is driven by genuine passion. Also, I shouldn't leave out the fact that I've never seen a developer cover their code with unit tests as much as Fabio does. Definitely a top of the game developer, and a friend.

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    Samuele Artuso Team Leader
  • Fabio has a deep understanding of the platform, the language, its synthax and all the tricks you can take advantage of to solve unhandy situations: from a low-level perspective, he has skills like no PHP developer I've ever seen.

    Additionally, in the last 2 and a half years he made a really vauable experience with the symfony framework, which has been his daily basis for writing webapps here at DNSEE.

    He's also making experiments with new technologies, like Mongo, and in the last 2 years I've seen him turning into a really good PHP developer, after coming from the old PHP school.

    I would definitely hire him in my next team, as you'll always need guys like him during every kind of projects' lifecycle: when he works under a lead, his commitment is a goldmine.

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    Alessandro Nadalin Team Leader
  • Working with Fabio is stimulating. He has great talent in the programming and development jobs.

    His excellent technical skill give him, and the team where is working, high speed development, and he is able to understand the problems related to a project development.

    Curious and passionate new technologies, Fabio like to find new way to solve the issues that have been entrusted.

    Deep knowledge of Internet, Fabio can follow the most difficult solution with high concentration and an overview of the problem.

    These quality give the opportunity to all the team to learn new techniques, and new ways to solve the daily issues.

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    Francesco Contini Software Architect

Contact Me

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