Work History

Work History
Aug 2008 - Mar 2009

Computer Software Engineer

Viral Gurus Ltd.
  • PHP/MySQL developer (second to the R&D manager) for an Internet start-up producing InternetIsFun.com, an innovative new service aimed at the viral delivery of media through social networking.
  • Developing and designing a high-capacity website operated by complex server-side software handling different webservices: website front, automated mail server, "bookmarklet" mini-site, communicating via API to external social networks and multimedia websites. Manipulating various multimedia types both from user's files and external websites.
  • Planning and developing enhanced statistics utilities that collects and analyzes users, finding influencing users, trends in content and in behaviors.
  • Last few months, as the company faced financial difficulties: maintaining and developing the entire system by myself, including system administration (LAMP), database management, server and client side programming.
  • Leading a re-branding effort: Rapidly creating new design, UI & experience.
Nov 2006 - Apr 2008

Development Team Leader

Dex Technologies Ltd.
  • Participating in the establishment process of a new start-up company that offers social CMS solutions.
  • Leading a team of 5 PHP developers over various scales of projects and tasks.
  • Developing and maintaining a vast, large-scale product offering a wide variety of features, interfaces and extensions.
  • Planning, developing and maintaining over 10 social networks for some of Israel's largest Internet content brands: Ynet, Haaretz & TheMarker groups, Coca-Cola, Yellow Pages, One.
  • Researching, planning and developing new features and services.
  • Designing entire user experience and flow within a social network that integrates with the brand's original content.
  • Outlining and producing the 2.0 version of the core product.
Dec 2003 - Nov 2006

Intelligence Junior Officer

IDF (Israeli Defense Force)
  • 3 years mandatory military service at Israeli Defence Force.
  • Served under the Field Intelligence Crops, as an Intelligence Junior Officer for a special combat unit in the West Bank.
2000 - 2002

Gamer.co.il Magazine Staff

Hed Arzi Ltd.
  • At age of 16, member of the first staff of Israel's first and largest computer games magazine (fully payed job, owned by a leading media company).
  • Reviewer, writer, news editor and Internet community manager.

Education

Education
1997 - 2003

Mekif Gimel Ashdod High-School
  • Graduated national gifted students education program.
  • High School diploma, A-Levels in Computer Science, Chemistry, Literature.
  • Awarded outstanding graduate by Israeli Education Ministry.
2001 - 2002

Idit Schori Screenwriting School

Graduated after-school program of Screenwriting and Cinema studies.

Skills

Skills

Working with Microsoft Office environment

Using and working with Photoshop software

Working with GIS: Geographic Information Systems

Developing C++, Python applications

Linux System Administration

Managing and maintaining Linux servers and LAMP based systems.

Working with and maintaining SQL databases

Particulary MySQL, but experienced as well with MS SQL, PostgreSQL & SQLite.

Composing W3C standard XHTML documents and CSS stylesheets

Developing large-scale, multi-tiered PHP web applications

Professional experience with Object Oriented PHP5, creating websites and frameworks from scratch, developing with Zend Framework, maintaining and extending Joomla and Wordpress systems.

Objective

To work for a major Internet media organization and take part in the exciting process of making innovative, fun and successful products.

Interest

Internet, Modern Technology, Innovation, Web Development & Design, Creative Writing, Music, Cinema, Pop Culture.