Pavel Tashev
Pavel Tashev / Senior PHP / Web Developer
Constantly learning new things. I love to work on projects and ideas which bring value and improve the life of the society around us.
I do prefer to contact me through LinkedIn or my email.
Pavel Tashev

Pavel Tashev About me

My name is Pavel Tashev and this is my personal website. Here I present myself starting from my professional experience, my education, things which I like to do, my skills and ending with a blog where you can read some professionally oriented stuff and more casual things like articles for “relaxation of the mind”.

Enjoy the reading!

Professional Experience

January 2015 - at present
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Company name WhiteRabbit Ltd.
Position Software and Product Developer
Company website www.whiterabbitltd.com
Activities

Development of software products, managing of the workflow and management of a team developing mobile applications.

Pavel Tashev is a highly valued and integral member of the team at WhiteRabbit Ltd. and as Lead Software Developer his wealth of experience is applied to the design and development of all products developed every single day.

Products developed in the company:
– GuardNet, www.guardnet.co

October 2013 – January 2015
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Company name ProxiAd Ltd.
Position Senior PHP / Web Developer
Company website www.proxiad.com
Activities

The scope of my activities in ProxiAd is to be a PHP / Web developer, developing new features for a big french company called Mailjet (www.mailjet.com). The tasks are on both on the front-end and on the back-end side of the project.

Writing a new PHP code and also testing and fixing bug issues, communicating with REST API’s, writing Java Script code (+jQuery), AJAX queries, new CSS and HTML is part of the usual daily work.

I’d like to express my mind about ProxiAd. I want to commend the HR department and all principals for the professionalism with which they care for all company employees. And also last but not least my colleagues that create a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere to work. My opinion is that ProxiAd is a wonderful company which is well organized and it’s worth to work there!

May 2011 – April 2013
Company name Innovative Solutions Bulgaria Ltd.
Position PHP / Web developer
Business Sector Nano Technologies
Company website www.budgetsensors.com
Activities

My main activity was to support and develop new solutions for websites and online stores part of “Innovative Solutions Bulgaria Ltd.”

February 2011 – November 2015
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Company name Noway Media Ltd.
Position Manager and PHP / Web developer
Company website www.nowaymedia.bg
Other websites www.schoodle.bg
www.qrl.bg (No longer avaivable)
Activities

The company Noway Media Ltd. was found 2011 with the idea to develop web based services and products. That was a great experience for me because I had a chance to get closer to the idea how to manage a small start-up, and also all business processes and projects behind it.

I believe this is a valuable experience because the knowledge about the processes in a company and also the role of each person in that company is one the keys for better work flow and understanding of your own role in the company with no matter you are a developer, manager or else.

I was a manager in Noway Media Ltd. but also a PHP / Web Developer.

During the years we developed a couple of projects. Two of them are QRL and Schoodle.

QRL (abbreviation of QR link) is a web based system which can be used by the customers to generate their own QR codes pointing to specific URL’s. Those QR codes can be printed on posters, books or somewhere else and later to analyze the traffic through those of them which are scanned with a mobile applications.

Schoodle (the name comes from the combination of the words “School” and “Google”) is a project which has only one goal and basic idea – to be an online environment for teachers and parents who want to exchange more information about the progress of their children at school.

Behind those two projects there is also another one which stays behind the scene. This project is an User Management System (UMS) which unites all user accounts part of QRL and Schoodle. So, every time when someone is logging in QRL all the personal information is stored and managed by this “third building block”. The reason to organize all projects in that way is for security reasons and also because that gives us the ability to connect each new future project with the users who are already registered in any of the current products and services.

It’s worth to say that this “third building block” communicates with each of the projects by RESTful API’s using own internal protocol. The communication is based on JSON and XML, depending on the developer’s needs.

Currently we’ve stopped any activities on those projects. The only thing that we do is to keep them alive.

May 2008 – May 2011
Position PHP / Web developer
Activities

During my freelance period, my job was divided into two main parts. The first one was to find new projects and clients, and the second one was to work as PHP / Web developer on those projects.

I was a developer for different types of projects, from the usual company websites to more complex sollutions like web based platforms for selling real estates.

After about three years of work as a freelancer I found out that finding new clients is one of the toughest processes which requires hard work every day of the week with no exception. That was the moment when I realised that I want to work for a company and I decide to stop the work as a freelancer.

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Organization CERN – European Organization for Nuclear Research
Website home.web.cern.ch
Activities

The scope of my basic work at CERN was to simulate distribution of electron beams in presence of electromagnetic radiation. For the purposes of the theoritical simulation I used software SIMION® 8.0.

Education

university of Sofia, Bulgaria
University University of Sofia “St.Kliment Ohridski” – Faculty of Physics
Specialty Quantum Electronics and Laser Technologies (QELT)
Degree Master
Description Laser technologies and optical instruments
Location Sofia / region Sofia / Bulgaria
Website www.uni-sofia.bg/index.php/eng
September 2003 – July 2007
university of Sofia, Bulgaria
University University of Sofia “St.Kliment Ohridski” – Faculty of Physics
Specialty Engineer Physics
Degree Bachelor
Description Engineer Physics
Location Sofia / region Sofia / Bulgaria
Website www.uni-sofia.bg/index.php/eng
September 1998 – June 2003
School “Professional technician secondary school of mechanical engineering and electronics” – Varna
Specialty Industrial Electronics
Location Varna / region Varna / Bulgaria
Website (only in bulgarian) ptgvarna.com/bg/Za-nas

Things I like

Forecasts “The Singularity Is Near”
by Ray Kurzweil
SEO “The Truth About Search Engine Optimization”
by Rebecca Lieb
Аlgorithms “Programming = ++ Algorithms”
by Preslav Nakov and Panayot Dobrikov
You can read more about this book on it’s official website.
Name Mind Map
Description A mind map is a diagram used to visually outline information. It’s usually used to present ideas, projects, etc. And it’s also very powerful way to display ideas visually, in more compact and much more informative way.
Ream more You can read more about mind maps in Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mind_map

Courses, Certificates and More

  • I have the ability to be a strongly self-organized person and also the skill to lead projects to a level of high quality and organization.
English language course at Council at Europe Level B 1.1
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English language course at Council at Europe Level B 1.2
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English language course at Council at Europe Level B 2.1
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Google Analytics Platform Principles – Certificate / 2014
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Certificate – Pavel Tashev attended the Summer Student Programme from 24 June 2008 to 19 September 2008 at CERN
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Certificate – Pavel Tashev has presented a poster on 6th of August 2008 entitled “Off-line Ion Source for Collinear Laser Spectroscopy – Collapse ISOLDE”
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Additional activities

On 13th of September 2006 at the National Balkan School
of Nuclear Physics in Brasov – Romania, I had a short talk in
english in the range of the nuclear physics.

On 21th of August 2007 I had a short lecture in Bodrum –
Turkey in the range of the laser technologies. The topic was “Quantum Teleportation”.

On 22th of September 2008 I had a lecture in Troyan –
Bulgaria where I presented my work concluded at CERN.

How to contact me?

E-mail
p.d.tashev@gmail.com

Phone
I do prefer to contact me through LinkedIn or my email.

Links
LinkedIn :: http://www.linkedin.com/in/paveltashev
XING :: https://www.xing.com/profile/Pavel_Tashev
GitHub :: https://github.com/pavel-tashev

Languages

English
70%
Bulgarian
100%

Web development

PHP
90%
MySQL
80%
Elasticsearch
50%
HTML
30%
CSS
30%
JavaScript
90%
jQuery
90%
Ajax, xAjax
90%
XML, JSON, YML
90%
HandlebarsJS
70%
Twig
90%

Methodologies

Adaptive Path
90%
Mind Mapping
80%
Brainstorming
80%

Project management

JIRA, Agile
90%
Scrum
60%

Organization skills

Scrum
60%

Mockup Software

Axure
80%

CMS

Wordpress
80%
OpenCart
40%

Front-end Frameworks

BackboneJS
50%

Back-end Frameworks

Symfony 1.1
80%
Symfony 1.4
80%
Code Igniter 1
70%
Laravel 4
50%

Version Control Systems (VCS)

Mercurial
70%
SVN
70%
Git
60%

Bug reporting

BugZilla
80%
Mantis
80%
Redmine
80%
JIRA
80%

Digital Analytics

Google Analytics
80%

Advertisement

Google AdWords
60%

Design

Photoshop
40%