Experienced PHP Developer. Over 10 years of experience coding full-time or freelance. Outsourced for clients from USA, Switzerland, Denmark, France, UK.

Basic Info

About me icon About me
My name is Robert Osswald, experienced PHP developer from Serbia. I was born in 1976 in small town Ruma where I finished high school. I live and work in Belgrade. My hobbies and interests include technology, photography, military vehicle models, board games, travelling, metal music etc.

Location icon Location
I work from Belgrade, Serbia. I'm available for telecommuting and outsourcing, and through years worked with clients from all over the world, including USA, Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, France, UK.

Languages icon Languages
Serbian/Serbo-Croatian (native speaker); English (fluent); Russian (basic).

Rates icon Hourly Rate
My base rate is $25/hour, and I'm happy to negotiate it in case of long-term or full-time projects/employment.

Timezone icon Timezone
GMT +1

Work Experience


  • Senior PHP developer
    Feb. 2018 - Jun. 2018

Development of a crowdlending platform Lend.ch for Swiss client.
Symfony 3 application with frontend parts done in React.

InterVenture Nearshoring GmbH

  • Senior PHP developer
    Apr. 2015 - Jan. 2018

Development of several web shops for German clients via partner company Nexus Netsoft, based on Oxid e-sales package or on Symfony 2 framework. (​http://melitta.de​ is one of the Oxid solutions I’ve worked on).

Complus DOO

  • Senior PHP developer
    Aug. 2014 - Apr. 2015

Backend developent on Google Adwords reseller platform, and other inhouse projects related to domain registrar administration (http://webexpress.rs, http://webizlog.rs).

eGaming Consulting LLC

  • Web developer
    Jul. 2012 - Apr. 2014

Working on an in-house startup project follwr.com - a betting tips social network.

Old Country DOO (Profit Concepts International)

  • Web developer
    Jun. 2010 - Dec. 2012

Contracting (full-time) for Nordstrom, Inc. owned Hautelook.com and Solesociety.com private sales web-outlets.

Neotech Software DOO

  • Senior web developer
    Jul. 2008 - Sep. 2009

Development of Famibook social-networking portal, and some internal projects Occasional helping-out the Java team about their actual projects


  • Web developer
    Dec. 2007 - Jun. 2008

Creation and modification of many smaller web sites, online catalogs and webshops, and a simple CMS. Debugging of existing projects (some of them in Joomla). Coordination with designer(s) and webmaster(s).


  • Junior Java developer
    Aug. 2006 - Jul. 2007

In a 2-member team worked on 2 client and one server part of Bellevue BarMan project. It was an enterprise system for complete control of workflow for restaurants, hotels, storages and kitchen/production, including touch-screen terminals and order control, complete accounting, generation of all official documents, inquiries, accounts etc.

Visiongate AG

  • Contractor and Project Lead
    Aug. 2004 - Jun. 2005

Led the team of 4, for "Global office" web app.

  • 1999 - 2004

Smaller freelance projects


Checkmark icon PHP/MySQL Stack
(10+ years)

  • OO characteristics of PHP5;
  • Communicating with different database engines: MySQL, PostgreSQL;
  • Database abstraction and persistence libraries: native PDO, Doctrine, Zend_DB, Eloquent;
  • Smarty and Twig templating engines;
  • PHP frameworks: Zend 1, Zend 2, Laravel 4, Symfony 2;
  • Interacting with external APIs using CURL+XML, RESTful or SOAP;
  • Modification and plugin coding for several CMS (Oxid, Joomla, Drupal and some less known);
  • Source control: CVS, SVN, git.;

Checkmark icon HTML/CSS
(14+ years)

  • HTML5, XHTML 1.0;
  • CSS 1.x, 2.x, 3;
  • PSD to HTML+CSS conversion;
  • AJAX/DOM, vanilla JavaScript, Prototype, JQuery;
  • JQuery UI, Bootstrap;
  • Responsive design concepts;

Checkmark icon Java
(2 years)

  • J2EE - EJB 3.0
  • Toplink ORM
  • Glassfish app-server
  • Connecting to PostgreSQL and MySQL databases

Checkmark icon Delphi
(2 years)

  • older versions (6 through 9)
  • BDE, connecting to MySQL db via 3rd party components
  • Several smaller desktop helper applications related to larger (web) projects


  • (2013-2014)
  • http://www.follwr.com - betting tips + social network-type site portal (Startup); Zend framework.
  • 2010-2012
  • http://www.hautelook.com - web store of Nordstrom, Inc. owned Hautelook private sales outlet from Los Angeles. Zend framework + custom libraries, also serving iOS and Android apps via RESTful services. Modern, design-pattern-based OO code.
  • 2006-2009
  • Mostly smaller basic company websites, some of them with product catalogues and articles sections. Done in my own simple framework/CMS
  • http://www.kobrabane.com, http://www.homeopata.rs, http://www.menjacnica-panter.co.rs, http://www.livnica-metalurg.com, http://www.jugohulahop.co.rs
  • http://www.SMSmate.com.au (design changed now) - bulk/group SMS gateway with and email/addressbook/PayPal integration, logs, templates, etc. PHP5, AJAX, CURL + XML
  • earlier/defunct projects
  • (1999-2000) Collegesabroad.com – student exchange agency website, static HTML+CSS. My first paid project.
  • (2001) Mp3yu.com - mp3 download site for ex-Yugoslavian area. ASP engine with CSS-HTML templates.
  • (2002) 7ms (Seven Marketing System) - MLM back-end with provision calculation. Initially done in ASP, later converted to PHP. Several smaller Delphi apps for the same system. I’ve learnt PHP while working on this project.
  • (2002) http://www.Hydrostone.co.yu - construction material company’s site, static, with PHP dynamic gallery.
  • (2004-2005) Global Office project for Visiongate AG. Application consisted of interoperable components: webmail, addressbook, organizer, calendar, SMS-gateway, online storage + file manager, bookmark manager. PHP4 and MySQL, APIs.
  • (2007) http://www.boxer-review.com – portal for German Boxer dog breeders with structured dog pedigree database. PHP5 + ADODB + ActiveRecord + Smarty.
  • (2008-2009) http://www.famibook.com, http://www.thewomencity.com/ , http://www.thecocoonclub.com/ - location-based social networking sites sharing the common code. PHP5, internal Activerecord implementation, AJAX with Prototype, APIs.
  • (2009-2010) http://www.putokazdoposla.rs - CV-search portal for employers, Drupal with significant database/user section customization.
  • (2007-2010) http://www.galijatravel.com, http://www.senza-paura.com (shopping cart), http://www.perictc.com, http://www.medilink.rs, http://www.skoladobrevolje.com, http://www.poslasticarnica-biljana.co.rs, http://www.volga.rs, http://www.pari-paris.info, http://www.beodusek.rs, http://www.savezslepih.org, http://www.petardrugi.edu.rs, http://bones.co.rs (old site), http://www.floramira.com, http://www.domucenika.com (old site), http://www.servisnaoprema.rs, http://www.launch.rs, http://www.royalgarden.rs, http://www.magistrala.rs
  • (2011-2014) http://tour.interaction-design.org - around-the-world bike tour web site with social-media ties; Automatically importing geotagged photos/videos and blog posts via APIs and showing them on a map along the route imported from GPS device, importing comments from Twitter, FB, G+, LinkedIn via APIs.
  • http://www.solesociety.com (old site) - web store, originated at Hautelook before being spun off to a separate company. (now changed platform to Magento/new code)


  • email: ro.osswald@gmail.com
  • skype: r.osswald


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