Tobias Forkel

Tobias Forkel

PHP Developer

Résumé

About me

My name is Tobias Forkel. I am a PHP Developer and currently located in Melbourne, Australia. Before I have been working in Zurich, Switzerland and Montréal, Canada where I have developed my career at Unic AG and Gorilla Group in different positions.

I am young motivated, fast learning, looking for opportunities to develop my career and work experienced acquired in my last job. I seek a challenging and rewarding position in a business area that helps me further develop my skills in a multinational dynamic and demanding company with focus on personal and professional growth.

Experience

Gorilla Group, PHP Developer
2014 - 2015, Montréal, Canada

Maintenance and troubleshooting of Magento Enterprise clients. Developing applications from scratch or by adapting existing software to meet business requirements. Diagnosis and the resolution of any functional or visual issues. Maintain high customer service levels. Prioritize and proactively manage the tickets that come through the queue.

Unic AG, Professional Application Engineer
2012 - 2014, Zurich, Switzerland

Coordination of tasks within and between teams. Maintenance and troubleshooting of running TYPO3 environments, concept creation and costs estimations for new projects or existing applications. A competent contact partner for almost all TYPO3 customers in first, second and third level support.

  • Concept creation
  • Cost estimation
  • Custom websites with high specifications
  • Analytical approach in new and existing websites
  • Keeping up to date with emerging technologies
  • Customer relations
  • Customer support
  • Troubleshooting
  • Process optimization
Unic AG, Web Engineer
2007 - 2012, Zurich, Switzerland

Mainly maintenance and troubleshooting of running TYPO3 and Magento environments, concept creation and costs estimations for new projects or existing applications. A competent contact partner for almost all TYPO3 customers in first, second and third level support.

  • Concept creation
  • Cost estimation
  • Custom websites with high specifications
  • Analytical approach in new and existing websites
  • Keeping up to date with emerging technologies
  • Customer support
  • Troubleshooting
Unic AG, Trainee
2006, Zurich, Switzerland
  • TYPO3
  • Troubleshooting
  • Studying

Education

  • 2005 - 2007
    b.i.b International College

    Education: Software Engineering
    Location: Dresden, Germany
    Field: C++, C#, PHP, Databases, Software Engineering

  • 2002 - 2004
    Konrad Wachsmann Oberstufenzentrum

    Education: Automation and computer technology
    Location: Frankfurt (Oder), Germany
    Field: Electrical Engineering, Metrology, Programming (SPS), Automation Technology, Computer Technology

Awards

  • 2012
    Best of Swiss Web Awards 2012

    Websites: m.laax.com / m.flims.com
    Category: Usability Gold, Creation Bronze
    Task: Templating, troubleshooting and import of multi-language content

Professional Skills

CMS
TYPO3
MODx
Drupal
WordPress
GRAV

E-Commerce
Magento Commerce

E-Mail
Templating

Languages
PHP
MySQL
C++
Java
C#
Shell

Markup
HTML
CSS
JavaScript

Mobile
Responsive
PhoneGap
Content
SMS Gateways

API
Google Analytics
Google Maps
Google Site Search

Frameworks
jQuery
Prototype
Bootstrap
YAML

Versioning
SVN, Git, Bitbucket

Graphic
Adobe Photoshop
GIMP

Server
Linux (Setup, Maintenance)
Windows (Setup, Maintenance)
Microsoft Sharepoint

Other
Troubleshooting

Personal Skills

  • Teamwork
  • Creativity
  • Organization
  • Communication
  • Learning

Languages

  • German
  • English

Portfolio

Gorilla Group, Montréal

A short list of my work during my time at Gorilla Group.

Unic AG, Zurich

A short list of my work during my time at Unic AG.

Downloads

Maintenance Alerts

Display a simple maintenance alert on top of your Magento environment and lower your bounce rate by telling your customers that they should come back in case of serious technical problems or upcoming maintenance work.

Magento - Maintenance Alert $5.00 USD

Version 1.0.0 (2015/10/31)
Compatibility Community: 1.9.x
As a non member of Magento’s Partner Groups, Solutions Partners or Industry Partners I am not allowed to use the word “Enterprise” or “EE” in my extensions or include any reference to Magento Enterprise.
Warranty
  • 90 days after purchase
  • Warranty includes technical defects and conflicts with "core" modules or other Magento core functionalities
  • Warranty does not include conflicts with other "community" or "local" modules
Updates
  • All micro, minor and major updates are available for free and will send out by email to all previous buyers.
Support This module is provided as-is, with no support. If you have any issues with this module, please contact me.
Documentation
Price $5.00 USD (incl. tax)
Purchase and Download

Bars

Add a customizable notification bar on the top of your Magento Admin Panel. No excuse for excitedly changed settings in the Magento admin panel. This module will let all participants know on what environment they are working.

Magento - Maintenance Alert It's free

Version 1.0.2 (2016/03/19)
Compatibility Community: 1.9.x
As a non member of Magento’s Partner Groups, Solutions Partners or Industry Partners I am not allowed to use the word “Enterprise” or “EE” in my extensions or include any reference to Magento Enterprise.
Download

Code

Forkel Bars

No excuse for excitedly changed settings in the Magento admin panel. This module will let all participants know on what environment they are working.

Forkel OpenGraph

A Facebook "What's on your mind?" clone. This module is for experimental purposes and shows you how you can fetch OpenGraph data base on a URL from a textarea field.

Forkel Grids

A collection of different adminhtml grids and tested code you can use for your project.

Support & Warranty

All free available modules are provided with no warranty or support, but I offer different warranty and support packages for your project.

Warranty

Extend the lifetime and compatibility of my modules.

  • Warranty includes technical defects and conflicts with "core" modules or other Magento core functionalities.
  • Warranty does not include conflicts with other "community" or "local" modules.

A warranty package starts from USD 60 per month. Please contact me for more information at warranty@tobiasforkel.de.

Support

Don't wait to be in the first row. Purchase a support package and get the benefits.

  • Quick answer to general questions
  • Installation Support
  • Bug Fixing

A support package starts from USD 45 per hour. Please contact me for more information at support@tobiasforkel.de.