Tobias Forkel

Tobias Forkel

Magento Technical Lead / PHP + Magento Developer

Resume

About me

My name is Tobias Forkel. I am a Magento Technical Lead / PHP + Magento 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

Convert Digital, Magento Technical Lead
2018, Melbourne, Australia

Developing applications for Magento® 1 and 2 and extending existing modules to meet business requirements. Maintain high customer service levels. Prioritize and proactively manage the tickets that come through the queue.

  • Technical guidance
  • Code review
  • Cost estimation
  • Analytical approach in new and existing shops
  • Customer support
  • Troubleshooting
Convert Digital, Magento Developer
2016 - 2018, Melbourne, Australia

Maintenance and troubleshooting of Magento® 1 and 2 clients. Developing applications for Magento® 1 and 2 and extending existing modules 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.

  • Technical guidance
  • Code review
  • Cost estimation
  • Analytical approach in new and existing shops
  • Keeping up to date with emerging technologies
  • Customer support
  • Troubleshooting
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 shops with high specifications
  • Analytical approach in new and existing shops
  • 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 shops with high specifications
  • Analytical approach in new and existing shops
  • 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

E-Commerce
Magento® 1
Magento® 2
Shopify

CMS
TYPO3
MODx
Drupal
WordPress
Grav

Frameworks
jQuery
Prototype
Bootstrap
YAML

Languages
PHP
MySQL
C++
Java
C#
Shell

Virtualization
Docker
VMware

E-Mail
Templating
Mailchimp
SendGrid, Mailgun®

Mobile
Responsive
PhoneGap
Content
SMS Gateways

API
Google Analytics
Google Maps
Google Site Search

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.

Modules

For further Magento® modules please checkout my GitHub repository.

Debugger (M2)

This Magento® 2 module allows your developer team to view the latest report file from ./var/report/ or download the entire log and report folder as a tar file.

Magenizr - Debugger It's free

Version 1.0.0 (2018/08/18)
Compatibility Magento: 2.x
GitHub

Custom Shipping (M2)

This Magento® 2 module allows you to provide a custom shipping method in backend only, frontend only or both.

Magenizr - Custom Shopping It's free

Version 1.0.0 (2018/08/25)
Compatibility Magento: 2.x
GitHub

Maintenance Alerts (M1)

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 Magento: 1.9.x
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 (M1)

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 Magento: 1.9.x
Download