Jeff Simons Decena

Web Developer

Jeff Simons Decena

Web Developer

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Hi, i'm Jeff Decena

Web Developer

PHP focused full stack web developer for more than 7 years. Hard working, team player and able to adapt quickly with any environment.

I have been using the latest Laravel 5.x and micro frameworks such as Lumen and SlimPHP for APIs.

The front-end applications I use are: Angular2/4, VueJs and currently looking into ReactJs.

I am also the creator of the open source e-commerce software called Laracom


Full Name

Roland Jeffrey Simons Decena


28 May 1984 - Manila, Philippines

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PH (+63) 9257203071

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Work Experience

MHealth ICT Inc. | Makati City, Philippines

Software Architect, Consultant - April 2017 - present

  • HL7 v2, EMR concepts
  • Analysis and design architecture
  • Test-driven development adoption
  • Implementation of SOLID principle
  • REST API for all the services
  • Angular2/4 for frontend services
  • Central authentication server for all the apps
  • Elasticsearch implementation for searching services
  • JWT / OAuth2 for token authentication
  • DigitalOcean VPS management
  • Envoy deployment
  • Bitbucket continuous integration
  • SCRUM methodology, JIRA
  • Adherence to JSON specification
  • Laravel 5.x.x for backend services
  • Slack integration to all project repositories

Healthway Medical Clinics Inc. | Makati City, Philippines

Software Architect, Consultant - Oct 2016 – April 2017

  • Analysis, assessment and recommendation for legacy systems
  • Design and implement microservices software architecture
  • Migration planning from legacy system to new architecture
  • Coding and code documentation standards
  • Development and production environment technical specifications
  • Integration plan of new software implementation with vendors and legacy systems
  • IT and Information Security planning
  • Proper database schema for centralized services
  • REST API for centralized services
  • Central administration system for all the services
  • Implementation of continues integration of new system to different environments

FlexiSource IT, NRNS Software Pte. Ltd.

Senior Web Developer - July 2016 - Oct 2016

  • Provides Test Driven Development (TDD) for all the projects
  • Uses SCRUM project methodology
  • Following S.O.L.I.D principles in OOP PHP
  • Adheres to JSON specifications
  • Continuous integration via Bamboo app by Atlassian
  • Uses Confluence team collaboration software
  • Uses Bitbucket as main project repository host
  • Uses RESTful APIs to exchange information between systems.
  • HipChat app for team communication
  • Uses Laravel 5 for dashboards and Lumen microframework
  • Uses Doctrine2 for ORM, Eloquent
  • Interacts to UniPay Australia for payment processing
  • Adheres to PSR standards

Gourmet Society Digital Ventures Inc.

Senior Web Developer - Oct 2015 - June 2016

  • Infrastructure design using Amazon Web Services.
  • Automated deployment using Elastic Beanstalk (Continues Deployment)
  • PHP Projects are made with Laravel 5, (API & Admin)
  • Uses RESTful APIs to exchange information between apps.
  • Maintains connectivity of the API endpoints that serves both web and mobile apps for iOS and Android.
  • Version control apps using Git. Uses Github and Bitbucket repositories.
  • Works with stakeholders and marketing teams to set and execute project strategy.
  • Aligns with marketing team or stakeholders to make sure development approach supports the company’s strategy.
  • Works with a team including digital marketing, content strategy, and copywriters to deliver high quality products.
  • Prepares site by installing and configuring server software, installing programming language using authoring and formatting tools, ensuring cross-platform compatibility.

Ayannah Information Solutions Inc.

Senior Web Developer - August 2013 - Sept 2015

  • Lead developer for Sendah – the online store of Ayannah.
  • Manages junior PHP developers.
  • Uses APIs to exchange information (REST and SOAP)
  • Deploy modern apps using Docker.
  • Version control apps using Git.
  • CRM projects are build with the Laravel 4/5 PHP Framework
  • E-Commerce apps uses Prestashop platform.
  • Works with stakeholders and marketing teams to set and execute project strategy.
  • Works with a team including digital marketing, content strategy, and copywriters to deliver high quality products.
  • Prepares site by installing and configuring server software, installing programming language using authoring and formatting tools, ensuring cross-platform compatibility.
  • Creates visually appealing web pages
  • Creates, edit or modify templates for a CMS or web development framework.
  • Maintains a firm grasp on evolving web best practices
  • Protect site by designing and installing security precautions.

Ripplewerks Pte. Ltd.

Junior web developer - Oct 2010 - July 2013

  • Converts PSD to HTML with W3C compliant and cross browser friendly code.
  • Develop and maintain Wordpress CMS and E-Commerce websites.
  • Develop payment gateway modules. – PayPal, iPay88
  • Develop special modules/plugins
  • Assists in developing and maintaining websites by executing design and maintaining high design/production quality
  • Maintains site appearance by developing and enforcing content and display standards
  • Maintains high design/production quality; ensuring that site content is consistent.
  • Diligent work habits and ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Self-motivated, creative problem-solver, ability to plan and organize and pays attention to details

Cartridgeworld Lifestyles Inc.

Technical Supervisor - April 2006 - Oct. 2010

Cartridgeworld Lifestyle Inc. is a Philippine franchise of the world renowned printer peripheral and consumable company. My job here is to build cartridges and to set up printer networks to clients. This is where I had my first hand experience on networking computers and printers.



Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila - June 2014 - April 2016

Already a graduate in diploma for Information and Communications Technology. I am still continuing my education to finish the thesis for the Master's degree course. Hoping to get the degree after a year when I finished my thesis.


UP Information Technology Development Center - Dec - Feb 2014

After almost 3 years of working in Singapore, I felt the need to go back in industry based learning again and get certificates for it. I believe that learning does not stop and the more we know, the more we need to know. I have enrolled in short course in University of the Philippines to refreshes the advance Object Oriented Programming principles. After 7 weeks of training, the effort paid off and I was able to get the certificate and feel good about the accomplishment.


ACE IT Learning Institute - Aug. - Sep. 2009

To get additional knowledge on the formal side of programming, I have enrolled in a short course called PHP-MySQL training. From doing self-learning via online resources, I get to know actual people in the field that practices PHP as their programming language. I learned also from the training the basics of the LAMP stack and how it works. The training was a great leap for me to know more about the career I am taking at that time.


Universidad de Manila - Graduated April 2006

It has been a decade now since I graduated in my tertiary education with the Degree of Mass Communication. This education taught me to communicate well and be well understood by the people I meet. During my tertiary days, I got interested in web technologies and become fascinated of what it can do. I have self-studied web development on my free time in which youtube and google became my best friends. I did not thought that from simple personal html page could be the start of a career for me and the rest is history.


Professional Skills

  • 70% Complete
    Comunication 70%
  • 90% Complete
    Leadership 90%
  • 85% Complete
    Confidence 85%

Software Skills

  • 85% Complete
    Adobe Creative Suites ( Photoshop, Lightroom, Fireworks, Illustrator ) 85%
  • 90% Complete
    Sublime Text2/3 IDE 90%
  • 40% Complete
    VIM 40%

Programming Skills

  • 90% Complete
    HTML5 / CSS3 / jQuery / AJAX / MySql 90%
  • 60% Complete
    PHP - (Laravel, CodeIgniter, Zend 2) 85%
  • 80% Complete
    Version Control - Git 80%
  • 90% Complete
    Web Services - REST, SOAP 90%
  • 65% Complete
    CSS Frameworks - Twitter Bootstrap, Foundation 65%
  • 45% Complete
    JS Frameworks - AngularJS, NodeJs, Grunt 65%

Networking Skills

  • 65% Complete
    Amazon Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2) 65%
  • 65% Complete
    Amazon Elastic Beanstalk (EB) 65%
  • 65% Complete
    Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) and CloundFront 65%
  • 65% Complete
    Amazon Relational Databases Service (RDS) 65%
  • 45% Complete
    Nginx, Apache 45%

Project Management Skills

  • 50% Complete
    Agile - Scrum 50%
  • 60% Complete
    Kanban 60%

Portfolio These are some of my projects in 5+ years in web programming. Others are not public and is used internally by the companies I have worked for. For more inquiries, kindly contact me.

Base App

Base App is my bootstrap application styled with AdminLTE. This contains already an authentication for the users and authorization.

It also has an API for the users protected by the JWT technology.

cms, php, laravel 5.1

Ohvola is an online blog shop in Singapore that caters local client to Malaysia.

About the site:

From a pushcart to an international women’s label - that’s where passion has brought Ohvola so far. Started in 2007, the Zhou sisters - Lucinda & Jolene - wanted to create a brand to share the excitement, wonder and strength that dressing up brings them.

e-commerce, prestashop

The Poplook is based in Malaysia which boasts a wide array of fashionable clothing and accessories, even offering international delivery.

About the site:

POPLOOK is one of Malaysia's leading online stores specialising in modest fashion.

e-commerce, prestashop

Catwalkclose Catwalk Close is an online fashion store in Singapore that offering both fashionable apparels and accessories.

e-commerce, prestashop

Sendah is an online gift remittance and payment platform that gives its users a "better way to send" to the Philippines. Sendah carries a diverse range of products and services that make sending to the Philippines fast, easy and hassle-free.

e-commerce, prestashop

Nat Ho Nat Ho is a familiar face in Singapore’s Entertainment industry, having cut his teeth as Model as well as Actor in Mediacorp for four years before finally leaving to pursue his First Love: Music.

cms, wordpress

Wedding Digest Philippines

Wedding Digest is an online magazine of the bi-annual publication of the wedding digest magazine.

cms, php, laravel 4.2

Thank You!

“Ideas are the beginning points of all fortunes”

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