Zan Baldwin

Software Developer and Architect
Symfony 5 Certified Developer


Symfony Framework · Composer · MVC · DDD · OOP · SOLID · CQRS · REST · GraphQL · MySQL/Postgres/SQLite · OpenAPI · Doctrine · DBAL · ORM · OAuth · JWT · Elastic · Mongo · Redis · Git · Debian/Ubuntu/Alpine · SystemD · SSL · Let's Encrypt · AWS · Google Cloud · Behat · PHPUnit · Blackfire · SymfonyInsight · Puppeteer · CI/CD · Jenkins · GitLab · GitHub · Travis CI · Docker · Kubernetes · JIRA · AMQP · RabbitMQ · Agile · Infinidash


Example Work


Senior Software Engineer, Packagist

(Remote) Netherlands · 2022—Present
Core Skills: PHP/Symfony

Maintaining the package repository for the PHP language, building high-quality software supply chain tools that PHP developers around the world rely on. Day-to-day I analyse complex systems, debug customer problems, and maintain, build features and improve functionality of the main product. I work with relational databases, Linux fundamentals, system administration, queueing systems, and the Symfony framework. I also help with infrastructure projects (such as the containerization and orchestration of application deployments), mentoring junior engineers, and sales questions.

Symfony Developer, SmarterQueue

(Remote) Canada → Netherlands · 2020—2022
Core Skills: PHP/Symfony · GraphQL · Social Media · Third-party APIs

Principal backend developer for overhauling a legacy product into a modern, GraphQL-backed application.

Software Developer, Intergalactic Agency

Vancouver, Canada · 2019—2020
Core Skills: PHP/Symfony · OpenAPI · DevOps · Deployment Strategies

Lead PHP developer for in-house and client projects, both new and legacy, including: BC Liquor, Mental Health Commission Canada, Palo Alto, Eventbase, Sundance Film Festival.

Senior Software Developer, CarePlanner Ltd

Bristol, England · 2018—2019
Core Skills: PHP/Symfony · RESTful APIs · SaaS · Data Protection · GDPR

A leading role spearheading a project to build a RESTful API platform from the ground up for a rapidly-growing SaaS provider in the Home Care sector.

Software Engineer, BaseKit Platform

Bristol, England · 2015—2018
Core Skills: PHP/Symfony · B2B · DevOps · Sysadmin · WHMCS · Behat

Worked on the backend of a global B2B site-building SaaS platform and its supporting projects.

Lead Technical Developer, Nosco Systems

Pontypridd, Wales · 2012—2015
Core Skills: PHP · Yii · Raspberry Pi · Fintech · Legal & Regulation · Sysadmin · Mentorship

Developer for a cloud-based digital debt and loan management application, and supporting software/hardware.

Web Developer, nerv Interactive

Cheltenham, England · 2010—2011

Delivered white-label products for clients such as BAE Systems, NHS, Skype, Gossip Consultancy, and Molson Coors.

Drupal Developer, Tigerfish Interactive

Cheltenham, England · 2010

Developed modular-based automated online social-media marketing platform.