Roberto Montero, Senior PHP / Drupal Developer Online Resume


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Rob Montero

Personal Information:

Roberto Montero Ortiz
Nationality: Costa Rican.
Residency: México City, México.
Visa: USA: H1B + B1 / B2


Acquia Grand Master 2018:
Acquia Drupal Certified Developer 2018
Acquia Drupal Certified Developer Front End Specialist 2018
Acquia Drupal Certified Developer Back End Specialist 2018

Acquia Grand Master 2015:
Acquia Drupal Certified Developer 2014
Acquia Drupal Certified Developer Front End Specialist 2015
Acquia Drupal Certified Developer Back End Specialist 2015

Zend Certified Engineer PHP 5.3


Help companies save money by empowering their teams to achieve their goals with total quality and on time.
Secure repeat business from clients by delivering innovative yet cost-effective solutions that exceed their expectations.

Work Experience:

2016 - Present Anexus IT / We Know
Global Delivery Manager - Senior Web Engineer.

  • I wear mainly two hats:
  • One is the Global Delivery Manager, a role in which I lead and manage a distributed team of highly regarded engineers spread across multiple countries. I help them build their PDP, volunteer myself to be a first step in their escalation path to unblock them quickly when issues arise.
  • The other hat is Senior Web Engineer. In order to stay up to date with the current trends, I like to keep myself busy coding and architecting solutions for high-availability and high-demand web applications.
  • Technologies used: Outrigger, Docker, Vagrant, Angular, React, Node, Vue.js, Bootstrap, Twig, Pattern Lab, Particle. Headless Drupal, Drupal 8, Web Services, Symfony, Varnish, Memcache, Redis, XHProf, xDebug, New Relic, Pantheon, ACQUIA, AWS, Google Cloud Platform. Drush, Drupal Console. 


2009 - 2016 Achieve Internet. San Diego, CA
Developer - Senior Web Engineer.

  • High end, enterprise level Drupal specialist. Specialized in large-scale CMS, ERP and CRM integrations like Eloqua and SalesForce.
  • I wore many hats at Achieve: aside from my coding duties I had to be the technical subject matter expert that assisted the sales team, providing a fully detailed proposal quickly or jumping on a call to do ballpark estimates.
  • I was also an interim Project Manager, a role that helped me facilitate communication between three different teams, coordinating the development, quality assurance, bug tracking and deployment cycles.
  • Technologies used: jQuery, AHAH, AJAX, CDN, CSS 3.0 and HTML 5. Node, React, Angular, Backbone. Apache’s SOLR, Cassandra, MongoDB, Django (Python), RightScale and MariaDB. Vagrant, Redis, Pantheon, Acquia. Amazon EC2 instances.
  • Backend and Frontend programming for high demand Drupal web applications.
  • Performance tuning.
  • Integration with third party web services and APIs.
  • Identify and architect the best solution for our client's needs.
  • Prepare RFP responses and estimates.
  • 10+ projects actively maintained on D.O.


2008 - Drupal Costa Rica + DLA Latin America. San Pedro, Costa Rica
Drupal Evangelist + Entrepreneur.

  • Focus on Business Performance:
    • Specialized in highend, enterprise level Drupal websites.
    • Specialized in large scale ERP and CRM integrations like Eloqua and SalesForce.
    • Be the technical subject matter expert that assisted the sales team, providing an accurate and quick turnaround of RFPs, increasing the overall sales and exceeding the sales/marketing goals.
    • As an interim Project Manager, I was able to facilitate communication between three different teams, coordinating the development, quality assurance, bug tracking and deployment cycles.
    • Technologies used: jQuery, AHAH, AJAX, CDN, CSS 3.0 and HTML 5.
    • Research and Development: In order to stay ahead of the curve, we researched all the bleeding edge emerging technologies, like Apache’s SOLR, Cassandra, MongoDB, Django (Python), Amazon EC2 instances, RightScale and MariaDB.
  • Focus on Community Growth:
    • Strong involvement in the local PHP and Drupal communities.
    • Lead and support meetups and workshops. We successfully created the Drupal Users Group and regularly host a meetup event called Drupal After Dark. Planning the first Drupal Camp Costa Rica.
    • We facilitate the training of young PHP developers into strong Drupal engineers.
    • We secure offshore projects and use them as training cases for our mentoring programs.
    • Increase project profitability by streamlining the development process and balancing the workload between developers of diverse levels.
    • We specialize in localization, internationalization, and integration of social APIs and plugins.


2008 - 2009 ExcelSoftsources. San Pedro, Costa Rica
Team Lead & Senior Programmer II.

  • Receive a Backlog of Use Cases and high-level Stories, then lead and participate in sprint planning meetings, going over detailed tasks, and setting deliverables and delegating them balanced among the team.
  • Strengths: Drupal module development, profiling, and optimization. Drupal theming.
  • Worked with the media and publishing industries.
  • Integration with third-party APIs like and
  • Build high-demand websites with minimal memory footprint.
  • Build jQuery enriched backend user interfaces to deliver a friendly user experience.Coordinate tasks between the client and the development team.


2007 - 2008 Achieve Internet. San Pedro, Costa Rica.
Team Lead, offshore manager.

  • Managed a team that was focused on theming and develop specific projects supporting the high workload with the US team.
  • Hiring and evaluation of new associates.
  • Web App Development.
  • Frontend Development.
  • Quality Assurance


2006 - 2007 Open Source Consulting. Paseo Colón, Costa Rica
Senior Developer & Team Lead.

  • Coordinate the efforts of four development teams, spanning three countries, to seamlessly deliver precise and high-quality solutions on time.
  • Soft skills and lateral skills were key to managing a frictionless relationship.
  • Out team had ownership of a complete product branch, thus enhancing it in every aspect including architecture, infrastructure, performance, accessibility, and reliability.
  • Refactoring and optimizing preexisting code.
  • Use of refraction and introspection properties of PHP 5 in profiling classes to optimize the code.


2004-2006 PHP San Pedro, Costa Rica
Senior Developer & Team Lead.

  • Coordinate the Development Team. We built an SEO oriented CMS solution from scratch, using O.O. PHP Programming (classes and objects), AJAX, CSS, XML/XLS, RSS, Ping, Trackback and web services.
  • We had to work with and optimize large-volume queries. We relied heavily on caching and memory tables to speed up the process of bulk website generation. Sites went from being fully rebuilt in 10 minutes to under 1 minute, increasing the number of websites that could be serviced per instance. The cached HTML and PHP files were then uploaded via user-defined upload channels, that could be FTP, SFTP, SCP or RSync.


2003-2004 OO.RR.S.A. Sabana Norte, Costa Rica
Senior Developer.

  • Support high traffic websites. Participate in the programming and design of high demand websites and supporting mini sites for SEO marketing. Set up and manage the multiple domains and web properties.
  • Develop our internal systems: Support, Task Management, Financial Reporting and Admin Backend.
  • ASP to PHP migration and development of automation tools and scripts.

2001-2003 TecnoMercadeo Latinoamericano Bo. Luján, Costa Rica
Web Developer.

  • Programming and web development (ASP + HTML).
  • Network administration.
  • Systems administrations.
  • Developed custom tailored content management solutions.
  • Database management.
  • Server management and technical support.
  • Installation and configuration of servers.
  • Domain management, DNS, IPs

1999-2001 ULACIT. Bo. Tournón, Costa Rica.
Latin American University of Science and Technology
Computer Lab Asst.

  • Technical support with end users.
  • PC + Mac preventive and repair maintenance.
  • Network setup, maintenance, and monitoring.
  • Linux, Windows, MacOS, Solaris set up and maintenance.
  • Systems development.
  • Graphic design for internal systems.
  • Trainer: Open courses ( MS Office suite).
  • Workshops: ASP and internet development.
  • Tutoring.


1998-2001 Cristo.Net Bo. Aranjuez, Costa Rica.
Junior Web Developer

  • Light website creation. Efficient mini sites for Costa Rican christian ministries.
  • Full site development for events. Booking, accommodations management system, donations.
  • Mentor junior coders. Assist PM with technical insight.


1999 - 2004 ULACIT Bo. Luján, Costa Rica.
BsCSE in Computer Sciences and Engineering.
Emphasis on Systems Engineering and Information Technologies.

1994 - 1998 CONBI College. (Conservatorio Bilingüe) Montes de Oca.

1994 AAHS (Anglo American High School) Sn.Pedro.
Seventh Grade.

1989-1993 Saint Joseph's Primary School. Moravia.

Areas of expertise:

CMS: Drupal ( 10+ years ) WordPress
Acquia Drupal Certified Developer Drupal 7 and Drupal 8.

Zend Certified Engineer

Web: PHP ( 12+ years ), jQuery, AJAX, MySQL, REST, SOAP, XML.
CI: Travis, Jenkins,
Front-end: Adobe Creative Suite: Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere, After Effects

IDEs: NetBeans, Sublime, Zend Studio. PDT, PHP Eclipse. Atom, not quite an IDE though. Vi, Vim, Text Wrangler
Frameworks: Zend Platform (basic)
OS: LINUX & Windows Environments. Basic MacOS.
Version Control: Git. Git-flow. Mercurial. CVS, SVN Versioning control systems.

Other not so used skills:
Certified PL/SQL programmer from ORACLE University
ASP, SQL Server.
Proficient in most operating systems MacOS, Microsoft: MS-DOS to Windows 8.
Linux all major distibutions. Mostly Ubuntu and CentOS.
Adobe Creative Suite.
Adobe Macromedia Suite.

Basic knowledge of Postgres, Flash, ActionScript, Flex, ColdFusion.


English: Reading - Writing - Comprehension 100%
Spanish: Native Speaker.

Brief Project Overview:

Webdesign, of the frontend (
Team Lead and senior developer of the core system.

Freelance Developer:

    Complete design and programming of the new HR system. ( Website )
    Complete design and programming of a tailored CMR application. ( )
  • Horizontes Virtual Guide:
    Complete design and programming of a custom tourist information suite. ( )
  • Guanacaste Rent-a-Car: Collaboration. ( Website offline )

Volunteer Work:

  • Rotaractor ( 2006 - 2009 ) Club President.
    San Pedro Curridabat Rotaract Club Website:
    Coppermine + WordPress integration (
    Custom volunteer control system for a Telethon. was decomissioned in 2009 and was ported over to going from WP to Drupal.
  • Costa Rica Rotaract Clubs -
    Integrated Google Apps and Drupal for this websites.
  • San Pedro Curridabat Rotary Club -
    Integrated Google Apps, Drupal and Twitter for this website. Theme was custom tailored.

Rob Montero

Rob Montero, Drupal Association Individual Member

Roberto Montero Ortiz is an individual member of the Drupal Association, which fosters and supports the Drupal software project, the community and its growth. He also has an active role in the Drupal Community in Costa Rica and regularly contributes to Drupal Camps held in Latin America.

Rob Montero, Acquia Certified Developer 2014   Rob Montero, Certified Developer Back End Specialist 2015Rob Montero, Acquia Certified Developer Front End Specialist

Rob is also an Acquia Certified Developer, awarded with the Grand Masters title after completing his third certification within a year. 

Zend also certifies Rob's knowledge of PHP OOP skills, but at this point this block is getting a bit presumptious. Suffice it to say, Rob is competitive and competent. He's also a nice guy all around.

Drupal Latin America

Rob Montero is a proud sponsor and mentor of young Drupal talent of the Costa Rican Drupal Users Group and entrepreneur at Drupal Latin America


Get in touch

  • Rob Montero
    Av. Popocatepetl 415
    Sta Cruz Atoyac, Benito Juarez
    Ciudad de México, 03310 
  • (858) 952 0762
  • +52  1 (55) 4580 2791
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