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My Career as a Tweet


Freelance WordPress Engineer with over 9 years of experience. Expert in Virtual Private Server provisioning for WordPress. Proficient in Linux System Administration and has successfully conducted technical training courses to onsite customers worldwide. Great communicator.

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Introduction


My name is Leo Adhemar R. Tan and I live in the Philippines. If it’s not a sunny day here, then it’s raining. All year round. Regardless of the weather, I prefer to stay indoors and spend my time in front of a screen consuming content, engrossed in a project or learning something.

I am currently employed full time as a Systems Engineer working on complex software application systems for the Air Navigation and Air Traffic Management industry. This job allows me to travel to customer sites for installation and training in countries like Germany, Papua New Guinea, Myanmar and the United States.

Since I prefer to keep myself busy during my free time, I have engaged in a variety of Freelance online work revolving around the WordPress ecosystem. I enjoy this activity and I consider it my way to relax after working at my day job. Working in the Enterprise and in Freelancing allows me to enjoy the benefits of both worlds and I count myself very lucky and blessed that I am able to do this.

Professional Experience


Systems Engineer

AirNav Technology Services Inc.

Dec 2014 – Present

  • Installation, Configuration and Maintenance of Air Traffic Management Automation Software running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux Operating Systems.
  • Conduct customer training on usage, troubleshooting and maintenance of these software programs.
  • Develop and run test scripts for newly implemented system features.
  • Prepare system documentation.

Freelance WordPress Engineer and IT Generalist

Various Clients

2012 – Present

  • Provide WordPress Consultancy Services to clients. Administer various iterations of WordPress ranging from basic setups to complex Membership sites with attached Learning Management Systems as well as Real Estate Websites.
  • Take on other technical roles as requested by clients that include but are not limited to Google Analytics reports, Google Tag Manager,  Google App Script coding for spreadsheets, Zapier, IFTT, RealGeeks, Wistia, Vimeo and Tech Support.
  • Provisioning Linux servers from VPS providers like Digital Ocean, Linode and Vultr for WordPress hosting. Create LEMP stacks or LAMP stacks as required by clients and ensure SSL compliance via LetsEncrypt for all sites.

Account Manager

Eversun Software Philippines Corporation – Agents Of Value

Nov 2013 – Dec 2014

  • Provide quote for WordPress Website Development Projects.
  • Assign project tasks to developers.
  • Regularly update clients of project progress.
  • Address project related issues efficiently.

Corporate Client Relations Officer

Eversun Software Philippines Corporation – Agents Of Value

Aug 2013 – Nov 2013

  • Market qualified staff to potential clients who are looking for outsourcing solutions.
  • Handle general billing concerns.
  • Serve as a consultant for clients who are looking for outsourcing solutions for a certain project or need.
  • Handle various client issues with regards to staff performance.

From 2006 to 2013, I worked in various roles for Eversun Software Philippines Corporation – Agents Of Value. I started as a general Webmaster where I learned WordPress, became a Supervisor in charge of other Webmasters and eventually became Branch Officer In Charge. I was also in charge of the company’s Affiliate Program for a year before I went to client relations. This varied experience has been a big help in my present freelancing endeavors.

Tools and  Skills


I use:

  • WordPress for website building.
  • WooCommerce for ecommerce solutions.
  • MemberMouse for membership sites.
  • LearnDash and WpCourseware for Learning Management Systems.
  • Digital Ocean, Linode and Vultr for creating web hosting servers.
  • EasyEngine and CentOS Web Panel to manage LEMP or LAMP stacks.
  • Vagrant and VirtualBox to create local test machines.
  • Slack, Trello, Google Hangouts, Skype and Gmail for project management and communications.

I am proficient at:

  • HTML, CSS, JAVASCRIPT for frontend changes and creating WordPress Child Themes.
  • PHP, MYSQL for creating CRUD type plugins if there are no existing plugins available in the market.
  • Python and Bash scripting for automating certain repetitive tasks that usually involves text manipulation or spreadsheet data manipulation.
  • Setting up Nginx or Apache servers that are optimized for WordPress.
  • Managing and maintaining WordPress sites and servers. From November 2015 to February 2016, I had the experience of managing 47 separate WordPress installations hosted on 5 servers from 2 different clients. All sites and servers were kept up to date and weekly updates were provided to the clients regarding site and server health. This is for a window of 3 to 4 hours every day. The task was made easier by automation scripts I’ve implemented to watch out for downtime, updates as well as backup and recovery as needed.

Education


Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communications Engineering

Central Philippine University (2004)

I passed the board examinations for Electronics and Communications Engineers on April 2006.

Why Hire Me?


  • I enjoy helping clients by providing them with timely solutions for their business needs in a cost effective manner.
  • I am a believer in quality hours over quantity.
  • I endeavor to establish a great working relationships with my clients.
  • I don’t promise the world to get a gig. I am frank and take the time to establish a client’s realistic goals before taking a job.
  • I communicate well in English and I can thrive in a Western work environment.
  • I cultivate an atmosphere of trust and reliability that encourage clients to return to me for future projects.

If you want to know more about how I can help you, drop me a note and let’s talk.