Iulian Trif

About Me

I'm Iulian. Everyone calls me Iuli, except for my girlfriend when she's pissed off with me. I was born with the desire of making things do what I want. Unfortunately, this is not applicable to every aspect of life (just imagine the possibilities). So yeah, I like technology. I do web apps and I'm particularly good at it. High traffic, complex, scalable, usable, <enter your buzzword here> web apps.

  • Age 30
  • Residence Romania
  • e-mail iulian@trif.dev
  • Phone +40 736 405 258

What I Do


Over 4 years of expertise around Laravel, it is my good, my bad and my ugly best friend in terms of backend. Always keeping up to date with the ecosystem.

AWS / DO / Laravel Vapor

I like to get my hands dirty with some devops related stuff pretty often, it's good that we have hand sanitizers all over the place. I also like serverless. Like a lot!


Not particularly a fan of Javascript, but hey, you've got to do what you've got to do. Ok, I'll admit it! From time to time I use jQuery, like I do for this website.

Random skills

Clumsy guitarist. Former beatboxer. Polyglot wannabe. Terrible house cleaner. Nutrition/Keto hobbyist.

Fun Facts

Happy Clients


Working Hours






Computer science

Universitatea Politehnica din Timisoara

Mathematics and Informatics

Avram Iancu College


HCC Elementary School


2020 - Present
Stealth Startup

Technical Lead Developer

In charge of a medium team of developers, working on a highly available and concurrent bidirectional system that connects a lot of food delivery services with a central big data service. Working with:
- PHP 7.4/8.1, Laravel 8 along with Nova, Horizon, Sail, etc.
- MySQL, Redis, Algolia
- Google Cloud, Laravel Forge
- Docker with Kubernetes
- RESTfull API + GraphQL
- Ethical mobile apps hacking and reverse engineering
- Occasional React Native

2017 - 2020
Team Extension

Senior Fullstack Developer

Developing and maintaining high traffic backend (and additional microservices) for a music streaming service with an active subscriber count of ~500k users.
- PHP 7.4, Laravel 8 flavoured with Vue.js on the frontend
- MySQL, Elasticsearch, Redis
- AWS S3, EC2, Athena, Firehose, SQS, SES, Pinpoint, Cloudfront, Kinesis, Lambda
- Docker with Kubernetes
- RESTfull API + GraphQL
- HTML5/CSS3, Sass, Webpack

Softia web

Fullstack developer

Working and maintaining a Laravel based web app in charge of checking in employers daily working status offering statistics and metrics based on user defined KPIs:
- Laravel 5.4 with PHP 7
- MySQL, Redis, Elasticsearch
- Vanila Javascript, jQuery
- HTML5, CSS5, Webpack, SASS


Fullstack developer

In charge of maintaining and contributing with new features for freemium online games backend. - PHP 5/7
- Laravel 5.1
- jQuery, Vanila Javascript


Web developer

Mostly developing vanilla PHP websites, along with platform based ones (Wordpress, Joomla, OpenCart etc) with some Android Java work here and there.

Coding Skills







MySQL / Non relational DBs


AWS / DO / Vapor



  • PHP8
  • Laravel
  • MySQL
  • Caching
  • Queues
  • HTML5/CSS3
  • Vue.js
  • React Native
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Code optimization
  • SaaS applications


Bucharest, Romania

+40 736 405 258


Open for work

Do you want to Reach Out?


I hope this letter finds you in a mood as bright as my personality! My name is Iulian, but you can call me Iuli unless you plan on getting mad at me (in which case, I suggest sticking with my full name).

When it comes to making things do what I want, I've found that Laravel is one of the few things that actually listens to me. I can build web apps that are high traffic, complex, scalable, and usable with my eyes closed (although, to be honest, that's not the most efficient way to code). I mean, even my cat stops scratching up my furniture just to watch me code. I live and breathe Laravel, as I’m constantly staying up to date with everything related to the ecosystem and I'm always eager to learn more.

So why do I want to work for your company? Well, for starters, I've heard that your team is pretty awesome (although, let's be real, I'm the one who's going to make it even better). Plus, I'm pretty sure that with my skills and your team, we could create something amazing.

Thank you for considering my application. I'm looking forward to hearing back from you (preferably with a job offer and a slice of pizza, but I'll settle for a funny cat video).