Andy Boyd

Magento Certified Developer Plus, Zend Certified PHP Engineer, CEH v6

Magento and Zend certified developer, Linux engineer, sysadmin, and security resource with remote consulting experience. Certified on Magento EE and PHP.  Fluent in HTTP, HTML/CSS/JS, SQL/RDBMS, Object Oriented PHP, UI/UX design, Linux server engineering, web app development, PHP frameworks, and FOSS - Magento, Drupal, Joomla, WordPress, etc.  Currently working on Magento 2 certification.

Operating Systems

Linux (Debian/Ubuntu, CentOS/RHEL, Amazon Linux)

Windows Server 2000/2003/2008

Unix / OSX

Data Storage

MS SQL Server

XML / JSON / flat file systems

HTTP Servers


Media and Design

Adobe Creative Suite Master Collection 3 - 6

Photoshop, Fireworks, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, Flash, After Effects, Premiere

ProTools, FL Studio, Ableton


OSSEC, IP Tables, Tripwire, AIDE

NMap / Zenmap

Ethereal / Wireshark

XSS, CSRF, SQL Injection prevention

Infrastructure / DevOps

Multi-server Linux on dedicated hardware

AWS, Rackspace Cloud, Google Cloud, Dedicated and Shared hosting

Puppet / Vagrant

Bamboo, Jenkins, custom deployment scripts

Languages / Codebases        

PHP 5.x, 7.x


Javascript, jQuery, Prototype, Bootstrap, NodeJS, AngularJS


Shell Scripting / Bash

Frameworks / Libraries

Magento, CodeIgniter, Yii, Zend, custom MVC systems

Facebook PHP SDK, Facebook JS SDK

Misc. Magento-Related Linux Applications

Solr, Redis, Memcached

eCommerce Development

Magento, Drupal Commerce, Google Checkout, Pinnacle Cart, osCommerce

APIs / Web Services

Magento, Google, Facebook Graph, Imgur, Twitter, LinkedIn, SugarCRM, MailChimp, reCaptcha, Listrak, ConstantContact, Mandrill, SOAP and REST

Development Tools / Methodologies

NetBeans, XDebug, PhpStorm, Eclipse


MS Visual Studio 2005/2008

SVN, Git, Phabricator, JIRA and the Atlassian Suite, Agile/Scrum

Professional Experience

Emerson Ecologics / – Magento Lead – October 2016 to June 2018

Hired as a specialist to help build a development department for North America's biggest supplement distributor. Helped bring in-house a massive Magento + Angular project currently doing about $1 million / monthly in revenue. Architected development and deployment workflow, patched multiple security problems, interviewed new developers and code reviewed juniors, built multiple features and integrations with the backend fulfillment systems and 3rd party providers.

Robofirm – Senior Technical Lead – May 2015 to May 2016

Remote consultant for a high-end Magento agency partnered closely with Magento and Zend.  Worked on client-facing Magento projects (extension development, ERP integrations, multi-server environment builds on Rackspace and AWS) as well as handling high-priority devops issues and post-incident forensics.

Aydus Consulting, LLC - Magento Consultant - April 2014 to April 2015

Remote consultant for Magento Silver partner, working mostly in Enterprise eComm space. Contributed to multiple Magento modules and projects. Handled most of the server and environment builds and devops. Laid off when the company nearly went under.

SUCCESS Media - Drupal/Magento Developer, defacto Linux Sysadmin - May 2013 to April 2014

Lead in-house developer for Helped rewrite old site built on a 3rd party Java web app and multiple WordPress installs to a combination of Drupal and Magento. Integrated Drupal, Magento, and a legacy MVC backend application. Helped migrate HTTP infrastructure from Apache to Nginx. Left when recruited by Aydus.

Produce Results - Lead Web Engineer - September 2011 to January 2013

Planned and executed all development projects. Worked closely with graphic design team on UI/UX planning. Trained and managed junior level programmers, implemented version control and devops. Heavily modified WordPress, Drupal, and Magento, architected and built PHP web and Facebook applications with Yii and CodeIgniter, built dozens of sites in HTML/CSS and some very successful Facebook applications.

SiliconRockstar – Web and Systems Development – February 2010 – September 2011

Self-employed freelance web jockey.  Completed CEH v6 certification.

JDM – Lead Web Developer / Systems Admin - March 2009 to February 2010

Head of development and systems administration for marketing startup. Dozens of LAMP sites as well as local Windows system and network admin

Sourcingpartner – I/T Director (one man I/T department) - November 2004 to March 2009

One-man I/T department at a logistics company handling user, network, and db administration and intranet application development. Moonlighted in web application and WordPress development while pursuing degree.


University of North Texas - Business Computer Information Systems

Zend Certified PHP Engineer, Magento Certified Developer Plus, EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker