I am Soon Van

A web developer and writer from Australia, now living in Kentucky, United States.


Application Developer - Highland Solutions

October 2014 - February 2018 (Full-time, remote)

Part of a cross-functional agile team with a medium-sized company working on anything from direct customer support to major projects, mostly on SugarCRM. A client list ranging from health insurance, food services, finance and manufacturing. Worked across all departments and teams on a variety of projects in scope and platform tools.

Tech used: PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, Git, GitHub, bash shell scripting, Backbone.js, Lumen, Laravel 5, Ruby, Codeception, PHPUnit, Mockery, Sinatra, Silex, Zend Framework 2, Redis, Jenkins, AngularJS, Vue.js, LESS, Karma, Jasmine, cron, Vagrant, Go

Web Developer - eLink Designs

April 2014 - October 2014 (Part-time, remote)

Working remotely with a small team of developers and programmers, based in Lexington, Kentucky.

Tech used: PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, Git, GitLab

Front & Back-End Web Developer - Xenex Media

January 2008 - September 2014 (Part-time, remote)

Lead developer building and fixing 30+ client e-commerce and brochure sites remotely from another state and then another country for small company based in Queensland, Australia.

Tech used: PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, jQuery, Git, Bitbucket, osCommerce, Loaded Commerce, Kohana MVC, CakePHP, Smarty, PayPal API

Web Developer, Copywriter, Customer Service - the Comic Shop

October 2005 - August 2009

Tech used: PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, jQuery, Git, Bitbucket, Laravel 4

PHP Developer - Create Studios

2006 (Part-time)

PHP Developer - Think Unthinkable

2006 (Part-time)


Preference is Git for version control. Sublime Text for code editing.

Currently developing on Linux and using Docker. Have worked on Mac and Windows.