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Ana Carolina Comandulli

Full Stack Web Developer
San Francisco Bay Area, US

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Full Stack Web Developer with Digital Marketing skills with 8+ years of experience coding, building, analyzing, and maintaining web applications. Flexible, can work in a fast-paced environment, and handle multiple projects at the same time. Self-starter, detail-oriented, and able to work independently.

Contact Details

Mobile: +1 650 739 9804


I’m passionate about collaboration and my desire to understand more about both, people and technology, gave me the ability to have a unique perspective of technical definitions and business demands, so I can be a reliable bridge to the gap between tech and non-tech teams. I have joy working on different projects and learning every day, this is one of the main reasons I’m deeply interested (and involved) in Free and Open Source software. My goal is to always improve the dynamics of what I’m working on, striving to have a good and understandable code-base, produce clear documentation
(for developers and users), creating a healthy environment with amazing test coverage (which is easy to implement and extend), and contributing to building a solid infrastructure to support the team, with the ultimate goal of enriching the relationship between people, either teammates, clients, or stakeholders.


Western Digital | October 2018 – present


Full-stack development working with PHP and WordPress. Developing custom themes, components, and plugins, improving WordPress customized themes, plus managing, securing, and maintaining multiple blogs, microsites, and single-page apps. Working closely with the design and UX, analytics, and SEO teams to have the tools and ways to make their jobs easier.

At WD I had the extra full-stack experience: I was the sole web developer with the task to improve the blog performance. It went from a homemade unstable cluster of five-dollar servers that barely had a working git repository to a fast, secure, scalable, and highly available infrastructure, with fully automated multi-dev DevOps workflow with CI/CD. Thereafter, I worked on a base theme that was lightweight and mobile-first oriented, automated media and database optimization, and created a maintenance routine for WordPress.

The result is clear, the corporate blog’s average page load time went from 31 seconds in August 2018 to 1.1 seconds in April 2022.

Technologies: PHP, HTML, CSS, SASS, git, Gulp, Tailwind, Linux, MySQL, JavaScript, Foundation 6.

Freelancer | March 2017 – present


 am a consultant specializing in WordPress: theme and plugin development, ETL (Extract, Transform, Load), migration, optimization, custom post type, and web analytics implementation. One of my projects from last year was implementing a new theme and web analytics, developing custom post types and taxonomies, and integrating 3rd party APIs for a Real Estate company in Atherton, CA.

Technologies: PHP, WordPress, MySQL, git, HTML, CSS, JS, some 3rd party APIs like Google Maps API.

Spirallab | July 2015 – June 2017


Developed tailored WordPress themes for customers, from prototype to production, including template adjustment and plugin improvements. Database design for clients demands primarily MySQL. Data analysis focused on Web Analytics (SEO, Growth, Conversion rate). I was able to improve the development process, reducing the time to deploy code to production and minimizing human errors. One of the biggest accomplishments was increasing sales by 42% through our Web Analytics analysis.

Technologies: PHP, HTML, CSS, SASS, git, Foundation, Linux, MySQL, Apache, JavaScript.

Configr | November 2013 – May 2015


Wrote, reviewed, and published content on Social Media platforms. Wrote official product documentation (internal and external) used by customers. Created the website content in both Brazilian Portuguese and English.
During my time there was able to add i18n support across the platform and have documentation 100% translated for both Brazilian Portuguese and English.

Technologies: Django, i18n, git, translation tools (virtaal and poedit).

Pastoral da Criança | October 2009 – September 2011


Team Lead overseeing four software engineers, acting as Project Manager being the interface between internal customers, business, and development team to set goals, define specifications, and plan road maps. Primary Database Administrator working with Geographic Information System (GIS), creating processes to extract, transform, and load (ETL) different types of data. We maintained different internal tools, including the company’s ERP. Technical Instructor for several internal courses.
Wrote documentation and created training material for all the internal applications developed by the engineering team. Created a Business Intelligence (BI) tool to analyze and cross-reference geospatial data between the company’s ERP and the Brazilian Census Data.

Technologies: PHP, PostgreSQL, GIS, PostGIS, git, Linux, Apache, Zend, HTML, CSS, Scrum, Fabric.

Serviço Social Autonomo PARANACIDADE | December 2001 – July 2008


Developing the company’s main internal tool to track urban development projects, working with business analysts to implement new features and processes. Writing documentation both for the engineering team and the internal customers. Contributed to the implementation and adoption of the company’s Free Software-based Intranet.

Technologies: Centura/SQLBase, PHP, GIS, MapServer, Subversion, PostgreSQL, PostGIS.



August 1996 – March 2001, SPEI


January 2008 – July 2009, UFPR


Web Development
Extract, Transform, Load (ETL)
Data Modeling, Database Administration
PostgreSQL, MySql, SQL
Software Development
Software Documentation
Linux, Debian
SEO for developers


Brazilian Portuguese (Native or Bilingual)
English (Full Professional)