Dominik Rusac

Backend Developer from Croatia, , mag. inf.


I'm years old backend developer with + years of professional experience.

About me

I am coming from a small town in central Istria called Pazin where I went to high school. I graduated at Department of Informatics in Rijeka, year 2019.

During my college I worked as a student many different jobs, mostly as a waiter in hotels and restaurants during summer break. During my last year (5th) of college I started working in IT. I worked on a small project for work orders and also I used that project as my final graduate thesis. And since, I've been working with Laravel framework.

After graduation, I found a full time job at Lloyds Digital as a backend developer and that's where I currently sit till date.
I speak and write english very well. I have experience working with both local and international clients. I attended meetings as a part of the team as well as held one on one meetings with the clients.

I'm mostly experienced as a Laravel backend developer but I also do a lot of work on Amazon Web Services (AWS), deploying Laravel and Javascript applications into production environment. Working in terminal is something I'm very familiar with.

Also, I am on my way to becoming a full stack developer. During my free time in the last two years, I enrolled and successfully finished multiple courses like HTML/CSS and Vanilla Javascript. Recently I started learning Vue.js framework.

I also published some blogs on, check them out!

Relevant work positions in IT - Owner
Part time project - Vessel management aplication

  • Developing Laravel JSON:API backend
  • Writing API tests
  • Working with Laravel, MySQL, xDebug, Postman, PHPStorm, GitLab, Figma

Lloyds Digital - Backend developer
What I do at work

  • Project planning
  • Writing detailed project specification
  • Writing tasks in Productive app
  • Working with other firms on API specifications
  • Collaborating with frontend and mobile dev team
  • Working with Amazon Web Services (EC2, RDS, S3, Route 53)
  • Creating new server instances on AWS
  • Configuring newly created instances on AWS
  • Deploying Laravel and Vue.js applications to production
  • CMS and API development with PHP Laravel framework, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL
  • Insomnia/Postman REST Client for API testing and documentation
  • Git - Gitlab/Github version control
  • Reviewing, merging and deploying Git merge requests from other colleagues
  • Familiar with Docker basics
  • Helping and giving advices on IT equipment supply at the office
  • Communicating with clients and writing estimates for adding new features

Some of the 3rd party APIs I implemented on a client projects
Ventex d.o.o. - Web application developer

  • Developed application for travel warrants
  • Developed application for work orders
  • Laravel framework
  • SQL Server database
  • Worked as a one man band, designed and developed both apps by myself

Projects I've worked on

I developed backend on the following projects.

  • TP Line - Backend for selling catamaran tickets, latest project, delivered 06/2022 more info here
  • Vidgift - Backend for gifting mobile aplication, more info here
  • ABS - Backend for mobile application that tracks the progress of field workers
  • Pinel Krk - Webshop with 8000+ products coming from a MS SQL Server database
  • VectorVine - Access, share and store digital design online
  • Sea n' Soul - Backend for buy and sell mobile application, more info here

Across those, I had experience with implementing various 3rd party REST APIs, as well as developing custom CMS and APIs as needed.

Check out my blogs on

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How you can host websites from home

Have an old PC or laptop that you are not using anymore? Well, guess what? You can turn it into a web server and host your website from your home network to the whole world! If you happen to have a Raspberry Pi...

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How to make your web server better and more stable

Welcome to the second part of the "Serving website from home" serie. In this one we'll talk about making our web server more useful and complete. We'll talk about buying a domain name, pointing it to our server and then creating...

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Modern desk setup for developers in 2020

I spent a lot of time looking at different pieces of IT equipment and how to connect them most efficiently for everyday use. Every developer prefers their own type of desk setup. Some developers find one laptop enough while...