alessandro cinelli

alessandro cinelli

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

head of backend engineering, namshi


I am a seasoned web developer with more than 10 years experience in leading teams and building web applications using several highly scalable platforms, different technologies and programming languages (mainly using PHP and Javascript).
In addition, I have a keen eye for enterprise patterns, coding standards, performances, refactoring and methodologies.

I started as a Unix sysadmin and after a few years of corporate experiences in banking and insurance companies as a Java developer, I shifted my focus on web businesses and startups where agile, Lean and XP methods could yield the most efficient results in terms of productivity and team interactions.
Besides my commitment to my job, I have a track record of setting up and running developers groups/communities to discuss and share the latest advancements in web technologies. I also enjoy speaking and taking part of international web conferences (

While I was in my home country, I was an active board member of the Italian PHP, Javascript User Group, WEBdeBS and have co-organized several events such as agileday, phpday, jsday, nosqlday and nodejsconf; some of which were the first of their kind in Italy.

I dedicate part of my freetime to creating or helping opensource projects:

I'm currently working as Head of Backend Engineering at Namshi, a fashion e-commerce company based in Dubai.

Specialties: web development, api, OOP, javascript, PHP, nodejs, Git, *SQL, redis, rabbitmq, mongoDb, Memcached, TDD, BDD, Agile, frameworks like Symfony and Expressjs.

alessandro cinelli is a member of the community since June 2007.

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