Michael Berding
(612) 384-5740
Tyler, TX 75707


  • Seeking a remote PHP Developer position

I’m great at

  • Backend Code
  • API Integration & API Design
  • Troubleshooting, diagnosis, and debugging
  • Project design and management

I’m terrible at

  • Being a salesperson
  • Creating marketing content


PHP Developer @ Berding Consulting
August 2015 to Present
Custom online systems development for small businesses.  Focus areas included Off-Campus Bookstores and other College-Book related businesses. Clients also include an alternative-health company, a pharmacist doing Amazon sales & logistics, and a niche job-board system. Some of my public products are listed on my examples of work page.

Senior PHP Developer / Manager @ Decision Toolbox
March 2010 to August 2015
Managed a small team of programmers and support personnel as well as wore the Systems-Admin,  Network-Admin, DBA, Senior Programmer, and Technology Consultant hats.
Migrated the entire system from a legacy Lasso/FileMaker system to a modern AWS-hosted PHP/MySQL redundant system.
We joked that programming at DT is like dog years compared to programming at other companies.  The pace is so fast and we hit so many projects, one year at DT is worth several anywhere else.

Software Engineer @ Cicada Consulting
December 2007 to February 2010 (Company no longer functioning)
Worked with Decision Toolbox and other clients to produce and maintain custom online systems in PHP and Lasso with MySQL and FileMaker database backends.

DBA @ alwaysBEthere
2004 to 2005 (Company no longer exists)
Created a database architecture and UI for a new startup that would run the entire company.  Included order entry systems, reporting systems, and various utilities.

IT Administrator @ Building Restoration Corporation
2000 to 2004
Created new database-driven systems to manage data information flow for the business procedures.  Integrated biometric timeclocks to reduce timecard fraud.  Assisted with everything from graphic design to user training to product procurement to custom programming.


Metropolitan State University
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, 2003


  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • WordPress (plugins and customization)
  • LAMP Stack
  • Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
  • AWS (EC2, RDS, Route53, SES, S3, Auto Scaling)
  • API Integration (REST, JSON, SOAP)
  • Team Management
  • Project Management
  • Javascript
  • jQuery
  • Version Control Software (SVN, Git)
  • Screen Scraping
  • Support
  • Training
  • Business Communications
  • Network Administration
  • Database Administration
  • Systems Administration
  • Server Virtualization
  • Load Balancing