Alex Apkhaidze, Web Services Developer in Tbilisi, Georgia
Alex Apkhaidze

Web Services Developer in Tbilisi, Georgia

Member since April 12, 2016
Alex is a software architect and lead engineer with eight years of experience in software development, passionate about modern software architecture. He has a wide range of knowledge and experience managing all aspects of software development, from architecture design to implementation and deployment. Alex is an AWS certified solutions architect.
Alex is now available for hire

Portfolio

Experience

Location

Tbilisi, Georgia

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Git, Docker, IntelliJ IDEA, Linux

The most amazing...

...thing I've coded is a memory optimized Red-Black tree that uses only one child's pointer in the parent node and calculates a second one's address dynamically.

Employment

  • Senior Software Engineer

    2019 - 2019
    Adamos
    • Developed IoT marketplace for IoT enabled manufacturing machines.
    • Built a distributed system using microservices-based architecture and single sign-on (SSO).
    • Integrated external services such as CMS, subscription management platform, SendGrid.
    • Carried out code reviews.
    Technologies: KeyCloak, PostgreSQL, GraphQL, REST, Spring, Java
  • Senior Software Engineer

    2019 - 2019
    ZOOTCH (via Toptal)
    • Built system for geolocation data processing and updates.
    • Provided REST API that allowed users to find nearby users based on time and location in real time.
    • Set up a highly scalable and secure back-end system on AWS.
    • Integrated Applozic and OneSignal services for mobile chat and push notifications.
    • Integrated Facebook login and Twilio text messaging services.
    • Developed management and monitoring web application for administrators.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS, Git, Swagger, Flyway, REST, Vaadin, Hazelcast, Spring, Java
  • Senior Software Engineer

    2018 - 2019
    Exhale Enterprises (via Toptal Projects)
    • Built a middleware that integrated Exhale Spa and Hyatt systems.
    • Designed and implemented REST APIs for customer and administrator facing web applications.
    • Set up complex synchronization flows between the systems in an asynchronous multi-threaded manner.
    • Implemented job scheduling and management subsystem for clustered environment.
    • Integrated Stripe and Mindbody APIs.
    • Set up automated database migration.
    Technologies: Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Git, Swagger, JSON Web Tokens (JWT), Flyway, SOAP, REST, Spring, Java
  • Senior Software Engineer

    2018 - 2018
    project44 (via Toptal)
    • Created and consumed RESTful and SOAP web services.
    • Integrated system with different freight shipping carriers for rating, estimates, and shipping.
    • Participated in the development of a real-time location monitoring system for the trucks having ELDs and GPS devices.
    • Processed and fed data from trucks' sensors into Kafka.
    • Wrote unit and integration tests.
    • Carried out code reviews.
    Technologies: Gradle, Git, Mockito, JUnit, Jenkins, SOAP, REST, Apache Kafka, Docker, Spring, Java
  • Senior Software Engineer / Team Lead

    2016 - 2018
    Product Savvy Georgia
    • Led the development of SaaS platform with a team of 5 engineers.
    • Delivered applications across the entire life cycle, from architecture design to implementation, testing and deployment.
    • Developed highly scalable system around event technology solutions using dockerized microservices.
    • Implemented back-end system for group riding, navigation and online communication/chat application using AWS infrastructure.
    • Designed, documented and implemented RESTful APIs. Integrated heterogeneous systems via SOAP and REST web services.
    • Created middleware with unified interface for mobile applications to manage PayPal, Apple Pay and Google Pay subscriptions.
    • Set up continues delivery and deployment pipeline using Jenkins. Pipeline as Code orchestrated automated testing, building, delivery and deployment in multiple environments.
    • Built the system for online and email reporting.
    • Wrote stored procedures in MySQL.
    • Implemented geolocation based push notifications.
    • Led daily stand-ups.
    • Conducted interviews with Java developer candidates.
    Technologies: Amazon Route 53, Smart Entry Services (SES), Internet of Things (IoT), AWS Push Notification Service (AWS SNS), AWS ElastiCache, Amazon Aurora, ECS, AWS EC2, Apache JMeter, Hibernate, Maven, JUnit, Bash, Git, REST, Microservices, Jenkins, Couchbase, MySQL, Docker, Spring, Java
  • Senior Software Engineer

    2014 - 2016
    Global Stream Georgia
    • Designed architecture and implemented software for highly scalable electronic payments and billing system.
    • Integrated merchants in payments and billing system.
    • Developed software for international money transfer system. It was integrated with separate and different systems in several countries.
    • Built 'clearing' software for money transfer system.
    • Developed software for support and call-center.
    • Created E-wallet architecture.
    Technologies: Oracle RDBMS, WildFly, Java EE
  • Analyst - Developer

    2013 - 2014
    Bank of Georgia
    • Created software for bank clients monitoring and management used by legal department.
    • Developed software for electronic payments monitoring.
    • Built software for electronic payments automation.
    • Integrated new payment channels in existing electronic payments system.
    Technologies: Apache Tomcat, JBoss, Oracle RDBMS, Java SE
  • Junior Analyst - Developer

    2011 - 2013
    Bank of Georgia
    • Developed software for electronic payments processing.
    • Built software for payments system management.
    • Created software for payments system support.
    • Supported software for payment self-service kiosks.
    • Integrated new payment services in self-service kiosks.
    Technologies: JBoss, Oracle RDBMS, Java SE

Experience

  • ZOOTCH (Development)
    https://www.zootch.com

    ZOOTCH is a unique smartphone app that lets you instantly communicate with people close by, even if they’re not in your contact list.

  • ADAMOS IIoT Marketplace (Development)

    ADAMOS IIoT Marketplace for IoT enabled manufacturing machines.

  • Exhale Spa - World of Hyatt (Development)
    https://exhalespa-world-of-hyatt.com

    Earn World of Hyatt points on fitness classes, spa therapies, and Exhale On Demand subscriptions. Use your World of Hyatt points for a fitness class, massage, or facial.

  • WolfPack (Development)
    https://www.wolfpack.run/

    WolfPack reinvents the group riding experience. Gives you ability to plan group rides, invite your pack, navigate together, and communicate, all from your Android or iOS device.

  • AVaStar (Development)
    https://www.avastar.io/

    AVaStar empowers venue teams to better self-manage Audiovisual/Event Technology Services by providing the structure, systems, and support to sell, coordinate, and deliver high-quality and reliable presentation technology services.

  • Census 2014, National Statistics Office of Georgia (Development)
    http://geostat.ge/index.php?action=0&lang=eng

    Implemented full stack software, using Spring Boot, AngularJS, and MS SQL Server for census project.

  • Where Am I - Android App (Development)
    http://wai.aleksandre.net

    Easiest and fastest way to explore, save and share your location. Android app built by me.

Skills

  • Languages

    Core Java (J2EE), SQL, Java, Java 8, Java 7, Java 9, Java 11, Java 10, XML, CSS, HTML5, JavaScript, HTML, Java SE, Bash, GraphQL
  • Frameworks

    Spring Boot, JavaBeans, Spring, Hibernate ORM, JPA, AWS HA, Spring Security, Swagger, OAuth 2, Angular, Bootstrap 3, Hibernate, Vaadin, JavaServer Pages (JSP), Bootstrap, Bootstrap 4, Spring MVC, JUnit, Mockito, JSON Web Tokens (JWT), JSF, AngularJS
  • Libraries/APIs

    REST API, JAX-RS, Spring REST, REST APIs, JAX-WS, JMS, JTA, JAXB, Java Servlets, Twilio API, Facebook Login, PayPal API, Stripe API
  • Tools

    Apache Tomcat, AWS ECR, AWS ELB, AWS Auto-scaling, AWS ECS, Maven, Git, AWS SES, AWS EBS, Docker Compose, AWS ElastiCache, WildFly, Apache JMeter, SoapUI, Postman, Gradle, OneSignal, Angular CLI, GitHub, GitHub Pages, AWS IAM, IntelliJ IDEA, Jenkins, AWS Push Notification Service (AWS SNS), Flyway, HSQLDB, Subversion (SVN), Kafka Streams, KeyCloak, Jira
  • Paradigms

    Object-oriented Programming (OOP), SOLID Principles, ACID, REST, API Architecture, Microservices, Agile Software Development, Scrum, Microservices Architecture, Design Patterns, Unit Testing, Dependency Injection, Database Design, Continuous Delivery (CD), Continuous Integration (CI), Continuous Deployment, DevOps
  • Platforms

    AWS EC2, Docker, Linux, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Java EE, JSE, AWS IoT, Android, Apache Kafka, AWS Lambda, JBoss, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Mailgun, Google Cloud Engine
  • Storage

    Spring Data, AWS RDS, MySQL, JSON, AWS S3, Spring Data JPA, Redis, PostgreSQL, JBoss Infinispan, Oracle DBMS, SQLite, JavaDB, HSQL, H2, Hazelcast, Amazon Aurora, Databases, MongoDB, NoSQL, AWS DynamoDB, Oracle RDBMS, Couchbase
  • Other

    Hibernate Validators, Spring Web Services, Software Engineering, Software Architecture, OOP Designs, Web Services, EJB, Spring Dependency Injection (DI), AWS, AWS Certified Solution Architect, Solution Architecture, Back-end, Cloud, Mobile Back-end, Containerization, Containers, OAuth, Enterprise Software, Integration Testing, Bash Scripting, SOAP, CDI, Android Development, AWS Route 53, Elastic Load Balancers, AWS API Gateway, Spring Cloud, Spring Session, Cloud Microservices, API Integration, Integration, AWS DevOps, integrations, Architecture, ECS, Smart Entry Services (SES), Amazon Route 53, Drip Marketing, Drip Email, Team Leadership
  • Industry Expertise

    Internet of Things (IoT)

Education

  • Master's degree in Computer Sciences
    2013 - 2015
    Tbilisi State University - Tbilisi, Georgia
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Sciences
    2007 - 2011
    Filiére Francophone en Informatique - Tbilisi, Georgia
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Sciences
    2007 - 2011
    Tbilisi State University - Tbilisi, Georgia

Certifications

  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect
    JANUARY 2020 - JANUARY 2023
    Amazon Web Services

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