Alin Dragos Lacea, Software Developer in Dublin, Ireland
Alin Dragos Lacea

Software Developer in Dublin, Ireland

Member since April 21, 2016
Alin is an experienced full-stack JS/Python developer who focuses on flexibility and maintainability. He won't settle for just any solution, always striving for the best, and he greatly enjoys new challenges. He has a background in scalable, full-stack web apps with a range of technologies that include other languages, and he values clear communication and jobs done right.
Alin is now available for hire

Portfolio

  • PageFair
    JavaScript, React, Node.js, Django, Docker, SaltStack, AWS, Terraform
  • Vibetrace
    Python, Redis, Mongo, Elasticsearch, Nginx, AWS

Experience

  • JavaScript, 7 years
  • DevOps, 5 years
  • Python, 5 years
  • Django, 3 years
  • React Redux, 2 years
  • Node.js, 2 years
  • Docker, 2 years
  • SaltStack, 2 years

Location

Dublin, Ireland

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Linux, Atom, PyCharm

The most amazing...

...thing I've done is reduce costs in a transactional message system by around 50% via architecture redesign and migration from SQL funnels to FSM.

Employment

  • Senior Software Engineer

    2016 - 2018
    PageFair
    • Created and improved detection algorithms for ad-blocking browser extensions.
    • Improved the client-side ad restoration rate for ad blocking extension users.
    • Ensured server connectivity as a critical product feature.
    • Conducted extensive research on browser extension permissions and behavior.
    • Led the implementation team in product innovation projects, from research phase to designing and creating prototypes.
    • Designed and implemented full-stack software architecture for production-ready premium products.
    Technologies: JavaScript, React, Node.js, Django, Docker, SaltStack, AWS, Terraform
  • Lead Developer

    2014 - 2016
    Vibetrace
    • Redesigned system architecture.
    • Implemented a product recommendation service.
    • Increased API throughput capabilities.
    • Made main technical decisions.
    • Designed new server security procedures and infrastructure.
    • Integrated monitoring tools (Graphite, Kibana).
    • Ported the whole codebase from Node.js to Python.
    Technologies: Python, Redis, Mongo, Elasticsearch, Nginx, AWS

Experience

  • Vibetrace (Development)

    A marketing solution for world-wide online retailers. We provide personalized content delivery focused on e-shop customers, including email marketing, behavioral targeting, personalization, and product recommendations.

  • AmILab (Development)

    Ambient Intelligence Laboratory: A research laboratory that manipulates the room environment based on user position and activity.

  • MAMMA (Development)

    Computer-aided detection software for identifying possibly malignant tissue in MRI scans for cancer patients.

Skills

  • Languages

    JavaScript, Python, HTML, C#, CSS, SQL
  • Frameworks

    Express.js, JSON Web Tokens (JWT), Unity3D, Django, Bottle, AngularJS
  • Libraries/APIs

    Node.js, React, React Redux, OpenCV, Facebook SDK, Facebook API, Google API
  • Paradigms

    DevOps, REST
  • Other

    Scalability, Software Development, AWS Cloud Architecture, Load Balancers, Graphite, Tornado, Chrome Extensions
  • Tools

    SaltStack, Terraform, RabbitMQ, AWS ECR, uWSGI, Kibana, Nginx, BigQuery, AWS CloudFormation, Node-RED, Ansible, Fluentd, AWS SES
  • Platforms

    Docker, AWS EC2, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, Kubernetes
  • Storage

    AWS S3, MongoDB, Elasticsearch, Redis, PostgreSQL

Education

  • Master's degree in Artificial Intelligence
    2012 - 2014
    Polytechnic University of Bucharest - Bucharest, Romania
  • Bachelor's degree in Automatic System Engineering
    2008 - 2012
    Polytechnic University of Bucharest - Bucharest, Romania

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