Andrew Orsich, Developer in Lisbon, Portugal
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Andrew Orsich

Verified Expert  in Engineering

Scalability Developer

Lisbon, Portugal
Toptal Member Since
September 5, 2014

Andrew is a generalist who has spent the last 18 years working at many startups as an engineer/CTO and technical product manager. He's managed large teams and helped a few companies to succeed. He's also launched a few small products like and Andrew understands all general business aspects, from engineering to product to marketing, and he enjoys engineering and solving complex problems with software.


Amazon, Kubernetes, React, Next.js, Node.js, NestJS,, Metabase...
Amazon, React, Node.js, Kubernetes
ASP.NET MVC, C#, Express.js, Koa, MongoDB, React Redux, Node.js, Amazon...




Preferred Environment

Visual Studio Code (VS Code), MacOS

The most amazing...

...thing I've done was serve as an engineer and lead a team during the growth stage of a company named TheraNest, which was sold for $1.2 billion.

Work Experience


2022 - PRESENT
  • Worked closely with the founders on merging multiple teams and ensuring smooth product growth. Led the migration to Amazon EKS and managed the engineering team.
  • Participated in merging with the acquired company (
  • Helped design and build the data pipeline. Learned and helped improve SEO.
Technologies: Amazon, Kubernetes, React, Next.js, Node.js, NestJS,, Metabase, Snowflake, Data Warehousing, PostgreSQL, OpenAI, Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Co-founder | Technical Product Manager

2018 - 2024
  • Launched a small product,, used daily by 20,000 users.
  • Launched a product,, which is a simple family organizer.
  • Oversaw a couple of projects in the marketing domain.
Technologies: Amazon, React, Node.js, Kubernetes

Lead Engineer | Technical Product Manager

2010 - 2018
  • Participated as a team leader or architect in 5+ startups—three of which passed an exit: ChatPath, Robomongo, and TheraNest.
  • Built two new technological departments over the past five years and helped grow the total number of employees to over 50.
  • Created and open-sourced a product called Ship that is used to initiate a startup in minutes (
Technologies: ASP.NET MVC, C#, Express.js, Koa, MongoDB, React Redux, Node.js, Amazon, Google Cloud

Software Developer

2007 - 2009
SaM Solutions
  • Handled the synchronization of two massive SQL databases.
  • Wrote detailed technical specifications for the product.
  • Developed numerous custom controls using jQuery and Ajax.
Technologies: JavaScript, C#, .NET


I developed a payment system containing a built-in payment messaging module. It allows users to manage resumes, professional experience, past work, payments, and more.

mPowering Networks

A multi-tenant finance management web application offering users a one-stop portal for their finance management needs. Users manage their money in a branded environment, building trust.

Menu Builder

The main purpose of this application is to dynamically build a menu for pizza restaurants (such as Papa Murphy's). The menu includes different sections and allows users to manage their content dynamically. When users choose data for any menu section, the system dynamically shows a section preview (SVG). As a final step, the system combines all sections and renders a PDF ready to be printed. The system allows users to dynamically add sections and change their content, allowing users to print new menus without the help of developers.

Landscape Workshop

The project consists of two sites. One of them is a mobile/tablet application with time tracking functionality for the foreman and crew members. The other application is for payroll, approving staff, and creating sets of reports with required business functionality.


An enterprise social network for knowledge sharing.

SpeakUp is a SaaS-based, employee-sourced, problem-solving and idea-generation tool. SpeakUp empowers employees to address problems and inject new ideas into the company.

TheraNest is a practice management software for the mental health care workers.

I was the first developer of the company and worked on a product for around a year. During this year, we released an MVP and number of releases, built a team of 5+ engineers, and helped the product to grow from 0 to around 500 paid companies.


I have helped to re-build product architecture and worked as a technical advisor for a few years. Early in 2018, the product was acquired by Digital Air Strike:

Online Freelance Marketplace

I worked as a lead developer and architect for an online freelance marketplace with a peer-to-peer payment system, ID verification, fraud prevention tools, and social media integrations. During this time, we released the first version of the product in four months, built a large-scale architecture based on Docker, Mesos, and Kafka, and provided a mobile app for iOS and Android.
2005 - 2011

M.Sc. Degree in Computer Science

Belarusian National Technical University - Minsk, Belarus


MongoDB for DBA (M102)

MongoDB, Inc.


React, React Redux, Chai, Node.js, Backbone.js, Stripe, Twilio API, X (formerly Twitter) API, Facebook API, Mandrill API


Docker Hub, Ansible, GitHub, Mocha, Mesos, Jira, Trello, Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE)


Koa, Redux, .NET, ASP.NET MVC, AngularJS, Express.js, ASP.NET Web API, Knockout (Knockout.js), NUnit, Next.js, NestJS


JavaScript, C#, SQL, T-SQL (Transact-SQL), Snowflake


Continuous Integration (CI), Concurrent Programming, Distributed Computing, Continuous Deployment, Inversion of Control


OS X, Docker, DigitalOcean, Amazon, Linux, Windows, AWS Lambda, MacOS, Visual Studio Code (VS Code), Kubernetes, Amazon Web Services (AWS)


NoSQL, MongoDB, Redis, RavenDB, MySQL, Google Cloud, PostgreSQL


Scalability, Serverless,, Metabase, Data Warehousing, OpenAI, Artificial Intelligence (AI), APIs, Development, SaaS

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