Božidar Benko, Lean Development Developer in Croatia
Božidar Benko

Lean Development Developer in Croatia

Member since August 6, 2013
Bozidar is a software engineer, small business owner, and accomplished freelancer. He helps customers bootstrap web applications and build MVPs. He also specializes in using Django for rapid prototyping and enjoys work involving web app development, startups, eCommerce, and social networks.
Božidar is now available for hire







Preferred Environment

Git, PostgreSQL, Sublime Text, PyCharm, MacOS

The most amazing... I've built is a testing framework and continuous integration platform that uses multiple real machines and customized hardware without virtualization.


  • Web Professional, Freelancer, Owner

    2008 - PRESENT
    • Communicated with clients, interpreted client specifications.
    • Delivered numerous web solution to clients.
    • Architected, created, and executed the Internet on the Go platform.
    • Architected, created, and executed the Futsal tournament platform.
    • Started Pokelog, a platform to collect and analyze personal data.
    Technologies: PostgreSQL, JavaScript, Python, Django
  • Senior Software Engineer

    2009 - 2012
    ReversingLabs / GreenLineNetworks / SecurityHeroes
    • Created a web site dashboard back-end, including rule management, statistics, graphs, and database management (ASP.NET MVC / jQuery / JavaScript).
    • Developed and maintained, including PayPal integration and managing site designers (ASP.NET MVC).
    • Architected CopperJelly, a web application for categorization (GWT).
    • Created Malware Search, a virus grep tool with an API to return a list of files infected with a specified virus.
    • Developed Malware Exchange, a set of tools for exchanging files with partners (Python).
    Technologies: Java, GWT, Microsoft SQL Server, PostgreSQL, C#, ASP.NET MVC, Python, Django
  • Senior Software Engineer

    2008 - 2009
    • Built a categorization platform in ASP.NET.
    • Built a normalization platform in ASP.NET.
    • Architected the Bit9 Dashboard.
    • Developed custom widgets and reports for the Bit9 Dashboard.
    • Integrated the old PHP application to be compatible with the new ASP.NET application.
    Technologies: Microsoft SQL Server, ASP.NET
  • Junior Software Engineer

    2004 - 2008
    • Automated a test script framework (Envox Scripts, C++, Macro Express).
    • Created a web interface for displaying, searching, and filtering data from Visual Source Safe (ASP.NET).
    • Integrated a CCXML interpreter.
    • Integrated Web Services in VoiceXML Studio (Java).
    • Sustained and developed the Envox Console and Envox Server (C++).
    • Sustained and developed Envox installation and hot fixes (InstallShield and NSIS).
    • Developed Envox Reports (Django, Python, JavaScript, CSS).
    Technologies: Django, NSIS, InstallShield, Java, ASP.NET, Test Scripting


  • Internet on the Go Mobile Hotspot

    This is a mobile broadband service available only at Walmart that is a combination of prepaid and postpaid. I created the application architecture and database design, managed users and devices, and handled third party integration (BeQuick, Authorize.NET, InComm, Sprint AMS/AAA, REST API). I also developed the custom admin interface.

  • Pokelog

    Pokelog is a platform for personal data that I created as a weekend project. It allows users to track their weight, car mileage, bank account balance, and height of children over time, among other factors. This data was then displayed for users on a chart.

  • RDS-FNOL Claims

    A mobile application that I worked on for insurance companies to assess and score driver behavior and report the results to FNOL (First Notice of Loss). I built the backend prototype, including the administrator and user web sites. I also developed the HTTP REST API that is currently used by the iPhone and Android applications.

  • Futsal Tournament

    Software for soccer tournament management that I developed. It allows administrators to enter game data and stats in an admin area. The system automatically calculates group stage points, displays live results, tracks best scorers, and more. I architected the entire application, including handling all needs from soccer referees and delegates.

  • Robni Centar Web Shop

    A Magento web shop solution that acts as a proxy between customers and Magento developers. I wrote a layer for synchronization of the customer database (SQL Server) with Magento's database (MySQL).

  • Anišić Law Office

    A WordPress solution for communication between an attorney's office and its customers. I managed and architected the solution.


  • Languages

    Python, HTML5, C, JavaScript, CSS, PHP, Java, C++, C#
  • Frameworks

    Django, Flask, ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC, GWT, Ember.js
  • Tools

    Sublime Text, PyCharm, Git, Celery, InstallShield, NSIS, Redmine, Supervisor, Apache, Mercurial, Jenkins, GitHub, Zsh, Tmux, NGINX, RabbitMQ, Microsoft Visual Studio, Eclipse IDE, Google Analytics
  • Paradigms

    Model View Controller (MVC), REST, Unit Testing, Continuous Integration (CI), Agile Software Development, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Scrum, Test-driven Development (TDD)
  • Libraries/APIs

    Tastypie, jQuery, Handlebars, D3.js
  • Storage

    SQLite, PostgreSQL, Redis, MySQL, NoSQL, Memcached, Microsoft SQL Server
  • Other

    Ajax, Lean Development, Test Scripting, SOAP, Unix Shell Scripting, HAProxy, GitFlow
  • Platforms

    MacOS, Heroku, Amazon Web Services (AWS), WordPress


  • B.S. Degree in Computer Science
    1998 - 2003
    University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing - Zagreb

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