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Božidar Benko

Božidar Benko

Member since September 23, 2012
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
  • Python, 6 years
  • Django, 5 years
  • PostgreSQL, 4 years
  • JavaScript, 3 years
  • Flask, 1 year
  • Lean Development, 1 year
Preferred Environment
Mac, PyCharm/SublimeText, Postgres, Git
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: Django, Python, JavaScript, PostgreSQL
  • 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: Django, Python, ASP.NET MVC, C#, PostgreSQL, MS SQL Server, GWT, Java
  • 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: ASP.NET, MS SQL Server
  • 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: Envox, CPP, ASP.NET, Java, InstallShield, NSIS, Django
  • Internet on the Go Mobile Hotspot (Development)

    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 (Development)

    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 (Development)

    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 (Development)

    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 (Development)

    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 (Development)

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

  • Languages
    Python, HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, C, PHP, C#, C++, Java
  • Frameworks
    Django, ASP.NET MVC, ASP.NET, Flask, Ember.js
  • Tools
    PyCharm, Git, Sublime Text, Celery, Jenkins, Mercurial, Apache, Supervisor, Redmine, Google Analytics, RabbitMQ, Nginx, Git flow, Tmux, Eclipse IDE, Zsh, GitHub, Visual Studio
  • Paradigms
    Model View Controller (MVC), REST, Unit Testing, Test-driven Development (TDD), Scrum, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Agile Software Development, Continuous Integration (CI)
  • Libraries/APIs
    jQuery, Tastypie, D3.js, Handlebars
  • Storage
    SQLite, PostgreSQL, Memcached, NoSQL, MySQL, Redis, Microsoft SQL Server
  • Other
    AJAX, Lean Development, SOAP, Unix Shell Scripting, HAProxy
  • Platforms
    WordPress, Heroku, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • B.S. degree in Computer Science
    1998 - 2003
    University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing - Zagreb
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