Damjan Kužnar, Data Analysis Developer in Škofja Loka, Slovenia
Damjan Kužnar

Data Analysis Developer in Škofja Loka, Slovenia

Member since December 18, 2012
Damjan has more than ten years of experience as a Python developer and has an extensive background in web development, data analysis, and machine learning. He helped scale one of the oldest cryptocurrency exchanges from $10 million to $2 billion in daily trading volume and has experience in managing teams.
Damjan is now available for hire

Portfolio

Experience

Location

Škofja Loka, Slovenia

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

PyCharm, Git, Linux

The most amazing...

...machine learning algorithm I created uses prior expert knowledge to produce models that are qualitatively correct and have better prediction accuracy.

Employment

  • Full-stack developer

    2018 - PRESENT
    Boston Consulting Group
    • Developed a single page web app for visualizing machine learning and optimization results.
    • Developed REST API for serving data to web app.
    • Deployed using docker-compose and make for service life-cycle management (updating, restarting, etc.).
    • Dockerized automated web app tests with Selenium.
    Technologies: Git, Make, Docker Compose, Docker, AWS Athena, AWS S3, Celery, Redis, Nginx, Selenium, Pytest, Gunicorn, Pandas, jQuery, Bootstrap, Django, Python
  • CTO

    2018 - PRESENT
    Blocktrade.com
    • Managed a team of developers.
    • Created technical specification for development.
    • Developed a low latency matching engine.
    Technologies: Python
  • Team Lead

    2016 - 2018
    Bitstamp
    • Reduced technical debt.
    • Integrated 3rd party services into trading platform.
    • Developed new features.
    • Improved overall platform performance.
    Technologies: Python
  • Researcher

    2010 - 2016
    Jozef Stefan Institute
    • Developed a web chatbot using HTML5, JavaScript, and Python back-end.
    • Created machine learning pipeline for prediction of student academic failure in Python and scikit-learn.
    • Worked on a multi-objective optimization algorithm for a home automation system with the aim to reduce the cost and increase comfort.
    • Published a paper in a scientific journal on a novel machine learning algorithm.
    • Implemented an algorithm for extracting common agent strategies in a multiagent environment.
    Technologies: MATLAB, PostgreSQL, CSS, JavaScript, HTML5, Java, Python

Experience

  • Blocktrade.com (Development)
    https://blocktrade.com/

    Blocktrade.com is a top-tier trading facility for Crypto Assets, Crypto Traded Indices™, and other blockchain related Financial Instruments.

    We bring blockchain-based technologies and crypto assets to a unified and connected marketplace. It is Swiss guarded with the highest security and integrity features, performance driven, high volume and market-depth that meets stringent statutory compliance.

  • Bitstamp (Development)
    https://www.bitstamp.net/

    Bitstamp is the world's longest standing crypto exchange, supporting the blockchain ecosystem since 2011.

  • Publication in Scientific Journal (Other amazing things)

    Published a paper on improving vehicle aeroacoustics using machine learning.

  • Web Chatbot (Development)
    http://projekt-asistent.si/ijs-en

    Virtual assistant for the Jozef Stefan Institute.

Skills

  • Languages

    Python, JavaScript, HTML5, CSS, Java, HTML, Lua
  • Frameworks

    Flask, Django, Bottle, Django REST Framework, Vuetify.js, Bootstrap, Selenium
  • Libraries/APIs

    REST APIs, Scikit-learn, Pandas, Matplotlib, Requests, Vue.js 2, Vue.js, jQuery, Jenkins Pipeline, NetworkX, Azure Blob Storage API, Plotly.js
  • Paradigms

    Data Science, Clean Architecture, Agile Software Development, DevOps, Clean Code
  • Other

    Machine Learning, Data Analysis, Cryptocurrency APIs, Credit Cards, Payment Gateways, Cryptocurrency Wallets, Multithreading, Multiprocessing, Know Your Customer (KYC), Anti-money Laundering (AML), Gunicorn, Dash
  • Tools

    Photoshop CS3, Docker Compose, Docker Swarm, Git, GitHub, Pytest, Celery, PyCharm, MATLAB, Nginx, AWS Athena, Make
  • Platforms

    Docker, Linux
  • Storage

    PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Tarantool, Redis, MySQL, AWS S3, Azure Cosmos DB
  • Industry Expertise

    Cryptocurrency

Education

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer and Information science
    2001 - 2006
    University of Ljubljana - Ljubljana, Slovenia

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