Damjan Kužnar, Developer in Škofja Loka, Slovenia
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Damjan Kužnar

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Data Analysis Developer

Škofja Loka, Slovenia
Toptal Member Since
November 29, 2018

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.



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.

Work Experience

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, Amazon Athena, Amazon S3 (AWS S3), Celery, Redis, NGINX, Selenium, Pytest, Gunicorn, Pandas, jQuery, Bootstrap, Django, Python


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

Team Lead

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


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


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

Publication in Scientific Journal

Published a paper on improving vehicle aeroacoustics using machine learning.

Web Chatbot

Virtual assistant for the Jozef Stefan Institute.


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


Flask, Django, Django REST Framework, Vuetify, Bootstrap, Selenium


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


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


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


Photoshop CS3, Docker Compose, Docker Swarm, Git, GitHub, Pytest, Celery, PyCharm, MATLAB, NGINX, Amazon Athena, Make


Docker, Linux


PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Tarantool, Redis, MySQL, Amazon S3 (AWS S3), Azure Cosmos DB

2001 - 2006

Bachelor's Degree in Computer and Information science

University of Ljubljana - Ljubljana, Slovenia

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