David Prifti, Developer in Tirana, Albania
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David Prifti

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Software Developer

Tirana, Albania
Toptal Member Since
September 20, 2022

David is a software engineer who excels at building apps from end to end. He has a demonstrated history of writing clean, performant code, implementing scalable software architecture, and working with cloud computing. David is a problem solver and domain expert with exemplary communication skills. With an aptitude to learn new skills, he is reliable and professional in every environment.


RabbitMQ, Apache Kafka, KSQL, Go, TypeScript, Node.js, Vue, NoSQL, ClickHouse...
Allegis - Cruise Automation - Main
Go, Incident Management, BigQuery, Cloud Dataflow, TypeScript, React...
Vue, Go, Jira, TypeScript, Git, Docker, Kubernetes...




Preferred Environment

Git, Docker, MacOS, Visual Studio Code (VS Code), Slack, Jira

The most amazing...

...thing I've developed is the application for Legit, a startup in Albania that won an ICT award for the year 2022.

Work Experience

Software Engineer

2020 - PRESENT
  • Extended features of projects that had an event-driven architecture by specifying data processing pipelines in KSQL and Kafka.
  • Enhanced application performance by analyzing and rethinking database schemas and queries in ClickHouse that handle millions of data records per user.
  • Created a logging collection system using Fluentd, Elasticsearch, and Kibana that helped the team debug problems faster.
  • Created and managed scalable microservices that get data from external APIs, taking into account known problems such as rate limiting, big data congestion, and system failures.
  • Maintained the microservices architecture across all three environments, including development, staging, and production.
  • Performed code reviews and managed the release of some of the features.
  • Managed CI/CD pipelines using Bitbucket, Jenkins, and Argo CD.
  • Used test-driven development and agile methodologies.
Technologies: RabbitMQ, Apache Kafka, KSQL, Go, TypeScript, Node.js, Vue, NoSQL, ClickHouse, HTML, CSS, Docker, Jenkins, Kubernetes, Git, Jira, Microservices, JavaScript, Full-stack, React, Single-page Applications (SPA), APIs, Express.js, Back-end Development, Web Development, SQL, Cloudflare, Databases

Back-end Engineer

2023 - 2024
Allegis - Cruise Automation - Main
  • Developed and integrated a Go-based auto-discovery service that significantly enhanced the visibility into services and systems, providing a comprehensive view of dependencies and improving observability across the board.
  • Automated the generation of RAG boards via Dataflow pipelines, sourcing real-time insights from logs, BigQuery tables, and external systems. This streamlined process led to heightened efficiency and improved decision-making capabilities.
  • Built elegant React layouts that replaced the outdated data input method via YAML files, universally adopted by all teams for smoother and more intuitive data entry experiences.
  • Crafted tailored TypeScript-based Backstage plugins to support crucial functionalities, including internal authentication and authorization. Seamlessly integrated FireHydrant while laying the groundwork for further enhancements and integrations.
Technologies: Go, Incident Management, BigQuery, Cloud Dataflow, TypeScript, React, Site Reliability Engineering (SRE), PostgreSQL, JavaScript

Full-stack Developer

2020 - 2021
  • Created a lead collection feature that processed leads from submission to third-party mail integrations such as Mailchimp and GetResponse using RabbitMQ.
  • Developed a client-side A/B testing feature using JavaScript where users could test different landing pages.
  • Created a widget editor where users could develop simple forms and popups using Vue.js.
Technologies: Vue, Go, Jira, TypeScript, Git, Docker, Kubernetes, Single-page Applications (SPA), APIs, Express.js, Back-end Development, Web Development, SQL, Databases, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Full-stack Developer

2018 - 2020
  • Communicated directly with clients to transform functional and non-functional requirements into concrete code implementations.
  • Developed CRM projects to manage customer data, enhance sales management, and deliver actionable insights while utilizing React and Node.js.
  • Maintained and developed features of existing systems using Node.js, Express, Postgres, and Redis.
  • Functioned both independently and as part of high-performance teams to troubleshoot problems.
  • Worked in a fast-paced environment, building quality products in a short amount of time.
Technologies: Node.js, MongoDB, Redis, React, HTML, CSS, PostgreSQL, MySQL, Git, Back-end, JavaScript, TypeScript, Single-page Applications (SPA), APIs, Express.js, Back-end Development, Web Development, SQL, Databases, Amazon Web Services (AWS)


A GraphQL-based application that connects lawyers with potential clients. I was the lead technical developer and managed the overall architecture and the creation of the real-time chat widget and a sub-system that generates PDF documents based on predefined templates for clients.


Fibank is one of the leading banks in Albania. I was part of the front-end team and liaised with the back end to create the most optimal solutions for the website regarding the system requirements.

I used Gatsby, which enables the website to have fast load times and delivers dynamic web experiences with performance and security that scales.


A Node.js-based application that enables medical clinics to manage patients, doctors' schedules, and the clinic's internal products. I was the full-stack developer in this project and managed to create the majority of features, including payments, client management, and schedules.


Posta.app is an application that enables small businesses to make online shipments at ease. I was the full-stack developer and created the core logic of shipment tracking from the warehouse to delivery. Tracking was done automatically by scanning QR codes across shipment delivery stages while notifying clients about real-time updates.
2018 - 2021

Bachelor's Degree in Software Engineering

Polytechnic University of Tirana - Tirana, Albania


Node.js, React, Vue


RabbitMQ, Jenkins, MATLAB, Prisma, Git, Jira, Slack, BigQuery, Cloud Dataflow


Express.js, NestJS




Go, TypeScript, JavaScript, HTML, SQL, CSS, Java, C, GraphQL, SCSS


NoSQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, MySQL, ClickHouse, Redis, Databases


Docker, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Apache Kafka, Kubernetes, Firebase, MacOS, Visual Studio Code (VS Code)


Web Development, Back-end, Full-stack, Single-page Applications (SPA), APIs, Back-end Development, TypeORM, Algorithms, Data Structures, Signal Processing, Electronics, Statistics, Mathematical Analysis, Computer Networking, Software Architecture, Cryptography, Distributed Systems, Operating Systems, KSQL, Gatsby, Cloudflare, GitHub Actions, Incident Management, Site Reliability Engineering (SRE)

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