Gabriel Dogaru, RESTful Web Services Developer in Iași, Iași County, Romania
Gabriel Dogaru

RESTful Web Services Developer in Iași, Iași County, Romania

Member since September 2, 2013
Gabriel is a software engineer specializing in Java technologies with experience in all levels of software development including build automation, back-end, cloud computing, and mobile. Over the years, he's used Agile practices and built reliable, scalable software while working at Amazon.
Gabriel is now available for hire


  • Stuzo
    GraphQL, Coroutines, Model View Viewmodel (MVVM), Kotlin, Android
  • Rocksauce Studios
    Amazon Web Services (AWS), Terraform, SQL, AWS, Spring Boot, Java, Kotlin...
  • TAGonSoft
    Android, Java



Iași, Iași County, Romania



Preferred Environment

Git, Groovy, Java, IntelliJ IDEA, Windows, Linux

The most amazing... I've developed was the user reputation system used by Amazon SES to enforce good user behavior.


  • Android Developer

    2019 - 2019
    • Helped reach the release plan of an Android app.
    • Developed new features using Kotlin, GraphQL, MVVM, co-routines, and data binding.
    Technologies: GraphQL, Coroutines, Model View Viewmodel (MVVM), Kotlin, Android
  • Lead Android and Java Back-end Developer

    2013 - 2019
    Rocksauce Studios
    • Led Android projects for a design company.
    • Developed Spring Boot apps deployed mostly on AWS. Deployed back-end apps using AWS services, Opsworks (Chef), and ECS (Docker).
    • Built a Java back end for user management, integrated with Cognito, real-time chat and integration with Push to Talk. The back end was half Java, half Go, deployed on AWS ECS Fagate using containers, or on AWS Lambda. Created infrastructure automation using Terraform.
    • Led the Android development for a cashback Android app.
    • Oversaw Android development for a credit card payment app.
    • Created a Java back end for movie, books, restaurants recommendations, and rating engine. Developed using Spring Boot and deployed on AWS using OpsWorks (Chef).
    • Programmed the back end for IoT devices using AWS Kinesis and Lambda, integrated with Alexa.
    • Built an Android phone and wearable app for push to talk (walkie talkie) functionality.
    • Developed a dog collar Android app using BLE.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Terraform, SQL, AWS, Spring Boot, Java, Kotlin, Android
  • Co-founder, CTO

    2012 - 2013
    • Consulted on mobile development.
    • Managed projects, estimations, and deadlines for company projects.
    • Led and supervised the development of Android projects.
    • Trained new employees and interns.
    • Managed projects using Agile methodologies.
    Technologies: Android, Java
  • Software Engineer II

    2010 - 2012
    • Worked on the Amazon Simple Email Service development team.
    • Contributed actively to the design and implementation of distributed systems components to handle the SES load.
    • Led the design and development of the public SES AWS Console.
    • Initiated and led the development of web operational tools for internal use.
    • Handled several core internal modules including reputation and metrics.
    • Acted as team Scrum master.
    Technologies: Java
  • Software Developer

    2007 - 2010
    • Helped develop and design modules for the Synygy incentive management application.
    • Proposed, designed, and implemented the migration of a build system from Maven 1 to Maven 2, and from Luntbuild to Teamcity.
    • Pioneered the adoption of Groovy-based frameworks. I held two tech talks about Groovy and Grails. The results of the work I did led to Grails being adopted as the framework for the official management tool, with my work on the existing build system later used for the next version of the application.
    • Automated repetitive tasks by designing and implementing automated web applications and scripts.
    • Maintained and improved the build system, extending Luntbuild to suit company needs.
    • Worked on a third-party company app using Agile methodologies.
    Technologies: Groovy, Java


  • Amazon SES

    Contributed to the Amazon Simple Email Service while working at Amazon as a Software Developer.

  • IT Camp/ Codecamp Mobile App

    IT Camp and Codecamp are two Romanian technology conferences for which I have developed mobile apps to display such information as schedules and presentations.


  • Languages

    Java, XML, Kotlin, SQL, Groovy, GraphQL, TypeScript, Go, JavaScript
  • Frameworks

    JPA, JUnit, Spring, Android SDK, Spring MVC, Spring Android, Hibernate, Spring Boot, JavaServer Faces, Google Guava, GWT, Grails, Play Framework, Jersey
  • Libraries/APIs

    Android API, Android Architecture Components, Java Servlets, Otto, Jackson, Lombok, React, jQuery, Google Gson, Node.js
  • Tools

    Maven, IntelliJ IDEA, Terraform, Google Analytics, Gradle, Apache Tomcat, Apache Ant, Git, Amazon SQS, Amazon ECS (Amazon Elastic Container Service), AWS SDK
  • Paradigms

    Agile Software Development, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Clean Code, Concurrent Programming, Model View Viewmodel (MVVM), Model View Presenter (MVP), MVC Design
  • Platforms

    Android, Windows, Linux, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Storage

    NoSQL, Amazon SDB, Amazon DynamoDB, CouchDB, JSON, MySQL, Amazon S3 (AWS S3)
  • Other

    RESTful Web Services, Freelance, AWS, Coroutines, Code Architecture


  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science
    2003 - 2007
    "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University - Iasi, Romania
  • Scientific High-school Diploma Degree in Computer Science
    1999 - 2003
    Grup Scolar "Vasile Sav" - Roman, Romania

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