Giovanni Biondaro, Developer in Albaredo d'Adige, Province of Verona, Italy
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Giovanni Biondaro

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Data Scientist and Developer

Albaredo d'Adige, Province of Verona, Italy
Toptal Member Since
August 3, 2022

Giovanni is passionate about data analysis with Python and machine learning. As a data scientist in one of the leading Dutch banks, he developed banking and credit risk models. Giovanni has built models to predict client behavior during a crisis, defined business strategies, attended investor meetings, and measured the validity of credit risk models used in banking, such as AIRB and IFRS9. Giovanni develops trading bots on cryptocurrency and sports betting markets in his free time.


Oleg Artjuschkin
Machine Learning, Python, SQL, APIs, Data Science, Gambling, Python 3...
Pippenger & Some Inc.
Python, Data Engineering, Trading, Finance, Stock Trading, APIs, Bots...
Python, SQL, Global Banking, Credit Risk, Model Validation, Coding...




Preferred Environment

Windows, PyCharm, Excel 365, Azure, Python

The most amazing...

...tool I've created is a bot that collects data from different sports betting websites through APIs to find and take advantage of arbitrage opportunities.

Work Experience

Full-stack Python Developer

2023 - 2023
Oleg Artjuschkin
  • Reviewed client code and implemented necessary improvements, as a full-stack Python developer with machine learning skills for an MVP.
  • Built prediction model for football games, reviewed and optimized its performances using machine learning techniques.
  • Built an interactive dashboard to show predictions of the model on a given game.
Technologies: Machine Learning, Python, SQL, APIs, Data Science, Gambling, Python 3, API Integration, REST APIs, Pandas, Jupyter Notebook

Data Engineer

2022 - 2023
Pippenger & Some Inc.
  • Reviewed best data providers to download financial data. Connected to provider API service and downloaded the last 20 years' financial market data from the major US stock exchanges.
  • Developed and tested the client's trading strategy on historical data, as an engineer with experience in financial and trading web scraping.
  • Developed an automated trading bot that connects to the Interactive Brokers trading platform.
  • Deployed an automated trading bot on the cloud with daily updates sent to the client through Telegram.
Technologies: Python, Data Engineering, Trading, Finance, Stock Trading, APIs, Bots, Algorithmic Trading, Python 3, API Integration, Google Sheets, REST APIs, Pandas

Data Scientist

2019 - 2021
  • Performed and developed statistical tests to measure the performances and validity of various credit risk models used in the bank (AIRB and IFRS9 models).
  • Wrote the yearly monitoring report used for capital budgeting for several credit risk models.
  • Developed a new dashboard to automate the creation of reports, saving the team 60% of the time to create such reports.
  • Designed and coded statistical tests for the internal Python credit model library.
  • Performed exploratory data analysis on the behavior of customers during the corona crisis. Developed a machine learning model to predict clients' behavior during a crisis.
Technologies: Python, SQL, Global Banking, Credit Risk, Model Validation, Coding, Agile DevOps, Git, Excel 365, MATLAB, Finance, Project Planning, PyCharm, Data Analysis, Data Science, Data Visualization, Dataiku, Machine Learning, Data Analytics, Python 3, Office 365, Pandas, Jupyter Notebook


2018 - 2019
  • Created a website where I taught the matched betting method and provided useful tools for its application in the Netherlands.
  • Promoted a premium subscription service through digital media, affiliate marketing program, and SEO, resulting in 100+ subscriptions.
  • Placed affiliate links on the website to four different websites.
Technologies: WordPress, WordPress Plugins, Affiliate Programs, Social Media Marketing (SMM), Google Analytics, Web Marketing, Gambling, Business Planning

Marketing and Business Strategy Intern

2017 - 2018
Polariks BV
  • Performed a market analysis, competitors analysis, and customer survey.
  • Combined the information gathered to create the current market entry strategy of the company.
  • Assisted in defining the company's business strategy and attended investors' meetings.
Technologies: Web Marketing, SEO Marketing, Business Planning, B2B, Office 365

High Frequency Arbitrage Bot
I created a bot that acts as a market maker on a small cryptocurrency exchange, using data from a bigger and more liquid exchange. First, I collected data from both exchanges to back-test the profitability of my strategy, and second, I created a Python library to handle the API calls to both exchanges. Finally, I implemented my algorithm on a virtual machine.

The link provided includes only the API wrapper I wrote for one of the exchanges.
2015 - 2018

Master's Degree in Physics and Science-based Business

Leiden University - Leiden, The Netherlands

2012 - 2015

Bachelor's Degree in Physics

University of Trento - Trento, Italy


Financial Risk and Regulation

Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP)


Pandas, REST APIs, Python Asyncio, Python API


Git, PyCharm, Google Sheets, MATLAB, Google Analytics


Python, Python 3, SQL, C, C++


Data Science, B2B


Windows, WordPress, Jupyter Notebook, Azure, Dataiku, Buy Me a Coffee

Industry Expertise



Coding, Physics, Complex Problem Solving, Credit Risk, Model Validation, Data Analysis, Fantasy Sports, Gambling, Algorithmic Trading, Backtesting Trading Strategies, Data Analytics, Bots, Office 365, Advanced Physics, Physics Simulations, Finance, Startups, Project Planning, Business Planning, Agile DevOps, Excel 365, Data Visualization, Time Series Analysis, Trading, Web Scraping, APIs, API Integration, Global Banking, Cryptocurrency, Machine Learning, Web Marketing, SEO Marketing, WordPress Plugins, Affiliate Programs, Social Media Marketing (SMM), Data Engineering, Stock Trading

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