Ivan Novak, Developer in Pflugerville, TX, United States
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Ivan Novak

Verified Expert  in Engineering

Solution Architect and Developer

Location
Pflugerville, TX, United States
Toptal Member Since
February 2, 2022

Ivan is a technical founder, principal engineer, and solution architect with 16 years of experience. He has participated in and founded multiple startups and is familiar with the highest highs and lowest lows that owners go through. Recently, he helped grow a startup from a $4 million to $87 million valuation in three years with a successful Series A round. His in-depth understanding and strategic approach has seen him deliver numerous products.

Portfolio

OnlineMedEd
PHP, Laravel, JavaScript, React, Webpack, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Amazon EC2...
Novak Web Solutions LLC
PHP, Laravel, JavaScript, Vue, Redis, Ubuntu 16.04, HelpScout...
Contemporary VA
WordPress, PHP, Laravel, JavaScript, Vue, jQuery, Gulp, Webpack, Ubuntu 16.04...

Experience

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

MacOS, PhpStorm, Git, Docker, Sublime Text, Software Development, PHP 8

The most amazing...

...product I've developed is an in-house eCommerce platform that abstracted any merchant provider or billing platform without changing the client-facing API.

Work Experience

Principal Engineer

2018 - PRESENT
OnlineMedEd
  • Led the implementation of high-fidelity monitoring across five core domain products to prevent customer awareness and target areas for further investment.
  • Led the integration and subsequent leveraging of platform-wide analytics serviced through Segment.com to measure how the site is being used, allowing for quantitative experimentation and optimization.
  • Led an infrastructure overhaul that improved reliability, scalability, and performance of the five core domain products reducing the ongoing costs by 80%.
  • Served as the primary technical liaison throughout raising the Series A investment round.
  • Key partner in the organizational transition away from siloed technical knowledge to an agile, full-lifecycle responsibility team structure with an embedded product, design, front-end, back-end, and QA working closely throughout projects.
Technologies: PHP, Laravel, JavaScript, React, Webpack, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Amazon EC2, Amazon Aurora, Amazon RDS, Amazon Route 53, AWS ELB, AWS IAM, Amazon CloudFront CDN, AWS Elastic Beanstalk, Ansible, Docker, Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS), AWS Fargate, Jenkins, AWS CodePipeline, Management, Mentorship, Team Mentoring, Leadership, Technical Hiring, Interviewing, MySQL, Microservices, PHPUnit, Software Development, CSS, HTML, UI Design, PHP 7, PHP 8, Node.js, Technical Leadership, Full-stack, DevOps, Agile, Composer, Tailwind CSS

Web Consultant and Developer

2014 - PRESENT
Novak Web Solutions LLC
  • Created TechTe.am, a high-touch, 24/7 on-demand, virtually embedded emergency response team specializing in mission-critical operations requiring a high degree of comfort with network and code-level services.
  • Created DollarInvoice.com, an invoicing SaaS requiring zero subscription commitments and only charges per invoice sent from the system.
  • Created TradeSeeker, an automated financial analysis, micro-trend detection, and position action application based on streaming security, forex, and cryptocurrency data.
  • Created BitCozy, a high availability hosting provider for mission-critical online services to offer support and automated provisioning of multi-availability zone hosting clusters.
Technologies: PHP, Laravel, JavaScript, Vue, Redis, Ubuntu 16.04, HelpScout, Amazon Web Services (AWS), PagerDuty, Google AdWords, Google Analytics, Terraform, Python, AWS Lambda, Ansible, Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS), Apache Kafka, RabbitMQ, Redis Cache, MySQL, Vapor, Microservices, PHPUnit, Software Development, jQuery, CSS, HTML, UI Design, PHP 7, PHP 8, Node.js, Technical Leadership, Full-stack, DevOps, Composer

IT Director

2014 - 2018
Contemporary VA
  • Decreased overhead labor costs associated with billing, human resources, and time management from 47% to 24%.
  • Automated 92% of billing processes with the only manual processes being the crediting of customer service credits and/or manual discounts or time on file.
  • Developed a platform tailored for scalability, a core factor in revenue doubling in the past two calendar years.
  • Created and deployed iPhone and Android mobile apps.
  • Automated video workflow processes, cutting labor hours by 40%.
  • Assured that the #3 site in the Dominican Republic maintained 100% uptime SLA.
Technologies: WordPress, PHP, Laravel, JavaScript, Vue, jQuery, Gulp, Webpack, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 14.04, MySQL, PHPUnit, Software Development, CSS, HTML, UI Design, PHP 7, PHP 8, Node.js, Technical Leadership, Full-stack, DevOps, Composer

TechTe.am

https://techte.am
TechTe.am is a high-touch, 24/7, on-demand, virtually embedded emergency response team specializing in mission-critical operations requiring a high degree of comfort with both network and code-level services.

BitCozy

https://bitcozy.com
BitCozy is a high availability hosting provider geared for mission-critical online services. Fully automated end-to-end account provisioning supporting multi-region and multi-availability zone clusters and technical self-healing in support of a 100% uptime SLA.
2007 - 2009

Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering

California State University, Northridge - Northridge, California, USA

2004 - 2008

Bachelor's Degree in Economics

Pepperdine University - Malibu, California, USA

Libraries/APIs

React, Vue, jQuery, Google AdWords, Node.js

Tools

Git, Composer, PhpStorm, Sublime Text, Webpack, AWS ELB, Amazon CloudFront CDN, Ansible, AWS IAM, Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS), AWS Fargate, Jenkins, HelpScout, Google Analytics, Terraform, Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS), RabbitMQ, Gulp

Frameworks

Laravel, Vapor, PHPUnit, Tailwind CSS, Flutter

Paradigms

Microservices, UI Design, DevOps, Agile, Management

Languages

PHP, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, PHP 7, PHP 8, Python, Dart

Platforms

MacOS, Docker, Amazon Web Services (AWS), WordPress, Amazon EC2, AWS Elastic Beanstalk, PagerDuty, AWS Lambda, Apache Kafka, Ubuntu 14.04

Storage

Amazon Aurora, MySQL, Redis, Redis Cache

Other

Amazon Route 53, Software Development, Technical Leadership, Full-stack, Amazon RDS, AWS CodePipeline, Leadership, Technical Hiring, Interviewing, Economics, Mechanical Engineering, Mentorship, Team Mentoring, Ubuntu 16.04

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