Ivan Novak, Solution Architect and Developer in Pflugerville, TX, United States
Ivan Novak

Solution Architect and Developer in Pflugerville, TX, United States

Member since January 19, 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.
Ivan is now available for hire

Portfolio

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

Experience

Location

Pflugerville, TX, United States

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

MacOS, PhpStorm, Git, Docker, Sublime Text

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.

Employment

  • 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, AWS, AWS EC2, Amazon Aurora, AWS RDS, AWS Route 53, AWS ELB, AWS IAM, Amazon CloudFront CDN, AWS Elastic Beanstalk, Ansible, Docker, AWS ECS, AWS Fargate, Jenkins, AWS CodePipeline, Management, Mentorship, Team Mentoring, Leadership, Technical Hiring, Interviewing
  • 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, AWS, PagerDuty, Google AdWords, Google Analytics, Terraform, Python, AWS Lambda, Ansible, Amazon SQS, Apache Kafka, RabbitMQ, Redis Cache
  • 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

Experience

  • 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.

Skills

  • Languages

    PHP, JavaScript, Python
  • Frameworks

    Laravel
  • Tools

    Git, PhpStorm, Sublime Text, Webpack, AWS ELB, Amazon CloudFront CDN, Ansible, AWS IAM, AWS ECS, AWS Fargate, Jenkins, HelpScout, Google Analytics, Terraform, Amazon SQS, RabbitMQ, Gulp
  • Platforms

    MacOS, Docker, WordPress, AWS EC2, AWS Elastic Beanstalk, PagerDuty, AWS Lambda, Apache Kafka, Ubuntu 14.04
  • Other

    AWS, AWS Route 53, AWS RDS, AWS CodePipeline, Technical Hiring, Interviewing, Economics, Mechanical Engineering, Mentorship, Team Mentoring, Leadership, Ubuntu 16.04
  • Libraries/APIs

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

    Amazon Aurora, MySQL, Redis, Redis Cache
  • Paradigms

    Management

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering
    2007 - 2009
    California State University, Northridge - Northridge, California, USA
  • Bachelor's Degree in Economics
    2004 - 2008
    Pepperdine University - Malibu, California, USA

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