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Luka Blažecki

Luka Blažecki

Zagreb, Croatia
Member since September 16, 2014
Luka is a team leader and software engineer focused on building back-end solutions with infrastructure integrations. With a professional experience of more then six years, he's fluent with Node.js, SQL, and NoSQL databases as well as AWS. Achieving great solutions for him means building a great team with standardized procedures like PR-s, CI/CD, testing, linting, and immutable deployment.
Luka is now available for hire
Portfolio
  • IvySpace
    Node.js, PostgreSQL, AWS
  • The Hyperactive
    Node.js, Android, AngularJS, Couchbase (lite)
  • Infobip
    Node.js, MongoDB, Redis, Cassandra, Grails, Kibana, Elasticsearch
Experience
  • JavaScript, 6 years
  • SQL, 5 years
  • Node.js, 5 years
  • Continuous Integration (CI), 4 years
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS), 3 years
  • MongoDB, 3 years
  • PostgreSQL, 3 years
Zagreb, Croatia
Availability
Part-time
Preferred Environment
WebStorm, GitHub
The most amazing...
...project I've created is a heavy reliable, highly scalable, queue-based, multi-component Node.js service.
Employment
  • Software Developer/Team Lead
    2015 - PRESENT
    IvySpace
    • Worked in a small, remotely-based team that built https://www.ivyspace.com/ from scratch to production.
    • Monitored and led new team members on the back-end and infrastructure.
    • Built up architecture for the back-end with pre-commit hooks for code quality rules (ESLint) and testing (unit and integration).
    • Connected the project to GitHub with continuous integration and testing done on Codeship and AWS. Made a CI/CD infrastructure with end-to-end testing using Selenium.
    • Configured services on AWS like EBS, Routing, Databases (RDS, DynamoDB), and Lambda.
    Technologies: Node.js, PostgreSQL, AWS
  • Software Engineer/Team Leader
    2014 - 2015
    The Hyperactive
    • Led technical initiatives on a client-based startup project.
    • Contributed to various projects, mostly front-end oriented.
    • Set up the architectural design for a medium-sized project and worked it until production.
    • Introduced Agile methodology for organizational purposes (Scrum, JIRA).
    • Developed a company mobile site and various front-end responsive widgets.
    Technologies: Node.js, Android, AngularJS, Couchbase (lite)
  • Software Engineer
    2012 - 2014
    Infobip
    • Worked on a back-end part of the system containing of business logic, data stores, and logic for handling communications with mobile libraries and front-end.
    • Deployed and provided administration for the back-end in production.
    • Administered and worked on handling data in MongoDB and Cassandra.
    • Collaborated with a highly motivated team adopting Scrum methodology with two-week sprints.
    • Communicated with clients in an earlier phase of project.
    Technologies: Node.js, MongoDB, Redis, Cassandra, Grails, Kibana, Elasticsearch
Experience
  • A Node.js Guide to Actually Doing Integration Tests (Publication)
    Your software isn’t fully tested until you write integration tests for it. While unit tests help ensure that functions are properly written, integration tests help ensure that the system is working properly as a whole. In this article, Toptal Software Engineer Luka Blažecki uses Node.js to explain why integration testing is important for every development platform and how to write clean, composable integration tests.
Skills
  • Languages
    JavaScript, Sass, SQL, Bash, Java
  • Frameworks
    Express.js
  • Libraries/APIs
    Node.js
  • Tools
    Sequelize, Git, IDEA IDE, Mongoose, JIRA, Codeship
  • Platforms
    Amazon Web Services (AWS), Unix
  • Paradigms
    Scrum, Test-driven Development (TDD), Continuous Integration (CI), Functional Programming, Agile Software Development, Object-oriented Programming (OOP)
  • Storage
    MongoDB, PostgreSQL, NoSQL, Cassandra, Redis
Education
  • Master of Science in Computing degree in Software Engineering and Information Systems
    2011 - 2013
    University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing - Zagreb
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