Lukas Klose, Developer in Vancouver, BC, Canada
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Lukas Klose

Verified Expert  in Engineering

Software Developer

Vancouver, BC, Canada
Toptal Member Since
January 26, 2016

Lukas is a full-stack software developer and project manager who has over 20 years of experience. He has architected, implemented, and rolled out web platforms quickly and at minimal cost in Java, PHP, .Net, Drupal, Vignette, and others; including financial platforms in CMS. He's an excellent communicator who conveys technical info with ease. He's highly motivated and thrives in a high-performance, collaborative, and dynamic team environment


Veracity IT Services
SQL, C#, Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), MySQL, Java, PHP
My Career Playbook
Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), MySQL
Electronic Arts
Alfresco, Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), MySQL, Java, PHP




Preferred Environment

Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), PHP, Java, MySQL

The most amazing...

...thing I've built was an IB Forex and stock algo-trading platform with the ability to back-test trading strategies on tick-by-tick data and variations.

Work Experience

Independent Consultant

2003 - PRESENT
Veracity IT Services
  • Architected and delivered several software applications including an eCom website for a financial services enterprise, a transaction analysis database, and a customer support portal for Vancity Credit Union.
  • Analyzed, designed, and developed several databases, web sites, reporting apps, and other software applications specifically in PHP, .NET, MS Access, SQL Server, and MySQL.
  • Installed and administrated Windows networks including an Active Directory, Microsoft ISA, Exchange, DNS, DHCP, RRAS/VPN, and VPN networks.
Technologies: SQL, C#, Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), MySQL, Java, PHP

Project Manager

2014 - 2015
My Career Playbook
  • Built vital web scraping, data normalization, and data transformation services.
  • Managed project of V1 end-to-end.
Technologies: Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), MySQL

Engineer & Project Manager

2007 - 2014
Electronic Arts
  • Built and managed websites and a project management information management system using PHP and XTemplate.
  • Managed the Waterfall and Agile delivery teams.
Technologies: Alfresco, Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), MySQL, Java, PHP

Front-End Team Lead

1998 - 2001
  • Architected and developed the original prototype which ended up running as the de facto product for 18 months allowing millions of dollars in venture capital to be raised.
  • Mastered the high output requirements by delivering a website customization tool that allowed for rapid and efficient customization of the application front-end for clients such as TD Waterhouse and Qwest.
Technologies: Active Server Pages (ASP), Visual Basic

Trading Platform

This is a Forex and stock algo-trading platform in Java with the ability to back-test trading strategies on tick-by-tick data of multiple years and thousands of variations within hours.

Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)

Undertook and completed a course in Product Management from the Scrum Alliance in 2015.

Project Management Professional (PMP)

Undertook and received certification in Project Management from the Project Management Institute in 2015.
2003 - 2015

Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration

Capilano University - Vancouver, Canada


International Brokers API


Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Alfresco, Eclipse IDE


Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), Visual Basic 6 (VB6), Java, PHP, SQL, Visual Basic, Active Server Pages (ASP), CSS, C#


AngularJS, Laravel 5




MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server


Software Development, Statistics, Financial Data

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