Mališa Stanojević, Full-stack Developer in Belgrade, Serbia
Mališa Stanojević

Full-stack Developer in Belgrade, Serbia

Member since July 18, 2018
Mališa is a full-stack engineer who prides himself on his code quality and speedy implementation, along with his keen eye for the UI and UX of any project that he dedicates himself to. He’s worked as a part of —and occasionally led—multicultural teams and has experienced every phase of the software development lifecycle. Mališa enjoys working on open-end projects to be a part of the project from the beginning to implementation.
Mališa is now available for hire

Portfolio

Experience

Location

Belgrade, Serbia

Availability

Full-time

Preferred Environment

PhpStorm, OS X

The most amazing...

...job I've done is to build a web app from scratch, with only the existing business as reference and the client for business and marketing-related consultations.

Employment

  • Full-stack Engineer

    2020 - 2021
    Barevalue (via Toptal)
    • Collaborated closely with the client to assess the business needs in the pre-development phase.
    • Provided wireframes and sketches for the main and secondary user flows, designed upon the existing website, and modified to suit the client's needs.
    • Set the infrastructure (Linux box, database, version control, reporting system, TLS certificate installation, and DNS setup).
    • Integrated Stripe (elements, billing, and metered billing).
    • Integrated Amazon S3 direct upload and offloaded bandwidth-intensive file upload from our server directly to Amazon S3 in a user-friendly way.
    • Integrated Mailgun (email service provider) and Customer.io (scalable automated marketing tool).
    • Onboarded and mentored a new developer until he was fully able to handle all the responsibilities.
    Technologies: Sass, Bootstrap, JavaScript, jQuery, Laravel, MySQL, Linux
  • Full-stack Engineer

    2018 - 2021
    Quiet Notion, LLC (via Toptal)
    • Refactored the existing codebase to support scalability, drastically improve performance and security, and ease new developers' development, maintenance, and introduction to the project.
    • Implemented pixel-perfect, responsive, and complete redesign of the application by working closely with the main designer. This improved business metrics such as lower bounce rate, more satisfied customers, and higher conversion rate.
    • Integrated third-party services like Stripe, Google Pay, Apple Pay, Amazon S3, Mailgun, and Customer.io.
    • Upgraded PHP, MySQL, and CodeIgniter, and collaborated on migration from Windows to Linux server.
    • Developed various features and functionalities with minimal guidance and with minimal, often without any, design prototypes.
    • Integrated Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager.
    • Onboarded and managed a full-stack developer to replace me on the project gradually.
    Technologies: CSS, jQuery, Linux, MySQL, PHP
  • Full-stack Engineer

    2016 - 2019
    FishingBooker
    • Built customer-oriented features to boost growth, SEO, retention, and conversion rate.
    • Refactored a crucial part of the customer funnel to make pages SEO friendly and any future development easier.
    • Constructed employee-facing tools and dashboards to help colleagues with their everyday tasks.
    • Developed a full-blown dashboard with several customizable, dynamic, and interactive widgets embeddable on any website by pasting a piece of HTML code in order to gain inbound links from the external sites.
    • Integrated various third-party services (Zendesk, Mandrill, Mailchimp, Google Analytics, and Google Tag Manager).
    • Completely restructured, refined, and led the hiring process for developers.
    • Onboarded and mentored several new hires (developers).
    Technologies: Google Analytics, Webpack, Bootstrap, Less, React, MySQL, PHP
  • Freelance Developer

    2018 - 2018
    Clients (via Toptal)
    • Performed remote pair-programming and taught React by building a serverless web application.
    • Improved architecture (upgraded Apache, PHP, MySQL, cPanel) and introduced a version control system (Git).
    • Developed custom features on Fuel CMS (CMS for CodeIgniter PHP framework) and made front-end changes.
    • Integrated Authorize.Net for payments.
    Technologies: Amazon Cognito, Contentful, Algolia, React, Apache, MySQL, CodeIgniter, PHP
  • Full-stack Developer

    2015 - 2016
    Halcom d.d.
    • Improved the existing Halcom e-banking products while working in a highly versatile scrum team.
    • Configured, customized, and helped with the deployment of the e-banking platforms for two major banks.
    • Developed and tested features for an electronic invoicing platform.
    Technologies: IBM Db2, Apache Velocity, Ext JS, Less, jQuery, Maven, Spring, Java EE
  • Support Engineer Intern

    2015 - 2015
    ManageWP, LLC
    • Developed small WordPress plugins.
    • Implemented front-end enhancements.
    • Provided top-level support for our WordPress plugin users.
    Technologies: Vagrant, Bootstrap, AngularJS, PHP, WordPress
  • Webmaster

    2011 - 2012
    CS Computer Shop
    • Created and maintained a Joomla website and managed the domain, hosting, and certificates.
    • Managed the site content, user accounts, monthly newsletter, added news, and updated product lists, quantities, and prices on a regular basis.
    • Handled the shop's daily operations including the sale of computer equipment and maintenance/repairs of the customers' personal computers.
    Technologies: Joomla

Experience

  • Betheros

    During a 48-hour-long hackathon, my team and I developed a proof-of-concept Blockchain-based solution for transparent and fair rewarding of open-source contributors.

  • Volunteer Experience

    During my studies and as a member of an IT-focused student organization, I actively participated in many projects/events.

    EESTEC Android Competition
    • Created a web presentation for the competition supported by Google.

    JobFair 14
    • Completed the front-end redesign as well as created the new MySQL database for students' CV data.
    • Educated members of other student organizations (BEST and EESTEC) on web development basics.
    • Maintained the network infrastructure during the fair.

    Front-end Development
    • Developed a small CRUD AngularJS app for managing websites, Malisa.rs/angular.
    • Crafted a fully responsive theme based on a given Photoshop file, Malisa.rs/cooncook.

    Soft Skills Academy
    • Supported the website (hosting transition), design modification, and database management.
    • Helped out other team members with all technical issues.
    • Was actively involved in the organization of the project.

    beogradskisindikat.com
    • Assisted with website issues for an eminent Serbian hip-hop group, Beogradski Sindikat.
    • Translated parts of the website and upgraded the site design and overall UX.

    Voxxed Days Belgrade
    • Volunteered for the organization.

    Microsoft Sinergija
    • Provided logistics support.

  • Hackathon Honors and Awards

    Winners of an Internal Fintech Hackathon.
    • My team of four and I created a webshop that easily integrates with the mobile banking solution, Hal mBills. Our idea was recognized as financially and technically feasible and after the hackathon, Halcom began further development.

    Winners of the Bytes of Banking Workshop
    • During this student workshop, I led a team that was recognized to have the best technical solution and they were proclaimed winners of the workshop. At the time, we were prototyping an upgrade to the existing Halcom m-Bank platform in order to improve social media banking.

    Best Useful App for an EESTEC-organized Workshop
    • During an EESTEC-organized workshop, the application that my team was working on was awarded the "best useful app" award. It was a health-related mobile application prototype.

Skills

  • Languages

    HTML, PHP, CSS, SQL, Less, HTML5, Sass, Java, JavaScript
  • Frameworks

    Bootstrap, CodeIgniter, Laravel, Spring, Apache Velocity, AngularJS, JSF, PrimeFaces, Ext JS
  • Tools

    Git, Webpack, PhpStorm, Maven, Vagrant, Apache, Amazon Cognito, NPM, Google Analytics
  • Paradigms

    Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Scrum
  • Other

    Pixel Perfect, Full-stack, PSD to HTML, IT Recruitment, Mentorship, Software Engineering
  • Libraries/APIs

    jQuery, React
  • Platforms

    LAMP, OS X, Java EE, Linux, Algolia, Contentful, WordPress, Joomla
  • Storage

    MySQL, IBM Db2

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree in Software Engineering
    2012 - 2017
    University of Belgrade, Faculty of Electrical Engineering - Belgrade, Serbia

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