Martin Taleski, Developer in Skopje, Macedonia

Martin Taleski

Python Developer

Skopje, Macedonia
Toptal Member Since
April 18, 2014

Martin has ten years of experience as a software engineer and system administrator. He specializes in data integration and system automation. He is also a solid back-end web developer. Since 2015, he has been leading and managing a small team of talented freelancers.

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Eyetea Solutions
Human Resources (HR), Project Management, Linux, AngularJS, Django, JavaScript...
AngularJS, Django, Scrapy, PostgreSQL, MySQL, PHP, Python
Annalect (via Toptal)
Django, Redshift, Python


Skopje, Macedonia



Preferred Environment


The most amazing...

...thing I've created is a YouTube caching system for caching popular videos based on a Squid proxy server.

Work Experience

2015 - PRESENT

Lead Developer, Founder

Eyetea Solutions
  • Hired, trained, and provided continuous support to a growing team of developers.
  • Designed and oversaw the development of a language learning platform written in Django and AngularJS.
  • Designed and oversaw the development of applications for newspaper scraping and online radio.
  • Supported the development of an online movie database, similar to IMDB, written in Django.
  • Designed and oversaw the development of a business simulation software for educational purposes, written in Django and React.
Technologies: Human Resources (HR), Project Management, Linux, AngularJS, Django, JavaScript, SQL, Python
2011 - PRESENT

Software Developer, System Administrator

  • Created a fuzzy matching system for matching scraped products from different e-stores.
  • Developed an OCR web service for scraping prices of e-stores and displaying them as images.
  • Wrote a dozen web crawlers for monitoring product prices in e-stores.
  • Worked as a data analyst for a large real estate database. Created reports and scoring systems for the real estate market in New York.
  • Wrote a script for automatic video uploading to YouTube as part of a large campaign including around 60k short videos.
  • Created a web application for sending out alert messages via SMS, voice, or email. Led a team of five developers.
  • Created a Chrome browser extension that analyzes the HTML content that the user is viewing and shows relevant actions and ads. Uses NLP processing modules in Python.
Technologies: AngularJS, Django, Scrapy, PostgreSQL, MySQL, PHP, Python
2014 - 2016

Data Engineer

Annalect (via Toptal)
  • Built a data warehouse for Nielsen ratings data. Wrote the ETL process in Python and stored data in Redshift. Wrote SQL for complex analytical reports on tables containing 2+ billion rows.
  • Wrote ETL processes for data ingestion from various sources.
  • Built small-scale web admin consoles.
Technologies: Django, Redshift, Python
2012 - 2014

Software Engineer, System Administrator

  • Created a website solution targeted at UK auto traders. Built the site with ExpressionEngine. Included custom-built Python scripts synchronizing with the customer's internal system along with various APIs.
  • Administered the company's Linux web servers.
  • Created a car parts database out of scraped data.
  • Created a WiFi hotspot with a captive portal based on Coova firmware for Linksys WRT54GL.
  • Developed various small scale websites in PHP, ExpressionEngine, and Yii.
Technologies: NGINX, Varnish, Linux, Yii, ExpressionEngine, MySQL, Python, PHP
2008 - 2012

Software Engineer, System Administrator

  • Created a data integration system by writing a collection of ETL scripts integrating data from all internal systems (Billing, AAA, VoIP, and Web Servers).
  • Built a provisioning system for automated configuration of customer equipment.
  • Developed a YouTube caching system based on a Squid proxy server adapted with Python plugins for caching popular videos.
  • Programmed a number portability application required by the state regulator. Synchronized the porting of phone numbers into different operators. Developed in PHP and MySQL and used SOAP web services.
  • Implemented Virtualmin as a hosting panel solution for web hosting clients.
Technologies: Python, Linux, Bash, MySQL, PHP


Data Warehouse for Nielsen Ratings

A data warehouse for Nielsen Rating data. It includes both the ETL process for ingesting the data into a Redshift database and a variety of custom reporting modules.

YouTube Caching System

A Squid proxy server adapted with Python plugins for caching YouTube videos. We implemented this at Neotel in 2010 in response to a dramatic increase in YouTube traffic, to the point where our customers were unable to normally watch a video. It was an exciting project because we did reverse engineering on YouTube. After two months of work, we had a solution that saved 35% of the bandwidth we bought from our upstream providers.

The solution ended up being a temporary one, as eventually we were approved by Google to host their CDN servers, but it was interesting to see that Google's CDN system worked very similarly to what we had designed.

Brutus Chrome Extension

A Chrome browser extension that analyzes the HTML content that the user is viewing and shows relevant actions and ads. Uses NLP processing modules in Python

Automotive Web Solutions

At Nexuspoint, we created a web solution based in ExpressionEngine that was targeted at used car dealers in the UK. I integrated the website with the car dealer's internal systems and pulled data from various third-party APIs in order to make it easier for customers to choose their next car.



SQL, Python, Bash, JavaScript, HTML, PHP, CSS, AWK, Perl


Django, Pyramid, Django REST Framework, Bootstrap, Flask, AngularJS, Scrapy


Data Integration, MySQL, Redshift, PostgreSQL


Data Modeling, ExpressionEngine, Back-end Development, Data Analysis, Data Warehouse Design, Data Warehousing, Team Leadership, Human Resources (HR), Chrome Extensions


Twilio API, jQuery, React, Vue, Pandas


Git, Apache HTTP Server, NGINX, Squid Proxy Server, Varnish


REST, Agile, ETL


Linux, Heroku

Industry Expertise

Project Management


2012 - 2013

Graduate-level Coursework in Bussiness Infomatics

University of Ljubljana - Ljubljana, Slovenia

2004 - 2008

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science

American College of Thessaloniki - Thessaloniki, Greece

2007 - 2007

Certified Technician in RedHat Linux

RedHat, Inc. - INET Skopje, Macedonia

2005 - 2006

Cisco Certified Network Technician in Computer Networks

Cisco Networking Academy - Thessaloniki, Greece



Red Hat Certified Technician

Red Hat


Cisco Certified Network Associate