Martin Taleski

Martin Taleski

Skopje, Macedonia
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Martin Taleski

Martin Taleski

Skopje, Macedonia
Member since March 20, 2014
Martin has over eight 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 is leading and supporting a small team of talented freelancers.
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Portfolio
Experience
  • Data Integration, 8 years
  • Linux, 8 years
  • Data Analysis, 8 years
  • SQL, 8 years
  • JavaScript, 8 years
  • Python, 6 years
  • Django, 3 years
  • Amazon Redshift, 2 years
Skopje, Macedonia
Availability
Part-time
Preferred Environment
Linux, Sublime, Vim
The most amazing...
...thing I've created is a YouTube caching system for caching popular videos based on a Squid proxy server.
Employment
  • Lead Developer, Founder
    Eyetea Solution
    2015 - PRESENT
    • Hired, trained, and provided continuous support to a growing team of developers.
    • Designed and oversaw the development a language learning platform written in Django and AngularJS.
    • Designed and oversaw the development of a newspaper scraping application written in Python.
    • Designed and oversaw the development of an online radio application written in Django and AngularJS.
    • Supported the development of an online movie database, similar to IMDB, written in Django and AngularJS.
    Technologies: Python, SQL, JavaScript, Django, AngularJS, Linux
  • Software Developer, System Administrator
    Freelance
    2011 - PRESENT
    • 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.
    Technologies: Python, PHP, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Scrapy, Django, AngularJS
  • Software Engineer
    Annalect
    2014 - 2016
    • Wrote ETL processes for data ingestion.
    • Built a data warehouse for Nielsen ratings.
    • Built small-scale web admin consoles.
    Technologies: Python, Redshift
  • Software Engineer, System Administrator
    Nexuspoint
    2012 - 2014
    • 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: PHP, Python, MySQL, ExpressionEngine, Yii, Linux, Varnish, Nginx
  • Software Engineer, System Administrator
    Neotel
    2008 - 2012
    • 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: PHP, MySQL, Bash, Linux, Python
Experience
  • Automotive Web Solutions (Development)
    http://www.nexuspoint.co.uk/services/automotive

    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.

  • YouTube Caching System (Development)

    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.

  • Data Warehouse for Nielsen Ratings (Development)

    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.

  • Mass Comunication Alert System (Development)

    A system that sends out automated voice calls, SMS, and email messages to users en masse. Designed as a automated implementation of the traditional call tree.

Skills
  • Languages
    SQL, Python, PHP, HTML, JavaScript, Bash, Perl, AWK, CSS
  • Libraries/APIs
    jQuery, SQLite, RADIUS, Twitter API, Facebook API, Tumblr API, Mustache
  • Tools
    ETL, Varnish, Nginx, Gimp, Git
  • Storage
    Data Integration, Data Warehousing, MySQL, Amazon Redshift, PostgreSQL
  • Misc
    Data Analysis, Apache HTTP Server, HTTP, DNS, RESTful, Squid Proxy Server, SOAP
  • Frameworks
    Laravel, Django, Twitter Bootstrap, Pyramid, Scrapy, Flask, ExpressionEngine, AngularJS, Yii Framework, Django REST Framework
  • Paradigms
    MVC, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), REST
  • Platforms
    Linux, Debian Linux
Education
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science
    American College of Thessaloniki - Thessaloniki
    2004 - 2008
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