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Mehmet Ali Gozaydin, Software Developer in Istanbul, Turkey
Mehmet Ali Gozaydin

Software Developer in Istanbul, Turkey

Member since July 17, 2015
Mehmet has nearly a decade of experience as a software developer. During that time he's had the chance to work with global companies thanks to 4 years of experience at VNGRS, a tech company which helps startups to improve their code and development qualities. He's comfortable with designing, developing, and maintaining applications which have high traffic and require scalability, availability, and consistency.
Mehmet is now available for hire

Portfolio

  • VNGRS
    Scala, Java, Akka, Play Framework, PostgreSQL, AWS, ElasticSearch
  • VOLE
    Scala, Akka, Play Framework, MongoDB, AWS, ElasticSearch
  • Metglobal
    Python, Django, PostgreSQL, AWS

Experience

  • Java, 7 years
  • Scala, 7 years
  • Play Framework, 7 years
  • Akka, 7 years
  • MongoDB, 4 years
  • Python, 4 years
  • PostgreSQL, 3 years
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS), 3 years
Istanbul, Turkey

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

macOS, Linux, IntelliJ IDEA, Git, Sublime Text

The most amazing...

...thing I've created was Vole, a social network specialized in sports that grew quickly (100,000 monthly active up to 10,000 concurrent users) in under a year.

Employment

  • Software Developer

    2018 - PRESENT
    VNGRS
    • Worked with a startup located in Dubai named "Beam Payment" for a complete handover of the company.
    • Migrated Beam's all data and AWS infrastructure as well as all the knowledge about the application.
    • Improved Beam's development cycles by adding CI and Automated tests.
    • Introduced Agile Methodology to Beam team and helped them to work with Scrum.
    • Helped Beam to build a new tech team and developed new features by working closely with them.
    Technologies: Scala, Java, Akka, Play Framework, PostgreSQL, AWS, ElasticSearch
  • Software Developer

    2017 - 2018
    VOLE
    • Designed and developed VOLE(volley), a vertical social media startup. You can think of it like specialized (Instagram/Twitter) for sports fans.
    • Developed a product called MVSN, which you can use to create a new vertical social platform easily.
    • Used MVSN for creating a platform for housewives named PUDRA(powder).
    • Handled relatively good traffic for a 1-year startup (100,000 monthly active users, 500 concurrent average, 10,000 peak on weekends).
    • Managed development, deployment, and monitoring of the app.
    Technologies: Scala, Akka, Play Framework, MongoDB, AWS, ElasticSearch
  • Software Developer, Team Lead

    2016 - 2017
    Metglobal
    • Managed and improved an algorithm for unifying hotel information for ~600,000 hotels, incoming from >40 different providers.
    • Provided unified and properly formatted hotel data to other internal teams and external consumer companies.
    • Handled internal communication with other team leads and partner companies(both consumer and provider).
    • Monitored and fine-tuned mismatches and potential issues within the data.
    • Led a team of 6 developers.
    Technologies: Python, Django, PostgreSQL, AWS
  • Software Developer, Team Lead

    2013 - 2016
    VNGRS
    • Worked within several teams for startups located all around the world.
    • Contributed to open source tools such as Scala, Sublime Text and Play Framework.
    • Spoke at public conferences, wrote blog posts helped developing an open source tool.
    • Used Agile technologies within all projects and helped startups to improve their development lifecycles.
    • Led a team of 5 for a company called YellowPepper. The team developed a loyalty application for SpaFinder.com, a startup located in New York. Team also developed a service for mobile banking application for Banco Pichincha, a major bank on Ecuador.
    • Worked on a team for Leaf, a mobile payment startup located in Boston.
    • Worked on a team for Ardic Technologies, An associate of Intel who expertise on secure mobile device management. The team developed a SaaS platform for small businesses such as restaurant to manage their tablets.
    • Worked on a team for Yoyo, a local hourly car rental service. The team reimplemented their service for car communication and command management for operations such as locking, starting/stopping and tracking the car. It was a load intensive operation since there were >2,000 cars and a single car was sending >10 requests per second.
    Technologies: Scala, Java, Android, PostgreSQL, MySQL, MongoDB, Play Framework, Akka, AWS, Spring, MsSQL, DynamoDB, Kinesis, Spark
  • Intern, Junior Developer

    2011 - 2013
    4Primes
    • Started as an intern. Continued as part-time after the internship. Moved on as full time later on.
    • Worked on a project called Kaynakca.info. A forum/portal for keeping a record of books, writers, publishers, academic publications, citations, etc.
    • Worked with Scala and Lightbend(Typesafe) ecosystem. Followed Martin Odersky's "Functional Programming Principles in Scala" lesson on Coursera.
    • Worked with Front End technologies such as JavaScript, HTML, CSS, and AngularJS.
    • Worked with Agile Methodologies, VCS, and other development tools and techniques.
    Technologies: Scala, Java, Play Framework, MongoDB, PostgreSQL, HTML, CSS, Javascript, AngularJS

Experience

Skills

  • Languages

    Scala, Python, Java, SQL, JavaScript, Bash, CSS
  • Frameworks

    Akka, Play Framework, Spring, JUnit, Django, Flask, Spark
  • Tools

    Git, Sublime Text, SBT, Gatling, GitHub, Bitbucket, IntelliJ IDEA, Eclipse IDE, Jenkins, AWS IAM
  • Paradigms

    Agile Software Development, Functional Programming, Object-oriented Programming (OOP)
  • Storage

    JSON, MySQL, MongoDB, PostgreSQL, NoSQL, Elasticsearch, Redshift, AWS DynamoDB, AWS S3, Redis, Datadog
  • Other

    Elastic Beanstalk, Unix Shell Scripting, OAuth, PCI Compliance, log4j
  • Platforms

    Linux, AWS Lambda, Amazon Web Services (AWS), New Relic
  • Libraries/APIs

    jQuery

Education

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering
    2008 - 2019
    Black Sea Technical University - Trabzon, Turkey
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