Nikoloz Gabisonia, Back-end Developer in Cupertino, CA, United States
Nikoloz Gabisonia

Back-end Developer in Cupertino, CA, United States

Member since May 3, 2022
Nikoloz is passionate about engineering, not just computers. He is driven by curiosity, trying to understand how systems function and how to make them perform better. Inspired by those brave enough to explore uncharted territories in the landscape of imagination, Nikoloz is willing to contribute to projects on the back-end side.
Nikoloz is now available for hire

Portfolio

Experience

Location

Cupertino, CA, United States

Availability

Full-time

Preferred Environment

Linux

The most amazing...

...project I've developed included bidding strategies to tackle header bidding and concealing auction formats on ad exchanges.

Employment

  • Software Engineer

    2021 - 2022
    Twitter
    • Worked on a data collection and ingestion pipeline for logs generated by all microservices within Twitter.
    • Provided support to analyze and visualize log data for other teams.
    • Optimized early stages of the log collection pipeline to improve durability during incidents.
    Technologies: Java, Scala, Splunk
  • Software Engineer

    2019 - 2020
    Facebook
    • Built a data infrastructure and ML models to classify sensitive content on Facebook and Instagram platforms.
    • Tackled issues such as working with low quality or insufficient training data.
    • Improved Instagram's infrastructure to achieve parity with Facebook infra functionality.
    Technologies: Hack, Python
  • Software Engineer

    2017 - 2019
    Rocket Fuel
    • Optimized an ad serving infrastructure to make the most out of the 100 milliseconds time limit set by ad exchanges.
    • Developed bidding strategies to tackle header bidding, concealed auction dynamics, and improved cost per action (CPA).
    • Worked on a forecasting feature to predict ad campaign performance.
    Technologies: Java, Scala, Python
  • Software Engineer

    2015 - 2016
    Google
    • Provided mobile operator offers directly into the YouTube app for some third-world countries.
    • Launched multiple experiments and analyzed user behavior.
    • Built services to integrate with different mobile operators.
    Technologies: Android, Python
  • Software Engineering Intern

    2012 - 2012
    Facebook
    • Optimized and expanded the functionality of HPHPc—HipHop for PHP, later known as Hack or hacklang.
    • Worked on code translator to generate highly performant C++ code from PHP code.
    • Added support for some new keywords in HPHPc to match the functionality of other common languages.
    Technologies: HPHPc, Hack, C++, Code Generators

Experience

  • GNN & Tapeze

    I built software for Abastumani observatory to convert historical solar activity data from huge paper rolls to digital format. I also created primitive image recognition software and stored data in a database for future analysis.

    I worked on this project with an IT school teacher in 2006.

  • Mapspot.ge

    JumpStart Georgia used volunteers to collect GPS data and created a tileset later added to OpenStreetMap and eventually to Google. I built a website for the first digital map of Georgia in 2010 and implemented features like adding points of interest to the map and finding the shortest paths.

Skills

  • Languages

    Java, Python, SQL, Scala, Hack, C#.NET, PHP, JavaScript, C++
  • Other

    Algorithms, Data Structures, Big Data, Data Visualization, Data Analysis, Distributed Systems, Computer Science, HPHPc, Code Generators
  • Tools

    Splunk
  • Platforms

    Linux, Android
  • Storage

    PostgreSQL

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science
    2009 - 2013
    Tbilisi State University - Tbilisi, Georgia

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