Orhan Ozalp, Back-end Developer in Toronto, ON, Canada
Orhan Ozalp

Back-end Developer in Toronto, ON, Canada

Member since August 12, 2020
Orhan has been developing software professionally since 2007. He's occupied a range of roles—as a developer, architect, team lead, and principal engineer—for various companies, including eCommerce giants, startups, and banks. Orhan has in-depth knowledge and expertise concerning back-end systems, especially systems that needed to perform under high traffic situations and to be able to scale. Orhan also is comfortable working on projects involving data processing and machine learning systems.
Orhan is now available for hire


  • Uber
    Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS, NoSQL, SQL, Interviews, Scrum...
  • Amazon
    Amazon Web Services (AWS), NoSQL, Interviews, Scrum, Microservices, Python...
  • Monitise
    Amazon Web Services (AWS), Spring Boot, Spring, SQL, Scrum, Nginx...



Toronto, ON, Canada



Preferred Environment

C#, Go, Python, Java

The most amazing...

...thing I've developed is the service that can process the metrics of a huge system in real-time.


  • Senior Software Engineer

    2019 - PRESENT
    • Developed a service that analyzes the system metrics using machine learning methods and notifies users if there is something wrong with the metric.
    • Built a data analysis pipeline that was used to add optimal restaurants to the system.
    • Created automated machine learning training procedures to replace the manual implementations for more than 600 cities.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS, NoSQL, SQL, Interviews, Scrum, Machine Learning, Microservices, Python, Java, Go
  • Software Development Engineer II

    2016 - 2018
    • Designed and developed parts of a system to reduce the time for new carrier onboarding to Amazon from months to weeks.
    • Migrated two backbone services of the transportation department to AWS.
    • Planned the hardware capacity of the team and took actions regarding these plans such as rewriting the Lambda functions in Go.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), NoSQL, Interviews, Scrum, Microservices, Python, Go, AWS, Java
  • Principal Software Engineer

    2015 - 2016
    • Managed a team that was responsible of developing a marketing system, which later became the flagship product of the company.
    • Mentored engineers and participated in code reviews actively to set the quality bar high.
    • Trained others on code quality and coding best practices.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Spring Boot, Spring, SQL, Scrum, Nginx, Apache Tomcat, ActiveMQ, AWS, Java
  • Senior Software Engineer

    2014 - 2015
    • Reduced network latency of the entire system by modifying the messaging protocols being used.
    • Developed a source-code search engine using Apache Lucene.
    • Developed a metric collection system to collect and analyze metrics from the entire system.
    Technologies: Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), Windows Communication Framework (WCF), ASP.NET MVC, Scrum, SQL, Java, Logstash, Kibana, Apache Lucene, Elasticsearch, C#
  • Software Engineer

    2012 - 2014
    Safkan Software
    • Designed and implemented a data crawler for fetching tourism-related data from various sources.
    • Worked on the reimplementation of gezisitesi.com (a hotel booking website). The project was successfully delivered on time.
    • Contributed to the implementation of Viplay.com, a video sharing site for Turkish users. This project was also successfully delivered.
    Technologies: Interviews, SQL, C#, Java
  • Software Development Team Lead

    2010 - 2012
    • Designed and implemented a file transfer manager for the banking framework, which was responsible for getting and processing the files from other systems/corporations.
    • Owned customer information management and user management modules for external customers. These modules were successfully integrated into the systems of four clients.
    • Played a role in the hiring process as an interviewer and did more than 30 technical interviews.
    Technologies: Concurrent Programming, Apache Lucene, Apache Tomcat, Interviews, SQL, Java, C#
  • Software Engineer

    2007 - 2010
    • Implemented an enterprise service bus based on Mule. This was the first version of the ESB that became the main communication backbone of the company later.
    • Implemented a file transfer module (and its user interface) that was responsible for processing all the incoming and preparing the outgoing files.
    • Maintained the low-latency service broker system between the ATMs and the banking servers.
    Technologies: SQL, Swing, FTP, TCP, Enterprise Service Bus (ESB), Mule ESB, SOAP, SOA, Unix, Java


  • Uber Alerts

    A project involving Go-based services to analyze and take actions using Uber metrics.

    The System's Three Main Back-end Services.
    • A service that talks to the UI
    • A service that is responsible for running the workflows
    • A service that runs a Bayesian calculation and calculates thresholds for the metrics

    My Role:
    • Contributed to the design and development of the first service.
    • Served as the architect and the main developer of the second service.
    • Developed the third service by myself.

    At the end of the project, we had a system that has minimal dependencies to other services and perform under very high load. Also, the Bayesian algorithm gave good results and reduced the false-positive alert rates to 10% overall.


  • Languages

    Python, Java, C#, C, Go, SQL
  • Paradigms

    Parallel Computing, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Microservices, Distributed Computing, Agile, Scrum, Concurrent Programming, SOA
  • Other

    Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Mathematics, Machine Learning, Certified Scrum Master, Genetic Algorithms, Statistics, Probability Theory, Graphical Models, Kalman Filters, Bayesian Inference & Modeling, AWS, Cadence, Networking, Information Retrieval, Cryptography, Robotics, Operating Systems, Nature Inspired Algorthms, Pattern Recognition, Neural Networks, Support Vector Machines (SVM), Simultaneous Localization & Mapping (SLAM), Robot Operating System (ROS), Interviews, SOAP, Enterprise Service Bus (ESB), TCP, FTP
  • Platforms

    Amazon Web Services (AWS), Unix, Mule ESB
  • Storage

    NoSQL, Elasticsearch
  • Frameworks

    Apache Thrift, Swing, ASP.NET MVC, Windows Communication Framework (WCF), Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), Spring, Spring Boot
  • Libraries/APIs

    Protobuf, Apache Lucene
  • Tools

    ActiveMQ, Apache Tomcat, Nginx, Kibana, Logstash


  • Ph.D. in Computer Engineering
    2013 - 2016
    Istanbul Technical University - Istanbul, Turkey
  • Master's degree in Computer Engineering
    2009 - 2013
    Galatasaray University - Istanbul, Turkey
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering
    2003 - 2007
    Ege University - Izmir, Turkey


  • Certified Scrum Master I
    JUNE 2016 - JUNE 2018
    Scrum Alliance

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