Ozgur Dogan, Developer in London, United Kingdom
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Ozgur Dogan

Verified Expert  in Engineering

Engineering Management Developer

London, United Kingdom
Toptal Member Since
September 24, 2020

Since 2011, Ozgur has excelled in the tech industry, holding roles from co-founder to engineering manager and software delivery manager, in addition to being a developer. Proficient in TypeScript, JavaScript, React, Java, and PHP, he has delivered over 20 projects, including customer portals, data visualizations, and scalable back-end systems. Ozgur manages databases like MySQL, MongoDB, and PostgreSQL, deploying applications on AWS, Vercel, GCP, and Firebase using Terraform and GitHub.


React, Next.js, Firebase, TypeScript, JavaScript, Vercel, Leadership...
Java, JavaScript, TypeScript, React, Amazon Web Services (AWS)...
Standard Chartered Ventures
React, Next.js, JavaScript, TypeScript, Prisma, Amazon Web Services (AWS)...




Preferred Environment

React, Amazon Web Services (AWS), TypeScript, Next.js, Vercel, JavaScript, Firebase, Node.js, Java, Google Cloud Platform (GCP)

The most amazing...

...thing I have done is help an enterprise customer launch their MVP, thanks to Toptal.

Work Experience

Lead Developer

2020 - PRESENT
  • Contributed to software management consultancy: hiring, team setup, sprint planning, and software development process planning.
  • Took charge of front-end development with Next.js, React, Redux, JavaScript, and TypeScript.
  • Handled back-end development with Next.js, Node.js, NestJS, Java, Hibernate, Prisma, TypeORM, and Sequelize.
  • Contributed to cloud engineering: DevOps, AWS, Google Firebase, Vercel, and Cloudflare.
Technologies: React, Next.js, Firebase, TypeScript, JavaScript, Vercel, Leadership, IT Project Management, Stripe, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Agile Project Management, GitHub, Software Architecture, Java, NestJS, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Terraform, Material UI, Jira, People Management, Technical Leadership

Full-stack Developer | Engineering Manager

2007 - PRESENT
  • Served clients in the finance, proptech, IoT, waste management, tourism, and startup sectors.
  • Supervised developers in building front- and back-end applications using React, Next.js, TypeScript, JavaScript, Node.js, PHP, and Java, deploying them across AWS, GCP, and on-premise setups.
  • Conducted interviews with more than 200 candidates for technical and non-technical roles in IT, successfully hiring over 40 individuals.
  • Handled product backlog refinement, sprint planning, and OKR planning, utilizing Jira and Asana for streamlined project management.
  • Developed over 20 projects using TypeScript, JavaScript, React, Java, and Node.js, including customer portals, data visualizations, and scalable back-end systems.
  • Managed databases like MySQL, MongoDB, and PostgreSQL with ORM solutions like Hibernate, Prisma, TypeORM, and Sequelize.
  • Deployed applications on AWS, Vercel, GCP, and Firebase using Terraform and GitHub.
Technologies: Java, JavaScript, TypeScript, React, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Firebase, Cloud Firestore, PHP, GitHub, Bitbucket, CSS, Tailwind CSS, Amazon S3 (AWS S3), HTML, Knockout (Knockout.js), jQuery, Management, React Redux, People Management, Software Architecture, Technical Leadership

Technical Delivery Manager

2023 - 2023
Standard Chartered Ventures
  • Handled the delivery management of a newly founded fintech startup.
  • Managed the development team, including the back end, front end, DevOps, and project manager.
  • Contributed to product roadmap planning, technical product management, and sprint planning.
  • Architected applications developed with TypeScript, JavaScript, React, and Next.js.
  • Built the infrastructure and CI/CD pipeline developed with GitHub, AWS, and Terraform.
Technologies: React, Next.js, JavaScript, TypeScript, Prisma, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Terraform, IT Project Management, Agile Project Management, GitHub, Testing, Management, People Management, Software Architecture, Technical Leadership

Lead Developer

2021 - 2022
  • Handled full-stack development for a UK-based tourism startup.
  • Contributed to the development, utilizing Next.js and a Firebase back end and deploying to Vercel via GitHub.
  • Performed development with React, TypeScript, Firestore, Stripe payments, and Next.js.
Technologies: JavaScript, TypeScript, React, Next.js, Vercel, Figma, Jira, Stripe, Software Architecture, People Management, Technical Leadership

Senior Storage Specialist

2011 - 2016
  • Managed and planned over a petabyte storage capacity. Managed HDS, HPE 3PAR, and EMC storage systems.
  • Planned and managed over 1,000 ports of storage area networking (SAN). Managed SAN switches of both Brocade and Cisco.
  • Planned and executed intra and inter-data-center storage migration projects.
  • Developed custom storage monitoring and reporting software that collects data from various storage devices and presents it in a dashboard using PHP, JavaScript, and MySQL.
Technologies: MySQL, JavaScript, PHP, NAS Servers, Storage, Cisco MDS, SAN Brocade, EMC VMAX, HDS, SANs, Planning, Budgeting

Storage Specialist

2011 - 2012
  • Collaborated with sales teams all over the region (between the UK, South Africa, and India) as a technical consultant.
  • Trained local business partners in Turkey in order to improve their technical capabilities.
  • Designed the storage and backup architecture using the IBM portfolio according to our customer's needs.
Technologies: IBM Storage


Biostays is an eco-friendly tourism startup. Biostays provide eco-friendly accommodation options for travelers. I designed and developed their reservation system using the following technologies: React, Next.js, TypeScript, JavaScript, Stripe, and Firebase Firestore.

DoganTech Website

DoganTech is a London-based software development and project management company that works with small businesses and startups.

I developed the DoganTech website using Next.js, Contentful and Vercel.

Social Check

Social Check is an online tool where you can optimize your social accounts like YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Social accounts are the new web and should be optimized for better search results. Social Check analyzes your social accounts and YouTube videos and provides suggestions for what you should do to increase your views.

On The House

On The House is a property maintenance management company. I developed the software that the company uses as a CRM and for business process automation.

I developed the software using React, TypeScript, and Next.js. For the back end I used Google Firebase, including Firebase Firestore, Authentication, Storage, and Functions.
2006 - 2011

Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering

Koc University - Istanbul, Turkey

2006 - 2011

Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Engineering

Koc University - Istanbul, Turkey


Mobile Web Specialist



React, Node.js, React Redux, Stripe, Bitbucket API, YouTube API, X (formerly Twitter) API, jQuery


Bitbucket, Slack, Jira, Cron, GitHub, MongoDB Atlas, Zapier, Prisma, Terraform, Figma


SQL, JavaScript, HTML5, CSS, HTML, Java, TypeScript, Java 8, PHP


Management, Agile Project Management, Testing


Amazon Web Services (AWS), Visual Studio Code (VS Code), Firebase, Vercel, WordPress, Amazon EC2, Contentful, Google Cloud Platform (GCP)

Industry Expertise

Project Management


MySQL, Redis, EMC VMAX, NAS Servers, Google Cloud, Cloud Firestore, Amazon S3 (AWS S3), MongoDB


Redux, Hibernate, Spring, Material UI, Next.js, Tailwind CSS, Knockout (Knockout.js), NestJS


IT Project Management, Data Structures, SANs, HDS, SAN Brocade, Cisco MDS, Storage, IBM Storage, Front-end Development, Engineering Management, Operating Systems, PWA, Progressive Web Applications (PWA), Optimization, Operations Research, Cost Analysis, Serverless, Gatsby, Hiring, CTO, Leadership, Budgeting, Planning, Backups, Elementor, Team Leadership, Remote Team Leadership, APIs, Architecture, GitFlow, Web Development, Technical Leadership, Software Architecture, Technical Architecture, People Management

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