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Radu Ioan Fericean

Radu Ioan Fericean

Timișoara, Timiș County, Romania
Member since July 28, 2012
Radu is a versatile software developer who has worked with various programming languages, technologies, and operating systems. He designs and implements fast, extensible, and durable solutions for projects; he prides himself on his versatility, efficiency, and quality.
Radu is now available for hire
  • Linux, 10 years
  • Python, 8 years
  • Java, 7 years
  • Web2py, 5 years
  • Concurrent Programming, 5 years
  • Go, 5 years
  • AJAX, 4 years
  • C, 4 years
Timișoara, Timiș County, Romania
Preferred Environment
Linux, Emacs, Git, i3wm
The most amazing... I've ever built is a rating system for telecom providers. It is flexible and complex, but simple to configure and lightning fast.
  • Freelance Developer, Consultant, Trainer
    2011 - PRESENT
    Fericean Radu Ioan PFA
    • Started my own micro-business in 2011, focusing on both local and international clients.
    • Worked on a significant number of projects, including both team and independent work.
    • Created, featuring restaurants around a city and their offers. Allowed users to simply choose a desired meal and view a ranked list of restaurants, including meal pricing. Developed in Django.
    • Built CGRateS, a very fast and easily scalable rating engine targeted especially for ISPs and telecom operators.
    • Developed to spare users the hassle of creating playlists on YouTube. Allowed users to enter the name of a singer or band and automatically created appropriate playlists.
    Technologies: Go, Python, Java, Django, Web2py, Android
  • Python Automation Developer
    2016 - 2016
    WilliamBeauchamp (via Toptal)
    • Created an API to automate a rich user interface site operation.
    • Combined Selenium and direct back-end calls to provide methods for client requested operations.
    • Used Chrome DevTool to analyze HTTP calls and JavaScript processing functions for reverse engineering the site functionality.
    • In conjunction with Py.test, we used Python VCR to record and replay the HTTP traffic for automated testing.
    • Performed pair programming and code review to ensure correct results and the cleanest code possible.
    Technologies: Python 2, Splinter, Selenium, Beautiful Soup, Requests, Chrome Dev Tools, VCR, Py.test
  • Web Application Developer
    2011 - 2011
    UT Timisoara (IEEE)
    • Participated in the 6th International Conference on Risks and Security of Internet and Systems.
    • Co-sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society.
    • Created, a registration application for the conference.
    Technologies: Python, Django, Apache
  • Senior Software Developer, Trainer
    2010 - 2011
    Vox Filemaker Solutions
    • Developed mobile and web applications. Handled Mac server network administration and customer relations. Learned a lot about the business environment.
    • Created, a Django web portal for ordering food from multiple restaurants (Django, Redis, Fabric, Supervisor, Celery).
    • Developed iOS Synonyms, a dictionary application for the German language (20,000+ words).
    • Created, a web2py application for tracking the time of lawyers.
    • Handled Python training for a local mid-size company.
    Technologies: Python, Objective-C, Django, Web2py, iOS, Google App Engine, Apache, Nginx
  • Webmaster, Mobile Developer
    2010 - 2010
    UT Timisoara (IEEE)
    • Participated in the 26th IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance.
    • Created
    • Developed an iOS application with client server architecture for updating event information in real-time.
    • Built an Android application for the same purpose.
    Technologies: Python, Objective-C, Java, Smalltalk, iOS, Android, Django, Pier CMS, jQuery, Apache
  • Senior Software Developer, Trainer
    2005 - 2010
    Oce Software Timisoara (Canon)
    • Developed a customized Plone(Zope) CMS solution for corporate intranet use.
    • Created an industrial printer job processing engine written in C++. Developed the project with multi-threaded architecture.
    • Served as technical manager for recruiting and training new employees.
    • Created a web printer configuration application written in Java/J2EE with complicated setting dependencies and inter-system interfaces.
    • Developed a web application for managing the company's internal sport activities, written in Django with a full AJAX driven interface.
    Technologies: C, C++, Java, C#, Python, J2EE, Django, Mercurial, Git, Plone (Zope)
  • Teaching Assistant
    2004 - 2010
    Technical University Timisoara
    • Worked in labs on programming in C, object-oriented software engineering in Java, software validation and verification, and fundamentals of software engineering.
    Technologies: C, Java, JUnit, Selenium, Marathon man, Mockito, ESC/Java2, Yourkit Java Profiler
  • Senior Software Developer, Architect
    2002 - 2005
    Alcatel-Lucent Timisoara
    • Created a platform for planning telecommunication networks with various modules to configure various aspects of the networks and various technologies such as GSM, GPRS, 3G, WiMax, etc.
    • Wrote in Java with a rich graphical user interface and intricate telecom algorithms.
    Technologies: Java, Swing, GSM/GPRS/3G/WiMax, Python, JUnit, CruiseControl
  • Software Developer
    2000 - 2002
    Savatech Timisoara
    • Created a rich GUI application for a workflow framework constructing various kinds of workflows. Wrote in Java/Swing. Featured graphs that could be zoomed in/out, dragged for manual visual configuration or automatically arranged for optimal arch overlapping.
    • Developed a GUI application and chat system with a centralized server configuration. Created it in Java/Swing with rich text editing.
    • Developed a Microsoft Exchange migration tool. Wrote in C++, Python, and Java. Used MAPI/CDO to extract data from .pst files and exported it to XML documents. Used the Java application for importing data to a new platform.
    • Built a fully functional peer-to-peer VoiP application. Wrote in Java and later extended using JMF. Featured capacity to carry voice conversations before the Skype/Yahoo Messenger era.
    Technologies: Java, C++, Python, Perl, JUnit, HTML, XML, RMI, EJB, MAPI/CDO
  • Architect (Development)

    The CGRateS is a rating and accounting system for telecommunication providers. The main challenge in this project was to make data transfer rating work in real-time. We had to combine blazing fast technologies like Golang and Redis and to optimize multithreading operations.

  • Languages
    Go, Python, Java, C, Objective-C, C++
  • Frameworks
    Web2py, JUnit, Bootstrap, Django
  • Paradigms
    Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Concurrent Programming, Agile Software Development
  • Libraries/APIs
    jQuery UI, jQuery, Fabric, jQuery Mobile
  • Tools
    Subversion (SVN), Eclipse IDE, Supervisor, Mercurial, VirtualBox, Apache, Nginx, Git, Gimp, Chrome Developer Tools, Apache Ant, CVS
  • Platforms
    AppEngine, Linux, Mac OS, Solaris, FreeBSD, iOS, Windows, Android
  • Storage
    Redis, MySQL, MongoDB, Memcached, PostgreSQL
  • Other
  • Master's degree in Telecommunications (Computer networks)
    1997 - 2003
    Politehnica University - Timisoara
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