Sasa Mrvos, Software Developer in Zagreb, Croatia
Sasa Mrvos

Software Developer in Zagreb, Croatia

Member since August 15, 2013
Sasa is a top architect/developer with a background in desktop, embedded systems, servers, and industrial solutions. He loves challenges, and if there is a hard or seemingly impossible project, he just might like it. He enjoys working on signal processing, image processing, number crunching, compression, protocols, machine vision, compilers/parsers, and algorithms in general.
Sasa is now available for hire



  • C 18 years
  • Object-oriented Programming (OOP) 17 years
  • C++ 17 years
  • Standard Template Library (STL) 17 years
  • Qt 9 years
  • MATLAB 8 years
  • C# 8 years
  • Python 7 years


Zagreb, Croatia



Preferred Environment

Microsoft Visual Studio, Qt Creator, C++ Builder

The most amazing...

...system I've developed is the Intraoperative Monitoring System for EEG and evoked potentials with complex stimuli and signal analysis.


  • CEO and Owner

    2014 - PRESENT
    Future Code, Ltd.
    • Provided consultancy and development services to various clients.
    Technologies: C, C++, Python, JavaScript, Excel, Trello
  • C++ and Signal Processing Developer

    2016 - 2017
    Umo Neuroscience
    • Developed for UMO, the state of the art EEG measuring and analysis system with promising potential in neurofeedback therapy.
    • Built a prototype application for auto-detecting and communicating with EEG device, doing signal processing and frequency analysis on EEG with EEG and analysis visualization.
    Technologies: C++, Qt
  • C++ Developer

    2016 - 2016
    SOUTH38 Group, Pty., Ltd. (via Toptal)
    • Built a DSLR GPS application used for geotagging photos.
    • Created a custom UI styled with Qt’s stylesheets.
    • Worked with the EXIF standard.
    • Built QR barcode recognition for photos.
    • Built REST communication on top of Qt’s network module.
    Technologies: C++, Qt, Exiv2
  • C++ Developer and Architect

    2016 - 2016
    Cibecs (via Toptal)
    • Architected and built DiscoveryAgent, an application used for administering users and machines in a network.
    • Enabled discovery of all machines and users that are present in a network.
    • Detected hardware present on each machine.
    • Detected installed software packets, security updates, and drivers.
    • Detected user information (both workgroup and AD users).
    • Calculated the user’s file profile (count and size for each file type, grouped by targeted folders).
    • Enabled silent installation of additional software.
    • Removed/updated previously installed software. The application, which is part of Cibecs’ backup solution used by large corporations, had to have a very small footprint.
    Technologies: C++, Win32 API, Libcurl
  • Embedded Developer

    2015 - 2015
    • Created an anti-theft device.
    • Ensured low power consumption - the device was battery powered.
    • Based technology on STM32F407 microcontroller.
    • Provided for selectable alarm levels depending on the movement.
    • Added GPS location tracking.
    Technologies: C, STM32F407, Keil RTX, NMEA, PA6H, LIS3DH
  • C++ Developer

    2015 - 2015
    Evolve Labs, LLC (via Toptal)
    • Worked on a “hooking” mechanism for Evolve Client 2, a very cool social gaming platform enabling communication with friends during gameplay, recording screenshots and videos from a game, and much much more.
    • Disassembled a process (a game) loaded in memory.
    • Implemented 32-bit and 64-bit hook and trampoline functions by modifying the machine code directly in memory.
    • Solved 64-bit “FAR” jumps as well.
    • Used hooks to intercept DirectX calls to grab the screen (screenshots/video), calculate the frame rate, draw custom overlays on top of the screen, etc.
    Technologies: C++, Win32 API, DirectX
  • Technical Lead and Project Manager

    2013 - 2015
    Engage To Sell, LLC (via Toptal)
    • Led a team of 4-8 developers to build a communication platform used in-house by sales and tech support teams to manage customer info, track site visitors, generate leads, and more.
    • Provided technical guidance.
    • Architected the cloud-based server solution and built it with a team from the ground up.
    • Built the client application for all major desktop platforms.
    Technologies: C++, Qt, JavaScript, MySQL, Trello, Google Docs
  • Embedded Developer

    2013 - 2014
    • Developed a module that wirelessly (over WiFi) connects to the central alarm receiving server for a wireless nurse call system. The module repeatedly sends a keep-alive ping with battery indicator.
    • Made the device efficient, powered by a single lithium battery.
    • Enabled wireless network scanning, connection to the network and communication with the server, utilizing eCos and lwIP.
    Technologies: C, eCos, lwIP
  • Embedded Developer and Team Lead

    2013 - 2014
    Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zagreb
    • Created an animal tag RFID stick reader, used by vets for remote tag reading and identifying animals.
    • Developed the firmware (STM32F100 family) that controlled the analog circuitry (RFID), LCD, battery charger and communication channels.
    • Enabled Bluetooth communication with the mobile application.
    • Configured and debugged the reader over USB.
    Technologies: C, Bluetooth, USB, Keil, STM32F100, RFID
  • External Associate

    2011 - 2014
    Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing
    • Worked as technical tead on two projects.
    • Built a wireless LAN solution for a nurse calling system.
    • Developed a system for intraoperative monitoring of biomedical signals, EEG, and evoked potentials, with advanced stimulation module.
    • Provided mentorship and guidance to students through their bachelor's/master's courses.
    Technologies: C, C++, Python, MATLAB, Signal processing, Embedded systems
  • Software Architect/Team Leader

    2011 - 2013
    • Developed a new line of DRM broadcasting systems (DRM Content Server, DRM Monitor, Data Services, front-end for Transmitter Control System).
    Technologies: C++, Qt Framework, MS Project
  • Software and Signal Processing Developer

    2011 - 2012
    Poliklinika Peharec
    • Contributed to the invention of a biomechanical scale for dynamic human body posture analysis.
    • Developed signal processing and data visualization modules.
    • Developed a compression algorithm for measured signals.
    • Developed a custom database for medical records with import/export features.
    Technologies: C++, Qt, JSON, MATLAB, USB
  • Research and Teaching Assistant

    2007 - 2011
    Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing
    • Mentored students on their bachelor's and master's courses.
    • Assisted for two courses: Biomedical Informatics and Algorithms and Data Structures.
    • Conducted research and development on projects including stereovision systems, passive stereo algorithms, and their efficient implementations; image compression and feature extraction; global optimization methods; and dynamic programming.
    • Created biomedical signal processing and stress estimation from electrophysiological signals, T-wave alternans analysis, heart rate variability analysis, EEG analysis and evoked potentials as well as automatic meter readings, wireless sensor networks, and WLAN networking.
    Technologies: Algorithms, Data structures
  • Embedded Developer

    2007 - 2009
    • Collaborated to develop a system for automatic wireless meter reading (water meters and gas meters).
    • Architected and developed modules that can communicate efficiently over a custom RF protocol in ISM band. Wake-On-Radio function is used to ensure ultra-low power; one lithium battery ensures autonomy of 10+ years. Modules are transceivers, and are used both in the handheld device that gathers measurements and standalone for meter reading. The system has a long range and can even read modules placed inside manholes (typical scenario for water meters).
    Technologies: C, MSP430, RF, CC1101, C++, C#
  • Team/Technical Lead

    2007 - 2008
    Croatian Institute of Technology
    • Led a team of developers and students working on a Polygraph (Lie Detector).
    • Architected a full solution for the polygraph.
    • Built software for conducting psychophysiological lie detection .
    • Developed image processing for detecting changes in pupil diameter.
    • Created an EEG/Evoked Potentials algorithm for detecting P300 wave.
    • Programmed analysis for ECG, HR-variability, blood pressure, pupil diameter, P300 and respiratory signals.
    • Developed a polygraph based around Silicon Labs’ 8051 microcontroller.
    • Implemented USB communication with PC.
    Technologies: C, C++, 8051, USB, MySQL, DirectX
  • Software and Signal Processing Developer

    2007 - 2008
    Croatian Institute of Technology
    • Created 12-channel ECG Holter for T-Wave Alternans analysis.
    • Developed signal processing and noise-cancellation algorithms that enabled measuting T-Wave Alternans from Holter recordings.
    • Developed software for managing medical records (database), ECG, and data visualization.
    Technologies: C++, MATLAB, Signal analysis, Data compression
  • Developer and Technical Lead

    2004 - 2007
    Telital Mobitel
    • Developed firmware and PC software for Telmoss Surveillance System.
    • Created an Atmel AT91-based (ARM) system.
    • Developed custom wavelet-based image/video compression that worked in real-time on ARM microcontrollers of that era.
    • Facilitated GSM, modem, and GPRS communication with client applications.
    • Developed a motion detection algorithm - invariant to changes in light (day/night/lights on/off).
    Technologies: C, C++, Assembler, GSM, GPRS, DynDNS, Image analysis, Video compression, GPS
  • Architect/Lead Developer

    2001 - 2007
    • Worked on many research and industrial projects in collaboration with various institutions.
    • Developed image compression, implementation on dedicated hardware, motion detection, and marker tracking.
    • Created biomedical signal processing and precise QRS detection in high noise environment.
    • Developed a real-time operating system.
    • Built data visualizations using MS DirectX.
    • Worked with USB, serial, GSM, and GPRS communication.
    Technologies: DirectX


  • Portable polygraph - Lie detector (Development)

    I was a leader of the Croatian Technology Institute R&D Team responsible for the construction and design of a sophisticated, portable polygraph.

  • Ultra low power wireless sensor network prototype (Development)

    Development of system for Automatic Meter Reading (RF sensor network, Reader, Database + Enterprise Application). Sensor modules have battery autonomy of 15 years, have IP68 protection, and can be wirelessly configured and assigned with database.

  • Comprehensive Intraoperative Monitoring System (Development)

    I worked in a team of ten developers as architect and developer on EEG and evoked potentials measurement system. I was in charge of hardware abstraction layer, communication layer, signal processing layer and data/signal visualization layer.


  • Languages

    Assembler, C++, C, JavaScript, Assembler x86, Delphi, Object Pascal, C#, SQL, Python, XML, ARM Assembler, Java
  • Frameworks

    Qt, .NET, Boost
  • Libraries/APIs

    Standard Template Library (STL), Libcurl, Win32 API, Lwip, OpenCV, DirectX
  • Tools

    Qt Creator, Microsoft Visual Studio, Keil, Git, MATLAB, Subversion (SVN), cURL Command Line Tool
  • Paradigms

    Object-oriented Programming (OOP), SOLID Principles, Design Patterns, Test-driven Development (TDD), Real-time Systems
  • Platforms

    STM32, Arduino, AVR (8-bit MCU), Windows, MacOS, Linux
  • Other

    I2C, Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI), Communication, USB, Machine Language, MSP430, STM32F4, Image Processing, Signal Processing, Bluetooth, ARM Embedded, AT Commands, Machine Vision, Data Compression, RFID
  • Storage

    MySQL, SQLite


  • Master degree in Computer Sciences
    2002 - 2007
    Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb - Zagreb, Croatia

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