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Simanas Venčkauskas, Python Developer in Kaunas, Kaunas County, Lithuania
Simanas Venčkauskas

Python Developer in Kaunas, Kaunas County, Lithuania

Member since August 26, 2013
Simanas is a passionate developer, entrepreneur, and business analyst who excels at utilizing latest artificial intelligence techniques to deliver top-quality software solutions in the shortest period of time.
Simanas is now available for hire

Portfolio

Experience

  • Python, 8 years
  • Django, 5 years
  • Continuous Integration (CI), 3 years
  • TensorFlow, 1 year
Kaunas, Kaunas County, Lithuania

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Linux, Git, Python

The most amazing...

...thing that I ever created is an artificial intelligence for sound that separates vocals from any given song with outstanding precision

Employment

  • Software Architect/Lead Developer

    2014 - PRESENT
    Shorebreak Security, LLC
    • Built a cloud-based software application used by professional penetration testers to continuously scan ultimate organizations for potential vulnerabilities, provide fixing suggestions, verify fixes, and communicate efficiently.
    • Built a separate scanner agent which can be installed on any Linux machine, plugged in to any internal network, and then utilized remotely via main application interface to scan that internal network.
    • Gained a tremendous amount of knowledge on cyber security and penetration testing.
    • Trained staff members on various open source technologies.
    Technologies: Python, Django, Celery, Redis, RabbitMQ, PostgreSQL, TDD, CI, Git, Linux
  • Developer, Business Analyst

    2009 - PRESENT
    Freelance
    • Developed a custom ERP system based on Django-xadmin for one of leading insurance companies in Lithuania.
    • Developed a news aggregation website for pharma industry based on Django, Backbone.js, and Solr.
    • Made a lot of various customizations for existing Django-based websites.
    • Contributed to various Python/Django-based projects on my own or with others.
    Technologies: Python, Django, HTML5, ActionScript, Java, C++
  • Platform Architect, Lead/Master Developer

    2013 - 2014
    Networld Media Group (via Toptal)
    • Redesigned and reworked the core business tool from ground zero, a news publishing platform hosting an unlimited number of news sites (twelve currently), using cutting-edge technologies and techniques.
    • Accomplished all goals in just seven months while leading and teaching a team of ex-PHP developers.
    • Successfully migrated a high-scale database to the new, performance-oriented database.
    Technologies: Python, Django, Twitter Bootstrap, PostgreSQL, Petl, Celery, Supervisord, CI, Git
  • Platform Architect/Developer

    2013 - 2013
    Startgrid, Inc. (www.startgrid.com; via Toptal)
    • Designed and implemented the core structure of a platform.
    • Designed and implemented social networks based on auth system, user permissions, and roles.
    • Advised on future development and scaling.
    Technologies: Python, Django, Twitter Bootstrap, AngularJS, TDD, Git, CI
  • Developer, Consultant

    2013 - 2013
    YINIUS UAB
    • Developed an application for a real estate company for printing custom reports of estates on sale.
    • Developed SEO strategy and website for Cernido.com.
    Technologies: Python, Django, JavaScript, HTML5
  • Developer, Business Analyst, Manager

    2012 - 2013
    HBee, Ltd.
    • Developed a reusable OpenERP SaaS web platform based on Django framework.
    • Worked on OpenERP custom integrations starting from business analysis up to custom development.
    • Created OpenERP introductory video tutorials.
    Technologies: Django, OpenERP, Python, JavaScript
  • CEO, Founder

    2006 - 2012
    UAB Mantijų Karalius
    • Developed a company from idea to constant business, serving over 20,000 graduates every year.
    • Designed and developed a custom order management system to increase business efficiency and profit.
    • Designed and developed websites Mantijos.lt, Mantijas.lv, Mantiya.com.ua, and Vinjetes.lt.
    Technologies: PHP, HTML
  • CEO, Founder

    2009 - 2010
    GRAFICO LT, UAB. Lenticular Printing
    • Implemented a number of marketing projects for European companies. Various product lines were supplied for supermarkets: Notepads, postcards, etc. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cZ7gJWt7pg).
    Technologies: Lenticular printing
  • CEO, Founder

    2008 - 2009
    UAB “Korepetitorių Centras”
    • Coached children to help them achieve better results at school at the leading kids coaching center in Vilnius, Lithuania.
    • Designed and programmed a schedule management system for internal use.
    Technologies: PHP, MS Access
  • CEO, Founder

    2007 - 2008
    MESSENGER LT, UAB
    • Designed an online shipment system where every courier in the town is monitored via GPS. All new shipments were automatically assigned to couriers while evaluating their workload, distance to pickup, delivery address, current route, etc.
    Technologies: GIS data, HML
  • Sales Manager

    2007 - 2008
    GRAFICO Baltics
    • Created professional printed presentations for Lithuanian companies and manufactures including Baltic Furniture Group, Molesta, Atrama, and Betula.
    Technologies: Publication software

Experience

  • PhonicMind - Artificial Intelligence for Sound (Development)
    https://phonicmind.com

    This is one of my first highly successful projects employing artificial intelligence.

    I was raised by mom, dad, music, and computers, so I feel like this is an outcome of my entire life path. It works incredibly great and I am having a lot of fun by working on this project. It's awesome!

  • Lifeguard (Development)
    https://www.shorebreaksecurity.com/lifeguard-case-study/

    Lifeguard is our continuous penetration testing service that allows us to manage risk daily because waiting a year or more to detect and manage vulnerabilities isn't working.

  • Bikeparts.lt (Development)

    Django-based eCommerce site.

  • Networld Media Group News Platform (Development)

    http://www.fastcasual.com/ http://www.pizzamarketplace.com/ http://www.digitalsignagetoday.com/ http://www.mobilepaymentstoday.com/ http://www.atmmarketplace.com/
    http://www.retailcustomerexperience.com/

    These are just a few of the sites hosted by one high-scale news publishing platform which I had the pleasure to build.

  • Startgrid.com (Development)
    https://www.startgrid.com/

    Contributed to this project at its early development stage. Designed and implemented the core structure of a platform, social networks based auth system, user permissions, and roles. Advised on future development and scaling.

  • CERNIDO (Development)

    Modern website based on Django.

  • DailyERP (Development)

    OpenERP reusable SaaS platform and website. Technologies used: SSL, bottle rest servers, Supervisord, Mezzanine, Celery, etc. Tutorials prepared by me.

  • Django-xadmin (Other amazing things)
    https://github.com/sshwsfc/django-xadmin

    Made contributions to this project.

  • ImpressionLink (Development)

    Although I do not see myself as a designer, I created everything here from the idea to the design of Flash templates. I have gained significant knowledge of ActionScript by developing this project.

  • Vinjetes.lt (Development)

    Highly advanced orders management system for my previous company Mantijų Karalius. Seven types of users (anonymous, higher school participant, head of participant group, photographer, designer, administrator, and super user) to bring graduation photography and social networking experience together.

  • Question Pools Platform (Development)
    http://www.AsmenybesTestas.lt

    Highly scalable system for psychologists to create different types of questions and task pools.

  • TODO App (Development)

    Simple small client-side app based on Backbone/Marionette, Twitter Bootstrap 3 (works great on smartphones) and Django REST framework.

  • Codility Certificate (Other amazing things)
    http://codility.com/cert/view/certSQJF3E-VUX5SPMMRV65UEJF

    Codility Silver Certificate with a score of 90/100.

Skills

  • Languages

    Python, SQL, JavaScript, ActionScript 3, C++, C, Java, Bash Script
  • Frameworks

    Django
  • Libraries/APIs

    TensorFlow, jQuery
  • Tools

    Git, Elastic
  • Paradigms

    Continuous Integration (CI), Test-driven Development (TDD), Agile Software Development
  • Platforms

    Linux
  • Storage

    PostgreSQL
  • Other

    Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Education

  • Bachelour degree in Business Management
    2006 - 2008
    ISM University of Management and Economics - Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Bachelour degree in Audiovisual arts engineer and artist.
    2004 - 2006
    Kaunas Technology University - Kaunas
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