Simanas Venčkauskas

Simanas Venčkauskas

Kaunas, Lithuania
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Simanas Venčkauskas

Simanas Venčkauskas

Kaunas, Lithuania
Member since August 26, 2013
Simanas is a passionate developer, entrepreneur, and business analyst who excels at utilizing cutting-edge open source technologies and tools to deliver top-quality software solutions in the shortest period of time.
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Portfolio
Experience
  • Python, 8 years
  • JavaScript, 7 years
  • Django, 5 years
  • Test-driven Development (TDD), 5 years
  • Continuous Integration, 3 years
  • PostgreSQL, 5 years
  • Data Migration, 6 years
Kaunas, Lithuania
Availability
Full-time
Preferred Environment
Linux, Git, Python
The most amazing...
...thing I've coded is continuous penetration testing platform used to scan inside and outside networks of ultimate US organizations.
Employment
  • Software Architect/Lead Developer
    Shorebreak Security, LLC
    2014 - PRESENT
    • 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
    Freelance
    2009 - PRESENT
    • 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
    Networld Media Group (via Toptal)
    2013 - 2014
    • 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
    Startgrid, Inc. (www.startgrid.com; via Toptal)
    2013 - 2013
    • 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
    YINIUS UAB
    2013 - 2013
    • 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
    HBee, Ltd.
    2012 - 2013
    • 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
    UAB Mantijų Karalius
    2006 - 2012
    • 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
    GRAFICO LT, UAB. Lenticular Printing
    2009 - 2010
    • 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
    UAB “Korepetitorių Centras”
    2008 - 2009
    • 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
    MESSENGER LT, UAB
    2007 - 2008
    • 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
    GRAFICO Baltics
    2007 - 2008
    • Created professional printed presentations for Lithuanian companies and manufactures including Baltic Furniture Group, Molesta, Atrama, and Betula.
    Technologies: Publication software
Experience
  • 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)
    http://www.vinjetes.lt

    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
    JavaScript, Python, SQL, ActionScript 3.0, Java, C/C++, Bash Script
  • Frameworks
    Django
  • Libraries/APIs
    jQuery
  • Tools
    Git, Elastic
  • Paradigms
    Test-driven Development (TDD), Continuous Integration, Agile Software Development
  • Platforms
    Linux, Windows, OpenERP
  • Storage
    PostgreSQL, MySQL, Elasticsearch
  • Misc
    Celery, Scraping, Data Migration, SEO
Education
  • Bachelour degree in Business Management
    ISM University of Management and Economics - Vilnius, Lithuania
    2006 - 2008
  • Bachelour degree in Audiovisual arts engineer and artist.
    Kaunas Technology University - Kaunas
    2004 - 2006
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