Sinan Erdil, Developer in San Francisco, CA, United States
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Sinan Erdil

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Back-end Development Developer

Location
San Francisco, CA, United States
Toptal Member Since
November 29, 2018

Since 2013, Sinan has been programming and developing software for various companies and startups, including Udemy. He is passionate about learning new technologies, taking on challenging projects to expand his knowledge and expertise, and building different types of high-quality software that touches people's lives.

Portfolio

Udemy
React, Python, Elasticsearch, Django REST Framework, Django...
Kuiz
gRPC, React, GraphQL, MongoDB, Express.js, Node.js, Elasticsearch
Yonca Technology
Angular, MySQL, Python, Redis, Express.js, Node.js, JAX-RS, Java, Elasticsearch

Experience

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

JetBrains, Git, Unix, Linux

The most amazing...

...thing I've coded is an algorithmic trading framework that provides facilities for the development, testing, execution, and monitoring of trading algorithms.

Work Experience

Full-stack Software Engineer (Search)

2017 - 2018
Udemy
  • Worked with Django and Elasticsearch on a search app's back-end and indexing infrastructure.
  • Operated with React on a search applications front-end.
  • Developed new features for and made improvements to the search app and APIs.
  • Maintained a search back-end and APIs, an Elasticsearch cluster, and indexing infrastructure.
Technologies: React, Python, Elasticsearch, Django REST Framework, Django, Back-end Development

Back-end Engineer

2016 - 2017
Kuiz
  • Took part in architectural and design-related decisions.
  • Worked on the design and implementation of the platform's back-end.
  • Built from scratch Kuiz's search back-end and search API which supports a common functionality expected from a search engine like filtering, autocorrect, autocomplete and suggestions. I used Elasticsearch, Node.js, and Express.js.
  • Implemented the architecture of a remote procedure call so that it could call procedures in other languages and servers from the platform's main server written in Node.js. I used GRPC.
  • Developed the implementation of the data ontology in the backend and the database (MongoDB).
  • Worked on Kuiz's main query API in the back-end implemented with GraphQL.
Technologies: gRPC, React, GraphQL, MongoDB, Express.js, Node.js, Elasticsearch

Software Engineer

2015 - 2016
Yonca Technology
  • Designed and implemented a plagiarism detection engine and web service, collectively called Ayna, which detects plagiarism in free text from across millions of documents in mere seconds.
  • Implemented and designed plagiarism detection algorithms in Sazan (Ayna's core engine), leveraging Elasticsearch for source retrieval and building a RESTful API for Sazan with JAX-RS.
  • Built Ayna-REST, a RESTful web service that lets users analyze their documents for plagiarism and stores the results, with Node.js, Express, MongoDB, and Redis.
  • Implemented a persistent task queue for long-running jobs in Ayna-REST with Redis and Kue.
  • Improved line boundary detection algorithm of a research paper metadata extraction service by combining the positional information in PDF and layout information obtained from graphical layout analysis using Tesseract.
  • Developed a medical text de-identifier called Deident in Python, which removes sensitive information about doctors and patients from electronic health records, replacing them with unique identifiers.
Technologies: Angular, MySQL, Python, Redis, Express.js, Node.js, JAX-RS, Java, Elasticsearch

Lambda Trader

http://github.com/serdil/lambda-trader
Lambda Trader is an algorithmic trading library and framework built with a focus on cryptocurrency markets. It provides facilities for development, backtesting, live testing, and the live execution and monitoring of trading algorithms on several cryptocurrency exchanges.

Along with providing data and tools for strategy development and execution, it has many pre-developed built-in strategies, some of them powered by machine learning and data mining algorithms.

Technologies: Python, Docker, Docker-compose, MongoDB, Scikit-learn, NumPy, Pandas, Fabric

Cloudchain

Cloudchain is a decentralized file storage and sharing network powered by Ethereum smart contracts. It encrypts and splits into chunks the files you store/share and distributes the chunks across the network with redundant copies, and stores the metadata and privileges in blockchain so that your files are always secure and available. It also allows the creation of private and public file sharing groups and exchange of money/storage space among users.

Technologies: Python, Docker, Ethereum, Solidity

Ayna

I designed and implemented a plagiarism detection engine and web service, collectively called "Ayna", which detects plagiarism in free text from across millions of documents in mere seconds.

Upon completion, Ayna was able to successfully detect real cases of plagiarism in countless academic papers and articles from the web and academic journals with a very low false-positive rate.

Technologies: Elasticsearch, Java, JAX-RS, Node.js, Express.js, Redis, Angular

Jarvis

Jarvis is an intelligent to-do list and task management tool developed in Python with which you can manage your one-time tasks, periodic tasks and deadlines, and auto-prioritize items based on their importance and proximity of the deadline.
2014 - 2019

Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Engineering

Middle East Technical University - Ankara, Turkey

Libraries/APIs

REST APIs, JAX-RS, Django ORM, Node.js, React, Scikit-learn, NumPy, Pandas, Keras

Tools

Git, JetBrains, Logstash, RabbitMQ

Storage

Elasticsearch, MongoDB, Redis, Relational Databases, MySQL

Languages

Python, Python 3, Java, JavaScript, ECMAScript (ES6), C, C++, SQL, GraphQL, CSS, HTML

Paradigms

REST, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Agile, Scrum, Kanban

Platforms

Docker, Linux, Unix, Ubuntu, Amazon Web Services (AWS), DigitalOcean, MacOS

Frameworks

Angular, Django, Django REST Framework, gRPC, Express.js

Other

Search, Web Services, Algorithms, Back-end Development, API Design, Information Retrieval, Web Development, Algorithmic Trading, Front-end, Full-stack, Machine Learning, APIs, Cryptocurrency, Computer Engineering, Jarvis AI

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