Taran Sasioglu, Full-stack Architect and Developer in London, United Kingdom
Taran Sasioglu

Full-stack Architect and Developer in London, United Kingdom

Member since February 15, 2016
After cutting his teeth at one of the world's top technical universities, Taran worked on a spectrum of .NET and web projects at various financial firms in London. He has a passion for going the extra mile and isn't afraid to reach deeper into technologies and requirements to ensure the successful delivery of high-quality projects. London based but well aware of the benefits of face time, Taran is happy to travel worldwide for periodic meetings.
Taran is now available for hire

Portfolio

Experience

Location

London, United Kingdom

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Git, Visual Studio, Windows

The most amazing...

...thing I've created is Total Uninstaller: a simple yet powerful open source tool for removing Windows bloat, especially useful for speeding up Visual Studio.

Employment

  • Accessibility Architect

    2020 - 2020
    A Data Analytics Platform
    • Performed a detailed review of the current codebase using automated techniques including Roslyn to generate a backlog of prioritized tasks and metrics to track project progress.
    • Worked closely with PM and QA resources to develop a prioritization, development, and testing plan for implementing accessibility within the client's flagship desktop application.
    • Kicked off the development process, developed best practices and library functions before handing the project over to developer to complete the project.
    Technologies: JavaScript, WinForms, C#
  • IoT Architect and Developer

    2019 - 2020
    Freelance
    • Architected full solutions to projects within the IoT space utilizing AWS IoT with C# back ends, React front ends, and WPF desktop applications.
    • Developed applications from the ground up, working closely with the end clients to ensure their desired balance between cost and future proofing were achieved.
    • Supported legacy applications by debugging issues, reviewing architecture and recommending cost effective solutions.
    Technologies: Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), MQTT, Angular, AWS IoT, React, C#
  • Freelance Developer

    2017 - 2019
    15 Seconds of Fame
    • Architected and developed high-quality, comprehensively tested C# microservices of varying complexity using Agile practices.
    • Created and optimized Azure Service Fabric applications and clusters.
    • Developed and improved JavaScript-based front ends (jQuery, Angular) with an emphasis on UX.
    • Integrated various external components including custom neural networks, media endpoints, and RESTful APIs.
    • Setup and optimized CI, CD, and cloud infrastructure in both Azure and AWS.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS, Azure Service Fabric, Azure, JavaScript, C#
  • Freelance Developer

    2015 - 2017
    SEAM
    • Maintained, improved, and supported completely custom ground-rent management system (an ongoing contract).
    • Took ownership of a low-quality legacy code base, requiring a balance of improving existing code quality while developing new features.
    Technologies: MySQL, PyQt, Python
  • C# Market Risk Developer

    2016 - 2016
    Swiss Re
    • Replatformed a complex financial spreadsheet in VBA/MDX to an ASP.NET Web API/DAX web app.
    • Introduced a SQL CI process and infrastructure using Visual Studio SSDT and TFS.
    • Maintained various parts of the SSAS infrastructure and .NET web and excel based front ends.
    Technologies: TFS, Continuous Integration (CI), MDX, DAX, SSAS, Microsoft SQL Server, ASP.NET Web API, C#
  • C# Pricing Client Developer

    2015 - 2016
    RBS
    • Developed WPF desktop clients for pricing FX forwards and bonds.
    • Implemented Windows services to provide data aggregation and streaming of automated trading data.
    • Worked with connected teams' developers, project managers and traders to gather requirements, implement, test, and support applications.
    Technologies: Rx, Infragistics, Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), C#
  • Equity Derivatives C# Web Developer

    2013 - 2014
    Barclays
    • Implemented new functionality and improved existing derivative product support within the Silverlight trade capture GUI.
    • Developed an ASP.NET Web API for internal systems to connect to in order to do trade booking.
    Technologies: Model View Viewmodel (MVVM), Silverlight, Oracle SQL, Rhino Mocks, Infragistics, Managed Extensibility Framework (MEF), Rx, ASP.NET Web API, C#
  • Portfolio Management Developer

    2013 - 2013
    Barclays
    • Maintained and developed portfolio management and optimization applications.
    • Performed detailed analysis and prototyping of BI tools for use within IB and Corporate domains.
    • Supported and maintained complex legacy SQL scripts.
    Technologies: Tableau, Spotfire, QlikView, Microsoft SQL Server, C#
  • Index Strategies Analyst and Developer

    2012 - 2013
    Barclays
    • Worked with the commodities index structuring team to enhance index analysis, management and creation capabilities.
    • Developed a statistical graphing tool to provide greater insight into index returns.
    Technologies: Microsoft SQL Server, Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), C#
  • Rushmore Fixed Income Pricing Developer

    2011 - 2011
    Barclays
    • Developed improvements and bug fixes to the team's pricing admin application.
    • Supported and transferred functionality from a legacy VB application into the WPF application.
    Technologies: Microsoft SQL Server, VB, C#
  • Configuration Management Developer

    2010 - 2011
    M&G Investments
    • Worked on the BAU release management development and POC redesign of the source control management system.
    Technologies: MKStoreKit, MySQL, Oracle SQL, Groovy, Java

Experience

Skills

  • Languages

    C#.NET, C#, HTML5, SQL, Python, JavaScript, VB, MDX, XAML, Haskell, F#, C, Groovy, Java, CSS, Visual Basic .NET (VB.NET), TypeScript
  • Frameworks

    .NET, ASP.NET Web API, ASP.NET, Silverlight, Rx, Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), ASP.NET MVC, AngularJS, Angular, .NET Core, MKStoreKit, Bootstrap, Ionic, Rhino Mocks
  • Libraries/APIs

    Infragistics, Moq, PyQt 4, PyQt, TensorFlow, Managed Extensibility Framework (MEF), LINQ, jQuery UI, jQuery, WinForms, AngularUI, React
  • Tools

    C#.NET WinForms, SSAS, Microsoft Visual Studio, ReSharper, Subversion (SVN), Visual Studio, MQTT, Spotfire, TFS, Jira, Fiddler, PyCharm, Git, Tableau, Docker Hub, Azure App Service, Azure DevOps Services, TeamCity
  • Paradigms

    Model View Viewmodel (MVVM), Unit Testing, Agile Software Development, Pair Programming, Concurrent Programming, Design Patterns, REST, Test-driven Development (TDD), Continuous Integration (CI)
  • Platforms

    Azure, Azure Service Fabric, Windows Server 2016, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Windows, CUDA, Alteryx, AWS IoT, AWS IoT Core, QlikView, Docker
  • Other

    Code Architecture, Azure Service Bus, AWS, DI, RESTful APIs, DAX, FPGA
  • Storage

    SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT), SSAS Tabular, AWS DynamoDB, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle SQL, MySQL, NoSQL, SQL Server Management Studio, Azure SQL

Education

  • Bachelor of Engineering degree with highest honors in Computer Science
    2009 - 2012
    Imperial College - London, UK

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