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Tiberius Florea, Back-end Developer in New York, NY, United States
Tiberius Florea

Back-end Developer in New York, NY, United States

Member since July 28, 2017
Tiberius is a Software Engineer at Plaid. He's also worked for Google (2013-2017) and interned at Facebook and Microsoft. He majored in Computer Science at Brown University.
Tiberius is now available for hire


  • Google
    Javascript, Python, C++, Closure UI & Closure Templates
  • Google
    Python, Django, C++, Java
  • UberVU
    Python, GitHub, AWS


  • Web, 7 years
  • Python, 6 years
  • C++, 5 years
  • Java, 5 years
  • Back-end, 5 years
  • Databases, 3 years
  • CSS, 2 years
  • JavaScript, 2 years
New York, NY, United States



Preferred Environment

OS X, Atom, vim, Git

The most amazing...

...product I've worked on is, which reached hundreds of millions of users every month.


  • Software Engineer

    2016 - 2017
    • Led development of the Google Translate web app ( - desktop and mobile).
    • Designed, implemented, tested and launched new user-visible features in C++ and Java.
    • Improved app reliability and performance: fewer crashes, faster load times.
    • Increased code health and simplified app architecture.
    • Mentored junior members of the team through design and code reviews.
    Technologies: Javascript, Python, C++, Closure UI & Closure Templates
  • Software Engineer

    2013 - 2015
    • Used C++ and Python to serve promotional content on high-traffic properties like the Google homepage.
    • Created Python/Django tools that enabled marketing specialists to create and target promo campaigns.
    • Used Java and C++ to help migrate Google's web server for Search to a better templating system.
    • Revamped the C++ authentication and authorization system of MyMaps and other Geo products.
    • Used Java and Flume to run large offline processing jobs on Geo ACLs and other data.
    Technologies: Python, Django, C++, Java
  • Back-end engineer

    2012 - 2013
    • Wrote Python features and tests for social media marketing application.
    • Gave feedback to coworkers through GitHub code reviews.
    Technologies: Python, GitHub, AWS
  • Software Engineering Intern

    2011 - 2011
    • Added and improved various Site Integrity (security) features in C++ and PHP.
    • Wrote framework for detecting spikes of unusual activity on Facebook in C++.
    • Improved Facebook's Captcha server in C++.
    • Used proprietary Ruby framework to write integration tests.
    Technologies: C++, PHP, Ruby
  • Software Engineering Intern

    2010 - 2010
    • Created and improved new Facebook ad formats (video ads, ads with polls, etc).
    • Analyzed Facebook ads data using Apache Hive.
    Technologies: PHP, Apache Hive
  • Software Development Engineer in Test

    2007 - 2007
    • Wrote C# tools for testing Speech Recognition engines corresponding to various natural languages.
    • Packaged and distributed newly created tools to other Microsoft employees.
    Technologies: C#, Visual Studio


  • Google Translate (Development)

    I was responsible for serving infrastructure and client code for the web apps, as opposed to Translate in Search, Translate in Chrome, or the iOS/Android native apps. I designed, implemented, tested, and launched new features in addition to fixing product and deployment issues as they arose.

  • Google MyMaps (Development)

    I worked on the C++ backend used by Google MyMaps and other Geo products like the now-deprecated Google Maps Engine. My main project was revamping the authorization and authentication architecture without any disruption to users.

  • Expense Tracker (Development)

    Expense tracking application using BackboneJS, NodeJS, Express, and MongoDB. The code can't be shared publicly, but is available upon request.

  • IOI Silver Medal (Other amazing things)

    I won Silver Medal at the International Olympiad in Informatics, representing Romania. I was also awarded the Silver at the Central European Olympiad and Gold at the Balkan Olympiad.

  • Broad vs. Narrow Skillsets: Software Engineering Skills Demystified (Publication)
    In this article, Toptal Freelance Software Engineer Tiberius Florea outlines the difference between deep and broad skillsets and explains why broadening your skillset may further your career.


  • Languages

    Clojure, HTML, Python, JavaScript, Java, C++, CSS, SQL, Go, PHP
  • Paradigms

    Testing, Concurrent Programming, MapReduce
  • Platforms

    Web, Linux
  • Other

    Back-end, Data Structures, Algorithms, HTTP, Authorization, User Authentication, Software Project Management
  • Tools

    Perforce, Git
  • Storage

    Databases, MongoDB, NoSQL
  • Frameworks

  • Libraries/APIs

    jQuery, Backbone.js, Node.js


  • Bachelor of Arts degree (Magna cum laude) in Computer Science
    2008 - 2012
    Brown University - Providence, RI, USA
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