Tiberius Florea, Developer in New York, NY, United States
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Tiberius Florea

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Back-end Developer

New York, NY, United States
Toptal Member Since
August 30, 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.


Templates, User Interface (UI), C++, Python, JavaScript
Java, C++, Django, Python
Amazon Web Services (AWS), GitHub, Python




Preferred Environment

Git, Vim Text Editor, Atom, OS X

The most amazing...

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

Work Experience

Software Engineer

2016 - 2017
  • Led development of the Google Translate web app (translate.google.com - 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: Templates, User Interface (UI), C++, Python, JavaScript

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: Java, C++, Django, Python

Back-end engineer

2012 - 2013
  • Wrote Python features and tests for social media marketing application.
  • Gave feedback to coworkers through GitHub code reviews.
Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), GitHub, Python

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: Ruby, PHP, C++

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: Apache Hive, PHP

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: Visual Studio, C#

Google Translate

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

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

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

IOI Silver Medal

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.


Clojure, HTML, Python, JavaScript, Java, C++, CSS, SQL, Ruby, C#, Go, PHP


Testing, Concurrent Programming, MapReduce


Web, OS X, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Linux


Back-end, Data Structures, Algorithms, HTTP, Authorization, User Authentication, Software Project Management, User Interface (UI), Templates


Perforce, Git, Atom, Vim Text Editor, GitHub, Visual Studio


Databases, Apache Hive, MongoDB, NoSQL




jQuery, Backbone.js, Node.js

2008 - 2012

Bachelor of Arts Degree (Magna Cum Laude) in Computer Science

Brown University - Providence, RI, USA