Uri Levitsky, Developer in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Uri Levitsky

Verified Expert  in Engineering

Software Developer

Location
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Toptal Member Since
December 17, 2021

Uri has 18 years of experience in software development, including 7+ years in leadership roles, five in executive roles, and four years as the CTO of WIthYouWithMe, Deloitte Technology Fast 500 APAC winner (2019). The award recognizes the company as the fastest-growing startup with over 13,000% growth over three years.

Portfolio

Unpac
Apollo, React Apollo, Apollo Server, Node.js, TypeScript, React, Tailwind CSS...
DGR Media PTY LTD
C#, GraphQL, Microsoft SQL Server, Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS Lambda...
Due Diligence Software PTY LTD
JavaScript, Vue, Nuxt.js, AWS AppSync, GraphQL, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Docker...

Experience

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Pop!_OS, Ubuntu Linux, Linux, Windows, Visual Studio Code (VS Code)

The most amazing...

...experience I've had is being a CTO of Asia Pacific's fastest-growing tech startup for four years.

Work Experience

Interim Chief Technology Officer

2023 - 2023
Unpac
  • Developed an MVP for an automated, AI-driven packaging design tool.
  • Worked on the architecture, design, and implementation of the web application.
  • Collaborated with founders to translate their vision into a product.
Technologies: Apollo, React Apollo, Apollo Server, Node.js, TypeScript, React, Tailwind CSS, CSS, OpenAI GPT-3 API, OpenAI GPT-4 API, Chatbots, PostgreSQL, Prisma

Senior Back-end Developer

2022 - 2022
DGR Media PTY LTD
  • Developed microservices to ingest, reconstruct, and persist data from upstream APIs.
  • Developed SQL queries to implement complex business logic.
  • Implemented the orchestration of microservices based on complex data and schedule-driven rules using AWS Step Functions and State Machines.
  • Architected the database to store information efficiently.
Technologies: C#, GraphQL, Microsoft SQL Server, Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS Lambda, .NET 6, Amazon RDS, DevOps, Tailwind CSS, Database Design, Express.js, Git, Microservices, AWS Step Functions, State Machines, SQL, Apollo Client, Technical Leadership, Full-stack Development, Entity Framework, Entity Framework Core, Vite, Software Architecture, Web Applications

Full-stack Developer

2022 - 2022
Due Diligence Software PTY LTD
  • Developed an AWS SaaS app to facilitate data extraction from unstructured documents into a knowledge graph, and automatically compose human-readable reports based on templates and raise issues based on certain combinations of parameters.
  • Oversaw application architecture, design, and development processes.
  • Acted as a de-facto engineering manager and lead engineer.
Technologies: JavaScript, Vue, Nuxt.js, AWS AppSync, GraphQL, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Docker, Azure DevOps, Progressive Web Applications (PWA), HTML, CSS, Mobile Web, Amazon RDS, Jira, DevOps, Tailwind CSS, Database Design, Express.js, Git, SQL, Apollo Client, Technical Leadership, Full-stack Development, Vite, Software Architecture, Web Applications

Chief Technology Officer

2021 - 2021
Blakthumb
  • Designed and implemented an MVP for a process management app for indoor farms as the only developer.
  • Conducted extensive research on hydroponics, aquaponics, and indoor farming domains.
  • Integrated innovative 3D visualizations for a more intuitive and direct-action UX.
Technologies: Vue, Apollo Server, Azure PaaS, Azure SQL, Azure DevOps, Azure App Service, TypeScript, Node.js, Microsoft SQL Server, Babylon.js, Element Plus, CTO, Architecture, Progressive Web Applications (PWA), HTML, CSS, Mobile Web, DevOps, Tailwind CSS, Database Design, ThoughtWorks Gauge, Taiko, Express.js, Git, SQL, Apollo Client, Technical Leadership, Full-stack Development, NGINX, Vite, Software Architecture, Web Applications

Chief Technology Officer

2017 - 2021
WithYouWithMe
  • Built the MVPs of what would eventually become the company’s flagship SaaS offerings, on my own, as the first technologist within the company.
  • Recruited, coached, and led a high-performing software engineering team.
  • Participated in designing the first-in-class platform to assist military veterans' transition into the civilian labor market.
Technologies: Node.js, Vue, Express.js, Apollo Server, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Docker, Git, Azure DevOps, Serverless Framework, GraphQL, JavaScript, Amazon Aurora, CTO, Architecture, Progressive Web Applications (PWA), HTML, CSS, Mobile Web, Amazon RDS, DevOps, Database Design, ThoughtWorks Gauge, Taiko, Microservices, AWS Lambda, SQL, Apollo Client, Technical Leadership, Full-stack Development, NGINX, WordPress, Software Architecture, Web Applications

Senior Software Developer

2011 - 2017
MRI Software
  • Developed the MRI's investment management product.
  • Introduced TDD, pre-tested commit, and design by contract to the company's development cycle.
  • Used .NET (WinForms), Microsoft SQL Server, TFS, and Salesforce as primary technologies.
Technologies: .NET, Microsoft SQL Server, HTML, Database Design, SQL, Technical Leadership, Entity Framework, Software Architecture

Senior Developer | Team Lead

2007 - 2011
WiseTech Global
  • Participated in designing and implementing a database server virtualization technology to be used with current and next-generation products, featuring near-linear scalability and continuous availability.
  • Contributed to internal build and distributed test tools.
  • Led the Ukraine-based part of the accounting team.
Technologies: C#, Microsoft SQL Server, Database Design, SQL, Technical Leadership, Entity Framework, Software Architecture

Blakthumb

A SPA with GraphQL back end is intended for managing processes on a farm, typically a vertical indoor farm. Technology stack includes Vue.js, TypeScript, Apollo GraphQL client and server, Babylon.js in-browser 3D visualization library, Web Speech API, and camera access for barcode and QR code scanning.

Web Application for M&A Due Diligence

https://next.duetwo.co/
A Vue 3, TypeScript web application with TypeScript back end and GraphQL API. I helped the client design, shape, and optimize the solution and then led its implementation. The MVP attracted considerable interest from the top players in the industry.

WithYouWithMe Potential Web App

https://potential.withyouwithme.com/
An HTML5 web and PWA application that I initially developed solo as a POC and evolved into the company's flagship over time. I continued to oversee the development of and contribute in various areas, first as a lead developer, then head of engineering, and CTO.

Automated Packaging Design Application Focusing on Sustainability

http://my.unpac.app
An AI-assisted application for designing packaging to user's requirements. Users enter their requirements into a smart form. Those initial requirements then prompt the AI to converse with the user to clarify their needs and discuss designs. In the end, the AI generates solutions that meet user requirements.
1998 - 2003

Engineer's Degree in Computer Science

International Solomon University - Kyiv, Ukraine

NOVEMBER 2021 - PRESENT

Deep Learning Specialization

DeepLearning.AI

AUGUST 2021 - PRESENT

Machine Learning

Stanford University | via Coursera

SEPTEMBER 2016 - PRESENT

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate

Microsoft

APRIL 2013 - PRESENT

Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer

Microsoft

APRIL 2013 - PRESENT

Microsoft Certified Solution Developer

Microsoft

MARCH 2013 - PRESENT

Microsoft Specialist

Microsoft

MAY 2008 - PRESENT

Microsoft Certified Professional Developer

Microsoft

MAY 2008 - PRESENT

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist

Microsoft

MAY 2008 - PRESENT

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist

Microsoft

MARCH 2008 - PRESENT

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist

Microsoft

JANUARY 2008 - PRESENT

Microsoft Certified IT Professional

Microsoft

DECEMBER 2007 - PRESENT

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist

Microsoft

Libraries/APIs

Vue, Node.js, Apollo Client, Entity Framework, React, Babylon.js, Google Speech API

Tools

Auth0, Git, Vue CLI, React Apollo, Prisma, Docker Compose, Ansible, Azure App Service, AWS Step Functions, NGINX, GitHub, Jira, Azure Active Directory B2C (ADB2C), ChatGPT, AWS AppSync, Ngrok, Helm

Frameworks

Quasar, Express.js, Entity Framework Core, Tailwind CSS, Serverless Framework, .NET, Nuxt.js, Next.js

Languages

GraphQL, C#, TypeScript, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, SQL, Python, XML

Paradigms

Database Design, Azure DevOps, REST, DevOps, Microservices

Platforms

Amazon Web Services (AWS), Docker, Azure PaaS, AWS Lambda, WordPress, HubSpot, Ubuntu Linux, Linux, Windows, Visual Studio Code (VS Code), Kubernetes

Storage

Azure SQL, Amazon Aurora, Database Management Systems (DBMS), Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Amazon S3 (AWS S3), MongoDB

Other

APIs, Apollo Server, Element Plus, Technical Leadership, Full-stack, Full-stack Development, Vite, Amazon RDS, Software Architecture, Web Applications, Apollo, Web Development, Team Leadership, SaaS, Algorithms, Debugging, ThoughtWorks Gauge, Taiko, CTO, Architecture, Serverless, Progressive Web Applications (PWA), Mobile Web, State Machines, .NET 6, Solid.js, OpenAI GPT-3 API, OpenAI GPT-4 API, Chatbots, HubSpot CRM, WebSockets, Applied Mathematics, Deep Neural Networks, Machine Learning, Pop!_OS, Sports, tRPC, Railway, GraphQL Code Generator, Typesense, FastAPI

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