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Zlatko Duric

Zlatko Duric

Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Member since May 13, 2013
Zlatko is an experienced Alfresco and JavaScript developer. He is focused on full-stack JavaScript web development (Node.js back-end and AngularJS front-end), and he has excellent knowledge and experience with the Alfresco document management architecture.
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  • Linux, 20 years
  • JavaScript, 6 years
  • REST, 5 years
  • YUI, 4 years
  • FreeMarker, 3 years
  • Node.js, 3 years
  • MongoDB, 2 years
  • SQL, 1 year
Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Preferred Environment
Git, Linux (Ubuntu, CentOS/RH server)
The most amazing... I've used in business took over an entire seventeen-person accounting department in a hotel chain for the company I was working with.
  • Back-end Developer (Node.js)
    ThinxNet GmbH
    2014 - PRESENT
    • Led all back-end development.
    • Created aggregation and mapReduce reports on MongoDB collections.
    • Designed and implemented message queues on RabbitMQ as well as asynchronous job handling.
    • Created and extended a REST API for mobile and web apps.
    • Created and extended the back-office REST API,.
    • Designed data model based on MongoDB, including ACL+RBAC.
    Technologies: Node.js, MongoDB, RabbitMQ, Sails.js
  • Founder, Manager, Developer
    Ars Tempo d.o.o.
    2011 - 2016
    • Developed a Node.js-based in-house invoicing application.
    • Integrated PDFKit into the invoicing app.
    • Deployed four WordPress sites.
    • Deployed three static company sites.
    Technologies: Node.js, PDFKit, HTML, PHP, JavaScript, Linux
  • API dev/consultant
    POSTIFY (via Toptal)
    2014 - 2014
    • Implemented a RESTful Node.js back-end for postcard creation.
    • Implemented Passport.js BearerStrategy request authentication.
    • Created a multi-company back-end for different apps and users.
    • Deployed the app to Heroku.
    • Integrated Amazon S3 storage to the app.
    • Added ImageMagick as the image processing engine.
    Technologies: Node.js, Mongo, Restify
  • Full-stack Developer
    2013 - 2014
    • Developed a custom, Instagram-like CMS system.
    • Integrated Facebook, Twitter, and local authentication with Passport.js.
    • Implemented Mongo and MongoLab as a back-end with Mongoose.
    • Developed an Express RESTful back-end.
    • Developed an Angular front-end for the app.
    • Integrated for file uploading.
    • Integrated JCropper for image cropping.
    Technologies: Mongo, Express, Angular, Node.js
  • Lead Developer
    2013 - 2014
    • Created Mongoose schema for MongoDB backed CMS.
    • Implemented a RESTful back-end for custom fashion-industry service.
    • Created a Pinterest-like image/article posting service.
    • Integrated as the image hosting service.
    • Developed various AngularJS directives, filters, and services.
    • Turned sliced HTML into Jade templates and partials for supporting the AngularJS appllication.
    • Implemented Socket.IO as a simple messaging service.
    Technologies: Node.js, AngularJS
  • Lead Developer
    2013 - 2014
    • Deployed Alfresco Community from SVN HEAD as a base for a custom service.
    • Built custom Spring Surf based pages as a dashboard for the new service.
    • Developed custom Alfresco data model and RESTful web scripts for this model.
    • Developed custom Alfresco Share components for managing content.
    Technologies: Alfresco, JavaScript, YUI, FreeMarker, Web scripts
  • Node.js/MongoDB Developer
    2013 - 2013
    • Created a back-end for an iPhone fashion app with MongoDB.
    • Integrated a third-party REST API (image recognition) as a back-end search engine.
    • Created an administrative web front-end for managing the application.
    • Integrated full-text-search using a MongoDB 2.6 experimental feature.
    • Created an on-the-fly configuration change setup, with app config saved in MongoDB.
    Technologies: Node.js/MongoDB
  • JavaScript Developer
    2013 - 2013
    • Implemented Stripe.js payment API into a web app.
    • Implemented Facebook authentication.
    • Created and rendered Dust.js template engine.
    • Implemented local storage for storing browsing sessions and preferences.
    • Stored user and other item information into a MongoDB back-end.
    Technologies: JavaScript
  • Developer
    2013 - 2013
    • Developed a survey application, a single-page app based on AngularJS and Node.js.
    • Created Mongoose schema for survey questions and sets of answers.
    • Developed a single-page front-end with Angular (incl. routing, $resources, etc).
    • Developed an authenticated back-end for reporting services.
    Technologies: JavaScript, Node.js, AngularJS, Mongoose
  • Alfresco Developer
    2012 - 2013
    • Deployed and integrated an Alfresco-based education platform (public and private membership-based lecture schedules and documentation).
    • Integrated self-registration modules for three different roles.
    • Extended Alfresco Sites to represent lectures together with schedules and media uploads.
    • Integrated SOAP service call to API in this solution.
    Technologies: Alfresco API, FreeMarker, JavaScript-based Spring web scripts, Dashlets, YUI
  • Head of IT Department
    Schenker d.o.o.
    2012 - 2013
    • Handled the high-level design of an in-house ERP for a logistics/transportation company.
    • Installed and implemented Request Tracker and IT-support related processes.
    • Wrote automation tasks and scripts on Windows and Linux servers.
    • Wrote a MongoDB/Node.js web scraper (to get information from a Railroad public site about shipment positions).
    • Managed backups (Simpana CommVault).
    Technologies: Node.js, MongoDB, Simpana Commvault, HyperV, Various Linux-based (Bash) services
  • IT Development Manager
    PBK partneri d.o.o.
    2009 - 2012
    • Developed, deployed, and supported a document management platform in an accounting company.
    • Integrated accounting processes and workflows with document classification, approval, booking, payment, archiving, etc.
    • Integrated a banking interface (support for Croatian banks' "FINA" format) for paying invoices.
    • Integrated a multi-client/multi-provider environment for accounting processes.
    • Integrated a partial OCR solution for scanned documents (ID barcode and tax code recognition and matching of invoices to Vendors).
    Technologies: Alfresco-specific JavaScript/Java, FreeMarker, YUI
  • IT Education and Business Process Development Expert
    2008 - 2009
    • Worked on travel-industry related problems: accommodation, dates, reservations, and offline booking.
    • Prepared functional specifications for software development.
    • Led the migration/integration project for a new operations platform.
    • Implemented business processes in acquired companies.
    • Provided education and support for in-house applications.
    Technologies: Software development
  • Linux Administrator
    CERP (for
    2008 - 2008
    • Supported shared, virtual, and dedicated Linux hosting servers.
    • Monitored the network and mitigated the typical attacks on web hosting servers and services.
    • Installed and maintained web hosting and related services: Apache/Lighttpd, MySQL, Custom PHP builds, Exim, etc.
    • Maintained OpenVZ-based virtual servers, backups, and services.
    • Provided support for services and cPanel.
    Technologies: Linux, Bash, Apache, PHP, MySQL, Exim, cPanel, OpenVZ, Iptables
  • Cityloque (Development)

    A fashion-industry portal, implemented from scratch:
    - Created data schemas with Mongoose, and set up MongoDB for persistence.
    - Implemented controllers and routing with Express.js.
    - Implemented (pre-delivered) templates in Jade.
    - Implemented the AngularJS front-end app, directives, and controllers.
    - Implemented infinite scroll in AngularJS.
    - Implemented the real-time notification with Socket.IO.
    - Session storage with Redis.
    - Deployed to Heroku/MongoLab/RedisTogo stack.

  • Streams - Talk in the WebCamp Zagreb 2014 conference (Other amazing things)

    Gave a talk on the upcoming Streams API in browsers, based on my experiences with Node.js streams. Aside from that talk, I was also a regular speaker at JavaScript Zagreb meet-ups on Node.js and JavaScript topics.

  • Linux Best Practices and Tips by Toptal Developers (Publication)
    This resource contains a collection of Linux best practices and Linux tips provided by our Toptal network members.
  • Zlatko is a mentor in the Toptal Global Mentor’s Program. This program is a partnership between Toptal and General Assembly to provide high quality mentorship for students from minority and low income backgrounds who are looking to begin their careers as professional software engineers. Zlatko shows commitment to diversity in tech by mentoring a General Assembly student every week for a year, covering everything from coding tips and tricks to advice on making it in the industry.
  • Languages
    ECMAScript (ES6), JavaScript, JADE, Bash, ES7, PHP, SQL, Java
  • Frameworks
    Express.js, AngularJS
  • Libraries/APIs
    Node.js, Backbone.js, YUI, Stripe
  • Tools
    Mongoose, FreeMarker, Alfresco, Sublime Text, Vim Text Editor, Nginx, RabbitMQ, lighttpd, Eclipse IDE
  • Paradigms
    REST, Functional Programming
  • Platforms
    Linux, LAMP
  • Storage
    MongoDB, JSON, Redis, MySQL, PostgreSQL
  • Other
  • University specialist in economics degree in Organization and management postgraduate studies
    Economic Faculty in Osijek - Osijek, Croatia
    2006 - 2008
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