Alexandru Gogan

Loves technology, travelling and photography.

Toronto, Ontario

 +1 (416) 829 5337

 alexandrugogan86@gmail.com

 linkedin.com/in/agogan

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 github.com/alx-andru

Work Experience

  • Head of Backend

    Source - Toronto, Canada Dec, 2017 - Current

    Passionate and self driven Senior Software Engineer shaping the product and creating a fileless future of work.

    • Creating a solid software architecture for the entire application system across the tech stack (.NET Core, MSSQL, CosmosDB, Azure Functions)
    • Developing web based Frontend clients to be integrated into complex application environments (Angular 6+, Office.js, Google Apps Script)
    • Creating scalable RESTful APIs and applying core principles of DevOps for Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery
    • Administrating and maintaining cloud based solutions (Microsoft Azure Cloud)
    • Prioritizing features, assessing risk, and evaluating tradeoffs in alignment with Agile methodologies
  • Software Developer

    Reportin - Toronto, Canada Jan, 2017 - Dec, 2017

    Team oriented and driven to deliver in a fast pasted environment

    • Designing, implementing and optimizing products and services across the entire tech stack (.NET Framework, AngularJS)
    • Helping to design and maintain the Reportin systems infrastructure (Sharepoint, Microsoft Graph)
    • Assisting the team to prioritize and execute on Agile methodologies
  • Lead Architect

    Veedata - Waterloo, Canada Jan, 2016 - Dec, 2016

    Highly motivated, self-organized and passionate full-stack development lead working with an early stage startup.

    • Developing (Design, Code) an online dashboard to visualize wearable data content and implement a user/device management system using AngularJS
    • Implementing Microservices using NodeJS, Azure Cloud Services, DocumentDB
    • Creating RESTful APIs for backend systems and mock-ups
  • Research Assistant

    Technical Product Manager assisting a research study to develop necessary tools and applications to deduct their study.

    • Determining product requirements, specifications and timetables to ensure delivery
    • Developing (Design, Code) a mobile application using Ionic Framework to collect fitness and health related data, engage with the participant to break sedentary phases, exercise more frequent and feel more active
    • Integrating HealthKit, Google Fit and FitBit as data sources and visualize progress through customizable dashboards
    • Implementing eventbased metrics, notifications and integration to RESTful APIs
  • Consultant

    Independent and team-oriented work within different projects, covering a variety of topics with an innovative, customer-oriented approach.

    • Development (Design, Code, Unit-Test) and maintenance (Bugfixing, Support) custom applications written within J2EE (Oracle Weblogic)
    • Realization of a Virusscanner using an ICAP-Service (Trend Micro Interscan)
    • Refactoring of a Load Test Client (Silk Performer)
    • Development and maintaining of a custom reporting solution (J2EE, PL-SQL, Crystal Reports)
    • Able to establish a very broad knowledge about customer specific architecture and processes (Bundesagentur für Arbeit - Employment Agency)
    • Strong ambition of sharing and making knowledge transferable and sustainable
    • Part of Excellence Circle of Public Service, a group of selected employees meeting regularly with management to share ideas and innovation
    • Part of the Work Improvement Network, a two-year project established to improve various aspects of work within the company
  • Sales Process Analyst and CRM Developer

    TeamViewer GmbH - Göppingen, Germany Sep, 2009 - Aug, 2010

    Working practicum along side my bachelor thesis as a liaison between sales and IT department.

    • Analyzed and documented the existing Sales Process
    • Customized the existing Microsoft Dynamics CRM System to reduce the system interactions for the Order and Purchase workflow
    • Implemented a Workflow Dashboard to assist multilingual sales representatives in their daily workflow using .NET and Javascript
    • Assisted the international inbound sales team and first-level technical support
  • Web Developer and Junior Consultant

    Formative experience in consulting, working closely with time-sensitive customer projects.

    • Successful project management and self-reliant implementation of the corporate website using PHP, HTML and CSS
    • Editorial and organizational responsibility of the customer magazine / newsletter
    • Active support for the transition of a change management pro- gram involving 150 mid-level managers
    • Involvement in sustainable quality assurance
    • Responsibility for the preservation and improvement of the IT infrastructure
  • Web Designer & Web Developer

    IT-Designers GmbH - Esslingen, Germany Oct, 2007 - July, 2008

    Established strong and independent work in the field of web design.

    • Analyzed requirements for the corporate and related website
    • Compared eight open source content management systems
    • Redesigned and implemented the corporate website based on the open source system Typo3

Education & Qualifications

  • Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology (MBET)

    University of Waterloo, Canada Sep, 2015 - Jun, 2016
    • Venture Creation Project:
      "Grizzly" is a platform for simplifying and automating the primary research process in academic studies
    • Corporate Entrepreneurship:
      Consultant Deloitte Canada
      • Define a path for the successful implementation of a new Human Capital product, Talent Pulse, by introducing startup methods and principles into a large organization
      • Validate product-solution fit and product-market fit through detailed research using primary and secondary sources
      • Make evidence-based strategic recommendations to ensure the long term success of Talent Pulse
    • Courses:
      • Applied Business Leadership Skills for Entrepreneurs,
      • Strategically Managing the Entrepreneurial Organization,
      • Marketing Strategies for New-Technology-Based Ventures,
      • Entrepreneurial Finance for the Technology-Based Enterprise,
      • New Technology-Based Venture Creation,
      • Essential Accounting for Entrepreneurs, Managing Technological Innovation,
  • MSc - Advanced Computing

    University of Stirling, Scotland Sep, 2010 - Nov, 2011

    Thesis topic: Synchronizing Contacts between Android OS and Mac OS X

    • Graduated with distinction (top 5%)
    • Highly technical software degree giving me excellent opportunities to enhance my wide range of programming and software development skills
    • Enabled exploration of new fields such as artificial intelligence
  • B.Eng. Management and Information Systems

    University of Applied Sciences Esslingen, Germany Sep, 2006 - Feb, 2010

    Thesis topic: Sales-oriented customization of a Customer Relationship Management System based on the example of Microsoft Dynamics CRM

    • Technical and Business Process Management oriented degree gave enabled a broad range of business and IT related knowledge
    • German grading system 1.8, north american equilant A+
    • Mentor for two Mentees in the university project Mentes
    • Member of the Faculty Council, Commission of Study and Advisory Commision for the Allocation of Study Fees
    • Volunteer in student cafĂ©, elected class spokes person for seven terms

Summary of Skills and Qualifications

Languages

  • German (native)
  • English (professional fluency)
  • French (basic proficiency)

Technical Proficiencies

  • Java (Android, EJB, JSP)
  • Javascript / Typescript (NodeJS, Angular 6+, Ionic, Google Apps Script)
  • HTML5, CSS3
  • SQL, PLSQL, Oracle, Redis, MongoDB, DocumentDB
  • Azure Cloud Computing Platform and Services
  • Objective-C
  • VBA
  • Unix
  • User-Centered Design
  • UI / UIX

Certificates

  • Certified SixSigma Green-Belt

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