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Kathleen Sharp

Principal Kotlin/Java Backend Developer

Works remotely from Chiesa

  • 46.271318
  • 9.853021
  • Suggested rate €675 / day
  • Experience 7+ years
Propose a project The project will begin once you accept Kathleen's quote.

This freelancer will be available again on 11/1/2022

Until 11/1/2022

Propose a project The project will begin once you accept Kathleen's quote.

Location and workplace preferences

Chiesa, SO, Italy
Remote only
Primarily works remotely


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  • English

    Native or bilingual

  • German


  • Italian



Skills (29)

Kathleen in a few words

I have over 16 years of experience in software design and development which includes 16 years working in Java and 5 years of Kotlin; being a relatively early adopter of Kotlin I have helped many teams make the switch.

My experience is complemented by over 3 years of experience in leadership; I understand very well both how to work in, as well as facilitate diverse, happy, high-performing teams.

I have excellent analytical, design, and problem-solving abilities; I am extremely motivated and committed to delivering the highest standard of work. I bring extensive experience developing highly available services with a DevOps mindset. I have a constant learning mindset and love knowledge sharing.

I have worked for various companies including IBM, Signavio, OLX, Solarisbank.



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February 2021 - March 2022 (1 year and 1 month)

Olx Group

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February 2019 - February 2021 (2 years)

Olx Group

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January 2018 - February 2019 (1 year and 1 month)


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December 2012 - June 2014 (1 year and 6 months)

Websphere Application Server - Liberty profile

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Staff Software Developer

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January 2012 - December 2012 (11 months)

Websphere Application Server - OSGi

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Staff Software Developer / Development Lead

September 2006 - January 2012 (5 years and 4 months)

Development lead for IBM CICS Deployment Assistant. Java/OSGi/Eclipse RCP developer.

University of Edinburgh

Research Assistant

May 2006 - July 2006 (2 months)

Continuing research based on Honours project - Verifying Spark-Ada programs using a SAT modulo theories solver.

Agilent Technologies

Intern R&D Software Engineer

May 2005 - September 2005 (4 months)

Performance metric gathering and analysis on existing products. Java-Swing based GUI development.