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Vlad Cazacu

Senior Fullstack Engineer

Can work in or around Berlin, Berlin

  • 52.517
  • 13.3888
  • Suggested rate €720 / day
  • Experience 7+ years
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Location and workplace preferences

Location
Berlin, Deutschland
Can work onsite in your office in
  • around Berlin and 50km
  • Around Berlin and 20km

Preferences

Project length
  • ≤ 1 month
  • Between 1-3 months
  • Between 3-6 months
Company size
  • 2-10 people
  • 11 - 49 people
  • 50 - 249 people
  • 250 - 999 people
  • 1000 - 4999 people
+1 autres

Verifications

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Languages

  • Englisch

    Native or bilingual

  • Rumänisch

    Native or bilingual

  • Deutsch

    Basic

Categories

Skills (24)

Vlad in a few words

Product builder with more than 10 years of professional experience in full-stack engineering and engineering management focusing on web technologies, while actively contributing to the product and UI / UX design of my projects. My main focuses at the moment are: React, Node.js, Java / Spring, general DevOps and infrastructure on AWS.

In terms of experience, I have worked in and with both startups and corporates in multiple industries, ranging from automotive (AUTO1) to FinTech (Klarna, Cookies App).

Generally, I am driven by the satisfaction of building products that solve actual problems in an elegant way.

Experience

MVP Factory

Digital & IT

Engineering Manager

Berlin, Deutschland

April 2018 - August 2019 (1 year1 year and 4 months)

MVP Factory mission is to become the future of work by drawing from it's strong freelancer pool of developers, designers, product managers, consultants, etc for building client projects.
At MVP Factory I was responsible for:
  • planning the architecture and infrastructure and overseeing the development of client projects in industries ranging from automotive to FinTech, for both startup and corporate clients
  • taking part in client talks from initial contact
  • running scoping technical activities, gathering requirements, advising clients, creating initial ballparks and quotes
  • running due diligences, one particularly worth mentioning was a DD of one of the largest banks in the GCC area for one of the largest telecom providers from the same region
  • interviewing freelancer candidates
  • developing internal processes, eg. code quality controls, interview processes and challenges, etc
Engineering Management Software Architecture DevOps Amazon Web Services Node.js React.js Spring Java Project Management Angular

Avocado

Software Publishing

Founder

Berlin, Deutschland

January 2018 - Today (4 years4 years and 6 months)

Avocado is platform for smart documents. It's mission is to keep bureaucracy in check by automating processes and helping it's users create complex, re-usable templates that other users can complete in a simple, straight-forward interface.

Being a one-man project, I planned development from a design & product perspective, designed the product using Sketch and implemented both backend and frontend.

Cookies Labs GmbH

Banking & Insurance

Head of Web Development

Berlin, Deutschland

March 2015 - November 2016 (1 year1 year and 8 months)

Cookies was a peer-to-peer payments company operating in Germany.
At Cookies I was responsible for:
  • Managing the company’s overall web presence
  • Taking an active role in defining and planning the apps, from a technical, product and design perspective
  • Managing and implementing the webapp & website
  • Handling all infrastructure related aspects for the webapp & website

Klarna Bank AB

Banking & Insurance

Engineering Manager

Berlin, Deutschland

November 2016 - April 2018 (1 year1 year and 5 months)

Klarna is payments company (now bank) from Sweden, and one of the most valuable European FinTechs.
At Klarna I worked as an Engineering Manager, responsible for:
  • Overseeing the general web related aspects of Klarna’s peer-to-peer app
  • Managing and taking an active role in implementing the webapp & website
  • Handling all infrastructure related aspects for the webapp & website, including setting up CI pipelines, automating the infrastructure

AUTO1 Group

Automobile

Fullstack Engineer

Berlin, Deutschland

January 2015 - April 2015 (3 months)

At AUTO1 I worked as a fullstack engineer with Javascript, jQuery, jQuery Mobile, PHP / Symphony components, MySQL on the admin team, tasked with building the internal tools used by employees to evaluate cars and report their condition.

drimm.in

Software Publishing

Co-founder, Head of Development

Bukarest, Rumänien

January 2013 - December 2014 (1 year1 year and 11 months)

drimm.in was a platform for sharing dreams with friends, who would help you fulfil them by coordinating in the platform. We sadly had to shut down end of 2014 due to lack of time and resources.
With drimm.in we participated in the 2014 edition of the How to Web MVP Academy accelerator, where I represented the startup in front of advisors, mentors and potential investors.

BEC Media

Digital & IT

Fullstack Web Engineer

Bukarest, Rumänien

November 2010 - December 2014 (4 years4 years and 1 month)

As an engineer at an outsourcing company I was tasked with planning and implementing projects in a range of industries, from Wordpress presentation websites to e-travel, e-commerce platforms, marketing analysis tools, etc. On most projects I was acting as team lead and was responsible for coordinating, communicating and gathering requirements from clients.

Maximos Sapranidis - Klarna Bank AB

8/20/2019

Vlad is really knowledgeable and eager, he has complete overview of the tech stack and has a rare ability to combine business requirements with technical restrictions and user experience.

Cezar Zamfir - MVP FACTORY

8/9/2019

During his time with us, Vlad's performance as an Engineering Manager was outstanding. He has a deep understanding of software development and tech in general and his background as a developer allowed him to successfully guide our engineers through complex software projects from planning to handover across multiple verticals.

Victor Cazacu - MVP Factory

8/8/2019

Next to proving to be a very talented engineer, Vlad has successfully managed the delivery of many of our projects through all phases, from planning to overseeing/leading the implementation to handover. After my experience working with him, he has proven his competence and professionalism and I wouldn’t hesitate to work with him in the future.

Remus Toma - AUTO1 Group

8/8/2019

During his time at AUTO1, I worked with Vlad on several mission critical projects. He is a trustworthy and reliable person and a very talented engineer which produces high quality work. Overall he is very proactive and fun to work with. I confidently recommend his work and hope I will get the pleasure to work with him in the future.

Education