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Background


About

About

Nik has more than 15 years of experience in Web Development. Involved in various roles, from Developer roles to Solution Architect positions. He could indestand client/stakeholders needs as well as he could transform them into working product. Before Licklist, he has his own consulting company.

Work Experience

Work Experience

  • Lead Software Developer, Solution ArchitectLicklist Ltd

    Oct, 2012 - Present3 years 11 months

    Involved in full development cycle, including back-end software, database design, responsive styling and JavaScript functionality. Supplying Restful API for the Mobile app. Working closely with the product stakeholders and business directors.

    • Building back-end of the site

    • Creating front-end style & functionality of the site

    • Building entire ticketing solution including integration to third party websites

    • RESTful API for the Mobile app

    • Third party api integrations - smart import from Facebook of galleries, events, offers etc.

    • Technologies used: PHP, MySQL, LAMP, CSS, LESS, JavaScript, ElasticSearch, MVC, JQuery, Require.js, Twitter Bootstrap, CakePHP, AWS, Unit Testing, SCRUM Software Development

  • Running Software Consultancy Agency

    Sep, 2007 - Oct, 20125 years

    Participating as a consultant in many national, large and mid-sized projects. Some of the clients of the agency are: Sony Ericsson, KWR Watercycle Research Institute – The Netherlands, Ministry of Health of Bulgaria, National Centre of Public Health Protection Bulgaria. The agency had a network of websites with more than 200k unique monthly visitors & 620k+ page views.

  • Senior Software Architect & Software Development Team LeaderForsyth Partners Ltd.

    Jan, 2002 - Oct, 20075 years 8 months

    Leading company's software development team of 7-10 members. Working simultaneously on multiple projects, defining priorities and responsibilities of every member of the team. Interfacing directly with QA Team and End users from Financial departments. Main role in planning, design, implementation, integration and maintenance of all in-house systems of the company

    • Building Management Information System and various systems supporting the research business of the company such as: Trail & Commission System, Placement Fee System, Research Backoffice System

    • Supporting and maintaining Company Website

    • Providing support & integration between company's systems and third party companies - Skandia Italy, BNL, ING & Financial Express

  • Software ArchitectInformation services PLC.

    Nov, 1999 - Feb, 20022 years 2 months

    Leading a team of 5 developers, working on a pilot project for PKI Implementation for e-Government and Public register. The systems also provides a front-end interface allow citizens to interact with the public administration. Participating as developer in On-line Tax registrations & Tax declarations and VAT Register projects. Creating complete visual concept of Ministry of Finance and Tax Administration web sites.

    • Working on national systems required by Tax Administration of Bulgaria

    • R&D for PKI implementation for e-Government and Public Register

    • Designing & Building the website of Ministry of Finance, Bulgaria

  • Software Developer, Bulgarian Association of Management and Finance (BAMF)

    Jul, 1997 - Dec, 19992 years 5 months

    Building Information Portal for Finance and Management, Creating web site for Association's Magazine – “Business Spectrum”. Creating Association's Members websites. Implementation of Linux under Power PC processor server and Lotus Domino Server.

Skills

Skills

  • Web Development
    PHPHTMLCSSSQLApache
  • PHP Frameworks
    CakePHPZend FrameworkLaravelCodeIgniter
  • Front End Frameworks
    BootstrapAngularJSReactJS
  • E-commerce & CMS Platforms
    OpencartPrestashopMagentoWordpressJoomlaCMSMadeSimple
  • Databases
    MySQLOracleMS AccessElasticSearch
  • Tools & Libraries
    jQueryRequire.jsLessSASS
  • Third party APIs
    Facebook APITwitter APIGoogle Maps APIGoogle Charts API
  • Mobile Development
    Android SDKPhonegap
Education

Education

  • Corporate Finance, Master Degree, University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria

    Jan, 2001 - Dec, 2001

  • Statistics and Econometrics, Bachelor Degree, University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria

    Oct, 1996 - Jun, 2000

Interests

Interests

  • Software Development

    WebFrameworksMobileGamesNew Technologies
  • Forex / Investment

    FundamentalsTechnical analysisStrategies
  • Painting / Drawing

    Acrilic PaintingsPencil Drawings