Marek Ventur

Full-Stack Developer

I have worked for different companies and industries, such as tech giant IBM, music industry disruptor Last.fm and gambling startup Gamevy. At the moment I'm working at Amazon as a Software Development Engineer.

In my spare time I'm part of the team that designs and builds the increasingly complex conference badges for the Electromagnetic Field hacker camp.

I combine in-depth frontend and backend knowledge with the skills to plan and deliver successful projects.

Skills

Selected projects (the ones I'm allowed to talk about)

Employment history

Amazon (Oct 2017 - Present), London

Software Development Engineer

Working on services that enable Amazon's massive product catalog
  • Design and implementation of new features.
  • Day-to-day running of services, including on-call support
  • Operations and tooling
  • Trouble shooting and support in one of the worlds most complex product pipelines

Gamevy (Aug 2013 - Sep 2017), London

Senior Developer and Product Lead

As the first non-founder to join Gamevy I've worked on game design, HTML5 frontends, backend infrastructure and operations
  • Developing game concepts for the majority of Gamevy's games to date.
  • Project management from customer request to delivery
  • Creating playable prototypes and simulations as well as the probabilistic maths to verify their correctness
  • UX: Making sure that Gamevy's games not only look great but are also easy to understand and a fun to play
  • Implementation of backend infrastructure in accordance with gambling regulations
  • Implementation of game frontend for both mobile and desktop via HTML5. Frequent contributer to PIXI.js
  • Creation of infrastructure for continuous deployment, scaling, monitoring and auditing

Last.fm (Oct 2011 - Aug 2013), London

Web and Data Developer

Back-end and focused (Hadoop, Java and PHP) with occasional front end projects
  • Data research (Hadoop, Hive, SQL)
  • Refactor of a chart-image generator service, serving millions of requests per day
  • Maintenance of infrastructure that handles user-uploaded images
  • Suggested, prototyped, designed and implemented main parts of Last.fm's realtime charts infrastructure that provided up-to-the-second resolution
  • Participated in major redesign project

IBM (Oct 2008 - Nov 2011), Germany

Corporate Student Program

Project work in various IBM teams combined with an integrated university BSc program

Education

Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University Mannheim (Oct 2008 - Nov 2011)

BSc Science, Business IT