Marek Ventur

Senior Developer / Project Manager / Game Producer

I have worked for different companies and industries, such as tech giant IBM and music industry disruptor Last.fm. At the moment I'm creating games for gambling startup Gamevy.

I combine full stack tech experience with the skills to manage and deliver successful projects.

My current focus is on creating innovative real money games - from slots with a twist to completely new concepts.

Please visit marekventur.com for a selection of projects and games I've worked on.

Skills

Employment history

Gamevy (Aug 2013 - Present), London

Senior Developer and Game Producer

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 (Dec 2012 - Aug 2013), London

Data Developer

Designing and maintaining back-end services in Java, Hadoop
  • Refactoring and enhancements for Music Manager, a platform for labels that supplies most of Last.fm's streams
  • Data research (Hadoop, Hive, SQL)

Last.fm (Oct 2011 - Dec 2012), London

Web Developer

Back-end focused, with occasional front end projects in a small team
  • 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

Full time project work in various IBM teams combined with an integrated university BSc program
  • Planning, design and development of a virtual tour through IBM data centres
  • Development of various tools to improve reusability of automated test cases on z/Linux
  • Development, roll out and support of a web based process planning tool

Education

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

BSc Science, Business Informatics