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Žiga Vidic

product developer working on sleuth.io | email | github
product developer focused on web development
with 5 years of distributed work experience
proficient in JavaScript, Vue, Tailwind CSS, Python, Django and SQL
I'm also productive with TypeScript, Elixir, Ruby (and Rails) and PHP
good habits like: writing automated tests and doing code reviews
and hiding some details :)

previous work

2020 Senior Software Developer – Celtra Inc., SF, NYC, Ljubljana
product Creative Management Platform
tech JavaScript, Vue, CoffeeScript, Backbone, TypeScript, PHP, MySQL, Node, Scala, Docker
I've been working closely with a distributed product team and designers on new front-end centric features.
I was responsible for implementation and wider tech ownership (e.g. writing technical specifications).
achievements
  • decision tree – UI and backend for building decision trees
  • campaign explorer – UI for listing all creatives on single page
  • implemented feed content system – backend to import and use dynamic feeds in creatives
  • introduced Vue framework to our team (back in the 2015) and helped incorporating it into the codebase
  • led a platform upgrade from PHP5 to PHP7
  • started effort of client side testing
  • bootstrapped end to end testing system to relieve QA team
2012 Software Developer – Astina d.o.o., Ljubljana
About Swiss Software consultancy
tech JavaScript (Backbone.js), PHP (Symfony framework), MySQL, Vagrant
I worked on the Slovenian team (first 3 and later 6 people) in a satellite office of Astina AG. We worked on projects spanning from e-learning platforms to e-commerce sites and a custom CMS system. We were responsible for design, implementation, deployment and maintenance of software for our clients. In this job I got familiar with GitHub workflows, code reviews and pair programming.
2011 Software Developer – Parsek d.o.o., Ljubljana
About now Healthcare IT specialist, back then half Agency half Healthcare IT
tech Ruby on Rails, Postgres, Java and JavaScript
I worked on web based gambling games for the national lottery company and ported a few games from Flash to JavaScript / HTML5.
2009 Software Developer – Zavarovalnica Triglav d.d., Ljubljana
About Insurance company
tech Java, JSF, jQuery
I worked in the claims department on partners application that managed all legal partner entities. This was a subsystem of a bigger Java EE application, we used the IBM DB2 database.
2007 Junior Software Developer – Abakus d.o.o., Kranj
About Oracle consultancy company
tech Oracle SQL, PL/SQL
I worked on a team that helped migrate an old retail system from terminal to web application using Oracle Forms.

interests

professional product development and shipping work that matters, remote work
tech Deno, PostGraphile, web development in general
other running, reading, coffee, skateboarding

education

title Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Information Technology
2003 - 2007 Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Maribor
1999 - 2003 Computer Science and Informatics, Technical High School Kranj