Michal Gondar

A dedicated technology leader, with the right balance of perfectionism and pragmatism to enable exceptional delivery of complex projects to spec and on time.

linkedin.com/in/michalgondar
github.com/gondo
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Skills



Experience

Paddle.com
Director of Engineering
  • Scaling rapidly growing organisation: doubling P&E department and implementing new processes.
  • Supervising 8 direct reports and 36 engineers.
Feb 2020 → Present, London UK & Remote
Zákon & Pořádek s.r.o.
Technical co-founder and CTO
  • Built and scaled SaaS company to industry leader in a newly created market
  • Designed and developed core system architecture focused on collecting, processing and monitoring data
  • Assembled and managed fully remote team
Jul 2013 → 2020, Prague Czechia & Remote
Digital Garden
Full-Stack developer while travelling across Australia
Feb 2013 → Oct 2013, Sydney Australia
Musstard
Technical co-founder and CTO
  • Developed e-commerce retail platform based on Magento for fashion start-up
  • Implemented custom Magento extensions and modifications to fulfill business needs (multiple warehouse functionality, ajax shopping cart, gift vouchers based on custom rules)
  • Designed and maintained infrastructure running on AWS
  • Technologies: Magento, Varnish cache, Solr search, Apache, MySQL
  • Communicated with investors, conducted technical interviews
Nov 2011 → Jul 2013, Sydney Australia
AOL / GoViral
Full-Stack Engineer
  • Lead Javascript developer – developed HTML5 video player for Goviral video advertising platform. Produced high quality unit tested javascript application
  • Implemented Selenium and BDD (Behat) tests
  • Worked as a member of PHP core team developing features for internal systems
  • Integral part of the Goviral start-up culture prior to its acquisition by AOL
Jun 2011 → Feb 2012, London UK
Live Nation Entertainment / Ticketmaster
Lead Frontend Engineer
  • Lead Frontend Engineer for www.livenation.co.uk and its 17 additional language mutations
  • Redesigning Ticketmaster checkout system
  • Worked as part of agile development team
  • Implemented facebook XFBML
  • Created prototype for festival mobile applications
Feb 2009 → May 2011, London UK

Projects

WOWidget

An application for iPhone and iPad to create custom widgets.
Released in 2020

Hobbies

Chess
Challenging and intellectually stimulating.
HackerRank
I enjoy solving problems and HackerRank is a perfect place for programming challenges.