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.

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Skills



Experience

Paddle.com
Director of Engineering
  • Manager of managers. Leading 8 direct reports and 36 engineers
  • Scaling rapidly growing organisation: doubling P&E department and implementing new processes
  • Managed teams and processes through the merger and acquisition of ProfitWell
  • Hired, managed and led the team that implemented Paddle's iOS In-App Purchase solution
Feb 2021 → Present, London UK & Remote
Zákon & Pořádek s.r.o.
Technical co-founder and CTO/CPO
  • Acted as a technical and product leader, also responsible for R&D
  • Involved in all aspects of the business including marketing, sales, customer support
  • Built and scaled a SaaS company to an industry leader in a newly created market
  • Designed and developed core system architecture focused on collecting, processing and monitoring data
  • Assembled, mentored and managed a 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

HawkFlow.ai

Monitoring solution with automatic predictive learning.
In development
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.