Mateusz Drankowski

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Hello! My name is

Mateusz Drankowski

About Me

Who I am

Passionate programmer, all-year-round motorcyclist, father of two wonderful daughters (twins). That's me in short.

I was born in Poland but decided to move to United Kingdom 3 years ago. That's been my dream since I became independently-minded human. Dreams are to be fulfilled so I'm here, living in beautiful part of Wiltshire.

Currently I'm working at Blubolt, developing a class-leading solutions in various, exciting technologies. I do what I really like, to learn something new each day, never get bored.

I'm not interested in changing my permanent occupation although I'm happy to do some part-time freelancing.

  • Based in
    Frome, UK
  • Age
    30
  • Working at
    Blubolt

Experiences

  • 2012--current

    Web developer

    I have taken various roles within the company. Some details may be found below.

    Lead developer of big data web-project - bomcheck.net.
    Responsible for code development, server administration and client communication.

    Experiences:
    • complete rework of the server infrastracture, split into multiple regions
    • implementation of reliable and quick cross-region replication for Elastic Search, Solr, MySql and Memcached data
    • implementation of custom cross-region Virtual Private Network within AWS Cloud based on OpenVPN
    • various Route 53 upgrades in order to keep the website up and running for the users regardless of the condition of the servers
    • Heavy exposure to AWS Cloud tools like EC2, RDS, SQS, SES, Route 53, ElastiCache, CloudWatch and others
    • Developing a reporting tools capable of importing and exporting the data in most MS Excel formats available
    • Ongoing improvements, refactoring and developing new features and tools



    Web developer on e-commerce platform - bluCommerce.
    Oportunity to work on various exciting projects
    and bespoke, thought-over from scratch and developed solutions.

    Experiences:
    • working with countless shipping and warehouse integrations
    • developing features in Flex
    • working closely with other programmers, designers and account managers
    • technical contact with clients to clarify their requirements, explain available solutions, solve any concerns



    Systems engineer on bluCommerce AWS server infrastracture.

    Experiences:
    • responsibility for local and AWS hosted infrastracture
    • office-hours systems pager duty
    • working with Chef, Vagrant, Nagios, Jenkins, Elastic Stack
    • experience with numerous AWS tools, too many to list them
  • 2009--2012

    Director

    Owner of two succesful e-commerce shops selling organic products.
    Sold due to moving to UK.

Coding Skills

My skills I learned during my coding journey below. Obviously that's not a full list, one needs to learn whatever project requires. I think though I listed below what are my strong points and what I'm really interested in. That needs to suffice for now.
More will come soon.

  • 90%

    PHP7

  • 80%

    MySQL

  • 75%

    Javascript (Mootools / JQuery)

  • 40%

    Chef (including writing cookbooks in Ruby)

  • 40%

    Webservers (Apache / Nginx)

  • 60%

    AWS cloud (Sysops Associate level)

  • 60%

    Git

  • 50%

    Elastic Stack (Elasticsearch, Kibana, Logstash)

  • 60%

    Ajax

  • 60%

    NoSQL (DynamoDB)

  • 50%

    Caching (memcached)

  • 40%

    Zend Framework 2

  • 30%

    Bash scripting

  • 40%

    XHTML, CSS

Characteristics

It's not all about pure technical skills.
Soft ones as well as appropriate work ethic are essential to be a part of a team.
To finish projects succesfully.
To bring more income to the company.

  • Reliability

  • Resistance to stress and pressure

  • Ambitions

  • High work ethic

  • Multi-tasking

  • Grasping new things quickly

Programming Skills

Most of my professional time I spent coding. Although I'm an aspirational dev-ops, still most of my expertise comes from coding. The graphs below are just a brief overview. It's impossible to compress years of coding into such a limited space!

  • Learning
    Beginner
    Not Bad
    Advance
    Expert
  • Object Oriented Programming
  • PHP / JS frameworks
  • Could computing
  • Systems engineering
  • PSR coding standards

Some of my works

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Portfolio

Royal Mail - COSS route

Customer own system solution

Royal Mail COSS

  • Role:Developer

Extensive shipping integration handling all documents generation / communication with Royal Mail

The process is as follows:

  • system generates the shipping label using ImageMagick library and Zend_Barcode component
  • system generates the preadvice data that's being put on the pending csv file
  • in the end of the day system generates the complete preadvice file including the predefined headers and footer rows
  • system transfers the preadvice file to royal mail ftp where it's being processed allowing the package tracking
  • system generates the collection manifest in pdf format using wkhtmltopdf library, it includes the basic despatch data for the courier to sign off

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Portfolio
Portfolio

GFS API

Global Freight Solutions

GFS API

  • Role:Developer

Sophisticated and really convenient for the users integration. It's using soap requests to manage despatch data.

The communication on all stages is based on soap requests to GFS API.

GFS offers wide selection of shipping services from the commonly known providers like TNT, UKMail, Royal Mail and others.

Process is as follows:

  • system makes a soap request to export the shipping consignment including all the package data
  • on response system receives the tracking number and label if requested
  • if some errors occur, the system notifies the user but do not retry the request, client sorts the problems via their online manager
  • in the end of the day system makes a soap request confirming that the packages are ready to pick up

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Video and extra information

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OwwwLab Web Design

  • Role:Graphic Designer
  • Client:OwwwLab design studio
  • Year:2011

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Image and extra information

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OwwwLab Web Design

  • Role:Graphic Designer
  • Client:OwwwLab design studio
  • Year:2011

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Contact Details

  • (0044) 7413 966127
  • [email protected]

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