Alexandru D. Derecichei

Software Developer

Cluj-Napoca, Cluj, Romania

I am a driven individual, constantly pursuing knowledge and self-development. As a teammate, I have strong opinions that I can communicate in a clear and assertive manner, while being open-minded and willing to be proven wrong, should a conflicting idea arise. When faced with a challenge, I find creative and practical solutions, always looking for the one that is closest to existing guidelines and standards.

Work Experience

Contractor

Full Stack Developer

October 2019 to Present

I have been working full-time remotely for international clients as a software developer on their distributed teams, and the projects I have worked on have greatly helped me grow as a professional and hone my skills. My main areas of focus so far have been React.js, Vue.js, Node.js and Python.

Tapptitude

Full Stack Developer

March 2019 to October 2019

I was part of Tapptitude only for a short time before moving to full-time remote work as a contractor, but during my time there I got to work on interesting projects and get more exposure to technologies of interest to me, especially node.js & Vue.js, while being welcome into a dynamic and friendly culture.

SmartUp.io

Front End Developer

October 2016 to February 2019

SmartUp.io offers a peer-to-peer micro-learning solution to companies and corporations that look to keep their personnel trained in a continuously changing and competitive economy.

  • We built a great platform using a ReactJS + Redux tech stack for the frontend. We used code splitting to improve loading times.
  • We built a second mobile app using React Native.
  • I built some experience with AWS by using Terraform to configure our frontend development and production environments and used CircleCI for the deployment pipeline.
  • I used a Docker container with Nginx to serve the app - this gave us an advantage when we decided to use server-side rendering on the first render.
  • I was part of a team that had high ownership over the development lifecycle.
  • I collaborated closely with the Product Owner to help refine product requirements.

Small Footprint, Inc.

Full Stack Developer

October 2015 to October 2016

I was part of a dedicated team that was working on an online learning platform for our client. My role in the team was that of JavaScript developer, working on both frontend and backend services using AngularJS and NodeJS. Persistency was achieved using a mix of MongoDB and MySQL. I had worked with ES6 in AngularJS and NodeJS, and both Express.js and KOA frameworks for Node.

Procusta Solution

Software Developer

December 2014 to October 2015

Procusta Solution was a small company that enabled me to grow tremendously by giving me the responsibility of managing and choosing front-end technology stacks on our projects.

  • I pushed for the company’s first Spring and AngularJS product, as a cost-efficient, performance-gain alternative to EJB + JSF.
  • I developed a small 'calorie counter' AngularJS WordPress plugin for Romania's 3rd largest fast food chain.
  • I configured and deployed overnight and managed production issues successfully.

ISDC

Business Intelligence Developer

September 2013 to December 2014

ISDC was the place where I started out my career, a place where I filled at times the shoes of a Business Intelligence Developer, other times the shoes of a Java Developer.

  • I developed and tested applications according to specifications.
  • I wrote and maintained documentation, as well as some analysis on the technical impact of data layer changes.
  • I attended video-conferences with clients and communicated daily.
  • I presented my work during demo meetings with clients.
  • I attended community-based technology research meetings.

ISDC

Intern

July 2013 to August 2013

It was a perfect career start for me - mostly independent training with minimal, but right amount of guidance.

Education

Babes-Bolyai University

Computer Science

BSc, Attended

October 2011 to June 2014

University of Cambridge

Certification

Certificate in Advanced English

to June 2009

Skills

Web Development

Advanced

  • JavaScript
  • ES6
  • ReactJS
  • Redux
  • AngularJS
  • NodeJS
  • Express.js
  • koa.js
  • Less
  • SASS
  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • Gulp
  • Grunt
  • Bower
  • Node Package Manager
  • Twitter Bootstrap Framework
  • Zurb Foundation Framework

Business Intelligence & DB Development

Experienced

  • MySQL
  • mongoDB
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services
  • Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services
  • Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services
  • Data Warehouses
  • Star Schemas

Java Development

Familiar

  • Java 7
  • Spring Framework
  • PrimeFaces Framework
  • JavaServer Pages
  • JavaServer Faces

Version Control

Advanced

  • GIT
  • Subversion

Other Languages & Tools

Familiar

  • Python
  • PHP
  • InstallShield
  • WordPress

Languages

Romanian

Native Speaker

English

Full Professional Proficiency

Interests

Digital Photography

Musical Instruments

Books

References

Alexandru is a balanced developer. Having skills both on the front-end and back-end he was an asset to our office. He rapidly got up to speed with our projects and workflows. He is honest, hard-working and a good team player. Along with his strong technical skills, Alexandru has always been a pleasure to work with because of his positive attitude and calm. I strongly recommend Alex. He will be a beneficial addition to any software company.
— Lucian Dunca
Alex is an assertive person, who knows how to find great solutions to overcome every difficult challenge. Even more, Alex always has great ideas on how to innovate things and adds value to team. Any team should have a person like Alex! Hope to work with him again!
— Marius Zirbo