MadeWithBits

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Andrzej Kurczych

Software Developer

Tel: 07940486501
Email: akurczych@gmail.com
Web: www.madewithbits.uk

Professional Profile

Talented Software Developer with a passion for learning new and drive to continuously improve. I love working on projects that involve developing complex back-end systems and give me an opportunity to learn and share my knowledge.

I am capable of achieving personal objectives, as demonstrated by successful studying with the Open University alongside full-time work. I learn fast, respond positively to change, and work great with people.

Technical Skills

Java

Java 8 SE, Spring 5, Spring Boot 2, Microservices, REST services, JUnit, Mockito, Swagger, Apache Camel, AWS, Eclipse, Git, Travis, SonarCloud.

Data

Python, pandas, PostgreSQL, MongoDB.

Web

HTML5 and CSS

Software engineering

Unit testing, Component testing, Integration testing, Test-Driven Development, Pair Programming, Agile, Scrum.

Education

2011 - 2017

BSc (Hons) Computing and IT - First-class Honours

The Open University

As part of my university Computing and IT project, I started development of Personal Protective Equipment Management System for a rope access company using Java EE 7.

Courses studied include:

  • Software engineering
  • Developing concurrent distributed systems
  • Data management and analysis
  • Object-oriented Java programming
  • Software development with Java
  • Algorithms, data structures and computability
  • Web technologies

Professional Membership

BCS The Chartered Institute for IT

I am a Profession Member of BCS The Chartered Institute for IT.

Career History

2018 - present

Graduate Java Developer

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  • Greenfield enterprise projects - replacing old Java EE back-end systems with modern cloud and data-centred microservices.
  • Agile Representative assisting in Agile Transformation of the company.
  • Mentoring for colleagues who joined the organisation.

2006 - 2018

Firefighter

London Fire Brigade
  • Responding and resolving operational incidents.
  • Educating community to improve safety, installing smoke alarms, organising school visits.
  • Developing rescue skills to improve performance, organising training events.

2004 - 2006

Rope Access Supervisor

Avalon Abseiling Ltd
  • Provision of rescue capabilities.
  • Managing projects and communicating with clients.
  • Supervising teams of up to four Rope Access Technicians.

Recently Read

  • Camel in Action – Claus Ibsen, Jonathan Anstey
  • The Software Craftsman: Professionalism, Pragmatism, Pride - Sandro Mancuso

Additional Information

  • I am a keen climber. I participated in numerous climbing competitions and organised sport and mountain climbing in Europe.
  • I also enjoy traveling, running and scuba diving.