Alex Budin

Alex Budin

Head of Technology at Crispin Porter + Bogusky
London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom

About me

Cutting edge technology aficionado - need to know everything about everything
Loving engineering and electronics and everything that is tech related, drones, Virtual Reality, A.I. and iBeacons.

Huge fan of team work.

Specialities:
Creative technology, Getting Shit Done, Web Development, Software Development (Full Lifecycle), high end Javascript, NodeJS, Grunt, Angular, PhantomJS, CSS3, HTML5, Mobile app development, Titanium Appcelerator, PHP, NoSQL, MongoDB, DynamoDB, Python, Scala, AWS, UNIX, Server Architecture, Software Architecture, TDD, GIT, Agile Project Management, consultancy, rapid prototyping, cloud computing, Business Analysis, Quality Assurance, Technical reviews / Due diligence

Extra specialities:
Arduino and Raspberry Pi development and prototyping
Tessel JS prototyping
Electronics skills

Positions

Head of Technology
London, United Kingdom
July 2016 - Present (2 years)
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Lead Technology Engineer
London, United Kingdom
January 2013 - June 2016 (3 years 5 months)
Creative. Tech. You know the deal. Making the most of the agency. Hands-on, getting shit done, assembling great ideas, setting direction, making things work, doing things properly. Multi-discipline, multi-device, multi-screen. Making rules, breaking rules, getting ideas out of people's heads and onto the internet.Working with the likes of Samsung, Absolut (Pernod Ricard), Coca Cola, KFC, Dominos, Saudi Aramco and delivering them awesome digital solutionsAlso:Planning and executing complex technical projectsCreating an API for everythingWinning pitches and awardsOrganizing meet ups and loving to talk about technology in retail and every day livesPutting an iBeacon in everything around meLatest craze for me: connecting everyday household items to the internet and controlling them remotely
Managing Director / CTO
Codeboxed
November 2010 - October 2014 (3 years 11 months)
Developing mobile and web apps, creating strategic goals and managing a group of 6 brilliant people.Working a lot with Titanium Mobile, NodeJS, PHP and Ruby on Rails to bring more web and mobile applications into the world.
CTO
Loveflutter
United Kingdom
November 2012 - November 2013 (1 year)
Besides rolling up my sleeves and getting knees deep in coding some of my responsibilities were:- Select and set up a software revision control sytem and repository- Collaborate with the founders to develop user stories and specifications that describe the implementation of the company’s services as a web application.- Collaborate with the UX Designer to prepare wireframes or mockups of a prototype of the company’s web application.- As a member of the senior management team, participate in the selection of a graphic designer who will create the company corporate identity and design the web application’s look and feel. Ensure that the graphic designer has sufficient web experience, follows guidelines established in the User- Experience design process, and delivers assets that can be easily adapted to web requirements.- Define the company’s software development methodology.- Promulgate coding conventions and documentation standards.- Review current best practices for the selected web framework and establish the initial architecture for the application.- Select and manage company staff who will implement the application.- Establish and supervise the software development process, setting short-term objectives and assessing progress as defined by the selected software development methodology.- Conduct code reviews and specification conformance testing as defined by the selected software development methodology.- Establish and supervise a quality assurance process, including integration and system testing.- Select, deploy, and monitor performance profiling tools and procedures.- Review and approve proposed development releases and manage the release process.- Establish an application deployment process and supervise deployment to staging and production servers.- Monitor application performance and review any application failures in staging or production.
Senior Software Engineer
MMT Digital
April 2011 - January 2012 (9 months)
Offering consultancy and developing mobile applications using Titanium Appcelerator. Helped define, develop and deploy technology architectures for clients using JAVA.Developed and worked on complex backend infrastructure for web applications using Zend Framework

Education

Engineer

2003 - 2008 (5 years)
Attended a lot of informatics contests organised by the faculty and got various prizes. Also participated in programming camps.In 2004 i attended a programming contest where i won first prize with my e-commerce solution made from scratch in PHP/MySQL

Bachelor Degree

1999 - 2003 (4 years)

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