About me

SOFTWARE ARCHITECT,
WEB TECHNOLOGIES EXPERT,
AND INSTRUCTOR.

I’m a software/ IT solutions architect.
Currently, I am working as an IT Architect for VIA SMS Group and cooperating as an Expert with State Development Agency, and WorldSkills, and EuroSkills organization on improving web development education standards.
I have been working in IT my whole career, most of it as a backend developer. 
My core passion is the development of web-based systems.

Focus

My Expertise

Web Stack: PHP 4.x, 5.x, 7.x (Frameworks, Laravel 3.x-6.x, Symfony 2.x-4.x, Smarty, Kohana, self-built) HTML 4, 5; CSS: 2.x 3.x, JS

Front end frameworks: prototype, jQuery, Angular JS, Angular, React, React native, Vue.JS, bootstrap)

Processing languages: Elixir, Golang

For desktop apps

Languages: C#, C++, .Net, JAVA

Databases: Oracle, MySql, MariaDB, PostgreSQL, MSSQL, SQL Wearhouse

Cloud solutions: AWS, AZURE, GC

Microservices and containers: Docker, Vagrant, Kubernetes

OS: Centos 6,7 (for servers) Mac OS X Windows 95, 98, 2000, XP, 10 Windows server 2102, 2016, 2019

DevOps: TeamCity, Upsource, GitLab (on-premise solutions) 

Caching engines: Redis, Memcache

Curriculum Vitae

Work Experience

VIA SMS Group

July 2019 – Present

IT Architect

– Managing in-house developers and engineers in multiple countries.
– Introducing and creating multiple development guidelines and processes.
– Planning architectures for multiple financial (fin-tech) products.
– Creating prototype solutions for in-house projects.
– Planning and executing code-reviews for internal projects.
– Planning an implementing DevOps for internal projects.

WorldSkills International

January 2016 – Present

Web Technologies Expert

– Training competitors for national (Latvian) and international contests
– Latvian National Web Design Competition Coordination
– Chief Expert at National (Latvian) Web programming Competition (part of SkillsLatvia) (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
– Expert at EuroSkills 2016 Competition (Gothenburg, Sweeden)
– Expert at China International Skills 2016 Competition (Shanghai, China)
– Expert at WorldSkills International 2017 Competition (Abu Dhabi, United ArabEmirates)
– Expert at EuroSkills Competition 2018 (Budapest Hungary)

Assecor GmbH

September 2017 – July 2019

Senior Software Architect

– Working at the Latvian branch of ASSECOR as Senior Software Architect, DevOps Architect.
– Managing in-house and external developers and engineers.
– Planning architectures for multiple enterprise clients
– Planning systems to work together with on-premises and cloud solutions.
– Creating prototype solutions for in-house projects
– Planning and executing code-reviews for internal and external clients
– Planning an implementing DevOps for internal and external projects

e-risinājumi

April 2005 – September 2017

CTO / co-owner

– Planning projects (technical architecture)
– Working with local and international clients to achieve their requirements.
– Multiple e-commerce, custom CRM and other intranet systems
– Technical requirement planning (networking and hardware) Solutions developed for, mobile (apps), desktop, web-based. For multiple types of sectors and clients (public and private sectors)

RemotE3

August 2009 – May 2011

Head of IT and Development Division

– Web-based systems development and planning from the ground up to end-user UI.
– Web development (HTML, PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, CSS, API’s)
– Web project management, employees workflow planning

TVNET Latvia

May 2005 – August 2009

Web Engineer

Latvian news portal tvnet.lv and it’s infrastructure (as needed) planning anddevelopment.
Latvian social network orb.lv and it’s infrastructure (as needed) planning and development.
End-client’s web site development, web site UI development.
Used skills: PHP (OOP), MySql, PostgreSql CSS, HTML, JavaScript, Unix,XML, PhotoShop and much more web development related technologies.

Grafton

July 2007 – August 2009

Web Engineer

Web development (full stack)

Certifications

Honors
& Awards

Director of the National Agency for Education Development

May 2019

Honors

for participation as Head of Jury in Young Professionals’ Contest SkillsLatvia 2019 in Web Development proffesion

Prime Minister of the Republic of Latvia

March 2019

Diploma

for excellent candidate preperation for web development in EuroSkills 2018 competition

Director of the National Agency for Education Development

April 2018

Honors

for participation as Head of Jury in Young Professionals’ Contest SkillsLatvia 2018 in Web Development proffesion

Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Latvia

December 2017

Honor

for the professional support given to the award-winning contestant during the preparation and competition and for representing Latvia in the jury of Web Design and Development profession at the WorldSkills 2017 World Young Professionals’ Contest

President of WorldSkills International

October 2017

Rercognition

for outstanding contribution in role as an Expert for Web Design and Development at the 44th WorldSkills Competition in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Organizing Committee of China International Skills Competition

June 2017

Recognition for participation

as Web Design and Development Expert in China International Skills Competition 2017

Director of the National Agency for Education Development

April 2017

Honors

for participation as Head of Jury in Young Professionals’ Contest SkillsLatvia 2017 in Web Development proffesion

Prime Minister of the Republic of Latvia

March 2017

Diploma

for excellent candidate preperation for web development in EuroSkills 2016 competition

Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Latvia

December 2016

Honor

for the professional support given to the award-winning contestant during the preparation and competition and for representing Latvia in the jury of Web Design and Development profession at the Euroskills 2016 European Young Professionals’ Contest

President of WorldSkills Europe

December 2016

Certificate

for role as Expert in Web Development representing Latvia in the fifth EuroSkills Competition in Goetheburg, Sweden

Software architect, web technologies expert, and Instructor

Roberts Flaumanis

IT Architect