About Me

Software Engineering with experience in the whole SDLC cycle. My strong analytical skills and obsessive attention to detail enable me to be an effective problem-solver. Enthusiastic team player dedicated to constantly improving tools and infrastructure, maximize productivity, minimize system downtime and satisfy corporate strategic objectives.

Contact Details

Damyan Kostadinov
+44 7759 766 349
damyan.kostadinov@gmail.com LinkedIn

Work Experience

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

London, UK

Software Engineer - FX Payments July 2021 - Present

  • Designing and developing highly concurrent FX Payment system for Amazon.
  • Developing systems that perform FX currency pricing using Java with Spring Boot.
  • Extensively testing the applications due to the high financial risk linked to them.
  • Managing large scale distributed Oracle database.

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Bournemouth, UK

Software Engineer - Continuous Delivery Sept 2019 - July 2021

  • Improving the CI/CD for the company – transitioning to Spinnaker and single-handedly integrating it with Jenkins using Groovy.
  • Reducing the installation time of Spinnaker by 80% using automation scripts in Python.
  • Developing REST APIs using Java/Spring.
  • Extending and maintaining the UI for the team using JavaScript/React.
  • DevOps and Support duties.

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Bournemouth, UK

Software Engineer Intern Summer 2018

  • Worked on a project involving CI/CD pipelines, Java/Spring, Kafka and JavaScript/React. Following SCRUM methodology.

Fidessa plc

Woking, UK

Software Engineer Intern Summer 2017

  • Worked on number of automation scripts using Tcl, Bash and AutoHotkey.

Regional Education Management

Varna, BG

Software Engineer Intern Summer 2016

  • Worked on a project involving Microsoft SQL.

Education

University of Southampton

MEng Computer Science 2015 - 2019

First Class Honours (Distinction)

Projects
  • Removal of Moire patterns and Aliasing from Point Cloud Renders using Python.
  • First place in a competition for building Recommender Systems.
  • Extending an Image tagging software (www.zooniverse.org) to use gamification in order to increase engagement using Java/JavaFX.
  • Developing Online Advertising Dashboard using agile methodologies and Java.

Mathematical Highschool "D-r Petar Beron"

2010 - 2015

Diploma za Sredno Obrazovanie, Grade - 5.91 (out of 6.00)

Skills

  • Spring Professional Certification: VMware Spring Professional 2021
  • Oracle Certified Professional: Java SE11 Developer (Certified Java 11 Developer)
  • Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD certificate)

  • Java(Spring, Spring Boot)
  • Kubernetes
  • Algorithms, Data Structures
  • Relational and Non-Relational Databases
  • JavaScript(React), Python, Groovy, SQL
  • C++, C#, Scheme

Projects

  • Using AI to remove Moire patterns and Aliasing from Point Cloud Renders using Python.
  • First place in a competition for building Recommender Systems.
  • Building an Intelligent Agent – negotiation agent based on BRAM Agent using Java.
  • Extending an image tagging software (www.zooniverse.org) to use gamification in order to increase engagement using Java/JavaFX.
  • Developing Online Advertising Dashboard using Java/JavaFX.

Interests

  • Strong interest in the financial markets. Researching and investing in my free time.
  • Participating in Salsa dancing programmes and competitions since 2011.

Client Testimonials

  • Time magazine's "Person of the Year"

    Time Magazine - 2006
  • You are the best!

    Anonymous Client