Currently in a very fulfilling position and not looking forward to reorienting my professional scope.
- Experience in leading teams. Ability to coach and motivate the team members.
- High customer interaction experience, ranging from customer support to complex on site setups and project internal communication.
- High flexibility and capacity.
- Excellent communication skills in English and German.
- Strong UNIX experience on systems ranging from BSD oriented server accounts to complex Linux setups and their administration.
- Able to develop applications utilizing technologies such as PHP, Python, WordPress, AJAX, CSS and other.
- Excellent MySQL skills.
Working as Product Manager defining 10up’s products and ensuring that 10up’s products meet their technical and functional standards and perform in budget constraints.
2013 – 2016
Working as Engineering Manager on a variety of WordPress projects, ensuring that the output of the team meets the client needs and coding standards.
2012 – 2013
Advanced technical customer support
As a member of the Customer Care team supporting customers running Piston Enterprise OpenStack. Working closely with the development team both to ensure problems of impact are resolved and that the product roadmap meets the customers’ evolving needs.
2008 – 2012
Working in the VIP support for Automattic, Inc. The company which stands behind projects such as WordPress, Akismet, Polldaddy and more. As member of the WordPress.com VIP team ensuring the code of their high class meets development, security and performance standards.
2007 – 2012
Founding vision22 EOOD (bulgarian form of a LTD), a private hold full service web development agency. Acting as chief executive officer for this company.
2004 – 2007
Leading development department in Sofia
Establishing a development department in Sofia branch of Plusserver. Training the software developers and leading the team of 15 web developers in Germany and Bulgaria. Planning upcoming projects and managing the human resources. Acting as a communication bridge between development team and customers.
2004 – 2005
Reseller API for dedicated servers
Creating a possibility for reselling dedicated servers and performing all necessary provisioning actions like reboots, installations and similar processes using a XML based API. Deployment and on site assistance during the api installation with various customers.
2003 – 2004
Server4You establishment in the U.S.
Setting up new datacenter infrastructure in St. Louis (U.S.A) and leading on site development and deployment of a shared hosting and dedicated server hosting product including development of the backoffice and customer interfaces.
2001 – 2003
Launch of brands Server4You/vSERVER/Racer
Implementation of Intergenia’s first fully automated dedicated server product. All steps from ordering a server to installation with various software selections can be performed handsfree. Later introducing similar technologies for virtual server hosting using SW-Soft’s Virtuozzo technology as well as a shared hosting product.
2000 – 2001
Launch of brand Plusserver
Introducing one of the first dedicated server products in germany and leading a fast growing team of support engineers and technical staff. Switching over to product development for implementing automated procedures and workflows for the server administration and provisioning as well as customer control panels.
1998 – 2000
University of Bonn
Being contact for all IT-related issues for three institutes. Solving hardware and software problems, setting up complex IT-solutions and server setups, as well as planning and implementing the network structure.
Due to the immense growth of Intergenia, the company decided to train their own IT specialists. Therefore i was able to earn a certification to train commercial apprentices to become IT specialists (german job title “Fachinformatiker-Anwendungsentwicklung”). Personal qualification based on the german “Ausbildereignungsverordnung”. This Certificate is handed out by the german IHK after a successful exam.
1995 – 1998
University of Bonn / Electronics Lab
My apprenticeship years gave me the opportunity to acquire a broad knowledge of electrical circuits in the scope of scientific applications. In a challenging environment that provided education and the opportunity to work on real projects I gained excellent experience and earned skills in analogue and digital electronics in a variety from logic circuits over self developed micro controller systems to the usage and construction of various computer systems. Development of microcontroller circuits, knowledge of digital and analogue circuits, soldering, PC hardware, different bus architectures, network technologies.