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Donatas Martinkus
Team Lead & Senior software engineer

I am a software engineer who got sucked into the world of internet. Journey started as a functional php front-end based copy-paster and look where it got me now. Did some serious Scala multi-microservice jugglery to serve different purpose of API and now spreading my mana to cast spells from Spring Boot magic book!

No surprise occasionally have to get my mittens into doing some DevOps which I don't quite fancy but hey - sometimes it has to be done

At the beginning of 2016 I have also been assigned to lead the team of Juniors who showed up quite knowledgeable and driven - very keen to learn and produce good results for sophisticated software

Sometimes I find the time and passion to discover/remember something new. For example, took a famous course of Machine Learning by Andrew Ng in Coursera. Why not?

Life

As the years go by I seem to have gained more and more responsibilities

  • Becoming a father
  • Also a husband!
  • Going contracting
  • Getting my first car and drive after 6y of absence (oh boy what a challange it was. In UK!)
Work
Brief experience
HM Courts & Tribunals Service
(October 2017 - now)

Mainly Java

Multi-microserviced APIs

Reform project: going paperless

OnTrackRetail Ltd.
(November 2014 - October 2017)

Mainly Scala

Multi-microserviced APIs

Start-up from Go-Ahead and Assertis

Quidco
(February 2012 - October 2014)

Almost fully OOP PHP. Mastering ZF1

Incorporating other skill which comes together with PHP: Twig/Smarty templating, LESS/Bootstrap, jQuery to mention the most

The dawn of micro-service work

Assertis Ltd.
(March 2011 - February 2012)

Fully OOP PHP of high quality code from the team

Place where all the love and experience of proper development got established

White labelling challenges, XSLT challenges, SASS joy

ReBank Ltd.
(March 2010 - March 2011)

Proper spaghetti code

Complete re-write to ZF1

Compiled 31 July 2019