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Ivana Zuber

Frontend Lead @buffer, Head Engineering @tiimis

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Thanks for dropping by!

I'm Ivana and, among other things, I love architecting, designing, and managing the development of modern and innovative software solutions.

If you're curious what I've been up to for the last 12 years, feel free to browse through the site, check out my latest posts and projects, and if you come up with an awesome new challenge for me, be sure to give me a buzz ;) !

  • Live in: Europe
  • Skype: zuber.ivana

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Ivana Zuber
04/09/1984
zuber.ivana
12+ years
  • Coding
  • Learning
  • Reading
  • Designing
  • JavaScript
  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • C#

skills & interests

  • ReactJS
  • AngularJS
  • MeteorJS
  • MongoDB
  • NoSQL
  • SQL
  • git
  • Bitcoin

experiences

Co-founder / Head of Engineering

Tiimis 2017-present

♣ Leading the development team, recruiting new engineers

♣ Architecting, designing and building the web app client in React

♣ Building backend api using ASP.NET, Entity Framework, Microsoft SQL Server

♣ Organising, planning and preparing the sprints

♣ Designing and building the project's marketing site https://tiimis.com

♣ Building the desktop application using Electron

♣ Leading the Buffer Design System team and developing the new UI components library

♣ Leading the development of the new Style Guide and UI documentation app

♣ Leading the development of Buffer Reply client application

♣ Mentoring and coaching engineers

♣ Researching, learning and implementing new front-end technologies, best practices and tools

Frontend Lead

Buffer Inc. 2018-present

Senior Software Engineer

Buffer Inc.2016-2018

♣ Architecting and developing Buffer Reply client application using React, Redux, RxJS and backend services.

♣ Built Optimal Timing Tool, Salary App, Buffer home pages

♣ Participated in the development of the Buffer Web app and Pablo.

♣ Working closely with all different team members to build new features and products.

♣ Working directly with customers to tackle bugs and answer tricky support questions.

Software Engineer

Buffer Inc.2015-2016

Front-end developer

Symbiont 2015

♣ Developed a frontend application in AngularJS working with the backend team (Django, Python, Flask, Blockchain, Bitcoin Core).

♣ Technologies used included AngularJS, bootstrap, JQuery, RequireJS, Bower, Grunt, UI Router, UI Grid, Git, Docker, and many more.

♣ In charge of general supervision and control of the business and affairs of the foundation.

♣ Overall responsibility for all foundation funds.

♣ Built the foundation website and Ecommerce.

Executive Director

Counterparty Foundation 2014-2016

General Manager

Counterparty 2014-2016

♣ In charge of business development, product management and developer evangelism.

♣ Testing and documenting Counterwallet web app and counterparty-cli.

♣ Managed the development of the new project website.

♣ Senior developer and Scrum Master in charge of managing and developing a complex ERP system and Silverlight applications used by the biggest Croatian companies.

♣ Developed an ASP.NET web app

Senior Software Developer

Rathmann 2011-2014

Founder

BloggLess2013-2014

♣ Writing and editing content, conducting online marketing initiatives, market research analysis & website development and optimization for clients.

♣ Developing and/or modifying plugins: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery

♣ Participated in the development of several .NET desktop applications using Microsoft SQL Server, Entity Framework, WPF, ASP.NET Web API, Infragistics.

♣ Writing code in C#, XAML, SQL, LINQ.

♣ Developed and sold over 20 websites on Flippa in spare time.

Software Developer

Rathmann 2009-2011

Customer Support Specialist

NetLab2007-2009

♣ Writing SQL Reports and stored procedures.

♣ Developing training materials and procedures and providing support to customers.


education

MSc in Software Engineering

University of Liverpool

GPA 4.0.

Participated in Project Management, Design and Programming projects. Developed Java applications & wrote min 500 words of academic content per day.

Designing a Database Strategy, Tables, Programming Objects; Designing a Transaction and Concurrency Strategy, XML Strategy; Designing Queries for Performance; Designing a Database for Optimal Performance

Microsoft® Certified IT Professional (MCITP)

PRO: Designing Database Solutions

Microsoft® Certified Technology Specialist

Microsoft SQL Server Database Development

Implementing tables, views and programming objects; Working with query fundamentals; Applying additional query techniques; Working with additional SQL Server components and XML data; Gathering performance information

Digital logic; Programming and Software Engineering; Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering; Algorithms and Data Structures; Computer Architecture

Computer Science

Faculty of Electrical Engineering Zagreb


skills

Lead and managed the development of several projects

Leading, managing and scaling teams

Built several applications using ReactJS.

Working with MongoDB during the development of buffer apps and the Respond app.

Developing MeteorJS app with the Respond team.

Developed several web applications using AngularJS, RequireJS, UI Router, UI Grid, Lodash ...

Built 20+ websites, tweaking the design till perfection :-).

After coding in C# and XAML for over 4 years I developed a passion for JavaScript.

Developed two simple web applications using Python + Flask/Django as the backend.

Although not a professional designer, I know my way around illustrator and drawing custom illustrations.

I was a .NET developer for several years and have gained deep knowledge and experience in C#, XAML, ASP.NET, Silverlight, Entity Framework, WPF, Infragistics, LINQ, Web API...

Developed several simple Java desktop applications during my Master's program. Built a desktop paint app with optimized code architecture, implementing several design patterns.

Several years experience working with blockchain-related tech and a passion for this revolutionary technology.

Certified MCITP with over 7 years experience in SQL.

Linux, Git, GitHub, Docker, Bootstrap, D3.js, Node.js, Karma, Jasmine, Bitcoin, Social Media Marketing, ERP, WordPress, Scrum, Agile Project Management


recommendations

Robby Dermody

President, Symbiont

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I've been working with Ivana extensively for over a year now, on both the Counterparty and Symbiont teams, and have been very happy with the quality of her work. On top of being intelligent and able to figure things out on the fly, she's a very hard and diligent worker. The breadth of her skillset allows her to be very flexible, and to be able to adapt herself to most any situation she's put in. She's done a very good job on everything from marketing to software development for us. Highly satisfied.

Over the past year, I've worked with Ivana on a number of projects relating to digital currency, open-source software and non-profit organization management. She has proved herself diligent in the fulfillment of her duties and an all-around hard worker. She is a trustworthy and reliable employee.

Adam Krellenstein

Chief Scientist, Counterparty Foundation

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Ouziel Slama

Principal Software Engineer, Counterparty

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Ivana was very professional to work with. Her large scope of skills made her a valuable team member. I urge any future employer to carefully consider Ivana who is a hard-working and top-performing Frontend Developer and General Manager.

Ivana's work as General Manager of the Counterparty Foundation is superb. Her breadth of skills as a designer, frontend developer, copywriter, and social media lead is very rare to find. I cannot recommend her highly enough.

Evan Wagner

Founder, Counterparty

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Jurica Smircic

CEO, Rathmann

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Ivana is a dedicated, ambitious and result driven professional who always goes above and beyond of what is asked of her. She is able to quickly pick up new skills, learn new frameworks and languages and continually deliver results. Her creative thinking, expertise, positive can-do attitude and drive made her an absolute pleasure to work with. I highly recommend her.

Ivana is very committed to what she does and takes work very seriously. She is a quick and creative thinker who knows how to ask the right question, open-minded and communicative, with high IT skills. As a team member, she is a very cooperative employee and a person you can rely on. Her main tasks (besides mentoring) were to explore new technologies and develop business solutions based on the Microsoft technology. Dealing with the issues of new technology tools is just one of many challenges for her.

Ana Vrkic

Head of Department, Rathmann

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Carmen Perez

Mentor for Entrepreneurs

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Ivana is professional and highly skilled IT professional. She possesses superb skills and is an amazing person to work with. She is a leader in her field. I highly recommend her.

Ivana and I met through a mutual business connection about a year ago. Since then I have learned of Ivana's passion for social media and attention to detail. I highly recommend Ivana to anyone planning their social media strategy and wants to work with a professional who delivers 5 star service.

Yvonne Roga

Executive Assistant and Transcriptionist

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portfolio

Tagmatic App
AngularJS + Flask
Code Demo
F4B ERP System
.NET + Web API
Project Website
Pegula CRM App
AngularJS + Django
Code Backend
Desktop Paint App
Code Java Doc
Frontend App
Symbiont (Internal)
Silverlight App
Rathmann (Internal)
ASP.NET Application
Rathmann (Internal)
Counterwallet
Debugging & Testing Link
Web Development
Web Development
Web Development
Documentation
Counterparty.io Link
Dev Evangelism
Over 50 Blog Posts Link
Clean Code
Refactoring & Optimization
Well Tested
Red Green Refactor
Modular Architecture
UML
BloggLess
Personal Blog
brochure design
illustration

Blog

08 Apr 2014
EVOLUTION OF ELECTRONIC PAYMENT SYSTEMS: FROM CREDIT CARDS TO CRYPTOCURRENCIES

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15 Sep 2014
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT INBOUND MARKETING… AND WHY YOU SHOULD CARE

For many companies, “inbound marketing” is the best way to build the brand and generate sales. Inbound, as the name implies, invites potential customers to come into the company’s sphere of influence.

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01 July 2014
UPCOMING TRENDS IN TECHNOLOGY: SPACE TOURISM, ELECTRIC CARS, AND DARK MATTER

Have you wondered what some of the upcoming trends are in the technologies we hear about in the news? One thing we can be sure of – when it comes to predicting how

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05 June 2014
PROJECT MANAGERS ALERT: BEWARE OF SCOPE CREEP AND BUDGET OVERRUNS! (AND HOW TO MITIGATE THEM)

Report of the Standish Group (2013) shows that only 18% of all projects are successful, over 43% of projects are delayed, and over 59% exceed the defined budget

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25 Nov 2014
18 KILLER TIPS TO IMPROVE YOUR ONLINE MARKETING CAMPAIGN

After the commercialization of the Internet in the early 1990s, it took very little time for companies to recognize its marketing potential. The first ad appeared on the Internet in 1994

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10 Aug 2014
UNDERSTANDING ASPECTS OF PLAGIARISM AND LEARNING POSSIBLE REMEDIES

After discussing the danger of using copyright protected images on your website, today I would like to share with you the importance of using plagiarism checker tools

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