Pietrzak Roman aka Yosh
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Last update: 2018-10-12

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General Info

  • My name is Roman Pietrzak, here is: my LinkedIn profile and my portfolio.
  • Current project: I just started work for Beyond (bynd.com) on Shutterstock.com web project at the center of London (London Bridge).
  • Location of the work I'd accept:
    • West London, commuting distance from Staines - I'm mostly looking for contracts in London or around London (west).
      The rule is - the more days of Work-From-Home possible, the further I can go for the office.
    • I also accept remote work (may be partially remote)
  • My CV: ask me by email: y@ke.mu

What I do

I'm expert level software developer with lot of experience in full develop-to-deliver process. I did web, embedded, cloud, mobile, desktop and some hardware design (PCB).
  • My specialities are:
    • web-dev full stack development:
      • JavaScript (including ES6), node.js, PHP
      • webGL, webSockets, Canvas, Angular/React/Vue, HTML 5, Stylus/CSS, nunjucks
      • cloud (Amazon AWS)
      • web-on-desktop applications: Electron
    • embedded:
      • Digital TV (SetTopBox, IPTV, MPEG, DVB etc.) and IoT, ARM/Cortex/MIPS, linux, bare-metal
    • C/C++, QT+QML
    • SDET (Software Development in Test) and CI:
      TDD, automation, mocha, selenium, karma, jenkins, continous integration
    • understanding of: git, svn, agile, kanban, jira, linux,
    • also worked with: Java, Python, VHDL (FPGA), electronics (PCB design)
  • I'm experienced in integration of non-trivial cross-platform solutions:
    • example: node.js web platform with JavaScript API on the AWS Cloud talking to IoT devices, embedded devices and desktop C++ application
  • With my experience, coding language doesn't matter, as I'm able to simply select best tools and best people for given task and lead the team to cover requirements. Or simply join existing team and project - and follow their rules.
    Some key techs I'm good with (random order):
    KISS, C, C++, Java, PHP, JavaScript, ES5/ES6, CoffeeScript, node.js, Electron, Python, ActionScript, mySQL, SQL, Ajax, HTML 5, Websocket, HTML Canvas, WebGL, SVG, GLSL, CSS, CASS, Selenium, Qt, QML, XML, JSON, binary JSON, WinAPI, linux, drivers, embedded, networking, sockets, GDI, openGL, directX, blitter, vertex shader, pixel shader, GLSL, HDTV, STB (Set Top Box), DVB, ATSC,
    multi-threading, memory optimisation, defects identification/fixing (debugging), TDD, BDD, automated tests, continous integration, Agile, Scrum, Jira, Bugzilla, Sprint, Workflow, ISO

My team

In background, I lead Kemu Studio:
  • a small team of developers
  • we do software for web, embedded, desktop apps, Digital TV (SetTopBox-es, servers etc.)
  • we have expertise in hardware design
  • we use a mix of on-site/remote way of working - in a very efficient way
  • we would be happy to work together as a team for your company !

What I'm looking for: how to hire me

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  • I'm looking for new assignment
    • I'm willing to take ownership of a project, to get things done, being responsible for a whole thing in a long-term work.
    • I'll work on long-term, full-time contract, but I also provide part-time consultancy services
  • Contracts only:
    • I provide my work through Kemu Studio Limited or Kemu Studio Poland. Paid by VAT invoices.
    • I don't work on salary basis, as this won't cover my expenses in tax efficient way
  • Priority goes to:
    • "take responsibility of something" roles and Greenfield projects
    • Leading roles
    • Direct roles before agencies
    • Projects involving my team instead of just me
  • The Rate
    Numbers below are rough, initial estimates. They may change from time to time, depending on circumstances. The rate obviously depends on details of the role, location, company culture, project culture, way of working etc.
    • roles in UK: range of 450-600 GBP/day + VAT
    • I am NOT looking for work in other countries at the moment

What I'm looking for #2: Off-shore site launch in Poland

I'd be happy to start and lead a development team/site in Poland for a expanding company (offshore/remote).
This may be excellent opportunity for cost-effective employment of highly skilled people - effective growth for you company.
I did that before with success - I was a part of initial startup team for medium-size Canadian company.
Also I worked for a number of companies as consultant in initial phase and during remote site launch. All of them succeeded! (can't display names here)

Your project may be initially started as onsite work with location based in any place on Earth for few months to train/launch/startup, then moved to Poland.
Project team may be started from scratch or based on existing Kemu Studio team.
  • Details - Location
    I propose a west of Poland, 150k+ city called Zielona Gora (translated to: Green Hill). Close to Berlin, Poznan and Wroclaw - 3 very good airports.
  • Benefit - People
    Local IT-job market in Zielona Gora has been taken over years ago by one quick-grown IT company (specialized in Digital TV), which employed and trained 1000+ people in peak time.
    Now the company is not that big anymore, slowly contracting from 2008 recession - which means, a lot of experienced IT-people live there - available for job market.
    There are only few local IT companies to employ those people, so this may be great opportunity to employ your experts on unbalanced IT job-market.
    There is also excellent IT University, producing trained graduates every year.
  • Details - Cost effective
    Simply, it's a cheap place in the middle of Europe !
    Consider living there as 5-10 times cheaper than London. This means cost-effective office space, salaries and maintenance costs.
    Yet, it's EU standard compliant civilized place.
  • Details - Final
    If you're still reading this, you should probably call me :)

Service legals

I provide services through one of my companies
  • Kemu Studio Limited in UK - EU-VAT registered
  • Kemu Studio in Poland - EU-VAT registered

Contact

Important

Sorry, I have high number of chit-chat-spam cold-calls and I need to defend my time.
The procedure is simple: read this website first, then email. Don't call me until we know each other already, so please email me first. I may be rude to spam calls.

Direct contact

Please DO NOT put my contact data into your database! Don't store my mobile number, nor email, just please don't !
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  • email: y@ke.mu
  • Skype: yosheeck
  • mobile:
    • UK mobile number: +44 79 234 05667 - preferred
    • PL mobile number: +48 500 241 830 - it's backup, please check the UK one first
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