Pietrzak Roman aka Yosh
Info for recruiters
Last update: 2019-04-11

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General Info

  • My name is Roman Pietrzak, here is: my portfolio and my LinkedIn profile.
  • Current project: I'm working for Shutterstock.com in the center of London (London Bridge) through Beyond (bynd.com).
  • My CV: ask me by email: y@ke.mu

What I do

I'm expert software developer with lot of experience in full DDDD (discover-design-develop-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 - in past: PHP, ActionScript (Flash)
      • 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), CI and dev-ops:
      • TDD, automation, mocha, selenium, karma, jenkins, continous integration, AWS
    • 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: React application connected to node.js API platform (with graphQL) on the AWS Cloud talking to IoT devices, embedded devices and desktop C++/Qt 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 - Kemu Studio

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 #1 - software development roles in London

Please revisit this website from time to time. The info published here changes according to the my situation and markets.

I'm not looking for typical development roles !

I'm happy in my current role and I'm busy till 2019-11-08.

Roles I'm looking for...

  • I'm always happy to talk about:
    • Leading roles or roles where I'm expected to take ownership of a project, to get things done, being responsible for a whole thing in a long-term work.
  • Contracts only:
    • I provide my work through Kemu Studio Limited (UK registered) or Kemu Studio Poland (Poland registered). Paid by VAT invoices.
    • I don't work on salary basis, as this won't cover my expenses in tax efficient way
    • I can provide work on long-term, full-time contract, but I also provide part-time consultancy services
  • Location:
    • commutable from Staines, West London
      I'm mostly looking for contracts in London or around London (west), places like Redding, Basingstoke are considered.
      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, I can go to any place in the world for meetings once-twice a month or similar arrangement).
  • The Rate
    The numbers below are rough 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.
    • UK onsite: 600-700 GBP/day + VAT
    • remote roles starting from 400 GBP/day + VAT
  • 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

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 the company looking to expand offshore.
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. (can't display names here)
Also I worked for a number of companies as consultant in initial phase and during off-shore site launch. (can't display names here)
All of them succeeded!

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 big airports in range.
  • 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 starting 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 cost effective 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 !
If you have a database of contacts - please store the link to this website ONLY and remove all other contact info.
  • 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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