MadeWithBits

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Andrzej Kurczych

Software Developer

Tel: 07940486501
Email: akurczych@gmail.com
Web: www.madewithbits.uk

Professional Profile

Talented Software Developer with a passion for learning new and drive to continuously improve. I love working with people on projects that involve developing complex back-end systems and give me an opportunity to learn and to share my knowledge.

I am capable of achieving personal objectives, as demonstrated by successful studying with the Open University alongside full-time work and completing my graduate scheme before the expected time.

Technical Skills

Java

Java 8 SE, Spring 5, Spring Boot 2, Microservices, REST, Apache Camel, JUnit, Mockito, Swagger.

Cloud and Tools

AWS, Kubernetes, Docker, AWS Lambdas, PostgreSQL, Eclipse, GitHub, Jenkins, Travis, SonarCloud.

Software engineering

Unit testing, Component testing, Integration testing, Test-Driven Development, Agile, Scrum.

Education

2011 - 2017

BSc (Hons) Computing and IT - First-class Honours

The Open University

Courses: Software engineering; Object-oriented Java programming; Developing concurrent distributed systems; Algorithms, data structures and computability; Data management and analysis.

The final year project: development of a system for managing work at height PPE using Java EE 7.

Career History

2020 - present

Java Developer

esure
  • Enhancement and maintenance of back-end pricing system using Sprint Boot microservices, Apache Camel orchestration, AWS.
  • Working on a project to migrate from AWS Elastic Beanstalk to Kubernetes for containers orchestration and implementation of a Continuous Integration Continuous Delivery pipeline.
  • Assisting with the recruitment and mentoring of junior developers.
  • Planning and preparing releases.
  • Out of hours support.

2018 - 2020

Graduate Java Developer

esure
  • Working on a greenfield project to replace Java EE back-end systems with modern microservices.
  • Member of esure's Agile Community of Practice.
  • Out of hours support.

2006 - 2018

Firefighter

London Fire Brigade

I was selected to join a newly formed Rope Rescue Team, which trained and competed in national challenges organised by the United Kingdom Rescue Organisation. In our first national competition, we achieved second place.

  • Responding and resolving operational incidents.
  • Educating community to improve safety, installing smoke alarms, organising school visits.
  • Developing rescue skills to improve performance, organising training events.
  • Inspecting premises, collecting information on risks and resources, producing reports.

2004 - 2006

Rope Access Supervisor

Avalon Abseiling Ltd
  • Supervision of a team of Rope Access Technicians.
  • Managing projects and communicating with clients.
  • Provision of rescue capabilities.

Professional Membership

BCS The Chartered Institute for IT

I am a Profession Member of BCS The Chartered Institute for IT.

Recent Reading

  • The Java Module System – Nicolai Parlog
  • Java 8 in Action – Raoul-Gabriel Urma, Mario Fusco, Alan Mycroft
  • Camel in Action – Claus Ibsen, Jonathan Anstey
  • The Software Craftsman: Professionalism, Pragmatism, Pride - Sandro Mancuso

Additional Information

  • I am a keen climber. I participated in numerous climbing competitions and organised sport and mountain climbing in Europe.
  • I also enjoy travelling, running and scuba diving.