Lorien Gamaroff

Lorien Gamaroff

Technical Director - Professional Development Institute and Invirohub

Johannesburg Area, South Africa
Computer Software

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Lorien Gamaroff's Overview

  • Training Manager and Senior Lecturer at IT Intellect
  • Web Developer at eCompany
  • Developer at Internet Solutions
  • Creative Director at Grey Advertising - ATD
  • Webmaster at Lasso Communications

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Lorien Gamaroff's Summary

An entrepreneurial and energized personality combined with extensive development experience. Creative and innovative, leading projects from inception to implementation and beyond.

Familiar with many design patterns and idioms, analysis patterns, frameworks, strategies and best practices utilized in modern application architecture.

Specialties: Full Stack architect and engineer. Experienced in requirements gathering, design, development, implementation, and testing.

Lorien Gamaroff's Experience

Technical Director


Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

January 2012Present (2 years 10 months) Johannesburg, South Africa

I lead and manage a team developing software and solutions in the Energy Management space using open source development technologies and frameworks. My primary focus is on Big Data implementations, Web APIs, Bitcoin and other Payment Gateway integrations.

Our architecture is based primarily on Amazon WS APIs and Linux.
Redis, MongoDB, Postgres, Python, Bitcoin and Node.js form part of the technology stack.

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Computer Software industry

April 2010Present (4 years 7 months) Johannesburg, South Africa

I lead and manage a team developing software and solutions for financial and corporate institutions.

Our projects include the development of bespoke vehicle tracking solutions and financial services software development.

Technical Director

Gamaroff Digital

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Marketing and Advertising industry

November 2008April 2010 (1 year 6 months) London, United Kingdom

Social Platform Development (Facebook, LindkedIn, Bebo etc) for brands such as Guinness and Vodafone.

Planning, directing and controlling of all software engineering operations to achieve company goals and objectives.

Leading of software teams consisting of internal and external resources.

Interpreting, executing and management of modifications to software engineering policies and procedures.

Representing organisation as prime internal and external contact on matters of software.
Creating policy deployment objectives and initiatives.

Full Life Cycle Development - Analysis, Design, Architecture, Development, Implementation, and Support

Presenting talks on Social Media to institutions and corporations (BBC and others).

Chief Architect

IS Partners (Karabina)

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

February 2008December 2008 (11 months) Johannesburg Area, South Africa

Translating business requirements into IT solutions.

Technical analysis of business requirements.

Architectural design (including high level and low level design).

Articulating the architectural vision, conceptualizing and experimenting with alternative architectural approaches, creating models, component and interface specification documents, and validating the architecture against requirements and assumptions.

Focus on scalability, maintainability, performance and modularity of software solutions.

Creating specifications and documenting system architecture.

Development and team guidance.

Database design and implementation.

Developing customized software to enhance and extend the implementation of Microsoft CRM.

Estimating and advising on the costs of implementations.

Architecting and developing solutions to extend existing applications.

Training and skills development.

Clients included Multichoice, SCIB and SA Tourism.

Area of expertise: Microsoft CRM customisation and integration.

Senior Developer

Proactive Integrators

Public Company; 11-50 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

October 2004January 2008 (3 years 4 months) Johannesburg, South Africa

ERP (Syspro) customisation and enhancements.

Analyzed and researched software requirements to determine feasibility of design within time and cost constraints.

Followed software through the software development life cycle from analysis, design and coding through testing and deployment.

Involved with the design, development and implementation of various Windows and Web applications using Microsoft .Net.

Several projects involved integration into Syspro, an ERP system.

Data modeling and database design;

Training Manager and Senior Lecturer

IT Intellect

Educational Institution; 51-200 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

February 2003October 2004 (1 year 9 months) Johannesburg, South Africa

Managed the training department and was senior technical trainer for the Microsoft Certified Developer courses.

Training MCSD.NET with VB.NET and C#.

Developed Corporate Intranet and Website.

Developed Training Needs Analysis web application using ASP.NET.

Developed Company Administration Windows Application with .NET.

Web Developer


20012003 (2 years) Johannesburg Area, South Africa

Developed online sports wagering software Web UI


Internet Solutions

Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

November 20002001 (1 year)

Developed digital media with a design team for web delivery.

Creative Director

Grey Advertising - ATD

January 1998November 2000 (2 years 11 months)

Led creative team in the design and development of digital media for the web platform.


Lasso Communications

19981999 (1 year)

Developed and maintained commercial websites.

Some clients: Pajero, Oxy, Sunair

Lorien Gamaroff's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Experience

    • Assistant Pack Scouter

      1st Greenside Cubs
      • Children
      January 2010 present (4 years 10 months)

      Instructing 7 to 10 year old children in Scouting principals.

  • Volunteer Interests

    • Causes I care about:

      • Arts and Culture
      • Children
      • Education
      • Human Rights
      • Poverty Alleviation
      • Social Services
    • Organizations I support:

      • South African Cubbing and Scouting

Lorien Gamaroff's Courses

  • BSc, Computer Science, Music

    Rhodes University

    • Physics
    • Mathematics
    • Music
    • Computer Science
    • Statistics
  • BSc, Software Engineering

    University of South Africa/Universiteit van Suid-Afrika

    • Pure Mathematics

Lorien Gamaroff's Skills & Expertise

  1. Enterprise Architecture
  2. JavaScript
  3. Mobile Applications
  4. Bitcoin
  5. Cloud Computing
  6. Data Warehousing
  7. Big Data
  8. System Architecture
  9. Cryptography
  10. Data Modeling
  11. Payment Gateways
  12. MongoDB
  13. Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  14. ElasticSearch
  15. Requirements Analysis
  16. PostgreSQL
  17. Java
  18. XML
  19. jQuery
  20. Node.js
  21. Python
  22. Microsoft SQL Server
  23. Git
  24. MySQL
  25. NoSQL
  26. Linux
  27. JSON
  28. Django
  29. Photoshop
  30. Facebook API
  31. Creative Direction
  32. OOP
  33. Agile Methodologies
  34. Redis
  35. Angular.js
  36. Nginx
  37. Android Development
  38. Scrum
  39. IT Management
  40. Information Systems
  41. Windows Azure
  42. Grunt
  43. Socket.io
  44. Neo4j
  45. Graph Databases
  46. Yeoman

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Lorien Gamaroff's Education

University of South Africa/Universiteit van Suid-Afrika

BSc, Software Engineering


Rhodes University

BSc, Computer Science, Music


Computer Science and Music

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