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Lorien Gamaroff

CEO at Bankymoon, Technical Director at The Professional Development Institute and Invirohub

Location
Johannesburg Area, South Africa
Industry
Computer Software
Current
  1. Bankymoon,
  2. Invirohub,
  3. PDEV - Professional Development Institute
Previous
  1. Gamaroff Digital,
  2. IS Partners (Karabina),
  3. Proactive Integrators
Education
  1. University of South Africa/Universiteit van Suid-Afrika
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Websites
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Bankymoon

Bankymoon

CEO

– Present

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Background

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.

Experience

CEO

Bankymoon
– Present (5 months)Johannesburg Area, South Africa

Founder and CEO.

Bitcoin and Blockchain integrations and app development.

Public speaking and educational forums.

Technical Director

Invirohub
– Present (3 years 3 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, Cassandra, MongoDB, PostgreSQL, Python, Bitcoin and Node.js form part of the technology stack.

Technical Director

PDEV - Professional Development Institute
– Present (5 years)Johannesburg, South Africa

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

Technical Director

Gamaroff Digital
(1 year 6 months)London, United Kingdom

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

Planned, directed and controlled all software engineering operations to achieve company goals and objectives.

Lead software teams consisting of internal and external resources.

Interpreted, executed and managed modifications to software engineering policies and procedures.

Represented organisation as prime internal and external contact on matters of software.

Created 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)
(11 months)Johannesburg Area, South Africa

Translated business requirements into IT solutions.

Produced technical analyses of business requirements.

Produced architectural design documentation (including high level and low level design).

Articulated the architectural vision, conceptualized and experimented with alternative architectural approaches, created models and component and interface specification documents, and validating the architecture against requirements and assumptions.

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

Created specifications and documented system architecture.

Development and team guidance.

Database design and implementation.

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

Estimated and advised on the costs of implementations.

Architected and developed 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
(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
(1 year 9 months)Johannesburg, South Africa

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

Trained 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

eCompany
(2 years)Johannesburg Area, South Africa

Developed online sports wagering software.

Developer

Internet Solutions
(1 year)

Developed digital media with a design team for web delivery.

Creative Director

Grey Advertising - ATD
(2 years 11 months)

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

Webmaster

Lasso Communications
(1 year)

Developed and maintained commercial websites.

Some clients: Pajero, Oxy, Sunair

Volunteer Experience & Causes

Assistant Pack Scouter

1st Greenside Cubs
Children

Instructing 7 to 10 year old children in Scouting principals.

Opportunities Lorien is looking for:

  • Joining a nonprofit board
  • Skills-based volunteering (pro bono consulting)

Causes Lorien cares about:

  • Arts and Culture
  • Children
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Human Rights
  • Poverty Alleviation
  • Social Services

Organizations Lorien supports:

  • Bitcoin Foundation
  • Digital Currency Council

Courses

Rhodes University

  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Computer Science
  • Statistics

Skills

  • Enterprise Architecture
  • JavaScript
  • Mobile Applications
  • Bitcoin
  • Cloud Computing
  • Data Warehousing
  • Big Data
  • System Architecture
  • Cryptography
  • Data Modeling
  • Payment Gateways
  • MongoDB
  • Amazon Web Services...
  • ElasticSearch
  • Requirements Analysis
  • PostgreSQL
  • Java
  • XML
  • jQuery
  • Node.js
  • Python
  • Git
  • MySQL
  • NoSQL
  • Linux
  • JSON
  • Django
  • Facebook API
  • Creative Direction
  • OOP
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Redis
  • Angular.js
  • Nginx
  • Android Development
  • Scrum
  • IT Management
  • Information Systems
  • Windows Azure
  • Grunt
  • Socket.io
  • Neo4j
  • Graph Databases
  • Photoshop
  • Yeoman
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Cassandra
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Education

Rhodes University

BSc, Computer Science, Music

Computer Science and Music

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