I'm Olavi Soosaar
More than 10+ years of software development experience.
Last 3+ years worked as a consultant in various international software projects.
Love to work with talented and smart people - who aren't afraid to execute ideas outside the box.
Working with: MeteorJS, Google Material Design, Java, PHP, Apache Solr, ElasticSearch, ZeroMQ.
- Developed information systems for day traders (NYSE, Nasdaq)
- Developed information system for handling and processing large quantities of documents
- Developed full-text search & data access solutions based on Apache Solr & ElasticSearch
- Developed messaging with ZeroMQ between different information systems
- Developed Dovecot-Postfix-Procmail custom mail filtering & sorting solutions
Co-Founder, Software Development
- Web development and marketing
- Print graphics & kiteboard designs (Illustrator, Photoshop)
- Importing extreme sporting goods, local distribution & logistics
- Worked with global brands like: Naish, C-Skin, Mutiny, Animal, JN, Griffin Kiteboarding, UnderWave
Co-Founder, Software Development
Experienced the ins and outs of startup life. Learned a lot what to do and what not to do in a relatively short period of time. Later pivoted to consultancy and did software development projects for several clients.
- Developed NFC tag management platform
- Were given EAS startup grant
- Participated in MWC 2013
Developer & Card Payment Specialist
Worked with: C
In Voicecom, I was involved with POS terminals card payment software development & ATMs. Developed integrations for cash register systems.
- Ingenico POS terminals software for SEB & Swedbank
- NCR ATM software development for SEB & Swedbank
- Integrations and add-ons development
- Part of PA-DSS validation workgroup for Ingenico Telium2 terminals
- ISO8583 communication development
- Part of NFC card payment workgroup EMT, Swedbank, SEB, Nordea, Danske, ELIKO
- Loyalty & gift card solutions for Sanitex, Galactico, H&M, McDonalds, Swedbank
Markit is serving international IT buyers in 26 European countries. Developed e-commerce environment MarkIT, which connects more than 150 leading IT distributers in Europe and allows to access them in 1 web service.
- Developed database integrations and stock syncronization with distributers (GNT, ALSO, etc) and product/price update cycles automatization
- CSV, XML, Excel formatted data processing utilities development
- Developed product-correction tools and invalid product detection procedures
Master of Arts in Social Sciences (MA), International Business Administration
Estonian Business School
Didn't find what I was looking for. Decided to go more hands-on with work & move faster on my own.
Master of Science (MSc), Informatics
Tallinn University of Technology
I wanted to experiment with the newest technologies & best practices, unfortunately universities have to follow their accredited curriculum which is usually already 2-3 years too old by the time it gets accredited.
Bachelor of Science (BSc), Information Systems Development
Estonian Information Technology College
Participated in international 24-Hour programming competition IEEExtreme 4.0, got 173 place from 930 competitors worldwide. Teams from universities in 50 countries and the ten Regions of IEEE participated.
Pärnu Koidula Gymnasium
Physics & Mathematics Special Class (A)
I studied from and alongside the very best talent Pärnu has to offer. Arvo Press the legendary math genius was my class teacher - which is a huge honour by itself.
We had extraordinary talent in that class - that today has spread across the globe doing all kinds of different amazing stuff. For example my classmate Kristjan Põder is dealing with generation of neutral and high-density electron-positron pair plasmas in the laboratory etc.
I concentrated on MaxWave during that time, probably had one of the most unique times of my life.
PRINCE2 Foundation Certificate in Project Management
APMG-International - Certificate nr: 02714790-01-A7TH
PRINCE2® (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) is a process-based approach for project management providing an easily tailored and scalable method for the management of all types of projects. The method is the de-facto standard for project management in the UK and is practiced worldwide.
ITIL V3 Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management
EXIN - Certificate nr: 00207855
ITIL describes processes, procedures, tasks, and checklists which are not organization-specific, but can be applied by an organization for establishing integration with the organization's strategy, delivering value, and maintaining a minimum level of competency.
Honors & Awards
Contactless & Mobile Awards 2013 finalist in the "Infrastructure" category
Yepify, NFC tag management platform was chosen as the Contactless & Mobile Awards 2013 finalist in the “Infrastructure” category.
Link: Click here
Estonian IT-science globally noteworthy: Cost-effective Eye Tracking Solution
Magazine DIGI & Magazine ARVUTIMAAILM
My work was presented in Estonian IT magazines
- Digi: http://www.digi.ee/allikas/eesti-it-teadus-teeb-ilma-2013-04-02
- Arvutimaailm: http://www.am.ee/teadustood
Tallinn Information Technology Scholarship
Estonian Information Technology Foundation
For developing "Cost-effective Eye Tracking Solution". A hardware solution that allows to track human eyes and calculate the point of gaze based on earlier calibration process. Uses infrared lighting and custom software. (C, C#, OpenCV).
My DiSC 2.0 personality assessment, 23 A4 pages. Download above.