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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.

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Global Horse Transportation
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MeteorJS Development
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Work Experience

Jul 2013 - Present

Founder, Consultant

ZUP OÜ

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

Sep 2007 – Mar 2014 (6 years 7 months)

Co-Founder, Software Development

MaxWave OÜ

Worked with: PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, Wordpress, CSS

  • 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

Dec 2011 – Sep 2013 (1 year 10 months)

Co-Founder, Software Development

YEP OÜ

Worked with: PHP, MySQL, Wordpress, JavaScript, CSS

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

Aug 2011 - Dec 2012 (1 year 5 months)

Developer & Card Payment Specialist

Voicecom OÜ

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

Dec 2010 - Jul 2011 (7 months)

Software Developer

Markit Holding AS

Worked with: C#, MSSQL,.NET, JavaScript, CSS

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

Education

2014

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.

2011

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.

2008 – 2011 - Finished

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.

2008 - Finished

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.

Certificates

2013 May

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.

2013 February

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

2013 April

Contactless & Mobile Awards 2013 finalist in the "Infrastructure" category

CMA 2013

Yepify, NFC tag management platform was chosen as the Contactless & Mobile Awards 2013 finalist in the “Infrastructure” category.

Link: Click here

2013 April

Estonian IT-science globally noteworthy: Cost-effective Eye Tracking Solution

Magazine DIGI & Magazine ARVUTIMAAILM

My work was presented in Estonian IT magazines

2011 January

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).

Personality

My DiSC 2.0 personality assessment, 23 A4 pages. Download above.

Contact Me

Feel free to contact me

Languages:
English (C1), Estonian (Native)
E-mail:
olavi@osoosaar.com
Phone:
(+372) 59125111
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