Summary

Ready to join or collaborate with a progressive organization that provides an opportunity to capitalize my technical skills and abilities in the field of information technology. Using the skills I acquired while working in the tech industry, I would like to help a new organization grow to its fullest potential.

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Education

Technical University – Sofia, Plovdiv branch
M. Sc., Electronics & Telecommunications Engineer, 1997

  • Graduated with honors
  • Subject: Communication technics and technologies
  • Specialty: Optical and mobile communications
  • Diploma thesis: „High-Speed Diffuse Infrared Wireless LAN – Design of Data Link Layer Protocol“

Exemplary Mathematical Secondary School – Plovdiv
Subject: Mathematics, 1992

  • Specialty: Mathematics & Management

Experience

Intezio – Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Co-founder, Managing Partner, Jan 2013 – Present

  • Digital transformation services
  • IT and IoT services & consultancy
  • Business intelligence, data analytics and visualizing
  • Amazon AWS migration services
  • WordPress services

Openintegra – Sofia, Bulgaria
Co-founder, VP Sales and Business development, Oct 2010 – Sep 2017

  • Business development of two business lines of the company (Mobile Software Development and Infrastructure Services Department)
  • Software project management (DSK Smart – the mobile banking application of the second largest bank in Bulgaria)
  • HR responsibilities

IBM Bulgaria – Sofia, Bulgaria
IT Architect, Feb 2004 – Oct 2010

  • Storage Brand Manager (Oct 2006 – Oct 2010)
  • IT Architect & Consultant (Feb 2004 – Oct 2006)
  • IBM Security and Privacy Consulting Practice
  • Enterprise IT, Network and Solution Architecture
  • Ethical hacking, IT & Network Security services

Openintegra – Sofia, Bulgaria
Co-founder & CEO, Apr 2003 – Feb 2004

  • Linux & Open source services and system integration
  • Business development

Siemens Information & Communication – Sofia, Bulgaria
System Administrator, Dec 2001 – Apr 2003

  • Windows NT/2000 & MS Exchange system administration and LAN administration
  • Implementing and Administering MS Windows 2000 Active Directory structure
  • Building and administering dynamic content based Intranet (MySQL + PHP)
  • Various business-specific applications support

Hebros Bank (now part of UniCredit Bulbank) – Plovdiv, Bulgaria
System and Network administrator, Sep 1999 – Dec 2001

  • Linux/UNIX/Windows administration, integration with Novell Netware
  • MS Windows 2000 domain, Active Directory & MS Exchange 2000 administration
  • CISCO routers administration, LAN and WAN administration
  • Mail(SMTP/POP3/IMAP), web, DHCP, DNS and FTP servers administration
  • IP over X.25 network support, Transcend & HP OpenView
  • Firewalls (incl. ipchains, iptables and MS ISA server), network security
  • PostgreSQL & Oracle 8i DB administration
  • Application development for monitoring and global network management
  • Various tools for web-monitoring and administration

BalkanSys – Plovdiv, Bulgaria
System Administrator & Web Developer, May 1999 – Sep 1999


Triton Technologies – Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Co-founder, PC Sales & Web Development, Aug 1998 – May 1999

Certificates & Accreditations

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux – Data Center Infrastructure Accreditation (2014)
  • Amazon Web Services Business Professional (2013)
  • Amazon Web Services Technical Professional (2013)
  • Veeam Sales Professional, Backup & Replication (2013)
  • IBM Certified Deployment Professional – Tivoli Identity Manager (2012)
  • EMC Velocity Affiliate Development for System Engineers (2011)
  • EMC Velocity Affiliate Development for Sales (2011)
  • IBM Certified Storage Sales (2009)
  • IBM IT Architect Accelerator Program (2004 – 2005)
  • Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) (2001)
  • AIX Advanced System Administration

Additional Skills

In addition, I’ve also picked up the following skills along the way.

  • Client outreach and customer relations
  • Ability to communicate with cross-functional teams
  • Proficient in Linux, UNIX, macOS & Windows
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud platform
  • Docker & Kubernetes
  • Networking (incl. TCP/IP, IPX/SPX, etc.), SMTP/POP3/IMAP-mail, web (nginx, Apache), FTP, DNS, DHCP administration & internet servers
  • Enterprise data centers, SAN, NAS and storage subsystems planning and design
  • Enterprise IT Architectures and Design, incl. IoT, Arduino, M2M protocols
  • Proficient in WordPress, HTML, CSS, XML, JSON, Photoshop & web
  • Data analytics skills (Tableau, SQL, NoSQL)
  • Python, C, JavaScript, Basic, Pascal, various Assemblers, shell programming
  • Various scientific, office and other applications
  • Professional photographer
  • Valid and clean driver license
  • Completed military service

Languages

  • Bulgarian (native)
  • English (proficient)
  • Russian (successfully forgetting it)
  • Spanish (basic)
  • Catalan (beginner)

Additional Activities

  • 2018 – Co-founder of Toest Foundation and the independent online media Toest
  • 2017 – Co-founder of TrakiaTech Foundation
  • 2005 – Co-founder of Open Projects Foundation (OpenFest organizer)
  • 2003 – Creator of OpenFest – the biggest Bulgarian conference dedicated to Free & Open Source software and knowledge sharing
  • Ex-member of Free Software Association – Bulgaria management board
  • Ex-member of The Bulgarian President’s Nominee Committee for the John Atanasoff Award
  • Co-founder of Open Culture – Bulgaria – the first web milestone for the Free Culture and Creative Commons art in Bulgaria
  • 1999 – The founder and author of „Linux center“ – one of the first and popular Bulgarian website about Linux
  • Uncountable web-publications and many other papers in the specialized IT press.