Nearly two decades ago, my journey started with creating simple and basic HTML websites, which slowly evolved towards developing themes and plugins for the popular CMS frameworks of the mid-2000's and then gradually drifted more towards developing custom web solutions.
My professional career began in 2011 when I started freelancing for several clients, primarily focusing on designing and developing websites, e-commerce shops, and CRM systems. During the first few years, I created numerous custom themes and plugins for Wordpress, and I also designed prize games on Facebook for larger brands. All this changed about eight years ago when I joined a UK-based EdTech startup. There, my main role involved developing several major SaaS products. You can read more about this in the Work section below.
Currently, my primary tech stack includes NextJS or NestJS for the backend debelopment, React
for the frontend, and React Native for the mobile applications. In addition to the primary stack, I
regularly utilize tools such as Typescript, Docker, Kubernetes, PostgreSQL, MySQL, MongoDB, NX, Cypress and CakePHP on a daily basis.
For a comprehensive list of my skills, please refer to my CV, or visit my GitHub profile.
When I'm not engaged in projects for my employer, I dedicate myself to learning, working on, and experimenting with new technologies to broaden my expertise. This includes Python, Go, C#, MongoDB, K6, ClickHouse, TimescaleDB, Grafana, Elasticseach, AI/ML (years* before* it* was* cool*), and so much more!
While my mother tongue is Slovenian, I also speak English and German fluently.
My core traits include proactivity, reliability, adaptability, dedication, and perfectionism.
During my time as a freelancer, I have worked, either directly or indirectly, with numerous companies and agencies. These include well-known names such as Philips, RWE, Innogy, Dannon, Einrichtungspartnerring VME, LesMills, Radenska, Union, Medex, Diggit, Planet Tus, and many others.
For the past 8+ years, I have been with a UK EdTech company, joining as the first developer after the CTO. I have contributed to growing the product from tens of thousands to millions of users. In addition to implementing a significant portion of the product features, I lead the E2E, frontend, and mobile app development sectors. Furthermore, I am responsible for onboarding and mentoring new and junior developers, as well as instructing and guiding our QA team in the use of Cypress for E2E testing.
“Borut is an amazing developer who throws himself at all different types of challanges and has been our very own secret James bond, because only we know how awesome he is, while the rest of the business are obvious of the impact he has, but now it's time to change that!”
“Hey Borut, just a quick one to say thank you for everything. You're one hell of a developer and honestly I don't think we'd be where we are without you.”
“It's been fanstastic working with you. You are so talented and nothing is ever any trouble. Unfortunately, because you are so brilliant, I now have high expectations!”
“Borut is always ready to help, attends meetings to help out even when outside of his working hours. An all round solid developer and safe pair of hands that goes above and beyond on a regular basis.”
“At this point I have to draw my breath, because Borut is amazing and I have worked with him for more than half a decade, he is simply dynamite!”
“Borut is an incredibly hardworking member of the development team. He is efficient, getting his work completed quickly and efficiently.”
“He has been a vital member of the team during difficult times. Borut is always approachable, willing to listen and collaborate on solving problems.”
“Borut bas been an irreplacable member of the team and an undervalued asset to the business. He definetely deserves recognition for all of his hard work.”
“Finally I can confirm from my personal experience that Borut has been an indispensable enabler for the QA team. He has worked with me and my colleague to develop and maintain the automated test environments including the Cypress infrastucture.”