Resad Zacina

Technology Leader & Entrepreneur

Doing great things daily

I am a tech leader & entrepreneur with an ability to build & transform whole organizations. I lived in 3 different countries and finished various forms of education in Italian, Bosnian and English. Worked for dozens of companies across the world in all sorts of roles. Co-Founded Ministry of Programming 2 years ago and ended up on the top 50 digital startups list with 3 startups in 2016 ( Google/McKinsey ).

Personal Information

Date of birth
November 2nd, 1985

My Journey

2015 - now

Co-Founder & Tech Lead @ Ministry Of Programming

from May 2015 to present day (Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina)

Co-founded a software organization focused on software innovation (startups and new products) and building the best place to work for software engineers. Assembled a team of 50 experts in Startup execution and developed ~15 startups, founded in Germany, UK, Switzerland, Sweden and US. We Built FinTech (Swipestox), Healthcare (Werlabs), and many other startups in diverse domains. Scaled the company from 1 to 55 employees in 2 years. We specialized in delivering MVPs for internet companies. Startups that we built were very successful in A-Rounds and later investment rounds receiving millions of EUR in funding and growing exponentially. In technical terms we developed innovative Web, Mobile applications and APIs and helped the startups grow business very quickly. Our team of developers, designers and devops personnel built social networks, search engines and healthcare devices. Our management team won entrepreneurship awards due to great business results, but also social contribution to build a great place to work.

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2014 - 2016

Lead Engineer & Vice-CTO @ FishBrain

from August 2014 to mid 2016 (Stockholm, Sweden)

Back-end development of the platform using mainly Ruby on Rails, MySQL, AWS and contributing to additional projects using Angular.js & Coffeescript. Also vice-CTO when needed, helping out with hiring and general leadership. FishBrain is the leading platform & social network app for sport fishing with over 3 millions registered users and 300k MAU.

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2013 - 2014

Sr. Software Engineer @ RiskBase

from November 2013 to August 2014 (London, UK, remote)

Building modular Risk Assessment application called RiskBase using Sencha ( ExtJS ) on the front-end, PHP ( Zend ) and MySQL on the back-end. Helped implement a full agile workflow using Atlassian based tools such as Jira, Stash etc. The application itself is used by a couple hundred companies in the UK.

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2013 - 2013

Sr. Software Engineer @ Stylemarks ( now Juniqe )

from April 2013 to November 2013 (Berlin, Germany, remote)

Built ASP.NET MVC + Knockout.js e-commerce web application for selling and buying fashion products online in a very challenging startup environment. Also worked on back-end components using Node.js, Mongo DB and other technologies. At the moment when I left we had about 50k registered users in just 7 months of web and app store activity. The company has been merged into Juniqe during 2014.

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2012 - 2013

Sr. Software Engineer / Team Lead @ Triton Digital

from May 2012 to April 2013 (Atlanta, USA, remote)

Initially worked on contesting engine ( Digital Ivy ) and building a REST API for third party companies. Led a 5 people team and released a new Bracket games product built from scratch using Knockouts.js SPA, C#, ASP.NET MVC, Node.js and MongoDB. I was involved in all top level technical decisions and architectural tasks + day to day development of various parts of the system. Triton Digital is an INC5000 company with million dollars of annual revenue and a partner of very big media companies in the US ( CBS, ESPN etc. ). The company has millions of active users.

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2010 - 2012

Sr. Software Engineer / Scrum Master @ SimpleC

from November 2010 to May 2012 (Atlanta, USA, remote)

Worked on a very innovative medical/multimedia product with an interesting and modern architecture. During development I have used a large number of technologies including Knockout.js, JQuery Mobile, ASP.NET MVC, Silverlight (Prism + MVVM), Entity Framework, Windows Services, Workflow Foundation (WF), WCF and WIF. We developed our own cloud server solution & disconnected client architecture supporting a large number of devices in multiple US states.

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2010 - 2013

Software Engineer @ Mistral Technologies

from November 2010 to April 2013 (Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina)

I came to Mistral Tech as one of the first 4 employees in 2010. In two years and a half at the company I have worked in different roles for two different US clients (SimpleC & Triton Digital) and successfully took part in development of their respective products ( Companion & Digital Ivy ). I was also a member of different R&D groups inside the company, with focus on Cloud computing, Big data & Mobile.

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2008 - 2010

Software Engineer @ Raiffeisen Bank

from May 2008 to November 2010 (Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina)

I worked on developing & maintaining multiple enterprise-level banking software applications: APS - Large loan application processing system (private individuals and corporate clients), EWS - Client scoring and early warning system, UPP - Domestic payments system, FX - Foreign exchange system. Technologies: ASP.NET,CSS, HTML, Javascript, JQuery, VB.NET, Windows Forms, Web Services (SOAP), T-SQL, SSRS, Microsoft & Crystal Reports.

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Programming Skills

Ionic framework jQuery Mobile React Native
Programming Languages
Javascript C# VB.NET php5 Ruby
Javascript Technologies
Angular React Knockout ExtJS ( Sencha ) Backbone
Databases and NoSQL
MSSQL Postgres MySQL Mongo DB Entity Framework
Service Layer
Node.js WCF Windows Services Ruby on Rails Golang
Rails .NET ASP.NET Zend Framework Silverlight Twitter Bootstrap
NUnit RSpec Karma Jasmine
Crystal Reports SSRS