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Stefan Kovachev photoStefan Kovachev is a web and software development professional currently living in the United Kingdom. He was born on the 4. of April in Sofia, Bulgaria. During his high school time the main point of his education were foreign languages. Computers, software and new technologies were things that accompanied his studies as he was very interested in them. That interest grew with the years and resulted in the decision to pursue a diploma in the field of computer science.

As he was already adept in several languages Stefan decided to continue his studies abroad and applied for the course of studies Digital Media at the University of Applied Sciences in Kaiserslautern, Germany. The course program included not only general informatics classes like information technology, software engineering and databases, but also design, 3d graphics and several classes from the usability area.

During his academic studies he worked at the research centers Fraunhofer IESE and DFKI in Kaiserslautern where he was responsible for the implementation of complex web applications and where things such as AJAX, databases and concurrent programming were consuming most of his time.

During the end of 2008 and beginning of 2009 Stefan Kovachev worked as an intern at SAP Labs Bulgaria extending his knowledge of multilayer enterprise applications and webservices. His internship was very successful and produced a tool that became part of the next commercial release of the SAP Application Server platform. The final semester of his academic studies was dominated by the writing of his diploma thesis at the SAP Headquarters in Waldorf, Germany. There Stefan was confronted with technologies and problems that define the world of enterprise data persistence.

November 2009 Stefan graduated with distinction his course of studies and was employed as a software developer at the SAP Labs in Sofia. A year later he left the international business software giant to take up a master's degree and is currently studying International Masters of Business Administration at the University of Worcester, United Kingdom.

Skills and competences

Aside from the information listed below Stefan Kovachev is a excellent team player due to his organizational skills, is very gifted when it comes to figuring out complex problems and has an innate ability to quickly understand the processes and patterns embedded in a particular web or desktop application.

Languages

Bulgarian(native language), German, English, Italian

Software

Graphics and design:Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash
Audio and Video:Premiere, AfterEffects
3D Modelling:Maya, 3D Studio Max
Office:Word, Excel, Powerpoint
Development and coding:Eclipse, Jdeveloper, Netbeans, Dreamweaver

Programming

Experience in:
  • Front- and backend web development - xHTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, Perl
  • Application programming using C++ and Java (including Swing and JavaME)
  • Enterprise architectures and modules - JSP, EJB, JPA; Tomcat, SAP Netweaver
  • Database programming with SQL - Oracle, MySQL, MaxDB
  • Working with XML and XML Transformations - XML, XSLT, XSD
  • Programming for Flash using ActionScript
  • Linux and Windows operating systems
  • Ant build processes and shell scripting
  • Working with CVS, SVN and other versioning systems
  • UML concepts and diagrams
  • Creation of documents using Latex

Curriculum Vitae

For an up-to-date version of my CV please write me an email at .
Alternatively you can lookup his LinkedIn account.
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