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Ferhat has B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Computer Engineering at Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey. His academic interests are machine learning, natural language processing, data mining and information extraction. He loves working/playing with the data to understand and extract patterns, process and finally produce a meaningful models.

Besides academic studies, Ferhat also has five years experience as backend software engineer in the industry. He desires to develop highly scalable and distributed systems to solve hard problems and deliver useful solutions by mainly using the tools of JVM ecosystem (Java8, Scala, Play! Framework and Akka, Akka-Http, Akka-Streams, Kafka, Kafka Streams, Cassandra, Spark/Flink, ElasticSearch etc.).

Moreover, Ferhat tries to deepen his understanding of Functional Programming, Natural and Programming Languages, Linear Algebra and the Cosmos.



Oct 2016Dec 2016

Lead Software Engineer

Finartz, Istanbul, Turkey

Working as a Lead Software Engineer to design and develop software solutions for one of our clients to help solving their problems while transforming their technology stack with modern/best practices and tools like;

Scala, Akka, Akka-Http, Kafka, Cassandra, ElasticSearch, Microservice architecture, Scrum etc.

Mar 2013Feb 2016

Senior Software Engineer

Monitise MEA, Istanbul, Turkey

Senior Software Engineer at Backend Software Development.

Scala, Java8, Play! Framework, Spring, Akka, Redis, Mysql, Mssql, RabbitMQ

  • Involved in full software life-cycle from Analysis, Planning, Development, Testing and Production Deployment Support.
  • Develop backend services for mainly FinTech projects by using the technology stack above.
  • Code Review, TDD and Functional Programming advocator. Played an active role in Gerrit, TDD and Scala (learning and usage) adaptations.
  • Gave technical talks in the company related to Effective Java, Clean Code, Functional Programming with Scala, Play! Framework and Akka.
  • Used both Java8 and Scala to develop backend services according to functional programming paradigms.
  • Co-developed and co-maintained a PayPal like product for Turkey (backend, web, and middleware for mobile clients).
  • Led a Scrum team technically for a core backend, micro-service based, cloud-hosted FinTech product which have been written with pure Scala and Akka.
Nov 2011Mar 2013

Software Engineer

Vodafone Technology, Istanbul, Turkey

Software Engineer at CRM Application Development Department.

  • Involve in Development, Testing phases.
  • Develop web applications for Customer Relationship Management (CRM) department (Core Java and J2EE, JSP, HTML)
  • Maintain and develop functionalities with Pl/Sql and Oracle technologies.
  • Backend Services and web applications for CRM domain targeting new campaigns, functionalities and offers.