Born in Serbia, been travelling around the whole world - from Amazon basin in South America to Zen temples in Japan, settled down in beautiful Colombia. More than 15 years of working remotely, as a contractor, mostly on architecture and development of backend systems using Java, Kotlin and AWS (certified).
LanguagesEnglish, Spanish, Serbian
HobbiesTravelling, Photography, Fitness
How I like to work
Proactive, efficient and pragmatic team leader with outstanding problem-solving, communication and organizational skills. Agile approach, trying to keep things as simple as possible, but not simpler.Hire Me Download Resume
WHAT CAN I DO
Vanja is an excellent Software Architect and Technical Leader. We worked together on one of the most time-challenging projects in my career and I can confidently say that he was instrumental to the success of the project.
Vanja is a brilliant technologist. His ability to manage projects and provide technical guidance to the team is a rare mix. He has been very instrumental in developing EIQ at RMS. He is extremely disciplined and delivers all his projects on time. His modules always have lowest bug count of all the product modules.
Vanja is a great software architect and an instrumental team member of every project we worked on together. Besides the decades of experience and depth in computer science and software domains, his leadership skills and outgoing communication style are top-notch and valuable parts of his contributions. Happy to recommend him, as he would be a great leader and team member in any environment.
Vanja is the kind of engineer you want on your team. He works fast, is able to both better define and troubleshoot vague requirements given to him, is extremely self-directed, and communicates clearly, regularly and effectively. All of these qualities make a great remote team member and engineering lead.
Vanja was a great team leader and mentor. He is very concerned about the project he is in, and incredibly proactive, being everywhere at all times, a majestic ability of himself. Also, his entire knowledge pool is very wide, having knowledge about everything and the will to push that forward. A real pleasure!
I had the pleasure of working with Vanja on a recent project and can confidently say that as a product or project manager, he is the tech lead you want on your team. As a tech lead, Vanja's incredible work ethic, bias towards action, and technical expertise was evident immediately. From day 1 he quickly mastered a complex domain and was able to deliver results. Vanja leaves no stone unturned in ensuring that any gaps in requirements or unforeseen complexities are immediately brought to the teams attention. Vanja is also an excellent manager and effectively led a large, highly productive backend development team for our project. I would look forward to any opportunity to work with Vanja in the future.
I was a product lead for a project that Vanja was on. This was my first project working with Vanja and we worked 100% remote from each other. I couldn't have asked for a better engineer to lead our project with as much knowledge, tenacity, and drive to see the product succeed and continually improve as we progressed from exploration to delivery of the product. I would work with Vanja again in a heartbeat and he would be a valuable asset to any team in need of a strong coder and architect.
Vanja delivers quality solutions, with ease and speed. During the time we've worked together, whenever I needed any help, he would provide any resource/explanations required to move tasks ahead. I've learned a lot from his code and work skills.
Diego Rodrigues Ferreira
Working together with Vanja was a real pleasure. He was a highly valued member of our team. Always looking for the best fit, would it be a specific technology, tool or practice to complete a task in the most elegant way. Vanja is dedicated, responsible, and intelligent person with problem-solving mindset. Every company would benefit from his talents.
Vanja is pragmatic and solution-oriented person. In the same time, he is very passionate about the quality of the project he is working on, constantly trying to improve it. One more thing I admire is that he is very detailed in everything what he learns; his broad knowledge happened to be very valuable in many situations we had. Being a positive person and packed with skills, Vanja is one of the most pleasant co-worker I have been working with.
Vanja is an experienced programmer with young developers heart. He is eager and hungry to learn new technologies and apply them in every day work but at the same time very competent in core Java, Spring and big web systems architecture.
Vanja is very passionate about product improvements, introducing new development methods and investingating new technologies that are emerging. During our work together, he showed great dedication to the projects we were involved on. Although we worked together at the start of our careers, I am sure he kept his high stadards and passion for modern software development approach.
I had worked with Vanja at the beginning of my career. Things that I appreciated the most were his passion to follow best practices, new trends in IT, and agile approach in problem solving. I can always recommend Vanja as valuable team member, willing to share knowledge, who can also successfully cope with challenges of being team leader.