Richard Żak

Software Engineer & Researcher

Baltimore, Maryland Area
Information Technology and Services

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Richard Żak's Overview


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Richard Żak's Summary

I am a highly motivated and technical software engineer who seeks a chance to relocate abroad for a position offering room for advancement and opportunities for learning new things.

Specialties: Cloud Computing (Amazon EC2, S3, SQS), Search; High Performance Computing;
C++, CUDA, Django, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, MPI, OpenMP; GTK/Glade;
Scientific computing; Research; Database design; Technical writing; User Interface design for the web; Neural Networks, Machine learning, Windows Active Directory;
IT: LDAP, Subversion, Apache, LAMP, MediaWiki;
Strong interest in languages, cultures, and travel.

Richard Żak's Experience

July 2008Present (6 years 3 months) Annapolis Junction, Maryland

Freelance Web Developer


January 2012August 2012 (8 months) Baltimore, Maryland Area

Technical Consultant

Search Technologies

September 2007June 2008 (10 months) Herndon, Virginia

Web Application Developer

Vivakos, Inc.

June 2006September 2007 (1 year 4 months) Alexandria, Virginia

Web Technology Programmer

University of Maryland Baltimore County

October 2005September 2006 (1 year) Baltimore, Maryland

Campus Representative

Apple Computer, Inc.

April 2005June 2006 (1 year 3 months) Baltimore, Maryland

Associate Director of Technology

The Odyssey School

November 2000October 2005 (5 years) Stevenson, Maryland


Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks

March 2003August 2004 (1 year 6 months) Towson, Maryland

Network Assistant

Towson High School

May 2000August 2000 (4 months) Towson, Maryland

Richard Żak's Projects

  • Code Snippets on Github

    • May 2013 to Present
    Team Members: Richard Żak

    Various code snippets, including C++ code, a Django Middleware, and others.

  • LDAP Self Service

    • May 2013 to May 2013
    Team Members: Richard Żak

    PHP interface to LDAP for end-users.

Richard Żak's Courses

  • University of Maryland Baltimore County

    • Data Structures and Algorithm Analysis (CMSC331)
    • Scripting Languages (CMSC413)
  • Associate

    Booz Allen Hamilton

    • AcceleWare CUDA Programming and Debugging
    • Bright Cluster Management training
  • Technical Consultant

    Search Technologies

    • Fast ESP 5.1

Richard Żak's Organizations

  • Association of Computing Machinery

    • February 2008 to Present
  • Free Software Foundation Europe

    • May 2011 to Present
  • IEEE

    • March 2013 to Present

Richard Żak's Languages

  • English

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)
  • Romanian

    (Limited working proficiency)

Richard Żak's Skills & Expertise

  1. C++
  2. Python
  3. CUDA
  4. GCC
  5. GNU Make
  6. Linux
  7. Ubuntu
  8. Django
  9. AJAX
  10. Mac OS X
  11. PHP
  12. MySQL
  13. PostgreSQL
  14. Romanian
  15. Fluent English
  16. Flexible Working
  17. Working Abroad
  18. MPI
  19. Boost Library
  20. OpenMP
  21. Open Source
  22. FreeBSD
  23. Eclipse
  24. Machine Learning
  25. Scientific Computing
  26. C
  27. Bash
  28. Unix
  29. GTK+
  30. Web Applications
  31. Hadoop
  32. English
  33. OS X
  34. Cloud Computing

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Richard Żak's Education

Towson High School


Richard Żak's Certifications

  • ICAgile Professional

    • ICAgile
    • February 2014

Richard Żak's Additional Information


New technology, programming, yoga, open source, vegetarian diet, international travel, meeting new people, learning

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