Scala Backend Developer
Hi, I’m Jendrik Poloczek, a data engineer in Berlin, Germany. My interests related to development are: innovative and concise code in Scala and Python. I have a machine learning background and also have real-world experience in the field of big data. Besides, I love to drink good tea and travel.
Hypercapitalistic is an AI-powered real-time news aggregation for cryptocurrency from over hundreds of sources including popular online magazines, Twitter, YouTube and podcasts.
I was full-time employed as a backend engineer in the field of P2P video distribution. The team consisted of only two backend developers in total. The work involved architectural design of distributed systems and development with technologies like Scala, Finagle, Azure, Docker, Kafka, Kafka Streams & Spark for the analytics part.
I am full-time employed as a data engineer in the field of article recommendations for online publishers. This work involves machine learning and text mining skills, as well as designing software architectures with Scala, Akka and Apache Spark.
After graduation with a master’s degree in Computer Science at the Carl-von-Ossietzky University in Oldenburg, Germany in 2013, I worked as a researcher in the Computational Intelligence group. Besides data mining and machine learning in the field of wind energy analysis and prediction, I gained experience in algorithm design and empirical experiments. Furthermore, I worked on WindML, an open source framework in Python for wind energy forecasting with machine learning approaches, and on MetaOpt, a library that optimizes black-box functions using a limited amount of time and utilizing multiple processors.
Mocked Streams is a library for Scala which allows you to unit-test processing topologies of Kafka Streams applications without Zookeeper and Kafka Brokers.
Good enough AWS DynamoDB abstraction in Scala with Circe JSON serialization using Twitter Futures.
WindML is an open source framework in Python for wind energy forecasting with machine learning approaches, and on MetaOpt, a library that optimizes black-box functions using a limited amount of time and utilizing multiple processors.
8bitdash is a curated collection of pixel art pieces as start page I made in 2015. It was featured on the front page of Reddit and is still a highly-frequently visited site world-wide.