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Laszlo Marai


Last update: 21.07.2017

Senior tech lead and software engineer, CTO-for-hire

Graduation: MSc in Electric Engineering
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Languages: English (Full Professional) | Hungarian (Full Professional)


Javascript Python Java Android Django Technical Lead


I have worked at Nokia Research as a research engineeer for 6 years, then moved into freelancing 10 years ago. I have worked mainly with US based clients. In the past 5-6 years I've co founded two startups (both got funded with ~$600k in total) as a technical co-founder/CTO. As a hands-on manager and co-founder I've built MVPs, hired, managed and mentored teams of developers and also dealt with the business issues when needed. In between the two startups I worked at a third one as a CTO (as an employee). That company had been in operation for about 5 years back then and needed someone to grow the technology from a one man show into a product. (The company also did business consulting on the side, ~20 people altogether, with working on development.)

These days I'm doing mentoring (startup founders), teaching (developers) and consulting/software development/technical project management. Most of the time I work with python and Django, but I have substantial experience with JavaScript (a bit nodejs included), mobile development (android) and Java, but I haven't used these latter two for a while.

Project history - my first startup was a social jukebox service - our second startup was a marketplace for coaches, psychologists and their patients.

Time and spatial flexibility

I'm working based out of Budapest, Hungary mostly but willing to travel to meet and for shorter periods to spend on-site.

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