About Me

My name is Karlo Novak and I'm extremely ambitious and experienced software engineer based in Zagreb, Croatia.

Currently I work for cybersecurity company Intel471 writing and architecting backend services for security intelligence system operating on huge datasets.

My main point of interest is backend, but I can code anything you can image using my broad and diverse set of skills I've developed over the years. I specialize in writing testable and performant systems with technologies such as Scala, Java, Elixir, TS/JS, React etc. So far I've been using vast number of different technologies and I consider myself proficient with SQL databases, AWS (EC2, Lambda, ECS, IoT, CloudWatch, S3, RDS, Redshift...), Elasticsearch, Apache Kafka, Docker, Terraform, Google Firebase, InfluxDB, Redis and many more.

I never hesitate to cope with any programming language or technology so there is a huge list of things I've tried or have been working with but it wouldn't fit this window if I started writing. In my spare time I also code and read a lot of technical books, magazines and articles to progress even more.

Tech I'm using

Scala/ZIO stack

Java/Spring stack

Elixir/Phoenix stack

AWS (EC2, Lambda, ECS, IoT, CloudWatch, S3, RDS, Redshift...)

SQL (Postgres, MySQL)

NoSQL (Elasticsearch, Firebase, MongoDB, Redis, Cassandra...)

Apache Kafka

Linux, Docker, Terraform...

  • 10/2022 to present


    Senior Backend Engineer
    Remote, USA

  • 10/2021 to 10/2022


    Senior Backend Engineer
    Remote, Singapore

  • 04/2018 to 10/2021

    Greyp Bikes/Rimac Automobili

    Lead Backend Engineer
    Sveta Nedelja, Croatia

  • 02/2013 to 04/2018

    SV Group

    Senior Full-stack Engineer
    Zagreb, Croatia

  • 10/2009 to 12/2012

    Polytechnic of Zagreb (BSc)

    Computer science, Software engineering
    Zagreb, Croatia

  • 09/2005 to 05/2009

    XV Gimnasium

    Computer science, Math
    Zagreb, Croatia

offerings to my clients

Years in the industry made me professional, reliable and responsible towards customers and other people I do business with. There's only one way for you to check it out ;) Contact me if you need help with:

Backend development

DevOps, CI/CD, Automation

Software consulting