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Karl Golka


Previous positions

  • Senior Software Engineer at Seamgen
  • Senior Software Developer at Cireson – Your System Center Experts


Polish – Japanese Institute of Information Technology, , Computer Science/Engineering




Full-stack AngularJS, Microsoft .NET, and MEAN Web Software Developer


  • JavaScript Full-Stack Developer

    La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology

    September 2016 – Present(3 years 1 month)La Jolla, CA

    Working with NodeJS, Sequelize, Angular 2, Typescript, Unit Testing, Bootstrap 4, and Angular 1.x to build full-stack administrative solutions, as well as implementing development, deployment, and project management processes and workflows.

  • Senior Software Engineer


    May 2016 – July 2016(2 months)Greater San Diego Area

    Lead developer responsible for architecture and development of a MEAN stack NodeJS back-end API for an iOS mobile client application called Rocketing App (

  • Senior Software Developer

    Cireson – Your System Center Experts

    September 2015 – April 2016(7 months)Remote & in-office Little Italy

    Started as a core platform developer of The Cireson Platform, an extensible and scalable cloud-directed application framework built upon a well-defined API, moved to developing a webUI Visual Studio extension, and then used those two layers to build a custom Angular Material Design framework UI, that finally was leveraged for their flagship Password Reset admin tool, a multi-million product releasing this quarter – a project that I spear-headed, built, and drove to fruition, working closely with 4-5 members of the team regularly. Contact me for demos…

  • Senior .NET Software Engineer

    1218 App TEAM

    December 2014 – March 2015(3 months)Greater San Diego Area

    Joined on a highly aggressive deadline for a very complex new project for the medical industry — delivered consistently and was indispensable in helping the team deliver on-time for a 2 month deadline — consequently offered a conversion to full-time employment, and as a result, the team secured follow-up contracts from the client PRODUCT: Whiteboard-sharing mobile-friendly web app using cutting-edge web technology, that allows medical personnel to get assistance from other doctors in the field — by sharing whiteboards, cases, and x-rays. All with real-time drawing, annotating, zooming, panning, and chatting! PROJECT: Agile project management (Visual Studio Online+GIT), 1-Weekl sprints, daily 9am video scrum “stand-ups”

  • Senior .NET Software Engineer


    July 2014 – December 2014(5 months)Greater San Diego Area

    Working directly and regularly with client (ISS-Shipping) to help architect and develop a Tasks, Alerts, & Filtering module for their logistics and fulfillment application, being released to 300 ports world-wide, to manage 10,000 vessel voyages annually. Team lead on project, 3-week Agile sprints, mentoring junior developer, working directly with clients, business analysts, and DBAs on location from India and Peru and a senior advisor on project from South Africa; preparing documentation and running presentations/meetings to gather requirements and manage project; helping to secure multi-million USD in additional follow-up work from client.

  • Senior .NET Software Engineer

    Cumulus Data, Inc.

    February 2014 – June 2014(4 months)Greater San Diego Area

    Working (remotely) with CTO, Paul Mitsui, on a .NET 4.0 distributed code-base for a SaaS legal technology company, integration with RESTFUL APIs, applications distributed over 24 various servers: collection servers, task servers, file servers, and export-servers; successfully architected and implemented a billing system; Cruise-Control automated builds; nUnit for Web Service testing and debugging; 73 Visual Studio 2010 projects; 66 tables, 345 stored procedures, 190k lines of code; splicing modern UIs into legacy Telerik-based front-ends.

  • Full-Stack Web Software Developer

    January 2005 – January 2013(8 years)Greater San Diego Area

    Started a boutuique design & development business over 10 years ago, consistently producing agency-quality deliverables. Specializing in bespoke web applications, e-commerce websites, and that handle order management, fulfillment, procurement, asset-mngment applications and much more, in a wide variety of industries. Showcase client:

  • Senior .NET Web Developer

    One Design Company

    June 2006 – June 2010(4 years)Chicago, IL

    Worked as with The Post Family’s Sam Rosen as well as Scott Thomas on various Chicago agency projects including an executive dashboard for LG, NY Mag, and Sparrow Healthcare. Collaborated closely on projects with top US design agencies Remedy Chicago and Fathom Communications.

  • Senior .NET Web Developer

    Chicago Public Radio

    August 2008 – July 2009(11 months)Chicago, IL

    Architected and implemented search engine work and content management development that directly led to over 150% percent increase in traffic, over 1200% increase time-on-site, and streamlined content-to-web online processes. Incrementally upgraded a cumbersome legacy IT system while also reducing costs by bringing third-party paid services and components in-house via custom development.

  • Lead .NET Web Architect

    Ray Allen Enterprise Asset Management

    January 2007 – January 2008(1 year)Chicago, IL

    Spearheaded a small team of 4 developers in successfully securing and fulfilling a two million dollar annual services contract for key clients AT&T and Hilton. Architected and led development of a robust suite of asset management modules. Streamlined workflow between network engineers, equipment vendors, and key AT&T decision makers for a network-upgrade-campaign of over 3000 Hilton hotels. Project managed all steps from planning and research, design and development, meetings with client executives, to revision and deployment.


  • Polish – Japanese Institute of Information Technology

    Computer Science/Engineering

    2001 – 2003

    Helped introduce ASP.NET to the college by starting a .NET club and leading 8-10 person training courses covering ASP.NET, C#, SQL Server 2000, ADO.NET.

    Activities and Societies

    Extrac-curricular class-trainer for .NET course.

  • Kozminski University


    2000 – 2001

    Took a one-year program to improve my business, marketing, and accounting chops at this private, non-profit business school in Warsaw, Poland, considered to be “Poland’s highest rated private university”.

  • New York University

    Computer Science/Engineering

    1997 – 1998

    Accepted into Columbia University, NYU was chosen instead due to a computer science/engineering merit scholarship as well as financial aid.

  • Strake Jesuit College Preparatory

    High School

    1992 – 1996

    Graduated Summa Cum Laude (top 10%)


  • Polish

    Full professional proficiency

  • Spanish

    Professional working proficiency

  • French

    Limited working proficiency

  • English

    Native or bilingual proficiency


  • Sunshine Properties

    January 2011

    We think we achieved our goal with this site — to make a real estate website that’s pleasant on the eyes and easy to use, while standing out from the rest.

    Team Members (1):
    • Karl Golka

Skills & Expertise

  • RESTful architecture
  • IIS
  • SEO
  • Git
  • LINQ
  • Business Analysis
  • Graphic Design
  • CSS
  • Windows Server
  • XML
  • Client Liaison
  • Web Application Design
  • Project Management
  • Social Media Integration
  • C#
  • AJAX
  • Requirements Gathering
  • Visual Studio
  • XSLT
  • N-tier
  • Web Development
  • enterprise library blocks
  • Front-end
  • MS SQL Server
  • Photoshop
  • Teamwork
  • AngularJS
  • VisualStudioOnline
  • OAuth
  • MVC
  • Subversion
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Azure
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Web Application Development


  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Essentials

    , License
  • ITIL® Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management

    PEOPLECERT, License GR750222915KG

    February 2016


Independent Coursework

  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Essentials(2151A)
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional/Server(2151B)
  • Designing and Implementing Databases with Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2000 Enterprise Edition (MCP, 910/1000 points)(70229)

Honors & Awards

  • Design Recognition

    March 2006

    “We look for innovative websites which break the mould, and set new standards in their field.”

  • Notable Design Submission

    CSS Import

    January 2006

    Notable submission for design of

Volunteer Experience & Causes

Causes Karl cares about:

  • Arts and Culture
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Human Rights
  • Politics
  • Science and Technology