Andrei Oghină

Software Engineer at Polarsteps

Andrei Oghină has a diverse work experience in software engineering and product management. Andrei is currently a Software Engineer at Polarsteps since March 2022. Prior to this, they worked as a Software Engineering Consultant at Qloo Inc. from January 2019 to 2022, where they were involved in software engineering, product management, and feature design for Qloo's TasteDive.com social recommendation platform.

Andrei also has experience as a Founder & Lead Engineer at TasteDive, a company they founded in 2008 and successfully sold to Qloo Inc. in 2018. At TasteDive, they raised seed funding and played a crucial role in its development.

In addition, Andrei worked as a Software Engineer at TravelBird from April 2015 to November 2018. Andrei'sresponsibilities included improving user experience, site structure, discovery, and search using Python/Django stack. Andrei also developed internal tools to streamline editorial processes.

Before TravelBird, Andrei was a Software Engineer at TMG (Telegraaf Media Groep) from April 2013 to April 2015, focusing on Upcoming.nl and internal content discovery and engagement tools. Andrei worked on real-time detection of viral news, headline and thumbnail A/B testing, and multi-armed bandit optimizations.

Prior to TMG, Andrei worked as a Research Intern at Hyves in 2012, where they conducted research on optimizing engagement in online news websites. Andrei also participated in the IBM Extreme Blue Program in 2012, addressing a challenge for the City of Amsterdam and implementing a proof of concept (website and Android app).

Andrei's early work experience includes being a Web Developer at SoftHost from 2004 to 2009. During this time, they worked on various projects, including the website of Bucharest's main airport, AvocatNet.ro, an ERP system for the American Chamber of Commerce in Romania, and developing web hosting control panel tools and white label CMS.

Overall, Andrei Oghină has a strong background in software engineering, product management, and entrepreneurship, with experience in various industries such as travel, media, and technology.

Andrei Oghină completed their Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree in Artificial Intelligence at the University of Amsterdam from 2011 to 2013. Prior to that, they pursued a degree in Computer Science and Engineering at the University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest, where they studied from 2002 to 2007. Andrei's education journey began at Colegiul National de Informatica "Tudor Vianu" from 1998 to 2002, although the specific degree and field of study for this period are not provided.

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  • Software Engineer

    March, 2022 - present

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