Who am I?

Personal Details

  • Name: Milos Travar
  • Address: 1476 Perry St, Des Plaines, IL, 60016
  • Phone: (312) - 834-7801
  • Email: eucliptica@gmail.com
  • Web: milostravar.com

Profesional Profile

Hands on, self-starter, experienced and creative software engineer and architect who strives to create high level performance software solutions with leading-edge technologies. Exceptional team player and technical lead with strong problem solving skills and experience that spans full product lifecycle from product design and UX, development, integration, testing to successful delivery to customers. Strategic thinker, able to identify opportunities for improvement and change, while producing cost-effective solutions that are delivered on time and budget.

I have more than 14 years of experience in designing, building and delivering Innovative solutions for largest Fortune 100 companies as well as being a part of small startup that is now multimillion dollar corporation. I have worked on delivering leading-edge solutions for desktop, mobile as well as web, leading small agile teams as well as larger teams combining local and offshore talent in Europe, Latin America and India. I am especially proud to be part of the team that created award winning browser based brokerage platform as well as award winning HTML mobile applications. I am passionate about technology and its role in addressing organizational goals and gaining competitive edge.

My Professional Background

Work Experience

2008 February - Present

E*TRADE
Optionshouse
TradeMonster

Senior Lead Software Engineer

Job Accomplishments

Played key role in successfully launching tradeMonster brokerage platform and through continuous improvement of its tools and offerings see it establish itself as #1 platform for retail options traders as ranked by Barron's.
Oversaw multiple development projects and delivered highly complex and innovative software on time and with high quality.
Led the initiative to implement account opening application process for our retail customers for over dozen of supported account types.
Implemented accounts and user preferences management application for our clients.
Led the planning, architecting and development of our flagship tradeMonster platform and developed some of the most complex tools we had: TradeLAb, Vertigo Ladder, Charting Solution, Option Chains, NewsLetter Trading, HotKeys Trading.
Played key role in architecting, award winning, first in the industry HTML5 mobile application for TradeMonster using hybrid approach with mix of native code for iOS and Android as well as HTML5 solution shared among them.
Implemented HTML5 mobile platform for tablets.
Led the initiative to implement Account Money Management application using latest React framework and HTML5 to increase customer funding rates.
Consulting and active mentoring in leadership role of junior Android and iOS developers in our newest native app solutions.
Successfully architected implementation of Google analytics tracking on wide range of our products. Worked with marketing team on creating dashboards, reporting and setting up goals and funnels.

2004 February - 2008 February

IBM

RIA ARCHITECT

Job Accomplishments

Solution Architect for IBM Innovation Centers, architecting RIA based on latest Flash, Flex, ActionScript, HTML,CSS, Javascript technologies.
Spearheaded development of mobile application on handheld device (pre-smartphone) using Actionscript, media APIs, XMl rest APIs to be used as interactive museum digital guide
Implementing Interactive kiosk, web and portal solutions for variety of Fortune 100 companies using latest web technologies

2003 January - 2004 February

United Express Inc

OWNER

Job Accomplishments

Setup corporation and took care of all legal formalities, including incorporation, contracts, business licenses, permits and bank accounts.
Developed and maintained business relationships with various brokers and freight forwarders throughout the U.S.
Implemented and integrated use of Comdata for fleet fuel purchases and Owner Operator advances.
Extensive experience in freight brokerage, negotiating rates and OTR spot pricing across the U.S.
Experience in running a fully operational dispatching service.
Enforced company wide compliance with all USDOT and FMCSA rules and regulations, including maintenance records, work hours and insurance compliance.
Setup customer invoicing and was in charge of implementing accounts receivable strategy with factoring companies as well as individual brokers/carriers.
Managed company’s cash flow including accounts payable to Owner Operators and third party vendors.
Implemented ASP.NET portal solutions for fleet management, invoicing and customer load tracking solution.

2002 May - 2003 January

MedPoint

WEB DEVELOPER

Job Accomplishments

Architected Adobe Flash based RIA solution for pharmaceuticals industry to be used in education on new drugs and procedures. Build from scratch using actionscript and XML. Web enabled as well as shippable to clients on CD.
Worked on ASP.NET solutions that supported back end office operations.
Website integration with webservices and back end Microsoft SQL Databases.

My Education

Education

1998 September - 2002 June

Loyola University Chicago

Bachelors in Science
Computer Science

3.7 GPA

School Profile Description

Shaped by our city and Jesuit traditions, Loyola University Chicago offers students an unmatched educational experience. We come from all faiths and backgrounds, with a common purpose of building a better society.
The BS degree program in computer science provides a balance between theoretical foundations and applied computer science with the ultimate goal of presenting knowledge likely to be of ongoing value throughout one's career. The preparation of the BS is aimed at students who want pursue a career as an industry practitioners and/or as an academic.

References

  • Dham Pathervellai

    Technology Leader

    Milos is extremely talented and hardworking technologist. He is independent, self starter, that goes above and beyond to create solutions that are on the leading edge of innovation, but at the same time they are delivered quickly and on time. His enthusiasm, creativity and strategic thinking, when coupled with his attention to detail, is a winning formula for any organization. He was a key player in making TradeMonster a success story and one of the best online brokerages. I truly hope he continues his journey in helping companies differentiate themselves from competition.

  • Sanjib Sahoo

    CIO/CTO

    Milos is exceptionally diligent engineer, who takes ownership of his tasks, and through meticulous execution delivers quality solutions ahead of deadlines. I could always rely on him to get the job done. He is strategic thinker, not afraid to question a specific decision, but on the end always gets things done right. He builds trust, respect and cohesiveness in his work environment, and expects the same from others. I would recommend him for anyone looking to add a true asset to their technology organization.

  • Phillip Camp

    Director of Engineering

    Milos is a strong addition to any team adding vast knowledge with a positive atitude that creates an energy that will help motivate anyone. A great guy to work with and an amazing work horse!

What I’m best at

Skills & Acknowledgments

Skils

Software Engineering
  • Rich Internet Applications, HTML5
  • Javascript, ActionScript, Flex, NodeJS
  • Android HTML, Android Native
  • WordPress, REST API, Mongo, MySQL
  • Java, JSP
Organizational
  • Strategic Business Planning
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Hiring Practices
  • Technology Mentoring
  • Outsourcing/Offshoring
  • Team Leadership
Personal
  • Self-starter
  • Highly motivated
  • Strategic thinker
  • Highly dependable
  • Hard Working
Interests
  • Technology, Mobile, Innovation
  • Mentoring, Technical leadership
  • UI/UX/Brand Design
  • Business strategy, Entrepreneurship

Awards & Recognitions

4½-star ranking in Barron’s Annual Brokerage Rankings

Rated ‘Best for Online Brokers' and ‘Best for Options Traders' :: Chicago, 2012-16

MITX Award for Best User Experience

L.L.Bean Winter Outerwear Guide, IBM Centers for Solution Innovation :: Boston, 2006

MITX Award for Consumer Goods

L.L.Bean Winter Outerwear Guide, IBM Centers for Solution Innovation :: Boston, 2006

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Interests: Technology, Innovation, Mentoring, Technical leadership, UI/UX/Brand Design, Business strategy, Entrepreneurship, Startups and Business partnership. Would love to hear from you


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