Murat Yüksel

Murat Yüksel

Software Developer, cyclist, amateur photographer,...

Experience

October 2020 - currentMunich - Germany

Kartenliebe - Software Engineer

Niche e-commerce site about cards with complex customizations, uniq business needs. Developing backend using PHP, Symfony

July 2019 - October 2020Munich - Germany

Talentry - Software Engineer

Helped building the Candidate Relationship Management platform. Focused on backend implementations with PHP, DDD, Symfony, MariaDB, ElasticSearch, AWS

Nov 2017 - June 2019Istanbul - Turkey

Insider - Senior Software Developer

Responsible for developing different services and products for Growth Management Platform. PHP, Laravel, MySQL, Vue.js, ElasticSearch, Serverless (Python), AWS. Multi cultural office environment.

Feb 2016 - Nov 2017Istanbul - Turkey

Mobifun - PHP Developer

Responsible for developing and deploying backend solutions of several web applications, mobile apps, integrating with mobile payment, affiliate, ad, report services (REST, SOAP), developing 3rd party, value added services for carriers. Using Laravel, LEMP stack, Redis, RabbitMQ, Node.js, MongoDB

Jun 2011 - Nov 2015Yalova - Turkey

Freelance / Home Office Web Developer

Worked home office with 3 other colleague developing corporate web sites, Municipality web sites, move Communal Education Centers, Science and Art centers to online. 10+ School web sites, 100+ web sites, HR portal, Estate Portal, 5 Municipality Portal, Municipality Help desk automation,... PHP, LAMP stack

Education

2016 - 2017

Yalova Univ. Master's Degree Computer Sciences - abandoned

Courses finished (Machine learning, wireless networks...), abandoned as I started to work full time didn't have time for working on thesis.

2015 - 2016

Sakarya Univ. Master's Degree Cyber Security - transferred to Yalova

Courses completed: Intro to Cyber security, TCP/IP Security, Penetration Tests and Security Audit, Cyber Wars. Transferred to Yalova after that.

2010 - 2014
3.23/4 GPA

Yalova Univ. Bachelor Degree Computer Sciences

Computation Club Board Member (20+ Seminars organised, volunteered for lecturing “Intro to web development”)
Graduation project: Auto generating admin panel, a script that provides CRUD interface for a given mysql database just with couple of configurations.

11-23 August 2014

Web Application Security - Linux Summer Camp

2 weeks, full day, hands on web application security camp with OWASP top 10, network, cryptography topics covered.
Camp content can be found sorry dead link

2 July - 10 August 2012

StajOkulu 2012

1.5 month courses, mostly seminars from volunteered professionals in IT sector with wide range of topics. Course program can be found here

ABOUT ME

What Does Murat Yüksel Do?

Before corona I was traveling in almost all holidays. Started with Japan May 2017 and that was really a nice experience. My goal was visiting a different country every year but currently paused. After moving to Munich for my job more focused on closer area.
As I try to avoid even trains currently, trying to increase my reach with bicycle. Time to time planning 50-100km rides to visit lakes, small villages... New goal is making a century (100 miles a day) until the end of summer. Still not fit enough, generally my average speed is too slow to reach this goal (20-22km).

I like photography, especially how it forces me to look around and find beauty while life flows at full speed. Below I am adding a section for this topic. Not too active but here is my Instagram: @fototropi Generally I share 4-5 photos a week.

Besides cycling actually, I like "tasting" hobbies. Tried calligraphy (failed miserably :D), went to creative writing course (but couldn't write a piece yet, still have some ideas though), tried playing piano but at that time of my life had a lot of overtime so couldn't practice enough, now an electric guitar is resting at the corner of the room. No rush, no broken hearts if it wont work. Just enjoying the time.

On the technical side, time to time I do trial and error style mini projects. For example tried Forex with MQL4 programming, machine learning with basic principles using Python. Here for this web site I learned little bit react, next, tailwind etc. Would like to try Go next. Beside these interesting topics abandoned several nontrivial projects, mostly written in PHP.

Photography

In 2015 I decided to buy a camera as I was traveling frequently. My searches end up with a Sony RX100 M3. Actually as it is not seem like a brilliant camera, I am pretty satisfied with the results. Most important thing is it makes me discover my surroundings and search for beauty in everyday life and ordinary things. In 2021 upgraded it to Sony Alpha 6400 and now more excited to take more photos. Generally taking nature, animal photos. You can see some of my favourite shots below. Also you can follow be on Instagram: @fototropi

Close Up Swan
Ducks
Small bird
Water droplet on a leaf
Winter in Munich Olimpiapark under snow
Stone and tree
Morning routine for Starnberg man
Shades of green and blue
Path of love
Railroads and green nature
Sun behind clouds reflection