Top 3%
Mihai Z.

Security Engineer

15 years
Bucharest, ROMANIA
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Why I'm Top 3%

  • Superior technical and people skills
  • English language proficiency
  • 15 years of industry experience
  • Proficient with agile scrum methods
  • Familiar with security and data privacy
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My experience


A Leadership Development and Executive Coaching Expertise ProviderMarch 2020 - Present

Security Engineer.
  • Conducting penetration tests.
  • Advising and consulting with the client as needed.
  • Participating in the planning meetings to help with security topics.


Security Engineer.
  • Managing the SIEM solution.
  • Conducting penetration tests.
  • Advising and consulting with the client as needed.

PentalogJanuary 2019 - December 2019

Security Engineer within the SecurityTeam of the Pentalog group.
  • Managing the SIEM solution.
  • Conducting penetration tests.
  • Consulting with other teams and projects regarding security issues.
  • Creating and helping project teams with the Maturity Model.
  • Managing the Pentalog Education Platform.
  • Conducting phishingassessments.
  • Conducting post-mortems.
  • Developing and maintaining the Security Dashboard.

Sport services and solutions specialistNovember 2016 - February 2019

PHP Developer.

The project included
several tasks and activities, such as implementing API feeds for
external clients as well as for some football / handball platforms, used
by federations to manage their internal competitions (tournaments,
matches, players, teams, statistics).
  • Integration of the new members inside the team.
  • Holding technical interviews for the new PHP positions.
  • Development of football feeds (using REST) for external customers.
  • Development of a JAVA Daemon to import the match data from the external system.
  • Development of a statistic module on the Football Management Platform, used by federations.
  • Participation in tech meetings in order to decide the future directions of the project.
  • Providing unit tests using PHPUnit for the newly developed features on the project.
  • Analyzing new tasks, both on functional and technical aspects and giving estimations.

WebVenture InteractiveMarch 2016 - November 2016

Web Developer for a web development and online marketing agency.
  • Working on an internal exchange application built on Laravel 5.1, with multiple functionalities: an exchange transactions module, a reports module and a fiscal printer support.
  • Writing a fiscal printer communication driver.
  • Building a mobile application administration and push notifications back-end services using Laravel 5.2.

Vola / WebVenture InteractiveJanuary 2015 - March 2016

Web Developer for an online travel agency in Romania.
  • Working on the redesign of the application and switching to an Angular JS front-end part.
  • Refactoring some of the core modules (flights, hotels, packages).
  • Bug fixing.
  • Communication with the client.

eJobsJune 2011 - December 2014

Web Developer for one of the two biggest Romanian job portals.
  • Refactoring most of the website code into OOP.
  • Implementation of APIs for users and companies.
  • Planning and implementing the CV rank scoring system.
  • Planning and implementing the company's expo CV barcode system.
  • Maintenance of the code for a Romanian website offering a wide range of jobs.

Ashley & Holmes / Frank CommunicationSeptember 2008 - June 2011

Web Architect within a full-service advertising agency.
  • Development of websites and management of SEM and email marketing campaigns.
  • Management of the portal development for a partner of the company (an intranet application).
  • Development of an ordering system (back-end part) as well as the database structure.
  • Introduction of Basecamp as a project management tool for the whole agency.
  • Introduction of Springloops as a versioning and project management tool for the development/implementation department.

Euro Systems DevelopmentApril 2007 - September 2007

.NET Developer for an outsourcing provider of offshore development services for the USA market.
  • Working on an HR case management application, built with MSSQL and C# in ASP.NET which was used by several companies.
  • Application maintenance.
  • Bug fixing.
  • Communication with the client.

“Dr. N. Rucareanu” Forestry School GroupDecember 2006 - March 2007

Network Administrator within a school group based in Brasov, Romania.
  • Extending and managing the network.
  • Securing all the workstations.

Eteric-Ro NetJune 2003 - November 2003

Web Designer within a subsidiary of a French company running multiple web portals worldwide.
  • Design of advertisement banners and website layouts in Adobe Photoshop.

My education and trainings

Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Product Design (in English), Faculty of Product Design and Environment - "Transilvania" University, Brasov.2001 - 2006