Hi, I’m Matouš!

I work as a software engineer at SumUp and study cybersecurity at CTU in Prague. Throughout my career I have fulfilled various programming and engineering roles. Currently, I am passionate about the clean, effective, and concise golang code that saved our company a lot of headaches and money.

I enjoy plenty of things including but not limited to reading, cooking, sports, and working. In 2019 I also started this blog to force myself into writing more and to have a place where I could share my thoughts and knowledge. Please take this whole site with grain of salt as my english is far from perfect, and I feel like creating a coherent piece of writing is still impossible task for me (I am working on it though).

Career

Backend Developer @ SumUp, 6/2021 - now
Golang Backend Developer @ Kiwi.com, 2/2019 - 5/2021 Developing core infrastructure and services with speed and maintainability as the primary goal. Growing my experience and knowledge thanks to awesome team and mentorship from other skilled people in the company. Slowly taking more responsibility and bigger tasks such as initiating gRPC adoption across the company, helping build internal golang packages for cross-team usage, and developing multiple internal core APIs with high availability and stability demand.
DevOps and Technical Support for Ads Systems @ FTV Prima, 9/2018 - 1/2019 Technical support for online platform advertisement team. Helping with every possible task at hand, so mostly scripting and data pipelines.
Full-Stack Developer @ Techambition Ltd., 9/2017 - 5/2018 Full-stack developer (Node.js and React) of an online interactive tool for high school mathematics in a small startup.

Projects

I enjoy programming outside the work as well and have build and still maintain a few personal projects:

Fun facts