Dani Hodovic

Software engineer


I'm a engineer that specializes in leading 0-1 projects. I've built software that is still in use at Contentful, NewLantern and UnitedMasters. I usually lead product teams at small and medium sized companies.

I specialize in backend and cloud development often using the following tools: Django, Terraform, Kubernetes, Postgres, Redis.

I maintain a number of open-source projects in the Django sphere:

I've also built a few sites that have thousands of daily users:

Work experience

Software engineer · UnitedMasters

San Francisco

May 1, 2022 - Aug. 1, 2023

Built a music distribution service to send all of UnitedMasters’s artist’s music to all the major streaming providers (Spotify, YouTube, Apple Music, etc…). This replaced a 3rd party service, Fuga, and removed costs and vendor lock in. The input is a REST API and the output is packaged music (DDEX XML and binary files). The system distributes ~3000 singles and albums daily and is powered by Celery workers on Kubernetes.

Software engineer · New Lantern

San Francisco

June 1, 2021 - May 2, 2022

Built the backend for the MVP to get to first client contract and enabled a fundraise of over $2.5M. Cloud based radiology image management software for viewing broken bones and cancer. Built in Python/Django/Celery. HIPAA compliant Google Cloud healthcare services (DICOM and HL7 stores).

Creator · findwork.dev


Feb. 1, 2019 - Jan. 1, 2020

I built a remote jobs aggregator while I was looking for work. This was prior to the pandemic and remote jobs craze, so there were fewer remote jobs to come by. It was built with Scrapy, Django and Celery. The project is hosted on Google Cloud (K8s).

Software engineer · Confidential Telco


March 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021

Built various features for a telco provider.

Software (devops) engineer · Ambrosus


May 1, 2018 - Feb. 1, 2019

I deloyed and maintained a Parity Proof of stake network on AWS. AWS ASG's across many regions worldwide from Latin America to Asia.

Software engineer · Contentful


Oct. 1, 2015 - March 1, 2018

Built developer tools at Contentful. Full-text search, logging, billing and cloud migrations. I joined the company at ~30 people and left at ~200. The company raised two rounds during my tenure and I learned many startup lessons.

Software Engineer · Ericsson


May 1, 2014 - July 1, 2015

I built a project which extracts and analyses metrics on source code to identify problematic subsystems. Django & D3.js