I'm Jan Balaz.

Python Software Developer OpenStack Fan Automation Enthusiast

About Me

Let me tell you about me.

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The simple man on his journey to become professional Python tamer.


I was born, lived and studied in Slovakia where I also got my first job. Currently I'm intern participating at Cisco Internatiol Internship Program looking for my next opportunity preferably in the Bay Area.

  • Full Name: Jan Balaz
  • Position: Python Software Developer
  • Years of Experience: 2+
  • Location: San Jose, CA
  • Email: kontakt@janbalaz.sk


I have experience mostly with automation and virtualization with OpenStack. I worked as a backend python software developer using technologies listed below.

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More of my credentials.

Have a look at my previous experience and studies. Note that my Master studies are yet to be finished. No worries - classes and exams are done, only requirement left is my master thesis. Nothing prevents me from committing to a full-time job.

Work Experience

Python Software Developer (Intern)

August 2016 - July 2017

Cisco Systems

I am part of the team developing network performance benchmarking tool, which requires networking, virtualization and OpenStack platform knowledge. Most of the application is developed in Python and Bash. I am responsible for writing new code, maintaining and refactoring existing codebase, writing tests and configuring Jenkins jobs. Application was part of the Cisco Live Demo.

Python Software Developer

April 2015 - May 2016

Pantheon Technologies

Started from intern position, I was promoted to junior software developer after 3 months. I worked on VIRL , tool for simulating networks and network elements. I worked mostly with Flask server and lxc containers codebase. I learnt to work with Openstack, Flask, SQLite and py.test.


Master Degree

Artificial Intelligence

September 2014 - July 2018

Comenius University in Bratislava

Focus of classes on machine learning, artificial intelligence and information systems. Master Thesis about NLP algorithms comparison with Python implementation.

Bachelor Degree

Computer Science

September 2011 - June 2014

Comenius University in Bratislava

General computer science studies with math, programming and web development classes. Facebook application for commuters as Bachelor Thesis.


I'd Love To Hear From You.

Do my skills match what you're looking for? Then by all means contact me and let's discuss possibilities.

Let's meet in

San Jose, CA, USA

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Call Me At

(408) 387-9686