Hello!

My Name is Marek and I am a software professional, focusing on software quality and security. My primary domain are web applications.

Although I do not write much software myself anymore, I utilize my experience in software development process control:

  • Software quality assurance
  • Software and system security
  • Software project management

Since I have both commercial and academic experience in these areas, I build upon them to achieve the best results - and to develop tools and processes that will help build a better software in the future.

Professional

My professional and academic experieces have always been intertwined. In 1996 I graduated from AGH University of Science and Technology and received a research scholarship at Bristol University (UK). Later, after submitting a master thesis in 2000, I received a Master of Science degree there.

After coming back to Poland in 1997, I worked for Ericsson - initially as a Sales Engineer and later as a Project Leader. Then at the end of 1998 I moved to ComArch in Krakow as a Key Account Manager, but soon promoted to a Sales Manager.

After a few years I decided however to drop out of the corporation world and continue on my own. Since then I have been involved in numerous software projects, including implementation, audit and project management. Since 2004 I am responsible for R&D and maintenance of IMS/CMS Egypt's data processing systems. Since 2008 I have been working with Securing on security audits and development of tools and methods for security assessment.

I also love working at a University. Research and continuous 'exposure' to students and their ideas let me remain open-minded and progress. I keep my research aligned with my professional work, I also give lectures on related topics; i.e. "Project Management", "Data security" and "Internet technologies". In 2008 i received a PhD in Computer Sciences.

Contact

(+48) 500 169 262
marek@zachara.name

Students

Please use the following email for any university-related correspondence mzachara@agh.edu.pl - that allows me to better keep track of your e-mails.

You can find information about my availability here.