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      A seasoned engineer with more than ten years of experience in software development and technical leadership. Responsible for designing and leading implementation of large and mid-scale distributed systems in virtualization, cloud supply channel distribution (marketplace), and decentralized digital ledger with a focus on infrastructure and ultimate automation.

      Throughout my career, I’ve been driving projects from ideas and proofs-of-concept to real-world solutions and platforms while mentoring both junior and senior engineers so that together we could implement world-class solutions like OpenVZ, Parallels Business Automation, Ingram Micro CloudBlue Connect and Chainstack not overlooking programming and debugging.

Core competence

      Transforming business requirements into software solutions from scratch, also work with legacy monsters no matter what, heavy on distributed systems, mostly cloud-native and SRE/DevOps, always with toil elimination in mind. Python (Flask/Django/Postgres), Go, Kubeflow, MongoDB. In love with Kubernetes, GCP/Azure, HashiCorp Terraform, and Prometheus/Grafana advanced adept.

Professional experience

PeriodPosition
Dec 2019 - presentSenior Manager (Cloud, SRE), Prudential, British multinational life insurance and financial services company. It was founded in London in May 1848 to provide loans to professional and working people. Prudential has 20 million life customers.
Sep 2018 – Dec 2019Development Leader, Chainstack (Acronis’ spinoff), Singapore
A technological startup, multi-cloud, multi-protocol Platform as a Service. Rapidly building, deploying, and managing decentralized networks and services for enterprises and independent developers.
Dec 2015 – Sep 2018Manager of Development, Ingram Micro Cloud. Irvine, CA
Delivering global technology and supply chain services to support cloud aggregation, data center management, logistics, technology distribution, mobility devices.
May 2013 – Deс 2015Team Leader (DevOps), Parallels, Moscow, Russia
Parallels Desktop for Mac, is a software providing hardware virtualization for Macintosh computers with Intel processors.
Jun 2011 – May 2013Senior Software Engineer, Parallels, Moscow, Russia OpenVZ (Virtuozzo)
Linux containers technology developed by Parallels. An ancestor of LXC and Docker solutions.
May 2010 – Jun 2011Hosting Support Engineer, REG.RU, Moscow, Russia
REG.RU is the biggest domain registrar and hosting company in Russia.

Education

2006-2011 Master’s degree (CS), Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications University of Telecommunications and Informatics, Russia.

Patents

Public Speaking

I speak publicly at technical conferences. It helps me sniff the wind about new technologies and find new connections.

TopicConferenceLocation
2020Cloud-native pipelines with Tekton (workshop) 🔥FOSSASIA SummitSingapore
Pouekhavshie - Singapore (rus)Podcast linkmeup.ruSingapore
2019Could Containers Be Secured?DevOps ConfMoscow
Entangled In Dependencies: Pipenv & PoetryPython User Group SGSingapore
“Family budget” In Minutes With ChainstackLaw Blockchain FestivalSingapore
Istio - Service mesh era and our first experience with Istio [2]SG K8s User GroupSingapore
Quorum In Minutes With ChainstackDA⚡️DC ClubSingapore
The Value of K8s For PythonistaPodcast RITMoscow
Helm Security (Kubernetes package manager)RITMoscow
Helm Or Not To Helm?SG K8s User GroupSingapore
Bye, Bye Virtualenv And What’s New In Python 3.8PyCon RussiaMoscow
2018Fundamentals of Kubernetes NetworkRITMoscow
Heading Into PipenvMoscow Python MeetupMoscow
Browser Voxel 3D Game in PythonMoscow Python MeetupMoscow
2017Promises And Service Worker For PythonistMoscow Python MeetupMoscow
Amazing AppEnginePyCon RussiaMoscow
Types & PythonMoscow Python JuniorMoscow
Voxel 3D Game with VRHighload ConferenceMoscow
Heading into Microservices and IstioHighload ConferenceMoscow
2016Understanding PaaSMoscow Python ConferenceMoscow
Deploying To AppEngineMoscow Python MeetupMoscow

Hobby and Spare Time

      I’m an engineer deep down and read popular science, a core contributor to helm-gcs project. I’ve been getting my public speaking skills constantly. Avid road bike rider, and finally, a huge fan of laptop stickers - devlids.com.

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as of 23-Nov-2020