Desktop, Web, or Hybrid applications, High Performance servers, Mobile apps. From shell scripts to distributed integrated solutions. Focus on performance and security. Agile development workflow, optimised costs.
Architecture and database design
Assistance in choosing the right tool for the job, optimal database structure, third party components integration with a custom middle layer design. Balancing technology requirements with business priorities.
Secure and fast hosting
High performance, fully managed hosting service for resource-demanding solutions (Wordpress, Magento) or custom applications (Node.js, Java, Perl).
Server setup and maintenance
Secure virtual or dedicated server configuration for hosting or custom applications. Web, mail, VOIP, database software, memory caching, cloud backup, hacking protection, hardware monitoring, custom automation scripts.
Consulting and tutoring
Get simple answers to complicated questions, find the best solution to your problem, learn more about the information technologies from an industry veteran in programming, SEO, security and server administration.
Translation and copywriting
English to Russian translations with focus on quality and precise idiomatic interpretation. Experience includes industrial web content, song lyrics, and motion picture subtitles. Journalist background, professional copywriting skills.
Audio/video synchronisation, sound editing, music production.
20+ years of professional experience on Windows, Unix and Web in projects ranging from multi-threaded asynchronous application servers to cross-platform mobile apps, from Database design to Assembly level optimisation, from client-side dynamic UI/UX to custom e-commerce engines. Mostly working with American and European businesses as a freelance or in-house developer, manager and consultant. Wide range of practical expertise in computing technologies.
Director of Application Development and Systems Integration
VistaBPO (USA) Jan 2016 – Present
System design and architecture, software development and integration.
Lead Software Engineer
Vista Health Solutions (USA) Mar 2012 – Present
Web development, system architecture, integration, development, administration and design.
Web Technology Consultant
Odez Designs (USA) 2009 – Present
UI, platform compatibility, optimisation, custom e-commerce development, server maintenance.
Software developer / Consultant
Convekta, Ltd (Russia) Feb 2012 – Feb 2013
Software development and architecture, database design, optimisation and high performance servers (Windows platform).
Rossul Design (Canada) Jul 2010 – Jul 2011
UI development, web programming and database design.
Insanely Great Software (Australia) 2010 – 2012
Web sites, Windows desktop applications.
Consultant / Tutor
LivePerson platform (Int'l) Jun 2009 – Dec 2010
Online consulting and tutoring in various areas of IT, programming, SEO and server administration. Rated 5 stars in all reviews.
Lead Developer / Architect
Auramedia (Russia) Feb 1999 – Jun 2009
Database design and development, system architecture and UI on both Web and Windows.
Mosautotrans CC (Russia) 1996 – 2008
Software and web development, database design, GPS systems. System architecture and project management. Participation in government projects.
Lead Developer / Project manager
ABC4PC (USA) 2004 – 2006
Database design, web programming, system architecture, project management.
Lead Developer / Architect
Optimizer GmbH (Switzerland) Feb 2002 – Dec 2003
Web and Windows development, UI, e-commerce, cryptography.
Union Publisher (Russia) 1997 – 2000
Software and hardware reviews, computer technology related articles.
C, C++ (ANSI, GNU, Microsoft). STL, threads (Windows, POSIX and Solaris), network (TCP/IP, UDP, RPC), events (uv, IOCP), Windows API, COM/DCOM/ActiveX, daemons. Using C since 2000, C++ since 2002. Last used: 2017.
PHP. Web and server-side development. OOP, databases (MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite, MS SQL), multi-process (fork), custom extensions in C/C++. Proprietary engines and frameworks. Using since 1999. Last used: 2017.
Object Pascal (Borland Delphi 4.0 - XE2, Lazarus). Database components, GUI, TCP/IP, Websockets, assembly (32-/64-bit), IOCP, Web browser integration. Using since 2000. Last project: 2016.
SQL (MySQL, PostgreSQL, MS SQL, SQLite, etc). Optimisation, triggers, stored procedures and functions. Limited experience with Borland TSQL, Oracle, Sybase and FoxPro SQL dialect. Using MySQL since 1999, PostgreSQL since 2001. Last project with PostgreSQL in 2016, MySQL (MariaDB) in 2017.
Assembly (MASM32, NASM). Low level programming in Assembly language, including Windows API, dynamic libraries, and COM/ActiveX (in Windows MASM32). Integrated assembly in Delphi, linked NASM in Unix. Used since 1996, last project (NASM) in 2015.
Also: Node.js, XML, XSL, XSD, DTD, Perl, RegEx, Lua, HAXE (w/ActionScript), FoxPro, FoxBase, Pascal, Assembly, Basic (DOS, Visual, VBA, .NET), Objective C, C/CLI, Java, Swift, Bash.
CentOS mainly, Debian to a lesser extent, also limited experience with RHEL, OpenSUSE, Solaris, FreeBSD.
Nginx, MariaDB, PostreSQL, djbdns, postfix, iptables, gnupg, redis, memcached, sphinx, uwcgi, rsync, and quite a few more scary words.
Bash and Perl scripting. Security, performance tuning, backup (Amazon S3/rsync).
Audio engineering (Audition, Cubase, iZotope), translation (English, Russian), graphics processing/design (Photoshop, Sketch), logo design, tutoring, copywriting.
Being blessed with so many wonderful clients throughout the years, their feedback brings back quite a few memories.
“Fantastic. Extremely helpful! Couldn't give a higher rating.”
“A real pleasure to work with. Fast, precise and courteous. Supplied not just the requested code but made additional suggestions and then implemented them instantly. The way you wish things would happen is how it actually happens with Michael. A brilliant five star performer.”
“Super quick correspondence and easy to work with. Will use in the future for sure!!!”
“Michael not only is very skilled with what he does, but he's also incredibly helpful, patient, and kind. He ensures that you are a happy customer and if there's anything you need him to modify on the program he has built for you, he will gladly modify it. Thank you again, Michael! You are awesome! I would definitely use him again and I would recommend him to everyone!”
“Did a splendid job in a short time.”
“Expert was dead on and quick. Never left me hanging and definitely knew his business. Very sharp individual and excellent communication. You can't go wrong here.”
“always nice work, will come back again!!!”
“Great service! Very helpful, just what I needed, Thanks a lot!”
“He pointed out the part that I misuse & overlook in the code. I totally learn from his expertise.”
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Born in 1981 to a family of software engineers.
Grew up playing with punch-cards and 8" floppy disks.
Wrote his first piece of code at the age of 9.
Published his first article at 13.
Got the first programming job commissioned at 15.
Won award for his first web site at 16.
Has never worked in the office (and has no plans to).
Enjoys computer games (but rubbish at most of them).
Can play the guitar, the piano, and the triangle.
Thinks he can sing.