Resume (Curriculum Vitae)

Alexander A. Zhuravlev

email: zaa@ikato.com
www: http://ikato.com
linkedin: https://ru.linkedin.com/in/alexanderzhuravlev

Experience

  • Fourteen years of hands-on experience in all phases of development (architecture, implementation, performance analysis, tuning, troubleshooting, testing, deployment).
  • Practical experience in development of scalable, distributed, fault-tolerant, soft real-time systems serving billions of requests per month.
  • Twelve years of experience in UNIX systems administration.

Skills

  • Languages: Erlang/OTP, OCaml, Go, Python, Perl, PHP, JavaScript, Ruby, Java
  • Databases: PostgreSQL, MySQL, DynamoDB, Riak, Redis, Couchbase (Membase)
  • Containers: Docker, Kubernetes
  • Configuration management: Puppet, Ansible
  • Clouds: AWS (EC2, VPC, Auto Scaling, Cloud Formation)
  • OS administration: Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, Mac OS X, Solaris

Education

  • 2003 - 2004: MSCS, Ulyanovsk State Technical University, Russia.
  • 1998 - 2002: BSCS, Ulyanovsk State Technical University, Russia.

Employment

Postmates, Inc. http://postmates.com/

(May, 2017 - Present time)

Site Reliability Engineer

  • Role

    • Building reliable, resilient, and robust infrastructure and the accompanying services.

Restream JSC, http://restream.ru/

(September, 2016 - May, 2017)

Lead Software Engineer

  • Role

    • Backend systems development
  • Projects

    • Design and implementation of a scalable, distributed Industrial Internet of Things platform.

Machine Zone, Inc., http://www.machinezone.com

(March, 2015 - September, 2016)

Senior Software Engineer

  • Role

    • Backend systems development, release engineering
  • Projects

    • I am a part of the Infrastructure team developing a new hybrid cloud with Docker containers as lightweight VMs.

JackNyfe, Inc., http://aboutecho.com

(September, 2008 - March, 2015)

Lead Software Engineer

  • Role

    • Backend systems development, release engineering
  • Projects

    • I was a part of the tight-knit team of developers which created a scalable backend for soft real-time system (Echo) written in Erlang, OCaml, Perl capable of serving more than 50,000 requests per second at peak on a cluster of 450+ nodes (AWS EC2). Echo was used by top-tier US based media companies: Washington Post, WWE, Universal, Sony, Scripps Networks, etc.

Qualiteam Software, http://www.qualiteam.biz

(July, 2007 - September, 2008)

Software Architect

  • Role

    • Design, development, testing and maintenance of produced software solutions (http://x-cart.com).

Qualiteam Software, http://www.qualiteam.biz

(November, 2003 - July, 2007)

Software Engineer/Lead Technical Support Engineer

  • Role

    • Development of ecommerce applications utilizing PHP/MySQL.
    • Technical support.
    • Unix based systems administration (MacOS X, Linux, FreeBSD).

JSC "Simbirsk telecommunication systems"

(June, 2003 - October, 2003)

Network architect/System Administrator

  • Role

    • Design, configuration and maintenance of an Internet Service Provider's network equipment.
    • Unix based systems administration.
  • Projects

    • Designed an Internet Service Provider network based on Cisco equipment (Cisco 2620XM, Catalyst switches) utilizing 802.1q VLANs routing technology.
    • Initial configuration and deployment of VoIP gateway (Cisco AS 5350).

JSC Bank "Venets", http://www.venets-bank.ru

(September, 2002 - November, 2003)

System Administrator

  • Role

    • Network equipment maintenance, branch offices connection, VPN channels configuration.
    • Unix based systems administration.

Ulyanovsk State Technical University, NOC, http://ctc.ulstu.ru

(December, 2001 - June, 2010)

System Administrator, Software Engineer

  • Role

    • Member of the core team of the university's network operations center responsible for deployment, configuration and maintenance of network hardware equipment (distributed network of more than 700 active hosts).
    • Design and implementation of custom server-side intranet/internet software and operations support tools.
    • Technical support.
  • Projects

    • Corporate RADIUS authentication system modification
    • Implemented accounting data processing and reporting system for Apache web server
    • Integration and deployment of network monitoring and management system
    • Implemented system responsible for backup and restoring of corporate's email correspondence
    • Created and maintained several ports for FreeBSD OS ports collection system (www/smarty, security/drweb, etc).
    • Implemented user account expiration facility responsible for notification of customers about expiration date of their accounts, blocking of expired accounts

Ulyanovsk State Technical University, CS department, http://vt.ulstu.ru

(October, 2000 - December, 2001)

System Administrator

  • Role

    • Member of a system administrators team responsible for maintenance of the department's network, learning classes, hardware equipment.
    • Domain controller (Windows 2000 Server) administration.
    • Unix based (FreeBSD) router administration.

Personal traits

Languages: Russian (Native speaker), English (Fluent).