Alex Kirs, Developer in Huahin, Russia
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Alex Kirs

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Software Developer

Huahin, Russia
Toptal Member Since
September 27, 2013

Alex has worked in web development since 1999 with a variety of technologies, specializing in PHP, Yii, JavaScript, jQuery, and Sphinx. He is a full-stack developer and experienced problem solver. He has worked with several US companies in the past and is open to potential relocation.



Preferred Environment

Chrome, Shell, Subversion (SVN), ForkLift, TextWrangler, OS X

The most amazing... I've coded is a complex health system solution that helped users simplify old procedures and facilitated daily tasks.

Work Experience


2013 - PRESENT
  • Managed the development team.
  • Architected technology.
  • Created modular, service-based web sites.
  • Reviewed code.
  • Planned development processes.
Technologies: Yii 2, Sphinx Search Engine


2012 - 2013
TruPro, US
  • Worked to match company profiles using Sphinx.
  • Performed ACXIOM data integration.
  • Created a DB structure with 50M+ active records.
  • Developed an interface and API for phones, VoIP, and messaging.
  • Connected an application to the Authorize.Net payment gateway.
  • Worked in back-end development with Yii, Bootstrap, and the theme.
Technologies: JavaScript, PHP


2010 - 2011
  • Created a medical system that currently has 5k users daily as well as 1k operators and doctors.
  • Organized and managed a team of 3 developers.
  • Created the entire initial project architecture including back-end, front-end, and API.
  • Developed the medical services front-end (
  • Developed the global pharmacy front-end (
Technologies: JavaScript, PHP


2008 - 2009
Hi Tech Startup Team, Russia
  • Organized and managed a team of 10 developers for PartaGroup Russia.
  • Created a browser toolbar for IE/FF.
  • Developed a web site using Python and Django.
  • Implemented a Jabber communication server.
  • Wrote a JavaScript API for Jabber.
Technologies: Erlang, .NET, C++, JavaScript, PHP

Head of Development Department

2008 - 2009
Togliatti Academy of Management
  • Created courses in web development.
  • Worked in the IT/Development department using Oracle,PHP, and Delphi.
  • Organized a startup class.
  • Organized a laboratory/incubator for students' projects.
  • Wrote articles for scientific seminars.
Technologies: Oracle, JavaScript, PHP

Web Developer

2005 - 2008
ToneSoftware, US
  • Organized and managed a team of 10 developers for ToneSoftware USA.
  • Developed a JavaScript console for ReliaTel using Intranet JavaScript, Java, and C++.
  • Wrote a JavaScript administration interface for ReliaTel.
  • Created a JavaScript interface for, a JavaScript and Python startup.
  • Developed a JavaScript widget for the dashboard.
Technologies: JavaScript


2004 - 2005
Small Development Team
  • Organized and managed a team of 4 developers.
  • Developed our own CMS solution using the LAMP stack.
  • Adopted a CMS for the webmaster for the US, Canada, Israel, and the Netherlands and site owners.
  • Created a web admin back-end with rich Ajax and filtering options.
  • Optimized a client's project for high load.
Technologies: JavaScript, PHP

Music site. Front/Back ends development, mobile version. Waveform generation for music files, CDN infrastructure development for content delivery.
A medical system that currently has 5k daily users and 1k operators and doctors.

The company website QA

AJAX QA System
Humor blog
Dating service

Sites index
Image hosting
Social network

Intranet AJAX admin system
1999 - 2004

Master's Degree in Economy

Togliatti Academy of Management - Togliatti, Russia




TextWrangler, Subversion (SVN), Shell, Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Fireworks


Bootstrap, Yii, PhoneGap, CodeIgniter, .NET, Chrome, Yii 2, CakePHP


LAMP, Oracle, OS X, Android, iOS, MacOS


PHP, JavaScript, SQL, HTML5, C++, Erlang


Sphinx Search Engine, MySQL, Memcached, MongoDB, Redis


Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Agile Software Development, Functional Programming


Cordova, ForkLift

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