Alex VKO, AWS Certified Developer Developer in Montreal, QC, Canada
Alex VKO

AWS Certified Developer Developer in Montreal, QC, Canada

Member since May 6, 2016
Alex is a passionate technologist and successful startup executive with nine years of professional experience in engineering. As a business-minded and nerd tech guy, he likes to architect and delivers high-quality implementation that meets business needs. He has worked with banks and mortgage institutions, advised CTOs, led software and data science teams, and has consistently delivered high-performing client projects.
Alex is now available for hire

Portfolio

  • Nestready
    Docker, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), React, Elixir, Python, Ruby
  • Toptal
    Python, Google Cloud, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Ruby
  • VanHach
    Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS, React, C#

Experience

Location

Montreal, QC, Canada

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Slack, MacOS, GitHub, Vim Text Editor

The most amazing...

...and fun thing that I developed was an entire CI platform called ruby.ci. I created everything from infrastructure to the front end.

Employment

  • Back-end Team Lead, Engineering Manager, VP of Engineering

    2019 - PRESENT
    Nestready
    • Built an ETL for a real state company.
    • Built white-label applications for banks and mortgage institutions that use Rails as the API and React on the front end.
    • Led software engineer and data science teams.
    • Built services using Elixir, Phoenix, and Rails engines.
    Technologies: Docker, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), React, Elixir, Python, Ruby
  • Team Lead

    2018 - 2019
    Toptal
    • Led a team of highly skilled software engineers.
    • Developed applications in Python and Ruby.
    • Improved background processing performance.
    • Created a distributed automated test runner.
    Technologies: Python, Google Cloud, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Ruby
  • Technical Advisor

    2018 - 2018
    VanHach
    • Worked with the CTO to improve processes and introduce better and newer technologies.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS, React, C#
  • Developer, Team Lead, CTO, Technical Advisor

    2017 - 2018
    Spocket
    • Participated in Techstars Seattle.
    • Built an API using Rails which communicated with several third-party APIs.
    • Built the front end using React and Redux.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), React, AWS, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Ruby
  • Software Engineer

    2015 - 2017
    Freelancer
    • Freelanced in Brazil, Canada, and the USA.
    • Developed the back end with Ruby, Python, and Node.
    • Used Angular and React for front-end development.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Linux, AWS, Ruby, PHP
  • Software Engineer

    2015 - 2017
    ThisOpenSpace
    • Developed the front end using React.
    • Developed the API with Ruby on Rails.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), React, AWS, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Ruby

Experience

  • NeoVIM Configuration
    https://github.com/AlexVKO/VimKO

    This is a very advanced Neovim configuration for full-stack developers and operations. Neovim is a code editor for hackers.

Skills

  • Languages

    HTML, SQL, Ruby, GraphQL, HTML5, JavaScript, CSS, Elixir, Python, C#, PHP, Python 2, Python 3
  • Frameworks

    Ruby on Rails (RoR), Ruby on Rails 3, Ruby on Rails 4, Ruby on Rails 5, Redux, Bootstrap, Phoenix, Express.js
  • Libraries/APIs

    React, Rails Engines, Ruby on Rails API, React Redux, Node.js
  • Tools

    Vim Text Editor, Git, Webpack, GitHub, Slack
  • Paradigms

    Testing, REST, Functional Programming, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Agile
  • Platforms

    Heroku, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Docker, Kubernetes, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), MacOS, Linux, Twilio
  • Storage

    PostgreSQL, Redis, JSON, MongoDB, Elasticsearch, Google Cloud
  • Other

    Back-end, Team Leadership, Technical Leadership, Leadership Development, AWS Certified Developer, Customer.io, APIs, Apollo, AWS, Concurrent Computing, WebSockets

Certifications

  • AWS Certified Developers
    DECEMBER 2017 - DECEMBER 2020
    Aws Certification

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