Alexander Skogorev, Developer in Phuket, Thailand
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Alexander Skogorev

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Full-stack Developer

Phuket, Thailand
Toptal Member Since
July 9, 2015

For the past 10 years, Alexander has worked with .NET technologies. Back in those days, he began with WinForms and currently works with the latest ASP.NET MVC and .NET Core. He has experience in cloud-based solutions such as Azure and Amazon. He has devoted a lot of time to optimizing existing code. Alexander has great experience in finding and fixing security issues. Besides the back end, he is really good at front-end JavaScript frameworks.


Zuuber (via Toptal)
.NET, Microsoft SQL Server, Azure, Azure SQL, Azure Blobs
Stage4MD (via Toptal)
Azure Application Insights, Google Calendar API, Google API, Azure, OAuth 2...
Mettel (via Toptal)
Hangfire, Knockout (Knockout.js), .NET Core, Web API, ASP.NET MVC




Preferred Environment

Git, Visual Studio, Windows 10

The most amazing...

...thing I've coded is part of a CMS that generates a user-friendly client side CRUD application for each table on the fly.

Work Experience

Senior Full-stack Developer

2020 - PRESENT
Zuuber (via Toptal)
  • Set up complete Azure infrastructure for the Zuuber application, including Azure Blob, Azure SQL, Azure Web App, Application Insights, etc.
  • Developed an ASP.NET website wrapped with GoNative iOS and Android native applications. Worked on both the front-end and the back-end parts. Set up communication calls between the front-end and the native applications.
  • Started the project from the POC level and led it to release.
  • Completely reworked the front-end part for the new redesign.
  • Created and published landings for the Zuuber application.
Technologies: .NET, Microsoft SQL Server, Azure, Azure SQL, Azure Blobs

Senior Developer

2019 - 2020
Stage4MD (via Toptal)
  • Reworked several site sections from ASP.NET MVC views with Vue.js.
  • Fixed multiple DevExpress RichEdit issues. I worked with DevExpress support together to fix the issues. Also, I had to rewrite the existing code to fix some of the issues.
  • Implemented synchronization of the website scheduler to the user's Google Calendar, using Google Calendar API.
  • Set up the continuous integration and development process for the project.
Technologies: Azure Application Insights, Google Calendar API, Google API, Azure, OAuth 2, DevExpress, Vue, C#, ASP.NET MVC

Senior Developer

2015 - 2019
Mettel (via Toptal)
  • Developed new features for the existing customer portal.
  • Helped to optimize legacy code and improve performance.
  • Fixed multiple security issues to pass the security audit.
  • Developed several standalone tools for the portal.
  • Helped to optimize development processes, setting up continuous deployment.
Technologies: Hangfire, Knockout (Knockout.js), .NET Core, Web API, ASP.NET MVC

Senior Developer

2013 - 2015
TNS Russia
  • Participated in the development of an automation project TV index (research of television ratings in Russia), a data collection system of respondents watching.
  • Processed and produced highly sensitive data using a high-load DB.
  • Supported the documentary system of respondents' lifecycle.
  • Developed several custom intranet web applications.
  • Implemented continuous integration and delivery practices using TeamCity.
Technologies: ASP.NET MVC, Microsoft SQL Server, DevExpress, Azure, PostgreSQL

Senior Developer

2011 - 2013
  • Participated in media website development using AWS and Brightcove Video Cloud.
  • Developed several educational applications for training and testing.
  • Developed custom CMS for news/media websites and adapted it for section 508.
  • Optimized existing applications' performance and security.
  • Set up a continuous integration process using TeamCity.
  • Led the four-developer team using Scrum/Agile techniques.
Technologies: Kendo UI, Telerik, Windows Forms (WinForms), ASP.NET MVC, Agile, Scrum, Microsoft SQL Server, jQuery, Brightcove API, Brightcove, Section 508 Compliance, TeamCity

Web Developer

2011 - 2012
OOO NPF "Radian-M"
  • Developed a new section of the FAIS web application ( based on the provided documentation.
  • Collaborated remotely with team members to build a successful solution.
  • Imported a large amount of data from heavy XML files to the MS SQL database.
Technologies: Telerik, ASP.NET MVC

Web Developer

2009 - 2011
  • Developed the Vocation Planner project using ASP.NET C#, Entity framework, Obout, and DayPilot web components.
  • Upgraded the Vocation Planner application to the new Resource Manager web application based on the DayPilot Scheduler component.
  • Extended the Resource Manager web application and turned it into a new Marketing Manager application, having the most extended functionality.
Technologies: ASP.NET MVC, DayPilot, Obout Controls, Entity Framework

Software Developer

2008 - 2009
Quadro Soft
  • Researched the subject area and prepared documentation for the query constructor application.
  • Developed and delivered the query constructor application prototype based on the documentation.
  • Built the query constructor application based on real users' prototype feedback using BDS Delphi 2006, MS SQL, Oracle, and DevExpress components.
Technologies: Delphi, SQL, Microsoft SQL Server, DevExpress, Oracle


FrontContent content management system was first released in 2004 and has been used in multiple Internet-related projects. Our team built the new version of the system, having backward compatibility, and is highly responsive to user requests.

FAIS website

A federal automated information-analytical system uses the radio spectrum and the media. I developed a new module for the web application. I imported a large amount of data into the project's DB from the heavy XML files. And created new export functionality.

Zuuber App for iOS and Android
Zuuber is an application for learning history on the go. It is an ASP.NET MVC web application wrapped with GoNative applications for both iOS and Android. I worked on both the back end and the front end for this application and set up the Azure environment for it.


C#.NET, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, C#, HTML5, CSS3, SQL, T-SQL (Transact-SQL), Go, Delphi, XML


.NET 4, ASP.NET Web API, Bootstrap, Knockout (Knockout.js), Kendo UI, ASP.NET MVC, .NET, ASP.NET, .NET Core, ASP.NET Core, Redux, ASP.NET Web Forms, OAuth 2, AngularJS, Swagger, Angular


Log4Net, Entity Framework, jQuery, ODBC, Google Calendar API, Google APIs, React Redux, Windows Forms (WinForms), Web API, Google API, Vue, React, Brightcove API


Visual Studio, Visual Studio 2019, NuGet, Fiddler, TeamCity, Hangfire, GitHub, Jira, Microsoft Excel, Azure Application Insights, Git, TFS, DayPilot, Obout Controls


Scrum, Best Practices, Agile Software Development, Microservices, Unit Testing, DevOps, Azure DevOps, Agile


Microsoft, Web, Android, Windows, Telerik, Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Oracle, Brightcove


Microsoft SQL Server, JSON, Azure Blobs, Azure SQL, Databases, PostgreSQL


Full-stack, Back-end, APIs, MVC Frameworks, Web Development, Legacy Code, IIS, Cloud, DevExpress, Microsoft Azure, eCommerce, Commerce, Windows 10, Communication, Computer Science, Section 508 Compliance

Industry Expertise

Security, IT Security, Social Media

2004 - 2009

Engineer's Degree in Computer Science

Voronezh State University | Faculty of Computer Science - Voronezh, Russia

2005 - 2008

Interpreter's Degree in Professional Communication

Voronezh State University | Faculty of Romance and Germanic Philology - Voronezh, Russia


Modern React with Redux