Alexey Filatov, APIs Developer in Moscow, Russia
Alexey Filatov

APIs Developer in Moscow, Russia

Member since February 8, 2015
Alexey is an experienced PHP developer with extensive knowledge of OOP and design patterns. He specializes in creating complex web services using modern frameworks like Laravel. He has over nine years of experience as well as certifications in PHP and MySQL from Zend and Oracle, respectively.
Alexey is now available for hire




Moscow, Russia



Preferred Environment

Linux, PhpStorm, Bitbucket, Jenkins, Laravel Forge

The most amazing...

...project I've worked on is, an application that lets users send messages across chat platforms—for example, from Slack to Microsoft Teams.


  • Software Engineer

    2017 - PRESENT
    • Worked on an app that sends messages across three chat platforms: Slack, Webex Teams, and Microsoft Teams.
    • Implemented messages and files receiving logic using webhooks and events subscription.
    • Implemented messages and files sending logic using platform API calls.
    • Implemented an asynchronous long-polling service for receiving chat events using ReactPHP. Made it multi-threaded using various concurrent and parallel programming techniques.
    • Helped front-end developers with Vue.js apps.
    • Implemented app analytics, designed a lot of complex database queries, and performed optimization and caching.
    Technologies: PHP, Laravel, MySQL, ReactPHP, Vue.js
  • Software Engineer

    2016 - 2017, Inc. (via Toptal)
    • Worked on an app that translates chat bots across various platforms: Slack, Webex Teams, Microsoft Teams, WeChat, Line, Kik, Facebook Messenger, Google Hangouts, and Hipchat.
    • Implemented a Slack client for Gmail (all emails are posted to a specific Slack channel).
    • Implemented and maintained several chatbots.
    • Helped front-end developers fetch, send, and delete data using AngularJS.
    • Built a lot of functional and unit tests using Codeception.
    Technologies: PHP, Laravel, AngularJS, MySQL, Node.js
  • Lead PHP Developer

    2014 - 2015
    • Created over 20 websites and enterprise portals for Russian government organizations.
    • Worked within very tight deadlines typical of government projects (e.g.,, created from scratch over a weekend).
    • Managed and taught junior developers.
    Technologies: PHP, Laravel, Drupal, MySQL, jQuery
  • Full-stack Web Developer

    2013 - 2014
    • Supported and improved websites and over the course of 10 months.
    • Refined all steps of the buying cycle, using Ajax (adding items to the cart, order creation and confirmation, etc.).
    • Integrated payment systems common in Russia.
    • Created synchronization between the online store and a warehouse management system using a special API.
    Technologies: PHP, MySQL, jQuery
  • Back-end Web Developer

    2012 - 2013
    Nival Network
    • Created a forum for the game Prime World (; 350 000+ users).
    • Supported and refined a web service for storing data from social networks.
    • Created a shared authentication system between the website (, the forum ( and the helpdesk ( of the game Prime World.
    • Created an intelligence system for gathering and processing data from the game Prime World, landing pages, and advertising campaigns of the game. It helped to measure all KPIs and optimize all steps of the buying cycle.
    • Supported all steps of the release process: administered a continuous integration server (Teamcity), created many build scenarios using Nant, and administered and managed SVN repositories (including merge requests, conflict resolution, etc.).
    Technologies: PHP, Python, Teamcity, Nant, Django, MongoDB, Zend Framework, Symfony 2
  • Full-stack Web Developer

    2010 - 2012
    • Created over 30 websites on the LAMP tech stack from scratch.
    • Supported the official Russian website of Epson ( over the course of seven months.
    • Created a catalog search module with many parameters and complex logic behavior for high-load online store
    Technologies: PHP, jQuery, WordPress, Drupal, Linux Server Administration


  • Forum + Different Web Services for the Game Prime World (Development)

    High-load (350,000+ users) forum, created using PHP, vBulletin, and MySQL. It uses web services for shared authentication and storing data from social networks, built using PHP, Symfony 2, and MongoDB.

  • Official Website of Epson in Russia (Development)

    I was maintaining and refining it for about seven months. I was responsible for the proper functioning of every part of the website and implementing some new features. Among other things, I accelerated the catalog more than two times via optimizing SQL queries.

  • Online Store for Brand Clothing (Development)

    For this project, I designed and implemented all functionality with complex logic behavior, including convenient navigation, catalog search, integration with payment systems, and all steps of order processing.

  • (Development) lets users send messages across chat platforms; for example, from Slack to Microsoft Teams.

  • How to be Efficient in PhpStorm: An IDE that Really Matters (Publication)
    It’s every developer’s dream to be more efficient. In this article, you’ll learn how one engineer saved himself from typing more than 20,000 characters over six months and prevented 1,000 bugs in the process.


  • Languages

    PHP, SQL, CSS, JavaScript, HTML5, Python, SCSS, HTML/CSS, HTML
  • Frameworks

    Laravel, Lumen, Django, AngularJS
  • Tools

    PhpStorm, Git, Bitbucket, Apache, Nginx, GitHub, NAnt, Travis CI, TeamCity
  • Paradigms

    REST, Test-driven Development (TDD), Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Agile Software Development, Scrum, Continuous Integration (CI)
  • Storage

    MySQL, JSON, Redis, MongoDB
  • Other

    APIs, Full-stack, Front-end Development, Front-end, Payment APIs
  • Libraries/APIs

    jQuery, Vue.js, React, Node.js, JSON API
  • Industry Expertise

  • Platforms

    Debian Linux, CentOS 6, Linux, WordPress


  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology
    2015 - 2019
    Plekhanov Russian University of Economics - Moscow


  • MicroMasters in Software Development
    JULY 2019 - PRESENT
  • Automata Theory
    Stanford University
  • Machine Learning
    JUNE 2018 - PRESENT
  • Cryptography I
    APRIL 2018 - PRESENT
  • Oracle Certified Professional, MySQL 5.6 Developer
    JUNE 2015 - PRESENT
    Oracle Corporation
  • Zend Certified PHP Engineer
    Zend Technologies

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