Alexey Shein, Ruby on Rails Developer in Tashkent, Tashkent Province, Uzbekistan
Alexey Shein

Ruby on Rails Developer in Tashkent, Tashkent Province, Uzbekistan

Member since January 28, 2015
Alexey is a talented software engineer with more than eight years of web development experience including Ruby on Rails, PHP, and JavaScript. He enjoys solving difficult technical problems and learning new technologies. He is a good mentor and likes helping teammates.
Alexey is now available for hire




Tashkent, Tashkent Province, Uzbekistan



Preferred Environment

Git, RubyMine, MacOS

The most amazing...

...thing I've coded is a user loyalty analysis platform which integrated parsing customer reviews from 30+ sources.


  • Ruby on Rails Engineer

    2015 - 2015
    PocketGM Sports, Inc.
    • Integrated continuous syncing of CBSSports and ESPN fantasy sports APIs.
    • Drastically improved tests running time from 5 min to 1 min by integrating tests with VCR gem.
    • Switched JSON serialization code to a new platform that allowed 100% unit tests coverage of that code.
    Technologies: Haml, Sidekiq, MySQL, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Ruby
  • Team Lead

    2014 - 2015
    KupiKupon Global
    • Refactored a project from Ruby 1.9 to Ruby 2.1, which has resulted in a 20% performance gain.
    • Implemented a user loyalty analysis tool based on customer ratings and social tone detection.
    • Refactored tests to shared examples, which have decreased test running time from 2 minutes to 50 seconds.
    • Developed HTML review crawlers from sites,,, Google+ and more.
    • Successfully mentored a six-person team with constant peer code review. Achieved 90% test coverage on the project.
    Technologies: Backbone.js, PostgreSQL, Ruby on Rails (RoR)
  • Ruby on Rails Engineer

    2013 - 2014
    KupiKupon Global
    • Implemented OAuth2 authorization with Facebook and Twitter social networks.
    • Implemented various integrations with CPA platforms such as, using REST, and XML-RPC technologies.
    • Improved integration of the deploy process consisting of Capistrano, Eye, and Unicorn tools, which improved stability and performance of deployments.
    Technologies: jQuery, Redis, PostgreSQL, Ruby on Rails (RoR)
  • Senior Magento Engineer

    2012 - 2013
    Blue Fountain Media
    • Developed and supported 10+ projects on a Magento eCommerce platform, including,,,, and
    • Developed and supported several projects on the WordPress platform such as and
    Technologies: jQuery, WordPress, Magento, PHP
  • Team Lead

    2010 - 2012
    Medit, Inc.
    • Built the continuous integration process from the ground up, consisting of Jenkins, HipChat, JetBrains YouTrack, and Github.
    • Created an outsourced development team of four people.
    • Developed a CRM for veterinary clinic It uses a single-page rich application with ExtJS and a thin PHP back-end.
    • Supported eCommerce shop on Magento platform.
    Technologies: MySQL, Magento, Ext JS, PHP
  • Software Engineer

    2007 - 2010
    Afisha Media
    • Developed (movie fans project), (photo hosting project), and Unicard (online payment system).
    • Implemented performance optimizations for (news portal), (musical hosting), and (free ads project).
    Technologies: Prototype Framework, jQuery, MySQL, PHP


  • (Development)

    A cashback service. Technologies used: Ruby on Rails, PostgreSQL, Sidekiq, Backbone.js, jQuery, HAML, Sass, and CoffeeScript.

  • LocalOne (Development)

    A user loyalty analysis platform based on customer reviews from 30+ sources. Technologies used: Ruby on Rails, PostgreSQL, Sidekiq, HTTParty, HAML, Sass, jQuery, Twitter Bootstrap, and D3.js.

  • PocketGM Daily Fantasy Football (Development)

    PocketGM is the Fantasy Football one-stop shop. Import all your FFB teams from the major platforms, play daily/weekly FFB with your existing season-long teams and obtain access to cutting-edge research/player rankings. PocketGM is the app every Fantasy Football user needs to win their league!

  • Git Best Practices and Tips by Toptal Developers (Publication)
    This resource contains a collection of Git best practices and Git tips provided by our Toptal network members.
  • Ruby on Rails Best Practices and Tips by Toptal Developers (Publication)
    This resource contains a collection of Ruby on Rails best practices and Ruby on Rails tips provided by our Toptal network members.
  • Toptal Mentor
    Alexey is a mentor in the Toptal Global Mentor’s Program. This program is a partnership between Toptal and General Assembly to provide high quality mentorship for students from minority and low income backgrounds who are looking to begin their careers as professional software engineers. Alexey shows commitment to diversity in tech by mentoring a General Assembly student every week for a year, covering everything from coding tips and tricks to advice on making it in the industry.


  • Languages

    Ruby, CSS3, JavaScript, XML, PHP, SQL, Haml, HTML5, Sass, CoffeeScript, Less, Bash
  • Frameworks

    Ruby on Rails (RoR), CodeIgniter, AngularJS, minitest, Capybara, Slim, Zend Framework, Kohana, Sinatra, Selenium, Ext JS, Prototype Framework
  • Libraries/APIs

    jQuery, Backbone.js, Sidekiq, jQuery UI
  • Tools

    RSpec, Subversion (SVN), Git, Cucumber, Mercurial, Jenkins, Capistrano, RubyMine
  • Paradigms

    Object-oriented Programming (OOP), REST, Agile Software Development, Test-driven Development (TDD), Scrum, Unobtrusive JavaScript
  • Platforms

    Magento, WordPress, Linux, Ubuntu Linux, MacOS
  • Storage

    PostgreSQL, JSON, SQLite, Sphinx Search Engine, MySQL, Memcached, Redis
  • Other

    Ajax, HTTP, ZCE


  • Master's degree in Applied Computer Science
    2006 - 2008
    Tashkent University of Information Technologies - Tashkent, Uzbekistan
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science
    2002 - 2006
    Tashkent University of Information Technologies - Tashkent, Uzbekistan


  • Zend Certified Engineer (PHP 5)

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