Basil Gorin, Developer in Crans-Montana, Switzerland
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Basil Gorin

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Full-stack Developer

Location
Crans-Montana, Switzerland
Toptal Member Since
March 20, 2020

Basil is an enthusiastic, experienced solution architect, tech designer, and software engineer with a strong background in Java, web, and blockchain tech stacks. Since 2005, he has successfully applied technology to create digital solutions in the US, Israel, Hong Kong, Korea, Australia, Germany, and Estonia. Basil has built bridges between stakeholders and tech teams since his professional career. He loves it and is quite successful.

Portfolio

Illuvium.io
Blockchain, Ethereum, Solidity, Truffle, Hardhat, Web3.js, Ethers.js, Node.js...
Alethea AI
Blockchain, Ethereum, Solidity, Polygon, Truffle, Hardhat, Web3.js, Ethers.js...
Paxnet
RESTful Development, Flutter, Swift, Kotlin, C++, C, Java, ECMAScript (ES6)...

Experience

Availability

Full-time

Preferred Environment

Amazon Web Services (AWS), Slack, Git, Trello, Jira, Ubuntu, MacOS, Unix

The most amazing...

...project I've co-developed is a distributed storage solution, featuring advanced security, reliability, and speed.

Work Experience

Blockchain Director

2020 - PRESENT
Illuvium.io
  • Actively supported the blockchain team in increasing efficiency and work quality by organizing teamwork, educating team members, contributing to development process policies, and helping hire new team members.
  • Educated team members by employing pair programming sessions, comprehensive code reviews, and audits to ensure constant team growth and the highest quality of deliverables.
  • Brought strong leadership, helped design the technical vision, developed core on-chain architecture, and helped hire core blockchain team members during the earliest stage of the project.
  • Designed, implemented, and released into the Ethereum mainnet Illuvium Land ERC721 token and Land Sale protocol, featuring a combined L1/L2 real-time Dutch Auction token sale, where tokens are bought in L1 Ethereum and minted in the L2 ImmutableX network.
  • Designed, implemented, and released into the L1 Ethereum mainnet and L2 ImmutableX network ERC20 and ERC721 tokens, modeling the in-game assets in Illuvium Overworld and Autobattler.
  • Helped to design, implement, and release into the Ethereum mainnet Illuvium Staking, Yield Farming, and Vesting protocols.
  • Designed, implemented, and released into the Ethereum mainnet Illuvium ERC20 token (ILV).
  • Designed and implemented the ERC20 token with the built-in vesting scheme (linear unlocking mechanism).
Technologies: Blockchain, Ethereum, Solidity, Truffle, Hardhat, Web3.js, Ethers.js, Node.js, JavaScript, ECMAScript (ES6), TypeScript, Immutable X, ERC-20, Simulations, Technical Writing, UML, ERC-721, GitHub, Foundry, Non-fungible Tokens (NFT), Software Architecture, Leadership, Team Leadership, Project Leadership, Remote Team Leadership, Technical Leadership, Code Review, Source Code Review, Interviewing, Technical Hiring, Task Analysis, Team Management, Distributed Team Management, Writing & Editing

Blockchain Lead

2021 - 2022
Alethea AI
  • Led the blockchain team, organized teamwork, and set up development processes to ensure the highest quality of deliverables.
  • Developed in 2017-2018 and created the Intelligent NFT (iNFT) protocol on-chain architecture without proxies based on design patterns for modular on-chain architecture.
  • Designed the Alethea ERC20 token (ALI), featuring a uniquely rich feature set: meta transactions support (EIP-2612 and EIP-3009), ERC-1363 payable token standard support, voting delegation, and unlimited approvals support.
  • Designed the “Tiny ERC721” optimization, leveraging the “tiny” 32-bit NFT ID space and allowing four times gas savings when minting NFTs. Tiny ERC721 is a base for all NFT implementations within the protocol.
  • Implemented and released into the Ethereum mainnet the intelligent NFT (iNFT) protocol, including Alethea ERC20 token (ALI), Personality Pod ERC721 token (POD), other auxiliary ERC721 tokens, and smart helper contracts.
Technologies: Blockchain, Ethereum, Solidity, Polygon, Truffle, Hardhat, Web3.js, Ethers.js, UML, Technical Writing, ERC-721, GitHub, Non-fungible Tokens (NFT), Software Architecture, Leadership, Team Leadership, Project Leadership, Remote Team Leadership, Technical Leadership, Code Review, Source Code Review, Interviewing, Technical Hiring, Task Analysis, Team Management, Distributed Team Management, Writing & Editing

Solutions Architect

2019 - 2020
Paxnet
  • Designed a highly scalable blockchain platform featuring distributed transactions, simple and non-Turing complete smart contracts, decentralized storage, and messaging.
  • Designed a secure messenger, tightly integrated with the blockchain platform, a blockchain-based payment system, and a decentralized identity solution (DID).
  • Created and prototyped a decentralized identity (DID) solution and designed a blockchain-based payment platform.
  • Designed and prototyped a decentralized messenger platform featuring a dark mode of operation (Post Snowden Web).
  • Contributed significantly to better communication and mutual understanding between stakeholders, product and project managers, developers, and QAs.
  • Significantly helped the CTO in research and communication and influenced decisions. Was, de facto, the CTO's right hand.
  • Applied Amazon ECS and Docker to deploy and run application builds in AWS.
Technologies: RESTful Development, Flutter, Swift, Kotlin, C++, C, Java, ECMAScript (ES6), TypeScript, Node.js, OCaml, UML, REST APIs, API Architecture, Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Software Architecture, Leadership, Team Leadership, Project Leadership, Remote Team Leadership, Technical Leadership, Code Review, Source Code Review, Interviewing, Technical Hiring, Task Analysis, Team Management, Distributed Team Management, Software Project Management, IT Project Management, Writing & Editing

Solution Architect

2018 - 2020
Sophophilia Studios
  • Developed a flexible technical design approach for a modular on-chain architecture based on a custom-developed access control smart contract. It quickly became a design pattern for modular, smart, contract-based protocols.
  • Designed and implemented the ERC721 game from the ground up. Resolved technical issues that existed in ERC721-based decentralized games at that time. Created several design patterns for Ethereum-based smart contracts.
  • Helped to significantly optimize development costs by cutting off unnecessary technical complexity, leaving only feature-rich stuff, and maintaining the highest quality of implementation.
Technologies: Ethereum, Solidity, Web3.js, Truffle, Ganache, ECMAScript (ES6), JavaScript, ERC-721, Blockchain, Full-stack, GitHub, Non-fungible Tokens (NFT), Software Architecture, Leadership, Project Leadership, Technical Leadership, Code Review, Source Code Review

Solutions Architect

2017 - 2019
CML Consulting
  • Successfully mentored teams of two to five people on various projects for customers worldwide.
  • Participated in and significantly improved the talent interviewing process, making it better and more effective.
  • Prototyped and created PoC solutions for several project ideas related to blockchain, chatbots, mobile, and many others.
  • Played a key role in several negotiations with potential clients, resulting in long-term contracts, CML profitability, and clients' successful achievements.
  • Supervised blockchain-related and back-end-related (Java) directions in the team.
  • Applied Amazon Lambda and Alexa Skills Kit to develop custom skills for an Amazon Alexa integration with a music chatbot.
Technologies: Facebook Messenger API, Telegram Messenger API, Ethereum, Solidity, Web 3.0, Java EE, Java, ERC-721, Blockchain, Chatbots, MySQL, GitHub, Security Audits, IBM Watson, Amazon Alexa, Non-fungible Tokens (NFT), Software Architecture, Team Leadership, Project Leadership, Technical Leadership, Code Review, Source Code Review, Interviewing, Technical Hiring, Task Analysis, Team Management, Distributed Team Management

Senior Java Developer

2014 - 2017
Starpoint Solutions
  • Improved, optimized, and fixed bugs in existing modules of the powerful feature-rich eCommerce platform.
  • Created and maintained a payment page builder, including the back (Java stack) and front end (Ember, JavaScript, HTML, and CSS).
  • Implemented the onboarding flow for new merchants, including the back (Java stack) and front end (single page app in native HTML, CSS, and JavaScript).
  • Helped other teammates actively with their tasks and mentored them.
  • Significantly improved the onboarding process for new customers of the platform, and their UX experience, leading to a multifold increase in sales.
Technologies: REST APIs, Oracle Database, PL/SQL, Apache Tomcat, JSF, Spring, Hibernate, CSS, HTML, JavaScript, Jakarta Server Pages (JSP), Jakarta EE, Java, J2SE, jQuery, API Architecture, Software Architecture, Code Review, Source Code Review

Senior Software Engineer

2011 - 2014
DataCradle
  • Implemented the Reed-Solomon-based information dispersal algorithm (IDA) in Go, Java, JavaScript, and C#.
  • Participated in the design and implementation of the project from scratch in Java.
  • Redesigned, prototyped, and reimplemented the project from scratch in Go.
Technologies: UML, JavaScript, C#, ANSI C, Go, Java Native Access (JNA), JNI, Java, REST APIs, Full-stack, GitHub, Software Architecture, Project Leadership, Code Review, Source Code Review

Java Developer

2008 - 2011
Starpoint Solutions
  • Significantly improved the platform performance and user experience by developing new features and improving existing ones.
  • Worked on-site with the client to gather requirements and estimated development efforts.
  • Participated in resource management, development, and delivery and provided production support.
Technologies: Oracle RDBMS, PL/SQL, WebLogic, CSS, HTML, jQuery, JavaScript, Spring MVC, Apache Struts, Jakarta Server Pages (JSP), Jakarta EE, Java, XML, J2SE, Code Review, Source Code Review

CryptoMiner World: ERC721-based Decentralized Game by Sophophilia Studios

https://cryptominerworld.com
Designed and implemented the game from the ground up. Resolved the technical issues that existed in the field of ERC721-based decentralized games at that time. Created several design patterns for Ethereum-based smart contracts.

Helped to significantly optimize the development costs by cutting off unnecessary technical complexity, leaving only feature-rich items, and maintaining the highest quality of implementation.

My responsibilities in CryptoMiner World included:
* Technical design, prototyping
* Smart contracts design, prototyping, and implementation
* Web3 integration (during the initial phase of the project)
* Code review

Deedlock

Deedlock is a real estate platform leveraging an immutability feature of blockchains.

I was in charge of modeling a property as an ERC721 token with its transition from seller to buyer with off-chain participation of a notary and Courtney clerk. ERC721 token implementation allowed to perform the entire operation with four signatures in a single transaction.

HODL.st

https://twitter.com/hodlst
HODL.st, a unique city building game, ERC721 token-based decentralized game.

I participated in the technical design of the blockchain portion, smart contract design and implementation, and web3 integration (Java), REST API (Java, Spring).

Languages

Java, JavaScript, Solidity, XML, HTML, CSS, SQL, ECMAScript (ES6), UML, Go, TypeScript, C, Kotlin, Swift, Assembly, ANSI C, C++, C#, Pascal, OCaml, YAML, XSLT, XPath, Active Server Pages (ASP), T-SQL (Transact-SQL)

Frameworks

Jakarta Server Pages (JSP), Truffle, Spring, Spring Boot, JUnit, Flutter, Hibernate, Spring MVC, Swing, Spring JDBC, JSF, Apache Struts, Ant Design, Mockito, Netty, JNI, JPA, Windows PowerShell, Spring Microservice

Libraries/APIs

jQuery, Web3.js, REST APIs, JAX-RS, JDBC, Node.js, Telegram Messenger API, AWT, SAX, Java Native Access (JNA), JMS, Google Geocoding API, Azure Cognitive Services, Telegram Bot API, Facebook Messenger API, ODBC, Liquibase

Tools

IntelliJ IDEA, Apache Maven, Ganache, Apache HTTP Server, Apache Tomcat, Subversion (SVN), Git, Mercurial, Trello, Jira, InstallAnywhere, IBM Watson, Flyway, Visual Studio, Xcode, Interactive Disassembler (IDA), Hopper Disassembler, Sublime Text, Toad, CVS, bzr, GitHub, GitLab, Bitbucket, Confluence, Slack

Paradigms

RESTful Development, Concurrent Programming, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Imperative Programming, Pair Programming, API Architecture, Procedural Programming, Automated Testing, Agile Software Development, Waterfall Development, REST, Microservices, Microservices Architecture

Platforms

Blockchain, J2SE, Jakarta EE, Ethereum, Windows, MS-DOS, MacOS, Blockchain Platforms, Unix, Ubuntu, Java EE, AWS Lambda, Amazon Alexa, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Oracle Database, Linux, Eclipse, Visual Studio Code (VS Code), Amazon EC2

Storage

JSON, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite, H2, PL/SQL, Amazon S3 (AWS S3), RDBMS, Oracle RDBMS

Other

APIs, Ethereum Smart Contracts, Smart Contracts, Prototyping, Architecture, Decentralized Applications, Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAO), Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), Solution Architecture, Technical Design, Proof of Concept (POC), ERC-20, ERC-721, ERC-221, ERC-1155, ERC-827, Cryptocurrency, Computer Science, Hardhat, Technical Writing, Non-fungible Tokens (NFT), Software Architecture, Code Review, Source Code Review, Interviewing, Technical Hiring, Writing & Editing, Web Services, Full-stack, Distributed Systems, Technical Architecture, System Architecture, Cryptography, Public-key Cryptography, Cryptocurrency APIs, Cryptocurrency Payments, Cryptocurrency Wallets, Applied Research, Immutable X, Simulations, Leadership, Project Leadership, Technical Leadership, Task Analysis, Amazon Echo, Web 3.0, Applets, DOM, Digital Signatures, RMI, Ajax, Microsoft Azure, WebLogic, Unix Shell Scripting, Chatbots, Enterprise Architecture, RESTful Microservices, Cryptographic Protocols, Applied Cryptography, Cryptocurrency Development, Cryptocurrency Exchanges, Applied Mathematics, Applied Physics, Research, Science, Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Ethers.js, Polygon, Foundry, Security Audits, Team Leadership, Remote Team Leadership, CTO, Team Management, Distributed Team Management, Software Project Management, IT Project Management

2002 - 2008

Master's Degree in Applied Mathematics and Physics

Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (State University) (MIPT) - Moscow, Russian Federation

JUNE 2013 - PRESENT

Cryptography I by DAN BONEH – Statement of Accomplishment with Distinction

Stanford University

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