Ilya Chernov, Software Developer in Moscow, Russia
Ilya Chernov

Software Developer in Moscow, Russia

Member since May 15, 2019
Ilya is an accomplished and dedicated front-end developer with over five years of experience in front-end development and technical business consulting. He has worked with onsite and remote teams, as well as led other developers and explained technical details in business language. Ilya's extensive experience in business consulting and project management enables a unique approach to client communications and delivering top-quality results.
Ilya is now available for hire


  • JTC
    JavaScript, TypeScript, Flow, React, Redux, React-Redux, Jest, REST API, Git
  • Freelance
    JavaScript, React, D3.js, Jest, HTML, CSS, PSD Slicing, Unit Testing, Git
  • AIR Production
    JavaScript, HTML, CSS



Moscow, Russia



Preferred Environment

Ubuntu, MacOS, VS Code, Git, Gitlab

The most amazing...

...project I've built is the one that allowed our team to take the top 1% place in one of the biggest ML competitions in Kaggle.


  • Front-end Developer

    2018 - 2019
    • Built four front-end projects to be used by the bank's corporate clients, enabling them to manage their funds, payments and transactions.
    • Integrated with more than 10 micro-services, focusing on correct data storage and processing, which is crucial in the fintech industry.
    • Implemented the demo project within strict time limits, to help sale the company's services to the new B2B customer.
    • Created a library of reusable components, dramatically reducing future projects implementation time.
    • Implemented unit-tests to meet all the code quality requirements.
    • Refactored code to keep the same code style project-wide.
    • Onboarded two developers.
    Technologies: JavaScript, TypeScript, Flow, React, Redux, React-Redux, Jest, REST API, Git
  • Front-end Developer

    2017 - 2018
    • Implemented control dashboards, including dynamic animated charts built with D3.js.
    • Implemented interactive game with vanilla JavaScript, HTML, and CSS despite strict time limitations.
    • Developed a library of reusable components.
    • Covered code with unit-tests, leveraging Jest.
    • Refactored code for better performance.
    • Converted design files to pixel-perfect templates with HTML and CSS.
    Technologies: JavaScript, React, D3.js, Jest, HTML, CSS, PSD Slicing, Unit Testing, Git
  • Lead Project Manager

    2016 - 2017
    AIR Production
    • Managed the full life-cycle of project management for large complex projects, including websites for banks, promotional websites with strict budgets and timescales, large eCommerce websites, and web portals.
    • Oversaw requirements gathering, technical specifications, prototypes, design, development, testing, and deployment of websites. Facilitated postmortem meetings to identify lessons learned post-deployment.
    • Coordinated with the analytical team to perform behavior analysis and quantitative and qualitative studies.
    • Supported three project managers, provided coaching and advice as needed.
    • Served as a key member of the team which grew the company from a small web studio to a well-recognized business. As of 2017 ratings, AIR Production ranks 66th in the main rating of similar companies in Russia, 2nd among new website developers, and 9th in the entertainment section.
    Technologies: JavaScript, HTML, CSS
  • Senior Project Manager

    2013 - 2016
    • Led the development and launch of promotional websites for three worldwide FMCG companies.
    • Managed requirements gathering, business analysis, design, testing, and deployment.
    • Developed and deployed an anti-fraud system to filter out use by prize hunters attempting to abuse the promo websites. The system automatically analyzed user behavior via cookies and digital footprint, and determine whether to mark the user as a potential prize hunter based on previously gathered statistics. The system successfully filtered out more than 80% of prize hunters.
    • Managed creation of a platform add-on which allowed for quicker development of promo websites.
    • Integrated the platform with client contractors using SOAP web services on a local and global scale.
    • On-boarded and trained two project managers, provided ongoing guidance and coaching as needed.
    • Developed promotional campaigns viewed by several hundred thousand users across web and SMS channels.
    Technologies: JavaScript, HTML, CSS, PHP
  • Project Manager

    2012 - 2013
    • Managed the full project lifecycle for large and complex projects.
    • Planned project execution, oversaw quality control, managed timelines, and oversaw client delivery.
    • Developed and maintained ongoing relationships with clients.
    • Created and updated project documentation, including project plans, meeting minutes, etc.
    • Facilitated communication with in-house and remote contributors and subcontractors, to ensure prompt and accurate achievement of project deliverables.
    Technologies: JavaScript, HTML, CSS, PHP


  • Santander Customer Transaction Prediction (Other amazing things)

    I arranged a team and implemented the prediction algorithm, using various DS/ML techniques, libraries, and tools, to solve the competition's task in time. Our team ended up at the 86th place out of 8,802 total, making it to the top 1% in one of the biggest competitions at Kaggle.

  • DRY (Development)

    DRY is a tool written in Haskell that parses project's AST, determines and outputs similar functions, based on a number of custom-made heuristics.

  • Optimizing Website Performance and Critical Rendering Path (Publication)
    Does your web page’s rendering performance meet today’s standards? Bad rendering performance can translate into a relatively high bounce rate. In this article, Toptal Freelance Web Developer Ilya Chernov explores the things that can lead to high rendering times, and how to fix them.


  • Languages

    JavaScript, TypeScript, HTML, CSS, HTML5, CSS3
  • Frameworks

    Redux, Jest
  • Libraries/APIs

    React, React Redux, jQuery
  • Paradigms

    Responsive Layout, Agile Software Development, Waterfall Development, Functional Programming, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Unit Testing
  • Other

    Wireframing, PSD Slicing, Pixel Perfect, REST API Clients, Responsive UI
  • Tools



  • Master's degree in Information Systems and Technologies (Faculty of Applied Mathematics)
    2008 - 2013
    National Research University Higher School of Economics - Moscow, Russia


  • Website Performance Optimization
  • Functional Programming in Haskell
  • Open Machine Learning Course
    APRIL 2018 - PRESENT

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