Ilya Sanosian, Developer in Oxford, United Kingdom
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Ilya Sanosian

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System Architecture Developer

Oxford, United Kingdom
Toptal Member Since
September 19, 2013

Ilya is an IT consultant, web architect, and manager with over a decade of experience building and leading teams, training colleagues and making processes work in the long term by building effective workflows and transparent documentation. Ilya's domain knowledge includes robotics, news, online security, healthcare, online marketing, and travel.


Trust Protector
TypeScript, JavaScript, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Docker, Vue, Electron...
World's Biggest Food & Drinks Company
APIs, PHP, JavaScript, MySQL, Node.js, React, Magento, Azure Cloud Services...
ARIX Technologies
Python, Flask, TypeScript, D, JavaScript, GitLab CI/CD, Vue, Electron...




Preferred Environment

Linux, MacOS, Docker, TypeScript, Node.js, PHP, Python, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Vue

The most amazing...

...technical team I've led was comprised over 20 developers who professionally delivered timely results.

Work Experience

CTO, Founder

2022 - PRESENT
Trust Protector
  • Led the product development from zero to production release and beyond.
  • Established technical process and management structure.
  • Designed product architecture, infrastructure and integrations.
  • Contributed to vendors selection and adoption of 3rd-party technologies.
  • Led technical stakeholder management with key clients.
  • Supervised and coached self-development of team and contractors.
  • Contributed to market research and PoC development.
Technologies: TypeScript, JavaScript, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Docker, Vue, Electron, Express.js, MySQL, NoSQL, Redis, ActiveMQ, AMQP, DevOps, Python, Agile Software Development, NGINX, Vue 2, APIs

Engineering Manager / Integrations Tech Lead

2021 - 2022
World's Biggest Food & Drinks Company
  • Led a cross-functional product team, including technical and non-technical roles.
  • Managed in-team and cross-team stakeholders, ensured transparency of communications, advocated for roles and resources.
  • Overseen requirements collection and communication processes, enabled transparency across the board.
  • Incrementally upgraded product design and development processes, improving stability, productivity and alignment across multiple sub-teams.
  • Designed product architecture and infrastructure design within the company framework.
  • Negotiated new roles and technical resources for the team to boost efficiency and ensure timely delivery. Led the interviewing process.
  • Contributed to DevOps and development of the product.
Technologies: APIs, PHP, JavaScript, MySQL, Node.js, React, Magento, Azure Cloud Services, NetSuite, CI/CD Pipelines, Python, TypeScript, Azure, Docker, Express.js, AMQP, DevOps, Agile Software Development, Scrum

Software Lead

2018 - 2021
ARIX Technologies
  • Led a software team responsible for developing multiple products.
  • Contributed to long-term vision and software development strategy.
  • Established software development process, managed the schedule and deliverables integration across teams.
  • Implemented PoCs and contributed to product development.
  • Facilitated alignment of company priorities and available team resources.
  • Designed the server and UI architecture, with focus on scalability and long-term maintainability.
  • Enabled integration between company's hardware and software products,.
  • Overseen timely customized software deliveries for multiple top-tier companies in Oil & Gas industry.
  • Introduced CI-based workflows into development routine.
  • Was technical pre-sales for the software product and services.
Technologies: Python, Flask, TypeScript, D, JavaScript, GitLab CI/CD, Vue, Electron, PostgreSQL, ActiveMQ, AMQP, Agile, DevOps, Agile Software Development, NGINX, Vue 2, APIs

Founder, Consultant

2013 - 2020
Awesome Roots
  • Led multiple cross-functional project / product teams.
  • Integrated many technical solutions to automate and control development.
  • Planned and monitored project timelines, architectures and deliverables.
  • Facilitated alignment between partners, stakeholders and team members.
  • Designed efficient, quality-focused workflows for development and project management.
Technologies: System Architecture, Silex, Git, Debian Linux, SQL, MySQL, C, JavaScript, PHP, Web Development, Full-stack, Full-stack Development, Software Architecture, NGINX, Redis


2013 - 2017
  • Took over development of an abandoned API back-end. Refactored the code base and made it maintainable in the long term.
  • Developed and integrated a robust configurable API engine for on-demand multi-parameter searches.
  • Handled high performance search on real time and historical data.
  • Supported scaling the system for being able to handle large amounts of real time traffic. Partially re-engineered the data store to handle related data.
  • Modernized the codebase by integrating Symfony components into the legacy framework while maintaining the ongoing delivery.
  • Brought automated testing into the API development workflow.
Technologies: System Architecture, Git, Debian Linux, SQL, Symfony, PHP, CentOS, Sphinx Search Engine, MySQL, Web Development, Software Architecture, DevOps, Python, Agile Software Development, APIs

Technical Lead and Project Manager

2011 - 2013
  • Led a technical department of 20+ members in seven project teams.
  • Achieved over 200% consistent annual growth while leading the department.
  • Brought growth efficiency to 99% turnaround by setting up the highest work and communication standards.
  • Set up 100% unified technical procedures and an infrastructure layout across the multi-technology team, including consistency management, failover setup management, and monitoring.
  • Achieved 100% customer satisfaction across multiple teams.
  • Set up the environment for growth of the next generation of managers.
  • Contributed to technical pre-sales, sales, customer success, and other related cross-functional teams.
Technologies: System Architecture, SQL, Java, JavaScript, PHP, Web Development, Full-stack, Full-stack Development, Software Architecture, Leadership, Agile, B2B, DevOps, Agile Software Development, Scrum, NGINX, APIs

Senior Web Developer, Editorial JavaScript Team Member

2012 - 2012
The Huffington Post
  • Migrated the whole codebase from PHP 5.2 to 5.3 and further.
  • Developed tools for editors in JavaScript.
  • Created tools for manipulating images.
  • Participated in operations and development of monitoring tools.
Technologies: SQL, MySQL, Shell, PHP, JavaScript, Web Development

Senior Web Developer/DevOps

2010 - 2011
Alice, Inc.
  • Handled both code and infrastructure.
  • Contributed to the development of a credit card billing processor.
  • Contributed to PCI DSS certification of the billing processor.
  • Developed architecture and code from scratch for a pay-per-click advertising processor.
  • Developed robust, failover, and scalable server structure for PPC system.
  • Integrated various monitoring strategies.
  • Used Ext JS, Zend Framework, plain PHP, FreeBSD, Nginx, Cacti, Nagios for various parts of the systems.
Technologies: System Architecture, SQL, MySQL, Shell, JavaScript, PHP, Web Development, Full-stack, Full-stack Development, Software Architecture, NGINX, APIs, Redis

Web Developer

2010 - 2010
Catalyst Apps
  • Participated in the launch of a startup project.
  • Developed an application for peer to peer sales similar to Etsy.
  • Integrated job queue API into the infrastructure of the system for delayed handling of large images.
Technologies: SQL, MySQL, Prototyping, Symfony, JavaScript, PHP, Web Development

Team Lead, Developer

2008 - 2010
  • Led a small team of developers and designers.
  • Managed clients and projects.
  • Created highly responsive custom interfaces.
  • Pushed UX as a primary value.
Technologies: Debian Linux, SQL, MySQL, PHP, JavaScript, Web Development, Full-stack, Full-stack Development

Web Developer

2006 - 2008
  • Developed and supported sites of the company.
  • Managed server infrastructure of a non-IT company.
  • Administrated web app servers.
Technologies: JavaScript, PHP, Web Development

The Huffington Post
The Huffington Post is an American progressive news website, with localized and international editions. The site offers news, satire, blogs, and original content, and covers politics, business, entertainment, environment, technology, popular media, lifestyle, culture, comedy, healthy eating, young women's interests, and local news featuring columnists.

TUI Travel Experts B2B Community
A travel expert's community held by TUI — one of the world’s leading tourism groups. The broad portfolio gathered under the Group umbrella consists of strong tour operators, 67,000+ travel experts, 1,200 travel agencies and leading online portals, five airlines with around 130 aircraft, over 400 hotels, 16 cruise liners and many incoming agencies in all major holiday destinations around the globe.

NVIDIA E-learning System

An online education system similar to Coursera platform. Was designed and developed for nVidia's course on CUDA programming.

InQuest offers an on-premise network-based security solution that inspects application content over the most commonly used network protocols and performs deep file inspection (DFI) capable of detecting malware as it passes through traditional security defenses.

ARIX Inspection & Reporting software
ARIX provides robotic inspections and corrosion analytics to improve productivity, safety, accuracy, and data-driven insights for corrosion risk management. Having come from customer companies ourselves, ARIX closely collaborates with petrochemical asset owners and Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) suppliers to develop innovative solutions that lead the way to lower costs and reduced risk for our customers.


PCI DSS certified credit card billing processor.


PHP, SQL, TypeScript, Bash, JavaScript, Python, C, Java, D


Symfony 2, Silex, Symfony, Jasmine, Zend Framework, Flask, Electron, Express.js


Doctrine 2, Node.js, Underscore.js, Vue 2, Vue, AMQP, React


Git, NGINX, Shell, Mocha, Cacti, Nagios, Jenkins, GitLab CI/CD, ActiveMQ


Object-oriented Programming (OOP), DevOps, Agile Software Development, Waterfall Development, Test-driven Development (TDD), Scrum, Kanban, Agile, B2B


Docker, MacOS, LAMP, Linux, Debian Linux, Ubuntu Linux, Amazon Web Services (AWS), CentOS, FreeBSD, Magento, Azure


MySQL, Redis, NoSQL, Sphinx Search Engine, Memcached, PostgreSQL, Azure Cloud Services


System Architecture, GNU, Web Development, Leadership, Full-stack, Full-stack Development, Software Architecture, Symphony, Prototyping, Computer Science, Mathematics, APIs, NetSuite, CI/CD Pipelines, Data Analysis

2017 - 2018

Master's Degree in Computer Science

National Aerospace University – Kharkiv Aviation Institute - Kharkiv, Ukraine

2008 - 2013

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science

National Aerospace University – Kharkiv Aviation Institute - Kharkiv, Ukraine