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Ilya Sanosyan

Ilya Sanosyan

Prague, Czech Republic
Member since April 25, 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. He’s currently focused on data and code analysis and has experience as a *NIX administrator. His domain knowledge includes news, online security, healthcare, online marketing, and travel.
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  • PHP, 12 years
  • Linux, 12 years
  • JavaScript, 10 years
  • Bash, 10 years
  • DevOps, 9 years
  • NoSQL, 8 years
  • Symfony 2, 6 years
  • Docker, 2 years
Prague, Czech Republic
Preferred Environment
Mac OS X for work, Linux/FreeBSD for projects
The most amazing...
... The most amazing technical team I have led was comprised of over 20 developers.
  • Founder, Consultant
    2013 - PRESENT
    Awesome Roots
    • Led a technical team.
    • Coached developers and monitored their activities.
    • Integrated many technical solutions to automate and control development.
    • Developed and planned project architecture.
    • Controlled project deliverables.
    • Coded the most critical parts of projects.
    • Handled conflict management and risk mitigation.
    Technologies: PHP, JavaScript, C
  • Consultant
    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: MySQL, Sphinx, CentOS, PHP, Symfony
  • Technical Lead, Project Manager
    2011 - 2013
    • Led a technical team of 20+ members.
    • Coded the most critical parts of software.
    • Handled technical operations and infrastructure.
    • Oversaw conflict management and risk mitigation.
    • Coached developers and assessed their skills.
    • Did pre-sales tech analysis.
    • Handled consistency, failover setup, and monitoring.
    • Managed resources for customers.
    • Advocated wide adoption of best development and operations practices across the company.
    Technologies: PHP, JavaScript, Java, Symphony
  • 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: JavaScript, PHP, Shell
  • 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: PHP, JavaScript, Shell
  • 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: PHP, JavaScript, Symfony, Prototype
  • 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: JavaScript, PHP
  • Web Developer
    2006 - 2008
    Elpro-M, EASTEL
    • Developed and supported sites of the company.
    • Managed server infrastructure of a non-IT company.
    • Administrated web app servers.
    Technologies: PHP, JavaScript
  • InQuest (Development)

    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.

  • The Huffington Post (Development)

    Third largest news site in the world according to Alexa.

  • TUI Travel Experts B2B Community (Development)

    A travel experts' community held by a large European tour operator.

  • NVIDIA E-learning System (Development)

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

  • IONBill (Development)

    PCI DSS certified credit card billing processor.

  • Best PPC Ever (Development)

    Pay-per-click advertising processor.

  • Getting the Most Out of Your PHP Log Files: A Practical Guide (Publication)
    Log files may very well be one of the most underestimated and underutilized tools at a developer's disposal. Beyond their value for debugging, with a bit of creativity and forethought, logs files can be leveraged to serve as a valuable source of usage information and analytics. In this article, In this article, Toptal engineer Ilya Sanosyan provides a practical guide to maximizing the value we get from our logs.
  • Buggy PHP Code: The 10 Most Common Mistakes PHP Developers Make (Publication)
    PHP makes it relatively easy to build a web-based system, which is much of the reason for its popularity. But its ease of use notwithstanding, PHP has evolved into quite a sophisticated language, with many nuances and subtleties that can bite developers, leading to hours of hair-pulling debugging. This article highlights ten of the more common mistakes that PHP developers need to beware of.
  • Languages
    PHP, SQL, JavaScript, Bash, Java
  • Frameworks
    Symfony 2, Silex, Symfony, Jasmine, Zend Framework
  • Libraries/APIs
    Doctrine 2, Underscore.js, Node.js, Vue.js 2
  • Tools
    Nginx, Git, Shell, Mocha, Jenkins, Nagios, Cacti
  • Paradigms
    Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Scrum, Test-driven Development (TDD), Waterfall Development, Agile Software Development, DevOps, Kanban
  • Platforms
    Mac OS, Debian Linux, Linux, Ubuntu Linux, Docker, FreeBSD, CentOS
  • Storage
    MySQL, Redis, NoSQL, Memcached
  • Other
  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science
    2012 - 2013
    National Aerospace University -'Kharkiv Aviation Institute' - Kharkiv, Ukraine
  • Bachelors degree in Mathematics, Computer Science
    2006 - 2008
    Kharkiv National University - Kharkiv, Ukraine
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