Konstantin Shkut, Software Developer in Austin, TX, United States
Konstantin Shkut

Software Developer in Austin, TX, United States

Member since June 12, 2020
Konstantin has over 12 years of back-end, front-end, and mobile development experience and supporting apps in production. He has nearly two years of experience in managing an engineering team. He has launched a mobile app from an idea to prototyping, development, and publishing to Apple Store. Konstantin has worked in blockchain, eCommerce, media and entertainment, and SaaS industries. He is also interested in fintech, online education, business, and real estate.
Konstantin is now available for hire

Portfolio

  • StrongBlock
    Node.js, Typescript, JavaScript, React Native, PHP, Laravel, Firebase, MySQL
  • ScaleLab
    Node.js, React, Typescript, JavaScript, PHP, Laravel, MySQL
  • Moreman
    PHP, Laravel, MySQL

Experience

Location

Austin, TX, United States

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

OSX, IntelliJ IDEA, VS Code, Slack, Zoom

The most amazing...

...thing I've built was a mobile app from an idea to prototyping, development, and publishing to Apple Store.

Employment

  • Lead Developer

    2019 - PRESENT
    StrongBlock
    • Finished the development of the core product written in vanilla PHP within my first month to meet the deadline. After successfully releasing the product on time, spearheaded a migration to Laravel to increase the efficiency.
    • Built a Node.js API for automated creation and destruction of EOSIO blockchains running in docker containers on top of a Rancher cluster using Helm charts. And integrated the API with the core product.
    • Built a platform for building customized Vue.js web apps integrated with smart contracts running on EOSIO chains via the Node.js API integration.
    • Built a template Vue.js web app that interacts with a smart contract either directly by signing transactions using private keys stored in a local software wallet or via the API which uses the keys stored in a user account on the platform.
    • Led the integration of a React Native mobile app with an EOSIO smart contract running on the platform.
    Technologies: Node.js, Typescript, JavaScript, React Native, PHP, Laravel, Firebase, MySQL
  • CTO

    2016 - 2020
    ScaleLab
    • Joined as a full-stack engineer and built a platform that went from near zero to serving 1+ million users and a few other MCNs running on the platform including companies like Univision.
    • Managed the migration from legacy Codeigniter system onto Laravel 5 and React Single Page App.
    • Achieved 80% signups and revenue increase by increasing conversion rate up to 14% using A/B testing.
    • Designed a new signup flow which included email communication, web UI, and browser automation in response to a new YouTube policy that was limiting our growth rate and requiring a lot of manual labor.
    • Built an email marketing system that delivered 6+ million customized email messages.
    • Hired, mentored, and led a small team of engineers that worked on Node.js/Koa back end and React Single Page Application using Typescript and Scrum methodology for managing the process.
    • Collaborated with other executives and people outside our team to research customer needs, discuss and formulate product requirements, and translate them into user stories for engineers.
    Technologies: Node.js, React, Typescript, JavaScript, PHP, Laravel, MySQL
  • Full-stack Software Engineer

    2009 - 2015
    Moreman
    • Developed an online store that sells over 15,000 products to both retail and wholesale customers using PHP 5 and MySQL database for the back end and HTML5/CSS/JavaScript for the front end.
    • Developed the product and 1C CRM/inventory management database integration module.
    • Developed API and integration code for resellers and partners to run online stores on third-party websites with just a few lines of JavaScript code.
    Technologies: PHP, Laravel, MySQL
  • Full-stack Software Engineer

    2008 - 2009
    EMS Russian Post
    • Developed a website serving over a million clients a month.
    • Developed API Web Services using PHP 5/JSON and MySQL providing the company’s services to third-party websites such as online stores.
    • Set up an issue tracking software for tracking website issues reported by customers.
    Technologies: PHP, Drupal, MySQL

Experience

  • Nerdic — Mobile App for YouTube Creators (Development)
    http://nerdic.xyz

    Personalized suggestions app for YouTube creators on how to grow their channels.
    - 2,000+ app users including some on paid subscriptions;
    - 200,000+ personalized suggestions issued to date with 97% positive feedback;
    - iOS app built on React Native. Back end built on Laravel and MySQL.

Skills

  • Frameworks

    Laravel, React Native, Redux, Jest
  • Libraries/APIs

    React, Node.js, Vue.js, REST API
  • Languages

    TypeScript, JavaScript, PHP, HTML, Sass, CSS
  • Platforms

    Firebase, Docker, Kubernetes
  • Storage

    MySQL
  • Other

    APIs, User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), Front-end, Back-end

Education

  • Coursework in Electronics and Automation
    2001 - 2003
    Moscow State Institute of Radio Engineering - Moscow, Russia

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