Maksym Slesarenko, Software Developer in Kharkiv, Kharkiv Oblast, Ukraine
Maksym Slesarenko

Software Developer in Kharkiv, Kharkiv Oblast, Ukraine

Member since March 21, 2013
Maksym is a Zend Certified Engineer and Zend Framework Certified Engineer with the ability to develop efficient, scalable, and fault-tolerant solutions for complex problems. He has extensive experience with PHP, JavaScript, distributed Python, and client-server applications.
Maksym is now available for hire




Kharkiv, Kharkiv Oblast, Ukraine



Preferred Environment

Mercurial, Git, TeamCity, PhpStorm, Ubuntu

The most amazing...

...project I've completed is a RESTful service for mobile devices with CMS back-end and a Facebook application using Amazon Web Services.


  • Lead JavaScript/PHP Developer

    2013 - PRESENT
    • Designed and developed scalable and reliable web apps.
    Technologies: PHP, JavaScript
  • Senior Software Engineer

    2012 - 2013
    • Supported live projects including UI/UX, new feature implementation, and performance optimization.
    • Built websites and RESTful services for mobile apps from scratch using Symfony 2.
    • Worked on international and distributed teams.
    • Optimized application performance with slow database query optimizations, indexes, and page load optimizations.
    Technologies: CSS3, HTML5, JavaScript, PHP
  • Senior Software Engineer

    2009 - 2012
    • Wrote applications from scratch with Zend Framework.
    • Created RESTful services for Flash and mobile apps using Zend Framework.
    • Wrote and supported Facebook applications.
    • Supported legacy applications including re-deployment, redesign, database optimizations, page loading optimizations, and writing unit tests.
    • Optimized application performance with slow database query optimization, indexes, and code architecture optimization.
    • Worked as a single developer and as a team member with up to six PHP developers.
    • Worked as a team member with Flash and mobile developers.
    Technologies: CSS, HTML, JavaScript, PHP


  • ZFCore (Development)

    CMF built on Zend Framework and jQuery.
    Worked on implementation and improvements for modules. Also worked on project architecture and performance optimization. Responsible for unit tests, refactoring, etc.

    Technologies: jQuery, Zend Framework, Twitter Bootstrap

  • Wysiwyg plugin for jQuery UI (Development)

    Lightweight wysiwyg editor based on jQuery UI widget factory with jQueryUI theme support.

  • Video Chat (Development)

    Application where users can create chatrooms for video conversations.
    Worked on implementation of new features and bug fixes, performance optimization, re-deployment, and unit tests.

    Technologies: IIS, AMFPHP, PHP5, Mysql, jQuery, Smarty, Billing, PHPUnit, FMS

  • Slidz (Development)

    Service and Facebook App for creating slideshows from user images via Facebook and iPhone.
    Responsible for designing and developing the source code.

    Technologies: REST service, Facebook Application, ZendAMF, Zend Framework, jQuery, PHPUnit, Amazon EC2/S3

  • Flirt App (Development)

    Service and Facebook App for flirting via Facebook and iPhone.
    Responsible for supporting, refactoring, writing tests.

    Technologies: REST service, Facebook Application, Zend Framework, jQuery, PHPUnit, Amazon EC2/S3

  • SuperFans (Development)

    Service for Sport News and Scores for iPhone.
    Worked on performance optimization, data service clients and parsers, unit tests, and refactoring.

    Technologies: REST service, Facebook Application, CMS, PHPUnit, jQuery, Amazon EC2/S3/Cloudfront

  • Litfy (Development)

    Application for reading and sharing books.
    Designed and developed source code.

    Technologies: Zend Framework, jQuery, PHPUnit, ePub

  • Kamernet (Development)

    Application for renters and tenants in Holland.
    Worked on new features implementation, application redesign, performance optimizations, and integration with external services.

    Technologies: jQuery, Twig

  • Fitness application (Development)

    REST API and CMS for iPhone and android apps.
    Built REST service and CMS(B2B) from scratch with push notification support.

    Technologies: REST, Symfony2, PropelORM, jQuery, Twig, TwitterBootstrap

  • Staff Finance (Development)

    Application for managing payments and invoices.

    Built from scratch with Twitter Bootstrap.

    Technologies: PHP5.3, jQuery, Twitter Bootstrap


  • Languages

    SQL, PHP, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, HTML5, CSS3, Python
  • Frameworks

    Symfony 4, PhalconPHP, Bootstrap, Zend Framework, Django
  • Paradigms

    Agile Software Development, Functional Programming, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Test-driven Development (TDD), REST
  • Platforms

    Amazon Web Services (AWS), Ubuntu
  • Storage

    PostgreSQL, MySQL, Memcached, NoSQL
  • Other

    ZCE, Architecture, CCNA
  • Libraries/APIs

    Node.js, React, jQuery UI, Facebook API, jQuery
  • Tools

    PhpStorm, TeamCity, Git, Mercurial


  • Masters degree in Network Engineering
    2005 - 2010
    Kharkiv State University of Radioelectronics - Kharkiv

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