Mikhail Selivanov, Developer in Solna, Sweden
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Mikhail Selivanov

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Software Developer

Solna, Sweden
Toptal Member Since
August 15, 2013

Mikhail is an experienced software engineer with over 19 years in the tech industry, possessing deep expertise in the JVM stack and data-heavy applications. He has a proven track record in building resilient back ends for distributed systems and setting up data pipelines. Mikhail is committed to optimizing development processes and finding robust solutions to technical problems, as well as taking responsibility for talking to stakeholders and creating project documentation.


Amazon Web Services (AWS), Snowflake, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), SQL, Python...
Data Build Tool (dbt), Apache Airflow, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Terraform...
Java, Spring Boot, SQL, Apache Kafka




Preferred Environment

IntelliJ IDEA, Git, Linux

The most amazing...

...software I've helped create is an authorization server written in D that uses in-memory triplet storage as a database.

Work Experience

Senior Data Engineer

2023 - 2024
  • Implemented a cloud cost optimization on AWS resulting in a multi-thousand monthly cost reduction.
  • Crafted and implemented a data pipeline based on GCP.
  • Designed performance optimization for one of the important data pipelines.
Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Snowflake, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), SQL, Python, Terraform

Senior Data Engineer

2022 - 2023
  • Orchestrated data integrations involving AWS, Snowflake, and dbt.
  • Led the migration of workloads from Airflow 1 installation to Airflow 2.
  • Implemented cost and performance optimization strategies.
  • Worked with another dozen or two teams across the organization to onboard them on the shared infrastructure.
  • Onboarded four new colleagues to get them up to speed with the platform.
Technologies: Data Build Tool (dbt), Apache Airflow, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Terraform, Terragrunt, Python, Snowflake

Senior Back-end Engineer

2022 - 2023
  • Enhanced metric reporting through Prometheus and Grafana.
  • Facilitated the transition of REST endpoints to a dedicated microservice.
  • Developed a script for setting up a local development environment.
Technologies: Java, Spring Boot, SQL, Apache Kafka

Lead Back-end Developer

2017 - 2021
  • Led the creation of a future-ready back-end platform leveraging microservices architecture and DDD principles.
  • Fostered infrastructure-as-code practices through projects utilizing Terraform and Ansible on AWS.
  • Developed pipelines for both batch and live data recalculations to aid various applications, harnessing Airflow and Python.
Technologies: Java, Kotlin, Akka, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Terraform, Ansible, Apache Airflow, MongoDB, SQL, GitHub

Senior Back-end Engineer

2015 - 2017
  • Created a service for handling uploads of users’ avatars using Scala and S3.
  • Built a service for indexing user profiles using Scala, Kafka, Elasticsearch, and Cassandra.
  • Fixed a Spark job for classifying mobile spam profiles.
Technologies: Scala, Java

Data Integration and Support Team Lead

2013 - 2015
RiskMatch LLC.
  • Implemented numerous UI components and backing code for them.
  • Applied service discovery capabilities for the back-end platform.
  • Implemented the initial design for the internal data integration tool.
Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS)
2001 - 2006

Master's Degree in Computer Engineering

Management, Information, and Business Institute - Ukhta, Russia




Apache Airflow, Terraform, Git, Ansible, GitHub


Java, SQL, Scala, Python, Snowflake, Kotlin


Amazon Web Services (AWS), Linux, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Apache Kafka


Functional Programming, Unit Testing


MySQL, MongoDB


Spring, Akka, Spring Boot


File Conversion, Data Build Tool (dbt)

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