Nikolai Shakhmatov

Nikolai Shakhmatov

Ko Samui, Thailand
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Nikolai Shakhmatov

Nikolai Shakhmatov

Ko Samui, Thailand
Member since February 14, 2015
Nik has over 15 years of experience in web development. He specializes in JavaScript, HTML, CSS, and UI/UX on the front-end, but has experience with back-end architecture as well. Nik has worked as both a team player within an agile team as well as a team leader. He is the co-founder of LinguaLeo.com. He learns technologies easily and is devilishly attentive to details.
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Portfolio
  • LinguaLeo
    JavaScript, jQuery, HTML5, CSS3, Kango, Git
  • Freelance
    JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap.js, Backbone, Sencha Touch, React, HTML5, CSS3...
  • Tutorion LLC
    JavaScript, jQuery, jQuery UI, Bootstrap.js, HTML5, CSS3, Less, Photoshop, XP
Experience
  • JavaScript, 15 years
  • HTML, 15 years
  • CSS, 15 years
  • Bootstrap, 2 years
  • jQuery, 6 years
  • Adobe Photoshop, 14 years
  • User Interface (UI), 7 years
  • Selenium, 2 years
Ko Samui, Thailand
Availability
Part-time
Preferred Environment
OS X, PhpStorm, Photoshop, Git, Terminal
The most amazing...
...thing I've ever accomplished is co-founding an eLearning service, LinguaLeo.com, with over 11 million users worldwide.
Employment
  • Product Manager, Front-end Developer, UI Designer
    LinguaLeo
    2014 - 2015
    • Developed browser extensions for a web service.
    • Worked with Kango in Chrome/Firefox/Safari/Opera/IE.
    Technologies: JavaScript, jQuery, HTML5, CSS3, Kango, Git
  • Front-end Developer
    Freelance
    2013 - 2014
    • Developed products for different employees (Singapore, Russia, Thailand, Ukraine).
    • Developed desktop & mobile projects for real estate, eLearning, and eCommerce.
    • Developed custom tools for maps (Google Maps).
    Technologies: JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap.js, Backbone, Sencha Touch, React, HTML5, CSS3, Sass, Less.js, Google Maps, Grunt, Gulp, RequireJS, Photoshop, Canvas, SVG, Redmine, Jira, Confluence
  • Senior Front-end Developer, UI Designer
    Tutorion LLC
    2012 - 2013
    • Developed a product providing individual & group webinars for teachers and other customers.
    • Programmed and designed UI components.
    • Established an agile process for the team.
    • Automated testing of front-end code using Selenium RC/PHPUnit.
    Technologies: JavaScript, jQuery, jQuery UI, Bootstrap.js, HTML5, CSS3, Less, Photoshop, XP
  • Co-founder, Front-end Developer, UI Designer
    LinguaLeo
    2009 - 2012
    • Created common concepts and strategy for the product.
    • Created prototypes and designed UI for the product.
    • Programmed the front-end of the web service.
    • Developed the brand style and logo.
    • Wrote texts, articles, and other publications.
    • Created automated tests.
    • Provided customer support via email.
    Technologies: JavaScript, jQuery, HTML5, CSS3, Google API, Photoshop, Axure, Selenium RC, XP, SVN
  • Front-end Developer
    Vodafone Denmark
    2010 - 2010
    • Developed the front-end of a high-loaded photo hosting web service.
    • Developed a fast JavaScript template system.
    • Developed an MVC framework for the web service.
    • Reviewed and tested code.
    Technologies: JavaScript, jQuery, Comet, HTML, CSS, Sass, Scrum, SVN
  • Front-end Developer, UI Designer
    Scartel Star Lab
    2008 - 2009
    • Developed a high-loaded photo-hosting service.
    • Developed the main website of the company.
    • Designed UI components of the photo-hosting service.
    Technologies: JavaScript, jQuery, HTML, CSS, Photoshop
  • Front-end Developer, UI Designer
    Kompetens IT
    2007 - 2008
    • Developed a web service providing the ability to organize and search information in a semantic way (PIM).
    • Designed UI components of the web service.
    • Developed and designed a mobile version of the web service.
    • Created automated tests using Selenium RC/JUnit.
    Technologies: JavaScript, jQuery, Prototype, MooTools, HTML, CSS, Java, Stripes, Ant, Photoshop, XP, SVN
  • Senior Front-end Developer, Team Lead
    Prostor LLC
    2006 - 2007
    • Developed the front-end and back-end parts of a commercial CMS.
    • Developed additional modules for CMS including referrals auto-updates.
    • Created a common UI for the CMS.
    • Developed a stand-alone service for customer support.
    • Developed different websites for customers.
    Technologies: JavaScript, HTML, CSS, PHP, MySQL, Photoshop
  • Front-end Developer, UI Designer, Team Lead
    Apycom Software
    2000 - 2006
    • Developed DHTML web navigation systems.
    • Developed and supported company websites.
    • Developed website back-ends.
    • Managed shareware products.
    • Provided individual solutions for companies worldwide.
    • Provided customer support via email.
    Technologies: JavaScript, DHTML, HTML, CSS, PHP, MySQL, MS SQL, Photoshop, Delphi, C++, ActiveX, COM, OpenGL, DirectX
Experience
  • LinguaLeo — English Learning Platform (Development)
    http://lingualeo.com

    LinguaLeo.com — a personal online service that helps more than 11 million world-wide people effectively learn foreign languages through web and mobile applications. It offers choice of learning materials selected to fit your personal learning goals and lifestyle to stay motivated and practice language in day to day life.

    Co-founder. Frontend developer, UI designer.

    Funding
    ----------
    $200K in 2010 by Altair Capital Management
    $3M in 2012 by Runa Capital

  • Browser Extensions (Development)
    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/lingualeo-english-transla/nglbhlefjhcjockellmeclkcijildjhi

    Browser extensions for LinguaLeo — a personal online service that helps more than 11 million people world-wide effectively learn foreign languages through web and mobile applications.

    Programming, design.
    Cross-browser support with Kango framework.
    Chrome / Firefox / Opera / Safari.

Skills
  • Languages
    SASS, JavaScript, CSS3, CoffeeScript, HTML, CSS, HTML5, Less
  • Frameworks
    Bootstrap, Ember.js, Selenium, Sencha Touch
  • Libraries/APIs
    jQuery UI, jQuery, Backbone.js, HTML5 Canvas, Google Maps
  • Tools
    Adobe Photoshop, PhpStorm, SVN, Git
  • Paradigms
    Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Responsive Web Design, Test-driven Development (TDD), Agile Software Development, AJAX, Scrum
  • Platforms
    Mac OS X
  • Misc
    Ember CLI, DHTML, User Interface (UI), Squarespace
Education
  • Master's degree in Applied Mathematics, Computer Science
    Vyatka State Humanities University - Kirov, Russia
    2001 - 2006
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