Nikolay Markov, Web App Development Developer in Moscow, Russia
Nikolay Markov

Web App Development Developer in Moscow, Russia

Member since August 4, 2014
Nikolay is a software engineer with a good knowledge of Python, algorithms and data structures. He has experience with scalable and highly loaded systems architecture - Web technologies, NoSQL, OpenStack - as well as experience leading groups of developers.
Nikolay is now available for hire




Moscow, Russia



Preferred Environment

GitHub, Tmux, Sublime Text, Vim Text Editor, Linux

The most amazing...

...thing I've worked on was an implementation of the MRIM protocol (Mail.Ru Agent) in pure Python, with asyncore from scratch, using just C header files


  • Software Engineer

    2012 - PRESENT
    • Implemented REST API service for manipulating environment entities (clusters, nodes, networks) and preparing cloud system (OpenStack) deployment.
    • Implemented AMQP client in Python for sending and receiving data from deployment orchestrator.
    • Contributed to open source projects (including OpenStack), and interacted with community.
    • Wrote unit and integration tests for a code and also performed extensive code review of all Python-related parts of our product.
    • Worked on Chef/Puppet recipes for OpenStack deployment and Make build system for building an ISO.
    Technologies: SQLAlchemy, AMQP, OpenStack, Python
  • Developer of Internal Services

    2011 - 2012
    • Maintained a huge, highly-loaded script, written in poor Perl for a distributed SMS processing (implementation of SMPP protocol).
    • Developed an asynchronous implementation of SMPP protocol in Python, using gevent and asyncore.
    • Implemented the MRIM (Mail.Ru Instant Messaging) binary protocol from scratch in Python (using asyncore and struct).
    • Analyzed traffic using Wireshark/tcpdump and implemented simple dissector plugin for MRIM.
    • Interacted with partners responsible for SMS traffic through phone, and performed troubleshooting for cases of undelivered messages.
    Technologies: Tcpdump, Wireshark, Gevent, Perl, Python
  • Web Developer

    2011 - 2011
    • Developed multiple web sites with Django.
    • Worked on end-user documentation for content management system.
    • Maintained multiple web servers, which included deployment, upgrading, DB migrations and writing configs.
    • Performed code review and SQL queries optimization.
    • Wrote unit tests for projects.
    Technologies: Django, Python


  • Official site for one of the biggest Russian political parties

    I worked for the whole back-end part of the website of one of the biggest Russian political parties.

  • Fuel-Web (Nailgun)

    A tool for installing and managing OpenStack.

  • Python Best Practices and Tips by Toptal Developers (Publication)
    This resource contains a collection of Python best practices and Python tips provided by our Toptal network members.


  • Languages

    Python, Perl, JavaScript, Go, C, C++
  • Platforms

    OpenStack, Linux, Windows
  • Frameworks

    Django, Flask
  • Libraries/APIs

    Pandas, NumPy, SQLAlchemy, Gevent, Scikit-learn, AMQP, jQuery
  • Paradigms

    Agile Software Development, Asynchronous Programming, Concurrent Programming, Distributed Programming
  • Other

    Web App Development, Big Data, Tornado, Machine Learning, Statistics, Data Analysis
  • Tools

    Wireshark, Tcpdump, Sublime Text, Tmux, GitHub, Vim Text Editor, PDB, GDB
  • Storage

    Elasticsearch, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, MySQL


  • Master's Degree in Information Technologies and Management
    2006 - 2011
    "D.I.Mendeleev" Moscow University of Chemical Technologies of Russia - Moscow

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