Roman Kononov, Developer in Kyrgyzstan
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Roman Kononov

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Software Developer

Toptal Member Since
September 4, 2013

Roman carries more than 6 years of experience in web app development and project management. He has created complex, highly scalable cloud solutions, ERP and CRM systems, payment systems, and lightweight web applications.



Preferred Environment

GitHub, RubyMine, Linux

The most amazing...

...project I've taken part in is IronWorker, a highly scalable tool for running numerous tasks in the cloud.

Work Experience

Software Developer

2009 - PRESENT
  • Built a complex plan-based billing system.
  • Took part in the back-end development of a system allowing users to launch code in the cloud.
  • Created a continuous testing framework.
  • Built a server monitoring/managing daemon using the IronWorker platform.
  • Took part in the building of a cloud deployment tool named SimpleDeployer.
  • Took part in the building of an iron_worker gem.
Technologies: Go, Ruby


2011 - 2012
  • Designed scalable architecture for an internal product.
  • Introduced an Agile approach to a project.
  • Facilitated a move to new technologies, such as Symfony.
  • Introduced a Lean approach to the software development process.
  • Introduced modern development and project management tools including issue tracking and version control.
Technologies: PHP, Ruby

Project Manager

2009 - 2011
Unique Technologies
  • Introduced Scrum to the software development process.
  • Developed a complex CRM system.
  • Took part in the development of an ERP system for the Japanese market.
  • Introduced continuous integration and TDD practices.
  • Led complex web analytics projects.
Technologies: PHP, Ruby

QA Lead

2007 - 2009
  • Introduced XP practices.
  • Took part in the development of custom IssueTracker software.
  • Introduced CI and CodeReview practices.
  • Developed several plugins for the IssueTracker (JIRA).
  • Built a custom regression testing manager for Selenium.
Technologies: Java, Ruby

Locu/Singlepage clone oriented to the Russia market. It was developed using Ruby on Rails, PostgreSQL, and jQuery.

A cloud solution for processing numerous tasks that allows users to launch code in the cloud. I took part in the development of the back-end, security, billing, front-end, client gems, testing frameworks, and operation tools.


IronMQ is a message queue service. I helped build the billing system, client gems, operation tools and testing framework.


Visual cloud servers management tool allowing users to deploy hundreds of servers in a few clicks. I helped build the API, client gems, front-end, back-end, custom deployment scripts, and continuous testing framework.


Ruby, Go, PHP, Java, JavaScript, CoffeeScript


Angular, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Sinatra


RubyMine, Shell, Rake, GitHub, Git


Backbone.js, jQuery, Google API, Highcharts, Nokogiri


Continuous Integration (CI), Agile Software Development, Kanban, Scrum, Object-oriented Programming (OOP)


Amazon Web Services (AWS), Heroku, Linux, Rackspace


SQLite, Amazon SDB, MongoDB, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Redis


Lean Development

2001 - 2007

Master's Degree in Computer Science

Kyrgyzskij Tehnièeskij Universitet im. I. Razzakova - Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan