Ruslan Romanov, Developer in Novosibirsk, Novosibirsk Oblast, Russia
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Ruslan Romanov

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Novosibirsk, Novosibirsk Oblast, Russia
Toptal Member Since
June 3, 2017

Since 2008, Ruslan has been working as a software developer and architect in the area of outsourced and in-house web application development. He's designed and implemented management systems for Effective Coverage, CTBTO, and He's also participated in the back-end development of RideAustin, a freelance job market site, and Yandex.Market. All in all, Ruslan is passionate about modern tools, clean architecture, and code quality.


Java, Spring Boot, PostgreSQL, RESTful Microservices, Hibernate, Spring Data JPA
Freelance Work
Hibernate, Spring Boot, Java, PostgreSQL, Spring Data JPA, CSS, jQuery
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Swing, Hibernate, Spring Boot, Spring, Java, PostgreSQL, Java 8




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The most amazing...

...project I've implemented was a visualization dashboard application for CTBTO's nuclear launch detectors quality data.

Work Experience

Senior Developer

2019 - PRESENT
  • Designed and implemented a publicly-available REST API for service.
  • Implemented multiple delivery-related features for (former
  • Led a team of up to four, planning and distributing tasks.
Technologies: Java, Spring Boot, PostgreSQL, RESTful Microservices, Hibernate, Spring Data JPA

Java Architect

2017 - 2019
Freelance Work
  • Supported and developed an insurance agency's internal management system.
  • Designed new features in touch with the agency CTO and owner.
  • Analysed the feedback from agency employees and developed it into system fixes and improvements.
Technologies: Hibernate, Spring Boot, Java, PostgreSQL, Spring Data JPA, CSS, jQuery

Java Software Architect

2016 - 2017
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  • Developed, in a team, the back-end services for a talent marketplace company; it involved developing this company's back-end API, CPT servers, and CPT tracker application.
  • Merged several CPT back-end services into one Spring Boot-based application.
  • Refactored the CPT application and increased its code test coverage from 30% to 90%.
  • Implemented contractor polls support in the company's API, CPT API, and Java tracker.
Technologies: Swing, Hibernate, Spring Boot, Spring, Java, PostgreSQL, Java 8

Java Software Architect

2016 - 2016
RideAustin (via Freelance Job Board)
  • Developed, in a team, the back-end application for an Uber-like ride-sharing service—implementing new features and fixing bugs.
  • Implemented a payments integration with Stripe.
  • Introduced Swagger documentation for the REST API.
  • Introduced Flyway for database migrations.
  • Integrated the Checkr service for driver background checks.
  • Implemented several ride statistics reports for the company administration and marketing staff.
Technologies: Spring, Java, Hibernate, PostgreSQL, Java 8, CSS

Senior Java Developer | Project Manager

2010 - 2016
  • Designed the architecture and implemented a visualization application for the CTBTO sensor station's quality-control project using Struts 2 and FreeMarker.
  • Supported, developed, and managed the development of an insurance back-office management application for Effective Coverage using Struts, JSP, and Hibernate.
  • Designed the architecture and implemented a mobile surveys' back-end application for Ernst & Young using Spring Boot and Hibernate.
  • Supported and developed a legacy back-office promo actions management application for MTS (Russian mobile operator) using JSR286 Portlets and JDBC.
  • Designed and led a team implementing a bank's front-office UI framework application for using Spring Boot, Hibernate, and Netty.
Technologies: SQL, JavaScript, Java, Java Servlets, Hibernate, PostgreSQL, Oracle RDBMS, Java 8, CSS, jQuery, Apache Struts 2

Java Developer

2008 - 2010
MSS Systems
  • Implemented a document storage subsystem for an electric industry's automation application.
  • Introduced automated UI testing using Selenium and Cucumber.
  • Implemented an Excel-like web UI for entering electric indicator values.
Technologies: jQuery, FreeMarker, Apache Struts 2, Java EE, Java, Oracle RDBMS

Effective Coverage
This project was handed over from a previous developer who for several years supported and developed this insurance agency's back-office policies management web application.

Working directly with the agency owner, I implemented lots of new features, changed the look and feel of the public part of the application (twice), deeply refactored the codebase, and moved it to the Spring Boot framework. I've also designed and implemented several integrations with third-party services.

Technologies: Apache Struts, Spring Boot, JSP, Hibernate

I designed and led a team that was implementing the bank's front office framework. It provides a modern UI for the operators and allows bank expert developers to easily implement domain-specific operations using the existing bank back-end system.

I designed and implemented a modules management system which provides isolation of custom components and allows them to easily scale the application.

Technologies: Java 8, Spring, Hibernate, Netty, jQuery
2005 - 2009

Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics Research Automation

Novosibirsk State University - Novosibirsk, Russia


Jackson, Java Servlets, OpenID, Java Transaction API (JTA), JMS, AMQP, C3p0, Quartz, jQuery, Liquibase, QueryDSL, AssertJ, Apache POI, Guava, Node.js


FreeMarker, Git, Flyway, RabbitMQ, IDEA IDE, NPM


Spring MVC, Spring, Hibernate, Jakarta Server Pages (JSP), Spring Boot, JPA, Apache Struts, Apache Struts 2, Spring Security, JUnit, Mockito, Swagger, OAuth 2, Swing, Netty, Apache Velocity


SQL, Java 8, Java, XML, HTML, CSS, JavaScript


Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Unit Testing, REST API Architecture, Functional Programming, Test-driven Development (TDD), Agile Software Development, Automation


JSON, PostgreSQL, Spring Data JPA, MySQL, Oracle RDBMS, Redis, MongoDB


Linux, Java EE


Ajax, Project Lombok, RESTful Microservices, Physics, Portlets, Axios

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