Slava Solovei, Developer in London, United Kingdom
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Slava Solovei

Verified Expert  in Engineering

Software Developer

Location
London, United Kingdom
Toptal Member Since
September 2, 2020

Slava has 20 years of industry experience, the last ten as a technical lead, and CTO. He has built several products from idea to profitability and has a solid understanding of what it takes to grow a software startup from an idea, to MVP, and beyond. He built an insurance platform with a fully automated DevOps process that handles 12 million+ requests a day. He excels at SASS, cloud, DevOps, strategy, and leadership, and writes stable, robust code.

Portfolio

HugHub
Insurance, Insurance Technology (Insurtech), TypeScript, EventStore, CQRS...
Steady Platform, Inc
Architecture, .NET, Databases, Web Development, React, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
ForwardCaster
Amazon Web Services (AWS), Financial Markets, Finance, C#, Azure DevOps...

Experience

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Amazon Web Services (AWS), C#, Azure, SQL Server 2014, MongoDB, Angular, .NET

The most amazing...

...insurance platform I've built used CQRS/Event Sourcing and Azure Service Fabric with a fully automated DevOps process that handles 12 million+ requests a day.

Work Experience

CTO

2015 - PRESENT
HugHub
  • Developed an innovative end-to-end insurance platform (from idea to production) that serves 12 million+ quotes per day.
  • Architected the platform as a SASS, deployed on Azure with a fully automated DevOps process. The application utilized CQRS/Event Sourcing. Nearly every part of the system was configurable via the use of a custom-built rules engine.
  • Utilized wireframing/POC/prototyping for new features/projects, both internally and with clients, to help visualize and sell the idea.
  • Involved in raising funds and sales. Possessed a good understanding of what is required to take a software startup to the next level.
  • Hired and led the development team of 15 architects, developers, testers, business analysts, and project managers post MVP.
Technologies: Insurance, Insurance Technology (Insurtech), TypeScript, EventStore, CQRS, MongoDB, Azure, C#, Angular, .NET, PDF

Lead Developer

2021 - 2022
Steady Platform, Inc
  • Architected and built an MVP and scaled it to production with several clients as a tech lead on an innovative new platform.
  • Worked with stakeholders and several different teams.
  • Helped establish development processes, security, and code standards.
Technologies: Architecture, .NET, Databases, Web Development, React, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

CTO

2016 - 2019
ForwardCaster
  • Developed a direct-to-consumer web application that allowed users to create their own investment robots based on fundamental financial data.
  • Set up a fully automated CI/CD/DevOps process deployed onto AWS.
  • Implemented a back-testing algorithm that could run a 30 year back-test over 20 million+ data points in under a second.
Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Financial Markets, Finance, C#, Azure DevOps, Angular, SQL Server 2014, ASP.NET MVC, .NET

Senior Consultant Developer

2008 - 2015
Imx Software
  • Led technical efforts on a banknotes trading and vault management product. Developed new features and customized the system for clients in different countries before building a replacement.
  • Acted as a domain expert for banknote trading products and often worked directly with end users to define requirements.
  • Developed the world's leading banknotes management platform, used by the majority of currency wholesalers in the world.
Technologies: Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), ASP.NET, .NET, SQL Server 2014, C#, Visual Basic 6 (VB6), Visual Basic

Technical Lead

2006 - 2008
Inmatrix
  • Architected and helped build a re-write of the solution, as well as many new features, for a product that was overwhelmed with technical debt when I joined.
  • Implemented a highly performant financial analysis engine, which allowed us to stress test, what-if, and goal seek thousands of company financials in seconds.
  • Assisted in the facilitation of a successful exit for the product via trade sale. the product went on to be a much bigger success than the legacy one.
Technologies: Visual Basic, SQL Server 2014, C++, C#, .NET, Visual Basic 6 (VB6)

Senior Developer

2005 - 2006
DST International
  • Enhanced fund management and STP software for funds. (HiTrust and OpenMessenger).
  • Implemented FX, MM and SWIFT modules, as well as many other enhancements.
  • Improved the performance of an STP module exponentially, both at the database and code level.
Technologies: Oracle, Java, SQL Server 2014, C++

HUGHUB

http://www.hughub.co.uk
An end-to-end insurance platform, which handles 12 million+ transactions a day. It has an innovative, rules-driven event architecture, allowing users to personalize UI, workflow, and pricing for every individual. I designed and developed the MVP, then recruited and led the team as we scaled.

Languages

C#, C#.NET, SQL, XML, TypeScript, JavaScript, Visual Basic, Visual Basic 6 (VB6), C++, Java

Frameworks

.NET, Angular, .NET Core, ASP.NET MVC, ASP.NET, ASP.NET Core, Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)

Libraries/APIs

LINQ, API Development, NgRx, PrimeNG, Shopify API, Node.js, React

Tools

Azure App Service

Paradigms

CQRS, Agile, Azure DevOps, B2B, B2C, B2B2C, Web Architecture, Business to Business to Consumer (B2B2C), DevOps

Platforms

Azure, Azure PaaS, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Shopify, Oracle

Storage

MongoDB, SQL Server 2014, EventStore, Databases, Redis

Other

Insurance Technology (Insurtech), Architecture, Web Development, APIs, Technical Leadership, Back-end, API Integration, CTO, IT Consulting, Solution Architecture, Technical Design, Responsive Web Apps, eCommerce, Leadership, Finance, Financial Markets, OpenID Connect (OIDC), PDF

Industry Expertise

Insurance

1998 - 2003

Bachelor's Degree in Information Systems

Monash University - Australia, Melbourne