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Vasiliy Ruzanov

Vasiliy Ruzanov

Saint Petersburg, Russia
Member since February 6, 2014
Vasiliy is an architect, multi-platform developer, hobbyist UI designer, and entrepreneur. He's an all-in-one performer and perfectionist in a great way. With more than sixteen years of experience in web programming and managing development teams, he's excited about the way the web is evolving and likes to be on the bleeding edge of modern technology.
Vasiliy is now available for hire
Portfolio
Experience
  • JavaScript, 12 years
  • jQuery, 10 years
  • Node.js, 5 years
  • AngularJS, 4 years
  • React, 3 years
  • TypeScript, 2 years
  • Webpack, 2 years
  • Angular, 2 years
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Availability
Full-time
Preferred Environment
MacOS, VS Code, CLI
The most amazing...
...thing I've made, while not too challenging technically, was such a brilliant DSL that users not only adopted it but preferred it to the regular app UI.
Employment
  • Architect and Senior Developer
    2015 - PRESENT
    Independent Consultancy
    • Built a number of apps, from small-scope to large projects and experimental pieces in a number of technologies. Most projects (as of 2017-2018) are React-based and are written in TypeScript.
    • Experimented with React Native, including React Native for Web.
    Technologies: JavaScript, TypeScript, React.js, Cycle.js, Hyperapp, Redux, Elm, Angular, Vue.js, RxJS, xstream, Preact, Inferno.js, Node.js, Webpack, Parcel, Rollup
  • Lead Front-end Developer
    2017 - 2018
    Wasphi (via Toptal)
    • Created completely server-less client-side local-first apps with React and TypeScript.
    • Deeply integrated with GitHub API, including both v3 REST API and v4 GraphQL-based.
    • Performed deep integration with Auth0 API (sometimes using undocumented features).
    • Created, configured, and maintained the consolidated front-end monorepo for all client-side libs, managed with Lerna.
    • Involved with UI/UX, supporting a fleet of styled components that implement the corporate UI.
    • Created and maintained the style guide app that showcased the components in client packages, designs, etc.
    • Created and maintained the boilerplate/template for WDP (Wasphi Delivery Platform) client apps.
    Technologies: React, Redux, Mobx, Mobx-State-Tree, CSS-in-JS, Styled-components, Node.js, Koa.js, Auth0, GitHub API, GraphQL, Apollo, Lerna
  • Freelance Front-end Developer
    2017 - 2018
    EvoBits Information Technology SRL (via Toptal)
    • Worked hard on emerging the state management patterns, approaches, state structure, and side effects control (using Redux and Ngrx/store).
    • Planned and executed the refactoring iterations to keep code in a good shape for a fast-paced movement.
    • Implemented lots of reusable controls, helpers, and abstractions for the Angular 2/3/4/5 app, forms state included.
    • Worked on the overall app's UI/UX (based on the Genesis UI Prime theme initially, but quite diverged over time).
    Technologies: TypeScript, Angular 2, Angular CLI, Redux, Ngrx/store, React, Unit Testing
  • Freelance Front-end Developer
    2016 - 2017
    L2O (via Toptal)
    • Built up the Webpack-based project build and deployment pipeline from scratch (especially complicated due to unusual config because of the legacy project structure).
    • Planned the refactoring phases for the pieces of the L2O app for the team members to work on and took part in the refactoring process as well.
    • Tested for the legacy app.
    • Developed new features as the project was growing.
    • Optimized the mobile performance of a responsive Textbox.io editor and lots of other things.
    Technologies: AngularJS, React, HTML5, CSS3, Textbox.io, jQuery
  • Freelance Front-end Developer and UX Specialist
    2014 - 2017
    International Technological University (via Toptal)
    • Designed the UX for the entire ITU Bridge project (ITU project to help ITU students and alumni to apply for jobs at top companies).
    • Took part in ITU Bridge and ITU ID (ITU Identity Provider) API design.
    • Implemented a Bridge project client application (mid to large-sized application with tons of corner cases).
    • Helped implement the internal corporate CRM and API.
    • Collaborated with a small team to implement a flagship education management system.
    Technologies: AngularJS, HTML5, CSS3, Ruby on Rails
  • Freelance Front-end Developer
    2015 - 2016
    ClickFunnels (via Toptal)
    • Built a marketplace for the ClickFunnels digital projects (templates and entire funnels).
    • Migrated from older Ember to a newer version with a component-based approach at this position.
    • Helped create a corporate style guide of sorts, a separate showcase app to present styling. I handled the entire UI/UX and technical implementation.
    • Implemented a neat thing to both run the same markup/code and showcase that as a source (without duplication). The style guide needed code snippets so that team devs can reuse them freely.
    • Implemented an extremely consistent CSS (SASS) codebase with components, etc. A bit like Bootstrap/Foundation/Semantic-UI but just an internal framework, with styles following BEM methodology and widgets driven by Ember.js.
    Technologies: JavaScript, Ember.js, Ruby of Rails, Sass, CSS, HTML5
  • Freelance Front-end Developer
    2014 - 2015
    ConsumerAffairs.com (via Toptal)
    • Helped develop new front-end features with JavaScript/CoffeeScript and HTML/CSS and Jinja2 templates.
    • Rewrote tons of stuff from jQuery and legacy CoffeeScript code to vanilla JavaScript.
    • Helped transition from Brunch.io to a set of Gulp.js tasks as a modern front-end build system.
    • Contributed to the migration of the legacy Backbone.js-based parts of the app to AngularJS.
    • Spent a large amount of time on reviews, cooperation, and improving the code quality in an Agile environment.
    Technologies: JavaScript, CoffeeScript, jQuery, AngularJS, Backbone.js, Brunch.io, Stylus, Gulp.js
  • Lead Front-end Developer
    2013 - 2014
    Akzia.iNets Interactive Digital Signage
    • Coded the highly-interactive and complex front-end app that is the client UI for payments processing module.
    • Created many non-trivial and non-standard animations using AngularJS hooks, CSS3 transitions/animations, SVG animations, and GSAP (GreenSock).
    • Ran the project on a specially designed dual-touch-screen multi-media device (Akzia.iNets project).
    Technologies: JavaScript, AngularJS, jQuery, HTML5, CSS3, SVG, GreenSock Animation Platform
  • Technical Project Manager
    2012 - 2014
    Convergent Media Group
    • Spearheaded the development of a front-end app for a complex advertising platform.
    • Managed and developed an internal file storage and synchronization system.
    • Analyzed business requirements for technically challenging projects.
    • Led the development of company's technical projects, both external and internal.
    Technologies: JavaScript, Backbone.js, PHP, Yii Framework, MySQL
  • Architect, Senior Developer, Team Lead
    2010 - 2014
    Independent Consultancy
    • Completed a total of 27 independent projects in web development, complex front-end app development, complex animation, web architecture, scalability architecture, real-time systems, kiosk apps, and web APIs.
    • Created five complex client-side apps, three of which are fully responsive and run on mobile.
    • Implemented seven complicated app UIs, among which were two responsive apps that run on mobile, and two animation-heavy apps created for kiosks.
    • Implemented five inter-corporate CRM, financial accounting, and decision support systems.
    • Contributed to three Ruby on Rails-based projects alongside the client's dev teams.
    • Implemented two high-scalability real-time systems with Node.js for financial analysis and collaborative doc flow.
    • Implemented around fifteen RESTful web APIs (not real-time) integrated with other corporate back-end APIs.
    • Designed about ten UIs for different apps (mobile as well).
    • Managed twelve development projects as PM (planning, estimates, strategy, customer communication).
    • Led teams of up to five developers.
    Technologies: JavaScript, AngularJS, Backbone.js, Ember.js, jQuery, HTML5, CSS, Node.js, Express.js, PHP (Yii/Slim/Laravel), Ruby on Rails, C#, ASP.NET MVC
  • Senior Developer
    2011 - 2013
    Rolotex/PortsAmerica
    • Developed back-end services for a large-scale system (Marine Terminal Operations System).
    • Developed the front-end UI for MTOS.
    • Took part in architecture decisions for the entire solution.
    • Reviewed the solutions and complex strategies to eventually migrate the legacy system to a new platform.
    • Performed code and UI reviews.
    Technologies: .NET, C#, ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC, JavaScript, Oracle
  • Developer, IT Consultant
    2011 - 2012
    Royal Travel, LLC
    • Developed the corporate website.
    • Developed the tools and app for internal accounting processes.
    • Reviewed the corporate IT strategy for internal projects.
    Technologies: .NET, C#, ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC
  • Project Manager, Architect, Developer
    2009 - 2010
    YouFashion Online Lingerie Store
    • Developed the eCommerce platform based on Microsoft .NET web stack.
    • Managed the dev team working on new features for both external and internal eCommerce services.
    • Implemented the payment processing gateways and payment providers integration.
    • Handled overall technical project management and solution architecture.
    Technologies: .NET, C#, ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC, JavaScript, jQuery
  • CEO, Owner, Lead Architect, Senior Developer
    2006 - 2009
    IDEA Consulting Agency (formerly Infinima Design Studio)
    • Organized the outsourcing development team as a business unit.
    • Managed the most valuable high-priority projects.
    • Embedded Scrum as the team's organizational methodology.
    • Applied most Extreme Programming practices into the company's development flow.
    • Pioneered TDD and BDD as development driving practices.
    • Developed (architected and coded on my own) the highly configurable and flexible MVC framework on ASP.NET platform (prior to ASP.NET MVC was out) which was used in most of the company's web projects.
    • Worked out agreements and SLAs for the company.
    • Completed over thirty large- and medium-scale projects and many more smaller ones as architect, developer, and team lead.
    • Defined the guides for UIs that the company made for its projects.
    • Developed the set of reusable UI components (CSS/HTML-based) before Twitter Bootstrap.
    Technologies: JavaScript, MooTools, jQuery, .NET, C#, ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC, MS SharePoint, Ruby on Rails, PHP, MS SQL Server, MySQL, PostgreSQL
  • Project Manager, Lead Developer, Architect
    2004 - 2005
    Parizhanka, LLC
    • Created a data warehouse and OLAP solution as a university graduate project for a wholesaler of lingerie and underwear products.
    • Built up a solution architecture as well as data warehouse and data marts structures, and described use cases.
    • Coded a complicated ETL utility to sync OLTP system data with denormalized data warehouse.
    • Designed and developed the entire report-view application to work with the data warehouse contents, as well as specify analysis dimensions and UI for OLAP cubes,.
    • Coded a facade around the FileMaker database-backed solution containing actual business accounting information.
    Technologies: PHP, MySQL, FileMaker, Proprietary platforms
  • Consultant, Project Manager
    2004 - 2005
    Independent Consultancy
    • Worked as independent IT consultant analyzing the business requirements for projects, performing communication with customers, negotiating pre-sale and project terms, and planning the development process.
    • Performed business analysis for customers on contract-based projects.
    • Completed eight projects during 1.5 years working as contractor and PM.
    • Performed critical development and UI design for projects.
    Technologies: PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, Proprietary Platforms
  • Web Developer
    2002 - 2003
    Freelance
    • Developed websites as a freelance developer, around 25 contract-based projects.
    • Leveraged nearly all of the web development anti-patterns possible.
    Technologies: PHP, MySQL, HTML, CSS
  • Junior Designer
    1996 - 2000
    Ruzanov Design Studio/TechnoCOM Design/TAAD
    • Learned graphic and web design tooling.
    • Learned the basics of web animation with Macromedia Flash.
    • Created many logos, personal cards, blanks, letterheads, envelopes, and other small designs using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and CorelDRAW.
    • Acquired necessary design, usability, and composition skills that proved extremely useful for web and UI design later.
    Technologies: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, CorelDRAW, Macromedia Flash, Macromedia Fireworks
Experience
  • Akzia.iNets Payment Terminal Front-end App (Development) (Development)

    Akzia.iNets Payments is a complex, animation-heavy app running on dual touch-screen kiosk device to provide payment services to customers written with AngularJS and integrated with Java-based back-end Web API.

Skills
  • Languages
    JavaScript, C#, CSS3, SQL, CoffeeScript, TypeScript, HTML5, Ruby, Go, PHP, Elixir
  • Frameworks
    Bootstrap, ASP.NET MVC, .NET, AngularJS, ZURB Foundation, Jasmine, Redux, Express.js, Laravel, Cycle.js, Ember.js, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Aurelia, Protractor, Angular, Ratchet, Yii, PhoneGap, Knockout.js
  • Libraries/APIs
    React, Chai, RequireJS, jQuery, Backbone.Marionette, AngularUI, Backbone.js, Node.js, Socket.IO, Lodash, InfernoJS, Preact.js, Sinon.JS, RxJS, Ramda, Vue.js
  • Tools
    Grunt.js, Mocha, Sublime Text 2, Webpack, Gulp.js, Karma, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Node Inspector, WebStorm
  • Paradigms
    Test-driven Development (TDD), Behavior-driven Development (BDD), Prototype-based OOP, Agile Software Development, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Responsive, Reactive Programming, Functional Reactive Programming, Functional Programming
  • Platforms
    Mac OS, GreenSock Animation Platform, Docker
  • Storage
    PostgreSQL, Redis, MySQL, MongoDB, RethinkDB, CouchDB
  • Other
    User Interface (UI), SVG, Usability, Front-end, Enzyme
Education
  • Master's degree in Information Technology, Computer Engineering, Management
    2000 - 2005
    Togliatti Academy of Management - Russia, Togliatti
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