Vladimir Makayev, Developer in Minsk, Minsk Region, Belarus
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Vladimir Makayev

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Software Developer

Minsk, Minsk Region, Belarus
Toptal Member Since
September 7, 2015

Vladimir is a principal developer and architect with almost 15 years of experience building .NET applications and over 10 years of strong JavaScript-related experience. Vladimir has dealt with application architecture design, database design, maintenance and support, performance optimization, technical leadership, and pre-sales activities.


Verizon Connect
SignalR, Microservices, Memcached, Redis, RabbitMQ, Web API, ASP.NET...
Hazu (via Toptal)
NativeScript, Semantic UI, Firebase, RxJS, Angular, TypeScript
UST Logistical Systems (via Toptal)
Graph API, Grunt, Azure WebJobs, Azure, Web API, C#, AngularJS, TypeScript




Preferred Environment

Sublime Text, Git, TFS, Jira, Visual Studio, Windows

The most amazing...

...thing I've coded is a Resharper plugin that increases productivity of the development team, allowing fast navigation and refactoring for custom XML frameworks.

Work Experience

Solutions Architect

2016 - PRESENT
Verizon Connect
  • Led an ongoing effort to decompose a monolith system using microservice- and event-driven architecture.
  • Designed and implemented a scalable real-time service to back the LiveMap functionality.
  • Drove innovation for coding practices and helped developers adopt and embrace unfamiliar paradigms.
  • Educated developers on topics ranging from basic principles like decoupling to interface segregation, writing clean code, and more.
  • Worked with key stakeholders and the product team to understand future requirements and provide solution-level technical designs.
  • Provided recommendations and assisted in determining which projects to prioritize and make the trade-off between technical debt and new functionality.
Technologies: SignalR, Microservices, Memcached, Redis, RabbitMQ, Web API, ASP.NET, Windows Communication Framework (WCF), .NET Core, C#

Senior Software Engineer/Front-end Architect

2016 - 2017
Hazu (via Toptal)
  • Rewrote the application from Angular 1 to Angular 2 using TypeScript.
Technologies: NativeScript, Semantic UI, Firebase, RxJS, Angular, TypeScript

Senior Software Engineer

2016 - 2016
UST Logistical Systems (via Toptal)
  • Implemented a billing application that imports route information on a daily basis from an external system and provides calculations and additional information capture on top of that.
  • Implemented SSO authentication using Office 365 and integrated user profiles with application logic.
  • Implemented an engine to generate invoices and settlements based on route information.
Technologies: Graph API, Grunt, Azure WebJobs, Azure, Web API, C#, AngularJS, TypeScript

Front-end Developer

2016 - 2016
NBCOT (via Toptal)
  • Created a single-page application for flashcards.
  • Created an SSO authentication scheme from the current CRM portal to the application.
Technologies: ASP.NET, TypeScript, AngularJS

Software Architect

2014 - 2016
  • Architected and developed core components for a multi-tenant SaaS financial application.
  • Consulted with the development team to build an SSO solution based on Azure AD and provision the service for an Office 365 multi-tenant application.
  • Architected and implemented an automation testing framework based on Selenium and Specflow to streamline automation testing on a large project.
  • Implemented an OWA mail application for Dynamics CRM Online for Microsoft as a part of the vendor team.
  • Coordinated technical efforts on multiple projects, mentored developers, provided technical leadership, and conducted pre-sales activities.
  • Developed projects utilizing Scrum methodology.
Technologies: Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Web API, Bower, Grunt, Scrum, SignalR, React, Office 365, SpecFlow, Selenium, TypeScript, AngularJS, ASP.NET MVC, Microsoft Azure


2014 - 2014
  • Built a back end for prescription recommendation report generation for a healthcare application.
  • Built a continuous deployment pipeline with MSBuild and MSDeploy.
Technologies: MSBuild, Unit Testing, AngularJS, ASP.NET Web API

Lead Software Developer

2010 - 2014
  • Led a team of 3-7 developers on many projects.
  • Architected, designed, and implemented modules within a large multi-tenant SaaS application for a US public housing program.
  • Architected and implemented a transmittal sendout process within an enterprise EDMS system.
  • Implemented the Resharper plugin for a custom XML framework that enables easy code navigation and refactoring for team members.
  • Developed continuous deployment pipelines using MSBuild/MSDeploy to automate application deployment.
  • Implemented an SSO solution using WS-Federation protocol based on Thinktecture Identity Server.
  • Developed projects with Scrum methodology.
Technologies: Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT), Kendo UI, Scrum, TypeScript, MSBuild, Autofac, AngularJS, Knockout (Knockout.js), Windows Communication Framework (WCF), Model View Viewmodel (MVVM), Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), Entity Framework, Web API, ASP.NET MVC

Senior Software Developer

2008 - 2010
  • Created an enterprise content management system based on SharePoint 2007 for engineering companies. Built a document review/redline module using Brava Enterprise and automation of document classification business process.
  • Migrated the desktop application to a web platform based on ASP.NET MVC 2.0.
  • Built a website using Java for an on-demand machine learning SaaS platform.
  • Developed a reusable wizard framework for SharePoint collaboration site provisioning.
Technologies: JPA, JSF, Spring, Java, NHibernate, ASP.NET MVC, SharePoint 2007, ASP.NET Web Forms, .NET

Software Developer

2007 - 2008
  • Migrated a large enterprise web application from .NET 1.1 to .NET 2.0.
  • Migrated the EDMS system from custom back end to IBM FileNet P8.
  • Connected SharePoint for the enterprise EDMS system.
Technologies: IBM Filenet, SharePoint 2007, CSS, HTML, Web Services, ASP.NET

Junior Developer

2006 - 2007
  • Developed a customizable core component for document property management.
Technologies: Web Services, XML, CSS, HTML, JavaScript, ASP.NET


High-stability, secure, scalable, and configurable cloud-based SaaS solution. The software supports US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s affordable housing legislation and its financial modules comply with GAAP and non-profit accounting standards.

Microsoft CRM Dynamics Preview

OWA mail application that connects OWA Inbox with Dynamics CRM Online.


Hazu removes borders between us and information, but also time. It redefines the way we learn, interact, share, and experience.


C#, TypeScript, JavaScript, HTML, Java, XML, Python, CSS


.NET Core, Angular, Windows Communication Framework (WCF), ASP.NET, ASP.NET Web API, ASP.NET MVC, ASP.NET Web Forms, Redux, AngularJS, Knockout (Knockout.js), Kendo UI, .NET, NHibernate, JSF, JPA, Selenium, SpecFlow, NativeScript, Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), Spring, WWF


jQuery, Selenium WebDriver, NgRx, Web API, Entity Framework, SignalR, Graph API, RxJS, NServiceBus, Node.js, React, REST APIs


Autofac, RabbitMQ, MSBuild, Git, ReSharper, Subversion (SVN), StructureMap, TFS, Visual Studio, Jira, Sublime Text, Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT), Grunt, Bower, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, IBM Filenet, ActiveMQ


Test-driven Development (TDD), Design Patterns, Unit Testing, Data Science, Model View Viewmodel (MVVM), Scrum, Microservices, RESTful Development


Firebase, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, Windows, SharePoint 2007


Redis, Microsoft SQL Server, Memcached, MySQL, Sphinx Search Engine


Architecture, SOLID Principles, SOAP, Scalability, Algorithms, Data Structures, Microsoft Azure, Office 365, Web Services, Azure WebJobs, Semantic UI, Azure Service Bus

Industry Expertise


2004 - 2009

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science

Belorussian State University - Minsk, Belarus