Yevgeny Alianov, Developer in Hamburg, Germany
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Yevgeny Alianov

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Software Developer

Hamburg, Germany
Toptal Member Since
September 18, 2017

Yevgeny is a Drupal architect with over a decade of experience building web apps for SMEs, startups, and agencies. He is an entrepreneur, a technical lead, and an active open source contributor who focuses on multi-site maintainability and web operations.


Drupal Rescue
Vue, Drupal, Jamstack
JavaScript, MySQL, PHP, Drupal
eCommerce, Drupal




Preferred Environment

OS X, Composer, Git, Docker, Drupal

The most amazing...

...thing I've integrated is a Drupal back end with Elasticsearch ngram search for autocompletion.

Work Experience


2018 - PRESENT
Drupal Rescue
  • Developed Drupal solutions for large organizations.
  • Contributed to Drupal projects and core and modules.
  • Upgraded legacy D7 Drupal projects to D8, D9, and D10 versions.
Technologies: Vue, Drupal, Jamstack

Lead Web Developer

2013 - PRESENT
  • Oversaw development of all company websites, from specification to maintenance.
  • Improved performance, optimizing architecture, and reducing maintenance costs.
  • Set up detailed lead analytics.
  • Managed a team of three senior developers.
  • Standardized software development, complexity evaluation, technical limitations, budgeting, and effort estimation.
Technologies: JavaScript, MySQL, PHP, Drupal

Founding Board Member and Platform Lead

2019 - 2020
  • Developed a Drupal-based platform for a 6,000-member community.
  • Integrated smart cards and built a Drupal-based eCommerce portal.
  • Facilitated online democracy and provided idea management solutions.
Technologies: eCommerce, Drupal

Drupal Developer

2018 - 2018
Ad House Advertising (via Toptal)
  • Developed a number of things in Drupal, including form manipulation, Solr search integration/adjustments, and database administration.
Technologies: Solr, Views, Drupal

Drupal Back-end Developer

2016 - 2018
  • Developed custom Drupal modules and themes for D8 and D7.
  • Integrated Apache Solr and Elasticsearch and worked with the front-end team integrating Pattern Lab with Drupal. Used Twig as the a theme engine.
  • Used panels/panelizer/fieldable panels panes/paragraphs/display suite for layout.
  • Used Composer to manage Drupal 8 and 7 site dependencies.
  • Used Node to manage front-end dependencies.
Technologies: Elasticsearch, JavaScript, MySQL, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), PHP, Drupal

Drupal Developer

2011 - 2013
  • Developed and maintained a collective wisdom product (idea management and prediction market). The product gathered and structured users’ ideas. The structuring was made using discussions, commenting, and voting. Later, a selected set of ideas were put to a stock market simulation to find user-trusted ideas.
  • Worked with large organizations serving as a developer and product owner. Configured and set up the product based on customer requests. Each customer had a unique flow for idea management.
  • Rebuilt and maintained company websites.
  • Developed Drupal modules—extended views with new filters and fields.
  • Integrated third-party JS plugins.
  • Developed MySQL to import/export data/users, define table and view schemes, deliver user activity reports, and add missing user data after project launch.
Technologies: JavaScript, MySQL, PHP, Drupal

Drupal Developer

2010 - 2012
  • Built an eCommerce website using Drupal 7 and Ubercart. The site sold decorative works.
  • Developed solo for this project, implementing both front end and back end.
Technologies: UPS API, JavaScript, MySQL, PHP, Drupal

Drupal Developer

2010 - 2011
  • Developed and maintained Drupal websites, working with teams and flying solo. Reported to the team leader and project manager, and resolved QA issues.
  • Built a travel portal that offers information from tips to maps as well as forums, galleries, and an inbox for registered users.
  • Integrated Salesforce, redesigned the theme, and performed general maintenance for a website.
  • Developed a walking distance calculator integrated with Google Maps for a wellness chain website.
Technologies: JavaScript, MySQL, PHP, Drupal

Web Developer

2009 - 2010
  • Developed a toolbar for websites that was modular, configurable, and responsive. The toolbar tried to engage a website reader by offering additional options like sharing, new content, and integrating third-party service providers via app API.
  • Connected the toolbar with a configuration site with accounts, App Store, data collection back-end admin interface, and a builder system. This was a custom PHP, MySQL, and JavaScript project.
  • Moved from the front end, coding the HTML for the toolbar and apps, to building the application store and apps, configuration pages, user accounts, data collection back end, admin interface, and a toolbar generator.
Technologies: MySQL, PHP, JavaScript

EERICA Platform
OpenSocial community platform featuring electronic ID login, commerce, and idea management. - Company Website
Drupal development services and SaaS products.

A corporate website.

Tuttnauer China
A corporate website.

Tuttnauer Blog
Drupal 8 Blog, using a reverse proxy and a CDN setup.


An educational hub for COPD and asthma.

An online marketplace connecting innovative visual artists with creatives, buyers, and editors.

A corporate website.


A corporate website.

The platform was acquired by Conduit and merged into company products.
1999 - 2003

Bachelor of Science Degree in Electronic Engineering

Technion - Haifa, Israel


jQuery, UPS API, Vue, Mailchimp API, AMF, Brightcove API, Google Tag Manager API, Google Analytics API, OpenID Janrain


Xdebug, Apache Solr, GitLab, Bitbucket, Drush, Git, PhpStorm, Google Analytics, Composer, Solr, XHProf, Vagrant, Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS), Adobe Analytics


PHP, JavaScript, SQL


Drupal, MacOS, Linux, OS X, Docker, LEMP


OAuth 2, Drupal Commerce, Nuxt.js


REST, Dependency Injection, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Jamstack


LAMP Server, MySQL, Elasticsearch, Memcached, Alibaba Cloud


Google Tag Manager, Cloudflare, Adobe DTM, GitFlow, Veeva, Views, SaaS, Azure Data Factory, SMTP, eCommerce, Product Licensing, Licensing Systems, Billing, Payment Gateways

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