Alexey Boriskin

Python/Django Senior Software Developer

Summary of Skills and Qualifications

Development:

Testing:

Management:

Technical knowledge

Employment history

2015-present time

Yandex, Moscow, Russia

Software Developer

In 2015 I've decided to move back to Moscow and after several interviews got a job at Yandex. Yandex is one of the largest internet companies in Europe, operating Russia’s most popular search engine and its most visited website. Yandex asks all its employees to sign an NDA, so I can't share any details on what projects I am working on and what goals I've achieved with my team, but believe me – we've done a lot and it was cool.

2012-2014

Adwizard Interactive Agency, Penza, Russia

Senior Software Developer, Team Lead

In 2012 The Management of Adwizard Interactive decided to open a new branch in Penza. So, I have returned to Penza in fall 2012 and ran courses, teaching students Python programming language and Django web framework. The best students were hired to form a new branch in Penza. I became a team lead of the newly-formed team. Since spring of 2013, we have built a specialized content management system for Russian Jaguar and Land Rover car dealers.

2010-2012

Adwizard Interactive Agency, Moscow, Russia

Software Developer

In 2010 I moved to Moscow to work for Adwizard Interactive. We have built a number of websites for promotional campaigns, mostly online contests. Some of the projects were social networks applications. One of them, "Vernel Royal", gained significant user attention with over a million unique users.

2008–2010

Penza State Technological University, Penza, Russia

Post-graduate and software developer

As a part of a small development team, I was working on the website of Russian Futsal Association. We have successfully built the website, both its frontend and its backend interface. Backend interface was based on Django's admin with additions of complex UI written with Sencha javascript framework. At the same time I was teaching students networks and web technologies.

Education

2003-2008

Penza State Technological University, Penza, Russia

Computers, systems and networks, graduated with academic excellence

2014

Coursera courses

"Algorithms: Design and Analysis", "Machine Learning"

Additional

Languages

Russian – native; English – good fluency.

FOSS contributions
  • I am a translator of Django into Russian since 2011.
  • I've reported a number of issues to Django's bugtracker. Great percent of them was fixed with the help of patches I've written. The best thing I made for Django is, in my opinion, making lazy plural translation usable.
  • I've proposed more then 40 pull requests for different FOSS projects on Github. Most of them were eventually merged into an upstream.
Contests I've made it into the first thousand of contestants of Google Code Jam in 2012