Andriy Kushnir

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What can I do

  • Work with Scala code and cats/zio ecosystem solutions;
  • write tests, clearly document code and read documentation as well;
  • use web frameworks and solutions for them;
  • design backends for high load and ETLs for big data;
  • choose appropriate tools to solve a problem;
  • organize work in a team of colleagues to create a product;
  • use VCS effectively, including understanding the git-flow model;
  • work with continuous integration systems;
  • understand frontend and modern JS (although I don’t like to do this);

Worked with

  • databases, RDBMS and noSQL, key-value storages;
  • large web portals;
  • Apache stack of big data solutions, including cloud solutions;
  • third-party API integration, including payment systems and banks;
  • search engines;
  • legacy code;
  • cloud infrastructures;
  • architecture and design of distributed applications;
  • actor-bases systems.

What I want to do

  • develop and implement effective solutions to business problems;
  • see how my solutions are delivered to production, creating value for customers;
  • write effective and clean code;
  • work in the company of colleagues, who are smarter and more experienced than me.

What I do NOT like

  • so-called «body shops»;
  • inadequate management;
  • stupidity.

Personal qualities

  • Pragmatist, passionate about what things I like to do.
  • I like to learn new things, and use my knowledge to work on projects.
  • I possess good imagination and memory, and can explain my ideas to others.

Work history

2021-2022: Parkings


Supported distrubuted backend based on actor architecture (Akka and Akka-Persistence were used). Created microservice for closed parkings.

Integrated some payment systems (local one and Stripe).

Technologies used

  • Java, Scala
  • Akka, Play, Tapir
  • GCE, k8s

2020-2021: Tranzzo


Creating architecture for DataLake, optimizing ETL processes.

Technologies used

  • Scala
  • http4s, Play, ZIO, cats, KillBill
  • Google Dataproc, Google Composer

2014-2020: EVO

2020 — fintech


Writing and supporting integrations with banks for KillBill and internal payment gateway.

Technologies used

  • Scala, Java
  • http4s, sttp, Play, ZIO, cats, Akka, Lagom (a bit of)
  • KillBill, Google Cloud Engine

2017-2020 — data engineering


Building internal user analytics processing architecture, developing tools, libraries (twilight, sparkle, cogwheel, glimmer) and documentation, running A/B tests.

Writing and maintaining tracking tools (Clerk), training and coaching for other teams.

Supporting the internal Apache Spark fork, deploying and partially supporting Hadoop cluster. Unification of all ETL processes on a single platform (AirFlow) and its tweaks to the company’s needs.

Technologies used

  • Scala, Java, Python/Rust (a bit of)
  • http4s, cats, Spark API, sbt
  • Vagga, Lithos, Apache Spark, YARN, HDFS, Kafka, AirFlow, Jupyter Notebook

2014-2017 — backend


Product catalog development, page load speed optimization. Creating components for new products ( Internal testing of in-house containerization solution (vagga/lithos).

Mentorship in EVO Summer Python Lab.

Technologies used

  • Python, JS
  • aiohttp, Pylons (fork), GraphQL, rx.js
  • Docker, PostgreSQL, MySQL, Kafka, ElasticSearch, Redis, webpack

2014: PlasticJam


Order tracking system design and development, backend optimization. Implementing CI/CD to deploy and test the project, monolith refactoring.

Developing architecture for collecting user metrics, implementing it in Scala for better performance.

Technologies used

  • Scala, Python
  • Play, Flask, React.js
  • Mercurial, Docker, Redis (Cluster), AWS

2013: Yandex


Integration of helpdesk with Yandex internal services.

Technologies used

  • Python, JS
  • Django
  • Git, REST, Ansible

2011-2012: National Aviation University


Support for, administration of the library network segment, servers and related services. Backend and classifier optimization for library catalog, speeding up book searches.

Technologies used

  • JavaEE
  • Tomcat

Side projects

  • MC4EP: Minecraft game server
  • ponyFiction: Fanfiction library
  • …a list of internal stuff, too long to mention here.