Jevgenij Zhukov
Jevgenij
Zhukov
Web developer & technical leader with more than 10 years of experience

INTRO

I have more than 10 years of experience in both managing developers and developing complex web applications myself. Furthermore, more working remotely (in teams, not as a freelancer) makes me think that remote work is the future of development organization, as not only it allows effective time management, but also encourages stricter and more efficient communication.

At every company that I worked, I tried to stay true to my core principles: clean architecture, well-organized code, clear, respectful and honest communication between team members. At every work place I showed initiative to improve the process: introduced automatic testing, code style guides, code reviews, improved management of requirements and tasks.

The more you know, the better you understand that there is a lot more to learn. I always strive to learn new things: read books and try out new technologies.

EXPERTISE

01

GENERAL PROGRAMMING

Excellent understanding of OOP principles, extensive knowledge of design patterns, refactoring strategies. Good knowledge of functional programming principles. Understanding of web security attacks and counter measures.
02

MANAGEMENT OF DEVELOPERS

Lots of experience in leading teams consisting of backend and frontend developers (management of requirements, code reviews, knowledge sharing, writing of documentation, establishing of internal standards, time estimate calculations, project flow management). Familiar with most agile development methodologies.
03

PHP

Zend Certified PHP 5.3 Engineer, I started working with PHP a long time ago and was very happy to see how it matured through the versions. Symfony, Doctrine, Twig, Slim, Wordpress (plugin creation), wide range of tools (Composer, PHPDocumentor, CodeSniffer (including writing of custom sniffs), Xdebug (debugging and profiling)), web sockets with Ratchet
04

JAVASCRIPT

I think that modern JS frameworks like React and Angular are an overkill for many projects, so I value simplicity and lightness which can be achieved with vanilla JS. I have experience with JQuery, RequireJs, Webpack, Flight, Angular (used for my Cordova project), React (no hands on experience, but regularly reviewing code of others), Riot, doT.js.
05

DATABASES

Extensive MySQL experience (database design, normalization, denormalization, optimization), SQLite for mobile applications, some production experience with Cassandra.
06

HTML/CSS

Good knowledge of HTML/CSS specs and advanced CSS3 techniques for cross-browser responsive layouts. I especially enjoy working with SASS and BEM. Extensive experience with Bootstrap 3.
07

TESTING

Perfect understanding of testing principles and patterns, PHPUnit, Selenium, Symfony’s web tests. Experience in using Gemini for visual testing.
08

VERSION CONTROL SYSTEMS

Experience in working with Git, Mercurial, Subversion, including writing of hooks
09

ANDROID

Experience in both native (Java,) and Cordova development: 2 published apps
10

OTHER TOOLS & SKILLS

Good understanding of web design and UX principles. Some SEO experience. Daily Kubuntu user, comfortable with console, configuration of servers and apps. Memcached, Sphinx, ElasticSearch, various APIs.

LANGUAGES

Fluent

ENGLISH

Native

RUSSIAN

Fluent

LITHUANIAN

EXPERIENCE

  2020-07 — now

JOYRIDE

Backend tech lead
Germany, Göppingen (Remote)
  • Initiated and lead migration to new code architecture based on clean architecture
  • Code reviews and mentoring
  • Development of more complex system modules
  2019-07 — 2020-07

JAUMO

Senior backend developer
Germany, Göppingen (Remote)
  • Improving the existing asynchronous (AMP) backend written in PHP
  • Creating new microservices with Kotlin
  2015-02 — 2019-07

GRADUATELAND

Senior fullstack developer
Denmark, Copenhagen (Remote)
  • Developed and improved many major parts of the main company portal.
  • Took initiative in introducing development workflow improvements: unit and functional testing, code reviews, stricter requirements management.
  • Introduced several important system design related and methodology related solutions: BEM, improved Doctrine query builders, following of Symfony’s recommended best practices, etc
  • Helped conducting job interviews for new developers and participated in the selection process.
  • Helping and mentoring other developers.
  • Top performer (most story points completed and most commits), top reviewer (46% of all-time team review comments are mine), employee of the quarter in 2019
  2007-12 — 2015-02

LEARN4GOOD

Lead developer
Ireland, Dublin (Remote)
  • Designed and implemented a PHP framework for 3 large projects. The framework is still used by the remaining team even for new related products.
  • Introduced development workflow improvements: unit and functional testing, time estimates, code reviews.
  • Initiated and implemented transition from requirements management in unstructured documents to a newly created requirements management system.
  • Helping, managing and mentoring other team members.
  2006-03 — 2007-12

MEDIAPRO

CTO
Lithuania, Vilnius
It was my first job and I was able to move from a junior programmer to the CTO position in less than 2 years. We were mostly doing custom CMS based presentational sites, which required fast development and efficient communication.
  • Job planning and team management
  • Assistance in sales and client support
  • Programming of more complicated system modules

EDUCATION

  2007 — 2009

MASTER OF SOFTWARE ENGINEERING

Vilnius University
Lithuania, Vilnius
Average diploma grade: 8.9 out of 10
  2003 — 2007

BACHELOR OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Vilnius University
Lithuania, Vilnius
Average diploma grade: 9.1 out of 10

PERSONAL PROJECTS

BABYXPERIENCE

My first Symfony project - a gamified baby journal version. Currently it's offline, but all Symfony parts were learned from here.

PIXEL ART PARTY

A party game with Cordova and Angular, not published at the moment, but fully functional.

BB WORKOUT LOG

Java Android workout tracker, which I use myself several days per week.

FLEXIBLE INTERVAL TIMER

Java Android interval training app which uses parsed text files for timer setup.

PRIVATE PROJECTS

CALENDAR

Since I like working on my productivity, having a customizable calendar which I have full control over was a must. Mobile-friendly, with push notifications, built on Slim.

TEXT TREE GENERATOR

A very simple ASCII text tree generator tool built to make writing documentation easier.

SUBTITLE DOWNLOADER

Written in Python to help me to get a little bit deeper into this language.
https://github.com/evll/subtitle_downloader

CONTACT INFORMATION

Location
Vilnius, Lithuania
Email
jevgenij85@gmail.com
Jevgenij
Zhukov