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Ihor Kuzyk

Ihor Kuzyk

Full Stack Software Engineer
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About

Led cross-organization engineering architecture and development efforts for an eCommerce solutions agency with $5M in annual revenue. Responsible for overseeing multiple teams totaling over 40 developers.

Cross-discipline technology development, software engineering, product, and business consulting, supporting clients objectives including strategic technology evaluation, application architecture and development, go-to-market and product operationalization.

Builds and launches multiple high profile and innovative products and services, positively impacting business growth.

Full stack software engineer with 15+ years commercial experience in eCommerce and CMS websites, servers/cloud management and more. I’m results oriented, identifying opportunities to drive revenue optimization by realizing customer needs in new product creation.

I joined Varien (currently Magento, an Adobe Company) in early stage in 2007 driving results as they propelled into the #1 eCommerce platform in the world.

Today I am Head of Development for a eCommerce solutions agency responsible for over 40 developers on 2 continents. Managing client facing support and solutions architecture including new builds and on-going support and maintenance. Responsible for building and supporting development related tools and processes.

I’m a happy husband and father of two incredible children. Naturally curious interests include: music, photography, traveling, fishing and taking on new challenges.

What I’m looking for. Is this you?

  • Company with a positive ethical stance
  • Direct engineering hands-on involvement
  • Mentor/manage a small to medium team
  • Time and opportunity to learn and apply emerging technologies
  • Good work/life balance. Work hard, but not 24/7
Objectives

Searching for the opportunity to bring 15+ years experience with programming, technology engineering, and server architecture and maintenance to a Software Engineer position incorporating critical thinking, problem solving, and leadership.

Skills (Backend)
  • PHP – advanced procedural and object orientated programming.
  • Unit testing using PHP Unit
  • MySQL – both usage and optimisation
  • Bash and Python – used primarily for server automation scripts
  • Proficient in using and building RESTful and SOAP API applications
  • Advanced usage of various frameworks, including Magento 1.x/2.x (Commerce, Open Source and Commerce Cloud), Zend, Symfony, etc
  • Continuous Integration using Jenkins, Bamboo and Travis
  • Code management using GitHub, Bitbucket and integration with the API
  • Payment portal integration, such as PayPal, Braintree, Cybersource, etc
  • System integrations, including: Google, Salesforce, Marketo, Jira, Zuora, Zferral, VeriSign, PepperJam, Twitter, Facebook and other social media API’s
  • Numerous ERP integrations, including: SAP®, Epicor, Infor, Netsuite, SYSPRO, Dynamics, Horizon and more
Skills (Frontend)
  • Experience in using the latest approaches including MVVM, MVC in the browser, event-driven applications using AJAX, JavaScript ES6and JSON.
  • HTML5 and (x)HTML to W3C standards
  • CSS2 and CSS3 to W3C standards
  • Usage of CSS preprocessors, such as Less, Sass (with Compass)
  • Advanced usage of JavaScript, using both jQuery and PrototypeJS libraries
  • Good knowledge in using JavaScript frameworks like Node.JS, Angular, React, Redux, Vue, Webpack to build web applications
  • Usage of graphics libraries such as Scriptaculous, jQuery, etc.
  • Usage and expansion of CMS frameworks, such as WordPress, Drupal, and ExpressionEngine
  • Strong knowledge of Adobe PS, AI, colors and image formats
  • Building complicated applications and extending frameworks
Skills(Other)
  • Version Control using Git and SVN
  • Advanced experience with SEO and advertising
  • Proficient at Linux server administration and setting up a secure infrastructure (AWS, Azure, etc)
  • Full Atlassian stack, including applications server setup and maitenance
  • Project Management and Delivery
  • Agile development and Certified SCRUM Master
  • Business and Process Development
  • Comfortable working in different computer environments including:
    • Linux (Ubuntu, Gentoo)
    • MacOS X
    • Windows
    • Other flavours of *nix
Certifications

Magento Certified Front End Developer   Magento Certified Developer   Magento Certified Developer Plus

http://www.magentocommerce.com/certification/directory/dev/5853/

Certified Scrum Master

https://www.scrumalliance.org/community/profile/ikuzyk

Experience

Binary Anvil (Head of Development)

current

Binary Anvil (Sr. Solution Architect)

2016 – 2019

  • Transformed and scaled up company’s software development capabilities for complex, concurrent efforts; introduced Scrum as software project management process, adopted across engineering and product teams.
  • Drove company-wide cost efficiency initiatives; reduced annual cloud infrastructure expenses.
  • Working with highly complicated projects and integrations.
  • Architecture for custom solutions based on the business needs.
  • Managing and mentoring 40+ developers on 2 continents.
  • Re-build from scratch company internal infrastructure.
  • Develop and implement CI/CD tools and reach near to zero downtime deployments.
  • Working with clients starting from gathering requirements and during whole project cycle.
  • Implemented automatic code monitoring tools.
  • Introduced team to unified and streamlined processes.
  • Working with different Magento stacks (Magento Cloud, On-Premise solutions).
  • Implemented internal knowledge base.
  • Build internal library of re-usable and maximum abstract extensions.
  • Constantly working with all departments in the company to help whenever needed.

Magento, an eBay company (Software Engineer)

2011 – 2016

Third party system integrations to/from Magento, Magento modules development, working on rebuilding corporate site, Magento Go onboarding process, new features development and implementation, legacy code support/refactoring for hi-load web projects.

Working with abroad teammates, interviewing candidates, helping and mentoring new team members.

Magento (Front-End Developer, PHP Developer)

2010 – 2011

Continue improving corporate site, build Magento translations module, taking part of Magento Connect v1.

Varien (Front-End Developer)

2007 – 2010

Working on a clients projects, integration services. Develop and servicing corporate site, blog, some frontend features for Magento software.

Chrysalis (Developer, Designer)

2005 – 2007

Design and develop interactive applications, including vehicle sale catalog, Australian taxes application (similar to TurboTax), visa issue application.

Education

National Technical University “Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”

Specialist, System Programming

1996 – 2002
Languages
Mother: Ukrainian
Fluent: Russian

English (*):

Understanding Speaking Writing
Listening Reading Spoken interaction Spoken production  
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(*) Common European Framework of Reference for Languages