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Ivan S.

Back-end Developer

Experience: 17 years

About Me

During the last 15 years as Software Engineer, I got a fortune to be involved in big Enterprise projects and startups in finances, events, and transportation areas in different roles – from Engineer to CTO. Strong understanding of software development lifecycle using agile methodology and LEAN approach. Used to work under pressure and in areas with a high level of uncertainty – in startup, there is a necessity to wear many hats at once. This gave me a good chance to develop hands-on development skills as well as people management.



Vinnytsia National Technical University, Ukraine


Master’s Degree at Computer Control Systems

Work and Experience


Head of Development

November | 2020 - July | 2021

PickIt Delivery, Israel

Hands-on development as Back-End Engineer, building the vision for the product, assembling Team, establishing processes and taking full responsibility on product development. Designing and engineering as .NET Back-End Engineer. People management and mentoring.
Technologies: ASP.NET Core (C#), EF Core, Azure Cloud, Redis, PostgreSQL, ReactJS.


Co-Founder & CEO

December | 2019 - October | 2020

Zmagle, Israel & Ukraine

From an engineering perspective, I was deeply involved as a Back-End Engineer in the Event Participants Engagement Platform design, and development with LEAN approach. As CEO, defining the vision for the product, business model, building Team, pitching for potential investors.
Technologies: ASP.NET Core (C#), EF Core, Azure Cloud, Redis, PostgreSQL, Twilio API.


Associate Director

August | 2018 - December | 2019

SoftServer, Ukraine

Responsible for growing Platforms Center of Excellence (CoE) in the Company from 30 people to 135, together with 4.5 times Year-To-Year revenue growth. Accountable for building processes, CoE service offerings, new areas analysis, people management, budget planning, mentoring, representing CoE to cooperate with Marketing, HR, Finances, and BizDev organizations inside the Company.



July | 2015 - July | 2018

Finova Financial, Ukraine & USA

Started as one Full-Stack Engineer developed initial architecture, MVP, and core logic with further growth to the R&D Team of 10 engineers. As CTO, was entirely responsible for product development, planning, and cooperation with Sales, Marketing Teams, as well as R&D Team management. Mentoring and Code reviews.
Finova Financial was named US Firm of the Year for Lending Innovation by the 2017 Fintech Awards, and was named to KPMG’s Fintech 100 list of the world’s leading financial technology innovators.
Technologies: .NET (C#), ASP.NET Core, Azure Cloud, Redis, AngularJS, Twilio API.


Solution Architect Group Associate

July | 2014 - July | 2015

SoftServe, Ukraine

Pre-sales architecture support to define solution architecture, team composition, timeline, and work breakdown structure. Supervising teams during ramp-up and initial project stages. Meet with customers to define requirements and project plans.
Technologies: .NET Stack, Azure Cloud.


Tech Lead

July | 2011 - July | 2014

RegaloCard, Ukraine

I led the development process as a Full-Stack Engineer on various projects from idea to prototype and to ready-to-use .NET solution. Designed system’s architecture to cover requirements and worked on proposing new features based on end-user feedback. Had a chance to be involved in all steps of creating a software product. Full ownership of the technical side of the company.
Technologies: .NET (C#), ASP.NET MVC, MS Azure Services (Computing, DB, Cache), KnockoutJS, Durandal.


Senior Software Engineer

July | 2010 - July | 2011

SoftServe, Ukraine

Leading development team as Back-End engineer, responsible for source code developed, communication with client, requirements gathering, solution’s architecture, and decisions on frameworks/patterns to be used.
Technologies: .NET (C#), ASP.NET MVC, SQL Azure, EF, ASP.NET XML Web Services, WCF.


Senior Software Engineer

July | 2008 - July | 2010

NICE Systems, Ukraine & Israel

I was involved as Back-End Engineer in low and high-level design and implementation for the brand new monitoring system for voice recording (NICE Perform). Responsible for the system’s core classes and for creating API to be used by other team members. Conducted product performance investigation and improvements, code reviews, and mentoring other team members.
Technologies: .NET (C#), C++, MS SQL, SNMPv1, MIBv2, Telelogic Synergy, ANTS Profiler.


Software Engineer

July | 2006 - July | 2008

Develop new features as per the global product plan. Analyze functional specifications and application requirements, existing code refactoring, and profiling. Technical leadership of the sub-team, including code reviews, defect analysis, and mentoring other sub-team members.
Technologies: C++, ATL, Win32 API, C#, MAPI, SIP, ACE, MRCPv2.

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