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Marat Shaimardanov

Senior Software Engineer

Executive Summary & Candidate Overview

Marat is a highly skilled senior software engineer known for his expertise in PHP, JavaScript, and other modern web technologies. With over 15 years of experience, Marat has successfully led numerous projects from conception to deployment, leveraging his strong problem-solving skills and agile methodologies. His ability to collaborate effectively with distributed teams and adapt to evolving technologies makes him a valuable asset in any software development environment.

Accomplishments and Expertise
  • Expertise in full-stack web development, database design, and optimization.

  • Proficiency in PHP, JavaScript, Python, and various frameworks (Yii, Symfony, CodeIgniter, Laravel).

  • Extensive experience in integrating third-party services and API development.

  • Strong problem-solving skills, with a history of optimizing system performance and reliability.

  • Well-versed in agile methodologies, task management tools (Jira, Zendesk), and collaborative platforms (Slack, Zoom).

  • Effective communicator and team player, able to lead distributed teams and mentor junior developers.

Work Experience

Givelify LLC Senior Software Engineer April 2017 – June 2023

  • Led the conversion of code from Typescript to PHP, improving system efficiency and maintainability.

  • Developed a highly reliable system for sending mass emails utilizing multi-processing and Amazon SES.

  • Implemented synchronization between internal and Salesforce databases, enhancing data accuracy and consistency.

  • Replaced slow MySQL-based search engine with Elasticsearch, resulting in faster and more accurate search results.

  • Collaborated with distributed teams, utilizing Agile methodologies and task management tools for effective project execution.

University Of Arizona UITS Senior Software Engineer (Contract) October 2016 – January 2017

  • Resolved issues with network polling system, implemented new features, and optimized system performance.

  • Converted web interface from Symfony to CodeIgniter, improving flexibility and scalability.

  • Implemented asynchronous model for backend device polling system, increasing speed and resource efficiency.

  • Documented updates and provided training to ensure smooth transition and knowledge transfer. Senior Web Developer (Contract) June 2015 – September 2016

  • Developed PHP-based websites utilizing Bootstrap, Ajax, and jQuery for UI enhancement.

  • Managed server migration, SSL implementation, and PCI compliance to ensure website security.

  • Utilized APIs for domain management and payment processing, improving website functionality and user experience.

  • Implemented site search functionality using Elasticsearch, enhancing website usability.

BestStudio Senior Web Developer (Contract) July 2014 – May 2015

  • Developed internet portals and implemented extended functionality using LAMP stack and CodeIgniter framework.

  • Optimized website performance and user experience, achieving 12K monthly users.

  • Implemented automated posting to Facebook page using Facebook API, enhancing social media presence.

AwardWallet Senior Web Developer (Contract) October 2013 – April 2014

  • Developed PHP-based website and mobile application for tracking customer reward programs.

  • Integrated with Amadeus API for travel data retrieval and processing.

  • Implemented data scraping tool and simplified data retrieval process using XPath and regular expressions.

LeonMedia LLC Senior Web Developer August 2011 – September 2013

  • Developed server-side scripts for data scraping and processing using Perl.

  • Created CMS "Machaon" and developed websites for small businesses using PHP, MySQL, and CodeIgniter.

  • Optimized server performance using Apache, NginX, Memcached, and SphinxSearch.

Location and Travel

  • Travel: Open to occasional travel

  • Compensation: Seeking competitive salary based on experience and responsibilities

  • Position Seeking: Senior software engineer or technical lead roles focusing on software development, system optimization, and technology innovation.

  • Bachelor in Computer Science

  • Kazan National Research Technical University named after A.N. Tupolev

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