“Hello. My name is Roman, I built my first website in the 90s and I'm still learning every day. I've been working as a self-employed web developer for the last decade: started from the frontend and gravitating towards the backend these days.
My mission is to keep the web fast, safe, neat, and accessible to everyone. I enjoy making web services, designing APIs, composing web pages, and seeing people use my software. I'm preferring minimalist web tech, interested in statically typed languages and functional programming style.
I'm happy with my current project “Mastering the Web” (bootstrapped and profitable) but would like to relocate closer to my community, my peers, my dear friends.
I'm ready to start in a few weeks (as soon as all the interviews and paperwork are done).”
I'm reliable. As a founder of a self-funded (tiny, but profitable business) I believe I know my craft very well. I'm responsive and eager to be as clear as possible in my communications. I value honesty and transparency greatly. I get things done.
I'm a team player. I'm staying in touch with my community and my audience is two thousand people strong (mostly EU and the US). I'm always glad to be of service.
I'm minimalist. After decades of traveling with my family and working from multiple cities across the globe, I became a minimalist. Fewer things I own happier I am. Similar principles apply in my professional life: I keep my tech stack lean. I work hard to keep my code clean. Yes, simplicity is not easy, but I strongly believe that's the best way to build software that lasts.
I'm available for hire. My only commitment at the moment is “Mastering the Web”, where I share everything I learn on a regular basis. I would like to keep it running. I love technical writing and sharing my knowledge. I'm ready to join a new team (to get familiar with tech stacks and tooling) as soon as I find my dream job.
Roman Zolotarev—a software developer and minimalist web designer with a business and technical background, and a Master's Degree in Computer Science (with honors).
A school for full-stack web developers, 2018–present
Writing how-to guides for beginners.
Interviewing the community and hosting user stories.
Why? The modern web is slow, bloated, and intrusive. Our community (developers, system administrators, technical writers) must promote high code standards, support free software projects. For example, OpenBSD project—the invisible backbone of the Internet—software for routers, firewalls, mail, web, DNS servers, etc. Who else can save internet kittens?
Challenges? We need to (re-)educate a few hundred thousand of web developers. I heard the number of programmers doubles every five years. So half of us are inexperienced juniors. We’d better keep up. Everyone should become a tutor.
Full-stack Web Developer,
Software development, Russia, 2016–present
Developing software for the web. Managing all strategic and operational marketing, customer relationship activities, and sales.
Senior User Interface Architect,
Advertising Technology, Singapore, 2015–2016
“Cinarra is a technology startup that is addressing the changing economics of an increasingly mobile society. By uniting mobile operators and their unique “always on” data assets with the advertising ecosystem. Cinarra unlocks real-life data that makes it possible for advertisers to match campaigns to consumers' activities in the real world. Through groundbreaking technology, Cinarra is creating the foundation for a new mobile Internet economy.”
Leading investors: SoftBank, Almaz Capital, and Cisco Systems.
I designed, developed, and deployed web applications (ad campaign management and reporting for advertising agencies). Hired, on-boarded, and managed web developers of the frontend team.
Marat with the backend team designed and implemented API, database, and web application server.
Sath orchestrated all engineering teams within the company.
Web Developer, self-employed
Software development, Russia, 2009–2015
Developed software for clients from California, Singapore, Tokyo, and Moscow. I was focused on frontend development (user interfaces, user experience, interaction design).
Venture Capital Fund, 2007–2009
Managed a team of advisors, handled all communications with angel investors. Provided help to a dozen of internet startups.
SaaS, Moscow, Russia, 2008–2009
Developed an online text-to-speech service. Managed relationships with angel investors. Hired and managed a team of software developers.
System Integrator, Moscow, Russia, 2007–2009
Built a content delivery network for telecom companies.
Deputy Director, Microcom
System Integrator, Moscow, Russia, 2006–2007
Deployed ERP system for a government agency and managed a team of engineers and technical writers.
Director, Volga Region CA
Certificate Authority, Kazan, Russia, 2005–2006
Provided infosec solutions (e.g. public key infrastructure and digital signature) to government companies. Managed a team of security engineers and software developers.
Web Design Studio, Kazan, Russia, 2000–2005
Made and supported websites. Designed, developed, and hosted sites. Managed a small team.
Web Developer, Center
System Integrator, Kazan, Russia, 1999–2000
Built software for in-house web applications.
Print and Web Designer, Idel—Tesma and TSK
Advertising Agencies, Kazan, Russia, 1994-1999
Designed ads for print, outdoor, and the web.
Network Administrator, School 7
Secondary School, Tchaikovsky, Russia, 1991–1994
Maintained the computer network and supported users.
Master of Computer Science
Kazan National Research Technical University
Diploma with honors, Kazan, Russia, 2004
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Crypto Jobs List
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freshcells systems engineering
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