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Vladimir Kovalev

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Work Experience

2013Present

Software Engineer

GSA Capital - DSG (Data Services Group)

The team is responsible for the design, implementation, and maintenance of all data systems driving trading models. This includes decisions about data storage, processing and delivery. There is a heavy emphasis on robustness.

During my time at GSA, I developed multiple new systems which are heavily relied upon during trading. Frequently, I had to debug and fix production-critical systems in severe time constraints. Common tasks include - system / API design, implementation, and performance optimization. Database design and optimization (both via query tuning and more complex schema/index alteration).

Technologies used: Java, Python, SQL, Scala

20122012

Software Engineer Intern

Microsoft

Developed a real-time, code coverage tracking tool for a multi-user environment with a feature to let engineers modify local state inside processes executing on a remote machine. The tool allowed the company to significantly simplify the process of testing hosted applications.

Extended a code-coverage tool, for which the source code was unavailable, via reverse engineering.

Technologies used: C#, SQL

20112011

Software Engineer Intern

Ubisense

Developed a Silverlight application, targeted for Windows tablets, that harnessed a Ubisense USB-sensor to provide information about Ubisense active tags in the user’s environment.

Performed testing of the above application at a customer’s site

Technologies used: C#

Education

20102013

BA Compute Science

University of Cambridge

Obtained a first class degree (equivalent to GPA 4.0)