Aleksandr Bogdanov | Backend/DevOps Specialist

Aleksandr Bogdanov

Backend/DevOps Specialist

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My superpower is drilling deep into complicated systems and optimizing them as a whole. I care about the details and appreciate efficiency.


  1. TypeScript
  2. GCP, AWS
  3. Infrastructure as Code
  4. PostgreSQL/PostGIS
  5. Kubernetes
  6. Continuous Delivery


Founder / CTO at Honest & Rare

Business Case Engineering, Team Leadership July 2019 - Present

  • Hired 3 developers and made a marketplace with 350 companies and 3500 products for 5000+ customers
  • Organized a Continuous Delivery pipeline
  • Implemented Business Intelligence reporting dashboards and alerting with MySQL/Postgres + Metabase
  • Planned and implemented an End-to-End testing suite using Cypress
  • Optimized performance 10x across the entire stack from DB to CDN
Staff Software Engineer at AirDeploy

TypeScript, Postgres, NATS/NSQ, GCP, Fastly January 2019 - May 2021

  • Architected a new service in TypeScript with an open-core OSS model
  • Sustained up to 300 Mbit/s of mostly-write API requests with it
  • Planned and implemented a migration of message queues that do not fit in RAM to NSQ
  • Made sure Sever-Sent Events have low latency
Creator of Mix-O-Rama in Founder Institute

Startups, Business, Hardware Engineering October 2018 - March 2019

  • Built a working cocktail robot prototype, aiming to bring it to events market
  • Python + Kivy UI + Arduino/C + HX711 sensors + pneumatics
  • Designed and assembled a custom PCB and 3D printed parts
  • Served over 500 cocktails at several parties for market validation
Senior Software Engineer at

Kubernetes, Python, PostGIS, Google Cloud February 2017 - September 2018

  • Implemented a platform permissions system to serve satellite imagery (Flask, SQLAlchemy, GDAL)
  • Enforced area download quotas (Bottle, low-level PostGIS)
  • Delivered an Internal Analytics app (BigQuery/Datastudio)
  • Handled 200 Billing API requests per second (uwsgi, postgres locks/transactions)
  • Implemented Continuous Delivery
  • Migrated from Amazon Web Services to Google Cloud Platform (SQS, RDS, Docker)
Cloud Platform Lead at LOVOO GmbH

Kubernetes, CoreOS, Go, Advanced AWS & GCP April 2016 - December 2016

  • Deployed a slew of microservices in Golang to Kubernetes, optimized to handle 1.5 Gbit/s of API traffic
  • Provided a Platform as a Service environment for the internal teams
  • Automated deployments, canary releases and traffic shifting for blue\green
  • Evaluated and compared cloud vendor offers from functional and price/performance standpoints
Tech Lead at Home24 AG

Internal tools team, leading 3 developers November 2014 - April 2016

  • Implemented Logistic calculations, handling millions of entries (migrated RabbitMQ to SQS)
  • Re-architected a 3rd party product data import system (SQS, DynamoDB, optimistic locking, Streaming XML)
  • Started an acceptance testing project, providing QA with the architecture for transparency and testcase code reusage (Codeception)
  • Refactored a critical web checkout process for testability and performance

Personal projects

Over the years I worked with too many tech stacks. Some of them I no longer actively use, but I carried valuable experience out of all of them. I genuinely enjoy untangling complex systems, debugging and optimizing them.

Here’s a list of keywords that I would love to tell developer battle stories about:

Kotlin, Graphite, Grafana, Ansible, Terraform, NATS-Streaming, Apache Spark, Apache Solr, Lua, Prosody, SQLite, XMPP, Sandstorm, Cloudron, C#, ASP.NET, MSSQL, WinForms, CalDAV, CardDAV, SkypeKit, BitTorrent, C, Arduino, Reverse Engineering, Bluetooth

Education & Certificates

Penza State Technological University
Computer Science (diploma) 2008-2013
Zend Technologies Ltd.
PHP Certified Engineer 2011
Microsoft Corp., Prometric
Microsoft Certified Technology Associate, Windows Development Fundamentals 2011

Aleksandr Bogdanov — — 2022