Misha Merkushin

I’m a software engineer in love with programming, inventing and creating something useful.

General Info

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Work Experience

  • 2018—Present

    Evil Martians

    Backend Software Engineer

    Work remotely. Implement ideas of the most modern technologies and programming languages for our clients. In love with GraphQL, Event Sourcing, monolith component-based projects. Truly passionate about my work, and spend a lot of time creating open source software. Improve the Ruby ecosystem through open-source contributions. Create a healthy engineering culture.

  • 2013—2018

    Abak Press

    Teamlead Software Engineer

    Acted as Lead Developer for high-loaded eCommerce project. Organized all technical operations and mentored two teams of developers and QA engineers. Worked closely with CTO to coordinate timelines and develop project strategies. Experienced in problem-solving of issues causing by a growing pain when teams increased from 10 to 60 engineers. Implemented quick onboarding of new engineers by using Docker environment.

  • 2009—2013

    Abak Press

    Backend Ruby Software Engineer

    Was assigned to large scale projects. Co-author of big component-based architecture on Rails engines using Ruby gems (about 140 private gems) across all projects. Got a great experience building complicated PostgreSQL queries. Built a fault-tolerant search system over Sphinx engine.

  • 2007—2009

    Information Agency Neftegaz

    Fullstack PHP Software Engineer

    Worked simultaneously on three projects. Actively participated in rewriting of the biggest one to use a new framework which was developed by me inspired by Zend Framework. Successfully was handling about 30K unique visitors at a peak time. The other two projects were developed from scratch using that framework.

  • 2006—2007

    Novator ISP

    Fullstack PHP Software Engineer

    Handled frontend and backend developing on internal projects.


  • 2004—2008

    Master’s degree in Finance

    Ural Institute of Economics, Management and Law, Yekaterinburg, Russia

  • 2000—2004

    Specialist's Degree in Economics

    Polytechnic College, Sochi, Russia