Vitaly Tarasenko, is a father, husband, Marvel fan, pet lover, and November’s Star of the Month!
Vitaly lives in Cherkasy, Ukraine with his wife and daughter. They also have a big parrot named Zoro, a rabbit named Pitbull, and two turtles named Thor and Loki.
For the last 3 years, Vitaly has worked as a developer on the ATE Proxy team and has used working from home as an opportunity to pursue his hobbies and spend time with his family.
I am a Sony PlayStation fan. I use the Beat Saber VR game as my daily sport – half-digital / half-sport – fair for IT geeks like me.
I also play billiards once per week and used to be a champion of local poker tournaments in the past, but now I don’t have time to play it. I spend weekends with my family :D
I wake up, eat a snack, and start my working day by reviewing all metrics from monitoring dashboards. I have a lot of CloudWatch dashboards with tons of graphs to monitor every day.
Then I check Mattermost and YouTrack (two tools we use on a daily basis at OTGS) and continue working on my in-progress things (coding, writing tests, zoom calls, writing / reviewing PRs, deploying to production). Then I do a lunch break with my wife, and do a small beat Saber training.
Sometimes I need to write and run some heavy scripts to analyze some dataset that can take hours to execute, usually I start them when I finish my day to check results next morning. Then I go to play with my daughter :D
Before OTGS, I had 2 jobs as Senior Ruby on Rails team leader, then 3 years ago, I received an interview invitation from Eduard. I now work with Eduard and the rest of the ATE / Proxy team – Roel, Ivan, Sarah, Ahmed and Ahmed.
In my role, I do extensive development in Ruby / RoR and a lot of monitoring and maintenance. I use a lot of tools built by myself specifically for OTGS including libraries for smart logging, cross-app secure requests, DynamoDB drivers, machine translation engines, HTML segmenter, server singleton actions, lightweight delayed_job daemons, and others. Also I constantly use data from monitoring for optimizations on our apps.
I like that I have the possibility to use my knowledge in algorithms and optimizations in my daily work. Not all web apps have enough complexity to apply such experience.
Ruby, RoR, SQL / NoSQL Databases, Optimization Skills, Refactoring, TDD, Algorithms, AWS Services
I try to do everything with maximum quality and control and with lowest visible risks, so most of the tasks are not trivial. But some of my tasks are very complex – like core implementation of OTGS segmenter.
I hope that the coronavirus saga will end at some point, so I can travel somewhere :D
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