Nikita Kalyanov

Backend Engineer at Neon


Nikita Kalyanov is a backend engineer at Neon. Nikita previously worked as a software developer at ProgmaticLab, LLC from August 2019 to October 2022. At ProgmaticLab, Nikita developed a B2B cloud platform based on Openstack installation in a team of 7 developers. The revenue of the cloud platform grew 10% or more QoQ thanks to being part of the largest CIS Internet ecosystem (>100m MAU).

Some of Nikita's notable accomplishments at ProgmaticLab include optimizing the price synchronization algorithm to make it 10x faster, implementing 4 distributed billing services and migrating existing clients in a seamless manner that led to the 70% drop in billing-related support tickets, and implementing an integration with an external CDN provider which reduced manual effort (16 man-hours a month) and drew +8% revenue. Nikita also served as the team's internal point of contact for Ops processes, helping to reduce time-to-market by 2-3 business days for each of the key new services.

Nikita's technology stack includes Openstack, Python (FastAPI, asyncio, py.test, aiohttp, SQLAlchemy), Go(Golang) (go-swagger, testify, fasthttp, gorm), Linux (CentOS, Ubuntu), Libvirt + Qemu, Gitlab CI/CD, Kubernetes, Helm, Prometheus, Grafana, Docker

Nikita Kalyanov has a Bachelor's degree in Economics & Statistics from Higher School of Economics. Nikita has a Master's degree in Applied Informatics from Tolyatti State University. Nikita has taken Computer Programming classes from 42. Nikita is certified in Java Backend from Headhunter Group. Nikita is also certified in Introduction to PySpark from DataCamp. Additionally, they have certifications in UiPath Advanced Training and RPA Developer from UiPath, as well as Object-Oriented Programming in R: S3 and R6 and Writing Functions in R from DataCamp. Finally, they are certified in Python Programming from Stepik.



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