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ALEXANDER KUCHERAVY

 

12-10 Astoria Park South #1A,
Astoria, NY, 11102
Phone number / Message: (917) 669 - 5038

E-mail: kucheravy@gmail.com

 

 

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

 

 

 

TECHNICAL SKILLS

 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

Jan 2000 - present                    Project Lead/Manager at Thomson Reuters, New York, NY ◄ Formerly Reuters Research, New York, NY / St. Louis, MO (www.reuters.com)2 ◄ Software Engineer / Web Developer at Reuters Research, New York, NY ◄ Formerly Multex, Inc., New York, NY (www.multexnet.com)1.

 

Main tasks at Thomson Reuters, New York:

 

·         Responsible for news/video delivery to individual and institutional clients;

·         Managing investing/fundamentals data transition from G2 (.NET) to G3 (Java) platform;

·         Managing migration of the Power Screener project;

·         Integration with existing Thomson projects, services and data sources in the scope of reuters.com project;

 

Development Environment: VB6, Eclipse, Java, J2EE, Maven, Apache, Tomcat, Struts.

 

ACCOMPLISHMENTS at Thomson Reuters, New York:

 

- “World News Express“ (internal infrastructure for news distribution based in London): Monitoring of the satellite receivers, playing video streams on the proprietary hardware (stradis), NewsML help system web site.

Responsible for the project architecture, leading of the project development, project timeline, status reporting and delivery of the product, having 3 direct reports.

 

Development Environment: VB6, Eclipse, Java, J2EE, Maven, Apache.

 

- “Media Center Reuters Television“ (consumer web site itv.reuters.com/mediacenter): Delivery of the news and video content to the individual consumers. The project aimed at the delivering content for the Windows Media Center customers.

Responsible for the project architecture, leading of the project development, project timeline, status reporting and delivery of the product, having 2 direct reports.

 

Development Environment: Eclipse, Java, J2EE, Maven, Apache.

 

ACCOMPLISHMENTS at Reuters Research, New York:

 

- “reuters.com .NET to Java platform transition“: Complete change of the infrastructure from Microsoft and .NET to Linux and Java keeping the same basic functionality.

Responsible supporting of the .NET infrastructure while in transition, consulting the Java team upon the data sources and infrastructure, having 12 direct reports local and international (outsourcing company).

 

Development Environment: Visual .NET, ASP.NET (C#), ADO.NET, XML/XSLT, SQL, Eclipse, Java, J2EE, Maven, Apache.

 

ACCOMPLISHMENTS at Reuters Research, St. Louis:

 

- “Investing part of reuters.com“ (consumer web site): The project contains hundreds of pages, relies on tens different data sources local and 3rd party companies, has 10+ million registered users, generated revenue on ads, pay per view and “by subscription” parts.

Responsible for management of the project development including arranging data feeds, project timeline, status reporting and delivery of the product, having 12 direct reports local and international (outsourcing company).

 

Development Environment: Visual .NET, ASP.NET (C#), ADO.NET, XML/XSLT, SQL.

 

- “PowerScreener 3.0“ (web based stock screener): The project is based on hundreds GB database allowing complex mathematical data filtering, generates about $500 thousands (and growing) annual revenue on subscriptions.

Responsible for the project architecture, management of the project development, project timeline, status reporting and delivery of the product, having 3 direct reports.

 

Development Environment: Visual .NET, ASP.NET (C#), ADO.NET, XML/XSLT, SQL.

 

Main tasks at Multex Inc.:

 

Design and development of web projects, software components and services using InterDev, Visual C++ and .NET. Projects required deep understanding of OS API internals, IIS API and database access.

 

ACCOMPLISHMENTS at Multex, Inc:

 

- “MarketGuide NetScreener“ (web based stock screener application with hundreds GB database): Responsible for all front-end implementation, starting from design, which includes server part in ASP (VBScript) and client part in JavaScript, technical support.

 

Major tools: InterDev (ASP), VBScript, JavaScript, SQL, ADODB/OLEDB.

 

- MultexInvestor 1.0 (web project with hundreds of co-brands including Yahoo, AOL, Bloomberg): Responsible for publishing system. Designed and implemented: database and publisher based ASP (VBScript), helper COM objects, co-brand managing system. Was also responsible for testing, deploying and supporting.

 

Major tools: InterDev (ASP), VBScript, JavaScript, ADODB, SQL, Visual C++, ATL, STL, Buzz Publisher.

 

- MultexInvestor NetScreener“ (extended version of “MarketGuide NetScreener” with advanced user interface): Responsible for creating active (JavaScript) user interface. Designed and implemented: ASP using advanced VBScript object technology and extended JavaScript user interface, XML back-end interface (www.multexinvestor.com/nscreen/).

 

Major tools: InterDev (ASP), VBScript, JavaScript, XML, COM/OLE.

 

- MultexInvestor 2.0(complete re-design of 1.0 version on .NET code base. High traffic site: Total average traffic is about 90 requests per second www.multexinvestor.com): Responsible for publishing system, XML back-end interface, co-brand managing system. Designed and implemented: user WEB interface using ASP.NET and JavaScript of client side, XML web services.

 

Major tools: Visual .NET, ASP.NET (C#, VB), C++, XML, SQL, ADO.NET, Buzz Publisher.

 

 

Aug 1997 - Dec 1999                 Sr. Software Developer, Science Soft, Inc. Minsk, Belarus, subsidiary of Boston, USA company  Invention Machine Corp. (www.invention-machine.com).

 

Main tasks at Science Soft, Inc.:

 

Design and development of software components and products (Visual C++, MFC, ATL, STL, DirectX, OpenGL, DB2, Apache).

 

ACCOMPLISHMENTS at Science Soft, Inc:

 

-  Analogy Processor” (research software for smart objects combinations behaving according to the physics effects): I implemented automatic 3D transformation in Subject-Action-Object (SAO) chains, as well as VRML parsing and part of the displaying module.

 

Major tools: Visual C++, STL, DirectX, OpenGL, VRML, VRML Script.

 

- IM Phenomenon 2.0 (library of 1+ million physical effects with visualization):  developed part of GUI for the project as well as visualization ActiveX, internet communication modules and E-mail client. As part of the project implemented HTML-RTF converting tool, DB2 tools, and number of other tools.

 

Major tools: Visual C++, MFC, ATL, DB2 SQL, FoxPro, COM/OLE/ActiveX.

 

- IM KNIS 1.0 (network version of “IM Phenomenon 2.0”): Designed and implemented C++ server extension for Apache. Was responsible for WEB user interface.

 

Major tools: Visual C++, MFC, ATL, DB2, COM/OLE/ActiveX, Apache.

 

- IM CoBrain 2.0 (web site designed for SAO search in patent information): implemented active pages using Cold Fusion technology and DB2 and Oracle.

 

Major tools: Cold Fusion, JavaScript, DB2, Oracle.

 

 

Oct 1994 – Jul 1997                  Programmer Scheme Technician / System programmer, "ComTechStar", Minsk, Belarus.

 

Main tasks at ComTechStar:

 

Development of guard and fire alarming system.

 

ACCOMPLISHMENTS at ComTechStar:

 

- ”Concentrator block” (electronic device designed for collecting information from terminal blocks and passing it to the central watching desk using different communication channels like radio, wire, laser): Responsible for the whole life-cycle of the development, including hardware and software. CPU: I80C51.

 

Major tools: I80C51 Assembler compiler, TASM I386, ACAD, PCAD, TCAD.

 

- Central watching desk (terminal blocks monitoring software): implemented GUI (SVGA) and communication part (RS232).

 

Major tools: Borland C++, TASM I386.

 

 

1993 - 1994                               PC and microcontroller software developer (consulter) Minsk, Belarus.

 

Main tasks:

 

Fulfillment of casual orders for different companies.

 

ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

 

- ”Electronic advertisement stand” (electronic device with large LED matrix for displaying dynamic advertisements): developed most of the software, including RS232/LPT communication interface and displaying information, as well as displaying part of the schema, PC communication part. CPU: Z80.

 

Major tools: Z80 Assembler compiler, TASM I86, Borland C.

 

- PCAD and ACAD tools: developed a number of various tools and plug-ins for internal data conversion between the CADs, developed software for automatic compiling of technical documentation.

 

Major tools: Borland C++, TASM I386, LISP.

 

 

EDUCATION

1992-1997

Byelorussian State University of computer science and radio electronics, Minsk

Degree:

Combined Bachelor and Master of Science Degree in Computer Engineering.

 

 

HONORS

 

Oct 2005

Management Challenge Workshop Certification, New York, New York.

 

Apr 1993

Prizewinner of The Student Technical Science Conference for subjects:

·   Engineering graphics.

·   Numerical methods of applied problem's solutions at computers.

Minsk, Belarus.

 

Apr 1992

Prizewinner of the International Programmer Conference, Obninsk, Russia.

 

Nov 1991

Third prize in the National Programmer Competition, Minsk, Belarus.

 

 

 

WORK AUTHORIZATION

 

Green Card

 

 

References to be provided upon request

 

 

  1. Multex Inc. was acquired by Reuters in Feb 2003. My position was not changed at that moment. The only change was the company name. Later on I became responsible for leading/managing a team of developers.

 

  1. Reuters was acquired by Thomson in Apr 2008. My position was not changed.