I am a technical lead and senior-level Java software engineer with over 15 years of experience in application design, development and testing using Java, PostgreSQL and Linux. I have always been driven by a passion to create innovative, optimized, scalable and reliable solutions. I am an avid open source proponent and contributor who loves robust and clean code and design. You can find a bit more bragging about myself here.

On a more personal note, I used to live in Irkutsk, Russia, a small beautiful town overlooking Lake Baikal, but recently moved to Moscow. I have quite a number of hobbies and interests which include running, cycling, solving math problems, playing the piano and learning languages (so if you are interested in a Russian-English or Russian-Spanish language exchange, feel free to skype me). I am also a bit of a bookworm and enjoy a good read.