Sergei Shilko

Sergei Shilko

Software Engineer

Berlin, Germany
English, Russian, German, Polish, Ukrainian, Belarussian




Hi, I am Sergei Shilko, i graduated in 2010 MS Psychology with study on role of personal characteristics in a successful Software/IT career. Since first year in university i already worked for IT company and now i have more than 10 years of experience in Web/IT engineering. I managed work on multiple software projects ranging from small plugins and internal IT systems to build from scratch backend systems for high load. My expertise domains are Web, Mobile and APIs for backend applications. I like to solve technical and business problems with focus on client requirements and working closely with product teams.

Work Experience

Work Experience

  • Head of EngineeringTripod Technlogy GmbH

    Jun, 2016 - Present

    SRE & Cloud Architecture of backend APIs, IT, Operations, Concept. Reporting and liaising directly with CEO & external stakeholders

    • Scaling and developing whole backend infrastructure

    • Migrating whole stack into containers (Docker) and K8S

    • Costs optimized technology stack

    • Promoting AWS Best Practices and Agile

    • China and SEA connectivity improvements and research

  • Senior FullStack Software DeveloperTripod Technlogy GmbH

    Jun, 2013 - Jun, 20163 years

    Mature backend solutions for audio/video (tele)communications software. Developing public API for mobile clients.

    • Implemented first API for first version of mobile app

    • Revamp of old codebase (prototype) into working product

    • Deprecate legacy on-premise hosting and migration into AWS

    • Defining the whole mobile optimized API's from ground-up for iOS and then Android clients

    • 2015 Most innovative app of the year (Apple iTunes)

  • Lead Software DeveloperYangutu LLC

    Nov, 2011 - Nov, 20121 year

    Working on web based social network.

    • Game platform add-on for product

    • AMF Flex/ActionScript API Server

    • Facebook, Instagram and other social networks integration

    • Import/Export API's

  • ContractorCygno Solutions LLC

    Sep, 2011 - Nov, 20112 months

    Short term freelance experience, integrating payment gateways and external API into existing project

    • PayPal integration

    • DineroMail (SA Payment platform) integration

  • PHP DevelopereHarmony, Inc

    Aug, 2008 - Sep, 20113 years 1 month

    eHarmony Reporting and Management Tools for Risk Management team.

    • CMS/RMS Internal website to manage and automate risks and fraud detection

    • Working with sensitive client abd payment information

  • Software DeveloperIponWeb

    Aug, 2007 - Sep, 20114 years 1 month

    SOAP/Rest API for real-time AD Exchange platform (formerly RightMedia.com)

    • Working on API for real-time advertising platform at scale

    • Implementing funtional test coverage for whole functionality and refactoring old tests

  • ContractorYahoo!

    May, 2008 - Mar, 200910 months

    Maintaining RightMedia AD Exchange API migration after Yahoo! purchase

    • Refactoring tests, code and documentation, working with remote Yahoo developers team

  • Intern, Developer, Sinytech LLC

    Dec, 2005 - Aug, 20071 year 8 months

    E-commerce websites for multiple clients/brands

    • Learn Web and IT

    • Learn CMS and development tools

    • Integrate VeriSign payment processor

    • Support custom CMS codebase (MVC)



  • FrontEnd Web Development
  • Backend JS Development
  • BackEnd Web Development
    MySQL 5.7MongoDBRedisSphinxSearchManticoreSearchDockerDocker SwarmAdobe AMFPHP ZendFramework 1Custom PHP FrameworksPHP 5.5 - 7.2DockerBeanstalkdRabbitMQGearmanAMQPVagrantPuppetGitJSON-RPCPHPUnitCurlGrepBashSysctl/SystemdGuzzlePHPStormVimEmacsSublimeText
  • AWS Cloud
    EC2ELBLambdaS3RDSElastiCacheVPCCloudFrontRoute 53API GatewayCodeCommitCodeBuildCodeDeployCodePipelineCloudWatchIAMECRCognitoCertificate ManagerWAF & ShieldSQSSNSMobile HubPinPointWorkMail
  • Other
    GithubNewRelicDebianAlpine LinuxAmazon LinuxArch LinuxUbuntuGentooFacebook APIApple APNSGoogle FCMAlipay PaymentsGoogle & iTunes PaymentsStripe, Paypal PaymentsKubernetes


  • Psychology , Personal characteristics of successful Software Engineers, Grodnenski Dzjar┼żauny Universitet imja Janki Kupaly

    Sep, 2005 - Sep, 2010

    Cognitive psychologyPsychodiagnosticsExperimental psychology
  • Electrical engineering, High voltage electrical relays and automation controls, GGPEK Technical College

    Sep, 2003 - Sep, 2005

    High voltage engineering
  • Electrical engineering, , Community College

    Sep, 2000 - Sep, 2003



  • Yearly city college IT competition 1st place

    Awarded on: Jan 01, 2003

    Local city contest across different education institutions

  • Yearly country IT competition 3rd place

    Awarded on: Jan 01, 2005

    Country contest across all education institutions from all regions

  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate (SAA) 3GV5K7KKC14Q17W1

    Awarded on: Dec 13, 2018



  • Conferences

    Belin - AWS Summit 2016Berlin - AWS Summit 2017Kopenhagen - KubeCon 2018Berlin - AWS Summit 2019
  • Podcasts and Forums

    Golang - GolangshowRadio-TIXBTHabr
  • Traveling

    GreeceSpainGeorgiaGermanyPolandGreek islands
  • PC Geek

    ModdingHTPCRaspberry PiZX SpectrumRetroLAN NetworkingWireless
  • Reading

    ManagementAgileScrumSci-FiFantasyHorrorClean CodeTDDArchitecting for the CloudBest practicesHigh performanceIT novelsMarketing and selling high-tech productsScalable and maintainable systemsAlgorithmsManaging successful projectsBuilding teamsSoftware architect wisdomIsaac AsimovRobert HeinleinGeorge OrwellTerry GoodkindAlan KuperTom DeMarco
  • eSports

    TwitchInternationalCompetitive teamsBroadcastingAnalytics


  • Arnd Aschentrup / CEO Tripod Technology GmbH