Oleg Rakitine - Front-End Developer

Cell: 647-328-9873,
Oleg@Rakitine.com
Thornhill, Ontario, L4J 9J3

Observer, Researcher, Designer, Creator. Fascinated with our environment, people, interactions. Has a hunger for knowledge of what makes it all "TICK".
www.linkedin.com/in/OlegRakitine


Summary

Front-End Web Developer utilizing modern JavaScript, HTML and CSS in creating innovative products. Has a passion for experimenting, breaking apart and visually presenting complex ideas to create products that matter for people. In the last 5 years had privilege to work in a successful startup where created user interface for medical devices, currently used in cranial and spine procedures at hospitals across the globe. Before that had successes in developing creative solutions, digital and social promotions for such clients as Kraft Canada, MasterCard Canada, TD Canada Trust, NBA, Post Foods, Alcon, Heineken, Palmolive and the Canadian Cancer Society.


Skills

  • User Interface design; Visually presenting complex ideas
  • Requirements gathering; Listening to the user needs
  • Developing responsive, adaptive web applications with cross browser compatibility
  • Obsession with CSS magic and it's limitations
  • Developing standards and component based architectures; Following best practices.
  • Eager to try new technologies, frameworks.

Experience

Synaptive Medical Inc. (2013 - 2018)
Sr. UI Developer

  • Was a member of a design team to develop new robotically-controlled digital microscope (primarily used for minimally invasive port based brain and spine surgeries). With the main focus on User Interface design, I gathered research and insights to provide valuable feedback for hardware engineers and other teams.
  • Designed and developed an intuitive user experience so that every person in the operating room would be comfortable using it. Optimized workflows that shortened procedure times, ultimately improving patient's outcomes.
  • Some of the UI interaction designs became part of patents.
  • Used AngularJS 1.2/1.5 framework to develop robust and bullet proof code that let me sleep at night.
  • Built and documented a style guide and a UI framework of reusable components to speed up development and maintain the brand look and feel across multiple projects.

TemboSocial Inc. (2013)
UX/UI Designer

  • Designed a tool for HR professionals to measure and increase employee engagement through clear actions.
  • Performed feature definitions, task analysis, user workflows, wireframes, and high fidelity mockups.

Dealfind Inc. / TeamBuy (2012 - 2013)
(Note: Dealfind merged with TeamBuy in 2013, and later both companies stopped existing)
Sr GUI Developer

  • Tasked with redesigning desktop, mobile websites and phone apps into single responsive website. Evaluating existing website assets and workflows.
  • Researched and developed consistent predictable interface to minimize a user's learning curve by adhered to design style guides and industry best practices.
  • Improved developer team productivity by creating an implementation plan, wireframes, user workflows, cleaning up front end code and introducing a template engine.

Armstrong Partnership LP (2008 - 2012)
Sr. Web Developer

  • Designed and developed over 50 websites and microsites for numerous high-profile clients, such as Kraft Canada, MasterCard Canada, TD Canada Trust, Post Foods, Alcon.
  • Increased brand loyalty and visibility by contributing to the planning of promotional and experiential campaigns.
  • Worked closely with Art director and Graphic designers creating polished products, iterating until perfect.

YYZ Travel Group (2005 - 2008)
Web developer

  • Performed the full spectrum of Web-related tasks. Made a makeover for existing four company websites.

Toolbox

Research: Pen and Paper, Stack Overflow
Design: Adobe Creative Suite, Photo retouching
Front-End Development: TypeScript, AngularJS, BEM/CSS3 via Sass.
Backend Development: PHP, C#, SQL
(For robots: HTML, CSS, SASS, Bootstrap, Foundatioin, Javascript, jQuery, React, Backbone, NPM, Node.js, Grunt, Yeoman, Git, SVN)


Education

York University, Computer Science


Interests

Photography, Wood carving, Archery