Andrei  Zharov

dexterous ui engineer

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About Me

Usability engineer and passionate front-end JavaScript developer with more than 14 years of work experience including best on the market payments analytics platform at Pazien, mobile/desktop applications development at Nokia, web-based HR tools for nearly 80 percent of the Fortune 100 companies at PeopleFluent, and web campaigns for more than 50 percent of all federal elections in the US at Liberty Concepts.


  • Pazien app

    Consolidating data from multiple payment providers

    Open in Behance
  • Andrew Cuomo for governor

    2010 democratic candidate web campaign for the governor of New York.

    Open in Behance
  • Mobile talent management suite

    Suite of iPad apps for HR: recruiting, performance, compensation, communication

    Open in Behance
  • Nokia Profiles

    User identity service for Nokia Here platform. Lets you build elegant personal profile page to highlight your favorite places.

    Open in Behance
  • Recruiting Management System

    SaaS tool for recruiters and managers. Actively used by hundreds of companies from Fortune 1000

    Open in Behance
  • Nokia Pulse

    Nokia Pulse is smarter messaging. It lets you easily send private messages that are automatically tagged with your current location

    Open in Behance


Principal software engineer

Pazien — Financial services
4 years, 12/2014 — present

  • Leading UI development effort in the organization
  • Developing best in class tool with all payment provider data, integrated in one place
  • Pioneered advanced regression testing technologies based on comparing different release environments

Senior software UI engineer

Nokia — Telecommunication
3 years, 11/2011 — 12/2014

Software UX engineer

Peoplefluent — Human capital management software
1.5 years, 08/2010 — 11/2011

  • Led UI development of cutting edge award-winning HTML5/CSS3 mobile and desktop applications. Patent holder.
  • Created, enhanced, maintained, and tested software UI framework components.
  • Mentored other developers, and coordinating activities with the development team across the globe.

Lead Web Developer

Liberty Concepts — New media strategy and technology
3 years, 11/2007 — 08/2010

  • Led development of pixel perfect UI of more than a hundred political campaigns and non-profits.

Web Developer

GlobalMedia — Advertisement
3 years, 09/2003 — 04/2006

  • Created websites for commercial and government projects


Front-End development

Core strengths

Expert-level proficiency in JavaScript, latest HTML5 APIs, and JS design patterns. Creating award-winning websites, platforms, and apps.

JavaScript frameworks

My usual front-end stack includes but not limited to React, Marionette.js
I have experience working with Ember.js and Angular.js.
Over the years of my career, I worked with jQuery, Underscore, Lodash, and many other libraries.

Templating engines

Mustache supersets: Handlebars and Hogan, but nothing beats the simplicity of Underscore.js templates.

Back-End Development

Server-side scripting

Expert-level proficiency in Node.js using Express, Familiarity with Ruby on Rails, Java, PHP, and ASP backends. Groovy and C for microelectronics projects.


Bundling static assets with Webpack. Front-end unit testing with Karma and Jasmine. Back-end tests with Mocha. Code coverage reports with Istanbul. E2E tests on Selenium engine. Continuous integration using Jenkins and Travis. Automatic deployment utilizing Heroku and AWS solutions: EC2, RDS, S3.

Data Storage

Integration with MongoDb, MySQL clients, and Nokia's storage layers with REST interface. Experience with Redis, SQLite.

Other Relevant Skills

Arduino, microelectronics, home automation.

Personal info

Name Andrei Zharov
Languages English, Russian
Address 11 Volunteer Way,
Lexington, Massachusetts
Andrei Zharov