Mikalai Okun

Learn Build Grow Repeat

An experienced Web Developer, Entrepreneur, Team Lead, Agile enthusiast and an avid traveler.


Over 10 years of experience related to a web development and team management. During this time I have gained excellent analytical, problem solving, decision making and interpersonal skills as well as an ability to learn new technologies and concepts quickly. Extensive experience in planning, organizing and developing web applications, databases, networking.
In 2015 decided to establish an consultant agency and applied my entrepreneurial skills to grow own business and since then I have learn and mastered different skillset which combined very well with my technical background.

Founder and Consultant.

InitigerCo, Toronto, Canada

Providing consultant services and web development, working with various teams domestic and abroad. Data analysis and architecture planning, developing migration script and refactoring legacy projects. Building robust API and Entirprice grade services, Supporting own products and inheriting legacy applications. Successfully implementing best practices for the tech sector, introducing agile product development and adopting Srum and Kanban for the clients.

Languages and Technologies: Scrum, PHP, JS, ReactJS, Docker, Jenkins, Composer, Webpack, Storyblok, SASS, LESS, Gulp, Grunt, SalesForce API.

January, 2015 - Present ()

Senior Application Engineer/Technical Lead.

FundThrough, Toronto, Canada

Leading a team of developers and Waterloo students. Creating and Refactoring financial software, integration with Intuit, OpenInvoice and other accounting software. Building banking integration with Finicity and Plaid. Seamless User migration from custom user auth to AWS Cognito.

Languages and Technologies: Ruby, Rails, AWS, JS, ReactJS, Redux, Docker, CircleCI, Bundler, Webpack

September, 2019 - Present ()

Senior Application Engineer/Technical Lead.

We Charity, Toronto, Canada

Leading a team of developers and coop students. Review code changes, planning architecture and support daily communications. Supporting existing products and developing new applications. Improving and creating new integrations, research and documentation. Implementing various integrations with headless CMS such Storyblok. Supporting DevOps team with setting up environment and deployment pipelines.

Languages and Technologies: PHP, JS, ReactJS, Docker, Jenkins, Composer, Webpack, Storyblok, SASS, LESS, Gulp, Grunt, SalesForce API.

November, 2017 - September, 2019 ()

Lead Developer.

Craft+Keen, Toronto, Canada

Managing team of 6 developers and deliver enterprise level projects such First Capital Realty corporate infrastructure Website, Ice Wireless and Iristel eCommernce solutions. Integrating projects with REST API, creating our own REST API applications. Developing scalable PHP projects and optimizing efforts with Deployer and Gulp, creating bash scripts.

Languages and Technologies: PHP, JS, Symfony2-3, Composer, SASS, LESS, Gulp, Concrete5, and much more.

May, 2016 - November 2017 ()

Web Developer.

9thco, Toronto, Canada

Developing Drupal modules, extending Magento web application, designing WordPess plugins. Support and modernization old systems such as George Brown College, ThinkGlobalCare. Developing Android and iOs applications. Creating development documentation, Estimating efforts for projects.

Languages and Technologies: PHP, JS, Ajax, MySQL, Magento, Symfony, Composer, CodeIgniter, Android, PhoneGap.

February, 2014 - May 2016 ()

Web Developer, System Administrator.

Hume Intermedia Inc, Toronto, Canada

Creation of an online pdf file generator based on PDFlib PHP library. Developed loaded and highly secure web applications for corporate clients, supported and modernized existing websites. Creation of online web services, writing Drupal modules.

Languages and Technologies: PHP, Java, PDFLib, MySQL, XML, JSON, HTML, CSS, Ajax

May, 2013 - January 2014 ()

Software Developer, System Administrator.

Baranovichi State University, Baranovichi, Belarus

Development of web applications. Designed student testing administration platform, platform for automation of educational processes, platform for automation of the process of distance learning. Administered Windows Servers, Ubuntu, Squid. Planned and developed interactive presentations database for the Baranovichi State University.

Languages and Technologies: PHP, MySQL, JSON, HTML, CSS, Ajax, jQuery, Drupal 7

February, 2011 - Mar 2013 ()

Computer & Information Systems Developer.

Baranovichi State University, Baranovichi, Belarus

Designed and installed local network. Ubuntu Server Administration. Provided advanced troubleshooting of hardware and software issues for networks, desktop and laptop workstations.

Languages and Technologies: System administration, virtualization. VmWare workstation, VMware ESX. Ubuntu 10.04 server, Squid, Proxy, Mail and FTP server.

June, 2009 - February 2011 ()


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Education & Certification

Aug 2018
ReactJS Course Certificate

Udemy Course completion certification for ReactJS, Redux. 33.5hrs of React 16 and Redux course.

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Aug 2018
PHPUnit Course Certificate

Udemy Course completion certification for PHPUnit.

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Sep 2005 - June 2010
Baranovichi State University

Information Systems and Information Technology Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering

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Toronto, Ontario