Aleksei Trofimichine

Hampton VIC

Former CTO, ex-startup co-founder, Full Stack Developer

Father of 3, IT professional, melomaniac

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Summary

An IT professional with 20 years experience, last 7 of which were as the CTO and co-founder of a robotics startup. I possess an extensive background in software engineering dating back to 2004.

My roles are typically a blend leadership, hands-on technical work, product owner and UX design.

My key competency areas are:

  • Strategic Tech Leadership: Directed major tech innovations in CMS, robotics, and online platforms.
  • System Integration: Mastered the integration of diverse systems for operational efficiency and enhanced UX.
  • Software Development: Expert in building and refining diverse software applications and platforms.
  • Global Team Management: Effectively led teams across different time zones, ensuring optimal productivity.
  • Training Expertise: Facilitated key training sessions, ensuring seamless technology adoption.

Technical Skills

Amazon Web Services (AWS), Android, Application Programming Interface (API), Azure, Blender (scripting), Bootstrap, Capacitor, Docker, Electron, Git, Github, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Ionic, JavaScript, Java, MariaDB, MySQL, NodeJS (Node), OAuth, OpenAI, PHP, Phaser2D, Progressive Web Applications (PWS), Prompt Engineering, Python, React (ReactJS/React.JS), Slack Apps, Spine, Supabase, TypeScript, Vector Databases, Webflow, auth0, bubble.io, iOS(Swift), payment gateway integration, shopify apps

Professional & Interpersonal Skills

Project Management, Effective Communication, Leadership & Team Management, Adaptability & Quick Learning

Professional Experience

Norby Pty Ltd

06/2016 - 10/2023
Co-founder & CTO

As the CTO and Co-founder of Norby Robot, I steered the company's technical trajectory from creating a novel physical robot, pivoting to an interactive online language platform for kids, and then returning to our robotic roots. Throughout these phases, I championed technical innovation, team collaboration, and efficient product delivery.

Prototype Development: Spearheaded the creation of Norby, a robot powered by Android and OpenAI.
Multiplayer Game
: Released an engaging online multiplayer game, harnessing Phaser2D, NodeJS and WebSockets.
Efficiency Revolution
: Through automation, I enhanced our processing capacity from 4 items per hour to a staggering 3000, achieving a 750-fold increase in efficiency
Curriculum Tool
: Launched "Norby Lessons", integrating OpenAI models for dynamic content creation and a comprehensive API for personalized learning.
Crowdfunding
: Designed and executed a custom Shopify app for a successful crowdfunding campaign, validating our product with the market.

  • Spearheaded the creation of Norby, a robot powered by Android and OpenAI.
  • Released an engaging online multiplayer game, harnessing Phaser2D, NodeJS and WebSockets.
  • Through automation, I enhanced our processing capacity from 4 items per hour to a staggering 3000, achieving a 750-fold increase in efficiency
  • Launched "Norby Lessons", integrating OpenAI models for dynamic content creation and a comprehensive API for personalized learning.
  • Designed and executed a custom Shopify app for a successful crowdfunding campaign, validating our product with the market.

ShopFrontPro Pty Ltd

05/2011 - 06/2016
Tech Lead

At ShopFrontPro, I thrived as a Technical Lead, spearheading both overarching strategies and hands-on software development. I directed a dynamic team, perfecting e-commerce solutions tailored for a range of clients, from SMEs to larger enterprises. Beyond strategic guidance, I was immersed in the nuances of coding, leading recruitment drives, and ensuring continuous staff skill enhancement.

Platform Customization: Commanded a team in refining our platform to align with the bespoke needs of various clients, from SMEs to established corporations.
Cross-Office Coordination: Established a satellite office in Manila, Philippines, and efficiently orchestrated synchronized operations across differing time zones, ensuring seamless collaboration and productivity.
Technical Evolution: Piloted the transformative migration from a single-server system to a robust cloud-based infrastructure, laying the groundwork for enhanced scalability.
Revenue Milestone: Steered the company to a significant revenue milestone, achieving over $1 million in Annual Recurring Revenue.
Leadership: Seamlessly blended top-tier strategy with hands-on coding expertise, fostering team growth through dedicated training and mentorship.

  • Commanded a team in refining our platform to align with the bespoke needs of various clients, from SMEs to established corporations.
  • Established a satellite office in Manila, Philippines, and efficiently orchestrated synchronized operations across differing time zones, ensuring seamless collaboration and productivity.
  • Oversaw the transformative migration from a single-server system to a robust cloud-based infrastructure, laying the groundwork for enhanced scalability.
  • Steered the company to a significant revenue milestone, achieving over $1 million in Annual Recurring Revenue.
  • Seamlessly blended top-tier strategy with hands-on coding expertise, fostering team growth through dedicated training and mentorship.

AFA Pty Ltd

09/2009 - 10/2010
Software Architect (Consultant)

Engaged with AFA Insurance, I spearheaded the transformation of their quote binding system from a CD-shipped desktop application to a dynamic online platform. The initiative not only streamlined their operations but also brought about significant cost savings and enabled real-time insurance issuance.

Digital Transformation: Architected the shift from a physically-distributed desktop application to an instantaneous online solution, eliminating the logistical challenges and costs of monthly CD shipments to hundreds of underwriters.
Custom CMS Integration:
Initiated the engagement by developing a custom module for their Komodo CMS, which started as a rudimentary online insurance quote calculator.
Business Insight:
Collaborated closely with AFA Insurance, offering insights into the expansive potential of their digital tools, subsequently transforming the calculator into an advanced, continually evolving tool.
End-to-End Responsibility:
Owned the design, development, and deployment phases for the initial product and its iterative updates, ensuring seamless integration of all components.

  • Architected the shift from a physically-distributed desktop application to an instantaneous online solution, eliminating the logistical challenges and costs of monthly CD shipments to hundreds of underwriters.
  • Initiated the engagement by developing a custom module for their Komodo CMS, which started as a rudimentary online insurance quote calculator.
  • Collaborated closely with AFA Insurance, offering insights into the expansive potential of their digital tools, subsequently transforming the calculator into an advanced, continually evolving tool.
  • Owned the design, development, and deployment phases for the initial product and its iterative updates, ensuring seamless integration of all components.

Komodo CMS

02/2006 - 04/2009
Senior Product Developer / Technical Project Manager

At Komodo CMS, I was entrusted with the pivotal role of evolving and fortifying our Version 5 release. My tenure marked the introduction of AJAX to the platform, redefining its interactivity, and culminated in crafting the first iteration of a rich WYSIWYG editor.

Pioneering Development: Introduced AJAX to the platform, enhancing the user experience and paving the way for the creation of an AJAX-powered sitemap.
Feature Leadership: Championed the design and development of critical Version 5 features, including the revamped Media Manager, a cutting-edge editing interface, and a suite of interface/back-end enhancements.
Client-Centric Customization
: Led the development of bespoke plugins tailored to the unique needs of diverse clients, including AFA Insurance, eHound, Multimedia Victoria, Invest Victoria, Royal Women's Hospital, NuFarm, and Compli Space.
Continuous Innovation:
Cultivated Komodo's first rich WYSIWYG editor, setting a benchmark in content editing for our clientele.


Opal Technology Pty Ltd

08/2004 - 02/2006
Web Developer/Server Administrator

At Opal Technology, I took the lead in developing a browser-based website builder with a focus on educational features. Beyond mere development, I spearheaded integrations with essential systems like server administration panels, billing modules, domain registrars, and online payment gateways. Concurrently, I ensured operational readiness by provisioning server environments, fine-tuning CMS configurations, and crafting tailored modules. Notably, I also facilitated training for the Freemasons Hospital staff, guaranteeing seamless system adoption.

Everyday Interactive Networks (EIN)

09/2003 - 08/2004
Web Developer

Experienced in developing and enhancing modules for open-source platforms, including eGroupWare and Mambo. Proficient in creating custom solutions and integrating third-party systems for efficient automation. Strong focus on building billing systems with seamless 3rd party integrations.

Education

2002 - 2003

Victoria University

Bachelor of Science Computer Science
2000 - 2002

Chisholm Institute

Diploma of Technology (Computing)
Certificate IV of Technology