Mikhail “Michael” Kyraha is an experienced software developer. His strongest skills are coding in Perl with Oracle | MySQL | Sybase, i.e. any SQL database back-end, in a fast client-server/web architecture as well as in a continuous parallel processing IPC environment. Problems like memory allocation in Perl or dispatching parallel processes in Unix or designing a sophisticated schedule with Autosys are not challenges for him but rather prompts to perform.
He started his career in 1987 as a coder at the “Research Institute of Information Technologies and Computer Science” in Novosibirsk, Russian Federation. Later he specialized in web technologies while he worked as a web designer and application developer at Display LLC, a leading IT company in Yakutia.
Working at a bank, as a System Analyst he gained some skills in financial industry and led a team of experts in establishing the bank’s microchip bankcard processing system and connecting it to the largest Russian nation-wide smart card network “Zolotaya Korona”.
Since 2001, he has lived and worked in the USA as a full-time and then as a contracting consultant Software Engineer.
Currently (2009-2011) he is working on a large scale Perl+XML project, a strategic data interface, a standard of financial information interchange, at Thomson-Reuters Inc., a transnational information technology giant.
Mikhail’s interest lies in automation, artificial intelligence and cybernetics. He also likes to mine new knowledge, surf the web, fight spam, play foosball, discover the world and be in touch with wild nature.
Motto: “I can do it.. just might have to learn how.”
Movies: “Back to the future”, “Forrest Gump”
Books: “The Quark and The Jaguar: Adventures in the Simple and the Complex” by Murray Gell-Mann, “Running from Safety” by Richard Bach
Hobbies: Messing around with electronics, Linux, Open Source, Web 2.0
To pull a string of an eighteen-wheeler’s blow horn.
To design a spacecraft navigation software.