R developer data analyst
My background is in IT Consulting for multiple local and international organisations, including clients in Germany, Russia, UAE, USA, Japan, and South Africa. I designed and developed IT solutions for governments, mining, transport, military, financial, and IT sector. I have strong problem-solving skills complemented the skillset in BI, econometrics, statistics, and data science.
|01/2014 – 02/2017||Ph.D. Candidate at Wits Business School. Thesis: “Towards a value based theory of sustainability framing”. Supervisor: prof. Anthony Stacey.
|07/2015||Time Series Econometrics course presented by prof. J. Fedderke (Director of Economic Research South Africa, Pennsylvania State University).
|01/2010-01/2014||Master of Management by Research. Wits Business School. Thesis: “The Influence of Cultural Diversity on the Effectiveness of Virtual Software Development Teams”. Supervisor: prof. Louise Whittaker.
|03/2014 – 05/2014||Economics of Competing Energy Technologies (Stanford Centre for Professional Development).
|08/2013 – 11/2013||Certified Management and Verification Course (CMVP). Measure and verify energy savings in compliance with international and local standards, legislation and regulations (The Association of Energy Engineers).
|11/2013||Introduction to Solar PV (SUNcybernetics).
|03/2012 – 05/2012||Certified Energy Manager Course (CEM). Define a holistic energy management strategy and implement effective solutions to all challenges to the complete spectrum of energy management requirements (The Association of Energy Engineers).
|05/2011||Certified SQL Expert (Oracle).|
|09/2001 – 07/2002||Honours degree Cum Laude in Microelectronics (Zaporizhzhye National Technical University).
|09/1997 – 07/2001||BEng Electronics Cum Laude (Zaporizhzhye National Technical University).|
|Since 7/2007||Research Analyst, Business Analyst – Climate Change Monitoring and Evaluation System (client: Department of Environmental Affairs). The details of the qualitative research undertaken as part of this project are provided in section 3. In the role of Business Analyst, I have collected and documented User Requirements Specification and created Detailed System and Interface Design.
Data Scientist, Statistician – Financial Impact Analysis of the Impact of PV on the Utility Revenues (client: Electricity Control Board of Namibia). The details are provided in section 3.
Data Scientist – Municipality Revenue Improvement (client: Rustenburg municipality). I used multiple sources of data to highlight inconsistencies based on the apparent trends in the data.
Data Scientist, Statistician – Electricity Forecasting (internal project). I’ve built several energy demand forecasting models, taking into account the growing impact of renewables, weather patterns, and load shedding potential.
Programmer – I programmed bidders and sellers matching algorithm, which was used for day-ahead electricity market trading.
Programmer – scheduler and diagnostic tool using sms-text messages. The messages were processed using MSMQ and sent using modems.
Project Manager (various projects).
Business Analyst/Data Analyst/IT consultant – Measurement and Verification of Energy Efficiency projects (client: Eskom/NERSA). I was involved in the analysis of customer requirements, developing enhancement proposals, data clean-up and analytics.
IT consultant – Power Lines Design Tool. I worked on the backend and frontend development of the system.
EOH (Pty) Ltd., formerly Enerweb (Pty) Ltd., formerly Utiliworx (Pty) Ltd. (Johannesburg, South Africa).
|06/2006 – 12/2009||Technical Writer.
Business analyst – I developed the requirements and oversaw the development of the Data Browsing tool.
Versant GmbH, formerly Db4objects Inc. (Hamburg, Germany).
|06/2005 – 10/2006||Functional Specialist. I developed a mobile solution for a warehouse and participated in the development of the communication system for mines.
Pilog (Pty) Ltd. (Pretoria, RSA; Abu Dhabi, UAE).
|07/2004 – 05/2005||Software Engineer. I worked on the development of Petrol Plus, which is an automatic loyalty and non-cash payment system used at petrol stations.
NCT (Pty) Ltd. (Kiev, Ukraine).
More details about the system: https://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/433514/?pathWildcard=433514
|07/2002 – 06/2004||Senior Software Engineer, Team Leader, System Administrator
Kvant Transport (Kiev, Ukraine). I developed an embedded train notification system, which included a keyboard and display driver.
|03/2000 – 06/2002||Software Engineer
Emir (Pty) Ltd. (Zaporizhzhye, Ukraine).
I developed systems for accounting, trade, and bookkeeping. I was further engaged in the sales of the customised software packages and training of the customers.
|01/1999-12/1999||Data capturer and programmer
Rubber Technical Articles Plant (Zaporizhzhye, Ukraine).
- R (3 years)
- Wolfram Language
- Oracle database
- Project Management, Public speaking, qualitative and quantitative analysis, Research
Groups & Associations
- English (Fluent)