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IT Management, Enterprise Technology

Long Beach, New York, United States
January 06, 2018

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Yury Kalnitsky

Long Beach NY, ***** 917-***-****


Senior technical professional with successful track record of technical, organizational and project management expertise demonstrated across a variety of industries, organizations, systems and projects.


Motivated, self-starter professional with successful track record utilizing unique mix of technical and business skills. Consistent balance of out-of-the box thinking and flawless execution.

Demonstrated success in aligning technology strategies and architectures with corporate visions.

Able to define priorities, translate business strategies into clear objectives, and motivate employees.

Quickly adapt to and master new technology, producing highly scalable, secure high-performance solutions to address business challenges.

Exceptional project management skills and expertise in infrastructure, hardware, enterprise applications and custom software development.

Excellent background in team building and management, enterprise applications, business intelligence, multimedia, collaboration, distributed computing, system administration, product development, scheduling and budgeting activities.

Security-conscious professional with solid experience in technology: major programming languages, operating systems, hardware and software.

Background in programming, scripting and process automation using Agile methodologies.

Poised and competent; able to thrive and deliver under difficult timelines and across cultures.

Skills Summary

Cross-functional team management

Staff development

Change management

Scripting and process automation

SaaS Development

CI/CD approach

Project management

Budget management

Creative problem solving

Software/algorithm design and development

DevOps/Agile/Scrum methodology

Mobile Communications

High-performance computing systems

Collaboration Systems

Virtualization and consolidation

Capacity planning

Public and Private Cloud development/deployment


Subject: Network architecture for data transmission

Issued: Jan 16, 2004

Patent number: US CA 2553458

Patent developed to address an issue identified during 9/11 in which multiple client sites used all available bandwidth to stream the same live event to multiple terminals, thus reducing their ability to perform trading. As a result of this patented mechanism, only a single stream was delivered to each facility where customers requested it, and the same stream content was utilized to provide efficient distribution via local multicast. This effort also assured that only authorized users access the local broadcast streams and provided company administrators full control over bandwidth allocation.

Professional Experience

D. E. Shaw & Co., L.P., New York NY (September 2006-October 2017)

Vice President

The D. E. Shaw Group is a global investment and technology development firm with more than $40 billion in investment capital, and offices in North America, Europe, and Asia. Company has a significant presence in the world's capital markets, investing in a wide range of companies and financial instruments in both developed and developing economies.

Principal Enterprise Architect and a senior member of Enterprise Engineering team. Responsible for research, design, budgeting, implementation and day-to-day operation of enterprise grade technologies, including messaging and collaboration (MS Exchange, AirWatch MDM, Blackberry, Good, multiple IM solutions), server virtualization (VMware), specialized applications, Active Directory, BCP and related sub-systems. Designed and implemented process automation using API, .NET and scripting technologies across private and public clouds.

Principal Architect for Messaging and Collaboration solution. Designed, deployed, maintained and provided escalated support for ultra-high performance, high availability collaboration system based on Microsoft Exchange with various filtering, IDU, IPU and performance enhancement and monitoring solutions.

Principal Architect for Server Virtualization solution based on VMware vSphere. Designed, deployed, maintained and supported a highly scalable, high performance multi-cluster solution. Designed and implemented DRS enhancements to address business requirements. Implemented multi-layered Private Cloud approach to virtualization service.

Principal Architect for Microsoft Lync messaging and collaboration solution. Designed, deployed, maintained and provided escalated support for HA instant messaging, bot integration, federation and persistent group chat.

Principal Architect for various Mobile Access solutions. Designed, deployed, maintained and provided ongoing escalated support for AirWatch, Good Dynamics, GFE and Blackberry mobile systems (the latter two are now discontinued). Managed and supported on-premises and cloud based systems.

Researched, evaluated, architected, deployed and supported operation for a number of back-office applications including CMS, LMS and HRMS among others.

Bloomberg L.P., New York NY (May 1999- August 2006)

R&D Manager

Bloomberg L.P. is a privately held financial software, data, and media company headquartered in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. Company provides financial software tools such as an analytics and equity trading platform, data services, and news to financial companies and organizations through the Bloomberg Terminal (via its Bloomberg Professional Service).

During my employment at Bloomberg I held a number of roles, in various areas of the organization, as was required to provide solution and or improve performance. This ranged from implementation of Distributed Virtual computing clusters for online OAS calculations to Streaming Media distribution system, to Business Intelligence and Web Service SOAP interfaces between various dissimilar systems. All services delivered to clients as SaaS.

Sr. Architect – MS Technology R&D.

As a Sr. Architect I’m responsible for technology research, overseeing design, implementation, integration and roll-out of multiple complex projects, simultaneously, to Bloomberg client community of about 200,000+ users.

Principal Architect for product integration of MS Exchange into Bloomberg’s proprietary Professional Terminal. Project included architecture, design, high degree of product customization and single secure sign-on mechanism with the terminal.

Principal Architect and technical lead in design and implementation of distributed media syndication system including integrated front-end system running MS IIS NLB cluster.

Principal Architect/PM and technical lead in design and implementation of second generation BI Engine for Bloomberg Professional Terminal product.

Principal Architect of the Mobile Bloomberg product. This includes a number projects in different functional areas of organization – MSG, News, Portfolio Management, infrastructure, etc. Includes integration between MS Exchange and proprietary technologies.

Manager of Windows System Engineering and Administration.

As a manager of WSAE area, managing and implementing multiple complex projects, simultaneously, in the areas of multimedia, network and system design for Bloomberg client community of about 200,000, on time, within budget and with 100% availability. Total responsibility for design, deployment, management and operation of approximately 1200 customer facing servers.

Responsible for management of System engineering and deployment services.

Responsible for management of Security (including GRO) and disaster recovery efforts.

Re-structured the department to provide better service and SLA to clients.

Gathered requirements, provided architecture and technical design lead for critical projects in the areas of security (single sign-on), compliance (Orchestria), Bloomberg Anywhere product (Zero install client for BBG Application), Citrix, Algo, etc.

Responsible for management of about 1200 Windows Servers in production supporting application delivery to a community of 200,000+ users around the world.

Responsible for design, integration, validation, deployment and support for mission critical applications on a 7/24 basis.

Manager of BI/SMEDIA and Windows Infrastructure groups.

Designed and implemented Business Intelligence Solution for distribution to clients. This included seamless integration with an existing system; creation of special delivery mechanisms and custom software distributed to the clients as well as creation of a primary and a failover environment.

Designed and implemented multi-media distribution network, including creation of 64 multi-media node sites around the world. Implementation of this system dramatically reduced Bloomberg private network load while increasing SLA to the clients. Average concurrent load on this system was about 15,000 users and up to 120 publishing points (live channels).

Designed and implemented Authorization and Authentication system for secure content access and distribution as well as policy based bandwidth and QoS management for client routers (subject of US Patent).

Designed and implemented secure and efficient media distribution system based on concept of mtunnel (subject of US Patent). Deployment of this system allows for multicast distribution of non-multicast content.

Provided an ability to deliver a faster, more reliable stream, reducing transport delays from 60-90 seconds to 10-15 seconds while providing ability to failover without disconnecting and re-buffering client player.

Gathered requirements, provided architecture and technical design lead for multiple infrastructure projects. Sample of those include: reverse proxy mechanism that provided “Bastion Host” functionality as well as load balancing and failover mechanism independent of, and transparent to, any consuming application; socket based, firewall friendly, publish-subscribe file replication mechanism; ticker quote server and cache that is being used as middleware by all wireless applications in Bloomberg.

ACS International, New York, NY (1989-1998)


Privately held, boutique international software development and system integration company headquartered in New York City. Company was also involved as a co-developer and equity owner in various IPP “behind the fence” projects.

Responsible for strategy, implementation and day-to-day management of activities in multiple offices around the world. This included P&L, budget development and management, staffing, project planning and employee training and development.

Managed sales, design and implementation of unique projects around the world while consistently maintaining over 33% GPM. The size of those engagements ranged from $50k to over $10M for diversified customer base like Brookhaven National Labs, Stanford University, General Electric, Raytheon, Westinghouse, NY Post, Linde AG among many others.

Conceived, architected and managed in-house software development efforts (product based as well as custom software). This software and components was used by external project teams to ensure timely and within budget completion of the “fixed-price” field engagements as well as offered for sale to customers as “shrink-wrapped”.

Researched, recommended and implemented new technologies and methods, which resulted in improved productivity and increased profits for the Company and its Client base.

Prior Engagements

Thomson Industries, Inc., Port Washington, NY (1984 - 1989)

Senior Electrical Engineer

All-o-Matic Industries, Inc., Woodside, NY (1979 - 1984)

Senior Electrical Engineer

State Research Institute for Light Industry, Kishinev, Moldova (1976- 1979)

Automation Engineer


M.S. Electrical Engineering, State Polytechnic University, Kishinev, Moldova

US Citizen

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