Dmitry Samersoff

project manager

Years Exp.: >20
Born date: 23/11/1970
E-mail: dms at samersoff dot net
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Summary of work experience


I have good balance of people management and technical skills with good experience in leading local and distributed teams. I have over twenty years of experience as a team manager, technical leader, software developer, engineer in a variety of industries including Network, Web, Health and Bank Card processing.   


  • Leadership and project management (S.M.A.R.T goals; Agile process etc)
  • Project design and documentation (UML, RUP)
  • Program testing and source management (version control systems like CVS, SVN, mercurial, git; Test harness like jtreg, gtest etc)
  • UNIX system administration and network configuration.
  • Programming and scripting under variety of UNIX. (C/C++, assembler of x86/sparc/arm, Python, Shell etc)

Employment history

* Oracle Inc. St.Petersburg, Russia, (01/01/2011 to present)
Principal Software developer (IC-4). Java VM development
Develop JVM runtime and serviceability features. Work on VM postmortem analysis. Solve complicated issues including threading, platform and hardware dependent one.

* Kins  Ltd (09/2011 - 05/2012)
Project manager
  Manage development of site  - project with high customer demand and strict time bounds. As the part of a project build the distributed team of four remote workers. Set and control goals. Secure communication between customer and the team.
   Manage development of second version of Mosfilm on-line cinema ( backend. Build the distributed team of up to eight remote workers. Work with customer to define requirements, implement iterative development model.

* Sun Microsystems Inc. St.Petersburg, Russia, (01/06/2005 to 01/01/2011)
Senior software engineer. Tech lead of Java sustaining group.
Coordinate efforts of different parties involving in customer case. Solve complex Java VM issues under customer pressure, being responsible for mission critical cases.  Assist junior team members in theirs work. Got recognized for customer excellence and outstanding performance.

* Kins & Avrora Ltd (2005)
Project manager
Supervision of installation and performance turning of high performance network for digital cinema production based on SGI equipment (HIPPY, Arri, Brocade, DDN, etc) for Mosfilm.

* Assist Co., St.Petersburg, Russia, (2002 - 2005)
Technical director
Managing everyday operations of leading Russian Internet Payment Gateway (, up to thirty direct reports. Strategic planning of company growth, software development planning and management. Communication with VISA/Europay and major Russian banks on technical issues. Driving implementation of modern plastic card processing technology. Hiring and laying off company employees. Designed work and security polices and processes.

* LeviSoft., St.Petersburg, Russia, (2000-2002),  Web Plus Co., St.Petersburg, Russia, (1998 - 2000),
 Piter publishing Co., St.Petersburg, Russia (1997 - 1998),  STAR Spb Co. St. Petersburg, Russia  (1997)
 Health department of St.Petersburg (1995 - 1997),  North-west trade association St.Petersburg, Russia (1994-1995)
 Rumba JV St.Petersburg, Russia (1993-1994),  AnGy Ltd. (1992-1993)


  • Personal Leadership and Influence. Oracle corporate training, 2014
  • Tekmetrics certified C++ Programmer, 1999 (Transcript ID: 581)
  • St.Petersburg State University. Biology faculty, Molecular genetics 1987- 1992


  • Russian (native)
  • English (fluent)

Personal information

Married, have two sons (2004 and 2011), non-smoking. Have shodan black belt in Hokushin ko-ryu jujutsu.