Job related questions

Last time I started to receive many messages from different recruiters, and basically their messages look like "I have something awesome let's talk about it!" (smile)

Often I simply delete those messages without response, because I don't want to spend my time on useless (in general, no offence) discussions. And finally I come up with the idea to create this page with the list of questions I want to know answers before to start any discussions.

So if you received the answer from me with just a link to this page, please replay to my message with the additional details.

Of course you don't have to answer in the details on all of them, but at least I'm expecting to know the first three answers (bold). They are required part of the equation.

Here are my questions

  1. The role
  2. The company
    1. Name
    2. Location
    3. Commute options
    4. Parking
  3. The compensation
    1. Base (must be >195K)
    2. Bonus
    3. Equity
    4. Benefits
  4. The team
    1. local?
    2. distributed?
      1. overseas?
      2. timezones?
  5. Carrier grows options
    1. Review process
    2. Promotions
    3. Raises 

About me

  • Looking For: Full time
  • Career Path: Engineering
  • Years of Experience: >20
  • Authorization: I am authorized to work in the U.S. and don't need visa sponsorship
  • Interested in: Back-end Developer, Full stack Developer, Engineering Manager, Software Architect
  • Relocation: SF Bay Area only

Thank you for the understanding!
- Vagif (wink)

Shorten URL to this page

Some historical links

I've found today some historical links about me


    CatNet is Turkmenistan's largest e-mail provider. Internet connectivity is available if needed. Accounts for nonprofit organizations are free. Commercial organizations and individuals are charged modest rates. In Ashgabat there are about 500 accounts, and since 1998 the local host is working in Tashauz (there are already 13 accounts, including 5 free).

    CatNet's administrator is Vagif Zeynalov (

Today it looks like something unreal! (smile)

My skills set

I was asked at work to write my skills set, and here is what I've got :)

  • Years — Experience in IT industry about 30 years :)
  • Top skills — Critical thinking and analysis, learning skills. Everything else is just a result of those three ;)
  • All skills (for last 6 months) —
    • Programming languages — Java, Scala, Lua, Python, Shell
    • Frameworks/Tools
      • Spring (many projects like Spring-Boot, Spring-MVC, Spring-Data, etc)
      • Apache Spark
      • Gatling — stress tool
      • Cucumber — testing tool
      • Nginx
      • Git (Bitbucket, Gitlab, Github)
      • Jenkins
      • Jira
      • Confluence
    • Cassandra
      • Triggers — did research how Cassandra works on very low level
      • DSE drivers 
      • Spring-Data-Cassandra
    • OS — Mac OS X, Windows, Linux, FreeBSD, Android, iOS
    • Cloud services — AWS (personal projects)
  • Passion – build systems that work!
Go public! :)

After a week of playing around, I just made this site public.

Still not quite sure how secure Atlassian's software, and is it safe to keep some private information on the same site (in the hidden areas)? (smile)

So will see how it will go...