Alexander Pryakhin

Angestellt, Head of Development, Avito

Moscow, Russian Federation

About me

After several years of management work in IT I can say, that I love to build and support IT processes not less, than writing old good code. My key targets in leadership are: - troubleshooting for my team - building transparent interaction between IT and business users - deliver useful products to users I've successfully build several teams and won't stop on this. The main idea in my team is to bring value for business, reduce downtimes and errors and automate more and more routine jobs. Work should inspire and give new experience to my team. I don't really trust in the role of "playing coach". Good IT manager should know how to balance the load between his team memebers instead of doing their job by his own. But it doesn't mean, that IT manager shouldn't work with proof of concepts and high level solutions. In my free time I'm coaching on platform


Software Development
Budget Management
Team Management


Professional experience for Alexander Pryakhin

  • Current 1 year and 3 months, since Feb 2022

    Head of Development


    As Technical Unit Leader I'm responsible for the whole tech part in the service value chain and other management parts - people management - architecture review and development - leadership for team leaders in several teams - long-term planning - tech projects and initiatives control My main target is strong partnership with the Product owner leader and transparency of RnD resources for stakeholders. From the tech side my goal - is strong, motivated and productive team.

  • Current 4 years and 2 months, since Mar 2019

    Head of Educational cources

    Supervising of the teaching practive Lecturing on different modules Streaming on promo-webinars for students

  • 1 year and 5 months, Aug 2020 - Dec 2021

    Global CTO

    CityAds Media

    Working as an IT Business partner on the role of Global CTO I'm doing my best to support compamie's and customer's value co-creation in all available streams.

  • 1 year and 10 months, Nov 2018 - Aug 2020

    Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

    Westwing Russia

    Short terms hiring fullstack team for web development.FTE of my Team grew up from 5 to 30+. Building and fixing R&D processes. Relocation AWS based pack of applications to Russia with further support and development. Budget optimization (Infra/R&D expences have been reduced for 30%) Launch the brand new WebShop in parallel with existing one. Contract and interaction with remote development team, based in Vietnam. Cost control and budgeting for Operational expences of IT dept.

  • 3 years and 1 month, Jan 2016 - Jan 2019

    Dean of Students


    Learning process and teachers superviosion, continuous work on improvements and innovations in learning. Head of Web-development faculty - the first faculty in ratings of GeekUnivercity.

  • 4 years and 9 months, Jan 2014 - Sep 2018

    Head of Software Development

    Home Shopping Europe GmbH

    Development team leadership: architecture design, refactoring, R&D. Support of several rounds of penetration testing with security improvements. Goals: - System KPI's have been trice increased in first sycle of refactoring and 2.5-times - in the second one. - Fail-safe system has been built - Sales increased twice after the first refactoring wave (due to increased threshold) - All applications are ready for horizontal scaling. Team hiring and building (three teams have been succesfully assembled)

  • 1 year and 9 months, May 2012 - Jan 2014

    Senior Web Developer

    Smolensky bank

    Development of loan services, internet banking, fraud payments monitors etc.

  • 8 months, Oct 2011 - May 2012

    PHP Developer


    Web-sites development, SEO support, web mastering

  • 10 months, Dec 2010 - Sep 2011


Educational background for Alexander Pryakhin

  • 5 years and 7 months, Sep 2006 - Mar 2012

    Applied Mathematics

    Moscow Aviation Institute

    Diploma proect of Remote educational and testing systme, based on web-stack


  • English


  • Russian

    First language


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