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Hi, I’m Michail Yasonik: a frontend engineer with a business degree.

Work experience timeline

  1. Senior Engineer at Elastic

    Accessibility lead focusing on Kibana (the main app) and the design system

    • Building a culture of accessibility throughout design and development with trainings, fostering champions, and sharing resources across the organization
    • Defining specs and developing complex components to meet WCAG and WAI-ARIA guidelines with a focus on practical and usable accessibility
    • Verifying work across the org through code review and (automated and manual) testing in a litany of desktop browser, OS, and screen reader combinations


  2. Senior UI Engineer ⅠⅠ at CrowdStrike

    • UX tech lead of parallel quarterly major initiatives, completing: UI architecture, scoping and estimating work, creating timelines, prioritizing tickets, and team mentorship
    • Fostered strong cross‐team communication and technical ownership in small teams of UI engineers, leading the team to achieve their quarterly goals
    • Guided technical direction of broader UI team with heavy emphasis on scaling (from 10 to 30+ engineers), accessibility, and component design
    • Evolved interview process to reflect modern web development and reduce unconscious bias

  3. Senior UI Engineer at LinkedIn

    Previously, UI Engineer

    • Reduced support case volume 25% by migrating a legacy project to a new architecture, normalizing disparate APIs, and fixing user flows for common tasks
    • Helped teams deliver on-time by hopping onto at-risk projects
    • Set standards for new projects, including: full test coverage, BEM, and style documentation and a mock server (reclaiming ~12 developer-weeks in Q4 2016)
    • Organized and lead Ember office hours and moderated mob code reviews to help elevate teammates’ development skills

  4. Frontend Web Developer at Mindstream Interactive

    • Built responsive sites, ranging: simple, static pages; large, ecommerce sites; and complex web apps
    • Created a standardized boilerplate, minimizing developer startup costs for each new initiative
    • Spearheaded modern workflows to save developer time and improve maintainability for long standing projects
    • Developed an HTML email builder cutting development time by 80%

  5. Webmaster at Rochester Institute of Technology, Department of Access Service

    • Managed development process and client requests, while presenting to outside stakeholders
    • Created a website, including: a blog, event registration system, private document sharing and a resource checkout library

  6. Software Development & Web Experience Intern at Progressive Insurance

    • Wrote a REST API and a responsive UI following test-driven development (TDD) for an internal tool
    • Maintained Progressive’s homepage

  7. Student at Rochester Institute of Technology

    • B.S. in Management Information Systems
    • Minor in Computer Science
    • GPA: 3.2