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Val S.

Holtsville, NY


Expert Software Engineer Specializing in Web Development

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5.0 average from 4 ratings
Experienced and patient
— Burak, Holtsville, NY on 7/13/16

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Stony Brook University


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About Val

I'm a full time software developer (My title is actually "Software Architect"), mostly writing large web applications for companies like MLB and General Dynamics, with Java back-ends, and front-ends in HTML5, CSS3, and lots of JavaScript with jQuery. I have been programming since around 1998, using many languages and platforms. I have helped college Computer Science students with their assignments, and they were all very happy with my help. I am very friendly and able to communicate well with others.

I am also fluent in Russian (Having been born in the USSR), so I can tutor people interested in learning the Russian language.
I'm a full time software developer (My title is actually "Software Architect"), mostly writing large web applications for companies like MLB and General Dynamics, with Java back-ends, and front-ends in HTML5, CSS3, and lots of Read more

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Travels within 25 miles of Holtsville, NY 11742
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Experienced and patient"

- Burak, Holtsville, NY on 7/13/16
Computer Programming,
General Computer, HTML, Java,
Microsoft Windows,
SQL, Web Design

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Computer Programming

I've been programming since around 1998. I have a BS degree in Computer Science from Stony Brook University. I have worked as the (main) web master for the office of the NYC Comptroller, and I have worked in my current job as a Software Architect since 2009.


I am a professional Java programmer with many years of experience.


I've been using JavaScript for around 15 years now. I've built web applications with it, using pure JS as well as jQuery, AngularJS, and other JS frameworks. I've also read a number of JS programming books, perfecting my knowledge of the language.

Microsoft Windows

I've been a Windows user since 1997. I am also a professional programmer. I have developed a number of applications using various languages for the Windows OS, and I have very good knowledge of the operating system from a programmer's and from a user's perspective.


I've been programming since 1998. Not all of my programming jobs have involved working with PHP, but a number of them have. In total, I have programmed in PHP for about 5 years. Presently I sometimes use PHP for small projects at work (we use Java for large projects,) and I use it at home for small personal projects.


I was born in the USSR and my first/native language is Russian. I speak Russian with my parents, my wife, and we are also teaching our toddler son to speak Russian. My knowledge of spoken and written Russian is above average of residents of Russia, as is also evidenced by my high scores on various "Knowledge of the Russian language" tests. I am also an active participant of the Russian segment of the internet.

Web Design

I have more than a decade of experience creating websites. Back in high school in 1999, I won the grand prize in a web design competition between 400 NYC high schools. Since then, I have held many jobs creating and maintaining websites for the NYC Comptroller's Office, the Stony Brook University, Bear Stearns Bank, MLB, et cetera. I am also very skilled at communicating my knowledge to others, explaining the intricacies of web design and development, and I am a very friendly person.

Stony Brook University


Stony Brook University

Experienced and patient — Val is definitely an experienced person in software engineering area. He will look at your problem, understand,solve and explain it to you in matter of couple of minutes. Also patient and understanding that not everyone gets programming right away, funny and a cool guy too lol. When i had no hope of finishing my Final project on time, Thanks to Val he turned a potential C or a D grade to an A....! ...

— Burak, Holtsville, NY on 7/13/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Val will travel within 25 miles of Holtsville, NY 11742.