Ilya started his career in software testing over 12 years ago. Since then he has participated in all cycles of software engineering, from release and infrastructure automation to full-stack development and operations, in roles ranging from SQA engineer to Chief of Technology. Regardless of the role, quality has always been his top concern, and he’s contributed to test automation and devops communities at their dawn. He’s also delivered and co-authored a dozen talks and organized both international conferences and local meetups.
In the last decade, he’s lead technology teams at a spectrum of Silicon Valley-based companies, ranging from stealth-stage startups to multi-billion dollar businesses. Today, Ilya is a co-founder and CTO of Oscillations, an emerging interactive entertainment company that collaborates with social media influencers to create mind-controlled immersive experiences. He has also recently joined Google to lead interactivity platform engineering for YouTube Live.
Ilya thinks that the biggest challenge in engineering is getting people to work well together, and that we should figure this out before machines become smart enough and take over the world.