It is really nice to get recommendations, and I’ve got quite a few when i left Barclays. I won’t hide – i asked people to give me a recommendation when i was leaving, but I didn’t expect to get so much of them!
You can find the recommendations in my Linkedin profile, but i want to quote them here!
These were left by my direct managers ( i have changed quite a few in my 2.5 years at Barclays):
“Both as a colleague in a team and later on his manager I have enjoyed working with Alexandr. He is a person with extraordinary skills in UNIX and Linux operating sytems. I could rely on him with every assigned task as he has never let me down. Very smart person thinking outside the box.”
“Aleksandr was vital part of Barclays Technology Center Unix team for more than two years. By team members Alex is very valued as highly skilled tecnician and very supportive person. I‘m seeing that in his tasks he is always accurate and responisve even on high timelines pressure. His strong side is defintely creativity – everrywhere where possible he was constantly searchning optimization/improvement ways and he really masters implementation further.”
“More than once I have been amazed by Alex ability to think through technical designs and possible issues to be hit. His knowledge of area and attention to detail makes him a valuable asset to any organization.”
And these were left by my crazy co-workers:
“I have had pleasure to work with Aleksandr at the same team for about 3 years. Aleksandr has proven himself as a highly skilled technician. His passion to BSD and Unix systems in general was not measurable. Aleksandr is the person who knows not just how to use the system and services it provides, but also knows internals of it. He constantly maintains his knowledge and this allows to stay him on top across the board.”
“Alexander is inventive and excellent UNIX administrator. Is able to quickly identify faults. Excellent scripts writer. He is friendly, communicative and have a great sense of humor. I am glad that I had the opportunity to work together.”
“Alex is a professional team player and very skilled on a wide range of different projects. I found him to be a key person in demonstrating a willingness and technical understanding of the complex solutions he was faced. Also Alex has an eye for details and a thought process two steps ahead getting in the best solution. All that combined make him an intelligent person to work with.”
“It was a pleasure to work with Aleks. Innovative and out-of-box thinking makes him an expert in an Unix area with ability to quick and efficient solve the given task.
Aleks never refused to provide help or guide. One of the best teammates I had a chance to work with.”
“Second time already I have duty to report on Aleksandr’s capabilities :), and I can’t be happier to confirm what I wrote previously, that he’s very capable and smart guy, geek of the geeks in good sense. With more experience and knowledge in ITIL constraints, AIX, processes etc.
If I had a company to run, I would be glad to have such employee (but I don’t, so be warned).
Good luck Alex :)”
“Aleksandr is very skilled and technical person. Creatively approaches every problem and acts perfectly as a tutor while helping his colleagues. Has really deep knowledge in Unix-like operating systems.” October 17, 2011
It was really a big pleasure to work with each of them and I’m glad I had an opportunity to meet them. I hope we will meet again as IT world isn’t that big. Thank you guys for the recommendations!