Hi! And welcome to my personal blog.
My name is Alexander Batishchev, or simply Alex. I’m a software engineer primarily focused on .NET and primarily writing on C#.
I was born in Moscow, Russia and lived there for almost 26 years.
In February 2008, when I was 22, I’ve graduated from Moscow State Institute of Radio-Engineering, Electronics and Automation (MIREA). There I started learning and felt in love with C# and .NET, it was version 1.0 of the language, the framework, and the platform.
In October 2012 I’ve moved to Bellevue, State of Washington, United States of America to work as a software development engineer at Microsoft Corp by contract (so called vendor).
As of April 2013 we – me, my wife Kristina and our son Michael – live in Redmond, WA.
From July 2013 to June 2014 I worked at Microsoft Open Technologies as a CI/CD and infrastructure engineer.
For a while I was a software developer at WideOrbit, a mid-size company from San Francisco, CA. I worked in the office in Lynnwood, WA. I’ve driven total more than 10.000 miles between home and work during that time.
In April 2015 we’ve moved to Sammamish, WA.
Since June 2015 I’m working full-time at Microsoft as a software engineer 2, SMSG Sales, Marketing, and Services Group), MPSIT (Marketing and Partner Services), Partner Incentives Expirience (PIE). My job was to split a monolithic application on premises into micro/web-services in Azure and maintain them.
In May 2016 our daughter was born.
In June 2016 a re-org has happened and my team has joined UST (Universal Store Team) in WDG (Window Development Group aka Operating Systems Group). Our product has emerged into UPP (Universal Payout Platform). My job was primarily focused on developing (designing and evolving) the web services layer of the Calculation Engine, making it a platform for its components which are micro-services. I also created and owned the engine’s core, build, released, and package distribution systems.
In February 2018 I joined the Identity Platform team in the Microsoft Identity organization which is responsible for Azure Active Directory.
In April 2018 (hopefully) we’ll move to Carnation, WA.
Thanks for reading!