Oleg Brovko
Data/software engineer with computational physics background


Data/software engineer and analyst with a computational physics background. Have been in charge (hands-on and as tech-lead) of analytics/reporting ecosystems (data modelling, ETL, integration, analytics, reporting, migrations) and lower-level development (high-throughput event streaming, audience building, personalisation backbone, CRM/product automation).
Currently in the final stage of a sabbatical and on the lookout for a new challenge. Would cherish an opportunity to work in a cross-functional team on projects either at the junction of industry and academia on socially/globally impactful endeavours; or concentrate on leveraging data internally to empower the team to do their best in achieving the organisation’s mission.

Work Experience

Consultant - Sabbatical (UK, Germany, Guatemala)

Jan 2022 - present
Engaged in smaller projects with several early-stage start-ups, an NGO, and a private hospital chain. My input ranged from full implementation of information management flows and data application prototypes to consulting on project/product ideation, architecture design, and hiring. Continue to engage as a mentor and serve as a sounding board.

Lead Data/Software Engineer - Revolut (London, UK)

Jan 2020 - Jan 2022
My team worked hard to enable other teams at Revolut to communicate with our customers in a meaningful personalised manner by building an event-driven customer engagement platform and providing personalisation, audience-building and triggering services. This involved designing building and maintaining:
  • event-driven customer event tracking service mesh
  • relevant ETL pipelines
  • reporting and dashboards
  • offline and online analytics (statistical and model-based)
In the last 6 months of my tenancy in addition to tech lead responsibilities was also acting as the interim product owner of the team.

Data Engineer / Tech Lead - Ubeeqo (Barcelona, Spain)

Apr 2018 - Sept 2019
Designed, developed and co-maintained various aspects of the data ecosystem and analytical activity
  • ETL on databases, third-party APIs, streaming services
  • event-driven user-tracking for CRM and product analytics
  • reporting and dashboards
  • offline analytics (statistical and model-based)
  • automation for business, CRM, operations and support
  • third-party tools integration and configuration support
  • support of data migration and forensic activities

Physicist / Researcher - MPI μPhys, ICTP (Germany, Italy)

Feb 2007 - Apr 2018
Conducted computational research in nanoscale magnetism and material science on massively parallel machines, evaluating results, publishing in top journals and presenting at international conferences. Taught computational physics at undergraduate level.

Software Engineer Intern - JINR (Dubna, Russia)

Feb 2006 - May 2006
Developed interfacing software package for accelerator magnet calibration setup
  • full automation of the measurement bench
  • signal acquisition, processing and storage
  • stack: originally in Delphi, later ported to C++/WinAPI

Software Engineer Intern - JINR (Dubna, Russia)

Jun 2005 - Aug 2005
Interfacing software development
  • triggered signal acquisition with digital oscilloscopes
  • signal processing and export
  • stack: LabView


Postgraduate, PhD (Physics)

Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics (Halle, Germany)

Graduate (Physics, non-linear optics)

M. V. Lomonosov Moscow State University (Moscow, Russia)

Undergraduate (Physics)

M. V. Lomonosov Moscow State University (Moscow, Russia)

Academic Highlights

  • Over 8 years of postdoctoral research experience in top research institutions in Germany, Italy, USA.
  • Excellent publication track record: over 25 publications in high impact journals, lead author / lead theory author of four major review articles and books
  • Head of group’s outreach, presentation activities and consultant on publication preparation
  • Teaching and tutoring experience at undergraduate and graduate levels (computational physics, presentation design)



event-driven service meshes, data pipelines, cloud ETL, third party tool integration, analytics, reporting, systems integration, data modelling

Core stack

Python, Go, Docker, Kubernetes, Kafka, Google PubSub, Google Cloud Ecosystem (Kubernetes, GCS, BigQuery, DataStudio)

In the past

R, Matlab, Fortran, C/C++

Online certification

Big Data Applications and Analysis - HDFS, MapReduce, Spark, Spark SQL, Hive, ML at Scale

Platform integration

Segment, Braze, Mixpanel, Asknicely, Five9, Freshdesk, Zendesk, Fleetbird


  • English native level
  • German native level
  • Russian native
  • Spanish intermediate
  • Italian basic


  • German national
  • indefinite leave to remain in UK
  • currently living between the UK, Germany, and Portugal
  • ready to relocate or work remotely
  • strongly welcome opportunity to learn something new

Personal Interests

  • Mountaineering, rock climbing
  • Sailing (races)
  • Strategic, logical and community board games
  • Bike and hike tours, tango argentino, salsa