Humans of Rubikloud – Anton Mazhurin

Posted in Rubikloud Culture
By Melissa Partland on November 8, 2018

This is Anton Mazhurin.

Anton Mazhurin - Humans of Rubikloud

Anton is on Rubikloud’s Data Science team. He designs infrastructure for producing machine learning model forecasts. That includes future generations, parameter optimization, model storage and ETL pipelines. Don’t fret if you had to Google these terms, I did too.

Anton was born in Sochi, Russia (the one that held the 2014 Winter Olympics). He has lived in St. Petersburg, Russia, and Montreal, Quebec, but now calls Rubikloud’s birthplace, Toronto, home.

Anton really likes flying (a number of his answers to my interview questions involved various forms of flight). His childhood aspirations were to be a pilot. He also admires DJI, a manufacturing company that makes drones for aerial photography and videography. If he could have a superpower, it would be teleportation, which is not technically flying, but I know you know what I mean. Anton also loves to reach great heights by climbing large mountains, I mean check out this profile picture!

Anton also really admires Carl Sagan. Anton’s favourite quote is, “The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies was made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of star stuff.” Said by, you guessed it, Carl Sagan. So. very. deep. Also, his favourite movie is Contact, which was based on Sagan’s novel of the same name. I told you he really likes him.

Anton likes to write technically focused articles. He wrote a blog post titled What makes a good recommender system?  last March and he recently wrote another post titled BFS (Big Freaking Storage) which appeared on Rubikloud’s technical blog, Kernel. You should definitely read them.

We are always looking for more brilliant people, like Anton. If you are interested in a career at Rubikloud, check out our Careers page.