Service-oriented project lead and SME with an innate ability for bridging the sometimes-divergent gap between technology and business stakeholders to solve issues and propose / deliver the right solutions.
His insightfulness is apparent in the way that he considers user impact and business impact … and also in the way that he evaluates and connects with his peers and managers. He thinks deeply about things and people.
I appreciated Shai's ability to distill complex programming principles into easily digestible conversations.
... ability to listen, ask questions, and completely understand our needs ... to come up with the perfect solution.
... I have come across few developers with a natural and incessant empathy toward the end users and clients.
His creativity and commitment to follow through helped our company deliver amazing applications ...
Skilled at identifying / leveraging opportunities, then injecting the right mix of business strategy, qualitative / quantitative analysis, and technology - transforming challenges into wins.
... reaching out to me when an opportunity presented itself for practical application.
He consistently offered suggestions and improvements to the project that were beyond the scope of his responsibility.
Quite often, he would assess our requests and help us understand what our true needs were,
and often provided solutions that surpassed our expectations. He does all of this with a smile and a level of willingness I find rare.
... if it could not easily be done, he was creative enough to find other solutions.
He also expanded creatively upon my ideas.
Thrives while leading and developing technical professionals - ensuring that the high-level big-picture vision is met while implementing a hands-on approach at the detailed project level to deliver on time and within budget.
... the best and most successful team I have had the pleasure to be a part of. Shai has been a wonderful team-lead, capable of coaching, challenging and leading the team ... love for software development ... vast knowledge on the subject. If you are looking for a seasoned developer with a proven track record and ability to efficiently operate in any situation; then search no more, you have just found him.Arthur Zaslawski, Senior Software Engineer at Advanced Access
... Shai identified and utilized each team member's abilities to the fullest. He made sure the team understood and bought-in to the overall architecture and design ... Shai mentored and guided us through the entire SDLC to a successful product launch. His ability to understand and clearly communicate the various system components and their relation to each other was a significant factor in the success of the project.
He displayed advanced programming knowledge, and was always willing to share knowledge, and also facilitate bringing his team members and colleagues up to speed with best practices and the latest coding technologies.
Even given the breadth of difference in experience and expertise between us he was always ready to get down to the basics to help me understand what needed to be done.
... an excellent mentor. Shai is a very knowledgeable developer and he stays current with the latest technologies and techniques. Shai has a lot of passion for software development, and it shows in his work.
His commitment to innovation is rooted in the very high expectations to which he holds himself. He reviews his work with a critical eye and is always looking for ways to improve.
A curious problem solver, highly adept at analyzing project, workflow, and technology challenges / inefficiencies from every angle to introduce targeted adjustments - achieving optimal performance.
… an insightful, innovative, argumentative, opinionated genius … His genius lies in his ability to temper these traits, to communicate effectively at every level, and to connect with his peers and his management to forge community.
Shai eats dev challenges for breakfast ... He always dug in and figured out what needed to be done.
I'm always impressed with Shai's ability to think outside of the box in solving problems.
In order to understand the process better, Shai even sat with me and watched me work. The result was a system that no only met the needs of our end users, but one which streamlined procedures for our internal departments.
When there were disagreements on how a feature should be implemented, it would be resolved as a team.
... an 'out of the box' thinker.
A diligent learner and effective communicator with a natural ability to navigate new or changing environments, complex situations, and the adoption of new technologies using grace, grit, diplomacy, sound judgement, and a smile.
Shai approached the project with a can-do attitude ... he would proactively contact us if he noticed an issue, enabling us to get in front of the problem and address any issues before they became critical.
Shai never stops talking initiatives or learning new technologies. Shai is also easy to work with, and has a sense of humor which can help to connect with other teams on projects.
Shai adds much value to the .Net community … makes an effort to share his wealth of knowledge … took the time to mentor me to better understand areas of the ever-changing software engineering realm.
He does all of this with a smile and a level of willingness I find rare. He is a unique individual who makes the people around him better.
More than a talented developer, Shai has a personality which makes him a pleasure to work with.
... great personality to work with, making long days and stressful periods almost fun.
In short, Shai is a rare combination of skill, enthusiasm, and personality.