Kuchumov Ilia
Head of Engineering, Head of department | E-com at Yandex Search
Ilya is a dedicated engineering manager with 7 years of experience at the intersection of product, ML, and backend in industry-leading technology companies in leadership roles. In partnership with product managers, he developed extremely high-load services from scratch to stable production and built large, world-class ML services.

Moreover, he managed small teams of 4-7 backend engineers as well as a cross-functional team of more than 100 individuals in a fast-paced environment with a high degree of uncertainty and strict deadlines.

The main services he has developed and launched are Yandex e-com search, the largest product search in Russia with billions of product offers from 100k stores, and Turbo pages, a platform for creating web pages adapted for mobile devices with automatic placement of advertising and a recommendation feed.