▶▶ Front End JS, HTML5 & CSS
May 2013 - Jan 2014
Dmitriy worked as a front end developer on our remotely based international Agile team full time for several months.
Pros: Dmitriy is one of the smartest most naturally talented front end developers we have had on our team. Dmitriy invested extra time in our original test and achieved the highest score as a result.
Cons: Unfortunately Dmitriy's values are not aligned with the rest of our team. After discussing with Dmitriy, he agreed that he would do better working on his own, rather than on a team comprising other developers. So if you have a project where Dmitriy can work independently, then you may get value.
When the work is too complex, Dmitriy can himself into a tailspin, blow agreed maximum hours, and not ask for help. So be careful to agree who will pay for this and how to get back on schedule if timing is important to you.
Towards the end of our collaboration, Dmitriy switched to work for another client of his and become unresponsive. We had to pay extra to have another dev figure out where Dmitriy had gotten to and finish Dmitriy's remaining tasks.
We would certainly not rehire Dmitriy, and wish him the best of success.