Alexander Safonov's Home Page

Welcome to my home page !

I'm professional software architect living and working in Tokyo for many years. I'm originally from Voronezh, Russia. Currently I provide independent IT consulting services for financial companies in Japan. My primary expertise is design and implementation of real-time distributed information systems. During my career I succesfully delivered software solutions for order management, exchange connectivity, positions, P&L, trade processing, analytics, crossing and many other business needs across various product and business lines. I'm proficient in C++ and Java programming, with additional experience writing software in C#,VB and Objective C. I developed software on UNIX (Linux, Solaris), Windows and MacOS X operating systems.

For more information about my work experience please visit my LinkedIn profile.

Here I will put links to some of my personal research projects in the domain of finance IT:

If your company needs professional help to implement new systems or improve existing ones - please contact me, I will be happy to discuss how I can help you to solve your problems.

My biggest hobby is underwater photography. In last few years I have traveled extensively and have photographed marine wildlife in many exotic diving spots around the world. My images won several prestigious international contests, and appeared in many publications worldwide including BBC Wildlife Magazine and National Geographic. Please visit my blog or Flickr account to see my photography and also to read about my adventures, shooting techniques and environment issues.