Hayk Khachatryan

Software Engineer, UC Berkeley SkyDeck accelerator alum, UCL Theoretical Physics alum (First Class Honors), Carbon Consultant


Theoretical Physics BSc


University College London

09/2016 - 06/2019

Achieved degree with First Class Honors.

  • Practical Mathematics and Computing I & II (Python and Mathematica): 84% & 86%
  • Mathematical Methods II & III: 91% & 91%
  • Climate & Energy: 83%
  • Representative for 30 Physics students


Chief Technology Officer



07/2021 - 09/2022

Drove startup from ideation to UC Berkeley SkyDeck accelerator alum (<1% acceptance rate) over a year.

  • Shaped product vision and short-long term strategies with CEO, identifying the resources necessary to execute the strategies and realize the product vision.
  • Designed and developed the core product, a two-sided full-stack web marketplace, from start to finish, rapidly iterating and testing prototypes.
  • Implemented far-reaching architecture decisions to ensure strength, scalability, and stability.
  • Deployed various services of our product on multiple cloud service providers.
  • Directed multi-disciplinary team of UX & UI designers, engineers, and content creators, cooperating with all other stakeholders to validate excellence in all dimensions of the product.
  • Represented and pitched technical aspects of startup to advisors, mentors, and investors, collaborating with them to utilize their many years of experience in the relevant fields.
  • Participated in UC Berkeley's SkyDeck startup accelerator (<1% acceptance rate), developing skills in all aspects of founding a startup, as well as growing my network with other like-minded entrepreneurs, advisors, and investors.
AWS - Backend - CloudFormation - Communication - DigitalOcean - Docker - EC2 - ECS - Entrepreneur - FastAPI - Figma - Frontend - Full-stack - GIS - JavaScript - Leadership - Node.js - Nuxt - PostGIS - PostgreSQL - PSQL - Pydantic - Python - RDS - RESTful API - REST API - TailwindCSS - TypeScript - VueJS

Freelance Software Developer

01/2015 -

Developed a wide host of software for clients, including:

  • Full-stack, responsive web development (Nuxt, Vue, Flask, TailwindCSS, FastAPI, hyperapp, Wordpress, Jekyll, Ghost)
  • Data extraction (Scrapy, Selenium, social media services, general web scraping)
  • Data analysis (pandas, plotly, numpy, Mathematica, physics modelling)
  • Scripting and automation (JavaScript, Python, Google Apps Script)
HTML 5 - CSS3 / SASS - Python - JavaScript - C++ - Node.js - TypeScript - TailwindCSS - Figma - AWS - Docker - heroku - DigitalOcean - Parcel - VueJS - Nuxt

Projects Coordinator


Gagarin Project

01/2021 - 06/2021

Led relations with international partners such as MVRDV and GIZ.

  • Established relations with the well-renowned international architecture firm, MVRDV, to develop a concept for the master plan of a large scale sustainable development project.
  • Oversaw all external communications in English, editing, summarizing, or rewriting as required.
  • Introduced productivity tools into the team, increasing organization and productivity.
  • Set up and maintained all technical aspects of the project (eg e-mail servers and signatures, landing page and hosting, etc)

Carbon and Environmental Consultant


Gagarin Project

07/2020 - 06/2021

Coordinated the environmental wing of a large scale sustainable development project in rural Armenia.

  • Measured and analyzed total carbon footprints of one urban and five rural communities in Armenia.
  • Established a Carbon Footprint Management Plan to reduce net emissions over a 20 year timescale.
  • Supervised and liaised with a team of biodiversity experts.
  • Incorporated forward-thinking environmental solutions in the development of the project.

Software Engineering Intern



07/2018 - 09/2018

  • Designed and developed a quantum computer simulator in C++.
  • Lectured on quantum computation.
C++ - OOP - Quantum Computing - Communication - Problem solving



The Lamb Tavern

11/2019 - 01/2020

Provided excellent bar service and guest satisfaction in high-volume, fast-paced bar.

  • Utilized knowledge of mixed beverages, specialty liquors and craft beers to serve customers and provide wait staff with well prepared drinks in a timely fashion.
  • Stocked and tracked inventory and supplies.
  • Maintained a clean and organized work area.
  • Followed safety, sanitation and legal policies for handling food and beverages.
  • Developed excellent customer relations.
  • Prepared orders in fast-paced environment.
Customer Service - Communication - Organization

Sales Account Manager



in Limassol, Cyprus 03/2016 - 05/2016

Addressed clients' issues with their finances and resolved their concerns with investments. Improved my communication skills through the high pressure environment of finance sales.

CRM - Windows - VOIP - Communication

Independent Social Media Consultant

02/2015 - 08/2015

Launched social media presences and designed advertising campaigns that increased my clients' following by over 60%.

Facebook - Instagram

IT Assistant



in Yerevan, Armenia 07/2013 - 07/2013

Diagnosed and troubleshooted networking and technical issues at the IT department of an office of 50 employees.

Problem solving - Logical thinking

Intern Mechanic



in Yerevan, Armenia 07/2011 - 07/2011

Repaired and serviced ATVs, jet-skis, and snowmobiles at the mechanical department of the BRP Service Center.

Problem solving




what the playlist

10/2022 - 10/2022

Find your Spotify playlists that contain a song/album/artist.

TypeScript - Nuxt - VueJS - Frontend - Spotify Web API - TailwindCSS




02/2020 - 02/2020

Kombucha recipe calculator built using Hyperapp.

JavaScript - hyperapp - HTML - CSS - Frontend



Does IKEA Have New Plants Today?

10/2019 - 10/2019

Flask webapp that checks the IKEA UK API to see if they have released any new plants today.

Python - Flask - PSQL - PostgreSQL - HTML - CSS - heroku




07/2018 - 09/2018

Quantum computer simulator library built in C++.

C++ - OOP - Quantum Computing - Communication - Problem solving




07/2018 - 07/2018

Flask & SocketIO based webapp that connects with a Slack workspace and carries messages between the two (Hayk (owner) talks from Slack, user talks from webapp).

Python - Flask - HTML - CSS - JavaScript - SocketIO - heroku

Molecular Dynamics Researcher


Can Hot Water Freeze Faster Than Cold Water?

01/2019 - 03/2019

A university research project tasked with investigating the effects of impurities and differing starting temperatures on the freezing of water.

  • Designed multiple molecular dynamics simulations in LAMMPS investigating the effects of impurities on the freezing of water.
  • Analyzed the data, comparing to data gathered by the experimental team.
  • Visualized our results using VMD and Jupyter.
  • Assembled our research in LaTeX.
  • Transcribed minutes for some meetings.
  • Chaired some meetings.
MD simulations - LAMMPS - VMD - LaTeX - Communication - Leadership - Python - Jupyter

Systems Engineer and Liaison Officer


Intergrated Engineering Challenge #2: Global Health

11/2015 - 12/2015

A university project where a a multi-disciplinary team of specialist engineers formulate, design and verify an effective strategy for the production and distribution (and monitoring) of a vaccine to combat a Tuberculosis Pandemic in Sub Saharan Africa.

  • Designed and developed a control system for the temperature, pH, and stirring of a bio-reactor.
  • Developed in C and Processing on a Launchpad microprocessor.
  • Liaised with engineers from other disciplines on specifications and requirements.
C - Processing - Communication - Leadership


Delegate of Iran


Mediterranean Model United Nations

in Nicosia, Cyprus 2015-02

A simulation of the United Nations, done by students from various schools as they discuss and try to find solutions to current world problems.

  • Debated and discussed issues in a formal UN-like setting.
  • Created resolutions to be debated.
Communication - Debating - Public speaking - Research

Member of Medical Ethics committee


Youth Voice

in Nicosia, Cyprus 2014-04

An annual weekend conference where young people between the ages of 15-19 from schools convene to discuss and express themselves on current affairs.

  • Debated and discussed various ethical issues in the medical field.
Communication - Debating - Public speaking - Research



Science Rocks

in Limassol, Cyprus 2013-03

'Does anything touch?'

  • Gave a speech on how no particles ever really touch as a consequence of the electromagnetic force.
Communication - Debating - Public speaking


Technical Consultant


Limassol Phoenician Leo’s Charity Club

09/2014 - 07/2015

Helped raise €5365 over two charity events (October - December 2014)

  • Social media management
  • Graphic design
Facebook - Photoshop - Delegation - Communication


Skill Keywords
Web (advanced) HTML 5 CSS 3 / SCSS hyperapp Flask FastAPI Nuxt VueJS TailwindCSS
Programming (advanced) JavaScript Python TypeScript ES6
Programming (intermediate) Mathematica Git
Programming (beginner) C++ C Haskell SQL
Cloud (intermediate) DigitalOcean Docker AWS heroku
Software (advanced) Photoshop Lightroom Final Cut Pro Figma spreadsheets
Languages (native) English Armenian