Ahmad Soliman, Web Developer in Cairo, Cairo Governorate, Egypt
Ahmad Soliman

Web Developer in Cairo, Cairo Governorate, Egypt

Member since September 11, 2019
Starting as a Google intern, Ahmad has been leading the development of B2B services and admin apps since 2015. On projects, he typically makes the architectural decisions about state management, suite selection, testing strategies, file structure and code decomposition, and team load and task allocation. Ahmad also has built shared components frameworks, reusable CSS code, and abstract code that could handle the projects' different features.
Ahmad is now available for hire

Portfolio

  • ThoughtDesign
    C#, .NET Core, Jest, NGXS, CSS, HTML, JavaScript, TypeScript, Angular
  • TRIM Agency
    GitLab, Kubernetes, Python, Prisma, Yoga, GraphQL, TypeScript, Angular
  • bLAnk Company
    Mobile Apps, Gulp.js, Firebase Hosting, CSS, HTML, AngularJS

Experience

Location

Cairo, Cairo Governorate, Egypt

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Webpack, NPM, VS Code, Arch Linux

The most amazing...

...project I’ve developed is an eCommerce build-your-own-online-store web application called GoyaSites, within a startup that I co-founded.

Employment

  • Senior Front-end Developer

    2017 - PRESENT
    ThoughtDesign
    • Developed an app that manages each client's assets through a platform that allows the employees to access asset information, reserve the asset, or create/respond to a job request needed for asset maintenance or otherwise.
    • Led a team of three through two different projects by assigning tasks and reviewing code, designing, and architecting the Angular apps.
    • Held workshops to improve the level of testing and using a state management library like NgXS.
    • Built an Angular component framework that exports lots of basic components such as layout dynamic components and a complex search-header module that allows several modes of searching through tables of data (used by all of our projects).
    • Implemented a module that lets the user to create his own forms, save them, and later assign them to certain tasks to be rendered and fill them out while handling all kinds of styling and form validations.
    • Designed and coded an Angular architecture repository that can serve as a starting point for new ThoughtDesign projects. It ships with folder structure, basic modules structure, core HTTP services, interceptors, user authorization, routing, guards, NgXS, and Jest.
    Technologies: C#, .NET Core, Jest, NGXS, CSS, HTML, JavaScript, TypeScript, Angular
  • Front-end Architect

    2019 - 2020
    TRIM Agency
    • Led a team of four front-end developers to create multiple portals for creating a full nutritional database. Set up the PWA Angular apps architecture and shared components as well as deciding on frameworks and testing strategies, and decomposing modules into simple Asana tasks with clear and testable required behavior.
    • Maintained a fast-paced delivery cycle within a team of at least 12 frontend and backend developers, designers, dev ops engineers and product owner. Keeping up with daily standup meetings, weekly sprint and deployments, sprint planning and reviewing, code reviews and task QA. Along weekly events for discussing new technologies, blockers, peer-coding and mentoring.
    • Mentored a junior frontend developer coming out of JS code camp into Angular development with a GraphQL API. Maintaining regular one-to-one workshops, peer-coding, code reviews, and teaching by example. Learning a lot through the process myself.
    • Developed an Angular web app for creating a nutritional database by decomposing food ingredients text into simple ingredients with their nutritional data. Along with an admin view for checking progress and leaderboards of the team members.
    • Developed a PWA Angular app for mobile devices to capture photos of branded foods sold in supermarkets along with an internal team app to review the photos and convert their data to database entries.
    • Maintained a B2C Angular app that serves as a nutritional guide and calories calculator. And raised it's performance noticeably by minimizing API hits and caching all unchanged data which in turn decreased the load on the API.
    • Deployed and maintained a CI/CD environments using GitLab pipelines, Helm charts, and Kubernetes to deploy three stages for each app on GKE(Google Cloud). Serving a secured deployment on three subdomains.
    • Joined a back-end team for a huge database change and migrations to a lot of microservices, including Python Flask apps, Prisma, and Yoga GraphQL APIs. Took architectural responsibility for which microservices should be removed or changed.
    • Migrated Python code to TypeScript of an algorithm that parsed food ingredients text into an array of ingredients.
    • Designed and implemented an algorithm that could sort a list of ingredients according to their presence in a long string, using the Levenshtein distance dynamic programming algorithm to implement a fuzzy string matching as well as it's modified version for finding a string in a long text using the approximate matching.
    Technologies: GitLab, Kubernetes, Python, Prisma, Yoga, GraphQL, TypeScript, Angular
  • Senior Front-end Developer

    2016 - 2017
    bLAnk Company
    • Developed a single-page web app targeting mobile, that features a five-year plan tool for a startup bank. It takes into account all the user's financial aspects and decides which goals they can reach in the coming years.
    • Integrated Firebase to host the application since it didn't need a back end.
    • Enhanced the app with a chart (that I developed myself) that shows all expenses, debt, and goals of the user through the next five years.
    Technologies: Mobile Apps, Gulp.js, Firebase Hosting, CSS, HTML, AngularJS
  • Senior Full-stack Developer | Co-founder

    2015 - 2016
    Goyasites
    • Developed an eCommerce application, like Shopify, which allows clients to create their own online store by registering online and entering all their products' information through our admin portal, then publishing their online store with a custom theme.
    • Designed and developed an optimized algorithm on the server that calculates a dynamic list of available tags for the user to filter the products according to the available products and the currently selected tags.
    • Participated in the architecture design of the back end and front end so that we could handle multiple store owners in a multiple-tenant database.
    Technologies: Webpack, Gulp.js, Sass, CSS3, HTML5, AngularJS, Python, Django
  • Corporate Operations Engineer Intern

    2014 - 2014
    Google
    • Developed a Python webapp2 internal web application that lists all of Google's worldwide TechStop location information using multiple APIs.
    • Serviced daily the office's TechStop (IT office) offering technical support for Googlers.
    • Gave direct support for desktops/laptops, network access and maintenance, phone services, and video conferencing.
    Technologies: CSS, HTML, JavaScript, webapp2, Python

Experience

  • WiseCode (Development)
    https://wisecode.io/

    A nutritional guide PWA that helps users count their daily calories, create meals, and eat the leftovers.

    I joined and led a big team that developed this app along with several behind-the-scene apps and portals for collecting the nutritional database. I also worked on much of its front-end and back-end microservice pieces.

  • Goyasites (Development)
    https://goyasites.com/

    I developed an eCommerce application, like Shopify, which allows clients to create their online store by registering online and entering all their product information through our admin portal. Also, they can choose a UI theme for their store, request a customized theme for their client's portal, and specify which features they require in their online store.

  • SmartAsset (Development)
    https://www.smartasset.com.au

    I developed a B2B service that allows a client to manage all his company's assets through a portal with different access levels for all their employees, filter through their assets, check in on them by location on the map, create/respond to job requests needed to be done on assets, and so on.

  • Bank Budgeting App (Development)
    https://blankft-teaser-app.firebaseapp.com/

    I created a youth-oriented bank budgeting tool, which was built as a single-page web app. We made the app to be mobile-friendly, and it features a five-year plan tool that takes into account all financial aspects of the client and decides which goals he can reach in the coming years through a chart.

Skills

  • Languages

    TypeScript, JavaScript, HTML, Python, GraphQL, CSS, Sass, Java, C#, HTML5, CSS3, SQL
  • Frameworks

    Angular, Jest, Yoga, Flask, .NET Core, Django, Express.js, AngularJS, webapp2, Ruby on Rails (RoR)
  • Tools

    GitLab, GitLab CI/CD, Slack, Asana, Angular CLI, Git, VS Code, NPM, Webpack, Prisma, Helm, Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), Microsoft Teams, Gulp.js, Visual Studio, Mongoose
  • Paradigms

    Unit Testing, Agile Software Development, Testing, Web Architecture, API Architecture, Modular Design, Azure DevOps, DevOps, Prototype-based OOP
  • Platforms

    Windows, Linux, Arch Linux, Kubernetes, Azure, Azure PaaS
  • Industry Expertise

    Web Development
  • Other

    Remote Work, NGXS, Single-page Applications (SPA), Competitive Programming, Front-End Developer, HTTPS, String Matching, Web UX, Code Reviews, Mentorship, Mentorship & Coaching, Remote Team Leadership, Algorithms, OOP Designs, DNS, Code Architecture, Sprints, Sprint Planning, Singular Value Decomposition, mongo, HTML5 Animations, Pipelines, Deployment, Automated Deployment Scripts, QA Testing, Team Mentoring, Team Leadership, Teams, Team Building, Cross-functional Team Leadership, Task Analysis, Project Estimation, Estimations, Firebase Hosting, Mobile Apps
  • Libraries/APIs

    Node.js, RxJS, Flask-RESTful, NgRx, React, Vue.js 2, jQuery
  • Storage

    MongoDB, Azure Cloud Services, MySQL

Education

  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Computer Science and Engineering
    2010 - 2015
    German University in Cairo - Cairo, Egypt
  • High school diploma in IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education)
    2008 - 2010
    Saint Fatima International School - Cairo, Egypt

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