Amer Khalid, Software Developer in Carrollton, TX, United States
Amer Khalid

Software Developer in Carrollton, TX, United States

Member since April 12, 2022
Amer is a software engineer with almost two decades of experience. He worked with startups and mega-corporations in various roles, from an individual contributor to the team lead and architect. He enjoys helping clients achieve their visions and loves working with Laravel, Node.js, Swift, and Python.
Amer is now available for hire

Portfolio

  • IBM
    JavaScript, TypeScript, Node.js, PHP, Python, Kubernetes, Docker, DevOps
  • Success Partners
    PHP, Magento, Android, Zend Framework, CodeIgniter
  • KEDARit
    CodeIgniter, PHP, ITIL, Linux, System Administration, Git, Unit Testing, Pentaho

Experience

Location

Carrollton, TX, United States

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

PHP, Laravel, Node.js

The most amazing...

...thing I've done is founding a startup for exchanging media items with friends.

Employment

  • Technical Lead

    2014 - PRESENT
    IBM
    • Architected and developed technical infrastructure for Mass Data Migration service in IBM Cloud. Used React, Node.js, TypeScript, ES2015, Cloudant, MongoDB, Jenkins, Kubernetes, and Docker.
    • Created Jupyter notebooks to predict storage needs for IBM Cloud Object Storage. Automated data collection and various tasks that various stakeholders were manually performing.
    • Brought a new product, Mass Data Migrations, to market in collaboration with product owners, designers, and distributed teams across the globe.
    • Led a small team, assigned user stories, helped remove blockers, mentored junior developers, and enforced coding standards and policies.
    • Created ordering and back-end management interface in SoftLayer catalog using PHP, Zend Framework, and RabbitMQ.
    • Developed web services for interfacing with back-end monitoring infrastructure consisting of Nagios and Nimsoft.
    • Developed high-performance monitoring poller in Go utilizing concurrency capabilities to handle more than 100,000 polls per minute.
    Technologies: JavaScript, TypeScript, Node.js, PHP, Python, Kubernetes, Docker, DevOps
  • Software Engineer

    2012 - 2014
    Success Partners
    • Developed and designed a PCI compliant web portal using Zend Framework. Customer service used this portal extensively for their day-to-day duties.
    • Made modules for Magento-based websites including integration with an internal custom portal, a custom subscription system, and various web services.
    • Created RESTful web services for clients and vendors to automate various manual processes. Used PHP and CodeIgniter.
    Technologies: PHP, Magento, Android, Zend Framework, CodeIgniter
  • Software Architect and Lead

    2010 - 2012
    KEDARit
    • Designed and developed an ITIL-based IT budgeting web application using PHP, CodeIgniter, and JavaScript.
    • Developed financial reports using Pentaho Report Designer.
    • Managed and mentored an offshore development team. Set up modern development practices such as code reviews and unit testing.
    Technologies: CodeIgniter, PHP, ITIL, Linux, System Administration, Git, Unit Testing, Pentaho
  • Programmer Analyst

    2008 - 2009
    McKesson
    • Worked closely with business analysts to assist in the design, analysis, and requirement gathering. Also assisted in resolving support and application issues.
    • Designed a process for data copy between Oracle databases during the rollout of major upgrades to the website without impacting live customers. Used PL/SQL and Java.
    • Developed JSP and Java EE code, Oracle PL/SQL procedures, and Korn shell scripts.
    Technologies: Java, JEE, JSP, Oracle, Oracle PL/SQL, SQL Performance, Harvest
  • Software Engineer

    2006 - 2008
    The Planet
    • Developed a customer website that allowed users to place online orders, manage their servers, and view reports. Used Java and Jakarta EE.
    • Created key business intelligence reports using Pentaho BI and Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services that business partners used to make critical business decisions.
    • Set up and managed Windows and Linux servers that hosted SQL Server and Pentaho BI.
    Technologies: Java, JEE, Pentaho, SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)

Experience

  • Cloud Native App on IBM Cloud
    https://cloud.ibm.com/mdms

    Mass Data Migration is a client-facing web application built in React and Node.js. As a lead, I was involved in every development aspect, from requirement gathering, managing sprints, developing on both the front end and back end, and deployments.

  • Yardale

    CodeIgniter-based web app that allowed friends to list and exchange their media items such as books, movies, and video games. It got a little traction, but the project was abandoned due to competition from Craigslist and other marketplace apps.

  • Jupyter Notebook to Predict Storage Needs for IBM Cloud

    Built a Jupyter notebook on IBM Watson that analyzed storage usage in IBM Cloud Object Storage and predicted future growth. We used this to plan expansions of storage pods. I wrote Python code that was used to analyze several CSV files, displayed current graphs, processed data through the FbProphet library for detecting trends, and parameterized script so that business users can easily simulate various scenarios.

  • CodeIgniter-based Web App for IT Financial Modeling

    Built a web-based application with CodeIgniter that used ITIL-based financial and budget planning for IT departments. This application allowed clients to manage their departments' budgets, generate various reports, and run business intelligence reports via Pentaho BI.

Skills

  • Languages

    PHP, JavaScript, TypeScript, Python, Swift, Java
  • Frameworks

    Laravel, CodeIgniter, Zend Framework, JSP
  • Libraries/APIs

    Node.js, React
  • Tools

    Git, IBM Watson
  • Paradigms

    DevOps, Data Science, ITIL, Unit Testing
  • Platforms

    Kubernetes, Docker, Magento, Android, Linux, Pentaho, JEE, Oracle
  • Storage

    Oracle PL/SQL, SQL Performance, SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)
  • Other

    Computer Science, System Administration, Harvest

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science
    2000 - 2002
    SUNY Plattsburgh - Plattsburgh, USA
  • Coursework in Computer Science
    1999 - 2000
    Herkimer County Community College - Herkimer, USA

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