Asad Ali, Developer in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
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Asad Ali

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Software Developer

Location
Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Toptal Member Since
February 8, 2023

Asad is an enthusiastic software architect with over 10 years of experience delivering complex, mission-critical applications and a results-oriented approach. He is adept at managing the entire software architecture lifecycle with a thorough understanding of development methodologies and pipelines. Asad is a visionary engineer and a team player with excellent communication skills, proficient in developing desktop, web, and mobile applications using JavaScript stack and .NET frameworks.

Portfolio

Alaric Securities
Docker, Bitbucket, C#.NET, ASP.NET, React, SQL, PostgreSQL, AWS CLI...
Online Freelance Agency
GitHub, PostgreSQL, Kubernetes, Amazon EKS, C#.NET, ASP.NET, Bash, Shell...
Nextbridge
IBM Cloud, TypeScript, Apache, MongoDB, Node.js, Cassandra, CouchDB, React...

Experience

Availability

Full-time

Preferred Environment

JetBrains Rider, Visual Studio Code (VS Code), Visual Studio, Xcode, pgAdmin

The most amazing...

...project I've led is creating a secure, efficient, and scalable fintech platform, transforming business operations, and showing technical and leadership skills.

Work Experience

Software Architect

2021 - PRESENT
Alaric Securities
  • Led a team of software engineers in developing an exceptional fintech banking system; guided project to on-time delivery with high-quality standards.
  • Managed maintenance-related meetings with product managers.
  • Located gray areas and problematic code for further improvements.
  • Built the front end based on React 17, using various tools, such as .NET 6, ASP.NET, PostgreSQL, SQL Server, IdentityServer 4, Bitbucket CI/CD, Docker, Docker Compose deployment, and test-driven development with at least 90% coverage.
  • Created payments gateway and banking system based on Oracle FLEXCUBE.
  • Developed highly available and fault tolerance system using Elastic APM, Elastic Stack, Kibana, Graylog, and AWS services.
Technologies: Docker, Bitbucket, C#.NET, ASP.NET, React, SQL, PostgreSQL, AWS CLI, Docker Compose, IdentityServer 3, Oracle FLEXCUBE, Graylog, Kibana, Jenkins, Load Balancers, Amazon EC2, Elastic APM, Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code (VS Code), JetBrains Rider, Kubernetes, Node.js, Angular, TypeScript, JavaScript, Full-stack, DevOps, Architecture, System Design, Microservices, C#, .NET, .NET Core, Microsoft SQL Server, Enterprise Software, CSS, HTML, REST APIs, ASP.NET Web API, Web Development, WebGL, Front-end, GitHub, APIs, Windows Server, HTML5, Leadership, Amazon Web Services (AWS), CI/CD Pipelines, GraphQL, Amazon DynamoDB, Figma, CRM APIs, PDF, AWS Amplify, Mobile Video, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Agile, Unit Testing, Software Architecture, Scalable Application, Scalable Architecture, Back-end, Cloud, Artificial Intelligence (AI), OpenAI GPT-3 API, API Integration, Message Queues, API Design, App Development

Software Architect

2018 - 2021
Online Freelance Agency
  • Managed CAFlow project for static code analysis, including analysis, estimation, and development of new features.
  • Improved code quality by locating problem areas and providing technical solutions.
  • Implemented unit tests and pipelines for CI/CD, performed daily code reviews, and collaborated with chief architects.
  • Coordinated with teams to deliver high-end solutions and attended maintenance-related meetings with project managers.
  • Led a team of four developers to build a custom code analysis solution, focusing on excellent software architecture.
  • Designed and developed the solution and wrote unit tests and CI/CD pipelines using Jenkins.
  • Handled complex code analysis computations, including lexers, parsers, ASTs, and static code analysis with active contribution to ANTLR C# runtime.
  • Located and improved problematic code for further efficiency.
  • Implemented a modern stack, including ASP.NET Core 5.0, C#, Node.js 14, Angular 9, PostgreSQL, Redis, PowerShell, and Bash scripting, and deployed to Amazon EKS (Kubernetes Linux containers).
Technologies: GitHub, PostgreSQL, Kubernetes, Amazon EKS, C#.NET, ASP.NET, Bash, Shell, Node.js, React, Angular, Redis, Jenkins, Python, Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code (VS Code), Docker, TypeScript, SQL, JavaScript, Full-stack, DevOps, Architecture, System Design, Microservices, C#, .NET, .NET Core, Microsoft SQL Server, Enterprise Software, React Native, CSS, HTML, REST APIs, ASP.NET Web API, Web Development, WebGL, Front-end, APIs, Windows Server, HTML5, Leadership, Amazon Web Services (AWS), NoSQL, CI/CD Pipelines, GraphQL, Amazon DynamoDB, Figma, CRM APIs, PDF, AWS Amplify, Amazon Cognito, AWS AppSync, Mobile Video, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Agile, Unit Testing, Software Architecture, Scalable Application, Scalable Architecture, Back-end, Cloud, Artificial Intelligence (AI), AngularJS, Express.js, API Integration, Message Queues, API Design, App Development

Senior Software Engineer

2017 - 2018
Nextbridge
  • Cooperated with a nonprofit organization based in South Carolina, USA, that designs, builds, and implements safe water, sanitation, and hygiene solutions for people in developing countries and disaster areas.
  • Delivered high-quality software through continuous integration processes, ensuring software solutions were highly available, scalable, and reliable.
  • Mapped complex business objectives to architecture requirements and implemented cost-control strategies.
  • Created architectural recommendations for implementation based on the evaluation of new application requirements.
  • Ensured quality of code, design, architecture, documentation, CI processes, and test systems through code reviews and best practice insights.
  • Improved software architecture by identifying anti-patterns, simplifying code, and focusing on business logic.
  • Provided unit testing automation and integrated with CI processes and coverage tools.
Technologies: IBM Cloud, TypeScript, Apache, MongoDB, Node.js, Cassandra, CouchDB, React, C#.NET, Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code (VS Code), Docker, Angular, SQL, JavaScript, Full-stack, DevOps, Azure, C#, .NET, .NET Core, Microsoft SQL Server, Enterprise Software, Web & Mobile Applications, React Native, Cross-platform, PHP, MySQL, CSS, HTML, Android SDK, Android, Android Studio, REST APIs, ASP.NET Web API, Web Development, Front-end, GitHub, APIs, Windows Server, HTML5, Amazon Web Services (AWS), NoSQL, CI/CD Pipelines, GraphQL, PDF, AWS Amplify, Mobile Video, Unit Testing, Scalable Application, Scalable Architecture, Back-end, Cloud, AngularJS, Express.js, API Integration, API Design, iOS, App Development

Senior Software Engineer

2012 - 2017
TNSBay
  • Delivered high-quality software solutions by following good software architecture practices.
  • Utilized appropriate design patterns and architectural styles.
  • Employed software architecture tools such as UML, class, and sequence diagrams.
  • Coached, mentored, and shared knowledge on software architecture best practices with team members.
  • Improved architecture and design through regular evaluations by keeping up-to-date with industry trends and new technologies.
Technologies: Cordova, MongoDB, Telerik WPF, PHP, CodeIgniter, Sails.js, Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code (VS Code), Xcode, Docker, TypeScript, SQL, JavaScript, Full-stack, Java, C#, .NET, .NET Core, Microsoft SQL Server, Enterprise Software, Web & Mobile Applications, React Native, Cross-platform, MySQL, CSS, HTML, Android SDK, Android, Android Studio, REST APIs, ASP.NET Web API, Web Development, Front-end, GitHub, APIs, Windows Server, HTML5, CI/CD Pipelines, GraphQL, PDF, AWS Amplify, Mobile Video, Scalable Application, Scalable Architecture, Back-end, CTO, AngularJS, Express.js, API Integration, API Design, App Development

CAFlow

http://caflow.devfactory.com
Implemented a modern stack including ASP.NET Core 5, C#, Node.js 14, Angular 9, PostgreSQL, Redis, PowerShell, and Bash Scripting. Deployed to Amazon EKS (Kubernetes Linux containers). Delivered the in-house static code analysis-based project, which could scan 10 million lines of code in less than 30 minutes with scanning for class coupling, methods coupling, memory leaks, duplicate code, hardcoded passwords, SQL, IDS, tokens, and access keys. It can provide version similarity between different codebases and provide detailed reports.

WaterMission Software

https://watermission.org/
Water Mission is a nonprofit organization that aims to provide safe water and sanitation solutions to communities in need. It was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina, United States. The organization works globally to address the water crisis by designing, implementing and maintaining sustainable water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) solutions. Water Mission uses a holistic approach to ensure that its projects have a long-term impact, working with communities to develop and implement customized solutions that meet their specific needs. The organization has implemented programs in over 50 countries, serving millions and improving their access to safe water, sanitation, and hygiene.

As a lead engineer, I built the software for Water Mission using a combination of cutting-edge technologies, including .NET, C#, React, Node.js, MongoDB, Cloudant, Express, and IBM Bluemix. My role involved creating a robust and scalable software solution that could meet the specific needs of the organization and the communities they serve.

CodeWeTrust

https://www.codewetrust.com/
CodeWeTrust is a platform for continuous code quality analysis; it provides detailed insight into code quality and potential security vulnerabilities. The platform supports multiple programming languages, including Java, C#, and JavaScript, and offers an easy-to-use web interface for visualizing and managing code quality analysis results. Provides detailed code analysis reports, including metrics for technical debt, coding standards violations, and more.

The platform includes a customizable rule set to ensure that code analysis aligns with specific development standards; it supports integration with popular development tools and platforms, including GitHub, GitLab, Jenkins, and others. Provides real-time feedback to developers, allowing them to address code quality issues as they arise. Offers an open-source community edition and a commercial version with additional features and support. It helps organizations to maintain high code quality standards and improve the overall security of their applications.

Arcserve UDP Solution Suite

https://arcserve.com/
Arcserve is a data protection, replication, and recovery software provider for enterprises and small to medium businesses. Arcserve email backup, email storage, and data protection with multiuser provide relentless data protection, backup, and instant recovery in cloud, virtual, and physical environments, with high availability, disaster recovery, backup, and recovery.

OrderLogix

https://orderlogix.com/
OrderLogix is a scalable order management solution for eCommerce and multi-channel retail industries. OrderLogix provides marketers, call centers, and multi-client service providers with scalable order management solutions that simplify their lives and optimize their bottom lines. OrderLogix automates daily processing tasks, enables first-contact resolution for customer service inquiries, and provides consistent reporting across all order channels. OrderLogix also streamlines the fulfillment process, minimizing paperwork for your entire workforce so they can focus on results. In addition, it helps ensure that customers get their deliveries on time, boosting customer satisfaction and long-term loyalty.

DJUB Peru

http://www.djubperu.com
DJUB Peru offers the most advanced and state-of-the-art globally recognized vehicle tracking solutions in today's world. Combining automatic vehicle location with software that collects fleet data for a comprehensive picture of vehicle locations, our customers will receive the following benefits: battery tamper alarms, satellite car tracking, 24/7 tracker control room, remote immobilization/engine shut off, geo zones, tracking, geofencing, hence a complete fleet management solution.

HelpCodeLife

http://www.helpcodelife.com
MioID by HelpCodeLife focuses on developing information technology in the healthcare sector. MioID interacts with wearable bracelets that store and provide quick access to medical data in emergencies. The bracelets use QR code technology to securely manage and access the online digital medical data, allowing for seamless communication between the wearer and medical staff during a crisis.

NBLegal

NBLegal is an Angular 2.0 front-end licensing system with ASP.NET MVC5 back-end. The project is reliable for product licensing and allocating resources to different users. Users are identified and accessed using the Active Directory. Based on Angular 2.0, the front end creates a unique look and feel with good interactivity; Angular connects to a server using Web API using secure token-based authorization. The project can manage users in the Active Directory and their roles relative to access levels; it handles users, departments, dashboards, profiles, technologies, software, and their usages, reports of operating systems installed on each user, and various reports. Also, it can email the admin for different notifications like access grant requests and access ending notifications.

LiveGreeter

http://www.livegreeter.com/
LiveGreeter is a customer service software that allows businesses to communicate with customers in real time via a chat interface. It is built using a combination of Python, React, and C# programming languages. These technologies enable the live chat software to provide an interactive, fast, and reliable customer service experience. The software is typically used for website support, customer service, and sales and can be integrated with other business tools such as CRM, helpdesk, and eCommerce platforms.

TimeSolv

https://www.timesolv.com/
TimeSolv is a cloud-based time tracking and billing software that helps legal professionals, consultants, and service-based businesses to manage their time, expenses, and invoicing. It provides a simple and efficient way to track time and bill clients accurately, streamlining the billing process and reducing the time spent on manual tasks. TimeSolv offers a range of features such as time tracking, expense tracking, project management, invoicing, and reporting, among others.

Plexxis Software

https://plexxis.com/
Plexxis Software is a provider of construction management software solutions. The company offers a cloud-based platform that helps contractors and construction professionals to manage their operations more efficiently. The software includes features such as project management, accounting, human resources, procurement, and field management. It is designed to help construction companies streamline their processes, increase visibility and control, and improve team collaboration. The software can be customized to meet the specific needs of different types of construction businesses, from general contractors and subcontractors to specialty trade contractors.

Unified Office

https://unifiedoffice.com/
Unified Office is a cloud-based communication and managed services provider. They offer various managed IT and communications services, including voice, unified communications, and managed network services. The company's cloud-based platform provides businesses with a unified solution for all their communication needs, from voice and data to cloud computing and managed services. Unified Office's solutions are designed to help businesses improve productivity, reduce costs, and increase efficiency, by providing a comprehensive and integrated suite of communication services. The company's offerings are aimed at small to medium-sized businesses, helping them to achieve the benefits of enterprise-level communications at a fraction of the cost.

TripTax

http://triptax.com/
TripTax is a mobile application-based product within the tourist tax refund industry. It offers a fully automated experience without intermediaries, including automatic document scanning, passport verification, and payments sent via blockchain.
2019 - 2021

Master's Degree in Computer Science

National College of Business Administration and Economics - Multan, Pakistan

2012 - 2016

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science

Government College University Faisalabad - Faisalabad, Pakistan

JULY 2018 - PRESENT

DAT202.2x: Implementing Real-Time Analytics with Hadoop in Azure HDInsight

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Libraries/APIs

React, Node.js, REST APIs, AWS Amplify, WebGL, Xamarin.iOS

Tools

JetBrains Rider, Visual Studio, pgAdmin, GitHub, Figma, Amazon Cognito, AWS AppSync, Xcode, Bitbucket, AWS CLI, Docker Compose, Oracle FLEXCUBE, Amazon EKS, Shell, Jenkins, Apache, Graylog, Kibana, C#.NET WinForms, Asterisk, Android Studio

Frameworks

ASP.NET, Angular, React Native, .NET, .NET Core, Android SDK, ASP.NET Web API, AngularJS, Express.js, IdentityServer 3, Hadoop, CodeIgniter, Sails.js

Languages

C#.NET, SQL, TypeScript, C#, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, HTML5, GraphQL, PHP, Java, Bash, Python

Paradigms

Microservices, Cross-platform, Agile, Unit Testing, Scalable Application, App Development, DevOps, Automation

Platforms

Docker, Visual Studio Code (VS Code), Windows Server, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), iOS, Kubernetes, Azure, Android, Amazon EC2, Telerik WPF, Xamarin

Storage

Amazon DynamoDB, Microsoft SQL Server, NoSQL, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Redis, MongoDB, Cassandra, CouchDB, Amazon S3 (AWS S3)

Other

Full-stack, Architecture, System Design, Enterprise Software, Web & Mobile Applications, Web Development, Front-end, APIs, Leadership, CI/CD Pipelines, CRM APIs, PDF, Mobile Video, Software Architecture, Scalable Architecture, Back-end, Cloud, CTO, Artificial Intelligence (AI), API Integration, Message Queues, API Design, Machine Learning, OpenAI GPT-3 API, IBM Cloud, Big Data, Load Balancers, Elastic APM, Cordova, OutSystems, VoIP, SIP

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