Atikul Islam, Developer in Dhaka, Dhaka Division, Bangladesh
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Atikul Islam

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Solution Architecture Developer

Location
Dhaka, Dhaka Division, Bangladesh
Toptal Member Since
September 10, 2012

Akitul is a seasoned PHP developer with over a decade of experience in the industry. He has extensive expertise in full-stack engineering and database and server administration. Throughout his career, Akitul has demonstrated his commitment to excellence by delivering high-quality software solutions that meet client needs and exceed expectations. He is a detail-oriented and dedicated professional who stays current with the latest technologies and software development best practices.

Portfolio

Jamii Technology
PHP, Laravel, APIs, CSS, Postman, Software Development Management...
Ayers Rock Trading Pty Ltd
Test-driven Development (TDD), Laravel, MySQL, Redis, MongoDB...
Fingerprint Information System Limited
Software as a Service (SaaS), REST APIs, Ubuntu Server, Vuex...

Experience

Availability

Full-time

Preferred Environment

Software Design, Database Architecture, MySQL, API Architecture, MacOS

The most amazing...

...thing I've developed is an education management system.

Work Experience

PHP Full-stack Developer

2021 - 2022
Jamii Technology
  • Designed and implemented a highly scalable live streaming platform, enabling users to easily access and view educational content from various categories.
  • Integrated various 3rd-party APIs, including payment gateways and content delivery networks, to enhance the functionality and user experience of the platform.
  • Implemented advanced video analytics and tracking features, enabling users to monitor and analyze viewer engagement and performance metrics.
  • Developed a robust user management system with features such as authentication, authorization, and access controls, to ensure data privacy and security.
  • Conducted extensive load testing and performance tuning, resulting in a highly efficient and reliable system that can handle heavy traffic and usage.
  • Implemented an automated backup and disaster recovery system, ensuring data integrity and continuity in case of a system failure or outage.
  • Optimized the platform for mobile devices and low-bandwidth connections, ensuring accessibility and seamless user experience across different devices and networks.
  • Developed a user-friendly and intuitive user interface, enabling users to navigate and access content on the platform easily.
  • Conducted regular software updates and maintenance, ensuring compatibility with the latest technologies and industry standards.
  • Provided technical support and troubleshooting for users, ensuring prompt resolution of any issues and high levels of user satisfaction.
Technologies: PHP, Laravel, APIs, CSS, Postman, Software Development Management, Agile Project Management, System Administration, HTML5, Video Streaming, Leadership, JavaScript, HTML, Figma, React, Full-stack, System Architecture, DevOps, Bootstrap, eCommerce, Payment APIs, Linode, Stripe Payments, TypeScript, GraphQL, DigitalOcean, Digital Payments, Online Payments, Full-stack Development, Video Livestreaming, Design Systems, Cloud Services, Cross-platform, Firebase, Firebase iOS SDK, Firebase Android SDK, GitHub, Python, Software Design, SaaS, REST APIs, System Integration, API Integration, Software Development, JSON, LAMP, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), JSON REST APIs, Mobile Payments, API Development, Single-page Applications (SPA), Back-end, Algorithms, CI/CD Pipelines, Docker Compose

Senior Full-stack Developer

2020 - 2022
Ayers Rock Trading Pty Ltd
  • Developed the system using Laravel as the back-end framework and Vue as the front-end framework, resulting in a scalable, modular, and user-friendly design.
  • Utilized MySQL as the primary database management system, ensuring data consistency, reliability, and scalability.
  • Implemented Redis as an in-memory data store, allowing for fast data access, caching, and session management, improving system performance and user experience.
  • Used RabbitMQ as a message queue system, allowing asynchronous message passing between microservices, improving system scalability and resilience.
  • Implemented a RESTful API architecture, allowing easy integration with 3rd-party services and external systems, such as eCommerce marketplaces, logistics providers, and payment gateways.
  • Used JWT (JSON Web Token) for user authentication and authorization, allowing for secure and seamless user access to the system.
  • Utilized Git for version control, allowing for easy collaboration, code reviews among the development team, and versioning and deployment management.
  • Used PHPUnit, Codeception, Jenkins, and GitLab for automated testing and CI/CD pipelines, ensuring code quality, consistency, and reliability in development and deployment.
  • Implemented a modular architecture, allowing for easy system customization and scalability with minimal impact on existing functionality.
  • Utilized agile methodologies like Scrum and Kanban to improve collaboration, communication, and delivery speed, resulting in a high-quality, user-centric, and customer-driven system.
Technologies: Test-driven Development (TDD), Laravel, MySQL, Redis, MongoDB, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Kubernetes, Agile, DevOps, API Architecture, Software Architecture, Solution Architecture, APIs, Software Development Management, Agile Project Management, eCommerce, System Administration, HTML5, Leadership, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Architecture, Full-stack, System Architecture, Bootstrap, Payment APIs, PHP, Stripe Payments, Digital Payments, Online Payments, Full-stack Development, Design Systems, Cloud Services, GitHub, Software Design, SaaS, REST APIs, System Integration, API Integration, Software Development, User Interface (UI), Next.js, JSON, LAMP, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), JSON REST APIs, Mobile Payments, API Development, Single-page Applications (SPA), Back-end, Algorithms, CI/CD Pipelines, SCSS, Docker Compose

Senior Full-stack Developer

2014 - 2021
Fingerprint Information System Limited
  • Directed the company’s technical strategic direction, development, and future growth.
  • Conducted research and case studies on leading-edge technologies and made determinations on the probability of implementation.
  • Provided MySQL instances, both in clustered and non-clustered configurations.
  • Ensured performance, security, and availability of the databases. Handled common database procedures such as upgrade, backup, recovery, migration, and more.
  • Prepared documentation and specifications for the project.
  • Worked on profile server resource usage and optimization, tweaking as necessary.
  • Collaborated with other team members and stakeholders.
Technologies: Software as a Service (SaaS), REST APIs, Ubuntu Server, Vuex, System Architecture, SQLite, MySQL, Database Design, Database Architecture, Laravel, Python, Docker, JavaScript, Code Review, Technical Leadership, Node.js, Linux, MacOS, PHP 7, Software Architecture, REST, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Solution Architecture, APIs, Software Development Management, CTO, Agile Project Management, Technical Writing, Technical Documentation, System Administration, Documentation, HTML5, Leadership, PHPUnit, HTML, CSS, Architecture, Full-stack, DevOps, Microservices, Bootstrap, Payment APIs, Linode, RabbitMQ, PHP, Stripe Payments, Cloudflare, DigitalOcean, Digital Payments, Online Payments, Full-stack Development, React Native, Design Systems, Cloud Services, GitHub, Software Design, SaaS, System Integration, API Integration, Software Development, User Interface (UI), Facebook API, Facebook Login, App Reviews, Next.js, JSON, LAMP, JSON REST APIs, Mobile Payments, Moodle, API Development, Single-page Applications (SPA), Back-end, Algorithms, CI/CD Pipelines, Docker Compose

Senior Laravel Developer

2019 - 2020
Popularness
  • Restructured the whole project from CakePHP to Laravel as for MVP only.
  • Incorporated Wistia API for the video streaming service.
  • Integrated the Stripe payment gateway as part of my role.
Technologies: Database Architecture, Wistia API, Amazon Route 53, Amazon Simple Email Service (SES), Amazon EC2, Database Design, MySQL, Laravel, Docker, Stripe API, Stripe, Linux, MacOS, PHP 7, Software Architecture, REST, Nova, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Solution Architecture, APIs, System Administration, HTML5, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Figma, Architecture, Full-stack, DevOps, Bootstrap, Payment APIs, Google Analytics, PHP, Stripe Payments, Digital Payments, Online Payments, Full-stack Development, Design Systems, Cloud Services, GitHub, Software Design, REST APIs, System Integration, API Integration, Software Development, User Interface (UI), Facebook API, Facebook Login, App Reviews, JSON, LAMP, JSON REST APIs, API Development, Single-page Applications (SPA), Back-end, CI/CD Pipelines

Senior Lead PHP Developer and Architect

2016 - 2016
Foothold Technology
  • Upgraded the existing community healthcare software from Zend Framework 1 to Zend Framework 2, ensuring compatibility with newer technologies and enhanced functionality.
  • Conducted extensive testing and debugging to identify and resolve compatibility issues and bugs, resulting in a more stable and reliable system.
  • Optimized performance and reduced page load times by leveraging new features and functionalities available in Zend Framework 2.
  • Implemented best practices, including coding standards and security measures, to ensure code quality and compliance with industry standards.
  • Provided technical support and training to users, resulting in a seamless transition to the upgraded system and improved user satisfaction.
Technologies: PostgreSQL, Zend Framework, Angular, Linux, MacOS, REST, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), APIs, Agile Project Management, HTML5, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, PHP, GitHub, API Integration, Software Development, JSON, LAMP, JSON REST APIs, API Development

Senior Web Applications Developer

2014 - 2015
More Active, LLC
  • Developed an affiliate system and integrated payment gateways to enable seamless online transactions and revenue generation.
  • Enhanced the article writing module by implementing a rich text editor, improving the user experience and increasing user engagement.
  • Optimized database queries and reduced page load times resulted in a faster and more responsive system.
  • Implemented security measures, including encryption and access controls, to ensure data privacy and compliance with industry regulations.
  • Designed and developed a real-time analytics and reporting module to provide insights into user behavior and engagement, enabling businesses to make data-driven decisions.
Technologies: SQLite, jQuery, CodeIgniter, Doctrine 2, MySQL, PHP, Web App Development, Linux, APIs, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, Payment APIs, Stripe Payments, Digital Payments, Online Payments, Cloud Services, GitHub, API Integration, JSON, LAMP, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), JSON REST APIs, API Development

Software Engineer

2013 - 2015
Staff.com
  • Created an API for integrating timedoctor.com into the site.
  • Built the payments module for Staff.com using Strip.com as a payment gateway.
  • Implemented Stripe and Braintree payment gateways.
Technologies: REST APIs, Database Design, Angular, Vagrant, MySQL, PHP, Symfony, Linux, APIs, JavaScript, Payment APIs, Elasticsearch, Stripe Payments, Digital Payments, Online Payments, LAMP, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), CakePHP

Lead Developer

2012 - 2013
IDSLLP
  • Integrated multiple social network APIs, including Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, enabling users to quickly sign up and log in using their social media accounts.
  • Developed custom APIs to enable the cross-posting of content and seamless sharing across multiple social networks, improving user engagement and visibility.
  • Implemented OAuth and other security measures to ensure user data privacy and compliance with industry regulations.
  • Conducted regular API maintenance and updates to ensure compatibility with the latest social network features and functionality.
Technologies: Git, jQuery, CodeIgniter, PHP, Linux

Web Application Developer

2010 - 2013
Megashares, LLC
  • Maintained and optimized internal APIs to facilitate seamless communication between modules and services.
  • Implemented robust security measures, including encryption, access controls, and firewall protection, to safeguard data privacy and prevent unauthorized access.
  • Integrated PayPal and Stripe payment gateways enable secure and seamless online transactions and revenue generation.
  • Conducted regular maintenance and updates to keep the system up-to-date with the latest technologies and industry standards.
  • Developed automated backups and disaster recovery plans to ensure data integrity and continuity in case of system failure or outage.
  • Optimized file upload and download modules to ensure fast and reliable transfer speeds for large files.
  • Implemented version control and changed tracking features to facilitate collaborative file sharing and management.
  • Conducted extensive load testing and performance tuning to improve system scalability and efficiency under heavy traffic and usage.
  • Integrated 3rd-party services such as cloud storage providers and CDN networks to enhance file-sharing platform functionality and performance.
  • Provided technical support and troubleshooting to ensure prompt resolution of user issues and high levels of user satisfaction.
Technologies: Zend Framework, CodeIgniter, jQuery, MySQL, PHP, APIs, Payment APIs

Web Developer

2010 - 2013
Champs21.com
  • Applied a wide breadth of technical skills, internet knowledge, and experience across the spectrum of online development in the service of building and improving online properties for this project.
  • Worked in site architecture and infrastructure and back-end development using an open-source toolset.
  • Developed an online exam panel as part of my role.
  • Developed an automatic parser for user-based information updates.
  • Built a Facebook app through APIs.
  • Developed and maintained an API for Champs21.
  • Protected the site from vulnerability, cross-site scripting, and SQL injection.
  • Maintained the SVN server.
Technologies: Zend Framework, jQuery, MySQL, PHP

Web Application Developer and Consultant

2011 - 2012
Cable U
  • Developed a robust TV schedule review software using PHP and MySQL, allowing users to quickly search and filter through various television channels and programs.
  • Integrated the software with various television channel networks' APIs, ensuring real-time updates and accurate information on TV schedules.
  • Implemented data caching and optimization techniques to ensure fast and efficient performance, even during peak usage hours.
  • Developed custom analytics and reporting tools, allowing network managers to gain insights into viewership trends and identify areas for improvement.
  • Designed and implemented various security measures, including SSL encryption and access controls, to ensure data privacy and prevent unauthorized access.
  • Maintained and updated the system regularly, ensuring compatibility with the latest technologies and industry standards.
  • Provided technical support and troubleshooting for users, ensuring prompt resolution of any issues and high levels of user satisfaction.
  • Collaborated with cross-functional teams, including product managers and UX designers, to deliver a seamless user experience and intuitive interface.
  • Optimized the software for various devices, including desktops, laptops, and mobile devices, ensuring accessibility and usability for all users.
  • Maintained detailed documentation and conducted training sessions for new users and team members, ensuring smooth onboarding and knowledge transfer.
Technologies: CodeIgniter, jQuery, MySQL, PHP

21st Degree

The next generation of education is taking the world of complicated opportunities and making them simple. The primary focus of this project is live streaming for various categories, like trading and real estate.

Wholesale ERP

Ayers Rock Trading Pty Ltd is a family-run, Australian-owned company in Sydney, Australia. They are an import and wholesale company specializing in subcontinental groceries in the dry and frozen sectors, prayers, cooking utensils, and cosmetics.

Foothold Technology

I worked here as a senior lead PHP developer, Angular, and Zend Framework developer. Most of my development converted their existing codebase to a compatible Zend Framework 2 version. Also, I have worked on the front end.

Time Doctor

http://timedoctor.com
To help individuals and organizations be more productive, stop people wasting their lives on distractions, and instead finish what is important to them. My primary responsibility is to manage the payment module for users and the admin section.

MoreActive.com

http://moreactive.com/
MoreActive is a website that offers a holistic approach to the entire body and total fitness. It provides workout techniques, nutrition plans, and educational guidance for every step of your journey. It also focuses on emotional wellness, as a lack of dynamic fitness leads to fatigue and illness and limits personal growth.

It also has an application on Google Play that helps you take control of your health and wellness with fitness and nutrition programs built to help you hit weight loss and overall health goals within your time frame.

Staff.com

http://staff.com
Time Doctor is an employee time-tracking software that helps you and your team get much more done daily. It includes keystroke logging, screenshot, and internet usage tracking features. It is a multi-functional employee monitoring application with CRM and white-label capabilities.

Time Doctor is a fantastic tool for tracking time for an employee or a remote freelancer. It does a lot more than just time tracking. Some of the native features of the app include chat monitoring, screenshot captures, payroll, and payments. Time Doctor's analytics help you make intelligent choices, champion workplace visibility, offer workplace flexibility, and eliminate concerns about maintaining a high-performance culture, despite not being in one space. It allows for building an effective team regardless of the workforce model.

Cable U

CableU is the television industry’s premiere independent research company. Founded in 2006, its mission is to level the playing field in the US television industry by providing expert, unbiased monthly analysis and unique access to insider data valuable for industry professionals in their day-to-day strategic planning.

Chittagong Stock Exchange Limited, Bangladesh

This project is based on the stock market of Bangladesh. I played a comprehensive role in completing this project. it contains a real-time trading system with the core trading server.
2007 - 2010

Degree in Computer Science

Southern University Bangladesh - Chittagong

Libraries/APIs

REST APIs, Vue, Node.js, React, API Development, Stripe API, Stripe, Firebase iOS SDK, Firebase Android SDK, Facebook API, Facebook Login, Vuex, Wistia API, Doctrine 2, jQuery

Tools

Amazon Simple Email Service (SES), Git, Apache, Bitbucket, GitHub, Figma, Google Analytics, RabbitMQ, Moodle, Docker Compose, Vagrant, Postman

Frameworks

Laravel, React Native, Angular, CodeIgniter, Zend Framework, Symfony, Nova, Bootstrap, PHPUnit, Next.js, CakePHP, Red5 Media Server, PhalconPHP

Languages

PHP, JavaScript, SQL, HTML, CSS, Python, Python 3, HTML5, PHP 7, TypeScript, GraphQL, SCSS

Paradigms

API Architecture, REST, Test-driven Development (TDD), Object-oriented Programming (OOP), DevOps, Agile Project Management, Microservices, Cross-platform, Database Design, Agile

Platforms

MacOS, LAMP, Linux, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Amazon EC2, Raspberry Pi, Docker, Linode, DigitalOcean, Firebase, Kubernetes

Storage

Database Architecture, MySQL, JSON, SQLite, MariaDB, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Elasticsearch, Redis

Industry Expertise

Project Management

Other

Software as a Service (SaaS), APIs, IT Project Management, Solution Architecture, Architecture, Technical Leadership, Software Development Management, eCommerce, System Administration, Leadership, Full-stack, Payment APIs, Stripe Payments, Digital Payments, Online Payments, Full-stack Development, Software Development, JSON REST APIs, Back-end, Data Structures, System Architecture, Ubuntu Server, Software Design, Technical Project Management, Security, Consulting, CTO, IT Consulting, System Integration, Technical Design, API Integration, Amazon Route 53, SaaS, Code Review, Web App Development, Software Architecture, Technical Writing, Technical Documentation, Documentation, Video Streaming, Cloudflare, Video Livestreaming, Design Systems, Cloud Services, User Interface (UI), App Reviews, Mobile Payments, Single-page Applications (SPA), Algorithms, CI/CD Pipelines, Content Management Systems (CMS), Fintech, Symphony, Web Development, Computer Science

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