Basit Anwer, Developer in Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan
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Basit Anwer

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Solutions Architect and Software Developer

Location
Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan
Toptal Member Since
March 5, 2022

Basit has over 13 years of experience and a passion for developing high-quality, scalable solutions that meet the needs of the business and its customers. His expertise includes TypeScript, Java, .NET, Python, and AWS in designing SaaS products. Some of his notable projects include designing and developing a BI SaaS product serving over 1,000 queries per second and improving the performance of multiple projects tenfold. He can assist teams mid-cycle or lay down the foundations of a new product.

Portfolio

Capabl
JavaScript, Node.js, Typesafe, React, Netlify, Terraform, GraphQL, PostgreSQL...
Vectara
Java, JavaScript, React, Python, Go, Protobuf, Docker, APIs, HTML...
LMK Resources
.NET, C++, DevOps, C#, .NET Core, Docker, APIs, C#.NET, SQL, API Integration...

Experience

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

MacOS, Visual Studio Code (VS Code), IntelliJ IDEA, Node.js, GraphQL, Protobuf, Java, JavaScript, Blogs

The most amazing...

...project I've led and developed is a BI SaaS product serving 1,000+ database queries per second.

Work Experience

Lead Engineer

2021 - 2022
Capabl
  • Designed and built an analytics SaaS product serving 1,000+ database queries per second.
  • Architectured the SaaS product to provide 99.9% uptime with strong reliability and resilience.
  • Designed and built public and internal GraphQL APIs with backward compatibility.
  • Established a minimum code coverage requirement of 90% and implemented tools to automatically track and enforce it.
Technologies: JavaScript, Node.js, Typesafe, React, Netlify, Terraform, GraphQL, PostgreSQL, Redis, Docker, APIs, HTML, Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS Cloud Architecture, SQL, API Integration, REST APIs, Postman, Data Engineering, Data Pipelines, Data Integration, Swagger, Next.js, Material UI, Agile, Scrum, Leadership, Architecture, Requirements Analysis, Technical Leadership, Full-stack, Shopify, CTO, Technical Architecture, Team Leadership, Git, OpenAPI, Back-end, AWS Lambda, Lambda Functions, CSS, Chart.js, Full-stack Development, Third-party APIs, Data Visualization, Django, Front-end, User Interface (UI), HTML5, D3.js, React DnD, Web Scraping, Data Extraction, B2B, Documentation, Marketplace Platforms, Marketplaces, AWS Amplify, Amazon Cognito, Software Architecture, Redux, Back-end Development, Back-end Performance, Back-end Architecture, MERN Stack, Amazon S3 (AWS S3), REST, eCommerce, Apollo, GitHub, NoSQL, Tailwind CSS, DigitalOcean, Amazon API Gateway, CI/CD Pipelines, Code Review, Cloud Architecture, Single Sign-on (SSO), API Design, System Architecture Design, API Architecture, DevOps, Dashboard Design, Dashboards, Nuxt.js, Figma, ChatGPT

Senior Software Engineer

2020 - 2021
Vectara
  • Developed the back end and front end of the SaaS product from ground zero.
  • Created a fully automated testing solution to benchmark and test our APIs.
  • Designed and developed a document converter accurately up to 99% with speeds reaching up to 800+ docs per minute.
Technologies: Java, JavaScript, React, Python, Go, Protobuf, Docker, APIs, HTML, Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS Cloud Architecture, SQL, API Integration, REST APIs, Postman, Data Integration, Swagger, PostgreSQL, Agile, Scrum, Architecture, Full-stack, Technical Architecture, Python 3, Git, Back-end, Lambda Functions, MySQL, CSS, Full-stack Development, Third-party APIs, Data Visualization, Django, Front-end, User Interface (UI), HTML5, D3.js, Web Scraping, Search Engines, Data Extraction, B2B, Documentation, Marketplace Platforms, Elasticsearch, Software Architecture, Back-end Development, Back-end Performance, Apache Kafka, Kafka Streams, Back-end Architecture, GPT, Natural Language Processing (NLP), Generative Pre-trained Transformers (GPT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Amazon S3 (AWS S3), REST, GitHub, Data Science, NoSQL, Amazon API Gateway, CI/CD Pipelines, Code Review, Cloud Architecture, Single Sign-on (SSO), API Design, System Architecture Design, API Architecture, DevOps, Dashboard Design, Dashboards

Team Lead

2020 - 2021
LMK Resources
  • Maintained and improved the company's SDK exposed for external and internal use within the suite of products.
  • Improved the DevOps process and implemented various methodologies to make deployment and testing faster.
  • Oversaw the WFH transition when COVID-19 struck. This included the whole deployment process and how technology was deeply involved throughout the company.
Technologies: .NET, C++, DevOps, C#, .NET Core, Docker, APIs, C#.NET, SQL, API Integration, REST APIs, Postman, Data Pipelines, Data Integration, Swagger, Agile, Scrum, Leadership, Architecture, Requirements Analysis, Technical Leadership, Technical Architecture, Team Leadership, Python 3, Git, Back-end, Full-stack Development, Third-party APIs, Data Visualization, Front-end, User Interface (UI), HTML5, B2B, Documentation, Software Architecture, Back-end Development, Back-end Performance, Back-end Architecture, GitHub, CI/CD Pipelines, Code Review, Cloud Architecture, API Design, System Architecture Design, API Architecture

Application Architect

2017 - 2019
LMK Resources
  • Improved application performance by 200% by performing refactoring and architectural changes.
  • Reduced cloud costs by analyzing usage in Azure by 60%.
  • Programmed GPU shaders in C in an in-house-built 3D engine for modeling terrain.
  • Maintained and improved the architecture of the application in C# and WPF.
  • Hired and trained new employees in all the technology stacks used in the company.
Technologies: .NET, Telerik WPF, WPF 3D, HLSL, DirectX, GPU Computing, C, Shaders, C#, .NET Core, APIs, C#.NET, API Integration, REST APIs, Postman, Data Integration, Agile, Scrum, Microsoft SQL Server, Leadership, Architecture, Requirements Analysis, Technical Leadership, Technical Architecture, Team Leadership, Git, Back-end, Full-stack Development, Third-party APIs, Django, Front-end, User Interface (UI), HTML5, B2B, Software Architecture, Back-end Development, Back-end Performance, Back-end Architecture, REST, GitHub, NoSQL, CI/CD Pipelines, Code Review, Cloud Architecture, API Design, System Architecture Design, API Architecture

Solutions Architect

2015 - 2017
NCache by Alachisoft
  • Identified feature gaps for NCache (a distributed cache) and guided the development team. Introduced MapReduce in NCache as a distributed computing framework.
  • Took part in the development of a NoSQL database and worked on performance-related features.
  • Worked directly with the marketing team to write and promote technical blogs, articles, and white papers.
  • Solved customer issues with the support team and provided architectural solutions to customers to avail of the caching features optimally.
Technologies: .NET, Java, Technical Writing, Writing & Editing, Redis, C#, APIs, C#.NET, API Integration, REST APIs, Data Engineering, Data Pipelines, Agile, Scrum, Microsoft SQL Server, Leadership, Architecture, Requirements Analysis, Technical Leadership, Technical Architecture, Team Leadership, Python 3, Back-end, Third-party APIs, User Interface (UI), HTML5, Data Extraction, B2B, Documentation, Software Architecture, Back-end Development, Back-end Performance, Back-end Architecture, Amazon S3 (AWS S3), REST, GitHub, NoSQL, Code Review, API Design, System Architecture Design, API Architecture

Co-founder

2014 - 2016
SocialSynopsis
  • Built a data/ML pipeline that sifts through 100 million tweets and Facebook posts to provide business intelligence reports.
  • Increased user retention by 2x by engaging customers and updating the dashboard UX.
  • Oversaw the launch process of the product and took part in the sales pitch and raising funds for the product.
  • Automated EC2 machine provisioning in AWS using SDK for a customer.
Technologies: Python, Java, HBase, MySQL, MongoDB, APIs, HTML, C#.NET, SQL, API Integration, REST APIs, Data Engineering, Data Pipelines, Data Integration, PostgreSQL, Agile, Scrum, Leadership, Architecture, Requirements Analysis, Technical Leadership, CTO, Technical Architecture, Team Leadership, Python 3, Git, NumPy, Back-end, Third-party APIs, Data Visualization, Django, Front-end, User Interface (UI), HTML5, D3.js, Web Scraping, Data Extraction, B2B, Documentation, Amazon DynamoDB, Software Architecture, Back-end Development, Back-end Architecture, GPT, Generative Pre-trained Transformers (GPT), Natural Language Processing (NLP), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Public Relations (PR), MERN Stack, Amazon S3 (AWS S3), REST, GitHub, Data Science, NoSQL, Code Review, Cloud Architecture, System Architecture Design, API Architecture, Dashboard Design, Dashboards

Team Lead and Developer

2009 - 2013
Alachisoft
  • Led a team of ten to build an extremely fast and scalable in-memory distributed caching server (Redis competitor). The product was highly mission-critical.
  • Improved the stability and performance of a clustered environment and fixed bugs on JGroups. Introduced new cluster topologies as well.
  • Handled critical client issues and identified bugs from crash dumps.
  • Trained new employees and fresh graduates to bring them up to speed with the technology stack and product.
  • Received the Excellence award in 2013 for leading a team in releasing TayzGrid.
Technologies: .NET, Java, NCache, C#, APIs, C#.NET, SQL, API Integration, REST APIs, Data Pipelines, Microsoft SQL Server, Leadership, Architecture, Requirements Analysis, Technical Leadership, Technical Architecture, Team Leadership, Back-end, Third-party APIs, HTML5, B2B, Software Architecture, Back-end Development, Back-end Performance, Back-end Architecture, GitHub, Code Review, API Design, System Architecture Design, API Architecture

Capabl

https://capabl.co
Capabl provides on-time order and SLA tracking for DTC brands to optimize fulfillment and customer relationships. I led the product development from the front and hired, trained, and led the team. We built a working MVP within three months, including building a Shopify app, a front-end panel, and the entire infrastructure deployment.

Vectara

https://vectara.com
Vectara is an AI-powered platform for text search. I was one of the senior software engineers working with ex-Google engineers to build a pass solution to provide low-latency search results for private data. I was part of the startup to build the complete management software of the corpora.

GVERSE Geomodelling

https://www.gverse.com/ProductPackages/geomodeling
GVERSE Geomodelling is a sophisticated, integrated subsurface geological and reservoir modeling solution. I led the architecture of the 3D engine used in Geomodelling. This included writing math-intensive code in HLSL and working directly in the GPU pipeline. It also involved work in the .NET framework (WPF). I was responsible for the architecture of the product. I was also part of the effort to speed up the performance, directly impacting customers.

NCache: In-Memory Distributed Cache

https://www.alachisoft.com
NCache is an open-source in-memory distributed cache for .NET, Java, and Node.js applications. I led the development team and faced one of the most exciting problems while working with this product. This included fixing clustering issues in a distributed environment, implementing map-reduce algorithms, writing runtime automated generated code in IL Assembly, and fixing problems in a high concurrency environment. I also led the team to write technical content in blogs, articles, and white papers since the product is from developer to developer. This got me working with the marketing and sales team directly and with the CEO.

Blog and Portfolio Website

https://basitanwer.xyz
A blog and portfolio website that demonstrates my ability to develop a powerful and flexible platform that is both visually appealing and easy to use. Coding the website from scratch allowed me to fully customize the site to meet specific needs and goals. CI/CD deployed on GitHub and Vercel.

Languages

Java, Python, JavaScript, TypeScript, GraphQL, C#, C#.NET, SQL, Python 3, CSS, HTML5, HTML, Embedded C++, HLSL, C, C++, Go

Frameworks

.NET, Tailwind CSS, .NET Core, Swagger, Next.js, Material UI, Django, Redux, Nuxt.js, Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)

Libraries/APIs

React, Node.js, Shopify API, REST APIs, OpenAPI, D3.js, AWS Amplify, DirectX, Protobuf, NCache, NumPy, Chart.js, React DnD

Tools

Postman, Git, GitHub, CAD, Amazon Cognito, Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS), Figma, Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), WPF 3D, Terraform, IntelliJ IDEA, Kafka Streams

Paradigms

DevOps, Agile, Requirements Analysis, B2B, Marketplace Platforms, Back-end Architecture, REST, API Architecture, Scrum, Data Science

Platforms

Amazon Web Services (AWS), DigitalOcean, AWS Lambda, Docker, Shopify, Amazon EC2, Telerik WPF, Typesafe, Netlify, MacOS, Visual Studio Code (VS Code), Apache Kafka

Storage

MySQL, PostgreSQL, Redis, Data Pipelines, Data Integration, Amazon S3 (AWS S3), NoSQL, MongoDB, Microsoft SQL Server, Elasticsearch, HBase, Amazon DynamoDB

Other

Leadership, APIs, API Integration, Data Engineering, Architecture, Technical Leadership, Full-stack, Technical Architecture, Team Leadership, Back-end, Full-stack Development, Third-party APIs, Data Visualization, Front-end, Manufacturing, CNC, User Interface (UI), Web Scraping, Data Extraction, Documentation, Software Architecture, Back-end Development, Back-end Performance, MERN Stack, Apollo, CI/CD Pipelines, Code Review, Cloud Architecture, Single Sign-on (SSO), API Design, System Architecture Design, Dashboard Design, Dashboards, Writing & Editing, AWS Cloud Architecture, CTO, Lambda Functions, Search Engines, Marketplaces, eCommerce, Amazon API Gateway, ChatGPT, Machine Learning, Information Retrieval, Recommendation Systems, Text Mining, Sentiment Analysis, Supervised Machine Learning, Neural Networks, Technical Writing, GPU Computing, ILAsm, Shaders, Blogs, DWG File Format, DXF, Natural Language Processing (NLP), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Public Relations (PR), GPT, Generative Pre-trained Transformers (GPT)

2005 - 2009

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Engineering

National University of Science & Technology (NUST) - Islamabad, Pakistan

FEBRUARY 2021 - PRESENT

AWS Fundementals

Coursera

NOVEMBER 2019 - PRESENT

Machine Learning

Coursera

AUGUST 2016 - PRESENT

Text Mining and Analytics

Coursera

JULY 2016 - PRESENT

Text Retrieval and Search Engines

Coursera

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