Chady Kassouf, Developer in Montreal, QC, Canada
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Chady Kassouf

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Software Developer

Location
Montreal, QC, Canada
Toptal Member Since
February 17, 2017

Chady is a full-stack web and iOS developer. He is fully fluent in Objective-C and Swift, and has a very long record of shipping products with the LAMP stack. He has solid experience with all things front-end and can work very closely with designers and UX teams.

Portfolio

Self-employed
CSS, JavaScript, MySQL, Laravel, PHP, Objective-C, Swift, iOS, Vue...
TEACH, Inc.
PHP, Laravel, Drupal, React, IT Management, SOC Compliance, Web Security...
M&C Saatchi
Laravel, Swift, Xcode, iOS, Full-stack, Leadership, API Integration...

Experience

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Terminal, PhpStorm, Sublime Text, Xcode

The most amazing...

...project I've worked on is a fintech application that provides automation for compliance and risk management programs.

Work Experience

Web/Mobile Consultant

2008 - PRESENT
Self-employed
  • Developed websites and mobile applications for over 150 clients.
  • Helped multiple clients finalize problematic projects by providing the needed expertise to bring projects to release.
  • Created a white-labeled iOS application for supporting a large number of online forums.
  • Built mission-critical applications that scale and support thousands of users.
  • Integrated social media tools and SDKs into various websites and mobile applications.
Technologies: CSS, JavaScript, MySQL, Laravel, PHP, Objective-C, Swift, iOS, Vue, Relational Databases, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Full-stack, Tailwind CSS, OpenAI, Architecture, DevOps, API Integration, Mobile Development, Apple Wallet, Full-stack Development, Technical Leadership, Cloud Architecture, Front-end, ChatGPT API, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cross-platform, Mobile, OpenAI GPT-4 API, AI Integration, Analytics, Twilio, OpenAI GPT-3 API

CTO

2019 - 2021
TEACH, Inc.
  • Guided the dev team and helped streamline and optimize the dev/deployment lifecycle.
  • Built and launched a new MVP that quickly turned into a full product.
  • Participated in the company's efforts to achieve compliance.
Technologies: PHP, Laravel, Drupal, React, IT Management, SOC Compliance, Web Security, Platform.sh, HubSpot, Salesforce, Jira, Vue, Relational Databases, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Tailwind CSS, Architecture, CTO, Leadership, DevOps, API Integration, Full-stack Development, Technical Leadership, Cloud Architecture, Front-end, Analytics

Lead iOS Developer

2016 - 2017
M&C Saatchi
  • Built and maintained an iOS application for a major client.
  • Supported the design and implementation of the API.
  • Integrated services such as Facebook SDK, OneSignal, Firebase, and HealthKit.
Technologies: Laravel, Swift, Xcode, iOS, Full-stack, Leadership, API Integration, Mobile Development, Full-stack Development, Technical Leadership, Front-end, Mobile, Analytics

Lead Mobile Engineer

2013 - 2015
Nextly, Inc.
  • Built two mobile applications to support the company's online services.
  • Helped implement back-end services and APIs.
  • Helped maintain and extend a web crawler service that reads, analyzes, and categorizes web pages.
  • Implemented test suites for various services.
Technologies: CakePHP, Objective-C, Xcode, Relational Databases, iOS, Swift, Leadership, API Integration, Mobile Development, Full-stack Development, Front-end, Mobile, Analytics

Team Lead

2006 - 2009
Element Creative Communications
  • Helped direct, build, and engineer most of the company’s projects.
  • Assisted the design team by delivering pixel-perfect implementation of websites.
  • Introduced new technologies into the company’s production team.
  • Helped with building and expanding the development team.
Technologies: Flash ActionScript, PHP, HTML, Leadership, API Integration, Full-stack Development

Web Developer and Network Administrator

2000 - 2006
ProActive
  • Assisted in setting a large amount of the company’s design policies.
  • Introduced new media into the company’s production team.
  • Supported the hosting and management of a client base of 500+ websites.
Technologies: Linux, PHP, CSS, HTML

Crowdservice (via Toptal)

Built a platform for posting jobs, bidding on jobs, and handling online payment, escrow, and payouts.

Implemented the back-end API and the iOS application.

Tech Stack: Laravel, Swift, Stripe, AWS

Product of the Year (Asset Management)

Built an asset management platform serving over 40 countries. Includes support for media conversions, notifications, invoicing, and billing as well as PDF generation.

Tech Stack: Laravel, Vue.js, AWS

Marketing Milk (via Toptal)

Implemented Offline Ad Events importer for Facebook with ability to filter and edit data.

Tech Stack: Laravel, React, Redux, Facebook API

Momentum Dashboard (via Toptal)

Helped with implementing various aspects of a government-related platform that serves over 500 sites.

Tech Stack: Laravel, Vue.js, React, Angular, Private API access.

The Cloud Life (via Toptal)

https://thecloudlife.com/
Built the platform for managing and storing files; an API to serve an iOS app to access the platform; a billing system that can handle Stripe and in-app subscriptions with Apple, and the front end for the website and supporting control panels.

Tech Stack: Laravel, Stripe, AppStore integration, Vue.js

Crush the Numbers (via Toptal)

https://crushthenumbers.com
Built a game engine and corresponding back end. The game is built with TypeScript and wrapped in a native iOS app.

Tech Stack: TypeScript, Swift, Laravel.

Pointer Planner (via Toptal)

Helped optimize management of large numbers of location updates on a live map.

Tech Stack: Vue.js

60fps Camera

Back in the days of the iPhone 5, the device camera had the potential to shoot videos at 60fps, but the native camera app did not allow that. This is when this app was born. It provided the ability to shoot and export 60fps videos with your iPhone.

Ever since, more functionality has been added to the application, adding the ability to apply filters and manually control focus while always maintaining a simple and intuitive user interface.

Censor It

This app allows you to easily censor parts of an image before sharing it. Took a screenshot that has important information you don't want to share? Censor It out. Want to share that group photo but want to preserve the privacy of some people? Censor them out.

It has the following features:

• Ability to switch between blur and pixelate.
• Ability to specify the amount of censorship to apply.
• Zoom and Pan for better precision.
• Does not overwrite the original image when saving.
• Ability to share directly to Facebook and Twitter.

Lawn Mower

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/lawn-mower/id961341064?ls=1&mt=8
A fun and addictive game where you drive a lawnmower to cut the grass and try to clear out the field as much as you can.

This is a game where you can never lose. Play when you have some free time, when you're on the bus, in the subway, anywhere, whenever you have a couple of minutes to kill.

It features 250 hand-crafted levels.

NoSquint

Full-screen face dialer and large talking dial pad.

Dial without even looking at the screen. NoSquint is developed to help the visually impaired and seniors relying only on their hearing senses to dial new or saved contacts.

Identify contacts not just by their names, pictures, or phone numbers, but also by their own voice. Share your contact cards by email including your recorded voice tags.

Phoenicia Real Estate

http://phoeniciarealestate.net/
Developed a back-end system for managing properties online, as well as an API allowing the client's local property management application to publish properties directly to the website.
2001 - 2006

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science

American University of Science and Technology - Beirut

1998 - 2001

Coursework in Architecture

Lebanese University, Fine Arts Institue - Beirut

JANUARY 2019 - PRESENT

Deep Learning

Coursera

OCTOBER 2017 - PRESENT

PHP: Performance Optimization

Lynda.com

Libraries/APIs

Stripe API, jQuery, Facebook API, Social Media APIs, Vue, HealthKit, React

Tools

PhpStorm, Xcode, Sublime Text 3, Git, Composer, Webpack, Sublime Text, Terminal, Adobe After Effects, Make, Jira

Frameworks

Spring, Laravel, Tailwind CSS, Phaser.io, CakePHP, Symfony

Languages

HTML, PHP, JavaScript, PHP 7, Objective-C, Swift, CSS, Flash ActionScript, TypeScript, Perl, Bash, Java

Paradigms

REST, Model View Controller (MVC), Mobile Development, Cross-platform, DevOps, Test-driven Development (TDD), Agile

Platforms

iOS, Firebase, Linux, Amazon EC2, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Mobile, Twilio, Meteor, Android, Drupal, Platform.sh, HubSpot, Salesforce

Storage

MySQL, Amazon S3 (AWS S3), Relational Databases, NoSQL, MongoDB

Other

Data Analysis, Mobile App Development, APIs, Software Development, Full-stack, Architecture, API Integration, Full-stack Development, Cloud Architecture, Front-end, UI Animation, Flash Animation, User Experience (UX), eCommerce, Regular Expressions, Chrome Extensions, Payment Gateways, Amazon Elastic Transcoder, IT Management, OpenAI, CTO, Leadership, Apple Wallet, Technical Leadership, ChatGPT API, Artificial Intelligence (AI), OpenAI GPT-4 API, AI Integration, Analytics, OpenAI GPT-3 API, Vi, SOC Compliance, Web Security, Machine Learning

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