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Faaz Iqbal, JavaScript Developer in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Faaz Iqbal

JavaScript Developer in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan

Member since July 9, 2015
Faaz is a senior web developer with over 6 years of in-depth experience working with high-growth companies and clients from diverse industries. He has a BS in computer science and specializes in front-end development, but also has a strong background in back-end PHP development. He has served in lead roles and is able to integrate well in remote teams as well as on solo projects. Faaz keenly focuses on performance of websites and web apps.
Faaz is now available for hire

Portfolio

Experience

  • JavaScript, 6 years
  • WordPress, 5 years
  • jQuery, 5 years
  • CSS3, 5 years
  • HTML5, 5 years
  • PHP, 5 years
  • AngularJS, 1 year
Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Windows, Sublime Text, PhpStorm IDE, SVN, Git

The most amazing...

...work I’ve done is the revamp of a large-scale news website whose optimized code enables it to handle in excess of 1.5 M page-views/day without crashing.

Employment

  • Front-end Developer

    2015 - PRESENT
    Experiment Engine (via Toptal)
    • Wrote client-side A/B testing scripts for diverse categories of websites and SPAs using advanced JavaScript, AngularJS, jQuery, HTML5, CSS3, and third-party APIs.
    Technologies: JavaScript, AngularJS, jQuery, JSON, APIs, CSS3, HTML5, Client-side A/B Testing
  • User Interface Architect

    2013 - PRESENT
    Axact
    • Developed websites and application front-ends for a high-growth digital agency with worldwide market presence and over 1 million clients served.
    • Optimized and revamped corporate and branding websites, resulting in a boost in lead generation.
    • Demonstrated superior JavaScript/jQuery, CSS3, and HTML5 skills from a key development role where functionality and interactive animations require advanced technical commands and all projects meet QA testing for code standards, page-loading speed, cross-browser compatibility, and UX.
    • Developed a front-end revamp of the legacy CRM and company portal, successfully translating all requirements into functional features that improve user experience.
    • Utilized responsive development and best development practices to avoid and troubleshoot day-to-day glitches and cross-browser compatibility issues.
    Technologies: JavaScript, jQuery, AngularJS, CSS3, HTML5, Responsive Web
  • Team Lead Web Developer

    2011 - 2013
    Dawn Media Group
    • Led the team to develop the revamp of extremely large-scale news website Dawn.com, which serves more than a million page views per day on average.
    • Handled back-end PHP development and front-end JavaScript enhancements with emphasis on website performance, data validation/sanitization, and security.
    • Developed a JSON-based API for data service to Android, iOS, and Nokia mobile apps.
    • Created responsive and interactive photo and video gallery UIs using JavaScript.
    • Developed modules integrated into websites based on Google Fusion Tables, YouTube API, and Google Maps API.
    • Developed WordPress VIP Platform with expert level skills in back-end and front-end optimization of large scale and high-traffic websites.
    Technologies: PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, jQuery, WordPress, APIs, HTML5, CSS3
  • Web Developer

    2009 - 2010
    GLS Logistics
    • Developed and managed a comprehensive customized web application for logistics operation, handling complete front-end and back-end development.
    • Integrated tracking, accounting, and operational data into a standalone system built with PHP and MySQL. The system decreased work redundancy and automated business process.
    • Implemented front-end form validations and AJAX auto-suggest features.
    Technologies: PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, script.aculo.us, HTML, CSS

Experience

  • Dawn.com (Development)
    http://www.dawn.com

    The leading news website of Pakistan.

  • Herald Magazine Website (Development)
    http://herald.dawn.com

    Online version of the monthly Herald magazine, a renowned political magazine.

  • Dawn Urdu (Development)
    http://urdu.dawn.com

    One of the pioneer Urdu language news websites in Pakistan.

  • Aurora Magazine Website (Development)
    http://aurora.dawn.com/

    Website of Aurora magazine - Pakistan's leading advertising, marketing, and media publication.

Skills

  • Languages

    PHP, HTML5, JavaScript, CSS3
  • Frameworks

    Bootstrap, AngularJS
  • Libraries/APIs

    jQuery UI, jQuery
  • Tools

    Subversion (SVN), Sublime Text, PhpStorm, Git
  • Paradigms

    Agile Software Development, Object-oriented Programming (OOP)
  • Platforms

    WordPress
  • Other

    APIs, Single-page Applications (SPA)
  • Storage

    MySQL

Education

  • Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Computer Science
    2005 - 2009
    University of Karachi - Karachi
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