Faaz Iqbal

Faaz Iqbal

Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
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Faaz Iqbal

Faaz Iqbal

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
  • Axact
    JavaScript, jQuery, AngularJS, CSS3, HTML5, Responsive Web
  • Dawn Media Group
    PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, jQuery, WordPress, APIs, HTML5, CSS3
  • GLS Logistics
    PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, script.aculo.us, HTML, CSS
Experience
  • JavaScript, 6 years
  • PHP, 5 years
  • HTML5, 5 years
  • CSS3, 5 years
  • jQuery, 5 years
  • WordPress, 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
  • User Interface Architect
    Axact
    2013 - PRESENT
    • Develop websites and application front-ends for the high-growth digital agency with worldwide market presence and over 1 million clients served.
    • Optimize and revamp corporate and branding websites, resulting in a boost in lead generation.
    • Demonstrate superior JavaScript/jQuery, CSS3, and HTML5 skills from a key development role where functionality and interactive animations require advanced technical command and all projects meet QA testing for code standards, page-loading speed, cross-browser compatibility, and UX.
    • Develop a front-end revamp of the legacy CRM and company portal, successfully translating all requirements into functional features that improve user experience.
    • Excellent command of responsive development and best development practices utilized 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
    Dawn Media Group
    2011 - 2013
    • Led the team to develop the revamp of extremely large-scale news website Dawn.com that serves more than 1 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
    GLS Logistics
    2009 - 2010
    • 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
    HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, PHP
  • Frameworks
    Bootstrap, AngularJS
  • Libraries/APIs
    jQuery UI, jQuery, API
  • Tools
    SVN, Sublime Text, Git, PhpStorm
  • Paradigms
    Agile Software Development, Object-oriented Programming (OOP)
  • Platforms
    WordPress
  • Misc
    Cross-browser Compatibility, Single-page application
  • Storage
    MySQL
Education
  • Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Computer Science
    University of Karachi - Karachi
    2005 - 2009
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