Fares Ibney Yusuf, Developer in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Fares Ibney Yusuf

Verified Expert  in Engineering

ISO 8583 Developer

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Toptal Member Since
February 2, 2017

Fares is a Java developer with more than 17 years of experience and is passionate about developing exciting and creative applications. He's familiar with various sets of tools and technologies. He has exemplary communication skills and is fun to work with. Fares takes initiative and loves investigating problems.



Preferred Environment

Amazon Web Services (AWS), GitHub, IntelliJ IDEA, Eclipse, Ubuntu, MacOS

The most amazing...

...piece of software I've coded is a mission-critical financial gateway. It helps my client to integrate 40+ banks and process thousands of transactions each hour.

Work Experience

Remote Consultant

2016 - 2017
  • Broke a monolithic app into cloud-based microservices.
  • Designed, developed, and deployed new microservices (ebooks, eCommerce) and gateway application.
  • Implemented a service discovery server for applications with Netflix Eureka server.
  • Implemented CI/CD with GitHub and Jenkins.
  • Dockerized the overall microservice application and implemented ELK based centralized logging infrastructure.
  • Mentored team members in the development and helping them to catch the new architecture.
Technologies: JMS, MySQL, Docker, MongoDB, Spring Cloud, Spring, Microservices, Angular, Java

Senior Software Engineer

2012 - 2015
Secure Link Services
  • Design, developed, deployed, and led a development team to build a responsive web application built on Spring Boot and AngularJS. The application helps users to find an empty parking spot, parking inspectors can figure out overtime occupancy, and the city authority can better plan future administrative decisions. Wrote the back-end and historical data analysis section with Hadoop and Hive.
  • Designed and developed a mission-critical payment gateway with configurable pieces (e.g., banks, parsing methods, etc.). The application is based on the International Organization for Standardization transaction card originated messages standard (ISO-8583).
  • Developed a sub-system for a passenger information system implemented in Rail Vehicles. The sub-system connects with registered TFT and Audio devices, updates the destination and route information along with other info such as weather, speed, and passenger count by compartment to a real-time visualization.
Technologies: JEE, Spring, Java

Senior Software Engineer

2010 - 2012
Tiger IT Bangladesh, Ltd.
  • Developed a framework on service-oriented architecture. The framework helped the organization to build different projects with reusable services/components.
  • Developed and deployed an MRP passport project for an Asian country. The life cycle of the system starts from scanning a passport form, validation, passport allocation, and delivery.
  • Conducted technical interviews and coaching.
Technologies: Oracle, Oracle Fusion Middleware, Java

Software Engineer

2005 - 2010
Spectrum Engineering Consortium, Ltd.
  • Developed a full-featured telecom billing solution. Wrote the mediation, CDR parsing, rating, and billing modules for the application.
  • Developed an application for a mobile-based community, which provides on-demand streaming audio, video, and pictures as mobile content.
  • Developed web service like the server for the project.
  • Developed a P2P-based video content sharing application. The project was an implementation of a high-speed video content sharing algorithm.
  • Developed a desktop based application for the banking sector to collect utility bills.
  • Integrated with several banking software systems to ensure smooth banking transactions and tight security. This software can process any kinds of utility payments or tax payments as well as produce MIS, including payments through auto bill pay, ATMs, BillsPay machines, call centers, etc.
Technologies: Oracle, Java, C++

Parking Solution

The application is a cloud-based solution detecting cars from static images. With its smart computer vision algorithm, figures out the real-time parking occupancy in different parking spots and lets a modern Java stack handle the application and data concerns. The occupancy information is stored in a NoSQL database (MongoDB) from where data is analytically processed and dumped into a data warehouse using Hadoop and Hive.

The solution provides a responsive web application built on Spring Boot and AngularJS, which uses Google Maps API to help the users find an empty parking spot. The scope of this application is not limited to finding a parking spot, though. With the help of the smart algorithm, parking inspectors can figure out overtime occupancy in parking spots and take the necessary measures. It furthermore analyzes historical data and generates detailed, configurable parking occupancy reports that help the city authority to better plan future administrative decisions.

Payment Gateway

Designed and developed a mission-critical payment gateway with configurable pieces (e.g., banks, parsing methods, etc.). The application is based on the International Organization for Standardization transaction card originated messages standard (ISO-8583).


The application is about the most comprehensive virtual business that helps customers with buying books online in Bangladesh. Helping them to break their monolithic app into microservices architecture.
2001 - 2005

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science and Engineering

Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology - Bangladesh


Liquibase, Spring REST, JMS


Jenkins, ActiveMQ, JHipster, Flyway, Jira, RabbitMQ, WildFly, Docker Compose, IntelliJ IDEA, GitHub, Mongoose, Docker Swarm


Apache Camel, Spring Boot, Hibernate, Spring, Spring Microservice, Angular, Hadoop


Java, C++, Python, JavaScript, CSS, HTML


Agile Software Development, Microservices, Microservices Architecture


JEE, Linux, Oracle, Docker, Kubernetes, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), MacOS, Ubuntu, Eclipse, Amazon Web Services (AWS)


Spring Data, Elasticsearch, Spring Data Elasticsearch, Amazon S3 (AWS S3), MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Apache Hive, Graph Databases


ISO 8583, Payment Gateways, Netflix OSS, GraphDB, Cloud, Oracle Fusion Middleware, Spring Cloud

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