Hussein El Motayam, Ruby on Rails Developer in Cairo, Egypt
Hussein El Motayam

Ruby on Rails Developer in Cairo, Egypt

Member since September 7, 2015
Hussein is an expert software engineer with wide experience in various languages and frameworks. He possesses strong communication skills, enabling him to cope and blend in any team. Discipline, deadlines, and dedication make up his "3D work ethic."
Hussein is now available for hire




Cairo, Egypt



Preferred Environment

Git, Linux, Spacemacs

The most amazing...

...thing I've developed is a machine intelligence classifier that can make accurate client satisfaction predictions for an early warning system for management.


  • Full-stack Software Engineer

    2019 - 2019
    Burstorm (via Toptal)
    • Maintained and extended Burstorm, a fully integrated CAD application for cloud architects and cloud service providers.
    • Updated Ruby and Rails from five-year-old versions to the latest versions while preserving the existing functionality.
    • Optimized search operations to happen within milliseconds instead of taking minutes to complete.
    • Devised complicated SQL queries that performed heuristic search and retrieved the best results that match the search criteria while guaranteeing the lowest costs.
    • Led global application rewrite efforts starting by rewriting the UI using Vue.js while ensuring modularity and maintainability.
    • Integrated third-party error reporting and code smell tools.
    Technologies: Ruby on Rails, PostgreSQL, RabbitMQ, Vue.js, Vuetify
  • Full-stack Software Engineer

    2019 - 2019
    Realla (via Toptal)
    • Worked on developing and extending Realla, a commercial property search engine.
    • Developed an analytics module for aggregating and collecting system-wide events through Elasticsearch.
    • Optimized Elasticsearch queries to yield more accurate and relevant results to the given search terms.
    • Developed a vanilla JavaScript component to handle complex searching scenarios and integrated it with Google Places API.
    • Implemented an optimized cart checkout experience.
    • Developed an audit trails module for recording activity and model changes.
    • Fixed low to medium severity issues and improved the overall test coverage.
    • Performed cross-browser testing and fixed browser-specific styling and JavaScript issues.
    Technologies: Ruby on Rails, Elasticsearch, Webpack, MySQL, Google Places API
  • Full-stack Software Engineer

    2018 - 2018
    Stessa (via Toptal)
    • Worked on developing and extending Stessa, a platform for real estate investors to track, manage, and communicate the performance of their real estate assets.
    • Implemented pixel-perfect InVision designs using Vue.js as a front-end framework.
    • Created reusable, modular, and complex UI components in Vue.js.
    • Created API integrations with third-party services such as Veryfi.
    • Improved test coverage using Rspec and Capybara.
    • Contributed to enhancing the overall UI/UX by shifting from Rails server-side rendering toward a single-page application approach through the utilization of Vue.js.
    Technologies: Ruby on Rails, Vue.js, PostgreSQL, Sidekiq, InVision, Veryfi
  • Full-stack Software Engineer

    2017 - 2018
    QuadWrangle (via Toptal)
    • Helped design, develop, test, and deploy the web and mobile applications of QuadWrangle, an alumni engagement platform that is used by several schools and universities across the US.
    • Designed and implemented a Neo4j graph database along with the cypher queries that are capable of identifying related user profiles and figuring out the duplicate ones with a degree of confidence.
    • Implemented a full shopping-cart experience that enables users make donations and gifts, buy event tickets, or purchase and customize membership packages through third-party payment processors.
    • Implemented a CI/CD pipeline on CircleCI for testing and deploying code changes as well as building and signing Android packages automatically.
    • Implemented a site-wide dynamic template and homepage that can be fully customized through a drag-and-drop WYSIWYG editor.
    Technologies: Java, Play Framework, MongoDB, Ionic Framework, AngularJS, Neo4j, CircleCI, Angular Material
  • Full-stack Software Engineer

    2016 - 2017
    AdcrushMedia (via Toptal)
    • Developed and maintained a Facebook Ads campaign launching platform.
    • Helped productize the platform into a SaaS business model.
    • Integrated with external services and platforms such as Salesforce, Amazon AWS, DigitalOcean, Shopify, Slack, Namecheap, GoDaddy, Voluum, Adespresso, and Qwaya.
    • Developed analytics dashboards for calculating and forecasting campaign performance.
    • Extended Froala WYSIWYG editor to provide a full-featured landing page authoring tool.
    • Created a Slack notifications module along with a global error handler for bug reporting and tracking.
    • Created a Rails Shopify proxy application for rendering dynamic shop content based on variable parameters.
    Technologies: Ruby on Rails, PostgreSQL, Redis, Sidekiq, Vue.js, AWS, Shopify
  • Full-stack Software Engineer

    2015 - 2016
    Fitd, Co. (via Toptal)
    • Developed an eCommerce MVP for clothes matching based on the user's body measurements.
    • Implemented a complex set of algorithms that guarantee the proper fitting of the purchased clothing.
    • Optimized the matching algorithm at the database level to ensure a smooth user experience.
    • Developed a scraping and importing module for pulling the garments along with their measurements and details.
    • Created a user-friendly responsive design that works well for mobile users.
    Technologies: Ruby on Rails, PostgreSQL, Heroku
  • Senior Technical Support Engineer

    2013 - 2016
    • Provided technical support services for EMC Documentum and xCP as well.
    • Assisted in recovering from production down and data loss issues.
    • Developed a fully featured surveying system in Java built on top of Vaadin framework.
    • Created an intelligent classifier that can predict client satisfaction and provide early warning for management.
    • Built a web service that can watch over the service requests and keep them up to date with the corresponding email threads.
    Technologies: Documentum, xCP, Java, Vaadin, Ruby, Natural Language Processing, Machine Intelligence
  • Software Development Engineer

    2012 - 2013
    • Developed remote keyless entry systems for popular car brands that provided remote air conditioning as well as remote parking capabilities.
    • Contributed to the development of a vehicle telematics system that allows accurate reporting of vehicle position and intelligent emergency/accident assistance.
    • Accomplished unit testing and integration testing for various automotive solutions.
    • Developed Ruby scripts for test automation and automatic report generation.
    • Accomplished rapid prototyping in an Agile environment.
    Technologies: Assembly, Embedded C, VHDL, C++


  • Froala GWT Wrapper (Development)

    Wrapped the Froala WYSIWYG JavaScript editor into a Google web toolkit widget to be used directly using server side Java code.

    Enhanced the wrapper to be able to upload to Google cloud storage directly without going through Google app engine.

    Configured the wrapper to either use OAuth2 or signed URLs for uploading to Google cloud storage.

    Used JSNI and the newly introduced JsInterop in wrapping the JavaScript library.

    Performed testing and enhanced code documentation.

    The used technologies are: Java, JavaScript, JSNI, JsInterop, GWT, GAE, GCS.

  • FBPWn (Development)

    Developed a cross-platform Java-based Facebook social engineering framework that sends friend requests to a list of Facebook profiles and polls for the acceptance notification. Once the victim accepts the invitation, it dumps all their information, photos, and friend list to a local folder.

    Created a multi-threading module that is capable of running multiple jobs at the same time.

    Created an extensible interface to be able to load custom developed plugins during runtime.

    Enhanced the UI/UX of the application and created a sleek look and feel.


  • Languages

    Ruby, SQL, Java, Cypher, HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, UML, Bash, C++, PHP, Assembly, VHDL
  • Frameworks

    Bootstrap, Bootstrap 3, Ruby on Rails (RoR), GAE, Hibernate, Google Web Toolkit, Vaadin, Angular Material, Ionic, Play Framework, Sinatra, Ember.js, Selenium, CakePHP, Play, AngularJS, JavaServer Pages (JSP), jMonkeyEngine, HtmlUnit, Swing, GWT, Spring MVC, Spring, Vuetify.js, Aurelia, Materialize, Symfony 2, JavaBeans, Laravel, ASP.NET
  • Libraries/APIs

    OpenNLP, Shopify API, Vue.js, Selenium WebDriver, PhantomJS, Node.js, jQuery, JOGL, C3p0, JDBC, OpenGL, Salesforce API, Salesforce REST API, Authorize.Net, Stripe API, Stripe Connect, Stripe Connect API, D3.js, NVD3, Sikuli, MailChimp API, Stripe, Google Places API
  • Tools

    Jira, Subversion (SVN), Metasploit, Git, CasperJS, CircleCI, RSpec, Capistrano, Pivotal Tracker, Apache Tomcat, Zeplin, InVision, OpenVPN, Stripe Checkout, Android Device Manager, Nginx, SikuliX, Gimp, Google Web Designer, Google Analytics, Webpack
  • Platforms

    Ubuntu, EMC xCP, Linux, Java EE, Google App Engine, Shopify, Docker, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Heroku, WordPress, Joomla, Arch Linux, Android, Salesforce, Mailgun, DatumBox
  • Storage

    MySQL, NoSQL, Neo4j, AWS S3, JSON, Redis, MongoDB, Google Cloud Storage, Elasticsearch, Microsoft SQL Server
  • Other

    Web Scraping, Scraping, EMC Documentum, Agile Software Testing, GraphDB, Algorithms, Apps, Ajax, Selenium Automation, RESTful APIs, RESTful Web Services, Ember CLI, Data Structures, Reverse Engineering, Verification, Ubuntu Server, Stripe Payments, Shopify Design, User Experience (UX), Optimization Algorithms, Optimization, SVG, Google Material Design
  • Paradigms

    Agile Software Development, Model View Controller (MVC), Test-driven Development (TDD), Behavior-driven Development (BDD), DevOps, REST, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Functional Programming, Penetration Testing


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering
    2007 - 2012
    Cairo University - Cairo, Egypt


  • Neo4j Certified Professional

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