Ibrahim Rashid, Developer in Toronto, ON, Canada
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Ibrahim Rashid

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Toronto, ON, Canada
Toptal Member Since
October 24, 2014

Over the past nine years as a full-stack software engineer for various clients, Ibrahim has worked on multiple technologies to develop web and desktop solutions for startups and SMBs. Ibrahim has extensive experience in software design and development with the latest technology and standards and is familiar with modern deployment environments and server administration issues.


Wave Financial Inc
Python 3, Django, React, Payment APIs, Worldpay, AWS CLI, Docker, Kubernetes...
Amazon Web Services (AWS), GIS, Flask, PostgreSQL, Python, API Integration
Manhattan Digital
Azure Functions, FFmpeg, Unscreen, Remove BG, Express.js, Docker, Nuxt.js...




Preferred Environment

Vim Text Editor, Unix

The most amazing...

...thing I've developed is an outstanding solution for an SMS-based survey system capable of processing multiple participants in several surveys simultaneously.

Work Experience

Software Engineer

2022 - PRESENT
Wave Financial Inc
  • Designed and developed the recurring invoice payment solution.
  • Designed and developed a variable monetization scheme for invoice payment.
  • Managed and extended various microservices related to payment processing and financial services.
Technologies: Python 3, Django, React, Payment APIs, Worldpay, AWS CLI, Docker, Kubernetes, RabbitMQ

Software Engineer

2020 - 2022
  • Designed and developed software solutions and performed on-call and triage duties.
  • Created unit tests for various features to improve the stability of the system.
  • Developed an optimized query to obtain data efficiently from an extensive PostgreSQL database.
  • Designed and extended the existing host compliance product features like interactive voice response, letters, mobile permitting, and rental activity monitoring.
  • Oversaw and managed web applications in AWS.
  • Helped and conducted training sessions for new developers.
  • Designed containerized architecture and deployed it on Amazon ECS.
Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), GIS, Flask, PostgreSQL, Python, API Integration

Solution Architect | Lead Developer

2021 - 2021
Manhattan Digital
  • Designed a scalable custom media capture and delivery web platform.
  • Led a team of five to deliver a custom web solution for Microsoft Inspire and Microsoft Ready events.
  • Implemented the solution with Azure Cloud using Azure Functions and other components.
  • Designed an on-the-fly custom video content generation solution.
  • Managed the coordination between the computer vision, web, and DevOps teams.
  • Worked with product owners and other stakeholders and converted ideas to solutions.
Technologies: Azure Functions, FFmpeg, Unscreen, Remove BG, Express.js, Docker, Nuxt.js, SendGrid, CI/CD Pipelines, MongoDB Atlas, Node.js, API Integration

Python Developer

2020 - 2021
Axiomatic Technology Ltd
  • Worked on Python3 custom library development for Async data processing for high-performance projects.
  • Worked with Windows Services Python integration and resolved critical issues.
  • Worked with MQTT messaging protocol to communicate between services.
  • Developed Unit Tests for various features that run in the Jenkins pipeline on each build.
Technologies: Python 3, Asyncio, Windows Services, MQTT, Sensor Data, MySQL, Jenkins

Software Engineer

2017 - 2020
Host Compliance - Now a part of Granicus
  • Developed a back-end FTP-based custom file upload solution.
  • Developed automated bulk letter-sending architecture.
  • Developed a custom interactive voice response solution for complaints reporting.
  • Worked with ML model to group similar listings of short-term rental (STR).
  • Implemented efficient API interfaces with GraphQL.
  • Migrated Amazon EC2 web applications to Amazon Elastic Container Service.
Technologies: Python, SQL, SQLAlchemy, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Web Scraping, API Integration

Founder and Architect

2017 - 2019
Shikhai Live
  • Created a peer-to-peer live interactive collaboration platform with audio/video chat, whiteboard, and media sharing.
  • Implemented Docker-based automated deployment to VPS.
  • Developed an interactive real-time whiteboard with various drawing tools using React-Redux.
  • Developed virtual wallet and payment system to collect student fees and disburse automatically to educators after deducting platform service fee.
  • Developed a REST API with an automated testing suite in Postman.
Technologies: Jitsi, WebRTC, Linode, Docker, PostgreSQL, React, Django, Node.js, API Integration

Software Analyst

2015 - 2016
IPvision Soft Ltd
  • Developed real-time chat, feed, and comments feature in the browser for a unified social networking platform.
  • Provided extensive optimization of an AngularJS application.
  • Collaborated with other engineers and managers to design and ship new features.
  • Optimized the AngularJS framework for handling real-time data.
  • Designed software architecture to ensure the software application quality, performance, and responsiveness.
Technologies: WebSockets, Java, AngularJS, JavaScript

Senior Software Engineer

2013 - 2014
ZS Solutions Ltd
  • Developed a mobile health care portal using Python Django CMS. It includes patient registration, diagnosis and questionnaire submission, and role-based user management. The API was developed to support mobile apps.
  • Designed and developed a business website for the company.
  • Acted as team lead on a web development platform and trained junior developers.
  • Consulted on the design phase of an SMS gateway development to develop the system.
Technologies: NGINX, HTML5, JavaScript, Flask, Tornado, Django, Python, API Integration

Software Engineer

2013 - 2013
ZS Solutions Ltd
  • Developed a solution for SMS-based surveys. Multiple surveys can run instantly with multiple participants per survey. The system response via SMS is almost instantaneous. Optimized the full system by distributing tasks in processes.
  • Learned an already-developed system for restaurant listings, reviews, and offers. Developed and extended the system for further needs.
  • Deployed the system to a live server and configured the DNS.
  • Trained a co-developer about good practices in web development.
  • Developed a secure-batch SMS and email sending module using secure file transfer protocol and an SMS and email sending gateway.
Technologies: NGINX, JavaScript, CSS3, HTML5

Senior Developer and Researcher

2011 - 2012
  • Parsed Craigslist for developing a customized search engine called Leppie.com.
  • Developed a business review portal. The portal's main features include business listing, profiles, reviews, rating, and comments.
  • Developed a video webcasting portal that can show seminar video presentations with slides synced with the video. (See http://www.rfwa.org.au/vidstream/).
Technologies: Apache, jQuery, JavaScript, CSS3, HTML5

Core Web Developer

2010 - 2011
  • Created a local business review site called Trafixs.
  • Developed an online voucher solution module.
  • Developed an API for a job site called Sunstuff.com.
  • Developed a translator project that uses Google Translate to translate large documents in multiple formats. It translates documents in chunks and merges them together for a final document.
  • Developed a WordPress plugin called Auto Tag Post which automatically tags posts after analyzing the post content.
  • Developed a WordPress plugin that automatically adds a category to a post after analyzing the post content.
  • Developed a WordPress plugin that reveals more info from a post after a user shares the post in social sites.
Technologies: Apache, CSS3, HTML5

Host Compliance

A platform that offers software solutions to help US state jurisdictions to enforce and monitor short-term rental compliance laws.

The features include periodic compliance letter sending, tax collection and monitoring, compliance monitoring, mobile permitting, etc.

Virtual Event Experience

This project offers web solutions to record user media using a webcam and generate on-the-fly shareable video content with custom text and animation.

I scaled the solution using Azure Functions.

-Use of raw FFmpeg to generate videos on-the-fly.
-Custom admin dashboard for monitoring.
-Integration of Azure app insights for end-to-end monitoring.
-Continuous delivery with GitHub CI/CD.

Instant Exporter

Export table data to third-party providers like Amazon S3 and Salesforce in a single click. Clients can view a dashboard for tracking uploads and provider authentication status.

Technologies Used: Flask, Core JavaScript, Circle CI, Amazon S3, Salesforce API, Dropbox API, Google Spreadsheets API, and AWS IAM API.

RingID Social Networking Platform

An advanced social networking platform that supports combined features of Viber, Facebook, Skype, Snapchat, and others.

This project was developed using a custom communication protocol based on RUDP and has improved data and battery consumption benchmark on mobile calling.

Technologies Used: AngularJS 1.4, JavaScript-based raw byte packet processing, and web sockets.

Mobile Health Care Solution Portal

A remote healthcare solution portal built with Django, jQuery, and Bootstrap and providing API support using Django REST framework.

Portal Features:
- Role-based user management
- Patient management
- Condition and disease management
- Scheduled alerts
- Messages and push notifications
- Customized questionnaire system
- Customized event notification

Technologies Used: Django, jQuery, Bootstrap, Dajax, Django REST Framework.


Challeng is the viral fundraising platform that's rewriting the rules of charity. The challenger (Admin) challenges celebrities to do something, and users give pledges to encourage them to do it as, if they do the task, all pledges will go to a specified charity.

Tech used: Flask, Postgre, SQLAlchemy, Sass, Stripe, Heroku, Amazon S3, Celery, RabbitMQ, and more.

SMS-based Survey System

An application for the creation and distribution of market research surveys.

• Easy survey creation with an unlimited number of questions.
• Various question-types (yes/no, scale, net promoter).
• Parallel participant processing.
• Interactive UI support.
• Report generation.
• Interactive results.
• User access limits for company moderation.
• Auto callback.
• Option to download results for offline processing.
• Free to end-user option.

Technologies Used: CodeIgniter, jQuery, Bootstrap, Linux, and cron job.

More details at http://anytimeir.wordpress.com/2013/06/22/sms-based-survey-system/

PhD User Management Portal

A student management portal for Ph.D. candidates, featuring user accounts that read from the institution's LDAP DB, document uploads, prizes, employment management, progress tracking, and more. Implemented with Django, AngularJS, and Postgres.

Tornado SMS Gateway Application SOAP API

Developed a SOAP 1.1 API serving for Tornado Application. It's an SMS Gateway application. The API serves the following features:
• Listed, created, edited, and deleted the department, originating address, and templates
• Sent bulk and single SMS and email

Tech Used: Tornado, MySQL, Sybase, SOAP1.1, SOAP UI, Celery, RabbitMQ, and more.

Richmond Fellowship Webcasting Website

Video webcasting portal to show live presentations with slides synced to presenter talks.

The key features of the application are:
1. A simplified login and registration process: users can register with minimal information and log in with just an email address.
2. Seminar functions: users can create/edit/delete seminars, upload videos of seminars to Vimeo, upload presentation slides for a seminar, synchronize the slides with the video, browse seminar lists, and view seminar videos with automatic slide changes set to the video time frame.

Technologies Used: PHP, HTML5/CSS3, Flash/HTML5 video player, and Vimeo APIs.

Restaurant Listing Portal

- Reach out to thousands of potential and existing customers using mobile marketing.
- Distribute mobile vouchers, upload photos, menus and offers, and watch your bookings increase.
- APIs for iPhone and Android that let restaurateurs promote their restaurants to discerning diners, anywhere, anytime, whatever they're doing.

PHP, CodeIgniter, jQuery, Apache, Cron Jobs

Voucher Solution

Voucher-based online payment gateway. It is an authenticated system that allows the user to buy a voucher for the intended product/service price. The system gives a voucher code while securely hiding the credit card credentials. The voucher code can be used at the various sites which accept voucher codes as a payment system.

Email2SMS Sending Script

A Django module interacts with local mail servers, collects incoming emails, and sends them through an SMS gateway.

1. A single SMS send as number@domain.com.
2. A batch SMS send via attachments.
3. Email-based notification support.
4. Monitoring system.

Technologies Used: Django, cron job, Postfix mail server, Dovecot, and Roundcube.

WordPress Plugin: Smart Notification

Adds Facebook-style notifications to your WordPress site. Authors are notified if someone comments on their posts. The commenter is notified if someone replies to his/her comment.

WordPress Plugin: Mark Unread Comments

Marks comments based on the viewer's last visit. It is a lightweight plugin to mark unread comments. Comments are marked based on cookies, so there is no server side overload. The unread comments marker is automatically removed after timeout.

WordPress Plugin: Keyword Optimizer

A WordPress plugin that helps you to automate the SEO process. It adds tags, categories and highlights words based on your post's keywords. It randomly styles your words so that it looks good to the readers. The plugin uses various keywords providers such as "tagthe.net" and "yahooapis" to get keywords for a post.


A simple application built to list time zones with AngularJS and Django REST Framework.

- User registration and authentication
- Time zone management with filtering
- Bootstrap 3 Angular UI

Addico SMS Gateway Portal Demo

An SMS gateway demo application to send SMS, built with Flask, Facebook API, LinkedIn API, and Twitter API.

Bangladesh Railway Ticket Availability Status

- A Python scraper designed to crawl the status from railway authentication-enabled website http://esheba.cnsbd.com.
- The web portal is built with Flask, Bootstrap, and jQuery.
- The Flask API was developed for supporting web apps and mobile applications for Android & iOS.

Mobile Apps:

SFTP2SMS Solution

Send batch marketing emails/SMS to customers with this solution.

The key features of the application are:
- Send Batch Emails to customers
- Upload your emails to our SFTP server, and our application will send those emails to corresponding recipients.
- Communicate securely, as the application uses SFTP protocol to communicate.

Technologies: PHP, SFTP, SOAP

This solution has been developed for Appdragon.
2008 - 2013

Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science and Engineering

Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology - Dhaka, Bangladesh


jQuery, Facebook API, Node.js, REST APIs, SQLAlchemy, React Redux, Dropbox API, React, Google Maps, jQuery Mobile, Vue, WebRTC, Asyncio, Salesforce API, AMQP, X (formerly Twitter) API, LinkedIn API, FFmpeg, RQ


Firebug, Vim Text Editor, Shell, NPM, PyCharm, Bower, Sublime Text, NGINX, Chrome Developer Tools, WebStorm, Sublime Text 3, Apache, MySQL Workbench, Auth0, GIS, MQTT, Jenkins, Adobe Photoshop, Unscreen, SendGrid, MongoDB Atlas, MATLAB, Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS), AWS CLI, RabbitMQ


AngularJS, Flask, CodeIgniter, Django, Next.js, Angular, PhoneGap, Ionic, Redux, Flex, Express.js, Nuxt.js, Qt 5, Django REST Framework, Bootstrap 3


JavaScript, HTML5, Python, CSS, SQL, Java, C++, GraphQL, TypeScript, Python 3, Sass, CSS3


Linux, NetBeans, Android, Docker, Celery eCommerce, Heroku, Linode, MacOS, Unix, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Amazon EC2, Azure Functions, Azure, Kubernetes


Amazon S3 (AWS S3), PostgreSQL, MySQLi, MySQL, PostgreSQL 10, MongoDB, NoSQL, Oracle 11g, Google Cloud


Agile Software Development, Pair Programming, Design Patterns, Test-driven Development (TDD), Unit Testing


Unix Shell Scripting, Code Review, Source Code Review, Task Analysis, Full-stack, APIs, Back-end, Architecture, System Architecture, Web Development, Web App Development, API Integration, Web Scraping, Vi, VPS/VDS, Technical Hiring, Interviewing, Team Management, Dashboards, Tornado, WebSockets, Jitsi, Windows Services, Sensor Data, Remove BG, CI/CD Pipelines, Machine Learning, Computer Science, Payment APIs, Worldpay

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