Muhammad Qandeel Aslam, Developer in Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan
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Muhammad Qandeel Aslam

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Software Developer

Location
Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan
Toptal Member Since
October 19, 2012

Over the past fifteen years, Muhammad has helped develop a wide range of projects including advanced web portals, collaboration suites, and various tools for startup companies and small to large enterprises, primarily on the LAMP stack. His core competency lies in Drupal, and he is also an Acquia Certified Developer.

Portfolio

E-Tribe Digital Private Limited
CTO, Consulting, IT, Agile, Agile Software Development, JavaScript, jQuery, Git...
Toptal Clients
Drupal, SAP Enterprise Portal, Adobe Experience Manager (AEM), HTML...
Container Exchange Services - Main
Drupal, PHP, Unit Testing, Integration Testing, Acquia Cloud...

Experience

Availability

Full-time

Preferred Environment

Vim Text Editor, Vi, Generative Pre-trained Transformers (GPT), Laravel, Drupal, Acquia Cloud, Pantheon, PHP, LAMP, Full-stack Development

The most amazing...

...thing I've helped develop is enterprise-level intranet portals.

Work Experience

CEO/CTO

2020 - PRESENT
E-Tribe Digital Private Limited
  • Founded an IT consultancy firm, primarily focusing on web applications, SEO, systems administration, mobile applications, graphics and video editing, and broadcasting.
  • Managed clients, providing them support throughout the project lifecycle and post-deployment maintenance.
  • Developed regular and custom-tailored training programs on open-source platforms and frameworks, including Drupal, Symphony, PHP, the LAMP stack, MySQL/MariaDB, web development, JavaScript/jQuery, Bootstrap 4/5, etc.
  • Set up the company portal using Drupal 10 with a designer theme.
Technologies: CTO, Consulting, IT, Agile, Agile Software Development, JavaScript, jQuery, Git, REST APIs, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel, PostgreSQL, CSS, Project Management, System Administration, Systems Analysis, SQL, Drupal 10, Documentation, Python, APIs, HTML, Web Development, OpenAI GPT-3 API, AngularJS, Google Workspace, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Next.js, Team Leadership, Technical Leadership, JSON

Senior Consultant

2013 - PRESENT
Toptal Clients
  • Architected, designed, and developed an animal-based breeding registry called Breedbooks.
  • Architected, designed, and developed a blog and campaign for WickedLeeks.
  • Enhanced and developed features using Acquia Lift for Steward.org.
  • Developed features for the University of Bridgeport academic portal.
  • Enhanced and developed features for Ozone.unep.org.
  • Architected, designed, and developed 1st Global's website.
  • Migrated architecture, data structures, and content for the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.
  • Enhanced and developed new features including a mixture calculator for Basalite.com.
Technologies: Drupal, SAP Enterprise Portal, Adobe Experience Manager (AEM), HTML, Front-end Development, Architecture, Leadership, JavaScript, Web Development, Salesforce, jQuery, Git, Back-end, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Data Structures, Charts, Data Visualization, REST APIs, Reports, Reporting, Open Office, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel, PostgreSQL, CSS, Mobile, Project Management, Applications, System Administration, Systems Analysis, Drupal API, SQL, Pantheon, Solution Architecture, Cloud Services, Bootstrap, Documentation, APIs, Database Management Systems (DBMS), HTML5, Automation, Node.js, Amazon EKS, Salesforce API, Business Architecture, Databases, API Integration

Drupal Developer

2022 - 2023
Container Exchange Services - Main
  • Integrated Braze with member portal registration and newsletter signups on public portals.
  • Performed MultiScheme registration and synchronization with Oracle ATP tables, including both individual and organization registration.
  • Handled team, goals, and marketing preferences management.
  • Created REST API calls to be used by Android and IOS apps to retrieve charity causes and other details.
Technologies: Drupal, PHP, Unit Testing, Integration Testing, Acquia Cloud, Agile Software Development, React, AWS IAM, AWS ELB, AWS CLI, Jira, Front-end Development, JSON, REST APIs, JavaScript, Full-stack, jQuery, Git, Back-end, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Data Structures, Open Office, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel, PostgreSQL, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Cloudflare, CSS, Mobile, Applications, Drupal API, SQL, Solution Architecture, Cloud Services, Apache Kafka, Bootstrap, Documentation, APIs, HTML, Web Development, Database Management Systems (DBMS), HTML5, Terraform, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Front-end, Tailwind CSS, Business Architecture, Enterprise Architecture, Mapbox, Databases, API Integration

Senior PHP/Drupal Consultant

2020 - 2022
UNESCWA
  • Migrated from Drupal 8 to Drupal 9 and implemented the new design using Bootstrap 4 as a Drupal 9 theme.
  • Implemented custom modules and developed node/page/block and views/paragraphs templates.
  • Performed REST API integration, Search API Solr integration, Google Chart API, and data API integrations.
  • Project: Migration from D7 to D8/D9& New Design Implementation http://unescwa.org.
Technologies: Drupal 8, Drupal 7, Drupal API, PHP, Full-stack Development, REST APIs, Apache Solr, LAMP Server, Solution Architecture, Data Modeling, Cloud Services, Bootstrap, Documentation, APIs, HTML, Web Development, Database Management Systems (DBMS), HTML5, Automation, Front-end, Technical Leadership, Business Architecture, Enterprise Architecture, RTL, Arabic Typography, Databases

Technical Project Analyst

2016 - 2019
Nitro Digital, Poland & UK
  • Migrated a WordPress project to Drupal 7, keeping content and user data intact.
  • Developed a back-end solution architecture with complete integration with clinicaltrial.gov's APIs in Drupal 7.
  • Architected the back end for a solution with custom views and layouts in Drupal 7 for BI Marketing Library.
  • Developed a complex multiuser and multi-step registration process in Drupal 7.
  • Designed and developed a master/slave framework for BI HUB in Drupal 7.
Technologies: Linux, MySQL, PHP, Drupal, Front-end Development, JavaScript, Full-stack, Drupal 8, Git, Back-end, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), REST APIs, Reporting, Open Office, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel, PostgreSQL, CSS, Mobile, Architecture, Applications, Incident Management, Systems Analysis, Drupal API, SQL, Pantheon, Data Modeling, Bootstrap, Documentation, APIs, HTML, Web Development, Database Management Systems (DBMS), HTML5, Automation, Front-end, Team Leadership, Technical Leadership, Business Architecture, Enterprise Architecture, Databases, API Integration, JSON

Senior Team Lead

2014 - 2015
Softwareworx, Inc., Australia
  • Tasked to line up multisite architecture for market subdomains of The Australian, Daily Telegraph, AdelaideNow, PerthNow, Courier Mail, and Herald Sun for both desktop and mobile devices.
  • Developed the NewsCorp Business analytics site where data is parsed from various sources and visually presented in charts and graphs using HighCharts' plugin to help understand the company's business value as listed in the Australian Stock Market.
  • Developed scripts in Python and PHP to import external stock market data feeds; optimized the whole architecture for robust responses using shared tables.
  • Worked as a key contributor in all phases of the project, from requirements analysis to design, development, and final roll-out, as well as day-to-day management of servers and various Git repositories.
  • Performed QA testing on the overall website, following the URLs.
Technologies: Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP, Joomla, Drupal, Front-end Development, JavaScript, Full-stack, Drupal 7, Drupal 8, jQuery, Git, Open Office, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, PostgreSQL, CSS, Mobile, Architecture, Applications, Systems Analysis, Drupal API, SQL, Documentation, APIs, HTML, Web Development, Database Management Systems (DBMS), HTML5, Team Leadership, Technical Leadership, Business Architecture, Enterprise Architecture, API Integration, JSON

Senior Drupal Developer

2013 - 2014
ODIHR - OSCE, Warsaw, Poland
  • Developed a website and portal using Drupal 7 and Bootstrap.
  • Built complex integrations with Google Charts, participating states' crime data, and questionnaires.
  • Worked with TND Web Editor to conceptualize, design, and implement features into the hate crimes reporting portal, ensuring clarity and accuracy of content and data visualization through charts/graphs.
  • Collaborated on solutions and new technologies and approaches while maintaining high code quality through adherence to web and Drupal coding standards.
  • Performed QA on the website and managed deployment.
  • Handled post-deployment maintenance and feature upgrades.
Technologies: MySQL, PHP, Drupal, Apache2, Charts, JavaScript, Drupal 7, Drupal 8, jQuery, Git, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Data Visualization, REST APIs, Reporting, Architecture, Applications, System Administration, Systems Analysis, Drupal API, SQL, Solution Architecture, Documentation, HTML, Web Development, Database Management Systems (DBMS), HTML5, Automation, Technical Leadership, Business Architecture, API Integration, JSON

Senior Associate Programmer Analyst

2011 - 2012
Saudi Business Machines, Ltd. Saudi Arabia
  • Created an enterprise portal that is personalized to all employees based on their data which is synced from SAP through RFC calls.
  • Developed several modules for the Drupal CMS/CMF framework and submitted them back to the community.
  • Transformed and developed a corporate portal design in a Drupal theme.
  • Created several modules that integrate with the company's other systems, including SAP.
  • Developed a solution for automated code deployment to various environments using Git code versioning as a central repository.
  • Migrated the employee portal from Drupal 6 to Drupal 7, including the migration of theme and content type with all custom fields, views, image caches, users and their profiles, and nodes and their revisions.
  • Developed an in-house upgraded version of some modules contributed.
Technologies: PHP, Drupal, Intranets, Design Collaboration, Web Content, MySQL, Content Management Systems (CMS), JavaScript, Drupal 7, jQuery, Git, Architecture, Applications, System Administration, Incident Management, Systems Analysis, Networks, Drupal API, SQL, Solution Architecture, HTML, Web Development, HTML5, Automation, Team Leadership, Technical Leadership, API Integration

Computer Programmer Analyst

2008 - 2010
Urooj Solutions, Ltd. United States
  • Built a Drupal-based enterprise portal for a user base of 90,000+ members for Verizon.
  • Contributed to the development of a multisite blog platform for the World Bank Group.
  • Provided security audits for Pernod Ricard USA. Fixed security loopholes in their website and optimized the code to boost performance.
Technologies: Content Management Systems (CMS), Drupal, LAMP, PHP, Web Security, JavaScript, Drupal 7, jQuery, Git, Architecture, Windows, Drupal API, SQL, Solution Architecture, HTML, Web Development, Automation, Team Leadership, Technical Leadership, SaaS

Open Source Tools and Utilities Expert

2004 - 2008
Pakistan Software Export Board, Pakistan
  • Consulted and supported companies in the government, semi-government, and academia sectors.
  • Provided on-site training and migration of domain servers.
  • Migrated computer laboratories to Linux and provided hands-on training in LAMP.
  • Revamped and migrated PSEB’s web portal and employee attendance system.
  • Developed an open-source resource center called OSRC Web Portal.
Technologies: Memcached, Apache, MySQL, Drupal, PHP, Linux, Back-end Development, Change Management, Licensing, jQuery, Git, Windows, Networks, SQL, Solution Architecture, Automation, Technical Leadership

1st Global Web App

http://www.1stglobal.com/
• Developed using Drupal 7, working on both back-end and front-end segments of the project.
• Developed custom modules and theme templates, used views, blocks, and paragraphs.
• Used optimization tools, including Memcache, Opcode cache, and custom caching.

Hate Crime Reporting Website

http://hatecrime.osce.org
A reporting website built on Drupal framework, including integration with Google Charts.

World Bank Multisite Blogs Platform

http://blogs.worldbank.org
Worked as a resident consultant for World Bank's blogs project, a multi-site blog platform hosted on Blog Planet and developed in Drupal 6.

Documented client/user requirements analysis for transformation into customized solutions. Evaluated WordPress, Drupal, and Joomla for the CMS. Successfully administered a complete development process for Drupal. Set up a content versioning system (CVS) to keep track of versions as well as developed and deployed scripts to move code from CVS to QA and production environments by checking specific CVS tags.

Customized the community-driven multi-site module to accommodate the client's requirements. Developed custom fields and content types using CCK modules that enabled the blog platform to have video, audio, and embedded media support.

Filipino Martial Arts Community with Shopping Center

http://fmapulse.com
FMA Pulse was created to be a resource site as well as a community where people from all over the globe can come together to learn, teach, share their experiences or just stay current with what's going on in the world of Filipino martial arts.

Verizon Wireless Intranet Project

Developed a personalized intranet portal based on Drupal CMS for a large employee base. Deployed the APC opcode cache and Memcache in Drupal for performance optimization.

Developed an embedded media field plugin for the filefield module to embed videos from an internal video repository. Developed a module that creates an input filter to parse external video URLs and replace those URLs with embedded code in content.

Developed modules that integrate custom Drupal-Views code. Developed a Views handler module that allows several handlers for views filters and default arguments; also created a hook that enables and disable views cache globally. Developed the Siteminder module to integrate CA siteminder for SSO. Developed a workflow module for content approval. Developed helper modules to alter Drupal default behavior; these modules implement core hooks.

Saudi Business Machines Enterprise Portal

I was a part of this project as a key contributor in all phases of the project, from requirement analysis to design and development and final rollout. Transformed and developed a corporate portal design into a Drupal theme. Developed several modules that integrate with the company's other system including SAP, OTRS, and LDAP.

Developed a solution for automated code deployment to various environments using a Git code version system as a central repository. Successfully migrated the employee portal from Drupal 6 to Drupal 7, including migrations (theme, content types with custom fields, views, image caches, users, user profiles, nodes, node revisions) and development of an in-house upgraded version of some modules.

Freelance Project - Student Roads Enhancements and Maintenance

Enhanced and maintained the Student Roads project. Added new features, redesigned theme templates, and added extra functionality to the project.

Stephen Leeb Market Forecast

https://www.leeb.net/
I worked on Dr. Stephen Leeb's website and made enhancements and maintained the site. This website is about Dr. Leeb's research and publications about financial market forecasts. All projects are powered by Drupal 7.x.

Drupal Development Work for BreedBooks

https://breedbooks.com/
I was a solution architect that developed an animal breeding registry, where members have their own profile page where they sell animals and show information on their breed and by-products.

This project integrated Commerce modules of Drupal 8/9 with custom helper modules that were developed to get the desired functionality.

Redesigning and Migration of RICCAR Web Portal

https://riccar.org/
• Migrated from Drupal 8 to Drupal 9 and implemented the new design using Bootstrap 4 as the Drupal 9 theme.
• Integrated REST APIs.
• Implemented custom modules.
• Developed node/page/block and views/paragraphs templates.

Revamping of UNESCWA Web Portal

https://www.unescwa.org/
• Migrated from Drupal 8 to Drupal 9.
• &Implemented the new design using Bootstrap 4 as the Drupal 9 theme.
• Integrated REST API and Search API Solr.
• Integrated Google Chart API.
• Implemented custom modules.
• Developed node/page/block and views/paragraphs templates.
2003 - 2005

Master's Degree in IT Business Administration

COMSATS Institute of Information Technology - Islamabad, Pakistan

1999 - 2002

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Sciences

Hamdard University - Karachi, Pakistan

JULY 2018 - PRESENT

Acquia Certified Developer - Drupal 8

Acquia, Inc.

MAY 2018 - PRESENT

Acquia Certified Site Builder - Drupal 8

Acquia, Inc.

JULY 2016 - PRESENT

Acquia Certified Developer - Drupal 7

Acquia, Inc.

Libraries/APIs

Drupal API, jQuery, jQuery UI, REST APIs, Facebook API, React, Chart.js, Node.js, Salesforce API

Tools

Apache, Eclipse IDE, Git, Open Office, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel, Vim Text Editor, Apache Solr, AWS IAM, AWS ELB, AWS CLI, Jira, Adobe Experience Manager (AEM), Amazon EKS, Terraform

Languages

PHP, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, HTML5, SQL, PHP 7, Java, C++, Python

Platforms

LAMP, Drupal, Drupal 8, Drupal 7, Linux, Drupal 6, Pantheon, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Joomla, Windows, Apache2, Acquia Cloud, Salesforce, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Mobile, Apache Kafka, Mapbox

Paradigms

Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Automation, Agile Software Development, Change Management, Unit Testing, Agile

Storage

MySQL, Redis, Database Management Systems (DBMS), Databases, JSON, PostgreSQL, Memcached, RDBMS, LAMP Server

Frameworks

Drupal Commerce, Bootstrap, Laravel, AngularJS, Tailwind CSS, Next.js

Industry Expertise

Project Management

Other

Back-end Development, APIs, Software Development, Back-end, Front-end, Full-stack, Architecture, Web Development, Solution Architecture, Documentation, RTL, API Integration, Charts, Full-stack Development, Integration, Front-end Development, Leadership, CTO, Data Structures, Data Visualization, Reports, Reporting, Applications, System Administration, Incident Management, Systems Analysis, Networks, Drupal 10, Data Modeling, Team Leadership, Technical Leadership, Business Architecture, Enterprise Architecture, Document Management, Arabic Typography, Vi, Content Management Systems (CMS), SAP Enterprise Portal, Licensing, Web Security, Intranets, Design Collaboration, Web Content, Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), Algorithms, Programming, IT Projects, Web Project Management, IT Project Management, eCommerce, Open Source CMS, Web Scraping, Data Scraping, Scraping, Integration Testing, Payment APIs, Consulting, IT, Cloudflare, Generative Pre-trained Transformers (GPT), Bootstrap 4, Cloud Services, OpenAI GPT-3 API, Google Workspace, SaaS

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