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Parham Saidi, API Design Developer in Amsterdam, Netherlands
Parham Saidi

API Design Developer in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Member since April 2, 2019
Parham builds scalable and maintainable products. He specializes in back-end technologies such as Django and has developed many successful products from the ground up. He has a thorough understanding of how to develop and manage software projects to ensure predictable, highly successful releases and shipment.
Parham is now available for hire

Portfolio

  • Phyramid
    Flask, SQLAlchemy, Vue.js, JavaScript, Docker, Redis, Celery, AWS...
  • Pr.co B.V.
    Django, Elasticsearch, Redis, Celery, Word2Vec, Spacy, Scikit-learn, AWS
  • Contactable DB, Ltd.
    Flask, SQLAlchemy, MySQL, Backbone.js, Elasticsearch, Redis, Linux, AWS

Experience

  • JavaScript, 6 years
  • Django, 5 years
  • API Design, 5 years
  • Python, 5 years
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS), 5 years
  • PostgreSQL, 5 years
  • Elasticsearch, 5 years
  • Vue.js, 3 years
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Mac, Linux, Vim, Docker, Django, Python, Vue.js

The most amazing...

...tool I've built was a machine learning model that would match press releases to interested journalists based on articles they had previously written.

Employment

  • Software Engineer

    2018 - 2019
    Phyramid
    • Managed communications with clients and stakeholders.
    • Advised and implemented best practices such as automated testing and documentation writing.
    • Set up scalable and fault tolerant infrastructure on AWS for business-critical APIs.
    • Removed technical debt from the client's codebase and refactored outdated code.
    Technologies: Flask, SQLAlchemy, Vue.js, JavaScript, Docker, Redis, Celery, AWS, Google Compute Engine, SQL
  • Software Engineer

    2016 - 2018
    Pr.co B.V.
    • Developed a machine learning algorithm that matched press releases to interested journalists based on articles they had written previously.
    • Implemented a feature-rich CRM API with the focus on fast data retrieval and integrity.
    Technologies: Django, Elasticsearch, Redis, Celery, Word2Vec, Spacy, Scikit-learn, AWS
  • Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer

    2014 - 2015
    Contactable DB, Ltd.
    • Participated in the first accelerator program at Techstars Berlin. Raised $100,000 for the project.
    • Won the UCL award for innovation and enterprise. Sold the technology to Pr.co B.V.
    • Developed an automatically generated media database of journalists, searchable by the topics they cover.
    • Published two million articles, 50,000 journalists, and 3,000 publishers keeping data up to date using automated methods.
    • Stored data on an Elasticsearch cluster which reached 20GB at its peak.
    • Accessed over a dozen third-party APIs with a crawler to extract information on specific journalists. This included their social media, emails, publishers, and the topics they cover.
    Technologies: Flask, SQLAlchemy, MySQL, Backbone.js, Elasticsearch, Redis, Linux, AWS

Experience

  • CRM API (Development)

    This was a large-scale API for a CRM where millions of data points were collected, aggregated and made searchable.

    The project had a vast scope that involved replacing a legacy CRM which could no longer handle the large volume of customer data.
    Many new features were added to enhance the robustness of the CRM and provide the added elements their customers were requesting.

    The challenge was to define a clear scope and plan for the project and make sure the code was tested, reliable and maintainable.

    I was the sole back-end developer and created solutions to many technical challenges. I also ensured the progress of the project was communicated well to a diverse team including the designer, front-end developer, project manager, and account managers.

Skills

  • Languages

    Python, JavaScript
  • Frameworks

    Django, Flask
  • Libraries/APIs

    Vue.js, Node.js, SQLAlchemy
  • Tools

    Vim Text Editor, Git, Celery, Webpack, Docker Compose
  • Storage

    PostgreSQL, Redis, Elasticsearch, MySQL
  • Other

    API Design, Software Architecture
  • Paradigms

    OOO
  • Platforms

    Amazon Web Services (AWS), Docker

Education

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science
    2009 - 2013
    University College London - London, UK
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