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Rizwan Rizvi, Complex Problem Solving Developer in Seattle, WA, United States
Rizwan Rizvi

Complex Problem Solving Developer in Seattle, WA, United States

Member since May 21, 2018
Rizwan has a reputation for overcoming complex challenges through clear thinking, innovative approaches, and enhancing the communication between different parts of organizations. Throughout his career, he has optimized the efforts of diverse and dispersed teams of IT professionals and consistently has delivered projects profitably in challenging environments.
Rizwan is now available for hire

Portfolio

  • MYOB
    .NET, C#, Python, AWS, .NET Core, Kubernetes, Docker, Linux, Windows...
  • Aurea Software
    AWS, .NET, Java, Visual Basic, SaaS, SharePoint, PHP, Classic ASP, ASP.NET...
  • The Gruden Group
    AWS, .NET, ColdFusion, Sitecore

Experience

  • Complex Problem Solving, 15 years
  • C#, 10 years
  • APIs, 10 years
  • Python, 5 years
  • Enterprise Software, 5 years
  • ASP.NET MVC, 5 years
  • Security Testing, 5 years
  • Angular, 5 years
Seattle, WA, United States

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

WIndows, Visual Studio, GitHub, .NET

The most amazing...

...project I've worked on is an AI-based mental disorders diagnosis expert system which now runs publicly and has helped thousands of patients with treatment.

Employment

  • Senior Architect

    2017 - 2018
    MYOB
    • Influenced and coached regional development crews which utilized a breadth of technologies including AWS, C#, Python, TypeScript, Lambda, PostgreSQL, SQL Server, and various other tech stacks for performance-oriented and clean solutions.
    • Created the technical architectural vision for a desktop application migration; used the TOGAF framework.
    • Developed charters and contributed towards an architectural governance board as a member overseeing the architectural alignments, ISO 27001 compliance, and best practices for implementation and delivery.
    • Coached and trained teams through mobbing sessions and formal training sessions for IT Security, SOLID principles, performance management, and CI/CD.
    • Developed PoCs which contributed towards performance gains for applications bringing down response time from 800 milliseconds to 15 milliseconds per request.
    • Guided and developed the architecture for new projects all the while addressing concerns around data migration, tech choices, performance, and security.
    Technologies: .NET, C#, Python, AWS, .NET Core, Kubernetes, Docker, Linux, Windows, AWS Lambda, AWS Elastic Beanstalk, AWS DynamoDB, NoSQL, SQL Server, MySQL, SaaS
  • Chief Architect

    2015 - 2017
    Aurea Software
    • Developed website and application interfaces using a variety of technologies including .NET, Java, SharePoint, Python, PHP.
    • Architected and developed enterprise-grade solutions for a large client base using Amazon Web Services (AWS) infrastructure, including Elasticsearch, EC2, ECS, Elastibeanstalk, Docker and Kubernetes; managed up to five architects.
    • Solved issues related to the integration of legacy applications and SMS aggregators, web applications with existing SharePoint applications, AWS directory services with SaaS platforms and LDAP and MS AD with Cloud platforms for single sign-ons.
    • Architected an AWS-dependent cloud solution for the NextDoc document management system which provided an exit from the SharePoint platform—leading to a 90% decrease in licensing and hosting costs. It also enabled new features to be added which were previously technically impossible.
    • Overcame issues associated with a lack of requirements, various deployments spread across multiple branches of code, no access to professional services, new requirements, the departure of employees from a recent acquisition, and budget cuts.
    • Introduced the concept of behavior-driven development.
    • Established requirements gathering, an approval framework, and a SaaS foundation framework for architects.
    Technologies: AWS, .NET, Java, Visual Basic, SaaS, SharePoint, PHP, Classic ASP, ASP.NET, Python, Elasticsearch
  • Solutions Architect

    2015 - 2015
    The Gruden Group
    • Coordinated up to 12 offshore resources.
    • Architected and developed web and mobile solutions across diverse technologies including AWS, .NET, ColdFusion, and Sitecore.
    • Developed back-end APIs for iOS and Android apps.
    • Assisted with iRAP and ISO 27001 security compliance.
    • Performed code and architectural reviews.
    Technologies: AWS, .NET, ColdFusion, Sitecore
  • Director | Founder | Solutions Architect | Lead Developer

    2008 - 2015
    YDA
    • Architected and developed solutions while managing up to 22 resources.
    • Worked with various mobile technologies including .NET based solutions for websites and desktop-based applications.
    • Reduced the company’s annual employee turnover from 80% to 10% and dramatically improved team morale and productivity.
    • Saved more than $3 million for Swinburne University by redesigning the architecture and writing code converters in collaboration with the university on a one-year project to develop an online psychological support platform for Mentalhealth.org.au.
    • Reduced customer complaints by introducing frameworks to manage customer expectations, mandating the use of software quality measures, and enabling account managers and technical delivery staff to understand each other’s roles.
    • Worked with international money managers, brokers and startups to develop automated trading platforms for their customers. The algorithm that I developed won Dukascopy’s strategy development competition.
    Technologies: .NET, TFS, C#, Visual Basic, Perl, SQL Server, MySQL, ASP.NET, Web Forms
  • HP Business Partner Solutions Architect | Security Consultant | Performance Consultant

    2010 - 2014
    Triforce Australia
    • Designed and architected enterprise infrastructure solutions based on HP technology around servers, storage, and networking for ANZ, Westpac, Swinburne University, VerbIT, and OZForex. The designs always passed HP verification, the customers were consistently satisfied with the performance, and the work I undertook provided numerous upsell opportunities.
    • Worked in partnership with HP and implemented the first data center shipping container in Australia for VerbIT.
    • Provided vulnerability scanning and compliance services to clients including ANZ to protect them from potential security breaches and millions of dollars in losses.
    • Advised customers and undertook performance tuning for SQL Server, SAP, and Oracle.
    • Conducted WiFi surveys to resolve contention and signal strength issues over large fields.
    Technologies: HP Data Centre, HP SAN, HP Servers, ISO 27001, PCI, .NET, SQL Server, Windows Administration, Database Administration
  • IT Security Auditor | Anti-money Laundering Analyst and Developer

    2009 - 2010
    Risk Associates
    • Worked with globally renowned hackers and security professionals to conduct security and compliance audits for financial institutions and gaming companies.
    • Analyzed data reported to compliance agencies and identified and reported suspicious transactions.
    • Accelerated the auditing process by developing the first software in the world that automatically downloaded data from various agencies and compliance organizations, analyzed it, and generated reports within hours with no manual intervention.
    Technologies: .Net, SQL Server, Office Automation, VSTO, Due Diligence, Chi-Square Testing

Experience

  • Mental Health Online (Development)
    https://www.mentalhealthonline.org.au/

    An expert system developed on ASP.NET that intelligently diagnoses mental disorders, gives appropriate program recommendations and gives the capability of monitoring.

  • EPM Live (Development)
    http://epmlive.com/

    A SharePoint-based enterprise project management tool; I refactored the whole code base to solve the cyclic referencing issues between projects.

  • HipCricket (Development)
    https://uplandsoftware.com/mobile-messaging/product/platform/

    A mobile-messaging platform which handled over a billion transactions a day. I improved the workflow engine and added a workflow designer which allowed professional services to create, test, customize, and clone workflows easily. The project utilized various technologies including Angular, C#, PHP, and Classic ASP.

  • NextDocs (Development)
    https://www.aurea.com/what-we-do/our-acquisitions/nextdocs/

    I rearchitected the whole SharePoint-based solution to a high-performing low-cost SaaS application using AngularJS, C# and various AWS technologies.

  • App For Trainers (Development)
    http://www.appfortrainers.com/

    I designed and developed a suite of mobile apps called App for Trainers; it was built using various technologies including Cordova, Appcelerator, and native Android and iOS code.

  • DevFactory (Development)
    http://www.devfactory.com/

    I added various features and improved DevFactory's CI/CD monitoring and reporting functionality; it was built on Java.

  • AusTender (Development)
    https://www.tenders.gov.au/

    The Australian government's official tendering system. It was originally built on ColdFusion, and I architected and executed the migration from ColdFusion to .NET, Angular JS and AWS architecture.

  • MyFiziq (Development)
    https://www.myfiziq.com/

    I developed the back-end of a Web API for a MyFiziq, a mobile app which talks to an AI-based avatar generation system and keeps track of your weight and makes scientific predictions about your physique.

  • Forms Engine API (Development)

    This is a Forms Engine component developed using Python, Flask, and AWS Lambda, utilizing AWS Elasticache and Elasticsearch. It was deployed on Docker containers in AWS ECS.

    The Forms Engine provided back-end API support for tax forms to be created and rendered dynamically over the web using RESTful APIs.

  • Trial Balance API (Development)

    The Trial Balance API provided trial balance calculations and rendering of data; it was built on Python and deployed on AWS Lambda and Docker containers.

Skills

  • Languages

    HTML, HTML5, C#, C#.NET, Visual Basic 6 (VB6), Visual Basic .NET (VB.NET), Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), Python, C, Java, ColdFusion, PHP, Visual FoxPro, ANSI C, SQL, JavaScript, XML, XSLT, CSS, Visual J++, Assembly Language
  • Frameworks

    .NET Core, Angular, Angular Material, .NET Compact, ASP.NET MVC, The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF), Classic ASP, Django, Laravel, PHPUnit, iOS SDK, Android SDK
  • Libraries/APIs

    LINQ, GitHub API, jQuery, REST APIs, Node.js, Auth0 API, Telerik UI for ASP.NET Ajax, Ajax Control Toolkit, AES
  • Tools

    ACL, Visual Studio .NET, C#.NET WinForms, AWS SES, AWS SDK, Amazon SQS, AWS ECS, Angular CLI, Enterprise Architect, TFS, GitHub, Microsoft Team Foundation Server, MSTest, Adobe AIR, Bitbucket, TeamCity, xUnit, AWS ElastiCache, Aha!, WCF RIA Services, Jenkins, Microsoft Visual C++
  • Paradigms

    ACID, Agile, SOLID Principles, Photoshop Design
  • Platforms

    AWS EC2, AWS Lambda, Docker, Windows, Oracle, Red Hat Linux
  • Storage

    AWS DynamoDB, SQL Server 2014, SQL Server 2008 R2, AWS S3, Elasticsearch, MySQL, AWS RDS, NoSQL, PostgreSQL
  • Other

    Enterprise Software, PCI DSS, Technical Architecture, Solution Architecture, Cloud Computing, IIS, Complex Problem Solving, SDKs, ISO 27001, Ajax, APIs, High Availability Disaster Recovery (HADR), Security Testing, Security Audits, PCI Compliance, System Security Developer, Clustering, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Project Management, Code Refactoring, AI Design, Ubuntu Server, Code Review

Education

  • Master of Science degree in Artificial Intelligence
    2002 - 2004
    Khadim Ali Shah Bukhari Institute of Technology - Karachi, Pakistan
  • Bachelor of Science with honors degree in Computing and Information Systems
    1998 - 2002
    London Metropolitan University - London, UK
Certifications
  • Hadoop Developer
    SEPTEMBER 2013 - PRESENT
    Cloudera
  • HP Solutions Architect
    JANUARY 2010 - PRESENT
    Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • ASP.NET
    JANUARY 2002 - PRESENT
    Brainbench
  • Assembly Language
    JANUARY 2002 - PRESENT
    Brainbench
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