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Sameer Kanda, Software Developer in New Hyde Park, NY, United States
Sameer Kanda

Software Developer in New Hyde Park, NY, United States

Member since March 28, 2014
Sameer is a PHP full-stack web developer with over 7 years of experience. His passion for development has allowed him to help many start-ups turn their ideas into scalable products.
Sameer is now available for hire


  • Miner
    PHP, CodeIgniter, AngularJS, PhoneGap, HTML5/CSS3, Google Maps API
  • Shodogg
    PHP, Sencha Touch, Long Polling AJAX, Several Third-Party APIs


  • PHP, 7 years
  • JavaScript, 7 years
  • AWS Elastic Beanstalk, 4 years
  • AngularJS, 2 years
  • Laravel, 2 years
  • HTML5, 2 years
  • REST, 2 years
  • CSS3, 2 years
New Hyde Park, NY, United States



Preferred Environment

LAMP/MAMP, OS X (Mac), PhpStorm, Navicat

The most amazing...

...thing I’ve developed was a remote-control app that can control any media content on any web-enabled device.


  • Back-end Dev. Guru

    2013 - 2014
    • Created a location-based mobile eCommerce platform.
    • Created an admin panel in CodeIgniter for third parties.
    • Supported HTML5 application caching.
    • Supported CSS3 animations that were optimized for mobile.
    • Modified AngularJS to speed up load time on mobile devices.
    Technologies: PHP, CodeIgniter, AngularJS, PhoneGap, HTML5/CSS3, Google Maps API
  • Developer

    2011 - 2013
    • Created a proprietary platform to control any media stream on a smart TV or tablet by using a mobile phone.
    • Developed a custom PHP framework from scratch.
    • Developed a multi-platform front-facing web app.
    • Experimented with different video codecs to stream videos from iPhones directly to any web-enabled device.
    • Provided real-time web-based data communication on multiple platforms.
    Technologies: PHP, Sencha Touch, Long Polling AJAX, Several Third-Party APIs
  • Developer

    2011 - 2011
    • Debugged 9+ year old code written by multiple developers.
    • Redesigned the front-facing website to provide a better UX.
    • Improved payment structure built on to increase security and save money.
    • Optimized database with hundreds of millions of records.
    • Worked with a team of 8 developers, QA tester, desinger, and project manager.
    Technologies: PHP, AJAX, API
  • Developer

    2009 - 2010
    • Supported a library of 10,000+ videos.
    • Rebuilt the entire front-end website, and optimized the back-end code.
    • Helped improve SEO by 230%.
    • Maintained and updated a very large database.
    • Fully integrated with Facebook to help increase traffic to the website.
    Technologies: PHP, Smarty, WordPress, Facebook API
  • Junior Developer

    2008 - 2009
    • Helped maintain a top-worldwide ranking website.
    • Worked with programmers, designers, and a marketing team (SEO) to maintain and update the site.
    • Fixed bugs and increased efficiency of code reusability.
    • Changed advertisement keyword targeting to improve ad revenues.
    • Helped launch the website in Morocco.
    Technologies: PHP, custom MVC framework


  • NBC's Green is Universal (Development)

    I worked on developing NBC's website on a subcontract. I developed a custom WordPress theme, custom WordPress plugins, and migrated the database to WordPress.

  • EatWhatever (Development)

    I developed a custom eCommerce WordPress theme.

  • Dr. Honrado (Development)

    I developed a custom WordPress theme for a plastic surgeon doctor.

  • Seco Designs (Development)

    I developed a custom website for a client that specializes in building custom cabinetry and architectural woodworking.

  • Legítimo App (Development)

    Legítimo allows you to make simple contracts on your smartphone in under 1 minute, in English or Spanish. This is a web-based mobile app I developed in the LATISM hackathon, which won first place.

  • Sameer is a mentor in the Toptal Global Mentor’s Program. This program is a partnership between Toptal and General Assembly to provide high quality mentorship for students from minority and low income backgrounds who are looking to begin their careers as professional software engineers. Sameer shows commitment to diversity in tech by mentoring a General Assembly student every week for a year, covering everything from coding tips and tricks to advice on making it in the industry.


  • Languages

    PHP, CSS3, HTML5, JavaScript
  • Frameworks

    Bootstrap 3, AngularJS, Laravel, CodeIgniter
  • Libraries/APIs

    Google Maps, jQuery UI, jQuery, Facebook API, Node.js
  • Tools

    PhpStorm, Navicat
  • Paradigms

    REST, Agile Software Development, Scrum
  • Platforms

    AWS Elastic Beanstalk, Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS EC2, Joomla, Linux
  • Other

  • Storage

    MySQL, AWS DynamoDB, NoSQL, Memcached, MongoDB
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