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Shakeel Mumtaz

Shakeel Mumtaz

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Member since April 4, 2014
Shakeel has over nine years of experience developing web applications. Lately, he has been focusing on mobile development as well. From server stacks to the client side, he is a talented and efficient cross-platform developer.
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Portfolio
Experience
  • Ruby, 7 years
  • jQuery, 6 years
  • JavaScript, 5 years
  • PHP, 4 years
  • C#, 4 years
  • Scraping, 4 years
  • Test-driven Development (TDD), 3 years
  • Android, 1 year
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Availability
Part-time
Preferred Environment
Linux, Windows, iOS, Android
The most amazing...
...project I've worked on is pakwheels.com. Using Rails, I built the website, API, and mobile apps for iPhone and Android.
Employment
  • Front-end Developer
    2013 - PRESENT
    Startfour.com
    • Worked as a front-end developer.
    • Sliced the PSD to responsive HTML5.
    • Used Bootstrap as a design framework.
    • Developed back-end features in Ruby on Rails.
    • Used the BackboneJS framework.
    Technologies: Ruby on Rails, Bootstrap, BackboneJS, HTML5
  • Contractor, Freelancer
    2012 - PRESENT
    MyPizza.com
    • Worked as core developer.
    • Re-designed the complete structure of the product including database, schema, etc.
    • Implemented Sphinx as a search engine.
    • Implemented fake data generation for product setup.
    • Migrated a custom back-end admin to Active Admin.
    Technologies: Ruby on Rails, Twilio, Active Admin, Sphinx
  • Senior Software Engineer
    2011 - PRESENT
    Perthstreetbikes.com
    • Implemented a plugin for vBulletin to cache the images that reduce the overall cost for cloud hits.
    • Re-designed the structure of local assets.
    Technologies: vBulletin, PHP
  • Engineering Mentor, Senior Software Engineer
    2011 - 2012
    Simobo.com
    • Led a Simobo engineering team and mentored junior developers.
    • Managed various groups of four or more people, including support persons.
    • Worked on a Global IM Connect Service (connects users to various Instant Messengers through their mobile via SMS).
    • Worked on a SMS Chat Service (Group Chat).
    • Worked on a Facebook application and implemented a Facebook Chat feature.
    • Worked on an email SMS inbox service allowing users to check their emails through SMS.
    • Optimized server load to improve overall performance and utilization of resources.
    • Optimized a Sphinx search engine to increase performance of searching on an admin portal.
    • Optimized back-end daemons for reducing workload of the server.
    Technologies: Ruby on Rails 2.x – 3.x, Daemons, Sphinx, Memcache, Asterisk server, Tungsten, Master / Slave Replication, Kannel, Starling MQ, MySQL, Monit, XMPP Protocol, Openfire XMPP Server, open source projects developed in Java
  • Senior Software Engineer
    2008 - 2012
    Confiz Limited
    • Worked asa core developer for Pak eVentures.
    • Migrated PakWheels.com from classic ASP to Ruby on Rails.
    • Migrated existing data from MS SQL to MySQL.
    • Re-designed the complete structure of the product including database schema and more.
    • Implemented Sphinx for used car/bike refined searches.
    • Implemented daemons for enhancing server performance.
    • Integrated caching including Memcache, fragment caching, and more, for improved user experience.
    • Integrated vBulletin forums for better community experience. Worked on development of plugins and themes.
    • Implemented LDAP for SSO.
    • Integrated Monit, Munin, and NewRelic for server performance monitoring.
    Technologies: Ruby on Rails, vBulletin, PHP, Memcache, LDAP, daemons, Sphinx, Starling, message queues, MySQL
  • Software Engineer
    2010 - 2011
    Confiz Limited
    • Optimized database schema and slow queries.
    • Implemented a reports feature.
    • Implemented the complete flow for registration of golden numbers.
    • Worked on a reports scheduler.
    • Worked as a supporting developer for this project to minimize the development timeframe.
    Technologies: C#, ASP.NET 3.5, Oracle
  • Contractor, Freelancer
    2010 - 2010
    Envolve.com
    • Developed a chat plugin for vBulletin 4.x and 5.x.
    Technologies: vBulletin, PHP
Experience
  • Shakeel 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. Shakeel 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.
Skills
  • Languages
    Ruby, PHP, HTML5, JavaScript, Objective-C, XML, C#, VB.NET, SQL, Java
  • Frameworks
    Ruby on Rails (RoR), Yii 2, AngularJS, ASP.NET, PhoneGap, .NET
  • Libraries/APIs
    jQuery, Mechanize, Twitter API, Facebook API, Google API, Nokogiri, Google+ API, Google AdWords, Google Maps
  • Platforms
    Linux, Drupal, iOS, Android, Windows, NetBeans
  • Other
    User Interface (UI), Unix Shell Scripting, Network Programming, Scraping, SOAP
  • Tools
    Xcode, MonoDevelop, Microsoft Visual Studio, Android Studio, Git, Sublime Text, Google Analytics, Redmine, Gimp, GitHub, Subversion (SVN), Eclipse IDE, Adobe Photoshop
  • Paradigms
    Unit Testing, Asynchronous Programming, Event-driven Programming, REST, Agile Software Development, Test-driven Development (TDD), Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Cross-platform, Model View Controller (MVC)
  • Storage
    JSON, SQLite, PostgreSQL, Redis, MongoDB, MySQL, Memcached
Education
  • Certificate degree in Advanced Computer Security
    2013 - 2014
    Stanford University - Online
  • Certificate degree in Beginning Game Programming with C#
    2013 - 2013
    University of Colorado - Coursera
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science
    2004 - 2008
    The University Of Punjab - Lahore, Pakistan
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