Shakeel Mumtaz

Shakeel Mumtaz

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Shakeel Mumtaz

Shakeel Mumtaz

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Member since April 4, 2014
Shakeel has over 6 years of experience developing web applications. Lately, he has been focusing on mobile development as well. From server stacks to client side, he is a talented and efficient cross-platform developer.
Shakeel is now available for hire
Portfolio
Experience
  • Ruby, 7 years
  • JavaScript, 5 years
  • PHP, 4 years
  • jQuery, 6 years
  • C#, 4 years
  • Test-driven Development (TDD), 3 years
  • Android, 1 year
  • Scraping, 4 years
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
    Startfour.com
    2013 - PRESENT
    • 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
    MyPizza.com
    2012 - PRESENT
    • 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
    Perthstreetbikes.com
    2011 - PRESENT
    • 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
    Simobo.com
    2011 - 2012
    • 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
    Confiz Limited
    2008 - 2012
    • 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
    Confiz Limited
    2010 - 2011
    • 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
    Envolve.com
    2010 - 2010
    • 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, JavaScript, PHP, HTML5, Objective-C, Java, XML, C#, VB.NET, SQL
  • Frameworks
    Ruby on Rails, Drupal, PhoneGap, .NET, Yii Framework 2.0, ASP.NET, AngularJS
  • Libraries/APIs
    jQuery, Google API, Google Maps, Nokogiri, Google+ API, SQLite, Google AdWords, Mechanize, Twitter API, Facebook API
  • Platforms
    Linux, Android, Windows, iOS
  • Misc
    User Interface (UI), Scraping, SOAP, Unix Shell Scripts, JSON
  • Tools
    MonoDevelop, Google Analytics, Microsoft Visual Studio, Eclipse, Apple Xcode, Android Studio, Netbeans, Git, Sublime Text, Subversion, Redmine, Gimp, Adobe Photoshop, GitHub
  • Paradigms
    REST, Event-driven Programming, MVC, Asynchronous Programming, Agile Software Development, Test-driven Development (TDD), Unit Testing, Cross-platform Development, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Network programming
  • Storage
    Memcached, Redis, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, MySQL
Education
  • Certificate degree in Advanced Computer Security
    Stanford University - Online
    2013 - 2014
  • Certificate degree in Beginning Game Programming with C#
    University of Colorado - Coursera
    2013 - 2013
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science
    The University Of Punjab - Lahore, Pakistan
    2004 - 2008
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