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Simon Said, MVC Frameworks Developer in Luqa, Malta
Simon Said

MVC Frameworks Developer in Luqa, Malta

Member since July 12, 2018
Simon is a passionate software engineer with experience working on enterprise-level applications, team leadership, and project management. He is highly motivated, takes pride in his work, and enjoys learning new technologies and expanding his skill set. He has experience working in various sectors including eCommerce, iGaming, and payments in both full-stack and back-end roles.
Simon is now available for hire

Portfolio

Experience

  • C#, 7 years
  • Microsoft SQL Server, 6 years
  • JavaScript, 5 years
  • MVC Frameworks, 4 years
  • CSS, 4 years
  • HTML, 4 years
  • Redis, 3 years
  • RabbitMQ, 2 years
Luqa, Malta

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

.NET Development (C#)

The most amazing...

...thing I've done was to lead the complete rewrite of the eCommerce site for a global brand which was delivered on time with an over 50% page-load time reduction.

Employment

  • Senior Back-end Developer

    2017 - PRESENT
    Betsson Group
    • Developed and optimized a microservice-based system prioritizing high scalability and reliability.
    • Implemented domain-driven development (DDD), behavior-driven development (BDD), and Scrum.
    • Provided REST APIs endpoints to consumers.
    • Maintained legacy systems and integrated them with the newer components.
    • Integrated external feed providers.
    • Provided on-call support.
    Technologies: C#, RabbitMQ, Redis, SQL, Domain-driven Design (DDD), Behavior-driven Development (BDD), SpecFlow, TeamCity, Octopus Deploy, Microservices
  • Senior .NET Developer | Team Lead

    2017 - 2017
    ArenaCube
    • Implementing new features and changes to AN existing back-end game logic and back office.
    • Implemented performance optimizations.
    • Integrated external systems (sports feed providers and user management systems).
    • Migrated the infrastructure to Microsoft Azure.
    • Led teams.
    Technologies: C#, Redis, SQL, RavenDB, Redis
  • Project Lead

    2016 - 2017
    CS Technologies International Limited
    • Led and mentored teams.
    • Developed new features and fixed bugs for international eCommerce sites and their content management systems (CMS).
    • Interacted directly with clients to obtain requirements, track progress, and showcase demos.
    • Participated in steering committees with stakeholders and management.
    • Trained clients to use new features.
    • Implemented SEO optimizations.
    Technologies: C#. SQL, JavaScript, jQuery, HTML, CSS, Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Senior Software Engineer

    2015 - 2016
    CS Technologies International Limited
    • Led the development of eCommerce websites for RS components emerging markets.
    • Rewrote the RS Components eCommerce website to use more modern MVC technology, achieving a 50% average page load time reduction.
    • Led teams.
    • Integrated payment gateways and ERPs.
    • Developed new features and fixed bugs for international eCommerce sites and their content management systems (CMSs).
    • Implemented search engine optimization (SEO).
    • Managed projects.
    Technologies: C# , SQL, jQuery, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Software Engineer

    2014 - 2015
    CS Technologies International Limited
    • Developed new features and fixed bugs for international eCommerce sites and their content management systems (CMS).
    • Integrated ERPs and external providers.
    • Implemented search engine optimization (SEO).
    Technologies: C#. SQL, JavaScript, jQuery, HTML, CSS
  • Junior Software Engineer

    2012 - 2014
    CS Technologies International Limited
    • Developed new features and fixed bugs for international eCommerce sites and their content management systems (CMS).
    • Implemented search engine optimization (SEO).
    • Integrated ERPs and external providers.
    Technologies: C#. SQL, JavaScript, jQuery, HTML, CSS, SEO
  • Software Tester

    2012 - 2012
    Transactium Limited
    • Tested the company's proprietary payment gateway.
    • Added new unit tests to verify specification requirements.
    • Tested the UI of the company's back office.
    Technologies: C#

Experience

  • eCommerce Website Rewrite (Other amazing things)

    At CS Technologies, I led the full rewrite of the RS components EMD eCommerce website to the latest .NET MVC framework.

    This was completed successfully within the required deadline and we achieved an average page load time reduction of 50% through this rewrite. The stakeholders were impressed and I am proud to have led this project.

Skills

  • Languages

    C#, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, Java
  • Libraries/APIs

    Web API 2, jQuery
  • Tools

    RabbitMQ, Apache Solr, TeamCity, Jira
  • Paradigms

    Behavior-driven Development (BDD), Dependency Injection, Agile, Extreme Programming, Scrum, Kanban
  • Platforms

    Windows, Linux
  • Storage

    Microsoft SQL Server, Redis, RavenDB
  • Other

    Domain-driven Design (DDD), MVC Frameworks, Octopus Deploy
  • Frameworks

    Entity

Education

  • Master of Science degree in Software Engineering
    2014 - 2017
    University of Hertfordshire - Hertfordshire, England
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence
    2011 - 2014
    University of Malta - Msida, Malta
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