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Taher Scherzay

Taher Scherzay

Los Angeles, CA, United States
Member since September 9, 2013
Taher is a highly experienced engineer with lots of experience as a developer and CTO (who can code!) for a number of technologically diverse companies. His primary skill set lies in designing and developing large scale enterprise applications with significant automation and decision processing logic.
Taher is now available for hire
Portfolio
  • Disney
    LAMP. PHP, Python, WordPress
  • Thaeres
    C#, ASP.NET, CSS, HTML, JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap, SQL Server 2012...
  • CrowdGather
    C#, ASP.NET, PHP, CSS, HTML, JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap, CentOS, Windows...
Experience
  • HTML, 14 years
  • Microsoft SQL Server, 12 years
  • MySQL, 12 years
  • Java, 10 years
  • ASP.NET, 10 years
  • C#, 10 years
  • PHP, 6 years
  • jQuery, 5 years
Los Angeles, CA, United States
Availability
Part-time
Preferred Environment
Visual Studio, Aptana, Eclipse, WISA & LAMP fluent
The most amazing...
...application I've developed is an enterprise ad server rivaling the features and functionality of Google's DFP platform.
Employment
  • Senior Solutions Architect
    2015 - PRESENT
    Disney
    • Architected web solutions.
    Technologies: LAMP. PHP, Python, WordPress
  • Founder, Creator, Lead Architect
    2013 - PRESENT
    Thaeres
    • Created Thaeres (thaeres.com), a fully automated SaaS enterprise software platform that optimizes and administers revenue management, payment processing, and long-term customer value management.
    • Designed and developed the API and web application interfaces.
    • Developed extensive web services layer accessible via SOAP, XML, and REST.
    • Designed and implemented a WordPress template for the knowledge base.
    • Designed and developed all database schemas and database network designs.
    • Designed, deployed, and maintained network operations on Windows Azure Cloud service.
    • Designed and developed outbound notification system utilizing email and text messaging via third-party integrations (SendGrid & Twilio).
    Technologies: C#, ASP.NET, CSS, HTML, JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap, SQL Server 2012, MongoDB, AppFabric, MSMQ, IIS, Windows Azure, Web API/REST, WCF
  • Chief Technology Officer
    2011 - 2013
    CrowdGather
    • Created a custom buy-side and sell-side ad serving platform, (enrolled user website, public web services, back-end processing applications, content delivery services, outbound notification services and database schemas); able to scale up to 1B+ ad impressions/month/server cluster.
    • Designed and developed RTB (real-time bidding) component of advertiser/publisher interface including first ever self-adjusting price recommendation algorithm.
    • Designed and developed API and web application interfaces.
    • Designed and developed all database schemas and database network designs.
    • Designed, deployed and maintained network operations on Amazon AWS Cloud service and internally owned colocation network.
    Technologies: C#, ASP.NET, PHP, CSS, HTML, JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap, CentOS, Windows, Apache, IIS, Nginx, MySQL 5.5, SQL Server 2008/R2, Memcached, AppFabric, Amazon AWS, Citrix XenServer
  • Chief Technology Officer
    2004 - 2010
    Elexity Systems
    • Created DentalSenders (desktop client applications, enrolled user website, public web services, back-end call processing applications, outbound notification services, and database schemas).
    • Designed and developed the API and web application interfaces.
    • Designed and developed all database schemas and database network designs.
    • Designed, deployed, and managed network operations on an internally owned colocation network.
    • Designed and developed the outbound notification system utilizing email, text messaging, and telephone calls via third-party integrations (SilverPop, EnvoyWW, and Voxeo).
    Technologies: C#, ASP.NET, CSS, HTML, JavaScript, Windows, IIS, SQL Server 2005
  • Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
    2007 - 2009
    MLSOnline
    • Created MLSListingsOnline.com (public and enrolled user website, back-end lead management services, and database schema) in nine months from concept to launch.
    • Redesigned MLSonline.com from the ground up in six months by overhauling the entire software platform.
    • Designed and developed all web application interfaces.
    • Designed and developed all database schemas and database network designs.
    • Developed real-time system health checks and service watchdog.
    Technologies: C#, ASP.NET, PHP, CSS, HTML, JavaScript, Suse, Windows, Apache, IIS, MySQL 4.x, SQL Server 2005
Experience
  • Thaeres (Development)
    https://www.thaeres.com

    Enterprise billing, invoicing and payment processing system for commercial business services.

  • Adisn (Development)

    Custom buy-side & sell-side ad server with dynamic pricing engine.

Skills
  • Languages
    C#, HTML, SQL, PHP, CSS, Java, JavaScript
  • Frameworks
    ASP.NET, .NET, Zend Framework
  • Libraries/APIs
    Authorize.Net, PayPal API, Facebook API, jQuery, Google API, Yahoo! API
  • Tools
    Visual Studio, Eclipse IDE, Aptana, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Photoshop
  • Paradigms
    Agile Software Development, Waterfall Development, Extreme programming, Scrum, Concurrent Programming
  • Platforms
    Amazon Web Services (AWS), WordPress, Azure, Windows, Linux, Android, iOS
  • Storage
    MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, MongoDB, Memcached
  • Other
    AJAX
Education
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering
    1992 - 1997
    Boston University - Boston, MA
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