Taher Scherzay, Developer in Los Angeles, CA, United States
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Taher Scherzay

Verified Expert  in Engineering

Software Developer

Location
Los Angeles, CA, United States
Toptal Member Since
April 22, 2014

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.

Portfolio

Disney
WordPress, LAMP, Python, PHP
Thaeres
Windows Communication Framework (WCF), REST, Windows Azure SDK, IIS, MSMQ...
CrowdGather
Amazon Web Services (AWS), Citrix XenServer, AppFabric, Memcached...

Experience

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

LAMP, Eclipse, Aptana, Visual Studio

The most amazing...

...application I've developed is an enterprise ad server rivaling the features and functionality of Google's DFP platform.

Work Experience

Senior Solutions Architect

2015 - PRESENT
Disney
  • Architected web solutions.
Technologies: WordPress, LAMP, Python, PHP

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: Windows Communication Framework (WCF), REST, Windows Azure SDK, IIS, MSMQ, AppFabric, MongoDB, SQL Server 2012, Bootstrap, jQuery, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, ASP.NET, C#

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: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Citrix XenServer, AppFabric, Memcached, Microsoft SQL Server, NGINX, IIS, Apache, Windows, CentOS, Bootstrap, jQuery, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, PHP, ASP.NET, C#

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: SQL Server 2005, IIS, Windows, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, ASP.NET, C#

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: SQL Server 2005, MySQL, IIS, Apache, Windows, SUSE, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, PHP, ASP.NET, C#

Thaeres

https://www.thaeres.com
Enterprise billing, invoicing and payment processing system for commercial business services.

Adisn

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

Languages

SQL, HTML, C#, PHP, CSS, Python, JavaScript, Java

Frameworks

.NET, ASP.NET, Bootstrap, AppFabric, Windows Communication Framework (WCF), Zend Framework

Libraries/APIs

Authorize.net, PayPal API, jQuery, Facebook API, Yahoo! API, Google API

Tools

Microsoft Visual Studio, Eclipse IDE, Aptana, Windows Azure SDK, Apache, NGINX, Citrix XenServer, Visual Studio, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Creative Suite

Paradigms

Agile Software Development, Concurrent Programming, Scrum, Extreme Programming, Waterfall Development, REST

Platforms

WordPress, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Windows, Azure, Linux, CentOS, Eclipse, LAMP, Android, iOS

Storage

Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, Memcached, MongoDB, SQL Server 2012, SQL Server 2005, SUSE

Other

Ajax, MSMQ, IIS

1992 - 1997

Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering

Boston University - Boston, MA

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