Tahir Shahzad, Full-stack Web Developer in Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan
Tahir Shahzad

Full-stack Web Developer in Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan

Member since August 19, 2020
Tahir is a full-stack web developer with several years of experience in database and web development, front and back end. Within Tahir's stack, he is most comfortable and familiar with MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Apache Lucene for data storage. For the user experience and interface, Tahir is proficient with PHP (Core, Laravel, and WordPress) and JavaScript (jQuery, React). He is passionate about his field and welcomes projects that provide professional and personal growth opportunities.
Tahir is now available for hire

Portfolio

  • STech.ai
    Apache Kafka, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Agile, CodeIgniter, Django...
  • Self-employed
    JavaScript, WooCommerce, WordPress Themes, WordPress Plugins, CSS, jQuery...
  • STech.ai
    CSS, Bootstrap, Socket.IO, Node.js, Apache Kafka, C++, Python, CodeIgniter...

Experience

Location

Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Windows PowerShell, Firefox, Chrome, PyCharm, Google Drive, Microsoft OneNote, Slack, Visual Studio Code, Ubuntu, Windows

The most amazing...

...things I've made were dozens of websites powered by WordPress. I've also organized two WordCamps, even speaking at one, and attended more than 30 meetups.

Employment

  • Team Lead Web Technologies

    2020 - PRESENT
    STech.ai
    • Designed, planned, and led a team of developers to achieve an MVP that can interact with multiple platforms and artificial intelligence algorithms.
    • Initiated a transition and moved projects from CodeIgniter to API in Django and React to React Native for the front end.
    • Introduced optimizations and security in existing projects that lead to stability and scalability of projects.
    Technologies: Apache Kafka, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Agile, CodeIgniter, Django, Python API, Android, React, Back-end Development, Google Search Console, REST APIs, UX, HTML, APIs, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), HTML5, MySQL/MariaDB, MySQL Server, MySQL, Python 3, Flask, Python
  • WordPress Consultant and Developer

    2019 - PRESENT
    Self-employed
    • Moved other developers' code from the premium theme and created a child theme for the client, which enabled them to update the premium theme.
    • Developed custom widgets so that a non-programmer could add and modify content in specific website areas.
    • Enabled multilingual features using the WordPress Multilingual Plugin (WPML) and strings translations.
    • Designed a custom template for the WordPress RSS feed and modified content according to the customer's needs.
    Technologies: JavaScript, WooCommerce, WordPress Themes, WordPress Plugins, CSS, jQuery, PHP, WordPress, Front-end, Gutenberg Editor, Elementor, REST APIs, HubSpot, UX, Divi, HTML, WordPress Design, WordPress API, APIs, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), eCommerce, Learning Management Systems (LMS), HTML5, WP Engine, Google Analytics, MySQL Server, MySQL
  • Machine Learning Engineer

    2018 - 2019
    STech.ai
    • Added real-time notifications based on the user role with a user read/unread functionality.
    • Developed a script to automatically configure new machines on AWS.
    • Integrated Apache Kafka for the real-time communication between the web server and edge device on a public IP.
    • Introduced best practices to enhance the security of web projects.
    • Developed a wrapper for machine learning algorithms and exposed APIs for front-end tools.
    Technologies: CSS, Bootstrap, Socket.IO, Node.js, Apache Kafka, C++, Python, CodeIgniter, PHP, APIs, eCommerce, HTML5, MySQL/MariaDB, MySQL, Python 3
  • Visiting Faculty (Teacher) for Problem Solving

    2017 - 2018
    Quaid-i-Azam University
    • Designed a course outline for students who are not familiar with programming.
    • Taught 20 students about problem-solving and programming in C++ from scratch.
    • Conducted labs and helped students to learn by practicing programming with interesting problems.
    Technologies: C++
  • Senior Full-stack Developer

    2016 - 2017
    Evamp & Saanga
    • Gathered requirements from the client and designed the architecture of the product.
    • Developed a hierarchical sales tool kit specific to the client's need that connects sales with higher authorities for approvals.
    • Managed a team of two developers and delivered the project on time.
    Technologies: JavaScript, CSS, WooCommerce API, WooCommerce, WordPress Themes, WordPress Plugins, PHP, Bootstrap, Laravel, Front-end, REST APIs, HTML, WordPress Design, WordPress API, APIs, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), eCommerce, Learning Management Systems (LMS), HTML5, WP Engine, Google Analytics, MySQL/MariaDB, MySQL Server
  • WordPress Developer

    2015 - 2016
    Discretelogix
    • Developed a WordPress theme for a client from scratch.
    • Utilized the concept of hooks in WordPress with a new plugin instead of writing code into a premium plugin.
    • Completed a weekly sprint in 26 hours that was supposed to take 40 hours.
    • Adopted an Agile-based methodology to keep track of tasks and deliver them efficiently.
    Technologies: JavaScript, CSS, WooCommerce, WordPress Themes, WordPress Plugins, Bootstrap, PHP, WordPress, Front-end, Elementor, UX, Divi, HTML, WordPress Design, WordPress API, APIs, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), eCommerce, Learning Management Systems (LMS), HTML5, Google Analytics, MySQL/MariaDB, MySQL Server, MySQL
  • Full-stack Web Developer

    2014 - 2015
    Evamp & Saanga
    • Developed fully responsive, cross-browser compatible, custom front-end interfaces as well as integrating a Magento back end.
    • Gathered requirements from the client and designed the application architecture.
    • Developed an online portal for foreign investor documentation and integrated it with a local payment gateway.
    • Designed and integrated a distributed database for internet and intranet users.
    Technologies: JavaScript, WooCommerce, WordPress Themes, WordPress Plugins, Bootstrap, Laravel, WordPress, CSS, jQuery, PHP, UX, HTML, WordPress API, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), HTML5, MySQL/MariaDB, MySQL Server, MySQL

Experience

  • Rozan—Working for a Violence-free Society
    https://rozan.org/

    A WordPress-based website for a nonprofit organization.

    MAIN FEATURES
    • News and updates
    • Programs
    • Video and picture galleries
    • Publications
    • Display of board members
    • Careers and contact forms
    • Videos loaded from YouTube
    • Other templates and widgets developed to display Rozan's impact during COVID-19

  • 2nd Quadrant Website Consultant
    https://www.2ndquadrant.com/

    2nd Quadrant is a global PostgreSQL solutions and tools company. As a consultant, I developed and maintained the website. In my routine work, I had to keep the website with the latest upgraded themes and plugins. I also integrated it with third-party services and HubSpot, adding new widgets for non-developers and optimizing the website's performance.

  • Message Configurator Plugin for Voxendo
    https://voxendo.com/en/message-configurator/

    Message Configurator is a standalone custom WordPress plugin that meets a specific need. It supports translations of WPML. It helps an end-user to select multiple options one step at a time. Message options include message types, language, gender, voice-over artist, background music, and customized message. During the selection process, an end-user can play a voice-over artist's demo and background music. Then the collected information is stored and sent to the site admin.

  • Fluency Corp
    https://fluencycorp.com/

    Fluency Corp is a WordPress and WooCommerce-based web portal for corporate English language training that allows end-users to buy courses, keep track of their progress, and generate certificates.

    MAIN FEATURES
    • A step-by-step web portal to buy credits for one or more courses
    • WooCommerce integration
    • Customized pricing based on study hours

  • Web Application for Food Services
    http://youplateit.com.au/

    You Plate It web portal is based on WordPress, WooCommerce, WordPress Rest APIs, and React. As a team lead, my job was to analyze and fix the existing solution, design a solution for new requirements, and keep the business running.

  • Facial Recognition-based Attendance Management System

    The product was an artificial intelligence-based facial recognition system integrated with cloud and external ERPs on mobile devices. In the lead role, I designed the architecture with the necessary R&D and led the team with the development of a customized solution.

  • Harness the Power of WordPress Hooks: Actions and Filters Explained (Publication)
    WordPress developers might be tempted to customize this popular website builder directly, but that approach creates ongoing maintenance headaches. Fortunately, there's a clean way to extend functionality: via WordPress hooks, actions, and filters.

Skills

  • Languages

    PHP, CSS, Python, HTML, HTML5, Python 3, C++, JavaScript
  • Frameworks

    Divi, Flask, Laravel, CodeIgniter, Bootstrap, Django, Chrome, Windows PowerShell
  • Libraries/APIs

    jQuery, REST APIs, WordPress API, TensorFlow, Google Maps API, Node.js, Socket.IO, WooCommerce API, Python API, React, WordPress REST API
  • Platforms

    WordPress, WooCommerce, Windows, Ubuntu, Visual Studio Code, Firefox, Apache Kafka, Android
  • Storage

    MySQL/MariaDB, MySQL Server, MySQL, WP Engine
  • Other

    WordPress Themes, WordPress Plugins, Front-end, APIs, eCommerce, Elementor, WordPress Design, UX, Learning Management Systems (LMS), Microsoft OneNote, Google Drive, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Computer Vision, Web Development, Web Technologies, Software Engineering, Data Structures, Algorithms, Back-end Development, Google Search Console, HubSpot, Web UI, Software Architecture, Software Design, Software System Architecture Development
  • Tools

    Gutenberg Editor, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), Slack, PyCharm, Google Analytics
  • Paradigms

    Agile

Education

  • Master's Degree in Artificial Intelligence
    2015 - 2017
    NUST | National University of Sciences and Technology - Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Master's Degree in Computer Science
    2011 - 2013
    Quaid-i-Azam University - Islamabad, Pakistan

Certifications

  • The Complete Guide to Becoming a Software Architect
    MAY 2022 - PRESENT
    Udemy

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