Usama Noman, Software Developer in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Usama Noman

Software Developer in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan

Member since July 27, 2016
Usama is an experienced full-stack PHP and JavaScript developer who is ambitious and loves getting things done. He is a SaaS enthusiast who worked on several SaaS apps and sold one. He's an engineer turned freelance and entrepreneur with experience building highly scalable applications and possesses exceptional collaborative skills. Usama is a computer science graduate with a major in natural language processing. He is a silver medalist in his graduation program.
Usama is now available for hire

Portfolio

  • Botsify
    Laravel, PHP, MySQL, Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS, Full-stack, jQuery...
  • IdealEstate
    Laravel, Vue, AWS, Amazon Web Services (AWS), JavaScript, Bootstrap 3...
  • Vortechs Innovations
    Git, Linux, MySQL, WordPress, Laravel, PHP, Vue, Ionic, AngularJS...

Experience

Location

Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Git, NGINX, Laravel, Node.js, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Vuex, React, CodeIgniter, WordPress, API Integration

The most amazing...

...thing I've built is Botsify.com, where people can make chatbots without any coding knowledge. I grew this product to $180,000 ARR.

Employment

  • CEO

    2016 - PRESENT
    Botsify
    • Founded Botsify.com, a startup where I have been working for almost five years in the capacity of CEO.
    • Managed teams and frequently performed the infrastructure planning and solution architect's duties. Designed new systems as required.
    • Made sure the UI/UX is easy to use, integrated the methods to improve the MRR of the product, and increased it to $180,000 ARR.
    Technologies: Laravel, PHP, MySQL, Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS, Full-stack, jQuery, JavaScript, Vue, HubSpot, Bootstrap, Google Maps API, SQL, Facebook API, Redis, Chatbots, Dialogflow
  • Full-stack Developer

    2018 - 2020
    IdealEstate
    • Developed the application that connects several real estate agents in the USA from the ground up using ListHub API. The social channel helped real estate people to connect and recommend each other.
    • Fixed bugs within the application, wrote automated test cases using PHP Unit and ensured the code quality was up-to-the-demand.
    • Oversaw the launching process, which resulted in the subscription of over 1,000 people on the platform.
    Technologies: Laravel, Vue, AWS, Amazon Web Services (AWS), JavaScript, Bootstrap 3, GraphQL, Full-stack, Google Maps API, Ionic, SQL, MySQL, Facebook API, Redis
  • CTO | Co-founder

    2014 - 2016
    Vortechs Innovations
    • Worked as CTO and co-founder of a service-based company.
    • Provided estimations on different projects based on the client's requirements for the proposal.
    • Implemented over twenty projects alone or in collaboration with a small team of developers.
    • Established company culture and implemented best software engineering practices across the company.
    Technologies: Git, Linux, MySQL, WordPress, Laravel, PHP, Vue, Ionic, AngularJS, Code Ignitor, SQL
  • Software Engineer

    2015 - 2015
    Aurea Softwares
    • Fulfilled custom data extraction and manipulation requirements for large email marketing software clients.
    • Talked to customers to get their requirements about their custom tasks.
    • Performed requirements analysis and estimation for different custom tasks coming from the clients of the software.
    Technologies: Git, Linux, MySQL, PHP, Laravel, SQL
  • Intern Software Engineer

    2013 - 2014
    Venture Dive
    • Worked on Athan, an app that sends daily Athan reminders on the user's Facebook wall.
    • Worked on the clean coding practices and learned the PHP MVC Design Pattern.
    • Achieved 100,000+ downloads for the app on the App Store, though the Facebook app was never launched.
    Technologies: CodeIgniter, MySQL, Facebook API, PHP, SQL

Experience

  • Botsify
    https://botsify.com

    I founded Botsify out of my living room and bootstrapped it to $180,000 ARR. This gave me inspiration, and I built other SaaS tools on my own. I handled a startup team of seven at one point and optimized the growth and SEO of the product to increase MRR.

  • Teamup.sa

    Teamup is a Middle Eastern freelancing website. It mainly focuses on artists and technical freelancers. The website includes all features you expect in a standard freelancing site, from the bidding mechanism to the five-star reviews of the clients vs. freelancers.

    My task on this project was to lead the development team of two developers and work on the project as a tech lead on the front and back end. Technologies used for the project are Laravel and AngularJS.

  • HeyImLea Chatbot

    Via Toptal, I worked with AmplifyLive to work on their chatbot for messenger. This chatbot helps people buy concert tickets for their favorite artist right from the messenger. The application was built in NodeJS/ExpressJS

  • Pushpop
    http://pushpop.mojo.biz

    Pushpop is a mobile application that allows shop owners to market deals based on geo-fence and iBeacon. The web application incorporates the complete analytics for each campaign's shop owners' set up.

    I worked as a software engineer on the project. The website is built in Laravel and Vue.js, and the mobile application is built using AngularJS. The application uses Twillio API, push notifications, and geofencing.

  • WynbiEvents

    WynbiEvents is an alternative to Meetup, where the school mainly organizes events, creates event pages, and accepts registrations.

    The system uses Laravel on the back end and AngularJS on the front end.

  • Hireonic

    An online company recruitment facilitation tool for companies looking for pre-vetted candidates and technical developers for onsite vacancies for their companies. Currently working in Pakistan. This product was built as a part of Vortechs Innovations, where I worked as CTO on this product. We used Angular and Laravel combined for this product.

  • Fivemin Clinic Ionic Application
    http://fivemin.digiance.com

    I worked as a developer and played my role in building a clinical application used by clinics in the US. My role was to work on the Ionic Application and use the API built in Laravel. I got the experience of working with PDF Forms.

  • Smarty Night

    Smarty Night is a San Jose-based startup. I worked as the sole technical developer on this project. I used Laravel and MySQL for this project, communicating directly with the client and, even after six months, maintaining a healthy working relationship with them.

  • Rnked Portal

    The Rnked agency database contains millions of data points about thousands of marketing and advertising agencies. The team of experienced brokers uses this information to ensure that we match your business with the top agencies that can deliver results for your unique needs. I was the first developer (Lumen and Angular) on this project.

  • Finance Training Course
    https://financetrainingcourse.com

    Worked on the progress web app, a mobile application replacement, for a finance training course. The finance training course is one of the leading finance training websites. I worked on their mobile application, which was supposed to be a progressive web application. I created a re-implementable solution for WordPress, which can be deployed easily on any WordPress site.

  • IdealEstate
    http://www.idealestate.co

    A social network for real estate people to connect, chat, and recommend each other's services. Homebuyers can explore homes and respective real estate profiles to connect and discuss with them a particular property.

  • Hecatex
    https://hecatex.com

    Worked on the portal for the real-estate builders. The company would be able to track the progress of its several construction projects at a high level and as well as individual level. Worked on fixing bugs and some of the speed optimization tasks.

  • Shopalong
    https://app.shopalongapp.co/

    A management portal where admin can look at the market surveys, design surveys, and track the progress of the surveys being conducted. In the end, reward API is integrated to give rewards to those who complete surveys.

  • Toptal Mentor
    Usama 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. Usama 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

    SQL, PHP, JavaScript, GraphQL
  • Frameworks

    AngularJS, Ionic, CodeIgniter, Laravel, Bootstrap 3, Bootstrap, Express.js
  • Libraries/APIs

    Google Maps API, Node.js, React, Facebook Messenger API, Facebook API, jQuery, Facebook Open Graph API, Vue, Pusher, Google Maps, Vuex
  • Tools

    Git, GitHub, NGINX, Amazon ElastiCache, Dialogflow
  • Paradigms

    DevOps, Agile Software Development, Continuous Deployment
  • Platforms

    Linux, WordPress, Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS Lambda, Firebase
  • Storage

    MySQL, MongoDB, Redis
  • Other

    Scalability, Growth Hacking, AWS, Full-stack, HubSpot, Website Translation, API Integration, Code Ignitor, Chatbots, Chatbot Conversation Design, PWA

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science
    2011 - 2015
    National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences - Karachi
  • Intermediate Degree in Pre-Engineering
    2009 - 2011
    Dehli Govt College - Karachi
  • Technical High School Diploma in General Science
    2007 - 2009
    The Educators - Karachi

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