Detailed-oriented and innovative software developer with 10+ years of experience with building web-based software applications using LAMP stack.
Professional strengths include a deep knowledge of software development tools and working in fast-paced, deadline-oriented environments.
Productive individual dedicated to maintaining up-to-date industry knowledge and IT skills.
BS in Computer Science
City University of New York
Jan 2019 - CurrentPlanetart.com
Senior Backend Engineer (Mobile Apps)
Feb 2018 - Jan 2019Internet Brands
Lead Software Engineer
Designed, architected, tested, and deployed in-house web-based systems.
Improved overall code-base for the result of increasing Google page-speed scores of the SEO oriented application
Led the development of upgrading Laravel 4.2 to 5.7 which resulted in increased page speeds and also implemented asset management using npm
Optimized speed in API calls by refactoring code and introducing a new caching mechanism using Redis
Built vagrant dev environment for other developers which mirrors the production server
Wrote bash scripts to automate deployment using Jenkins, collaborated with the Q&A team which led to improved test automations
Created technical documentations on Confluence to help developers understand development changes, mentored and reviewed other developer’s code
Jan 2013 - Dec 2017Forbes Media, LLC
Senior Platform Engineer
Responsible for the architecture, development, developing and maintaining a %99.99999 up-time of the internal company Publishing Platform; Editorial Tools v1.
This platform is used by hundreds of our contributors, editors and producers daily to publish articles to the company web site, allowing them to easily edit pages with convenient article promotion to specific locations on the site and title as well as headline and description in-line editing. Notable features of this platform also include image replacement, promotion and cropping. Additionally, this platform has been successfully licensed to other publishing web sites.
Implementation of this platform was executed in a custom written WordPress-like code with PHP, Mongo and our custom JAVA API in the back-end and a JAVA templating engine on the front-end.
Responsibilities have evolved further to include developmental lead of Editorial Tools v2 using AngularJS on the front-end, Zend Framework 2, Mongo and our custom JAVA API on back-end, and maintaining Continuous Development using Jenkins.
Jul 2011 - Dec 2012Globalworks Group LLC
Web Application Architect
Key role in the redesign of next generation web application for a Fortune 500 Company’s extranet, intranet and public facing website.
Sole developer responsible for coding & implementation of client CMS using Zend Framework
Responsible for managing, development, staging, testing and production servers on a load-balanced Linux environment
Implemented Memcached on production and staging servers
Configuration and maintenance of Git on all servers
Created a RESTful API that communicates with client’s DAL server as well as cronjobs that run daily for up-to-date transactional data
Developed functions for Magento Enterprise platform to make use of client RESTful APIs
Principal role of post-launch hot bug fixing whenever needed
Writing of technical specifications and guidelines for training front-end developers
Experience working with Scrum software development methodologies
Versatility to assist other developer teams with building standalone campaign pages in a .NET environment using C#
Jan 2010 - Jan 2011MyBuilding.org
Vital member of the Engineering Team responsible with developing the company’s next generation platform, MyBuilding.org v2.0 based on Zend Framework and MySQL.
Contributed to MyBuilding v1.0 to standardize the overall software development process and engine, improve legacy code base to enhance performance of the application by implementing classes from Zend Framework
Provided performance tuning towards the admin/back-end development for allowance of high-traffic which was achieved by making use of Zend_Db and its adapters with SQL statements re-written and memcaching enabled
Produced code with technical documentation which is scalable and maintainable code
Apr 2007 - May 2008Avatar New York
Web Application Developer
Used agile techniques for various web projects and built, tested, launched and maintained LAMP-based web applications.
Wrote, updated and maintained code as advised by client technology executives and CTO
Operated in an individual and small team capacity of 2 people to deliver on time, error-free coding
Involved in design development and maintenance as a member of the engineering team
Served in management role regarding client communications of project status