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Work Experience

April 2022 - Present
Chief Technology Officer

Wundertax is a SaaS for filing German taxes, with specialized user experience (tools) of many tax cases.

Process: Agile & Lean


Doodle helps individuals and businesses make their meetings scheduling experience seamless and efficient.

Nov 2021 - March 2022
Tech Lead
Notable Achievements
  • Increased data quality for BI by leading the integration with a 3rd-party product tracking governance tool (Avo).
  • Increased focus on core product and UX, freeing resources from ads work, by leading integration with a 3rd-party partner for AdTech (Freestar).
Mar 2020 - Oct 2021
Senior Full Stack Engineer
Notable Achievements
  • Enabled targeting the enterprise segment by building the missing Admin Settings area of the product.
  • Sustained high performance in the team by filling for vacant PM/PO role for 6 months, ensuring product decisions are made and managing the backlog w/ stakeholders.

Process: Scrum

Tech Stack: Java, SpringBoot, React/Redux/Saga, Kubernetes, Apache Kafka

Tools: JIRA, Github, GSuit, Miro, Abstract, Amplitude, Grafana/Graphite, Kibana, Prometheus, Docker, Helm

Feb - Dec 2019
Wikimedia Deutschland
Tech Lead

Wikidata, the free and open knowledge base that can be read and edited by both humans and machines.

  • Maintain and improve Wikibase extensions that power Wikidata and standalone installations
  • Develop and integrate MediaWiki extensions into Wikibase to support Wikidata project
  • Mentorship of interns, student and junior developers
  • Hiring and onboarding of new developers in Wikidata team
  • Creation and ownership of technical strategy that meets product strategy and roadmaps
  • Identifying and alleviating technical impediments
  • Technical advisory for product and management
  • Ownership and maintenance of Wikidata/Wikibase APIs

Process: Journey Model, Community-driven, Dailies, Retrospectives

Tech Stack: PHP, MySQL/MariaDB, BlazeGraph, MediaWiki, Prometheus, Memcached, Redis, Vue, jQuery, ElasticSearch

Tools: Phabricator, Gerrit, GSuit, Grafana/Graphite, Logstash, Kibana

Notable Achievements
  • reduced storage needs by 70% of an essential db table and risk of db write failure by normalizing its polymorphic design
  • improved throughput & pair-programming frequency by upgrading team's process from push (Scrum) to pull (Kanban)
Jan 2018 - Nov 2018
Senior Fullstack Developer

B2B SaaS for templating, drafting and negotiating high-volume low-value contracts, with integrated playbooks and digital signing.

  • Conceptualization, design and development of SaaS APIs and microservices.
  • Upkeep and maintenance of backend application.
  • Support and maintenance of frontend application.

Process: Customer-driven, Feedback Analysis, Prioritization, Standups, Retrospectives, Product Planning

Tech Stack: Gin, AWS, Terraform, Laravel, Redis, MySQL, Angular1.6, Digital Oceans

Tools: JIRA, Trello, Confluence, GSuit, Intercom, Mixpanel, Google Analytics, Slack, Jenkins, Bugsnag, NewRelic, Docker

Notable Achievements
  • improved confidence and stability in delivery by cleaning up legacy code, fixing db design, setting up CI/CD pipeline and monitoring
Feb 2017 - Dec 2017
Senior Fullstack Developer

B2C SaaS tax submission tools for German market (Studenten, Arbeitnehmer, Polizei, Feuerwehr)

  • Participate in the agile product development process, as a member of the cross-functional product team.
  • Develop backend, frontend and mobile software.
  • Assist business with data-driven analysis, and hire for BI positions.

Process: Kanban, Data-driven, A/B Testing, User Tests, Standups, Retrospectives, Product Planning, CI/CD, Code Reviews

Tech Stack: Rails5, Capistrano, jQuery, React, ReactNative

Tools: Trello, GSuit, Hotjar, Mixpanel, Google Analytics, Slack, CircleCI, Bugsnag, NewRelic

Notable Achievements
  • validate if app is worth building by wrapping the web tool in an app in 1 week and setting up app ads > installs > sign up funnel
Jun 2015 - May 2016
Full Stack Developer

Mid-long term flat rental online platform, for landlords and tenants.

  • Implement product features on backend and frontend.
  • Maintain and develop integration tests.
  • Participate in company-wide meetings and workshops on and around company culture and product strategy.

Process: Scrumban, A/B Testing, Code Reviews

Tech Stack: Yii, Symfony2, Sass, Webpack, ES6, React, MySQL, Solr, Redis, Cucumber, Capybara + SitePrism

Tools: JIRA, Confluence, GSuit, Mixpanel, Google Analytics, Slack, VWO, Jenkins, CircleCI

Notable Achievements
  • enabled reliable quantitative analysis and data-driven decisions by adding product tracking (Mixpanel)
Nov 2014 - Mar 2015
Sabanegh Consultancy
Software Engineer
  • Develop recruitment management software for an NGO (WPF, DevExpress).
  • Upgrade legacy VB6 software to VB.NET.
  • Develop software modules for various projects (ASP.NET MVC4, Telerk Web Controls, VB.NET)
Jun 2012 - Oct 2014
Syrian Educational Publishers
Team Lead

E-Learning platform connecting teachers, students and publishers.

  • Establish an agile development process, and facilitate team work as a Scrum Master.
  • Research and utilize relevant open standards.
  • Develop modular cross-platform libraries for the product.
  • Program interactive educational activities.

Process: Scrum

Tech Stack: JavaME, JavaEE, Hibernate, Spring, Netbeans Platform, EPUB, HTML5

Mar 2011 - May 2012
Co-founder & Web Developer

Ran with 2 colleagues a software development agency, taking projects in regional markets (Syria, Lebanon, Qatar) and over-seas (France, Canada)


B.S. Info. Systems and Software Engineering
Damascus University, Syria

Scientific Courses: General and Linear Algebra, General and Numerical Calculus, Statistics and Probability, Electrical and Logical circuits, Operational Research.

Information and Software Technology Courses: Programming Languages, Algorithms and Data Structures, Advanced Database, Software Engineering, Multimedia Systems, Information Systems Engineering, Compilers, Information Retrieval, Parallel Programming, Information Security, Web Applications, Distributed Systems.

Communication Skills, Business Administration and Professional English courses.

Spoken Languages

  • Arabic - Native
  • English - C2
  • German - A2