Summary

  • Bachelor degree in Information Systems and Software Engineering from Damascus University
  • Hands on software engineering experience since 2008, with startups in fintech, real estate, education, legal and technology verticals
  • Mindset for agile development, cross-functional teams and product development

Work Experience

Feb 2019 — Present
Wikimedia Deutschland
Full Stack Developer

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

Tools/Showcase

  • Wikidata Query Service - interactive SPARQL web interface to query wikidata knowledge base.
  • Wikidata GraphiQL - interactive GraphQL web interface to query wikidata knowledge base.
  • Histropedia - a timeline visualizer of historical data pulled from Wikidata. (e.g. Discoveries in Math)
  • WikiShootMe - find wikidata items around you without pictures, shoot them and upload your takes to make their items lively with more pictures.

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

Tech Stack: PHP, Wikidata Archictecture

Tools: Phabricator, Gerrit, GSuit

Jan 2018 — Nov 2018
synergist.io
Full Stack Developer

An online platform for templating, drafting and negotiating contracts, with integrated digital signing.

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

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

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

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

Feb 2017 — Dec 2017
Wundertax
Full Stack Developer

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

Jun 2016 — Oct 2016
Nu3
Full Stack Developer

E-Commerce Shop specialized in nutrition products.

  • Conception, development and implementation of an e-commerce application.
  • Creation and maintenance of internal and external APIs.
  • Implementation and upkeep of microservices.
  • Extension and maintenance of databases, caching and indexing layers.
  • Creation and updating of the technical documentation.

Process: Scrum, A/B Testing, Code Reviews

Tech Stack: Yii, Symfony2, Sass, jQuery, Swagger, RabbitMQ, MySQL, Solr, Redis, Silex

Tools: JIRA, Confluence, GSuit, Google Analytics, Skype, Jenkins, NewRelic

Jun 2015 — May 2016
Nestpick
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

Jun 2012 — Oct 2014
Syrian Educational Publishers
Software Developer / Scrum Master

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 — Dec 2011
Nov 2014 — Mar 2015
Sabanegh Consultancy
Software Developer
  • 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)
Sep 2009 — Jul 2011
S.C.O.S (private school)
Computer Literacy tutor

Teaching computer literacy and Math in English courses (2nd-10th grades).

Qualifications

2014
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 - C1
  • German - A1