PHP Developer | Senior Software Engineer

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ZEESHAN KHAN

Location: Melbourne, Australia

Skills Summary

9+ years of Technical Experience using PHP and MySQL. Developmemt and Management of a B2B Portal based on more than 8 Million members which includes huge amount of traffic and database size. Have also experience working on some education sectors including Deakin University, and a jobs portal.

Technical Experience

  • PHP
  • Laravel
  • MySQL
  • HTML, CSS / SASS, jQuery, Bootstrap
  • Database Optimization
  • Website Performance
  • Revamping Search Algorithms
  • Sphinx Search Engine
  • Huge and Complex Report Generation from Multiple Databases
  • Website Maintenance and Debugging
  • SVN (Version Controlling)
  • Multi Master Database Environment
  • Database Monitoring and Resolution
  • CDN / Memcache / Database Connectivity & Balancing
  • and much more

Non Technical Experience

  • Leading a team of 4-6 people
  • Brainstorming sessions with internal and external teams
  • Several meetings and brainstorming sessions with stakeholders and teams
  • Interaction with Sales, Service Delivery and other departments
  • Meetings and Discussions on Resolving Customer Issues, Involving Visitors Interaction on the website
  • and much more

Also have experience on:

  • Zend, Laravel, Code Igniter
  • Bootstrap, jQuery, CSS
  • WordPress
  • Zen Cart
  • Joomla
  • Nexmo APIs
  • Twilio APIs for Video and SMS
  • Web Scraping using hQuery (not jQuery)
  • Setting up Linux server for website using LAMP and other tools
  • Setting up free SSL for website on self managed linux server
  • and more

Processes:

  • Jira
  • Producteev (discontinued)
  • Microsoft Planner
  • Kanban
  • Scrum
  • Agile

Freelancing Projects

  • Ararat Cabs – Australian Cab Service
  • CRM for Aussie Greenmarks
  • SMS Solution System for Delta Locksmith
  • Online Shopping Cart and more

WordPress

  • Webtech Query – generated around 3,000 visitors per month
    (last updated August 2016)
  • Query Inn (domain expired) – generated around 500 visitors per month
    (last updated August 2016)
  • Both are created from scratch, using SEO techniques, backlinking, posting and so on.
  • Other Products

Experience Summary

PEEQ
Software Engineer / Team Lead (February 2017 – December 2018)
www.peeq.com.au

  • Worked on the jobs portal website, using PHP Laravel, MySQL, HTML5, CSS3 / SASS, jQuery and Bootstrap etc.
  • Configuration and management of the whole website using linux server (ubuntu) by installing several tools as per need
  • Hands on development on creation and modification of different modules
  • Implemented video interviewing between candidates and employers using Twilio Video API
  • Added new portals /sundomains for different countries using the same code base
  • Usage of google maps and bing maps for jobs and candidates location, matching etc.
  • Usage of cronjobs for different purposes of resetting data, decrements of counts etc
  • Implemented Paypal API for payments using multiple currencies
  • Implementation of SSL / HTTPS server
  • Used GIT for the version controlling for deployment on different servers including implementation and syncing of GIT on local server having multiple developers environment.
  • Team management from development, testing etc.
  • Code reviews, testing etc. from local -> staging -> live servers by following the standard and professional process
  • and much more

Cengage Learning
PHP Developer (December 2016 – January 2017)
www.cengage.com.au

  • Development of PM Benchmark RAR Software (Reading Assessment Resources), Students Assessment solution for Teachers, using PHP Laravel 5.1, MySql, HTML5, CSS3 / SASS, jQuery and Bootstrap.
  • Used GIT for the version controlling for deployment on different servers.

Deakin University
PHP Developer (June 2016 – August 2016)
www.deakin.edu.au

  • Development of Higher Degree Students System, Confirmation of Candidature using PHP Zend Framework, Oracle, HTML5, jQuery and Bootstrap
  • Participated in the weekly meetings using scrum methodology

Milestone IT
Senior Software Engineer (January 2016 – May 2016)
www.mstone.com.au

  • Enabling interview recording module for mobiles, using Laravel, HTML5 and bootstrap
  • Development of Google Chrome extension using Google Notifications and Web Notifications, for incoming and outgoing calls through local phone extensions

TradeKey Private Limited
Technical Team Lead (March 2008 – October 2015)
www.tradekey.com

TradeKey.com is said as 2nd largest B2B portal after alibaba.com, having more than 8 Million members from around the world. The application is running on multiple servers, data centers, database servers, domains, languages & more.

Major Responsibilities in TradeKey.com:

  • Leading the team of developers by providing task definitions.
  • Developing web based tools using PHP, MySQL, HTML / CSS, Sphinx etc.
  • Developing and implementing solutions pertaining to the needs of the organization.
  • Maintain and support existing projects of the organization
  • Design effective and efficient interfaces to applications and databases.
  • Responding promptly and professionally to bug reports
  • Code Reviews of new and critical development, which includes security, code and database performance, code compatibility on different servers etc
  • Analyze system specification and translate system requirements to task specification for junior programmers
  • Responsible for analysis of systems including performance, diagnosis and troubleshooting of problems, and solutions to problematic programming
  • Documentation to describe program development, logic, coding etc.
  • Undertake requirements analysis to provide initial software requirements that provide sufficient detail to allow ongoing development.
  • Undertake design activities to develop sustainable software designs that can be communicated to other team members.
  • Ensure that all work adheres to company standards.
  • Act as a role model for junior members of staff, providing technical guidance and the benefit of experience in assisting them to gain their objectives.
  • Assist the organization in recruitment activities.
  • Provide periodic status reports to Company Management.
  • Communicate status regarding ongoing projects, activities, and tasks to stakeholders.
  • Deployment of projects

Projects Worked on TradeKey.com:

  • Performance and Optimization of multiple web pages by reducing the page load time, majorly through optimizing the queries and converting the pages into Sphinx full text search.
  • Worked on Sphinx Realtime search for a real time report generation page
  • Increase in Products Inquiries through big impact on searching engine and matching engine
  • Made a tool of filtration of inquiries, being used by a team of more than 10 people
  • Tweaks in matching engines for more search relevancy and accurate results
  • Google Adsense API
  • Searching on Sphinx Full Text Search Engine for Non english domains

Projects

  • Query Interface, A WordPress plugin for monitoring & optimizing WordPress queries:
    http://wordpress.org/plugins/query-interface/
  • Personal Responsive Blog, Webtech Query:
    http://www.webtechquery.com

  • Maintenance of IBAGrads
    www.ibagrads.com

  • IBAGrads Students using WordPress
    student.ibagrads.com

  • Aussie Greenmarks Installer Stock Management System

  • SMS Sending and Receiving website using Twilio API, www.twilio.com and Nexmo, www.nexmo.com with the integration of Ajax Chat for multiple users
  • Online Shopping Cart using Zen Cart:
    http://www.theasianstyle.com (domain expired)
  • Words Matching Tool, using Porter Stemming Algorithm, for checking the words into documents (pdf / doc files), and show highly matched input sentences on top
  • Hotel Management System in PHP / MySql
  • Library Management System using JSP, Java Script, Apache Tomcat Server 5.0 and SQL Server 2000.
  • Book Requisition System using JSP, FrontPage 2000, Java Script, SQL Server 2000 and Adobe Photoshop

Specialties

  • Database Optimization
  • SEO Implementations For Blog, Online Shopping etc.
  • Sphinx Search Engine for Fast Full Text Searching (including non english searches)
  • Web Page Performance Optimizations
  • Debugging of Code, Logic, Code Reviews etc. on ongoing and running websites
  • Use and support Free & Open Source Applications like Linux, Openoffice.org, GIMP, Google Docs, Notepad ++ etc.

Technical Skills

Programming

  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • Java Script
  • HTML
  • Also worked on other languages like Java, C etc.

Frameworks & CMS

  • Laravel
  • Code Igniter
  • WordPress
  • Zencart
  • and more

Database Systems

  • MySQL
  • MS-SQL Server
  • MS Access

Version Controlling Tools

  • GIT
  • SVN

Operating System

  • Windows 98/2000/XP
  • Linux

Web Servers

IDEs & Graphics

Education:

A brief academic overview:

2007: B.S. (Computer Science) from Iqra University, Karachi.

2004: Diploma ACCP (Certified Computer Professional) from APTECH, Karachi.

2000: F.Sc. for H.S.C from Govt. Degree Science & Commerce College.

1998: Matriculation for S.S.C from White House Grammar School.

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