Safran
Ali

Software Engineer

Safran AliI love WWW, Internet, programming & social media !!! and I also enjoy making friends, watching movies, listening music, travelling ... & do some more bits to enjoy life.

Profile

I'm a Web Developer with more than 5 years of well-rounded experience in technologies like .Net, C#, IIS, Javascript, jQuery, and SQL Server etc. I’m capable of managing technology projects from concept to completion with remarkable deadline sensitivity, and strong analytical skills.

I specialise in ASP.Net, C#, OOP, Javascript, jQuery, CSS, SQL Server, IIS, Apache, Mercurial, Git, AJAX, JSON, Microsoft Office & Windows, Mac OS, Unix, Adobe Photoshop & Dreamweaver, Gimp, Jasmine, NUnit, JustMock, NHibernate and web analytics platform i.e. Google Analytics & PIWIK. I am also experienced in social media integration including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Tumblr.

Technical Skills

ASP.Net

Excellent

OOP

Excellent

Html

Excellent

Javascript & jQuery

Excellent

OS (Windows, Mac OS & Unix)

Excellent

Version Control (Mercurial & Git)

Excellent

Analytics (Google Analytics & PIWIK)

Good

C#

Excellent

SQL Server

Excellent

CSS

Excellent

AJAX & JSON

Excellent

Ms Office

Excellent

Graphics (Photoshop & Gimp)

Basic

Social Media Integration (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram & Tumblr)

Good

Work Experience

Mid - Senior Developer

Adgistics Ltd.

  • Location: London, UK
  • Period: Dec, 2012 - Present
  • Job type: Full-time
  • Technologies: ASP.Net, C#, .Net Framework, Javascript, jQuery, AJAX, JSON, CSS, SQL Server, NHibernate, Ms Office, PIWIK, Adobe Photoshop and Gimp
  • Testing: NUnit, JustMock & Jasmine
  • Version Control: Mercurial & Git
  • Web server: IIS & Apache
  • Brand center development for managing digital assets for publishing and production.
  • Development of web application as per client standard and features, and also monitoring web server and sites technical performance.
  • Assesment of time and resources for new functionalities.
  • Designing relational database systems and integrating them with projects.
  • Skills gained: brand management, organizational policies and procedures, project development, working under pressure, teamwork, time management, user training and customer relations.

Software Developer

Webcandy Ltd.

  • Location: Eversley, UK
  • Period: Jan, 2011 - Dec, 2012
  • Job type: Full-time
  • Technologies: ASP.Net, C#, .Net Framework 3.5, AJAX, JSON, JQuery, CSS, SQL Server, IIS Server, Ms Office, VBA (Excel Programming), Google Analytics & Webmaster
  • APIs: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr
  • Development of web page infrastructure and application with more advanced graphics and features, and also monitoring web server and sites technical performance.
  • Assisting in the planning of strategies regarding web development and search engine optimization.
  • Designing relational database systems and integrating them with projects.
  • Social media integration (i.e. Facbook, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr) in to web apps.
  • Skills gained: project development and management, working under pressure, teamwork, time management and customer relations.

Software Developer

Freelancer

  • Location: Eversley, UK
  • Period: Mar, 2010 - Dec, 2012
  • Job type: Contractual
  • Technologies: ASP.Net, C#, .Net Framework 3.5, AJAX, JSON, JQuery, CSS, SQL Server, IIS Server, Ms Office, VBA (Excel Programming), Google Analytics & Webmaster
  • Developed and implemented a medical drugs inventory and management system.
  • Development of business prototype and database schema with end-user reports generation.
  • Supervision of projects with on-site user training, support, and delivering of technical and user manual.
  • Skills gained: project development and supervision, customer relations and user training.

Programmer Analyst

Aga Khan University

  • Location: Karachi, Pakistan
  • Period: Feb, 2007 - Aug, 2008
  • Job type: Full-time
  • Technologies: .Net Framework 2.0, ASP/ASP.Net, C#, SQL Server 2000/2005
  • Developed and implemented a medical drugs inventory and management system.
  • Development of business prototype and database schema with end-user reports generation.
  • Supervision of projects with on-site user training, support, and delivering of technical and user manual.
  • Skills gained: organizational policies and procedures, independent project development and management, working under pressure, teamwork, user training and customer relations.

Education

University of Edinburgh ed.ac.uk

MSc. in Computer Science

Software Engineering
Sep, 2008 - Aug, 2009

Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology ssuet.edu.pk

BSc. in Computer Engineering

Software Engineering
Jan, 2003 - Dec, 2006

Projects

Brand Center

  • Technologies: .Net Framework 4.0, C#, ASP.Net, CSS, Javascript, YUI, jQuery, Handlebars, DustJs, Mercurial, Git, IIS, Apache, NUnit, JustMock, Jasmine, Twitter Bootstrap, SQL Server, NHibernate & Photoshop
  • Development and maintenance of brand center allowing brand and digital media management.
  • Independent project development ensuring strong functionality, optimization and UI design;
  • System design using MVC and MVVM model with browser cache efficient client side data manipulation;
  • Writing mobile first application with responsive web design;

Organisr

  • Technologies: .Net Framework 3.5, C#, ASP.Net, CSS, jQuery, jQuery Template, SQL Server & Google Analytics
  • Independent project development ensuring strong functionality, optimization and UI design;
  • System design using MVC model with browser cache (JQuery plugin) for client side data manipulation;
  • Architecting relational database for the system and optimization of DB queries;
  • Writing and maintenance of technical system manual as well as HOW TO guide for app users.

Counters

  • Technologies: VBA, Excel, SQL Server
  • A system to monitor the application metrics for tracking conversion, ROI and site performance;
  • Generation of reports and graph of the collected metrics.

Drugs Inventory & Management

  • Technologies: .Net Framework 2.0, C#, ASP.Net, SQL Server
  • Independent project development including analysis, design, testing and implementation of new business prototype and architecture including friendly user layout;
  • Development of an advanced end-user reporting and query tool with emphasis on application compatibility, accessibility, efficiency and robustness;
  • Database restructuring along with data filtration providing efficient and prompt search and reporting.

AKU.EDU aku.edu

  • Technologies: .Net Framework 2.0, C#, ASP.Net, ASP, Dreamweaver, CSS, SQL Server
  • Migration: analysis, design, development and implementation of new architecture and layout;
  • Design with standards compliant code with emphasis on compatibility, accessibility, and search engine optimization;
  • Database restructuring along with data filtration providing efficient and prompt search.

eRecruitment eRecruitment

  • Technologies: .Net Framework 2.0 (C#), ASP.Net, SQL Server 2000
  • Employment recruitment system, integrated with People Soft recruitment module;
  • Features included: User login/logout features, applying for more than 1 job, enter/edit personal, educational and professional information, email notification.

Interests

Enjoy playing and watching variety of sports (cricket, bowling, football, pool and squash).

Like to enjoy hiking, mountain tracking and camping out with friends and also been to Arthur’s Seat five times.

Have a deep affinity for worldwide cultures and customs and also like to meet people from various parts of the world. And appreciate many TV-shows, movies and different music.