Employment History

I have been fortunate to work with some amazing teams. I have worked mostly with startups but also with some large enterprises. Here is a brief overview of my employment history.
England, UK Dec 2021 — Present

Head of Engineering at Insight Partners

Insight Partners is a leading global venture capital and private equity firm investing in high-growth technology and software companies. The company has invested in more than 400 companies worldwide and has 90+ billion in assets under management.

I joined the company after the acquisition of roadmap.sh which I have been running as a solo founder since 2017. I am now working full-time on the product and responsible for everything from content to engineering to product to marketing and growth.

TypeScript React.js Node.js Astro RESTful APIs Tailwind GitHub Git AWS Terraform Ansible Docker CI/CD SEO Content Writing
Berlin, Germany Jul 2021 — Dec 2021

Sr. Software Engineer at Zalando

Zalando is the biggest online retailer of shoes, fashion and beauty across Europe.

I worked in the Zalon team which is a personal shopping service where customers get styled by professional stylists. I mainly helped with the CRM and the migration of the legacy product to a new architecture.

Scala AWS PostgreSQL Redis RESTful APIs Git Docker
Dubai, UAE Dec 2019 — Jun 2021

Engineering Manager at Tradeling

Tradeling is the UAE Government backed biggest B2B e-commerce platform that connects business buyers and sellers in the MENA region.

I was the employee #3 and helped build, launch and scale the platform to millions of products, hundreds of sellers and thousands of buyers.

Node.js React.js TypeScript Redux Jest ElasticSearch MongoDB Redis SOA RESTful APIs CI/CD GitHub DevOps AWS Docker
Dubai, UAE May 2019 - Dec 2019

Software Engineering Lead at Al Tayer Group

Al Tayer Group is a private holding company in the Middle East established in 1979. With more than 9000 employees, it operates in 12 countries and has 200 stores.

I worked as a Lead Full Stack Developer for "ounass.ae" which is the leading luxury fashion e-commerce platform in the Middle East.

Node.js React.js ElasticSearch PostgreSQL Redis RESTful APIs
Dubai, UAE / Berlin, Germany Nov 2015 — May 2019

Engineering Lead at Almosafer (Seera Group)

Almosafer (Formerly Tajawal) is a Saudi-based online travel platform that offers flights, hotels, and travel packages. It is part of the Seera Group which is a significant contributor to the growth of the tourism economy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

I was the pre-launch employee and helped build the platform from scratch to a multi-million dollar business. I contributed to the platform architecture, developed some of the core services, led several teams and initiatives, refactored several mission-critical projects as we grew, and so on.

PHP Laravel Node.js Angular MongoDB Redis RESTful APIs CI/CD SOA AWS Docker RabbitMQ Swagger Git ElasticSearch
Lahore, Pakistan Jul 2014 — Nov 2015

Software Engineer at Strategic Systems International

SSI is a software development company that provides software solutions to businesses worldwide. I worked as a full-stack developer and contributed to several projects.

PHP Laravel Symphony Drupal Wordpress Angular jQuery MySQL 3rd Party APIs MySQL RESTful APIs Git
Faisalabad, Pakistan Jul 2013 — Jun 2014

Software Engineer at DigitalSofts

DigitalSofts was a small software company run by a team of 5 (2 developers) and provided business management solutions to local businesses.

They had a desktop application called "DigitalManager" having several modules including Inventory, Point of Sale, Accounts, Production, Payroll, and so on. It was built using VB.NET and SQL Server. I was the only engineer at the company who developed for the web and helped them build a web-based version of the application.

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