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Abubakr Abdurahman

aka bakasa

About Me

I am a results-driven Software Engineer Evangelist who believes in getting the job done with extensive experience within both back-end and front-end technologies.
Working smartly and not re-inventing the wheel coupled with being able to incorporate user needs into cost-effective, secure and user-friendly solutions known for scalability and durability. I love ardently learning about the latest Technologies, Industry Best Practices and Trends, staying abreast and always improving.

Work History

Jan 2015Present

Tech Lead / DevOps Lead


Duties and responsibilities include but not limited to Systems Layout and Architecture, IT Infrastructure Design and Setup, Rapid Prototyping of Solutions using Latest Technologies and Tools, giving Technical Guidance to relevant stakeholders regarding industry best practices. Development, maintaining, finding  and implementing innovative solutions to given problems are also part my day to day work.

Some specific technology experience and tools used is listed below:

C#, C++,  ASP.NET Web Forms, ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Windows Forms, WCF

JQuery, NodeJs, Backbone.js  Html, CSS,, MS Team Foundation Server, MS Build, Test Driven Development (TDD),

MS SQL Server, Microsoft Server, 

IIS, Azure,

Git, Gitlab, Subversion (SVN),

Ubuntu, CentOS,

Ansible, Docker, Puppet, Puppet Enterprise,

F5, HaProxy, Cisco, Riak,

Amazon S3, Akamai, Rackspace,

LogStash, Graphite, Grafana, Sensu, SOLR, Memcache,

Jenkins CI,

PHP, Ruby, Python

MySQL, MongoDb,

Apache, Nginx

Jan 2011Jan 2015

Lead Analyst Web Developer


Defining the starting (project) code architecture which includes layout and design, defining new API's, set and reviewing coding standards, infrastructure set up including Continuous Integration; cache; Git; SVN; Databases etc. I also am responsible for code review and the architecture forum for any new or existing technical development requirements.

Jul 20052011

Senior Web Developer

Media24 (Pty) Ltd

Web development generally - working on dynamic portals, working with Vignette(V6), tcl, perl, .NET, MS SQL, Autonomy IDOL Server, server administration... Responsible for my site's upgrading, maintenance and looking after the engines pushing and pulling data (SQL, XML etc) into/from the portals. Other competencies include but not limited to: C++.NET,VB.NET, COBOL, Java, JavaScript

Jan 2005Jun 2005

Analyst Developer

Old Mutual Head Office - Group Internal Audit

Worked as an intern on SAS Business Analytics and BI, BI reporting, VB Script.



National Diploma: Information Technology

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

National Diploma: Information Technology


Analyst Stack

Product scope management and planning

Development team management and co-ordination

Identifying Talent

Technical SLA, development and delivery

Line Management

Microsoft Stack

C#, C++,  ASP.NET Web Forms, ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Windows Forms, WCF, Visual, MSSQL Server, Build Automation, TDD

Infrastructure Stack

MS TFS, Jenkins, Docker, Puppet Enterprise, Ansible, LogStash, Graphana

Cloud Stack

Azure, Rackspace, Akamai, AWS (EC2, S3), Riak, F5

*nix Stack

Ubuntu, CentOS, Debian

Open Source Stack

Java, Python, Php, Tcl/Tk, Perl, Ruby, MySQL, InnoDB, Solr

jQuery, memcache

Overall Backend Skills

In-depth and vast experienced in an array of backend technologies.

Overall Front-end Skills

Competent level of html, CSS, Javascript skills, more stronger in javascript and like technologies.


Mar 2012Apr 2012

PHP Web Development

New Horizons Computer Training School

Php web development, Front-end Development

Jan 2002Dec 2005

ND: Information Technology

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

Major: C++, Java, C#, .NET, Cobal, VB.Net

Jan 2001Dec 2001

ND: Office Management & Technology

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

Completed and passed first year and decided to change to IT.