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Summary

I am an energetic, hardworking and reliable individual. My strong communication skills are evident when I liaise with clients and co-workers from all professional levels and backgrounds. I am also extremely self driven and thrive within a team orientated environment.

Work History

Jun 2015Present

Senior Full-stack software Engnieer

Move, Inc.  Working on realtor.com

Working with the team responsible for developing the new RubyOnRails application replacing the existing .net website. I work both on the back-end and the front-end applications. I also help developing FESL (front-end service layer), manage the business requirement and help making Agile decisions. 


RubyOnRails, JavaScripts, Agile, Scrum, github and TDD.

Sep 2014Present

Teaching Assistant for Web Development 

Lighthouse

I mentor student groups about their final projects, answer questions regarding their assignments and give the students support throughout the course. I also lecture when needed.

RubyOnRails, JavasScripts, SQL, Servers and TDD.

Feb 2014Jun 2014

PHP and Front-End Developer

Pledgely

Translating Photoshop files into responsive interactive web elements, developed features to match the business requirements.
 
BootStrap, JavaScripts, jQuary, php, HTML and CSS.

Dec 2013Jul 2014

Ruby on Rails and Front-end Developer

BeHeld (Direct2Artist)

Using the terminal to give commands. Creating responsive Bootstrap visuals for the upgrade of the web-application, developed and added new features as required by the business. 

JavaScripts, jQuery, RubyOnRails, HTML and CSS.

Mar 2013Jun 2013

Web developer

eVisionMedia,

Web developer and administrator and managing a large number of client websites.

Nov 2012Present

Co-founder and IOS Developer

Perky Turkey

Creating proof of concept applications and developing an IOS app working with several partners.

Jun 2007Present

Freelance Developer

Israa Njjar

Freelance contract work for several web development clients using the

their preferred languages.

Education

Computing and System Studies

The Open University, UK

Java, software development methodologies, artificial intelligence, web development, object oriented programming principles, systems science, networking principles, automated testing and relational databases.  

Skills

Git version control 

Using Git version control systems like github and  bitbucket. 

C++ 

C++ for school project, multiple c family language usage, C# and ObjectiveC for IOS.

Java

The first line of code I ever wrote was in Java! I strongly favour this language.   to understand data structures and write algorithms.

Front end style frameworks

CSS and HTML frameworks including Bootstrap and Foundation used for Responsive web applications to suite all the available devices sizes.

Python

I have done created scripts with Python and Django. 

Ruby on Rails 

I have extensive knowledge of rails. I held a teaching assistant position with Lighthouse. Ruby was the main language used there.

JavaScript

I used vanilla JS, jQuery  and other frameworks like AngularJS, Ember, Node and Meteor. 

SQL

Able to query a database. I used many services in the past including PostgresSQL, MongoDB, MySQL and SQLite.

Projects

Pledgely - PHP/ front-end Developer, Translating Photoshop files into interactive web front-end elements using Bootstrap JavaScripts, jQuery, HTML and CSS.
http://pledge.ly/  

BeHeld.me - Ruby on rails/ front-end developer, Art e-commerce platform. Using the terminal to give commands, creating Bootstrap visuals for the upgrade of the webapp. 
JavaScripts, jQuery, Ruby on Rails, HTML and CSS.
http://beheld.me

DDWiki - Django wiki. 
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6aUnvcFXc0AVU9ocGxhWjV3Rms/view
github : https://github.com/israanjjar/Django-wiki

lss - ls linux command enhanced using Python.
https://github.com/israanjjar/lss-sort-files-by-name

Dominion -  NodeJS, SocketIO application taking a board game into the online world. Role: Mentor, project manager and backend developer for complex code.  https://github.com/BioDigitalJazz/Dominion   

Snowd'In - Bootstrap, RubyOnRails application for snowboarders. Launch date is July 2015. Role: Mentorproject manager and backend developer for complex code.   https://github.com/AndrewGardhouse/powder

TextBook -  A magazine for entrepreneurs. Built with RubyOnRails and AngularJS. Launch August 2015. Role: VP of engineering, project manager and FullStack developer for the prototype. <- This is a privet repo, this code is old but public https://github.com/popsmoke/textbooktest

Splashers - Swimming classes for toddlers and mothers. Built with Ember front end and a RubyOnRails API backend. Role: Mentor, project manager and backend developer for complex code. 
https://github.com/drewhgood/cruddy-buddy-ember https://github.com/Andsbf/scobb

Orgnizations

June 2016Present

Valenteer for Traction Conferance

Traction Conferance

I managed sponsors for the conference.  

June 2015Present

Point of contact/ Organizer

Code It Forward Hackathon

Code It Forward is a social initiative where fifty developers, designers, and ideators gather together for a weekend to assist charities and non-profits with their IT needs

2014Present

Mentor

The next big thing

I also volunteer to discover the next fresh startup founder. 

2014Present

Mentor for HTML500

HTML500

A special day where volunteers help teach interested parties how to code in HTML.

2012Present

Css/HTML/Payton/Java scripts mentor

ladies learning code

On a monthly basis, I mentor for Ladies Learning Code session.

EXTRA 

  • Creating simple web/ client-server applications, developing for Distributed

    environment

  • Working with files read/ write to files

  • Ability to quickly learn new languages

  • A solid understanding for Data, computer components, network switches and components

  • Understanding software development process, able to test, write code, develop class/ objects diagrams, dynamic conceptual models, sequence diagrams, implementing GUI and interpret /write the requirements documents

  • Ability to use systems techniques on a complex situation in order to provide a wider view of messy case (including the use of SFM based on the Formal System Model, and precise use of metaphors such as the GAME and chaos metaphors).

  • Strong analytical skills, able to analyze and problem solve quick and effectively using diagramming and other methods including: Rich-picture, Spray- diagrams, Multiple-causes, and Control model diagramming.

  • Excellent mathematics skills (mathCad).