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Mosab Ahmad Resume

  1. 1. Mosab Ahmad I make (and sometimes break) cool things with technology Summary A passionate software engineer, supposedly a geek, a caffeine junkie, a food lover, an open source/free software believer and an entrepreneur in the make. Currently living in Cairo, Egypt. Experience Sheriff at Yubb Software March 2013 - Present (8 months) * Develop infrastructure and tools for system monitoring, performance measurements, and fully automated deployments * Working closely with developers and other staff to solve operational issues with our services, tools and apps. * Working with the team to design and build scalable systems that support high traffic web services Co-founder & CTO at September 2012 - Present (1 year 2 months) Assure the successful execution of the projects business mission through development and deployment of the projects web presence, leading implementation of web/software applications, and planning for risk and growth. Founder & Lead developer at September 2011 - Present (2 years 2 months) Conceived the idea, responsible for designing technical strategies and deploying them, and also responsible for developing, testing, deploying and maintaining the platform features Senior Software Engineer at Inmobly January 2012 - May 2012 (5 months) Responsible for developing and maintaining server side stacks using C++, Python, MySQL, PHP, Linux and any necessary technology to serve mobile and tablet applications worldwide Owner at Robin Kood January 2011 - January 2012 (1 year 1 month) An Egyptian web innovation studio. Technical Consultant at Bluw i Limited June 2011 - September 2011 (4 months) Page1
  2. 2. * PHP consultation * Software engineering process implementation * PHP/MySQL Development * Agile co-coaching Senior PHP Developer at Basharsoft April 2010 - April 2011 (1 year 1 month) * Manage, monitor and maintain the online production server for BasharJobs platform ( * Architect, design, and implement BasharJobs platform with the team. * Collaborate with marketing professionals to enhance the product interface. * Take lead role along with the CTO in applying agile practices and techniques. * Co-leading the development team along with the company's CTO. 2 recommendations available upon request Software Engineer at Arabia Inform November 2009 - April 2010 (6 months) Was responsible for migrating some projects from proprietary suites to open source software. Software Engineer at Citex Software October 2008 - November 2009 (1 year 2 months) Building a portal consisting of many websites hosted on Amazon Web Services (EC2 & S3) and serving as a frontier for a complicated printing system hosted somewhere else. 2 recommendations available upon request Linux sys admin and PHP developer at Media International January 2007 - September 2008 (1 year 9 months) * Load balancing linux web servers and implementing MySQL replication and file sync between them * Monitoring the servers for solving production problems and preventing attacks that happened * Customization and installation of a youtube-like video sharing solution. * Migrating some of our clients websites' content from the CMS they are using to another CMS (mainly Joomla or drupal) and applying necessaery changes to keep the data intact * Finding various open source tools for our internal use either project managers, developers, testers etc. * Still Maintaining current website and developing new features in as a project in the company I am working in * Responsible for choosing hosting plans that fit projects' needs, and managing these accounts. 3 recommendations available upon request PHP/MySQL developer at January 2004 - December 2006 (3 years) * Developing a CMS from scratch to fit the editors' needs, and migrate from an old version to this new version. * Making a new version of the CMS to avoid some security holes, enhancing the usability of the CMS and Page2
  3. 3. adding more user-friendly functionalities. * Developing Speical pages (nested websites) to fit some events * Migrating from a previous CMS they used (phpws) to the newly developed CMS i made. 2 recommendations available upon request Certifications Learn to Program: The Fundamentals Faculty of Computer Science, University of Toronto License Statement of Accomplishment November 2012 Volunteer Experience Coach at Sea Scouting January 2000 - December 2003 (4 years) An active member of the Sea Scouting movement in Egypt, and a coach for scout children Projects Zlien January 2013 to Present Members:Mosab Ahmad, Antonio Safwat Zlien is a national mechanic lien and preliminary notice filing service, and also provides the LienPilot web-based lien compliance manager and deadline calculator. Wuzzuf (Formerly: Basharjobs) April 2011 to April 2011 Members:Mosab Ahmad, Ameer Sherif, Ahmed Samir, Bahaa Galal, Islam Ibrahem, Muhammad Algarhy, Amro Algarhy Was the lead developer September 2011 to Present Members:Mosab Ahmad, Ali Abdel Moniem Mansour An online web site where we aggregate and post daily the most popular and trending viral video on the internet Skills & Expertise PHP Apache MySQL Page3
  4. 4. Linux Drupal CakePHP Symfony Code Igniter Zend Framework Wordpress Debian Ubuntu Cloud Computing Amazon Web Services Git Mercurial Hudson Python Bash jQuery CMS Web 2.0 Agile CSS JavaScript XML LAMP AJAX Web Development JSON Smarty Open Source EC2 MVC Flask (Python) Django Subversion Web Services Agile Methodologies SQLAlchemy wxPython Matplotlib WSGI Web Scraping Curl YAML Fabric Amazon Web Services (AWS) OOP Software Engineering Page4
  5. 5. Languages Arabic English (Native or bilingual proficiency) (Full professional proficiency) Education Cairo University BSc., Commerce, 2007 - 2012 Cairo University Spent two years then dropped out for personal reasons, Computer Engineering, 2002 - 2007 Ahmed Bahgat High school High school, General Studies, 1999 - 2002 Interests Hacking code that helps others, FOSS and FLOSS, Swimming, Sea Scouting, Blogging, writing, Surfing the Internet , Drawing (especially 3D), Arduino, Food, Caffeine Page5
  6. 6. Mosab Ahmad I make (and sometimes break) cool things with technology 9 people have recommended Mosab "Mosab is one of the best web developers I have worked with. He has a passion for innovation and adopting new technologies especially open source technologies. He also has very good sense of ownership towards the place he works in and knows how to lead a team of developers and motivate them towards the goal of his company. In short, Mosab is both a good developer and a good team leader to hire." — Ahmed Magdy, IT Consultant, A1 Works, worked directly with Mosab at Basharsoft "Mosab is one of the most creative developers I have ever worked with. An open source believer who is always open for new ideas, I love how simple he can get things done." — Ibrahim Abdel Fattah Mohamed, Senior Web Developer, BasharSoft, worked directly with Mosab at Basharsoft "Mosab is a very motivated software engineer who is majorly interested in Open Source software and technology. His constant output has proven his passion for writing code. Mosab can always provide help to colleagues, work under stress and provides necessary communication skills." — Mohammed El Hakim, Software Engineer, Citex Software, worked with Mosab at citex software "Moseb is a great person to work with. He is an excellent player in team work group. We worked together in big project and he showed great dedication to the work even though it was a part time project besides his full time work. I would recommend Moseb without thinking twice." — Ahmed Saber, Software Engineer, Get A Freelancer, worked directly with Mosab at citex software "Mosab is not only an insightful and broad-minded software engineer, but also an inspiring team player, his knowledge is vast and thorough. He is probably one of the best software engineers I've ever met in my life and one of the smartest colleagues I've ever worked with." — Omar Badr, PMP, Software Development / Technology Manager, Media International (, managed Mosab at Media International "Mosab, is one of the most talented delevlopers I've ever worked with, he is devoted to his work. He is keen to deliever his work perfectly. Really you can depened on him.." — Ali Abdel Moniem Mansour, Managing Editor of, Media International, worked directly with Page6
  7. 7. Mosab at media international "He is an intellectual GEEK who can inspire people by his different way of thinking ." — Ahmed Abdullah, HR Specialist, Media International, worked with Mosab at media international "Mosab is an very well educated, very well organized, fast-learning and extremely thorough developer with special skills and interests in PHP coding, I have worked with him and I can say he was surprising me all the time by his talented mind and the way he likes his work!" — Hesham Zebida, Editor, Media International, worked directly with Mosab at "i worked with Mr. Mosab and i recommend him as php/MySQL developer at he was very clever to solve many problems which faced the web" — Mogahed Sharara, Supervisor of interactive zone at media international, Media International, worked with Mosab at Contact Mosab on LinkedIn Page7