Kaif Ahmed

Full Stack Developer

Kaif is a full stack developer based in London
looking for interesting projects to work on.

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About

I have recently entered the world of full stack web development after having completed an intensive 9-week Ruby on Rails course at Le Wagon code school.

Prior to this, I had five years experience in the Information Technology sector working as a Storage Engineer, AWS Certified Solutions Architect and Systems Administrator.

Having worked in high-pressure media environments, I was frequently in situations where I had to think on my feet and troubleshoot.

I have worked in teams of varying sizes and skill sets but also had to use my initiative to work independently when needed.

I enjoy the opportunity to work outside of my comfort zone to expand on industry knowledge, learning new skills and technologies.

Recent Projects

Jammer

A networking site designed to help connect budding musicians. Built with Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3/SCSS, Bootstrap and ​ PostgreSQL​ . Utilises​ MVC architecture, OOP, git, GitHub, and Heroku.

Musessions

A directory site for discovering and booking session musicians. Built with Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3/SCSS, Bootstrap and ​ PostgreSQL​ . Utilises​ MVC architecture, OOP, git, GitHub, and Heroku.

Cocktail Bootleggers

A site that allows the user to create and edit cocktail recipes. Built with Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3 and ​ PostgreSQL​ . Utilises​ MVC architecture, OOP and Heroku.

Personal Homepage

The page you are currently viewing! A fully responsive site intended to showcase my work and develop my frontend skillset. Built with HTML5, CSS3 and hosted on GitHub Pages.

Specialist Skills

Development Stack:

Ruby on Rails, HTML5, CSS3/SCSS, Bootstrap, JavaScript, jQuery, SQL, PostgreSQL, MVC architecture, OOP, Git, GitHub and Heroku.

Cloud Platforms:

AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate (6 mos).

Storage:

HP 3PAR (2 yrs), Brocade SAN switches (2 yrs), SSMC (2 yrs), Brocade Network Advisor (2 yrs).

Scripting Languages & Tools:

BASH (4 yrs), Vim (3 yrs), Atom (6 mos), Visual Studio Code (6 mos), Git (1 yr).

Operating Systems:

Linux (3 yrs), macOS (6 yrs), Windows (3 yrs).

Network Services:

SSH (4 yrs), DNS/BIND (2 yrs), NFS (2 yrs), Samba (2 yrs), DHCP (2 yrs), FTP (11 yrs).

Deployment/Management Systems:

Casper Suite (1 yr), LANrev (1 yr).

Video Production Workflows:

Extensive knowledge of video production processes and workflows.

Media Production Suites:

Adobe CC Suite (5 yrs).