Ashish Saxena

Certified Scrum Master and Lead Technical Architect with 7.5+ years of experience in developing and managing robust, scalable and secure web applications from scratch in a wide array of domains like Payment Processing, Market Place, Travel and other custom ERP solutions. Have Recruited and trained 12+ developers in PHP and Mysql. 

Passionate for exploring new Avenues and new Technologies. Has a unique balance of business acumen and technical savviness. 

Scrum Master & Lead Technical Architect
Gurugram, India.
t[email protected]

+91-9560780036

Skills


Front-end

Bootstrap 3 & 4 

Templating - Twig(PHP), Pug & EJS(NodeJS)

Javascript - jQuery, ReactJS.



Back-end

PHP - Symfony, Laravel, Zend2, CodeIgniter, Wordpress.

Javascript - NodeJS, ExpressJS.




Databases

RDBMS - MySQL, MariaDB, Replication, Backups and Recovery, Database Optimization, Query Optimization, Database Normalization, MySQL Workbench.


No-SQL - MongoDB, ElasticSearch

Cloud

AWS - EC2, S3, LightSail, RDS, Route 53, KMS, CLI/SDK.

Linux -, Shell Scripting(Bash), Crons,

Server Monitoring using NagiOS.



API 

Apigility(Zend2)

OpenAPI

Swagger, Postman.

ExpressJS

Authentication using OAuth/JWT



3rd-Party API Integrations

Donor Management - Portfolio, Raiser's Edge, Salesforce's Non-profit success pack(NPSP).

Email - Jango(SOAP), Constant Contact(REST), Active Campaign, Sendgrid, Mailchimp/Mandrill

Payment Gateway - GoeMerchant, USAG(United States Alliance Group), Razor Pay, Instamojo etc.


Agile/Scrum

JIRA,Trello, Youtrack, Basecamp,

Zoho CRM, Mantis.

Story development, Milestone Identification, Resource Scheduling.


Version Control

GIT(Gitlab/GitHub) - Workflows, Rebasing, Merging Strategies etc.,

DB Migrations - Phinx(PHP),

Mongoose Migrations.


Certifications

Certified Scrum Master (scrumalliance.org, ID -666342)


Security

Open Web Application Security Project(OWASP).

PCI-DSS Compliance.

Prevention of XSS, CSRF, DDoS, SQL Injection


DEVOPS

Continuous Integration/Delivery - Jenkins/Oracle Wercker
Containers/Orchestration - Docker, Kubernetes, Vagrant.

Experience

Scrum Master & Lead Technical Architect, December 2018 - Present

  • Organizing Sprint Planning Meetings, Sprint Reviews and Retrospectives. 
  •  Managing in-house technology team and maintaining the focus on product backlog and project timeline. 
  •  Work closely with project owner in backlog management and continuous delivery of features.
  • Setting up of Continuous Integration(CI) & Continuous Delivery(CD) Pipelines using Jenkins/Wercker.
  • Maintenance of the Production Workloads based on AWS EC2, S3 etc.
  • Salesforce Integration - Bi-directional Sync between two Systems using Rest APIs.
  • Maintenance of PCI Compliance and Web Application Security Standards.
  • Impact Analysis against Change requests.
  • Scope Analysis of new Features Requests.

Scrum Master & Development Team Lead, July 2017 - December 2018 

  • Successfully Integrated GiveCentral - a Full-Fledged Donation Processing Platform with Another Major Donor Management System - 'Portfolio' using REST API and Daily File Imports according to Business Requirements. 
  •  Initiated the Penetration Testing by a 3rd party vendor and fixed the CSRF, XSS and Clickjacking vulnerabilities reported across the Application as well as the API. 
  • Worked Closely with Server Management Team for PCI Compliance Audit Requirements which includes various Security Measures on Application's AWS Servers. 
  • Figured out new effective technology solutions and eliminated manual process for various day-to-day tasks as well as previous tasks that needed automation. 
  • Pitched the use of Agile Methodologies in the organization, and initiated the implementation of JIRA for this purpose.
  • Facilitation of Daily Scrum Meeting, Sprint Planning, Sprint Review and Sprint Retrospective. 
  • Active collaboration with Development, Testing, Design and Digital Marketing teams and Product Owner in delivery execution. 
  • Organizing Sprint Planning Meetings, Sprint Reviews and Retrospectives. 
  •  Managing in-house technology team and maintain focus on product backlog and project timeline. 
  •  Work closely with project owner in backlog management and continuous delivery of features.
Development Team Lead, July 2015 - June 2017

  • Implementation of NagiOS Server Monitoring Tool. 
  • Successfully Introduced and implemented GitLab for ensuring collaborative development of the project as well as the organization(same tool is now being used for all other projects). 
  • Worked towards database optimization and took an initiative in migrating from MySQL to MariaDB that benefited the website in terms of performance and speed. 
  • Invested time in R&D of normalised and de-normalized database structures and implemented a mix of two in order to enhance the performance of stored procedures and queries. 
  •  Initiated the use of Rest API in the integration of the Application with the 3rd Party Donor Management system and gradually migrated the whole Application to Rest API in coordination with the other team members. 
  •  Successfully Integrated a 3rd Party Payment Processor - USAG (United States Alliance Group) as a secondary payment processor owing to the business requirements with core functionality changes. 
  •  Implemented the SOAP API of the Email service provider - Jango Mail. 
  •  Worked on various bug tracking tools - Mantis, Trello, Zoho and Jira(currently working) 
  • Successfully Migrated the website from Netsource to AWS EC2 thereby ensuring high availability and scalability. 
  • Created a Master - Slave Database Replication Setup in order to ensure real time backup and recovery of the tables through AWS snapshots and MySQL dump. 
  • Initiated a code backup system using rsync utility. 
  • Customized a couple of Wordpress and OpenCart CMS Installations and their migration from Shared hosting to Amazon EC2. 
Web Developer, December, 2011 - June 2015
  • Created user friendly Reporting Dashboards using Highcharts JS, MySQL and PHP5. 
  • Created Single Page Responsive Donation Web Application using JQuery, CSS, MySQL and PHP5. 
  • Initiated and executed the migration of givecentral.org from core PHP to Zend 2 MVC Framework at the same time making it responsive using Bootstrap CSS Framework. 
  • Managed VPS Server on Centos 6. 
  • Automated repetitive tasks using Shell Scripting and built Cron Jobs.   

Projects

GiveCentral, Dec 2011 - Present 

 www.givecentral.org 

Technologies - Apache2, PHP5-MariaDb, Zend2, Bootstrap, AWS - EC2, NagiOS, Git, Rest API (Apigility).
A Full Fledged Donation/Payment Processing Platform that has grown from zero to 500+ Clients and currently processing USD 6 Million/Month. Supports Integration with Major Donation processing Platforms - Portfolio, BlackBaud's Raiser's Edge and more.

LocalTurnOn, July 2016 - December 2016 

www.localturnon.com

Technologies - Apache2, PHP5-Mysql, OpenCart, Jquery, AWS - EC2.

An online Market Place for booking Music & Dance Centres, Artists and Events across Delhi-NCR.

Resource Renewal Project, Dec 2011 - Present 

www.resourcerenewalproject.com 

Technologies - Apache2, PHP5-MariaDb, Yii2, Bootstrap, AWS - EC2, NagiOS, Git.

A program specially designed for the non-profits in USA to strengthen their financial health through reduced costs achieved by significant savings on many services like Energy, Printing, Office Supplies, Shipping, Wireless and more. 

The Little Jewel Box, Jan 2018 - September 2018  

www.thelittlejewelboxonline.com

Technologies - Apache2, PHP5-MariaDb,Wordpress,Woo-commerce, AWS - EC2.

An online market place for High-end Art Jewellery based on Wordpress - Woo-commerce backend. 

Others 

FACT (www.facebook.com/fact5)
Admin and Owner                                                                                                                        May 2011 - Present 

  • Established Web based Social Networking Online B2B publicizing business with a subscriber base of more than 3.6 Million+ Individuals around the world. 
  • Devised Social Media Strategy for 50 Plus American, European and Australian Clients
  • Analysed the Subscriber Behavior Data across the globe to generate 12 Million plus traffic daily. 


Webmaster (www.gbpuat-tech.ac.in)                                                                                      July 2008 - July 2011

& Member of the Alumni Cell 

  • Migrated the Website from Shared hosting to Dedicated VPS Server. 
  • Maintained the Drupal based College Website for a period of 3 years. 
  • Maintained the Database and Mailing list of College's Alumni Since 1968 Batch.
  • Member of the Organising Committee of Samanvay - An Alumni Meet. 


Education

College of Technology, GBPUAT, Pantnagar - July 2007-2011

BTech(AE)

CBSE Board, 12th Grade(Intermediate), July 2004-2006

Physics, Chemistry, Maths & Computer Science with 82% Aggregate.

CBSE Board, 10th Grade(High School), July 2002-2004 

Physics, Chemistry, Maths - 82% Aggregrate.
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