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Dedicated and results-driven Software Development Manager and Tech Lead with a proven track record of leading cross-functional teams in the design and implementation of innovative software solutions. Offering over 18 years of experience in the software development field, I excel in driving projects from conception to deployment while ensuring alignment with business objectives and user needs.

My expertise extends to Agile methodologies, Scrum practices, and the adoption of cutting-edge technologies to enhance development efficiency. With a background in Full Stack development and a deep understanding of generative AI, deep learning, AWS, DevOps and CI/CD, I bring a comprehensive skill set to every project I undertake.

My ability to mentor and provide technical leadership has fostered a culture of excellence and continuous learning within my teams, resulting in improved project delivery times and reduced late-stage issues. I am also experienced in full-stack development, SEO optimization, and mobile app development, further strengthening my capabilities as a versatile technology professional.

With a Bachelor of Engineering in Artificial Intelligence and a passion for staying updated with industry trends, I am well-equipped to drive continuous improvement in software development practices and deliver solutions that exceed expectations. My commitment to compliance with industry standards and regulatory requirements ensures the integrity and security of software solutions.

I have experience in PHP, Laravel, langChain, Python, Keras, TensorFlow, Pandas, Drupal 8/9, Headless and Decoupled CMS, Moodle, MySQL, MongoDB, Redis, SQLite, Javascript (ES2015/ES6), Angular, Ionic, Flutter, React/Next.js, Progressive Web Apps (PWA), Amazon Web Services (AWS), Amazon SageMake, Accessibility, Performance optimization & caching, Frontend networking, HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, Materialize CSS, Tailwind CSS, Foundation. Exceptionally comfortable with both frontend and backend Architecture. Much of my work involves integration, from technical requirements gathering to deploying solutions to production servers.

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Work Experience

2022 - Present

Software Development Manager | Tech Lead

Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University , Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  • Lead the design and implementation of innovative solutions, ensuring alignment with business objectives and user needs.
  • Plan and supervise advanced software development with a focus on smart learning technologies and user-centered design.
  • Manage a diverse team of software developers, setting clear objectives, monitoring progress, and ensuring delivery of projects.
  • Provide technical leadership and mentorship, fostering a culture of excellence and continuous learning within the team.
  • Lead the adoption of new technologies and agile practices, including CI/CD, to boost development efficiency.
  • Implement robust project management practices, ensuring adherence to deadlines, budget constraints, and quality standards.
  • Conduct code reviews and quality assurance processes to uphold high standards in software development.
  • Collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams and stakeholders to define project requirements, scope, and deliverables.
  • Drive continuous improvement in software development practices, staying abreast of industry trends and advancements.
  • Facilitate effective communication and collaboration within the team, ensuring alignment with project goals and expectations.
  • Monitor and evaluate team performance, providing feedback and opportunities for professional growth and development.
  • Ensure compliance with industry standards and regulatory requirements, maintaining integrity and security of software solutions.

2014 - 2022

Senior Software Engineer | Professional Scrum Master | Mobile and Web Specialist

Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University , Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  • Responsible for leading the projects until the deployment phase and developing and customizing software solutions.
  • Perform technical requirements gathering, use-case discovery, and platform analysis.
  • Architect a technical roadmap that meets business and user needs, balancing time, budget, and quality considerations.
  • Led the Scrum team in implementing Agile and Scrum practices to reduce preparation and development times significantly.
  • Collaboratively lead the effort to build and deploy the product.
  • Provide technical mentorship to both junior and senior engineers.
  • Plan deliverables and help teams monitor performance.
  • Participate in the Lean-Agile transformation, coaching teams in operations and mindsets.

2010 - 2014

Software Engineer | Full Stack

Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University , Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  • Responsible for gathering user requirements, defining system functionality, and writing code.
  • Execute complete software development life cycle (SDLC).
  • Develop flowcharts, layouts, and documentation to identify needs and solutions.
  • Write well-designed, testable code.
  • Integrate software components into a fully functional software system. Troubleshoot, debug and upgrade existing systems.
  • Comply with project plans and industry standards and ensure that 100% of features and functionalities are up to date.
  • Execute performance, Usability, and SEO audits and ensures that 100% of our portals and websites are Mobile/SEO Friendly.

2007 - 2010

Web Developer | E-Learning Solutions Developer

e-TQM College , Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  • Responsible for developing and designing websites for the college.
  • Work alongside a team of other developers in creating, maintaining, and updating the websites.
  • Develop and validate test routines to ensure test cases mimic external interfaces and address all browser and device types.
  • Identify problems uncovered by customer feedback, testing, and refer them to appropriate personnel for correction.
  • Evaluate code to ensure it meets the standards, properly structured, and compatible with browsers, devices & operating systems.
  • Led and enforced the Open source transformation to speed development time by 40% and reduce development costs by 70%.


July 2023

Generative AI with Large Language Models

Demonstrate a foundational knowledge, practical skills, and a functional understanding of how generative AI works
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April 2020

Professional Scrum Master

Demonstrate a fundamental level of Scrum mastery. PSM certificate holders prove that they understand Scrum as described in the Scrum Guide and how to apply Scrum in Scrum Teams. PSM holders have a consistent terminology and approach to Scrum.
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May 2019

Deep Learning Specialization

The Deep Learning Specialization is designed to prepare learners to participate in the development of cutting-edge AI technology, understand the capability, the challenges, and the consequences of the rise of deep learning. Through five interconnected courses, learners develop a profound knowledge of the hottest AI algorithms, mastering deep learning from its foundations (neural networks) to its industry applications (Computer Vision, Natural Language Processing, Speech Recognition, etc.).
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May 2019

Amazon Web Services (AWS) OTP-AWSD4: Amazon SageMaker

Simplifying Machine Learning Application Development and use Amazon SageMaker to simplify the integration of Machine Learning into production applications.
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Feb 2019

Google Mobile Web Specialist

Requires Developers to pass an online exam on Progressive Web Apps, Website Layout and Styling, Front-end Networking, Accessibility, Performance Optimization and Caching, Testing and Debugging, ES2015 Concepts and Syntax, and Mobile Web Forms.
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Jun 2017

AdWords Search certified

Covers basic and advanced concepts, including best practices for creating,
managing, measuring, and optimizing search ad campaigns across the Search Network.

May 2017

Google Analytics certified

The Google Analytics Individual Qualification (IQ) exam covers basic digital analytics and Google Analytics best practices.


2001 - 2006

Bachelor of Engineering

Information Technology faculty, Damascus University, Syria
Bachelor of Engineering, Artificial Intelligence Dep., Information Technology faculty, Damascus University, Syria.


Ehsan Al Rifai

Arabic | Bilingual | Creative Copywriter

I have known Bassel to be associated with countless successful technology development projects in the organization. His work stands out for his dedication and experience in providing niche solutions. Bassel's inviting personality and entrepreneurial qualities made him the team member that uplifts and enables fellow colleagues to achieve never-before goals. I was lucky to have worked with and friended Bassel. He deserves all the best!

Mohannad Henno

Digital & Software Engineering Manager

Bassel is smart and focus software engineer. He is advanced frontend developer and has very good experience in the mobile apps development. His expertise in Drupal development and SEO makes him a rare talent in the Arab world. I am happy to work with you in one team Bassel!

Mohamad Mahjoub

Experienced CISO (IT/OT) | Author | Speaker | YouTuber | Content Creator

Bassel is a talented developer who has an eye on the regular changes affecting Web Applications from the technical as well as from the marketing perspective. I had the chance to work with him for the last three years; I can say that he is a result-oriented, responsible, and the technically sound guy who gets the job fully done. I definitely recommend him.

Yosef Hussain

Web Content Creator

If you are looking for a highly skilled and talented web developer who can understand your needs to the fullest, who can turn your image of your online presence into impressive reality, then seek Bassel's services. You know that if you plan to build your website from ground zero, you would need to hire 5 or 6 professionals, or simply ask him to do it. Indeed, web development is a wide spectrum, but I would say his experience covers almost all aspects of this profession, from coding to SEO optimization. I proudly recommend Bassel for any web development project, no matter how challenging it seems. Well versed in almost all aspects of digital world, He can meet your wildest expectations. Sure.

Moid Ul Hassan

Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence Expert

I have found Bassel as a very hard working person. I always saw him smiling regardless of the extreme pressure at work and times when he has to deliver so many things at the same time.


Management and Leadership

  • Team Leadership and Development
  • Agile and Scrum Methodologies
  • Project Management and Planning
  • Stakeholder Communication
  • Budget Management


  • PHP, Laravel, Python, Drupal, Moodle
  • LangChain, Keras, TensorFlow, Pandas
  • Service Oriented Architecture, REST, MVC, APIs
  • MySQL and SQLite
  • Database Management


  • JavaScript/ES6, jQuery, AngularJS
  • Flutter, Ionic
  • React/Next.js, Progressive Web Apps (PWA)
  • HTML5, CSS3, Responsive Design, Sass/Less
  • Browser compatibility expertise

Advanced Technologies

  • Generative AI & LLMs
  • OpenAI, Llama 2, Hugging Face
  • Deep Learning & Machine Learning
  • Pinecone
  • Cloud Computing