Abdul Habra's Resume

  ahabra@yahoo.com, @ahabra
www.tek271.com March 2016


  • Over twenty years of IT experience with more than fourteen years of technical leadership.
  • Roles: Conference Speaker, Architect, Project Manager, Agile Technical lead, Designer, Analyst, and Programmer.
  • Technologies (Expert level): Web Technologies, Agile Development, Functional Programming, Object Orientation, Internet/Intranet, Client/Server, Distributed systems, RDBMS, Rule-Based/Metadata systems, Java/J2EE/JEE, JavaScript.


  • Platforms: OS X, Unix, and MS-Windows.
  • Software:
    • Java (15 Years), including: Maven, Ant, Spring, Hibernate, JPA, JMS, JEE, Junit, Selenium, Spark Java, and RESTful services.
    • JavaScript (9 Years): EcmaScript6, Desktop browsers, Mobile browsers (iPad, Android), Server (Node.js, Phantom.js, Express.js). Single Page Apps (SPA), jQuery, AngularJS, Jasmine, MathJax, Grunt.js.
    • Database: MongoDB, SQL, JDBC, ODBC, MS-SQL Server, DB2/UDB, MySQL, Oracle.
    • Internet: HTML5, HTTP, JSON, Ajax.
    • Languages: Elixir (1 Year), Scala (6 Month), Groovy/Grails (6 Month), Delphi (3 Years), C (5 Years), and C++ (3 Years), Ruby (6 Month).
  • Technologies:
    • Methods: Functional Programming (FP), Agile (XP) and Iterative. Scrum, Test Driven Development (TDD), Behavior Driven Development (BDD), OO A/D/P, UML, Design Patterns, SOA.
    • Distributed Systems: Multi-Tiered architectures, Client/Server, Internet/Intranet/e-Commerce applications.
    • Rule Based/Metadata engines analysis, design, and implementation.
    • Languages and Compiler analysis, design and implementation. Used Lex, Yacc, and Antlr.


TD Ameritrade, Senior Consultant/Senior Manager, Ann Arbor MI, January 2015-current
  • Researcher in Advanced Technology Group:
    • Created a system for multifactor-factor authentication using biometrics.
    • Created a system for high speed multi-client messaging.
    • Created a system for real-time monitoring of social networking.
    • Created an intelligent system for human-machine vocal interaction.
    • Technologies used: Java, JavaScript, Elixir, Tomcat, Spark Java, HTML5, Speech I/O, Node, Spring, RabbitMQ, Lucene, Stanford NLP (Natural Language Processing), MongoDB, Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Pillar Technologies, Independent Contractor, Cincinnati, Ohio, January 2008-January 2015

  • Tech Lead at a Book/eBook Publisher:
    • Created systems which allowed instructors to grade students and view their grades (Gradebook).
    • Created systems which allowed students, instructors, and researchers to read and review books online.
    • Applied TDD, Scrum, and high test coverage.
    • Technologies used, SPA, JavaScript, Angular, Grunt, Jasmine, Java, RESTful services, MongoDB, Jenkines, OSGi, Karaf/Aetos, ActiveMQ.
  • Tech Lead at a Food Distributor:
    • Created systems which allowed managing inventories and lists for customers.
    • System allowed users to customize their inventory levels and thresholds, create comparative pricing and quotes.
    • Applied TDD, 2-weeks iterations, Scrum, and 90% + test coverage.
    • Technologies include: Spring, JPA, Struts-2, JUnit, Yahoo YUI, and JQuery.
  • Tech Lead for Measuring Business Integrity Index at a startup:
    • Created a system that captures market and financial data about a company to calculate an Integrity Index, this index can be used to predict future trends for that company.
    • Applied TDD, daily iterations, and continuous deployment to build the system.
    • Technologies include: Scala for back end work, Groovy/Grails and JQuery for front end.
  • Tech Lead for an Automatic Characterization Test Generation at an Insurance Company:
    • Created a system which generates characterization test (e.g. JUnit) cases for Java legacy systems.
    • The system records programís behavior at run time, and generates test cases based on recorded values.
    • The system helps bootstrapping the creation of test cases for legacy systems without test coverage.
    • Apply TDD and Speed-To-Value (S2V) in system design and implementation.
    • Technologies include: AspectJ, JBoss AOP, JUnit, EasyMock, JMock, Service Provider Interface (SPI), and Reflection API.
  • JEE Architecture and Team Lead at a Services Company:
    • Fine tune application performance and database operations.
    • Apply TDD and Speed-To-Value (S2V) in system design and implementation.
    • Introduced new ideas in inter-system interactions that saved more than 50% in effort and budget.
    • Created applications that monitor systems health.
    • Technologies include: Spring, Hibernate, JUint, Quartz, Spring MVC, FindBug, Ant, and Oracle DB.

Cardinal Solutions, Managing Consultant, Cincinnati, Ohio, September 2006-January 2008
  • JEE Enterprise Architecture Performance Tuning And Enhancements For an Insurance Company:
    • Profile and determine bottlenecks in an enterprise web application.
    • Proposed and implemented performance enhancements.
    • Interact with management and business experts to optimize business rules.
    • Technologies include: Spring, Hibernate, JUnit, Tomcat, and Oracle DB.
  • J2EE Enterprise Architecture For an Airline Company:
    • Define, enhance, and optimize different enterprise services.
    • Interact with applications programmers helping them to use enterprise services.
    • Technologies include: EJB, Hibernate, JUnit, WebLogic 8.1, and Oracle DB.

Several Organizations, Ohio, 1990-2006
  • Companies: Fusion Alliance, Relizon, Sogeti/Cap Gemini, Wright State University.
  • Technologies included: Java, J2EE, EAI, Rule Engines, Oracle DB, WebLogic, WebSphere, WebMethods, Neural Networks, Delphi, C, C++, VB, Modula-2, Assembler.


  • Sun Certified Programmer for the Java 2 Platform, 1999.
  • M.S. in Computer Engineering. 1994. Wright State University, Dayton, OH
  • B.S. in Computer Engineering. 1988. King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.


Abdul Habra,
Mar 15, 2016, 6:03 PM