- Kolkata, IN
- $15 /hr
- Available now
I am an electronics engineer from Jadavpur University, Calcutta and an MBA (Systems & Finance) from The Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Calcutta. My first job was withmore...I am an electronics engineer from Jadavpur University, Calcutta and an MBA (Systems & Finance) from The Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Calcutta. My first job was with one of India's largest investment bankers where I handled IPOs. After a few years I moved into the software arena as the chief consultant to a mid size software development firm based in Calcutta with clients like Bell Labs, Lucent and HP. In 1998, I started out on my own as a freelancer and since then have specialized in providing PHP-MySQL based web solutions. My wife heads a data processing team where I also help out evaluating ecommerce packages for product addition, writing data mining scripts, VBA in Excel, iMacro coding etc.
My regular clients are mostly based in USA and UK. I work on projects and site maintenance. I handle the analysis, code, database etc while my partner in Chicago, USA handles the graphics. The majority of the projects we have worked on are ecommerce solutions which use Authorize.net for credit card processing and Paypal. We have integrated real time shipping solutions with both Fedex and UPS. The other sites we have worked on are corporate websites, intranets, stock images (with Imagemagick processing), project management and invoicing etc.
One of the interesting challenges we enjoyed was with two long term clients who are using an ecommerce solution called phpShop. Upgrades and support for phpShop stopped ages ago. We have dealt with all the security issues and the sites flaunt multiple security seals. Another interesting area we have worked on is stock images. Working with Imagemagick using PHP was an enjoyable experience including auto resizing, adding watermarks etc while keeping the processing power requirements within limits. Auto-transfer of files across servers by FTP was also an interesting feature.
Apart from the above, I have worked on corporate sites (manufacturing, legal, service etc), file management, project management, accounting, intranets, social websites etc. Thanks to the demands of our data processing group, I have also worked extensively on data mining/scraping including mining data from sites using cURL, browser based scraper using iMacro etc. I also developed the entire range of VBA macros that our data processing group uses for their Excel based data processing jobs.
I am available on mail, messenger and Skype 7 days a week and am very particular about a quick reply. I believe in keeping clients posted on progress and meeting deadlines. I am also fussy about rigorous testing to ensure a bug free delivery. I am working with all my current clients for atleast 4 years and I can provide references.