Jibreel Keddo

Previous positions

  • Software Developer Intern at Advance Plastics
  • IT Support at Eastlake Rugs and Decor

Education

San Diego State University-California State University, Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Management Information Systems (Major), Computer Science (Minor)

 

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Background

Summary

I am seeking software engineering positions where I can be a team-player and apply some of my technical and intrapersonal skills to help make my employer money, meet new people, and gain field experience.

Experience

  • Software Engineer

    HME

    June 2017 – Present(2 years 4 months)Poway, CA

    I was hired by HM Electronics to help with web development for their cloud engineering team. Some of my responsibilities have included: Adding new features: – Developing sort column highlights and arrows for the HME “Live Leaderboards”. – Replacing hard-coded website aesthetics with user customizable settings. – Adding the ability to download online-only datasets into .pdf, .csv, and .xls files so that customers can use them locally. Solving problems: – Identifying and designing a hotfix for a bug that broke localization for some international customers. – Suggesting improvements to the code review and deployment process to reduce room for error. Saving time: – Searching for high quality 3rd party libraries before coding new features from scratch. – Consulting with more senior teammates when faced with blockers. – Taking care to avoid ‘re-inventing the wheel’ before starting new work. – Adhering to AGILE/SCRUM methodology by breaking down work into two week sprints and parsing broadly-defined features into specifically executable tasks. Improving documentation and revising existing code: – Renaming undescriptive variables, methods, and modules to be more descriptive. – Commenting on and explaining the functionality of uncommented code. – Refactoring redundant and deprecated code for simplicity and readability. Learning new team-oriented software: – Using our Confluence wiki for knowledge sharing. – Using Targetprocess (Similar to JIRA) for feature planning and ticket resolution. – Using SVN (Similar to Git) to merge local projects to main trunk. – Using Slack and IM to compliment email in coordinating with teammates.

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  • Software Developer Intern

    Advance Plastics

    February 2016 – June 2017(1 year 4 months)225 W 30th St, National City, CA

    I was hired by Advanced Plastics as a software developer to build an online ERP and order tracking system to improve customer-communication across the board. As a software developer my responsibilities have included: – Gathering project requirements from employees across the firm. – Minimizing the cost of software acquisitions by finding open source solutions. – Using ERP diagrams to design an efficient database that is in compliance with Normal Forms 1-5. – Reviewing and scrubbing data to guarantee high-quality information. – Migrating data to and from flat files and databases. – Preventing SQL Injection with input sanitization, regular expressions, and prepared statements. – Developing a user account system for order tracking and management. – Setting user privileges, with restrictions ranging from read-only to full access. – Building a from-scratch website giving customers and employees easier access to information. – Writing VBA code and building Excel formulas to solve for other employee’s spreadsheet needs. – Developing an information security policy for all employees in response to a cyber attack. – Saving thousands of dollars in software licensing by creating an in-house inventory system with MS Excel VBA and barcode scanners. In addition to working as a developer, I also served as secondary IT support for when our IT staff was not available. Some of my responsibilities have included: – Maintaining, troubleshooting, and calibrating dozens of company printers. – Assigning replacing dynamic IPs with static IPs for ‘always on’ network devices. – Resolving internet connectivity issues between shared computers. – Installing and setting up VMware Fusion to enable Mac OSX computers to run Windows. – Supervising hardware acquisitions and verifying their satisfaction of requirements.

  • IT Support

    Eastlake Rugs and Decor

    September 2015 – February 2016(5 months)871 Showroom Place, Chula Vista, CA 91904

    After the completion of my Summer 2015 internship, I returned to my previous employer Rugs and Decor to work as the company IT manager. I oversaw the implementation of an online auctioning system as well as improvements to the way our company tracked inventory. My responsibilities included: – Updating and Maintaining the company website – Doing virus removal and system restores. – Supervising computer and telephone use — Warning coworkers about social engineering. – Managing of important customer information, including credit card numbers. – Having a mastery of Excel spreadsheets to help gain value from company data..

  • Software Engineering Intern

    IPS Group, Inc.

    June 2015 – September 2015(3 months)

    I was hired by IPS group for a summer internship position to help the other developers work through their backlog of projects as well as provide general IT support as needed throughout the office. My responsibilities have included: – Gathering requirements and needs for different applications across the engineering department. – Helping to translate these requirements into specific tangible code structures and concepts. – Building applications that fulfill these requirements and enhance general company function in C# – Providing backup IT support in the form of PC setup, inventory tracking, and update management.

  • Sales Associate, Sales Manager

    La Jolla Rugs and Decor

    August 2013 – June 2015(1 year 10 months)

    I was hired at Rugs and Decor to work as a salesman for their furniture showroom. My goal was to create positive customer interactions so as to create long-term relationships. This position involved: – Using persuasive skills to sell and promote area rugs and accessories. – Using social skills to help relieve customer anxieties and serve as effective customer support. – Using spatial skills find optimal floor designs for maximum visual appeal. – Managing day-to-day operations, including invoice creation and inventory management. – Engaging customers by offering personalized services and in-person deliveries.

  • Volunteer Coach

    Otay Ranch High School

    September 2013 – March 2015(1 year 6 months)1250 Olympic Parkway, Chula Vista, CA, 91913

    After graduating high school I wanted to have an outlet to continue my passion for the sport of wrestling. By acting a volunteer coach, I was able to give back to my community and to continue growing my skills as a leader. This position involved: – Building morale for athletes with positive reinforcement to reduce “burnout” – Bringing maximum performance from the athletes by helping them create vision. – Training and teaching the newer team members and refining the skills of the experienced.

Education

  • San Diego State University-California State University

    Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Management Information Systems (Major), Computer Science (Minor)

    2013 – 2017

    Activities and Societies

    Alpha Lambda Mu Fraternity (President), Associated Information Technology Professionals (VP of Recruitment), Teacher’s assistant (Web Development) Associated Student Union Board Leadership Committee, Muslim Student Association

  • Otay Ranch High School

    Honors High School Diploma

    2011 – 2013

    Activities and Societies

    Wrestling, Lacrosse, The National Honors Society, AP Scholars

Languages

  • Spanish

  • English

    Native or bilingual proficiency

  • Arabic

Projects

  • SDSU Custom Course Administration Software

    July 2017

    I was hand chosen by my college’s president and my MIS 481 (Web Development) professor to be the lead student developer of a “Course Administration Tool” for our department’s Web Development class. The purpose of this course administration tool is to streamline (the currently very time consuming) management of the class so that it can be transitioned from an elective course to a required course without overburdening the professors. Summary of the project requirements are as follows: 1) The application must have a database for keeping track of professors and classes, to be accessed from an ‘administrator’ interface. The application administrator must have the ability to update this database and assign relationships between the professors and classes inside it. 2) The application must have a “roster uploader”, where professors can upload an Excel spreadsheet containing student names and emails to create a new class roster. Once uploaded, the application will create one of the following for each student in the roster – 1 SQL User Account – 1 SQL Database (tied to user account) – 1 Restricted Windows Account – 1 Windows Directory (Where the restricted windows account will be able to read or write). – 1 Email message containing instructions and passwords for helping students access their new SQL and Windows user accounts. 3) The application must have an “instructor” interface where professors can access the “roster uploader”, review student code, and test student applications. The instructor should be able to compile, run, and view student code in a seamless, well integrated manner. 4) The application must have a “student” interface where students will be able to access their Windows directory for storing their code and databases. 5) The application must prompt users to “log in” with their Windows accounts before being able to access their work.

    Team Members (1):
    • Jibreel Keddo
  • Analysis on Employee Wellness in the Workplace

    August 2016 – December 2016

    Wrote a 20 analytical report on factors affecting employee workplace wellness, and how employee wellness relates to productivity.

    Team Members (1):
    • Jibreel Keddo
  • WordPress Website Projects

    In my free time, I build WordPress and Drupal websites for friends, businesses, and referrals. See some of my work below: http://ims4usa.com/ http://surielcajon.com/ http://jenniferhenkelstar.com/

    Team Members (1):
    • Jibreel Keddo
  • Software for Syrians

    October 2016

    As a regular visitor to the predominantly Syrian refugee neighborhoods in El Cajon, I like to spend one on one time with refugee children and teens, teaching them the fundamentals of how computers work and why we need software developers. My goal is to raise awareness and interest in software engineering among Syrian youth as a fun and fulfilling means to escape poverty and plan for sucessful careers.

    Team Members (1):
    • Jibreel Keddo

Skills & Expertise

  • Event Planning
  • ASP.NET
  • Tortoise SVN
  • ColdFusion
  • JavaScript
  • Use Case Diagrams
  • Network Diagrams
  • Pivot Tables
  • Database Design
  • TypeScript
  • React
  • Regular Expressions
  • C#
  • Gantt Project
  • Team Leadership
  • Polymorphism
  • Microsoft Excel
  • WAMP
  • Visio
  • Inheritance
  • jQuery
  • PhpMyAdmin
  • HTML + CSS
  • prepared statements
  • PHP
  • Normalization
  • Excel Addins
  • input sanitation
  • Excel Macros
  • Node.js
  • Angular2
  • WordPress
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
  • Dataflow Diagrams
  • MySQL
  • Web Hosting
  • Java
  • Microsoft Project

Honors & Awards

  • 2X Deans List

    The College of Business Administration

    2017

    Honored for maintaining a 3.5+ GPA for Spring 2014 and Spring 2017 semesters

  • Invitation to Scholars Without Borders

    Scholars Without Borders

    May 2014

    Was invited to join the “Scholars Without Borders” honors society at SDSU after meeting their academic standards for excellence.

  • Invitation to The National Society of Collegiate Scholars

    The National Society of Collegiate Scholars

    May 2014

    Was invited to join the “National Society of Collegiate Scholars” honors society at SDSU after meeting their academic standards for excellence.

  • AP Scholars Award

    The College Board

    August 2013

    Granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams.

  • 2013 CIF SDS Division 1 Wrestling Champion

    CIF

    February 2013

    Won the San Diego County Division 1 High School championships, best of 16.

  • 2013 Mesa League Champion

    The Mesa League

    January 2013

    Was honored for my flawless 30-point record built up over the season; I’d earned the maximum allowed points at every match at every team game in the school year. I was the only one in my league to accomplish this.

  • Brietbard Certificate of Athletic Achievement

    The Metro League

    February 2013

    Was honored for my success at the Metro league tournament

  • CIF SDS Sportsmanship Award

    CIF

    February 2013

    Was awarded for good sportsmanship with my team mates and opponents in my senior year.

  • Perfect 5.0 UC/CSU GPA

    Otay Ranch High School

    December 2012

    Reached and maintained a perfect 5.0 GPA during the Fall Semester at school. A ‘5.0’ is an “above A Average” GPA, and the highest possible GPA in the United States. It is granted when a student enrolls in exclusively Honors and Collegiate classes and gets an A in all of them.

  • 3X U-T Scholar Athlete Award

    The Union Tribune

    May 2012

    Awarded to student athletes who maintain a high grade-point average while competing in school sanctioned sports.

  • 2X Principles Honor Roll

    Otay Ranch Highschool

    December 2012

    Given to students who maintain a 4.0 or higher GPA

Organizations

  • ALM SDSU Chapter

    President (2016-present), Officer (2014-2015)

    March 2014 – Present

    Alpha Lambda Mu is the first national Muslim fraternity in the United States, and it seeks to establish religious virtue, lifetime brotherhood, and a sense of ambition to compliment the existing traits of honor, integrity, and respect, universal to all ALM members.

  • Associated Information Technology Professionals

    Member

    September 2013 – Present

    AITP is the leading worldwide society of information technology business professionals and the community of knowledge for the current and next generation of leaders. AITP’s mission is to provide its members with the opportunities and resources necessary to develop and advance their IT careers.

  • Aztec Students Union Board Leadership Comittee

    Member

    September 2014 – Present

    The Aztec Student Union Board (ASUB) exists to enrich campus life, unite the university campus, and cultivate a unique collegiate experience that instills Aztec pride through cultural, educational, and social programs of the Aztec Student Union for San Diego State University (SDSU) students.

  • Muslim Student Association

    Member

    August 2013 – Present

    Established in January 1963, the Muslim Students Association of the U.S. & Canada (MSA National) continues to serve Muslim students during their college and university careers by facilitating their efforts to establish, maintain and develop local MSA chapters.

  • Syrian American Council

    Member

    March 2011 – Present

    Founded in 2005 in Burr Ridge Illinois, the Syrian American Council is the largest Syrian-American community organization in the United States.

Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Gardener

    Kaiser Permanente

    November 2015Social Services

    Clearing out and weeding the community gardens of El Cajon for use by refugees and other under-served community members.

  • Registration

    City of Hope

    September 2014Health

    Helped registering the participants in The City of Hope 5K Walk for the Cancer Cure; Went to the half-way point for the walkers to help cheer them on.

  • City Cleanup

    I Love A Clean San Diego

    September 2014Environment

    Volunteered with the ALM fraternity at SDSU to help keep San Diego beautiful!

  • Event Planning and Coordination Assistant

    Syrian American Council

    March 2011 – Present(8 years 7 months)Disaster and Humanitarian Relief

    Helped with humanitarian relief since the start and escalation of the conflict in Syria, and helping to support and integrate the Syrian Refugee community in San Diego. Regular participant in SAC fundraisers and volunteer events.

  • Event Volunteer

    Chula Vista Elementary School District

    October 2008 – October 2012(4 years)Children

    Volunteered at local elementary schools to help staff during special events.

  • Ticket Scanning & Gate Security

    Elite Show Services, Inc.

    September 2011 – September 2012(1 year)Social Services

    Helped with security and ticket verification during sporting events to help raise money for my high school.

Causes Jibreel cares about:

  • Children
  • Economic Empowerment
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Human Rights
  • Disaster and Humanitarian Relief
  • Poverty Alleviation
  • Science and Technology
  • Social Services