Demissew Melese

Demissew Melese

Full Stack Developer

eBiz Online Solutions PLC

About me

I am probably best described as a jack of all trades. I’m a licensed marine engineer, mobile developer, full-stack developer, and entrepreneur. I also have extensive experience in online marketing and SEO.

I co-founded a small company here in Ethiopia that provides online solutions for local businesses. I have been the CTO of the company since its establishment and over the years, I have developed several mobile apps and web apps for the company that are now being used by thousands of businesses.

I’m a self-taught software engineer with experience ranging from building desktop software that interface with peripheral devices via parallel port to full stack web apps and mobile apps.

Interests
  • Backend Development
  • Microservices
  • Spring/Spring Boot
Education
  • Third Engineer License

    Regional Maritime University, Ghana

  • Bachelors in Marine Engineering

    Marine Engineering And Research Institute, India

  • Mechanical Engineering

    Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

Skills

laravel
Laravel

5+ years

flutter
Flutter

3+ years

spring
Spring Boot

1 year

react
React

2+ year

vue
Vue

1+ year

js
JavaScript

8+ year

php
PHP

10+ year

mysql
MySQL

5+ year

mongodb
MongoDB

1 year

redis
Redis

5+ year

cakephp
CakePHP

5+ year

jquery
jQuery

10+ year

Experience

 
 
 
 
 
Co founder, CTO
Aug 2008 – Present Addis Ababa

Responsibilities include:

  • Web development
  • Mobile app development
  • DevOps (VPS setup from scratch, deployment via Capistrano)
  • Online marketing and SEO
  • Train employees
 
 
 
 
 
Founder, Full stack developer
Leanseller
Jan 2015 – Nov 2017 Addis Ababa

Responsibilities include:

  • Building both front and backend of a multi tenant app
  • Building custom affiliate marketing management system
  • DevOps
  • Online marketing and SEO
  • Online payment integration (2checkout.com and Strip)
  • Amazon marketplace services integration
 
 
 
 
 
Founder
DML Global LLC
Jan 2015 – Jan 2017 USA
  • Researched a product that can be sold on amazon.com,
  • Sourced the product from China (get it manufactured, quality checked, get it shipped via a freight forwarder to Amazon US)
  • Setup a marketing campaign for the product and operated an amazon.com’s store for 1 year
 
 
 
 
 
Founder, Web/Software Developer
Afrorise IT Solutions
Jan 2007 – Jan 2008 Addis Ababa
  • Developed several small websites to local clients
  • Provided freelance service to foreign companies that include:
    • Web development,
    • Education material (slides) preparation,
    • Online product research
  • Developed a biometric attendance monitoring desktop software for a steel factory using SecuGen’s device. Technologies used for the project include
    • C/C++ - for writing DLL that interfaces with the biometric device
    • VisualBasic - for UI
    • MS Access
  • Created a company profile for a local company using Adobe Flash
 
 
 
 
 
Third Engineer
Jan 2004 – Jan 2007 Addis Ababa
  • Worked as a cadet after school for one year,
  • Worked on two cargo ships as a third engineer (I was in charge of the ships' generators. I performed one complete overhaul of a Sulzer generator)
  • Participated in emergency and critical maintenance of large ships' main engines in two occasions
  • Participated in routine maintenance of main engine and auxiliary machineries
  • Had a chance to travel to more than 10 countries in the middle east, Asia and Europe

Projects

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Megbia

Megbia

A Food delivery, local listings and ride haling application

Survey app

Survey app

Crowed sourced data gathering mobile app for Megbia

CollegeDroid (v2)

CollegeDroid (v2)

Universities and colleges search website

iCRM

iCRM

CRM and invoicing web app

Tender Alert (v1)

Tender Alert (v1)

Tender notice aggregations and alert service

Leanseller

Leanseller

Sales reimbursement tracking SaaS app for FBA sellers

Construction Portal

Construction Portal

Construction material price tracking

Website Marketing Tool

Website Marketing Tool

Backlink analysis, tracking and email outreach tool