Award-winning full-stack developer with 2+ years of professional experience in solving complex software engineering problems and helping businesses reach new digital heights. Aiming to pursue an MS in Computer Science and allied fields to later work in the software industry and contribute to the scientific society.


Bachelor of Computer Science Engineering (Hons.)


Chandigarh University, India

2018 – 2022

  • Awarded with the gold medal (1st rank) for outstanding academic performance and excellent conduct.
  • Specialized in Information Security; coursework included Core CS subjects, Data Structures and Algorithms, Software Engineering, Programming Languages, Mathematics, and Cryptography.
  • Medium of Instruction: English.

Work Experience

Software Engineer

rtCamp Pvt. Ltd.

Pune, India (remote)

Jul 2021 – Present

  • Products Division:
    • Worked with SaaS product developer teams involving 10+ developers.
    • Created performant web apps using React.js, Next.js, JavaScript, TypeScript, Nest.js,, etc.
    • Assisted teams with product design, management, architecture, and UI/UX.
    • Designed and developed database systems using MariaDB (SQL) and MongoDB (No-SQL).
  • Delivery Division:
    • Developed multiple WordPress plugins and themes using PHP, JavaScript, CSS, and React.js.
    • Integrated ReST and GraphQL APIs using Axios, ReduxToolkit, etc.
    • Increased API performance by 2x using Axios Cache and WordPress Transients.
  • Systems Division:
    • Integrated CI/CD pipelines using GitHub Actions, Vercel, CirceCI, and Docker.
    • Improved developer tooling and workflows using Shell Scripts; reduced build times by ~60%.
    • Deployed server monitoring systems using New Relic and Grafana.
    • Set up software infrastructures using Amazon AWS, DigitalOcean, Hetzner, and Plesk.
    • Automated infrastructure and software processes using Shell Scripts and Python.
  • Learning and Development Division:
    • Contributed to the company’s open-source WordPress Coursework and Training Program.
    • Delivered 5+ training sessions to trainees and clients on HTML, CSS, JavaScript, React, and WordPress.

IT Consultant (Freelance)

MightyIQ Inc.

Halifax, Canada (remote)

Dec 2021 – Feb 2022

  • Migrated existing infrastructure from managed hosting to the cloud; reduced monthly costs by ~50%.
  • Set up 30+ websites using EasyEngine, Nginx, and Docker.
  • Researched and provided consultation on various ERP Solutions for JavaScript and WordPress.

Data Science Intern


Srinagar, India

Apr 2020 – Jul 2020

  • Built a machine learning-based web-app which allows users (doctors) to predict required Phenytoin dosage for patients and predict the resultant serum levels with ~70% accuracy.

IT Intern (Tech & Product)


Dubai, UAE (remote)

Jun 2019 – Aug 2019

  • Developed and managed 3 websites using WordPress for the Dubai-based start-up.
  • Led the effort to research similar platforms, systematically plan, design, and develop the websites.

Projects (ongoing): Open-source API and collection of Ghalib’s literary works; technologies used: TypeScript, Node.js, Express, MongoDB, Python, Selenium, React, Next.js.

Next Portfolio (2023): Performant and accessible portfolio created using Next.js and Next UI; technologies used: TypeScript, Node.js, Framer Motion.

EasyDash (2022): Server and site management tool used internally by rtCamp; one of the core members and architects of the product.

Visual QA Automation (2022): Create, manage, and track visual tests for your websites; powered by Playwright.

Alfred (2022): Slack bot to send birthday and work anniversary messages automatically; technologies used: Google Apps Script, PHP. View source code ›

Auto Server Backup (2022): Collection of shell scripts to automatically backup Linux servers; technologies used: Shell Scripting. View source code ›

QUBO: Classical vs Quantum Techniques (2021): Implementation of Quadratic Unconstrained Binary Optimization on Quantum computers and simulators; technologies used: Python, DWave Ocean SDK, IBM Qiskit.

BibTeX Chrome (2021): Chrome extension to convert BibTeX citations to other formats; technologies used: JavaScript. View source code ›

Lempify (2021): CLI utility to set up LEMP stack on Linux machines; technologies: Shell Scripting. View source code ›

Fake News Detector (2020): Stylometric ML-based web-app to predict truthfulness of a news article; technologies: Python, Tensorflow, Scikit-learn; HTML; CSS; JavaScript. View source code ›

My Kashmir (2015): Android app with ~50K downloads (4.8/5 stars) to bring all the information about Kashmir. View on Play Store ›


Shakeel, D., & Jain, N. (2021). Fake news detection and fact verification using knowledge graphs and machine learning.

Shakeel, D., & Mir, S. A. (2020). Personalized drug concentration predictions with machine learning: an exploratory study. International Journal of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology, 9(6), 980.

Shakeel, D., Bakshi, G., & Singh, D. B. (2020). Insect detection and flight tracking in a controlled environment using machine vision: Review of existing techniques and an improved approach. SSRN Electronic Journal.

Mir, S. A., & Shakeel, D. (2019). The impact of information and communication technologies (ICTs) on academic performance of medical students: an exploratory study. International Journal of Research in Medical Sciences, 7(3), 904.


Awarded the Academic Gold Medal for exemplary academic performance and excellent conduct throughout bachelor’s degree | Chandigarh University | 2023

Certified Security Intelligence Engineer v2 | IBM | 2021

Secured All-India Rank 3 in Global Assessment of Information Technology (GAIT); more than 6,000 engineering students participated in the exam | GAIT | 2021

All-Time Second-most Downloaded Research Papers on SSRN in Bioenvironmental Engineering | SSRN | 2020

Achieved Department Rank 5 in AMCAT Employability Test; around 500 students participated in the exam | AMCAT | 2020

Digital India Cyber Security Awardee | Government of India | 2015

Secured 1st Rank in Regional Science Exhibition | Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangthan Jammu Region | 2015

Won 1st Rank (state-level) in the International Cyber Olympiad | EduHeal Foundation | 2015

Won 3rd Rank (state-level) in the International Science Olympiad | EduHeal Foundation | 2015

Awarded as the Best Student at School Level | Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 2 Srinagar | 2014

Awarded as the Best Student in Basic Mountaineering Course | Jawahar Institute of Mountaineering and Winter Sports | 2013