What is your full name and job title?
Muhammad Aslam (Sr Android Developer )
Search Remotely has had the pleasure of working with Muhammad for at least two years. He has been instrumental in our growth. He’s improving a remote job task app that remote jobseekers can download and test for us. Hopefully it will help job seekers in search of remote work stay focused on the tasks needed to secure the remote job of their dreams.
He has helped me personally to create Android applications for one of our sister sites. One of the apps that has been particularly successful is an app with more than 1000 downloads and zero advertising budget! He is trustworthy, dependable and provides the highest quality of work. If you give him a task, he analyzes it very carefully to determine if the scope of work is within his wheel house. If it isn’t he’ll let you know. Now, back to the interview.
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Tell me about yourself and what it is that you do?
I’m an Android Application Developer having more than 6 years experience in the area of development. My core areas of expertise in development are Android (Java & Kotlin), Restful APIs (PHP/MySQL/JSON).
I’ve good approach to services including but not limited to Firebase Realtime Database, Firebase Firestore, Notifications (FCM), Crashlytics, OTP, SMS Integration (Twillio, Nexmo etc), Payment Gateway (Stripe etc), InApp Voice/Video Call (Sinch), Ad Networks, Artificial Intelligence.
You seem to be well-versed in technology. How did you get your start?
I’ve been interested in tech since high school, where I took an elective computer class. I loved it, and I knew I wanted to make it my career. After studying computer science in college, I worked as a application developer and gained advanced java skills. I got the chance to work on a new software project, which I found to be incredibly rewarding.
Getting back to your expertise developing applications, please tell us more.
I’ve developed apps including but not limited to:
- Social Networks
- Stores & Marketplaces
- Clients/Sales Management
- Job Portal
- Chatting Apps
Wow! That is an impressive array of experience. What is your approach to development?
My main approach during development is always:
- Writing a well documented code
- Implementing and improving User Experience with easy to understand User Interface and a smooth experience during,
- Quality Output
Here is where you can hire Muhammad right now, today!
When did you start working remotely as a digital nomad and how did that come about?
In 2017, I had finished up a freelance project With USA client. My next client was based in Europe, I decided to start working on the project remotely from Pakistan. It was my first experience with digital nomadism — and it wouldn’t be my last. Today, I continue to embrace the digital nomad lifestyle, working and living along with my family while servicing clients with the highest quality from all around the world.
What would go down as the biggest achievement so far and what makes you so proud of this?
I have the expertise to develop every and any type of application and I really enjoy seeing how ideas can be created into full-fledged applications. I intend to continue to develop and product, making more programs and applications in the digital world.
Why do you like working remotely?
There is no need for travel to earn a living. Not having to battle traffic and long-distance commutes is the single most compelling reason for working remote. Being able to wake up and skip the time it takes to get to the office is a great advantage.
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What would be your ideal remote job?
I would love a role that allows me to create application and software, which is why I’m so excited about the senior developer role at a large, mid-sized, small company or even solo entrepreneur. I have experience in multiple tech fields, and I would love a chance to work on multiple projects.
Since we met on the freelance Fiverr platform, can you tell our readers more?
Getting on a platform like Fiverr, a site where freelance workers can connect with employers looking for their skills, is one of the best ways to jumpstart your service business. The site’s success stories show how normal people have been able to use the platform to create massive success.
How do you want to improve yourself in the next year?
Next year, I’d like to improve my interpersonal skills by attending more industry-specific events and conferences. That way, I can build a professional network and meet like-minded professionals that give me new energy, ideas and knowledge that I can apply in this position
What does a typical workday look like for you and how do you manage your time and schedule effectively?
On my average day of work, I start the day off by checking my emails. This way, I can reply to clients and get everything organized at the start of the day. I then look over my to-do list and get started on the projects that have my top priority.
Do you have any recommendations for software or tools which are invaluable to you as a digital nomad and how do they help you to stay productive?
Yes, I would recommend the following:
- Calendar, Slack ,Zoom etc. (I use calendar to automatically schedule meetings and invite attendees)
- Krisp (I use to cancel noise, echoes, and any other voice apart from that of the primary speaker).
If you could give one bit of advice to anybody out there that is dreaming about working remotely what would that be?
You get greater flexibility in your schedule and your day-to-day life is easier to manage.
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