Zabi Babar
Fullstack Software Engineer
Founder / Organizer of Tampa Volunteers


I am a Software Engineer at SquareTrade, Inc. I work in the co-branding team and I have lead several projects to completion, namely, Telenor, Softbank, Walmart, and Staples. I work at a critical part of code base to refactor and scale the codebase to support different merchants and their specific branding needs. I also mentor junior developers by teaching Angular concepts, reviewing code, and providing feedback.

Outside of work, I enjoy playing sports. I am a member of a local running club. I also play soccer and tennis at regularly. I also play Trivia with my friends at a weekly basis.

Moreover, I give back to the community via volunteering. I organize a Meetup group called Tampa Volunteers to share non-profit organizations I volunteer at. I hold 3-4 monthly events and I coordinate between the event organizers and local volunteers.


SquareTrade, Inc.

Software Engineer

  • Worked on the website team to streamline the co-branding process for Softbank, Telenor and other merchants.
  • Refactored the codebase to avoid making new changes for each new merchant added.
  • Bridged the gap between design and frontend team by being a point of contact for the design team.
  • Mentored junior developers by teaching Angular concepts, reviewing code, and providing feedback.

GreenLight IoT

Fullstack Software Engineer

  • Worked in a small startup to create dashboards for IoT deployments and IoT building management.
  • Improved the number of requests on app load by 90% by only fetching the data/state when needed and efficiently using NgRx and router guards in Angular.
  • Created REST API endpoints for different applications using Nestjs, MondoDB, and AWS S3.
  • Created reusable components for toasts, modals, forms, dialogs to create a consistent design.
  • Encouraged developers to write smaller, cleaner and reusable code by writing such code. The number of components increased by 3x for the same business logic after refactoring the codebase into a scalable and deterministic folder structure.
  • Created dashboard designs in Figma and implemented them in Angular.
  • Integrated linting and testing into CI/CD pipeline to homogenize and test the code before pushing

TechHouse: IISS, INC.

Software Engineer Intern

  • Designed and Implemented a route management app and database for delivery services to manage their couriers
  • Created the app using PowerApps, SQL Server, and CDS entities
  • I was ranked among the Top 10 Solution Authors and Top 10 Kudoed Authors in PowerApps forums during the internship.

USF Information Technology

Student Developer

  • Secured IT Inventory by migrating spreadsheets to JIRA Insight CMDB via an Agile/DevOps team
  • Developed MuleSoft API using JIRA Rest APIs and aggregated the results on Power BI

TechHouse: IISS, INC.

Fullstack Intern

  • Improved work efficiency by deploying a web portal on Azure for customers to manage subscriptions
  • Enforced company’s security policies by utilizing Microsoft’s partner center API, OAuth and OpenID
  • Audited subscription changes and user information in SQL Server Database via Tedious in node

USF College of Engineering

Teaching Assistant - Intro to Discrete Structures

  • Improved students’ performance by assisting with homework and exam review during office hours
  • Enforced academic code of conduct while grading coursework


  • Designed database diagrams on LucidChart for an event management site.
  • Created an API using Nestjs and Mongoose (MongoDB).
  • Secured the application using Auth0 in React, and JWT token validation in API
  • Currently, implementing the CRUD UI in React.
  • Technologies Used: MongoDB, Nodejs, Nestjs, React, Redux, Material-UI, Redux-Observables, RxJS
  • Created a MERN web application to graphically and numerically display the time series of coronavirus cases per country
  • Developed a REST API integrated with MongoDB to fetch JHU's coronavirus data
  • Technologies Used: MongoDB, Express, React, Node, Redux, Material-UI, Recharts



  • JavaScript
  • TypeScript
  • Angular
  • React
  • Ngrx
  • Redux
  • Redux-Observable
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • CSS-in-JS
  • Sass
  • Material UI


  • Node.js
  • Nestjs
  • MongoDB
  • SQL

Other Tools

  • Figma
  • Git
  • Kanban
  • Scrum


University of South Florida

  • B.S. Computer Science
  • Minor: Mathematics
  • Honors College
  • Summa Cum Laude
  • GPA: 3.94/4.00