About Mavaddat
Mavaddat on Burnaby Mountain

Mavaddat Javid

Tutor and Problem Solver Extraordinaire

I am a software engineer who studied philosophy (dual degrees). I coach chess. I was born on an island in Polynesia. Education and qualifications:UBC B.A. in Philosophy, (Bachelor’s of Arts), UBC B.A.Sc. in Computer Engineering program, Software Engineering specialization (Bachelor’s of Applied Science). Experience: Five months volunteering with Writer’s Exchange Vancouver. Teaching English and learning Mandarin in China (four months, Hunan Fuyue Foreign Language College 湖南富岳外国语专修学院). Teaching chess as independent chess coach since 2010. Canadian ELO rating 1900. Notable accomplishments: Moorpark Community College Dean's List for four semesters consecutively. Multiple medals (gold, silver, bronze) in public speaking tournaments in 2004-2005 at Moorpark Community College. 2005 Bronze medalist in impromptu public speaking at Phi Rho Pi (National Junior and Community College Forensic Association and Honor Society) national tournament for community colleges. UBC Dean’s List recognition of excellence for two semesters.

Contact Details

Email: javid@mavaddat.ca

Phone:+1 604-243-1541

Address:2746 E Hastings St
PO Box 57053
Vancouver, BC
V5K 5G6

Professional Qualifications


Python, Dart http://i.i.cbsi.com/cnwk.1d/i/tim/2011/11/23/Dart_logo_270x270.png, HTML5, JavaScript, CSS3, ASP.NET, SQL, Java, JPQL, C# http://m6.net/images/asp-wp-content.jpg, C++, C, IBM Assembly, Perl, *nix Shells, PowerShell http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-iXZUqGyA9wU/UuV71G8wfyI/AAAAAAABijk/SEnm1GCmxjQ/s1600/windows_powershell_icon.png


Django, Java SE 7 (JDBC, Swing, RMI, AWT, JCE Cryptography)

Editor & IDE's

Vim, Visual Studio (2013, 2012, 2010), Eclipse, NetBeans, Emacs


Drupal 8/7/6, Joomla, WordPress

Operating Systems

Chromium, Windows (every client version), Mac OS X (every version), UNIX (Solaris, AIX), Linux (Debian, Slackware, CentOS)


OOP/OOD, UML, Agile Unified Process, Scrum, XP

Database Design


Build Management

Git, GitHub, Microsoft Team Foundation Server, Perforce, Subversion, Concurrent Versions System


Current Work

2015 Nov - Present

Teaching coding, chess, math, English, and public speaking

  • Independent contract tutoring at multiple education agencies in the Greater Vancouver area including

    • Wendu Education in Burnaby, BC

    • R.  L. Education Centre in Richmond, BC

    • Little Ants Education in Richmond, BC

    • Chess with Chan at the Yaletown Roundhouse Community Centre, and

    • University Neighbourhood Association at UBC.

  • Enthusiastic education of children ages 4 to 15 (pre-school to grade 7).

2014 June - PresentPhilippine Overseas Labour OfficeVancouver, BC

IT Professional Services

  • Employed custom PowerShell scripts to automate functionality recovery (e.g., LAN printer address) due to external router’s DHCP IP address changes.

  • Employed Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) to provide consistent and recoverable application availability between common workstations.

  • Successfully honed office’s technological resilience by succinctly communicating key principles of security engineering (e.g., least privilege), best practice requirements to staff.

Past Work

2014 April - JuneMercy for Animals CanadaVancouver, BC

IT Assistant

  • Creatively transitioned designs (Adobe Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC) into responsive HTML5 websites with novel CSS3 markup to fulfil unique interface requirements.

  • Quickly modernized, overhauled obsolete ASP.NET, C# webpages into company’s custom content management system using LAMP stack.

  • Built PHP application to list nearest vegan restaurants for thousands of email clients from postal code or city name using REST API directory.

  • Resourcefully created and updated webpages and templates by formatting, editing images and other materials for websites and emails.

2014 January - MarchSKIO Music Inc. Vancouver, BC

Junior Software Engineer

  • Precisely ported current CMS website (WordPress) to a static HTML5, CSS3 responsive design (http://www.skiomusic.com) with added responsive customization.

  • Independently created custom Tumblr theme from basic template with consistent brand scheme, custom Twitter feed box, responsive design (http://skio-music.tumblr.com).

  • Collaborated with lead developer to write modules, functionality for Amazon AWS hosted (AWS S3 with Elastic BeanStalk Python application deployment) Django backend with dynamically generated JavaScript frontend.

  • Swiftly corrected previously-incorrect DNS records by directly modifying several incorrect name records that allowed the team to coordinate their current site with their domain.

2011–2012Jila.net Media Inc.Vancouver, BC

Drupal Development Engineer

  • Designed, tested, and assembled custom-themed Drupal web platform for social networking. (http://www.godornogod.com; http://atheistrepublic.com)

  • Diligently migrated entire company’s LAMP stack to Amazon AWS with Elastic Load Balancing on Auto-Scaling AMI’s using intuitive AWS Command Line Interface

  • Developed, debugged custom modules with innovative forum technology to pioneer avenues of discussion between communities of diverse beliefs.

  • Executed front-end security analysis along fourteen axes of vulnerability.

  • Effectively executed requirements elicitation in communication with users and director.

  • Intelligently prioritized start-up company requirements to realise brand vision.

2011–2012EOS Lightmedia Inc.Vancouver, BC

Firmware Engineer for Microcontroller Lighting System

  • Worked harmoniously in team of lighting designer, lighting engineer, and electrical engineers to develop new LED lighting fixture product for company.

  • Planned and designed LED layout on building-model for research centre in North Carolina.

  • Successfully designed, implemented, and tested lightweight, efficient lighting-datagram router on open-source Arduino microcontrollers in Java IDE and C-based open-source code.

  • Created user-friendly web-interface on Arduino microcontrollers with dynamic IP-address reassignment and debugging web page.

  • Independently researched mechanisms for controlling seven-hundred smart-LED’s with ten separate microcontrollers and interfacing with public.

2010–2011Farzin Yadegari Architect Inc.North Vancouver, BC

Web Developer and IT Specialist

  • Generated highly effective networking solutions with limited resources to establish server-client relationships with multiple peripherals in office.

  • Designed, coded, and published professional company website implementing jQuery interfaces on a customized WordPress platform.

  • Coordinated design-schedules between head architect and senior architects.

2006UBC Faculty of Applied ScienceVancouver, BC

Software Engineering Research Assistant

  • Designed, implemented, and tested control system software on microcontroller (using IBM Assembly and MATLAB) for dynamically coordinating movement of precision motors to realize inkjet printing of organic thin-film transistors and supercapacitors.

  • Investigated the research potential of organic supercapacitor and device fabrication using inkjet micropatterning.

  • Prepared concise and clear verbal daily reports in close teamwork with research fellow and associate professor advisor.

Volunteer Experience

2014Force of Nature AllianceVancouver, BC

Community Outreach Manager

  • Determined organising to mobilise voters to support ecologically-responsible technologies, fuel-alternatives, and exuviating our dependence on tar-sands-based pipelines.

  • Rallying team of cohorts to regularly engage the public in key political ridings by door-to-door canvassing, tabling, phone banking.

  • Collaboratively assisting in NationBuilder frontend design using Sass for CSS, Liquid markup language, and responsive HTML5.

  • Cultivating resource and team organising by engaging in ongoing leadership trainings by OrganizeBC.

  • Environmental advocacy (LeadNow, Dogwood Initiative, ForestEthics).

  • English teacher and learning Mandarin for four months in Hunan, China.


2005–2010University of British Columbia Vancouver, BC

B.A.Sc. Computer Engineering program, Software Engineering specialization

  • Dean’s list recognition of excellence for two semesters.

  • Fourth year in program.

  • Excelled as software development leader in multiple computer engineering project groups.

  • Project course in security engineering project with focus on designing usable software security and access control within distributed systems.

  • Granted NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award to apply creative firmware engineering methods in four months of supervised lab research in EECE department.­­

2000–2005Moorpark Community CollegeMoorpark, CA

Physics and Electrical Engineering

  • Overall GPA of 3.63, A average.

  • Placed on Dean’s List for four semesters consecutively.

USA national silver medallist of college speech and forensics team.


Competitive chess, public speaking, philosophy of science, ethics, Philosophers’ Cafés.