S Waseem

S Waseem

Sphinx Search, Solr, Performance, MySQL Optimization, PHP Scalability

Karachi, Pakistan



What's the difference

Summary: Expert in Sphinx Search, Solr, high traffic sites, performance optimization, MySQL & Query optimization, PHP, Scalability, Web security, large mysql databases

Sphinx & Solr: Expert in implementing large scale, relevant, fast search & recommendation engines using Sphinx Search and Solr. Have 5 years working experience with Sphinx implementation, optimization, search algorithms & design. Have implemented several large scale searches with Sphinx and Solr, including TradeKey.com, CityBas…


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Work History & Feedback

Seeking Site Search Expert to Consult/Config: Solr, Sphinx, ElasticSearch

28 hrs @ $33.33/hr
Earned $928
“Very skilled with Sphinx”


Apache solr tuning

Fixed Price $50
“Waseem was extremely knowledgeable about SOLR, an area of expertise that is very hard to find. I have decided to expand the project and hired Waseem on a more regular basis.M Kara MD”


Code Profiling and Performance Tuning

16 hrs @ $40.00/hr
Earned $633
“I was very pleased with the results we got from Wasim. He is knowledgable, has good follow-up, understood the problem, gave us good solutions. I will hire Wasim again for this type of work in the future.”


Sphinx Search - Development, Tuning and Configuration

5 hrs @ $24.99/hr
Earned $125
“Wasim is a first class operator when it comes to provider Sphinx search consulting and I could not have been happier with the work he did for us. We engaged him on a project to take an existing Sphinx implementation that was under performing in terms of search result quality, and attempt to rapidly improve it. These sorts of "emergency repair" project are always difficult because it can be difficult for the engaged consultant to make sense of the current code & configuration.Wasim however excelled at this. I found him to be not only extremely knowledgeable on Sphinx, but his PHP skills and ability to make sense of what other developers have done was amazing. Beyond the technical skills, his consulting skills were first rate. His communication, responsiveness, and general professionalism was outstanding. The work he delivered in just the first two weeks of the project resulted in a significantly improved Sphinx search and as he continued to work on the problem - the results continued to improve.We have already hired Wasim for another contract - and he will continue to be my go-to person for all things Sphinx in the future.”


Web Performance Optimization expert (S/W & db) with knowledge of Prestashop

Fixed Price $110
“It is refreshing to work with a true expert who also cares about the project. I recommend Wasim highly.”


Auto-Complete Cache/Security integration into Social Engine

3 hrs @ $16.67/hr
Earned $56
“Excellent and very knoweldgeable, easy to contact, very efficient with his time, and very knowledgeable about Sphinx. Will use for sure for upcoming projects!”


Sphinx Search Engine Installation and Support

38 hrs @ $30.00/hr
Earned $1,130
Job in progress

Tests Taken
Name Percentile Score

Advanced PHP Test


HTML 4.01 Test


MySQL 5.0 Test


PHP4 Test


PHP5 Test


U.S. English Basic Skills Test


oDesk Readiness Test for Independent Contractors and Staffing Managers