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Talha Ashfaque

Talha Ashfaque
Email: talha.ashfaque AT outlook DOT com
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To continue my professional career with an organization where mutual sharing of professional and career growth is achievable. 


BE, Computer & Information Systems Engineering
NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi, Pakistan
Specialized in Computer & Information Systems areas. Led team projects, to create real-world applications. Participated in various departmental events regularly.

Intermediate, Pre-Engineering
Pakistan Steel Cadet College, Karachi, Pakistan


  Gulf Solutions Group, Bahrain – Karachi, Pakistan
Business Analyst
October 2013 – Present
Associate Product Manager
June 2013 – October 2013
·         Conduct Gap Analysis workshops to identify required configuration and customization.
·         Develop and maintain project plan to monitor project progress.
·         Configure the Requested Application as required.
·         Provide regular client feedback in the form of meetings and status reports on the progress of the project.
·         Focusing on agile methodology, emphasize on feedback, team self-management and strive to build properly tested product increments with short iteerations.
Document New Requirements:
·         Identify and document new requirements.
·         Write detailed functional specifications.
·         Monitor and follow up the development process.
·         Perform quality assurance and testing on software modules developed.
·         Conduct internal UAT.
·         Provide system training to clients as required.
·         Update or create manuals and instructions as required.
·         Provide timely responses to client queries/issues.
·         Facilitate issue resolution between the client and development team.
·         Development of software modules according to client specifications that have been signed off by the client.
·         Managing the customization development, testing, installation and training for clients.
·         Assist sales staff in demonstrations and meetings with prospective clients.
·         Manage other junior developers as a team leader.

 Gulf Computers LLC, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Senior Developer
June 2012 – April 2013
·         Engineer software solutions by studying information needs; conferring with users; studying system flow, data usage and work processes; investigating problem areas; following the software development lifecycle.
·         Serve as technical lead as appropriate.
·         Responsible for developing new programs and proofing the program to develop needed changes to assure production of a quality product.

 Sysnet Pakistan, Karachi, Pakistan
Team Lead MS Solutions
June 2011 – March 2012
·         Management of software development life cycle operations using Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF).
·         Project documentations including: Requirement Specification Document, Functional Specification Document, Project Delivery Manuals etc.
·         Dispatching and assigning tasks, establishing timelines and priorities within the team.
·         Assessing technical skill set of team members and distributing of tasks smartly among the team.

CV_-_Sheikh_Muhammad_Haris_page1_image4.jpg Axact, Karachi, Pakistan
Assistant Software Architect
July 2010 – June 2011
Senior Engineer
August 2009 – June 2010
Responsible for process design, system design, software development and deployment on Microsoft platform for different applications and products ensuring sound engineering design, process and quality practices.
·         Full lifecycle responsibility for major web and windows application projects, including
o    Needs Analysis and Solution Architecture
o    Modeling, Development and Programming
o    Deployment, Revisions, Testing And Support
·         Involved in the designing and development of various ERP modules and Online Management Solutions (SaaS) based on C#, ASP.NET and SQL Server 2005/2008 with Microsoft Windows and Web Services, jQuery, AJAX, CSS.
·         Worked with a team developing web-based software products designed to facilitate business and engineering needs in a high-demand, zero-downtime environment.

Senior Web Developer
November 2008 – August 2009
Led the development of in ASP.NET using C# with SQL Server 2005, jQuery, AJAX, Flash. Coordinated with a team of 4 members, which included task distribution and project planning, web hosting related issues resolution.

 Al-Rehman Technologies, Karachi, Pakistan
Software Engineer
June 2006 – October 2008
Lead developer for web sites and promotional media for small businesses. Utilized contemporary design to create concise web sites for specific client needs. Site creation included use of ASP, ASP.NET, CSS, HTML, JavaScript, online payment features, and form processing.

 Toyota Indus Motor Company Ltd, Port Qasim, Karachi, Pakistan
July 2007
Worked independently to develop some intellectual software products for Indus Motors which caused them to save some valuable time of their workers at assembly lines. These projects includes:
·         Realization of KANBAN system for the first time in Pakistan developed as a Windows Application using VB.NET with MS SQL Server 2005.
·         Tracking Software for locating faults during vehicle assembly process using VB.NET.


gulfHR – HRMS & Payroll Software Solution
gulfHR is a web based, comprehensive, flexible and localized Human Resource and Payroll Software Solution which was developed in the Middle East and tailored specifically for GCC and MENA conditions and requirements. 

Human Resource Management System – ASP.NET, SQL Server 2008
A comprehensive HRMS/Payroll solution comprising following modules: Recruitment, HR Admin, Leave Management, Payroll System, Client Contract Management, Client Employee Management, Letters Automation.

Mobile Commerce Platform (MCP)
MCP is a platform to support every type of data and workflow on mobile devices that an enterprise system may have, without requiring change in software after it is deployed. It comprises of three components, which are Mobile Client, Application Server (Middleware) and Application Objects (on Enterprise Server). Application Server is developed using ASP.NET which communicated with different mobile clients and Application Objects through web interfaces. Integration with MS Dynamics CRM 2011 and MS SharePoint Server 2010 was also part of the system.

Online Education Management SystemASP.NET, SQL Server 2005/2008
A comprehensive solution that maintains student’s record with complete history of their association with institution, automation of billing process, gives distance learning a new dimension by providing web enabled classrooms and assessment areas.

Online Design Management SystemASP.NET, SQL Server 2005/2008
Online Design Management supports complete account services through a web-enabled account area. Customers can conveniently put feedback on design services and also post revision requests.

ERP SolutionASP.NET, SQL Server 2005/2008
Human Resource Management System, Inventory Management System, Performance System, Food Management System, Library Management System.

Automatic Meter Reading System
Providing automation in existing meter reading systems in Gas Company based on GSM network bringing modifications in both H/W and S/W interface.
·         VSTO based Time Sheet Management Add-In for MS Excel 2010
·         Company web portal creation and administration on DotNetNuke 6.0
·         Teaching software using video conferencing
·         Realization of a community software like Orkut using ASP.NET          
·         Home Automation System

·         MOC 10175 - SharePoint 2010 Training: Application Development from ExecuTrain - Dubai

·         Engaged as Editing & Creative Head of Departmental Yearly Magazine
·         Deputy Manager of Event Management in organizing TechElite (Departmental Event) covered by electronic media

·         Active member on various online programming forums including ASP.NET Forums and stackoverflow

·   MS Visual Studio
·   MS SQL Server      Management Studio
·   Team Foundation          Server
·   Adobe Dreamweaver
·   MS Office Suite
·   Office 365
·   MS Visio
·   Axure (wire framing)

Analysis & Activities

·   DFDs
·   Data Analysis
·   Use Case
·   ER Modeling
·   POCs
·   Business Process Design
·   Gap Analysis
·   Requirement Gathering
·   Requirement    Analysis
·   Functional Analysis
·   Specification Documentation
·   Workflow Analysis
·   Product Strategist
·   Operational Requirement Identification
·   Workshops
·   Training
·   Client Management

 Interpersonal Skills

·   Effective communication
·   Self-motivating
·   Teamwork
·   Ability to learn at fast pace
·   Excellent problem solving skills

Technical Skills

·   C# / VB.NET
·   ASP.NET Framework 2/3.5/4/4.5
·   JavaScript
·   jQuery
·   T-SQL
·   Stored Procedures
·   UDFs
·   SharePoint 2010
·   CSS
·   Windows Services
·   Web Services
·   SOAP
·   RESTful
·   XML
·   AJAX


·   MS SQL Server
·   MS Access
·   SSRS

·   SSIS


·   MCTS: SharePoint 2010, Application Development

·   APTECH Certified .Net Specialist

·   Database Development using VB.NET

Personal Interest

·   Blogging
·   Gadgets
·   Cricket
·   Urdu Poetry

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