Hazem Mahsoub Soliman

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Object Oriented Analysis and Design, Design Patterns, UML, Software Methodologies, Software Architecture. Methodologies: Agile (Scrum), RUP, IGS

    Hazem Mahsoub Soliman


    Cellular: +2010 628 0024


    A position that fully utilizes my technical and managerial skills and experience, leading

    software development projects to deliver innovative solutions.

    Professional Summary:

    ? Over 15 year professional experience, in Egypt and United States, with a focus on

    Internet-based applications and leading edge technologies.

    ? Reputation for strong analytical and problem solving skills. Acknowledged as creative

    and insightful with a record of responding quickly with novel plans and solutions.

    ? Experience with large-scale, distributed, web-based applications, including database

    design, migration, and tuning.

    ? Excellent organizational and leadership skills, effective communication skills,

    promoting a positive and professional work environment.

    ? Continuous expansion of technical and managerial skills and experience.

    ? Technical experience include:

    ? Object Oriented Analysis and Design, Design Patterns, UML, Software

    Methodologies, Software Architecture.

    ? Methodologies: Agile (Scrum), RUP, IGS

    ? Web Programming: Java, JEE, Servlets & JSP, ASP/, PHP,

    HTML/CSS, XML/XSL, JavaScript/DOM, AJAX, Web Services.

    ? Programming Languages: Java, C, C++, Visual BASIC, some C#.

    ? RDBMS: MS SQL, MySQL, DB2, Oracle, MS Access, FoxPro.

    ? Frameworks: Versant, Hibernate, Spring Framework.

    ? Tools: Visual Studio, WebSphere Studio, eclipse, ant, Test Wizard, Script

    Driver. Test Director, Mantis, TestLink, trac, agilo

    ? UML Tools: Rational RSA, Visio, System Architect, Star UML, Visual


    ? Team Tools: MS Project, Visual SourceSafe, SVN, RAID, Product Studio,

    Rational ClearCase, Rational ClearQuest.

    ? Platforms: IBM WebSphere/DB2, Apache Tomcat/MySQL, SQL,

    Windows, Linux.

    ? Internet Marketing & Design: Usability, Web Analytics, Search Engine

    Optimization, Social Media Marketing, Search Advertising, Content Network


    Professional Experience:

    NetSignature, Inc. Nasr City, Cairo

    NetSignature started as a sister company of WSI NetSense, a Silicon Valley

    company. While the focus of WSI NetSense has been outlining the required

    development and interfacing with customers, NetSignature focused on research

    and implementation.

    Chief Technology Officer, Co-founder 2008- Present

    ? Enhanced process and documentation in preparation for CMM certificate.

    ? Continuously experimented and recommended new technologies, tools, and

    frameworks to keep the company’s competitive edge.

    Hazem Mahsoub Soliman

    ? Reviewed and enhanced software by refactoring existing designs. ? As part of the executive team, contributed to strategic planning, organizational

    re-structure, defining new product lines and best practices to achieve them. ? As part of the executive team, contributed to business management including

    but not limited to contracts, forecasting, budgeting, operations, product

    development, company policies, and management of technical staff to ensure

    company’s success and growth.

    Director of Software Development, Co-founder 2006- 2008

    ? Increased productivity and quality of developed software by applying a light

    weight development process and relevant document templates. ? Designed and implemented several internal tools and processes to measure

    and enhance performance of development.

    ? Contributed to Software Design of custom applications, as well as products. ? Successfully prioritized, scheduled, and managed various projects. ? Interviewed applicants and lead hiring decisions of technical and non-

    technical employees.

    ? Managed and mentored a group of developers, designers, and testers. ? Created and implemented skill build up plans for the technical staff. ? Managed a cross training program to research advanced topics and exchange

    knowledge among the development team.

    ? Achieved a great working environment and a very low turnover rate. ? Contributed to logistics management and expansion plans.

    IBM Egypt Cairo-Alex Rd., Cairo

    Solution Lead 2004- 2006

    ? Applied a CMM approved development process that ensured high quality


    ? Key member in system design and architecture. Investigated and

    selected new technologies, third party frameworks and design patterns. ? Gained experience in RAD and RDM as a CASE tool to produce code from

    UML diagrams.

    ? Gained experience in IGS, an IBM software methodology. ? Key member in planning and estimating complexity and effort for

    various project tasks.

    ? Managed developers, successfully prioritized, scheduled, and assigned various

    tasks resulting in timely implementation.

    ? Interviewed applicants and participated in hiring decisions.

    IT Specialist 2004

    ? Member of TPMS development team, a J2EE/DB2 Web-based Application. ? Gained experience in WebSphere Application Server, WebSphere Studio,

    DB2, Rational ClearCase, Rational ClearQuest.

    ? Gained experience in Hibernate, Spring Framework.

    ? Implemented J2EE design patterns, such as Data Access Object, Business

    Objects, Application Service, and Dynamic Transfer Object. Nasr City, Cairo

    Technical Manager 2003

    ? Managed developers and as well as other employees and made improvements

    to work process.

    ? Analyzed work process and wrote a report of problems facing company's

    growth and suggested a plan of action.

    Hazem Mahsoub Soliman

? Wrote six-month plan how to improve the company's productivity and bring it

    to profitability.

    Microsoft Redmond, Washington

    Software Test Engineer 2002- 2003

    ? Member of International Office team, testing Office 2003 in Arabic, Hebrew,

    Thai, and Hindi in addition to patches for earlier versions.

    ? Created test cases and test plans, and manually tested Office 2003, especially

    Excel and SharePoint. Used RAID and Product Studio to follow up bugs till

    they’re closed.

    ? Automated test cases by creating test scripts using Test Wizard and Script


    Barnes & Santa Clara, California

    Senior Software Engineer 1998- 2002

    ? Increased sales by $8 million annually, by leading a project to develop a portal

    system that streamlined receiving orders from a learning web site into

    fatbrain’s order-placing system.

    ? Managed four developers and successfully prioritized, scheduled, and

    assigned various projects resulting in timely implementation and increased


    ? Interviewed and mentored junior developers and participated in hiring


    ? Increased productivity by developing ASP coding standards that were adapted


    Software Engineer

    ? Gained experience in Design Patterns, UML, and using CASE tools designing

    and modeling IX project.

    ? Increased customer base, by supporting Restricted Purchase Order, which ties

    a Purchase Order to a list of e-mail addresses and filters out unauthorized

    users at partner web sites.

    ? After Barnes & acquired, re-modeled fatbrain’s

    database, as part of transition efforts, to make both web sites run off the same


    ? Achieved scalability by reorganizing the database schema over different

    databases and servers.

    ? Increased productivity by modularizing several functional areas and turning

    them into reusable APIs for the whole web site, such as standard dynamic

    headers and footers.

    ? Utilized ASP/MS SQL to build internal/external web-based tools such as: an

    internal tool for sales employees, to add and manage customers' discounts; a

    web-based wizard to build and manage Approval System as part of TMFindITNow solution for partners.

    ? Utilized XML to implement web APIs that streamlined receiving orders from

    ARIBA and sending confirmations.

    ? Tailored features of fatbrain’s web site and reused it for another web site

    specially dedicated to electronic document publishing.

    ? Provided a more manageable platform by converting order process from

    NuTech to ASP.

    Hazem Mahsoub Soliman

SAQQARA Systems, Inc. / STANDARDATA Sunnyvale, California/ Cairo

    Software Developer 1997- 1998

    ? Designed and developed proprietary log analysis application for Step TM, an online catalog authoring and publishing application. The Search

    application, developed in C, analyzed large log files and produced statistical

    information about visitors' search/browse behavior. Depended heavily on

    memory management, manipulation of various data structures, and text

    parsing. TM? Member of development team: Created Step Search Enterprise, TMCGI/Oracle-based version, and Step Search Professional , ASP/MS SQL-

    based version.

    ? Used MS SQL, ASP, JavaScript, and DHTML to design and develop an

    efficient authoring tool.

    IBM Egypt Mohandessin, Cairo

    C/C++ Programmer 1996

    ? Member of development team of Arabic-French version of OS/2 Warp, using


    ? Modified APIs to handle Arabic-French code page and maintained backward

    compatibility with the Arabic-English code page.

    ? Maintained compatibility with BiDi-aware and non-aware applications.

    Internet Egypt Garden City, Cairo

    Instructor/ Webmaster 1996

    ? Developed Home Pages for clients and provided customer support.

    ? Lectured and trained Internet courses: “Introduction to UNIX” (covered telnet,

    ftp, lynx, and pine) and “Internet Utilities” (covered FTP, Gopher, Eudora,

    Netscape Navigator, and Internet Explorer).

    Military Service Cairo / Alexandria / Ismailia / Fayed

    Reserve Officer, Field Engineer 1993 1995

    Computer Related tasks:

    ? Database management in a spare parts warehouse. Used FoxPro 2.5 and

    Microsoft Office to supplement Raytheon Inventory systems with reports and

    internal tools.


    Workshop in agile methodologies & tools 2008

    Course in NCD for Business 2007

    Certified Practitioner of NLP in Business 2006

    Sun Certified Programmer for Java 2 Platform, SE 5.0 2006

    Workshop in Professional Communication Skills 2002

    UCSC-Extension / De Anza College, California 2000, 2002

    ? Java Programming

    ? Advanced Java Programming

    ? UNIX Systems

    Statistical Studies and Research Institute, Cairo University 1994

    ? System Analysis and Design Methods

    Hazem Mahsoub Soliman

    ? Object Oriented Analysis and Design

    ? Programming using C++

    ? Discrete Mathematics

    ? Operational Research

    Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University 1992

    Electronics and Communications Department

    ? Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communications Engineering

    ? Senior Project: Office Automation Software built by Turbo C ver. 2.0

    Deutsche Evanglische Oberschule Kairo 1987

    (German High School in Cairo)

    ? Egyptian High School Diploma

    ? German Language Diploma (Deutsches Sprachdiplom der Zweiten Stufe)

    Other Skills:

    Excellent command of English and German. Arabic is mother tongue.

    Hazem Mahsoub Soliman

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