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Ramzi Sheikh

12600 Linford Drive

Austin, TX 78753

(512) 251-8008 (hm)

 

OBJECTIVE

To work as technical leader/developer in the information technology department of an innovative company, where I can apply my experience and knowledge to provide technical leadership in solving software architecture issues to significantly advance the company’s technical edge.

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • (Led an eCommerce team of eight developers as well as analysts, and QA, administrative, and marketing staff)
  • PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    WebIQ, V.P. Software Development October 1999 - Present

    Successfully served as new breed of V.P. who is champion for development and architecture of Descison Support web applications for this Austin startup. Presented recommendations to venture capitalists and board members. Developed and demonstrated working model of proposed system. Successfully served as the department manager, project manager, technical leader, and lead programmer. Implemented and released the system to Sales and Marketing staff. System consists of:

    Sears, Austin Technology Center, Technical Lead March 1996 - October 1999

    (Sears acquired MaxServ)

    Successfully served as champion for development and architecture of an eCommerce website. Presented recommendations to decision-making managers and vice presidents. Developed and demonstrated working model of proposed system. Successfully served as the project manager, technical leader, and lead programmer. Implemented and released the system to the public as SearsPartsDirect.com. System consists of:

    Successfully served as technical leader/programmer for the development of a customer support network system and business applications. Developed and demonstrated working model of proposed multi-tiered, multi-threaded, object-oriented, NT based client/server system. Mobilized and led teams of R&D programmers to design, code, test and implement the system. System consists of:

    Successfully served as technical leader/manager with total responsibility for rolling out the company’s customer support network system that is used at several locations by over 3000 employees. Hands on leader with total responsibility for hardware and software configuration and staff training. Used technical expertise to direct troubleshooting for satellite office during system release.

    Totally responsible for designing, coding, testing and implementing C++ system servers:

    MaxServ, Inc. Applications Manager February 1994 - March 1996

    (Formerly Primefax, Inc.)

    Successfully served as liaison for various groups (e.g., system analysts, programmers, marketers, upper management) involved with development of system and business applications. Continues to serve as technical consultant to various departments, clients and business managers.

    Successfully served as a technical manager with total responsibility for the design and development of new on-line application and enhancement of existing ones. Presented recommendations for new applications to business vice presidents. Developed and demonstrated working model of proposed application. Successfully served as the project manager, technical leader, and lead programmer on various applications including:

    Primefax, Inc. Programmer/Analyst August 1990 - February 1994

    Successfully served as a programmer/analyst responsible for the design, coding, testing, and implementation of various business applications, tools, DOS applications, DOS servers, and DOS emulation servers, including:

    EDUCATION

    Texas State University San Marcos, TX

    B.S., Computer Science, Minor in Mathematics December 1988

    University of Texas, Software Quality Institute Austin, TX

    C++ Object Oriented Programming Certification June 1996

    Informix Corp. Hoffman Estates, IL

    Informix - SQL Certification March 1999

    TECHNICAL SKILLS

    Languages: C/C++, Visual Basic, JavaScript, FoxPro, Turbo Pascal

    Operating Systems: Windows NT 3.51 - 4.0, Windows 95,OS/2 , Windows3.1, DOS

    Internet: HTML, Microsoft Active Server Pages (ASP), POP3 E-mail Servers, Web Servers, Microsoft IIS, Bind / DNS

    Databases: Informix, SQL, ODBC, Microsoft Access, FoxPro

    Networking: TCP/IP, Microsoft Networks

    Environments/Tools:COM/DCOM, UML, N-Tier Client/Server Architecture, various distributed architectures, Microsoft Visual Studio, ISAPI Extension DLLs, Roguewave, MFC, real-time and multi-threaded

    PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

    Member, Computer Science Association

    Microsoft Professional Development Network

    AWARDS RECEIVED

    Certificate of appreciation and recognition, Frigidaire Company, 1996

    Above the Rest Award, Sears, 1999

    References

    Available upon request