Ahmad Saied, Project Manager in Alexandria, Alexandria Governorate, Egypt
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Ahmad Saied

Verified Expert  in Project Management

Project Manager

Location
Alexandria, Alexandria Governorate, Egypt
Toptal Member Since
September 19, 2022

Ahmad has worked in the software development industry for more than 18 years, gaining experience in various technologies and tools. He participated in and managed multimillion-dollar projects in multiple fields, including GovTech, ERP, eCommerce, web portals, and business process management. Ahmad has experience in Waterfall and Agile methodologies and continues to manage complex projects leading multinational remote teams.

Project Highlights

Strategy
I led the development of the Strategy system, starting from writing the technical proposal, reviewing and approving the BRD and SRS, leading the development team, passing the cyber security audit, and the final delivery.
Committees and Meeting Management
I guided the refactoring and porting of the committee's solution from .NET Framework to .NET 6. Led the development of multiple features and integrations with other systems.
winfooz
I managed two teams, one in Egypt and the other in Jordan. The team consisted of back-end, front-end, and mobile developers.

Expertise

Work Experience

Software Engineering Manager

2019 - PRESENT
El Mazeed Technology
  • Joined the company as a software engineering manager, designing the solutions architecture and deciding on required team skills. I also built the development team.
  • Wrote the technical proposal in response to the request for proposals. I reviewed and delivered formal and technical documents like the business requirements (BRD) and the Software Requirements Specification (SRS).
  • Contributed to the processes' improvement of Mazeed and the preparation to be CMMI L3 certified. I guided the team to successful delivery to the client.

Project Manager

2017 - 2018
Incorta
  • Maintained quality service by enforcing organization quality assurance standards, determining customer needs, and developing plans for improving delivery.
  • Recommended strategies, policies, and procedures by evaluating organization outcomes. Identified problems and anticipated requirements.
  • Accomplished financial objectives by forecasting requirements, scheduled expenditures, analyzing variances, and initiating corrective action.

Team Leader

2014 - 2015
Network Intelligent Payment Solutions
  • Led the development of a payment gateway between Abu Dhabi's Islamic Bank and government authorities through ATMs.
  • Developed a service that integrates multiple payment protocols and services, including POS, mPOS machines, contactless cards, ATMs, CDM machines, eCommerce, and mobile payment applications.
  • Managed my team remotely from Egypt. My team was located in Abu Dhabi, and its members were from different nationalities, including the USA, Eastern Europe, India, and the Middle East.

Senior Developer

2005 - 2008
Top Systems
  • Joined the project as a junior developer and progressed to senior developer. This was a career shift for me and my first job in the IT field.
  • Participated in the analysis and development of an ERP solution, including various modules such as cash management, general ledger, cost centers, accounts receivable, fixed assets, cash flow, human resources, inventory, sales, and purchases.
  • Handled the development of all systems reports using SAP Crystal Reports.

Strategy

I led the development of the Strategy system, starting from writing the technical proposal, reviewing and approving the BRD and SRS, leading the development team, passing the cyber security audit, and the final delivery.

I managed the delivery of the Strategy solution starting from the sales phase by writing the technical proposal as a response to the request for proposal.

Then, I supervised and approved the writing of the official business documents and was engaged with the QA/QC teams during the development of the test cases. I engaged with the DevOps team during the preparation of the development and production environments. I designed the solution architecture and led the development team through the development phase until final delivery.

Since our client was a government entity, we had to work in a hybrid project management model. The contracting and the delivery to the customer were in a Waterfall model, while the internal development was in Agile.

Committees and Meeting Management

I guided the refactoring and porting of the committee's solution from .NET Framework to .NET 6. Led the development of multiple features and integrations with other systems.

The committee system manages hundreds of meetings related to various committees conducted by governments to accelerate the government's critical missions and national agendas.

The refactoring aimed to prepare the solution to be hosted in a Red Hat OpenStack platform in the private government cloud.

winfooz

https://www.winfooz.com/

I managed two teams, one in Egypt and the other in Jordan. The team consisted of back-end, front-end, and mobile developers.

This is a car dealership application. One year time duration. I managed two teams, seven members in the Egyptian team and five members in the Jordanian group.

The project aims to service North America. The project includes two mobile applications. One Android application was developed for iOS for clients to search, sell, and buy cars. A web portal will be available for clients and an admin panel for management. Technologies used in this project include Kotlin, Swift, React, Ruby on Rails, and Elasticsearch.

Business Dimentions (ERP)

Helped build an ERP solution, contributing to the analysis and development processes involved.

I participated in the analysis and development of the ERP solution, including various modules such as cash management, general ledger, cost centers, accounts payable, accounts receivable, fixed assets, cash flow, human resources, administrative and legal affairs, functional and organizational affairs, inventory, sales, and purchases. Technologies used in the project include Visual Basic 6 (VB6), Visual Basic .NET (VB.NET), Microsoft SQL Server, and SAP Crystal Reports.
2007 - 2015

Master's Degree in Computer Science

Arab Academy for Science and Technology and Maritime Transport (AAST) - Alexandria, Egypt

SEPTEMBER 2016 - SEPTEMBER 2022

Project Management Professional (PMP)

Project Management Institute (PMI)

Tools

Jira, SQL, Slack, GitHub, Microsoft Power BI, Atlassian, TFS, Crystal Reports, Figma

Industry Expertise

Higher Education, Healthcare

Paradigms

Agile Project Management, Requirements Analysis, Agile, Agile Leadership, Agile Software Development, Azure DevOps, Microservices Architecture, Scrum

Platforms

SharePoint

Other

Technical Program Management, Government Performance Management (GPM), Software Engineering, Programming, Analysis, Technical Project Management, Project Management, Solution Architecture, Communication Management, Coding, Web App Development, Project Planning, Project Reporting, Project Timelines, Sprints, Release Management, Implementation, Scrum Master, Project Tracking, Sprint Planning, User Stories, Project Delivery, REST APIs, Web Applications, Agile Sprints, Estimation & Planning, Remote Team Leadership, Remote Work, Stakeholder Engagement, Stakeholder Management, Communication, Web Development, Product Development, Business to Business (B2B), Progress Reporting, Meetings, Task Management, Web Project Management, APIs, JSON, Software Integration, Project Estimation, Backlog Management, Software Development, Technical Leadership, .NET, Computer Science, Databases, Cloud Computing, Technical Consulting, CTO, HRIS, Business Intelligence (BI), SaaS, Rapid Delivery, Process Optimization, Feature Backlog Prioritization, Minimum Viable Product (MVP), Cloud, Vendor Selection, Dashboards, Automation, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), Reporting, Discovery Workshops, Product Management, Staffing, .NET 6, SQL Server 2016, Refactoring, Nextcloud, POS, MongoDB, App Development, Financing, Accounting, Sales, Purchasing, Inventory, Data Transformation, VB, VB.NET, Business to Consumer (B2C), Human Resources (HR), Chatbots, Medical Software

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