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Summary

A former Security Analyst with Soft Age Adept International limited with newly acquired skills an insatiable intellectual curiosity, and the ability to mine hidden gems located within large sets of structured, semi-structured and unstructured data. Combining applied statistics, mathematics and visualization to explore the hidden value in data.

An organized, detail-oriented, and conscientious self-starter, able to strategise and prioritize effectively to accomplish multiple tasks and stay calm under pressure while paying attention in synthesizing and editing information to achieve overall objectives.

Work History

2016Present

Data Scientist

Fine Care Solutions

With the main goal of identifying and solving business challenges, I worked in collaboration with several teams utilizing historical structured, semi-structured, and unstructured data in a distributed systems environment. By optimizing customer care operations and analyzing clients buying behaviour  for Fine Care solutions there was a 2 percent increase in income as a result of improved service quality. 

■Conduct cost and benefit analysis on new ideas.
■Scrutinize and track customer behavior to identify trends and unmet needs.
■Develop statistical models to forecast inventory and procurement cycles

■Assist in developing internal tools for data analysis.

■Perform quantitative analysis of product sales trends to recommend pricing decisions

Jan 2014Nov 2015

Information Security Analyst

Soft Age Adept International Limited

As part of a team that was pioneering an online payment gateway to be used across Africa, Asia and Middle East, I was charged with the responsibility of securing clients data and information from  Cyber attacks that have been on the rise around the globe, with hackers and other criminals targeting businesses large and small to steal valuable information or bring networks to a halt. 

  • Recommending security enhancements and purchases
  • Performing risk assessments and testing of data processing system
  • Installing firewalls, data encryption and other security measures
Mar 2013Nov 2013

Work Study Information Systems Assistant

United States International University
  1. User administration (set-up and maintaining account)
  2. Maintaining system
  • Verify that peripherals are working properly
  1. Quickly arrange repair for hardware in occasion of hardware failure
  2. Monitor system performance
  3. Create file systems
  • Install software
  • Create a backup and recovery policy
  1. Monitor network communication
  2. Update system as soon as new version of OS and application software comes out
Jan 20132015

Software Designer

FURTHER SKILLS

Software design, development and testing: Many of my courses involved project work where I Designed and developed an application. This enhanced my skills and knowledge of the software design process, including the various methods of design and testing available. FURTHER SKILLS Communication: My Work Study placement enhanced my experience of communicating complex ideas and technologies to those with minimal technical knowledge. I have also written reports, both for my coursework and on placement, and delivered presentations to staff and my peers. Teamwork: The ability to work effectively as part of a team was enhanced in my role at United States International University. This was essential to ensure the smooth running of the laboratories. This has further been enhanced through group projects as part of my degree. Business Awareness: During my placement I saw at first hand the impact of technology on the operation of a business, the effect it can have on employees and the business as a whole.

Education

20132016

B.Sc

United States International University

Bachelor Of Science in Information Systems & Technology

Career Objective

Seeking a position in life to utilize my skills and abilities and achieve professional growth while being resourceful, innovative and flexible while I continue education at United States International University in Information Systems and Technology, my area of concentration is Applications & Forensic Information and Cybercrime. To add valuable assets to your esteemed organization as an active member .Long term goal is to gather the Technical and Functional Expertise to progress to an Information Systems Manager

Skills

Communications and Project Management:

Capable of turning dry analysis into an exciting story that influences the direction of the business and communicating with diverse teams to take a project from start to finish. Collaborate with product teams to develop and support our internal data platform and to support ongoing analyses

Analytics:

Utilize analytical applications like SAS to identify trends and relationships between different pieces of data, draw appropriate conclusions and translate analytical findings into risk management and marketing strategies that drive value.

Modeling:

Design and implement statistical / predictive models and cutting edge algorithms utilizing diverse sources of data to predict demand, risk and price elasticity. Experience with creating ETL processes to source and link data

Organization:

Excellent organization skills have been demonstrated through my involvement in a Sponsored walk to China with Bernardo’s. This has involved coordinating training for me and other Participants as well as managing travel plans

Teamwork:

The ability to work effectively as part of a team was enhanced in my role at United States International University. This was essential to ensure the smooth running of the laboratories. This has further been enhanced through group projects as part of my degree

Business Awareness:

During my placement I saw at first hand the impact of technology on the operation of a business, the effect it can have on employees and the business as a whole.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

NoSQL data stores (Cassandra, MongoDB)

Large-scale, distributed systems design

Big Table, MapReduce,Hadoop, MySQL,

C, C++, Java, Ruby on Rails

Object Orientated Programming:  I have gained a good understanding of the principles and am competent through my studies and projects to design programs.

VOLUNTEERING

I provide friendship and support to two boys who come from very difficult family backgrounds: I help with homework, outings to football matches, trips to the beach  I see each of the boys (who are 9 and 11) once a fortnight for two to three hours

REFERENCES

Associate Dean

Paul M. Okanda, PhD

+254-20-3606628

pokanda@usiu.ac.ke

Okello, Nadezhda Pavlovna

M.S.c (Mathematics, Physics, Astronomy)

 

Jiddah M. Konso

Teaching lab Technician

+254-20-360 6399

jkonso@usiu.ac.ke 

Irene C. Chepkwony

Computer Technician

School of Science & Technology

+254-20-360 6100/101

ichepkwony@usiu.ac.ke