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About Me

I am a traveller, millennial, with a lot of corporate experience and have a bubbly personality. I am in Australia for one year on a working holiday visa and am seeking a business role. Having a business mindset and with a technical background, I can offer a unique combination of skills working for you. 

I'm very passionate about providing people with a great experience, which has shown through the projects I have lead at IBM. I also have a few years of retail and secretarial experience. Working in teams and building relationships is what I really enjoy.

Work experience

Oct 2014Present

Cognitive Computing Consultant

IBM

I have worked with telecoms, financial and public clients in both strategic and delivery roles. I am currently project leading agile teams in delivering business solutions using IBM's cognitive technologies. Bridging the gap between the technical and business sides, I apply design thinking to create customer experiences and brainstorm with developers on adding new features.

I have undertaken Cognitive Value Assessments where I have held work shops exploring ways in which cognitive technologies can add value to businesses. In these engagements I have managed prototype build and delivery, built cognitive journey maps and developed benefits cases and final reports.

Aug 2009Sep 2014

Application Developer

IBM

I worked on e-commerce websites for large UK retailers as a Java developer. My responsibilities spanned over:

  • Leading releases with a small team of developers
  • Building Linux development/test environments
  • Build and deploy management
  • Writing high/low level technical design documents 
  • Requirements gathering
  • Testing

Technologies and applications used: WebSphere Commerce Enterprise, WebSphere Application server, DB2 and IBM HTTP server, SQL, HTML, XML, Endeca.

Jun 2008Jul 2012

Administration/Sales

Epos Company

I worked as secretary for an EPOS (Electonic Point of Sale) business supplying solutions to hospitality clients. My responsibilities included:

  • Business book keeping using QuickBooks accounting software
  • Processing bank reconciliations and financial reports to verify practice of proper due diligence
  • Programming EPOS systems and software testing
  • Identifying opportunities with new and existing customers
  • Aiding in sales and advertising by running exhibitions stands

Qualifications

20092012

BSc Hons in Computer Science and Mathematics

Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom

For my dissertation I implemented a chat bot to demonstrate the workings of RSA encryption.

20102010

ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation

International Software Testing Qualifications Board

Course on practical knowledge of the fundamental concepts of software testing.

Charity Work and Achievements

  • 2017: Launched my travel blog website www.shaadirambles.com
  • 2016: Volunteered at a hostel in Vietnam where I hosted guests, managed their social media and re-designed their website.
  • 2015: Volunteered at local church feeding the homeless
  • 2011-2012: Elected Third Year Course Representative who fulfilled student needs with regards to lack of resources by engaging with students and voicing their issues to the faculty
  • 2010-2012: Active member of the Queen Mary Belly Dancing Society
  • 2007-2012: Performed at the 2011 BritAsia TV Music Awards, various other dance shows and charity events
  • 2007-2010: Participated in sponsored runs for Cancer Research in 2007 and 2010
  • 2009: Orchestrated my Year 13 Prom. Involved venue investigation, budgeting, market research and advertising
  • 2004-2009: Competed in basketball and netball tournaments at a secondary school level
  • 2003: Cycled 10KM and raised £2500 for the Bam Earthquake