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Ovais Ahmad Khan

Email: ovais [dot] khan [at] gmail [dot] com

Selected Professional Projects

CRM Plus

Organization

KalSoft (Pvt) Ltd, Karachi, Pakistan

Client

Halal Financial Services, United Kingdom

Role

Team Lead, Architect

Tools & Technologies

Visual Studio.Net 2005, C#, KalUI Framework, iBatis, Microsoft Application Blocks, MS Visio, MS EPM, ASP.Net, SQL Server 2005

Project Summary

This is a CRM application which is being developed for Halal Financial Services.

Assignments

n       Development of  functional specifications

n       Leading the development team

n       Preparation of  the required technical documentation

n       Collaboration with testing and graphics departments

n       Support for user acceptance testing

Team Size

8 Members

Duration

9 Months (expected)

Channel Intranet Solutions

Organization

KalSoft (Pvt) Ltd, Karachi, Pakistan

Client

HumanSoft Learning Solutions, Kuwait

Role

Team Lead, Analyst, Architect

Tools & Technologies

MS Visio, MS EPM, Visual Studio.Net 2005, C#, ASP.Net, SQL Server 2000

Project Summary

The aim of this project is to create a Learning Management System with offline licensing capabilities. The end product would have the capability to generate licenses based on various course playback capabilities.

Assignments

n       Requirement analysis and preparation of CRS

n       Identification of functional specifications and preparation of FSD

n       Leading the development team

n       Preparation of technical documentation

n       Collaboration with testing, graphics and support departments

n       Support for user acceptance testing

Team Size

4 Members

Duration

3 Months

Dubai e-government Training Portal

Organization

KalSoft (Pvt) Ltd, Karachi, Pakistan

Client

HumanSoft Learning Solutions, Kuwait and Dubai e-government, UAE

Role

Team Lead, Analyst

Tools & Technologies

MS Visio, Visual Studio.Net 2005, C#

Project Summary

The aim of this project is to provide a training portal which will be used as a central place by the government departments and individuals in search of training courses; while the vendors will be providing information about various trainings.

Assignments

n       Requirement analysis and preparation of CRS

n       Identification of functional specifications and preparation of FSD

n       Leading the design / analysis team

n       Initial technical design and architecture of the system

Team Size

3 Members

Duration

1 Month (Only performed initial analysis and design)

Anti-Reptile

Organization

KalSoft (Pvt) Ltd, Karachi, Pakistan

Client

Bourne Labs, United Kingdom

Role

Analyst, Developer

Tools & Technologies

Genesis Call Center, Reptile, MS Visio, Visual Studio.Net 2005, C#, VC++

Project Summary

The aim of this project is to develop an application that can test the working on Reptile on real data. It will also serve to test Reptile.

Assignments

n       Requirement analysis and preparation of CRS

n       Identification of functional specifications and preparation of FSD

n       Development of the prototype application

Team Size

3 Members

Duration

1 Month (Analysis period, waiting for client approval)

Reptile

Organization

KalSoft (Pvt) Ltd, Karachi, Pakistan

Client

Bourne Labs, United Kingdom

Role

Analyst, Developer

Tools & Technologies

Genesis Call Center, MS Visio, Visual Studio.Net, C#, VC++

Project Summary

Reptile is a reporting framework for a widely used Call Center Software. It receives the call records and converts it into meaningful information. It has been designed to be highly available and withstand any failure without data loss.

Assignments

n       Programming, technical testing and debugging

n       Fixing bugs and supporting the product during the warranty period

Team Size

3 Members

Duration

1 Month (This was my contribution, project duration was longer)

Professional Employer Services MIS, Analysis and Design

Organization

KalSoft (Pvt) Ltd, Karachi, Pakistan

Client

Professional Employer Services, Pakistan

Role

Analyst

Tools & Technologies

MS Visio, MS Project

Project Summary

The aim is to design the Management Information System of Professional Employer Services. The project encompasses four modules: HR, payroll, invoicing and accounts.

Assignments

n       Requirement analysis and preparation of CRS

n       Identification of functional specifications and preparation of FSD

n       Technical analysis and design of the system

n       Preparation of project timeline and cost

Team Size

3 Members

Duration

1 Month

Banking Vision Support

Organization

KalSoft (Pvt) Ltd, Karachi, Pakistan

Client

Union National Bank, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Role

Analyst, Developer (for fixing the issues)

Tools & Technologies

C/C++, Borland C++, Oracle 9i, Oracle Pro C/C++, Oracle SQL *Plus

Project Summary

Supported the issues found by the users in Banking vision, the banking solution being used by the client.

Assignments

n       Coordinating with the support desk in identifying bugs based on help desk logs

n       Technical analysis of the issues raised

n       Clarifying to the user and fixing the bug (if any)

n       Documenting and performing unit tests

n       Supporting user acceptance testing

Team Size

Dynamic Size (2 – 4 Members)

Duration

1 Month

Etisalat Automation Project

Organization

KalSoft (Pvt) Ltd, Karachi, Pakistan

Client

Union National Bank, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Role

Analyst, Developer, Architect

Tools & Technologies

C#, Asp.Net, VS.Net, XML, Web Services, SQL Server

Project Summary

Develop a Web Service interface for use by internal banking channels, which will perform all communication with Etisalat Bill Payment Web Service; windows services were developed for generating reports and queuing purposes. The web service has already been integrated with UNB Internet banking software and in a short time with other banking channels including IVR, ATMs and Banking Vision.

Assignments

n       Technical analysis and design

n       Preparation of technical specifications

n       Implementation, technical documentation and unit testing

n       Prepared guidelines for integration with various banking channels

Team Size

2 Members

Duration

1 Month (Project Duration: 2 Months)

Straight Through Processing Project

Organization

KalSoft (Pvt) Ltd, Karachi, Pakistan

Client

Union National Bank, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Role

Analyst, Developer

Tools & Technologies

C/C++, Borland C++, Oracle 9i, Oracle Pro C/C++, Oracle SQL *Plus

Project Summary

The project is a typical automation project aimed at minimizing manual work in the areas of remittances processing and transfers. The eliminated steps include the manual generation of swift and eft files required for various forms of remittances and automatic routing of incoming swift messages to concerned departments.

Assignments

n       Technical analysis and design.

n       Preparation of technical specifications.

n       Implementation, technical documentation and unit testing

n       Support user acceptance test

Team Size

2 Members

Duration

5 Months

Switch Communication Component

Organization

KalSoft (Pvt) Ltd, Karachi, Pakistan

Client

Union National Bank, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Role

Analyst, Architect, Developer

Tools & Technologies

COM, VC++, VS.Net, VB.Net, iso8589

Project Summary

A component which enables the integration between the various banking channels and the banking switch. It communicates with the UNB Banking Switch using iso8583 messages, while a COM based interface was provided for the banking channels. The component has been successfully deployed for use with the internet banking solution. The project included a control panel and reporting capabilities.

Assignments

n       Technical analysis and design.

n       Preparation of technical specifications.

n       Implementation, technical documentation and unit testing

n       Support user acceptance testing

Team Size

2 Members

Duration

3 Weeks

CPU Centralization Project

Organization

KalSoft (Pvt) Ltd, Karachi, Pakistan

Client

Union National Bank, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Role

Analyst, Developer

Tools & Technologies

C/C++, Borland C++, Oracle 9i, Oracle Pro C/C++, Oracle SQL *Plus

Project Summary

The project intended to put in place robust controls on transactions done by bank’s CPU department users, who earlier enjoyed additional privileges in order to carry out the back office processing functions.

Assignments

n       Preparation of technical specifications.

n       Implementation, technical documentation and unit testing

n       Support user acceptance testing

Team Size

2 Members

Duration

2.5 Months

CPSP MIS

Organization

KalSoft (Pvt) Ltd, Karachi, Pakistan

Client

College of Physicians and Surgeons, Pakistan

Role

Developer

Tools & Technologies

C#, iBatis Data Access Framework, KalUI Framework, SQL Server

Project Summary

The aim of this project was to design the Management Information System of College of Physicians and Surgeons, Pakistan. The project included 12 modules including Examination, on which I worked for a short period.

Assignments

n       Technical and functional design

n       Implementation technical documentation and unit testing

Team Size

12 Members

Duration

1 Month (Project Duration: 1 Year)


 

Virtual Private Network Setup

Organization

FAST- NU, Karachi Campus, Pakistan

Role

IS Consultant

Tools & Technologies

Windows 2000 Routing and Remote Access

Project Summary

Deployed dial-in VPN to provide remote access to campus’s computing resources.

Work Description

Designed and implemented the VPN Server on Windows. Fine-tuned the implementation to provide secure access to resources.

Team Size

1 Member

Duration

3 Weeks

Automated Assignment Testing Software

Organization

FAST- NU, Karachi Campus, Pakistan

Role

Analyst, Designer, Developer

Tools & Technologies

Java, Borland JBuilder

Project Summary

A System to automatically grade programming problems using predefined input and output formats along with various flexible matching techniques.

Work Description

Work involved designing, implementing and testing the system.

Team Size

1 Member

Duration

3 Weeks

Selected Academic & Leisure Projects

PAREGIN – Pakistan Research and Education Grid Initiative

Tools & Technologies

Grid Computing, Grid / Web Services, Globus Toolkit 3, Linux, Java, Portlets

Project Summary

Reviewed the latest work in the field of Grid Computing especially its applications for collaboration amongst education and research organizations for Educational Resource Sharing. Proposed an initiative (PAREGIN) and developed prototype.

Distributed Web Proxy

Tools & Technologies

Squid, C, Java, Linux / Windows

Project Summary

A distributed web proxy designed with reliability and scalability in mind using Squid proxy server and a custom developed java based proxy client. Solution is targeted for Linux Operating System for servers and Windows or Linux as clients.

Network Analysis & Redesign

Tools & Technologies

Various network monitoring tools, MS Visio

Project Summary

Performed the site survey and analysis of the Local Area and Access Network of FAST-NU, Karachi Campus. Redesigned and proposed steps for improvement.

httProxy

Tools & Technologies

JavaScript, XUL

Project Summary

This is a Mozilla Firefox extension to help users in accessing any particular page via web based (cgi) proxies (See http://httproxy.mozdev.org/)

Personal Digital Jukebox

Tools & Technologies

Linux, irMP3, lcdproc, mpg321, C#

Project Summary

A cost-effective Linux-based jukebox running on an old HP Brio (Pentium 90MHz) with a LCD character-based display.