SYED MOHASIN ZAKI
8+ Years experience in Software Development. Expert in Embedded and Telecom Domains. Designation: Senior Project Manager. Role: Project Manager.
- Managing over 20 minds under me.
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- Problem Solving: Interesting problems have always been my driver for motivation.
- Interpersonal Skills: Building a rapport and long-term and mutually beneficial relationships (especially with my business clients) is what I have always strive to achieve and have been successful to a great extent.
- Communication Skills: If you been reading my blogs (or at least this page) and if you are not sure what you are reading here then I am probably wrong in claiming communication skills as one of my strengths.
- Embedded Domain Expertise: Having worked throughout my career on various embedded products spanning to security web cam to storage devices to set top boxes has given me the unique domain expertise in architecting, designing and implementing embedded system projects with a great level of comfort.
- Project Management Professional: I am a PMP. This brings a unique perspective to managing technical projects with a project management angle.
My Beliefs and Values:
- Best possible solution comes from all of us. I have always trusted Brainstorming and has always fetched me the best results. If you take decisions without brainstorming/consulting others in a group, then you are missing out the unique opportunity to utilize a wonderful resource that is available for free - their mind, thoughts and ideas.
- Each one of us is unique and each has her/his unique interest. Finding out what one likes and giving them the right kind of work definitely yields high productivity.
- Dare to dream and encourage people who do that. Personally believe that great products and services are created because people dared to dream something big and went about achieving it like crazy.
- Speed of Execution otherwise known as Time to Market is very critical for the sucess of the product. Daring to dream is one part.. speed of execution is what makes a product or service a success.
My Secret Passions:
- You already know about one of passions if you are reading this post. Yep, I love blogging and writing a lot. What do i write - Well.. there is no specific theme or topic but I usually love reviewing other web sites or applications and most of my post are about technology. Feel free to read to through my personal blogs at Xprezzions and Smart Mobile Life.
- To become a Linux Kernel Hacker/Developer. This is still under way. Though I hardly find time to move towards this goal, my mind and body always think about it. Currently, what I intend to do is to start with understand GRUB and then later on move in Linux Kernel.
- I would like to specialize as an expert in mobile computing in the years to come. I strongly believe in the fact that Mobile Computing is the next happening thing after computers. Mobile phones/computing devices are going to be a important part of a persons life and most of the software and businesses are going to revolve around this platform. In order to capture this trend in mobile computing, I have started this blog called Smart Mobile Life. Its still in its infant stage and I intend to make it big in the coming years.
My Technical Experience:
- Have a total of 8+ years of experience working on system-side programming. Comfortable in designing RTOS-based Embedded Systems products in consumer, storage, network and video products.
- Have 3+ years of experience in end-to-end design and development of Digital Set Top Box.
- Have 1.5 years of experience in writing drivers for a L2 Network Switch.
- Have 2 years of experience in SAN (Storage Area Network) and Storage Virtualization.
- Have 9 months of experience developing software components of a web-based security camera.
- Have 1 year of experience developing windows device drivers for fault-tolerant storage disk arrays and network interface cards.
Having worked on diverse domains and different products has given me an unique versatile experience. It enables me to combine the best of all the domains/industries to come up with solutions/services which are innovative and smart.
Please refer my classical resume for experience summary.
[Last Updated: February 10th, 2008]