Muhammad Ali

Employee, Sr. Project/Program Manager, equensWorldline (an Atos Company)

Aachen, Germany


Professional experience for Muhammad Ali

  • Current , since Nov 2017

    Sr. Project/Program Manager

    equensWorldline (an Atos Company)

  • Current , since Nov 2017

    Sr. Project/Program Manager

    equensWorldline (an Atos Company)

  • 1 year and 10 months, Jan 2016 - Oct 2017

    Senior Solution Architect / Functional Team Lead

    equensWorldline (an Atos Company)

    Carried out wide-ranging responsibilities spanning management of projects,leading agile development teams,development of policies and establishing software architecture guidelines. • Performed business requirements analysis & defined project scopes & plans, time/cost/resource estimations in multi-million Euro projects. •Managed/Lead multiple projects across all the phases of project management. • Streamlined processes for services deployment, release updates & continuous integration of software modules.

  • 1 year and 6 months, Jul 2014 - Dec 2015

    Project Manager

    equensWorldline (an Atos Company)

  • 1 year, Jul 2013 - Jun 2014

    Service Delivery Expert/Consultant

    equensWorldline (an Atos Company)

  • 2 years, Jul 2011 - Jun 2013

    System Analyst

    equensWorldline (an Atos Company)

  • 1 year and 8 months, Nov 2009 - Jun 2011

    Research assistant

    Chair of Computer Communications and Computer Networks, University of Passau

    Performed academic research focusing IT security & privacy within modern network & computing paradigms including virtualization, cloud computing, SOA and network coding. • Concentrated on the problem of modelling security constraints and contexts in virtualized infrastructures. • Established IT Security lab at the chair from the conception till the operation phase and designed the labs curriculum for undergraduate/graduate students. • Contributed to project proposals, research papers and publications.

  • 1 year and 9 months, Oct 2007 - Jun 2009

    Graduate Research Assistant

    Microsoft Deutschland GmbH

    Contributed to multiple EU funded & internal projects while working as a member of the IT Security and Privacy Team. • Wrote M.Sc. thesis in which the formalization of privacy obligations was investigated and an enforcement framework was designed. This work was conducted under EU FP7 Primelife project (link to thesis, published paper). • Designed and implemented numerous software components and prototypes for internal Microsoft TechFest.

  • 4 months, May 2007 - Aug 2007

    Application Manager - Authorizations

    Standard Chartered Bank

    Oversaw the operation of CTL acquirer authorization system while working at the IT department of the bank. • Design, development and commissioning of business processes to improve the service quality and efficiency. • Developed business cases and initiated/managed RFCs, RFPs and RFIs catering to the new business requirements. • Spearheaded UATs and managed/executed the Go-Live processes for the deployment of business-critical services on the production machines.

  • 2 years and 1 month, May 2005 - May 2007

    Technical Team Lead

    MNET Services Pvt Ltd (Subsidiary of MCB Bank Ltd Pakistan)

    MNET was one of the two national financial transaction switches in Pakistan. Achievements: • Led the project to successfully integrate Euronet and ACI Base24 payment switch for eventual migration of services with zero downtime. • Designed and deployed mobile banking and funds transfer services on banks’ ATMs and POSs • Integrated front end authorization switch with the back end core banking system, call center and CRM systems along with the deployment of new business processes and staff training.

  • 3 years, Jun 2002 - May 2005

    Software Engineer

    Mutiple Earlier Roles and Positions

    Key Achievements: • Team lead and developer in two full deployments of Siebel eBusiness CRM solution for US clients (one was Weber Grills). • Designed and implemented numerous software components in various projects including low level embedded programming on diverse micro-controller architectures. • Major projects were the development of commercial vehicle tracking system and smart electricity meter monitoring tool.

Educational background for Muhammad Ali

  • , since Nov 2015

    Applied IT-Security

    Stanford University

    Online Program with 6 courses concentrating the Cyber security topics and subjects.

  • 1 year and 9 months, Oct 2007 - Jun 2009

    Software Engineering

    RWTH Aachen University

    Distributed Systems (Peer-to-Peer, Wireless sensor networks, IoT) and IT Security.

  • 3 years and 11 months, Aug 2003 - Jun 2007

    Management Information Systems

    Institute of Business Administration, Karachi

    Financial Management, Managerial Policy, IT Management

  • 4 years and 3 months, Jan 1998 - Mar 2002

    Computer Engineering

    NED University of Engineering and Technology


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