Zied Zaier

Basic

Bis 2011, Director of the Information Systems – Scrum Master – Project Manager, GÉNINOV Inc.

Montreal, Canada

Skills

- Database: Oracle
DB 2
MySQL
Microsoft SQL server (12 years); Derby (3 years). - Languages: Java [J2EE
J2ME] (10 years); C/C++ (12 years); SQL/PL-SQL (12 years); Pascal
Assembler
COBOL
VB (12 years); PHP
Ajax
Java Script
.NET (4 years); Python (3 years); Lisp
Scheme
Prolog
Ilog (6 years). - Application servers: Tomcat (6 years); WebSphere (4 years); GlassFish (1 year). - Products: EDI [Eclipse
NetBeans
JBuilder] (6 years); CVS
Mercurial (2 years); JIRA (2 years); MATLAB (6 years).

Timeline

Professional experience for Zied Zaier

  • Current 9 years and 10 months, since Jan 2012

    Advisor of the Board of Directors

    Guarana Technologies Inc.

  • Current 10 years, since Nov 2011

    Independent Consultant - Projects Director - 6 months contract

    Guarana Technologies Inc.

    - Participate in the definition of deliverables and project risk; - Coordinate, delegate and organize the work to be done; - Identify needs in terms of human resources and participate in the recruitment process; - Participate in the selection of team members and attend interviews with external candidates; - Prepare the files for tax credits and government grants submission for research and development projects. - Carry out project monitoring and communicate important information to steering committees

  • Current 20 years and 10 months, since 2001

    Instructor.

    UQAM University

    - Take part in teaching courses; - Supervise and guide student on their projects; - Collaborate with professors and internal research teams and with researchers from within the industry.

  • 9 months, Feb 2011 - Oct 2011

    Independent Consultant - Agile team coach - 9 months contract

    Heron Solution

    - Carry out Agile coaching and transition project at the clients' site; - Help team implement Agile development approaches; - Coach future Scrum Master to help him familiarize with his role and responsibilities; Develop and analyze performance indicators; - Remain at the leading-edge of Agile development practices and contribute to their spreading inside the company.

  • 2008 - 2011

    Director of the Information Systems – Scrum Master – Project Manager

    GÉNINOV Inc.

    - Function as the main point of contact for managing all technology internal and external projects and work as part of the 3rd line support group for escalated issues; - Provide IT leadership, project management, relationship partnering, budget planning strategic and tactical technology direction; - Establish Scrum project management process and support multidisciplinary project teams meet sprint goals by providing guidance with respect to internal and external customer development requirements;

  • 2007 - 2008

    Team Leader – Scrum Master – Modeling Specialist

    JEPPESEN

    - Remove impediments preventing the team from achieving the iteration’s objectives; Facilitate team meetings; Support the team during the iteration; - Measure the team’s velocity; Coach the team in estimating items and breaking them down into tasks; - Coach the Product Owner in maintaining and ordering the product backlog; Help the Product Owner carry out the delivery plan;

  • 2000 - 2007

    Project Manager R&D - Research Assistant

    UQAM University

    - Supervise and guide research team members and the necessary activities to carry out innovative research projects; - Collaborate with professors and internal research teams and with researchers from within the industry. - Lead and mobilize team members and resources to achieve project goals. - Estimate and establish project budget, schedule, and goals and ensure resource expenses follow-up.

Educational background for Zied Zaier

  • 2011 - 2011

    Scrum Master.

    Professional Scrum Master

  • 2010 - 2012

    Management of Technology

    UQAM University.

  • 2002 - 2010

    Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence

    UQAM University

    Collaborative Filtering, Search Engine, Optimization, Artificial Intelligence, Recommender Systems, Database, Data Mining.

  • 1999 - 2001

    Information Systems and Information Management

    UQAM University

    Collaborative Filtering, Search Engine, Database, Data Mining.

  • 1995 - 1999

    Information Systems and Information Management

    ISG Tunisia

    Search Engine, Database.

Languages

  • English

    Fluent

  • Italian

    Fluent

  • French

    Fluent

  • Arabic

    First language

Wants

Research and consulting on serious
innovative projects in my areas of interest (Web and business applications
ecommerce
recommender systems
machine learning
information retrieval
data mining
database
optimization
artificial intelligence
intelligent agents
profiling
and education).

Interests

Information systems
Telecommunication
Database
Data mining
Optimization
Artificial Intelligence
Artificial agent
Recommender Systems
Information Retrieval
Information filtering
and Machine Learning.

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