|Designation:||Senior Software Engineer|
|Experience:||Almost 5 Years|
|Education:||Masters of Information Technology|
|Time with Allshore:||18 Months|
A knowledgeable and interesting guy, Murtaza A. impresses his client everyday. His client told us: “Murtaza is an exceptional developer. He quickly was able to understand our development framework and rapidly implement changes as we requested them. His knowledge of database design and expertise in web programming allowed us to quickly develop our Content Management System and meet our clients requirements. He is very reliable and quickly understands what we are trying to accomplish. We are very pleased to work with Murtaza.”
Murtaza’s Team Lead, Junaid A., had this to say about him: “Murtaza A is very dedicated and a good team player. He enjoys taking on any challenge and never leaves one unfinished. He is great at always keeping his client updated about his progress and always pays close attention to detail. He is an excellent developer who always strives to work as his client needs him and is great at delivering his work on time.”
We checked in with Murtaza to talk about his time with our company and his interests outside of work.
Can you start with a little background information about yourself? Where were you born and where did you grow up?
Sure. I born in the district of Chakwal and left that city for my education some seven years ago. Since then I have been living in Islamabad.
So where did you attend college at and what degree(s) do you have?
I graduated from the Government Post Graduate College in Chakwal and then got my Masters from Quaid-i-Azam University in Islamabad. I have a pre-medical background, but now I’m in this field and have my Masters in IT.
And how did you end up transitioning from medical to IT?
Actually I had admission to medical college and had a scholarship that was approved by a U.S. company, but due to a family reason I was not able to join the medical college. Actually in those days my father was working with AIG and was bearing my education expenses.
What is your favorite framework to work with within PHP technologies?
I have recently started working with Laravel and I have found that wonderful!!!
So what is your favorite thing about working with our company? What is the best thing about the office?
It’s a very relaxed and friendly environment. There are no extra sittings for work and of course I like the team I work with, including my Client Relations Manager.
Do you have any funny stories to share? About office or personal life?
There are a lot of stories, but I often remember acting like the lecturer in college for the new comers when I was doing my graduate studies. The students’ response still brings lot of laughter.
What, in your opinion, are the key ingredients in guiding and maintaining successful business relationships?
I think trust, sincerity, and owning commitments are important to maintain business relations successfully.
What are the most important skills and abilities in order to remain successful in this career?
To remain successful in this career, it is important to update your skills according to today’s needs. You need to learn the latest technologies and have an awareness of what the market demands now a days.
What is your favorite: food, color, and movie?
For food, I love everything, but my favorites are rice dishes especially. My favorite color is light gray, like steel gray. My favorite movies are Red Cliff, Now You See Me, and 47 Ronin.
What do you and your family like to do in your free time?
I like to spend my free time with my family and friends doing things together like cooking.
Do you have any personal hobbies/interests?
I enjoy playing cricket and football. I also like to read books in my spare time.
Have you traveled anywhere interesting? What is next on your list?
I found my trip to Kashmir very interesting. It was a wonderful experience to visit a place full of such natural beauty. If I get the chance to in the future, I would like to visit the Naran Valley also.
If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
I don’t need a superpower because I already have my Mother’s prayers for me.
If Murtaza could play any part in a movie, he would enjoy playing the part of a patriotic character. If he could teleport to anywhere in the world right now, he would want to go to Switzerland to see its famous beauty and see it for himself.