Featured Team Member

Not available to hire
Designation: Senior Software Engineer
Department: PHP
Experience: 5 Years
Education: Bachelors in Electrical Engineering
Time with Allshore: 1 Year and 7 Months

Sohail R.


A fun loving football fan, Sohail loves Drupal and working closely with his client. One of Sohail’s clients told us: “Since we started using Sohail a few years ago, he has become a valuable member of our team. His deep PHP/Drupal knowledge, his eagerness to take on whatever project we assign to him, and his spirit of cooperation have helped us immensely in moving toward our goals. Sohail, you see my code and you know that I am not technically trained, and you are always so nice about it! I love working with you! Thanks, Sohail!”

Khurram K., Sohail’s Team Lead had this to say about him and his work: “Sohail has it all to amaze anyone with his analytical, development and testing skills. His way of looking at things and approaching them is quite unique and different from the rest of the lot. He always manages to find a way to surprise us with his abilities. He has managed to keep his client happy with his work for more than a year and they keep coming back to us for their need of new developers. Sohail has a charming and fun loving personality and he loves to take part in all work and recreational activities in and outside of the office.”

We chatted with Sohail to hear about his work, interests, and life.sohailfinal

 Will you tell us about where you grew up and then where you went to college?

I grew up in Rawalpindi near Islamabad. I earned my Bachelors from COMSATS University Islamabad.

What made you decide to go into the IT field? Has it always been a love, or did you sort of stumble into it?

It was more of a stumble. I am technically an Electrical Engineer, but I loved programming as much as I loved machines. So after trying my luck with GSM networks and vendors, I ended up in IT.

So, what have you liked about working here so far? Any favorite memories?

I really cherish my time here. The best memory though is beating Raheel, our CEO of the Pakistan offices, in thirteen straight games of table tennis.

Do you have a favorite framework to work with?

I really like Drupal, though it’s not a framework.

Why do you like it so much? Is there something about it that you enjoy over others?

I like its flexibility. It’s more of a content management framework, and it has a lot of space for customization.

What’s a typical “day in the life of Sohail” like?

It’s very boring. I get up two hours before work, say my prayers, come to the office, return home, watch football, and sleep!

Are you the type of football fan that yells at the TV when a play goes wrong?

Yes, I am a very passionate when I watch football. But I like to watch it alone and never let anybody talk to me while I am watching so I can focus.

So besides watching football, what are some of your hobbies?

I love reading books and watching movies. I also hang out with my friends regularly on the weekends. We like to eat out at restaurants and play football.

Do you have a favorite quote?

Yes I do. “The only thing between and your goal is that bad reason you come up with to NOT try.”

IMG_1572Will you tell us about your family?

I live with my parents, and my father is a retired Air Force officer while my elder brother is a serving Army officer. My mother is a housewife. In our free time together we usually go to visit relatives.

Have you traveled anywhere interesting? What is next on your list?

Honestly speaking I am not much of a traveler, although Australia is on my wish list.

If you could have one superpower, what would it be?

I would love to be an invisible man. It would be so thrilling.

How would you describe yourself?

I’m an easy to get along with kind of person.

Do you have a bucket list of things you want to do before you die?

Yes, I’d like to go on the Hajj pilgrimage with my mother, own a house, and also attend a Champions League match.

 

Sohail enjoys watching movies and is also a fan of Shailene Woodley’s acting. Obviously a huge football lover, his favorite players are Ruud van Nistelrooy from the Netherlands and Ronaldo Nazário from Brazil. When Sohail plays, he has always been in the center forward position.