|Designation:||Senior Software Engineer|
|Education:||Bachelors of Computer Science|
|Time with Allshore:||8 Months|
Umar’s team enjoys working with him as much as he loves developing. His client was excited to tell us her feedback: “It is a delight to work with Umar. He seems to really enjoy and take great interest in everything he works on. He is always proactive in ensuring that not only his requested work is done, but if he anticipates or detects other issues popping up with the site he works on, he makes sure to point it out and immediately resolve the problem before it becomes a problem for us. I greatly appreciate that he takes that level of ownership in everything he does!”
His Team Lead, RK, told us: “Umar A. is relatively a new member of my team. He has adjusted very well with rest of the team, and with our client, so that everyone feels like he has been a part of the team for ages. He possesses a great attitude and immense devotion towards his work. He always goes above and beyond when performing his duties as a developer. He always comes up with suggestions and long term solutions for his client. I wish him the best of luck for his future here with Allshore.”
What college did you attend and what degree(s) do you have?
I attended the Punjab Institute of Computer Sciences and earned a Bachelors of Computer Science.
Tell us about your experiences working in the company.
I have worked with many companies, but I have liked Allshore the most because there are no office politics or leg pulling in the company. The environment is very friendly and cooperative; everyone tackles problems in a very professional way. Your Team Lead and colleagues help you to learn new things and solve issues.
What is your favorite framework to work with? Why?
ASP.NET MVC is my favorite framework because it is modern architecture to build complex webApps in a robust way. I also like Apache Cordova for building cross platform mobile apps, nopCommerce for shopping cart and ecommerce websites, and DevExpress Application framework for Windows to mobile apps. These are my all time favorites.
What, in your opinion, are the key ingredients in guiding and maintaining successful business relationships?
You need clear and straightforward communication, sincerity, punctuality, and accurate time estimates.
What are the most important skills and abilities in order to remain successful in this career?
Keep polishing your skills, finding better ways to code, and learning new technologies.
What do you and your family like to do in your free time?
I have a wife and two daughters, who are seven and three. We usually visit parks, zoos, and relatives!
What do you enjoy doing the most with your kids?
I enjoy helping with their school homework, going outside with them, watching cartoons, and playing dollhouse.
Do you have any personal hobbies/interests?
I like reading books, keeping up with politics, and developing games.
What kind of books do you like to read?
My favorites are fiction, autobiographies, and books on history. My favorite English books are the Harry Potter series, and my favorite book in Urdu is Abbe Gum, Alkh Nagri.
If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
I would want to go to the USA and Canada to see the places I’ve seen in movies.
Have you traveled anywhere interesting? What is next on your list?
I’ve traveled to the northern area of Pakistan. I’ve seen Naraan and Kaghaan, but now I want to go to the sea side.
If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
I would want to be able to read minds.
What would you want with you if you were on a deserted island?
The best would be a laptop with wifi and guns for hunting.
If you could do anything you wanted right now, what would it be?
I want to go paragliding and scuba diving in the sea!
How would you describe yourself?
I’d say I’m moody, funny, ambitious, and a hard worker.
Do you have a favorite quote?
“If you do not stand for something, you fall for anything.”
Umar, or Ali as he’s called by friends, enjoys football and joked that his friends would describe him as crazy. We’re happy to have this jokester on our team, and want to thank Umar for all his hard work!