|Designation:||Principal Software Engineer|
|Education:||Masters of Software Engineering - In Progress|
|Time with Allshore:||6 Months|
With a single minded focus on bettering his coding skills, Wajeeh has won his client’s and coworkers’ respect with his hard work. Wajeeh’s client had these wonderful things to say about working with him, “It’s not often that you find a person like Wajeeh S. to work alongside. Wajeeh has a way about him where he made us feel comfortable from our initial conversation. Because of this, he was given a large project, updating our offline software solution, and he has met the challenge head on. Wajeeh is professional, open-minded, creative, strategic, experienced and a pleasure to work with. We couldn’t be more excited about working together with Wajeeh now and in the future.”
RK, Wajeeh’s Team Lead, told us, “Wajeeh is one of the supreme assets Allshore has, in my opinion. He loves coding, and this craving of his increases with every passing day. He has an amazing attitude towards his job, and always steps beyond what is expected of him. He is an inspiration for me and my team.”
Alright Wajeeh, tell us a little about yourself!
Well, I started working back in 2006, and since then I have been writing code.
What made you decide to join this field?
I have always been into computers and interested in creating stuff. Computers gave me a way to do that. I loved understanding software architecture and was always interested in how systems are integrated together to make bigger systems. I like how everything works like clockwork. My aim has always been to become an architect in my field.
Those are great reasons to be in this field! What college did you attend?
I graduated with a Bachelors from The University of Lahore, at the Islamabad Campus. I’m currently studying for my Masters of Computer Science from the Virtual University of Pakistan. My major is Software Engineering.
Tell us about your experiences working the company?
It has been great working with this company. I have enjoyed every moment that I have spent here, and I have been to many other companies in the past ten years. This company is way better than any of those.
What kinds of frameworks have you worked with?
Do you have any hobbies or interests?
Other than my job and my Masters degree, every now and then I try to follow some TV series. Also, I try to keep myself up to date in my field by reading blogs and updates.
What do you and your family do together when you are not at work?
Well, we try to talk to each other and discuss things. On weekends, my wife and I go out for a long drive somewhere or other to change our environment.
Have you travelled anywhere interesting?
I have been to most of the gulf countries: Oman, Kuwait, Dubai, and Saudi Arabia.
Which one was your favorite?
I liked Kuwait the most because it is a very rich country. Some of the best things about visiting were the sports cars and bikes, the malls, and the beaches.
If you could go anywhere in the world, where would be next on your list?
That’s a tough question. I just want to roam the world.
How would you describe yourself?
I am a technology enthusiast.
What is your favorite memory?
There are so many of them: when I got my first job, when I got engaged, when I got married, when I went to other countries. There are so many, I don’t know which one of them is better than the others.
Do you have any nicknames?
My client just gave me one: “Waj.”
If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
I’d like super brains, with limitless knowledge.
Actually, no. That doesn’t sound like a super power. The power to manipulate matter, now that sounds better!
What is your favorite food?
I like almost anything that doesn’t have greens in it. Vegetables taste weird.
Did you parents make you eat them when you were little?
Yes they did, but I have always been stubborn.
Do you like sports?
I like computer games more.
What kind of games do you enjoy playing?
I like Hitman 47, Tomb Raider, Super Street Fighter X, Left for Dead, and Dead Island. There are so many of them. They’re all first person shooter games. I love first person shooters.
What is the last movie you watched?
I watched Solace, and it was good. I watched it for the actor from the Hannibal series.
What is your favorite movie?
I don’t particularly have a single favorite movie. I like the ones from Marvel and the X-men series. I mostly like science fiction.
Did you ever read the Marvel comic books?
No, I never the chance to.
Do you have a favorite quote?
“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible!’” – Audrey Hepburn
What is your absolute favorite thing about computers?
I can talk to them and write programs to do work for me.
What are the most important skills and abilities in order to remain successful in this career?
You need to be analytical, solve problems, and always keep up to date.
If you could do anything you wanted right now, what would it be?
Apart from getting some sleep, I would love to relax and watch a good movie or two.
Wajeeh, obviously passionate about computers, would want to play the role of a hacker or computer specialist if he were in a movie. If he ended up on a deserted island, he’d want to take Katy Perry along. Thank you Wajeeh, for making your client happy and making the office a fun place to work!