Zafar I.

Fractional CTO | Engineering Manager | Tech Consultant

Previously: Lead Dev at NBCUniversal (parent of Universal Pictures and NBC). Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert. PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY With a diverse 14-year career in technology, including 10 years in engineering roles and 4 years in entrepreneurship, I offer a unique mix of technical skills and business knowledge. My experience with companies of all sizes across various industries has deepened my understanding of what makes outstanding engineering teams, great solutions, and an effective IT strategy. MY SERVICES ✅ Business analysis, translating business needs/ideas into tech solutions. ✅ Tech strategy, tech stack selection. ✅ System architecture, designing robust and scalable systems. ✅ Team building, hiring, tech screening (globally). ✅ Holding engineering teams accountable (I have a unique KPI method). ✅ Auditing engineering teams, optimizing efficiency. ✅ Developing engineering culture (long-term work). ✅ Crafting cloud strategy and solutions (AWS, Azure). 🔶 I can show you the best path/strategy from your idea to a functional product. 🔶 I can build your idea into a perfectly functional product. 🔶 I can fix your existing engineering teams, optimize and boost them. INDUSTRY EXPERTISE 🔷 SaaS, ERP, CRM 🔷 Enterprise Systems 🔷 Public Facing APIs 🔷 B2B, B2C, C2C Platforms WORK ETHIC ✅ I believe communication is the most important thing. ✅ I believe the details really matter. ✅ I believe there is no quality without determination. ✅ I believe long-term success comes from long-term relationships. AVAILABILITY I live in Chicago and am available from 5 am to 4 pm CT (yes, I am an early bird). KEYWORDS Software Development, Tech Leadership, Business Analysis, IT Strategy, Engineering Management, System Architecture, Cloud Solutions, Agile Scrum, Team Building, Global Hiring, Productivity Optimization, KPI Implementation, Azure, AWS, .NET Development, C# Programming, SQL Server, Vue.js, React Development, SaaS Solutions, ERP Systems, CRM Development, API Design, B2B Technology, B2C Platforms, Fintech Expertise, Healthcare IT (HIPAA), E-commerce Technology, Real Estate Software, Entertainment Tech, Project Management, Visual Studio, Jira, Trello, Azure DevOps, Microsoft Teams, Slack Communication, Figma Design, Efficiency Improvement, Proactive Leadership, Technical Screening, Technical Interview.

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