Summary

I am an IT professional with over 25 years experience gained in software development, testing and data crunching. I have expertise in Unix / Linux systems to shell scripting level. I am able to offer data analytics and testing services as required. My work experience includes work for major blue chip companies in the UK, where I have delivered projects on time and to a high quality. I would be happy to work with any organisation across the UK.

Email : shokat.sidat@sasitsolutions.co.uk

Mobile : 07702819242


Expertise


I can provide expertise in the following areas for Unix, Linux and windows based operating systems :

Data services

     * Data mining

      * Develope professional spreadsheets to simplify data entry and integrity

      * Port data between spread sheets and other applications

      * Merge spreadsheets and data from multiple sources to produce MI reports

      * Data verification, transformation and cleansing for spreadsheets and text files

      * Data consultancy for backups and recovery

      * All types of testing which includes System, Regression, Integration, Stress, Load and performance

      * Bash / Shell scripting for automating tasks

         

 


Experience

  • SAS IT Solutions Ltd

    Data Analyst
    1 - 5 Employees 2012 - Current
    SAS IT Solutions Ltd

    I am a professional freelance software engineer with over 25 years experience in software development and testing. I have expertise in Unix / Linux systems to shell scripting level. I am able to offer data generation, transformation, porting, validation and merging services e.g porting data from excel and transforming the data to make it suitable for input to other applications and vice versa. My work experience includes work for major blue chip companies in the UK, where I have delivered projects on time and to a high quality. I have done work for major blue chip companies, which include British Rail Research, Tesco, IBM, Experian, European Space Agency, Deluxe Digital Media, The Highway Agency and Communisis (On projects for The Nationwide Building Society).

  • SAS IT Solutions Ltd

    IT Consultant
    1 - 5 Employees 2014 - Current
    SAS IT Solutions Ltd



    Below is a list of some of the projects that I have successfully accomplished with major Blue chip companies in the UK.


    Nationwide Building Society


    Provided data support and testing of a multi-channel marketing system that uses emails, sms and print solutions for their customers.

    The Highway Agency


    Developed solutions for providing real time simulated data for testing the highway agencies road traffic system, which provides real time road information for the travelling public, for all the major road networks in the UK. (www.trafficengland.com).


    Websense


    Automated tasks to simplify testing of web security software, which protects organisations from the latest cyber-attacks and data theft with unified web security, email security, mobile security and data security.

    European Space Agency


    Provided system and integration testing of the Galileo Satellite Navigation system, whilst it was being developed.

    Experian


    Tested the migration of a huge data migration project from Mainframe systems to Linux Red Hat systems.

    IBM


    Tested and implemented a tailored chip n pin solution for Thorntons that was developed by IBM, for the nations favourite chocolatier. This also involved having to work with banks to get Bank Accreditation.

    Tesco

    Designed and developed software systems for processing sales data captured from the tills.

    British Rail Research

    Developed software systems used by the travelling public for Rail enquiries, train simulations to validate timetables and infrastructure changes and developed software to re-route trains due to line blockades.


    Other major companies that I have worked for include Symantec, EON, Kantar Media and Deluxe Digital Media.


Interests and Hobbies

Gym

Swim coaching

 


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