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Idd Salim - Cv - Full - Jan_2010

Idd Salim - Cv - Full - Jan_2010

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My CV as at 2010 Jan. May be outdated, but this is the most recent. contact me - www.iddsalim.com - for the latest.
My CV as at 2010 Jan. May be outdated, but this is the most recent. contact me - www.iddsalim.com - for the latest.

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P.O. Box 56046 00100 GPO, Nairobi, Kenya. Email :iddsalim@symbiotic.co.ke Cell 1: +254 711 444 224,Cell 2: +254 736 444 224
Idd Salim Kithinji
Objective
To work as a team leader or as a part of a developmentteam in a challenging and competitive environment indeveloping state-of-the art software to the satisfaction ofconsumers and clients.
ProfessionalSoftwareDevelopmentExperience
Jun2001 – Dec2001
Turnkey Africa LTD
Nairobi, Kenya.
6 Months Programmer Contract
 
Actively participated as a contracted programmer in thedesign, programming and eventual deployment of an Insurancesystem for the AON Minet Insurance Company Kenya Limited.
 
Was assigned sole responsibility for the design, implementationand client site installation/support of a web based Customer Relations and Management System running in Visual Basic COMobjects and Microsoft SQL Server 7.0.
Jan2002 Aug2002 ISP Kenya LTD Nairobi, Kenya.
SQL Server DBA & Linux Admin & Programming
 
Monitored and administered the mission critical and verysensitive customers billing system serving about 3000 clientsrunning on Microsoft SQL Server 2000 and IIS 5.0 (ASP 3.0).
 
Security Audit for the Internal, external and affiliate Windows,RedHat Linux and Solaris Servers.
 
Maintenance of Company Websites (www.mailafrica.net andwww.ispkenya.com) running on PHP and MySQL DatabaseServer Back Ends.
 
Responsible for the Administration, troubleshooting andmaintenance of the Company Mail Servers serving 8000subscribers.
 
Administration and maintenance of the company’s WebServers with 1200 registered and working domains.
 
Programming towards and research on new solutions andimprovements on existing company services and solutions so asto ease the management of the existing data and resources.
Aug2002 Apr2003 Mercury Technologies LTD Nairobi, Kenya.
Linux Systems Admin, DBA & Chief Programmer 
 
Security Audit for the Internal, external and affiliate RedHat
 
Linux Servers.
 
Management of the internal Media Monitoring applicationsand equipments for monitoring clients’ advertisements on all thelocal radio stations and reporting to the clients via email andweb-reporting interface.
 
Administration of the Local users’ system and Mail Accounts,
 
Installation and configuration of new Linux boxes andsupporting system services.
 
Coming up with new original strategies for data back-ups andgeneral system resource maximization.
 
Played the chief programmer role in the automation of theadvertisements monitoring and reporting system. The final systemwas able to ‘listen’ to live radio streams from soundcards todetect client advertisements and report them to the clients’ webinterface without any user intervention.
 Apr2003 Sep2003 myJobsEye.com LTD Nairobi, Kenya.
Contractual Linux Systems Programmer 
 
Administration of the Local users’ system and Mail Accounts,Installation and configuration of new Linux boxes and supportingsystem services.
 
Coming up with new original strategies for data replicationbetween the Kenyan and Amsterdam Servers and generalsystem resource maximization.
 
Security Audit for the Internal, external and affiliate RedHatLinux Servers.
 
Liaising with other developers in India to build and polish up thesite,www.myjobseye.com.
 
Developed a mass SMS engine to enable the company andthe website interact with the jobseekers and employers sincewww.myjobseye.com is a recruitment website.
 
Oct2003 Apr2004 KenGeeks Systems Nairobi, Kenya.
Desktop Systems Programmer 
 
Worked in partnership as a Programmer on a Windowsenvironment to develop:
 
A Gym Management System,
 
A Calls management System,
 
A Video Library System,
 
A customized School management System (For Starehe Boys’Center, Nairobi),
 
An Apartments Management System.
 
A Point of Sale System
.
 
 
 Apr2004 Oct2006 SimpleSoft Systems LTD Kampala, Uganda.
CEO, Chief Programmer 
The need for new challenges and for a change from desktopsystems to web-based and mobile-based applications made mego freelance and go to Kampala, Uganda. I met with some other Kenyan coders and registered a company, SimpleSoft Systems (U)LTD (SSS). SSS has had great success over the period, the top 3being :
 
DFCU Bank – SSS implemented a Network Management andMonitoring system (SimpleAdmin) to monitor the Routers, Servers,ATMs and UPSs and alert admins on errors and downtimes. Thesystem has a remote SMS administration interface that allowsDFCU IT staff to issue commands that manipulate, configure or even reboot the machines via SMS from anywhere. The systemgives DFCU Bank risk reports and network performance reports ofservers, hard disks space and network traffic and bandwidthutilization. The system was made using VB6SP6, SQL Server 2005and Crystal Reports 11.
 
DFCU Limited – Based on the success of the SimpleAdminProject, DFCU Limited contracted SSS to design and implementa Web Based system to manage the Legal Processes involved atDFCU Limited to manage client Contracts for Loans, Mortgages,POA and about 25 other contract types. The system savescontract details, client details etc on an online database andthey can be easily retrieved by authenticated users or admins.The System was made using PHP5 and MySQL 5.
 
UgandaDates™ Dating Website – SSS designed a website tooffer FREE and unlimited dating to Ugandans. The system is multi-user and has all the features of a dating website anddemonstrates our ability to develop a system that can handlemultiple user requests simultaneously. The system was made inPHP5 and MySQL 5.
 Oct2006 To Date SoftBase Technologies Nairobi, Kenya.
Partner, Chief Web/SMS Programming Consultant – Part-time
SoftBase Technologies (SBT) partnered with SSS to form aformidable team to acquire a combined 47 years of experience inclient satisfaction, mission-critical application development andadherence to professional ethics. SBT and SSS merged into thecurrent SBT in March 2007. So far we have accomplished thefollowing client projects.
 
Standard Investment Bank, Nairobi – Due to their expansionfrom Hazina Towers Branch to another Branch at ICEA, SIBneeded a well configured network that will streamline access totheir core Stock Brokerage system, Emails, File Servers andWindows Servers for DNS, DHCP and logon services. The ideawas to make sure that users in any branch accessed the samenetwork resources at the same speed and reliability. We also

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