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Software Engineer/ Developer

Boston, Massachusetts, United States
May 11, 2012
Contact Info:

Ibrahim M. Ibrahim

** ***** **. ***. *, Chelsea, Massachusetts 02150


OBJECTIVE: Seeking a full time position as a Software Engineer


Five years of work experience as a Software Engineer, IT department head, Network Administrator

Languages: Multilingual, excellent command of English, Arabic, Amharic and Tigrinya.


Masters of Science: Computer Science (Applied) - GPA - 3.908

Department of Computer and Information Sciences, East Tennessee State University, May 2012

Bachelor of Science: Computer Science, July 2006

University of Asmara, Asmara, Eritrea


Member of Upsilon Pi Epsilon International Honor Society for the Computing and Information Discipline Apr 2012

Member of Golden Key International Honour Society Mar 2012

Graduate Assistantship + Tuition Scholarship Sept 2010 – Present

Islamic Development Bank Scholarship Sept 2001


Software Engineer (Graduate Assistant) Sept 2010 – May 2012

ETRC College of Education, ETSU, Johnson City, Tennessee

Design and develop web based application (Lab Inventory Management Application) using MS visual studio (C# and ASP.NET) 2010 front end and SQL server 2005 back end.

Maintain previously developed applications by former graduate assistants.

Software Engineer (Capstone Project) Jan 2011 – May 2012

Department of Computer & Information Sciences, ETSU, Johnson City, Tennessee

Develop a web based application (Faculty Activities System, FAS) in a team project using XML technologies, focusing on XForms on Orbeon Forms, running on Apache Tomcat Server, front end and MS SQL Server and eXist DB, backend.

IT Manager Sept 2008 – Aug 2010

IT Department, Segen Construction Company, Asmara, Eritrea

Worked as a department head.

Led the department (10 members in the head office and representatives in each of the various branches of the company throughout Eritrea), which has three sections; Software Development Section (SDS), Help Desk Section (HDS) and Computer Training Section (CTS).

Surveyed and drafted organizational structure of the department’s formation.

Founded the department under approval of General Manager and hence increased IT employees' recruitment of the company by 80%.

Software Engineer/ Lead Developer Sept 2006 – Aug 2008

Segen Construction Company, Asmara, Eritrea

Developed and maintained windows based database applications designed in MS. VB6, front and MS. Access, back end. These Financial systems include:

Fixed Assets System, Costing System, Stock Inventory System, Payroll System, Accounts System, Transport Maintenance System, Transport Freight System, Fuel Station System, and Personnel System.

User-support; advising on efficient utilization of computer technology in work, network and internet troubleshooting, application troubleshooting, installation and maintenance of applications and computer peripherals to the LAN network.

Network and Database Administrator (Internship) Sept 2005 – Aug 2006

Ministry of Information, Asmara, Eritrea

Assistant Network Administrator, Internship work for one year as part of B.Sc. Education

Provided computer maintenance/service, troubleshooting for departments of the ministry.

Managed (maintain and monitor) computer labs.

User-support; advised on how to use computer technology efficiently and effectively.

Private Consultant 2005 – 2007

Self-Employment (part-time) Asmara, Eritrea

Developed small-scale database applications for individual clients and small businesses firms.

Shop Management System, Course Management System.

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE (Unpublished Projects)

Tigrinya Optical Character Recognition (T-OCR)

Done in a team of 4 students under a professor as an advisor.

Program that recognizes images of scanned Tigrinya text and produces Unicode text representing what was recognized (i.e. converts from images to text).

Implemented a technique called Shape Context to describe images of the scanned text. Then try to identify what the image represents out of the known Tigrinya letters stored in a database.

School Information Management System for Eritrea (sims4eritrea)

An on-going project (not finished).

I took on this project with some colleagues, to make contribution to Eritrea. Specially, that database-programming is considered the most beneficial and applicable programming solution in Eritrea.

Software using VB.NET and ASP.NET, frontend and MySQL, backend.

Automate routine school administration tasks like producing schedules for classes and teachers, preparing grade reports and different statistics.

Planned to support Tigrinya and relevant built-in reports.


Languages/Tools: C/C++, Java, XML-Family of Technologies, XForms (Orbeon, Tomcat), VB6, VB.NET, C#, PHP, JavaScript, Lua, Prolog, Assembly Language, OpenGL, TeraGrid, OpenMP, MPI

Environment: Windows98/2000/XP/7, Linux/Unix Redhat, Suse, Fedora, Ubuntu

Databases: MySQL Server, Microsoft SQL Server, MS Access, Oracle, eXist