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Engineering Manager

Lagos, Nigeria
July 23, 2020

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IBRAHIM Kabiru Akintunde, +234**********

Bariga, Lagos State, Nigeria.


Resourceful talent management specialist who is passionate about executing and managing programs that aim at developing an organization’s talent pool in line with the business needs. I have considerable years of experience in architecting and managing learning programs in Software Engineering-as-a-Service company, research institute and educational institutions. I place emphasis on mapping the learning/program outcomes to the business goals while minimizing the resources needed to execute the programs. I have a track record of improving operational processes to boost efficiency, attain excellence, minimize cost, and enhance customers’ satisfaction. KEY SKILLS/ CORE COMPETENCIES

● Curriculum Development/Instructional Design: Highly experienced in developing technical and non-technical learning contents using various learning theories and principles.

● Learning and Development: Expertise in developing and implementing learning strategies and programs, managing learning budgets and maintaining relationships with learning vendors.

● Project Management: Track record of managing multiple complex projects, stakeholders and expectations.

● Program Management: Practical experience in architecting and managing learning programs and its operations.

● Product Management: Good understanding of product ownership and management lifecycle.

● Team Management: Working experience in managing distributed and co-located cross-functional teams.

● Research: Highly experienced in navigating through a large amount of data and analysing a large body of knowledge to gain insight to improve operational processes.

● Technical Trainer: Track record of training software engineers the fundamentals of programming.

● Programming: Have an in-depth understanding of software development life cycle and different development methodologies like Agile and Waterfall.

● Tools of Trade: Proficient in using tools like Slack, Jira, Trello, Gsuite, Zoom, Canvas, Camtasia, Adobe Captivate, Canva.


Learning and Development Consultant Jun 2020 - Present Employer:Junior Achievement Nigeria (JAN), Lagos.

Background: JAN is the world's largest network of organisations dedicated to empowering students on financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship through experiential, hands-on programs. Project Summary:Digital Transformation of JAN Company Program Responsibilities

● Review and update the existing learning contents.

● Train the program team to contextualize the learning contents to Nigeria demographic needs.

● Develop learning contents to supplement the existing curriculum.

● Set up and configure CrossKnowledge Learning Management System (LMS).

● Create relevant templates for course development.

● Train the program team on LMS administration and course development. Curriculum Developer/ Technical Product Analyst April 2018 – April 2020 Employer: Andela Talent Accelerator, Lagos

Background: Andela is a global engineering services company that helps companies build and manage distributed engineering teams.

Project Summary

Development of Learning Contents: I basically investigate and identify the learning needs of software engineers, create and publish the learning paths/contents on the LMS and manage the end-to-end delivery of the contents to bridge the gaps in their skill sets. Managing Learning Programs: Programs that equip engineers with additional demanded skills and certifications to compete in the software job market. Examples of this - Bench Golang Program, Ruby Restacking program and so on.

Software Engineer Growth and Support:

● Engineering Competency Framework: This defines the global expectations of software engineers across different engineering levels and stacks.

● Recruitment Rubrics and Training: Framework that assists the recruitment team to ask the right questions from the candidates and facilitates a seamless hiring process across different stacks.


● Design curricula that satisfy the engineers' needs and course contents that facilitate creative thinking and problem-solving skills for software engineers.

● Formulate teams and stakeholders for different curriculum projects.

● Manage the project and team for quality course content development.

● Responsible for end-to-end project management covering the complete lifecycle from gap analysis to the evaluation stage.

● Collaborate with cross-functional teams to gather requirements, draft project briefs, roadmap, and scope documents.

● Define project deliverables and monitor the status of tasks using Jira.

● Resolve issues and feedback from the learners and the stakeholders.

● Collaborate with graphic designers and the media team to write video scripts and create proper infographics for the learning content.

● Perform gap analysis to identify learners’ needs, opportunities, problems, and innovations while working with business stakeholders to document and present analyzed data.

● Collaborate with the scrum team to generate skills, competencies, and rubrics for engineering levels and specific stacks.

● Formulate technical recruitment rubrics for the recruitment team.

● Conduct quality checks for the training and assessment contents.

● Analyze, recommend and manage appropriate third-party training content for leveling-up.

● Develop in-house engineering best standards and practices - technical documentations. Learning Facilitator Aug 2016 – Apr 2018

Employer: Imaad Schools, Lagos.


● Design lesson plan and lesson note.

● Manage the classroom and students.

● Manage and optimize students' learning curve and classroom engagement.

● Prepare IGCSE Mathematics, Physics, and ICT curricula for Senior Secondary Students.

● Review and give feedback on Curricula.

● Facilitate practical sessions for students during school club activities.

● Assess the quality of learning materials and assessments being used by other facilitators.

● Manage administrative projects.

Researcher/Project Manager Jan 2013 – Jun 2016

Employer:CISRG, Dept. of Computer Sc. and Engr., OAU, Osun State. Background: A team of like-minded lecturers coming together to research and implement software solutions in the field of Natural Language Processing and Intelligent Systems. Some of the Projects executed

Interactive Robot System - A software application that makes use of the concept of anthropomorphism in Yoruba language for executing spatial commands.

Body Part Tutoring System - A multi-media software artefact that describes human body parts in three different languages based on the user’s choice of language. Multi-Lingua Dictionary - Application that works exactly like a dictionary but makes use of three different Nigeria popular languages.


● Conduct Python practical training for Internship students.

● Manage the various software projects being developed by the research team.

● Review the final year students' thesis in Computer Science and Engineering Department.

● Organize tutorial classes for the team members to level up in some of the grey concepts of computer science.

● Collaborate with postgraduate students to collect and analyze a large body of existing data and knowledge.

● Manage the team of software developers and stakeholders. Learning Program Manager Jun 2010 - Sep 2013

Employer: Excellent Academy, Osun, Nigeria.


● Manage the teaching staff and students.

● Develop strategies to boost the number of students.

● Recruit and onboard teachers into our learning and teaching styles.

● Oversee the budgeting, costing and expenditure to procure learning and teaching materials.

● Assess the quality of the teaching materials and methodologies.

● Prepare and present a quarterly report about the status of the center to the stakeholders. EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION

Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria

● Master of Science (MSc.) Computer Science 2015 – 2017 Grade: Distinction (78A)

● B. Sc. (Hons) Computer Engineering 2007 – 2012

Second Class Upper Division (4.44)

● Awards: Departmental Best Graduating Student

CPI-MOORE Prize (2012),


ETISALAT Scholarship Award (2010).

National Teachers’ Institute, Kaduna, Nigeria 2017

● Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Certification stage) Adventist Grammar School, Ede, Osun State, Nigeria 2000 - 2006

● Senior School Certificate Examination (Best Graduating Student)

● Award: MicCon Golf Scholarship Award (2005)


● Professional International Member, Association for Talent Development, June 2020.

● Diploma, Organizational Learning and Development, LinkedIn Learning - certified (May 2020).

● Diploma, Six Sigma White Belt, Aveta Business Institute, 20436 Rt. 19, Suite 620-276 Cranberry Twp., PA 16066, United States - Certified (April 2020).

● Diploma, Agile Methodology, Scholars Int’l Institutes of Technology, Lake Oswego, Oregon 97035, USA - Certified (March 2020).

● Diploma, Platform Strategy for Business, Boston University Online, USA - Certified (November 2019).

● Diploma, Product Management with Lean, Agile and System Design Thinking, Boston University Online, USA - Certified (October 2019).

● Diploma, Effective Problem-Solving and Decision-Making, University of California, Irvine - Certified (June 2019).

● Diploma,Strategic Thinking, LinkedIn Learning - Certified (April 2019).

● Diploma,Creating Stunning Infographics, Up Mind Courses, Udemy - Certified (April 2019).

● Diploma,Intuitive Curriculum Development, Udemy - Certified (April 2019).

● Diploma, Instructional Design for Effective Learning, OpenLearning Global - Certified

(February 2019).

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