GIS Application Director
May 2013 — Present
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GIS Application Director
Supervised, maintained, configured and restructured ArcGIS servers, GeoMedia on Windows, Linux and UNIX environments.
Managed GIS Server, GIS/map services and web applications, Geo-database, including system tuning, replication and synchronization etc.
Provided technical solutions for on-going GIS projects such as GIS configuration, resource allocation and project direction.
Performed IP compliance and test related to GIS and applications, provide technical assistance to front-end GIS developers and back-end DBAs.
Worked with DBA to maintain GIS database for better performance and to fully comply with IRM requirements, provide consultation and training to peers and end users.
Supervising centralized, standardized and sustainable data management of spatial data across the current project, ensuring integrity, confidentiality and security of the GIS technical data and provide GIS support services to all of HMM departments.
Monitoring project progress, inspecting completed work and providing technical expertise to staff to resolve complex/problem work situations.
Scrutinizing performance for the Geo-Portal application, providing front end and back end support as well as configuring and fine tuning of the applications including of ArcGIS Server and Image Server.
Handling the entire array of task associated with the tendering process including RFP drafting, proposals reviewing and contractors’ evaluation to ensure smooth execution of the workflow within the given time limits.
Assisting the seniors in prioritizing and communicating regarding special projects and services’ and technical requirements including of software enhancements, bug fixing etc, documenting application requirements to delineate project approach /scope.
Developing, reviewing and presenting requisite documents, project capability, best practice, scope definition, proposals, implementation, support services, project plans and risk mitigation.
Overseeing installation, up gradation, enhancement of GIS hardware/software and procedures, researching/recommending new equipment/software in accordance with user needs.
Efficiently providing technical consultancy on various aspects of complex GIS implementation and up-gradation of projects as well as providing assistance in GPC-GIS’s concept and offering complete solution to the clients.
Identified and analyzed core business processes to present design and evaluation sessions of spatial data structures and spatially allow the applications with objectives for promotion of additional Geo-spatial information assets and tools and ensure adherence to standards.
Recommended upgrades to existing applications, supported the business unit to select and execute appropriate geo-spatial technology and procedures to best serve their needs by investigating and suggesting possible options.
Assembled systems capability that reflects the highest state of technical sophistication consistent with the organization’s needs and budget.
Oversaw regular system checks and preventive maintenance of business applications to ensure optimum performance, minimal turnaround time for complaints/system repairs/least backup switchover time.
Conducted research to remain up-to-date and knowledgeable with regards to industry trends and emerging technologies in anticipation of new business processes and system alterations.
Analyzed market trends/competitors’ products on features/price to implement market activity to capitalize on the trends.
Defined business strategy and P/L road-map for product offerings, leveraging a range of business environmental drivers, competitive standing, client drivers, market opportunity and regulatory themes to deliver in line with agreed strategy.
Directed and coordinated organizational/technical activities required to conceptualize, design, construct, test and implement projects in consonance with security architecture and organizational policies/procedures/standards.
Effectively directed team activities to deploy security procedures/access control on mid range infrastructure.
Conducted periodic review meetings with client/service provider groups to identify improvement areas.
Responsible for establishing/implementing IS polices/procedures on risk management to ensure data security.
Fostered employee development so as to enhance productivity, improved quality, sustained service excellence and maximize revenue potential.
Managed relationships between technology and the business at project level. Developed/implemented essential tools, training and processes to reduce business-wide program costs and improve delivery of program commitments
January 2002 - January 2005: System Analyst, Abdullah Hashim Industrial Gases and Equipment Co. Ltd. Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
2002: Manage and invest in many technical projects.
2006: owning and operating PC gaming center and internet café in Mecca for 5 years
2008: Establishing and operating Al7ll.com website till present
2010: Owning and operating TOYOTA4arab.com website till present
2011: Owning and operating FORD4arab.com website till present
2012: Owning Toleen.com website till present
2012: Establishing and operating Tmwil.com website (new service)