Resume

Ali Raza

Startup Veteran | Director of Technology | Building Smart Solutions | Prompt Engineering | Data Science

Summary

As a seasoned technology leader with more than 13 years of experience, I bring a wealth of expertise in developing data-driven applications, mastering data science, and harnessing the power of analytics. My career is fueled by a deep-seated commitment to using technology as a force for social good and empowering communities through innovative digital solutions. Passionate about sharing knowledge, I am dedicated to teaching others how to effectively work with data and large language models, aiming to democratize these advanced technologies for wider benefit. My approach combines technical acumen with a humanitarian ethos, aspiring to create impactful technology that not only solves complex problems but also enriches lives and fosters a culture of continuous learning and innovation.

Skills

  • Languages: Urdu, Pushto, English (Full Professional), Punjabi
  • Technical: Large Language Models (LLMs), Python, Javascript, Full Stack Development, Serverless Architecture, AWS, Azure, Google Cloud
  • Certifications: edX Verified Certificate in Large Language Models: Application through Production
  • Education: [Currently Enrolled] MIT Micromasters in Data Science and Statistics

Professional Experience

  • Director of Technology, Code for Pakistan (April 2020 - Present, Islamabad, Pakistan)
    • Spearheading technology initiatives, focusing on the development of data-driven applications for social impact.
    • Mentoring and fostering a culture of innovation among tech talent.
  • CEO and Co-Founderm, Botterfly, (November 2023 - Present, Islamabad, Pakistan)
    • Building the next-gen AI based tool for Engineering and Project Managers
  • Director of Marketing Technologies, Application Informatics (March 2020 - Present, North Carolina, United States)
    • Overseeing the development of advanced analytics solutions in a part-time capacity.
    • Implementing data science methodologies across diverse projects.
  • Senior Solutions Architect, AI XPRT (Audit XPRT) LIMITED (October 2019 - February 2020, Pakistan)
    • Leading the development of data analytics frameworks and solutions.
  • Senior Advisor, Code for Pakistan (February 2019 - October 2019, Pakistan)
    • Providing strategic guidance on integrating data science techniques into civic tech solutions.
  • Team Lead, Deltacron Business Technologies (January 2017 - October 2018)
    • Managing and leading technology projects, with a focus on innovation and efficiency.
  • Co-Founder & CEO, Sweet Pixel Studio (November 2012 - September 2018)
    • Co-founding and driving the growth of a creative technology venture.
  • Full Stack Engineer, United Nations OCHA (July 2016 - February 2017, Geneva Area, Switzerland)
    • Developing and maintaining comprehensive full-stack solutions.
  • Consultant, The World Bank (March 2014 - December 2016)
    • Consulting on various technology projects, focusing on data analysis and application development.
  • Data Scientist, Learning Station (December 2013 - October 2015)
    • Applying data science methodologies in educational technology solutions.
  • Database Officer, International Rescue Committee (November 2012 - June 2013, Peshawar)
    • Managing and optimizing databases, and building tools for analysis and reporting.
  • Sr. Software Engineer, Welltime Ltd (January 2012 - November 2012, United Kingdom)
    • Leading software development for existing and new products.
  • Software Engineer, Welltime Ltd (September 2010 - April 2012)
    • Focused on web application development, technical support, and mobile app development.

Education

  • University of Engineering & Technology Peshawar: BS in Computer Science and Information Technology (2006 - 2010)

Teaching Experience

  • TechnoMedia Academy, Instructor - Ruby on Rails (June 2011 - May 2012)
    • Developed and delivered a comprehensive curriculum on Ruby on Rails for students and professionals.