|Designation:||Principal Software Engineer|
|Experience:||Over 13 Years|
|Education:||Masters in Computer Science|
|Time with Allshore:||Over 1 Year|
Munawar is a quiet, steady, and reliable presence in the Lahore office. His client told us, “Munawar has been a great asset to our company since coming aboard. He has assisted us with our mobile application and is currently helping us test and complete our new product, which we hope to have released early next year. His skills and attention to detail have helped in troubleshooting and working on some issues with our current products as well. We are pleased to have this opportunity to work with him and continue to build our product with his expertise and attentiveness.”
Qasim, Munawar’s Team Lead, said, “Munawar is a very devoted developer, accommodating person, and a well-mannered team member. He is very experienced and has solid technical skills. Beside work, Munawar is a key player in our cricket team as well. I want to wish him a very bright and prosperous future with our company.”
Let’s find out more about this motivated and determined developer and his experiences!
To start off, tell us a little about yourself! What do you and your family like to do in your free time?
My forefather migrated from India at the time of partition, and settled in Lahore, where I have lived since my birth. I have three sisters and two brothers, and I am youngest in my family. I earned my degree from the University of South Asia in 2001 in Lahore as well. In our free time as a family, we love to go out to parks, hotels, and to watch movies. I watched Unbroken last weekend, and it was very good.
So, how many years of experience do you have in the field?
I have almost 13 years of experience in the IT field, but I first started learning in 1994. That was when I took my first course on DOS.
You must really love the IT field. What got you started in IT?
Yes, I love this field. I have seen so many technological revolutions which force me to explore more and more. Since the start, this field has attracted me, and without IT there would be no development in the world.
What is your absolute favorite part about being a developer?
My absolute favorite part is exploring and problem solving. It is a challenge, and I love to resolve challenges.
What do you feel are the most important skills and abilities to have in order to remain successful in this career?
The most important thing is hard work. You should remain honest with your management and clients, and you need to always learn and explore new things. These things will make you successful.
Tell us about your experiences working in the company!
Honestly speaking, I love this company. It’s not just because I’m working here currently, but because of the environment we have here. I have worked in many companies in Pakistan and the UAE, but it has been a great experience to be part of this company. I love to work with Allshore. In almost every company there is bossism, and it’s very strict while you’re working, which affects everyone’s productivity. Here there is a very polite environment. As long as you follow policy there is no issue, and I think this makes it great.
So, do you have any personal hobbies or interests?
Yes, I am very fond of playing cricket. In my spare time, or on the weekends, I play cricket with my friends. Other than that I like to watch cricket on TV.
If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Well, I have visited the UAE and Saudi Arabia, but I would like to see Europe with my family. I’ve heard that the whole of Europe is heaven on earth, so I want to see it all.
So, what is your favorite framework to work with and why?
There are so many, but MVC is my favorite because I like its architecture. Model, view, and controllers all play their part separately.
There are no normal days when you are at work. Everyday with a client is a big day.
How would you describe yourself?
I am someone who always has an eye on my target. I endeavor to deliver high-quality work on time. I am very punctual, and I love honest people.
Do you have a bucket list of things you want to do before you die?
There is a huge list of things, but a few are that I want to perform the Hajj pilgrimage with my whole family, I’d like to build a luxury home for my family, and I want to save enough money for my wife and kids to live happily.
What is your favorite memory?
Some of my favorite memories are when my father would teach me and my brothers the importance of time and hard work. Those moments of my childhood may seem small, but they have made hard work and perseverance a significant part of who I am today.
If you could go back in time, what year would you want to travel to?
I would like to go back to my childhood with my parents. I want to enjoy those golden years I spent with them again.
Munawar, or “M” as he is called by his wife, would play the role of the Terminator in a movie if he could. His favorite quote is “Opportunity is swift of flight but slow to return,” and we’re certainly happy we’ve had the opportunity to work with such a devoted developer!