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ali jafer


Last update: 24.01.2020

365 Solution Architect, Lead SharePoint Consultant, Lead SharePoint Developer

Graduation: BSc Software Engineering
Hourly-/Daily rates: show
dependant on location, length of contract and complexity. Flexible on rate and timescales.
Languages: Arabic (Limited professional) | English (Native or Bilingual)


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Azure, Visual Studios, Microsoft Office suite, Database Management, SQL, Access, SQL Server, Object Orientated Design, Object Orientated Analysis Design, Structured Systems, Scrum, STSADM, programming, C#,, JavaScript, CSOM, React, SharePoint and 365, agile/scrum, user management, SharePoint, JavaScript/CSS, SPFx, PowerApps, Intranet, extranet, skype for business, PowerShell, build templates, ADFS, Azure SQL, SharePoint Online, ITIL, Azure - LogicApps, OCR, migration servers, SQL development, data warehouse, SPFx (React), VS addin, SharePoint 2010, Outlook, Power BI, SharePoint 2010,2013 and 365, network architecture, web parts, web services, JS, IOS, Nintex workflow, UI, Microsoft .Net, and SharePoint 2010, SharePoint 2003/2007, ASP, FrontPage, CRM, SharePoint 2010/2013, Intranet UX/UI development, SharePoint platform, user interaction, SSRS, SSIS, SharePoint 2013, SQL server 2012, backend, stored procedures, HCI, SharePoint services, J-Query/JavaScript, CSS, SQL 2005/2008, VS2007 Win Forms, GDI+, spreadsheets, Java

Project history

05/2018 - 11/2019
SharePoint and 365 Consultant
West Midland Trains
All projects required strong stakeholder/senior stakeholder management to get the right requirements
and documentation produced (business requirement and technical requirement). This also involved
project planning and using agile/scrum methodology to meet multiple development
requirements/deadlines and expectations.

I did the following custom development projects:
* HR user management process tool (Starters, leavers, movers)
* Using SharePoint to store the information and restricted management site, Flow for
manager/senior manager approval process, JavaScript/CSS and SPFx for a customized look
and feel to display and handle the data.
* HR upload document management tool
* Using SharePoint to host the application, PowerApps and Flow to display and handle
documents to upload confidential records to a restricted area for a given user and Rest
services to handle the uploading within flow.
* Booking System (Booking training)
* Using PowerApps/Flow to create the application and using SharePoint to host the
application. Microsoft bookings services to store all the bookings within the calendar.
* Custom test login portal (sign in portal with test functionality)
* Upgrade Intranet to modern experience
* Recommended best practice to upgrade intranet and extranet to a flat structure and
introduced hubs for better integration and security
* Created team sites for each department
* Recommended to move away from using SharePoint as a team site but rather use Microsoft
teams instead. Integrate with the new intranet version and remove skype for business,
creating multiple teams using PowerShell PNP to faster build templates of a site and
future department deployments.
* Linked teams and security to ADFS
* Manage users within ADFS to add to teams and any other Microsoft service so that new
starters and leavers have access to the right resources
* New starter resource generator
* Using PowerApps, Flow, Azure SQL
* Migration of large amounts of documents from multiple departments to SharePoint Online using
PNP and Sharegate (Around 900 GB of data).

365 and other duty's
Manage/configure and upgrade landing intranet portal, update exchange, created/configured and
managed retention labels, sensitive labels, DLP policies. Azure sensitive labels integration with
exchange. Give second and third line support using ITIL via service now application. Manage 3rd
party suppliers and service integrations with azure/365.

managed and developed on Azure - LogicApps, ADFS, spinning up VMs (OCR, migration servers), SQL
development for data warehouse, runbooks development (daily service to update ADFS groups to assign
users into correct groups like managers group (users with direct reports))
Technologies used:
Planner, Forms, PowerApps, flow, powerBI , PowerShell online with azure services using runbooks to
control dynamic AD groups, C#, JavaScript, SPFx (React), VS addin.

08/2019 - 08/2019
365 Solution Architect
East Midlands Railway
Setup 365 and configured 365/SharePoint ready for development
Setup ADFS configuration to support dynamic group administration.
Setup and developed the intranet based on modern experience best practice (teams setup and
configuration, modern departments, linked teams to SharePoint, connected hubs, integrated dynamic
ADFS security groups to all areas)
Migration of legacy data and sites to SharePoint modern sites and libraries.
Created an extranet with approved suppliers.
Configured yammer and integrated with SharePoint.
Train end users and stakeholders.

This consisted of 2 days engagement and 6 days development with supporting documentation. Which

Understanding specific project and organizational requirements to develop custom site components.
Provide third line support

01/2018 - 05/2018
Lead SharePoint Consultant
SharePoint Online and 365 development/management.

Project work:
* 2010 to 365 migration documentation (requirements analysis, business specification and
technical specification):
Successfully documented and advised on best practice to migrate old legacy content from
multiple large site collections to 365. The document also outlines what changes were needed
and what up-skilling is required for the chosen development path in line with Microsoft's best
practice, Capita and Birmingham city council future plans. The document also outlines what
configuration and setup would be required for 365. This was completed on time and to budget.

365 development projects:
* 365 setup and configuration in prep for 2010 migration.
* Migration of multiple site collections from SharePoint 2010 to 365.
* SPFx and 365 training to multiple members of staff. Advising on best practice. Multiple mini
projects on 365 site collection / groups setup and SPFx / PowerApps / Flow development /
integration with Outlook online and SharePoint online.

03/2017 - 01/2018
Lead SharePoint Developer
National Grid
SharePoint Online and 365 development/management.

Day to day activities are:

Project management of several project at the same time.
Revisiting developed code by third party.
Greenfield development.
Advising on best practice.
Administration of site collections and sites.
Management of offshore team.
Business analysis tasks (requirements analysis, creating business specifications and technical
Reviewing business specifications and technical specification to advise on best methodology to get
the full potential and desired outcome.

development includes:

Workflow development / Nintex online workflow development. Client object development
csom/jsom/Javascript. SPFx development. Search optimizations. Form optimizations. Power BI, Flow and
PowerApps (project based). App parts development.

02/2015 - 03/2017
SharePoint Specialist
My position at Mitie is to undertake the full SharePoint platform consisting of SharePoint 2010,2013
and 365 for displaying business intelligence data and charts to its users that involved taking full
control of the project life cycle from requirements gathering to development and testing. I also
recommend on best practice for network architecture and deployment guidelines for all environments
from dev to production. I have to review third party code and rewrite legacy code to update
SharePoint where needed utilizing SharePoint designer and/or VS2010/15.
Other responsibilities include:
* Guide and review current SharePoint architecture to make sure it's efficient and meets best
practice, creating new/amend existing web parts and creating web services.
* Administer all SharePoint environments including configuring search services, active
directory, user profile services and setup any other configuration needed.
* Make it possible for SharePoint to interact with third parties like Mubaloo/JS and IOS (custom
rest services).
* Redevelop old code for speed improvements and to keep code in line with best practice (C#,
JavaScript,, JSOM, CSOM).
* SharePoint migration from 2010 to 2013/2016 and support using detach/attach method.
* Nintex workflow ownership/development end to end. (Customized advanced forms (JavaScript and
kendo UI / rest / JSOM) and advanced Nintex forms integrating with Nintex workflow)
* Overseeing SharePoint contractors and guiding/hiring where necessary.
* 1st level and 2nd level support across all SharePoint environments and services
* End to end development lifecycle which include requirements gathering to generate business
requirements and to create technical specification to then develop / test and deploy / support
the product.

03/2013 - 02/2015
SharePoint Developer
Police Mutual
Design, develop and maintain key components of the Police Mutual software suite using Microsoft .Net
and SharePoint 2010. Participate in requirements analysis and develop solutions for all tiers of the
application. Manage and support 3 million+ document management repository and develop a new intranet

Other responsibilities include:
The architecture and design of SharePoint implementations using best practices including
Implementation and customization of SharePoint-based solutions. Merging and migrate old legacy
systems (SharePoint 2003/2007, ASP, FrontPage etc.) to the new intranet (2010) site with CRM
integration. I also use SharePoint 2010/2013 for Intranet UX/UI development with Microsoft .NET
stack to extend and augment the SharePoint platform to maximize user interaction. I also develop
custom web parts/event receivers and/or create new SharePoint environments dependent on resources
and requirements like utilizing SSRS and SSIS for business intelligence tool on SharePoint for
report storage and generating.

Setup and administer a new SharePoint 2013 environment so that the BI team can create SSRS reports.
This also included:
* Installing SharePoint
* setting up a new active directory domain
* Installing SSRS server and linking to SharePoint
* Installing SQL server 2012
* Configuring Search service and user profiles
* Configuring excel services for BI tools to be utilized on SharePoint
* Setting up BCS connectors
* Ongoing maintenance and second / third level support

02/2011 - 03/2013
SharePoint Developer
eShare Ltd
My Job as SharePoint developer has enabled me to develop not only specific IT industry experience,
but also a valuable and transferable skill set in this fast-paced sector. Develop new web parts and
assist with support team. Creating and integrating web parts with eShares iOS app. Create front and
backend code including creating features and stored procedures. I have been modifying the basic look
of SharePoint so that it's customized to user requirements and adheres to excellent HCI. I also
assist other work colleagues when they need help including reviewing their code.
My duties are:
* Ensuring great customer services at all times and manage client expectations.
* Create new and amend existing web parts.
* Develop applications that interact with SharePoint services.
* Create applications/web parts that make eShare easier to use using HCI.
* Assist other colleges who are stuck or need directing on their project.

Skills shown:
Developed in SharePoint 03/ 07 / 2010 and used J-Query/JavaScript, C# and including branding
with CSS. Used SQL 2005/2008 including K2 2003 and touched on BlackPearl. I have demonstrated at
work that I have Leadership skills and that I am a fast learner.

06/2007 - 09/2007
Software Engineer
BOC Edwards
During my placement I implemented an IT solution that monitors the performance and health of a key
component in the manufacturing process for the semiconductor industry. Key duties were:
* Creating the application using VS2007 Win Forms using C# and GDI+.
* Inputting details onto the in-house computerized system, which include: Creating/editing
reports and spreadsheets

Time and spatial flexibility

UK from birmingham, willing to stay near client office or work remotely.


Extensive consultant/architect/development experience with office 365 and sharepoint online/onprem. 
I have many years experience with multiple clients across different LOB. I also have management experience and training/ups killing end users and/or employees. 

I can articulate complex projects/services to senior steak holders and manage expectations to meet deadlines.

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