I have more than 20 years of experience in various kinds of GIS (Geographic Information System) and IT (Information Technology) Projects. I have Master in IT and Bachelor in Civil Engineering. I am also certified as PMP (Project Management Professional), GISP (GIS Professional), CSQE (Certified Software Quality Engineer), and MCP (Microsoft Certified Professional). I worked for known organizations in United Arab Emirates including Dubai Municipality, Dubai Roads & Transport Authority (RTA), Ajman Municipality & Planning Department, and Abu Dhabi city Municipality. My skills include business and system analysis, project management, quality improvement, strategic and operational planning, technical reporting, technical training, and public speaking.
Leading Dubai building permit system technical team.
Providing internal consultancy and preparing studies and reports in domains related to digital twin, engineering, IT, and geo-spatial information.
Coordinator with Esri regarding ELA and EEAP agreements with Dubai GIS Center.
Participating in preparing RFPs for out-sourced GIS and BIM projects, and in evaluating the technical proposals.
Providing technical training to internal staff and to university students through the GeoHUB incubator
GIS Applications Development Team Leader
Abu Dhabi City Municipality
to August 2017
Led the team to accomplish many successful customized geo-spatial systems that supported operational efficiency and decision making. Those systems focused on various business domains such as town planning, survey, census, utilities, construction, 3D city modeling, real-estate, cemetery management, and assets management.
Participated in preparing strategic and operational plans.
Participated in re-engineering of geo-spatial related processes and in defining and monitoring KPIs.
Studied all received geo-spatial applications development requests and did the needed feasibility studies, requirements analysis, system analysis, database design, and development/integration plans.
Followed-up the entire software development life cycle (SDLC).
Conducted training on GIS concepts and applications.
Represented the municipality in many GIS conferences as a speaker.
Participated in preparing the municipality nomination forms for known geo-spatial awards, which resulted in receiving awards such as "Smart Municipality" award (2016), "Geo-spatial Innovation" award (2015), "Maturity in GIS Achievement" award (2015).
Participated in preparing RFPs for outsourced GIS projects, and in evaluating the tenderers.
GIS Project Manager
to December 2010
Established and managed a GIS enterprise system for the municipality.
Managed the Ajman base-map project which included setting up a GPS network, conducting an aerial survey, generating DEM, ortho-photos, 3D mapping, and cadastral maps.
Implemented a GIS based Land Information System that includes daily updating process to the cadastral data.
Developed Ajman government mapping portal.
Developed Ajman E-Map application.
Participated in preparing RFPs for out-sourced GIS projects, and in evaluating the tenderers.
Administrated the SQL Server based geo-database.
Represented the municipality in many GIS conferences as a speaker.
Participated in preparing the municipality nomination forms for known geo-spatial awards, which resulted in receiving awards such as "Geospatial Excellence" award (2009) and "Excellence in GIS Implementation" award (2008).
Received the "Best Technical Employee" award (2010).
GIS Applications Developer/ Analyst
Dubai Roads & Transport Authority
to December 2006
Participated in designing a geo-database for roads, traffic, and pavement management applications.
Developed a GIS-based traffic count management system using .Net and ESRI technologies.
Participated in creating a traffic accidents geo-database for collision analysis applications.
Participated in reviewing Dubai's navigable roads network and the integration with traffic messaging channel (TMC).
Prepared maps and reports using roads and traffic spatial information to support road design engineers and traffic safety engineers in their daily operations.
GIS Applications Developer
to July 2005
Developed "CGIS" application which is used by the municipality's employees to browse and query the various available GIS layers in the municipality including land parcels, roads, addresses, buildings, POIs, aerial images, etc…
Developed "Demarcation" application that is used by survey section to manage the land parcel demarcation process using GIS maps.
Developed "QC" application which contains a workflow engine and used to register GIS and survey related requests and to follow-up the execution of tasks. The application has been later integrated with the interactive voice response (IVR) and the e-government portal.
Participated in developing "DUGIS" web portal which was used to browse and query maps within the entire Dubai government entities using the governmental network.
Developed other various desktop and WEB GIS applications using Visual Basic.NET, Visual Basic 6.0, ASP.NET, ASP 3.0, ESRI Map Objects, ESRI Arc Objects, ESRI ArcIMS, ESRI ArcGIS, and Intergraph Geomedia.
to October 1999
Developed the "Civil Designer®" software which solves various kinds of civil engineering design problems such as foundations, trusses, beams, frames, slabs, using Visual Basic 5.0 and AutoCAD 14.
Master in Information Technology (IT)
Preston University - UAE
B.Sc. in Civil Engineering
Damascus University - Syria
Project Management & Quality
Project Plans creation
Operational Plans creation
Work breaking down and scheduling
S.M.A.R.T. goals setting
Geospatial Applications Development
Entire Software Development LifeCycle (SDLC)
HTML 5 & Java Script
ArcGIS Enterprise & ArcGIS Online
ESRI Java Script API
PMP, Project Management Professional
GISP, GIS Professional
CTT+, Certified Technical Trainer
CSQE, Certified Software Quality Engineer
CQIA, Certified Quality Improvement Associate
MCP, Microsoft Certified Professional
Receiving an excellence award from H.E. the general manager of Abu Dhabi City Municipality
Receiving an appreciation certificate from H.E the executive director of town planning at Abu Dhabi City Municipality
Building's Data Management System
An in-house developed Geospatial system for creating a 2D/3D geodatabase for buildings including internal details, through a transactionl update process.
An in-house developed Geospatil system for automatically preparing and printing affection plans for land parcels.
Cemetery Management System
An in-house developed Geospatial system for managing cemeteries using maps.
ARDI (my land)
An in-house developed Geospatial application that runs on touch-enabled kiosk for querying land parcel's locations.