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Bahaa Farouk

Bahaa Farouk

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Suez Canal Bank | Cairo, Egypt

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My New Course

Understanding Cloud Computing

My New Project

Cleaning Bank Marketing Campaign Data

Data conductor, orchestrating the symphony of insights with precision.

My Work

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Intermediate Importing Data in Python

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Introduction to Importing Data in Python

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Understanding Cloud Computing

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The Open Group TOGAF

Oracle Oracle Enterprise Architect

DataCamp Course Completion

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My Work Experience

Where I've interned and worked during my career.

Banque Misr | Jan 2024 - Present

Chief Enterprise Architect

Takes responsibility for matching the architectural roadmap with the business strategy, planning the use of enterprise architectural resources, and maintaining the interface to the specialist/business side, i.e., maintaining working relationships with the specialists to provide executives with advice on topics with IT relevance. 1. Responsible for all actions and recommendations of the enterprise architecture function 2. Maintain relationships with business leaders to understand strategic and tactical priorities 3. Advising executives on IT implications (feasibility, costs) of business decisions 4. Define design principles of the architectural roadmap with a view on the business strategy 5. Ensure onboarding, qualification, and continuous development processes for architectural resources 6. Decide on the usage of enterprise architecture resources
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Banque Misr | Dec 2022 - Dec 2023

Head of Digital Factory

1. Strategic Leadership: Provide strategic direction and leadership for the Digital Factory, aligning it with the overall business objectives of the organization. Develop and implement a cohesive digital strategy that enhances operational efficiency, improves customer experience, and drives business growth. 2. Team Management: Build and lead a high-performing team of digital experts. 3. Digital Transformation: Drive the digital transformation initiatives within the organization, leveraging emerging technologies and trends to optimize business processes. 4. Technology Roadmap: Develop and execute a comprehensive technology roadmap for the Digital Factory, identifying and evaluating new technologies, tools, and platforms that can drive innovation and digital excellence. 5. Cross-functional Collaboration: Collaborate with various departments and stakeholders across the organization to understand their digital needs and requirements. 6. Agile Project Management: Oversee the planning, execution, and delivery of digital projects within the Digital Factory. 7. Performance Monitoring and Analytics: Establish key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics to measure the performance and effectiveness of digital initiatives. 8. Security and Compliance: Ensure the digital infrastructure and systems within the Digital Factory are secure and compliant with relevant regulations and industry standards. 9. Stakeholder Communication: Effectively communicate the progress, achievements, and impact of digital initiatives to senior management and other key stakeholders. 10. Innovation and Continuous Improvement: Foster a culture of innovation and continuous improvement within the Digital Factory. Encourage experimentation, promote agile methodologies, and drive a mindset of learning and adaptation to stay ahead of the curve in a rapidly evolving digital landscape.

Banque Misr | Sep 2020 - Dec 2023

Head of Software Engineering

Lead the engineering practices of digitally transforming to the most heritage bank in Egypt, where applying the best world-class software technologies and strategies. Managing the engineering team (200+), distributed tribes/squads where both local and international engineers are building new modernized digital journeys for all the bank customers’ segments. Employing both modern architecture and technologies such as: Microservices Spring-boot, Kubernetes, RedHat OpenShift, cloud-native applications, DevSecOps, CI/CD, In-memory Cache, NoSQL, Native Mobile Apps Android and iOS, Web Applications JavaScript Frameworks Angular/React, Public Cloud hosting AWS & Azure and latest analytics and observability stacks.

Mawarid Technology | Nov 2018 - Apr 2020

Director of Software Engineering

Leading solution/enterprise architecture practices: - Design, build, implement and governance enterprise-scale digital transformation engagements, - In charge of R&D for Public/Private Cloud, Micro-services/Containerization, FinTech/Blockchain, Chatbot, and BI/Analytics, - Heading modern microservices practices in Spring-boot, .NET Core, AWS Cloud, DevOps, CI/CD, Containerization/Docker, and K8 orchestration, and - Pre-sales activities for technical proposals composition and cost/efforts estimate. Coaching and in-charge of offshore development office at Cairo office: - More than 40 resources different technology stacks Java/Oracle, iOS/ Android, .NET, Frontend and QC - Solution design and architecture - Place the delivery and development process - Communicating with onshore HQ, Dubai office - Handling all financial and cost-efficiency, resource utilization and development plans - Planning resource needs and hiring process supervision - Team building and transformational leadership activities

Vodafone | Dec 2017 - Nov 2018

Lead Solutions Architect

Lead Architect in Vodafone Shared Services, VF Group - based Egypt. Building and governance the Digital and Cloud Transformation architecture in Vodafone Group OpCos such as Greece, Hungry, Australia, and New Zealand. Enterprise digital channel to serve OpCos based on Private/Pubic Cloud such as AWS and Micro-services Architecture via implementing Apigee, Spring boot Native Cloud, Docker, Kubernetes, Native Mobile Apps, react-native Apps, Angular Web Pages, and Dynamic JEE Web Applications. As well as DevOps CICD backbone setup across multiple pipelines.

Ooredoo Qatar | Jan 2015 - Nov 2017

Software Devevlopment Manager

Development Manager @Ooredoo (iHorizons Partner) Managing Java/ Enterprise unit: - Responsible of enterprise and solution architecture of all running projects - Responsible of managing a team size of 10+ varying of architects, leaders and developers. - Accountable of development process of all running projects - Dealing with PMO, Delivery Management and Finance for sake of projects execution and delivery, considering scope, quality, time and cost. Pre-Sales: - Composing Technical Proposals, - Oracle Fusion Middleware WebCenter Solutions Stack, - Creating full solution architecture and technology selection, - Providing professional services estimate, and - Assist in project planning and relative licenses information pricing and modeling. List of technologies/frameworks and products used in projects' architecture: - TOGAF 9.1 Modeling, - MS VISIO Software & Business Modeling, - UML2 for technical specification designing, - Scrum/Agility process to serve continuous and high frequently changes in requirements. - TIBCO, Oracle SOA Suite, BPM, - WebCenter Portal, WebCenter Sites, Oracle ADF, KonaKart eCommerce, REST/SOAP API, Weblogic AS, JBoss AS, Oracle DB, Oracle Access Manager, Oracle HTTP Server, Apache, AngularJS, JEE, Spring Integration and JSF.

Ooredoo Qatar | Dec 2012 - Jun 2015

Senior Solutions Architect

Leading architecture @Ooredoo (iHorizons Partner) of both Ooredoo Qatar and Ooredoo Algeria Online channels including: - SOA Integrations, - Self-care Portal, - CMS & Web Experience - eCommerce, - KIOSK Touch Screens and - Native Mobile Apps.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise | Jul 2011 - Dec 2012

Application Architect

As service information developer level III, was playing role of application architect of - Portal Development - Scrum Methodology - Oracle WebCenter Development - Technical Coaching Multiple engagements and projects in European market.

International Turnkey Systems - ITS | Jan 2010 - Jun 2011

Senior Software Design Engineer

As a senior developer and software designer in TELCO Products: TABS Platform and TABS Real Time Convergent Charging. Core and presentation layer development using these variety of technologies: JSF, a4j, EJB, JMS, TopLink, OID, OBR, JSON, Web Services, JAXB ... etc. With respect to analysis, design, estimate, architect ... roles.

ASSET Technology Group | Jul 2007 - Dec 2009

Senior Java Developer

Sharing in Software Professional Services provided to several business areas such as Telecom Vodafone Egypt, Press/Media Al Masry Al Youm, and others. Vodafone Egypt Portal: - Online Payment - Self Service Portal - Deployment and App Server Configuration Export Development Bank Project: System integration skills and experience, I was responsible for integrating old bank systems (legacy) to new core banking applications using IBM technologies. Main responsibility is implementing technical issues of new core banking application and building new customized business applications layers over this core.

ASSET Technology Group | Oct 2005 - Jun 2007

Software Developer

Sharing in Software Professional Services provided to several business areas such as Telecom Vodafone Egypt and Banking sectors. Playing different roles in the development of Vodafone Egypt Portal: - Online Payment - Self Service Portal - Deployment and App Server Configuration Participate in ERP development, specified in the Textile industry and some implementations roles for this ERP "Compiere"

Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport | Sep 2005 - Aug 2006

Teaching Assistant

Teaching undergraduate academic and professional subjects such as advanced mathematics, network programming, cybersecurity and advanced algorithms.

My Education

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Master of Business Administration - MBA, Global ManagementESLSCA Business School Paris | 2020
Master Studies, Computer ScienceArab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport | 2010
Bachelor of Science - BS, Computer ScienceZagazig University | 2005

About Me

Bahaa Farouk

At the helm of Banque Misr's enterprise architecture, my focus is on aligning IT strategy with overarching business goals. Leveraging deep expertise in software management, and facilitating the integration of technology and business/strategy.

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