I am Mohamed (Salman) Ali, and I can help you start your business, build your product, get your first customers and grow a technical team. As a non-technical founder, you struggle with translating your vision into working software. On the product side, I will work with you using Lean Startup methodologies to reach the product/market fit. On the engineering side, I will layout the system architecture and get you on the right track with appropriate technology choices.
Depending on where you are, I can implement agile (Scrum) and best practices (TDD, Continuous Integration) in your existing team or contractors. This is very important especially if you are feeling lost, not knowing who's doing what, and when features will be released.
My current role is Head of Product Engineering at Capacitee - a employment solutions company. I am based in Manama and I have been a Developer / Principal Engineer / Engineering Manager for over 8 years with both large companies and small startups experiences. I'm also very hands-on having experience or understanding in low level to high level, front end to back end.
Recently I led a engineering team at onegcc of about 6 people. I took over AWS DevOps for the organization and I've build and grown the engineering team from me (and a department of 1) to 7 member.
I managed one of the core engineering teams at Onegcc Project during a very difficult time for the company. I have tips on how to keep employees motivated and positive during challenging times.
My passion for helping fellow engineers include sharing and listening best practices, architecture talks and devil's advocate plays (coming from me working in ultra-high compliance fields of Information Technology and Services, Government, Broadcast Media, and Human Resources Services and Technology ), cultivating high performance teams and processes, conflict resolution among team members or stakeholders, and promoting cultural diversities in teams as innovation catalyst.
Bachelor's degree Field Of StudyManagement Information System
2005 – 2009
Professional Diploma Field Of StudyQuality Management System & TQM
2009 – 2010
General Certificate of Secondary Education
2001 – 2004