maazchowdhry2001

About Candidate

Location

Education

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BSc Information Technology April 2024
Middlesex University, London

Expected GPA: First-Class Honours 1:1 Undergraduate project: Design and Implement a British Sign Language Interpreter Chrome Extension for YouTube using Generative AI to improve accessibility for young learners.

Work & Experience

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Information Technology Intern September 2023 - Present
PUMA

● Audited Puma Korea’s existing process to track repair requests and identified the opportunity to introduce image upload functionality to streamline the process ● Led the design and development of Agency Management System(AMS) v3, a web platform consolidating previous functionalities previously split across two outsourced systems ● Enhanced security and user experience by implementing secure OAuth login and webmail integration, replacing insecure password storage practices ● Divided the tasks into multiple microservices, enabling modularity, continuous deployment and independent scaling ● Optimised loading times by splitting a large SQL Server query into multiple small queries, increasing user satisfaction

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Information Technology Intern May 2023 - September 2023
PUMA

● Implemented internal software with PowerPages, automating filling shipping documents and uploading zip files for tax incentives, saving 200+ man-hours per month for the logistics team. ● Mediated technical discussions between the finance and IT teams for 10 projects by preparing design documents, meeting notes, flow charts and presentations, resolving technical roadblocks and aligning key stakeholders ● Improved operational efficiency by creating a comprehensive calendar for monitoring daily automated processes, leading to a 50% reduction in server idle time.

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Technical Merchandising Intern June 2022 - August 2022
PUMA

● Designed and implemented a web-scraping tool to automate the extraction of merchandising data from 5 websites for market and competitor analysis, reducing manual effort from 400 to 6 hours ● Analysed local vs global brand pricing strategies and identified inconsistencies and areas to improve revenue share ● Presented data-backed recommendations to leadership, paving the way for a revised price architecture to improve market competitiveness and revenue growth

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Junior Brand Ambassador September 2021 - March 2022
PepsiCo

● Managed all aspects of PepsiCo’s three pavilions at Expo 2020. Partnered with Expo on-site operations and 40+ team members to ensure PepsiCo sites operated efficiently ● Developed a QR code-based map for the Aquafina Water Stations across the Expo site with clickable pins, enabling customers to locate water stations easily

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Coding Instructor July 2020 - September 2020
Hope Academy

● Designed and implemented hands-on classes and coding challenges for 30 students to increase their exposure to technology in 2 months, covering the basics of coding to more advanced topics like web design

Awards

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1st Place, MDXcelerator Great Business Brainstorm Competition November 2023
● Ideated and developed an idea for MediAssist AI, an AI-powered tool to reduce physicians misdiagnosis ● Presented rough mocks of the app to an audience of 40 people, receiving £500 for coming in 1st place
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4th Place, Technovation 2023 March 2023
● Analysed the user pain points associated with cross-border trading in Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) ● Successfully persuaded key stakeholders for an innovative solution to enable seamless cross-border trading and reduce transfer fees, finishing 4th out of 12 teams