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Mosrour Tafadar

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Platform Analytics Engineer

Computer Science | University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign


I spent my early childhood in a remote village in Bangladesh before moving to a relatively larger city, where I studied until the 10th grade. Eventually, my family and I moved to Chicago, which we now call home. Growing up in different places has taught me many valuable lessons, but there are two principles that I always strive to uphold: curiosity and kindness. For my college journey, I attended the University of Illinois at Chicago and studied Computer Science and Mathematics. Currently, I am doing my master at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. The deep complexities and limitless possibilities of this field continue to inspire and motivate me every day. In my free time, I love to read, travel, and spend time with my family.

Platfrom Analytics Engineer Discover Financial Service (August 2023 – Present) • Designed and developed a python Streamlit-based application that automates the warehouse allocation process,            matching users’ requirement to the optimal warehouse resulting in significant cost saving
• Implemented AWS Lambda function to monitor query execution times, triggering alert to users when query run time exceed specified threshold, ensuring timely awareness and proactive management of database performance issues
• Contributed to enhancing the existing Jenkins pipeline using bash and python for automated deployment of users DDL
• Assist with query optimization and SQL query writing, contributing to improve database performance and data retrieval
• Proficiently identified and address range of snowflake connection issues to improve reliability for users
• Enforce data security protocols, access control, and compliance standard to protect sensitive information
• Develop and implemented python script to automate database related task such as backup and restores

Security Operation Intern Workiva (August 2022 – August 2023) • Assist to triage and resolve production incidents related to the cloud platform and participated in root cause analysis
• Collaborate with other teams to address problems from incident response and implement long-term solutions.
• Enhance software tools coverage to improve monitoring, and automation with focus on security
• Utilized monitoring tools like Splunk to track system health and proactively resolve issues

Software Engineering Intern Discover Financial Services (Summer 2022) • Executed pre- and post-performance tests for multiple APIs to establish baselines and measure improvements
• Established test goals, criteria, and used diverse testing methods to assess API performance
• Verified API performance in real-world sceneries by conducting comprehensive performance test

Security Operation Intern Workiva (January 2022 – June 2022) • Contributed to the creation maintenance of security documentation, such as Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
• Analyzed security events using SIEM tools such as Splunk to detect and respond to potential security threats
• Assisted in incidents response, collaborating with cross-functional team to address and resolve security incidents

Client Solution Speacialist University of Illinois at Chicago (January 2020 – Janury 2022) • Efficiently resolved a wide range of client ticketing issues, including escalated IAM, VPN, and laptop security concerns
• Consult with clients, and personnel in other departments to resolve issues
• Provided on-call support as needed, swiftly addressing, and resolving urgent technical issues

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CompTIA Security+

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Splunk Core Certified Power User

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AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate

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Application of the MITRE ATT&CK Framework

Languages
  • C++
  • Python
  • SQL
  • SPL
  • Java
  • R
Security Tools
  • Splunk
  • Wireshirk
  • CrowdStrike
  • Cisco Umbrella
  • Jamf Pro
  • Microsoft Intune
Other
  • Regression Analysis
  • Big Data Mining

Recommendation (Inspired by how Netflix recommendation algorithm works) -> github • Wrote a C++ program that can predict people’s preferences about books, movies, anime and music.
• Developed a mathematical formula and transferred into an algorithm that can be applied to any user in a database.
• Created better prediction considering ratings from the user by comparing with other user ratings.

Search (Inspired by how Google search engine works) -> github • Wrote a C++ console program that allows the user to enter many search queries and retrieve the matching web pages.
• Built an inverted index by processing the entire document and then catalogued where each word was located.
• Developed a method for users to search a single term or a compound sequence of multiple terms.

Baccarat Game -> github • A game that mirrors the classic Baccarat casino game with animations and transitions
• Anyone can join from anywhere with port number and IP address to bet money on Players, Bankers or Draw

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Over the years, my interests have changed significantly, both in my personal life and academically. During my early years of growing up, I was fascinated by the vastness of the sky and the formation of the world. However, my fascination shifted in middle school as I developed a strong interest in math. Initially, I started college with the intention of studying math, but my love for logic and computers leads me to study computer Science & Math. During my internship at Workiva, I discovered a passion for working in the field of Security Operations, leading me to intern there for last 1.5 years and continuing. Lately, I have found myself interested in the following topics:

  • Security
  • Big Data analysis
  • Software Engineering
  • Cloud Computing

On a personal level, I have also been fascinated by the psychology of our brain and the factors that shape our thinking. I enjoy reading about these topics in my free time, particularly exploring how culture influences our decision-making processes.

  • Gardening
  • Fictional Reading
  • Making Memes