Sukru Alatas

Software Engineer

About

I started coding at the age of fourteen. As a self-taught coder, I was lucky to turn my hobby into a career. I have worked on a wide range of international, highly complex IT systems during my professional career. I have always made an effort to be involved in every project phase, including leading and supervising project teams in a multi-project environment. These have given me a wide range of knowledge and experience beyond software development.

I've completed the Software Management MS program, and I’m currently attending my second MS program in Information Systems to gain a broader perspective on system knowledge. And I'm planning to apply for the Ph.D. program in that area.


Experience

Pazarama

Director, Solutions Architecture
Jan 2023 – Present

Senior Solutions Architect
Mar 2022 – Jan 2023

Wayfair

Senior Engineering Manager
Oct 2021 – Mar 2022

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Turkey

Software Engineering Manager
Jun 2020 – Oct 2021

I supervise seven different agile teams that include software developers, business analysts, subject-matter experts, and graphic designers. I am working with the team leaders and the team members to plan their sprints, assess their deliverables, and steer their projects through the expectations of upper management of the Ministry. I am also responsible for defining and improving the software lifecycle, software processes, and technical procedures, like DevOps - CI/CD, in the software division.


Senior Software Engineer
Jun 2012 – Jun 2020

I was responsible for the development of solutions for the Ministry both internally and between institutions in the framework of a United Nations Development Program project. I mainly undertake analysis, planning, and software development as well as management.


.NET Developer
Nov 2007 – Jun 2012

Education

Middle East Technical University

Sep 2019 - exp. Jun 2023
Master of Science, Information Systems, CGPA:4.00 (running)

I’ve started to attend Information Systems MS program, which is a specialized master’s degree designed to deliver the technical expertise necessary to analyze, design, deploy, maintain, and manage information systems. I’m planning to apply for the Ph.D. program in that area soon.


Middle East Technical University

Feb 2018 – Jun 2019
Master of Science, Software Management, CGPA:4.00

I’ve completed the Software Management MS program which is the first MS program established in Turkey to target specialized software domain knowledge. The main objective of the program is to gain the ability to systematically define and use the knowledge of software development processes, methodologies, techniques, and metrics. The program offers courses on software project management, software quality management, software acquisition management, requirements analysis, software architectures, and design, software testing, human-computer interaction, and software operations and maintenance.


Gazi University

Sep 2001 – Sep 2007
Bachelor’s Degree, Economics,

Projects

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Turkey

Developed and managed the electronic visa project of the country that consists of a public website, self-service kiosks, an online payment system, and integrated web services. System is being used by more than 8 million foreigners from more than 101 countries annually. It issued over 30 million e-visas, collected more than 800 million USD online to date.

Managed and developed the system that consists of a desktop application, several websites, and many integrated web services to deliver all consulate services to 5 million citizens living abroad in more than 200 consular offices worldwide.

e-Passport Project
Worked for the first two Turkish e-passport projects to plan and implement enrollment systems, inter-institutional integration, and bidding procedures.