Mr. Chika Ndugba has been a Software Engineer / BusinessDeveloper since he joined Infotech Bridge Limited (IBL) in 2013.
In my capacityas Technical Lead responsible for Commercial and In-house ApplicationDevelopment at IBL, I have been opportune to be his supervisor on severalsoftware and other technical projects.Mr. Chika is a devoted, highly motivated and outstandingindividual who is knowledge thirsty and almost always exceed the expectationsset for his position. He dares to undertake challenging task and more oftenthan not offers better or new formulations wherever he can.
He has shown onseveral occasion excellent research, programming and analytical skills, whichare indispensable skillset required to address the inevitable evolving client’sbusiness requirements. One of his qualities I find quite impressive is hisinsatiable zeal to learn latest technical skills, technology frameworks andtools, and his ability to transfer the knowledge to others through our usualweekly presentations and apply them in newer projects.I remembered vividly a challenging time we faced and how Mr.Chika’s active contribution helped us to emerge out successfully. A client, runningour propriety application framework, had a strict requirement to integrate athird party propriety Content Management System (CMS) solution that wasintended to offer major service to customers and it happened that the CMSsolution wasn’t compatible with our application framework. Implementing asolution was a gruesome task because our team lacked expertise in thatparticular CMS solution and the CMS had few design interfaces limitationsintegrating with our framework. My initial decision was to extend our proprietyframework in an attempt to fix the compatibility between the two tightlycoupled systems.
It was an expensive option considering the amount of time and resourcesthat would be required but it seemed like the best option to me. However, Mr.Chika had a different approach that could solve the problem. He approached mewith the idea of creating a middle-ware component that would act as a brokerblurring the architectural incompatibilities and manages the data communicationbetween the two systems, effectively negating all initial interfacing issues.He backed up the concept with a sample working demo project which later formedthe basis for a successful solution with lesser time and resources consumed.Mr. Chika has a clear understanding of the principles ofsoftware engineering and his ability to apply them to solve problems reflectshis excellent analytical abilities.
His clarity in communicating his ideas andability to systematically deal with a problem at hand make him suitable forteam work. He was a developer with least number of defect/coding hour in ourteam.I believe his decision to pursue amaster degree from your university is just about right at this time for him. Hisresearch ability, persevering nature, well balanced personality and eagernessto excel make him an apt candidate for research and advanced studies. He will,without doubt, utilize this golden opportunity to expand his horizons andposition himself up for better opportunities and lead roles in his career.