The Software Solutions Group provides a set of services to identify, analyse, scope, procure, design, build/configure, test and deploy software and applications.
Shirin is responsible for the delivery and subsequent enhancement of the University's enterprise software applications which include specification, design, development, implementation and 3rd level support of software packages, bespoke solutions, and web and mobile applications in line with University’s software, data and interfacing architecture standards. She started this role in October 2012 and has been working for the University since September 2011.
Immediately prior to joining us, Shirin was the Global System Development Director at the transport and logistics company TNT, where she introduced Service Oriented Architecture and "agile" methodology for developing TNT's global operational, finance, sales and customer service IT systems. Prior to joining TNT she worked at National Grid with responsibility for delivery of IT services to all the corporate functions, shared services and 15 subsidiary companies of National Grid. Before that Shirin was the CIO of Crown Castle International for four years prior to the company’s acquisition by National Grid. She has more than ten years of global experience, having delivered IT projects and services with very large multi-national teams in dispersed locations around the world. In addition, she has over 15 years of IT experience with several software consultancy firms including IBM. She has also held a university senior lecturer position for four years.