Shoaib leads the Institute's community engagement activities and strategies. Graduating in Computer Science from the University of Manchester in 1997, he has worked in the commercial sector as a systems programmer and then as software developer, metadata architect and eventually a project manager at the Science and Facilities Technologies Council (STFC).
Shoaib has specific interest in building, managing and sustaining high-performance teams, distributed agile project management and the promotion of technical best practice in software products for use in research. He is a project manager by practice and training (holding a PMI PMP), and also serves in this capacity with the myGrid group at the University of Manchester.
His work at the Institute includes coordinating its Fellowship Programme, a network of early and midcareer researchers who provide information about important software in their research domains, run capacity building events and take part in policy related events of the Institute. Shoaib is the current lead for the Collaborations Workshop (CW) which brings together researchers, developers, funders, managers and more to explore the space of software driven interdisciplinary working.