Software Development & Engineering






Shirzad has been working with computers & doing programming since early childhood using the BASIC computing languages that were developed on the Atari 400, Apple IIe & Commodore 64 models & GW-Basic on the PC platform.


As a kid he wrote a Chess game on Apple IIe as well as a Virus on the PC, his parents forced him to take up music lessons as a means to keep him away from computers.









Over the last 17 years, Shirzad has consulted and directed software projects of varying scale and content at some of the worlds largest corporations. His technical skills, and deep understanding of business analysis, software architectures and software development have led him to such challenging positions as the lead technical developer of Hewlett Packard's Network Server & Global Computing Division.




Shirzad has a very strong command of business analysis as well as a strong understanding of client\server technologies, plus a multitude of programming languages which has allowed him to engage on international consulting efforts worldwide. He has worked in the United States, Canada, India, Malaysia, Argentina, Puerto Rico & Iran.


Some of his clients include: Hewlett-Packard, Symantec, Boeing, Wells Fargo, Chevron, Honeywell, CSFB, Boyd Gaming, Wynn Resorts, The Blackstone Group, Franklin Templeton, Sherman & Sterling, Midway Games, Creative Labs, British American Tobacco (BAT), 20th Century Fox, Accenture, Level3 Communications, NetIQ, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Planned Parenthood, Molina Healthcare, MCS, Doral Bank, BayDynamics, TriTek Solutions, etc.


He is currently living in Tehran, Iran and works for Son, www.son.ir as a Microsoft Senior Software Engineer and Big Data Business Intelligence Data Artist subject matter expert, providing expert solutions on architecture design, guidance, assessment, direction, and mentoring/training on Business Intelligence (BI), Data Warehousing (DW), with a heavy emphasis on the Microsoft BI stack.

While not programming Shirzad loves to play Persian music and also is an old school gamer, his handle was the original: Overlord777 & PersianStarr.

To download an Atari emulator and play games & program in Basic follow this link:

ATARI 800 Emulator & ROMs

To download a Commodore 64 emulator, follow this link: Commodore 64 Emulator

To connect with Shirzad on LinkedIn please follow: https://ir.linkedin.com/in/persianstarr