Senior IT Leader with expertise in strategizing and leading cross-functional global teams to deliver quality solutions for application modernization & digital transformation. Extensive knowledge in directing program from concept to completion, stakeholder communications, budgeting, and risk & issue management. Experience in delivery and business development.
14 Years in IT Services & Consulting
9 Years of Project Management
6 Years in Agile Methodologies & DevOps
5 Years in Large Team Management
Directed and trained global teams comprising of 30 onshore resources with an extended offshore team of 80 resources to perform at optimal levels while ensuring delivery of complex programs in a timely manner.
Spearheaded solution development of multi-million dollar legacy modernization engagement utilizing various migration tactics for Element Fleet Management. Accountable for overall delivery and client relationship.
Partnered with USAA Investment Company (IMCO) in devising efficient strategies for a digital transformation initiative - Digital Investment Acquisition with Omni channel capabilities, a multi-year journey which is first of its kind in Capital Market Industry.
Area of Expertise:
Migration Strategy and Roadmap
DevOps & Engineering Practices
J2EE & Mobile applications
Proposal & Pricing
Java/J2EE, Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), C# & VB .NET. Domain: Telecom - Wholesale Ordering and Provisioning.
Tools and Technologies:
Microsoft Project & Office
IBM Rational Team Concert (RTC)
GE GXS AI (Application Integrator)
EDISIM Foresight Tool
Java / J2EE
IBM Rational Software Architect (IDE)
IBM WebSphere Application Server
Unix and Shell Programming
Rally(CA Agile Central)
C# & VB .NET
MS SQL Server
Senior Program Manager January 2016 to November 2016Legacy Modernization, TCS-Element － Sparks, MD
Team Size: 120+ globally - US, Mexico & India.
Spearheaded $9M legacy modernization engagement - to migrate from cold fusion based application to new generation J2EE application, with Responsive web design UI for Element Fleet Management.
Implemented enterprise-wide migration of 22 applications from legacy technologies to a J2EE architecture using iterative roll-out and production parallel execution strategies to minimize volume and impact of change.
Utilized in-house Rules Extraction Framework (analyze code) to jump start the migration and accelerate success with factory based execution led to 40% effort savings and faster roll out.
Headed global team (peak strength - 124) of Project Managers, Developers, Analysts, UX Designers, and Testers across Santa Clara, Baltimore, Guadalajara & multiple locations in India to acquire diverse talent.
Senior Program Manager January 2012 to December 2015Digital Transformation, TCS-USAA － San Antonio, TX
Team Size: 80+ globally - US & India.
Collaborated with USAA - IMCO to transform their investment acquisition systems to an Omni Channel system resulted in 9% increase in product acquisition.
Implemented adaptive and responsive web design in mobile investment acquisition for better user experience.
Played System Integration Partner role in migrating home grown legacy e-sign solution to an enterprise wide solution for various investment applications.
Built in house IT supported solution for a key investment mutual fund operation (CTA process optimization) replacing legacy monarch system, resulted in time savings of 2hrs/Day for 6 Business resources.
Implemented fully digitized & automated solution to track IRA Rollover status in place of paper based transaction, 30 days ahead of scheduled time to reap tax season benefit.
Headed software development team responsible for architecture of redesigning UI for Investment Storefront pages.
Pioneered wicket Infrastructure for the 1st time in IMCO to build this Board of Directors (BOD) deliverable.
Earned "Excellence in Delivery" Award for successful implementation.
Headed multiple proactive proposals with technical solutions and won $3.5M fixed price deals in 2015.
Expanded a team of 5 members to 55 members within 6 months and spearheaded staffing, onboarding, induction process and enabled them to be in 'performing stage' quickly.
Coached team to leverage various XP best practices like refactor code, automated testing, continuous integration and honored by USAA's prestigious "7 Engineering Practices Award".
Program Manager January 2010 to December 2011TCS-USAA IMCO － Chennai, India
Team Size: 30+ India - Chennai & Hyderabad.
Pioneered in using agile methodology for the 1st time at offshore for the implementation of New Mutual Fund launch initiative, and received "Outstanding Achiever" Award from Business unit Head.
Devised cook book and created an automated tool which reduced Time to Market (TTM) by 23 days for the subsequent new mutual fund launch based on the above experience.
Initiated Investment Training Program for new hires and successfully trained 12 college graduates and deployed them in projects in less than 2 weeks.
Headed Offshore-Onshore billing process for 150 associates and streamlined the process which reduced average billing cycle by 6hrs (40% improvement).
Audited critical and complex projects for CMMI maturity Level 5 process adherence and quality deliverable.
Awarded as Best Project Manager for two consecutive Quarters for on time and quality delivery.
The award was given only for 3 PM's per quarter from each Business Unit.
August 2003 to December 2009Various Roles, Telecom, TCS-Qwest － Denver, India, CO
Promoted from Developer to Tech Lead to Project Manager within 6 years due to exceptional leadership skills.
Mastered the basics of IT development, maintenance & testing and received "Star Performer" award.
Established as a strong technical person and accomplished 3 technical certifications.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) : Computer Science, May-2003Year of Passing
Government College of Technology － Coimbatore
VB .NET, Agile, Architect, AI, billing, book, Budget Management, budgeting, business development, cold fusion, CA, concept, Consulting, client, Delivery, directing, Electronic Data Interchange, EDI, functional, UX, IBM, IDE, J2EE, Java, leadership skills, Market, C#, Office, Microsoft Project, Migration, monarch, enterprise, optimization, Oracle Database, Developer, peak, Pricing, Program Management, Programming, Project Management, proposals, Proposal, quality, SDLC, software development, MS SQL Server, staffing, Strategy, System Integration, tax, Team Management, Telecom, Unix and Shell, web design, IBM WebSphere
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Companies Worked For:
Legacy Modernization, TCS-Element
Digital Transformation, TCS-USAA
Various Roles, Telecom, TCS-Qwest
Year of Passing
Government College of Technology
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Senior Program Manager
Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) : Computer Science , May-2003
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