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Consultant Resume

NY

SUMMARY:

  • PMP, CSM certified multi - tasking Senior Management Professional brings more than 20 years of broad IT experience accompanied with in depth skills of SDLC and Agile (Scrum, Kanban, and XP) methodologies to Senior Information Technology Position involving IT Management, Strategic Research and Development, Systems and Application Architecture.
  • Performed program and project management, system analysis, planning, budgeting, and vendor management.
  • Experienced in taking enterprise IT projects through all phases while delivering high quality products and services in scope, on schedule and under budget for Financial Services, Technology, CRM, Help Desk and Ecommerce industries.
  • Implemented Agile (Scrum, Kanban, XP) and SDLC Project Management Methodologies.
  • Created short- and long-term road maps for new and existing products.
  • Reduced development and operations expenses from 15% to 25% per project by implementing new concepts and technologies.
  • Increased application availability and decreased overall operational cost.
  • Designed, organized and managed application security, security audits, scans and SOX compliance.
  • Designed and implemented solutions and systems to address regulatory compliances.
  • Architected solutions and led teams/organizations.
  • Built and led Software Development, Data Warehousing /BI, Analytical, QA, DBA and IT Operation teams.
  • Organized creation of Application Development, Data Management, Disaster Recovery (BCDR), Help Desk, Data Warehousing/ BI and Integration Strategies.
  • Built strategic partnership with Business and IT Executives.
  • Conducted due-diligence and financial plans for IT organizations, reduced project cost by 20%.
  • Implemented strategic direction for new IT initiatives and initiated risk based technology control.
  • Built and led in-house and offshore software development and support services.
  • Designed and led Golden MSD data source implementation and optimization.
  • Architected and enforced implementation of enterprise SOA design and components depository.
  • Analyzed companies' software licenses requirements and optimized deals.
  • Optimized software licenses utilization and reduced operation expenses.
  • Proactively opened communication with Bloomberg and assessed instrument coverage under existing licenses per trade platform.
  • Demonstrated strong negotiation skills.

TECHNICAL COMPETENCE:

Net Frameworks (C#, VB.Net), WPF, WCF, Win Forms, ASP.Net, Ajax, Bloomberg, UML, XML, OOD, OOP, SQL Server 2008, ORACLE 8.x/9.x, Sybase 15.x, PL SQL, MSMQ, Infragistics, Eldos “Black Box”, MS Project, MS Office, etc.

DETAILED WORK HISTORY:

Confidential, NY

Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for in-depth analysis of trading systems, data process structures, database schemas, data elements and trade processing.
  • Built detailed system prototypes (process flows, screen mark ups and compliance.)
  • Tasked with creation of scope documents, flow diagrams, use cases, business rules catalogues, functional specifications, GUI mock-ups and screen prototypes.
  • In charge of creating product specs for Prime Finance and Back Office Identified key gaps in product offerings.
  • Responsible for architectural design including software and hardware realization, GUI, DB model, business framework and backend.
  • Responsible for in time implementation of Confidential regulatory requirements in Prime Services.
  • Closely monitored teams’ activities during phases of combined UAT efforts by multiple Scrum teams (pre-release sprints.)

Confidential, NY, NJ

Team Lead/Architect/Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborated with business sponsors in setting strategic direction for the following business functions: structured product data capture, global trade processing and analysis, competitive analysis and forecasting.
  • Responsible for extensive face-to-face interactions with Trade desk, back office and clients.
  • Evaluated existing applications, responded to process critical issues and defined possibilities of reengineering or reusing.
  • Introduced and Implement Scrum to IT department. Act as Scrum Master.
  • Initiated major code rewrite/decommissioning project to eliminate infrastructural risk exposure.
  • Worked on ABN.AMRO/ Confidential merger, responsible for IT Investment Banking IT integration. Responsible for producing functional specifications, environment planning, detailed work plans and test plans. Coordinated efforts with other Infrastructure, DBA and QA teams including offshore.
  • Created estimates, controlled project budget and scope, and managed client expectations.
  • Worked directly with product owners to define high-level release goals (epics) and to ensure that all necessary artifacts (user stories, other docs) are completed by BAs and prioritized by the business on time.
  • Directed IT development team of minimum 8 dedicated professionals globally and coordinated cross team efforts.
  • Was in charge of calculating resource and workforce allocations to accommodate more than 100 clients. Also in charge of orchestrating and synchronizing cross border/ functional teams covering both the US and UK units.
  • Proactively opened communication with Bloomberg and assessed instrument coverage under existing licenses per trade platform.
  • Involved in setting and monitoring project quality and performance standards. Facilitated in change management control and ensured strict adherence to the processes and procedures.
  • Worked with the middle-office in developing system enhancements that provided flash P&L, risk exposure calculation and analysis for trading desk and Security lending business globally.

Confidential, NY

Product Manager/Technical Team Leader/ Architect

Responsibilities:

  • Introduced the entire concept of SDLC methodology, Scrum and Agile (Extreme Development) approaches to IT department. Established a process of creation, approval and maintenance of all project-related artifacts (project management documents, BA documents)
  • Implemented Kanban, SCRUM and act as Scrum Master.
  • Responsible for supporting best Agile/Scrum practices for the distributed team of software engineers, QA and BA’s.
  • Maintained product roadmap and managed life cycle of the products within the product line and across categories. Provided decision criteria that affected product portfolio and marketing strategies.
  • Acted as a technical liaison during the product selection process.
  • Responsible for discovery, design and documentation of business processes, objects and use case scenarios.
  • Researched and provided direction for business rules and critical path for the product.
  • Designed and implemented project structure and component model which allows seamless integration of 3rd parties, components and outsourced parts such as SPSS, Citibank and Harbor Payment (ADP) payment systems.
  • Solely responsible for database design, implementation and payment system integrated with Payment Harbor and Citibank
  • Played active role in team selection and management.
  • Coordinated with Project Management Office (PMO), who led scheduling and project plan maintenance for the new product development.
  • Coordinated with Business Analyst Office (BAO) and Quality Assurance (QA), who managed the creation of manual and automatic tests cases and scripts.
  • Proactively communicated with senior management on the business and technical performance of the product. Understood, utilized and improved the product rationalization process to ensure products performed at, or better than, target goals. This included taking an active role in managing the timeline and interactivity among different functional areas for projects.
  • Was responsible for producing SOW, project plan, time tables of individual activities, status reporting for the team and upper management.
  • Directed analysis, development and testing efforts of the team.

Confidential, NY

Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Eliminates middle office processing errors and error hunting overtimes caused by a number of manual and systematic steps that are inefficient, time consuming and error prone.
  • Handling potential risks and losses that occur from errors emanating from flow inefficiencies.
  • Globally allows business to book Index Swaps within one screen and fully automate all processing steps.
  • Provide automation for Prime Service Confidential regulatory compliance within allowed time and boundaries, introduce and implement new regulatory compliant workflow between Trade Capturing and Trade Booking.

Confidential

Team Lead/Architect/Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Eliminates extensive taxing and manual processing errors for the desks as volumes were ramping up.
  • Globally allows business to process baskets supplied by clients for executions.
  • Provides flexibility to use different workflows and free trade desk resources.

Confidential, NY, NJ

Team Lead/Architect/Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Create “market positioning platform” to allow real time position, performance, trend and efficiency analysis for US structured product market to support “Structured product group” activity.
  • Minimize the company’s risk exposure and improve profitability by providing cross market analysis accompanied with graphical presentation in understandable formats.
  • Allowed grows of US structured product segment up to $1000mm revenue in 3 year.
  • Provided real time bank position versus competitors or market which allowed team to make informed business decisions.
  • This unique tool allowed traders to analyze and compare team/bank positions and other key metrics helping them to focus on market movers and to provide desk and clients with extensive analysis including graphical presentation (more than 50 different charts per analysis).
  • Identify possibility to use Confidential as primary data source when we need to identify security from various applications including applications used for Consolidated View of bank position and P&L.
  • Use Confidential internal identifier as industry standard marker with intention to simplify inner system instruments identification and aggregation.
  • Aggregate and analyze lending data provided by more than 100 global clients across the world.
  • Possibility to use Confidential id’s as internal ID carrier across majority of back office applications.
  • Replaced multiple internal MSD system with unified ID across numbers of applications and platforms.
  • Implementation of Confidential brought back office applications to the unified golden source.
  • Eliminated MSD cleaning and maintenance processes by transferring cost and support to the Bloomberg.
  • Confidential - analyzed and reengineered global repository of golden source securities data for all Investment Banking.

Confidential

Team Lead/Architect/Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Create an industry leading Global Analytics/MIS/Business Intelligence tool to aggregate securities lending and borrowing data across Prime Brokerage, Swaps and Sec Lending businesses.
  • Minimize the company’s risk exposure and improve lending profitability by providing bank global positions data and trend analysis in understandable formats in a real time.
  • Provided real time bank position in a specified time interval and contributed to making informed business decisions.
  • This unique tool created dynamic charts to analyze and compare bank positions and other key P&L metrics helping management and trade desks to focus on top tier clients and mitigate risks.
  • Provide scalable document management and document workflow solution to global EF and collateral trading operations.
  • Increase and enforce cross team and global team collaboration.
  • Eliminate risk of proprietary materials exposure from using unsecure/uncontrollable channels.
  • Global infrastructure and support teams should not be affected by delivery mechanism.
  • In-house development saved more than $700,000 versus buying industry standard solution.
  • Increased productivity and enforced cross team collaboration under the easy manageable access by optimizing the workflow.

Confidential

Team Lead/Architect/Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • On completion of successful trading, Swaps group in the US create a term sheet for its customers.
  • To alleviate the manual process involved in creating the term sheet, an ad hoc solution has been designed in Excel to create the term sheet for clients, internal processing and audit.
  • Equities, Indexes and Futures term sheet generations should be unified and automated.
  • Reduced time for business data processing by senior traders from 3 hours to 10 minutes by implementing Equities, Indexes and Futures term sheet automated workflow which reduced effect of human errors and provided seamless integration with Bloomberg.
  • Decreased human intervention and associated error rate by automating data processing and storing audit documents.
  • Generated approximate saving of $815,000 annually.

Confidential

Team Lead/Architect/Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Eliminated bottleneck created by using shared EXEL file and replaced it with latest technology such as client-server application with zero touch deployment.
  • Increased productivity allowed to eliminate 2 traders previously dedicated to support old excels.
  • Implementation of the new Confidential allowed to expend operations internationally to UK and Asia which resulted in profitability grows of 10%.
  • Provide dynamically manageable work flow to allow global Confidential desks operates as global centralized team.
  • System should provides real-time equity synchronization with the Bloomberg
  • Eliminated cross booking.
  • Slashed global processing expenses by 15% by optimizing the workflow.

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