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Senior Manager - Projects Resume

Hartford, CT

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY:

  • 16+ Years of overall IT experience with 13+ yrs. of experience in Data delivery domain with solid experience as Data Delivery and Portfolio Lead
  • Demonstrated results in the management of complex projects in multi - platform and multi-cultural operating in waterfall and agile environments.
  • Strong project management skills and managed multiple projects teams effectively to deliver projects on time and budget
  • Experience on achieving enterprise targets, KPI’s and KRA’s
  • Goal oriented yet can work well within a global collaborative model
  • Excellent presentation skills. Ability to be able to make presentations to internal stakeholders and senior level managers on the client side
  • Ability to think strategically whilst taking decisions that enable strong delivery to occur
  • Strong negotiation skills, with the ability to influence decision making process
  • Good Insurance industry knowledge (especially Business and Personal Insurance)
  • Prior experience in leading and driving deliveries of enterprise data platforms and components. Has participated in active design and architecture of data platforms
  • Sound technical knowledge of variety of development platforms for delivery of OLTP, OLAP (Data warehouse/Data Lakes/Business Intelligence). Experience on Big data and Cloud technologies (AWS/Azure)
  • Deep understanding of BI focusing on Insurance Business Processes and Functions across Personal & Business Insurance and Claims.
  • Vast experience on various BI and Analytical platforms on prem or Cloud based application. Experience in multi-dimensional cubes, historic data triangles, trending reports, adhoc query & analysis studio for custom and interactive reporting, canned reports, dashboards etc.
  • Worked extensively on implementing test automation strategy for ETL, BI and Big Data programs
  • Translate broad strategies into specific roadmaps, project objectives and action plans
  • Providing recommendations in development platforms for delivery of OLTP, OLAP (Data warehouse/Data Lakes/Business Intelligence).
  • Adopting and providing guiding principles for next gen technologies such as Big data and Cloud technologies (AWS/Azure)
  • Understanding and delivering Business Intelligence focusing on Insurance Business Processes and Functions across Personal & Business Insurance and Claims.
  • Implementing various BI and Analytical platforms on prem or Cloud based application.
  • Looking for fit for purpose BI like multi-dimensional cubes, historic data triangles, trending reports, adhoc query & analysis studio for custom and interactive reporting, canned reports, dashboards etc.
  • Managing a team of technical leads, with responsibility for team leadership, team performance and career development
  • Communicating effectively and proactively with senior management and articulate ideas and recommendations
  • Experience on Scope Management & Change Control, budget, Schedule/Deliverable Management, Staffing/Resource Management and Issue & Risk Management
  • Managing and review of individual performance of project managers and tech leads within SBU
  • Conduct regular project review meetings with project managers to monitor project-level performance, priorities, scope budget, schedule, risk, and quality management.
  • Implemented and recommended Agile best practices to operate in lean model yet key focus on quality practices
  • Fostering an environment of continuous improvement and team empowerment
  • Facilitating discussion and conflict resolution among team member
  • Relationship management working across teams and functional areas
  • Extensive experience on setting up fresh TCOE and QA engagements and running it successfully
  • Worked extensively on implementing test automation strategy for ETL, BI and Big Data programs
  • Implemented QA best practices to improve testing scope and developed new strategic approach
  • Experience in building automation frameworks/solutions for home grown products also customized tools per project need

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

Operating Systems: Windows, Unix

Languages: Shell Script, Python, PySpark, Spark

Databases: Teradata, Oracle, SQL Server, MongoDB

ETL Tools: Talend, Ab Initio, Informatica

BI Tools: Cognos, Tableau & BO

Big data: HDFS, HIVE

Cloud: AWS (S3 and RedShift) and Azure

Others: VersionOne and Rally

Job Schedulers: TIDAL, Control-M, Autosys

DevOps/CICD: Jenkins/Cucumber

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, Hartford, CT

Senior Manager - Projects

Software Platform /Technology: Informatica, Oracle, Tableau, Unix, HDFS, HIVE, SPARK & Rally (AWS as enterprise Cloud platform) and Azure with Duckcreek Policy admin system

Responsibilities:

  • Playing a role of Scrum Master/Flow Master for Scrum and Kanban team Provide technical guidance to the development team for data ingestion to AWS from Hadoop.
  • Sourcing strategy to bring Duckcreek policy XMLs from Azure to AWS for merging it with existing data in data lake.
  • Layout BI layer strategy for field agents, actuaries and data scientists Running strategy to consolidate and complement legacy Tableau reports with Duckcreek data Coordination with Product Owner to effectively manage the product backlog and organize scrum events as necessary
  • To facilitate PI planning, daily scrum, sprint planning, sprint demo, retrospective meeting Help remediate impediments
  • Resolve conflicts by focusing on scrum values of openness, honesty, and respect Forecast the number of deliverable possible in an iteration based on evidence Helping team with story estimation using planning poker and/or story pointing methods Coach the team in agile practices; emphasize on individuals & interactions over process & tools.
  • Help the team members in clarifying goals and actions to achieve the goals Shield the team from any distractions and interference.
  • Adherence to enterprise Scrum best practices and correct application of the scrum process.
  • Participation in scrum of scrum calls Presenting project status to IT steering committee and business stakeholders
  • Providing risk mitigation plan to remediate blocks/hurdles.
  • Managing budget and staffing plans

Confidential

Software Platform /Technology: Informatica, Ab Initio, Teradata, Oracle, Unix, Tivoli, HDFS, HIVE

Project manager

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the overall planning, execution & delivery process Program level status reporting and participation in governance calls
  • Reviewing application design and test strategy to ensure program objectives are met
  • Ensuring technical guidance to the team for designing applications and interfaces using Ab Initio and Informatica Carving strategy for data ingestion to HDFS Monitoring and coordination between functional teams Producing summary metrics for project health monitoring
  • Presenting project status to IT steering committee and business stakeholders
  • Providing risk mitigation plan to remediate blocks/hurdles.
  • Managing budget and staffing plans
  • Presenting project status to IT steering committee and business stakeholders
  • Providing risk mitigation plan to remediate blocks/hurdles.
  • Managing budget and staffing plans

Confidential

Software Platform /Technology: HP Quality Center, Informatica, Teradata, Oracle, SQL server, Unix, Tivoli, BO

Project lead

Responsibilities:

  • Capacity planning (demand and forecasting) Program level estimation and project tasks prioritization Monitoring business analysis, design and coding activities various functional areas Monitoring testing activities between test team and functional areas
  • Producing various metrics for project health monitoring Review of test strategy/approach for ETL Testing using Informatica
  • Review of Functional and regression test planning
  • Working with project stakeholders and other functional areas to bring symphony in team
  • Presenting project status to IT steering committee and business stakeholders
  • Providing risk mitigation plan to remediate blocks/hurdles.
  • Managing budget and staffing plans

Confidential, Wilmington, DE

Software Platform /Technology: HP Quality Center, Ab Initio, Informatica, Teradata, Oracle, SQL server, Unix, VersionOne, TIDAL and Control-M

Transition manager

Responsibilities:

  • Establishing Data Warehouse Testing teams Capacity planning (demand and forecasting) Program level estimation and project tasks prioritization
  • Defining test strategy/approach for ETL Testing in Unix for Ab Initio ETL Tool
  • Monitoring testing activities between test team and functional areas Producing test summary metrics for project health monitoring
  • Functional and regression test planning and reviewing test artifacts
  • Working with project stakeholders and other functional areas to bring symphony in team

Confidential, Hartford, CT

Software Platform /Technology: HP Quality Center, Ab Initio Continuous Flow, Oracle SQL Developer, JAVA

Project lead

Responsibilities:

  • Leading a QA team Capacity planning (demand and forecasting)
  • Program level estimation and project tasks prioritization Defining test strategy/approach for ETL testing for Geospatial elements
  • Monitoring testing activities between test team and functional areas
  • Producing test summary metrics for project health monitoring Functional and regression test planning and
  • Reviewing test artifacts
  • Providing technical guidance to the team in Oracle Geospatial functions thorough sql

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