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Project Leader Resume

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY:

  • Solutions - oriented Project Lead with 15 years of experience possessing a unique combination of skills, including business analysis, in depth domain expertise, applications development experience & quality assurance testing in top-tier banking & financial organizations.
  • Adept at overseeing all facets of project lifecycle, including initiation and planning; change, risk, and issue management; and guiding QA teams.
  • Thorough knowledge of financial services industry, with special focus on Investment banking
  • As a Project Leader played a pivotal role in the successful implementation of strategically key projects related to Trade settlement Payments & Accounting processes of FICC products for Confidential,
  • Worked on projects related to FX, MM, FO business of all Global regions,
  • In depth Domain Expertise in FX Cash (FX), FX Options (FO), Money Markets (Loans & Deposits& Call Money).
  • Hands on Technical expertise in Mainframe Technologies.
  • Possess quality experience using Mainframe Technology in Development, Production Support, Enhancement and Implementation of projects.
  • Payments generation process using SWIFT architecture for all major International currencies and also accounting process for all Processed Trades & Payments.
  • Payment processing for all APAC payments related to MEPS+, CHATS, BOJ
  • Expertise in mitigating risks related to reengineering of legacy systems to a new technology Frame work by evolving appropriate risk mitigation techniques.
  • Expertise in Agile, Waterfall and Scrum project management methodologies. Able to manage large project teams and known for high quality deliverables that meet timeline and budgetary targets.
  • Evolved effective data migration and cut over strategies that are implemented for a global roll out.
  • Extensive experience in handling PRODUCTION SUPPORT team for the FX/MM/FO trade settlements, Payments & AccountingSystems.
  • SWIFT message generation for Payments and Confirmations.
  • Confirmation Settlement Engine, CLS Settlements, NETTING, Back to Back Trade settlement for Risk mitigation.
  • Customer static data maintenance. Customer details, Settlement instructions, Account set ups.
  • Trade settlement Static data (Currency set up, Holiday setup, Validations setup).
  • Investment Banking / Private Banking Clients.
  • Payment & Accounting Messages generated out of Trade settlement are processed in this Application.
  • Payment messages related to CLS, MEPS+, CHATS, BOJ are also validated, formatted, and processed.
  • Reengineering the existing legacy system into a JAVA platform.
  • Data Migration projects like Take over the Trade data from the Old application into the new application.
  • Proven ability to lead IT projects and teams.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong Development/ Analytical skills in Mainframe technology.
  • Adept at documenting all key deliverables of a Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) with thorough understanding of methodologies, Frameworks and processes.
  • Proactively managed systems development, implementation and risk via the use of SDLC methodologies throughout the IT Project Lifecycle
  • Defining the project scope
  • Functional requirements preparation for all the business initiatives from stakeholders & End-Users
  • Requirements Analysis.
  • Project Scheduling.
  • Coding/Reviews/Testing/QA(SIT/UAT)/Rollout/Support.
  • Change management & Defect Management
  • Release Management and Checkouts
  • Facilitating walkthrough and sessions for stakeholders, end-Users and IT Teams before implementation of the projects, pre/post Implementation support.
  • Participated extensively in the generation of requirements relating to new business initiatives and the delivery of these requirements to the business community
  • Conducted RTB Service Review meetings covering performance reports, service improvements, quality and processes
  • Lead and worked with teams to examine and solve business problems by accurately analyzing the needs of the clients and helping them achieve improved quality and value for their customers.
  • Team player with strong communication skills and adept at facilitating walkthrough and sessions for End-Users and IT Teams before implementation of the projects, pre/post Implementation support.
  • Interacting with stake holders and facilitating communication between client and IT department and operations.
  • Rich experience in implementing and handling End to End SIT/UAT testing for major development projects.
  • Skilled at reviewing test cases making sure they are in accordance with requirements and assist the overall testing process by activities such as change and defect management and conducting user acceptance testing.
  • Achieve customer delight through superior post production support of the projects implemented.
  • Identify, plan and manage key business decisions (KBD), GAPS and Business change requests

TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES:

Operating Systems: IBM Mainframe Z990

Languages: COBOL, CICS, JCL, DCL, SQL, HTML, SWIFT Message format, FOCUS, EZIETRIVE, PL/SQL, XML.

Database / RDBMS: DB2, RDB, VSAM, MS SQL Server, MS Access, IMS DB, ORACLE.

Tools: and Utilities TSO, ISPF, FILE-AID, ENDEVOR, QMF, SPUFI, EXPEDITOR, PANVALET, CA-7,0, CONTROL-D, STARTOOLCHANGEMAN, BMC, Main view, In Tune.

Middleware: MQ series, CONNECT DIRECT, SFTP

Project Management Tools: CONFLUENCE, JIRA, CRUCIBLE, MS-Word, MS-Excel, MS-Power Point, MS- VisioQuality Centre, Clear Quest.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential

Environment: COBOL, JCL, VSAM, DB2, CICS, z/VSE, DITTO, FTP, Oracle, SQL developer, IBM Data studio.

Project Leader

Responsibilities:

  • Handled project planning & scheduling, development and testing.
  • Conducting weekly development status meetings
  • Responsible for reporting the day to day status updates, progress on the project.
  • Gathered & analyzed requirements and translate them into functional specifications.
  • Perform high level Analysis & design (HLD using UML modeling) of new requirements.
  • Perform technical review of design, guidance to implement the design.
  • Lead and manage day to day activities of a team of technical leads, senior developers, developers
  • Identify/Track defects throughout all phases of the development life cycle and ensure that the development team address all open defects in a timely manner.
  • Provide technical guidance to the team and managing stakeholder expectations at all phases of the project lifecycle

Confidential

Environment: Mainframe, CICS, COBOL, DB2, JCL, VSAM, TSO/ISPF, IMS DB, SWIFT, MQ SERIES, FOCUS, EZIETRIVE, Web sphere BMC, Main view, In Tune, CHANGEMAN, Control-D, STARTOOL, SPUFI, QMF, IBM Debug tool, Z/OS, OS/390, and Windows 2000.

Project Leader

Responsibilities:

  • Handled project planning & scheduling, development and testing.
  • Conducting weekly development status meetings
  • Responsible for reporting the day to day status updates, progress on the project.
  • Gathered & analyzed requirements and translate them into functional specifications.
  • Perform high level Analysis & design (HLD using UML modeling) of new requirements.
  • Perform technical review of design, guidance to implement the design.
  • Lead and manage day to day activities of a team of technical leads, senior developers, developers
  • Identify/Track defects throughout all phases of the development life cycle and ensure that the development team address all open defects in a timely manner.
  • Provide technical guidance to the team and managing stakeholder expectations at all phases of the project lifecycle

Confidential

Environment: Mainframe, CICS, Cobol, DB2, RDB JCL, DCL, VAX/VMS, MVS, Control-D, FILEAID, Visual Basic 6.0

Senior Systems Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Perform Analysis & design (HLD using UML modeling) of new requirements.
  • Meet with users to develop and finalize requirements.
  • Preparing Functional/ Technical design documents.
  • Coding, Testing, Implementation, and Application Support.
  • Create and execute test strategies, and test plans from requirements including traceability metrics.
  • Proving SIT and UAT Support to the QA Team
  • Support production verification and validation by performing sanity checks during project implementation.
  • Assist in analysis of current processes and propose recommendations for process improvements.
  • Actively participate in project team meetings as required.

Confidential

Environment: Mainframe, CICS, COBOL, DB2, VSAM, JCL, Change Man, CA-7

System Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Worked as System Analyst handling requirements gathering, analysis, architecture, detailed design, coding and testing.

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