SENIOR CONSULTANT: TECHNICALPROJECT MANAGER
Leveraging Human Capital to Maximize Technology ROI
Proven technology leader with 20 years experience helping organizationsfrom startup to Fortune 50harness leading-edge technology to achieve ambitious business goals. Known for demonstrating outstanding management, strategic planning, organizational development, and decision-making skills in high-pressure, high-availability environments.Intense hands-on experience on broad range of technologies including databases, software development, data warehousing, webserver, storage, networking and shell scripting. Profound understanding of infrastructure technologies and software development methodologies.
Profitability and Quality champion whoexplores all possibilities to find the most elegant and cost-effective solution. Adept at managing all aspects of software development, testing, deployment, and maintenance of multimillion-dollar projects.Deep experience in project management, infrastructure management, software development life cycle (SDLC), service delivery, and MA integration. Experienced leader, mentor and coach with proven ability to lead multiple geographically dispersed cross-functional teams to manage large, complex projects and consistently completing them on time and within budget. Rare combination of expert-level technology and business skill sets. Trusted advisor to senior business stakeholders.
Creative Problem solver and Outstanding Relationship builder whostrives in an ambitious, driven environment with diverse team members and continually delivers projects at levels exceeding all expectations.Articulate communicator with the ability to work effectively and resourcefully in both independent and collaborative team settings. Skilled at stakeholders management, risk management and working with C-level executives to bridge the gap between business objectives and technology capabilities.
EXPERIENCE AND ACHIEVEMENTS
Confidential, New York, NY, Jersey City, NJ Jan2010Present
Nation's leading financial institution and one of the largest bank in United States with clients in more than 150 countries.
TECHNICAL PROJECT MANAGER / MIGRATION SPECIALIST (Jan2010Present)
As a key member of Merrill Lynch Transition Data Center Integration (DCI) team, responsible for Application and Server Migration from non-strategic to strategic data centers. DCI single point of contactfor three major business groups; Equities, Credit Market Risk Technology, Investment Banking.Collaboratewith Business and Technology teams to establish DCI scope / guidelines, perform infrastructure discovery and application dependency analysis, determine business requirements, identify migration strategies, negotiate schedules and provide ongoing coordination. Deeply involved in design, planning and execution of migration plan to migrate / decommission all application instances and servers in DCI Scope, without disruption to Business Groups. Track and report all application instances scheduled for migration.Host weekly status meetings with senior management, business and technology teams. Coordinate closely with SAs, DBAs, Middleware, Implementation Engineers, Network and Storage teams to ensure successful execution of Migrations on time within budget with zero defects.
- Participated in Data Center exit of four major non-strategic data centers in New York and Jersey City.
- Managed successful migration of critical production and contingency servers with no impact to business.
- Optimized data center consolidation by employing various migration strategies; such as virtualization, seed swing migration, fork-lift migration and server consolidation.
- Spearheaded re-platform of a major Investment Banking application from Solaris to Linux.
- Managed migration of 500+ application instances from infrastructure discovery to execution phase.
- Participated in migration execution of 2000+ application instances as migration specialist and triage lead.
- Facilitated, tracked and completed decommission of 500+ application instances and servers.
- Led the triage team on the migration weekends to ensure prompt resolution of all issues and successful migration.
- Developed a dashboard tool based on the sharepoint repository to track progress of migration phases.
- Hosted weekly status calls with LOB senior management to provide project status, and highlight risks and issues
Successfully managed migration of very complex infrastructure and critical production environments some examples:
Environment:60 Production and CR servers (Five 6-node cluster pairs) of a critical Trading Application.
Challenges:Zero-downtime requirementand90-day application on-boarding requirement for each cluster.
Role:Created an aggressive and phased delivery schedule for new seed environment. Co-ordinated with all the infrastructure teams involved to ensure delivery of all clusters on schedule for application on-boarding.
Results:Successful application migration to new servers in strategic data centers enabling decommission of servers in non-strategic data center.
Environment: NFS cluster hosting home directories of hundreds of critical trading production support teams and users.
Challenges:Zero-downtime requirement and bi-directional replicated hot-hot storage eliminating fork-lift option. Out-dated Solaris cluster making it difficult to find matching seed equipment and not enough time to migrate to Linux.
Role:Worked with decommission factory and design build teams to locate SUN V240s and build matching seed cluster on an aggressive schedule. Orchestrated a migration plan with the help of key infrastructure teams to migrate R1 and R2 storage devices on separate weekends to reduce risk and swing hot-hot storage to the new seed cluster.
Results:Successful migration to new infrastructure in strategic data center with no impact to business.
Confidential, New York, NY, Jersey City, NJ Mar2000Dec2009
Leading provider of capital markets services, investment banking, and related financial services, purchased by Bank of America in 2008.
INFRASTRUCTURE MANAGER (20072009) SERVICE COORDINATION MANAGER (20082009)
Orchestrate efforts of cross-functional teams within Liquidity Risk Technology Group, executing implementation of multiple large-scale infrastructure projects in high-volume, compressed-timeline environment. Role began within 200-member application group, quickly expanding to include coordination of both business and technology teams. Scope of projects and day-to-day operations includes managing infrastructure projects and coordinating with System and Database Administrators as well as Managed Hosting, Storage, Database, and application/support teams.Prepare, document and conduct Disaster Recovery exercises. Direct Production and Batch Support of mission-critical financial applications.
Managed the following complex projects pivotal to successful post-merger integration and regulatory compliance:
Data Center Migration: Closing of 1000+ server data center in order to meet hosting requirements while cutting costs.
Challenges:Zero-downtime requirement meant completing massive migration over Thanksgiving weekend.
Role:Coordinated migration of about 100 application, web, and database servers with Data Migration Specialist, Application, and Support teams.
Results:Reduced risk by migrating to highly resilient facilities with low natural and man-made risk exposure.
Risk Data Mart (RDM): Pivotal project with the goal of creating an integrated platform to include exposure of risk data for Bank of America and legacy Merrill Lynch assets.
Challenges:Aggressive 3-month timeline had to be met so that system was 100% functional by LD1 (Legal Day 1) of merger. New corporate and technical environments, coupled with legal and regulatory prohibitions against the organizations seeing each others data beforehand, made the project even more difficult.
Role:Established production environment and setup of complete infrastructure, including separate servers at a contingency site with Wide-IP setup to allow for Disaster Recovery. Coordinated SA, DBA, SCM, Application, and Support groups and liaising between group leads and Senior Management.
Results:Met the “impossible” deadline, creating platform to support post-acquisition risk management.
SPEAR: High-visibility, FDIC-mandated project enabling regulators to easily view data from Merrill and Bank of America.
Challenges:2-month timeline and data in 20 different systems meant demanding requirements.
Role:Put all other projects on hold, completing phase 1setup of production, development, and QA environmentsin just 1 month, moving on to create UAT environment.
Results:Appeased FDIC, providing high level of transparency across multiple functions in both organizations.
Credit Risk Integration: Following merger with Bank of America, there was a need for a single credit risk platform.
Challenges:Allocation of storage to 7 different environments across 19 servers with 28 storage requests.
Role:Directed addition of hardware for Credit Batch, Credit Studio, and other Credit Risk applications to support 50% increase in trade volume.
Results:Conversion enabled retirement of multiple Bank of America platforms and calculation of credit exposures during front-office migrations. Won written commendation from Bank of Americas Technical Project Manager.
DEVELOPER: SQL SERVER (20032007) INFORMATICA (20022003) ORACLE DBA (20002003)
Worked across multiple teams and functions, taking on progressively leadership-oriented roles through a shift from infrastructure DBA to production DBA.Cultivated leadership, business, and technical skills while driving success across a diverse range of projects. Wrote SQL, Perl, and UNIX Shell scripts. Installed, configured, and managed Oracle software and proprietary applications on Solaris and LINUX platforms. Delivered development and database Production Support.
- Implemented high-availability Oracle databases, administering data warehouse and global data sourcing application.
- Catalyzed massive data migration, defining and implementing strategy for upgrade to Oracle 8.1.7.
- Strengthened Disaster Recovery position by developing and executing backup recovery procedures using EBU and RMAN.
- Enhanced global operations by enabling management of multiple Oracle databases by DBAs in New York, London, and Tokyo.
- Optimized and standardized Data Sourcing maps using Informatica Powermart Designer.
- Enriched and supported critical financial applications using complex SQL server stored procedures and scripts.
Confidential, New York, NY 19992000
Fourth-largest mutual life insurance company in the U.S. and a Fortune 300 organization.
CONSULTANT: ORACLE DBA
Administered and monitored 50+ Oracle databases on Windows and UNIX servers. Defined and implemented user accounts and security policies and performed capacity planning, disaster recovery planning, space management, and performance tuning.
- Led large-scale Oracle upgrade.
- Improved vendor-supplied applications by providing support to 3rd-party developers.
Confidential, Karachi, Pakistan 19931999
Software Firmfocused on the finance industry. Operations in Pakistan (HQ), KSA, USA, UK, Iran, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Nigeria.
CO-FOUNDER VP SYSTEMS SUPPORT
Collaborated to grow startup from 8 to 60 employees in 3 years, becoming a leader in Pakistani software industry. Role was initially one of individual contribution, but transformed into one of managing mid-size development teams. Led multiple projects covering systems analysis, technical specifications, data modeling, logical and physical database design, capacity planning, security, implementation, and user training.Liaised with international teams.Actively involved in business development.
- Played pivotal role in exponential growth by designing and serving as Chief Architect of 2 flagship products, Investment Banking System (IBS) and Lease Management System (LMS). Products are still in use by leading financial institutions.
- Drove sales by making presentations to C-level decision makers.
- Strengthened client retention by directing education center and onsite training operations.
UNIX CONSULTANT, Confidential at Los Angeles, 1991-1993
ORACLE / TECHNICAL CONSULTANT, Confidential, 1990-1991
SENIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER, Confidential, 1988-1990
EDUCATION TECHNICAL REPERTOIRE
MS, Computer Science,
Won 4 awards for outstanding academic and leadership performance
International Peer Advocate
Orientation Group Leader
BS, Computer Systems,
Graduated in top 7%
Won Government-Sponsored Merit Scholarship for Graduate Studies
Technologies: Storage: SAN NAS, EMC Symmetrix, SRDF
Networking: DNS, Firewall, Load Balancing, Wide-IP, Citrix Netscaler, F5 Big-IP
Clustering: Veritas VCS, MS Windows
Virtualization: VMware, Platespin
Databases Software: Oracle 9i/8i/7x , Microsoft SQL Server 2000/2005,InformaticaPowermart, Apache ,Autosys,Erwin, BMC Patrol , Great Plains,Microsoft Project,Sharepoint,Visio
Languages Platforms: Transact-SQL,PL/SQL,Perl ,Shell scripts ,LINUX/UNIX , Windows