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Resume Number : 50001
Category : Information Technology
Desired Position : director of user research and testing
Education : Masters in Information Technology
Skills :
Business Development12 Yr
Project Management2 Yr
Account management4 Yr
Tax Terms: Contract Corp-to-Corp
Location : New York, New York
Current Company : Infosys
Current Salary : Up to $150K
Experience : 10-20 Yr
Date : 09-03-13
Info :

                                                                

Summary:

  • Over 13 years of experience with 12+ years of IT experience across Banking and Capital Market, Insurance, Reinsurance and Retail Domains.
  • Over 8 years of experience in Business Development, Account management and Process Consulting in the US, managing and directing large QA projects providing IT solutions to customers in diverse environments and in a Global Delivery model.
  • Worked as an Engagement manager (Client relationship and Sales) with Infosys Technologies in 2011 and portfolio included a book of business of $ 22 Million.
  • Process Consultant, Sales Consultant and Program Manager with Wipro Technologies from 2006 to December 20010.
  • Extensive experience in managing customer relationships with CXO, SVP, VP levels.
  • Extensive experience in working with Vendor Management Office, Sourcing, IT and Business teams to identify and execute opportunities for outsourcing / offshoring.
  • Extensive experience in negotiating and finalizing contracts (FP, T&M, Transaction based), Service level agreements for optimal delivery and win-win for both parties
  • Experienced in managing and directing large engagements with strategic planning, making proposals, budgeting and staffing for large, complex projects.
  • Experience in Business development, strategic planning with forecasting for the Account. Creation of the Account plan, cross sell plan across service lines, etc
  • Extensive experience in Process assessments/Process Reengineering in order to recommend and optimize Requirements, planning, execution, defect tracking and reporting processes.

 

Major Assignments:

 

1. Client Servicing/Business Development/Relationship Manager For Infosys June 2011 to December 2011

 

Key Highlights:

  • Managed portfolio of $ 22 M for 2011 with Account size of 250+ onsite and offshore. Portfolio of projects covers 3 locations in Los Angeles. Numbers of projects/Applications (Testing) executed are 150+.
  • Relationships established and maintained at CTO, SVP and VP levels.
  • Excellent relationships with Sourcing and Contracts management offices.
  • Manage and mentor IT and Consulting Program managers for their service line/Accounts/Clients to achieve customer goals and delivery excellence
  • Customer business support areas include Centralized Quality Assurance. 
  • Managed delivery for outsourced QA

 

Responsibilities:

  • Client Relationship Management – manage and nurture customer relationships, build new and maintain existing. Look for opportunities to grow, propose services, IT and business solutions.  Relationships established and nurtured at CTO, GTM (Group Technology Manager) and VP levels. Engage in conversations providing thought leadership for current requirements as well as strategic plans ahead
  • Outsourcing and Offshoring – Work with the VMO, Sourcing and IT and Business managers to identify opportunities and create roadmaps for outsourcing. This could be to near shore or offshore locations to leverage cost effective offshore solutions. Provide initial assessment and recommendations after thorough due diligence on projects / processes that can be outsourced. After approval for outsourced project, develop contracts, KPIs / Metrics for steady state governance and detailed transition plans for implementation. Oversee transition and training from current team to new team and obtain signoffs at planned milestones. Provide delivery management to the outsourced projects at steady state, implement best practices and implement a governance model.
  • Delivery and Issue management – Work with the respective delivery teams to ensure quality IT delivery to the customer as committed to. Ensure projects are planned aligned to the Bank’s strategic plan, direct creation of Business cases, project plans, budgets and resources for the projects.  First point of contact for escalations and issues for the customer team. Management of the escalation or issue until satisfactory resolution to customer and service provider.
  • Business development – manage opportunities end to end seeing them to closure. Identify opportunities, work with onsite and offshore delivery teams to prepare and make proposals to existing and new customers. Mine new opportunities, nourish existing engagements to ensure repeat business and look out for new Business areas. Provide Pre-sales support for proposals outside Account when needed.
  • Responsible for the Budgeting and Quarterly revenue targets working together with the Sales team.
  • Account plan – created and updated every quarter. Includes current year growth plan, opportunities, Issues, Competitor analysis and Action items.
  • Contract management - responsible for review and submission of all Contracts to be complaint to the Master Services Agreement and Customer standards. Includes MSA revisions, new Statements of Work and Amendments. Review adherence to standards of Service provider and customer contracts team. Work with Sourcing team and customer contracts team to mutually agree to contract clauses and lead towards closure.
  • Reporting - weekly, monthly, quarterly status reporting for the Engagement.
  • Invoice management – Ensure invoices are followed up for payments with customer finance team. Ensure Invoices are accurate, raised on time with internal finance team and delivery managers.  Responsible for collections within payment terms.
  • Info Security management – manage adherence to Info security department guidelines and standards. Created and maintained Security Management plan having guidelines for the ODC (Offshore development center). Responsible to certify employees on a monthly basis for accesses. Responsible for coordinating audit visits to the ODC, manage audit findings to see them to closure with mutual agreement. Created and maintained the Business Continuity Plan for the ODC. 
  • Obtain VOC (Voice of customer) using Customer Satisfaction Surveys.
  • People management – responsibilities include team building, performance reviews and ongoing mentoring. Mentored career growth for team members through the yearly Performance appraisal process. Have seen growth / promotions of at key team members every year based on performance and seniority.
  • Issue Management – Ensured minimal issue escalations to senior management from Customer every year. Major issues handled were around people retention, appropriate replacement plan, etc.

 

2. Account Management/Sales/Process Consultant For Wipro October 2006 to December 2010

 

Sales/Presales and Account Management

 

  • Account Manager for one of the large Insurance client (part of Account Management team) from 2006 to 2007. Started Account with 5 Onsite and 2 offshore. Grew the Account 90+ (Onsite+Offfshore)
  • Managed a portfolio of $ 16 M in 2010. Portfolio of projects covers multiple locations and clients.
  • Responsible for selling Managed Service/ Center of Excellence to many clients for Testing. Responsible for implementing QA and Testing Best Practices with clients
  • Liaison with the delivery team for ensuring project sign off and billing.
  • Responding to proposals on large Out sourcing initiatives for Testing alone as a service as well as Testing as a part of Application Development and Maintenance
  • Provided Pre-sales support for clients across different business domains. This includes solution selling, project effort estimation, solution creation, writing proposals, presenting solution, deal closure (RFP, RFI, and RFQ).
  • Conducted due diligence, create business case and help define solutions to customer challenges in QA
  • Designed solution, plan and strategy to implement testing activities in an onsite-offshore model.
  • Responsible for breaking into new accounts and generate revenue from old accounts
  • Responsible for Sales and Consulting to acquire new clients in North America.
  • Client Management for new clients to stabilize the account and getting up to a stable state.
  • Facilitates client visit to ODC (Offshore development center) as part of Sales.

 

Process Consultant

 

Involved in QA/Test Process Consulting for clients in USA. Activities included conducting detailed discussions with the various stakeholders to understand the current testing model and their problem areas, analyzing the information gathered, analyzing the artifacts in the tool repository and workflows of the tools being used, identifying the gaps and opportunities for improvement and making viable recommendations to overhaul the testing process and roll-out the changes in a phased manner.

Responsibilities:

 

  • Consulting assessment to define a QA center for excellence
  • Study existing process and benchmark to industry best practices
  • Created recommendations focused on processes, organization and tools
  • Defined a roadmap to reduce the release cycle time and Improve time to market
  • Defined test strategy and roadmap.
  • Defined and presented roadmap for offshoring strategy
  • Identified opportunities for productivity improvement, Defined Process maturity improvement to gain efficiency, coverage and cost savings.
  • Presentation of Recommendation to the individual teams for implementation and Business case recommendation to Senior Management for Test CoE Rollout organization wide leading to huge cost saving for the client.

 

Release Manager for Credit Suisse – OPERA

 

OPERA   Stands for Online Profitability and Exception Reporting Application. The infrastructure for asset servicing within the enterprise is centered on regional core processing systems that provide trade and position information for front office functions and processing and settlement information for back office functions.  Various operational systems interface with these core systems as well as external clearance and settlement systems, providing the functionality required to process and manage the asset servicing business.  To provide a single, standardized P&L architecture, capable of meeting all the requirements of the Product Control P&L process. Opera has been designated the global trades and positions data store for all front office, back office and single office systems.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Scope Analysis
  • Liaise with the QA team for smooth test run
  • Single point of contact for all the projects for the Release
  • Defect analysis and impact to existing system
  • Preparation of Go live plan
  • Support production support team

 

3. Project Manager/Lead for Computer Sciences Corporations:  2004 - 2006

 

The CSC Portal comprises a complex set of dynamically created applications accessing large and somewhat complex databases. Testing its successful operation requires a thorough understanding of the CSC Portal operation as well as strong familiarity with web operations, databases, replication, network issues and general testing methodology. Regression testing occurs on the Test system and then on the Production system. Production regression testing is conducted on all nodes – US, UK, and AU Servers on both sides of the firewall will have to be tested.

Responsibilities:

  • Involved in preparing the functional document.
  • Involved in coordination between client and the team on different location.
  • Involved in sanity test, regression tests and system tests
  • Responsible for Black box testing on Windows NT using different versions of browsers.
  • Functional testing of the application
  • Preparation of Test Strategy, Test Plan, Test Cases, Defect reports etc

 

4. Other Assignments

 

Capgemini                                              October 2012 – January 2013

Independent Consultant                           January 2012 – October 2012

Cognizant Technologies                            December 2010 – June 2011

eBiz Solutions                                         2001-2004

Other non IT related employment              1998-1999

 

 

EDUCATION:

 

Post Graduation                        : Masters in Information Technology      

                                                : Symbiosis, Pune

             

Graduation                                : Bachelor of Commerce

                                                 : Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi                                                                                     

School (SSC/HSC)                    : The Doon School, Dehradun

 

Achievements/Awards:

  • Scholarship throughout school life from Government of India
  • Stood second in All India Talent Search Scholarship Award conducted by Government of India.
  • Duke of Edinburgh gold award
  • Represented institute in many debates
  • Won lots of writing competitions
  • Involved in many social services.
  • Worked with Drishti society and survey of the sweepers colony Kajipur (Patna)
  • Editor of the magazine in institute

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