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Professional Experience (2005 - Current) 

Apr 2013Present

CTO - Lead Solution Architect and Product Development Lead

PRM Fincon Services Pvt Ltd
  • Leading technology and product development for a fin-tech startup, I pioneered the formation of technology vertical for bespoke software solutions and development of credit risk product solutions. 
  • Led the end-to-end design and technical development of a cloud based CRM analytics solution for a Singapore based client. Implemented a distributed and parallel architecture on AWS using sharded MongoDB clusters, Hadoop, Spark and Python.
  • Developed a distributed and parallel architecture in R, Python and Redis for large scale loan default simulation using asynchronous socket communication.
  • Actively support the sales team as Pre Sales Solution Architect for RFP responses, strategic solutions, POCs and prototypes.
  • As a Technical Product Manager and Solution Architect, managed the end-to-end design and development of B2B products for credit risk management.
  • Envisioned the end-to-end product development roadmap, pricing and strategy through adoption of software development best practices, cloud services and open source platforms. 
  • As Chief Technology Consultant to the board of Directors, contributed towards startup investor propositions in major industry seminars and meet-ups.
Feb 2012Apr 2013

Lead IT Solution Architect (Insurance)

Wipro Ltd., United Kingdom
  • Lead Solution Designer and Architect on-site at client location in UK, leading application development bid services and end-to-end solution design/shaping of key development projects - platform migration, regulatory projects, product integration.
  • Lead technical SME on Information Management platform from on-site, managing critical SAS applications on mainframe server feeding into the Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) and Data Marts. 
  • Managed and mentored an offshore delivery team of 15 analysts, and was awarded the best team in Application Support vertical.
  • Developed solution POC/POV and technical architecture for legacy platform migration, projecting a 50% savings (200K GBP) in overall project costs. 
  • Implemented large scale enterprise batch applications, optimising overall batch architecture using parallel process streams.
  • As technical SME, played a pivotal role in identifying alternative solution approaches leading to huge cost savings for business and reducing enterprise IT risk. 
  • Actively contributed as a technical and solution expert on mission critical projects, ensuring governance, delivery, quality and cost adherence.
Jan 2011Feb 2012

IT Consultant (Contractor - Giant Consulting Group))

Wipro Ltd., United Kingdom
  • IT Consultant for Wipro UK on a service improvement program, leading the analysis and resolution of critical problem records, incidents and change records .
  • Redesigned and implemented solution for a critical actuarial calculation for a major regulatory project, saving financial penalties.
Sep 2005Jul 2010

Technical Lead and Onsite Coordinator (Insurance and Retail)

Wipro Technologies, UK and India
  • Onsite coordinator for Application Support and Maintenance project, managing a suite of business critical applications for an Insurance major in the UK.
  • Showcased strategic ability in managing client relations whilst ensuring offshore team delivery through continuous engagement and team play.
  • Actively involved in major transformation projects on mainframe platform as a key member of the technical risk squad.
  • Proposed and implemented business process automation solutions for annual bonus project with a projected benefit of 30K GBP annually.
  • Managed critical batch systems and SAS applications for data feed into a large scale Information Warehouse (EDW) for custom reporting and analytics.
  • Technical SME from offshore delivery team for US retail major, delivering large scale transformation projects across Finance and Accounts.
  • Consistent top performer during stint at Wipro, winning appreciations and awards that led to successive promotions in consecutive years.

Education

Sep 2010Sep 2011

M.Sc Information Systems, (1:1, Distinction, Class topper)

University of Sheffield

Information Systems Modelling, Database Design, Thesis on Enterprise Cloud Computing Risks

Aug 2001Jul 2005

B.Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering (8.56 GPA out of 10)

Institute of Engineering & Management, Kolkata, India

Digital and analog electronics, Digital Signal Processing, Programming, Microprocessors

Trainings & Certifications

  • June 2015 - Big Data Analysis Using Spark and Python, Edx
  • Sep   2014 - Data Science and Analytics (Using R), Coursera 
  • Sep   2014 - Introduction to Enterprise Architecture, Enterprise Architects, Open University
  • Sep   2013 - ITIL® Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management, BCS
  • Aug   2013 - Foundation Certificate in  Business Analysis (ISEB), BCS
  • Dec   2009 - DB2 V8.1 Database Associate, IBM
  • 2008 - 2012 - Agile Methodology, Managed Services, Credit Risk, Insurance, Wipro

Achievements

  • Secured the first software development contract worth 30K USD for PRM Fincon Services Ltd.
  • Lead author of “Risks in Enterprise Cloud Computing: The perspective of IT experts ”, Journal of Computer Information Systems, 53 (4). pp. 39-48. 
  • Rated “outstanding” in all annual appraisals during career stint at Wipro Technologies.
  • “Feather in My Cap”, “Thanks a Zillion”, “Star Performer” and certificate of appreciations from clients for consistent result oriented performance in Wipro (2005-2013).
  • Nominated for “best debut engineer” in Retail Vertical of Wipro in 2005.
  • Distinction and topped class in Masters at University of Sheffield, UK
  • Multiple awards in school, district and college level athletics.
  • Github project on R API integration was acknowledged and published on  Aylien Company blog.

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