Professional Experience (2005 - Current) 

Work History

CTO - Lead Solution Architect and Product Development Lead

Apr 2013 - Present
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.

Lead IT Solution Architect (Insurance)

Feb 2012 - Apr 2013
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.

IT Consultant (Contractor - Giant Consulting Group))

Jan 2011 - Feb 2012
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.

Technical Lead and Onsite Coordinator (Insurance and Retail)

Sep 2005 - Jul 2010
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

Education

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

Sep 2010 - Sep 2011
University of Sheffield

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

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

Aug 2001 - Jul 2005
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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