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Binu Joseph

Lead Software Developer/Technical Lead

  • Greater Boston Area, Massachusetts
  • 9789951235(C), 9789470360(H)


Software Professional with 15 years of extensive experience in all phases of Software development including requirement analysis, design, development, testing and implementation.

Experience in serving multiple roles including Full Stack Developer, Technical Lead, Scrum Master and Customer Escalation Lead in a variety of Software projects and enterprise applications.

Extensive design and coding experience on full stack software development using Java, J2EE, HTML, JavaScript, jQuery, REST, AngularJS, SQL, Oracle, Solr.

Strong knowledge and experience on distributed Web application architecture and design, Web security, Performance tuning, Restful API design, Microservices, Database design and document based search engine design, Responsive Design, Continuous Integration (CI), Test Driven (TDD) and Behavior Driven (BDD) Development.

Have proven track record in providing technical and management leadership to large projects with distributed teams using Agile and Waterfall methodologies.

Experience in handling customer escalations and customer upgrades. Collaborated with customer and internal teams including Support, DevOps, Solutions and Services.

Have excellent communication skills and problem solving skills. Conducted technical training for teams, mentored new members and participated in technical conferences.

Quick learner, passionate in learning new technologies. Currently gaining knowledge on new technologies including Cloud, Big data, Docker Containers  and NoSQL databases.

Work History

Apr 2012Present

Senior Technical Lead

IBM Corporation, Littleton, MA

IBM Procurement, a business unit with wide variety of software applications focused to fulfill the need of procurement organizations for large enterprises. Worked as a technical lead and Scrum master for multiple projects under this business unit.

Work Highlights:

  • Architect and Lead developer for relevancy based contract search project using Apache Solr and Zookeeper. Performed evaluation of technologies, design Solr schema, implementation of security permission model in Solr, designed and developed Solr plugin/extensitons for application integration, implemented Search framework and RESTful APIs.
  • Technical lead for Responsive UI design project for Contract Management application. Performed technical evaluation of front end technologies, design and implementation of RESTful APIs and building components in AngularJS
  • As a scrum master, successfully executed large size projects with distributed teams. These projects consist of adding new features to existing product based on customer requirements and redesigning critical area of the application to improve quality.
  • Engineering lead for Customer escalations and upgrades by working with Support team and Customers to prioritize and troubleshoot issues. Lead engineering team to fix critical fixes and deliver patches. Engineering lead for critical customer upgrades.
Jan 2007Mar 2012

Technical Lead

Emptoris (an IBM Company), Burlington, MA

Emptoris Sourcing and Contract Management Solutions enables companies to optimize value, as well as price, from their supply base by factoring cost, risk and performance into sourcing decisions, negotiate pricing and manage contracts electronically. Worked as a technical lead and project manager for multiple projects.

Work Highlights:

  • Technical lead for design, architecture and implementation of Word integration projects. Evaluated various technologies/frameworks, develop POC to replace legacy Microsoft Word integration architecture with MS OOXML SDK and Word Add-in, provided design for word integration framework, implemented document assembly module.
  • Scrum Master for Word integration projects with distributed teams.
  • Technical Lead for Interview Wizard redesign project to remodel XML based data to relational format to enforce data integrity. Designed database model, implemented framework for interview module.
  • Engineering lead for customer escalations, upgrades and delivering critical patches to customers.
  • Subject Matter Expert on Emptoris Contract Management application. Worked closely with other teams such as Services, Support and Sales to provide technical guidance and to resolve time critical production issues.
Sep 2004Jan 2007

Lead Software Developer

Symphony Services, Bangalore, India

Worked as a lead developer using Java/J2EE and Front End technologies on diCarta applications to port application on SAP Netweaver, lead implementation on RTF based document processing and lead text migration project to upgrade customers to v6 with RTF format.

Jul 2003Aug 2004

Lead Software Developer

Blue Star Infotech, Bangalore, India

Worked as lead Java/J2EE developer on Fiserv Summit Information System's e-Member suite application for home banking module. Lead implementation of home banking module of e-Member Applications using Struts, Tomcat and J2EE technologies.

Aug 2000Jul 2003

Software Developer

TCG Software Services, New Delhi, India

Worked as Jave/J2EE developer on projects to enable Financial Fusion (FFI) banking application for multiple language and geography (i18n), supported FFI modules including CeFS 4.52 and BPW453