Nikhil Varma

Nikhil Varma

Work History

Work History
Apr 2006 - Present

Lead product designer and development manager

Talkio Inc

Talkio is a startup company with an innovative product. My main job was to study the feasibility of the product and design the product based based on various novel idea. I then initiated development and am managing the development  of the product in India currently.The product is due launch in summer 2010.

Apr 2007 - Jan 2010

Chief Software Architect

Inteligan Technologies Inc

Managed a development team of 25 developers and 5 business architects. I managed to bring this company in profitability mode within 6 months of its operations.

Apr 2004 - Mar 2007

Project Manager

Volansa Technologies Inc

Co-founded this company and developed innovative products with small angel investment. Managed to develop an interesting technology and get this company acquired by a public company.

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Jan 2000 - Aug 2002

Associate Software Engineer

Mphasis

Worked as a software developer working on Embedded and VOIP technologies. I was also selected to work at client site in Australia as a coordinator. Worked directly with the clients and the development team in India during my stay in Australia.

I worked for prestigious projects for clients like NEC and Samsung.

Education

Education
Aug 2009 - Present

MBA

HEC

HEC Montréalis the independent affiliatedbusiness schoolof theUniversité de Montréal, and the oldest management School inCanada. HEC Montreal is the only Canadian school in the top one-year program ranking of the top non-US MBAs in the prestigious Forbes biennial listing of business schools.

Aug 2002 - Apr 2004

Masters of Applied Science

Concordia University

Concordia Universityis a comprehensivepublic universitylocated inMontreal,Canada, one of the city's two universities whose primary language of instruction is English.Concordia's Faculty of Engineering & Computer Science is one of the "G15" major engineering schools in Canada,and is recognised as a leading research institution in Canada and internationally.

Jan 1996 - Dec 1999

Bachelor of Engineering

Birla Institute of Technology

BIT Mesra is one of the 15 Elite Universities in India as classified by Texas Instruments, India. BIT has been consistently ranked among top engineering colleges in India by national surveys for engineering education.

Skills

Skills

Open Source Technologies

I am a big supporter of opensource technologies and have worked mostly from the solution providing aspect. My company had a core focus of helping companies with the right Open Source technologies.   http://www.pr.com/press-release/76517  

Database

Mostly worked as a business analyst  in this area so knowledge is limited to design side and not to the coding side.

Project Management Tools

Extensively worked on project management tools as well as change and control management tools. I have worked with desktop tools like MS Suite (office,excel, power-point, Project) as well as hosted solutions like (SugarCRM,Trac). I have also used Bugzilla and Filezilla for project bug tracking management.  

VOIP

Worked on VOIP switches when they were developed in early 2000. I have also worked with Asterisk setup and configuration as a small office solution that we were offering to companies in Montreal. I have extensive research experience in fault tolerance in real time communications.

Embedded Technologies

I have done a lot of industry as well as academic projects in Real Time embedded systems. I have various publications ranging from COTS Embedded real time system design to testing methodologies of real time systems

Product Management

I have conceived, designed, patented, developed and rolled out over 4 products so far. I was also involved in more than 2 of these phases for 3 products. Product management is my passion

SAP (business integration)

I have done a small consulting project for SAP integration in a corporation and am currently training for SAP business integration methodologies.

Business Analysis

I did requirement gathering and design for products and new improvements on existing software 

ITIL

Worked on the ITIL infrastructure recommendation for clients. Currently working on the ITIL certification

Project Management

Worked on various styles of project management with an emphasis on Agile management. I have over 6 years of project management experience and am currently working on my PMP certification.

Objective

I am a visionary manager having project management and software architect skills with over 10 years of industry and research experience. I specialize in product development and offshore team management. 

I am looking for a challenging career in a dynamic organization. I am open to relocation and travelling jobs.

Summary

Certified Scrum Master

PMP certification in progress

Interest

Gadgets, New trends in IT, Music, Cooking, Travelling

Custom

Citizenship: Canadian Citizen

Availability: Sept 2010

Open to relocation.