Malik Merchant

Malik Merchant

Work History

Work History

Director of Application Development

National Oilwell Varco

Plan, coordinate, and supervise all activities related to the design, development, and implementation of organizational information systems and software applications.

  • Lead, mentor, and direct managers and team members (consisting of over 20 professionals).
  • Set goals and objectives for all technology aspects of the organization that align with and complement corporate objectives.
  • Work with the Executive Team on the priority and approval in the selection of vendors/consultants.
  • Provide top management in multiple states and locations with technical information and recommendations on information technology and communicates IT efforts, plans, projects, metrics, and strategy throughout the company and up and down the organizational hierarchy.
  • Responsible for department budget and ability to continually implement cost effective strategies for company- wide savings in relation to IT.
  • Negotiate and partner with large vendors to minimize cost and maximize position through agreements.
  • Develop, implement, and manage business practices, procedures, policies, metrics and personnel for all technology aspects of the company.
  • Stay abreast and advises executive staff of innovations in new business practices and technology that may impact users.
  • Lead ad hoc company IT projects as required.
  • Report and receive direction from Vice President of Enterprise Systems
  • Managing multiple business units for IT solutions
  • Approves project plan and deliverables
  • Manage, review and prioritize the project work plans with objective to stay on time and on budget
  • Provide status and progress reviews to VP of Enterprise Systems and Steering Committee
  • Report status to and receive feedback from Steering Committee
  • Develop and implement IT policies and procedures.
  • Manage and supervise managers
  • Manage project resources

Accomplishments

  • Design and implement Application Development infrastructure (Development, Test and Production)
  • Implement Development code repository (Team Foundation Server)
  • Created coding standard documentations
  • Created reporting processes
  • Develop documentation for ROI and project approval process
  • Propose and establish Development Team
  • Manage and lead numerous projects (internal and external websites).
  • Develop and Manage team of developers spread globally; Edmonton, Stonehouse, Singapore & Canada.
  • Responsible of managing over 35+ projects (Design, Develop, Implementation and Support)
    • Ranging from Operations (ERP), Engineering, Manufacturing & Sales and Marketing
  • Develop a reporting process for upper management (VPs – Stakeholder)
  • Designed and developed a task management system
  • Implemented better communication process for everyone within org chart
    • Visibility to everyone’s concerns and achievements
    • Accountability
Aug 2004 - Nov 2006

Sr. Systems Analyst/Developer/.NET Lead

Memorial Hermann Healthcare System

Develop business applications for internal clients (C#, VB, ASP, HTML, VBScript, JavaScript, ASP.NET, SQL, XML)

  • Designed, developed and supported client-server and internet/intranet applications as per the needs of the company (life-cycle development process)
  • Implemented solutions utilizing tools such as C#, VB, ASP, HTML, VBScript, JavaScript, .NET, ASP and Crystal Reports
  • Created and modified stored views, procedures, cursors & triggers in SQL Server databases
  • ADO, RDO, COM/DCOM/COM+, Web Services, Window Services, ActiveX (familiar and created).
  • Lead in bring .NET development environment to the team.
  • Developed application and processes to coordinate data flows between corporate systems and externally developed application and database (Cache’)

Projects

  • Patient/Client Care Management – Responsible for creating application, from ground up, that is being used by all Memorial Hermann employees (16,000) to manage patient/client care.This application is administered by managers and VPs to gauge and follow-up on Customer Care.
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    • Built interface with Cache’ DB
    • Built and Designed a Web Service (C#) to read information from external application database
    • Built and Designed a Window Service (C#) that exports data from MS SQL to Vendor Database
  • Outpatient Daily Transaction Tracking (Targets, Budgets and forecast) – This application was initially written in Excel.Converted, designed and built entire application in ASP.NET and eliminated duplicate efforts.It gathers information from multiple sources and generates reports for VPs and CEOs.
  • Quality Assessments – This application was design to eliminate a paper trail.It is an online form that clinical staff can fill-out for different quality assessments. 
    • Built an interface with Vendor Database
  • Built and Designed a Web Service to read information from external application database
  • Built and Designed Window Service (C#) that exports data from MS SQL to Vendor Database
    • Occupational Health (External Application) – System was designed to manage external clients’ health information.
  • Built and Designed a Web Service to read, verify, insert and update customer data.
  • Built a security module for employees to login into the system and validate application security.

Lead (.NET)

  • Responsible for implementing .NET framework (Dev, Test and Prod)
  • Responsible for implementing source control (Visual Source Safe).
  • Assisted team members in developing application in C#.NET.

Education

Education
1992 - 1995

Bachelor of Science, Computer Science/Mathematics

Karachi University

Skills

Skills

Others

Familiar with Visual C++, Java Knowledgeable with HTML, XHTML, XML, BizTalk Thorough knowledge in networking and client/server environment  

Application Development Languages

Java, HTML, VBScript, JavaScript, ASP, VB, VB.NET, ASP.NET, C# 

Database

Oracle, MS SQL (Tables, Stored Procedures, Views, Triggers, etc.)

Management

  Project Management (5 yrs) (PMP training), Management For Performance (MFP Training)  

Summary

My background includes 12+ years of progressively responsible positions in business and technology management, and available to embrace opportunity for Director or AVP position in Information Technology; where I can facilitate the technology vision with visible ROI.  

  • Entrepreneurial Technology Officer with consuming passion to create and nurture a culture of execution, innovation and efficiency.
  • In every organization worked, directly increased revenues by leading cross-functional teams through new innovative product lines and simultaneously optimize business processes and software delivery practices to reduce operational costs.
  • Experience with complex enterprise wide environments containing multiple technologies in Finance, Technology, Healthcare and Energy Industries.
  • Technology environments management includes.Net, IIS, Oracle,SQL Server, Web Services, WCF, WPF

Interest

  • Squash & Racquetball
  • Camping & Hiking -- Outdoors