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Work experience

Jan 2010Present

Sales Consultant

Carphone Warehouse

Alongside pursuing an MBA I have taken up a part time job to keep me in touch with the industry. I have chosen a job that requires a comprehensive technical expertise at the same time gives me an opportunity to understand the retail sector. I have gained an understanding of the needs of end consumers of a widely segmented telecom market. It has also given me insight into managing retail operations.

Sep 2009Jan 2011

Consultant

Masters of Business Administration, University of Sheffield

In the full time MBA I learnt methods and techniques for developing organisational growth. As a part of my MBA curriculum I got the following working experience:

  • As a consultant for P&A partnership, an independent insolvency firm, helping them explore geographical business expansion strategies.
  • As a part of my dissertation I planned and devised strategies based on social media and new media as a marketing platform for Fancie, a budding chain of cupcake retail outlets.
Feb 2007Aug 2009

Senior Consultant

Capgemini
As a senior consultant my role and responsibilities entailed:
  • Supporting sales team in pre-sales activities like making technical presentations, answering technical queries through e-mail, phone and on-site visits.
  • Creating proof of concepts, responding to request for proposal and request for information. Helping the client in implementation and configurations.
  • Working as a business analyst in gathering functional requirements, helping in knowledge transfer activities, documentation and being a liaison between onshore and offshore team.
  • Leading a team of consultants and interacting with the development team.
  • Supporting Java / J2EE bespoke and SOA based application in analysis, planning and implementation and overlooking end-to-end development life cycle and change management.
  • Ensuring timely delivery of critical projects ensuring quality solutions to the client.
  • Handling issues, diagnosing problem and implementing solutions.

As a senior consultant I have an experience of working in various domains such as Financial Services, Government and Pharmaceutical. I have worked as a business analyst for a bespoke insurance and claims application of ABN AMRO, performing knowledge transfer and requirements gathering activities, as a lead technical consultant in a team that supported and maintained a SOA application catering the Immigration Department of the Netherlands and as a technical consultant in a pharmaceutical research company, Organon. I was responsible for supporting the sales team as a pre-sales consultant and for all post-sales client technical communication while leading at technical team.

Jul 2005Feb 2007

Senior Analyst

Verizon

As a senior analyst my role and responsibilities consisted of:

  • Leading a module and training junior members of the team.
  • Playing a part of a technical analyst performing problem diagnosis and providing solutions.
  • Supporting a middleware application through implementing changes required by the business.
  • Overlooking deployment and integration processes and
  • Ensuring timely delivery of solutions.

As a part of a team of analysts I played a lead role in a pivotal assignment to migrate and merge two US-based broadband ordering systems and consolidate them to a larger order processing system, which handled DSL and fibre-optic connections. My role demanded good technical know how and sharp analytical skills with a clear understanding of the business requirements.

Feb 2004Jul 2005

Software Engineer

Real Soft Inc

As a software engineer my role and responsibilities consisted of:

  • Research and Development. Participating in design level activities of product development.
  • Following extreme programming methodology for development, supporting product testing and quality control.

Joining the organisation as a trainee software engineer I was quickly promoted to a software engineer within a short duration of three months. As a software engineer I worked as a part of the research and development team that design and develop new software products. Even in the early stage of my career I actively contribute toward ideas that lead to conceptualisation of products. My contributions were valued, respected and awarded within the organisation.

Education

Sep 2009Jan 2011

Masters of Business Administration

University of Sheffield

Master of Business Administration — University of Sheffield, UK, 2010. Awarded a Merit.

Jun 2002Apr 2004

Masters Programme in Information Technology

Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology

Master Programme in Information Technology — Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology, Pune, India, 2004. Awarded a 2.14 CGPA

Jun 1998Apr 2002

Bachelors of Computer Science

Fergusson College - Pune University

Bachelor of Computer Science — Fergusson College, University of Pune, India, 2002. Awarded a First Class.

Skills

Soft Skills
Client Communication, Technical Communication, Presentation, Pre-sales, Business Analysis, Negotiations, Estimations, Liasion, Onshore / Offshore interactions.
SQL
XML
XSLT DTD XSL
UML
Java
Java, JDBC, J2EE, HTML, JMS, JUnit, MQ, Ant, Log4J
SOA
Sonic ESB, Enterprise Service Bus

Interest

In my spare time I take an active interest in technology including following the latest developments in mobile technology as well as the changing focus of the Internet as the new computing platform. I am a member of a motorcycle club and I engage myself in trekking and other outdoor activities when time permits. I also play the harmonica.

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