Padmanabhan Venkitasubramanian

  • Chennai Tamil Nadu
  • (91) 8056016467 / 9445405145
  • tv_padmanabhan@yahoo.co.in

Technical Manager at Identiv

Summary

Technical Manager with a perfect blend of Technical Project Management experience using Agile Methodologies and Software architecture, design and development expertise in Java/JEE and other technologies, across domains like Web-based Enterprise Applications, Enterprise Security, Network Management and Mobile Resource Management, that will enable me to manage your company’s projects effectively and successfully.

Achievements

  • Effective Iteration Backlog management (Kanban) to ensure JIRA tickets pending from iteration is not more than 3-4 (periodic blocker resolution and clarification of doubts).
  • Ensured that there is always a steady stream of work for team members (100% work allocation) and proper distribution of tickets across feature-sets (UI, back-end, etc.)
  • Have always advocated good coding practices and suggested exhaustive coding samples (e.g. Java 8 new features)  to demonstrate the right way of coding during code reviews.
  • Delivered a sub-project (part of first project) in ThoughtWorks Technologies within a short span of 2 months with minimum resources (1 other developer and one Business Analyst).
  • Had completely addressed all aspects of a documented but not working feature in the Event Subsystem, in the very first ticket (when working in Hewlett Packard), and made it 100% functional.

Skills

Skills

Java 6/7

Hibernate 3

Spring 3

Test Driven Development

Extreme Programming

Agile Project Management

Continuous Integration (Jenkins)

Ruby 2.1

C and C++

Postgres 9.3.4

JBoss Wildfly 8.2

Servlet 3

JSP 2

Git 1.9

IntelliJ IDEA 15 Community Edition


Maven 2

Java 8

Rails 4

EmberJS

Spring Boot 1.2

AngularJS

Gradle 2.7

Work History

Work History
Sep 2014 - Present

Technical Manager

Identiv Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage the FICAM (Federal Identity Credential and Access Management) team of the Identiv Trust Services (ITS) division in Chennai, including task allocation, issue resolution, project roadmap planning, and mentoring and grooming team members.
  • Participate in architecture discussions with Technical Architect and designed several features required to make the code FICAM compliant.
  • Conduct technical walkthroughs to re assess the changes and performed in-depth code reviews to ensure that coding standards are met and good coding practices are followed.

Accomplishments:

  • Ensured that the tickets are properly prioritized and assigned to iterations, that there are no blockers to prevent completion of tickets within the iteration, and that if the tickets are still not closed, they are properly assigned to subsequent iterations as per priority. Also ensured that the team's performance per iteration is captured as reports under FICAM team's Confluence page for review by other project stakeholders.
  • Provided timely and regular feedback to team members who report to me, and also provided insights and detailed suggestions for their improvement, as part of performance appraisal process.
  • Recruited most of the current ITS division's team members (5 out of the other 8 excluding me), ensuring that their overall technical skills, aptitude and their hands-on coding skills are suitable for the team's requirements.
  • Conducted training in Java for team members from other teams, who had to work in Java to implement some of their features. This training enabled them to complete their task with minimal supervision. Also worked with them to ensure that their low-level design is correct and that their roadblocks are removed.
  • Suggested new technologies like Spring Boot, to make a multi-threaded |JAX-RS web services based application testable. This application now has integration tests to cover all of the existing endpoints. The application is started on embedded Undertow container when the tests are run, and remote asynchronous invocations to the endpoints are simulated using ExecutorService (java).

Technologies/Skills: JIRA & Confluence (for Project Management), Java 8, Hibernate 3, Postgres 9.3.4, JBoss Wildfly 8.1, Chef Development Kit 0.7, Jenkins

Nov 2010 - Sep 2014

Senior Consultant

ThoughtWorks Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

Responsibilities:

  • Design and development of multiple features/modules in all projects mentioned below.
  • Participation in code reviews, ensuring the timely completion of the User Story (Extreme Programming) model when performing the role of the Driver in the pair, as well as providing insights and reviewing code effectively when performing the  role of the Observer.
  • Mentoring and coaching junior team members.

Projects:

  • ThoughtWorks Mingle customization for Ericsson                                                    April 2014-July 2014
    • Technologies/Skills: JRuby 1.7.9, Rails 2.3, jQuery, REST webservices
  • GetDownDanceOff                                                                                          December 2013-January 2014
    • Technologies/Skills: Ruby on Rails 4, Facebook Javascript SDK, ElasticSearch, Postgres 9.2
  • OpenLMIS                                                                                                                  July 2013-December 2013
    • Technologies/Skills: Java 1.6, Spring 3, AngularJs 1.2, Postgres 9.2, Gradle 1.7
  • Retail practice - Retail dashboard initiative                                                          January 2013-June 2013
    • Technologies/Skills: Java 1.6, Spring 3, Ant, Ember.js, Talend Open Studio 
  • Gap Stores2Cloud project                                                                         February 2012-November 2012
    • Technologies/Skills: Java 1.6, Spring 3, MyBatis, Ivy,  REST webservices
  • Pratt and Whitney TechPubs project                                                         January 2011-December 2011
    • Technologies/Skills: Java 1.6,Spring 3.0, Hibernate 3.0, jQuery 1.5, MS SQL Server 2005, Tomcat 7, Git, REST webservices
Oct 2005 - Oct 2010

Senior Software Engineer

Trimble Information Technologies India Pvt. Ltd.

Responsibilities:

Design and development of reporting modules in the GeoManager Reporting project, closing bugs/escalations/enhancements and mentoring junior team members.

Projects:

  • Trimble GeoManager Reporting                                                                      August 2007-October 2010
    • Technologies/Skills: Java 1.6, JSP 2, Servlets, Weblogic 10.3, Oracle 9i, SVN, Eclipse 3.2
  • @Road DataCapture Server                                                                                     October 2005-July 2007
    • Technologies/Skills: Java 1.4, JAXP, LDAP (Netscape Directory Server), CVS
Jun 2005 - Sep 2005

Senior Software Engineer

Wipro Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

Responsibilities:

Design and Development of the Operations, Administration & Maintenance (OAM) module of the Broadband Mini-IP DSLAM project

Technologies/Skills: C, Montavista Linux

Jan 2003 - Jun 2005

Software Engineer

Hewlett Packard ISO Pvt. Ltd.

Responsibilities:  

Fixing defects/escalations, and completing enhancements (Current Product Engineering) in the Event Subsystem of HP OpenView Network Node Manager (NNM)

Projects:

  • HP OpenView NetComplete (design & development of TrapReceiver) November 2004-June 2005
    • Technologies/Skills: Java 1.4, Poseidon 3.1 UML
  • HP OpenView Network Node Manager (Current Product Engg.)            January 2003-October 2004
    • Technologies/Skills: C, C++, Rational Clearcase, DDTS, all major OS platforms (Linux, HP-Unix, etc.)
Jun 2002 - Dec 2002

Programmer Analyst

Cognizant Technology Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

Responsibilities: 

Analysis, design and development of the business logic and web portals of the Data Retrieval module. of the Web-portal built for the customer (Mercury Insurance).

Technologies/Skills: Java 1.3, IBM Websphere

Education

Education
1998 - 2002

B.Eng                                  

PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, INDIA

Major: Computer Science and Engineering

CGPA: 9.75/10.00

Certifications

Certifications
Feb 2007 - Present

Sun Certified Java Programmer 1.5

Sun Microsystems

Honors

  • Secured Best Trainee Award in the Entry-Level Training courses conducted by Cognizant Technology Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
  • Won Second prize for my design submission for the "Programmer's Design Forum Contest" conducted by Hewlett Packard India Software Operations Pvt. Ltd
  • Received Innovation award for submitting a paper on "Network Polling" to "HP IdeaFest 2005" event (conducted across all software divisions).

Research Work

  • "Adaptive Self-Learning Network Monitoring Model" (December 2004): Paper submitted for "HP TechCon 2005" - Hewlett Packard's annual International Technical Conference held at Phoenix, Arizona, USA during 20th-23rd March 2005. Received invitation to attend the conference based on the "quality" of submission. Submitted Invention Disclosure for this idea with Hewlett Packard Pvt. Ltd.

  • "Intelligent Polling of Managed Network Entities for Effective Network Traffic Reduction and Root Cause Analysis." (January 2005). Presented a working prototype of the paper submitted in December 2004 for HP's International Conference, at the "HP IdeaFest 2005".

Conferences attended

HP TechCon 2005, Hewlett Packard's annual International Technical Conference, Phoenix, Arizona, USA