Sangameshwaran Iyer

  • Mumbai
Sangameshwaran Iyer

                    Solution Architect/Project Manager/Process Manager                            In Capital Markets / Insurance /Finance

Work History

Work History
Jun 2014 - Present

Project Manager/Solution Architect

Client: Aditya Birla Insurance Brokers /Aditya Birla Finance Ltd, Mumbai

Key Responsibilities:

  • Planning and Coordinating with a team comprising Vendor Developers/Business Testing Group/Business User for  Gather Requirements, Planning of Efforts, Providing Timelines and Monitoring and Controlling the Project within the said timeline.
  • Provide technical- Business guidance on all project related issues and implementation thereof.
  • Review BRS/SRS along with Technical Architects /Designers/Vendors  to ensure the project objectives are met.
  • Review and finalize BRS to track and monitor project and intervene with all corrective and preventive actions wherever the need arises.
  • Ensure successful execution and completion of the project within the time and budgetary constraints

Accomplishments:

  • Successfully completed Dealer and Retail Portal for Motor and Employee Benefit Portal  Phase I and Phase IA for ABIBL. 

Projects Handled:

  • Completed Dealer (Ashok Leyland) Portal from Requirements to Closure of Project.
  • Completed Retail Motor for Four Wheeler/Two Wheeler and Commercial Vehicles from Requirements to Closure.
  • Completed Employee Benefit Portal Phase I and IA.
  • Completed HR “On Board” Application for ABFL from Requirements to Closure.
  • Currently in Requirements Gathering Stage for CMG, Mortgages and CFG Operation Automation.

Reference:

Mr.Dhananjay Acharya, AVP, Head IT ABIBL: dhananjay.acharya@abibl.com

May 2012 - Apr 2013

Delivery Head

Automated Trading Technologies Ltd,Ahmedabad

Key Responsibilities:

  • Heading a team of 25 to plan, develop, strategize and execute Capital Market Products for Broker Clients as per Customization within the time and budgetary constraints.
  • Oversee aspects of Project Life Cycle, from initial kickoff through requirements analysis, design and finally implementation phases for projects within the agreed Scope.
  • Co-team with the Technical Architect to produce a technical specification for custom development and systems integration requirements.
  • Created Change Management Process and Configuration Management System to control Changes in the Life Cycle.
  • Created Quality Plans and Templates for Change Requests, Audit Testing and Risk Management.
  • Created Process Guide Lines for Requirement Gathering/Change Management/Configuration Management

Accomplishments:

  • Initiated and Drove the Project for Company Website in Designing, Content Management  and Internal flow. 

Products Handled:

  • BackOffice Product: BOSS- As this Product was LIVE, Created a Strong Change Management and Versioning of the Applications.
  • Front Office Desktop Application: Mega trader- Created Strong Change Management and Risk Management on frequent Changes and customizing which was to be done on the application. Created Guidelines and Test Cases to be tested on FIX for Vendor Empanelment at exchanges.
  • Algorithm Trading Application :Created Scope Documents and Guidelines to be followed for Empanelment at Exchanges

Reference:

  • Mr.Yogesh Purohit ,AVP ,Head IT Evermore Brokers :yp@evermore.in
Jan 2011 - Feb 2012

Assistant Vice President - Operations

Global Board of Trade (now BourseAfrica.com), Mauritius

Key Responsibilities:

  • Heading a team of 5 to Implement, Test and Execute Test Plans on Exchange Software.
  • Created, Planned, And Coordinated testing with Front Office and BackOffice Vendor for Empanelment.
  • Create Test Cases on FIX Protocol for Vendor Testing as part of Empanelment Process.
  • Planned, Implemented Change Requests in Exchange Software Clearing and Settlement /Risk Management Systems.

 Accomplishments:

  • Completed the HR application for GBOT.
  • Create and Completed the Test Scenarios for Vendors on Clearing and Settlement Application and Risk Management Application for the Exchange as part of Vendor Empanelment.

Project Handled:

  • HR Application (InHouse)
  • Implementing all Change Requests for Exchange Applications.

Reference:

  • Mr. Stanley Verghese , Sr.VP -Operations, Bourse Africa :Stanley.verghese@bourseafrica.com
Aug 2008 - Apr 2010

Solution Architect/Project Manager

Trenchant Financial Technologies Pvt. Ltd (Hold Bros LLC),Chennai

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical- Business guidance to client in the charting application customized for.
  • Review BRS/SRS alongwith Technical Architects /Designers/Vendors  to ensure the project objectives are met.
  • Envisage technical, financial difficulties/risks etc. involved in projects performance, Prepare corrective / preventive action proposals for the top management’s approval to implement.  
  • Oversee aspects of Project Life Cycle, from initial kickoff through requirements analysis, design and finally implementation phases for projects within the agreed Scope.
  • Co-team with the Technical Architect to produce a technical specification for custom development and systems integration requirements.
  • Planned, Tested the Charting application.

Accomplishments:

  • Provide Guidelines/Templates to implement Change Management Process.
  • Deployed successfully the Charting application for GrayBox (Frontoffice).

Projects Handled;

  • Charting Application for GrayBox.
Sep 2000 - Aug 2008

Project Manager/Project Coordinator/Solution Architect/Process Manager

Financial Technologies India Ltd, Mumbai

Key Responsibilities:

  • Heading a team of 25 to plan, develop, strategize and execute Capital Market Products for Broker Clients as per Customization within the time and budgetary constraints.
  • Oversee aspects of Project Life Cycle, from initial kickoff through requirements analysis, design and finally implementation phases for projects within the agreed Scope.
  • Co-team with the Technical Architect to produce a technical specification for custom development and systems integration requirements.
  • Being Member of SEPG Group created Process Engineering Document (SPE) with Guidelines as defined for CMM Level 3 Company.
  • Created the SPP (Software Product Plan) Document with guidelines as defined for CMM Level 3 Company.
  • Ability to Provide Domain Inputs (Capital Markets) and also Technical Inputs in all stages of SDLC to the Team.
  • Strong leadership capabilities, with an uncanny knack of motivating and mentoring teams to achieve high end objectives.
  • Overall Experience in project planning/developing baselines/tracking/monitoring/controlling project performances, and capable of independently managing multiple projects from kick off stage to final delivery.

Accomplishments:

  • Was Awarded the BEST Team in Financial Technologies for implementing MS Project and Project Central in FT for the first time and be successful in the Planning, Controlling aspects using these tools.

 Projects Handled:

  • Portfolio Management System: Planned and Successfully Executed the Plan to complete the Development and Testing and Deployment at Client with Marginal Delay.
  • IPO: Planned and Successfully Executed the Plan to complete the Development and Testing and Deployment at Client with Marginal Delay.
  • FXDirect: Planned all activities and Successfully Executed the Plan to complete the Development and Testing and Deployment.
  • Net.net: Timely deployment to Client with Minimal Changes/Bugs in the first release. The application has gone thru multiple makeovers after my hand over. Please check URL: http://www.ftindia.com/solutions/brokerageSolutions/inetsolutions.htm
  • SAT: An Internal Application to manage and Control all Test cases under one roof. It was a Multi-Product Single Control Application.
  • STP-Gate: Created a Process for Configuration and Change Management for the Application. Process includes Guidelines and Templates.

Reference:

  • Mr.V.Hariharan Ex-Director GBOT/Financial Technology. Email ID can be handed over on Request.
Oct 1999 - Sep 2000

Developer

Cemaze Technologies, Mumbai

Key Responsibilities:

  • Written and Developed Portfolio status form for Portfolio Management System (PMS) for a desktop based executable.
  • Created  high level estimation for the functionality developed.
  • Ensuring delivery on the agreed delivery dates with the Executive.

 Projects Handled:

  • nVest:: Desktop Software for Managing Portfolio of Client after Trades.
Aug 1984 - Oct 1998

Accountant

Rallis India/Metal Box/BASF A/Mudra Advertising

Key Responsibilities:

  • Analyzing Project Status Report and also Preparing  a Project Health Report highlighting issues of concern that are effecting the project and corrective action plans proposed to tide over this situation.
  • Preparation of a Monthly Report escalating sick issues to the Account Management Team for taking it up with Customer.
  • Ability in preparing and maintaining statutory books of accounts with extensive knowledge in handling Accounts Receivable/Payable, P&L, Income & Expenses, TDS, Income Tax , Excise and Auditing matters.

Education

Education
2014 - 2016

Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM)

Wellingkar Institute of Management

Banking /Finance /Insurance

2014 - 2014

PRINCE2 Practitioner

ACELOS

Project Management 

2009 - 2009

ITIL Foundation

ACELOS

Service Management

2008 - 2008

PMP

Project Management Institute ,USA

Project Management

1996 - 1999

Diploma in Management Studies (Cleared three Semesters)

KJ Somaiya College

Accounts/Finance/Maths/Stats

1992 - 1992

CFA Foundation

Chartered Finance Institue

Finance/Accounts

1979 - 1984

Bachelor of Commerce

Mumbai University

Accounts/Maths/Statistics

Functional/Technical  Skills

Skills

Insurance 

Strong Understanding in Development of Insurance Portals for B2B/B2C Users in Motor /Health and Employee Benefit.

Capital Markets 

Very Strong Understanding of Capital Markets in Development of Web-Based applicationsHedging Applications/ Etc.

VC++/C++

Good Understanding in VC++ /C++ language.

MS Excel

Strong in Using MS Excel Functions and Macros

FIX Protocol

Hands on Experience in FIX Messaging Structure

JAVA/Eclipse

Hands on Experience in JAVA Class Objects for Automation Testing