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Summary

Successful IT Delivery & Account Manager versed in managing all aspects of the software development life cycle from concept development to launch. Vijay Shankar Neelakantan has delivered various projects in Agile Methodology and Waterfall Methodology. Vijay Shankar Neelakantan has expertise on IBM Commerce, Oracle Endeca, and multiple niche software.

Education

Jun 2000Jun 2004

B.Tech - Information Technology

University of Madras.                 GPA - 3/4

Work History

Mar 2015Present

Account Delivery Manager

Cognizant Technology Solutions Pvt. Ltd

Client – Quest Diagnostics Inc.
Portfolio Size – $2 Million
Resources Size – 35+

Duties:

  • Leading RFP discussion and final presentation.
  • Won two RFP worth $1 million for Q2, $1.5 million for Q3.
  • Managing Resources and their task allocation along with client IT Director.
  • Forecasting pipeline projects and existing project revenue.
  • Managing Invoicing, Account Profitability
  • Leading team as SCRUM Master.
Aug 2014Feb 2015

Offshore Delivery Manager

Cognizant Technology Solutions Pvt. Ltd

Client – Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
Portfolio Size – $6 Million
Resources Size – 80+

Duties:

  • Managing Delivery of 8 Projects – QA Team, DBA Support, Web & Infrastructure Support, IBM Websphere Commerce development team, UX & BA team.
  • Pursuing new opportunities in EMEA, APAC and ANZ.
  • Created new opportunities in UK worth - $1 Million
  • Won RFP on SharePoint 2013 migration – $2 Million
  • Forecasting pipeline projects and existing project revenue.
  • Managing Invoicing, Account Profitability
  • SME for Supply Chain.
Jan 2014Aug 2014

Onsite Delivery Manager

Cognizant Technology Solutions US. Corp

Client – Thermo Fisher Scientific
Portfolio Size – $8 Million
Resources Size – 50+

Duties:

  • Managing Delivery of 18 Teams under various technologies – QA Team, DBA Support, Web & Infrastructure Support, IBM Websphere Commerce development team, UX & BA team, SharePoint Support, .NET Development team.
  • Meeting Client Managers & Directors on team performance and ensuring deliverables are achieved in time
  • Won RFP on Support Program (Infrastructure and Development Support) - $1.5 Million
  • Won RFP on Hybris & Adobe Experience Manager development - $2 Million
  • Driving New Opportunities in NA region & Resource placement in areas like SAP, SalesForce.com
  • Forecasting pipeline projects and existing project revenue
  • Managing Invoicing, Account Profitability
Apr 2011Dec 2013

Program Manager

Cognizant Technology Solutions US. Corp

Duties:

  • Won RFP for Oracle, eCommerce, Mobile based project worth $1.8 Million
  • Working with various team on day to day basis to ensure delivery of the projects aren’t slipped.
  • Along with Program Management worked as Architect by designing Database, Search Engine, Supply Chain.
  • Designed Endeca Search Engine based application which hold both PIM (Product Information Manager) and PCM (Product Catalog Manager)
  • Designed and developed application’s migration process using Informatica for migrating from MS SQL Server 2005 to Oracle database.
  • Application architecture was designed using simpler technology - Struts 2.0 and database to Endeca. Designed - Use Case Requirement, High Level design, and detailed design.
  • Successful completion of database & ETL with zero defects, also identified data cleanup process for customer.
  • Other activities have been testing the application as I have in depth understanding of the application.
  • Led a 28 member team.
Jun 2008Mar 2011

Project Leader

Cognizant Technology Solutions US. Corp

Duties:

  • Led the project team size of 8. Successfully maintained 100% SLA for 15 months.
  • Completed 35 major enhancements.
  • Also managed Thermo Fisher Scientific internal employee portal using Vignette Portal 4.5 and Order Processing system using Vignette Business Integration System for processing order from EDI, Ariba.
  • Point of contact for any issues related to 16 integrated systems as part of the support.
  • Created understanding process for Business users and also created knowledge base for the application as well as business process since the website was about to be sunset and new site will inherit same business process.
  • Entire team handled 400+ defects for sunset application and none of the 400+ defect was ever reopened.
  • Interacted numerous times directly with Vice-Presidents, Directors and managers from various divisions to provide the best & quickest possible solution
Apr 2007May 2008

Offshore Project Leader

Cognizant Technology Solutions Pvt. Ltd

Duties:

  • Worked on requirement gathering & analysis for 4 Medium scale projects
  • Acted as Business Analyst, worked with customer directly and complied User Requirement document and created High Level Design, Detail Design for these projects.
  • Singled Handedly designed, developed Database & Application Architecture
Nov 2005Mar 2007

Senior Developer

Cognizant Technology Solutions Pvt. Ltd

Duties:

  • Led team size of 15 for final phase of the application.
  • Successfully completed final phase of application consisting of 24 Use cases.
  • Apart from regular team also led a team to build an internal customized search engine for customer to search for compounds.
  • Gathered requirement and analyzed the requirements and ensured new requirements are taken as Change Request. Upon requirement gathering and analysis, designed use case diagram, sequence diagram for all 24 use cases. Closed all existing defects in the application.
  • Closed all existing Non-Compliance (15) when I took over the leadership and after which never got a single Non- Compliance for the project.
  • Project was picked random for CMMI Level 5 and delivered all details need for show case this project was CMMI Level 5 under compliance.
May 2005Oct 2005

Developer

Cognizant Technology Solutions Pvt. Ltd

Duties:

  • Rework on the Architecture to incorporate issue with respect to application workflow.
  • Implemented Architecture component with design patterns like Interceptor, Delegator, Façade, Fly way pattern. Worked on improving performance of oracle database queries.
  • Provided solution interacting with Oracle 10g Reporting Server using standalone RMI Server so that it becomes an individual component which doesn’t depend on the application server.
  • Led team of 6 in completing 18 medium-high complex use cases.
  • Converted existing application code which was written in PRO* C to Oracle based stored procedures. Identified and developed a solution to interact with Oracle Reporting server for generation of forms & reports. Understanding the use case with analyzes gaps reduced time taken for development use cases which I worked.
  • Started developing use case from end to end (User Interface in Java Swings, Business layer in POJO & EJB 2.0, database stored procedures – Oracle).
  • Helped team successfully roll out phase I release.
  • Worked as Database developer on Functional Proof of Concept (FPOC) for CMGD.
  • Provided solution for inserting multiple number of records using Nested table in Oracle, most used across this application.
  • Successful release of FPOC without a defect in database. Developed User Interface screens in Java swing for FPOC.
Dec 2003Mar 2005

Developer - Internship

PentaSoft Technologies Ltd.

Duties:

  • Worked in PentaSoft Technologies as Internship trainee developer. Worked as developer on Visual Basic 6 and ASP .NET.
  • Developed a project for mobile application using WAP protocol.