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MAZHAR FAROOKI
Senior Technical Architect

Project Management/Architect Leader

Senior-Level Enterprise and IT Architect with over 15 years of leadership experience in designing innovative business solutions for public, private and government sector clients. Develops, communicates, and implements technical standards throughout the product development process. Proven mentor and trainer with expertise in communicating across organizational levels and with cross-functional teams to drive shared vision and foster culture of excellence and cut costs. Successful Manager versed in managing all aspects of the product lifecycle from concept development, testing and implementing.

Planning and Design

Demonstrated mastery in evaluating requirements for business application integration and service activation as well as experience in designing, delivering, supporting enterprise wide applications and testing. Dedicated Solution Architect Professional well-versed in analyzing and mitigating risk and finding cost-effective solutions. Excels at boosting performance and productivity by establishing realistic goals and enforcing deadlines. Designed architectural and engineering solutions that ensure all projects are set up to succeed with complete and detailed analysis of existing structures.

Leadership and Team-building

Versatile IT professional with vast knowledge of Enterprise Project Lifecycle methodology. Architect engineering expert with strong background in project management and product support with ability to lead teams with different backgrounds and knowledge base. Subject matter expert in Risk and Information Systems Control with ability to listen to customer requirements, architect solutions, document and test technical specifications and lead all technical aspects of the application development lifecycle. Facilitate negotiation between product management team, vendors, client and C-level management.

Core Competencies
  • On time and on budget  project management
  • Business Process Mapping
  • Vendor Management
  • Project tracking and performance management
  • IT Architecture
  • IT Procurement
Technical Specialization
Databases: Sql Server, Oracle. Database Design & Entity Framework.
Programming Languages: C# 2015, 2013, 2010, Java Script, Jquery, VB Script, HTML5, CSS, LINQ, CodedUI, Net Framework 4.5, 3.5, 2.0. Visual Studio Team System 2015,2013,2010, Asp.Net MVC, ASP.Net Web forms. Dependency Injection using unity. Software Design patterns.
Platform: Windows 2003/2008-R2/2012-R2 and Windows 10/7/XP.
Hardware: TCP/IP, DNS, HTTP FTP, LDAP, IIS Software: MS Suite, Ms Virtual Server, Microsoft Cloud, VMWare, SMS, Active Directory, SharePoint, Exchange Symantec/Storage, Active Directory, SharePoint, database management CA's ERWIN and Internet applications and DBMS.
Software Virtualization: VMware ESXi Server/Workstation/Virtual Center, Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop.
Other Tools: Infragistics, DevExpress, SSRS, Crystal Reports 9.0,5.0 & 6.0, Active Reports, JSON, WCF, SOA, MSMQ, UML, RUP, Oracle, Erwin, Visio, XML Authority, XML Instance, XML Spy, Biz talk, Transact, Documentum, FileNet, Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2015, 2013, MSTest, CodedUI, MSBuild. Agile development and Automated Testing using MTM. Designing and developing automated testing using SCVMM & Standard MTM LAB environments and specflow.
Methodologies and FrameworksAgile Processes, Iterative Development, Unit Testing, CodedUI, Continuous Integration, Continues delivery, Design Patterns, .NET Framework, MVC, ATDD and Entity Framework.​
Education and Certifications
Education:  Bachelors in Civil Engineering - Osmania University - Hyderabad India
Certification: Net Framework, Asp.Net Web Development, Technology Specialist Team Foundation Server, Microsoft Test Manager and Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist.

Professional Experience
Portfolio Recovery Associates Senior Architect 08/2012 to Current
  • Implemented Architectural and Engineering of public and governmental projects from medium to custom, smaller-scale project optimizing use of hardware and structural capacity, leveraging drawings and analyses of project.
  • Led team of developers (both onshore staff & offshore consultants) based on priority for monthly releases.
  • Analyzed and defined clients' business strategy and determine system architecture requirements to achieve business goals.Formulate strategic plans for component development to sustain future project objectives.
  • Gathered detailed business requirements and use cases, and translate technical specifications into product requirements including working with IT professionals within US, Europe and Canada.
  • Experience with Acceptance Test Driven Development (ATDD) best practices including collaborating with the entire team, discussing acceptance criteria, and extracting them into a set of concrete acceptance tests.
  • Define, manage and execute automated acceptance tests as business readable specifications utilizing SpecFlow.
  • Create robust, browser-based regression automation suites and tests with Selenium.
Career Education Corporation Application Development Manager 04/2011 to 08/2012
  • Created team of 5 developers strategies and establish project scopes of work; communicate project deliverable time frames and benchmarks to clients in developing a government mandated compliance project in a fast paced multi team environment with tight project timeline.
  • Develop data architecture design to facilitate targeted customer analysis. Designed and managed development of windows services processing millions of records as well as development of externally accessible secure WCF services.
  • Suggest architectural improvements, design and integration solutions, and formulate methodologies to optimize object-oriented software and database development.
Grant Thornton Team Lead Architect 11/2008 to 03/2011
  • Led team to plan, design, and implement applications and software. Spearheaded the design and development of SOA platform, incorporating WCF services utilizing Enterprise Library, Repository factory and Microsoft Software factories. The outcome reduced development efforts by 40% and increased quality of deployed systems.
  • Collaborated with business analysts, developers, and technical support teams to define project requirements and specifications.
  • Designed, developed, and managed web-based applications, databases, network accounts, and programs. Reengineered over two dozen internal applications to utilize the new SOA platform thereby reducing support need by 20%.
  • Launched complex recovery solutions to safeguard mission critical data and minimize risk.
Insurance Auto Auctions Solution Architect 05/2008 to 10/2008
  • Performed evaluation of business requirements, processes, technologies, applications, and information systems to create a viable solution for US and International markets.
  • Worked directly with the marketing director to take his idea and create a solution resulting in a brand new international market for IAAI generating additional revenue.
RELEVENT PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
  • Team Lead and TFS SME GRS - Hewitt Associates - 08/2007 to 05/2008
  • TFS Subject Matter Expert - Direct Buy Retail Solution Architect - 08/2007 to 11/2007
  • Solution Architect -
    Aramark Healthcare - 01/2006 to 08/2007
  • Solution Architect - Rotary International - 01/2004 to Jan 2006   
  • Technical Consultant - Aon Corporation 01/2003 to 01/2004 
  • Consulting Corp Programmer - GE Capital/Heller Financial 01/2000 to 01/2002 
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Kunal Malaviya
Professional Summary
  • Experienced IT leader with over fifteen (15) years of experience in large and complex IT implementations, Systems Modernization, Program & Project Management, Contract & Delivery Management, and application Design & Development using Agile and Waterfall methodologies.
  • Successful execution of over $80 million in projects including Enterprise project implementations at various state, local and federal agencies such as Oracle Customer Care and Billing, Oracle Work and Asset Management, Mobile Workforce Management, Oracle E-business ERP , OBIEE Analytics, Hyperion Planning Implementation for Capital and Operational Budgeting, CGI Advantage ERP, Infor EAM and Mobile applications.
  • Result oriented Program executive with proven ability to implement standards, procedures, and processes to improve business functionality while motivating teams to maximize productivity.
  • Proficiency in Agile Methodologies and PMBOK Methodologies.
  • Sound knowledge of emerging technologies including Digital Transformation, Robotic Process Automation, and Cloud and Mobile Computing.
  • Excellent communication and documentation skills.
Work History
Director, Service Delivery 03/2016 to Current
CGI Fairfax, VA
  • As the Program Manager support O&M as well as modernization of a major portfolio of Federal Agency applications. Managed agile practices and implementations across product teams leading to approx. 15% efficiency and productivity gains.
  • Overseeing 5-year transformations worth 25 million in impact. Key engagements include:
  • Built a 6-person strong Cloud and Security team for CGI Federal customers for Application Portfolio Assessments, Cloud Implementations and Improved Security Posture.
  • Manage transition of Enterprise LMS systems to AWS GovCloud resulting in 35% cost savings.
  • Assessed portfolio application for PaaS (Salesforce and Cloud.gov) and SaaS Solutions, including developing pricing models and flexible technology architecture to support future requirements.
  • Develop security framework for Fed enterprise systems incorporating Fortify scans and other tools leading to 20% reduction in security findings.
  • Managed a cross-matrix team for support of enterprise application portfolio consisting of COTS/custom .
Sr. Manager (Division Manager), Systems Implementation 02/2013 to 02/2016
Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) Laurel, MD


  • Led IT modernization efforts to transform legacy mainframe systems and in-house developed applications to state-of-the-art systems and cloud-based solutions.
  • Managed a team of over 25 resources including Project Managers to implement enterprise systems.  
  • Led teams that Conceptualized and gathered requirements and business process improvement sessions with different business groups (Budgeting, Procurement, Disbursement, Customer Service) to develop RFI and RFP documents. This led to identifying systems and implementation partners.  Evaluated COTS solutions and cloud architectures, implementation vendors and provide technical and managerial input during contract negotiations.
  • Led the implementation of Oracle Work and Asset Management (WAM), for Vertical Assets, Linear Assets, Inventory, Fleet and Building and Grounds to replace legacy, mainframe-based system.
  • Directed project implementation included Oracle WAM, Oracle Mobile Workforce Management (MWM), Riva Modeling, Esri and GeoNexus products to define and implement WSSC's Total Enterprise Asset Management System (TEAMS).
  • Established a rolling implementation schedule to better support product adoption. Implemented Oracle Business Intelligence (OBIEE) for advanced analytics and integrate business intelligence with Business Operations.
  • Conceptualized and drove implementation of mobile application for TEAMS to provide “Store-and-forward” capability and enhanced communication for field technicians.  
  • Led a successful evaluation of the proposed product for Oracle Customer Care and Billing to replace legacy CIS system and conceptualized Proof of Concept with core configurations, rate calculations and interface and architecture definition.
  • Managed the implementations for Oracle R12 (Advanced Procurement, AP, FA, INV, iSupplier, Contracts) and Hyperion Enterprise Financial Planning Suite. Led the teams for Requirements, Business Process Re-engineering, Analysis, Design and Implementation of Enterprise Solutions which included Technology and Application architecture across configurations, RICE (Reports, Interfaces, Conversions, and Enhancements) and infrastructure components.
  • Adopted a hybrid AIM/Agile approach to address dynamic business requirements and still meet aggressive project schedules leading to improved business satisfaction.
  • Developed Statement of Work (SOW) to procure IT systems and services. Streamlined IT Procurement processes for license and vendor service acquisition to reduce overall costs by 15%. 
  • Provided regular milestone updates to the CIO, various Business Unit executive management, and other key stakeholders. 
  • Provided direction and solutions to the Business and IT teams towards achieving key organizational objectives including 25% reduction in cycle time for complex procurement solicitations, 80% improvement in Supplier data quality, improved supplier satisfaction with integrated systems and processes, streamlined managing procurement contracts, 60% reduction in late invoice payments.  
  • Pioneered WSSC's architecture model to extensively leverage various engineered systems like Oracle Exadata, Exalytics, and Exalogic systems. This allowed for a simplified and standardized IT architecture needed to cut costs, streamline and modernize business operations, increase agility, and provide better customer service. 
Sr. Product Manager 05/2011 to 02/2013
CGI Fairfax, VA
  • Led multiple Product improvement initiatives including Manager Self Service functionality on Mobile devices, redesign of the Employee Self Service (ESS) using GWT and third-party integration with Suitcase, Meridian LMS, Kenexa, Brassring, NeoGov.
  • Led concept and prototyping for Advantage HRM 360, cloud-based HRM solution for small to medium-sized agencies.
  • Managed a cross-discipline team of over 15 members for Advantage HRM 3.10. Created work breakdown structures and prepared detailed project plans and documents.
  • Established and directed implementation of project procedures and guidelines for CMMI compliance.
  • Created project performance metrics to report against schedules, scope, resources and budget.
  • Implemented various developments and testing procedures that helped reduce delivery time by 18%.
  • Built ‘Level of Effort' estimates, resource allocation plans and resource smoothing. Planned regressive QA testing of release software across multiple supported platforms and 3rd party products.
  • Managed the conversion of ST Scripts to Automated Scripts reducing the defect retest time by 20%.
  • Experience creating and managing multi-dimensional project work plans with an adaptive resourcing model to deliver to a varied priority delivery model.
  • Led the effort to redesign Employee Self Service (ESS) application to develop a portal-like framework using Google Web Toolkit. Utilized Scrum software development methodology for the redesign effort.
  • Managed the development of a Mobile app using PhoneGap and jQuery Mobile to provide Manager Self Service (MSS) application functionality on mobile devices.
  • Involved with all the aspects of mobile application including framework evaluation, user group meetings, UI design.
  • Set the technology direction, strategy for the product and planning contents for each release. Supported Sales, Delivery, and Marketing organizations to define and promote the product.
  • Developed business cases for future product expansion in conjunction with other ERP Product Managers. Worked with clients, prospects, industry analysts, and industry associations to define, promote and sell the product.

Project Manager /Development Manager 06/2006 to 05/2011
CGI Fairfax, VA
  • Led the largest ever Advantage HRM implementation (35+ million value) throughout its lifecycle at the LA County (LAC). Managed ERP implementations at Iowa State, Orange County, Pima County, and CMIPS implementation for the State of California.
  • Managed a team of over 20 developers, BAs, development leads, DBAs, and CMs located across multiple time zones.
  • Instrumental in setting up Centers of Excellence in Mumbai, India, and Bangalore, India for global delivery. This led to cost reductions of 10-25% and enhanced support and delivery for clients.
  • Provided ongoing project analysis, mitigated “scope creep,” communicated project status, and identified and resolved project issues and constraints.
  • Developed code versioning model utilizing IBM Clearcase to allow for iterative development of baseline and custom software for large and complex projects to shorten the release cycle.

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Sr. Solution Architect 06/2004 to 05/2006
Infor (formerly DataStream) Greenville, SC
  • Led development team to develop Databridge 3x developed on Open Source stack for data exchange, update and sharing of information between Infor EAM (formerly DataStream 7i) and other ERP systems.
  • Collaborated with sales, marketing, and support teams to launch DataBridge 3x on time and within budget.

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Software Development Lead / Solution Architect 10/2002 to 05/2004
CGI-AMS Fairfax, VA
  • Designed and developed Employee Self Service (ESS) application. Created innovative and intuitive product features for easy user interaction.
  • Coached and mentored 4 new staff members, including conducting performance reviews.

Skills
  • Program and Project Management
  • Successful Project Delivery
  • Cloud-based software solutions and architecture (AWS, Azure, PaaS, SaaS, Engineered Systems)
  • Software design and development using Agile (Scrum, Lean, Kanban, RUP) and Waterfall
  • P&L Management, Budgeting, and Forecasting
  • Strategic planning
  • Change Management
  • ​Proficiency with MS Project Server, SharePoint, MS Visio and MS Office
  • Leading and motivating large teams
  • Product Roadmap Development
  • Building and Leading High Performing Teams
  • Large scale ERP Implementation expertise (Oracle E-Business, CGI Advantage)
  • Vendor and Contract management and Negotiations
  • Product Quality and Client Satisfaction Improvement
  • Extensive experience with high-volume, real-time systems.
  • Broad knowledge of Integration technologies.
Education
Master of Science: Computer Science 2002 Clemson University - Clemson, SC
Bachelor of Science: Computer Science 2000 Maharaja SayajiRao University - Vadodara, India
Key Presentations
  • Planning, Building, and Architecture for an Enterprise WAM system - Oracle Open World,  2015.
  • Developing Enterprise WAM for Utilities - Oracle Utilities User Conference, 2015.
  • Planning Applications using Hyperion Simplified UI – DC Hyperion User conference, 2015.
  • Building Mobile Apps for Government Agencies - MoDev East, 2013.
Certifications
Project Management Professional (PMP), Project Management Institute, 2010.
Training & Conferences

Leadership/Management:

Business Engineering Management Framework (BEMF), CGI, 2017.

  • Agile Leadership, CGI, 2016.
  • Change Management Leadership, CIO Council, 2015.
  • Complex Project Management, Learning Tree, 2014.

Oracle Utilities Training:

  • Oracle Utilities: Customer Care and Billing Overview and functionality.
  • Oracle Utilities: Software Development Kit.
  • Oracle Utilities: Business Intelligence v2.4 Implementation.
  • Oracle Utilities: Mobile Workforce Management Overview and Fundamentals.

Oracle E-business Training:

  • E-Business Suite Financial Management.

Conferences:

  • Oracle Open World, 2015.
  • Oracle Utilities User Group, 2014 and 2015.
Additional Information
US Citizen.
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Sandeep Kaur
Executive Profile
Accomplished senior technology delivery manager and professional consultant who creates strategic alliances with organization leaders to effectively align with and support key business initiatives. Demonstrated ability to deliver mission critical results with over 14 years of experience leading strategic business transformation and IT initiatives in life sciences, consumer products and chemicals industries. 
Professional Experience
IT Serialization lead for TEVA CMO 08/2017 to Current Consultant @ Teva Pharmaceutical Industries New Wales, PA
  • Responsible for evaluating TEVA site readiness and connectivity with business partners.
  • Engage business and IT organizations impacted by serialization to identify process and support gaps.
  • Provide tactical and strategic support to functional areas impacted by serialization.
  • Manage relationship and daily interactions with track & trace and regulatory reporting solution providers.
IT Connectivity Lead 05/2017 to Current Consultant @ Par Pharmaceutical Chestnut Ridge, NY
  • Responsible for analysis of impacts to line efficiencies as a result of serialization. 
  • Led IT connectivity for Par Pharmaceutical serialization between Level 1 to Level 4 systems.
  • Responsible for ensuring adherence to serialization requirements for Par's manufacturing network as dictated by the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA)
  • Managed Serialization implementation at CMOs/CPOs including site audits and IT Connectivity to satisfy Go Live requirements.
Senior Manager, IT Global Lead 04/2017 to Current Supply Chain Wizard Princeton, NJ
  • Responsible for shaping the vision and implementation of Global IT capabilities for a start-up consultancy servicing the Life Sciences industry, specializing in serialization projects. 
  • Support sales and delivery of proprietary tools and IT solutions including serialization, shared services, information security and enterprise architecture and systems.
  • Author standardized IT development and support methodologies and implemented computer system validation processes. 
  • Forge strategic partnerships with vendors including TraceLink, Optel, Adents and SAP for serialization solutions.
Senior Manager 06/2013 to 08/2016 Church & Dwight (Employee) Ewing, NJ
  • Responsible for delivery of strategic business projects including SCM APO, Oracle Agile, Terra; Demand Sensing and Inventory Optimization. Recipient of Chairman's Award for outstanding performance leading to successful delivery of the project.
  • Accountable for the successful delivery and support functions for all enterprise applications including SAP (ECC, SCM, Data Warehouse), Oracle Agile PLM, Siebel Trade Funds, JDA Demand Planning, MES Wonderware and IBM Sterling.
  • Spearheaded a team of more than 30 employees and consultants while managing an operating budget of more than $10mm.
  • Led IT applications, infrastructure and network integration for a strategic business acquisition resulting in a fully operational and integrated business unit ($250mm revenue).
Warehouse Optimization Project Manager 03/2013 to 05/2013 Shire (Accenture Consultant) King of Prussia, PA
  • Provided business advisory and subject matter expertise in warehouse carton optimization functionality.
  • Produced current state analysis of local plant and corporate processes and provided recommendations for improvements leading to re-engineered business processes.   
  • Business and IT Liaison responsible for identifying gaps and recommending innovative solutions. 
  • Spearheaded the requirements gathering, blueprint and development phases of an ECC Warehouse Management implementation.
  • Responsible for SIT & UAT planning, designing, executing and reporting tests through the use of appropriate testing tools such as HPQC and SAP Solution Manager.
Strategic Divestiture Project Delivery Manager 04/2012 to 02/2013 DuPont Performance Coatings (Accenture Consultant) Wilmington, DE
  • Managed technical delivery of client's divestiture effort to separate IT/ERP in efforts to sell the business unit operating in a functional ERP solution. This business unit was successfully sold for $5b.
  • Coordinated business efforts to reverse engineer processes and procedures required to implement new and/or migrate existing functionality to an independent instance of SAP.
  • Led testing and deployment planning and execution in alignment with business rollouts.
  • Guided a team of 20 resources responsible for FI, SD & MM resulting in on-time delivery of all major milestones including design, build, test and go-live.
  • Managed the successful migration of 700 + cross-functional technical objects into the new stand alone SAP environment.
Regional Standardization Project Manager 06/2009 to 04/2012 DuPont Corporate (Accenture Consultant) Wilmington, DE
  • Managed various SAP workstreams from initiation to closure of implementations and was recipient of Accenture's Oscar award for consistent ratings of top performer 3 years in a row.
  • Responsible for the successful coordination and delivery of business scope workshops, requirements gathering, testing strategy and business process design workshops for a regional standardization of processes and technology.
  • Led a team of 10 consultants responsible for designing and developing complex SAP technical objects.
  • Coordinated month end close finance activities and managed cutover and deployment activities resulting in successful SAP go-live.
Regional Supply Chain & Manufacturing Project Manager 11/2007 to 06/2009 DuPont Advanced Fibers & Non-Wovens (Accenture Consultant) Wilmington, DE
  • Responsible for overall project management activities including project plan, budget, invoicing , staffing and forecasting of onsite and offshore resources.
  • Coordinated requirements gathering, solution design and business workshops to fit business processes and requirements. 
  • Spearheaded the SAP 4.6 solution delivery across China, Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Colombia, Peru and Mexico. 
  • Guided the design and development of the manufacturing shop floor solution, leveraged across multiple roll-outs.
  • Coordinated EDI including batch management, interface setups both internal and external to SAP using various middleware applications.
Solution Architect 09/2004 to 11/2007 DuPont Performance Coatings Europe (Accenture Consultant) Wilmington, DE
  • Held several roles with increasing responsibilities including 2 consecutive promotions within Accenture and formal recognition for high quality deliverables.
  • Technical subject matter expert responsible for integrating client's European Business into one Global SAP instance.
  • Designed 15 inbound/outbound logistics, warehousing and transportation planning interfaces integrating all SAP modules consisting of hazardous materials, from MM to WM.
  • Coordinated testing support and planned testing activities for client counterparts. 
  • Conducted quality checks and approved transports from the unit test environment to the business integration test environment.
  • Accomplished a "Go" decision for the European rollout.
Technical Development Lead 02/2003 to 09/2004 DuPont Corporate (Accenture Consultant) Wilmington, DE
  • Conducted technical and functional workshops with business leads while gathering and finalizing requirements of Sales and Distribution, Materials Management and Finance modules of SAP. 
  • Responsible for core enhancements to Sales and Distribution interfaces that automatically create and update sales documents.
  • Assigned defects to balance business impacts and priorities across geographically diverse teams.
  • Responsible for synchronization of technical objects across clusters within the DuPont architecture.
Education
Bachelor of Science: Management Information Systems & Computer Science 2002 The College of New Jersey Ewing, NJ, USA
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