Manager, Technology Solutions @ Noise Consulting Group Inc
M S, Ecommerce and Software Engineering @
Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology
I am business savvy solutions architect and I have tones of experience ranging from creating large/enterprise applications to startup POCs to vet the ideas. Most important of all, I enjoy creating software, solving problems and I just don’t get tired of creating solutions. If you have an idea that has a purpose and need my help, you’ll
I am business savvy solutions architect and I have tones of experience ranging from creating large/enterprise applications to startup POCs to vet the ideas. Most important of all, I enjoy creating software, solving problems and I just don’t get tired of creating solutions. If you have an idea that has a purpose and need my help, you’ll find me interested in it.
I have touched pretty much most of Industries and domains over the years with most of it around Credit Cards, Finance and Banking and eComerce providing Ultra Premium Customer Care platforms, Customer Identification, Fraud and Privacy, Offers/cross sell/upsell solutions.
As solutions architect, I have developed and owned multi-year road maps and executed multiple projects to develop target capabilities. I have developed Road-map & Delivery approaches, Solutions Architecture & Solution Design, Technical and Business Architecture and lead technology teams to deliver business driven applications.
Lead Technical Architect @ * Through Syntel Inc.
•Worked as Lead Technical architect (portfolio), provides architecture vision, integration and problem solving at platform and enterprise level (American Express World Service platform)
•Worked cross functions and cross teams to conceives enterprise solutions, build consensus and sells solutions while providing architecture oversight for projects in portfolio
•Participated in business architecture, designing, roll out and implementing world servicing strategy to the platform, and participated in cross platform discussions to address challenges and risks.
•Developed roadmaps, blue prints, conceptual, logical and physical architecture for many projects including Centurion Consultant; platform for legendary “Black card”, Dispute Initiating (ROADS) Phase I & II, Contact History, Premium Servicing platform and a few AIU (Application Infrastructure uplift) projects with phased approach and key contributor in enforcing World Services strategy, rules and standards across many delivery teams.
•Engaged in initiatives to reduce overall technology cost by utilizing less expensive resources and improve performance and efficiency of SOLAR integration layer
•Developed all architectural artifacts using Provision (metastrom) and documented details using AMEX-Wiki From October 2009 to Present (6 years 3 months) Architect / Senior Software Engineer. @ •Architected and designed custom, enterprise-wide SSO (Single Sign-On) solution that provides Authentication and Authorization service for Active Directory and Non Active Directory users.
•Implemented Team Foundation Server in enterprise and provided necessary training to (onsite/offshore) Developers and Administrator.
•Developed and rolled-out SharePoint Website for Software Development Team and other major development initiatives.
•Trained three developers on .NET 3.5, with n-tier; 3 process space project implementation using WCF. From July 2009 to September 2009 (3 months) Manager, Technology Solutions @ •Developed Infrastructure and development environment in Tampa office and conducted trainings to bring team members up to speed to produce quality code using standards and best coding practices
•Successfully managed and Delivered EDI (814 [HU, E, D, C, MU, PM, ] 810, 820, 248 ) Testing Tool for Utility Industry (Retail Choice Segment)
•Architected n-tier Web based application with .NET 3.5, VB .NET, WCF, SQL Server 2005 and 3 process space component deployment i.e. User Interface (Web Server); Business Tier (Application Server) and Database Servers
•Implemented “Guaranteed Delivery” with GIS (Gentran Integration Suite) using Web Services and XML over http.
•Provided user training and User Acceptance training to system users and facilitated them throughout the traning and implementation phase
•Executed over 20 knowledge transfer sessions with ConEdison development team to handover support and maintenance of EDI TT.
•Engaged and conducted meetings with business department to identify requirements and to define and create formal business process; lead a team of two business analysts to documents requirement specifications, use cases and related diagrams; Developed prototype as part of requirements gathering From October 2008 to July 2009 (10 months) Team Lead @ •Directly engaged with business department to define and re-engineer business process during project analysis and design, and to create requirements specifications, change specifications
•Responsible for overall project directions, weekly and bi-weekly tasks and their completion and hosted conference calls on regular basis b/w US and India team.•Managed a team of 10 individuals (US team of 4 individuals and an offshore team of 6 individuals in India)
•Extensively involved and responsible for database design and development using SQL server 2005 with over 300 objects including over 200 stored procedures and developed SSIS/ETL Packages
•Worked with leads from United States of America, Mexico and Canada to phase requirements for "MyDevelopment" (Training System for Price Waterhouse Coopers) into versions/releases and provided level three support. From March 2007 to October 2008 (1 year 8 months) Sr. IT Consultant @ •Involved in the end to end development life cycle of the project and played a key role in all project phases
•Actively participated in requirement specification and brainstorming with business analysts and clients
•Key resource in architecture definition, User Interface designing, implementation using C# and ASP.NET Classic ASP and Visual Basic 6.0
•Analyzed existing application architecture and suggested Architectural improvements in application architecture to increase application reliability and availability for First American Trust and other private clients
•Defined and presented integration diagrams, messaging approach to send and receive messages and structured procedure calls From March 2005 to March 2007 (2 years 1 month) Sr. Consultant / Architect @ •Performed project management tasks including project planning, status monitoring and reporting.
•Conducted joint sessions with client for requirement specification, analysis and architectural design of business solution for HP EMEA.
•Prepared requirements and specifications (MRD, PRD)
•Developed functional and technical documents, Use Cases, Activity Diagrams, Sequence Diagrams, OOD (Object oriented Design) using UML / Visio Enterprise architect.
•Participated with deployment team to deploy project and to fixes in managed stage releases.
Lead the project development team using tools / technologies C#, SQL Server, Share Point Portal, BizTalk and others. From September 2004 to March 2005 (7 months) Chief Executive and Principal Architect. @ •Managed company direction, business planning, company operations and client relationships.
•Architected, management, executed and delivered multiple projects with overlapping deadlines while working with more than one teams.
•Offered startup consultancy, conducted feasibilities, streamlined business procedures and operations and performed hiring for startup BPO centers.
•Offered BPO services to financial institutions, remote employees technology companies and provided turnkey software development services.
•Integral part of end-to-end offering and establishment of call center operations for Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) and British Tobacco Company. From April 2001 to September 2004 (3 years 6 months) Billing Automation Consultant @ Responsible for smooth billing operations and change management (single publication to multi publications) and to accommodate business growth and changes in strategy and taxation procedures.
Participated with development team to develop new billing system to accommodate muti company, multi publication, multi location business model. From February 1999 to December 2003 (4 years 11 months) DNA Architecture Trainer @ Offered in depth hands-on DNA architecture training following Microsoft application development architecture and approach. From June 2001 to October 2001 (5 months) Development Team Mentor @ Offered in depth hands-on DNA architecture training following Microsoft application development architecture and approach.
Performed in-depth analysis of their existing development methodology, identified and helped them to overcome on visible gaps. From January 2001 to May 2001 (5 months) Sr. Software Engineer @ Worked in Correspondent Banking Product lines and participated in the development of Tradex (Trade Risk Management System) and RCS (Reimbursement Claim System).
Worked with Principle team in NY-US, and London-UK to offer services to ABN AMRO-US, Barclays-UK and Bank of Valencia-Spain.
Participated in technology migration from Delphi / Sybase to Microsoft ASP / SQL Server and provided training to old and new resources in team on new architecture. From November 1999 to March 2001 (1 year 5 months) Software Engineer @ Started as Team Member, and gain lead position for the development of Billing System
Participated in Application development using Microsoft Visual Basic and Access 2000
Developed user training material and conducted user training. From February 1999 to January 2000 (1 year)
M.B.A, Business Planning. @ University of Florida - Warrington College of Business Administration From 2006 to 2008 M S, Ecommerce and Software Engineering @ Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology From 2000 to 2001 B S, Software Engineering @ National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences From 1995 to 1998 Ahmad Siddiqui is skilled in: Business Architecture, Enterprise Architecture, Strategic Planning, System Architecture, Multi year Roadmaps, SOA, Web Services, .NET, WCF, Integration, UML, Business Requirements, SDLC, Microsoft SQL Server, Solution Architecture
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