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Clearcase Administrator

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Location:
Harrison, New Jersey, 07029, United States
Posted:
January 16, 2008
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*******.**@*****.***


Jawahar Babu 703-***-****
*******.**@*****.***

Summary
· Over Six years of experience in Software Configuration, Rational Tools Administration, Build Release Management.
· Installed, configured and maintained Rational ClearCase and ClearQuest in Windows and UNIX environment.
· Administered the VOB and view registries and regions. Developed and executed backup scripts for VOB and view registries.
· Provided online support to offshore developers on ClearCase/ClearQuest tools in a Multisite environment and solved issues related to branches/merging operations.
· Coordinated in CCB establishment and also conducted Status Accounting and audits for the projects.
· Strong ability to manage project resources, track issues, report status, and mitigates risks.
· Experience working with multiple simultaneous software releases and infrastructure planning.
· Facilitated release decision forums and documented decisions as part of change control process.
· Knowledge in Object Oriented Programming and Database Technologies.
· Knowledge in IEEE, Capability Maturity Model (SEI-CMM), CMII, Rational Unified Process (RUP)
· ISO 9000 standards.
· Interfaced the business liaison and the development teams in the Configuration Management Change Control Board.
· Provided presentations and trainings to users on the Rational ClearCase tools and the SCM Best practices.
Technical Skills

Programming/Scripting Languages Perl scripting, UNIX Shell scripting, C, C++, JAVA, CGI, VB, HTML
SCM Tool ClearCase NT/Unix: 2003.06, 2002.05, 4.2, 4.1, and 4.0. & ClearQuest 2003.06, 2002.5, PVCS, VSS, CVS, PVCS Tracker

Tools Clearmake, Omake, Clearaudit, GNU Make, ANT

Operating Systems UNIX, Solaris, Windows 95/98/2000/2003/NT/XP

Servers Weblogic, WebSphere, Apache Tomcat

Databases MS Access, MySQL PRO, MS SQL Server 2000, Oracle 7/8.0

Web Applications ASP, JSP, HTML, XML, VB Script
Professional Experience

ClearCase Administrator Jan - 07 – Dec - 07
UBS, Stamford – CT

Responsibilities:
· Performed SCM tasks, such as branching and merging code from various development branches onto test branch and from test branch onto main branch, apply labels and promotion of versioned files, code freeze during installs to development environments and others.
· Responsible for design and maintain VOBs, views, and the configuration specifications.

· Analyzed, designed and created the Clear Case repository (PVOB), components for storing file elements, and UCM projects using one or more of these components for development teams.
· Mentored developers to create UCM baselines and perform delivery and rebase operations.
· Supported users on joining the project, creating development streams, rebasing the work and delivering the Activity.
· Performed all necessary day-to-day ClearCase support for all in-house projects.
· Defined ClearCase metadata including labels, attributes, elements, hyperlinks and triggers to implement policies and procedures.
· Export,Import of source code for every new VOB created using clearfsimport,clearexport and clearimport.
· Helped developers create configuration specifications for the views they use whenever a new baseline work is initiated and for the views used for bug fixes on the bug fix branch.
· Worked on cross-platforms (Windows NT-Unix) with ClearCase and has good understanding of Network File System (NFS) and file sharing across multiple platforms.
· Created views and appropriate meta-data, performed merges, and executed builds on a pool of dedicated build machines.
· Involved in periodic archiving and storage of the source code for disaster recovery.
· Performed ClearQuest user administration and maintenance tasks including creating users and groups, reports and queries.
· Developed CM Models and Strategies for development, test and production environments.
· Build, migrate and deploy java applications.
· Identified and fixed the build and runtime errors in make and Ant scripts.
· Maintained ‘Ant files’ to ensure efficient compilation and packaging for all Projects.
· Automated ClearCase based release management process including monitoring changes between releases.
· Developed scripts for build automation and triggers for incorporating CM policies using PERL and UNIX shell.
· Automated several tasks such as deploying code using Perl scripts
· Involved in establishment and co-ordination for the CCB, initiating Status Accounting and Audits for the projects.
· Facilitated the Change Control Board and assessed Change requests for scheduled builds.
· Provided release updates to the management team and business liaison leads.
· Studied impact analysis of change requests/defects and made reports to discuss with CCB.
· Facilitated release decision forums and documented decisions as part of change control process.
· Provided presentations and trainings to users on the Rational ClearCase tools and the SCM Best practices.
Environment: C, UNIX, Linux, Java, J2EE, HTML, XML, .NET, Oracle, and ClearCase


Clear Case Administrator May -05 – Dec-06
JPMorgan Chase, NY
Responsibilities:

· SCM Engineer and for a team that involved two different development teams and multiple simultaneous software releases.
· Responsible for maintaining the ClearCase vobs and views at different geographical location using Multisite Environment.

· Involved in setting the synchronization setup of different sites by automating the task using the scheduler.
· Designed and implemented ClearCase UCM objects including PVOBs, components, streams and baselines.
· Administered the VOB and view registries and regions. Developed and executed backup scripts for VOB and view registries.
· Provided online support to offshore developers on ClearCase/ClearQuest tools in a Multisite environment and solved issues related to branches/merging operations.
· Co-ordinating with the offshore team in completing the delivery and helping them out in clearcase related issues Performed advanced Multisite operations like backing up and restoring a replica, restoring a replica from its sibling replica and de-replicating a VOB.
· Provided support and maintenance to the ClearCase infrastructure for both UNIX (Solaris) and Windows (NT).
· Maintained various corn jobs for VOB scrubbing and VOB snapshots.
· Performed all necessary day-to-day ClearCase support for all in-house projects.
· Re-engineered the SCM environment for existing applications, and migrated java ,j2ee applications from PVCS repositories to Clear Case.
· Migrated code from two separate PVCS repositories (one is on Solaris which is PVCS 5.3 and other is on Windows NT, which is PVCS 6.6) to one ClearCase repository, which is on Red hat Linux
· Helped Development team in creating their own development views whenever they join a new project.
· Created, promoted and recommended the baselines in UCM based on the development milestones.
· Helped developers in solving merge conflicts whenever they deliver or rebase baselines.
· Developed and maintained UNIX/Perl/Ant scripts for build and release tasks.
· Maintained and executed build scripts by coordinating with development and QA teams.
· Responsible in doing build and deploying on different environments simultaneously.
· Responsible for deleting the old deployed code and deploying the newly built code using Weblogic IDE (Integrated Development Environment).
· Responsible in doing the sanity test and preparing sanity report and release notes once the drop is done.
· Worked closely with Project Managers to design the release plan.
· Worked closely with release management teams in release planning/control and managing CIs.
· Interfaced the business liaison and the development teams in the Configuration Management Change Control Board.
· Provided presentations and trainings to users on the Rational ClearCase tools and the SCM Best practices.


SCM Engineer & ClearCase Administrator Jun 03 – Apr 05
Capital One, Richmond, VA

Responsibilities:
· Planned and implemented ClearCase installations, upgrades and patches on NT and SunOS platforms.
· Responsible for design and maintenance of the VOBs, views, and the configuration specifications.
· Involved in setting up the VOBs, VOB storage space, administrating VOBs, mounting /un-mounting VOBs, backing up and restoring VOBs.
· Maintained and Monitored registry and license servers. Moved license server from old to new architecture.
· Designed and implemented ClearCase metadata including elements, labels, attributes, triggers and hyperlinks.
· Trained and supported users to effectively use view config specs and the application of branching/merging best practices.
· Worked on cross-platforms (Windows NT-Unix) with ClearCase and has good understanding of Network File System (NFS) and file sharing across multiple platforms.

· Migrated code from two separate PVCS repositories (one is on Solaris which is PVCS 5.3 and other is on Windows NT, which is PVCS 6.6) to one ClearCase repository, which is on HP-UNIX
· Created views and appropriate meta-data, performed merges, and executed builds on a pool of dedicated build machines.
· Provided support in ClearCase interop environment using tools such as ClearCase Doctor, Region synchronizer, and credmap utilities.
· Implemented Shell and Perl scripts for release and build automation. Manipulated and referenced scripts to suit the requirement.
· Involved in periodic archiving and storage of the source code for disaster recovery.
· Created and maintained ClearQuest users and groups, queries and reports.
· Used to create Release/Implementation notes and generate reports by collecting monthly metrics about
· Changes to the CIs.
· Responsible for creating, documenting, implementing and enforcing the change request management process (CRM).
· Coordinated in CCB establishment and also conducted status accounting and reviews for projects.
· Provided periodic feedback of status and scheduling issues to the management.
· Studied impact analysis of change requests/defects and made reports to discuss with CCB.
· Provided presentations and trainings to users on the Rational ClearCase tools and the SCM Best practices.


SCM Engineer Apr 01 -May 03
EBay Inc, San Jose, CA.

Responsibilities:
· Performed software configuration/release management activities for three different Java applications.
· Designed CM processes and policies with approval from development and other affected teams.
· Defined processes to build and deliver software baselines for internal as well as external customers.
· Knowledge of Java helped to Implement and maintained the branching and build/release strategies for the Java applications utilizing ClearCase.
· Administered VOBs, and views. Created scripts for backing up and restoring VOBs and views.
· Scheduled various ClearCase jobs including backups and VOB storage scrubbers.
· Administered Registry server backup and restore operations.
· Enforced development policies using ClearCase triggers and other metadata.
· Created branches, performed merges, and labeled baselines in ClearCase.
· Provided assistance to developers in resolving problems.
· Used Credmap, Region Synchronizer and ClearCase Doctor to provide support in interop environment.
· Automated ClearCase based release management process including monitoring changes between releases.
· Converted old builds using MAKE to ANT and XML for doing Java build.
· Used to work closely with the deployment team to deploy the Java code in Websphere Application Developer (WSAD) and design deployment plan.
· Facilitated release decision forums and documented decisions as part of change control process.
· Assessed release risks and developed mitigation strategies.
· Provided release updates to the management team and business liaison leads.
· Served as an advocate for best practices in software configuration management following CMM standards.


Test Engineer Sep 1999 - Mar 01
Reliance Industries, Chennai, India.

Responsibilities:

· Involved in analyzing and designing manual test cases.
· As a team member I was involved in writing, creating test plans, test Cases ensuring that the developed software performs as detailed by the business requirements.
· Involved in testing the Java applications using multiple browsers (cross browser checking).
· Executed software test cases, reported defects and evaluated the severity of any problem found.
· Reported defects in the application through defect tracking system (DTS).
· Documented errors and implemented their resolutions.
· Submitted status reports weekly.

Education:

Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Electronics from Madras University, India.