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Engineer Design

Issaquah, Washington, 98029, United States
May 25, 2010

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. Dedicated and hands on software engineer /leader with 8 years of


. Proven ability to analyze and solve complex engineering problems.

. Expert database engineer with extensive experience in developing

database packages, data modeling, PL-SQL profiling, physical design and

performance tuning with Oracle

. Able to deliver expert guidance and leadership to database teams in

achieving ambitious goals.

. Skilled at facilitating highly complex, multi-platform enhancements,

upgrades and migrations

. Skillfully articulate sophisticated technical specifications and core

business initiatives to upper management, clients and stakeholders.

. Solid understanding of object oriented programming, multi-tier

architectures, web applications, software engineering best practices,

and software life cycle.

. Experienced in Agile (scrum)/Waterfall development.

Technical Skills:

Operating Systems: Windows, UNIX, Linux

Programming Languages: PL/T -SQL, Java, C, C++, Perl

Web Technologies: JavaScript, HTML/XML/

Databases: Oracle 9i, 10g, Oracle 11g, SQL Server, Access

Tools: SQL Server Enterprise Manager, Oracle Enterprise Manager,

Oracle Developer, TOAD, SQL develop, Quest Code tester

Other: Microsoft .Net, Windows Presentation Platform, Design



. Oracle Certified Professional Database Administrator. (Oracle 9i/10g)

. Sun Certified Java Programmer.


. Situational Leadership

. Winning Negotiations

. Interpersonal Communication

. Introduction to Program Management

. Integrated Initiation and Planning

. Project Management Overview

Work Experience:

Role: Senior Software Design

Engineer Jan 2008- Present

Real Networks, Seattle, WA

Primarily responsibility was to lead database team to provide backend

support to support large scale project that involved consolidation

of Rhapsody music catalog data into single content management systems.

Recipient of Exemplary performance and service Award


. Led offshore DB team by performing below responsibilities-

define user stories, perform resource planning per sprint, design

and document requirements, author development standards and practices

to support collaborative architecture, code reviews and test-centric

development, to facilitate the quality and predictability of project

delivery for Content Management Systems.

. Worked with program management, other team stakeholders, and

operations team to coordinate, drive, and deliver back-end releases

in support of multiple stakeholders (,,

and business initiatives. Wrote technical design documents

for conversions, extensions, interfaces, and reports.

. Evangelize knowledge of CMS components (ETL, Publishing, etc)

through documentation and presentations to rest of dev, PGM and QA


. Coordinated technical design, scoping and planning of individual


. Primary contact for database issues both internally(Java and QA team)

as well as for external stakeholders

. Interact with technical team members and business stakeholders to

gather and analyze application requirements.

. Use of appropriate technologies to implement better

performing database solutions that meet technical

and business requirements. .

. Design and develop data model of consolidated music catalog schema.

. Created design that models problem domain, utilize common

design patterns, balance extensibility and complexity and leverage

existing components

. Provide performance tuning and performance analysis for Oracle 11g


. Recommended best practices for scalability, partitioning, tuning of

systems, redesigning application schemas, upgrading and migrating


Role: Software Design

Engineer Jun

04 -Dec07

Real Networks, Seattle, WA

Designed, developed and maintained the second generation of Content

Management System (CMS), CMS is used for managing and publishing content to

web applications (, Recipient of technical

Excellence Award


. Design data model, perform data migration, write high quality

code, provide middle-tier support, and support database deployments

to pre-production and production environments and assist QA with test


. Instrumental in re-designing and implementing CMS content Publishing,

a core feature of Content Platform systems. The re-design enables

near real-time publishing and also provides enhanced trouble-shooting


. Designed and developed schema for centralized user database. Involved

in designing efficient techniques to migrate large volumes of

data from various applications including ecommerce, rhapsody etc. to

this new database.

. Designed and developed media operating system- collection of services

to schedule, execute, and monitor broadcast media events for Real

broadcast network.

. Designed and implemented various database components for Real

Networks Core Applications.

. Developed automated tools, reports tuned expensive queries used by

various web applications to maximize the data availability on front-

end applications.

. Adept at all stages of project lifecycle, from business requirements

and technical definitions to development, testing, user acceptance

testing (UAT), production support, and completion.

Software Design

Engineer Nov

2002 - May 2004

PCCTI, Inc., Lombard, IL.

. Designed, developed, tested and documented a customizable e-commerce

shopping cart system.

. Designed and implemented online-test preparation tools.

. Involved in data modeling and design of an educational application.

. Developed and implemented new feedback system for users concerns, bugs,

and defect tracking regarding use and functionality of new interfaces.

. Analyzed, reviewed and re-factored programs and database structures to

increase performance and efficiency.

. Responsible for on-call support and maintenance of the in-house and

client databases.

. Mentor and lead a team of junior DBA's and developers. Provide guidance

and training on a monthly basis to DBA's and developers on different

subjects related to database performance, SQL tuning, and stored

procedure design.


Administrator/Programmer Mar 2002 -

Nov 2002

Microhard Technologies, Inc., Oakbrook, IL.

. Lead the database team and make all final decisions concerning design

and modifications to the schema. We used Erwin and Power designer for

modeling tools.

. Audit database activities and resource utilization. Ensure efficient

availability of data with adequate safeguards for both security and


. Implemented tuning solutions to improve performance of complex SQL


. Designed and implemented biometric application and ecommerce sites.

. Programmer, tester and content provider for

Software Design Engineer in Test-

Intern Sep 2001 - Jan 2002

Microlan Solutions, Inc., Arlington Heights, IL.

. Designed test plans and test cases to test an intranet application that

is used for internal communication and support purposes, administering

rights and functionality of user profiles.

. Extensive Performance and scalability testing using Mercury tools --

loadrunner, winrunner, testdirector.

. Developed tools to track customers, phone calls, bugs and generate



Master of Science, Computer Science, 2001

Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL

Bachelors in Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, 1999

University of Madras, Chennai, India


. Exemplary Performance and Service Award - Real Networks, Dec 2009

. Technical Excellence Award - Real Networks, June 2006

. Recipient of the "Dean's Full Tuition Scholarship" for Graduate Students

(June 2000-May 2001).

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