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Project Manager Vice President

Location:
Gouldsboro, Pennsylvania, 18424, United States
Posted:
May 23, 2010

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THOMAS BLISS

*** ****** **.

Gouldsboro, PA *****

abmrpk@r.postjobfree.com (h)

(570) ***-**** (h)

summary: Technology Project Manager and Change Management

Manager with Remedy experience. Also experienced in the

Software Development Lifecycle, designing, developing,

testing and implementing new applications. Experienced in

working within Technology and Infrastructure groups and

managed large scale initiatives to completion, such as Y2K

and EMU. Demonstrated abilities to solve difficult

problems through Technology, learn new business areas,

satisfy user needs, and build effective teams.

COMPUTER Microsoft EXCEL, WORD, POWER POINT, and MS PROJECT, VISIO,

and SKILLS : Lotus Notes

EXPERIENCE:

9/06 - 1/09 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON CORPORATION

ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT, SOFTWARE PROCESS IMPROVEMENT

PROJECT COORDINATOR (SDLC) AND IMPLEMENTATION MANAGER

SPI Project Coordinator for the Software Development

Lifecycle process for Asset Servicing division including

1,200 people worldwide. Coordinated SDLC efforts with

several SEPG (Software Engineering Process Group) Reps and

multiple PQA (Process Quality Assurance) Analysts.

Managed all aspects of the project including, assets,

metrics reporting, and documentation tools for the SDLC.

Ensured the Project Managers followed the newly blended

SDLC by using metrics and communication.

Implementation Manager responsible for reviewing and

approving changes for Asset Servicing applications on

multiple platforms. Recommend process improvements and

performed user acceptance testing within the Turnover

Database.

9/04 - 9/06 THE BANK OF NEW YORK

ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT, TECHNOLOGY

PROJECT MANAGER

Technology Project Manager and manager of four Systems

Analysts, responsible for all Testing Support on a very

large International Money Management System (IMMS), within

12 development regions.

Coordinated and planned all testing efforts and region

support for the IMMS application. Testing included Unit,

Pairs, Regression, Functional, User Acceptance Testing,

Data Center Acceptance Testing, and Production issues.

Setup a Production like region to test all production

issues. Cleaned load libraries and resolved database

issues within development regions to ensure regions were

production like.

Established procedures for moving elements, on-line or

batch, into the development regions. These procedures

eliminated impromptu testing which would have impacted in-

progress testing efforts.

Created new tools which fostered testing stability by

comparing a development region binds to production, DB2

database structure. These tools decreased batch processing

time and increased user satisfaction and testing region

stability.

Created and documented procedures for moving tested code

into Production. Setup a weekly Implementation meeting,

where all code was presented prior to Implementation,

except for emergency changes. These procedures and the

meeting ensured only approved and tested code was moved

into Production.

Provided help desk functionality for testing issues, in

dealing with region issues or problems. The help desk

assisted Technology and the users by tracking and resolving

issues in all testing environments. Primary users were

located in Brussels, London, and New York.

8/02 - 9/04 WALSH ASSOCIATES

CONSULTANT (DEUTSCHE BANK and STATE

STREET)

Securities Lending Operations Consultant ensured the daily

resolution, correction, and prevention of internal Domestic

Corporate breaks within several mainframe systems. These

systems were an integral part of the Securities Lending

business and were Trust Accounting (AIMS), Street

Settlement (POLARIS), Securities Lending (DML), and

Depository Trust Company (DTCPTS).

Created metrics for senior management to track all internal

breaks between the Trust Accounting and Street Settlement

systems. The number of breaks dropped and the time to

resolution increased due to the new metrics.

3/00 - 7/01 DEUTSCHE BANK

VICE PRESIDENT, APPLICATION CHANGE MANAGEMENT

Controlled all system implementations for 500 legacy

Bankers Trust applications on all platforms. Manager of 14

Application Change Management Analysts (in Jersey City NJ

and Baltimore MD) performing builds and releases for NT,

Midrange (UNIX and VAX/VMS) and Mainframe applications

through Endevor. Managed and implemented all THIRD PARTY

VENDOR CODE into Production.

Fostered improved communication with Business Technology

groups by establishing monthly meetings, providing detailed

information regarding enhancements and changes affecting

the group's applications.

Retained copy of source code and builds for all NT and

Midrange applications in Production. Compared nightly the

Production application code to the version retained in

Change Management's environment.

Setup monthly meetings with NT, Midrange, and Mainframe

engineering groups, Security, and Data Center, within

Infrastructure. These meeting increased communication

regarding new projects and support issues within

Infrastructure.

11/97 - 3/00 DEUTSCHE BANK/BANKERS TRUST

VICE PRESIDENT, SENIOR TECHNOLOGY MANAGER,

CONTROL MANAGER, and CHIEF OF STAFF

Senior Technology Project Manager for Y2K and EMU

initiatives. Managed all communication of project statuses

between the business and Project Management Office. Oversaw

the changes necessary to support these initiatives

Senior Technology Manager responsible for reporting

statuses/issues on all Technology projects or enhancements,

to Operations and Business Line senior managers.

Created a separate production like test environment which

was used for all Y2K and EMU testing.

Established a Command Center for the tracking and reporting

of all Y2K and EMU steps to completion. The Command Center

was used to keep senior management updated to any issues

addressed during conversion weekends.

Planned and executed several trial run conversion weekends

which ensured the successful completion of these events.

Business Continuity Plan Manager who created successful BCP

plans as well as Application Continuity Plans.

Control manager responsible for the weekly reporting and

tracking of all outages and usage of temporary access

accounts into Production by Developers.

Chief of Staff, responsible for the creation of the annual

budget and tracking of all expenses and employees within

the group.

8/96 - 11/97 BANKERS TRUST

ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT, BUSINESS ANALYST

Implemented a new process for the creation of SWIFT

reports, MT 571, 572, 573, and MT 950 for domestic clients.

Created test criteria and plans, tested the new process,

and implemented. Trained Advisor Services managers on

using the new process. These electronic statements were

critical to fostering Straight Through Processing between

the bank and Investment Managers.

8/94 - 8/96 BANKERS TRUST

ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT, ADVISOR SERVICES

Manager of 10 Administrators responsible for processing all

domestic trades of Equities, Bonds, Mortgage Backed, Money

Market, and Financial Futures for internal Investment Asset

Management Group.

Improved the Money Market trade process by building a new

Trade Processing system. Defined user requirements, created

functional spec., prepared test cases and plans, performed

UAT, and implemented.

BANKERS TRUST

8/92 - 8/94 ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT, CASH MANAGEMENT GROUP

MANAGER

4/88 - 8/92 ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT, FUND VALUATIONS MANAGER

1/87 - 4/88 ASSISTANT TREASURER, FUNCTIONAL CONTROLLERS BUDGET

MGR.

5/85 - 1/87 ASSISTANT TREASURER, BILLING GROUP MANAGER

7/81 - 5/85 ACCOUNTANT, FUND VALUATIONS

EDUCATION: ST. JOHNS UNIVERSITY, Queens, New York,

Working towards BS in Business Management

SUFFOLK COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Selden, New York,

AAS Accounting



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