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April 08, 2018

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LAXMIKANT DASH

**** ******* **., ******** ****, MD 21043

Email: ac42rd@r.postjobfree.com, Mobile: 602-***-****

CAREER OBJECTIVES

EDI and Sterling File Gateway and Sterling B2B Integrator Administrator

Senior Middleware(Unix) Systems Administrator and Unix Applications Support Specialist.

IBM WebSphere Portal and Content Management Architect

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

Proven track record of 4+ years with Electronic hardware and firmware, 25+ years in Software development, Application Architecture, System and Middleware Administration and Client interaction.

Extensive experience in working with large global Companies and International clients around the globe: 14 years with T. Rowe Price (USA), 5+ years with American Express (USA), 1 year with Fidelity (Canada), 4+ years in large Telecom Companies like General Plessey Telecommunication. (GPT, UK, Liverpool and Manchester) and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT, Japan) and 9+ years of experience in working with large offshore centric Software consulting firms like Cognizant Technology Solutions and Tata Consultancy Services (India and Germany)

SME in Managed File Transfer Services (Sterling File Gateway 2.4, Sterling B2B Integrator 5.2.4) and CONNECT:DIRECT – architecture, planning, installation, configuration, decision making, trouble-shooting, documentation and user support and complex file transmission setups.

Because of the huge success of Managed File Transfer implementation, it was approved as the only Enterprise Application for all external file transfers (1500+ transmissions to/from with an average of 2500 files a day).

As a Senior System Administrator in Middleware Application team, was responsible for administration on Unix, AIX, Solaris, Linux and window-based applications (product installation, configuration, code deployment. App support, documentation and user training).

Responsible for maintaining and upgrading legacy WAS servers, IBM WAS Portal servers, Content Management System, WebLogic and Tomcat.

Started my career with Vignette Content Management System and then grew up to be the SME on WebSphere Portal and WCM.

Appreciated by users as well as management for outstanding work in creating user documentation and Administrator documentation.

Key player in creating a content management practice in Cognizant Technology Solutions to address the organizational needs for strategies and architectural directions, training needs, software procurement and alliances. Engaged in providing architectural directions and leading the RFP (proposal and estimation) and/or capability presentation for different clients (30+ over 5 years), which have been highly appreciated and many of those projects have been executed successfully.

Successful execution of multiple on-site and off-shore projects as the Technical Architect/Lead. Managed teams with up to 16 off-shore/on-site team members for American Express.

Excellent track record of client relationship, client expectation management and very good interpersonal relationship with team members.

FOCUSED AREA OF EXPERTISE

SME for EDI, Managed File Transfer Process using IBM Sterling File Gateway (SFG), Sterling B2B integrator and CONNECT:DIRECT. Planning, architecture, Installation, Configuration, Troubleshooting, Transmission Setup System Administration and user support activities, including integration with IBM Directory Server and AutoSys. Development of a frontend for tracking and quick lookup of all transmissions.

With almost 99.9% availability, SFG became the enterprise platform for all external data transfer and CONNECT:DIRECT for all internal cross platform data transmission. SFG connects to about 1200 external clients and everyday more than 2000 files were transmitted.

Worked with multiple teams like Network Security, Firewall, BPM, MS SQL and DB2 database, Active directory, IBM LDAP Server, AutoSys, Windows FTP Service Management for Sterling File Gateway.

Linux, AIX and Solaris and other Middleware System Administrator. Learned new technologies in a fast-paced Middleware team and was able to install, configure and manage a number of Tier-1 applications in T. Rowe Price.

Architected and implemented a Vignette based content Management system in American Express.

Installation, administration development and support for IBM WebSphere, WebSphere Portal and Content Management Solutions, Portlets, Web Site development and Web 2.0 application development.

Hands on development experience with JSP, Servlets, Portlets, Java, Swing, ASP, TCL, BPML, Dojo and other Web 2.0 technology, HTML, DHTML, JavaScript, VBScript, SQL, C++ and C, RAD, WSAD and NetBeans.

Client Server applications (3 years of development experience in Client Server Technology using Microsoft Visual C++ 5.0 and MFC, RDBMS, C and Visual Basic)

Communication applications, Real time and Process Control Software development.

Image Processing techniques and algorithm development.

Development of migration tools and for migrating all the COBOL programs of NTT, Japan to C code.

In 1990 got recognition from Scientific Advisor to Prime Minister of India for developing a Touch Screen Controller which saved the DRDO Organization $200,000.

TOOLS AND SOFTWARES WORKED WITH:

Sterling File Gateway: Enterprise wise managed file transmission solutions using Sterling File Gateway 2.2, Sterling B2B Integrator 5.2 and CONNECT DIRECT. AUTOSYS integration for Scheduling File Transmission Jobs, In-House secure file transfer between different platforms and data transmission to Main Frame using CONNECT:DIRECT.

Applications: WRI (Web Reporting Infrastructure), Admin Web (installed on BEA Web Logic on Windows and WebSphere 6.1 on AIX), GTS (Global Translation System, WebSphere 6.1 on Windows), WebSphere 6, 6.1, 7.0 infrastructure, Leads 7.1.1, TLM Recon 2.6, Mobius migration to WebSphere 6.1

Portal and Content Management: TRP Exchange Portal, IWS Portal, WCM, WebSphere Portal and Web Content management 6.1.5/6.1/6.0/5.1, WebSphere 7.0.x/6.1.x/6.0.x/5.x/4.x, Workplace Forms 2.6, QuickPlace 7, WebSphere Process Server 6.0.1.3, Vignette Application Portal 4.5.1/4.1, Vignette V6.0.0/V5.6/SS 5.0.7, TCL 8.4, Exposure to Vignette V7.3.0.3 and VAP 7.1

Web Technology: AJAX, HTML, DHTML, ASP, VB Script, JavaScript, XML, XSL/XSLT

Java Technology: Java, JSP, Servlets, Portlets

Programming Languages: VC++ 5.0, C++, MS Transact-SQL, C, Visual Basic (MS VB 5.0 and VBA), 80x86

Database: UDB 8.1.16, IBM Content Manager 8.3, Cloudscape 10, Sybase adaptive Server 11.9.2(with UTF-8), SQL Server 7.0, Oracle 8.1.6, MS Access 97.

IDE: RAD 7, RAD 6, WSAD 5.1.1, Net Beans 5.5, Oracle JDeveloper 10g

Reporting Applications: Site Analyzer 4.5.7, Topaz, Web Trend, Visual Science

Version Control/Configuration: Visual Source Safe, Ant 1.6, subversion, PVCS

Scripting: Unix scripting, Jacl(WAS), TCL(Vignette), BPML(Sterling File Gateway)

Web/Application Servers: IIS 4.0/5.0, IHS 1.3.28, Sun One, Tomcat 4.x, Web Sphere 4.x/5.x

Security & LDAP: Netegrety SiteMinder, Active Directory, iPlanet Directory Server 5.1.3, IBM Directory Server 4.1, TAM

Operating Systems: RedHat Linux5u4, AIX 5.2, Solaris 5.8, Windows 2000 and Windows NT 4.0, Solaris 2.4J, UnixWare 1.1J, UNIX, AEGIS, DOS, NOS V (Cyber).

Packages: Select Enterprise Manager (OMT Tool), SQA Team Test (Defect Logging), TOPAZ (Load Runner and monitoring tool), Silk Test (Load runner and monitoring tool), Adobe Photoshop 6.0 and Image Ready, Paint Shop Pro 9.x, LView Pro, MVP Image Processing S/W, LEVEL 5 OOPS.

Hardware: PC/AT, SUNFIRE 280 and 480, SPARC SS 10/20, Sun Ultra-5, APOLLO SERIES 3000, HP-9000, VAX 750 and 8350, Cyber 940/180 and Bench Mark Image Processing System.

Methodologies/Processes: Method /1, ISO 9001, CMMi, Six Sigma

PROJECT PROFILE

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COMPANY: T. ROWE PRICE, MARYLAND, USA (JUN2012 -PRESENT-DEC 2017)

POSITION: SYSTEMS CONSULTANT/ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT

PROJECT: IBM STERLING FILE GATEWAY AND STERLING B2B INTEGRATOR (SFG) ADMINISTRATOR AND SME

TOOLS AND APPLICATIONS USED IN THE PROJECT: Sterling File Gateway 2.2, Sterling B2B Integrator 5.2, IBM Directory Server 6.1.0.29(LDAP), Microsoft Active Directory 5.2, MS SQL Server, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1, IBM DB2, AIX, SVN, AutoSys and GitHub.

CURRENT ACTIVITIES

As a member of Strategy and Architecture team, responsible for defining the architecture of Managed File Transfer project on Linux platform, installing, configuring and customizing the Sterling File Gateway and Sterling B2B setup. Also responsible for creation of Custom Protocols, various custom Business processes (using BPML) integrating AutoSys with Sterling B2B (for scheduling the transfer of files to the client and receiving files from the client). Created Java applications for uploading and downloading files from/to the backend servers to Sterling B2B, so that the users can use the Java application without creating any custom scripts or manual file transmission between Sterling B2B and the backend servers. Extensive experience with setting up file transfers between Sterling B2B and external/ clients/Internal Clients/Mainframe/VPN connections, scheduled file upload and download, maintenance, production support, documentation and most importantly bringing users up to speed to work with SFG and supporting users in trouble shooting. Involved in the planning and development of a workflow based custom application to store the data in a custom database for ease of access and custom reporting. Over a period of 2 years, grew up to be the SME and System Administrator and critical support for all SFG related activities. The SFG implementation supported protocols like FTP, FTPS, SFTP (Key based, and Password based Authentication) and CONNECT:DIRECT. Also, various custom protocols were developed to send files to multiple directories using a file name filter, sending files to different servers using filename filter and broadcasting files.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

Before SFG, thousands of files were transmitted daily to various clients using various home-grown technology. Different teams used different protocols to transmit their files and maintaining those was a huge effort and there was no central point of control and no consistency in security standards. Involved in upgrade, configuration and setup, adding more servers for Load Balancing, help document creation and user training.

Created various scripts for Start/Stop and other SFG activities to automate tasks like user creation, integration with Autosys server for scheduled file get and put, automatic installation and configuration of CONNECT:DIRECT and scripts to FTP/SFTP/FTPS/AS2 files to/from SFG from various Windows and Unix servers.

The implementation was extremely successful and with 99.9% availability and it was approved as the only Enterprise Solution to send files to external clients and all home-grown file transmissions were required to be migrated to SFG. In 2 years, about 1200 transmissions were created to connect with various clients and about 2500 files are being transmitted daily. Many of the transmissions were complex integration with backend services and Mainframe system. Received multiple recognitions and awards from users and management for successful accomplishment of complex setups.

Developed a SQL and jQuery-based frontend to track all the transmissions, so that the users does not have to go through various Sterling configurations to find details about a transmission. This lightweight interface stores all the information to quickly look up the details about a connection.

ADDITIONAL WORK ON PORTAL DURING THIS PERIOS:

Along with Sterling B2B integrator activities, I am still the SME and WebSphere Portal Administrator. Though WebSphere portal environment is very stable, whenever users require assistance or there is a failure, I handle the older version of WAS and Portal activities. I also collect the portal statistics and troubleshoot WAS and support users in Portal content management tasks. Out of the two portal installations, the Employee portal is scheduled to be decommissioned shortly and I am working o that. There is no decommission plan for IWS (Corporate portal yet). Sometimes there is also a need to change or create new portlets when the backend application changes.

COMPANY: T. ROWE PRICE, MARYLAND, USA (MAR 2007 – JUNE 2012)

POSITION: SYSTEMS CONSULTANT/ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT

PROJECT: SENIOR MIDDLEWARE(UNIX) SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR

TOOLS AND APPLICATIONS USED IN THE PROJECT: AIX 5.3, Solaris, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5u4, WebSphere App Server 7.0/6.1/6.0, WebSphere Portal Server and Web Content Management 6.1.0.2/6.0.1.X, BEA Weblogic 9.2, Rational Application Developer 7.0, IBM Directory Server 6.1.0.29(LDAP), Microsoft Active Directory 5.2.

ACTIVITIES:

As a member of the Middleware Application Server team with 16 team members, responsible for the Administration of AIX, Solaris and Linux servers and applications including product installation and configuration, deployment of Application and custom Code, development of scripts as well as providing support for various legacy systems including legacy WebSphere Portal and Web Content Management Systems, WebSphere Application Server(V6.x and V7.x), WebSphere Portal and WCM V5.x and 6.x and other Application Server environments like JBOSS, Tomcat and Windows, AutoSys and Production Ticket Support.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

Having worked with WebSphere portal for 3 years, I was the SME and the go-to person for the installation and upgrade and support of various WebSphere, WebSphere Portal and Web Content Management installations starting from Version 5.1.5, 6.1.0, 6.0.1.3 and then to 6.0.1.4. One of the major assignments was to create proof of concept of Was 7.0 installation with a Live and Staging environment, which can be switched on demand using Unix scripts, so that there will be no down time for deployment. The new WAS7 infrastructure was developed with provision for Automatic Cluster creation and application deployment. This has been a huge success for T. Rowe with WAS7 implementation and migration of all old WAS applications to WAS7.

During this period, I have successfully completed the implementation of several Tier-1 projects. One of my major achievements was to complete the Pilot Project for cross platform upgrade from AIX to Linux and the Portal version from 6.0.x to 6.1.2. Successfully migrated the WCM content and the Portal artifacts to the newer version of the Portal. This portal installation was done in preparation for the next upgrade of the portal environment and to test cloning of Portal environments. Use of cloning and the cross-platform migration to Linux provided a huge cost saving to T. Rowe Price and the ability to create new instances of Portal quickly.

The other Tier-1 project completed successfully was Leads 7.1.1 application upgrade project. The existing application in T. Rowe was using an obsolete version of Leads 3.11 on WebSphere 4.0, in a clustered environment. The upgraded process required to upgrade to each version, like Leads 4, 5, 6, 7 and then apply the 7.1.1 patch, making it an extremely challenging deployment. Since Leads was a Tier-1 application, it was also required to have the old version running during the upgrade. This product being a third-party application, many of the installation/upgrade steps and scripts were customized to meet T. Rowe Price’s infrastructure and deployment standards.

Another major global initiative was the implementation and administration of “Global Translation System”. This is a third-party Windows/WebSphere 6.1 based application designed to translate T. Rowe Price documents and brochures to various international languages. The system was hosted at a single location and associates in different offices around the globe will were able to access it using single-sign-on.

As a part of the expansion of Application Server Support activities, I had implemented one the very first non-Unix/non-WebSphere based application – Admin Web. This was implemented using clustered BEA WebLogic 9.2 environment on Windows. This project is one of the very stable implementations and the next step was to upgrade it to the latest version of the product using Unix/WebSphere 6.1.

Apart from that, handled multiple smaller projects like Mobius, TLM Recon, Visual Sciences, Wily monitoring tool setup for WAS/BEA apps and Migrating Web Reporting Infrastructure application from Perl to Java (this app collects and processes all the web server logs and feeds to Netgenesis platform).

COMPANY: T. ROWE PRICE, MARYLAND, USA (SEP 2004 – FEB 2007)

POSITION: SYSTEMS CONSULTANT/ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT

PROJECT: EMPLOYEE PORTAL USING IBM WEBSPHERE PORTAL AND WEB CONTENT MANAGEMENT (SME) INCLUDING PORTAL PRODUCTION SUPPORT

TOOLS AND APPLICATIONS USED IN THE PROJECT: WebSphere 6.2.17/5.1.5, WebSphere Portal Server and Web Content Management 6.0.1.1/5.1.0.X, Lotus Quick Place 7, RAD 6.0, IBM Directory Server 4.1(LDAP), Content Manager 8.3, UDB 8.1.10/8.1.12, Process Server 6.0.1.3, Workplace Forms 2.6, Site Analyzer 4.5, AIX 5.2.

ACTIVITIES:

IBM Web Sphere Portal was used to host two major and critical applications – Employee Portal (with around 80, 000 pages) and IWS (institutional Web Site - for managing the retirement accounts of various Companies/Institutions). The projects started from scratch and the responsibility included managing the complete life cycle, which involved project planning, architecting the environments, installing the portal platform and migrating the WCM content and portal artifacts to the newer version of Portal. This migration also involved redesigning many site layouts, themes and skins and Portal content to take advantage of the enhanced features available in the newer version of Portal/WCM. The migration/upgrade also required upgrading of some of the Portal applications to work in the new Portal/WebSphere environment.

As a part of the Strategy and Architecture Team, responsible for architecting, installation and implementation of T. Rowe Price Employee Portal (TRP Exchange) using WAS 5.1, WebSphere Portal 5.0.2.2 and IBM Web Content Management System. 2.0. The Employee Portal was launched during beginning of 2005 and was subsequently upgraded to WPS/WCM 5.1.0.1, WPS/WCM 5.1.0.2 and then to WPS/WCM 5.1.0.3. During year end of 2007, the Portal platform was migrated to WPS/WCM 6.0.1.1 and WAS 6.2.17. The Portal platform was also re-architected to support clustered WCM, VERITAS clustering on DB2 for high availability, portal integration with LDAP (IBM Directory server) and single sign-on using TAM, virtual portals, and a combination of horizontal and vertical clustering to provide a high available environment.

Other activities involved investigation of new technologies, planning the next phases of upgrade, proof of concept of various portal applications, installation, configuration, administration, troubleshooting and business support of WAS, WPS, WCM and Site Analyzer and the ownership of portal collaboration apps like QuickPlace. Developed various portlets like iFrame Portlet, Quick HTML Display Portlet and Online Disclosure Consent Portlet(which uses SSO for displaying employee personal and HR details) and was involved in the customization of Themes and Skins.

Subsequent activities involved migrating WCM database to CM 8.3 and then to UDB/DB2, database capacity planning, setting up a clustered delivery environment with remote rendering portlets for WCM, doing the proof of concept for WCM Personalization and setting up the Portal reporting infrastructure using Tivoli Web Site Analyzer/Web tracker.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

Portal platform was new in T. Rowe. Learned Portal from scratch and developed expertise to be the SME in Portal and WCM in the organization. Worked on finalizing the enterprise wide content management strategy, reporting strategy and the Portal security strategy. Implemented the content management architecture for T. Rowe Price Web Content Management and planned the database architecture for Portal environment. Developed significant knowledge on various WebSphere technologies, WebSphere Portal and WCM architecture, setup, configuration, administration, Portlet development and became the WebSphere Portal SME. The portlets I developed are used most extensively in the Employee Portal. Got exposure to different versions of WebSphere Product and WebSphere application migration as well as got extensive experience with new WebSphere products like QuickPlace, Site Analyzer, Web tracker, Workplace Forms and Process Server. Migrating WCM to UDB and implementing the remote rendering portlets provided a significant performance improvement, bringing down the CPU usage from 50% to about 10% and freed up enough capacity on the Portal Servers to implement multiple other applications. Developed a Web Reporting Infrastructure application, which has been running in our environment since last three years without a single failure.

COMPANY: COGNIZANT TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS (OCT 2002 - 19 SEP 2004)

POSITION: TECHNICAL ARCHIRECT

PROJECT: CONTENT MANAGEMENT COMPETENCY CENTER FOR COGNIZANT TECHNOLOGY SOLUTION

TOOLS AND APPLICATIONS USED IN THE PROJECT: Vignette, IBM, Documentum and other Content Management Solutions. App Servers: WAS, BEA and Tomcat, Web Servers: IIS, IHS, Database Servers: DB2, Oracle, Sybase, SQL Server

ACTIVITIES:

Worked as a Technical Architect in the Content Management Competency Center for Cognizant. The activities involves (1) generating awareness within Organization for Content Management and Portals to be an essential component of Advanced Solutions Group, (2) Provide Delivery Support by developing technical competency within the Organization through lateral recruitment and training (3) Business Development Support (Respond to RFPs, client enquiries and support the Account Management teams and (4) develop intellectual capital and point-of-view for industry specific solution Frameworks and artifacts for eBusiness Development and Project Engagements Software repository.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

Did extensive work on Vignette and grew up to be the content management architect in Cognizant. Started the Content Management Competency Center (CMCC) with off-shore associates which was then been formally established as a part of the advanced solutions group with the ownership of all CM and portal activities in the organization. The CMCC team responded to 30+ RFPs within one year and a number of those projects were implemented with various clients.

COMPANY: AMERICAN EXPRESS(AMEX), PHOENIX, USA (JUN 1999 – SEP 2004)

POSITION: TECHNICAL ARCHIRECT

PROJECT(S): EMPLOYEE PORTAL UPGRADE WITH VIGNETTE APPLICATION BUILDER 4.5.1

EMPLOYEE PORTAL FRONTEND DEVELOPMENT WITH VIGNETTE APPLICATION PORTAL 4.5.1

TOOLS AND APPLICATIONS USED IN THE PROJECT: Vignette Application Portal 4.1 and 4.5.1, VAB 4.5.1, XCM/CAM, Ultraseek 5.0, WAS 4.0.4, UDB 7.2/8.1.3, VBIS 7.3, Java and JSP.

ACTIVITIES:

Responsible for managing the complete life cycle of Vignette Application Builder 4.5.1 in different environments within the VAP 4.5.1 infrastructure which involved planning the architecture, capacity planning, installation and Product deployment. The Vignette Portal related activities involved prototyping the installation in the Sandbox environment (WAS 5.1 and Tomcat 4.1.x), support for upgrading the installation from 4.1 to 4.5 and application enhancement. Involved in creation of various custom modules like bookmark module, search module, custom web connector module, Story Publisher Module and various secondary pages likes printer friendly page, Styles for the Portal Header etc. Involved in development of custom module to fetch data from the existing Content Management Utility and display it in the Portal.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

Acquired extensive exposure to Vignette Portal and Vignette Application Builder’s architecture, installation, administration and module development. Provided Subject Matter Expertise and mentoring to the customers and technical training to other associates within the organization. Helped in recruiting Portal resources for various other projects for Cognizant Technology. Successfully completed POC for VAP and VAB on Windows.

COMPANY: AMERICAN EXPRESS(AMEX), PHOENIX, USA (JUN 1999 – SEP 2004)

POSITION: TECHNICAL ARCHIRECT

PROJECT: CONTENT MANAGEMENT UTILITY UPGRADE FROM SS 5.0.7(WIN NT) TO V6 ON WIN2K

TOOLS AND APPLICATIONS USED IN THE PROJECT: Vignette V6.0.6, TCL/TK, JavaScript, HTML and DHTML, XML, Sybase SQL Server 11.9.2 with UTF-8, Windows NT/IIS 5.

ACTIVITIES:

This project was conceived to upgrade the existing Story Server 5.0.7 infrastructure to Vignette V 6.0.6, so that there will be no need to migrate the existing sites with more than 30,000 pages. This was achieved by creating a parallel infrastructure, installing Story Server 5.0.7, cloning the existing database and CMS, upgrading the installation to V6.0.6, making the code changes and enhancements for V6, validation, testing and roll-out.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

Worked as the Content Management Architect for American Express. Responsible for complete lifecycle project management including designing the V6 architecture, capacity planning, infrastructure setup, prototyping, upgrading the Story Server 5 code to V6 with enhancements and internationalization, development of migration templates from CP 850 to UTF-8, system and integration testing. I was leading the off-shore team (team size 4 to 16) and had single handedly managed the whole upgrade cycle including the infrastructure setup and application installation.

Because of this migration, it was possible to reduce the total number of servers amounting to an enterprise saving of close to $200,000 per year.

COMPANY: AMERICAN EXPRESS(AMEX), PHOENIX, USA (JUN 1999 – SEP 2004)

POSITION: TECHNICAL ARCHIRECT

PROJECT: VIGNETTE V7 SETUP FOR AMERICAN EXPRESS INTERNET

TOOLS AND APPLICATIONS USED IN THE PROJECT: Vignette V7.3.1, JDK 1.4.1, UDB 7.2, WAS 4.0.4/5.1

This project was planned to meet the long-term Content Management goals for the enterprise. This project started in May 2004. Worked only in the 1st phase of the project for infrastructure setup, developing a custom CDS, prototyping the use of Vignette CPS and custom CDS and implementation of a pilot site within Vignette V 7.3.1.

COMPANY: AMERICAN EXPRESS(AMEX), PHOENIX, USA (JUN 1999 – SEP 2004)

POSITION: TECHNICAL ARCHIRECT

PROJECT: CONTENT MANAGEMENT UTILITY FRAMEWORK DEVELOPMENT (V6, SOLARIS)

TOOLS AND APPLICATIONS USED IN THE PROJECT: Vignette V6.0.4, TCL/TK, JavaScript, HTML and DHTML, XML, JSP, Sybase 11.9.2 with UTF-8 under Solaris, iPlanet 4.1 and WAS 3.5.6.

ACTIVITIES:

The Project involved reusing the existing knowledge base and part of the existing legacy Story Server 5 code base to develop an enhanced version of the Content Management Utility in Vignette V 6.0.4 under Solaris 5.8. Some of the major enhancements were denormalization of the database tables for performance improvement, user interface redesign using CSS, enhanced content search, eWebEditPro integration, Asset Management, SSO integration with enterprise LDAP Server and integration with Epiphany Real time server for Personalization. This involved design and implementation of a 3-tier architecture with automatic failover in the Database tier, App tier (CMS and CDS) and Web tier, using VERITAS clustering and Cisco Content Switch.

As a part of this migration process various other utilities developed under Vignette like STARz (Status Tracking and Reporting Utility), LGS (Layout Generator System) and other Custom Code for Personalized Content Delivery were migrated to V6.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

Managed the complete project life cycle as the Project Architect and the Tech Lead and successfully implemented the project with a team of 6 resources (onsite-offshore model). In this project some of the critical enterprise requirements like single sign on for CMA, 3-tier architecture on the IntERnet delivery tier and eWebEditPro WYSIWYG editor integration were implemented. We also developed a migration tool to migrate all the content from Story Server 5 to Vignette V6 with internationalization support. At the same time got involved in product evaluation prototyping a AMEX Employee Portal using Epicentric Portal Server.

COMPANY: AMERICAN EXPRESS(AMEX), PHOENIX, USA (JUL 1999 – MAR 2002)

POSITION: TECHNICAL ARCHIRECT

PROJECT: DEVELOPMENT OF CONTENT MANAGEMENT UTILITY

TOOLS AND APPLICATIONS USED IN THE PROJECT: Vignette 5.0.7/4.2, TCL/TK, JavaScript, HTML and DHTML, XML, Java, MS SQL Server 7.0, Sybase SQL Server 11.9.2, Windows NT 4.0, IIS 4.0, IHS 11.3.19.2, WAS 3.5.6 under Solaris 2.8)

PROJECT DETAILS:

Worked with development of Content Management Utility framework (CMU) - a web based tool for creating and managing American Express Web Site style guide compliant pages which could be used by business users with no knowledge of HTML. Started with development of workflow, database design and content delivery strategy, was involved in various project enhancements and integration with external utilities. Later, I was responsible for the overall system architecture, the ongoing development activities and utility enhancements, off-shore team management in American Express. During this period, I was managing multiple initiatives like CMU enhancement, development of STARz, analysis, design and infrastructure setup for V6 on Solaris.

COMPANY: AMERICAN EXPRESS(AMEX), PHOENIX, USA (JUN 1999 – SEP 2004)

PROJECT: CONTENT MANAGEMENT SOLUTION FOR FIDELITY, CANADA

TOOLS AND APPLICATIONS USED IN THE PROJECT: TCL/TK, Vignette V5.5, ADS, XML under Solaris 2.6, iPlanet, Oracle 8.1.6.

PROJECT DETAILS:

As a Vignette SME, prepared the Project Proposal, architected the Project and guided the project team in setting up the infrastructure. Also, as the SME, providing guidance to the



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