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IT Analyst, Capital Markets, Dervative systems

Copenhagen, Capital Region of Denmark, Denmark
April 03, 2014

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Ajita Singh

Vanløse, Denmark - ****

Email: ajita.singh Mobile: +45 71851454

Experience Summary

Over 8 years of varied consulting experience in IT within Capital Markets – Exchanges, Trading Systems, Payment Systems.


• Worked as Business Analyst, System Analyst, Test Manager, and Developer.

• Strong experience with Agile development methodology, Lean and Kanban techniques.

• Good product knowledge of listed and unlisted derivatives.

• Managed the lifecycle from an idea to implementation of IT deliveries.

• Strong experience in offshoring tasks.

Personal Strengths

• Good communication skills.

• Good Interpersonal skills and ability to mingle with all people.

• Good Grasping power

• Awareness to Social Responsibility.


List of Hardware, Software and Financial products, Tools and Methods that I have worked on

Financial Products:

• Adaptiv : Sunguard’s Frontend for trade-entry

• Infinity: Nordea’s internal system for structuring, pricing, and hedging derivatives transactions, ranging from plain vanilla swaps to multi-instrument, multi-currency deals.

• Markitwire: Post Trade affirmation platform from Markit

• Icelink: Post Trade affirmation platform from ICE

• Kronos: Risk system

• Neat-FO: Futures and Options Trading front-end at National Stock exchange of India.

• PrecISE Trade® Application: Front-end application for trading options and stock-option combinations

Agile Tools:

• Atlassian Products: Jira, Confluence, Stash, Bamboo

Operating System:

• Windows 2007, XP, 2000.

• Virtual Operating System ( on Stratus V-Series and Continuum Mainframe servers)

• Linux

• OpenVMS

Software Products:

• Microsoft package

• Citrix, BMC Remedy

• Toad, Microsoft SQL Server Management

• Microsoft Visual SourceSafe 6.0, Clearcase

• VOS (Virtual Operating System) on Stratus Mainframe System

• Apple tree Database System on Stratus

• VOS - Multi Process Debugger and Forms Management System

• TCP-IP and X-25 Socket programming

• Windows debugger

• Eicon server and client software (X25 Networking)

• WIDA (RDM 5.0.0), A product used for Raima database management.

• HP Quality Center, HP Quick Test Professional is 10.0

• XML and XSLT

Programming Languages:

• C

• C++

• Windows SDK

• P/L I on VOS

• JAVA/ J2EE (Beginner)

• Python

• VB 6

• Cobol


• Raima Database

• Appletree database on VOS

• Oracle-9i.

• SQL Server


The details of the various assignments that I have handled are listed here, in chronological order.

Project Derivatives and Risks Systems IT

Company Lnt Infotech Ltd

Client Nordea Bank Danmark A/S, Copenhagen

Period Since April 2011 – Till today

Project Profile The project provides for Development and Support for Front office, Middle Office and Back office in Capital Markets department of Nordea Bank which deals in below OTC products:

• Swaps


• Swaption

• Caps and Floors

Role Technical System Analyst, this involves

Working in an agile environment consisting of skilled developers.

Responsible for the IT Development Track

Design specifications based on business requirements

Quickly obtain an overview of complex structures, identify weak points and plan solutions

Test new developments.

Release Management.

Incident, Problem and Change Management.

Production Support to users in Front office, Middle Office and Back office: Daily support within life cycle, pricing and payments for options and other derivative products.

Fix bugs( C++ )

Delegate second line of support activities to offshore unit in India: designed and implementing a reference library, documenting methodology to identify the possible root cause, and actions to be taken depending on the outcome of the analysis

Easily gain a clear understanding of customer and business needs and how to transform the requirements into a workable conceptual/functional design

Managed the lifecycle from an idea to implementation of IT tools

Organize interactive workshops with the business and training sessions for end users

Facilitating implementation of connectivity from Nordea’s Infinity trading system to ICELINK

Work with different cultures across many organizational levels, in a dynamic and high-pressured environment

Educated and trained new resources at onsite as well as at offshore

Solution Environment Microsoft Package, Citrix, Jira

Toad, SQL Server Management



Project Post Trade Affirmation System – Requirement gathering

Company Lnt Infotech Ltd

Client None – LntInfotech’s Internal Project

Period Since December 2010 - Mar 2011

Project Profile The project is concerned with gathering all requirements for a Post trade affirmation system to be used in a Bank trading in the Over the counter exchange.

Role Senior Business Analyst, this involved

Gathering requirements from the end user.

Documenting Business requirements

Arranging meeting for all members of group

Solution Environment Microsoft Package

Project RBS Payments system Netherlands (SEPA)

Company Tata Consultancy Services Ltd

Client Royal Bank of Scotland, Mumbai, India

Period Since August 2010 – December 2010

Project Profile The project is concerned with testing the Payments processing system for RBS called MTS (Money Transfer system) installed in Netherlands and developed by third party vendor ACI worldwide located in USA.

The MTS processes following types of payments:

Cross Border

Dutch Domestic


Role Test Analyst, Business Analyst Trainee, this involved

• Understanding the Payments system – MTS (Money Transfer system) for RBS

• Understanding SWIFT Messages related to credit transfer and PACS files used for Inter Bank Payment communication

• Preparing Test cases and running Test execution

Defect Manager, this involves

• Accounting for defects entered by team during execution

• Preparing Daily Defect report and discussing it with the Developers from ACI worldwide and other Business Stake holders

Test Environment Test cases and Defects are maintained in HP QTP

Test execution requires:

Video Client



XML Files

Microsoft Excel

Project Xetra Trading System

Company Tata Consultancy Services Ltd

Client Deutsche Börse AG, Frankfurt, Germany (Project location is offshore – India)

Period Since January 2010 till July 2010

Project Profile Xetra is the pan-European electronic trading system of Deutsche Börse AG for cash market trading in equities and a variety of other instruments including exchange traded funds (ETFs), bonds, warrants and subscription rights. Xetra application provides trading platform to trade following instruments

• Equities (Company shares) also include Energy instruments.

• Bonds

• Warrants

• Basis instruments.

Role Developer, this involved

• Understanding the XETRA system

• Preparing Design documents, developing & fixing bugs.

Solution Environment Host end is on Alpha Servers with OpenVMS Operating system.

Codes are in C and Cobol

Frontend GUI is on Windows 98

Project OptimISE

Company Tata Consultancy Services Ltd

Client Deutsche Börse AG, Frankfurt, Germany

Period Since October 2008 till December 2009

Project Profile The OptimISE project at Deutsche Börse AG (Frankfurt, Germany) deals with building the Global options trading system facilitating seamless integration of options trading module between European and American Markets.

The Exchange system which will be ported on to International Securities Exchange (ISE New York) around end of 2010.

The project is being built in a series of six iterations and encompasses the following areas:

• Order & quote Management

• Trade Management

• Regular Matching

• Auction Mechanism

• Matching of Complex orders

Role Team Member of Functional Test

• Analysis & Design

Analysis involved study and documentation of various business requirements, transactions, rules and the validations of the client requirements, Identification of system specifications, suggesting solutions.

• Documentation

Prepared various documents such as Test Narratives, Automated tool user guide, technical specifications, and functional specifications document

• Review and Testing

Responsible for ensuring that the system is delivered as per requirements stated. Execution of test cases as per drawn test plan.

Team Member of Test Automation Framework Development Team

• Development of Test Automation Framework.

• Design Test Automation Framework.

Solution Environment Windows 2000, Windows XP

Oracle 9.2 database



Highlights • Involved in design and implementation of automated test tool used for here for testing

• Analysis, Design, Development, of the Test database used here.

Project Derivatives Trading System [Futures & Options].

Company Tata Consultancy Services Ltd

Client National Stock Exchange Of India Limited.

Period Since Feb 2006 till September 2008.

Project Profile • NSE has fully automated, screen based, floor-less trading for Money Market, Equity Market and Derivatives Market instruments throughout India.

• One of the prestigious mission critical projects executed by TCS.

• Involves Enhancement, Analysis, Design, Development, Testing, Implementation and Maintenance of Derivatives System.

• NSE Trading System matches orders and broadcasts critical information to the traders. Generates reports and send to traders and back-office [for Clearing and Settlement].

• One of the largest On-line Transaction Processing (OLTP) Systems across the globe. In last few years, NSE growth in terms of trades and transactions in Derivatives System has been phenomenal. Reached a peak of 1.4 million trades and 5 million transactions in 2007.

• Managing NSE system on a fault tolerant two machine system (split architecture), capability to cope with increased CPU usage, memory usage and number of transactions, without compromising system performance and response time were some of the key challenges faced in this assignment.

• Trading System Client (Front-end) - The client workstation has been developed using Windows XP, Raima as the local database, C Programming and Windows SDK (Win32 APIs) using Microsoft Visual Studio on a XT PC workstation.

• Trading System Server (Host-end) - The trading system has been developed using Virtual Operating System (VOS), PL/1 and C on a Stratus fault-tolerant mainframe machine. The server uses an in-memory Appletree database management system.

• NSE has been ranked 1st globally in number of contracts traded in single stock Futures (June 2003) and 3rd globally in number of contracts traded in the Index Futures (May 2005).

Role Module Leader – Front End Module.

8 Months [Oct 2007 till September 2008]

• Front end is the terminal available for the traders to enter orders into the trading system.

• Lead a team of five members in one of the crucial modules of the trading system.

• Led team for implementing ’’Optimization of Multithreading Front End Application “

• Liaison with the client to gather the requirements and evaluate the feasibility of the same.

• Analyse, Design & Develop deliverables for the business and technical requirements.

• Estimation for the new requirements.

• Implement the Solution with the proper estimation of resource and delivery schedule and in adherence to QMS and project procedures.

• Document and review of deliverables like analysis document, design document, causal analysis report, functional specifications and system test specifications.

• Manage defect log for defects encountered in Integrated System Testing and User Acceptance Testing using Defect Tracking System tool.

• Conducted benchmarks to measure the performance of the multi-threaded application and delineating the advantages of the same over existing single threaded application.

Team Member – Front End Module.

20 Months [February 2006 – September 2007]

• Worked in a team of 5 members in a crucial module

• Analysed changes, developed them, unit test the components and follow up till release.

• Supported for User Acceptance Testing (UAT) team for new versions.

• Ensured the completion of deliverables [documents and codes] within the given time frame.

• Participated in the Stress testing, Load testing to upgrade and optimize the performance of Front-end System.

• Impart business and technical induction to the new team members.

Solution Environment • Microsoft Visual Studio 6.0

• Document Maintenance and Source Code Version Control [Microsoft Visual SourceSafe 6.0]

• VOS (Virtual Operating System) Release 14.2.3ab on Stratus Mainframe System.

• Programming Language 1 (Host-end) In-memory Appletree Database.

• X.25 protocol based network connectivity with trader work stations across the India.

• TCP/IP connectivity with interfaces developed in ‘C’ language.

• Defect Tracking Tool (NSEIT developed) -Defect Management.

• Microsoft Visio 2003 for Designing system flows

Highlights Major Version Releases:

Description Role Date

Multithreading: Optimization of Multi-threaded Application Team Leader


Reviewer 25Feb2008

(Beta Version released )

Multithreading: Migration from single threaded front end application to six threaded application for performance improvement. Team Member


Developer 07/14/07

Enable suspended broker to square of the open position. (Host – end) Team Member


Developer 14Jun2007

Ernest and Young requirement to automate NSEIL user’s activities Team Member


Developer 14Oct2006


Degree and Date Institute Major & Specialization

First class in Bachelor of Technology,

May 2005. Usha Mittal Institute of Technology, Mumbai Information Technology

Certifications & Trainings

Certification/ Training on Certified/Conducted by Date

NSE’s Certification for Financial Markets - Beginner’s module NSE* 2006

NSE’s Certification for Financial Markets - Dealer’s module NSE* 2006

NSE’s Certification for Financial Markets - Capital Market NSE* 2007

NSE’s Certification for Financial Markets - Derivative market NSE* 2007

NSE’s Certification for Financial Markets – Securities Basic Module NSE* 2007

Training on SWIFT TCS Internal 2010

Training on Payment Systems TCS Internal 2010

Introduction to Financial Systems Nordea Internal(Intuition) 2012

*(This certification is conducted by National Stock Exchange Of India Ltd and is recognised by Securities and Exchanges Board of India - SEBI).

Personal Details

Date of Birth 08 May1984

Nationality Indian

Gender Female

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