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Leesburg, Virginia, United States
Posted:
October 13, 2016

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CAREER SUMMARY

Talented, value-driven professional offering 20 years of experience with diverse range of technologies within multiple industry settings including private, public, and non-profit. Outstanding skillset in the design, development, and delivery of cost-effective, high performance technology and business solutions. Coupled with technology expertise, a well-organized, result-oriented, and a highly analytical leader with proven track record in developing and implementing organizational turnaround and transformational plans. His areas of focus are in the Process Specialist, SME ERP Project Management, implementation, monitoring of technology tools, programs, and ERP initiatives. Demonstrated success in managing and implementing initiatives with very large teams and budgets. Core competencies and qualifications include:

Information Systems Design and Development

Information Technology Leadership

Information Systems Integration

Strategic Planning

Business Process Analysis and Integration

Business Process Improvement/Reengineering

Enterprise Architecture

Organizational Transformation & Turnaround

Program Management

PeopleSoft FSCM 9.2

WebLogic 12c

Business Development

PeopleSoft HCM 9.2

Oracle Fusion

TECHNICAL SUMMARY

Project Manager and Technical Lead for various ERP implementations and upgrade projects. Managed multiple Projects simultaneously.

Project Management of successful relationships with suppliers, vendors, resources, clients and user groups

Responsible for recruiting for various IT and Business positions.

Maintain project budget and tracking data

Works closely with both PMO and business process team to understand software development life cycle processes, tools and templates supported

Well versed with requirement analysis, project planning, and design skills including experience in developing technical specifications from functional requirements, planning technical implementations, customizing projects and upgrades and data conversion exercises. Recommended alternatives to customizations to best meet client’s business processes requirements

Developed upgrade strategy, upgrade technical project plans and document for different versions of Peopletools and PeopleSoft upgrades.

Planned, managed and created technical project plans for several PeopleSoft Installs on various platform and versions.

Installed and configured PeopleSoft Application Servers, Batch Servers and Webservers. Extensive Experience in optimizing and performance tuning the Application Server Configuration, Process Scheduler Server Configuration, PIA Configuration, WebLogic and WebSphere Configuration

Performed PeopleSoft configurations, data mapping, data exports/imports and security administration. Configured LDAP with PeopleSoft Security, Single Signon and Application Messaging between various PeopleSoft applications and external systems

Implemented custom modifications/customizations to numerous PeopleSoft objects including Tables, pages, Menus. Customized basic reports in accordance with client business requirements using PeopleSoft reporting tools.

Involved in all phases of testing including Integration, System and Parallel Testing. Designed and developed test cases, test plans and researched/resolved testing issues

Employed Database Administration, UNIX Administrator and Data Migration skills to fill these roles as and when needed by the client.

Ensured system availability by implementing failover by spreading multiple domains across multiple hosts, where environment continues operating after an application server host goes down. Wrote Unix startup and monitoring scripts for appservers and process schedulers

Responsible for project plans, documentation, knowledge transfer to end users and on-site consultants.

EXPERIENCE

Solution Architect: Us Census Bureau

December 2015 – Currently

Participated in developing a roadmap and strategy to transition PeopleSoft applications to Government Cloud

Created Peopletools 8.54 Architecture incorporating Load Balancer and Failover strategies and dedicated webservers and appservers for Internal and external users.

Created PeopleSoft environments for Development, Testing and Training purposes

Followed Scrum Project Methodology

Integrated Oracle OAM with PeopleSoft applications

Integrated Apache and Shibboleth with PeopleSoft WebLogic using SAML2

Configured Load Balanced Integration Gateways

Configured SSL for Renservers, Integration Gateways, Report Repositories and Webservers

Server Sizing and Capacity Planning for PeopleSoft Environments

PUM Architecture setup

PeopleSoft frequent refreshes.

Configured PeopleSoft appserver, batch servers and webservers

Solution Architect: Citizens Bank

March 2015 – November 2015

Worked with executive management to establish “Business/IT Strategic roadmap”, project onboarding and business case development activities for Oracle fusion and PeopleSoft applications. Devised Roadmaps for PeopleSoft transition to Oracle Fusion. Evaluated PeopleSoft applications and infrastructure to devise phased roadmaps for Oracle Fusion Implementation using Oracle Fusion Coexistence Strategy. Prepared Budget and Resources estimates with Program Management Office. Participated in Architecture review process and developed technology and risk assessments based on client current and future requirements. Managed Requirements gathering sessions with PeopleSoft technical and functional groups and executive management.

Evaluated Talent management SaaS solution from Oracle Fusion and SAP Success Factors keeping in view the client functional requirements. Developed Roadmap for Human Resources, Participated in Architectural Review Process, Worked with Program Management Office for preparing Technology and Budget Estimates. Worked on Software Vendors Scorecard including SAP and Oracle Fusion for Talent Management. Implementation Partners Vendor Analysis to pick the appropriate Talent Management Platform.

Prepared Technical RFP requirements for SaaS based Recruiting Solution. Evaluated Vendors Demo’s and RFP responses from Oracle Taleo, Avature and iCIMS. Prepared Technical Assessments based on client current PeopleSoft, Oracle Fusion and other platforms. Defined Roles and Responsibilities for ERP Implementation Vendor. Evaluated various technical alternatives, vendors, and approaches. Board-level and senior management presentations throughout the projects.

PeopleSoft Infrastructure Architect: US Supreme Court

ERP Application Migration 2007-2015

Provided DBA support for platform migration from PeopleSoft FSCM to Oracle Financials and HCM into Federal Personnel and Payroll Systems involving Kronos Time and Labor application. Supported activities included database migration, data conversion, and data warehouse. Integrated third party systems by creating data integration channels for data transfer to government agencies like Treasury and OPM. Identified Data Points for data extraction, transformation, and close out existing open-ended processes. Synchronize data with Kronos time and labor application. Created Data mappings for data transfer from PeopleSoft to mainframe.

PeopleSoft Upgrade

Created roadmap and project plans for PeopleSoft FSCM 9.x upgrade from 7.5 ->8.8-> 9.x and HRMS 8.9 ->9.x Incorporating strategies for Load Balancing, Failover and Disaster Recovery and affective use of app messaging for HR GL interfaces, Personal Data, User Profile and Payroll Accounting sync between HRMS and FSCM. Business Process Re-engineering, Identified and Retrofit customizations, performed data conversations and Implemented HCM->FSCM Integrations. Developed test cases and executed them UNIT and Regression testing phase scenarios .Platform upgrade of SQL Server and NT Servers. Sizing of Appservers, Batch Servers and Webservers. Provided SME services to functional and development teams. Created DMO, DEV and UAT environments and performed various upgrade passes. Conducted weekly upgrade status meetings and Fit Gap Analysis sessions. Created Work Break down structure, Schedule Development, Issue and Communication Management Plan and post go live validation plan.

Production Support

Provided day to day PeopleSoft administration production support ranging from refreshes to tax updates to performance tuning and troubleshooting. Integration of Financials and HR systems for General Ledger transactions. Integration of data with other government agencies using secure data transfer Protocol. Bi-weekly and monthly payroll generation support. Performance Tuning of ongoing processes to handle growing data volumes. Devised Change Management Procedures. Liaison with Network and other Infrastructure groups. Worked with support desk for Production related issues in PeopleSoft FSCM, HR, and SQL Server.

Freddie Mac

2004 –2007

PeopleSoft Infrastructure Lead

Managed PeopleSoft DBA team providing 99% up time for PeopleSoft applications. Responsible for production support, problem resolution, monitoring, maintenance and technical assistance for different environments ranging from DEV, TEST, UAT and PROD. Maintained roadmap for software releases, MPs, patches, bundles and tax updates. Implemented change control, backup and recovery strategy. Establish SLA with stake holders. Managed development, testing, deployments and production support activities. Maintained project plans and issue logs. Planned enhancement of existing systems. Provided leadership to highly technical staff to ensure successful, cost-effective and on-time project implementations. Provided work directions and sharing knowledge in high complexity projects. Motivated the team for idea sharing, personal technology advancing and value-added initiatives. Executive reporting, presentations, briefings and recommendations. Communicating with clients to identify requirements, project risks. Created Support Infrastructure team by a mixture of junior and seasoned Infrastructure members. Provided oversight of functional specifications and produce deliverables to ensure quality standards. Communicated with clients regularly to identify requirements, project risks, benefit cost ratio and deliverables. Coordinated reporting status from all related support groups to consolidate the information to senior executives in bi-weekly PeopleSoft infrastructure meetings.

Managed Etrust Implementation for PeopleSoft applications. Created Etrust Rules, test plans, issue logs and resource management. Liaison with Database Administrators, Unix Admins, NT security and PeopleSoft application user groups. Etrust implementation Project plan served as a role model for other corporate applications. Created Sarbanes Oxley Implementation Project plan for PeopleSoft applications. As part of Sarbanes Oxley Implementation, initiated Segregation of duties, System Audit and Database Audit initiative among various PeopleSoft users, support and Infrastructure groups. Managed and coordinated test plans, architecture modification and security enhancements. Created plans for continuous monitoring and SOX compliance.

PeopleSoft Environments. Configured, maintained and administered HR, Financials, EPM Budgeting and Portal environments. Installed, configured and tuned application servers, process schedulers, WebLogic, Informatica powermart servers. Created multiple WebLogic webserver instances and application server domains for load balancing and failover. Created separate Integration Broker/App Messaging App Server domain. Applied PeopleSoft application bundles. Monitored, detected, analyzed, fixed and communicated problems affecting business applications. Processed migrations to test and production using STAT. Applied PeopleSoft patches, Bundles and MP’s. Created Unix monitoring scripts for application server, process schedulers and web servers.

PeopleSoft Upgrade Lead

Lead the upgrade team through strategic planning and execution of PeopleSoft FSCM 8sp2 to FSCM 8.9 with associated PeopleTools upgrade from v8.17.09 to v8.48.08 on DB2 8.2 and Solaris 8 platform upgrade/implementation. Managed/Coordinated efforts between various IT groups. Responsibilities included development and execution of project strategy, coordination of tasks among technical and business area groups. Optimize application upgrade process and reduce time frame, and total budget by 20%. Built FSCM 8.9 Demo environment for the upgrade. Performed initial pass and several move to production passes. Mentored the staff to assist in test moves and final move to Production. Fine-tuned the upgrade process by running data conversion concurrently, executed sql scripts on database server, created views by sql script instead of data mover. Created Upgrade Project Plan and strategy. Developed DB2 8.2 upgrade project plans. Resolved performance, infrastructure, and data conversion issues

Data warehouse Technical Lead

Lead the data warehouse team through planning, design, development and execution of Financial Data warehouse using IBM Acsential Datastage, Oracle, Sybase, DB2 and Sun Solaris platforms. Responsibilities Included development and execution of project strategy, day to day management and coordination of tasks among various groups.

PeopleSoft, Inc. 1999-2004

PeopleSoft Infrastructure Consultant

Built Infrastructure for numerous clients Implementing FSCM, CRM, EPM and Portal. Built Client Architecture including Database Server, Application Server, Batch Server and Webserver for Optimal PeopleSoft Performance. Helped Clients choose the Hardware, OS and Database. Created BCP and DR plans. Load Balancing of Webservers and Application Servers. Designed Patching Strategy and Password Change Procedures. Trained clients Infrastructure group to maintain their PeopleSoft environments.

PeopleSoft Installations Consultant

Involved with PeopleSoft Installs since PeopleSoft version 7.x. and recently performed the latest Installs to PeopleSoft 8.8. In numerous projects, developed the Installation project plans focusing on the technical facets of the Installs. Involved in early Installs of Enterprise Performance Management. Managed and performed several PeopleSoft HRMS, FSCM, EPM, CRM and Portal installs using varied database platforms and Operating System environments. Supported the installation, configuration and maintenance of PIA architectures. Worked in partnership with PeopleSoft GSC and PeopleSoft Development for testing and implementation of new releases. Worked closely with GSC EPM group for solving some of EPM complex issues during early adaptor customer installations, modified installation procedures. Trained the customer on the Install process and specific tools such as Upgrade Assistant, Application Designer and Data Mover.

PeopleSoft Architecture Consultant

Performed the technical architecture assessment and analyzed client’s overall architecture, made recommendations. Performed several new PeopleSoft client environment by discussed advantages/disadvantages of their available options in regards to databases, database servers, application servers, and web servers for optimized PS environments. Knowledge transfer, documentation and facilitating proper management of the PeopleSoft environment.

PeopleSoft Upgrade Consultant

Performed numerous PeopleSoft minor and major upgrades, installation and service packs for all supported paths from 7.x to 8.x. This included version updates of 7.x and 8.x for HR, Financials, Distribution, EPM, Federal and Student Administration. Performed every aspect of upgrade including planning entire execution of upgrade, test moves, actual moves to production, compare report analysis, reporting strategies, phone support, knowledge transfer, trainer, PSC liaison with the GSC, applying patches/fixes.

Database Administrator

Involved in database administration activities for creating new databases, database sizing using PeopleSoft standards. Query tuning for efficient PeopleSoft batch processes. Wrote Unix scripts for hot and cold database backups. Performed database recovery, memory management to accommodate PeopleSoft transactions, monitoring rollback segment for batch transactions, tune oracle parameters including SGA, and I/O management.

Webserver Administrator

Managed PeopleSoft web environments including installation, configuration and performance tuning BEA WebLogic, IBM WebSphere and IIS webservers for PeopleSoft 7.5 and 8.x, configured PeopleSoft 8.x PIA for multiple instances using multiple report repositories.

Data Warehouse Administrator

Involved in PeopleSoft EPM Data warehouse from the very beginning and part of the team for the product initial testing and implemented PeopleSoft Data warehouse at early adapter PeopleSoft customers. Worked with PeopleSoft Global Support and Data warehouse developers for various enhancement of the product. Managed Data warehouse components like Informatica Servers, Repositories, Directory Server and other web tools. Performance tuning and kernel parameter settings for smooth running of Informatica PeopleSoft batch jobs, Upgrade, backup and restore of Informatica repositories.

Third Party Tools Administrator

Managed Cognos servers and their integration with PeopleSoft EPM, configured LDAP NDS directory structures for Cognos. Installed and configured Cobol Compilers for PeopleSoft batch environments. Configured ROLAP Eureka servers for Oracle and SQLServer databases.

Alltel Information Services 1998 – 1999

Data warehouse Technical Lead Data warehouse administration of the project using Informatica and Business Objects on Oracle and Informix platforms. Project kept track of performance of employees at various locations and generate daily, weekly, monthly and yearly

reports daily activities with data gathered into the warehouse from various data sources including Oracle and Informix platforms. Managed and monitored large size databases, SQL statements tuning, memory management and data manipulation, database backups & recovery, database security and auditing, managing and monitoring space requirements physical design of databases. Wrote packages, stored procedures, functions, and database triggers and Unix scripts for database backups. Installed and Configured Informatica servers and repositories, automated Informatica scheduled jobs via Unix scripts. Upgraded informatics servers and repositories.

Ford 1997 – 1998

Development of a database application for Ford using Visual Basic and Oracle. The project included tracking existing work order requests by various departments in Ford and opening new work order requests by various level of users. Designed various screens as per required specifications, used OCI datastreams to talk to Oracle databases, error handling by displaying Oracle generated errors via message boxes. Also generated graphs and reports

Project Management:

Custom Software Development

Database Design (RDBMS)

Systems Engineering

System Migrations /Integrations

Enterprise wide solution’s Implementations

IT Project Lifecycle:

Requirements Analysis

ROI Analysis

Costing & Budgeting

Project Scheduling

Testing/QA/Rollout/Support

Value-Added Leadership:

Cross-Functional Supervision

Team Building & Mentoring

Client Relations & Presentations

Business & IT Planning

Vendor Management

Enterprise Architecture:

High Availability Planning

Technology Innovations

Technology Integrations

Offshore Support Strategies

Business Continuity

ERP

PeopleSoft

Oracle Financials

Oracle Fusion

Oracle Fusion

Talent Management

Compensation Management

OBIEE

PeopleSoft

PeopleCode

Application Designer

Application Engine

Integration

App Messaging

SQR

PeopleSoft Upgrade

PS Query

Applications

PeopleSoft HRMS,

PeopleSoft Campus Solution

PeopleSoft FSCM,

PeopleSoft CRM,

Time & Labor,

Portal

PeopleSoft Administration

Tax Updates

Tuxedo

Microfocus Cobol

Crystal Reports

Nvision

PeopleSoft Upgrade

PUM

Upgrade Assistant

Change Assistant

Data Conversion

Retrofit Customizations

Various Upgrade Passes

Fit & Gap Analysis

Webserver Administration

WebLogic

IBM WebSphere

Apache

Shibboleth

SAML2

Database Administration

Oracle

IBM DB2

MSS

Data warehouse

Informatica

IBM Ascential Datastage

Systems Administration

AIX/HP/Solaris/UNIX

Windows /NT

Miscellaneous

MS Project

HTML/XHTML

Shell scripting

SQL

Visual Basic

Education

Computer Engineering, Master of Science 1995 –1997

Wayne State University

Electrical Engineering

1988 – 1992

University of Engineering Peshawar, Pakistan

Certifications and Training

PMP Certified

PeopleSoft Technology Certification

PeopleSoft Upgrader

PeopleSoft System Administration

PeopleSoft Program Manager

Oracle DBA

Informatica Administration

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