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Project Manager Sales

Pfafftown, North Carolina, United States
October 20, 2016

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Nasir Ali Qureshi.

Address: **** ********* **** **., *********, NC 27040

Phone #: mobile: 706-***-****.

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Objective: Provide service with value and positive customer satisfaction ensuring repeat business and growth; practiced with ethics and integrity.

Professional Summary: (for details):

Technology Turnaround expert with over 20 years of IT experience, helping companies sustain and succeed. My philosophy is Simplification and Standardization; using Lean and Six-Sigma tools. A Business should not be intimidated by technical jargon, and expect IT to follow the business model; that is how I ensure IT organization becomes a strategic partner and not just an enabler. However, that implies a good understanding of Core business, Industry but most importantly Business focus. Running a Lean-mean shop with highly flexible resource pool and immensely scalable infrastructure is how I help the business grow, and together with technology partnerships is how we beat competition.

I use Modernization to simplify processes, and further improve standards by implementing SLAs and documented best practices. I have helped an organization to grow from a $9.8 billion to $22 Billion sales company, worked with fortune 500 companies -- sizable companies turning about $1.4 Trillion per annum, managed thousands of applications, databases of size over 60 TB and extremely tight SLAs. Also turned-around technology organizations with years of neglect and almost total disconnect with business; similarly -- allowed business to recognize valuable processes after trimming down volumes of time, resource and money pits. Helped corporations with Margin Management, Penetrating White Spaces etc., and led many of these projects with narrow deadlines to provide competitive edge. I lead by example and institute mentorship programs to develop employee skillsets, thereby meeting their personal objectives and organizational goals; thereby benefitting organization by large. I take care of customers by caring for employees, building their morale with family values and helping business with solid resilient infrastructure.

My Technical success has been due to focus and support on key business functions as well as going that extra mile for my customers. I believe in helping out customers by providing solutions suitable to the framework at hand, technical mentoring and owning the risk.

Consolidate/re-negotiate Licenses/Contracts to save costs and update skillsets.

Problem reduction techniques to buy back time and resource for planned activities.

Install/manage RAC with up to 12 nodes on HP superdome and Exadata platforms.

PeopleSoft and Oracle upgrades, patches, recoveries workarounds and troubleshooting.

Hot/Warm/Cold backup strategies using RMAN with Veritas or Data Protector Solutions.

Using Flat-file, data-pump/SQL-loader/Golden-Gate to interface oracle-legacy systems.

Database conversions to exchange formats such as CSV, XML, HTML, even XLS etc.

Oracle dataguard/GGS replication, PeopleSoft Integration Broker to synchronize apps.

Performance Tuning using oracle or third party tools and scripts, advice best practices.

Performance monitoring and alerts using AWR, OEM, Grid control, Precise I3 etc.

Experience with Oracle 7 through 12c, and PeopleSoft up to version 9.1, tools 8.53

SQL server 2000/2005/2008 install, configure, backup and recovery.

Planning & execution of DRP and BCP for a $20 Billion company with tight security.

Systems/low level programming using APIs with C++ or PERL etc.

Good knowhow of Oracle Storage Internals & dealing with dumps and crashes.

Enterprise wide collaboration via private/public cloud with massively parallel backend.

Enterprise wide redesign to replace millions of dollars worth of Itanium hardware.

Application areas such as E-commerce, EDI, Data-warehousing, HR, Sales and Marketing, Financial, Distribution, Fluid storage, Customer Relation, Contract Management, Invoicing & accounts, Several types of reporting, decision support systems, Executive dashboards and many other areas of vital to marginal business value.

Education and Certifications: (for details):

Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science from IIUI, Islamabad, Pakistan – Graduated: Oct. 1994.

Bachelors with major in Economics & Statistics from Punjab University – Graduated: Apr. 1990.

Several professional courses for Oracle, PeopleSoft, Hyperion, Sun Solaris, HP Neoview, IBM AS/400, SQL Server, DataStream, Project Management and others.

Job/Project Experience:

Following is a summary of jobs and few important projects I did. For more detailed account on my website; (Click here for details):

Hanesbrands Inc., Senior DBA: 03/2015 to Present

Hired to replace the outgoing manager and fix years of neglect, I started with establishing the right expectations by implementing SLAs. Headquartered in Winston-Salem, N.C., Hanes is on Fortune 500 list with more than $5.3 billion in sales in 2012 and over 60K employees in more than 25 countries. Company owns brands such as Hanes, Champion, Playtex, Bali, Maidenform, Flexees, JMS/Just My Size, barely there, Wonderbra, Zorba, Sol y Oro, Rinbros, Track N Field, Ritmo and Gear for Sports. I am helping the organization by defining SLA, modernizing and simplifying infrastructure, improving process and hardening cycles such as patching, upgrade and capacity review etc. My goal is to align IT with the business and follow the Lean-Six-Sigma Model.

Environment: Several legacy and new applications; SAP & SAP Hana. Filenet, Actuate, Java J2EE, WebSphere, Erwin, PL/SQL, Oracle 11G, partitioned tables, stored procedures, triggers, functions, Unix scripting. Oracle database HP-UX, Linux and Windows, SQL servers.

FIS Global (Fidelity Information Services, DBA Specialist/Lead: 01/2014 to present

Helped FIS Global, a Fortune 500 company to expand, stabilize and standardize operations & customer support. FIS™ is the world’s largest global provider dedicated to banking and payments technologies, settling about $1.2 Trillion annually. FIS serves more than 14,000 institutions in over 110 countries. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., FIS employs more than 37,000 people worldwide and holds leadership positions in payment processing and banking solutions, providing software, services and outsourcing of the technology that drives financial institutions. Responsible for managing DBA teams and improvements in incidence/change management, Systems installs upgrades/updates/reconfiguration, End-of-life/decommission, maintenance, performance tuning and administration.

Environment: 400+ Oracle databases on several blends of UNIX and Linux. Big Sister for enterprise monitoring,

Maricopa Comm. Colleges, (Contract) Phoenix AZ, DBA Manager: 10/2012 to 09/2013

Hired to help triage DBA team for the damage due to job cuts and early retirements etc.; primary responsibility being business continuity, I helped navigate the company through three big and several small disasters. Restructured team to provide better business support, Helped Systems team with evaluation of new Enterprise Tier One storage and file system acquisitions. Also planned a move to better production facility for reasons of; technology, capacity, power, air, cabling etc. Conducted conversion exercises with Systems and DBA teams to understand capacity issues and agree on an optimal configuration. Provided a roadmap and modern architecture based on oracle’s MAA (Maximum availability architecture). Built upgrade and patching schedules for rest of the year to smooth out activity peaks, be able and ready to respond unplanned outages. Performance reviews, budget and manpower planning.

Environment: PeopleSoft HR/Campus Solution, eCompensation/eProfile Mgr., Grants Mgmt. module, Blackboard, Business Objects, Cognos, Precise, Oracle Applications CFS module, UPK, eLoad, Tidal etc.

US Foods, (FTE) Phoenix AZ, Lead/Sr. DBA: 11/2004 -- 10/2012

Responsibilities included Helping with managerial functions, getting involved in projects early on, mentoring the development process, database and application monitoring, code review & performance tuning etc. In addition we are responsible to implement SOX compliance and best practices, as well as implementing our SDLC policy and corporate wide standards. US Foods has legacy IBM and Tandem based mainframe systems still serving as supply chain backbone, with several front-end Oracle/SQL Server based systems. Most of the front-end systems are now web/cloud enabled interfaced via Golden Gate. As a DBA I maintain production systems for 24/7 availability, BC & DR planning, making sure that code is properly tested prior to going production, reject code with potential issues and mentor developers to produce better code. I am also a Peoplesoft Administrator and responsible for all peoplesoft/oracle patching/upgrade, planning & issues, as well as interfacing and monitoring for early alerts.

Environment: Several legacy and new applications; PeopleSoft,. Hyperion & Essbase 9.3, Business Objects, Merlin, Discoverer, OnBase, E-Com, Filenet, Actuate, Java J2EE, WebSphere, Taleo, Golden Gate, Vendor Portal, Erwin, PVCS, PL/SQL, Oracle 11G, partitioned tables, stored procedures, triggers, functions, Unix scripting. Oracle database & Exadata on HP-UX, Linux and Windows

GTS Consulting, (Contract) Roswell, GA, USA. Consultant/DBA: 08/2004 – 11/2004

Environment: Discoverer Oracle database 10.1.0, on Red Hat Advanced Server 2.4.21-15

Solution Beacon, Houston, (Short term. contract) TX, Consultant/DBA: 07/2004 – 07/2004

Environment: Datastream 7i with Oracle 10g database on Solaris using IAS front-end services.

Yates Petroleum Corporation, (Full Time) Artesia, NM, Sr. Analyst: 10/2003 – 02/2004

I was Oracle DBA, DB2-UDB DBA, and AS400 Administrator

Environment: Several In-house legacy systems such as Yates Well System, Several reporting applications based on Access database –Windows platform. DB2/400 database on i-Series and Oracle 9i database on Windows NT.

Holly Corporation, (FTE) Artesia NM, Programmer/DBA: 10/2000 to 10/2003

Wore various hats; Oracle/DB2/SQL Server DBA, IAS Admin., Solaris/AIX/AS400 Administrator, DataStream Admin., and Windows 2000 Server Admin support. Supported legacy systems and laid foundations for modernizing with an Oracle front end and eventually wireless enable stock-taking and reports for DSS. Wireless technology with databases for Improved operations like Turnarounds, Stock-takes, Emergency and periodic maintenance etc.

Environment: DataStream Application, Trafxs, Crude Oil Mgmt System, Liquid Balance System, Hyperion, Crystal Reports, Discoverer, Tank Liquid Inventory system, Purchasing & Sales Information system. Legacy AS/400, Oracle 9i database on Solaris 8 & Windows., AIX.

IBS (Contractor), Folsom, CA, Project Manager: 02/1999 – 05/1999

As Project Manager at IBS, I managed development implementation and support for ASW - an ERP solution for mid-sized business incorporating Complete Distribution, Asset Management, Financial, Sales and Forecasting features. Managed Projects for clients like Fideleton, Penske, Safeco, Detroit Diesel, Central Soya and Bergen Brunswick etc.

Environment: Microsoft Project, SIR management System and ICP with several ASW modules. ASW using RPG-ILE and CL/400 on AS/400 Platform.

OMACO-MVPI, (FTE) Saudi Arabia, Analyst/Programmer: 06/ 1998 – 01/1999

Systems Resources Inc., (FTE) Islamabad, Pakistan, Sr.Analyst/Programmer: 08/97 – 05/98

Pakistan Revenue Automation Ltd, (FTE) Lahore, Pakistan, Analyst/Prog.: 04/1996 – 09/1997

Carrier Telephone Industries, (FTE) Islamabad, Pakistan, Analyst/Programmer: 02/1995 – 04/1996

Pakistan Television Corp. Headquarters, (Contractor) Islamabad, Pakistan, 02/1994 – 02/1995

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