Rasesh Kumar

  

Software Delivery Manager, Macys.com

Location: North Providence


Certifications

Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster

Groups I belong to

Scrum San Francisco

Biography

RASESH KUMAR, CSP, CSM

 (339) 364-3651| rasesh.kumar@gmail.com

SUMMARY

Strategic IT leader with over 13 years of experience spanning project and resource management, account management and software project execution, covering aspects like budgeting, risk management, inception, analysis & design for financial / insurance and retail organizations.

 

Achievements:

 

  • Instrumental in driving and leading a pioneer mobile messaging service platform for one of the world’s largest telecom companies
  • Successfully handled teams on accounts worth annual budgets up to $7 million
  • Led successful off-shore migration of an IT function for Hewitt Associates


Proficiencies

 

Org. and Process Optimization      Project Management                                        IT Management

Risk Management                              SCRUM Coach (Agile/SCRUM)                       Account Management

Release Planning                               Requirements Matrix/Mapping                       Systems Analysis

JIRA/Greenhopper                             MS Project                                                           Java/J2EE Technologies                                

EXPERIENCE

Role: Delivery Manager @ Macys.com                                                                                      Dec’11 till date

 

Current role is a mix of strategic and tactical responsibilities wherein former entails organization and process optimization and latter, Project / SCRUM mastery. Specific deliverables include:

q  Managing and optimizing release level processes/goals for the whole of eCommerce feeding systems (e.g. product information management system, pricing module, promotion and asset management system etc.)

q  Observing software releases, finding areas of improvements and suggesting process improvements.

q  Working with cross functional teams (ETL/DB, Product Management, Software Engineering, Release Engineering, PMO) to ensure release artifacts are correct and that all release work items are identified, followed through and delivered as planned

q  Working with the product management and application development team to design and manage the mobile applications and delivery

q  Coordinating with globally distributed teams for iterative application development, release planning and forecasting

q  Performing as scrum master to implement and ensure agile compliance and to remove team impediments

q  Working with Dev/QA directors and managers for portfolio planning in discovery phase

q  Managing business story backlog, leading story grooming sessions and release planning sessions

q  Working as iteration manager to run day-to-day functions of the software development projects for dual  teams

q  Managing Project related documentation and reporting on status, risks and dependencies 

 

Role: Project Manager & Software Consultant @ ISO, Inc.                                        Sept’05 to Dec’11

 

q  Performed as project manager using Waterfall/SDLC and Agile principles with Open Unified Process (Wrote epics, features, user stories. Facilitated release planning, daily stand-ups, and sprint review meetings. Estimated project schedule and cost. Documented project status using stats sheet and project management tools.

q  Directly worked with the Vice-President and AVP of the organization. And supervised 2 software engineers.

q  Requirements gathering and analysis, created project management plan (and associated sub-plans), created project schedule using MS Project and Gantt Charts.

q  Communicated with London based client (and three of their satellite offices in US) and led the project team for enhancing a web based insurance document management system.

q  Managed multiple software projects and reported directly to the division manager and PMO.

q  Engaged key technology stakeholders performing a feasibility assessment of to-be system design, documented detailed design requirements and recommended efficient solutions to integrate existing business processes.

q  Liaised as the application expert with product team and the client to implement, test and deliver changes/enhancements.

q  Managed multi-million dollar account rollouts by communicating with geographically dispersed teams to identify and resolve product development/integration issues.

q  Facilitated project strategy meetings with technical team, business managers and end-users.

q  Collaborated with product development team, designing new product functionality to meet client requirements.

q  Used Java/J2EE, Struts, Spring, EJBs, Hibernate, JSPs, JavaScript, IBM MQ Series and Java Messaging Service (JMS) etc for application development.

Identifying, reporting and resolving issues.

q  Releasing the software versions, getting user feedback and implementing change requests.

 

Programmer - GlobalCynex, Inc.                                                                              Mar’05 to Sept’ 05

q  Requirement gathering and analysis and user interaction.

q  Responsible for periodically releasing the software versions, getting user feedback, raising requirement change notices and effective managing change requests.

q  Effort estimation, work projection and work allocation through macros written in excel.

q  Coded extensively using Struts, Struts Validation Framework, SQL Maps and DAO for iBATIS.

q  Create and manage project schedules and present status to the management.

 

System Project Manager - Hewitt Associates                                                              Dec’03 to Feb’05

q  Create, mentor, lead and manage a team of engineers to setup and manager the direct billing and payments module of the TBS system. Managed 11 systems engineers.

q  Requirement gathering and analysis. Getting inputs and translating client requirements into Systems Specifications.

q  Project management, effort estimation, work projection and work allocation.

q  Software related Issue allocation, issue tracking and reporting the status/progress to higher management.

q  Database setup and testing. Defining tables, storage parameters keeping in mind row chaining and migration.

q  Create and manage project schedules and present status to the management.

 

Assistant Manager (Software) - GE Capital International Services                                    Aug’03 – Dec’03

q  Studied, researched and finalized image handling freeware tool (ImageJ).

q  Created SRS, HLD, LLD and code level documents with design specific details as per the Six Sigma quality standards.

q  Coded in Java using Apache’s POI (HSSF) to handle MS Excel file formats and XML schemas and documents.

q  Create and manage project schedules and present status to the management.

 

Assistant (Project) Manager (Technical Services) – Lifetree                                        Aug’00 – Aug’03

q  Worked closely with the corporate office to scope, analyze, design and develop new products for insurance and telecom industry. Directly supervised 6 software engineers.

q  Managed projects to create path-breaking products for Indian insurance and telecom industry by contributing to the product inception, design, creation and implementation.

q  Transforming inputs from business area into requirements document, and translating requirements into Systems Specifications.

q  Designed various product modules with features like workflow, user rights.

q  Led a team of software engineers to develop new products in varied technologies like Java, Struts/MVC, EJBs , JSPs.

q  Performed query optimization. Analyzed database tables for row chaining and migrations.

q  Effort estimation, work projection and work allocation.

q  System setup during implementation at client site.

q  Contributed as the technical representative in the pre-sales meetings.

Education and other PROFESSIONAL SOFTWARE TRAININGs

Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com Hons.)- Delhi University, India.

Post Graduate Diploma in Information Technology- Sikkim Manipal University

Certificate in Computing- IGNOU, India.

Spring, Struts2 and Hibernate training from SpringSource (corporate training, no certificate issued).

 

Certifications

Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) – Scrum Alliance (score 94.4%)

Certified Scrum Master (CSM) – Scrum Alliance (score 91.4%)

 

 

 

Work experience

Macys.com, Software Delivery Manager
December 2011 - Present, San Francisco, CA, United States

Current role is a mix of strategic and tactical responsibilities wherein former entails organization and process optimization and latter, Project / SCRUM mastery. Specific deliverables include:

q  Managing and optimizing release level processes/goals for the whole of eCommerce feeding systems (e.g. product information management system, pricing module, promotion and asset management system etc.)

q  Observing software releases, finding areas of improvements and suggesting process improvements.

q  Working with cross functional teams (ETL/DB, Product Management, Software Engineering, Release Engineering, PMO) to ensure release artifacts are correct and that all release work items are identified, followed through and delivered as planned

q  Working with the product management and application development team to design and manage the mobile applications and delivery

q  Coordinating with globally distributed teams for iterative application development, release planning and forecasting

q  Performing as scrum master to implement and ensure agile compliance and to remove team impediments

q  Working with Dev/QA directors and managers for portfolio planning in discovery phase

q  Managing business story backlog, leading story grooming sessions and release planning sessions

q  Working as iteration manager to run day-to-day functions of the software development projects for dual  teams

q  Managing Project related documentation and reporting on status, risks and dependencies

 

 

GE Capital International Services, Assistant Manager - Software
August 2003 - October 2012, Gurgaon, Haryana, India
- Studied, researched and finalized image handling freeware tool (ImageJ). - Created SRS, HLD, LLD and code level documents with design specific details as per the Six Sigma quality standards. - Coded in Java using Apache’s POI (HSSF) to handle MS Excel file formats and XML schemas and documents. - Create and manage project schedules and present status to the management.

Insurance Services Office, Inc, Software Consultant
September 2005 - December 2011, Jersey City, NJ, United States
- - Performed as project manager using Agile principles and SCRUM framework with Open Unified Process (Wrote epics, features, user stories. Facilitated sprint planning, daily stand-up, and sprint review meetings. Estimated project schedule using sprint velocity. Documented project status using Agile-stats sheet and Greenhopper – a JIRA plugin). Supervised 2 software engineers. - Managed traditional projects using Waterfall model, documented requirements, created project management plan (and associated sub-plans), created project schedule using MS Project and Gantt Charts. - Communicated with London based client and led the project team for enhancing a web based insurance document management system. - Managed multiple software projects and reported directly to the division manager and PMO. - Engaged key technology stakeholders performing a feasibility assessment of to-be system design, documented detailed design requirements and recommended efficient solutions to integrate existing business processes. - Liaised as the application expert with product team and the client to implement, test and deliver changes/enhancements. - Managed multi-million dollar account rollouts by communicating with geographically dispersed teams to identify and resolve product development/integration issues. - Facilitated project strategy meetings with technical team, business managers and end-users. - Collaborated with product development team, designing new product functionality to meet client requirements. - Used Java/J2EE, Struts, Spring, EJBs, Hibernate, JSPs, JavaScript, IBM MQ Series and Java Messaging Service (JMS) etc for application development. - Identifying, reporting and resolving issues. - Releasing the software versions, getting user feedback and implementing change requests.

GlobalCynex, Inc, Programmer
March 2005 - September 2005, Trenton, NJ, United States
- Requirement gathering and analysis and user interaction. - Responsible for periodically releasing the software versions, getting user feedback, raising requirement change notices and effective managing change requests. - Effort estimation, work projection and work allocation through macros written in excel. - Coded extensively using Struts, Struts Validation Framework, SQL Maps and DAO for iBATIS. - Create and manage project schedules and present status to the management.

Hewitt Associates, Systems Project Lead
December 2003 - February 2005, Gurgaon, Haryana, India
- Create, mentor, lead and manage a team of engineers to setup and manager the direct billing and payments module of the TBS system. Managed 11 systems engineers. - Requirement gathering and analysis. Getting inputs and translating client requirements into Systems Specifications. - Project management, effort estimation, work projection and work allocation. - Software related Issue allocation, issue tracking and reporting the status/progress to higher management. - Database setup and testing. Defining tables, storage parameters keeping in mind row chaining and migration. - Create and manage project schedules and present status to the management.

Lifetree India, Assistant Manager - Technical Services
August 2000 - August 2003, New Delhi, Delhi, India
- Worked closely with the corporate office to scope, analyze, design and develop new products for insurance and telecom industry. Directly supervised 6 software engineers. - Managed projects to create path-breaking products for Indian insurance and telecom industry by contributing to the product inception, design, creation and implementation. - Transforming inputs from business area into requirements document, and translating requirements into Systems Specifications. - Designed various product modules with features like workflow, user rights. - Led a team of software engineers to develop new products in varied technologies like Java, Struts/MVC, EJBs , JSPs. - Performed query optimization. Analyzed database tables for row chaining and migrations. - Effort estimation, work projection and work allocation. - System setup during implementation at client site. - Contributed as the technical representative in the pre-sales meetings.