Abhijeet resume

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Abhijeet resume

  1. 1. ABHIJEET KULKARNI Unit 14/79-85, Stapleton Street, Pendle Hill, NSW-2145, Sydney, Australia | M: 0415420747 | Email: mailabhijeet@ymail.com Summary Solid work experience as Business Analyst in globally leading Retail/Core banking software Product IT Company Performed leadership roles in BA and Testing assignments Expertise in SDLC & STLC International work experience in software implementation/transformation project International work experience on client site in UAT Certified Tester of ISTQB Providing guidance and assistance to client UAT testing, configuration, Finance, IT teams Subject matter expertise in Core/Retail Banking Software Proficient at People Management, Schedule Management, Mentoring Expertise in Functional Specs writing, Requirement gathering & analysis Extensive experience of Operations & Credit in Lending(Non-IT) Excellent communication, quick grasp, Energetic, Go-getter Experience Senior Principal Consultant Apr 2006 to Current Oracle Financial Services Software Limited 1) Project Name: - U Bank Implementation (formerly known as Teba Bank), South Africa U Bank is a prominent bank in South Africa with niche customer segment of its own. This implementation project involved migrating from an older version legacy to latest version of Flex cube software (leading Retail/Core banking software). This was a mission critical project and was the biggest investment for the Bank in its history. Key Competencies & Achievements A) Business Analysis, People Management, Change Management Conducted Functional Specification walkthroughs for stakeholders Actively participated in Client meetings, proposing solutions, managing stakeholders’ expectations and engaged in discussions on requirements Performed complete Product Parameterizations/Configurations Provided demos to client Management Board members Performed Requirement Gathering & Analysis for banking clients using techniques like Brainstorming, Requirement workshops, observations Performed Gap analysis B) UAT testing – People Management, Guidance, support & Co-ordination Guided Client UAT Test Managers in designing of Test plans and Test schedules at client site Assisted UAT testing team on issue clarifications & resolution
  2. 2. Managed multiple stakeholders from several client departments in parallel during UAT & Go Live Held regular meetings & discussions with Management board members on UAT Provided assistance, feedback, guidance to Project Manager on UAT Defect Management Performed Sanity testing and smoke testing before application was handed over to client for UAT Interacted with Tellers, Users and resolved their queries, doubts Acted as Functional Support for Production issues at client site 2) Project Name: - BDI Change Requests and Enhancements, Bank Danamon Indonesia BDI is one of the largest banks in Indonesia. There were several sets of process improvement requirements/enhancements encompassing various core banking modules with tight deadlines and expectation of precision and quality. Key Competencies & Achievements A) Functional Specifications Writing, Requirement discussions Prepared Functional Specification Documents on Core/Retail banking modules Engaged with client in frequent discussions on Bank requirement documents and fine tuning the requirement documents of the client B) Lead Roles - SIT, IT Worked as Test Lead on Test assignments during SIT, IT Expertise in Test planning, Test schedules, Test Scope documents Guided testing team on issue raising, issue clarifications & issue resolution Coordinated with Development teams on Defect Management Conducted trainings for test team and development teams on Functionality process flows 3) Project Name: - AIB Base Testing, Allied Irish Bank, Ireland AIB is the largest banking group in Ireland and chose Flex Cube software for their Retail Banking. The project was for Base functionality testing covering majority of banking modules. Base testing meant each module had to be tested with the most fundamental functionality and delivered to the client. Key Competencies & Achievements Module Lead - System Integration Testing – Product Base Testing Performed as a Module Lead on banking modules like Term Deposits, Customer Information File, Inventory and Remittance Explaining & Clarifying functionalities, process flows to testing, development teams Worked with Test manager on Test planning, Test Scheduling, Scope documents preparation Defect Management, engaging in discussions & clarifications on issues with Development teams Guiding and leading Test Team during Base SIT testing 4) Project Name: - Security Changes Enhancements & Change Requests, Yes Bank Limited, India
  3. 3. Yes Bank is an aggressive & advanced technology driven upcoming bank in India expanding rapidly. This assignment was to introduce major security related changes in bank’s Online (Internet) Banking channel and involved changes in multiple security features of the existing online banking system. Key Competencies & Achievements Lead role, Project Management, Requirement discussions & Functional Spec writing Prepared Functional Specification documents for the Business Requirements Worked as a FS Lead responsible for timely FS delivery and ensuring quality documents from the FS team Guided team members on FS writing, Approach suggestions, Resource Management Extensively engaged with client on discussions with respect to requirements and solutions Proposed approach and solutions, functional feasibility analysis to client and Development team 5) Project Name: - Reverse Migration, Bank of Jamaica, West Indies BOJ is a significant bank in Jamaica and the project involved migrating from one software to another. This assignment was into reverse migration and involved extensive interaction with third party software vendors. Key Competencies & Achievements Stakeholder management, Data mapping, Migration Involved in frequent discussions with multiple stakeholders including bank IT team, Business Users as well as third party software teams, discussed data mapping requirements Managing stakeholder expectations, co-ordinating in parallel with different set of people Credit & Operations Officer Nov 2001 to Mar 2006 Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited – India HDFC is one of the largest housing finance companies in India having some of the best practices for lending and has the lowest ratio of nonperforming assets in Asia. Performed complete Credit analysis and appraisals of Home Loan proposals by studying and analyzing Credit worthiness of customers Prepared recommendations and justifications for proposals by maintaining balance between increase in Business and managing risk Managed Loan Inquiries and converted them into Business Handled Loan disbursements Active role in End to end processing of a loan proposal from receipt of application till maturity. Business Development Executive Mar 2000 to Dec 2000 Standard Chartered Bank – India Marketed mutual fund schemes promoted by the bank. Designed individual customer portfolios for investments.
  4. 4. Accomplishments Single handedly managed functional business analyst activities at client site during a highly successful implementation of Flex Cube software at U Bank, SA Performed excellent Flex Cube product parameterizations leading to One of the lowest post production issues at client site after implementation during U bank implementation Honoured with a prestigious individual award by Consulting Global head of Oracle for consistently meeting various deadlines in FS writing and testing and enhancing product quality during BDI project Pro actively recommended re-engineering of a core banking module to client which was appreciated and taken up by the client for requirement submission during U bank implementation Highly appreciated and recognized as a Subject Matter Expert on product related queries Successfully guided UAT test Managers in test plans and schedule changes resulting into good percentage of quality test cases and less number of issues post production Acted successfully as a single point of contact for all functional queries by multiple stakeholders thereby reducing dependency on multiple resources during People’s United Bank, USA during video conferencing sessions Single handedly conducted product walkthrough sessions for management board members of U bank Reduced Turn around time by up to 20% between Loan proposal receipt and approval of loans by taking various operational improvement measures Education MBA 2001 Pune University India Bachelor of Arts, Economics 1998 Pune University India Skills Expertise in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint Expert in JIRA, a test management and defect management tool Expertise in PLSQL Sound knowledge of MS Visio Good exposure to Star UML Read, write and speak German language Certifications Certified Tester of International Software Testing Quality Board

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