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  1. 1. Aakhil Ali L Professional Summary Accomplished Business Analyst with 6+ years of experience in Software development life cycle and Investment Banking domain with primary focus on gathering Business requirements, Project management, Client management, Change requests, Functional & Technical specification documents, User Acceptance Testing (UAT), End User Training, Process Documentation, Stakeholder Status and Application maintenance support. Expertise in performing all the activities involved in identifying, conceptualizing, developing and implementing business solutions. Worked primarily on Investment Performance Reporting and Information domains.  Knowledge in Investment performance measurement and reporting, Capital markets, Fixed Income, Equity and Multi Asset Funds reporting products.  Global onsite work experience in migration of projects. Travelled to London.  Experience in every phases of SDLC including Requirement Analysis, Design, Functional Testing & UAT, Quality Assurance and Implementation of applications and production support.  Experience in Waterfall and Agile models.  Extensive experience in Information Services with primary focus on Data collection, Data Analysis, Data modeling, Data delivery as per business requirements and Data conflict resolution.  Experience in documentation including BRDs, Functional specification documents, Technical specifications documents, PoC, Gap Analysis, Test cases for UAT & functional testing, User Support manuals and process documents.  Rich experience in area of Service Assurance, Project Management, Customer Services, Process Management, Team Management and Client Servicing.  Proven track record in the development of processes and standards, work instructions and metrics.  Extensive experience in working with large Global teams spanning across regions / Countries  Driving Weekly Status Calls, Checkpoint calls with client technology managers, Business Partners and other vendors.  Foreseeing performance bottlenecks and taking corrective measures to avoid the same.  Conducted Requirement Elicitation using Brain-Storming and Gap Analysis Sessions with team to identify and fill out gaps, to get better understanding of project and final outcome, to get everyone’s involvement in the project, and to reach the deadlines.  Coordinate with cross-functional teams and drive the teams towards the organizational goals.  Extensive experience in performing root cause analysis on production defects and providing prompt resolutions.  Experience in writing and tuning of Oracle SQL Queries, Oracle SQL developer, Aqua data studio, ISQL, loading bulk data through SQL loader, Data Migration, PL/SQL and Stored Procedures.  Enhance and enrich team mates with best practices, cross functional trainings.  Innovation champion by providing innovative ideas with respect to projects, process and giving value added services to our clients. Driving idea campaigns within the team members and responsible for its implementation.  Proficient in MS Excel, MS Word, MS Visio and MS Power Point. Professional Experience Company: BNP Paribas Securities Services (July 2014 - till date) BNP Paribas is a French bank and financial services company with headquarters in Paris and a global headquarters in London. Project: Investment Performance and Reporting Role: Business Analyst Locations: Chennai, London Responsibilities:  To work closely with UK & US clients (Asset Management companies) for Investment Reporting and Performance products.
  2. 2.  Liaison between Clients, IT and Operations team.  Involved in gathering requirements from clients and writing detailed BRDs and to estimate the project cost with IT and getting Sign off from clients.  Conducting business analysis, data analysis and providing feasible solutions on existing and new reporting products.  Creating detailed functional and technical specification documents, Mock ups to IT for development.  To manage and follow ups on projects & change requests with IT team by conducting weekly meetings.  To ensure projects and change requests are on track with respect to deliverables.  Providing KPIs and metrics to top management and stakeholders.  Worked extensively in database for analysis of fund accounting data, Market data starting from data acquisition to performance calculations and reporting data.  Involved in PoCs for new product development.  Extensively involved in writing test cases and performing UAT.  To create business support manuals and post production support to operations.  To provide trainings on new products to operations team.  Primarily worked on reporting products like Investment reviews, Performance reports for fixed, equity and multi asset funds.  Involved in migration of change requests and support from London to Chennai. Project Environment: MAC 4D applications, MAC Operating system, Sybase DB, Aqua Data Studio, ISQL, Hi Portfolio, Bloomberg Terminal. Company: Cognizant Technology Solutions (Dec 2009 - June 2014) Cognizant Technology Solutions is a global leader in Information technology, consulting and business process outsourcing with headquarters in New Jersey, USA and Offshore headquarter in Chennai. Project: Intelligence Engine and Data Workflow management (Apr 2010 - Jun 2014) Client: Dun & Bradstreet, Inc., New York Role: Team Lead/ Business Analyst Locations: Chennai, New Jersey Responsibilities:  Created Project Plans, defined priorities, phases and schedule for deliverables. Involved in SOW, Estimations, Design, Requirement analysis and Testing.  Closely worked with Client Technology Managers, Business Partners & leaders, Architects & DBAs from other vendors to define business flow for our application system.  Business requirement documents, Specification documents and review of these documents with stakeholders and getting signoff.  Conducted weekly status calls and checkpoint calls with client technology managers, Business Partners and other vendors to review functional requirements, manage new change requests and running the business effectively.  Handled team of 3 members for project development, enhancements and Application maintenance support.  Ensure SLAs defined for the business are met.  Worked in a global team environment and ensured processes & procedures are implemented across.  Provided weekly status reports & metrics to the higher management for better maintenance of the projects.  Participated in Root Cause analysis of Production defects.  Involved in System Integration testing and UAT and production implementations.  Performed SQL Queries and PL/SQL stored procedures on the database for analysis and extract / load data.  Involved in migrations of applications to new environment.  Worked extensively in Unix/Linux project environment for development and maintenance of project.  Worked in Unix Shell scripting for running application jobs, extracting or loading data from database through SQL loader.
  3. 3.  Contributed and implemented innovative ideas for improvement of application projects.  Proactively taken SRT calls and supported for resolving the issues by working with multi vendors. Project Environment: Windows XP, Linux, MS DOS, MS Power point, MS Word, MS Visio, EXCEL, Oracle, SQL Developer, j Developer, Eclipse, Quality Center, PVCS, Oracle 10/11G, Putty Project: D&B Program Management Office (Apr 2010 - Jul 2010) Client: Internal Project Role: Business Analyst Locations: Chennai Responsibilities:  Business Requirements gathering, FSDs and UAT  Minor enhancements in writing SQL queries & Unix shell scripts  Application maintenance support. Project: D&B Billing (May 2011 - Jun 2015) Client: Internal Project Role: Operation Analyst Locations: Chennai Responsibilities:  Generating D&B US reports such as ABA Report, Invoices Update, Consolidated Invoice Report, Additional ABA Report and mid month Forecast Report every month.  Coordinating with Senior Managers or directors from offshore and onshore from report collection, invoice generations, reviews. Trainings or Certifications  BNP Paribas and IMarticus certification on Performance Measurement.  Completed Certified Program on Information domain for understanding business and functionality in Information industry.  Done various internal trainings on Business Analysis, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Effective Communication, Leadership, Oracle PL/SQL, Unix Shell scripting. Academic Credentials  2009 - B.E. in Electronics and Communication Engineering, Valliammai Engineering College (Anna University) with aggregate of 75%  2006 - Diploma in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, IRT Polytechnic College (Best outgoing student of the Year) with aggregate of 94% Achievements  Received Above and Beyond Quarterly Award for Delivery Excellence in 2011.  Received Event Champion Quarterly Award for organizing social activities for underprivileged children and contributions to the society in 2012.  Received many appreciation mails from Client Technology Managers, Directors, Business Partners for various contributions made to the projects through years. Personal Details Date of Birth : 08 December 1987 Communication Address : Plot No: 108, S1 - Second Floor, Abdul Kalam Street, Manikandan Nagar, Kundrathur, Chennai - 600069(INDIA) Marital Status : Unmarried Languages Known : English, Hindi, Tamil and Urdu Passport Details : H4260724 Contact No. : +91 9940221649 Email ID :