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Grigorijs Akimovs

Grigorijs Akimovs

Operations Manager / Project Manager

Germany - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 14

Results-oriented, analytical Operations Manager and Project Manager with over three years of experience in leading a team of financial researchers. Recognized for ability to identify deficiencies and potential opportunities. Optimized processes and automated systems that enhanced quality, and increased productivity. Noted by senior management for hands-on approach, analytical thinking and problem solving skills. 7 years of experience in financial services industry 4 years of experience in operations management 3 years of experience in project management 3 years of experience in web design and advertising agency I have proven myself to be able to adopt to new environment very quickly with ability to organize and prioritize tasks effectively and efficiently. My written and spoken communication skills are performed in a way that achieves the desired goal. I am highly motivated and results driven person with attention to detail and quality. I understand technology and technology understands me.

100% Job Success
$22.22 /hr
4,057 hours

Azwaan A.

Azwaan A. Agency Contractor

Senior Developer/Solution Architect (C#, .NET, MVC, AZURE, SQL)

Sri Lanka - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 9

An Accomplished Software architect, consultant and Lead Developer, with in-depth expertise on Desktop, Web, Cloud and Enterprise applications on the .NET platform as well as strong ETL and Business intelligence expertise on the SQL Platform. Highlights 13 yrs of experience in the Industry. More than 20,000 Hrs of development work. more than a Dozen certifications (MCPD, MCITP, MCTS) on various .NET and SQL Server related technologies. I write clean code, Follow SOLID principles in development, designed to to develop manageable, extensible and reusable systems Co-Founded a US Based startup Available to work on US EST work hrs Expertise on requirements analysis , estimation to Architecting solutions and leading teams on complex development projects to review and performance tune existing applications. In-depth knowledge and familiarity of developing applications for a number of industry domains such as Financial services, Energy, Lead Processing, Automobile, Telecom billing, Consumer goods and Manufacturing. Extensive experience in enterprise software development life-cycle. Agile and Scrum/XP Methodologies in managing project teams. Key Achievements Architected, Managed and led development effort to build a complete eco-system for automobile lead processing, lead delivery, inventory management and digital advertising. Founded a Microsoft technology consulting and outsourced product development firm, leading its product delivery team and delivered multiple solutions in different industry verticals. Led improvements to existing development processes using best practices, guidelines and process re-engineering on multiple engagements. Multiple successful consulting and delivery engagements turning around troubled existing systems into revenue generating applications that can be scaled to meet customer demand. Was part of team that built the world’s first Online AGM solution. Web Technologies ASP.NET MVC (2.0 to 5.0), ASP.NET Forms, HTML5/CSS3, WCF Web Services , .NET 2.0 Web Services, SOAP/JSON/AJAX/REST, JQuery, ODATA, Knockout JS Windows Applications Windows Forms, WPF, Silverlight Frameworks .NET Framework (2.0 to 4.5), Telerik Kendo UI, Windows Azure (Cloud), Amazon SDK Software Design/Architecture Patterns GRASP, GOF, MVC, MVP, SOLID, DRY, KISS, YAGNI, Domain Driven Design(DDD), CQRS Databases/Database Technologies SQL Server (2005 – 2012), SQL Integration Services, SQL Reporting Services, Geo-Spatial Data, MongoDB, LINQ, Entity Framework, SQL Azure Middleware MSMQ, Windows Workflow Foundation, NServiceBus, SQL Service Broker Development Process Methodologies Agile, Scrum/XP, Prince 2, TDD, DDD , BDD, Continous Integration (CI) Tools Jetbrains Teamcity, 3Scale API, JetBrains DotTrace, YSlow Payment Technologies PayPal, Chase Payment Tech, Speedly, BrainTree, PayPros

Associated with: Inexis Consulting

82% Job Success
$33.33 /hr
2,812 hours

Swati P.

Swati P.

Expert Business Analyst, CBAP, BA Trainer, Process Improvement, Agile

India - Tests: 13 - Portfolio: 10

Seasoned Business Analyst, Certified Business Analysis Professional™ (CBAP®), Business Analysis Trainer and CBAP CCBA Trainer and practicing Process/BPM Consultant with extensive IT/Business experience across global clients from varied industries and size). Experience of working across many parts and cultures across the globe such as the U.S., U.K., India, Germany and Australia. I have trained several batches (individuals or small batches) of students from the US, UK and India. I have also trained large size batches from multinational management consultancy and technology services. My objective is to continue excelling as Senior Business Analyst/Consultant while adding value to my clients during various phases of a project such as: • Extensive interaction with key stakeholders like users, senior leaders and vendor representatives. • Keeping tabs on governance/quality of organization-wide RFPs/requirements from various application domains, while functioning as the lead on requirements management process team • Active participation and contribution in stream leader meetings • Planning and actively participating in various workshops on solution concepts, scope, requirements analysis and detailed level functional requirements, gap analysis and design • BPA (Business Process Analysis) and improvement. Creation of As-Is end-to-end process maps highlighting the key processes, data(domain) models, rules and improvement opportunities • Creation of extensive documentation of requirements (new/enhancements) in the form of data and business process models, dashboard designs, use cases, user interface models (wireframes/mock-ups) or screen definitions, worksheets containing critical information like user groups and performance requirements • Assisting IT staff (including outsourced teams) in technical design, testing strategy, test case reviews/testing/QA. Creation of acceptance tests on behalf of business teams • Active participation in overall project planning, status tracking, document control, traceability and post closure activities • Extensive QA/testing and reviews of partner integration B2B transactions (data) to ensure those are per specs • Creating Message Implementation Guides (MIGs) for various interfaces including critical business processes related to Advance Shipment Notice (ASN/ 3B2) and Milestone updates (3B3)s • Designing client specific BPM Methodology based on industry best practices • Training and mentoring in the area of Business Analysis, CBAP-CCBA exam preparation, BPM/BRMS, Quality guidelines and process expertise. Successfully trained batches in the US, Canada and India • Member of Business Process and Data CoE (Centre of Excellence) team for a top tier client’s eBusiness team Professional Highlights: • Over the past 17 years , I have worked in all stages of SDLC, using different methodologies such as waterfall, agile, incremental. During all these years, I have contributed in wide variety of engagements as Business Analyst. I have in depth knowledge of BABOK framework. • I have specialized expertise in process improvement areas such as Business Process management Systems(BPMS), Business Activity Monitoring (BAM), Business Rules management Systems (BRMS), EAI and B2B based integrations. • I have worked with several US, UK and Australia based MNCs (such as Motorola, Genworth Financial, Capital One, British Telecom to name a few) on various IT engagements. While building my career expertise, I have lived and worked in India, U.S., Australia, U.K. and in Germany. As part of my odesk based consulting I have worked with several diversified clients located across U.S. Canada, Australia, Sweden and Dubai. • I have wide variety of business domain experience such as end to end Supply Chain, Trading, Insurance, Risk, Telecom, Performance Monitoring, in general web based systems, and ERP processes related to Sales, Inventory, Purchase and Logistics. I have also worked in the same role with small scale businesses as well, plus I have experience creating a small b2C online business setup. • Come from very strong technical and engineering background. Primary specialties include cloud computing, SOA and web-services, J2EE, client-server, .NET • I am certified NLP Practitioner from Australia and have skills to train/coach on the same as well. • Last but not the least- I have worked with global teams in completely remote model or partly remote model successfully for almost 5 years altogether. I have managed to do so successfully with regular communication and sharing updates, using remote access tools such as VPN, skype, teamviewer, GotoMeeting, WebEx along with appropriate preparation for the meetings and presentations. And yes, of course with help of great teams I have worked with.

83% Job Success
$45.00 /hr
1,742 hours

Yogesh Kumar

Yogesh Kumar

Project Manager

India - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 6

Ethical and Dependable full time Freelancer. Freelancing experience 2500+ hours, Project Management 12 yrs. In last 18 years I have worked on 80+ projects based on web technologies and desktop applications. I am PMP trained and Prince2 certified. I am very comfortable with Agile Methodology. I have managed multiple projects simultaneously with team size ranging from 5 engineers to 70 members comprising of developers, designers, testers and support engineers on multiple diversified technologies. For last 12 years I am part of management teams and reporting to CEOs and Directors. Aspects like maturity and integrity are inbuilt in my nature and by default in practice. Have worked in USA, Belgium and Singapore for three years as contract programmer so comfortable with English Language and different cultures SUMMARY As a Project Manager some of the technologies I have managed the projects on are Magento, Wordpress, Inershop, Sharepoint, Java, JSP, ASP .NET, C++, Delphi, ESRI Arc GIS, Map Server, Unix, Linux, Oracle, Sybase, Synchrony API Tools - MS Project, Asana, JIRA, Visio, Pencil Evolus, Active Collab, Slack, Harvest, Highrise, Zendesk, FTP, Word, Excel, Power Point, , Dropbox, Google doc, CVS, ODBC, Rational Rose, various bug trackers, and office tools. Domains worked on - E-Commerce, Consulting Projects (Web sites, Products, IT Applications) GIS, Telecommunications, HR - Hiring and Admin Language and Culture - Have worked in USA for three years - IBM Southbury CT, UTC Hartford CT, Bank Boston San Francisco CA, Moneysuite Missoula MT and Intel Portlan OR. Also worked in Belgium and Singapore. Good exposure of English language and Multiculture environment. PROJECT MANAGEMENT - Simultaneously Managed multiple projects at multiple locations spanning from 6 weeks to one year. Max team size handled 70 people. - Prepared project management plans, business documents and used Agile and traditional methods. - Managed resources like - developers, designers, UI experts, testers and QA members (in-house and virtual both) - Resolved client's technical queries, suggested technical solutions and involved in technical discussions - Segregated requirements, sequencing, identifying phases, modules - Assigned and tracked the activities, budget, risks, issues, dependencies, actions, scope, change requests , defects and customer feedback - Prepared project documents - SRS, Requirement Trace Matrix, Design Document, Test plans, Test Cases, Code review, Installation guide, User Manual - Published the status reports to stake holders (Client, Directors, CEOs) - Coordinated among QA team, development team and user acceptance teams at client site and streamlined the inter group communication - Planned and tracked the hw/sw, human resources, hiring , performance evaluation, training plans - Set up and administration of an offshore team e.g. travel plans, sitting plans, local expenditure approvals, leave plans, resource rotation, infrastructure management, timesheet etc. - Enforced quality initiatives CMMI practice, facilitated the audits and tracked the non conformance till the closures - Participated in continuous improvement initiatives of HR, Facility and Support departments ACHIEVEMENTS - In Adapt set up a new Sharepoint practice starting from 6 developers to 45+ developers for SP websites and applications. Also engaged 20 resources onsite with clients at the locations - Middle East, Malaysia and South Africa - Set up an offshore team for Nucleus Singapore –beginning with 9 engineers to 25 engineers - Successfully set up Product Engineering Department for Tele Atlas– beginning with 7 engineers to 34 engineers - Successfully managed the distant teams for Nucleus in Singapore, for Sapient in UK, for TeleAtlas in Belgium and Virtual team for Pushpresslabs in Philippine, Bangladesh, India and Boston ACADEMIC WRITING - Written 50 Articles on various PMBOK concepts - Delivered power point presentations on college Statistics, Function Point Analysis, Time sheet management, Agile Practice, CMMI Concepts - Associated with K12 Mathematics and Statistics

100% Job Success
$25.00 /hr
1,103 hours

Tariq Y.

Tariq Y.

Technical Architect (SaaS, IaaS, Cloud)

Sweden - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 8

Performance driven, highly ambitious Cloud Architect with an in-depth experience working with IaaS, PaaS and SaaS as a part of development, DevOps and SaaS Ops teams. Dedicated, reliable and proactive self-starter with a proven record of taking initiatives with high responsibility, accepting the challenges and moving beyond the high expectations set by the management. Crafty in troubleshooting difficult to grasp issues with ability to work independent and in teams of various sizes in diversified roles. Strong communication and interpersonal skills. Specialties: - Cloud Architecture: Architecting and implementing secure, highly available and scalable systems using AWS - Amazon Web Services (including but not limited to EC2, VPC, Route53, RDS, S3, CloudFormation etc.) - Cloud transformation: Migration to private/hybrid clouds from legacy data centers. - Production Monitoring: Setting up highly automated monitoring of live systems using various tools in the market including Nagios, Amazon CloudWatch, ActiveBatch, Graphite, Munin etc. - Continuous Integration/Delivery: Build, test and release automation using various CI and CD tools including Maven, Jenkins / Hudson, Sonar and AWS with various scripting languages like Apache ANT, shell script, python, MSBuild, Powershell, VBScript etc. - Database Migration: Migration of large challenging databases to cloud with minimal downtime.

$44.44 /hr
6,885 hours