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Sharad Saxena


Last update: 06.09.2022

Mainframe programmer, Project Manager, Scrum Master, Product Manager

Graduation: Masters in Technology
Hourly-/Daily rates: show
Languages: English (Full Professional) | Dutch (Elementary)




Mainframes, release management, SDLC, hybrid SDLC, Scrum, Waterfall, Online banking, backup, core banking, CICS, COBOL, JCL, VSAM, quality assurance, CMMi, data collection, integration testing, test data, VisualAge Mainframe, C, Unix

Project Management for Digital Projects, Mainframe projects, legacy modernisation, transition and transformation

Project history

08/2021 - 08/2021
Oracle Apps Service Manager for BT, O2 and MyTravel (Steria)
Steria India Ltd
* Providing support to the applications in the area of Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable,
General Ledger, Human Resources modules.
* Assign resources to work on changes and projects from the pool, managing the resource
utilisation and maximising the revenues.
* Minimise the OPEX cost and provide the leverage to the clients by sharing the resources.
* Managing SLAs and monthly reporting on the service performance.
* Involving Oracle Apps practice in capability development and resource augmentation.
* Managed a team of 60 people in India and UK.

08/2021 - 08/2021
Project Manager for Credit Risk system maintenance
KBC Bank
* Estimation and delivery of enhancements and support on credit history system for KBC bank. The
development was using VisualAge Mainframe (COBOL, IMS & JCL) and VisualAge Java.

07/2018 - 10/2019
Program Manager for VIEW
CIVICA India Ltd.
* Managed the delivery from India for A$100 M, 17-year product support, product enhancement and
operational efficiency improvement initiatives, for infringement and warrants management
system for traffic and other 4000+ offences, customised for State of Victoria.
* Led successful transitioning of the product knowledge from UK to India.
* Develop and enhance features for the VIEW system using .Net framework, Visual Studio Team
Services for development and release management, implementing DevOps, CICD and hybrid SDLC
(Scrum & Waterfall).
* Work with product owners to pick up the high priority stories and chalking out the sprints and
* Owned the test automation initiative to develop a test suite for end to end smoke test and
regression test, integrated with CI/CD process to ensure quality and bring efficiency.
* Lead the Penetration test initiative to analyse the code using Veracode and clearing the
security vulnerabilities.
* Excellent knack on functional understanding especially on the posting and journaling of the
financial transactions.

10/2016 - 01/2018
Global Cluster Head for new lending product for Banks
Nucleus Software Exports Ltd
* Managed delivery drops for a lending management application for banks and NBFCs, for an
iterative product development roadmap.
* Managed customer implementations and post implementation support.
* Part of bidding team for evaluating the sizing and implementation and support costs and
responding to RFPs.
* Managed a total portfolio of four new customers (NBFCs) under support and few others under
* Mentored Project Managers with respect to delivery, risk identification and mitigation, issue
handling and stakeholder management aspects.

04/2014 - 10/2016
Cluster Head for DNB Bank
HCL Technologies
* Managed transition of application knowledge at onsite, from incumbent for building the
application operations capability for servicing DNB bank, a $550M deal for transitioning data
centre and providing infrastructure and operations support for 5 years.
* SPOC for two bank divisions - Online banking and Back office functions, providing 24X7 support
from onsite engagement with backup from offshore.
* Weekly engagement with Division Head to understand bank needs and cross sell HCL solutions.
* Getting the incidents resolved within SLAs by pushing the internal operations and infra teams.
* Reporting on critical incidents (P1 and P2) to the division head and updating on the long-term
* Responsible for corrective maintenance, preventive maintenance, proactive monitoring, 3rd
party supplier, all internal support teams for application and underlying infrastructure,
including liaison with OEMs. The role called for stakeholder management at various levels
* To ensure 300+ green days for the customer for critical applications.
* This was customer-facing role at onsite in DNB premises.

10/2012 - 03/2014
Consultant Freelancer
* Provided consultancy for a start up to develop a health care system.
* Lead a pan-India implementation project for installing bio-metric authentication solution for
core banking in approx 44000 bank branches for all major public sector banks.

02/2007 - 10/2012
Delivery Manager for Co-op Bank
Steria India Ltd
* Executed number of IT projects for THE CO-OPERATIVE BANK on the Retail Banking side on
mainframes (CICS, COBOL, DB2, JCL, VSAM) and Java (Spring hibernate architecture).
* Delivered projects in the Charges and Waivers, Credit Risks, and Payments areas. The project
size in the range of 2000 to 5000-man days, involving team size of 20 to 50 people ranging
between 9 months to 24 months duration.
* Took up onsite IT Project Manager role to negotiate IT projects for Steria UK, facing
effort/cost and schedule challenges raised by customer.
* Responsible for estimates and plans, reviewing RAIDs, controlling cost (P&L), tracking
schedule, monitoring scope and change controls, reviewing project health, quality assurance,
CMMi matrices data collection, appraisals and team motivation and retention, managing internal
and external stakeholders, coordination with other software 3rd party suppliers.
* Lead development of Credit Risk Management System developed to replace the existing risk
management system, 'Probe', used for risk profiling of customers, credit scoring and lending
decisions. Also, integrated it, to two heterogeneous banking systems.
* Delivered a system to allow partial early settlements (PES) of loans, under the FSA
* Enhanced the payment system to make payments via all channels immediate under payment Services
Directives SEPA program.
* Enhanced the banking system to implement CAPS on the charges being levied for overdrafts and
provisioning the Waivers.
* Worked on mainframes and java technology stack.

04/2004 - 01/2007
Engagement Manager for British Airways
NIIT Technologies
As an onsite engagement manager,
* Responsible for requirements clarification, estimation, interacting with architects for
solution design and development
* Faced solution, cost and schedule customer challenges for NIIT solutions
* Coordinating with offshore team for meeting the priorities and the timelines for deliveries
* Setting up direction for unit and integration testing, test data creation, test strategy
* Identifying the release for the project and follow up with release manager
* Responsible for implementation, warranty support, handover to support
* Documenting project learnings and project closure.
* Managed a java and oracle technical delivery team of 25 people in India and UK and a budget of

10/2002 - 12/2003
Account Head for Conseco LLC account
Patni Computer Systems
* P&L, delivery and schedule management for supporting three insurance products and a
development project
* Lead the Mainframe development and support for Insurance software products, using CICS, COBOL,
DB2, JCL and VSAM.
* Client management and Customer satisfaction reviews
* Point of escalation, service SLA governance
* Project planning and control, risk and issue management, 3rd party interaction
* Generation of monthly report on Key Performance Indicators
* Discuss and generate new offshoring possibilities
* Managed yearly revenues of $1.2M

12/2001 - 10/2002
Software Designer
ASML Netherlands BV
I worked with ASML Netherlands in Eindhoven, in the capacity of software designer for the
Illumination module technical team. I designed a calibration test for the lithography machine
working with project team. This test was developed in C and Unix which helped the illuminator of the
machine to focus the laser correctly on the semi conductor chip so that required beam intensity is
maintained across cross section.

10/1997 - 06/2001
Project Coordinator
NIIT Ltd; ING Bank
* Mainframe Software developer for Account Enquiry System for firstDirect bank, UK
* Mainframe Software developer for Telecom billing system for Telia, Sweden
* Mainframe Y2K analyst for retail systems for Tesco.

07/1996 - 10/1997
Software Engineer
* Mainframe Y2K analyst for a customer of Birlasoft
* Quality auditor

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