Balakumar Kaushik available

Balakumar Kaushik

Software Architect & Consultant, Remote Development Services, Project Management

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Profileimage by Balakumar Kaushik Software Architect & Consultant, Remote Development Services, Project Management from Zurich
  • 8001 Zurich Freelancer in
  • Graduation: MSc. Automation & Robotics from TU-Dortmund
  • Hourly-/Daily rates: not provided
  • Languages: German (Limited professional) | English (Full Professional)
  • Last update: 17.10.2019
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PROFILE PICTURE
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SKILLS
  • 18 years of experience in complete software development life cycle in the field of embedded system software/firmware including software design, software development, testing and deployment
  • Project management, requirements engineering, release planning, team management – involving multi-disciplinary environments/teams, budget management, delivery management
  • Certified Scrum Master, Agile methodologies – scrum, test driven development and continuous integration
  • Medical devices, industrial automation, web and mobile applications
  • ISO 13485 internal auditor
  • Well networked with engineering service providers
PROJECT HISTORY
  • 03/2018 - 08/2019

    • Medical devices startup in Zurich
    • < 10 employees
    • Pharmaceuticals and medical technology
  • Software architect and development manager
    • Technology strategy advisor
    • Software architect for the mobile (tablet) and desktop platforms
    • Project manager with responsibility of deliverables and budget

  • 02/2015 - 12/2018

    • Product track & tracing company
    • 250-500 employees
    • Industry and mechanical engineering
  • Software project manager & Agile coach
    • Requirements & business analysis
    • Design and architecture reviews
    • Define development process and methodologies
    • Setup offshore teams
    • Distributed teams' projects management
    • End-customer communication
    • Managing factory-site deployments (incl. FAT, SAT)

  • 04/2011 - 04/2015

    • Multinational Swiss beverage manufacturer
    • >10.000 employees
    • Consumer goods and retail
  • Senior software architect
    • Design and development of software for professional grade coffee machines
    • Introduced Scrum & TDD as a development methodoloies to the team
    • (part) Project management

  • 08/2009 - 04/2011

    • Medical device company
    • 10-50 employees
    • Pharmaceuticals and medical technology
  • Senior software developer
    • Fully designed and developed firmware upgrade system
    • Developed secure custom communication protocol between devices
    • Deviced a configurable measurement software architecture for obtaining sensor data

  • 06/2001 - 05/2004

  • Software development for space application
    • Firmware development for cryogenic liquid level sensing system used in lauch vehicles (rockets) carrying satellite payloads 

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