Rahul Dabholkar - Recent MBA Graduate with over 4 years technology consulting and leadership experience in the corporate IT sector

Project Leader at Tata Consultancy Services Ltd.

Nationality

Indian

Work category

IT and Technology

Education

Masters/PostGrad

• Analytical and solutions-oriented technology consultant with over 4 years leadership experience in the IT industry
• Adept at analysing business requirements and implementing innovative solutions providing quantifiable benefits
• Acknowledged for the ability to manage client expectations and build long-lasting business relationships

EXPERTISE
• Project and Customer Expectations Management
• Business Analysis and Requirements Gathering
• Software Design and Implementation, SDLC
• Enterprise Application Integration

Rahul Dabholkar's Professional Experience

2006 - 2009

Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. - Project Leader

• As a project leader, responsible for project planning and estimation, client relationship management, offshore-onsite and vendor coordination, performance evaluations and ensuring project compliance to TCS processes
• As a software developer, proactively volunteered to lead the planning, architecture, design, development, testing and support phases of projects gaining experience across different SDLC phases

Information Management and Competency Centre (Sep’08 - Aug’09)
• As a project leader, supervised a 3-member offshore team that coordinated development, testing and deployment activities of teams implementing the 'Customer Responsiveness Initiative’ project
• Assumed a module lead role and teamed with integration and application teams to design, develop, test and implement reusable components and web-based graphical user interface
• Researched, selected and suggested feasible solutions to software environment related issues in projects. Developed best practice solutions and proof of concepts to reduce efforts and streamline project execution

Product Information Management (Aug’07 - Aug’08)
• As a project leader, co-managed a 5-member offshore team and implemented integration interfaces for a master data management project
• Planned, designed, developed, tested and implemented message flows to integrate IBM WebSphere Product Centre with 7 legacy downstream applications to provide consistent information across all commerce channels

Global Order Capturing Application (Oct’06 - Jul’07)
• As a project leader and technical lead, managed a 4-member offshore team that re-designed integration interfaces for phase 2 of an e-commerce application project
• Developed services using Java, used IBM MQ for communication and Yantra Order Management System’s workflow engine to monitor and control developed services
• Performed feasibility analysis and implemented change requests for phase 1 of the project, live in production

2005 - 2006

GlobeOp Financial Services India Ltd. - Software Developer

Software Developer - GoRec Development (Apr‘06 - Aug’06)
• As a software developer worked with a team of 10 associates, to plan, design, develop and implement the GoRec web application to facilitate trade, positions and cash reconciliations for internal GlobeOp associates
• Liaised with associates from GlobeOp operations team and technical resources from prime broker teams to quickly obtain the relevant data and reduced the overall GoRec project development time by 50%
• Developed code in Java to load the trade, positions and cash data obtained from the prime brokers into the database and for automating the reconciliation of data obtained from clients and prime brokers

Software Developer - InSupport (May‘05 - Apr’06)
• As a software developer worked with a team of 12 associates, to support the daily trade upload, prime broker reconciliation processes and internal applications, which were crucial to GlobeOp’s daily operations
• Developed code to load and reconcile data for new clients and prime brokers, Modified existing code as per request from GlobeOp operations team for new funds for existing clients and prime brokers
• Proactively led a team of 4 associates working on the prime broker reconciliation project, to automate processes reducing production support tickets by 75%, and channelized saved person hours to redesign existing processes
• Proposed and managed the migration of over 15 prime broker processes to a new server reducing file processing time by 60%. Effectively planning activities like communicating new server details to each prime broker, ensuring firewall access privileges and transferring relevant code to new server ensured minimum post-migration outages

Rahul Dabholkar's Education and Qualifications

2011

Masters/PostGrad - MBA - Management Information Systems, Strategic Management

Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto, Canada

• Completed an 8-month, 8-member strategy field study project involving comprehensive analysis of a family-owned Canadian printing firm with annual sales of USD 12.5 million and clients like CIBC, Bayer Inc., Rogers Inc.
• Course work in Strategic Management of Technology Based Firms, Management Information Systems and Project Management to learn to align business and technology strategy and technology innovation management

2004

Bachelor/Degree - BEng - Electronics and Telecommunications

University of Mumbai, Mumbai, India

• Completed a 10-month, 3-member technology project for an Indian atomic research facility to implement a process data acquisition system that helped postulate safety measures by analysing the collected data

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