Varun Kumar

Cloud Consultant at Microsoft

(Microsoft Certified Cloud Solutions Architect, Agile and Scrum Practitioner, Delivery Management)

Work Experiences

Microsoft

Hyderabad
Cloud Consultant
Jan, 2018 - Present

Part of Enterprise Services team for the Cloud applications development, maintenance and enhancements.

  • Providing consultancy as a cloud services SME to Microsoft Services Customers.
  • Stakeholder management, Client handling and Vendor Management.
  • Leading a geographically distributed team of 5-10 members, responsible for development and post-production maintenance and enhancements.
  • Regular status reports to Customer, TAM and project manager.
  • Ensuring the code practices followed and quality gates met.
  • Following the complete ALM process right from code to build and release.
  • Responsible to drive Knowledge sharing Sessions in Domain and MACH (campus Hires) technical readiness.
  • Part of campus hiring drives across Microsoft India Global Deliveries and Lateral hiring drives within Domain.

Rategain

Noida
Product Lead
Feb, 2016 - Jan, 2018

Working on Product for Hospitality industry used by most of the Hotel Groups across the globe.

  • Developed highly scale framework using Azure Brokered Service, Redis Elastic Cache, Hangfire and Worker role for high availability and distributed computing.
  • Improved product performance using extensive post-production analytics.
  • Drove product plans, feature specifications, user experience, and partner relationships for software product.
  • Following agile practices and participating in backlog creation, sprint planning and daily SCRUM.
  • Study & Embed latest Cloud and Big Data technologies to enhance product capabilities.
  • Handling and mentoring development team of 8-12 members and daily code review.

Resolweb

Noida
Co-founder and
Director of Engineering
Sep, 2014 – Sep 2016

As a Director of Engineering, I was managing all the aspects of SDLC for the service projects as well company’s products.

  • Creating and mentoring high performance and technically sound team of developers and consultants.
  • Leading all phases of SDLC right form requirement gathering to Project closure.
  • Implementing and executing Agile Scrum practice.
  • Driving product plans, feature specifications, user experience, and partner relationships for software product.
  • Finding and recruiting the right talent for the projects.
  • Project and Delivery Management.

EXL Services

Noida
Lead Assistant Manager
Sep, 2014 – Feb, 2016

Working in ECM-deliveries for Leading Insurance and Healthcare companies in US.

  • Understand client’s goals and their unique business needs with respect to Document Imaging & related products/platform implementation and develop solution.
  • Provide strong technical understanding of the Mailroom Operations, eFax, email etc with the ability to discuss and demonstrate how they can integrate to meet client’s business needs.
  • Preparing “Proof of Concept” and provide demonstrations of the optimization of processes and practices using technology like OCR, ICR, automated classification, Document Processing etc.
  • Acted as a Scrum Master multiple times conducting daily SCRUM meetings, maintaining the product backlog, holding sprint reviews etc.
  • Organize various learning sessions for the entire firm globally via online virtual meetings.
  • Managing Exl’s relationship with vendors to ensure teams within EXL are using the best technology and have access to the training material they need to excel at their deliverables.
  • Enforce Information security policies among team for sensitive data protection.

Newgen

Noida
Senior Software Engineer
Feb, 2011 – Sep, 2014

Worked in banking domain, on various bank payment solutions such as CTS, EFT, PDCMS DDS etc. for various international banks including Bramer banking corporation [Mauritius - onsite], Imperial bank [Kenya and Uganda - onsite], RAK Bank [UAE], PBL [Ghana], HSBC, Bank of America etc.

  • Worked closely with International clients for requirement gathering, analyzing & development of banking solutions.
  • On-site system study, deployment and integration with the other banking systems (including core banking, Internet Banking) for various international banks.
  • Understanding the requirement mentioned in the FSD and developing application (design and coding).
  • Working as an SME and consultant and providing technical solution for various banking problems.

Educomp

Noida
Software Engineer
Feb, 2009 – Feb, 2011
  • Analyzing business requirements and transforming raw requirements into core technical requirement.
  • Responsible for Low Level Design and versioning of the documents and code using Visual Source Safe.
  • Transforming technical requirements into software product/ application [Coding].
  • Preparing reports and participating in quality management activities.
  • Unit testing and conducting peer code review exercise.

Education

M.Tech Computer Science

Maharshi Dayanad University
2015 - 2017
Department of Computer Science,
MERI College of Engineering

B.Tech Information Technology

Punjab Technical University
2005 - 2009
Department of Information Technology,
Malout Institute of Management & Information Technology, Malout

High School

Kulachi Hansraj Model School
2003 - 2005
Science (Non-Medical)
Central Board of Secondary Education

Certifications

Professional Skills

85%

.Net Stack

Advanced, 9 years
C#, ASP.net, VB.net, Web API, Web Service, Windows Services, Entity Framework, VB6
85%

Databases

Advanced, 8 years
Microsoft SQL Server (2008, 2012), Oracle 11g, CosmosDB, MongoDB, Amazon Redshift, RDS Service
40%

Cloud Services

Advanced, 3.5 years
Azure Brokered Messaging, Function App, Worker roles, Service Fabric, Web Jobs/Apps, Cognitive Services, Azure Storage, Elastic Cache (Redis), SQS, Kinesis firehose, S3, Glacier

Other Skills

Optical Character Recognition (OCR) Microsoft Visual Studio SSRS SVN TFS
Omniflow Omnidocs Infragistics Aspose Total Hyland Anydocs
SumoLogic SignalR Google/Firefox Push Notifications Zopim Google Analytics
Agile and scrum Team Management Delivery Management Client Handling
Vendor Management New Relic Angularjs

Projects

Contact Management Programme

(Thames valley police and Hampshire constabulary, UK)
CMP is the emergency management system, in joint collaboration of Thames Valley Police and Hampshire Constabulary, wherein the citizens of UK can report an Incident through call (999, 101), SMS and web portal. The application is developed on CRM dynamics with around 40 Integrations through Web API and Azure Service bus.

Safe Flight

(Maple Leaf Food, Canada)
Safe Flight is Azure IOT based solution for MLF to advance the care of poultry during the transport from growing farms to processing plants. This will help MLF to reduce the overall Death on arrival rate by 50% with the help of real-time environment monitoring and advance analytics to alert drivers and central monitoring team.

Rategain Optima

Optima helps the clients in Hotel Industry across the globe (majorly in USA and Europe) to gain maximum revenue. The unique product collects data from multiple OTAs (such as Expedia, TripAdvisor) through Web Crawling, applies algorithms on the same and helps Hotels to decide on the revenue for each Room per night.

Rezgain

Rezgain is an online hotel channel manager and a highly scalable PaaS solutions, working on Azure, that effectively automates the process of online rates and inventory distribution, near real-time, minimizing the hassles associated with overbooking and mismatched inventory.

Bank Payment Solutions

(Imperial Bank, Kenya and Uganda)
Electronic funds transfer system (EFT) is the electronic system for the transfer of money from one account to another, either within a single financial institution or across multiple institutions.

Automated classification and processing (OCR)

(Genworth Insurance, USA)
It’s an OCR based system to extract electronic data from documents, sent by GNW customers, for different LOB via multiple mediums: Email, eFax and US Postal Services. The physical documents are scanned at MRO located in USA. Classification of documents is done automatically in order to identify the type (e.g. claim, VA etc).

Image based cheque clearing system

(Bramer Banking Corporation, Mauritius)
Image based cheque-clearing system or CTS is an online clearing system where cheque images and Magnetic Ink Character Recognition (MICR) data are captured at the collecting bank branch and transmitted electronically.

American Express (GBT)

OCR Based application for extraction and conversion of data from multiple sources such as Fax/Email/Post.

Image based cheque clearing system and OCR based extraction

(HSBC)
[Duration: 02/13 – 01/14 ~ 11 months: 4 months off-shore and 7 months on-site ]

I was involved in the database and architectural design of the project as per the existing system, development and implementation of the same on client side in Mumbai.

Image based cheque clearing system

(Prudential Bank, Ghana)
[Duration: 02/14 – 08/11 ~ 7 months: 4 months off-shore and 3 months on-site ]

I was involved in the entire SDLC of the project and interaction with client for requirement understanding and following the change requests. Also the system was integrated seamlessly with Core Banking System (FlexCube), Net Banking and ATM

Facilities management system

FMS is a web-based application that integrates and simplifies the operation of facilities and building systems, allowing enterprise-wide connectivity, monitoring and reporting of vital operational information. It helps to maintain all the necessary records with the ease of access to employee and Management.

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Get in Touch

I would love to hear from you. Please feel free to contact me.

I can help with the following:

  • Cloud Services (Azure and AWS)
  • Optical Character Recognition and Image Conversions
  • Workflow Management (BPM) and Document Management (DMS)
  • App development with AngularJS and Web API
  • Back-end development with C#/Vb.net
  • Enitity Framework for SQL/ORACLE
  • Agile and Scrum
  • Technical Recruitment

Drop me a line at me@varunkumar.in or call me at +91-9212125134