NIshant Pandit

Freelance Technical Project Manager & Programmer

Location:Ewa Beach, Hawaii, United States
2 Skills

Over 10 years of experience in Information Technology, delivering large scale enterprise IT and business solutions to a wide variety of client in various industries. Areas of expertise include software development, application and process integration, project management, infrastructure and environment strategy, release management, architecture solution design, business process solution design, testing (all cycles), deployment, cutover, change control and production support. Possess software development, strong project management, communication and organizational skills with an excellent record of customer interaction and client relationship management. Project experience expands around Educational, State/ Federal Government, TMT, Healthcare, and Semi-Conductor industries.
Proven ability to work with globally distributed and multi cultural teams.

U.S Government Security Clearance: Secret
• Vocado LLC (March 2011 – Present)
• Camber Corporation (August 2010 – September 2011)
• Deloitte Consulting LLP (June 2005- August 2010)
• Intel Corporation (January 2000 – June 2005)
Industry Concentration: Educational software
Client: Vocational schools across the country
Role: Application Developer
Duration: March 2011 – Present

Currently working as an application developer, developing software that handles all aspects of a schools operations, right from student application, across financial aid (interfacing with the USDE) and right through student graduation

Roles and Responsibilities:
• Application development using a custom language (VocadoXML) against a MySQL/ JBOSS database and application server
• Responsibilities include working with the clients and product management teams to develop stories, enhancements as well as bug fixes
• Daily responsibilities include (but not limited to) bug fixes, application enhancements, upkeep of knowledge of constantly changing USDE laws (for associated enhancements in the application) as well as working with the product management and operations team to provide hot fixes to the application if necessary as well as trouble shooting of application deployment and build failures
• Working with a truly global development team, across different time zones (developers are located in Sweden, France, Brazil and the United States)
• Pair programming over skype for complex issues/ JAD sessions

Technical Environment: XML, Xpath, XSLT, VocadoXML(custom language), JBoss, MySql, TeamCity, SVN, Linux(Ubuntu, OsX)

Industry Concentration: Federal Government (Department of Defense)
Client: Office of the Secretary of Defense
Role: Senior Programmer Analyst
Duration: August 2010 – September 2011
Served as a Programmer Analyst for a custom reporting software tool for the United States Department of Defense
Roles and Responsibilities:
• Custom application front end development of a complex reporting system using Ruby on Rails with MySQL and SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server 2008 back ends
• Working with data providers from the different branches of the United States Armed Forces to source data, build automated web services to pull the data and the development of custom ETL packages using SQL Server 2008 SSIS to load the data into various application tables
• Development of custom web services in C#.NET
• Design and development of SQL Server 2008 reports and cubes using SQL Server 2008 SSRS and SSAS
• Liaison between the analyst team and development team for requirements definition, defect triage and data analysis
• Configuring and maintaining existing web servers as well as deployment tools (Capistrano , Webistrano and custom scripts)

Technical Environment: Microsoft .NET (VB.NET, C#.NET), Microsoft SQL Server 2005, Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Ruby(1.8.7), Rails (2.3.5), MySQL, Linux(Ubuntu,Fedora,CentOS), Apache, PERL, JavaScript, Git

Industry Concentration: Public Sector
Client: California Administrative Offices of the Courts
Role: Infrastructure Architect and Lead
Duration: April 2007 – August 2010
Currently serving as the Infrastructure Architect and Lead for a large scale custom J2EE Application Development project for the Administrative Offices of the Courts of California.
Roles and Responsibilities:
• Architecture, Development and Deployment of windows and web based applications using Microsoft VB.NET, C#.NET with Microsoft SQL Server backend to support public facing California Courts Court websites
• Design, Implement and Support the Infrastructure for the California Court Case Management System;
• Manage and Administer 13 environments in 3 data centers in 3 different geographical locations;
• Manage a team of 4 system engineers, 2 DBAs and 10 developers to design and support the custom J2EE application;
• Deploy and manage weekly releases into different environments; and
• Support on-going Production issues reported by the various courts in multiple California State counties.
Technical Environment: Microsoft .NET (VB.NET, C#.NET), Microsoft SQL Server 2005, BEA Weblogic Application Server (8.1 and 9.2), Sun iPlanet Webserver 6.1, Sun One Directory Server, Windows Active Directory, ADOBE Document Server, Netegrity SiteMinder Policy Server, Business Objects XI Reporting Services, IBM FileNet Content Management Server, Rational Clear Case, Rational Clear Quest, iRise, HP Quality Center.
Industry Concentration: Technology Media and Telecommunications
Client: Ingram Micro
Role: Business Process and Service Requirements Lead
Duration: December 2006 – April 2007
Led a team of 4 analysts to perform requirements gathering and Business Process Analysis to facilitate a large Service Oriented Architecture project.
Roles and Responsibilities:
• Provided UML and Use Case training to the team of analysts that I led and reviewed the day to day deliverables of use case diagrams and object models;
• Gathered, analyzed and formulated Functional and Business Requirements for 24 services, spanning 4 business domains;
• Conducted 25+ interviews and workshops with Application Subject Matter Experts, Business Subject Matter Experts from different Global sites and analyzed 100+ System and Training documents to develop Business Process Flows, Context and Use Case diagrams, Data Relationships and necessary Input/Output parameters in order to assist in SOA design and development;
• Analyzed existing systems and methods of integration; and
• Created business case for service development based on client's business initiatives and projects.
Technical Environment: TIBCO BusinessConnect and BusinessWorks. Legacy mainframe CRMm vendor, customer, order, inventory, and warehouse systems.
Industry Concentration: Health Care and Life Sciences
Client: Kaiser Permanente
Role: Regional Test Execution Lead (Hawaii)
Duration: January 2006 – December 2006
Led a team of 6 testers, client development team, and a team of contractors for an Enterprise wide implementation of Medicare Modernization Act (MMA – Government Mandate) in a complex integrated technical environment with multiple technologies.
Roles and Responsibilities:
• Led a team of 6 MMA testers, client, and contractors for the Hawaii MMA Region;
• Successfully managed the test execution efforts of 5 MMA releases and over 20 applications per release;
• Responsibilities included management of the testing project plan, regional defect management, level of effort planning, contributing to the budget and staffing plans, coordination with other regions and the national team, and reporting testing status to upper management; and
• Other responsibilities included testing scope definition, reviewed and produced quality test deliverables, performing test execution and managing Test Director (Mercury Quality Center) product used for test execution and defect management.
Technical Environment: Membership & Pharmacy systems mainly Common Membership (CM), HealthTrans (HT) and PIMS (NDC) using mainframe technology ex. CICS, Windows NT/2000, Unix, Web applications in an ntier, 3tier and 2tier environment.
Industry Concentration: Health Care and Life Sciences
Client: Kaiser Permanente
Role: MMA Application Tester (Northern California)
Duration: June 2005 – December 2005
Tested numerous interfaces and applications that were part of an Enterprise wide implementation of Medicare Modernization Act (MMA - Government Mandate) in a complex integrated technical environment.
Roles and Responsibilities:
• Performed WIT (Workflow Integration Testing) for over 20 systems and interfaces;
• Performed environment shakedowns and data setup activities;
• Prepared, executed and reported on various test cases and scenarios; and
• Developed the Test Execution Calendar for 3 successful MMA releases.
Technical Environment: Membership & Pharmacy systems mainly Foundation Systems (FS), HealthTRans (HT), and PIMS (NDC) using mainframe technology ex. CICS, Windows NT/200, Unix, Web applications in ntier, 3tier, and 2tier environment.
Industry: Semi-Conductor
Role: Software Engineer
Duration: January 2000 to January 2004
Designed, developed, tested and deployed applications in UNIX and Windows environments to facilitate microprocessor design and production
Roles and Responsibilities:
• Developed and deployed windows and web-based applications in a .NET environment to support product design and processor pattern development;
• Developed .NET web services to make commonly used database calls and routine functions readily available to developers worldwide within Intel;
• Migrated a VMS database to Oracle and rewrote the database interface in VB.NET. Integration between applications and processes was performed using TIBCO BusinessWorks;
• Developed a reporting application to justify Return on Investment of testing modules using, PERL, SQL Server DTS/ETL and Microsoft Analysis Server (OLAP);
• Managed and re-engineered an application for capturing Out-of-Control conditions in processor speed testing with an Oracle database. Performed Seven Step problem solving. Worked with Statisticians to develop requirements and deliverables documents. Development followed the SDLC (Software Development Life cycle) model (Documented Installation, Administrators and Users guide);
• Developed a global web-based support page with built-in time logic tied to a SQL Server database (provided a way of escalating problems to different Intel sites around the world based on time of the day and personnel available on site);
• Developed an UNIX-based reporting application using a PERL base and CGI front-end for statistical monitoring (authored shell scripts to create install packages and perform installs in a SUN/Solaris environment); and
• Installed, configured and maintained Microsoft Share Point Servers for indexing and searching of design/user training documents, document management and revision control.
Technical Environment: Microsoft Windows NT/2000/2000 Server, SunOS/Solaris, IIS,,,C#, SQL 7/2000,Oracle 8i, Microsoft Analysis Server(OLAP), PERL, CGI, UNIX shell scripts, TIBCO BusinessWorks v5.0, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS).
Industry: Semi-conductor
Role: Mission Based, Project Team Leader
Duration: September 2002 to June 2005
Led various Mission Based teams to implement rigorous change and quality control. Led project specific development teams of software engineers, testers and end users
Roles and Responsibilities:
• Led a team of 8 software developers from 5 Intel global sites to provide technical needs analysis and software solutions to Intel Manufacturing groups worldwide. Duties included maintaining project timelines, deliverables and acting as liaison between the developers and end customer. Led critical development teams involving engineers, end users and software testers concerned in the design, development, deployment and testing of production critical applications.
Industry: Semi-conductor
Role: Developer Liaison
Duration: August 2004- June 2005
Handled offshore development resources of a critical application.
Roles and Responsibilities:
• Managed project timelines and deliverables of developers in India and coordinated the integration of packages and modules developed offshore with those developed at the US site. Led the technical review group through the phased development stages.
Technical Environment:,, Oracle, XML, SQL Server.
Software / Products: BEA Weblogic Application Server (8.1 and 9.2) - expert, Netegrity SiteMinder- expert, Sun One Directory Server- expert, Sun iPlanet Web Server 6.1 - expert, Adobe Document Server - project experience, Business Objects XI - project experience, IBM FileNet Contenet Management Server- project experience, SQL Server 7/2000-project experience, Oracle 8i -project experience, Test Director- project experience, Microsoft Analysis Server - project experience, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server(MOSS) - project experience.
Development Tools / Languages: - expert, - expert, SQL Server DTS - expert, - expert,XML - expert,VB 6.0 - expert, ASP-expert,VB script - expert,PERL- expert,CGI - expert, OLAP -expert, ETL - expert, Data Modelling - Project experience, TIBCO General Interface v3.2 – project experience, TIBCO BusinessConnect and BusinessWorks - project experience,Java - project experience, Rational Rose - training only.
Hardware / Operating Systems: Windows 95/98/NT/2000/Advanced Server/XP/Vista, Sun OS, Solaris.
Middleware / Databases: Oracle 9i, Oracle 10g- project experience, Microsoft SQL Server- project experience,Microsoft Analysis Server - project experience,Microsoft Access - project experience,Interfacing with Oracle - project experience, TIBCO BusinessWorks v5.0.
General Tools: Microsoft Office - project experience, Microsoft Project - project experience, Visio - project experience, Exceeds - project experience.
University of Dallas ( Masters of Business Administration, Information Systems)
Loyola College, India ( Bachelor of Commerce)
MCAD ( Microsoft Certified Application Developer)
Solaris Systems Administration (Levels 1,2), JAVA - SUN Microsystems
Hindi (fluent in business)
Tamil (fluent in business)
Available upon request.