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Kashif M Ansari

            mkashif@netzero.com

OBJECTIVE

Work with a team of highly motivated professionals in the area of IT infrastructure management, requirements gathering and analysis, process modeling, and applications development while assessing needs, recommending strategies that enhance efficiency and maximize ROI, change management, and training/supporting end users

 

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Platforms:       Windows 98/NT/XP, Windows CE; IBM AIX, Sun Solaris, HP UX

 

Languages:     C/C++, Visual C++/MFC; x86 Assembly Language, YACC, Shell Programming, Perl, CGI; MS SQL; Java

 

Applications:    Visual Basic, VBA; MS Office; MS Project; MS SQL Server 2000, MS Access, Oracle 7.1/Forms 4.5; JavaScript, VB Script, ASP, HTML, DreamWeaver 4.0; ArcView, ArcGIS

 

Tools:              Rational Rose Enterprise Edition, Clearcase, Visio 2000, GNU Toolkit, X-Motif, Solaris debugger, Xemacs editor

 

 

EXPERIENCE

At a glance:

·         Kashif has over six years of professional IT work experience in finance, power, telecommunication, government, and healthcare industries.

·         His business analyst responsibilities include scope management, communication management, project plan development and execution, performance and testing, mentoring, and change management.

·         He possesses good analytical and problem solving skills, and has excellent communication and leadership skills. He is deadline and team oriented, comfortable in a fast paced work environment.

·         He is an expert in documenting Business Requirements, System Requirements, System Design, and Application Development.

·         He has sound knowledge of Database Architecture, systems analysis and design, including process / data flow diagrams (ERD & DFD).

·         His skills include Process Modeling, Use Case Analysis, application design specs and business process documentation.

 

Capital One, Jan 2003 to Present                                                                   Richmond, VA

Business Analyst

·         Performing Requirements gathering & Analysis using UML approach of use cases, developing Class diagrams, Interface diagrams, and Sequence diagrams for application design specifications and business process documentation. Also, developed solutions design, deployment strategies and product support.

·         Used Rational Rose, Rational Clearcase, and Visio 2000 for business process modeling and case management.

·         Developing the business requirements and designing systems specification.

·         Using Windows Project Management tools for Project Management and Planning.

·         Using Project Management SDLC approach to micromanage the details of the project and linking them up with the milestones and deadlines.

·         Involved in the design and development of financial system and Financial Systems Revenue Assurance.

 

Boston University, May 2002 to Dec 2002                                                     Boston, MA

Business Analyst

·         Designed and developed a Geographic Information System database from the ground up for the History Department using MS SQL Server, writing queries and creating reports.

·         Use GIS applications ArcView®, ArcGIS®, release 3.1 and 8.2 to create a 1743 Geo Compatible ArcMap of the NYC.

·         Integrated the database with the ArcMap to enable point and click information availability.

·         Performed systems analysis and design using use cases, developing process / data flow diagrams (ERD & DFD) for application design specs and business process documentations. Also, developed solutions design.

·         Developed web based interface for the database using DreamWeaver 4.0, HTML, ASP and JavaScript.

 

Deloitte Consulting, Sep 2001 to May 2002                                                           Boston, MA

Business Consultant

·         Developed the IT infrastructure plan for the Department of Social Services (DSS) in MA which increased the employee productivity by over 100% and reduced the case turnaround time significantly. This helped the DSS to handle the Child Welfare cases more efficiently and effectively.

·         The Department of Social Services (DSS) is Massachusettschild welfare and protection agency, dedicated to the permanency, safety, and well being of children and provides a wide array of services including:  Foster Care, Adoption, Family Based Services, and Teen Services.

·         Evaluated technological alternatives, completed risk assessment and created framework for implementation.

·         Involved in the organizational change management efforts of the CIO of DSS by interviewing over 300 case workers and documenting their needs into a requirements document.

·         Involved in the development and deployment of FamilyNet, which is the Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information System (SACWIS) developed by the combined efforts of Deloitte Consulting and the IT department of DSS. This is a top priority project for the CIO of DSS, with special grants from the Federal Government for its implementation.

·         The overall engagement was completed in five phases comprising of, scoping the problem, functional review of DSS operations, focus groups and interviews with the social workers, data analysis and prototype development, product development and implementation.

·         The system is being used by the DSS in their child welfare program throughout the state and is being adopted by other states around the US as well.

·         Performed solutions development, deployment and application integration for HR's   Performance management and review applications, and bonus / profit sharing reporting tool for statewide corporate intranet.

·         Developed an application prototype for the Information Systems Application (SACWIS) using the Visual C++ object oriented development environment including the ODBC connectivity with the backend database on a Unix machine, with 5 modules and 30 forms generating over 20 distinct reports.

·         Used the RSI approach to Use Case Analysis which provided the framework for potential use case deliverables and their inter-relationships, and to assist in maximizing software reuse.

·         Employed the Requirement, Service, and Interface structures of the use case to document business processes, layering of the functionality of the system, defining business processes, and underlying functionality.

·         Used Paradigm Plus and VISIO 2000 for HR software application design specifications, business process documentation for integrated project plans.

·         Used Windows Project Management tools for Project Management and Planning.

·         Used Project Management SDLC approach to micromanage the details of the project and linking them up with the milestones and deadlines.

·         Review and redesign of financial systems access and cost management.

 

Brigham and Women’s Hospital, May 2001 to Sep 2001                                          Boston, MA

Consultant

·         Evaluated Brigham’s Internal Medicine Associates’ (BIMA) current billing system and identify opportunities that helped them to 1) improve the quality of overall care, 2) increase consumer satisfaction, 3) reduce overhead and administrative costs, 4) maximize billing revenues, and above all, 5) ensure HIPAA compliance.

·         BIMA is a part of the much larger suite of medical systems from Partners Healthcare and works in conjunction with Brigham’s Integrated Computer System (BICS). It intakes approximately 90,000 patients annually and facilitates about 20 fulltime MDs and 100 medical residents.

·         The engagement underwent five phases including, study of existing system, identifying problems with the current system, understanding desired functionality, researching possible options and scenarios, and recommending an implementation plan for HIPAA compliance.

 

Unixpros Inc., Dec 1998 to Sep 2000                                                          Eatontown, NJ

Analyst/ Team Lead

·         Designed, developed, and implemented Fiber Optic Network Systems (400G) of Lucent Technologies, in C++ under Solaris, for clients like AT&T and MCI to achieve faster switching and connectivity of telephonic networks across North America.

·         Mentored and coached software engineers in design and development of Network Switching systems, along with training them in C++ under Sun Solaris 7 on SunOS 5.7, using the OpenWindows 3.6.1 development environment.

·         Involved in case flows, procedures and implementation plans for the product, and generating work plans, over-looking best practices, and managing organizational as well as systems change.

·         Developed the Command Interface for the switching hub of the Metro® class of 400G switching system, using the real-time event driven approach of the SunOS.

·         The Shell and Perl scripts were used to optimize the process handling by the system and to prioritize and schedule the jobs in the Command Interface Engine.

·         Used Project Management SDLC approach to micromanage the details of the project and linking them up with the milestones and deadlines.

                                                 

 

Siemens Power Systems Control, Jan 1996 to Dec 1998                         Minneapolis, MN

Programmer

Project 1: Hong Kong Electric Company (HEC), Hong Kong

·         Led a team of programmers to implement the Power Distribution system for HEC, which helped Siemens save millions by delivering the $16 million project on schedule.

·         Developed the user interface for the SCADA system using X-Motif toolkit with the OOP approach of the C++ language, using SunOS 5.5.1 on Sun SparcStations and UltraSparcs.

·         Unix Shell and Perl scripts were extensively used for usual cron-jobs and unit-testing the system.

·         Also involved in porting the old SPECTRUM® system from IBM AIX and HP UX systems to SunOS.

 

Project 2: Rajasthan State Electricity Board (RSEB), India

·         Designed the middleware program for power distribution software for RSEB in a team of seven software developers, which resulted in automation of many labor intensive jobs and increased efficiency by up to 20%.

·         Used MFC 4.0 library tools and OLE COM, DAO and ODBC under the MS Visual Developer Studio environment, while programming in Visual C++ to develop a SCADA subsystem for the Windows environment.

·         Created work schedules, site-specific implementation plans, and executing strategies for the power grid.

 

Project 3: Golden Valley Electric Assoc. (GVEA), Chugach Electric Assoc. (CEA), Anchorage Municipal Light and Power (AMLP), Alaska

·         Implemented the SPECTRUM® SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) systems for the three municipal organizations, and integrated them for maximum resource utilization and cheaper power distribution, for a potential savings of millions for the three big power generation and distribution organizations in Alaska.

·         Involved in porting and upgrading the SCADA system from the AIX environment to Solaris while integrating the three systems and preparing the organization for change.

·         Developed the Historical and Future Data functionality using Oracle as a back-end database, for archiving, replay, and forecasting of power generation and load sharing.

·         Used AIX 4.1.5 as the development environment to develop the system using C++ and X-Motif, using AIX tools such at the Debugger and the Xemacs editor.

 

Hire for Hire, Jan 1995 to Dec 1995                                                              Aligarh, India

Programmer /Entrepreneur

·         Launched a software development company with the partnership of a college professor and a fellow student.

·         Developed a highly customized commercial lending database using FoxPlus database language, for a local accounting firm.

 

EDUCATION

Boston University, School of Management                                                     Boston, MA                                 

Degree:  MBA and MS in Information Systems

Vice President, Consulting Club

 

Aligarh University, College of Engineering                                                         Aligarh, India

Degree:  BS in Computer Engineering

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