Sriram Sundararaman

Associate

I am an avid learner, technophile and a passionate IT professional with over 20 years of industry experience across various technologies, domains and clients. Since having begun my career on my birthday, I have been fortunate to have played a multitude of roles from being a Java programmer to a delivery leader. Over the last few years, I have become deeply involved in enabling digital transformation and cloud adoption for several clients in the media, entertainment and sports industries. In 2021, I had the opportunity to join PeerIslands and move to Cayman Islands with my family. I am an ardent admirer of the diversified heritage, religions and culture that is synonymous with India. Besides being a technologist, I love travelling, jogging, exploring new places and a big-time foodie of all kinds of cuisines.

Courses and Certifications
MongoDB Developer Certification

MongoDB Developer Certification

MongoDB

Issued June 2021

Azure Developer Fundamentals

Azure Developer Fundamentals

Microsoft

Issued March 2021

Certified Scrum Master

Certified Scrum Master

Scrum Alliance

Issued July 2012

Java Programmer

Java Programmer

Sun Certifications

Issued July 2000

ITIL V3 Certification

ITIL V3 Certification

ITIL

Issued August 2014

Recognition
  • IME Leader of the Year, 2015 in Cognizant
  • IME Leader of the Year, 2016 in Cognizant
Career Summary

20+ years of IT experience in varied technology and delivery leadership positions across multiple companies in banking, transportation, telecom, media and sports domains.
  • Proven experience in driving digital transformations for multiple clients through focused delivery, technology, innovation and continuous improvements.
  • Accomplished, dynamic, result oriented leader with strong technology background in latest digital technologies.
  • Strong customer influencing skills and direct customer management experience for 12+ years.
  • Solid Account Management experience for 7+ years including budgeting and forecasting.
  • Experience in executing challenging client engagements with solid delivery and delivery background across cloud enablement, microservices architecture, agile adoption and DevOps transformation.

Education
  • Bachelor of Engineering, University of Madras, Chennai, India - August 1996 to May 2000
Work Experience
PeerIslands

Senior Associate

July 2021 until date

Solutions Lead for a potential modernization of a legacy workfl0w-based insurance claim collection, platform for a large US healthcare client. Responsibilities include:

  • Analysis and understanding of existing legacy platform
  • Understanding shortlisted COTS tools identified for replacement
  • Derive roadmap and work on proof-of-concept to replace legacy platform with COTS product
Cognizant

Associate Director

June 2010 to April 2021

Engagement Portfolio Lead for multiple client accounts in the Communications, Media & Technology industry vertical. Managing a portfolio of clients across different industries:
  • Advertising & Marketing – Clear Channel, Top Right Group, Wilmington
  • Broadcast Imagine, BBC, BSI
  • Sports – The Football Association, SailGP, Aston Martin Formula One
Responsibilities include:
  • Leading the market delivery unit of multiple media clients in the UK region.
  • Heads the delivery of projects for the clients in the portfolio
  • Work closely with client partners and client relationship markets to meet annual targets, increase business and build relationship with customers
Areas of client engagement were – Digital Transformation, Cloud Enablement, App modernization, IT Service delivery.
Technology Environment: Angular/React, HTML 5, CSS, MongoDB, Sitecore CMS, Azure Integration Layer,
Google Analytics.
Engineering Excellence Head for all Information, media, entertainment clients. Responsibilities include:
  • Defining engineering maturity model and best practices framework for projects.
  • Assess account/project maturity and develop roadmap for improvisation
  • Provide recommendations and support to accounts/projects to implement best practices engineering methodologies
  • Enable Agile adoption into Kanban, Scrum and SafeAgile methodologies for accounts/projects
  • Enable DevOps transformation through Automation, Continuous Integration, Continuous Deployment and other techniques
Technology Environment: Git, Jenkins, Junit/NUnit, CAST, SONARQube, JLint, Selenium, App Dynamics, JIRA
Offshore Delivery Manager for the media and entertainment clients. Responsibilities include:
  • Leading the offshore delivery of multiple development and support projects for clients in the portfolio.
  • Improve delivery quality consistently, enable faster market-on-time to business
  • Work closely with client partners and client relationship markets to meet annual targets, increase business and build relationship with customers
Keane, an NTT Data Company

Project Manager

August 2002 to June 2010

Leading the Managed Services Support for a group of applications and services for a large UK-based telecom client.

Responsibilities included:

  • Offshore delivery of bugs and applications in scope
  • Project status tracking and reporting to delivery heads
Leading the engineering assessment team for multiple clients across BFS, Insurance, Healthcare, Transportation and Manufacturing clients.

Responsibilities included:

  • Define assessment framework and maturity model for identifying top performers in various projects and building a strong technology community amongst them (Gold Club)
  • Lead application engineering assessment team of star performers across various client projects.
  • Defining roadmap for the Gold club members to guide and mentor them to take up trainings and certifications to improve their skills
  • Define Leadership Development Program customized to the needs of Gold Club members
Leading the application development for a large aviation passenger reservation system including flights, booking and routing modulesCo-ordinate the offshore support team in resolving trouble reports and provide resolutions by communicating with clients.
Technology Design and Development for multiple applications in Wells Fargo Bank – Image Viewer Services, Image File Transfer, Direct Foreign Exchange and Enterprise Image Archival
Data Software Research Company (DSRC)

Programmer

July 2000 to August 2002

Java Application Developer for Citibank’s HR system and services in Europe, Middle East and Asia and a user-friendly e-commerce website for  portfolio management.

Technical Skills
Backend Technologies
  • Java
  • Microsoft Azure
  • AWS
  • Azure
  • Unit Testing
Frontend Technologies
  • Javascript
  • Angular
  • Html
Frameworks
  • Spring MVC / Spring Boot
  • J2EE
  • Spring Boot
Webservices Tools
  • REST
Database
  • MySQL
  • MongoDB
  • Oracle
  • SQL
  • Azure Storage
Devops
  • Azure DevOps
  • Git Lab
  • SVN
  • Jenkins
Technical Domains
  • Cloud Technologies
  • MVC
  • Big data
  • Web Development