Posted by: Shaikh Ahmad | February 28, 2013

DWH Architect



Primary technical leader for Workforce Management analytics development including analysis, design, development, and testing of data mart. Duties include dimensional modeling, ETL design and development, report metadata definition, report and dashboard design, and integration with applications environment. A thought leader and team player who can guide a team through all phases of the development lifecycle.

  • Handles the architecture and high level design for products, and contributes to architecture and high level design across products.

  • Provides in-depth subject matter expertise in related domain areas

  • Ensures adherence of the development team to the architectural vision and high level design of the product

  • Provides accurate inputs into effort estimation that helps determine project costs

  • Works as a guide and independently sets directions for medium sized projects, in order to provide a complete end-to-end solution of the product

  • Assumes a mentoring role for different teams across locations – mentoring developers, building the skills of less experienced team members, and proactively suggesting process improvements

  • Analyzes, designs and helps in development of features to meet new customer requirements

  • Providing support in conceptualizing the overall software architecture addressing functional and nonfunctional needs of the software.

  • Determines a course of action, which is then executed by project teams

  • Works on problems of highly complex scope, through expert usage of concepts & principles requiring high levels of judgment & interpretation

  • Prepares proof of concept & participates in the writing of technical documents (functional specifications, design documents, etc.) as required

  • Estimates the work required for new features to be added to products

  • Addresses and manages issues for non-functional needs of the architecture such as scalability, performance, and flexibility.

  • Applies advanced knowledge and experience to the development of new methods, programs and procedures

  • Conducts training sessions for Pre-sales / Engineers around application features

  • Offers expertise cutting across units / providing critical points of view on business issues and makes tactical decisions having an impact on business

  • Interacts with senior management on specialized technical issues

  • Conducts, supports and reports research for capability development of the team/ unit


BE / B.Tech in Computer Science / MCA/ M Tech (Computer Science preferred)

14 years of relevant IT experience

  • Strong analytical, problem identification/solving skills

  • Hands on experience with ETL software and processes (Talend preferred, or others such as Informatica)

  • Hands on experience with BI software (Microstrategy preferred or Business Objects/Cognos etc.)

  • Extensive relational database experience with both Oracle and SQL Server

  • Extensive knowledge of programming technologies for constructing ETL processes including stored procedures/views for extraction, and data cleansing methods

  • Experience in implementing Business Intelligence best practices into design and development processes

  • Solid understanding of data warehouse design, practical application of dimensional data models, and use of star schema

  • Exceptional understanding of relational and multi-dimensional data design and reporting

  • Performance tuning and optimization

  • Strong communication skills

  • Must be able to work both individually and as part of a team

  • System development process tools and methodologies (preferably Scrum and agile software development processes)

  • Software specifications and design techniques

  • Application development tools (including workstation operating systems)

  • Programming concepts and languages

  • Unit testing frameworks and functional testing frameworks


  • Microsoft SQLServer and Oracle

  • Talend

  • Microstrategy





Posted by: Shaikh Ahmad | February 28, 2013

Program Manager Speech Analytics and Data Sciences

Position Name: Program Manager- Speech Analytics

The Program Manager will lead complex, multi-disciplinary, multi-location projects to build out and enhance Speech Science technology. The Program Manager will also manage the design, development and adoption of world-class speech applications to automate mission-critical customer journeys with multi-modal user experiences. You will coordinate efforts of internal stakeholders (sales, pre-sales, products, application design, analytics, development, and delivery) to ensure that applications meet customer requirements and exceed self-service completion targets.

Summary of essential job functions

  • Interact with a deeply technical Speech Science team of Analytics, Statistics, Language Modeling, Text Mining and Data Sciences professionals to define and deliver cutting edge solutions.
  • Cultivate solid relationships with key project stakeholders and cross-functional team leads.
  • Plan and manage multiple parallel projects through the entire project lifecycle.
  • Define program scope, goals and deliverables that support business objectives in collaboration with senior management and key stakeholders.
  • Work proactively with key stakeholders to ensure project milestones are met and deliverables are high quality.
  • Anticipate bottlenecks, provide escalation management, anticipate and make tradeoffs, and balance business needs against technical constraints.
  • Maximize resources for the greater good of the organization.
  • Identify, assess, track and mitigate issues and risks at multiple levels.
  • Create, maintain and disseminate project information to stakeholders.

Minimum requirements (Education Qualification & Work Experience)

  • Field of graduate education – Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering, Linguistics, Business or related fields
  • 5+ years of program/project management experience with multi-group, multi-disciplinary projects in a software development and application infrastructure environment
  • Experience in IVR, Acoustic Modeling, Language Modeling, Signal Processing, Speech Recognition, Part-of-speech tagging, and/or Linguistic Corpora a plus
  • Experience in a predictive technology Product organization a plus

Competency Requirements: [Technical & Behavioral]

  • Proven track record of successful project delivery for large, complex projects
  • Demonstrated ability to shift priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities
  • Excellent project management, written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to take complex and/or technical concepts and describe them in easy to understand business terminology
  • Strong quantitative and analytical abilities
  • MBA or other advanced degree a plus
  • Experience with online, voice, speech, mobile and CRM technologies and solutions a plus
  • Knowledge of sophisticated reporting and data warehousing systems a plus
  • Hands-on experience in the field of Analytics, Advanced statistics, data mining and text mining a plus

For more details write me on


Posted by: Shaikh Ahmad | February 28, 2013

Development Mngr – Data Structure/Algorithm


– Proven track record of achieving objectives on schedule, on budget, and within quality targets.

– Superb communication and facilitation skills.

– Solid CS fundamentals. (Data structures, Algorithms, OS, Databases)

– Experience in technically leading software development projects.

– Experience with all aspects of software development lifecycle.

– Knowledge of agile methodologies is a big plus.

– Strong Object Oriented programming skills.

– Extensive hands-on experience in Java and J2EE technologies is a big plus.

– Experience in developing high-performance distributed systems is a plus.

– Exposure to open source technologies is a plus.


Posted by: Shaikh Ahmad | February 28, 2013

Diversification Trend in Indian Job Portal Industry

In the rising era of social media, Indian recruitment industry – especially, job portals segment is going through a bit of struggling though an interesting period. Though the Indian numbers of Social Media penetration are much lesser (5% India Vs 60% USA), it has certainly made top job portals to take a notice of this trend and respond to it rather re-actively.

The traditional job portal industry in India is heavily dominated by (InfoEdge Ltd.) and (Subsidiary of The other players like,, etc has been on the edge, struggling for their market share for a long time. Today corporate companies are looking at social media channels to lower their sourcing costs, increasing candidate engagement and enhancing employer brand. In fact, a professional networking site like LinkedIn has been keeping a strong pressure on job portals. The effect of this trend has been felt by job portals significantly in past couple of years. and has been under pressure to increase their profit shares and market value in the current scenario. Both of these houses contributes to an overall INR 600 Crores (120 Million USD) turnover in between them.
This market trend has definitely led a paradigm shift in a way job portals are looking at their internal business model and diversifying their service stream. The days are gone when job portals were happy to maintain their candidate database and earn yearly service contracts. Today they can not simply depend on their traditional model and there is a greater need to diversify their service streams. Market is already witnessing some of the new equations that are being tested by many of these players. Here’s a run-down of some of the most notable diversifications: – – Segmentation and Referrals Tool

Naukri is by far the biggest job portal in India with around INR 330 crores of yearly turnovers. Recently they have launched and as new services for the segmented and focused target audience. – as name suggest is targeted for graduates. In this case, Naukri is offering assessment tools, on-boarding platform and employer branding options for employers. Similarly, they are also providing options like events employer-connect / engagement tools, contests and consulting for students. On the other hand, they have also targeted high-end segment of executive / leadership level candidates through This portal is a focuses on senior level candidates who are typically above INR 15 lakh CTC.

Interestingly, Naukri has also launched the Internal Referral Tool that is integrated to their job portals. This tool lets recruiters to open their Naukri jobs internally to employees and receive candidates. This move certainly suggests that Naukri is looking at a different segment of business. This may be a good option for small to medium enterprises that do not have in-house system for referrals. Nevertheless, this certainly raises the risk of exposing internal associates to Naukri and other related data security concerns. – Integrating Social and Segmentation

Monster’s BeKnown, the social media networking tool is around for past one year or so, but have not earned much success globally. They are now trying to integrate BeKnown in their job search results page to gain momentum. I recently learned that Monster has added Social Connections to their job listing which lets candidate to view who all in their BeKnown network works in that company. This feature is yet to release in India, but it certainly shows the path going ahead.

In addition to above, MonsterIndia has recently launched Monster College in their service offerings. Monster College connects colleges to recruiters. It offers to strengthen a relationship between college T&P officers with company HRs. They also have assessment tools for filtering candidates presented to HR. / MyParichay Partnership – Social Referrals Meets Job Portal

MyParichay is a Summit HR start-up is a social media employee referral tool in Indian market. It has announced a partnership with to let recruiter shares their jobs on MyParichay through the network of company associates. This is an interesting development indeed as a “Job portal meets Social Media meets Employee Referrals” scenario. This partnership will definitely give a way to new equations in the industry if it creates a successful case-study.

Headhonchos – Senior Hiring Job Portal

One of the oldest and largest executive search company ABC Consultants Ltd has initiated HeadHonchos last year to build a new job portal that is targeted to senior / leadership / executive level candidates. Interestingly, they used “LinkedIn” in big way initially to promote HeadHonchos to lure candidates into their database. They work on the candidate-drive pricing model and provide premier level services to candidates from consulting perspective.

I am sure this is a start of new partnerships, relationships and diversification in until now a very traditional job portal market in India. Job portals are slowly, but surely acknowledging the entry of new-age social media and choose to work with them rather than competing.

LinkedIn is becoming one of the fastest growing recruitment solution providers in India. They now have a special “India pricing” to cater domestic needs. Recruitment organizations are definitely inclining towards their recruitment solutions which offer a unique combination of passive candidate search, job postings and employer branding. Job portal needs to continue driving towards diversification and being more “Socially-Connected” with their audience in order to sustain and grow. They need to realize that they can no longer just expect candidates to visit their portals, but rather they need to be proactively follow the candidates wherever they are


I have this urgent position with my MNC client in Bangalore for Microprocessor Validation Software Development – Architect/Lead.

Position Name: Microprocessor Validation Software Development – Architect/Lead

Location: Bangalore

Experience: 10-12 Years


Successful candidate will work as part of the Validation software development group and drive the design and methodology for Validation software development for next generation AMD microprocessor and chipsets, in collaboration with silicon design and validation teams. The candidate would be responsible for handling a team of 8-10 engineers and provide technical mentorship in addition to managing the project deliverables. The candidate should possess in-depth knowledge of microprocessor micro-architecture and should have proven skills in architecting solutions, design and development of embedded software for low-level microprocessor functionality. The candidate should have more than 10 years of experience and should possess excellent communication and inter-personal skills. Experience managing/leading teams is essential.

Required skills:

  • Extensive experience with Assembly language programming
  • In-depth knowledge of any Processor Micro-architecture
  • In-depth knowledge of UNIX/Linux Internal
  • In-depth knowledge of South Bridge Chipset components – USB, PCI-e, SATA
  • Experience in design and development of embedded systems
  • Experience in Processor Validation, particularly in development of low level software
  • 10+ yrs experience, at least 2 years of experience as Lead/Architect/Technical Manager.




I have this urgent position with my MNC client in Bangalore for Systems Manageability Software Architect( SMTS Level).

Position Name: Systems Manageability Software Architect( SMTS Level)

Location: Bangalore

Experience: 6-10 Years


Job Description:

Lead the software requirements, architecture, and technical development activities for out of band remote systems management.  Identify competitive threats to AMD’s products in the area of Systems Manageability and contribute to long term roadmaps.  The position requires some work with the DMTF standards body (DASH, SMASH, about 20% of workload), and customer interfacing.


MS or PHD in Computer Science or Computer Engineering

6+ years of software development experience

Systems Management desirable

2+ years experience as a technical lead/primary software  architect

Strong knowledge of Visual Studio,  XML, C and C++, and scripting languages (Perl, Python) and Windows package installation tools

Knowledge of active directory and Windows Security

Strong understanding of TCP/IP networking and security (certificates, 802.1x)

Strong understanding of SOAP and/or Web Services Management.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Track record of strong teamwork and technical leadership

Ability to work effectively with internal and external partners

Experience in evaluating, licensing and integrating third party components

Ability to write clear and complete software requirement documents

Knowledge of PC architectures (client and or server)

Knowledge of one or more server or Desktop manageability implementations or standards (DASH, SMASH, WEBM, SMBIOS, ASF, Intel AMT)

Familiarity with 1 or more management consoles (Landesk, Altiris, Microsoft SMS or SCCM) is a plus.

Familiarity with the workflows used by IT to manage clients and servers is a plus.




I have this urgent position with my MNC client in Bangalore for Lead Engineer-“Applications Software QA”.

Position Name: Lead Engineer- “Application Software QA”

Location: Bangalore

Experience: 8-10 Years


Job Description

  • 8 to 10 years experience in leading multiple test teams working on System Software, Multimedia and Application domains.
  • Experience in Test Planning, Test Estimation, QA processes and Test Automation is highly desirable.
  • Exposure working with onsite teams in US necessary.
  • Experience working in Windows (XP, Vista, Windows 7), Linux/Unix environments is needed.
  • Good communication and team skills are a necessity for this job.
  • Knowledge on PC Hardware and X86 architecture is desirable.
  • Experience in scripting using C, C++, C#, VB Script and Shell Script is highly desirable
  • Experience working with both Blackbox and white box testing techniques is desirable
  • Experience working with tools such as Mercury Test Director, TeamTrack, Bugzilla, QTP, SilkTest, Microsoft Project etc. is desirable.

Primary purpose: To lead multiple teams testing software applications on Windows and Linux which are developed for AMD Processor and Chipset programs.

Key Job functions:

  • With limited direction, work with software development teams to create and execute test plans for a variety of software deliverables.
  • Write and Review comprehensive test plans and automation test scripts, based upon test requirements, to insure compliance to specification and overall quality goals are achieved.
  • Estimate, Plan and track test execution to meet timelines and schedules.
  • Prepare test reports and participate in weekly status meetings.
  • Guide Test technicians and test Engineers in execution of test cases.



Posted by: Shaikh Ahmad | January 21, 2010

Urgent Openings – Technical Architect (iPhone SDK) in Pune


I have this urgent position with my MNC client in Pune for Iphone Architect.

Please go through the requirement and revert me back with your compensation details. Please send me your profile on

Position Name: IPhone Architect

Location: Pune

Experience: 6-12 Years


with strong OS fundamentals, outstanding communication skills

Experience in
• Minimum6 years of experience in programming and design, at least 4 years in
mobile and 2 years in iPhone.
• Lead the development of at least 2 successfully shipped iPhone applications
• Taken a team through multiple complete product development cycles.
• Agile application development

Specific skills
• iPhone SDK and Cocoa framework
• Strong programming and design ability.
• Strong with Model-View-Controller (MVC) architecture
• Good Objective C experience.
• Delivering Quality code
• Extensive knowledge of iterative development lifecycle management and tools
• Able to direct the work of others, prioritize tasks and allocate resources
• Must be able to lead cross-functional project teams and coordinate activities
of others.


will be leading the development of applications on iPhone.
Specific Responsibilities Include:
• Understanding the application requirements
• Define, set and deliver on project milestones
• Participate in project scoping and estimation tasks
• Lead tasks throughout the project lifecycle
• Designing the application
• Conducting Design and Code reviews
• Developing complex code modules
• Technical Communication with Client
• Troubleshooting and resolving complex integration issues



Posted by: Shaikh Ahmad | January 19, 2010

Urgent Opp: TRAINING MANAGER in Bangalore

This is an urgent position which i am having for my MNC client based in Bangalore.
Please go through the requirement and if you are interested, revert me with your updated profile with compensation details.
And you are not then you can refer your friends.
Send your profile on
Position Name: Training Manager
Location: Bangalore
Experience: 5-10 Years

· Engineering graduate preferred and not a must but should understand the technical training requirements
· Should have managerial experience of at least 4/5 years
· Should have software industry experience (preferably product organizations)
· Good communication and presentation skills
· Good interpersonal skills


Posted by: Shaikh Ahmad | January 19, 2010

Urgent Opp: Build & Release engineer in Bangalore

This is an urgent position which i am having for my MNC client based in Bangalore.
Please go through the requirement and if you are interested, revert me with your updated profile with compensation details.
And you are not then you can refer your friends.
Send your profile on
Position Name: Build & Release enginee
Location: Bangalore
Experience: 2-5 Years

· Should have at least 2 years of experience in performing B&R activities.
· Experience in supporting releases for multiple customers and knowledge of complete SDLC cycle.
· The person should be able to work closely with the development, QA and integration teams.
· The person should be a self starter and should have the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
· Responsibilities include maintaining the build environments for all products and platforms, performing daily builds for release to team, and updating build scripts/environment as needed.
· Working experience with Clearcase, PVCS , ClearQuest tools are essential.
· Good communication skills are necessary for regular interactions with engineering teams, assisting them in code management, build deployment and enforcement of software release standards and practices.
· Experience with make files, scripting technologies and build automation is required.
· Should have worked on both Windows and Linux environments.


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