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SAKET V. SARAF

Master of Computer Application, Jalgaon (MH)
(Jun 2000 – May 2003: First Class)

Email : saket.saraf@gmail.com
LinkedIn : linkedin.com/in/saketsaraf


  

 


PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

  • Solution Architect with 15+ years of extensive experience in delivering, integrating, analyzing and translating business requirements to technical requirements and architecture.
  • Extensive experience in delivering J2EE and .Net based solutions.
  • Extensive experience in the design and implementation of fully automated Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, Continuous Deployment pipelines and DevOps processes for Agile projects across the Financial, Insurance, Publication and Education sector.
  • Identify technologies, applications and business processes to design integrated and scalable digital and cloud solutions leveraging open source and LTI MOSAIC platform.
  • Provide solutions and services in building and implementing orchestration platform to accelerate delivery of software.
  • Experience with API Management platforms for infrastructure and deployment of services in a cloud environment.
  • Architected and implemented Multi-tenant Rapid Application Development (RAD) tool with variety of Front-end frameworks for a number of customers, resulting in successful production implementations.
  • Proven expertise in agile development and delivery practices using scrum and extreme programming.
  • Excellent logical, designing and analytical skills that have helped deliver creative solutions to happy customers in US, UK and UAE.

TECHNICAL PROFICIENCY

Architecture Skills Design Patterns, Multi tier architecture and MVC, Object oriented design, Domain driven design, Enterprise Architect 13.0
Cloud Azure API Management, LogicApp, Application Service, PaaS Database, Container, SendGrid
Development Environments JDK 1.5/1.6/1.7, Eclipse, IntelliJ, NetBeans, Toad, Editplus, STS
UML Tools StarUML, Enterprise Architect, Visio
Profiler Tools YourKit 10.x
Configuration Management Tools Git, VSS, CVS, SVN, TFS
Agile Tools JIRA, Confluence, Sonar, Whizible
Languages / Technologies /Open Source Framework Java, JSP, Servlet, HTML/CSS, Groovy, Grails, Ruby, Rails, Flex 3, C, C++, Java, Spring 3, Hibernate, HTML/CSS, XML, XQuery, Jquery, ESB
Content Management System / Workflow Tools Alfresco, Activiti, Adobe Experience Manager (AEM)
Tools Erwin, PL/SQL Developer, Tortoise SVN, SoapUI, SwisSQL, Maven, Mule
Directory Servers Open-LDAP, MS Active Directory
Continuous Integration Servers Hudson/Jenkin, Bamboo, VSTS
Code Review Tools Check style, Firebug, Cobertura
Platforms Windows, Linux, Unix
DBMS DB2 (Linux, Windows), Oracle 9i/10g, MS Access 97, FoxPro 2.6, Postgres-SQL, IBM DB2
Servers WebSphere Application Server 4/5, Tomcat 5/6, WebLogic 8, WEBrick, Apache HTTP Server, Wildfire, OC4J
Domains Insurance, Publishing, Real Estate, Finance, Gaming, E-Governance

WORK EXPERIENCE

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L&T Infotech Limited | USA, India

  • Architecting and implementing Digital Transformation frameworks and portal platforms.
  • Identify technologies, applications and business processes to design integrated and scalable digital and cloud solutions.
  • Design and implementation of Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, Continuous Deployment and DevOps processes for Agile projects.
  • Review customers requirements for specific domains and provide generic and global solution for multiple entities.

May 2014 – Current | Solution Architect
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Arrk Solutions Private Limited | Mumbai, India

  • Setting up the development environments during project initiation.
  • Coaching and mentoring direct reports on projects.
  • Performing design and code reviews on deliverables.
  • Review product development-build-deployment plans and implement best practices.
  • Co-ordinate with agile teams and on-shore customers to document and deliver solutions.

July 2006 – May 2014 | Technical Architect
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ABM Knowledgeware Private Limited | Mumbai, India

  • Discuss requirements and analyze technical feasibility through proof of concepts.
  • Drive test driven development on projects using JUnits and J2EE frameworks.
  • Improving existing implementation using design patterns where applicable.
  • Manage implementations on Windows and Linux environments.
  • Provide end-user support during the warranty period and respond on priority.

July 2003 – June 2006 | Sr. Software Engineer

PROJECT EXPERIENCE

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AppMakerJ MOSAIC | Mumbai, India | L&T Infotech

AppMakerJ is a rapid application development tool which is designed to fasten product development by generating ready to deploy SAAS products and to generate orchestration layer for MOSAIC platform which can be used by other integrated platform. This also generates Digital portal in multiple technologies which is best fit for variety of domains and customers.

Skills / Environment: Java, ExtJS, AngularJS, Spring MVC, Spring Integration, Hibernate, Groovy, Grails, Mule, ESB, Maven, SoapUI, Git, Postgres-SQL, Oracle 10g, Visio, Enterprise Architect,

Server: Tomcat 7.0, AWS Cloud.
Duties:

  • Develop data architecture design and UML to facilitate targeted customer analysis.
  • Suggest architectural improvements, design and integration solutions, and formulate methodologies to optimize object-oriented software and database development.
  • Discuss requirements and analyze technical feasibility through proof of concepts.
  • Develop data architecture design and UML to facilitate targeted customer analysis.

May 2014 – April, 2106 | Technical Architect
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Institute of Physics Publishing | Bristol, United Kingdom | Arrk Solutions

The Xenon project is an initiative towards replacing the legacy unsupportive production system for IOP Publishing. The project is focused towards simplifying the workflow for publishing online content published by IOPP and improving the integration with related systems. The project also focuses on improving performance and customization for multiple partner journals that will prove significant to grow the business in the future.

Skills / Environment: Java, Alfresco, Activiti, Spring MVC, Spring Integration, Hibernate, Groovy, Grails, Mule, ESB, Maven, SoapUI, Git, Postgres-SQL, Oracle 10g, StarUML, Domain Driven Design

Server: Tomcat 7.0, Mule Enterprise Architecting the replacement production system for IOP Publishing.
Duties:

  • Designing and developing crucial modules to manage the production workflow.
  • Performing core reviews to meet standards and improve maintainability.
  • Troubleshooting problems and negotiate deliverables with the business.
  • Integration of Agile tools from scratch like Bamboo, Sonar, JIRA Managing the integration and deployment of deliverables to various environments including production support.

December 2012 – May 2014 | Technical Leader
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National Union of Students | London, United Kingdom | Arrk Solutions

The NUS project envisaged the digital network for the National Union of Students (NUS) spanning various university student unions. The NUS Digital initiative acts as a hub which fosters effective communication between student unions and students. The salient features of this project includes: Club and Society membership enrolment, ecommerce management for events and merchandise, media sales, email campaign and more. The NUS digital also acts as hub between various advertisers and student union websites.

Skills / Environment: Java, Spring Core, Hiberbate, Webservices, Ruby, Rails, Postgres-SQL, StarUML

Server: Tomcat 5.0, Webrick, Apache with Passenger
Duties:

  • Initiating agile requirements gathering for various customers.
  • Designing an extendible framework for a social network that caters to student unions.
  • Training and supporting team members on the application and inducting new members.
  • Prototyping, implementing and testing the various web services for seamless integration.
  • Customizing the underlying framework to deliver solutions catering to a various student unions.

January 2012 – November 2012 | Technical Leader
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CTI Group | Blackburn, United Kingdom | Arrk Solutions

Project CTI caters to international telecommunication providers for their ebilling and analytics, call recording and call accounting solutions. These customers span across converged, fixed, and mobile service providers, hosted VoIP providers and corporate customers. CTI has been at the forefront of their industry for over 20 years, providing in-depth telecom billing analysis and communications management applications for legacy, VoIP and mobile telephony.

Skills / Environment: Java, J2EE, Spring MVC, Oracle 10g

Server: Tomcat 5.0
Duties:

  • Designing and implementing extendible portlet based applications using LifeRay.
  • Providing customizable solutions for various telecommunication customers of CTI.
  • Performing core reviews to meet standards and improve maintainability.
  • Designing an extendible framework that can be catered for varied requirements.
  • Providing end-user support for existing and under-review applications for user-centric solutions.

August 2010 – December 2011 | Specialist System Designer
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GB Group | Chester, United Kingdom | Arrk Solutions

GB Identity had three complementary identity management offerings:

Identity Verification – combating ID fraud, money laundering and under-age gambling

Identity Capture, Maintenance and Tracing – providing accurate and up-to-date customer information for your contact strategy

Identity based Marketingunderstanding, targeting and retaining profitable customers

This enables clients to make informed business decisions based on a thorough knowledge of consumer identity and behaviour, leading to more effective communication and interaction with the customer.

Development Environment: Java, J2EE, Spring web services ,Core Spring, Spring Security, Hibernate, JPA, Oracle 10g

Server: Tomcat 5.0
Duties:

  • Web service based implementation to provide seamless information for integrating systems.
  • Complete onsite implementation with continuous customer interaction.
  • Performing core reviews to meet standards and improve maintainability.
  • Implementing highly secured web services using spring and SOAP.
  • Performing SoapUI based testing to validate the WSDL response to parallel requests.

January 2010 – July 2010 (Onsite) | Principal Software Engineer
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NBAD & SAMS | Abu Dhabi, UAE and Crawley, UK | Arrk Solutions

SAMS (Strategic Asset Management Solutions) provides end-to-end asset management products and solutions for the financial industry. PayHub™, the company’s flagship product is a next generation online universal integrated banking and payment processing system that has been rolled out across various banks. The project scope was related to the implementation and customization of the PayHub™ product for NBAD (National Bank of Abu Dhabi) and Bank of Ireland.

Development Environment: Java, J2EE, Flex 2.0 and 3.0, IBM DB2, IBM LDAP Server, SwisSQL tool, Oracle 10g

Server: Webspher Application Server 5.0, Weblogic 8.0
Duties:

  • Web service based implementation to provide seamless information for integrating systems.
  • Complete onsite implementation with continuous customer interaction.
  • Performing core reviews to meet standards and improve maintainability.
  • Implementing highly secured web services using spring and SOAP.
  • Performing SoapUI based testing to validate the WSDL response to parallel requests.

June 2008 – December 2009 | Senior Software Engineer

Other Consulting Engagements

  • January 2008 – May 2008 | Software Engineer
    Inspired Gaming Group | London, United Kingdom | Arrk Solutions
  • July 2006 – November 2007 | Software Engineer
    Barbour – ABI | United Kingdom | Arrk Solutions
  • April 2005 – June 2006 | Software EngineerMaharashtra State Electricity Board | Mumbai | ABM Knowledgeware
  • October 2004 – April 2005 | Software Engineer
    Government of Maharashtra Mantralaya | Mumbai | ABM Knowledgeware
  • December 2003 – October 2004 | Software Engineer
    Government of Maharashtra Mantralaya | Mumbai | ABM Knowledgeware

Education Details

  • June 2000 – May 2003 (First Class)|Master of Computer Application
    NMU, Jalgaon University, Maharashtra, India
  • June 1998 – May 2000 (Distinction)|Master of Science in Electronics
    RDVV, Jabalpur University, Madhya Pradesh, India
  • June 1995 – May 1998 (First Class)|Bachelor of Science in Electronics
    RDVV, Jabalpur University, Madhya Pradesh, India

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