|Desired Industry: Information Technology
|Desired Job Location: Broadlands, Virginia
||Date Posted: 3/7/2017
|Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent
||Availability Date: Immediately
|Desired Wage: 155000
||U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
|Job Level: Management (Manager, Director)
||Willing to Travel:
|Highest Degree Attained: Masters
||Willing to Relocate: Yes
Visionary, solutions-focused, and innovative professional with solid background in overseeing large-scale and IT modernization
projects as well as software development; while providing strategic and tactical guidance on all user requirements within diverse
Known for proven ability to lead and drive a wide range of technology roadmaps focused on streamlining technical operations and
services; while ensuring profitability and steady growth of the organization. Expert at evaluating business processes, systems, or
technology changes; complemented with effective approach in identifying and resolving technical issues. Adept at building
relationships and collaborating with cross-functional teams to support key initiatives and achieve business targets. Articulate
communicator with multilingual fluency in English, Hindi, Marathi, Gujrati, and Kannada.
GEICO | Chevy Chase, MD
IT Manager 2005–Present
Expertly oversee portfolio of application development and support activities of more than 18 business applications in service,
sales, underwriting, data warehousing, data science, business intelligence, and client service organizations.
Lead the staff of 2 project managers, 5 leads, 32 associates, and 25 consultants within on-shore off-shore settings.
Spearhead various department including IT Internet Business, Data Warehousing, as well as Data Science and Transformation in the
areas of software development and technology roadmaps management.
Take charge of monitoring and coordinating functional, technical, and scheduling requirements of large-scale projects to IT teams
and function as a liaison between stakeholders and staff.
Administer project planning and scheduling utilizing Microsoft Project to efficiently coordinate project status to team members,
clients, and executive management.
Direct overall Agile transformation for the company while overseeing change management and coaching Scrum teams and Scrum masters.
Play a lead role in building Scrum teams and S3 with stakeholders, while guiding Scrum masters and leads with the design of
enterprise release map.
Facilitate the hiring and training of managers, technical leads, and team members; and preside over mentoring sessions to keep team
members updated with business acumen.
Provided strategic oversight to initiatives focused on attaining objectives of over $10M annual budget for IT consulting and other
Handled the negotiation of software purchases and consulting services valued at more than $8.5, while building and maintaining
relationships with business partners, software consultants, and professional services vendors to ensure alignment with business’s
needs, IT resources, and vendor contract provisions.
Capitalized on industry expertise in establishing data governance strategies that involved underwriting worth of $1.2B.
Successfully transferred traditional data warehousing and business intelligence into cloud-based solutions on Bigdata, including:
Development of various means of ingesting the data onto the Hadoop platform on IBM cloud.
Design and implementation of data pipelines, ELT processes, data cleansing and massaging, analytical data storages, and reporting
Consolidation of over 10,000 corporate reporting needs; arrangement of extracts and data analytics on single platform reducing the
duplication; enhancement of data governance; and maintenance of the data lineage and accuracy.
Achieved $1.4M reduction in consulting costs through effective management of company-wide cost-reduction initiatives; improvement of
internal application development that optimized expenditures; as well as establishment of offshore DevOps models and support
Pioneered the establishment of customer-faced hybrid application for both internal and external customers as well as employee
portals through the use of Java/J2EE and ASP/.Net technology.
Droved efforts in boosting internal and external customer satisfaction through strategic insourcing of functions, while minimizing
outsourced vendor cost by 47% during multi-year expansion of internal application development and support functions.
Made major contribution in improving automation rate by 94%; reducing average counselor phone handling time; and increasing self-
Formulated application solutions; managed project planning to prioritize deliverables; evaluated implementation strategy; and
ensured proper coordination of resources for GEICO.com through reestablishment of the entire application into new technology
Initiated and successfully implemented Agile development transformation across the department and served as a chief Scrum master for
nine Scrum teams.
Communication Data Group | Champaign, IL, USA
Technology Lead Architect /Designer
Sprint | Kansas City, KS, USA
Network Telephone Service | Woodland hills, CA, USA
Object Edge, Inc. | Walnut Creek, CA, USA
Senior Developer, Team Lead
Compulink Ltd. | Pune, India
Senior Developer, Team Lead
Master of Science in Computer Management, with Specialization in Object-Oriented Programming
Symbiosis Institute Pune University, Pune, India | Graduated with Distinction
Bachelor of Science in Electronics
Shivaji University, Kolhapur, India
Project Management Institute: Certified Project Management Professional (PMP©)
IBM: Certified Lotus Notes Professional – Application Development
Symbiosis Institute: Certification in Oracle
National Center for Software Technology (NCST): Certification in Java Technology
IBM: Certification in Smalltalk
IT Strategic Planning - Budget and Cost Optimization - Policy Development - Change Management ~ Cloud Computing
Full Stack Software Development - Vendor Relations Management - Information Resources Management
Scrum Project Management Methodologies - CMMI, PCI, and SOX Compliance Process
Awards and Honors
Corporate Quality Award (2)
Several Awards and Recognition for Agile Implementations and Innovations
GEICO, Chairman and Committee Member
Microsoft Project | Team Foundation Server | JIRA
Azure, IBM SoftLayer
SaaS | PaaS | IaaS
Netezza | Hadoop | Spark | Dash-Db | Oracle RDB | Gemstone | DB2/UDB
Erwin | QDesigner | Rational Software Architect | Rational Software Modeler | XDE
Agile Scrum | KANBAN| UMLOMT | Object-Oriented Analysis And Design (OOAD) | Structured Systems Analysis and Design Method (SSADm) |
OO Design Patterns | Extreme Programming
Windows | UNIX | Linux | AIX, AS400
Lotus Notes | Domino Server Management
Informatica IDS | Microstrategy | SAS | SAS Grid | Angular JS | Java EE | Hibernate | Spring | jBPM | RichFaces | Entity Framework |
Web Services SOAP | Representational State Transfer (REST) | WebLogic
JBoss | Internet Information Services (IIS)
R | ASP.Net | C# (Visual Studio 2015) | Java J2EE | VisualAge | Visual Works | Smalltalk C | C++
Walvekar, A. GEICO. (2015). Emotional intelligence – Leadership essentials.
Walvekar, A. GEICO. (2016a). Innovation and creative
Walvekar, A. GEICO. (2016b). Synopsis on the book ‘The Phoenix Project’.
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