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  Pranshu Jain
4K, W4, Fernhill Garden Apts.
HSR Layout,
Bangalore - 560034
pranshujain@hotmail.com

I am currently working with MindTree Consulting. I have over 5 years of experence spanning three years in Wipro Technologies, about an year at Indya.com and about a year and a half at MindTree consulting. My current job responsibility ( from the last two years) is that of a Technical Architect which involves interacting with the CEO/CIO or the project sponsorer and comming up with recommendation of tools and technologies to be used for the initiative. I am also involved in pre sales work including preparing proposals and making prospect aware of the total cost of ownership.
My area of interest and expertise include content management and other web technologies ( internet and intranet). I have worked mostly for media companies ( Newspaper, internet and Television) and have also worked on a project for a finance company ( a mutual fund supermart) and a FMCG.
Projects
  • MindTree Consulting
  • Hindustan Times Content Management ( July 2001 till Date)
    Hindustan Times has launched an initiative to computerise their operations, a large part of which is a common content management system which will enable collaboration between their over 1500 reporters spread all over india and their editirial staff placed at 12 print locations printing about 140 editions daily and an online site. Mindtree is delivering this common content management system which will back-integrate with all agency feeds and content being fed in by field reporters and partners, collate them and give a single view on them, enable search across them and finally take them to respective newspapers and the online site.

    Being a technical architect of the project, my initial responsibilites included gathering non functional requirements ( availability, scalabilty, security, maintainability and integration interfaces) for the project and with the help of high level finctional requirements, come up with appropriate tools and technologies for the same. After the approval of the same, I am techcal lead of the workflow / content creation and content management part of the system ( not content delivery) leading a team of 7. The tools and technologies being used in this project are: Vignette for a part of content management, iPlanet Application Server, IBM MQ Series, Altavista Search Engine, Oracle 8i Database and other development tools including image libraries, charting tool etc.

  • MindTree Labs: Aug 2000 to June 2001
    As a part of MindTree labs, I built competency in the area of wireless technilogies ( XML/XSL based publishing for all mobile devices , SMS, WAP and Mobile Database) and in the area of Scalability and Availability Architectures.
    During this time, I also drew architectures for two projects, a B2C financial content portal and a Multilingual/ Global Mutual Fund Super Mart.

  • Indya.com Portal Private Limited. Aug 99 to June 2000
    I was one of the first technical person to join Indya.com. My responsibilities included from being a reality indicator to a technical architect. I was involved in evaluating and selecting product for content management, search engines and commerce part of the portal and as a technical lead, lead the implementation of the first “Content Management” solution in india based on OpenMarket Content Server ( Now taken over by Divine). The site had over 25 channels and was designed to scale to over 2 Million page view per day.

  • Wipro Limited
    SFA implementation for NBC Sep 98 to Aug 99 I was the offshore module leader for the Siebel 98 implementation project for National Broadcasting Company. My responsibilities included being a module leader for a team of 6 and customizing Siebel using Siebel Tools 4.0 and writing reports on Actuate Developer workbench. I also wrote a batch interface for making NBC Sales system communicate to the Siebel SFA system.

    Various maintenance projects for National Broadcasting Company. Aug 96 to Aug 98 During this period, I was involved in maintenance of various applications of NBC (Payroll, Sales, Projections, Planning and Accounts payable) . Most of these applications were on IBM Mainframe and involved coding in COBOL / IDMS database and ADSO front end development environment.
    This project included a seven months onsite stint.

    Technical Areas of competency

  • Web related tools and technologies ( Including Application Servers, CRM Products, Search Engines, Message Queues, mobile databases, etc.)
  • J2EE ( Delivered projects using JSP/Servlets/EJB/JMS )
  • Siebel 98 / Siebel Tools 4.0 / Actuate Developers Workbench
  • Awareness of Microsoft technologies. (ASP, DCOM and various microsoft products)

    Achievements

  • National Merit Scholarship based on AISSCE marks 1992
  • 41st Rank in National Science Talent Search Examination 1991

    Hobbies and Interests
    Adventure Sports, Photography.
    Education
    Exam Board/ Univ School/ InstituteYear%/DGPA
    AISSE CBSE St. Anthony’s public school, Faridabad. 1990 70.2%
    AISSCE CBSE MVN Public School Faridabad 1992 88.2%
    B.Tech Electrical (Hons)BHUInstiture of Technology,Banaras Hindu University 1996 8.82%

  • contact me at pranshujain@hotmail.com or at pranshuj@mindtree.com