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David Dewell_July_2016_CV

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David Dewell_July_2016_CV

  1. 1. David Dewell Mobile: 07872 323059 Email: david_dewell@hotmail.com Profile Summary A versatile, delivery-focused IT professional, with over 20 years’ experience in the financial sector, most recently in roles at Credit Suisse, Rabobank and Goldman Sachs. Specialist in Release Management for complex Derivative and Risk Systems, within Agile/DevOps model. Extensive hands-on experience of the related disciplines of Testing, Environment and Configuration Management.  Proven track record in Environment & Release Management for complex global Front Office Applications.  Focus on timeliness, quality, integrity of delivery and continuous improvement via Agile DevOps model.  Reputation for Trouble-shooting and re-engineering flawed release processes in various consultancy roles.  19 years Investment Bank experience, across a wide array of asset classes & front-to-back office processes.  Solid background in a broad range of technologies, architecture and design.  Broad range of business application experience, particularly in the Derivatives / Risk / Quants space. Includes Credit Derivatives; Interest Rate Derivatives; Equity Derivatives; Quantitative Analysis Tools, Credit Risk.  Track record of versatility and flexibility in order to meet often aggressive deadlines, for regulatory projects such as Dodd Frank (DFA) , EMIR , PRA Reporting, Risk Based P&L reporting.  Team Leadership and Project Management experience.  Excellent planning, communication, leadership and people management skills.  Strong communication, client facing and presentation skills. Employment Summary 2014 – Present Credit Suisse 2002 – 2013 RaboBank International 1997 – 2002 Goldman Sachs 1986 – 1997 Canada Life May 2014 – Present DevOps Engineer / Environment & Release Manager Credit Suisse Responsibilities  Responsible for planning and executing all aspects of Environment / Release Management for Credit Risk IT - infrastructure and applications (Aspect P&L tool ; Titan Risk Engine; Traders' Marking and Viewer Tools)  Planning, scheduling and coordinating migrations within constraints of bank-wide Change Calendar, including contingency planning around other release activity, and ensuring minimal downtime periods.  Liaising with all stakeholders to ensure delivery targets met, subject to appropriate business , QA and technical sign off.  Chairing weekly release planning meetings and representing team at weekly 'CAB' meetings.  Hands on Deployment to QA/UAT/PROD environments using Team City ; DSC; PowerShell; PDQ Deploy  Ensuring 'Fit for purpose' DEV, UAT, PROD Environment platform availability at all times.  Communicating plans and progress to management and global senior business and technical stakeholders  Planning and monitoring all business, technical, manual and automated testing activity.  Formally reporting progress, issues and any contingency plans to Management application team as well as key business and technical stakeholders.  Ensuring compliance with audited internal (SIT) and external (SOX) control standards.
  2. 2.  2nd Line Production Support , including Out of hours support Achievements  Re-engineered Credit Risk Release Process – from random , ad-hoc patch process, to efficient , planned 2-weekly cycle  Enhanced and enforced use of documentation standards and communication plans for all migrations  Ensured delivery and integrity of application releases on behalf of global Credit Risk Team a (120 + FTE )  Meeting business critical release migration targets within very high pressure business deadlines , including critical regulatory projects . e.g. PRA reporting; Risk Based P&L  Took responsibility for managing Team's global Infrastructure Total Cost of Ownership TCO) footprint though considered procurement planning and timely decommission of End of lLfe hardware.Instrumental in planning and completing Team's migration from Windows Server 2003 to 2008 R2  Producing Splunk Reports for Inventory reporting and Environment Monitoring.  Driving Team's move to DevOps culture  Owned , managed and maintained multiple pre-prod system test and user test environments simultaneously including planning , environment management, configuration management, infrastructure procurement and upgrades.  Driving continuous improvement QA loop (e.g. post-release feedback via wash-up meetings). Feb 2011 – Dec 2013 Release Manager (PPQ Systems) RaboBank International Responsibilities  Managing all aspects of global Test and Release process for PPQ (PARTICLE, PIMS, Quark) - in-house Derivatives Trading system (C# / C++ / SQL-Server) , related tools , and infrastructure.  Ensuring scheduled delivery and integrity of application releases on behalf of 40 strong Application Team and Quantitative Analytic Team. Support Teams (50+ FTE in total)  Liaising with business and technical stakeholders to ensure delivery targets met, subject to appropriate business (UAT) and technical sign off.  Communicating plans and progress to upper management and global senior business and technical stakeholders in Europe, North and South Americas , Asia and Oceania.  Chairing release planning 'kick off' meetings and daily progress stand ups.  Planning and monitoring all business, technical, manual and automated testing activity.  Formally reporting progress, issues and any contingency plans to application team as well as key business and technical stakeholders.  Planning, scheduling and coordinating migrations within constraints of bank-wide Change Calendar, including contingency planning around other release activity , and ensuring minimal downtime periods.  Ensuring compliance with audited internal and external (SOX) security and release standards.  Optimised & documented process for software deliverable workflow for technical architect and development teams. Apr 2009 – Feb 2011 Release Manager (Financial Engineering IT) Rabobank International  Release manager for Financial Analytics Library - Windows/C++/SQL Server - and related tools.  Working directly with global Financial Engineering Department (Quantitative Analysts).  Primarily responsible for Build and Release Management of Quantitative Analysis Resource Kit (Quark).  Included Credit Applications CDO Analyser, Credit Tool, Curve Builder and Base Correlation Curve Builder.
  3. 3. Jan 2009 – Apr 2009 Release Consultant (Equity Derivatives) Rabobank International  Assigned to Equity Derivatives Trading IT Team to trouble shoot and re-engineer global Sophis Risque release process (Java/Oracle). Scope to overhaul process for monthly release cycle and interim hot-fixes.  Suggested and implemented quality initiatives to optimise release process, front to back.  In-depth review of configuration management, change management and test management processes.  Pro-active improvements to change (RFC) process. e.g. Pre-Release Financial Engineering meetings / Configuration Management meetings with IT Infrastructure.  Helped establish targets for realistically achievable goals, documenting and following up issues. Oct 2008 – Dec 2008 Release Consultancy Role Rabobank International  Hand selected for specialist short term assignment by London Change Manager in ‘Emergency Release Procedures’ period following Lehman Brothers collapse.  My expertise specifically requested as risk-aversion due to special case market conditions/sensitivity .  Collation, reporting, distribution of all IT department change activity, including chairing daily meetings . Feb 2006 – Oct 2008 Configuration, Test & Release Manager Rabobank International  Implementation of vendor (Calypso) Credit Derivatives trading platform - Java / Linux / Oracle.  Environment / Configuration / Test Management, pre and post go-live release management.  Rationalised and documented continuous build/test process , using Cruise Control.  Defined and managed data migrations from legacy platforms - Trade data; market data; static data.  Defined test strategies for multi-phased go-live programme. Set up and ran small test team.  Established HP Test Director as Test Management and defect tracking tool and SVN source control.  Ensured business requirements and test success criteria satisfied via user and management sign-off.  Responsible for security compliance for Calypso at all levels (low level hardware permissions; user group permissions; segregation of duties; secure release procedures ; disaster recovery procedures ) to comply with ‘SOX’ standards and internal security policies. Jan 2005 – Jan 2006 Test Analyst & Quality Controller Rabobank International  Seconded to Credit Derivatives Trading desk to plan & execute test strategy for Risk Analysis/Greek Reporting Tools . Included managing all defect reporting and issue analysis.  Project managed Proof of Value (POV) exercise for Data Synapse Grid , as a solution to resource requirements for Monte- Carlo simulations / CDO squared risk calculations. Jul 2002 – Dec 2004 Release Manager Rabobank International  Responsible for planning and integrity of all releases and procedures within London Finance IT department, included Project Managing major implementation of 'STAT' Release Management software. Oct 1998 – Jul 2002 Global Technical Team Leader Goldman Sachs  Team Leader / Release Manager for global PeopleSoft Asset Management Team.  Managed global deployment of enterprise software - PeopleSoft Procurement Suite (NY / Asia / Europe) Purchasing / Accounts Payable / Asset Management / General Ledger applications.  Data conversion analysis (referential, transaction and metadata); regression testing, global deployment.
  4. 4.  Development and maintenance of the firm’s European Secure Document/Records System.
  5. 5. May 1997 – Oct 1998 Analyst Developer Goldman Sachs  Support , development and release of global Treasury Cash Management system. Including successful go live of Goldman Treasury Y2K & Euro projects.  Support and development of global Treasury Cash Management Reconciliations system (Unix/Sybase/ C). Jan 1987 - Jun 1993 Analyst Programmer Canada Life Assurance  Developed & maintained firm’s Accounting, Pensions and Sales Analysis systems. Additional Experience Notes:  Aspect P&L Reporting; Titan Risk Engine Global Risk Viewers  PIMS PARTICLE QUARK (Rabobank in house Interest Rate derivatives);  Quark Quant Analytics Library ;  Calypso Credit Derivatives ;  Sophis Equity Derivatives ;  Peoplesoft Financials / Procurement Suite / EPM Data Warehouse  OST Business Rules , Business Objects(1); Databases:  MS SQL Server  ORACLE  SYBASE Operating Systems:  MS Windows / DOS  UNIX / LINUX Admin / Office Tools: ITIL, Full MS Office Suite - Excel, Word, Project, Visio, Access, Sharepoint Build , Test, Release Tools: Team City, DSC; Team Foundation Server (TFS) ; MS Test Manager ; Splunk, KanBan; Jira, PDQ Deploy, HP Quality Centre ; HPAM; i2Ms; ServiceNow (SNOW) ; MS Visual Studio ; Wise MSI Installer ; Installshield ; PeopleTools ; Assyst Incident Management Tools ; Subversion (SVN); SQL Developer ; DB Artisan; Rapid-SQL; MKS ; STAT Release Tools; Informatica PowerMart /OEM ; Cruise-Control ; Fit/Fitnesse; Autosys ; HP Open view ; IBM MQ Series; ftp; Telnet; Other Training :  AGILE Foundation  ISEB Testing Foundation  PRINCE 2 – Foundation  Derivatives Functional Courses (various)  PeopleTools; PeopleSoft EPM / Asset Management  Windows / Unix Fundamentals  SYBASE & Sql Server
  6. 6.  Programming courses (C, Java, Perl)
  7. 7.  Programming courses (C, Java, Perl)