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Ajay Kumar, CISA, PMP

ajay.kumar@verizon.net

Edison, NJ 08817
848.250.1827

www.linkedin.com/in/inajaykumar

DIRECTOR, DATABASE TECHNOLOGY


Senior database management executive experienced in leading global projects and highly technical teams
delivering technological solutions in diverse industries. Accomplished in delivering database management,
data architecture, and data security solutions in a complex environment. Skillfully built teams, spearheaded
full life-cycles (SDLC) of multi-million dollar projects, and managed large portfolio to accomplish project
deliverables within strict timeframes and budget parameters. Motivated, organized and solutions-oriented
leader leveraging broad of knowledge new technologies and products. Proven ability to analyze, coordinate
and integrate data while facilitating development of process/technology solutions, increasing efficiency and
effectiveness.

CORE COMEPETENCIES
Database Management | Program & Project Management | Data Management and
Governance | Information Security & Audit | Team Development, Leadership & Mentoring |
Regulatory Data Compliance | Technology Roadmap | Matrix Management

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
METLIFE, New York, NY
2001 2015
Director Database Engineering (2011 2015)
Led global and highly technical teams comprised of 25 members to provide data-related engineered solutions
for the enterprise. Provided leadership as subject matter expert (SME) in support for highly complex issues.
Oversaw annual budget planning, vendor negotiations for software contracts, and ongoing financial
management.
Presented, influenced and secured approval for $500,000 automation business case from Chief
Information Officer. This helped optimize the database and security operation by utilizing automation and
process improvement that enhanced efficiencies, and generated savings of $1.8 million.
Created staffing model for rebuilding team during organization relocation to ensure the hiring of
appropriate resource and managing transition, which continued providing business support.
Managed and tracked team objectives and goals, performance management, compensation, and other
staffing processes.
Motivated workforce ensuring personnel understood full benefits of technological tools while sharing
diverse knowledge through training and mentoring technicians and database administrators.
Created and successfully implemented engagement model for collaboration between Application
Development, Architecture and Infrastructure teams.
Managed $32 million software portfolios and provided key metrics to senior management. Improved SLA
for business while reducing support costs by $1 million annually.
Served as SME for Big Data initiative which led to successful execution of MongoDB database for call
center application resulting in a single consolidated view of customer data. This helped worldwide
customer support teams to visualize customer data in single place. This also included establishing ETL
processes using Informatica grid to create data feeds from 8 admin systems.
Ensured certification of new DBMS software (i.e. DB2 for LUW v9 & 10, Oracle v11g and 12c, SQL Server
2014 & 2014 and MongoDB 2.6 & 3.0) including documented upgrade and use of new capabilities.
Improved database security patching process to apply these patches in timely manner according to IT
security policies and keep customer data secured.
Used Archer system to drive compliance, which include tracking of violations, exceptions and approved
deviations.

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Led implementation of Centrify access management system working with CyberArk for password vault.
Led end-to-end life cycle from proof of concept, business case approval and implementing the products to
support IT Risk group.
Establish NIST data compliance for Department of Defense dental business.
Established overall database strategy and roadmap maintaining and enhancing competitive business value
and improved agility in systems. This was accomplished by keeping apprised of emerging technologies,
Proof of concept (POC) and vendor engagement to bring new products in to the enterprise environment.
Provided management oversight to improve security posture by developing IT Risk framework for data
technologies, which included: designing database security reference architecture; establishing data
masking; encryption; controlled privileged access; vulnerability assessment; and data access monitoring
using data risk profiling (risk categorization and risk ranking) methods.
Managed project to implement Guardium vulnerability assessment and data access monitoring to improve
database security in a proactive manner.
Defined the strategic direction to move non-critical Oracle & DB2 databases to low cost Linux converged
Infrastructure and cloud.
Drove selection and implementation of database virtualization tool (Delphix) that supported agile
development, optimized infrastructure, and reduced costs by $1.4 million for PeopleSoft Financial and
Payroll applications.
Represented data domain in Enterprise Architecture Review Board (EARB) and Technology review Board
(TRB).

Director Database Administration (2006 2011)


Led technical SWAT team to improve stability and availability of critical business applications. Identified and
implemented opportunities for continuous improvement of database environment. Spearheaded special
project execution to review data security posture, and define strategy and roadmap.
Selected and executed a variety of technologies including OPTIM (data masking and archiving), Red-Gate
(database change management), Cyber-Ark (privilege access management) and ServiceNow (service portal
and orchestration), which increased protection of enterprise data.
Created system to track proactive key performance indicators for various DBMS platforms using
monitoring and capacity performance data. A dashboard was created primarily for application
development and data center operations teams.
Reduced infrastructure delivery to business from 50 days to less than 5 days by establishing and guiding
Rapid Infrastructure Build (first step to PASS) project. This was accomplished by redesigning the workflow
after performing a lean analysis. It included process automation for server and database build with
automated network provisioning. Established ServiceNow SaaS for IT Services catalog management
empowering end user for self service.
Led end-to-end life cycle from proof of concept, business case approval and implementing the products to
support IT Risk group.
Established highly-driven team, implemented required training, and effectively guided personnel through
Top Gun program ensuring that database support issues were resolved in a swift and timely manner.
Created an offshore support model for the Database Admin group with a pilot for supporting PeopleSoft
Database environment.
Led a large project for data modeling and architecting Data Warehouse for disability policies information.
This resulted in building a data warehouse system supporting a dental business, which was used as data
mart for analytics & reporting.
Created technology patterns and blueprints in partnership with Architecture teams using Troux.

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Reviewed IT policies and translated them into application procedures and industry standards to be
followed globally. These were added to Archer system to be used by various IT groups.
Evaluated control environments against industry best practices like NIST and CIS to provide reasonable
assurance that Data asset are safeguarded for Department of defense business.

Data and Information Manager (2004 2006)


Led database administrator team to provide application development and operational support.
Leveraged expertise in large-scale ERP implementations and system integrations using Oracle and
PeopleSoft. Supported PeopleSoft environment and adeptly developed offshore support model for
database administration group providing 24X7 support and more controlled costs.
Drove project for tuning critical application processes, supporting system availability and successfully
stabilized PeopleSoft financials by using performance-tuning techniques, which drastically reduced
execution from hours to just seconds.
Developed self-audit process for enterprise-wide data assets. This helped the security operation group
with internal audit compliance and legal reporting.
Established financial reporting system using Shareplex for data replication from transactional system. This
system handled more than 10 million nightly transactions for near real-time replication.
Database Specialist (2001 2004)
Held key leadership role overseeing development of Oracle database technology and provided technical
support and guidance. Also executed data integration for multiple mergers & acquisitions.
Drove efficient global integration of 3 data centers and more than 1,000 databases for multiple M&As by
consolidating into less than 100 databases.
Established Oracle practice at enterprise level which included standards, best practices, processes and
vendor negotiations.
Provided oversight to build EMC storage practice for Databases focused on high availability and
performance considerations.
Automated disaster recovery processes for Oracle and SQL Server databases.
Served as a technical lead for Oracle technology to troubleshoot all critical issues.
MAIL.COM, New York, NY
1999 2000
Senior ORACLE Database Administrator | Systems Architect
Directed team of 10 Oracle DBAs in operations and effectively enhanced and supported 25 website
production systems.
Built the database team from scratch including the support model.
Supported full project life cycle conceptual design, development and implementation of a new software
release.
Provided technical support for implementing the back-up and recovery strategy for all ORACLE mission
critical-production systems.
Designed database-monitoring tools based on internal specifications utilizing PERL scripting language.
Successfully increased throughput on ORACLE production server by 50%.
Implemented Shareplex replication to provide highly available systems for Marketing and Sales reporting.
Technology Consultant, New Jersey (Clients: BASF, AT&T, Merck, and J&J)
1995 1999
System Architect | Implementation Specialist
Consulted and drove multiple projects for development and implementation of Oracle database standards
under UNIX and Windows NT environments for various clients.

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Created and implemented ORACLE database standards across the entire organization under a UNIX and NT
environment.
Effectively planned and executed the conversion of over 60 applications from ORACLE 7.3 to 8.0.
Successfully migrated an ORACLE production database from one server to another with a minimal amount
of downtime utilizing SRDF, Time finder, BMC Unload, BMC Log Master and Info Mover.
Designed an ORACLE system to support the business for a single consolidated view of customer data
across more than ten products.
Improved a transaction throughput rate for mission critical application from 1.7 million to 3.0 million
transactions a day for terabyte size database.
Accountable for measuring the performance and tuning ORACLE systems utilizing Eco Tools and AdHawk.
Led a team converting systems from ORACLE V6.0 to V7.0.

Consultant (Clients: Seamans Furniture, New York and Hayes Microcomputers, Atlanta)
1993 1994
Provided support for the day-to-day maintenance of multiple ORACLE databases under a UNIX environment.
Guided the team to deliver operating procedures to be utilized by Operators utilizing SHELL Scripts. In
addition, developed utilities to aid in administering the database to be utilized by other Database
Administrators.
Performed all day-to-day administration of ORACLE, including data center management and backup and
recovery.
Price Waterhouse, England
1991 1993
Oracle Database Administrator/System Designer
Assigned to the full project life cycle including design, development and implementation of the Bidding and
Settlement modules of ORACLE Financials.
Led a team to deliver a completely automated monitoring system for a power generation plant.
Programmed both modules utilizing ORACLE V6, SQL*Forms and SQL* Reportwriter under VAX/VMS
environment utilizing SMM methodology.
Assisted in defining a strategy for ORACLE data storage and performance tuning.
ICL, Singapore/Hong Kong/Australia
1990 1991
Oracle Database Administrator/Module Leader
Worked as part of a team comprised of 32 members responsible for the analysis and design of a Commercial
Retail Management System utilizing ORACLE and Integrated ORACLE Case Tools.
Led a group of 10 developers responsible for the development and implementation of all ORACLE Financial
modules including System Administration.
Responsible for the administration of all ORACLE RDBMS for the project. Managed data space for 300
tables and performed space management to ensure performance tuning.
Wipro Infotech, India
1987 1990
Technical Pre & Post Sales
Provided technical assistance to a computer hardware and software sales team managing a national
account for the largest employer in the country (Indian Railways).
Designed and developed the auto parts inventory system using Oracle forms and report with Oracle DBMS
as data store.

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TECHNICAL EXPERTISE
Hardware: Various IBM Platforms, Sun, HP, EMC Storage System (Symmetrix) and Database Appliances
Databases (DBMS): Oracle, DB2 on LUW, SQL Server and MongoDB
Project Management Tools: PMBOK, MS Project, Clarity, JIRA, Asana and ServiceNow storyboard
Microsoft Tools: MS Project, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio and Word
Data Security Tools: CyberArk, Guardium, OPTIM, Transparent Data Encryption, Gazang and Centrify
Data Security Standards: Data related NIST, SOX, PCI, DSS, ITIL and CIS controls

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Science, Computer Science, Kurukshetra University, India
Masters of Computer Applications (ranked #1 in class), Kurukshetra University, India

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

CISA Certification - ISACA


Lean Methodology Certified Six Sigma Green Belt (ASQ)
PMP Certified (PMI)
Enterprise Architecture for Practitioners
Matrix Management
Frontline Management, Coaching for Success & Dealing with Difficult People
System Management Methodology (SMM), Price Waterhouse of UK