Neeraj Kaushal

  • Senior IT Manager
  • San Ramon, CA 94583
  • Nov 15, 2017
Full time Information Technology

Personal Summary

Success-driven, innovative, and performance-focused professional with extensive experience in leading
IT and Business projects with high expertise in program management delivery

Additional qualifications include:
Program and project management expertise focused on effective planning and implementation of large-scale projects to optimize productivity and efficiency of the entire organization.
Adeptness in interpreting a wide range of IT and Business initiatives into attaining team objectives and solid individual goals; along with adaptability in defining and implementing processes and systems.
Effectiveness in developing solutions and delivering impactful results; as well as executing systems and strategies to meet organizational objectives.
Ability to establish a team environment to maximize best results; while providing professional services in sharing responsibilities and accountabilities for both routine and important tasks and decisions.
Articulate communication skills, with multilingual fluency in English and Hindi.

Work Experience

Program / Senior IT Manager
Jan 2017 - World Wide Technology

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E)
Closely monitor all facets of project portfolio, including scope, budget, and schedule toward the implementation of release cutover such as system build and back out activities, system ramp down and up, conversions, integration, resource assignments, and communication plans
Administer and present budget, schedule, issues, and risks to project governance and leadership for project and health reporting
Set data center move requirements and technical specifications for migration planning and design documentation by presiding over technical workshops with business and IT support resources
Render hands-on assistance to transition activities to business users which involve training, change management, and operational hand-off

Career Highlights:
Facilitated discussions on the value of long-term investment of deployments for business needs of clients based on enterprise roadmaps to aid with business case development, which enabled critical business systems recovery within company objectives
Generated comprehensive integrated schedules that determine tasks in support to new infrastructure build and application migration across new data centers according to functional and non-functional requirements as well as test and deployment methodology for solutions, successfully migrating 85% of company’s critical applications and systems.
Proficiently utilized SAP Business Warehouse (BW) and Microsoft Excel in developing and overseeing $90M budget on capital and expense project funds on labor, contracts, material, licenses and other financial details for project implementation, resulting in strategies to expedite schedule with minimal risk for critical path work and reduction on cost against baseline.
Provided keen oversight to multiple large complex data center application and infrastructure projects for the disaster recovery of critical company systems including improvement on recovery time objective (RTO) from four weeks to four hours
Consistently generated ~20% cost savings for the company based on thorough  proposal analysis through hands-on oversight of vendor evaluation, RFPs, selection, and implementation of enterprise service/material contract management

Program / Senior IT Manager
Oct 2009 - Dec 2016 Slalom LLC

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E)
Closely monitor all facets of project portfolio, including scope, budget, and schedule toward the implementation of release cutover such as system build and back out activities, system ramp down and up, conversions, integration, resource assignments, and communication plans
Administer and present budget, schedule, issues, and risks to project governance and leadership for project and health reporting
Set data center move requirements and technical specifications for migration planning and design documentation by presiding over technical workshops with business and IT support resources
Render hands-on assistance to transition activities to business users which involve training, change management, and operational hand-off

Career Highlights:
Facilitated discussions on the value of long-term investment of deployments for business needs of clients based on enterprise roadmaps to aid with business case development, which enabled critical business systems recovery within company objectives
Generated comprehensive integrated schedules that determine tasks in support to new infrastructure build and application migration across new data centers according to functional and non-functional requirements as well as test and deployment methodology for solutions, successfully migrating 85% of company’s critical applications and systems.
Proficiently utilized SAP Business Warehouse (BW) and Microsoft Excel in developing and overseeing $90M budget on capital and expense project funds on labor, contracts, material, licenses and other financial details for project implementation, resulting in strategies to expedite schedule with minimal risk for critical path work and reduction on cost against baseline.
Provided keen oversight to multiple large complex data center application and infrastructure projects for the disaster recovery of critical company systems including improvement on recovery time objective (RTO) from four weeks to four hours
Consistently generated ~20% cost savings for the company based on thorough  proposal analysis through hands-on oversight of vendor evaluation, RFPs, selection, and implementation of enterprise service/material contract management

Principal IT / Program Manager
Jan 2013 - May 2014 San Mateo Medical Center

Assisted with clinical application upgrades and infrastructure replacement for systems within legacy environment and data center
Oversaw architecture and design of all application and infrastructure implementations, projects, engineering decisions, and system changes for data center migrations and system upgrades
Made use of Agile methodology in developing master plan for proof of concept (POC) testing in clinic and medical environments
Held accountability for change management planning and operational hand-off to 500 clinical and IT users for the new systems that were implemented and migrated
Keenly oversaw performance and workflow of all project team members, and rendered guidance and feedback on technical and business-related tasks resulting in reduction on cost against baseline.
Generated scope and charter for statement of the scope, objectives, and participants in various departments

Career Highlights:
Actively collaborated with hospital steering leaders in gathering requirements to determine IT and system gaps, thus decreasing manual processes by 30%
Directly supervised project staff and subcontractors on multiple large project implementations, in charge of closely monitoring chargeability and schedule execution that allowed identification of schedule and opportunities to optimize the plan with minimal risk and reduction on cost vs. baseline
Rendered consultative advice on best practices in building project management office (PMO) to support the county on project review, health, and artifacts development for governance approval to create standards for business processes that significantly improved project execution and leader reporting

Education

Master of Science in Software Engineering
University of Maryland
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
University of Maryland