Vijay Nath
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Objective My ideal job would be part of a plan to take the company to the next level. I would meet with the various departments of the company to identify areas where technology would improve the profitability and business processes of the organization - both internally and externally. I would use my technical expertise to design methodologies that would streamline our business and develop tools to increase customer retention and lower acquisition costs. I would have the opportunity to develop my interest in progressive technologies like NoSql, cloud computing, semantic web technology, database clustering and advanced analytics. My zeal to mentor and train would be appreciated and my passion to learn and develop my skills would be encouraged whenever they aligned with my department's goals.

Employment
 
2008 to Present Senior Director of Technology
Findology Interactive Media Inc., Los Angeles, CA
Manage outsourced development team and ensure timely completion of internet related projects. Streamline development process by implementing agile processes and managing the lifecycle (SDLC) of all projects. Rapid development of utilities and scripts to improve business processes and implement a more modern infrastructure architecture to prevent delays hampering our rapid growth.
Nightly scrums over VOIP/online chat with development team leads to manage daily work within outsourcing vendors and report back in biweekly status meetings to management to summarize progress and identify issues or bottlenecks in the development and launch of current and new projects. Implemented repository for code control (IP protection) and built an environment of documentation using wikis, Visio and document repositories. Working towards implementing single codebases across internal and licensed products and revising legacy development practices.

2005 to 2008 Director, Technical Operations/Services
Reachlocal Inc, Woodland Hills, CA/Shreveport, LA
Responsible for designing and maintaining a high availability environment of databases and ad servers. Work closely with Business Operations and Software Development teams to manage complex releases on our entire platform - from load balanced server farms to MySQL replicated databases. Designed and wrote complex Linux shell, PERL,YAML and PHP scripts to automate CVS releases to QA and production, XML and CSV feeds, offsite database backup and archiving and comprehensive system monitoring and ad-hoc reporting functions for the entire company. Handled sole responsibility for all production code releases and database modifications. Acted as the primary interface between IT and Sales Agents/Customer Service.
Later moved to Shreveport for the last year of employment to refine and automate Customer Support and National Sales processes and infrastructure.

2002 to 2005 Applications & Systems Manager
Ebabylon Inc. (123inkjets.com), Simi Valley, CA
Design, implement and manage daily maintenance and improvements for 16 load balanced e-commerce sites. Developed entire e-commerce infrastructure from taking orders with multiple payment options to order printing, scanning, inventory management, customer service and product management. My platform handles content management, tracking for marketing campaigns. internal communications via a ticketing system, red flagging and dashboarding of critical trends, Partner logins and page level security as well as skill level security. Report directly to CEO/Owner.

2002 - current CTO/Co-Founder
Answerway.com. Pasadena, CA (part-time, philanthropic non-profit)
Sole technical lead in developing completely dynamic PHP and MySQL based Q&A site with over 10,000 users. Responsible for developing content based on customer needs, customer satisfaction/communication and online marketing. Responsibilities include site administration; graphic design and banner designs for advertisers; search engine placement and optimization; training/managing group of volunteer administrators across the globe; email list development/marketing and management and site maintenance.

1999 to 2002 Director of Technology
Dathaeus International, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Work-at-home position involving sales and consulting of Internet-based software applications targeted at mid to large sized corporations in NYC. Developed and launched 3 primary web applications for Help Desk Management, HR Management and Knowledge Sharing. Clients include Thomson Financial Services, Empire Office Furniture, TechWorld2000.com and Answerway.com. Hands on involvement in PHP/MySQL based technologies, pre-sales/sales for these technologies covering the Northeastern U.S.

1998 to 1999 Director, E-Business
Micro Vision Software Inc., Hauppauge New York
Responsible for internet-enabling MVS software applications targeted at the Tax Preparation market. Developed and launched Extranet site/Portal for Accounting clients that involved on-line membership management, web-site creation wizards and more.

1997 to 1998 Pre-Sales Manager, New York City
Manchester Equipment Company, , Hauppauge New York
Responsibilities included handling top-level pre-sales consulting, network design and deployment of medium to large-scale projects in the Metro NY region. Customers included CBS, BMG, American Express, NYSE and many other high-profile clients.

1991-1996 Marketing Manager/Internet Marketing Manager
Digital Equipment Corporation - PC Business Unit, Acton Massachusetts
Created branding, deployment and maintenance guidelines for Internet sites for all groups within Digital. Co-founded the "Web Council" - where budget, content, outsourced vendor requirements and other business critical processes were formulated - ensuring the highest quality, maximum economy and minimum risk in allowing business units to post information directly to the Internet. Helped launch digital.com in 1991.

Volunteer Activity Taught computer operation and high school English to hearing-impaired college students at NTID - National Technical Institute for the Deaf (Rochester NY). Skilled in sign language including ASL and Signed English. Also volunteered at local hospitals in Chicago IL as an on-call interpreter/translator.

Education Rochester Institute of Technology, NY for BS, Packaging Science.
Computer hardware and software certificates from Intel, Cisco, Microsoft, etc.
References Professional and personal references available on request.

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