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Sr Websphere Portal Developer

Pine Brook, NJ


SaiShiva is having around 12.5 years of proven Java/JEE experience in complete SDLC process, which includes 8.5 years of Websphere Portal applications design, development, and administration and application architecture. Having excellent track record of end-to-end design & development of various web applications and technical consultation. 
He has been trained in various web technologies, frameworks and tools like JSF, Websphere commerce server and Rational Software Architect. Good understanding of security concepts and their application in WAS environments. 
He has an excellent client interfacing skills and proven history of leading resources in Onshore-Offshore model, providing application architecture, analysis, design, development, project delivery ownership and team mentoring.

Work Experience

Sr websphere portal developer

IBM India pvt ltd,

Apr 2007Current

NJ Duration: Aug 2010 - till date

Prudential GI Ecommerce systems develop & maintain/manage set of web based self service applications to support small and large market Group Insurance enrollments, beneficiaries, claim management, evidence of insurability, etc., Technically these applications provides the prudential clients, their employees as well as the administration persons to view and/or modify their information according to the respective application's intended requirement. The list of applications include Employer Portal, Employee portal, Online Bene Statement, GULGVUL, Disability and Life claim management, Billing, Web Enrollment, EOI, and other admin applications to manage users, entitlements, coverages, etc.,

  • Design and development of new enhancements, BAUs, production issues and adhoc service requests in Websphere Portal, Websphere application server environments
  • Administration of new & existing modules in Websphere Portal 6.0 and 7 versions, which includes XMLAccess updates, portlet development and themes & skins.
  • Migrated application from Portal 6.0 to 7.0.
  • Onshore coordination activities, which include discussions with Business analysts to gather requirements, onshore team leading, offshore team coordination, production support, build, deployment and release management.
  • Effort estimation, application architecture, design and development of various BAU trackers, enhancements, new application development and adhoc service requests. Coordination with QA & UAT test teams for signoff, end-to-end delivery ownership of projects.
  • Application stress test & performance analysis using Apache Jmeter
  • Automating testing using Selenium, systems performance monitoring using Wily tool.
  • Involved in development of automation scripts to automate build & deployment activities to different environments like Dev, QA and Stage.
  • Involved in extending OWASP framework, building custom security framework to secure all Ecommerce applications.
  • Involved in building mobile version of Needs estimator application.

The technical environment comprised of IBM Websphere Portal Server V6.0 & 7.0, Websphere application server, Spring, SQL/PLSQL, HTML 5, CSS3, jQuery, webservices, RAD.

Sr. Websphere Portal Developer

IBM India pvt ltd,

Jan 2010Aug 2010

Elsevier has initiated a program to improve the operation of Elsevier Bibliographic Databases Operations department (BD-Ops). BD-Ops are currently using a system called 'OPSBANK', which supports a centralized database of bibliographic information and associated processing. One element of the program is the development of 'OPSBANK II', to replace the existing 'OPSBANK' system. 
SaiShiva has joined project in release 10, provided significant architectural improvements & guidelines for betterment in performance by applying SOA TAC standards, provided estimates, leading design activities, design reviews, delivered design, screening candidates, technical mentoring to team in Websphere Portal & JSF areas. 
The technical environment comprised of IBM Websphere Portal Server v6.0, JSF, web services, RSA,

Websphere Commerce Developer

IBM India pvt ltd,

Jun 2009Dec 2009

is the biggest operator of amusement parks and other attractions in Europe, and the second largest operating globally after Disney. 
Merlin Entertainments have engaged IBM to create a single commerce component (or tool) that will provide ticket sales to all brands within the Merlin Entertainment's group. This component will integrate and provide a consistent look with the existing sites. The solution will use a common payment provider and single ticket provider. 
SaiShiva delivered application architecture & micro design for QAS (Address validation) & Datacash (Payment) modules and integration strategy with WCS, which includes payment plug-in development. Lead integration team & provided assistance in managerial activities. 
The technical environment comprised of IBM Websphere Commerce Server v6.0, QAS, DataCash, eGalaxy, DB2 etc. 
Project Name: Eircom NG Portal, Ireland Duration: Feb 2009 - Jun 2009 
The NG Portal scope is wide and far-reaching. From a high level it intends to replace eircom's current company web presence with a modern, extensible solution that facilitates customers from each of eircom's target markets interact in the context of Sales and Service online. 
NG Portal aims to put in place a structured and extensible Portal framework that will encourage customers from each of eircom's markets to use it as the number one location for information on and interactions with the company. 
SaiShiva contributed complex integration solutions to present customer as prototypes, which includes integration of IBM Websphere Portal - WCM, IBM Websphere Portal - WCS, extension of portal search to WCM & WCS, and other JSR centric solutions. Involved in project estimates, provided assistance in managerial activities.

Websphere Portal Developer

Substance Information Exchange Forum,

Jan 2008Feb 2009

Management IT system objective is to provide a common IT platform to support SIEF related activities like Assure industry wide consistency of SIEF processing, provide integrated security for all users of the SIEF Management IT system and offer a low-cost barrier solution, especially for Chemical industry SMEs. 
SaiShiva provided application architecture, interacted with client for requirements gathering in Belgium, been leading the project & team in activities like usecase preparation, macro & micro design, development, unit testing, deployment, defect fixing and assisting project manager in management activities. 
The technical environment comprised of Struts portlets, JSP, XML, XSD, JavaScript, RSA & RAD as IDEs, J2EE Design Patterns, Rational Clearcase as version control tool, and Websphere Portal Server V5.1 & V6.0.

Development, QWEST USA

Qwest VoIP,

Apr 2007Nov 2007

VoIP portal is a portal developed for QWEST, which allows business users manage their VoIP phone services and features. This portal also provides Office Administrators of Hosted VoIP customers ability to add/change/edit phone users, set up Hunt groups/Pickup groups, customize class of service feature templates, purchase additional phone numbers/packages. 
SaiShiva lead the project & team in activities like Analysis, Design, Coding & Unit testing, Defect fixing in System test phase, assisting Project Manager in process areas like Metrics plan & CM configuration plan. His activities includes assisting project manager in project management activities, preparing the micro level project plan, weekly activity list for tracking the tasks and coordinating with customer SMEs' to get functional clarifications. Apart from team leading activities, he has been worked in the development of modules like Hunt Group and Pickup Group. He has been worked in Warranty modules and CR's. 
The technical environment comprised of basic portlets, Struts portlets, JSP, XML, XSD, JavaScript, Web Sphere Application Developer (WSAD 5.1) as IDE, Design Patterns, CVS as version configuration management tool, Caliber as requirement management tool, Mercury as change and defect management tool and Websphere Portal Server 5.1.

Websphere Portal Developer

Wipro Technologies,

Feb 2006Mar 2007

USA. Duration: Feb 2006 - Mar 2007

Platform & Skills: Windows XP, Linux, Java, JSP, JSF, JSR 168 Portlets, XML, LDAP (IBM Directory Server), IBM WebSphere Portal 5.1 & 6.0, Business Process Execution Language (BPEL), Enterprise Java Beans(EJB), BM Rational Application Developer(RAD, RSA), Hibernate, Oracle Database 10g and CVS.
Scope: Developing a portal to address ACS (Affiliated Computer Services Inc.) desires to re-engineer its current suite of Medicaid management products as a highly customizable J2EE application. ACS's customers for these products are typically the Medicaid systems of US States, such as New Hampshire, Mississippi, North Carolina, Florida and others.

Role & Responsibilities: Technical Lead
  • UI & UIS, LDM review.
  • Providing architectural solutions in the WebSphere Portal area.
  • Managing the Portal development team.
  • Technical mentoring for entire presentation layer across modules.
  • Estimations & impact analysis of CRs for the Member module.
  • Responsible for integrating & deploying all presentation layer artifacts across modules, which includes writing application level build scripts, xmlaccess, etc.,

Windows XP, Linux, Java, WebSphere Studio Application Developer, Enterprise Java Beans

Thames Water, UK, Water, UK

Apr 2005Jan 2006

Duration: Apr 2005 - Jan 2006

Platform & Skills: Windows XP, Linux, Java, WebSphere Studio Application Developer, Enterprise Java Beans(EJB), JSP, Java Servlets, WebSphere Application Server, DB2

Scope: The iSource e-Service application provides Thames Water's commercial consumers with the ability to view information about their accounts via the Internet. Facilities include the ability to: " Retrieve billing and payment information " Request a bill " Trend billing data " Analyses data against customer specific parameters " Request water quality reports " View document images " Receive alerts when bills become overdue or when bills are significantly different than previous comparable bills. Reports that retrieve information from the I-Source database to be viewed on the I-Source web pages have been developed using full client Business Objects. These reports are then deployed for access over the Internet using Web intelligence and displayed in JSP pages. Services that require information to be entered into the I-Source database (e.g. Bill Request) use back-end DAOs in conjunction with servlets and JSPs. Alerts are updated overnight by a scheduled Java application

Role & Responsibilities: Module Leader
  • Analysis of existing application for upgradation
  • Installation and Configuration of Websphere Application Server
  • Conversion of existing java classes to EJBs, DAOs & DTOs
  • Integration & System Testing of application

Supplier Management Portal

Roche Pharmaceuticals,

Dec 2004Apr 2005

Platform & Skills: Windows XP, Java, JSP, WebWork 2.1.7, Spring 1.2, Oracle 10i, Adobe Acrobat, Hibernate, SQL*Plus, WebSphere Studio Application Developer, WebLogic, HTML, Java, XML, Ant.

Scope: The Roche-SMP is a one stop shop for the Suppliers, Supplier Managers, Project Managers and Administrators. The SMP is used by both, internal Roche users (Managers and Administrators), as well as, external users (viz: Suppliers). The User credentials, Groups and Roles available in the Active Directory used for authentication. The Acegi security component for Spring used to meet the Authentication requirements of the Supplier Management Portal. At a very high level, the SMP is expected to help Supplier Managers track Projects, Contracts, Purchase Orders, and SLAs. It also helps Managers in evaluating the suppliers with the help of the Spend Reports & Supplier Performance reports. In addition, the SMP enable Suppliers access their own information eg: Report cards, Performance statistics & Contract Details specific to the supplier.

Role & Responsibilities: Module Leader
  • Preparing the Design document for SRM, Spend, SupplierAnalysis, and SLA modules.
  • Writing & reviewing SUCs (System Use Cases).
  • Developing Actions, JSP's and integrating the code written by developers.
  • Writing & reviewing FTCs(Functional Test Cases) for SRM, Spend, SupplierAnalysis, and SLA modules.
  • Testing the integrated system & solving the deployment issues.,

Jul 2004Dec 2004

Platform & Skills: Windows XP, Linux, Java, JSP, Portlets, XML, CVS, Harvest, Test Director and IBM WebSphere Commerce Server, IBM Websphere Portal Server.

Scope: Fisher Scientific is a leading provider of equipment, supplies, and services for the clinical laboratory and global scientific research markets, Fisher has gained efficiencies and improved service to customers by providing more and more capabilities through eBusiness. Over the past 6 years, has become an application that customers rely on heavily. For Fisher Scientific to maintain the important relationship with its online customers and ensure that e-commerce transactions are processed seamlessly, the recommended solution is to replace all existing functionality with applications that are standards-based and utilize newer technology. This triggered the next generation project, where Fisher wants to leverage the packaged software provided by IBM (commerce & portal), Interwoven (content management), webMethods (integration) and Fast (search engine).

Role & Responsibilities: Module Leader
  • Reviewing SUCs(System Use Cases) for Order Sub-system.
  • Writing & reviewing of STCs(System Test Cases) & Screen Validation Flows for Order Sub-system
  • Design & development of Quotes module portlets (part of order sub-system)
  • Developing common EJB's, Commerce commands
  • Writing ITCs(Integration Test Cases).
  • Managing the Order sub-system team.


Diploma in Computers

IIT, Kharagpur, West Bengal

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh


Websphere Portal, Java/J2EE, Websphere Application Server

Additional Information

Technical Skills 
Java Technologies: Java 1.5, Swing, Applet, JMX, JDBC/3.0 and RMI - IIOP. Stand-alone multi-threaded and TCP/IP socket based applications. 
JEE Technologies: JEE, Servlets, JSP, JSF, JNDI, JavaMail/1.2, JAXB, JSTL/2.2, XML (include JAXP/1.2, XSLT, Xerces, JDOM parser, SAX parser), LDAP, and Web Services (SOAP/1.1, WSDL/1.1, Restful). 
Frameworks/Libraries: Struts, Spring/2.0, JQuery, log4j, JSF Sun RI, Apache MyFaces, SSL Libraries, Ant etc 
Development Environments: Application Servers (IBM Websphere Application Server, Websphere Portal and IBM Web Content Manager (WCM), IBM Websphere Commerce, Tomcat). Databases (ORACLE/9i/10g, MS SQL Server), OS (Windows, Linux, UNIX) 
Design Skills: OOA (Object Oriented Analysis) and OOD (Object Oriented Design), GoF design patterns, JEE & EJB Patterns and UML. 
Others: Ajax, C/C++, SQL/PLSQL, HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, UNIX shell scripting, Rational Clear case, PVCS, Experian QAS, DataCash, Selenium, Splunk, OWASP.
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