Pravin Asar
  • West Melbourne,
  • United States
Member Since: 2005/07/13
Industry: Aeronautic/Avionic Engineering
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Solutions architect  and Technical Project Manager. Love to innovate and implement  effective solutions.  More @ http://pravinasar.com

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Professional Background
Principal Systems Engineer
Millennium Engineering and Integration
February 2014 – Present
KLXS-II Contract

This is continuation of earlier contract with NASA-KSC-GSDO, I serve as Technical Lead and Solution Architect for Flight Systems Operations & Integration projects.

Responsibilities:

Work closely with business stakeholders to determine product needs
Work with external software solutions providers to ensure smooth integration of software components into applications
Provide software development leadership and oversight of the software development process
Oversaw design of applications from functional and technical specifications
Provide technical direction to development teams
Recommend and assist with development of standards and software frameworks and provided guidance to developers
Lead team of developers in the delivery of software modules, business critical web-applications and software components
Ensure on-time, quality release of systems and components
Principal Software Systems Engineer
SAIC
October 2009 – January 2014
Technical Lead and Software Architect for NASA's Ground Operations Project Planning (GOPDb) Software.

Working with the NASA/KSC Ground Operations Planning team to build a state of the art online program planning systems that will allow for efficient work flow between large teams.

These ground breaking application will help NASA/KSC  to manage project planning data effectively.

GOPD  application is Winner of KSC Software of the Year 2011.
Lead Software Engineer
VX Corporation
August 1996 – July 2009
•      Lead team of developers in the delivery of 2D/3D CAM software modules, business critical web-applications and software components
•      Ensured on-time, quality release of systems and components
•      Provided technical direction to development teams
•      Provided product development leadership and oversight of the software development process
•      Oversaw design of applications from functional and technical specifications
•      Recommended and assisted with development of standards and software frameworks and provided guidance to developers
•      Worked with Product Architect to ensure smooth integration of software components into applications
•      Worked closely with business stakeholders to determine product needs
Sr. Consultant
Tata Consultancy Services
1988 – 1995
•      Developed custom CAD\CAM\PLM solutions for GE, EDS, HAL, Bajaj Auto
•      Developed and delivered efficient and cost-effective technical solutions to meet customer business requirements
•      Worked with Product Architect to ensure smooth integration of software components into applications
•      Managed and evaluated system enhancements and resolved system issues
•      Provided business analysis support and technical support and guidance to customers
•      Provided quotes for estimated development time and costs for clients
•      Liaised with line management on business developments
•      Mentor junior developers
Graduate Trainee Engineer
Bajaj Auto Ltd
August 1984 – July 1985
Tool Design, Methods Planning, Manufacturing Engineering
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Education
Florida Institute of Technology
MS
Project and Program Management
2011 – 2013
IIT Bombay, India
M.S
Mechanical Engineering with Computer Science Concentration
1985 – 1987
Shivaji University
B E
Mechanical Engineering
1980 – 1984
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Languages
English
Native or Bilingual Proficiency
Hindi
Elementary Proficiency
Gujarati
Elementary Proficiency
Marathi
Elementary Proficiency
Full Biography

20 + Years of Experience in commercial software products, enterprise IT systems/applications development.

Handled System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) for web applications, commercial CAD\CAM and PLM software products as well as custom design and manufacturing automation solutions utilizing agile/scrum/test driven development methodologies.

Application software product Development, Database Architecture and design, Project Leader/Architect. Offshore project management, Client liaison

Also experience in IT Infrastructure planning and deployment.

Lead  system architecture, analysis, design of software products and business critical web applications development initiatives utilizing latest application development technologies.

Collaborate with works groups within and outside the organization for product development and on-time delivery, Cross team co-ordination.


Create and track technical project plans, technical solutions proposals, task lists,status reports, technical documentation, presentations

Mentor and lead technical team

Integrate applications with databases, third party solutions

More Details at
http://www.pravinasar.com

Specialties: New product development Coach, Knowledge Management in New Product Development, Web application architecture and development, Engineering and Manufacturing software architecture, design  and development, eCAD-CAM Components, 2D/3D GUI and visualization components, Database architecture and design, Web application deployment, Web application areas (Issue Tracking, Quote generation, Sales lead tracking, Product download, Product License generation), GoldMine and SugarCRM  configuration and customization, E-commerce and online store setup.

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