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Giridhar Krishnan

CTS India
Mobile: +91 9791006209
giridharkrishnan83@gmail.com

Experience Summary

I have been associated with Tata Consultancy Services for the past five years and recently joined
Cognizant Technology Solution. All through these years; I have been involved in the project delivery of
various sizes. I have worked primarily in the Airlines and financial service domain. My technological forte
is AS400 Technologies. In the various roles played I have ensured the business requirements are
implemented in the best possible way. Currently I am a module lead ,leading a team of four .

Carrer Aspirations

To completely transform myself into a techno functional consultant in the financial services domain by
working on the financial service projects and completing all the levels in CFA certification.

Education

B.E (Electronics& Instrumentation) Madras University 2000 – 2004

Technical Summary

Operating Systems : Windows 2K/XP/Vista and OS/400


Programming Languages : RPG400, RPGLE, CL400, COBOL400, C, C++,JAVA
Databases : DB2/400, MS-ACCESS
iSeries Tools : Aldon, PCP , iSeries Navigator
Data warehouse Tools : DB2 warehouse manager, Hyperion Essbase.
Project Management Tools : MS-Visio, MS Excel
Configuration Management : SAW, VSS

Training Summary
Training Year
Cognizant Quality tools training 2010
Data warehouse training 2009
Banking & Financial Industry Overview 2008
Project Lead training 2008
Concur To conquer 2006
JAVA technology 2006
TCS quality process overview 2005
AS400 training 2005
Engagement Overview

Client : AVON Cosmetic Ltd


Role : Module Lead
Duration : Dec 2010 to Till date
Primary Location : Chennai
Responsibilities : Team management, requirement gathering and ensuring the project
is developed as per the business requirement, project design,
project design, estimation, project reviews, Project status reporting
to the manager

Major Projects :
Paperless E- invoices project

The project was done for AVON Brazil to accomplish the following:

1 .Increase the length of the invoice number to 9 bytes as per the Brazil government standard
2. Making all the invoice transaction electronic.

Client : BanColombia
Role : Module Lead
Duration : Sep 2009 to Dec 2010
Primary Location : Chennai
Responsibilities : Team management, requirement gathering and ensuring the project
is developed as per the business requirement, project design,
project design, estimation, project reviews, Project status reporting
to the manager
Major Projects :

Customized Ceiling Amount for ATM withdrawal .

The project involved changing various banking channels for the bank’s customers to set new customized
ceiling amount for withdrawal through internet and phone banking. The scope of the project also involved
changing the Bancolombia’s ATM verification system to accept the new withdrawal ceiling amount set by
the customer.

Client : BanColombia
Role : Transition Lead
Duration : May 2009 to Aug2009
Primary Location : Medellin (Colombia)
System Transitioned
Responsibilities : Acquire the system knowledge from the current vendor, ensuring
the knowledge transition is effective and all the member of the team
have a good understanding of the system , Ensure all the phases of
the KT are on track, Team management, transition status reporting,

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Client : BanColombia
Role : Module Lead
Duration : Dec 2008 to May2009
Primary Location : Chennai
Responsibilities : Team management, requirement gathering and ensuring the project
is developed as per the business requirement, project design,
project design, estimation, project reviews, Project status reporting
to the manager.
Major Projects :

Customized Ceiling Amount for ATM withdrawal .

The project involved changing various banking channels for the bank’s customers to set new to ceiling
amount for withdrawal through internet and phone banking. The scope of the project also involved
changing the Bancolombia’s ATM verification system to accept the new withdrawal ceiling amount set by
the customer.

Client : Singapore Airlines


Role : Team Lead
Duration : Mar 2008 to Apr 2009
Location : Chennai
Responsibilities : Team management, requirement gathering, project design,
Construction and testing of enhancements and projects, estimation
, project review, and production support
Major Projects :

Change in the MDR frame work for credit card processing

The project involved changing the credit card commission computation framework for the various banks.
The credit commission for banks was changed from flat rates to a new differential frame work for the
various merchant banks of Singapore Airline (SIA).

Streamline the Handling of OAL uplifts for Outward Billing Processing

With the implementation of 100% e-ticketing in Singapore airline, the project aimed at modifying the whole
financial proration system and outward billing workflow process to reduce the time required for verifying
and correcting the proration details for tickets.

Client : Singapore Airlines


Role : System Analyst
Duration : Sep 2006 to Feb 2008
Location : Singapore
Responsibilities : Requirement gathering, passing the requirements to offshore and
ensuring the project is delivered as per the requirement, Project
estimation, design, and testing of enhancement and project ,Project
review and Productionsupport
Major Projects :
Multiple closing for outward, inward and rejection billing modules.

The project aimed at changing the billing period to other airlines form the monthly to weekly change as
per IATA clearing house standards. The project involved changes in the outward billing, inward billing and

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the rejection billing modules of the finance systems. The project design was flexible to cater for daily
billing which is targeted to be implemented by IATA in the end of 2009.
Work flow change for Sampling system.

The sampling ET module was modified to stop the successfully prorated sampling ET coupons from going
for user’s verification. The project achieved a 66% reduction in the operational cost in the sampling tickets
processing for SIA

Migration of AS/400 applications to iSeries V5R4 server

The project involved testing of all the Singapore airlines finance application running on AS/400 and testing
of all the AS/400 interfaces. Was responsible for managing of all the testing activities, implementation and
post implementation support for the server migration.

Change in the Discount code computation logic

With the implementation of electronic ticket by airlines, different airlines adopted different methods for
coding the discount code in the ticket. The project was done to identify the discount code in the various
format during electronic proration, thus reducing the no. of rejection during proration.

Client : Singapore Airlines


Role : Software developer
Duration : Mar 2005 to August 2006
Responsibilities : Design , construction and testing of Enhancement and projects
and production support of finance applications running on AS/400
Major Projects :

Performance tuning of proration error correction module

Due to the increase in the number of users accessing the error correction module running on power
builder system, the performance of the module was reduced. The project was implemented to move the
database intensive validation form the powerbuilder system to the AS/400 system. There was a 50%
improvement in the system performance after the implementation of the project.

Proration for Interline Electronic tickets

In line with IATA’s rule to make all its members to achieve 100% ET by End 2007. SIA implemented IET
processing by mid 2005. SIA started allowing ET from various airlines from 2005. SIA is one of the first
airline to implement ET processing in the airline industry.

Implementation of Interline proration for Silk Air

The automated interline proration module was setup for Silk Air (a subsidiary of Singapore airline).
Various interline proration rules applicable for Silk Air was implemented in this project. This project
reduced the manual work done by users to calculate interline prorate value of

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Personal Details

Name : Giridhar Krishnan

Data of Birth : 13th Jul 1983

Sex : Male

Marital Status : Single

Nationality : Indian

Passport Number : G8685895

Address : No.17, Rajamannar St


T.Nagar
Chennai-600017

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