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Halley Nikolak

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Technical Skills IBM Data Stage 8.0, 7.5.1.A, 7.0
Cognos 8
Control M
Unix and Linux
MS Office
Niku / Clarity - Project management tool
Oracle 8i, 9i and 10g
MS SQLServer 7.0, 2000 and 2005
Sybase 11.9.2 and 12.5
MS SQL Server Analysis Services
Meridium V2 and V3
Borland Delphi 5 and 6
MS Visual Basic 6
JAVA, JSP, JavaScript
Hyperion Designer (BRIO)
Visual Source Safe
MS Project
Crystal Reports 8, 8.5, 9 and 10
Remedy - Action Request Systems
Experience Jun/11-Present HSBC - HSBC Technology Services Europe
Senior Analyst Developer - Business Intelligence Reporting Analyst
  • Performed requirement gathering and analysis for several regulatory reports
  • Created a wide range of documents including End to End design, High Level Design and Cognos Report Layout Models. Also assisted the developers on the Low Level Design
  • Provided technical coordination between the analysis and development team identifying tasks that could be done in parallel, eliminating he gap where developers were allocated but had no tasks assigned
Apr/09-Jul/11 HSBC - HSBC Technology Services Europe
Senior Analyst Developer - Business Intelligence Technical Leader
  • Ensuring that accurate, clear, commented and efficient program code is produced from a wide range of specifications
  • Responsible for creating functional and technical design of Business Intelligence solutions and relevant documentation
  • Participated on the architecture design development of a flagship project using Teradata, DataStage and Unix
  • Responsible for developing and reviewing DataStage, Teradata and Unix code
  • Involved with unit, system and integration testing, including creation of test cases and production of associated test documentation for DataStage, Teradata and Unix codes
  • Provided technical support for UAT and Production
  • Process system data via Control-M batches
  • Coordinated development tasks for a third party
  • Assisted offshore staff on DataStage and Teradata technical development
  • Guided offshore development staff on architectural design ensuring that it would adhere with the other existing modules
  • Provided and supported development tasks with an offshore team monitoring their progress against plan
  • Provide detailed estimates for development effort from design documents
  • Ensure that work adheres to the company's and sector standards
  • Control and support the implementation of releases
Feb/08-Dec/08 HSBC - GLT Software Development Brasil
Senior Software Analyst - Project Technical Leader
  • Performed business analysis to projects financial report projects
  • Produced high level overview and technical specification to be used by business clients and developers
  • Leading an offshore development team providing technical guidance
  • Performed support activities to identify the cause for data defects within the BI environment
Aug/07-Feb/08 HSBC - GLT Software Development Brasil
Senior Software Analyst - Offshore Onsite Coordinator and Team Leader
  • Team Leader of 15 developers for BI projects allocated in Sheffield UK
  • Defined team hierarchy, internal procedures and new documentation to improve deliverables quality
  • Produced engagement chargeback recovery plan with a forecast of three months and several scenarios according to possible team changes
  • Achieved goals established with GLTb leadership regarding increasing utilization rate, cost estimation and implementing new quality procedures
  • Created several management reports and tracked different types of information to allow a tangible measurement of KPI’s
  • Recruited technical leaders and developers for offshore team
Apr/07-Aug/07 HSBC - GLT Software Development Brasil
Senior Software Analyst  - Offshore Onsite Coordinator
  • Focal person to manage interaction between BI team in UK(located in Sheffield) and GLTb team ensuring an effective communication between both teams
  • Produced resource ramp up plan of the development team
  • DataStage, ETL and SQL support contact for GLTb developers
  • Provide assistance on new projects regarding the appropriate architecture design to achieve optimal results at low complexity of BI solutions developed offshore
  • Resource manager to ensure full utilization of developers ensuring that no spare time would occur by forecasting supply and demand and supply forecast and skill set
  • Ensuring correct skill set is assigned to meet project requirements
  • Understand issues and concerns of projects escalating to the relevant parties and monitoring them until resolved
  • Identified new opportunities for BI Projects which lead to the deployment of three offshore resources to bolster an onshore lack of a key skill set, analysts
  • Assisted team in UK to create new procedures and templates to improve productivity
  • Provided weekly project status report on ongoing projects containing additional information then the standards helping project managers to identify and resolve issues before they became a risk to the project deliverables
  • Created an Intranet portal to share knowledge across GLTb team
Jun/05-Apr/07 Esso Brasileira de Petróleo - ExxonMobil
Support Analyst
  • Support of Refinery Assets Reliability System provided by the software Meridium
  • Maintenance of ETL processes using DataStage
  • PL/SQL, Unix Shell Script development
  • Auxiliary refinery safety applications development using Visual Basic 6, Access and Crystal Reports 8.5
  • Development of an internal application to manage and monitor tickets(Remedy) VB Script in MS Access helping to provide updates to the senior management
  • SQL Server Analysis Services cubes maintenance
  • Creating and maintaining system documentation
  • Team Agent for Management of a Global Organization Project
Sep/04-Jun/05 Cinq Technologies
System Analyst
  • Offshore project - Development reports and Oracle ETL (Extract Transform and Load) packages/procedures
  • Responsible for creating report and ETL process design and technical documentation
  • Developing marketing reports using Crystal Reports and data warehouse ETL processes
  • In charge of designing the architecture concept of data transformation and extraction process including several execution and integrity controls
  • Responsible for controlling code version and releases to the client
  • Responsible for installing and maintain the project environment, including Oracle DBA activities and the server administration using Linux Red Hat 9
  • Report development for Business Intelligence using Hyperion Intelligence Designer (BRIO)
Jun/01-Sep/04 PUCPR - Pergamum
  • Library Management System
  • Software development using Borland Delphi 5, Seagate Crystal Reports 8, PHP and ASP
  • Data warehouse development
  • Participant of Linux installation to use the search engine HtDig
  • SQL Stored Procedure development using Sybase 11.9.2 and 12.5, Microsoft SQL Server 7 and 2000 and Oracle 8i and 9i
  • Extensive experience performing different roles within software development life cycle, covering end to end
  • In-depth knowledge of software outsourcing models
  • Committed, dynamic, self-starter, fast learner, proactive and flexible
  • Customer-focussed and with ability to communicate at all levels
  • Know-how on team administration and management
  • User helpdesk and support experience
  • Experience with instructing internal team training
Languages English: Fluent
Portuguese: Fluent
Spanish: Basic reading and verbal understanding
Training Instructed Oracle 9i to company employees. April-2005
Instructed Crystal Reports 10 to company employees. April-2005
Instructed Hyperion Designer to company employees. May-2005
Meridium V3 training attended at Meridium Inc headquarters in Roanoke, VA, USA. Jun-2005
Working Globally - Increased cultural awareness. May-2006
Presentation Skills. September-2006
Database (Oracle) - Performance and Tuning. November-2006
Data Stage PX. May-2007
Managing IT Projects in HSBC. Feb-2008
Essentials for IBM Cognos 8 BI. Sep-2011
Education 2000-2003 Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná - PUCPR
  • Bachelor degree in system analysis

2004-2004 Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná - PUCPR

  • Marketing specialist - Post graduation
Right of work I am authorized to work in the UK for any employer
Interests & Hobbies Music and Musical Instruments(Drums and Guitar)
Sports (Roller and Ice Hockey, Cycling, Football, Swimming and others)