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Amandeep Midha

Amandeep Midha

Principal IT Consultant at BEC

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Seniority

16 Years

Hierarchy

Lead

Management Experience

Cross-functional collaboration
Scaling Team
Dev Processes
Conflict solving
Diversity
Coaching / Training / Mentorship

I work as Principal IT Consultant at BEC, one of the oldest banking IT company in Europe. In my role at new department BEC Tech Academy, I work on reference implementation of newer technologies, processes, and cater to their implementation across the breadth of BEC development teams in its various offices across Denmark and Poland. Having a background in large and small setups to make engineering fit to business needs and reduced time to market and reduced conflicts at the same time; here in this role I watch closely the development trends, improvisation areas, and stepped piloting of introducing new processes and also technology in chunks possible

Amandeep is not available in the next 4 weeks.

Stories

Key Components to Running Test-Driven Development - Brief Primer
2 February

Amandeep Midha shares the importance of implementing a traceability matrix and CI/CD in order to achieve the results of test-driven development.

Dev Processes
Productivity
PM
EM
Amandeep Midha

Amandeep Midha

Principal IT Consultant at BEC

An Alternative To Code Reviews
2 July

Amandeep Midha explains why he dislikes more traditional code reviews, and why how he uses DevOps tools and automation to streamline the process.

Dev Processes
Productivity
Team processes
Managing Expectations
Delegate
PM
EM
Amandeep Midha

Amandeep Midha

Principal IT Consultant at BEC

Defining What A Project Is and Is Not
2 July

Amandeep Midha talks about how why he likes to frame new projects in terms of exactly what they are and what they aren’t.

Sharing the vision
Product
Deadlines
Managing Expectations
PM
EM
Amandeep Midha

Amandeep Midha

Principal IT Consultant at BEC

Why You Should Encourage Criticism
2 July

Amandeep Midha discusses the benefits of allowing for criticism and debate in your company and of allowing even junior developers to provide open feedback.

Internal Communication
Feedback
PM
EM
Amandeep Midha

Amandeep Midha

Principal IT Consultant at BEC

Taking Away Hostility By Making Tasks Fun
2 July

Amandeep Midha talks about when he was sent to Belarus to gather knowledge about a product, and how he changed hostility around by making the task of gathering information and working out the sub-projects in the code more fun.

Dev Processes
Collaboration
Internal Communication
Health / Stress / Burn-Out
PM
EM
Amandeep Midha

Amandeep Midha

Principal IT Consultant at BEC

Planning Product Development
19 June

Amandeep Midha talks about questioning design plans and using blueprints or plan to work out how a product will work.

Dev Processes
Internal Communication
Product
Collaboration
Deadlines
PM
EM
Amandeep Midha

Amandeep Midha

Principal IT Consultant at BEC

The Importance Of A Proof Of Concept
19 June

Amandeep Midha discusses the importance of having a proof of concept and avoiding assumptions when project planning.

Team processes
Managing Expectations
PM
EM
Amandeep Midha

Amandeep Midha

Principal IT Consultant at BEC

Experience

Technical Advisor

2030 Builders

Sep 2019 - current

2030.builders is the World's leading platform for building and aligning your company's strategy with the UN SDGs

Principal Consultant

BEC

Aug 2019 - current

BEC Tech Academy has the vision to build Technology Center of Excellence with focus on Technical Learning and Knowledge Sharing across all functional departments. This includes continuous development of reference implementations on the new technologies introduced at BEC and integrations towards the standard solutions to build sustainable software solutions. The BEC Tech Academy focuses on open source and work with a mindset that all developers can contribute to improving our code bases internally, as well as externally. Overall BEC Tech Academy steer and operationalize technology initiatives with over +350 staff developers, that are working in more than 70 development teams across BEC locations in Roskilde, Herning and Warsaw.

Member of European AI Alliance

European Commission

May 2019 - current

European AI Alliance - a forum engaged in a broad and open discussion of all aspects of Artificial Intelligence development and its impacts. Members of the European AI Alliance can interact with the experts of the High Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence (AI HLEG), established by the European Commission, in a forum-style setting

Mentor on Engineering Leadership

Plato

Jun 2018 - current

Plato (www.platohq.com) is a network of experienced engineering leaders, assembled to help other engineering leaders for their management/leadership challenges, coaching, and advising on: 1\. Nurturing High-Performance Engineering Teams & Process 2\. Cultural Diversity 3\. Critical Decision Making 4\. Conflict Resolving 5\. Technical Design & Architecture

Founder

Nerd Nine

Aug 2017 - current

Nerd Nine (earlier APIs CPH) is independent non-profit initiative towards organizing periodic discussions, meetups, and other professional / academic focussed consensus building towards technology, society, and everyday lives for better society, individual performance, business progress and most importantly contributing to developing independent perspectives and assimilation of diverse ideas Events organized so far: Copenhagen (Sep 17) with Keynote from Nordea on 'Open Banking' San Francisco ( Nov 17) with Keynote from Unmanned.Life on 'Autonomy as a Service' Helsinki (Dec 17) with Keynote from Diske Oy on 'Failing Fast in Service Design' Copenhagen (Sep 18) around "Connected Systems: Autonomous Wild West" Nerd Nights, total 21 editions so far with around 400 plus participants from diverse backgrounds

VP Engineering

Ernit™

Jun 2016 - Jul 2019

\* Solution Delivery of Ernit's & Spar Nord Bank Integration using Hybrid Cloud Strategy \* Leading IoT & Platform Cybersecurity Compliance efforts towards UL2900-1 \* Setting up AMQP/RabbitMQ message broker for pushing IoT component Notifications \* REST API Backend Development in GO (112 APIs) for Mobile App, IoT, and Bank \* ITIL Process launch: Incident Response, RACI, & Continual Service Improvements (CSI)

Barclays Accelerator NY 2016

Techstars

Jun 2016 - Sep 2016

Engineering Journey at Techstars: https://bit.ly/2ci3EFJ Podcast Interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOv81WkFNDM Techstars Profile: http://connect.techstars.com/people/amandeep-midha

Founder & CTO

FinBot Platform

Mar 2016 - Jul 2019

FinBot helps you file motor insurance claim in intuitive and easy manner and integratable with Insurance API Backend systems and provides cost reduction guarantees & fraud prevention for claim handling at Insurance; and proven customer satisfaction & retention otherwise for end users with their insurers. It was born out of exhaustive surveys and it took over various European Bank and Insurtech hackathons at Copenhagen, Aalborg, Berlin, Tallinn, Helsinki, and London to emerge

Integrations Lead - PreSales/Tier3 Technical Support

Trustpilot

Mar 2015 - May 2016

• One point contact responding to customer integration queries and including building proof-of-concepts and ad-hoc integration bridges to expanding sales landscape • Baking Integrations Code Samples of Trustpilot with Zendesk, GatherContent, DanDomain, Pega CRM, FreshDesk, Salesforce Apex/Soap-WSC, and other legacy systems • Troubleshooting Customer Integration Setups for Trustpilot APIs with Magento (SOAP), WooCommerce(REST), and Shopify (Webhooks) webshops over Phone & Teamviewer • Creating Integration Project Proposals with an emphasis on technically complex issues resolutions, training for colleagues, generating scripts & code samples, and working with our teams (Customer Success, Product, Sales etc.) to resolve emerging issues • Delivering integration success & best integration practices trainings to customer success teams in multiple office locations to improve efficiency and reduce case handling time

Lead Developer

Flauntin

Sep 2014 - Feb 2015

A social fashion products shopping platform which links high-street shops and businesses to the social media accounts of its customers and their connections, and rewards/discounts the users • Bootstrapped the Flauntin web app setup over PHP using jQuery/TaffyDB with Facebook Graph /Insights APIs • Amazon EC2 System Setup with Nginx Webserver & Redis Cache store • Proactive reporting portal requirement discussions with CTO

Software Engineer.IV / Team Leader

Cisco Systems

Jun 2011 - Jul 2014

• Joined as Team Leader of Java based Widget Development Framework at NDS • Customer Award for successful delivery of Java based Keyboard Widget • Proposal & Concept-proofing demo for Generic Widget Modelling using Eclipse Java-GMF • Test Automation Boilerplate creation using jQuery & Jasmine with Jenkins • Conceptualizing & Extending Adobe Brackets to new UI Design Tool using HTML5/JQuery • Development using RequireJS & NodeJS modules following Behavior Driven Development (BDD)

Principal Software Engineer

Aptean CRM

May 2010 - Jun 2011

As a pioneer member of Knova-KM India Engineering Team developing "Non-Linear Growth Solutions"​ enabling Customer Support Centers micro-sites built using 'Knova-KM'​ between EPAM Systems Belarus and India, I was involved in: • Studying existing Knowledge Management Java Product and proposing architecture changes • Proof of Concepts creations for enhanced User Interface in Java GWT • Develop training materials and train business oriented testers

Executive MBA

SBS Swiss Business School

Oct 2007 - Sep 2009

\* Main Thesis "Risk Mangement in Software Product Development" comprised of real life 9 Software ProductCases. The thesis studied the product risks and covered the 9 types of risk scenarios of delivery/business models including: Software As A Service (SaaS), Software Development using Agile, Platform Delivery using Agile, Product Engineering Consulting, Product Engineering Outsourcing, Innovation Management, Technology Porting, New Product Development, and Legal risks of using Open source software

Technical Project Leader

Huawei Technologies

Aug 2007 - May 2010

• Test Harness Suite Development for the in-memory database development over Open source PostgreSQL, I oversaw the scrum planning, and iterative development while sole point of contact for all customer demos for the whole version team • As member of Huawei Global R&D HQ at Shenzhen, contributed from charter contributions, along with development & test for Erlang based Test tool development for generating 4G Networks pumping requests up to 30K HTTP req/sec • Overall Accountability for Test Automation suite development of the Complete Java based Application Server Solution's four components viz. Uniportal, Workflow, SDO, and Protocol Stack • Concept Proofing for Java GUI Automation – Google WebDriver (later Selenium) was studied and applicability and recommendation was published for adopting in Huawei for UI Test Automation • Competency Development Portal – An PCMM initiative with Huawei University Portal • Winner of Huawei Java Design Workshop 2009

Software Engineer-II

i2 Technologies

Oct 2003 - Jul 2005

• Complete DF WebUI Refactoring from XSL to JSP • Close Interactions on Dev Services with i2 DF Customers • New UI Design for i2 Demand Fulfillment for Customer Demos • Responsible for overall Product Internationalization Strategy • Did Firstever Localized releases in Chinese, German, and Kanji • Migration efforts from Visibroker to TAO

Software Engineer

NTT DATA

Nov 2002 - Oct 2003

• Multiple Service Projects for Brocade Communications BU • Contributed in End-to-End Service Projects Executions • First time Struts based UI Development at Keane • First Time Development of logging framework at Keane • Struts/Log4J Mailing List Posts: http://marc.info/?a=104202718600001&r=1&w=3

Software Trainee

Wipro Technologies

Jul 2002 - Nov 2002

• Working on various Customer Proof of Concepts (PoCs) / Demos • Development of Flowbrix 2.1 • Development of Business Process Development Editor (BPDE) using Swing

Summer Intern

Capital Computers

Mar 1998 - May 1998

Worked as Instructor teaching Wordstar, Lotus, DBase, and Unix Shell

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