Team & Project Leader/Architect

Front Office

Asset Management

Randolph Flesch

randy@flesch.com

+33 06 10 36 51 90

major strengths

·         Ten years as team leader for Front Office applications.

·         Very good knowledge of financial products and instruments.

·         Excellent knowledge of the processes of Asset Management and Sophis Value.

·         Excellent knowledge of object-oriented programming.

·         Support of the Front Office, trading floor and Straight Through Processing.

·         Excellent knowledge of relational databases.

Expertise              

Technologies

Finance

Sophis Value, instruments and processes of finance, Support Front Office, basics of Greeks.

Operating Systems

Windows (2003, 2000, XP, NT, 95), Unix (Solaris, AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Irix).

Databases

Oracle, Sybase, MySQL, SQL, ProC, JDBC.

Languages

C++, C, Java, Fortran, HPF, VBScript, perl, postscript, ksh, sed, awk.

Development web

Html, XML, DTD, XSL, cgi, apache serveur, applets, servlets.

Methodologies

CMMI, RUP.

Utilities

Control-M, Tuxedo, WebLogic, MQ Series, Citrix

Network

TCP/IP, LAN, Ethernet, NFS, DNS, DHCP, ARP, RARP.

Release Management

SVN, ClearCase, CVS, SNIFF, RCS.

Other

Reuters DataScope, Scientific calculation.

Languages

French

Fluent.

English

Maternal language.

German

Fluent.

Dutch

Fluent.


 

Professional experience

THEAM

Duration: 6 years 5 months (Jan. 2011 – present)

Tracker, Sql Server, vbs, C#, Visual Studio, Oracle, Sybase, Sql Server, Windows 2003, , SVN.

 

Finance

·         Order passing.

·         Tracker and Sophis Value.

 

Team Leader/Technical Lead

·         Leader of a team of 6 C++ developers (Sophis Value, 2011-2013).

·         Leader of a team of 6 vbs/sql developers (Tracker, 2013-present).

·         Migration of 4 applications to new Data Center.

·         Migration of funds and processes from Sophis Value to Tracker.

·         Integration of Tracker into the BNPP IP operating model.

·         Major Tracker Upgrades: 2.10 to 2.11, 2.11 to 3.1.

·         Database migrations: Sybase 15.0 to A15.7, Oracle 10g to 12c, Sql Server 2008 to Sql Server 2014.

·         Production support.

·         Developer for critical order passing process and compliance validation.

independent

Mission at HSBC CIB

Duration: 12 months (Jan. 2010 – Jan. 2011)

Sophis Value, C++, Visual Studio, Oracle, Sybase, Windows 2003, ClearCase, SVN.

 

Finance

·         Market data (prices, correlations, volatities, interest rate curves, forex, dividends, etc…).

·         Financial instruments (ETFs, derivatives, etc…).

·         Sophis Risk.

 

Team Leader

·         Leader of the Market Data Management team.

·         Responsible for utilities which insert market data into Sophis Risk, the data coming from the xml-based HSBC referential.

·         Supervision of 2 C++ developpers.

·         Organisation and chairmanship of a “transverse” weekly meeting uniting all major clients of the Market Data.

·         Supervision of the developments underway.

·         Production support.

·         Responsible for a project to replace Sophis DRT snapshots by data obtained from Reuters DataScope Select extractions.

UMANIS

Mission at BNPPAM

Duration: 44 months (May 2006 – Jan. 2010)

Sophis Value, C++, Visual Studio, Oracle, Sybase, Windows 2003, ClearCase, SVN.

 

Finance

·         Financial instruments (Options, CDS, ABS, Callable Bonds,etc…).

·         Market data (prices, interest rate curves, forex, dividends, etc…)

·         Sophis (Workflows, Blotters, Preferences, etc…)

·         Straight Through Processing.

 

Team Leader

·         Leader of a team of 3-5 C++ developers.

·         Supervision of two project leaders.

·         Organisation and chairmanship of a weekly meeting for our 10-person team.

·         Participation in the weekly meeting on the technical architecture.

·         Supervision of tests and deployment into production.

·         Recruitment of C++ developers for the team.

·         Assured that the measures of “Quality” (CMMI) were followed.

·         Collaboration with functional homologues to assess feasibility of their needs and to signal any inconsistencies or impossibilities.

·         Last line of support of the production environments.

·         Supervision of the developments underway.

·         Management of the relations with the third-party software vendors.

 

Architect / Technique Expert

·         Responsible for the overall architecture of three Sophis Value implementations.

·         Interfacing of Sophis Value with other front- and middle-office applications.

·         Specification of the characteristics (memory, CPUs …) of production servers.

·         Fusion of two different Sophis Value applications.

·         Establishment of automatic non regression tests.

·         Writing technical specifications.

·         Design and deployment of a Citrix architecture giving access to users in New York, London, Singapore et Hong Kong to BNPPAM Sophis Value applications.

·         Design and deployment of a mechanism for the deployment of Sophis and BNPPAM components into the environments of test, validation, pre-production and production using a unique MSI package.

·         Design and deployment of a set of « Indicators of Performance ».

·         Migrations Sophis: 3.0®3.1, 3.1®3.2, 3.2®3.3.

·         Migration Oracle: 9i ®10g.

·         Migration code source: ClearCase ® SVN.

·         Deployment of several STP: BNPPAM «BP2I, BNPPAM«FFTW New York, BNPPAM«GOS-IEI.

·         Evolutions of the interface between the BNPPAM trading desk and Sophis.

·         Deployment of the delegated management of a portfolio between BNPPAM Ixis.

·         Support of Front Office fund managers.

·         Design and deployment of utilities for the surveillance the production servers.

·         Studies and deployments of various server-side CORBA components of Sophis.

·         Participation in the « Citrix Performance» task force.

·         Developed C++ customisations of Sophis Value using the « Sophis Toolkit ».

ROBECO (Asset management)

Duration: 53 months (October 2001 – February 2006)

C++, Tuxedo, Unix (AIX), Oracle, SQL, MQ Series, XML, XSL, DTD, Windows (2000, XP), ITP, Java, Weblogic, WTC, CVS, Eclipse, Ant.

 

Development of middleware services.

·         Architected, developed and deployed middleware services.

·         Organisation of the team’s developments: management of the code source, correction of bugs, service life-cycle, tests, nightly build.

·         Developed and maintained a C++ Tuxedo workflow application which creates documents destined for distribution to clients. The documents were created via a sequence of data transformations (Oracle to XML to pdf or Word).

·         Writing of Release Management procedures (in English).

·         Writing of technical specifications (in English).

·         Migration of 100.000+ lines de code en C++ from Sniff+ to CVS.

·         Migration of Tuxedo Servers: Tuxedo 6.4 to 8.0 and AIX 4.1 to 4.3.

·         Detection and correction of memory leaks.

·         Development of Java servlets using JDBC.

·         Deployment, configuration, and support of three different major versions of ITP Intelligent Text Processing).

·         Study and development of XSL transformations to produce XML from data an an Oracle database.

ING Bank

Duration: 32 months (November 1998 – July 2001)

Unix (Solaris, AIX), Tivoli, Apache Server, Systems RAID, System V Packaging, DHCP, Jumpstart, NIS+, LDAP

 

Responsible for all technical aspects of a network of Sophis production serversz on which ran bank-critical applications.

·         Deployment of software for traders (Summit, Sophis, Asset Management, Reuters, Bloomberg, Tibco, etc…).

·         Sizing, ordering, installation et configuration of Solaris servers.

·         Supervision of two junior system administrators.

·         Conception, development et deployment into production of a multi-platform, distributed monitoring infrastructure de monitoring using Tivoli TEC.

·         Installation and configuration of a JumpStart infrastructure permitting the complete installation of Solaris servers without intervention..

·         Deployment of various security measures (secures NFS, BoKS, SSH, restrictive versions of /etc/services, /etc/initd.conf, etc…).

·         Installation, configuration deployment of various RAID storage systems (Sun StorEdge, Baydel Raid 5, Veritas).

·         Study and prototyping of a C++ CORBA server (Gnu MICO CORBA 2.3.1) for the transfer of files between diverse platforms (AIX, Solaris, Windows).

·         Installation deployment into production of an html apache server..

 

 

BEA SYSTEMS (Middleware software company)

Duration: 12 months (August 1997 – August 1998)

Tuxedo, C, Unix (Solaris, AIX, HP-UX, SCO), Windows NT, Cobol, Clearcase

 

Senior Consultant for the support centre in Paris.

·         Provided trilingual support (French, English, and German) for all BEA products.

·         Principle customer contact for Deutsche Telekom.

·         Developed mechanisms for debugging Tuxedo servers written in COBOL running under Windows NT.

UNION BANk of switzerland

Duration: 18 months (March 1996 – August 1997)

Unix (Solaris, HP-UX), Tivoli

 

Project Leader/Unix Expert

·         Project leader of a team of 4 developers who ported the OPENLAN infrastructure from Solaris 2.5 to HP-UX 10.10.

·         Development and maintenance of OPENLAN, an infrastructure for the administration and security of applications which run on 250+ production Unix servers worldwide.

·         Conception and implementation of a test suite which automatically validated various components of OPENLAN.

·         Last line of support for all Solaris servers installed on 250+ production Unix servers worldwide..

UNIVERSITy of ARIZONA

Duration: 24 months (September 1993 – September 1995)

Unix (Solaris, Irix), HPF, CM5, Cray

 

Researcher / System Administrator.

·         Studied the propagation of ultra-short (10 fs) pulses in nonlinear materials via numerical simulation of vector Maxwell equations in 3D. Programs written in Fortran or parallel versions thereof.

·         Administered a network of Unix (Sun and SGI) servers and workstations, including an SGI supercomputer.

·         Evaluated the performance of Cray, SGI, KSR, TMC, DEC, IBM supercomputers leading to the purchase of an SGI machine.

THINKING MACHINES CORPORATION

Duration: 28 months (April 1991 – August 1993)

Sun-OS, Ultrix32, CM-2, CM-5, HFP, Cstar, Datavault, Scalable Disk Array

 

Responsible for a supercomputer centre.

·         Development and optimisation of programs running on supercomputers.

·         Promoted the use of supercomputers via education and consulting.


 

Diplomas

Diplomas

·         1987 : Ph. D. in Physics, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, U.S.A

·         1982:  B. Sc. in Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, U.S.A.

·         1982: B. Sc. in Mathematics University of Wisconsin, Madison, U.S.A.

Divers

·         Creation of pdf documents given the raw date in XML format using: ITP (Intelligent Text Processing), iText, passiveTeX, XSL, FOP.

·         University-level teaching of mathematics (calculus, linear algebra).