Professional Career

I have been in the Software Engineering industry since 2008, and have taken part in multiple roles in the software development life cycle. Before entering the industry, I have set a long term goal of becoming a leader, who would lead and manage teams to delivery high quality software for international clients. So, initially I wanted to experience the journey, so it could be beneficial to use those experiences in the later stage when managing highly talented individuals.

I am highly passionate in agile project management, and have experience in managing remote teams by using methodologies such as scrum and kanban to deliver high quality software. My key strengths among many other skills are people management, building and maintaining strong networking among project stakeholders, communicating and collaborating with international teams. I am keen in organizing tasks, so that I could be ready at any given time to showcase useful information on any project/product I am working on.

Expertise:

Scurm, Agile, Jira, Confluence, Agile Project Management, Agile Software Development, Kanban, Agile Team Lead

 

Work Experience:

Manager – Solutions Development
Goodhope Asia Holdings Ltd
02/2017 – Present | Colombo, Sri Lanka

Managed software provided to the group of companies which are mainly used for palm oil industry located in Indonesia.

Managed product backlog and wrote user stories to cover all business requirements.

Held key agile ceremonies such as sprint planning, daily stand ups, sprint reviews, retrospectives etc.

Apart from managing a highly technical team, I contributed my knowledge on designing software.

Handled client communications and provided necessary support for them after releasing software to production.

 

Consultant 
Enactor Limited
07/2012 – 02/2017 | Colombo, Sri Lanka

Provided and managed the support given to clients in the UK who used Enactor platform.

Developed key features for Enactor products.

Wrote technical software design documents.

Used agile software development methodologies.

 

Senior Software / Automation Engineer
AePONA
05/2010 – 07/2012 | Colombo, Sri Lanka

Involved in designing and implementing the payment handling system for Verizon (USA) for on-line purchases.

Wrote API documentations and prepared technical documents.

Worked in the sustaining team to deliver the fixes for the bugs raised by the customer as quickly as possible and have worked very closely with them.

Developed an automation suite to maintain the quality assurance of the software.

 

Software Engineer
Virtusa
08/2009 – 05/2010 | Colombo, Sri Lanka

Conducted a research on converting a legacy system written in COBOL to Java.

Involved in implementation the content management system for British telecom project. (Openreach)

Took part in Content Management System feature development.

 

Associate Solutions Developer
JKCS
05/2008 – 08/2009 | Colombo, Sri Lanka

Involved in developing the customer care system for the leading local Telecommunication provider, Dialog.

Contributed for designing and implementing the master screens of the application.

Involved in deployment and troubleshooting at the customer site.

Designed and implemented a People Management System which was used within the group.

 

EDUCATION

Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Anglia Ruskin University, United Kingdom
2016 – 2017

Managing Human Capital
Financial Analysis and Management
Management Skills and Entrepreneurship
Marketing Management
Strategic Management
International Business

Bachelor of Science
University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka 
2005 – 2008

Computer Studies, Physics and Pure Mathematics.
Conducted classes to improve computer skills of the undergraduates as the president of the Computer Club (Java Programming).
Member of AIESEC for 2 years.
Member of the university basketball team.

 

CERTIFICATIONS

Sun Certified Web Component Developer 2007/2008
Sun Certified Java Programmer 2006/2007

 

LinkedIn Learning Certifications

 

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