Aditi Agarkar, Project Manager in Reading, United Kingdom
Aditi Agarkar

Project Manager in Reading, United Kingdom

Member since April 15, 2020
Aditi is a talented agile program manager with nearly two decades of experience and strong Java and AWS development skills in the gaming and media industry. She has launched apps supporting over a million concurrent users, saved costs by over 20%, and increased revenue by 25%. Her excellent reputation for solving problems, improving customer satisfaction, and driving overall delivery have increasing profits while delivering outstanding products supporting millions of users.
Aditi is now available for hire

Project Highlights

  • Launched and managed the Hotstar India app to support one million concurrent users with 99% availability. Implemented a complex subscription system to increase Hotstar revenue by 40% with very ambitious deadlines.
  • Launched and managed video streaming apps on multiple platforms for Turner to provide video-on-demand with 100% availability. Implemented data analytics services to collect user data and provide recommendations to increase revenue by 25%.
  • Launched back-end services to personalize BBC content on iPlayer and radio for millions of concurrent users, increasing revenue by 15%. Converted agile teams to DevOps to save deployment and maintenance costs by 20%.

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Employment

  • Agile Program Manager

    2016 - 2019
    Accenture
    • Managed the video streaming app development (back end and front end) programs for six clients in six countries with 100 people, implementing the Accenture Video solution product-Hotstar, BT Sports, Turner, NET, Vodacom, and Sony TV.
    • Improved productivity by 20% by implementing continuous integration (CI) and continuous deployment (CD) combined with agile program management.
    • Saved 15% deployment and support costs by transforming teams to DevOps.
    • Managed a multiculturally diverse team of over 50 people, geographically distributed in three countries and three different time zones to successfully deliver the app under tight deadlines.
    • Provided leadership to a team of 100 people (developers, testers, and operators) promoting an environment where talent is encouraged. Developed a high performing team through effective hiring, coaching, and performance management.
  • Technical Product Manager

    2013 - 2015
    BBC
    • Joined the team as a technical architect and became the technical product manager. Designed and delivered RESTful services for BBC personalization with tight deadlines to increase revenue by 15%.
    • Delivered four RESTful back-end services in Java and AWS with 100% automation test and deployment to support one million concurrent users.
    • Converted three legacy systems into scalable, sustainable back-end services for personalizing content on BBC using the latest tools and technologies, implementing TDD and BDD to increase quality by 20%.
    • Collaborated with diverse, multicultural teams of 20 people, geographically distributed in three countries.
  • Technical Architect

    2009 - 2013
    Gtech UK, Ltd.
    • Led teams of ~8 people to deliver and maintain the British National Lottery on various channels, Internet, TV, SMS, Tesco Tills using Java, Spring, and EJB on Websphere.
    • Acted as the application architect for eight modules of the British National Lottery application and customer service applications to support millions of users.
    • Designed and managed the technical quality of the British National Lottery application by code and design reviews, ensuring the highest quality was delivered with a CI/CD framework.
  • Technical Architect

    2003 - 2009
    Camelot Group, PLC.
    • Responsible for the technical design of the British National Lottery. Enhanced the technical quality for delivery by 10% by introducing a continuous integration (CI) environment with Jenkins and automated quality tools.
    • Designed a customer service application for the British National Lottery with enhanced security features, access control, and disaster recovery processes to support 1,000 calls per day.
    • Improved efficiency of developers by 20% by introducing automated code quality and integration techniques.
  • Team lead

    2002 - 2003
    Aztec Software
    • Acted as lead developer for the implementation of Novell products for Thai Farmers Bank, Thailand.
    • Developed interfaces for the active directory and Novell products using XSL, XSLT, and Java.
    • Deployed production, support, and enhancements for two clients.
  • Senior Developer

    1999 - 2002
    Trigyn Technologies
    • Developed back-end technical services using Java and EJB on Websphere server using the MVC framework.
    • Developed and supported trading systems for the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) and S&P.
    • Introduced change management services to adhere to CMMI Level 4 standards.

Project History

  • Hotstar India App for Video Views
    Launched and managed the Hotstar India app to support one million concurrent users with 99% availability. Implemented a complex subscription system to increase Hotstar revenue by 40% with very ambitious deadlines.

    Launched and managed Hotstar, the first video streaming app in India to support one million concurrent views. Implemented RESTful back-end services in Java and AWS to provide 100% availability and sustainability. Delivered front-end apps on web, iOS, Android, and many other platforms to provide 100% user viewing coverage. Collaborated with 65 people from different geographic locations and vendors to deliver a system with very aggressive deadlines.

  • Video Streaming Apps for Turner Broadcasting
    Launched and managed video streaming apps on multiple platforms for Turner to provide video-on-demand with 100% availability. Implemented data analytics services to collect user data and provide recommendations to increase revenue by 25%.

    Managed a diverse, multicultural team of over 50 people, geographically distributed in three countries and three different time zones, to deliver the app within tight deadlines. Transformed teams into 100% DevOps to save deployment costs by 20%. Coached and mentored teams and stakeholders in agile delivery methodologies, scrum, and kanban.

  • Personalization on BBC - iPlayer and Radio
    Launched back-end services to personalize BBC content on iPlayer and radio for millions of concurrent users, increasing revenue by 15%. Converted agile teams to DevOps to save deployment and maintenance costs by 20%.

    Converted legacy systems and implemented new RESTful services in AWS to provide 100% availability and sustainability. Designed and delivered services to collect data from millions of concurrent user activities on BBC apps to provide recommendations and implemented IDV5 to increase user security. Improved development efficiency by 20% by adding CI/CD with automated quality review tools.

  • Setup of Offshore Development Center
    Set up a working ODC in India for Gtech UK. Recruitment, training, infrastructure setup, and establishing ODC processes and metrics for productivity and revenue impact was completed to the highest standard to increase revenue by 45%.

    I recruited and trained four developers and four testers to deliver the British National Lottery systems. Set up infrastructure and security controls needed for the highest quality outputs. Established processes for delivery and metrics to measure productivity and revenue impact.

Education

  • Bachelor of Engineering degree in Computer Science
    1995 - 1999
    Datta Meghe College Of Engineering - Mumbai, India

Certifications

  • SAFe 5 Agilist
    MAY 2020 - MAY 2021
    Scaled Agile
  • Certificate in Executive Leadership
    SEPTEMBER 2019 - PRESENT
    MIT Sloan School of Management
  • Certified Scrum Master
    JANUARY 2019 - JANUARY 2021
    Scrum Alliance
  • AWS Architect
    MAY 2013 - MAY 2015
    AWS

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