Resumé Gregor Gisler-Merz                                                  Zürich, 17th of July 2009

 

Short profile:

Name

Gregor Gisler-Merz

Adress

Hauptstrasse 11, 5234 Villigen

Degree

Dipl. Natw. ETH

Nationality

CH

Date of birth

07.04.1968 Altdorf, UR

Languages

German
English (CAE Certified),
French,
Italian

Roles

IT-Manager, Project Leader, Business Analyst, Solution Architect and Software Engineer

Specialities

Planning, design,and architecture in the domains of portfolio-management, financial risk analysis and data warehousing. Expert experience in the integration and operation of large scale platform independent (z/OS, UNIX) Enterprise Content Management and Archiving systems. Setup and usage of Model Driven Architecture processes in mixed environments.

 

Positions:                               

May 2009-

Head Business Analysis of Asset Management IT, Credit Suisse, Zürich

Mar 2008-Apr 2009

Head Data Warehousing Risk, Investment and Finance, Swiss Life, Zürich

Sep 2005-Feb 2008

Department Head Java Sourcing, Credit Suisse Portfolio Management, Zürich

Apr 2005-Aug 2005

Java-Developer, Credit Suisse Portfolio Management, Zürich

Aug 2003-Mar 2005

Project Leader and Solution Architect, Credit Suisse Document Management, Zürich

Sep 2001-Aug 2003

Developer (C++) and technical Project Manager, Credit Suisse Document Management, Zürich

Aug 1998-Okt 2001

Head gginfocom GmbH, Zürich

Jul 1996-Jul 1998

UNIX Developer, Signature verification UBS AG, Zürich

Apr 1995-Jul 1996

Host Developer. Securities UBS AG, Zürich

 

Education:

Okt 1989-Apr 1994

Dipl. Natw. ETH Zürich

Nov 1988-Mai 1989

Apprenticeship ordinary seaman M/S Moléson, Suisse Atlantique SA, Lausanne

1981-1988

Kantonsschule Zug - Matura

 

Certifications:

Oct 2008

Certified SCRUM Master, SCRUM Alliance

Jun 2008

“Fit for Alternative Investments“ certified, University St.Gallen (HSG)

Apr 2007

“Fit for Finance“ certified, University St.Gallen (HSG)

Jun 2006

CAE Certificate in Advanced English

 

Trainees and internships:

Sep 2008

Advanced Project Management, SGO

Jul 2008

Business Objects WebIntelligence, SAP AG
Business Objects Universe Designer, SAP AG

Aug 2007

SCRUM – Agile Project Management (/ch/open)

Nov 2006-Dec 2006

Advanced Management, Credit-Suisse Business School,
Software Ergonomics, Digicomp

Mar 2006-Jun 2006

Management Training, Moreno Babini & Partner

Sep 2005-Jun 2006

Cambridge Advanced Certificate

Mai 2004

Enterprise Content Management ECM Series

Apr 2003-Sep 2003

Project management training:    
Project management basics, Requirements engineering, Cost estimation, Systems engineering, various software development processes, effective presentations, management skills

März 2003   

CICS application development (PL/1)

Okt 2000-Apr 2001

Advanced Java (XML-Based Protocols, P2P)

März 1998-Jul 1998

Transaction Monitors (Unisys), Advanced Packaging (Windows/UNIX), Web Development with Java and HTML (University Zürich)

Apr 1997- Jul 1997

Smalltalk training: ENVY-Developer (IBM), ENVY-Image (IBM), Framework and patterns based software development with Smalltalk (ETH Zürich)

Aug 1996-Dez 1996

UNIX training: administration, packaging, UNIX programming environment (C/C++), Oracle series (Advanced SQL, Reporting)

März 1996-Aug 1996

Object oriented analysis, design and programming with Smalltalk (University Zürich)

Okt 1994-Sep 1995

Programming trainee UNISYS (C/Cobol)

Mai 1994-Jul 1994

Internship data logging and sub aqueous technology, Markasub AG Basel

 

Computer literacy:        

Operating systems

Sun Solaris, Linux, MVS (z/OS und z/OS USS), OpenVMS, Windows Server, Unisys Host

Standards

XML, XPath, XSLT, XSD Schema, XHTML, HTML
UML, Ecore, XMI, ERM
J2EE, OSGI
LDAP, WebDAV, WfMC
ODMA, Document Filing and Retrieval (ISO 10166), OAIS

Databases / ETL

DB2, Oracle, Oracle Warehouse Builder MySQL, PostgreSQL

Middleware

CORBA, MQ-Series, WebServices, ConnectDirect

Transaction systems

CICS, IMS, Tuxedo

Programming languages

Modula 2, Cobol, PL/1, C/C++, Smalltalk, Java, Perl, JavaScript, PL/SQL

Application server

WebSphere, Tomcat, Bea WebLogic, JBoss

Frameworks

Eclipse Universe (EMF, JESS Rule-Based Systems, JET Template Engine), Tapestry, Hibernate, Struts

Quality and requirements administration

Maven, JUnit, Sotograph (architectural modeling, monitoring and steering), Rational tools: ClearQuest, RequisitePro, Software Modeler

 

Experience:

May 2009-

Credit Suisse, Zürich

Projects

New Portfolio Management System and various other projects

Roles

Line Manager, Business Analyst

Tasks

Lead the Business Analysis of IT Asset Management. Business Analysis in the New Portfolio Management System.

Toolset

Requisite Pro, Eclipse, Rational Software Architect

 

Mar 2008-Apr 2009

Swiss Life, Zürich

Projects

Blueprint, DWH PPLI

Roles

Line Manager, Project Leader, Solution Architect

Tasks

Line management for the DWH Risk, Investment and Finance team including acquisition, budgeting and people management.
Project lead for the Finance Data Warehouse Blueprint and the DWH Swiss Life Private Placement.
Introduction of SCRUM as the project management method of choice.
Setting up several small projects increasing productivity in our area.

Toolset

Java, Eclipse, EMF, Oracle, PL/SQL, OWB

 

Sep 2005-Feb 2008

Credit Suisse, Zürich

Project

New Portfolio Management System

Roles

Department Head Java Sourcing,  technical lead for the securities application, business analyst asset allocation

Tasks

Componentization of the whole system based on a platform – domain concept.  Reengineering of the core asset model. Implementation of various use cases. Monitoring and improving the projects architecture.
Modeling and code generation with EMF and JET, generic regressive testing based on data persisted in XMI and JUnit tests taking advantage of the Ecore models. Development of a process for introducing MDA practices in large legacy systems.
Business analysis for the portfolio management system's asset allocation part.

Toolset

Java, Eclipse, Rational modeler, EMF, Jet, TopcaseD, Struts, Hibernate, Oracle, PL/SQL, Sotograph

 

Apr 2005-Aug 2005

Credit Suisse, Zürich

Project

New Portfolio Management System

Role

Software engineer

Task

Java development (GUI/Batch) in the client data area

Toolset

Java, Eclipse, UML 2.0, Struts, Hibernate, Maven

 

Jan 2004-Mar 2005

Credit Suisse, Zürich

Project

XML Processing Engine (Channel coupling concept)

Role

Lead engineer

Task

Further enhancements XML-Processing Engine (Performance improvements, QA measures, implementation of new adapters)

Toolset

Java, Eclipse, XML, XSD Schema, Xpath, UML 2.0, Maven

 

Juni 2004-Dez 2004

Credit Suisse, Zürich

Project

Electronic Output System EOS – Process, convert and provide host generated legally relevant documents to web front ends (online banking)

Role

Technical project manager, solution architect

Task

Enhance the existing host based list and reports generation process to support multi channel delivery in various formats. Main topics where AFP to PDF conversions, signing and storing in a central repository for further processing and providing the corresponding method set.

Toolset

Java, Eclipse, XML, XSD Schema, UML 2.0, PL/1, DB2, Oracle

 

Sep 2004-Okt 2004

Credit Suisse, Zürich

Project

IDMS-FileCabinet Prototyp

Role

Technical project lead

Task

Design and implementation of a central repository prototype (file cabinet) as part of the integrated document management initiative.
Setup of a model driven offshoring process which includes code generation and definition of manual coding tasks for the offshore developers in protected areas.

Toolset

Java, Eclipse, EMF, MOF, OSGI, XML, XMI, UML 2.0

 

Sep 2003-Okt 2004

Credit Suisse, Zürich

Project

Design and implementation of a UNIX and Host Channel based on the Channel Coupling concept which represents a part of the integrated document management initiative

Role

Project lead

Task

Project setup, design work, RFI/RFP process, integration of the artifacts and deployment. The channel represents an Xpath based processing model (DSL) for large scale data and includes generic interpretation of format and processing instructions.

Toolset

Java, XML, DB2, Perl, PL/1, MQ EventBus Infrastructure, Connect Direct, Packaging, UML, Maven

 

Sep 2003-Mar 2004

Credit Suisse, Zürich

Project

Creation, conversion of documents generated on the Host and multi channel distribution of these PDF/XML documents for external Asset Managers

Role

Project lead, solution architect

Task

Project setup, requirements engineering and design specification.

Toolset

PL/1, Java, Assembler, XML, XSD Schema, DB2, MQ, UML

 

Sep 2001-Aug 2003

Credit Suisse, Zürich

Project

ELAR@Net

Role

Developer, Technical project lead

Task

Reengineering the middleware infrastructure of the electronic archives central CORBA services (15 billion documents).

Toolset

C++, Java, PL1, JavaScript, XML, DB2, CORBA, MQ, CICS, z/OS, z/OS UNIX System Services, Bea WebLogic, UML

 

Jun 2001-Aug 2001

Novanet Internet Consulting AG, Zürich

Project

Surveillance and failover system

Role

Developer

Task

Design und Implementation

Toolset

Java, XML, DB2, Perl, Windows NT Server

 

Mar 2001-Okt 2001

Novanet Internet Consulting AG, Zürich

Project

POS system for ordering and management of advertising campaigns

Role

Developer

Task

Design, specification and implementation of the shop, logistics and merchandise management modules.

Toolset

Java (Servlets, Java Server Pages), DB2, XML, UML, WebSphere, Windows 2000 Server

 

Sep 2000-Nov 2000

Novanet Internet Consulting AG, Zürich

Project

Reengineering Büro Fuerrer B2B platform

Role

Developer

Task

Specification and implementation of the shop, the administration sites and the SAP OCI interfaces

Toolset

NetData (IBM), Perl, DB2, XML, SAP OCI (Open Catalog Interface)

 

Mar 2000-Apr 2001

Novanet Internet Consulting AG, Zürich

Project

Relaunch B2B platform of Elektro-Material AG

Role

Developer, requirements engineer

Task

Redesign and implementation (maintenance) of www.elektro-material.ch B2B platform.

Toolset

NetData (IBM), Perl, DB2, XML, SAP OCI (Open Catalog Interface)

 

Feb 1999-Aug 2000

Business Info Center AG, Dübendorf

Project

Data Warehouse with reporting and forecasting fools for Readers Digest, Stuttgart

Role

Technical procject leader, consultant

Task

Requirements gathering, design and realization of the backend functionality and technical project lead.

Toolset

VMS, Oracle RDB, PL/SQL, MQL, DELPHI, Java (Servlets), UML

 

Jan 1999-Okt 2001

Contractor at Novanet Internet Consulting AG, Zürich

Project

Various database based web applications for Axion4, Serlog AG, VZUG AG, Flightlease AG

Role

Developer

Task

Design and implementation

Toolset

NetData (IBM), Perl, PHP, DB2, Access

 

Aug 1998–Apr 2000

Business Info Center AG, Dübendorf

Project

Datawarehouse and Sales Metric System for Digital EMEA

Role

Developer

Task

Design and implementation of the databases and the feeding mechanisms. Introduction of a new OLAP-System.

Toolset

VMS, Oracle RDB, PL/SQL, DELPHI, Access/SQLServer, MQL (Datawarehouse language), HTML, ASP

 

Jul 1996-Jul 1998

UBS AG, Zürich Altstetten

Project

Signature verification system and settlement clearance system

Role

Developer

Task

Maintenance and further development of the signature verification system.
Development of a payment task system.
Maintenance and further development of the settlement clearance system.

Toolset

C, Smalltalk, Perl, Oracle, Unix and Windows packaging

 

Apr 1995-Jul 1996

UBS AG, Zürich Altstetten

Project

Tax assessment application in the base securities area

Role

Developer

Task

Design and programming of the databases and the loader system.
Design and implementation of reports.

Toolset

COBOL, Unisys Host, Unisys RDBM, Jackson methodology

 

Mar 1992-Nov 1993

John F. Ammann, Geotechnisches Büro, Zug

Project

Hydro geology for SBB

Role

Geologist

Task

Building ground evaluation, investigations in the field of hydro geology

Toolset

Technical tools, GIS-System

 

Jul 1991-Nov 1991

P.Frey, Geologische Untersuchungen, Zug

Project

Investigation of the hydro geological circumstances in the Ägeri-Menzingen area with seismic means.

Role

Geologist

Task

Permitting, Analysis

Toolset

VMS (Micro VAX)