A Senior Systems Engineer with Synergy, Dinesh Kaushik helps clients like the US Air Force achieve their technology transformation initiatives by engaging in business process evaluation, enterprise architecture design, the selection of technology solutions, overseeing systems development, and providing technical support. With two decades of experience consulting for companies like AT&T, GE Reinsurance, Sprint, and Deloitte in full lifecycle systems implementation, Dinesh brings to Synergy a “system’s perspective” in Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) development and implementation initiatives. He is actively involved in US Air Force’s Service Development and Delivery Process (SDDP) project lifecycle management activities. With strong experience in Java, he works with Synergy engineers in web development initiatives involving web services, AJAX, JQuery, and mobile development frameworks.
What excites you the most in your work with clients?
I am passionate about bringing the best technology solution to solve a client’s most complex needs. Effectively evaluating the client’s requirements, building the case for best return on investment (ROI), choosing or architecting a scalable, cost effective, and maintainable solution is challenging work that I love to do.
What do you think are the most important factors for delivering a successful project?
The most important factor in delivering a successful project is having satisfied stakeholders. This usually involves meeting the project’s objectives on time and under budget. Meeting the project’s budget and timeline should not lead to a compromise in quality. Influencing stakeholders by building an effective communications plan is a key activity to ensure success of a project.
What’s the one project that you always like to cherish?
One of my most cherished projects was delivering a web based solution for a set of reinsurance pricing agents. The users relied completely on Excel spreadsheets with complex formulas and macros for insurance pricing. These spreadsheets resided locally on user workstations. There was no centralized view into these treaties and the pricing agents were spread across the world. As Technical Lead of this project, I worked with end users in Europe, a delivery manager in the US, and a development team in India to successfully deliver a web based solution in a very short time. An Oracle database now stored all the pricing treaty information and the view was rendered on a browser.
What’s your dream project?
I am fascinated by skyscrapers. Manhattan is one of my favorite destinations, and I would love to visit Dubai too. I love to watch the TV show “Build It Bigger.” My dream project would be overseeing design engineering of the tallest skyscraper in the world. As project manager of the design team, I would dream about building an engineering marvel that would be hard to beat anywhere in the world.
What do you like to do outside your work?
I have a great family with a wife and two sons. I enjoy taking my sons to their Boy Scout activities; seeing them wear the Scout uniform makes me feel proud. I love to do lot of walking and I am always on the lookout for the best of weather. I enjoy taking my family on driving trips to hills in West Virginia and Pennsylvania. This summer, I enjoyed our family’s trips to Virginia Beach and Outer Banks, NC.