Sébastien COSTE

Geneva 1

En résumé

Private Banking - Portfolio Management System expert (Triple’A)
Project management
Business process analysis
Advanced technical analyst
Needs identification and understanding
Functional and technical specifications delivery
Aware of deployment and “run the bank” processes
Ability to handle political matters as well as business and technical ones

Mes compétences :
Business Analysis
Software Project Management
Technical Analysis


  • Union Bancaire Privée - Head of PB Interfaces and Client Reporting IT & Cross-domains Project Manager

    Geneva 1 2016 - maintenant
  • Union Bancaire Privée - Head of Client Reporting IT team & Cross-domains Project Manager

    Geneva 1 2015 - 2015
  • Union Bancaire Privée - Cross-domains Project Manager

    Geneva 1 2011 - maintenant Coordinateur des intégrations banque privées d'ABN AMRO Bank, Lloyds Banking Group, Coutts (RBS International)
    Project Manager du projet de création de la succursale UBP Singapour (Private Banking Asia)
  • BNP Paribas Suisse SA - Project Manager / Business Analyst in the Front Office implementation team (ISY)

    Paris 2006 - 2011 Run the bank mission (since 2006)
    PMS production environments surveillance:
    • Move to production monitoring (preparation and validation)
    • Night batches processes optimization
    • Production incidents following until resolution
    • Host comparison analysis (PMS and banking system position synchronisation control)

    3rd level support manager for Swiss and Monaco sites:
    • Business Support and Middle Office (small requests and incidents manager, training, UAT monitoring)
    • Exploitation teams (night batches scheduling, rollouts planning)
    • Offshore site follower (requests reviews, functional specifications, deliveries QA and integration)
    • Business analyst for PMS projects
    Triple’A Project Manager for Release R4.30 (2008), R4.40 (2010), R4.40 SP4 (2011)

    PMS upgrades relying on editor’s annual release for Swiss and Monaco sites.
    • Release notes review and definition of PMS customizations/interfaces to be updated
    • Link with offshore teams and local deployment team during development and integration phases
    • Staging environments management for handling GUI and WUI testing (and sharing with other projects)
    • New features and non regression testing (all business functions and banking system interfaces)
    • UAT coordination with Business Support and other IT teams
    • Set up of macro & micro planning for the repetition and rollout weekends
    • Roll-out participation and coordination
    • Steering Committees organization

    Project Manager for Private Equity solution integration (2007) and enhancement (2009)
    Limited partnership funds management solution integration for Private Equity department needs.
    • Project set-up (planning, workload : 300md, kick-off meeting)
    • Business requirements gathering and market solutions challenging
    • FrontInvest (eFront) solution deployment and parameterization
    • Data migration, reporting setup
    • UAT and change management (training…)
    • Roll-out for Paris, Nassau, Jersey sites
    • Support: new features and incidents management, annual editor’s release integration
    • New modules integration in 2009 (new reporting, surveys for accounting and audit modules)

    Banking system upgrades VC6 (2008), VC7 (2011) and purges (2009 and 2001)
    Project manager for PMS impacts
    • Definition of PMS customizations/interfaces to be updated
    • Staging environments management for handling GUI and WUI testing (and sharing with other projects)
    • New features and non regression testing (banking system interfaces)
    • UAT coordination with Business Support and other IT teams
    • Set up of the micro planning for PMS implications & Roll-out participation

    CMMi Project / AGATHA Project
    Participation in the CMMi methodology integration with BNP Paribas in Geneva
    • Methodology trainings
    • Processes set-up and document management
    • AGATHA project: transfer CMMi tools and methodology to offshore teams in Singapore
    • Geneva-Offshore workflow design, development teams training (travel to Asia)
  • Zulian Consulting - Technical director for consulting and software editor activities

    2002 - 2006 Management - Lead for R&D and technologic orientations
    • Migration from Windev and VBA/Access programming to object oriented programming (VC++ and .NET Framework with Oracle and SQL Server databases)
    • Introduction of web developments (ASP, PHP, ASP.NET)
    Profitability and return on investment following
    IT Human resource hiring

    Client Audit and Pre-sales
    Business process audit, requirements management and client proposal establishment.
    Main client activities: mass-market retailers (80%), small production industries, insurances, law offices, intellectual creation offices.
    Pre-sales for home products (decision-making tools for marketing services):
    • Easycomptage: real-time counting solution for commercial sitegoing including local analysis tools and automated central reporting to head of marketing departments (emails, websites)
    • GDM: integrated solution for logistic management of commercial sites

    Architect for home solutions
    • Modular design with multiple layers and design for each layer (daemons, databases, webservices, fat clients and ASP.NET webapplications)
    • Integration with client information system : DB links for scheduled synchronisations, Business Object universes creation for client reporting purposes, fax and email servers interfacing for distribution channels
    • Data migration tools to initialize systems from older solution (mainly homemade solutions)
    • Electronic sensors protocol design and wiring evolutions (RS232, Ethernet/Internet, WiFi)
    • Technical Design / IT architecture for home products and client solutions
    • Local network infrastructure for small business activities

    Development Project manager / Team leading
    • Creation and leading of a team of 5 developers. Junior profiles training with collaborative development methodologies (Visual Source Safe versioning)
    • Technical specifications redaction, then technical support for other developers
    • Deployment by client sites and change management (with users training)
    • Software support and maintenance (hotline management)
    • Code review and quality controlling

    Technical administration - Office network, servers and workstations administration
    • Windows NT domains with Active Directory (NT4.0/2000/2003 servers), Microsoft Exchange, fax and FTP servers, backups
    • Databases Oracle 7 to 9i, SQL Server 7 to 2005, Web servers IIS 4.0 to 6.0, Apache
    • Firewall/Routing, VPN, DHCP, DNS
  • Freelance development engineer - Freelance development engineer

    2001 - 2002 for 1 year: Zulian Consulting
    Conception and development of Easycomptage software suite (mass-market retailers storegoing analysis)

    for 4 months: BNP Paribas Corporate & Investment Banking
    Application and report development using Oracle Forms and Report tools


  • Institut National Des Sciences Appliquées (Villeurbanne)

    Villeurbanne 1997 - 2002 Information Technologies