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5. Critically evaluate designs of few important jobs.

Can you suggest improvement area(s)

for the jobs?

The organization hierarchy has been divided into 17 grades. Each increasing grade reflects an
increase in the salary package and may reflect an increment in designation and/or
responsibilities. Please note that the respondent from Nucleus Software was unable to share
the salary structure due to the organization's confidentiality rules, but assured us that the
packages were comparable to those offered in the IT industry in general.

Interns are allocated to Grades 1 (engineering) and 2 (management).

Grades 3,4 and 5 are team members. They are individual contributors to the team. B.E/B.Tech
are recruited from campus in Grade 3. M.E/M.Tech/M.C.A are recruited from campus in
Grade 4. They are assessed for basic Java, SQL and communication skills.

Grades 6 and 7 are Team leads. They are responsible for team synchronization and
management. They are expected to interface with senior management as well. They are
expected to attend leadership development programs or take up a MBA course. The
organization provides the required financial assistance.

Grades 8 and 9 are analysts. Grade 10 are managers/senior analysts. They are responsible for
managing multiple teams. Leave tracking, performance monitoring, motivating the team,
ensuring knowledge sharing within and across teams, project planning are some of their
important functions. They are administered psychometric tests in order to estimate their
fitness for leadership positions.

Vice Presidents are Grades 11 and 12 employees. Executive Vice Presidents belong to Grades
13 to 15. They are entrusted with the leadership of a business unit in the organization.
Presidents belong to Grade 16 and the CEO to Grade 17.

We have included the designs of five distinct job profiles being offered by Nucleus Software:

1. Grade 6 :
Job Title: As/400 senior developer/Tech Lead

Designation : Lead

Location: Chennai,India

3 - 8 Years



Skills Required: AS400 Admin

Experience in development and deployment of software

Analysis, Coding and Unit testing, defect analysis and fixing
Running batch programs during testing, Strong Development
Experience on AS400 (RPGLE, CLLE, DB2/400, SQL)
Strong Knowledge of AS400 Tools, Scheduler, Utilities &
Implementer / Aldon Experience on large AS400 based application
Job Description:
on BFS domain
Ability to write Technical Specification on complex architecture of
AS400 based application Knowledge of CLLE,RPGIV and free
format RPG
Handling of Production release, SDLC Life Cycle
Ability to handle team of 5-10 people

2. Grade 10 :

Job Title: Project Manager

Designation: Manager

Location: Mumbai,India

7 - 10 Years & Above

Grad (Technical), Master in Business Administration

Skills Required: Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Domain - Shipping

Minimum Graduate/any post graduation degree /Diploma in

Minimum of 2 - 4 years of management experience with a
thorough practical understanding of the process
Customer Service orientation and empathic listening.
Good analytical & problem solving skills
Strong leadership style including ability to engage and influence
Job Description: multiple stakeholders
Strong change management skills, envisioning and overcoming
obstacles while ensuring benefits are realized
Strong communication skills ensuring clear, direct and appropriate
communication at multiple organizational levels
Shipping background is Must
Interfaces with ZIM origin offices as partnership model and other
share service centers to resolve necessary challenges/issues.

3. Grade 5 :

Job Title: Java Developer

Designation: Senior Team Member

Location: Chennai,India

3 - 6 Years



Struts Framework
Java Web Technologies
Skills Required: Java - JDBC 3.0 / 4.0
Spring MVC
Spring Framework

Experience in Java, J2EE (Servlets, JSP, JSF, Spring/Struts)

Job Description:
Candidate should have good communication & interaction skills

4. Grade 11 :

Job Title: Vice President

Designation: Vice President

Location: Mumbai,India

10-12 Years and Above



Manage customer relationships and delivery responsibility of an

ITES outfit and ensure consistent exceeding of process SLAs and
delivery capabilities
Personally coach, train and mentor direct reports and provide career
development opportunities through training
Maintain effective governance and control systems in the company
Manage customer relationships and delivery responsibility of a /
multiple client Account(s) and ensure consistent exceeding of
process SLAs and delivery capabilities
Job Description: Support the sales team for RFP/RFQ presentations and customer
presentations to demonstrate delivery capabilities
Conduct annual performance reviews for all direct reports and
oversee performance management reviews as per annual/semi-
annual cycles for all the employees in the Account
Address all employee performance problems promptly and directly
in accordance with company personnel policies and procedures
Demonstrate superior communications skills to motivate staff and
develop effective working relationships with peers, executives and

5. Grade 8:

Job Title: Scrum Master

Designation: Analyst

Location: Pune,India
4 - 8 Years

Skills Required: SCRUM

Strong knowledge of Agile practices and SCRUM and experience

Strong experience as Scrum Master in complex software
development projects
Strong knowledge of software development processes, procedures,
service-oriented environments, best development practices
Good knowledge of using SCRUM with TFS and VS2012 and
above - understand backlog tracking, burn down metrics, velocity
with TFS
Experienced with widely successful Agile techniques: User Stories,
ATDD, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing,
Automated Testing
Very good skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation,
Job situational awareness, conflict resolution, continuous improvement,
Description: empowerment, and increasing transparency
Supporting and educating the Product Owner, especially with
respect to grooming and maintaining the product backlog
Removing impediments or guiding the team to remove impediments
Facilitating getting the work done without coercion, assigning, or
dictating the work.
Facilitating discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution
Assisting with internal and external communication, improving
transparency, and radiating information
Excellent communication and mentoring skills
Very good SCRUM knowledge and experience in Continuous
Integration, experience in agile projects
Good SQL and Stored Procedure knowledge

Analysis/Improvement Areas :

Being a multinational I.T sector organization, Nucleus offers a multitude of job

opportunities across geographical locations. In case of the present analysis, a
sample of jobs available in India has been considered. Overall, the job designs have
been lucidly stated. However, there are a few ambiguities present in some of the
descriptions which could be addressed as mentioned below :
The job description for Profile 2 is quite detailed. However, an estimate of the sizes
of the teams which would be reporting to the Manager would help the candidate to
determine the magnitude of his responsibilities. This would in turn help the candidate
and the HR negotiate a suitable pay package.

The job description for the Vice President i.e. Profile 4 is generic in nature. The
organization wants to recruit the V-P to head a specific business unit (For eg:
Embedded Systems, Telecom, HR etc). Hence, it would further help the organization
if the candidate is an expert in that particular domain. Hence, this detail and any
responsibilities unique to leading that domain should be clearly mentioned as it will
help the candidates to evaluate the merits of the profile offered.