Had bid adieu to TCS, Bengaluru and joined Polaris Financial Technology Limited, Chennai as Developer.

Joined the DOGS (Decentralization of  Operations Global Support) Development Team – a major International Settlement & Clearance system for CitiGroup Global Markets, UK that conducted daily real time trade settlement activities as well as overnight batch processing to provide reconciliations plus activity details to various other external systems

Performed bug fixing, analysis, design, development, testing and release management for the next 4 years. Mentored all new comers to the team on the rules of the game and Linux as well. Invested in learning and mastering Shell Scripting, Perl, Linux and Sybase.

All part of the grand plan to arrive at Chennai before getting married (which happened 3 months later).