Senior level technology professional with vast experience in managing small to large teams (has managed up to 35 local and remote people with program budgets from $2M to $30M). Was a leader at Xerox in championing effective agile, waterfall and pragmatic development methodologies, onshore/offshore projects, managing and building numerous global enterprise applications and consistently delivering on time and on budget. Experienced in program management, global/international project delivery, UI/UX design, technical architecture & best practices and forward thinking vision and strategy. Comfortable working with senior executives in different areas of the business to identify ways to transform the business. Specific experience working in product marketing, Human Resources, Field Service, Corporate Communications, Collaboration and all aspects of technology delivery (SDLC, development methodologies, infrastructure, security, cloud services, networking, REST API’s, mobile development, etc.).
Senior Technical ArchitectResponsibilities:
Hands - on Manager of Application Development & Architecture fast growing (40% annual growth) telecommunications, local search and digital media company. Rationalized the corporate infrastructure and technologies across 8 development teams. Managed the company’s advertising infrastructure that serves up over 4 billion digital media advertisements a year. Led the development and productizing of a state of the art commercial REST API and associated SDKs in 10 programming languages to allow developers for web and mobile apps to leverage the Soleo platform to monetize text and voice advertising. Technologies utilized include over 200 Amazon Web Services instances (using AWS services such as EC2, Lambda, Cloudfront, RDS, Redshift, CodeCommit, CloudWatch, DeviceFarm, etc.), Java, Linux, Python, TIBCO Mashery API management, APImatic, Swagger, Hadoop and Postgres.
Principle IT Solutions ArchitectResponsibilities:
Technology architect for startup company building cloud brokerage platform (integrated with AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Compute Engine & VMWare), developing custom applications and providing managed services to global customers. Worked directly with executives and customers to understand requirements and design solutions to be built by team of 500 developers offshore. Met with customers to gather requirements, wrote statements of work, designed and managed applications for companies such as NTT, Bureau Veritas, MOOG, Second Avenue Learning, Pinnacle Athletics Center, UCHI Healthcare, InTransit Transportation, LLC. and others. Provided technical direction and UX designs to a team of 500 developers offshore. Worked with cloud technologies, mobile technologies (Android, iOS, and cross platform), SalesForce.com, Microsoft .Net, SharePoint, and Java application environments. Managed design of all systems to ensure appropriate security compliance (HIPPA, PCI, etc.)
Architecture and Delivery ManagerResponsibilities:
Worked with the corporation’s employee communications VP to deliver a new interactive communications and collaboration platform globally (based on Microsoft’s .Net and SharePoint 2010/2013 hosted on AWS and VMWare). Part of the business case was driven by a need to quickly integrate new employees acquired through mergers and acquisitions into the corporate culture and communications. Lead the design and architecture (UI/UX, database and software design) for an onshore (UX, Infrastructure, Project Management, and QA) and offshore development team. Also, led delivery on the same platform (Microsoft SharePoint) of a global learning system in 14 languages. Training Xerox partners, sales representatives and field service is a critical requirement for the business. To achieve deliverables managed relationships with vendors such as Wipro, TCS, Cognizant, Microsoft, Layer2 (Oracle Integration for SharePoint), Nintex (advanced workflow), WebTrends (analytics), and Metalogix (application migration).
Development manager for the corporate SharePoint 2010 platform for Xerox (target audience over 140,000 global employees and approximately 50,000 external partners and resellers). Directly managed the development team, architecture, Information Architecture and Content management teams in addition to operations for legacy portal environments.
Developed new corporate communications portal and new portal the global learning organization (for training all employees and partners). Developed complex targeting system to guide users to the best training on the Learning portal based on their job code, organization, country, etc. Managed a team of 14 onshore and 9 offshore people. Successfully managed first major XIM project to utilize an Agile development methodology (Scrum). Ensured Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) compliance for all business processes.
Lead Technology Strategist - Xerox Information ManagementResponsibilities:
Responsible for the development of global technology strategies for Xerox Information Management for the next 3-5 years. This strategy is a major input in deciding how Xerox decides to spend it’s up to $350M annual IT spend. Worked directly with CIO and Senior executives on strategies (VP’s and presidents).Member of the Xerox Committee for Intellectual Property management. This committee reviews all Xerox Intellectual Property matters and makes recommendations to senior management on how they should be handled.
Specific areas of technical strategy work included Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), Enterprise Application Integration (EAI), ERP Rationalization, Cloud Computing, Social Media, Collaboration (based on Microsoft Technologies), Platform As A Service (PaaS) and Software As A Service (SaaS). Also involved with strategies for Xerox IT services including voice and data networks, wireless connectivity, external access to Xerox resources, security zones, client devices, core services (mail, file, print), Hosting Services, Managed Services, and Document, Remote Data Services and Web Content Management Tools & Processes. Involved with developing strategies for vendors such as Microsoft (SharePoint, Office and Collaboration tools), Oracle (ERP), SAP (ERP), Salesforce.com (SaaS development environment), security tools (zone based security products), SOA/Integration vendors (IBM, WebMethods) and consulting (Garner, Forrester, Computer Sciences Corporation). Reviewed and approved security compliance for all applications.
Confidential,NY and Seneca Falls,NY
Owner and founder of a successful coffee business consisting of a peak of four retail coffee cafes, a wholesale division, 35 employees and a coffee roasting & packaging facility with annual revenues of almost $1M. Sold the business for a significant profit in July of 2009.Responsibilities included: managing accounts payable and receivable, managing budget and payroll, keeping costs lean, wholesale account management (20+ accounts), facilities design and build out, development and implementation of highly efficient operational processes, product/menu management, marketing, supplier selection, contract and pricing negotiations. Managed all legal matters for the corporation with our lawyers. Managed marketing and vendor relationships with Google (SEO), eBay (eCommerce), Intuit (accounting software), IBM (POS hardware), Verio (web hosting) and PixelPoint (POS Software).
Architecture Manager/Data Center ManagerResponsibilities:
Chief Architect for the Enterprise Applications and Services organization within Confidential ’s Information Management Group. This group of roughly 160 people developed and managed 200+ applications. EA&S merged the customer facing Xerox.com applications development with the internal employee and device centric applications (remote management of printing machines in field). These groups were brought together to leverage the best technologies across programs to improve efficiency, agility, and reduce development and support costs. Applications include all Human Resources systems, the global corporate internet web sites, the internal employee portal, field support applications, remote device management, among others. Managed the architecture, UI/UX, database designs and analytics for all enterprise applications.
Managed operations at one of the core Xerox Datacenters in NY that hosted about 300 servers for a diverse set of business applications. Initiated fist projects to move Xerox infrastructure into private clouds (VMWare) and into the AWS cloud (EC2).
Responsible for data center design, problem resolution, security compliance and meeting level of service commitments. Managed vendor relationships and contract negotiations with: Microsoft, IBM (servers and SAN), Red Hat (Linux, JBOSS, TomCat), WebMethods (Message-oriented integration and workflow), Adobe (Flash, Flex development tools) and Xerox DSBU (Docushare Document & Records Management System).
Development Manager/Chief ArchitectResponsibilities:
Working closely with corporate marketing and sales executives (including CEO & CIO) tp develop the customer facing Internet presence for Confidential Lead for the internet group originally based out of Palo Alto with 20+ team members (mostly marketing people). Helped grow the team to more than 100 people (60 of these are high-level hands-on technical people). Managed architecture, database team, UX/UI and metrics/analytics. Personally interviewed and approved all new hires.
Lead Technical Architect and project manager for Xerox Human Resource systems. Involved in designing and implementing all aspects of the department as it grew from three developers to over twenty developers located in Confidential, NY, Stamford, CT, and El Segundo, CA.. Managed vendor relationships and contract negotiations with: Sun Microsystems (servers and storage), Oracle (databases and development tools) and Hewitt (hosted HR apps). Ensure security compliance with all personal data (including HIPPA). Designed a unique user interface with concentric circular menus that was so intuitive and unique that Oracle wanted to buy it to use in their HR platforms.
Hershey Chocolate USAResponsibilities:
Acted as project leader and project architect for a system to allow the company's marketing managers to forecast production objectives for the coming year. The system compiled data from the mainframe forecasting systems into a LAN based system and allowed the users to build an infinite number of production scenarios.