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Solution Architect Resume

Atlanta, GA

SUMMARY:

  • Focused on delivering the right solution at the right time.
  • Passionate results driven technology leader with a broad range of experience in delivering enterprise architecture standards, technology strategies, roadmaps, and comprehensive solution architectures.
  • Experienced in delivering performant, innovative, high quality, scalable and highly available systems.
  • Trusted partner leveraging deep technological and interpersonal skills to act as a liaison between business and technical audiences.
  • Experienced in microservices, cloud, IoT, mobile, web, and service oriented architectures.
  • Eighteen years of consulting experience collaborating with stakeholder roles ranging from executives to deep subject matter experts in stages from concept through delivery.
  • Proven ability to lead a wide variety of teams (Web, Mobile, Services, Dev Ops, IoT) at the conceptual, requirements, design, and development, transition, and ongoing release and change management phases (Full SDLC)
  • Leadership of two evangelist teams focused on enterprise architecture and mobile
  • Led organizational succession of architects and technical leaders through mentorship and empowerment
  • Collaborated and consulted to prescribe enterprise wide standards for Integration Architecture Styles, Design Patterns, and Proven Practices
  • Lead creation of Enterprise Architecture Collaboration Portal - discoverable architectural guidance and resources
  • Delivery of Architectural Guidance (architectural styles, design patterns, CI/CD process, white papers, coding standards, code samples, proof of concept applications, webcasts, templates)
  • Experienced in identifying and engaging representative organizational cross cutting stakeholder groups
  • Proven ability to effectively act as the liaison between business and technical stakeholders
  • Experienced in creating and providing professional presentations catered to communicate business and technical concepts in targeted audience’s language
  • Proficient in creating professional technology strategies, roadmaps, and architectural descriptions
  • Solution architecture descriptions based upon views (Context, Functional, Information, Concurrency, Development, Deployment, and Operational) per technical and business audience to ensure that each level of concern is met and demonstrated in candidate architectures
  • Refines architectural description in iterative passes with stakeholders to ensure best of breed candidate architectures are defined and communicated in views appropriate to the audiences’ technical and business interests
  • Experienced in evaluating technology and vendors for inclusion in candidate architectures
  • Years of experience in creating, collaborating, and delivering comprehensive RFI, RFP, RFQ (Information, Proposal, and Quote) documentation

KEY TECHNICAL SKILLS:

Industry Experience: Direct to Consumer, Weather, Hotel Industry, Insurance, Tourism, Telecommunications, Power Utility, Records / Document Management, Retail, Career Management, Finance, Manufacturing

Competencies: Architectural Strategic Planning, SOA, API Design, Microservices, RESTFul Services, Mobile Architecture, Cloud Architecture, Information Architecture, UI/UX

Languages: C#, JavaScript, AngularJS, JQuery, HTML5, Python, Scala, SQL, T-SQL, PL/SQL

Software/Tools: Amazon Web Services, Apigee Edge, Docker, MS Visual Studio, Xamarin / Xamarin Studio, SQL Server Management Studio, XCode, Android Studio, Git, Visual Studio Online, Team Foundation Server

Databases: MS SQL Server, Oracle, NoSQL Databases (Mongo, Cassandra)

Cloud Services: Amazon Web Services, Akamai

.NET Technologies: OWIN(Kata), Web API, WCF, Web Services, MVC Web Apps, OAuth2, Windows Applications, Windows Phone Applications, ASP.NET, Enterprise Library, Entity Framework, WPF

EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, Atlanta, GA

Solution Architect

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for end to end enterprise architecture in direct to consumer platforms.
  • Worked with business and technology stakeholders to design industry leading DTC experiences.
  • Translated stakeholder driven features into technology roadmaps and architectural blueprints.
  • Facilitated internal and external delivery groups to implement new features with best in practice architectural styles and design patterns.

Confidential, Atlanta, GA

Senior Solution Architect (Consultant)

Responsibilities:

  • The goal of this project was to provide prescriptive enterprise architecture guidance.
  • Interviewed and collaborated with enterprise architects from Confidential bottling companies to discern a representative view of the architectural landscape.
  • Defined and documented new styles/patterns and leveraged existing styles/patterns where available.
  • Surfaced the prescriptive guidance in a collaborative enterprise architecture portal.
  • Advised on improvements in existing implementations and in progress designs.

Key Technologies: Amazon Web Services, Microservices, MuleSoft, Salesforce, SAP, Apigee Edge

Confidential, Atlanta, GA

Senior Solution Architect

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the cross - platform architecture of world-class applications that are used by millions of consumers daily - running on the wide variety of devices ranging from phones and tablets to consoles, in-home applications and computers. Responsible for working across mobile platforms and back end systems to ensure mobile applications employ full-stack solutions to push capabilities to a new generation of performance and quality.
  • Provided subject matter expertise, technical leadership and effective communication to deliver world class products in the consumer application weather space. Demonstrated ability to identify technical trends and influence key business and technical stakeholders in defining effective user experiences.
  • Effectively the glue and grease in collaboration with companywide groups such as Product Management, Design, Shared Services, Content Management and Ad Operations to accomplish comprehensive architectural designs and strategic planning.
  • Designed, developed, and maintained next generation application architecture, APIs, Microservices, and SDKs based on product user feedback, strategic goals, and customer/product/team collaboration. Drove analysis requirements between product management and engineering - Use Case through functional requirements and SDK design for reuse of most common functionality.

Key Technologies: Amazon Web Services, Microservices, Cassandra, Akamai (ESI), Varnish, Redis, Scala, Android, iOS, Windows

Confidential, Norcross, GA

Director of Applications Development / Solution Architect

Responsibilities:

  • Solution Architect and Director responsible for creating staffing, processes, and technology roadmap to move a company from a data center of legacy applications to a highly available and scalable Cloud based solution.
  • The staff sources responsibilities included mentoring existing staff in modern processes, design principles/patterns, web technologies, and services technologies.
  • Sought out and hired complimentary staff to complete the teams needed to implement the Cloud roadmap.
  • The teams included Web UI, RESTful Services, Core Services, and Cloud Infrastructure teams.
  • The architecture roadmap involved evaluating existing application assets through code reviews and current performance / up time analysis to determine if the encapsulated functionality should be modified for the new scalable architecture or re - written. Code reviews and knowledge transfer sessions were conducted with application owners to make determinations on an asset by asset basis.
  • The roadmap included the current data center state, the interim hybrid state, and the final Cloud state.

Key Technologies: Amazon Web Services, Microservices, SQL Server, AngularJS, JQuery, .Net Web API, OWIN, OAuth2

Confidential, Atlanta, GA

Manager / Application Architect

Responsibilities:

  • Application Architect and Manager responsible for analyzing and aligning business and technical requirements to determine architecture design and roadmaps based upon client strategic goals.
  • Provided hands on technical leadership in full application life cycle development from inception to deployment in large development teams.

Confidential, Atlanta, GA

Senior Enterprise Architect

Responsibilities:

  • Senior Architect responsible for creating technology roadmaps and architecting solutions that align with a business's strategic objectives and investments in skillsets and platforms. Hands on technical architect responsible for leading technical team through full application life cycle.

Confidential, Atlanta, GA

Technology Solutions Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Mobile practice technology solutions consultant responsible for architecting end to end mobile solutions.
  • Mobile technology strategist providing client technology and staffing roadmaps.
  • Mobile roadmaps encompassed target mobile platforms (iOS, Android, Windows Phone), architectures, and application type (Native, Mobile Web, Hybrid, MEAP), and organizational staffing needs.

Confidential

Senior Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • A proven “first in” resource that progressed through development, UX design, analysis, technical project leadership, and architect roles over a ten year span.
  • These roles provided experience in all phases of application life cycle management in waterfall and agile methodologies.
  • Strong concentration in web applications, composite applications, and service oriented technologies.
  • Provided leadership for the Mobile Evangelism and Architecture Evangelism teams.

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