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Enterprise Architect, Senior Solutions Architect Resume

Minneapolis, MN

SUMMARY:

  • senior consultant with over 25 years of consulting experience (6 with top consulting firms). Mr. Anwar has consulted with Fortune 100 / Fortune 500 companies within financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, government, and telecommunications industries. Mr. Anwar has demonstrated expertise in leading large cloud migration, system integration, business process / systems outsourcing, enterprise software development, and infrastructure development initiatives as enterprise/solutions architect and program/project manager. Mr. Anwar has extensive experience in managing business/technical stakeholders and vendor relationships. He holds several professional credentials including TOGAF Certified Professional, Amazon Web Services (AWS) Certified Solutions Architect, ITIL, SCEA, CSM, and PMP.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, Minneapolis, MN

Enterprise Architect, Senior Solutions Architect

  • Senior Architect on platform modernization program that resulted from Confidential ’s changed business model. Responsibilities included:
  • Lead enterprise architecture recommendation on Docker containerization and container orchestration (Kubernetes, Mesos, Docker Swarm, etc.) Created roadmaps, published whitepapers, and presented to Architecture Review Board (ARB).
  • Lead enterprise architecture recommendation on microservice description (OpenAPI/Swagger, RAML, etc.), discovery (Eureka, Consul, etc.) Created roadmaps, published whitepapers, and presented to Architecture Review Board (ARB).
  • Lead enterprise architecture recommendation on API management (WSO2 API Manager, Red Hat 3scale, Apigee, Amazon API Gateway, etc.) Created roadmaps, published whitepapers, and presented to Architecture Review Board (ARB).
  • Lead enterprise architecture recommendation on identity - as-a-service (Okta, OneLogin). Created roadmaps, published whitepapers, and presented to Architecture Review Board (ARB).
  • Modernized Match Search application using big data technolgoies which included: Apache Cassandra, Hadoop, HDFS, MapReduce, Hive, Pig, and Zookeeper.
  • Developed architectural principles, reference architectures, standards, and whitepapers related to hybrid cloud transformation using Amazon Web Services (AWS), microservcies, and devops.
  • Provided architecture leadership, governance, & oversight within the business architecture, application architecture, technical architecture, and information architecture domains for the following programs: STAR Replacement and Enterprise Service Bus (ESB).
  • Created enterprise models and blueprints using Archimate and Archi.
  • Architected RESTful microservices for integrating with various systems.
  • Provided work direction to architecture team to develop end-to-end solutions on moving workloads to Amazon Web Services (AWS) public cloud. Technologies included: EC2, ELB, ALB, WAF, Aurora
  • Planned, designed, and delivered IT capabilities and new infrastructure that was efficient, stable, resilient, secure, and aligned with enterprise technology strategies/ standards.

Confidential, Eagan, MN

Senior Solutions Architect, Enterprise Architect

  • Senior Architect on a $250 million business process & technology integration/consolidation program that resulted in moving Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota's onto Highmark Health Solution’s operating model. Responsibilities included:
  • Translated business strategy into technology strategy and enterprise architecture deliverables that guided the product roadmaps for Finance, Actuarial, Underwriting, and Incoming Service Center areas for the Operating Model Transformation (OMT) Program.
  • Created Enterprise Architecture capability roadmaps to set program direction for process, application, data, and infrastructure. Also, worked with solution architects to create and implement transition architectures to support roadmap implementation.
  • Created enterprise models using Sparx Enterprise Architect.
  • Collaborated with program leadership, business leaders, technology leaders, 3rd-party venders, and project teams to deliver successful outcomes in timely fashion.
  • The program delivered cost savings of tens of millions of dollars per year while improving business satisfaction at the same time.
  • Architected SOAP-based & RESTful web services for integrating with various systems.
  • Senior Architect on new product launch project for the Government Products division of the company. Responsibilities included:
  • Provided architecture leadership, governance, & oversight within the application architecture, technical architecture, information architecture, and business architecture domains for the following systems & business processes: Finance, Incoming Service Center, Enrollment, Membership, and various 3rd-party vendor integrations.

Confidential, Minneapolis, MN

Senior Consultant

  • Senior Consultant on a technology evaluation and implementation project to reduce private data center footprint and move workloads to Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud. Responsibilities included:
  • Created Enterprise Architecture capability roadmap for cloud migration to set direction for process, application, data, and infrastructure for 5-year period.
  • Conceptualized, designed, and blueprinted solutions to move workloads to Amazon Web Services (AWS).
  • The cloud transformation initiative resulted in reduced TCO by 60% with 5 year ROI of 450%, and significantly increase in business agility.
  • Created architecture recommendation and completed feasibility study on utilizing Docker to package and deploy applications.
  • Gained hands-on experience with Apache Cassandra, Hadoop, HDFS, MapReduce, Hive, Pig, and Zookeeper.
  • Gained hands-on experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS), RDS, DynamoDB, Kinesis, EC2, VPC, S3, EBS, IAM, ELB, Route53, CloudWatch, CloudTrail, CloudFormation, and AWS CLI.
  • Senior Consultant on several projects which included implementing a 3rd-party fund administrator, security master system, legal entity management system, and deal/pipeline management system. The combined price tag of initiatives was several million dollars. Responsibilities included:
  • Conceptualized, designed, and blueprinted solutions to align with business strategy and requirements.
  • Communicated and effectively articulated the end-to-end solution/roadmaps to business and technical delivery teams.
  • Ensured solutions alignment with enterprise principles/standards while leveraging common solutions/services.

Confidential, Minneapolis, MN

Solutions Architect, Enterprise Architect

  • Senior Architect on a $350 million business process & technology integration/consolidation program that resulted out of Ameriprise’s acquisition of Columbia Management Investment Advisors (CMIA), an asset management company with $350 billon assets under investment from Bank of America. Responsibilities included:
  • Provided architecture leadership, governance, & oversight within the application architecture, technical architecture, information architecture, and business architecture domains for the following systems & business processes: Client Reporting, Marketing, and Fund Accounting. The initiative resulted in significant reduction in TCO.
  • Architected services using REST and WebSphere for integration with corporate portal. The services provided document upload (for client statements) and client profile creation & management functionality.
  • Architected a mobile application using iOS and RESTful service to manage windows credential from device. Also, architected mobile device & application management solution using MobileIron cloud & on-premise options. The solution provided device and application lifecycle management, configuration, security, and inventory functionality.
  • Conceptualized and designed solutions for multiple projects to enable Ameriprise to meet its business objectives.
  • Planned, designed, and delivered Columbia Asset Management IT capabilities and new infrastructure at Ameriprise that was efficient, stable, resilient, secure, and aligned with Enterprise technology strategies/ standards.
  • Asset rationalization and blueprinting of as-is, to-be, and transitional states to indicate how Columbia Asset Management applications be integrated & evolve over time
  • Conducted/contributed to asset inventory, asset capability, and health assessment activities.

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