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Solutions Architect Resume

Richmond, VA

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Confidential, Richmond, VA

Solutions Architect

Responsibilities:

  • Worked closely with CTO to conceive, establish, articulate and govern the enterprise architecture processes and standards.
  • Lead efforts to meet with stakeholders to gather and document business requirements and processes including data dependency analysis.
  • Created and ensured the correct implementation of solid and scalable architectural designs which solved complex business challenges.
  • Provided strategic and tactical architecture guidance in both the technical and business domains.
  • Managed and drove onshore and offshore initiatives. Closely guided teams towards short and the long term goals set forth by the enterprise.
  • Displayed aptitude in thinking at the strategic level and guided IT and business alignment.
  • Delivered high quality verbal and written communications to business leaders.
  • Used architectural design tools like EA to create UML designs and performed forward and reverse engineering of design to code.
  • Performed product evaluation on vendor solutions for adoption by the enterprise.
  • Designed and help implement an SOA with standards and processes including web service interface specifications, SLA governance and monitoring. Promoted the use of standard web service technologies and tools such as FCX, JAXB, SOAP UI.
  • Designed and developed complex insurance business workflows using jBPM.
  • Championed the adoption of new web UI technologies and practices such as responsive design, rich internet application clients, JQuery, Twitter Bootstrap, HTML5, CSS3.
  • Designed and developed mobile and tablet based applications using JQuery Mobile.
  • Planned and guided the Java development, staging and production environments and infrastructure using JBoss session clustering, load balancing, Infinispan caching, AppDynamics monitoring and tuning.
  • Designed and implemented continuous integration processes using Hudson/Jenkins, Crucible, Maven, Puppet and Cruise Control. This included processes for design and code reviews, automated integration testing and unit testing.
  • Promoted and trained teams in the use of the Scrum agile development methodology.

Confidential, Richmond, VA

Senior Technical Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Gathered and documented requirements using a use case driven approach.
  • Created proposed architectures for systems and sub - systems based on gathered requirements (Visio UML).
  • Assessed and refined proposed architectures using requirements traceability, gap analysis, etc.
  • Developed using a test driven approach using dotnet with C#.
  • Developed tablet with inking applications.
  • Developed dotnet rich internet application using AJAX, web services, HTML 5, CSS 3 and JQuery.
  • Designed Web user interfaces in accordance with branding guidelines.
  • Performed use case analysis and requirements gathering with end users and management.
  • Designed and performed UI usability tests.
  • Designed and optimized Microsoft SQL databases.
  • Guided system performance improvements using profiling, memory leak detection, live tracing, response time optimization, SLA governance of web service and data feeds, etc.
  • Performed business workflow modelling, design and optimization.
  • Trained and guided team on development best practices.
  • Tools and technologies used: Visual Studio Team Suite, MS Visio, SQL Query Analyzer, dotnet profilers (JetBrains, RedGate), custom developed tools (data generators, crud generators, etc).

Confidential, Richmond, VA

Senior Technical Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Architected and developed financial back-office applications using a N-Tier, Asp.Net 3.5 architecture (with C#).
  • Performed data mining to discover various trading infringements such as day trades, open margin calls, regulatory shorts, margin deficiencies, etc.
  • Designed, developed and optimized SQL Server and Oracle 9i-10g databases and queries using large real time and batch data volumes (tables over 400 million rows).
  • Gathered and documented requirements using a use case driven approach.
  • Gathered and ensured the suitability of system requirements from several different targeted viewpoints (security, performance, usability, maintainability, etc)
  • Ensured traceability of all requirements from elicitation through to use cases, system design, coding, testing and acceptance for SOKS compliance.
  • Wrote architecture design documents (UML) using Visio.
  • Rapidly created and clearly presented system impact analyses to core stakeholders when change requests were initiated. The analysis was driven using the core system viewpoints established for the particular system being investigated. Each layer of the architecture was also assessed for impact (business layer, batch processes, data layer, presentation layer, etc).
  • Assessed and enhanced existing internal applications from scalability, maintainability and security viewpoints.
  • Assessed architecture for compliance with Sarbanes Oxley and other internal and external banking compliance standards.
  • Helped perform problem solving session which helped trouble shoot development troubles spots. Aided in deriving quick resolutions.
  • Guided development team on best practices throughout the software development lifecycle (architecture, development, testing, etc).
  • Remediated third party vendor applications. This involved documenting (using UML) and reviewing the existing system architecture and system operation/release environments (Configuration Management, Disaster Recovery, SDLC, etc). Provide recommendations on how to efficiently remediate areas of concern.

Confidential

Senior Technical Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Architected and developed BizTalk SOA based applications for processing of title and insurance products through numerous vendors and clients using web service interfaces.
  • Designed and developed system using BPM and BPEL based concepts.
  • Managed and guided offshore development teams.
  • Designed and developed SQL Server and Oracle databases.
  • Designed and developed web services using Micosoft dotnet, WCF based web services.
  • Designed XML schemas and processed their data them using DMD, XPATH, XSLT, etc.
  • Performed object oriented design and analysis using UML diagrams.
  • Performed use case realization and requirements traceability through to design, coding, and user acceptance testing.
  • Developed intranet web applications using ASP.NET with C#.
  • Provided guidance throughout the software development lifecycle. Discovered, documented and present company best practices for designing and coding C# BizTalk and WCF web service based applications. Trained developers on best practices for C# and dotnet coding.
  • Performed system optimization using load and stress testing techniques.
  • Defined and implemented a full release management and recovery procedure which was SOKS compliant.
  • Initiated the adoption of Microsoft Team Foundation Server for source management and unit testing tracking.

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