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Vice President / Lead Platform Architect Resume

Pittsburgh, PA


  • Architecture professional with extensive leadership experience and proven success in middleware platform and application design within service oriented environments.
  • Gifted with the ability to understand and simplify complex and challenging assignments, introduce technology and lead multifaceted teams to deliver industry leading, high quality solutions for today and roadmaps for the future.
  • Effective at providing a liaison between IT, business partners and executive management while providing direction and leadership to project and support team members.
  • Possess strong project and configuration management, administrationdevelopment and organization skills used to plan, implement and maintain efficient structures that support the organization.
  • Motivated by achieving results and assisting the organization in streamlining and maximizing IT resources.


  • Platform Architect
  • Empowering Teams/Mentoring
  • Systems Security
  • Integration Architectures
  • Confidential MQ SME
  • Roadmap Creation
  • Lead Technical Architect
  • Risk Management
  • Best of Class Solutions
  • Project Management
  • Disaster Recovery
  • System Management
  • Service - oriented Architectures
  • Standards and Best Practices
  • Operational Efficiency


SYSTEMS: Linux, Windows, AIX, Solaris, and z/OS

MAJOR TECHNOLOGIES: Middleware, WebSphere MQ Version 5.1 - current, WebSphere Message Broker V8, WSRR, Microsoft Office 2000, Microsoft Visio, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Project 2000, Oracle Database, SQL Server Database, TOGAF


Confidential, Pittsburgh, PA

Vice President / Lead Platform Architect


  • Responsible for the Integration, Platform Design, and Solution Architecture for the Enterprise Integration Platform.
  • Served as the Platform Architect and Team Lead for the infrastructure capabilities, software administration and production support.
  • Ensured that the platform was cost effective, robust, and flexible to support legacy and future applications and highly available, secure, resilient and scalable for critical integration building blocks.
  • Served as Lead for software technologies and administration/support personnel for: WMQWMB/IIB, WAS, WTX, .NET, and Cohesion and the Technical Lead and SME for WebSphere MQ and
  • WebSphere Message Broker. Starting with MQ v1.2 to version 8.0 on mainframe and distributed platforms.
  • Created the Platform as a service to reduce time to market with reusable patterns and frameworks which supported current organizational needs and architected for ease of moving into a future of private and public cloud infrastructure.
  • Implemented solution architects for SOA principles which allowed for components to be developed once and shared across multiple disciplines.
  • Developed oversight services with a focus on architectural and technical issues for platform stability and availability to meet service level agreements, governance, risk management, disaster recovery, business and event processing, monitoring/alerting, security, audit, and product upgrade roadmap.

Confidential, Pittsburgh, PA

Assistant Vice President / Software Engineer Lead / Technical Officer


  • Responsible for leading the Architect/Technical/Team for WebSphere MQ and WebSphere Message Broker.
  • Motivated and led the staff of MQ Administrators, creating standards related to MQ administrationapplication development, messaging modeling, disaster recovery requirements, change and risk managementand secure data transport between multiple environments using the Confidential technology Web Sphere MQ.
  • Developed and presented new initiatives to the Architecture Review Board.
  • Recommended, technically implemented, developed the project plans and managed a corporate wide initiative to consolidate the middleware environment. This initiative reduced hardware and software licenses resulting in cost reduction savings to the corporation.
  • Defined the framework for messaging standards with focus on security and risk policies.
  • Created architecture diagrams for new projects.
  • As project manager, managed a diverse technical team and developed the technical requirements and project plan to implement government regulations related to financial transactions to complete the project within an aggressive timeline.
  • Drove the development of using middleware technology from one production system to become a companywide standard.

Confidential, Minneapolis, MN

Senior Consultant and Trainer


  • Taught courses and consulted with clients regarding installing, administering, designing, developing, and deploying software related to Confidential ’s WebSphere MQ Version 5.3 and 6.0., WebSphere Message Broker 6.0 message flows, message sets, packaging, and deployment.
  • Also, taught and mentored developers on how to work with queue managers using MQI.
  • Provided guidance to System Administrators for MQ installations on AIX, Sun Solaris, and Linux and z/OS operating systems.
  • WebSphere MQ in an HACMP and MSCS environment, architecture design and configuration of WebSphere MQ clustering and MQ Clients and MQ security using the OAM, ACF2 and security exits.
  • Guided clients toward defining roles and responsibilities among themselves for successful enterprise integration management.
  • Installed and/or configured WebSphere MQ on Windows, AIX, Sun Solaris Linux Red Hat and z/OS.
  • Installed, configured and provided guidance to Systems Administrators, in relation to Courseware development for WebSphere Service Registry & Repository, which includes WebSphere Application Server, Process Server / WID, WebSphere Message Broker and WebSphere MQ.
  • Provided Courseware development for C# / .NET MQI Programming and XMS Programming.

Confidential, Pittsburgh, PA

Assistant Vice President / Senior Systems Software Consultant / Technical Officer


  • Designed and implemented the MQ architecture that is the foundation for legacy and new applications.
  • Accountable for the business development, project management and technical leadership and responsibilities related to promoting the MQ technology and resource optimization of the Message Queuing Group.
  • Duties included product installation, performance tuning, problem determination, and resolution with 24/7 support.
  • Design and implementation of MQ security on multiple platforms.

Confidential, Pittsburgh, PA

Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server Database Administrator


  • Database Administrator for Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server databases in the Test, QA and Production environments.
  • Logical and physical design of database architectures.
  • Product installation and configuration on Unix Sun Solaris and Windows NT.
  • Developed disaster recovery backup procedures using Oracle Rman backup and recovery facility. 24 x 7-production support.

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