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Enterprise Infrastructure Architect Resume

Chicago, IL

OBJECTIVE:

Seeking an opportunity to converge my Information Technology, Industrial and Business educational backgrounds into a role with great opportunity for growth.

SUMMARY:

  • 20+ years of work experience in information technology experience, with roles in leading Fortune 50 Enterprises. Managing and forging relationships across boundaries in pursuit of solutions. Significant experience in the area of technology architecture, roles as technical architect, technology product evaluation, selection and recommendations.
  • Provide Leadership in defining standards, best practices across the EA Frameworks TOGAF, TSF - (Technology Services Framework), managing suppliers and vendors during the selection process.
  • Enterprise Solutions Technology areas Web/Portal, Metadata Management, Enterprise search, Enterprise Entitlements, Data Mining & Profiling and Classification, Application Response Measurement strategy, Thin Client Computing, Desktop Windows/ Red-Hat Linux OS, Paas,Mobility platforms and web based applications.
  • Over 15 years of military experience serving in a combat logistic operations, unit combat support engineer operations and military intelligence.
  • Significant experience in leading cross functional teams or workgroups defining and delivering sound Enterprise technology recommendation with varying levels of complexity, timeframes, scope with limited resource participation.
  • Team building experience and relationship management in fostering relationship with peers across IT.
  • Self starter in designing Proof of Concepts, High level and detail design architecture with ability to quickly adapt to. Enterprise Level experience on J2EE, Red-Hat Linux. & .NET platforms.
  • Technical/Technology Architecture, Sysadmin hand-on experience in WinTel environment and to some Unix platforms - Solaris/HP-UX. install and maintain applications, e.g. Server Administration (Windows Server), Database Administration (SQL Server), Web Server Administration, Red-Hat Linux.

EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, Chicago, IL

Enterprise Infrastructure Architect

Responsibilities:

  • Review of Scope and Requirements documents from customers, and assist in development of design, solution and implementationusing compute technologies from both an architectural and implementation perspective.
  • Used core compute technologies to build solutions for business applications and new platforms as well as participate in developing architectural and engineering standards and a strong technical skills and a proven track record of designing/engineering Server, Virtualization, Storage and converged technologies.
  • Team with other Architecture, Engineering and Operations resources to meet goals and customer needs.
  • Develop new solutions considering customers’ existing infrastructure, performance and application requirements.
  • Evaluate and lead New Technology Introduction and implementation based on need and relevance to the business and understand the technology on an expert level and how to optimally apply it to meet business needs.
  • Develop list of cost out opportunities and own the execution.
  • Initiate discussions to specs for tuning and optimize new and existing technologies in the business’ solutions and service catalogue where relevant.
  • Understand non-functional requirements, and create performance metrics and traceability maps to determine the effectiveness and resiliency of architecture solutions in being able to meet key KPIs and SLAswhere at times customers may not be aware of the requirements where EA standards dictates.
  • Provide technical leadership and consultation to Run Teams as well as business application teams.
  • Partner with Portfolio Architects and Technology partners in developing roadmaps for building new workloads or migrating existing workloads in to different environments, including cloud.
  • Partner with business partners in evaluating workloads and doing suitability analysis for on-prem, hybrid or cloud deployments
  • Assist customers in evaluating workloads and doing suitability analysis for on-prem, hybrid or cloud deployments
  • Use Project Management Methodology and LEAN Six Sigma quality tools and rigor in developing business solutions.
  • Keep abreast of relevant enterprise guidelines and standards, architecture best practices, patterns, developments in technology.

Confidential, Chicago, IL

Enteprise Solution Architect, Compute Infrastructure

Responsibilities:

  • Used core compute technologies to build solutions for business applications and new platforms as well as participate in developing architectural and engineering standards and a strong technical skills and a proven track record of designing/engineering Server, Virtualization, Storage and converged technologies.
  • Team with other Architecture, Engineering and Operations resources to meet goals and customer needs.
  • Develop new solutions considering customers’ existing infrastructure, performance and application requirements. Evaluate and lead New Technology Introduction and implementation based on need and relevance to the business and understand the technology on an expert level and how to optimally apply it to meet business needs.
  • Develop list of cost out opportunities and own the execution.
  • Tune and optimize new and existing technologies in the business’ solutions and service catalogue.
  • Provide technical leadership and consultation to Run Teams as well as business application teams.
  • Use Project Management Methodology, and LEAN Six Sigma quality tools and rigor in developing business solutions.
  • Lead Solution Architect supporting Sales Marketing Customer Experience line of business.
  • Role involved working closely with SMCE Architects in driving the Technical Assessments.
  • Involve in capturing business requirements, validations and perform analysis snd create High level designs and detailed designs.
  • Present the solutions in cross domain architecture reviews (DAR) and seek approvals
  • Assist the SMCE in ensuring that high level date/deliverable/milestone based project planning is in place in support of these work efforts are provided/completed within the defined timelines.
  • Coordinates and drives the detailed Technical Assessment discussions, material collection and publication, and assists the virtual team in creating their deliverables for their solutions.
  • Participates on the weekly SMCE Status updates and documents all issues, risks, and action items
  • Drives the assessment process and overall continuous process improvements and participate in quality review as requested.
  • Create and document and implementation of a service catalog type solution.
  • Contribute in creating standard technology offerings (hardware, etc.) that could be ordered by distributed offices that are not on a common network.
  • Integration with external vendors to provide sales options in a consolidated electronic store front.
  • Analyze key insurance agent day to day processes and understanding of software distribution and licensing challenges and resolve issues with integration of high transaction volume policy and customer systems leveraging strong web service knowledge and experience with thorough understanding of security best practices and standards.

Confidential, Chicago, IL

ENTERPRISE ARCHITECT MANAGER

Responsibilities:

  • Defined IA Governance structure and function, responsible for managing the Infrastructure aligned Center of Exellence teams.
  • Managed Architecture request process for Technology Infrastructure decisions and approval.
  • Developed Major Technology Component or (MTC) process and (Product Management Groups (PMGs) implemented/integrated in their respective tollgate process, as a result of audit related issues on the bank’s assessment process of Emerging technologies in the areas of Paas, Saas,Mobility platforms and web based applications.
  • Managed and hosted Reference Architecture Exception (RAX) process & discussions to maximize discussions and solutions on Enterprise technical issues when deviating from cross-platforms Enteprise Standards.
  • Supported all BAC line of businesses including Global investment bank, Cash Management and Treasury, Global Technology & Operations, Consumer bank and Mortgage.
  • Developed and Institutionlized a technology research process in evalutating and selecting emerging technologies.
  • Lead in a crossfunctional leadership capacity in collaboration within the Enterprise Architecture program.
  • Managed over 21 virtual enteprise center of excellence (ECoE) teams supporting the EA technology services framework (TSF) (IT portfolio) in support of the Enterprise Architecture Council (EAC) and the Enterprise Architecture Review Board (ARB).
  • Enterprise CoE teams are virtual crossfunctional teams with a composition of subject matter experts(SMEs) responsible for specific platforms and leads are responsible for their respective technnology domains. These teams are responsible in conjunction with supply chain management (SCM) for evaluating technology, acquisition, procurement, license and and software lifecycle management process.
  • Covered Technology service areas in Web/Portal, Metadata Management, Enterprise search, Enterprise Entitlements, Data mining & Profiling and Classification, Application response measurement strategy, Thin Client computing, Desktop Windows/ Red-Hat Linux OS and Mobility platform and web application.
  • Lead workgroups with ongoing evaluations of technology solutions and capabilities to ensure alignment with business objectives identify areas of risk. Monitoring the current environment, potential improvement areas and financial implications of applicable decisions.
  • Build consensus and produce Request For Information (RFI) from vendors, based on known Enterprise requirements from one or more business units along with Enterprise perspectives using industry best practices in features and functionality, architecture and integration.
  • Provide overall guidance to workgroup leads upon initiation and approved by the Architecture Review Board.
  • Perform workgroup initiation functions in setting goals, time lines and expected deliverables for Technology evaluation and selection.
  • Build proof of concept environments (POC). Server installation and Configurations, SysAdmin, High Level Architecture Design, Detail Architecture Design, Testing and deployment and support.
  • Organize, review and schedule workgroup presentations into ARB materials for inclusion into specific technology discussions, i..e. Architecture Guide book and workgroup library templates.
  • Support the definitions of processes, metrics to be captured and reported to increase EA visibility and effectiveness.
  • Confidential Six Sigma Greenbelt Certified on Technology Research Process.
  • The leading Professional Services firm with over 178,000 Consultants World-Wide
  • Contributed in defining & evolving architecture vision for infrastructure elements in the execution and operations environment. Coordinate the evolution of “major” standards associated with the infrastructure vision.
  • Assisted in rationalizing deviations.
  • Performed Enterprise application evaluation analysis for deployment based on environment, user characteristics, and technical architecture to achieve success during enterprise rollout across multiple business units.
  • Evaluations are conducted using an 8 steps approach process methodology. Selection of a tool is based on an emerging technology solution that were primarily Microsoft Solutions centric.
  • Build consensus and produce Request For Information (RFI) from vendors, based on known Enterprise requirements from one or more business units along with Enterprise perspectives using industry best practices in features and functionality, architecture and integration.
  • Build proof of concept environments (POC). Server installation and Configurations, SysAdmin, High Level Architecture Design, Detail Architecture Design, Testing and deployment and support.
  • Rating scheme is primarily based on overall product characteristics including business requirements, technical characteristic, financial viability and performance analysis. The findings are aggregated and then presented as a recommendation.
  • The final step is to publish a summary analysis of the industry as well as strength and weakness of evaluated vendors. Often an alliance is created between the organization and small vendors lacking Confidential and at times solutions are adopted in-house to assist them elevating the solution to an enterprise class systems and in some cases repackage them for resell.
  • Developed and implemented internal ecommerce project for global eProcurement project using Ariba application, on Servers: HP-UX 11.x, Oracle - Development desktop. Windows platforms, back end Oracle and SQL Server environments.
  • Designed and Implemented Internet development environment using BroadVision enterprise application, Netscape Enterprise Web server and Oracle on Sun Microsystems Solaris platform.
  • Server installation and Configurations, SysAdmin, High Level Architecture Design, Detail Architecture Design, Testing and deployment and support.
  • Technical/Technology Architecture, Sys-admin hand-on experience in WinTel environment, Unix platforms - Solaris/HP-UX. install and maintain applications, e.g. Windows Server Administration, Database Administration. IIS Web Server Administration.

Confidential, Des Plaines, IL

MANAGER OF INFORMATION SYSTEM

Responsibilities:

  • Managed Metal Casting industry (Solidification modelling, production planning & control software packages).
  • Determined yearly budgets on sales, software acquisition and enhancement of software packages and technical support.
  • Developed marketing plans and promotions and supported software packages at conferences, internet sales, brochures and mass mailings.

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