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Senior Solution Architect Resume

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Senior Solution Architect
Technical expertise with demonstrated business infrastructure and systems knowledge

Senior Solution Architect with demonstrated experience successfully designing system and infrastructure solutions to meet critical business needs. Telecommunications expert with extensive knowledge managing large scale and advanced project initiatives. Thorough understanding of back office systems, recovery strategies, and systems integration. Able to provide application development, direct OSS architecture, and coordinate implementation processes. Excellent analytical, communication, and problem solving skills.

Core Competencies:

  • OSS/BSS Architecture
  • Large Scale Internet Center Build-out
  • Infrastructure Design & Implementations
  • Systems Design & Implementation
  • Data Center Expansion & Consolidation
  • Disaster Recovery Design & Implementation
  • Backup and Recovery Strategies
  • Large Scale Development, Testing Environments
  • Problem Resolution / Troubleshooting
  • Lifecycle Project Management Business Infrastructure Expertise
  • Client Relationship Management

Technical Proficiencies

OSS Applications:

Cramer, Granite, NetCool, NetXpert, Remedy, Prospect/Watchmark, Infovista, IPTV SDP,

Application:

BEA WebLogic, Apache, Tomcat, Web Sphere

Database:

Oracle, Sybase, ErWin

Infrastructure:

Veritas Cluster, Veritas RAC (Real Application Cluster), Checkpoint, Nokia, Crossbeam, Azul Systems

Platforms:

AIX, Solaris, HP-UX, Linux, Windows

Professional Experience

Confidential, Atlanta, Georgia 2008 - Present
Senior Solution Architect

Provided disaster recovery solution for the State of Georgia under the GAIT2010 (State Technology Transformation) Managed Network Services contract awarded to AT & T Consulting (Callisma). Analyzed the State of Georgia's telecommunication infrastructure which included data centers, critical sites, and their supporting technology. Performed gap analysis on the State of Georgia's telecommunication infrastructure and it's disaster recovery capability. Provided recommendations, technical and process, for the interim and transformed telecommunication infrastructures.
Key Achievements:

  • Successfully designed and implemented the State of Georgia's telecommunication disaster recovery program based on GAIT2010 contract requirements.
  • Analyzed Department of Community Health, Department of Juvenile Justice, Department of Human Service, Department of Driver Services, Department of Natural Resources, Department of Administrative Services, Department of Revenue, Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Georgia Department of Corrections, Office of Planning & Budget, State Accounting Office and Governor's Office for Children and Families telecommunication infrastructure for business continuity and disaster recovery.
  • Worked with the state agencies to develop a solution that identified mission-critical locations (data centers, IM HOT and critical sites) and applications and a process to review annually.
  • Incorporate security measures into the state's disaster recovery plans.
  • By working with the stat agencies, developed standards and procedures for declaring disasters at the state of Georgia's data centers, IM HOT (911, EMS) and critical site locations.
  • Analyzed the general infrastructure for each state agency which included VPN, QoS, Video Conferencing, Network Redundancy, Wireless, URL Monitoring and filtering, Radius, VoIP, Call Centers, IP Addressing, security strategy, DHCP/DNS and general telephony and their ability to support business continuity and disaster recovery.

Confidential, Atlanta, Georgia 2005 - 2008
Technical Architect

Provided technical architecture for 35 Operational Support System (OSS) applications throughout all life-cycle phases (design, development, test, implementation). Redesign OSS applications to scale horizontally, including scaling of Web, application, and database servers to support availability for 2 data centers. Standardize OSS hardware platforms, inventory, and systems integration testing environments. Coordinate extensive interdepartmental information exchange with application architects, Wintel and UNIX systems administrators, clients, and BellSouth management to facilitate project development, funding, and systems life cycles.
Key Achievements:

  • Successfully designed and produced broadband and IP technical architecture for BellSouth subsidiary, S & T OSD, to meet application and environment requirements, such as application horizontal scalability, Internet-facing, private networks, firewalls, java off-loaders, and load balancers.
  • Designed DSLNMS' systems architecture to support 10 million subscribers through a 'n+1' architecture, high-availability database clusters, load balancers with an active disaster recovery site. DSLNMS is BellSouth's DSL Provisioning and Management System.
  • OSS Technical Architecture for S & T OSD Application such as: Network Reporting System Warehouse (NRS), IPOSS for VPN (L2/L3), DIA and MPLS (CAM, SRM, Cramer, Remedy, MetaSolv, InfoHunter, etc)
  • Developed Customer Premise Equipment Management System (CPEMS) to support 10 million Customer Premise Equipment (CPE) for response monitoring and data collection. CPEMS also provided silent firmware updates and maintenance to 10 million CPE's as an active response to reduce customer initiated trouble calls.
  • Designed and implemented large-scale environments to support Development, Integration Test, Field Support, User Acceptance, and Production for 25 OSS Applications which includes over 1,000 servers (web, application, database), Cisco CSS load balancers, Nokia and Crossbeam firewalls, Blue Coat Reverse Proxies, etc.

Confidential, Atlanta, Georgia 1994 - 2005
Systems Architect / Technical Integration Architect / Technical Project Manager

Managed telecommunication, infrastructure, and application development projects. Analyzed business requirements, and developed and implemented systems architecture to meet budget and deadline requirements. Received 4 awards for major contributions to BellSouth and project teams.
Key Projects:

  • BellSouth Science and Technology: Designed back office systems to support DSL, Network Management Systems (NMS), Voice Over Networks (VON), IPTV-SDP, and CPE modems. Integrated OSS applications and network elements. Coordinated development with third party vendors to coincide with BellSouth infrastructure.
  • Cingular / AT & T Wireless Pre & Post Merger: Clean Room Technical Architect responsible for integration of Fault and Ticketing Systems within thirty-days of merger. Implemented strategies to integrate back office systems in support of merging businesses, including wireless databases and call center operations. Compared business procedures to formulate integration and replacement strategies. Prepared system and architecture upgrade plans.
  • BellSouth Technical Group: Responsible for disaster recovery strategies for over 3,000 applications. Designed and implemented disaster recovery for top 300 applications. Developed data center and application recovery guidelines.
  • Cingular Wireless (BellSouth Mobility): Lead the design and implementation of Cingular's two Internet Centers. Lead the network integration of BellSouth Mobility and SBC Wireless. Implemented VPN for Cingular Wireless employees and vendors. Implemented back-office systems for Cingular's Point-of-Sale system. Designed and implemented Enterprise environments for application resource sharing and consolidation. Performed capacity analysis and future planning for infrastructure projects.
  • BellSouth Business Systems: Managed BellSouth's large-business pricing and ordering tool for regulated telephony services such as business lines, T1, Frame Relay based on HTML, Java-applets, Java based application servers, and related databases, resulting in $20 million revenue increase.
  • BellSouth Entertainment: Spearheaded requirement design, vendor selection, and hardware / software integration and implementation for client / server interactive media system. Created software billing system using Oracle databases, Sybase SQL and Replication servers on UNIX platforms.
  • Nextel Communications: Lead multiple Call Detail Record (CDR) projects for data integrity and verification with the third-party billing system. Performed Ingres to Oracle data replication to ensure transaction work flow implementation.
  • Saluda Consulting Group: Developed Intranet sales manual for hardware value added reseller, converted word documents into HTML text, and designed Internet application system to create and confirm hotel reservations. Produced HTML based system to issue SQL calls to backend databases, information servers, NT 4.0, and Oracle database.
  • CNN / TBS: Directed corporate infrastructure business system and database architecture compliance. Implemented PeopleSoft systems for client / server conversion project. Integrated processing operations with data modeling and planning. Provided internal systems analysis.

Confidential, Atlanta, Georgia 1990 - 1994
Sybase Specialist

Directed and implemented physical and technical design of Sybase SQL Server, including developing entity relationships, data flow, and state transition diagrams. Provided supervision and mentoring for 6 project teams responsible for application development. Analyzed stored procedures and triggers plans, as well as performance and tuning of segmented tables. Provided technical expertise for hospital reporting and research, legacy application, IBM mainframe / CICS, and UNIX / MUMPS.

Prior experience includes serving as Senior Database Engineer for ADP, Atlanta, Georgia, as Product Manager for Data General Corporation, Westboro, Massachusetts, and as Director of Data Processing for Clark, Tribble, Harris, & Li, Charlotte, North Carolina.

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