Solutions Architect ,Resume Profile, USA

Reference Id: 82640     Posted on Thursday 17th September 2015      Others

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 Solutions Architect ,Resume Profile, USA

 Experience Summary


§  17+ plus years of progressive experience with demonstrated ability to successfully  drive/lead  business and technical initiatives, organizational growth , performance, profitability with accentuation in the management of Information delivery, Relationship management, Project Management, IT Governance, Information/Data management including Data warehousing, BI, Data quality and Data Governance, Strategy & IT architecture implementation/roll-outs. Proven record of using varied technologies to enable overall strategic & tactical goals. Strong skills in leadership, management and co-ordination activities, working and managing multi-location teams (20+ FTES) across the globe and the United States.

§  Extensive hands-on experience in Software project management, practical application of various methodologies (RAD, Waterfall, Agile), Data warehouse, Data Analytics, Master Data Management, Mainframe, Client server technologies, Program management, Auditing, Project delivery, Consulting, Process management, Quality assurance management, Change management and team management.



IT Operations Management (Global IT) • Business Relationship Management • IT Strategic Planning & Execution • Budget Planning & Management • Enterprise Architecture• Program and Project Management • Systems Architecture & Design • Business Intelligence & Reporting Data Governance Data modeling  Data AnalyticsMaster Data Management • Data Virtualization ETL , Vendor Relationship Management • IT Outsourcing & Off-shore Delivery Management • Resource Management • Data Management/Strategy • IT Services Management



Key Professional Skills


§  Provide strategic, forward-looking vision that ensures technology alignment with business vision, strategies, goals and objectives

§  Enhance IT agility and value through new technology, technology standardization, simplification and leveraging existing technology stack to its fullest potential.

§  Proven ability to deliver highly comprehensive, robust, and efficient information management system to consolidate data and increase reusability across wide range of business entities.

§  Manage a portfolio of application/DW solutions from inception to sunset that deliver value and meet the technology needs of diverse lines of business.

§  Provide broad functional and technical expertise in the architecture, analysis, design, development and deployment of custom applications and/or acquisition of COTS/SAAS solutions, as well as their ongoing enhancements and support.

§  Expertise in BI/Data Governance – Project management enabled by strong BI/Data warehouse technical background.

§  Program and project management skills with proven success at exceeding business goals and optimizing IT value by leveraging people, technology, process realignment, strategic planning, vendor management and cost optimization.

§  Develop solid business cases to facilitate fact-based, informed decisions relative to technology/Data investments.

§  Create and implement complex project definitions, schedules, budgets, determine need for and impact of changes in scope of project, make and implement recommendations based on determinations. Gain concurrence, approval, and consensus from stakeholders regarding the various project aspects, adjusts accordingly.

§  Identify risks, develop, recommend and implement risk mitigation solutions.

§  Focus on organizational and team maturity via strong processes, knowledge management and reusable components.

§  Participate in Presales, creating solutions/pricing for proposals, forecasting and budgeting.

§  Extensive experience leading multi-location, multi-organizational teams to execute complex projects.

§  Develop & Implement Data Architecture, Lifecycle and Best Practices.

§  Develop Data Strategy with Mission, Vision, and Objectives.

§  Guide the technology roadmap/architecture based on key business process strategies and drivers.

§  Strong capabilities with analyzing data, high-level back-end development, detailing processes.



Professional Experience



Role: Principal Solutions Architect


    I am responsible for overall direction, development of policies, strategies, roadmap implementation for data integration, data warehouse and MDM initiative. I am currently helping put a roadmap for data integration framework, MDM, Data Governance and Data virtualization.  I am responsible for technical architectural design and plan to ensure alignment of technology choices with business objectives.


Key Achievements:


  • Assist with the implementation of strategy, business initiatives, and large-scale program design.
  • Lead the development of data integration and reporting framework for Salesforce, Genesys, and internal legacy applications
  • Created a framework to stream line data life cycle to help reduce the data pipeline cost by 30%, data replication cost by 25% with improved data quality and governance.
  • Assist in creation of Enterprise architecture blueprint with abstracted data layer and data as service through canonical models.


Key Responsibilities:  

  • Head responsibility for delivery of technical architectural design, plans and strategies.
  • Head responsibility as Program/Project manager for various planned and inflight initiatives.
  • Help consolidate the tools/COTS packages to drive the cost down.

·         Lead the design and support the deployment of the application architecture, DW/BI Architecture, including data repositories, tools and archiving strategy and processes, Reporting and information delivery environments, tools and techniques, Data acquisition, transformation and delivery environments, ETL tools and techniques, Metadata environment and data dictionary, MDM, Data Quality measurement and improvement

·         Management of non-functional requirements

·         Provide technical mentoring and guidance to team

·         Participate in requirements collection for project engagements, help business with POC and visualization of Data through right choice of CSI’s/KPI’s.



Role: Application Service Delivery Manager (Big Data and Analytics) - US


     I was responsible for identified client accounts as Delivery Manager/Solutions architect managing IT projects and services there in, project teams and deliverables. I was also responsible for leading the CSC analytics practice and managing various program objectives.



Key Achievements:


§  Provide thought leadership through out of the box solutions, help setup Big Data Incubator team, developed reusable artifacts.

§  Helped/mentor clients with Data strategy, architecture, leading practices and methodologies to help reduce cost around BI/DW/analytic solution design..

§  Client success through innovative solutions to meet their strategic goals by closely aligning designs and development with their IT and business stakeholders and partnering with key vendors to ensure faster ROI.

§  Increased business opportunity by fostering relationship with client personnel, in turn help growing the revenue through new services, help drive sales by supporting Pre sales activities, proposals for RFP’s. 

§  Successfully managed program objectives ($1-3M) by working closely with various project managers, providing assistance with solution design, aligning dependent project timelines and ensuring key resource allocations on time.

§  Delivered strategic roadmap projects consistently on time and high quality at all clients by managing portfolio sequencing, dependency alignment and optimal resource allocation through the SDLC cycle.

§  Advised/Lead DW/BI design and analytic technical solutions, planning, design and development.

§  Advised/Lead on technical architecture and application, technical delivery including technical quality assurance.

§  Reviewed the functional and non functional technical, conceptual and logical requirements across  a diverse technology landscape and helped creating architecture specifications and other design artifacts representing the approach and impact of new proposed solutions

§  Spearheaded the development and Performance tuning effort for Enterprise Data Warehouse, Master Data Management, Analytics, BI Solutions, Meter Data Management initiatives to provide faster quality data to end customers.

§  Lead, counseled and guided over 15-20 staff members throughout the US region from new hire training through several promotions. mentored and advised several star performers through their career development

§  Develop integrated, targeted, and repeatable approaches to manage change leadership, and work force transition aspects associated with large-scale organization transformation initiatives




Key Responsibilities:


§  Creating executive summaries and reports to present to senior management and partnership

§  Combined responsibilities of Delivery, Solution/Data architect and Program Management

§  Responsible and accountable for data management/analytics team

§  Lead the design and support the deployment of the DW/BI Architecture, including Data repositories, tools and archiving strategy and processes, Reporting and information delivery environments, tools and techniques, Data acquisition, transformation and delivery environments, ETL tools and techniques, Metadata environment and data dictionary, MDM, Data Virtualization, Data Quality measurement and improvement

§  Help develop and monitor the architecture, ensuring compliance with enterprise principles for reducing complexity, ensuring designs align with architecture.

§  Collaborate with Data stewards on development and maintenance of business metadata.

§  Manage development teams (Onshore/Offshore), client engagements; provide application solutions, business consulting, optimal services delivery and governance.

§  Identify appropriate resources, staff projects and oversee assigned personnel.

§  Direct the review of project scope, budget, and schedule for compliance with customer specifications.

§  Build architecture and governance future state data landscape for applications, ODS and data warehouse to provide high quality data for reporting and downstream applications.




Role:  Project Lead

      I was involved in implementation and upgrades of various applications across various clients. I performed various roles ranging from individual contributor to project team lead managing various application implementations.


Key Achievements:


§  Provided alternative solutions to help reduce the time and cost estimate for metering reports, helping the project to be implemented under budget and before the scheduled time line.

§  Ensured that the technical design is appropriate and that the design will support future system upgrades

§  Actively mentored/trained new project team members to bring them to speed and help meet the tight project deadline and quality requirements.

§  Evaluated statistical performance and made recommendations for optimization.

§  Helped the test teams with test strategy and test cases.


 Key Responsibilities:


§  Lead a rapid implementation project involving simultaneous development and testing.

§  Spearhead the DW/ETL solution, design and development activities for metering reports

§  Manage the project team’s (onshore/offshore) activities in the following stages of the project: requirements gathering, design, coding & unit testing, system testing, and implementation.

§  Develop various technical and business documentations to facilitate the understanding of as is/proposed solution.

§  Participate in the development of a test strategy to ensure comprehensive testing in both system test and user acceptance test phases

§  Interface with other teams involved in the project, including the business analysts, architects, test support.

§  Participate in reviews of requirements and functional specifications, technical design, system test plan.

§  Quality Facilitator and Configuration management for the team, ensuring the adherence of various standards and processes.



Roles:  System Analyst and team Lead 


     I was involved in development, implementation and maintenance of COTS insurance application at client site. I performed the role of developer/team lead for various enhancement/customization initiatives.

I was deputed at client site and played role of senior programmer for Data warehouse development project for leading bank in Malaysia       .


§  Gathered Business requirements, Technical design, Analysis and Design document preparation, Coding and Unit Testing, System testing, Coordinated with users for Acceptance testing.

§  Prepared ERD Diagrams, architected Database model and Reporting solution.

§  Coordinated System/Integration Test.

§  Supported/managed defect resolution for implemented code

§  Performance/fine tuned application to help meet the SLAs.



Role:  Developer


§  Analysis of User requirement

§  Creation of Design Documents and program specifications

§  Development/modification of code

§  User Support

§  Test case preparation and testing



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