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CV, Enterprise Architect Seeking Role In UK

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 40486
(08/31/1961, male)
List top 5 skills: 
Short Bio:

Strong enterprise architect with strong business and technical knowledge. Aligns with business stakeholders, delivery teams and other architects to make sure those capabilities provide the right functionality for the enterprise in time. Demonstrated ability to project manage and provide technical recommendations.

Current location: 

Pennsylvania, United States - View on map

Nationality: 

American

Preferred Sector of Employment: 

IT and Technology

Spoken languages: 

english

Locations I am interested in working:

Anywhere

List of countries I have a visa to work in:

Puerto Rico, United States, Virgin Islands, U.S.



Profile

An experienced IT director and manager, project manager, enterprise architect, technical lead, entrepreneur, and developer on many Oracle Application, SAP, Content and Records Management, Enterprise Search, Information Lifecycle Management, Big Data, Data Management and Data Warehouse initiatives over many years. A strategic thinker that has provided enterprise wide strategies around Strategies, Data Management, Analytics and Big Data. Proven track record in the Oracle world working with many Fortune 500 companies over a career spanning 30 years in business and technology functions. Communication skills that cross boundaries between business and technology. Desired position will utilize an expansive set of skills while challenging his knowledge in the Enterprise Architecture area.

 

Work Experience

Enterprise Architect, Independent Consultant Xcel Energy, USA
March 2010 to Current

Experienced Enterprise Architect within one of the largest energy firms in the US. Applied Enterprise strategies and standards definitions around Data Management, Big Data, Server Infrastructure, Mobility, and Integrations utilizing frameworks based on IBM models and TOGAF. Active participant in the project governance and PMO process definition and modifications. Duties include:

• Seek and partner with IT stakeholders in building and implementing a robust, scalable, and agile Enterprise Architecture to support the enterprise strategy.

• Assess current application & infrastructure environment and design and execute the future state strategy to meet business objectives, going forward

• Make recommendations on the strategic use of technology for leveraging business results, and working with IT and business stakeholders to incorporate these recommendations into appropriate roadmaps and life cycle plans

• Develop, establish, enforce, and sustain the Enterprise Architecture, including standards and guidelines for: application & infrastructure solutions and technologies, integration methodologies and practices, development processes, hardware platforms, and enterprise data design

• Anticipate and ensure alignment with long term business requirements by ensuring identified change is reflected in the appropriate roadmaps and by providing thought leadership in all areas of applied Information Technology, both internally and externally

• Facilitate and steward the synchronization of the various business, application, and technology roadmaps with appropriate IT and business stakeholders, including change as described in application strategies and business initiatives

• Minimize the number of architectural components and total cost of ownership while maintaining a maximum of functional flexibility, reliability, and security

• Balance the role of strategist with urgency, while simultaneously managing and delivering results in a growing and fast paced environment

• Demonstrate the ability to manage via influence and have the credibility and interpersonal skills as a respected thought leader. Articulated pragmatic, sensible and simple solutions while executing across multiple business and technical perspectives

• Lead in a co-operative way, through facilitation and stewardship, and by co-operative delegation, while making optimal use of the highly qualified resources available in order to achieve business goals

• Facilitate and steward the documenting of architecture design and analysis work, including the capture and mapping of the relationships between architecture component

• Assist in executing process improvement activities

Currently leading an effort with over 60 utilities to define a strategy with an industry focus around Cyber Security and Big Data and Advanced Analytics. Previously, developed strategies and standards around Document Management, Records Management, Server Platform Infrastructure, Findability (Enterprise Search), and Microsoft Access Usage, Reporting, Archive/Purge, Data Governance, Data Quality, Business Process Management, Metadata Management, Search, Instant Messaging, Collaboration, Storage Infrastructure, eDiscovery and Server Infrastructure.

Lead architect on two enterprise wide initiatives. The first initiative is an enterprise wide application to manage retention policies for all content and provide Enterprise Search utilizing Autonomy IDOL, Meridio, Liquid Office, Legal Hold and Early Case Assessment. The second initiative is to architect a series of applications to control the grid in the desert southwest and energy trading. Utilized skills with a business perspective and a technology perspective to create and implement a design to adhere to standards, create deliverables, provide adequate security, drive vendors, contribute to project management, design data warehousing requirements, provide infrastructure knowledge, and disaster recovery infrastructure advice. He led a team of 10 people in the efforts to implement these solutions over several years.

 

Chief Technical Officer and Co-Founder Guardian Applications
September 2005 to December 2014

Developed and implemented the architecture of a security tool for Oracle ERP. The tool, Silhouette, scrambles and encrypts sensitive information and is highly configurable by the user. Currently used by multiple fortune 500 customers, the product continues to grow and mature. A leader in identity management and security in the Oracle community and featured presenter at many international conferences on security, including Oracle Open World, Collaborate, Oracle HR Conference, and many others. Intellectual property recently sold to another software firm based in Michigan.

 

Data Warehousing Architect, Independent Consultant United Healthgroup
April 2009 to February 2010

Implemented a strategy to provide performance tuning on an existing data warehouse for ETL jobs and reporting. Utilizing complex partitioning and partition indexes, improved performance tenfold and while not impacting existing applications. Original project was to archive and purge data, but an alternative was found to improve existing functionality, thus saving the corporation thousands in additional hardware.

 

Technical Lead, Independent Consultant  Moneygram
April 2008 to April 2009

Technical lead for a financial services company who were re-engineering their entire business using the Oracle E-Business Suite. The modules include AR and Incentive Compensation. Responsible for 6 developers and their tasks, developing all the technical designs for customizations needed to support the business. Worked with the business to take the business requirements and map them into the technology in the Oracle EBS. Development efforts include Oracle Forms, Reports, PL/SQL, and Workflow. In addition, worked with Applimation tool (now Informatica) to implement an Archive and Purge strategy before implementing Oracle EBS.

 

Business Evaluation, Independent Consultant Mate Precision Tooling
September 2007 to March 2008

Consultant to senior leadership for a small manufacturing firm to evaluate their current business processes. The documentation developed was used by the implementation team to upgrade their existing Oracle E-Business Suite environment to Oracle 12i. Presented a series of workshops to document all the business processes and presented to C-level where the challenges will be in an upgrade. The company was attempting to upgrade AP, GL, FA, MRP, WIP, and BOM.

 

Technical Manager, Independent Consultant  MA Mortenson
September 2005 to September 2007

Technical manager for the implementation of a Oracle E-Business Suite. Responsible for the design and development of all forms, reports, and other custom code (using PL/SQL) in the Oracle modules: AR, AP, GL, Projects, HR, Payroll, and Time & Labor. The team included 8 developers and 4 offshore resources, including Oracle On-Demand. The implementation was extremely successful and the company continues to improve on the implementation.

 

Technical Lead and Data Warehousing,  Emerson Process Management
Oct 2000 to Aug 2005

Developed the proposal for senior leadership, Return on Investment, and overall design of the Data Warehouse. Data Marts included Sales, Marketing, Profitability, Inventory Management, Commissions, Receivables, and Cost of Goods Sold. The proposal was approved and a team implemented the data warehouse over a period of three 3 years.

Technical Lead responsible for the design and development of interfaces to and from Oracle Financials and Manufacturing. Development took place in an Oracle Application 11i environment, using PL/SQL, Forms and Reports 6i, and XML. Developed interfaces using XML feeding various modules in Oracle Applications 11i, including OE, AR, MFG, BOM, and WIP from JD Edwards Applications. Responsible for the purchase of the software product, Applimation, to replace the archive and purge strategy currently used at Emerson. Set up and developed the complex selection criteria to archive the data.

Technical Project Lead responsible for the upgrade and implementation for ALL customizations in an Oracle 10.7 to 11i9 upgrade. He led a team of 10 developers on-site and 5 off-shore developers. Total number of customizations responsible for was approximately 3000. This role required the utilization of technical and functional knowledge of the Oracle Applications.

 

Technical Lead and Data Warehousing, Independent Consultant Fingerhut
March 2000 to October 2000

Principal Architect for a data warehouse integrated into an Oracle Financials implementation. Developed the overall design, documented, and built entity relationships for implementation. Led a team of 4 on the design and build of the data warehouse.

 

Data Warehousing, Independent Consultant Land O Lakes
August 1999 to March 2000

Systems Analyst to design and develop programs for data warehouse integration into Oracle CPG system. This required extensive knowledge of Oracle Forms, Oracle Reports, and Oracle PL/SQL. The development included data warehouse applications and bolt on applications for Order Management. Worked with business users to develop the specifications and then implemented them. Knowledge of Oracle Applications, including Oracle GEMMS, System ESS and Financials was required.

 

System Test Lead, Independent Consultant, Valspar
April 1998 to April 1999

Developed system test modules for Oracle Financials and Manufacturing applications. This required extensive knowledge of Oracle Applications to demonstrate proper functionality of application and interfaces from bolt-on applications.

 

Technical Lead, Independent Consultant, Imation
April 1998 to April 1999

Designed and implemented interfaces to Oracle Financials and Manufacturing applications. The interfaces included integrating to manufacturing plants legacy systems and various Oracle Applications (including AP, PO, OE, AR, WIP, BOM, & GL).

 

Project Management, Valspar
October 1992 to February 1997

Managed multiple projects including order entry, credit and billing, inventory tracking, forecasting, and pricing; all developed in a UNIX environment using Informix/Informix 4GL and Oracle. The position not only required project management and design, but also included actual hands on development for each project.

 

Market Analyst,  Aggregate Computing
October 1991 to June 1992

Developed relationships with potential clients and industry leaders and marketing plans for software to distribute parallel processing across many computers in the enterprise.

 

Developer, Independent Consultant,  Westinghouse
January 1990 to August 1991

Developed software using the “C”, Ada, and SQL languages. The projects included development of a test tool to test each software module to show the engineer possible problems within the code and offered suggestions on how to correct the problem. The tool was fully automated and communicated between the PC environment and UNIX environment.

 

Marketing and Support Data, I/O Corporation
March 1988 to November 1989

Provided technical field support for Data I/O software and hardware product lines.

 

Engineer,  The Boeing Company
July 1984 to March 1988

Developed several application programs, in “C”, for usage with Apollo Workstations. These included: An automatic integrated circuit router (for internal integrated circuit design), Accounting and billing of system usage and implementation of an internally developed file transfer protocol.

Provided System Administration for four (4) networks of Apollo/Mentor Graphics workstations.

Developed and designed high-speed multiplexing scrambler card for implementation into B2 Computer-generated Flight Simulator.

 

Education & Qualifications

1984
Bachelor of Science
Electrical EngineeringUniversity of New Haven, West Haven, CT

 

Summarization Of Roles

Chief Technology Officer Entrepreneur Enterprise Architect

Technical Lead Project Manager System Analyst

Business Analysis eDiscovery Subject Matter Expert Content Management Subject Matter Expert

Big Data Strategist Search Subject Matter Expert Records Management Subject Matter Expert

 

Industry Experience

Manufacturing  – Retail – Financial – Public Utilities –  Healthcare –  High Tech

 

Technical Knowledge

HP/Autonomy IDOL Meridio Content Management Documentum Content Management

Oracle E-Business Suite Peoplesoft Oracle Database

Oracle PL/SQL SQL Server TOGAF 9

SAP Google Search Appliance Hadoop

Infrastructure Data Management Master Data

Data Quality Database Scrambling Encryption

Business Process Management