CV, US SAP Solution Architect, Infrastructure Manager targets M. East

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 14037

Skills keywords: infrastructure/datacenter/cloud, sap manging consultants, sap solution architect
Short Bio:

I have 17(+) years of IT industry experience specializing in architecting, re-platform, and building SAP infrastructure/data center and cloud based solutions (with recent focus on SAP HANA deployments).

Over 7 years with Big4 consulting firms: Capgemini, BearingPoint, EDS and Infosys in multiple capacities with managing large scale of multi-million dollars SAP engagements in USA including pre-sales initiatives.

Current location: Kansas, United States - View on map
Nationality: American
Preferred Sector of Employment:  Oil, Gas and Energy, IT and Technology, Manufacturing and Operations
Spoken languages: Arabic, english, Hindi, Urdu
Location I am interested in working: Dubai, qatar, saudi arabia


 High-Impact Leadership Certification, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley, USA

 MBA – International Business & Finance; Keller Graduate School of Management, USA

 Bachelor of Engineering – Electrical Engineering; Osmania University, India


Global SAP Lead (Solution Architect) at Cisco Systems January 2012 – Present

 Responsibilities: Manage, assess and execute SAP re-platform (OSDB migrations) solutions, migrating from IBM, HP and Sun platform to converged architecture VCE/Vblock to support North American/European clients

 Install, configure and deploy Cisco HANA appliance (standalone & scaleout) and assisting customers to migrate SAP traditional DB to HANA DB

 Design, size and architect SAP landscapes and OSDB migration, Oracle E-Business and database on converged platform UCS and VCE/Vblock that includes: infrastructure cloud and virtualization, and automation solutions on Cisco platforms

 Provide SAP technical leadership and direction to customers and internal staff in the development of fully integrated technology solutions in support of pre-sales activities

 Help migrating Enterprise, Commercial, and Public sector customers’ enterprise applications and databases (Oracle, DB2, Microsoft SQL Server) to data center virtualization and Cloud computing infrastructure using Cisco Intelligent Automation and Orchestration tools(CIAC)

Infosys Consulting USA October 2010 – January 2012

SAP Consulting Manager

 Responsibilities: Managed and led a team of experts to architect end-to-end technical solutions, strategic roadmap of global SAP clients, and support SAP major upgrades, datacenter consolidations, and OS/DB migration

 Developed and constructed Infrastructure transformation solutions for SAP clients’ migration and upgrades on various platforms: hardware; operating systems, and storage

 Provided extended level support and troubleshooting for SAP global customer solutions

 Business and IS strategies – Outsourcing, re-engineering, designing IT process and application infrastructure to increase productivity and reduce cost

 Managed complex and cross-functional team to develop, integrate and implement products and services in multi-vendor environments using both on-shore and off-shore models

Capgemini USA April 2009 – October 2010

SAP Principal/Management Consultant – Financial Services Practice

 Responsibilities: Architecting, designing and building Infrastructure transformation solutions for SAP clients on various SAP business suites (ECC6.0, PI 7.1, BI/BW7.0, BPC 7.0, and BOBJ) with the third-party products

Achievements/Duties Performed for Capgemini’s Major Clients:

 SAP hardware – migration and upgrades on various platforms: IBM, HP, Sun with storage products (EMC and Hitachi); Operating systems: AIX, HP-UX, Solaris, Linux, and Windows, and database (Oracle and MS SQL Servers) with high available solutions HA/cluster, SAP ACC, virtualizations (VMware, LPAR, Solaris containers) and fail-over (site and geographical)

 Conduct technical and risk analysis evaluation for outsourcing and offshore partners for clients’ SAP technical support and operations

 Contribute in new business opportunities for banking and financial sector, primarily based on SAP and BI tools. The most notable account: GMAC Financials ( $30 – $60MM) – SAP Banking Implementation

 Integration of SAP and critical enterprise business application (Business Intelligence, SCM, Portals, and supplier systems) using technologies: IDOCs, EDI, J2EE/Adapter, eSOA, Web services and business data modeling

 Involve in Business Process modeling, analysis & architecture development efforts; and integration between SAP NetWeaver and BPM tools

BearingPoint, Inc February 2007 – April 2009

Senior SAP Technical Architect and Lead

 Responsibilities: Architected and implemented various technical solutions to deploy SAP NetWeaver applications – ECC, Portal, BW, MDM, BPC, PI/XI and CRM.

Achievements/Duties Performed for BearingPoint’s Major Clients:

 Plan and define, design and construction activities for global SAP deployments

 SAP landscapes consolidations and migrations to newer hardware platforms (HP, Sun and IBM) with Virtualizations (VMware & Linux) and storage (Hitachi and EMC)

 perform major SAP OS/DB platform migrations, upgrades, installations and configurations on various hardware/storage platforms – IBM, HP, Sun, EMC, and Hitachi

 Conduct and evaluate technical customer RFP for hardware vendor selections, and low cost model -outsourcing/offshore partners (developments, support and operations)

 Upgrade R/3 (4.7 & 4.6) to ECC 6.0, BW(3.5) to BI 7.0 and Unicode Conversion with Oracle 10.2

 SAP data archiving and CMS solutions integration with IXOS, EMC and PBS archive add-on

 Datacenters (systems and storage) consolidations, architecture and build multiple SAP landscapes

 Disaster recovery and high availability solutions (fail-over and clustering) with various vendor products

 Technical project management, budgeting, contract and resources management

 Manage diversified team of Basis, ABAP developers, Unix, DBAs and operations

Solectron Corp, Milpitas – CA 2000 – 2007

Enterprise Applications (SAP) and Infrastructure Manager

 Responsibilities: Senior architect role in planning, architecture, selection of hardware, installations and deployment of global application rollouts – SAP(ECC, EP, BW, SOLMAN), BI/Data Warehouse, planning and systems integration tools

Achievements/Duties Performed for BearingPoint’s Major Clients:

 Lead global datacenters consolidation and disaster recovery program (estimated project $10MM) in design, deployment and implementation with business efficiency savings of administrative, support and maintenance costs

 Supervise $ 8- 10MM IT operation budget including hardware, software, data center operations and third-party contractors

 Direct and manage a team of IT professionals (Internal and third party vendors) to support the worldwide operations, which represent diverse set of systems (SAP, Oracle and middleware applications) , local and wide area networks, servers operations, backups, high availability, disaster recovery and customers SLAs measurements

 Responsible for creating, implementing and monitoring offshore strategy in multi-vendor environments – IBM, Infosys, TCS etc…

 Conduct technical risk analysis in new business initiatives and developing systems integrations to support acquisitions and divestitures

 Perform multiple SOX Compliance reviews with external and internal auditors and provide remedial actions. Implement Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) tools

 Setup and effectively manage a global support and development team consists of technical and business analysts, and developers representing from India, Mexico and China etc…

EDS for Philips Semiconductors 1998 – 2000

ERP Technical Consultant

 Responsibilities: Serve as a tier one technical administrative role for Baan ERP with Oracle, UNIX and third party applications

 The position entailed system analysis, troubleshooting, and resolution of issues that directly impact the performance and availability of the systems to the users’ community

 Other responsibilities included scheduling batch jobs, system backups, configuration management, system integration, and software distribution


 Hardware Platform: Cisco UCS, VCE/Vblock, HP Itanium/Integrity & PA-RISC, Sun-Fire and IBM PSERIES/ISERIES

 SAN: Hitachi (USP, USPVM, AMS), EMC (VMAX, DMX, CLARiiON), IBM DS8K, and Sun product

 Operating Systems: HP/UX 11iv2/3, AIX 5.x/6.x/7.x Solaris 10/9, Redhat 5/6 & SUSE 10/11 and Windows 2005/2008

 Virtualization: VMwareESXi/ vSphere/ vCenter, IBM, HP & Solaris containers/zone

 Databases: Oracle 10/11g, DB2 9.5/9.7 & MS SQL server 2008 & 2005

 Clustering Technologies: VERITAS/VCS, Oracle RAC, Linux Clusters (Red Hat & SUSE), Oracle Data Gaurd, HP ServiceGuard, Sun Clustering and Microsoft /MSCS

 Data Replication: Hitachi- TrueCopy & ShadowImage, EMC, TimeFinder/ SRDF and VERITAS FlashSnap

 Systems Integration: J2EE tools, webMethods, SeeBeyond, IBM MQ Series and EDI

 Web Services: Java, Apache, BEA WebLogic and SOA

 Web Applications: BEA/WebLogic, WebSphere, Oracle and JBOSS

 Languages: Java, AWK, Perl, C, UNIX Shell Scripts and SQL