Expert in Lead Solutions Architecture
Expert ID: 739655 Washington, USA
Expert's achievements and leadership history includes leading projects, mentoring architects and developers, overseeing the architecture for cloud and desktop UI, microservices and SOA, SaaS, modifications, and integrations of custom / third party software and data storage.
As a consultant and educator, Expert also instructs on Azure, .NET, and estimation patterns and practices.
|Year: 1995||Degree: AA||Subject: Information Technology||Institution: Bellevue College|
|Year: 1984||Degree: BA||Subject: Physical and Biological Anthropology||Institution: State University of New York College at Plattsburg|
|Years: 2002 to 2022||Employer: Avanade||Title: Lead Solutions Architect||Department: Applications and Innovation|
Responsibilities:Led, planned, estimated, architected, and reviewed new, upgraded, and modernized custom development delivery. Mentored architects for Avanade’s West Region. Performed technical quality reviews for long-term projects.
Oversaw the architecture for cloud and desktop UI, microservices, SaaS, modifications, and integrations of D365, custom and third-party software, and data storage. Instructed staff on Azure, .NET, and estimation patterns and practices.
Guided client custom software initiatives by managing architecture / development in multisite offshore teams of up to 125 designers, developers and testers, and leading Agile, DevOps, and ALM efforts.
• $45 million rise in personal sales capacity along with a 75%, five-year expansion in sales capability, and a 12-point (from 27% to 39%) boost in sales conversions achieved by adding multiple full-time dedicated solution architects to propel growth and overcoming bottlenecks in the pipeline for the applications and infrastructure market unit.
• 18% jump in trained solution architects, 15% increase in certified solution architects, and reduced the certification process from more than three years to 12 to 18 months by building a Microsoft Teams sites for solution architect community engagement, creating an architect apprentice program, populating Microsoft Teams-based patterns and practices libraries, and holding information syncs.
• 28% reduction in planned to actual (from $90 million to $65 million) and a 44% decrease in time (from 48 to 27 months) achieved by developing an Agile project management system modernization plan inclusive of technology, staffing, risks, contingencies, commercials, and contracting for a major utility client transitioning to Azure deployed, .NET capable, content management software.
• Expanded team capacity to support seven demo builds for a major software client by reorganizing the Agile process to include Lean principles, cutting sprints from three to one week sessions, aligning the strategy and demo mindset with a solution pipeline approach of gate controls and Kanban planning boards, and training offshore staff.
|Years: 2002 to 2003||Employer: Hitachi Solutions America||Title: Solutions Pricipal||Department: Modern Solutions|
Responsibilities:Led, planned, estimated, architected and reviewed delivery of new and modernized custom development, including mobile, microservice, and fusion solutions. Developed patterns and practices for solutioning and estimation.
Developed offerings to define technology and entry plays for client solutions.
Cultivated developer experience to provide a holistic approach to improve an organizations agility and software development performance. He leveraged engaging techniques in team agility, team velocity, design thinking and experience design, organizational agility, measures, and developer perception and sustainability to advance organizations on their modernization journey.
Specifically, decoupled architecture to bring architectural agility in preparing and transitioning an organization from legacy and on-premise architectures to modern cloud first and microservice architectures. The service provides awareness and a program to improve modernization success and reduce overall costs.
Azure Migration Assessments tuned to Microsoft’s Azure Migration Assessments (AMA) program and intended to reduce cost of assessing cloud readiness and migration plans through use of program funds.
|Years: 2001 to 2002||Employer: Daptiv||Title: Principal Software Engineer||Department: eProject|
Responsibilities:Analyzed, architected, and developed solutions with new and deployed eProject, web-based, project management, estimation, and enablement software, similar to MS SharePoint and Project. Focused on UI experience and design, UI and backend performance, and data integrity along with upgrade and migration issues.
Directed integration, data, and performance teams around developer and tester training, tools, and certifications.
|Years||Country / Region||Summary|
|Years: 2006 to 2016||Country / Region: India||Summary: Led mixed culture development teams remotely and in person. Worked with teams directly in India during 6 short term,10-day to 55-day trips, engaged in training, mentoring, troubleshooting, and architecture work. Solved management issues, performed interviews, encouraged team building, and identified team members for advanced training.|
|Licenses / Certifications|
|Accenture Select-Level Systems Integration Solutions Architect (SISA) - certified 2011, certified lead 2018, certified select 2020
Accenture Master Technology Architect (MTA) - certified 2019
Accenture Lead-Level System Integration Delivery Lead (SIDL) - certified lead 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Architect (MCSA): Web Applications - 2016
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD): Web Applications - 2016
Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD): Enterprise Application - 2009
Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) - 2019
Fields of Expertise