Chevy Chase, MD
• Twenty eight years of IT experience with specialization in Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), Cloud Computing, enterprise and solution architecture.
• Worked in the commercial and in the government sectors.
• Delivered solutions in the financial, pharmaceutical and healthcare industry (HIE), as well as in federal agencies such as the department of Health and Human Services, Center for Medicaire and Medicaid (CM), the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Defense (DoD).
• Experienced in in architectural frameworks such as Zachman, FEAF, DoDAF, TOGAF, as well as the RUP development process and the UML and Archimate notations.
April 2013 to Present
Raiffeisen bank, based in Vienna, Austria, is one of the leading banks in the Russian Federation.
I joined Raffeisen bank's IT Architecture team where I was tasked to define a strategy for a Service Oriented Architecture with timelines in order to achieve the bank's goals. The driver for this initiative is the bank's strategic embrace of SOA to help it gain competitive advantage
I am defining an approach that includes:
• Defining a SOA Roadmap for the Raiffeisen bank's Russian Federation Retail Division.
• Define the business architecture showing the current state and future state
• Prepared, organized and ran a strategic SOA workshop with top IT management. The goal of the workshop was to build a relationship with the business stakeholders and to establish the mission, vision, goals, objective and KPI's of the SOA.
• Evolving the existing Integration Competency Center into a SOA Center of Excellence (CoE).
• Leading a SOA maturity assessment
• Developing the SOA Reference Architecture
• Establishing the SOA Governance strategy which defines processes for SDLC, services reuse, exception management, portfolio management.
• Establishing a methodology for service identification and design: From corporate strategy through the business architecture, service modeling, service specification and realization.
• Mentoring the team on best SOA practices, standards, principles and implementation
Methodologies and standards involved: TOGAF, SOA, design patterns, SOA Governance, SOA Center of Excellence, OSMMI, UML. SoaML, IBM SOMA. BIAN, IBM: ESB, Process Server, WSRR,
October 2012 to February 2013
Part of a team tasked with providing an assessment of the AT&T Synaptic Computing cloud architecture (IaaS) and a strategy for change:
• Assessed the current state of the AT&T IaaS cloud services provisioning orchestration architecture. Identified areas in need of improvement.
• Researched and recommended the best practices for Cloud IaaS based on the rapid developments of the industry.
• Recommended a conceptual future state for the cloud provisioning architecture based on a convergence of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) with Cloud Computing.. This required developing an understanding of the direction being taken by the Cloud Technology industry in terms of standards and cloud players strategies.
• Provided AT&T a transformation roadmap for achieving a better performing cloud provisioning architecture.
• Worked on an implementation proposal that resulted from the recommendations that the team provided to AT&T.
Technologies and standards involved: SOA, REST, Design Patterns, Cloud Computing (IaaS), VMware, API.
November 2011 to September 2012
Part of an IT Strategic Planning team tasked to define a strategy, an enterprise architecture, and a roadmap for IT Modernization.
• Defined a strategic approach that incorporates SOA and BPM with transition plans required to realize the modernization goals. The driver for this initiative is the insurance client's need to become more competitive in the commercial insurance market.
Defined Business Architecture
• Identified and analyzed enterprise business drivers;
• Derived enterprise business information, technical and solution architecture requirements;
• Translated business needs into enterprise architecture requirements.
• Mapped business capabilities
Defined Reference Architecture
• Defined the high level view of the to-be technology architecture.
• Identified the as-Is technology
Defined Integration Architecture
• Defined the target Integration standards, platform, and recommended a technical architecture aligned to the business architecture. (covering target business process, services, the technology architecture and stack)
• Identified the interface services to be exposed by each of the systems.
Defined a SOA Governance process.
Defined an enterprise level roadmap for technologies; defined the high level Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) implementation roadmap.
Enterprise Architect at a major retailer, Framingham Mass.
Contributed to the enterprise architecture transformation of a major retailer.
• Recommended the Open Group's Archimate architecture notation as a standard notation for all architectural representation
• Derived the Target Operating Model based on the MIT CISR approach
• Defined business capabilities required by the organization
Technologies and standards involved: SOA, SOA Governance, TOGAF, BPM, Archimate
Senior Software Architect
February 2011 to August 2011
Architectural reviews of SOA based application modernization at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS/USCIS)
• Providing independent verification and validation (IV & V) of the DHS/USCIS enterprise applications modernization agency-wide effort to move services from a paper-based model to an electronic environment built around COTS products (Documentum, Siebel, Tibco, Adobe Lifecycle, etc.) that adheres to a Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) paradigm. (Transformation cost > $500M)
• Mapping services for the development of a services interdependency model.
• Documenting findings risks and suggesting risk mitigation strategies
• Analyzing High Level Design (HLD) and Low Level Design (LLD)
Technologies and standards involved: SOA, UML. IBM Rational System Architect
October 2010 to February 2011
Developed an ESB architecture strategy as a means to realize the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) SOA Enterprise Architecture, known as the "This CMS Technical Reference Architecture - Enterprise Service Bus Supplement", which provides the approved guidelines and standards for ESB usage in accordance with CMS' technical architecture approach and technical reference standards.
Sr. System Architect/Enterprise Architect
February 2010 to October 2010
As the health information technology (HIT) expert in the Project Management Office (PMO), providing enterprise architecture support to the Department of Homeland Security/ICE Electronic Health Records program which includes:
* Leading architecture team resources to satisfy customer requirements and meet project deliverables
* for a Health Information Exchange (HIE)/EMR/EHR system for DHS/ICE correctional facilities
* Identifying, analyzing, and defining the Health IT technology for a Electronic health Records (EHR)
* Providing strategic, vision and thought leadership necessary to identify and design scalable COTS EMR/EHR solutions consistent with the defined EHR Program architecture and the goals and objectives of the DHS/ICE Enterprise Architecture.
* Recommending EHR products based on HIT standards and the Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)
* Ensuring that projects technical architecture requirements are in line with the Agency's Enterprise Architecture and Governance Standards, and consistent with the Agency Enterprise Technical Architecture (ETA) and Federal Enterprise Architecture (FEA).
* Working with a wide spectrum of stakeholders such as EHR system owners, health professionals, DHS/ICE acquisition and contracts specialists.
* Participating in the development of a Request For Information (RFI)
* Developing strategies for the utilization of NIHN Connect for the integration of EHR's with ICE detention facilities, external medical organizations and law enforcement agencies,
Technologies and standards involved: SOA, HL7, FEA, HIPAA, CCD, EMR/EHR products, NHIN Connect, CCHIT, HITSP standards, IHE standards, XDS.b, DHS/ICE infrastructure.
System engineer on AHLTA Theater project VA (Kforce subcontract)
October 2009 to February 2010
DHIMS), Falls Church,
10/10/2009 - February 2010
System engineer on AHLTA Theater project VA (Kforce subcontract) -
Identified requirements for a replacement of the legacy Expeditionary Framework (EF)middleware used in transfer of health care data
Senior System Architect
September 2008 to October 2009
Defined the vision, strategy and roadmap for deploying cloud-based on semantically enriched, event-driven, complex event processing (CEP) service oriented demonstrations of applications based on DHS's National Response Framework (NRF) and the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM), aimed at the DHS community.
Provided technical expertise to management for the business development of highly complex cloud-computing projects that required in-depth knowledge across multiple technical areas and business segments.
• Lead a team in the design and development of collaboration applications deployed in the IaaS of the Amazon public cloud (AWS) aimed at Homeland Security (DHS). The applications were developed jointly with Northrop Grumman.
• Developed SOA-based Cloud Computing Reference Architectures
• SOA Governance
• Identified technologies and tools to implement the critical elements of cloud computing architecture. Research, analyze, design and proposed solutions that are appropriate for the business and technology strategies.
• Participated in the writing of responses to RFP's for DHS
• Designed Amazon AWS cloud-based serviced-oriented solution to be tested by the Navy's SPAWAR Trident Warrior 10 program.
Technology Involved: Amazon (AWS) Cloud Computing, Oracle SOA Suite, Oracle Beehive, geospatial technologies, UML, Sparx EA, DoDAF, Net-Centricity, BPMN, SOA Governance
Solution Architect /System Architect
January 2007 to September 2008
Vangent Health Information Exchanges (HIE) business development
Articulated an approach for Vangent Inc. to develop a successful business model for health information exchanges (HIE), collaboration approaches with business partners. Assessed existing HIE models. Recommended a strategic approach toward health information exchanges.
Department of Health and Human Services HHS/Federal Health Architecture - Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)
* Contributed to the designed of the high level architecture of the NHIN Gateway and associated adapters, a federal initiative to facilitate the electronic health information exchange (HIE) between the DoD, Veterans Administration (VA), CMS and SSA.
* Contributed to the selection of services of the federal NHIN Gateway include: patient lookup, patient query and retrieval, information routing and delivery, connection management, consumer access control and security.
* Selected open-source technologies developed at NIH for reuse on the NHIN project.
* Specified key elements of the Gateway's architecture around a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) that included: Interoperable WS-I Basic Profile Web Services, (MTOM SAML, WS*.)
* Selected the service discovery framework (UDDI and/or ebXML)
* Selected Enterprise Service Bus (Mule, ServiceMix, OpenESB/Glassfish) for the FHA's NHIN Gateway implementation.
* Recommended technology stack for the NHIN Gateway
* Specified the development environment of Netbeans and GForge development collaboration server.
* Recommended the business development options for Vangent's Health Care organization.
* Authored responses to RFI for state Medicaid requests.
* Formulated a go-to-market strategy for a new health information interoperability offering that generated significant customer demand from the first proposal. The strategy included a compelling plan and transitional roadmap for moving the new offering from an initial services approach to a multiple revenue stream model of services, products, and support.
Standards and Interoperability Specifications: HITSP, HL7, HIT, HIE, HER, PHR, HIPAA
Technology Involved: XML, Web Services, SOAP, P2P, SOA, WS-Basic Profile, Grid, OpenESB, JBI, GlassFish, NIH's caBIG/caAdapter
Responsible for the technical solution of a BPM/Portal framework based a COTS e-procurement for DISA (DoD) and its integration with legacy systems.
* System architecture
* Production/Staging suites deployment (hardware and software, security)
* Use an iterative approach to delivering the development process. (RUP-based software release plan)
Technologies involved: BPM, UML, RUP, DoDAF
Department of Homeland Security - Annapolis Junction, MD
• Responsible for assessing the legacy enterprise architecture and propose alternatives. Develop high availability plans.
• Developed an overall assessment of the 'as-is' architecture. Assessed the current capacities and capabilities of the organization's hardware, software and network infrastructure. (ATAM methodology)
• Proposed the 'to-be' technology and architecture alternatives for the deployment and scaling of enterprise applications.
• Participated in the assessment and reviews of a System Engineering Master Plan and of a Test Engineering Master Plan, as well as gap analysis of requirements. Rational Unified Process (RUP and) was the methodology employed
• Modeled architecture in UML with Rational Software Architect (RSA)
• Developed plan for inter-site and intra-site enterprise-wide high availability.
• Developed plan for JBoss J2EE-based application clustering and availability.
Technologies involved: IBM p650 servers, IBM SAN, Sun X4200, IBM Web sphere MQ, the IBM WBIMB message broker, Infoglide Bladeworks, JBoss, J2EE, RUP, Rational Software Architect (RSA), UML.
July 2006 to December 2006
Developed a technology insertion governance process.
• Developed a charter for governance for the Joint Requirements Council
• Modeled the enterprise core segments in order to align the business capabilities with technology solutions
• Reviewed and assessed the existing baseline and target architectures.(FEA framework)
• Developed a work product description for a communication plan for Enterprise Architecture.
• Developed a single vs. multiple vendor approach in response to the organizations desire to pursue out-sourcing
• Analyzed the 'layout' of the enterprise in order to recommend the most appropriate Enterprise SOA Roadmap.
• Formulated the use of IBM's Component Business Modeling (CBM) for the development of a SOA roadmap that links business goals, user needs and technology for the implementation of an enterprise-wide documents and records management solution.
Technologies and Standard involved: FEA SOA, Business and IT Alignment.
Architect - Consultant
November 2005 to April 2006
Analyzed and documented the architecture and the functional capabilities of the existing SEC's EDGAR filing system. The architecture is based on Java and CORBA.
• Reverse-engineered the core system and its subsystems with the MagicDraw UML tool .for the purpose of documenting the architecture.
Technologies involved: UML diagrams (MagicDraw): Sequence, Activity, Component, and Deployment.
November 2004 to October 2005
Leading small team responsible for the delivery of marketing applications for Fair Isaac clients Applications are based on Weblogic and the Documentum content management.
• Provided interface to pharmaceutical clients
• Gathered requirements.
• Architected the solution with Weblogic Server 7.0 and Documentum.
• Participated in responses to requests for proposals (RFP). Some of the technologies included for Enterprise Integration Application (EAI) and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) were: TIBCO, Webmethods and Sonic ESB.
• Responsible for the deployment of medical bills review system to health insurance clients in a customer-facing role. Gathered and documented requirements. Liaison between the development team and the client's organization.
• Business rules: Designed a generic process for change management and configuration of business rules for medical billing. The change management process for business rules was based on a Capstone business rules implementation for Fair Isaac's medical bills re-pricing for workmen's compensation application.
• Integration: Managed the integration of medical billing application into client's existing environment. Developed expertise in PPO Network Management
Technologies involved: JRUN 2.3, Weblogic 7.x application server, JSP, JDBC, JMS, Oracle 9.1, TOAD, SourceSafe, UML, J2EE Design patterns, GoF design patterns, XML, XSL, XSLT, Capstone business rules engine, EDI, MS-Project, Sun Solaris, Windows 2000/XP, UML
Architect - Consultant
June 2004 to November 2004
ETS needed to replace existing Lotus Notes test platform with a better scaling technology.
• Interfaced with SME's
• Gathered functional requirements
• Wrote use cases. Developed UML object models from the use cases and generated data models.
• Architected the Java/J2EE application, MVC application framework. J2EE/EJB design patterns used.
• Mentored the introduction of iterative development with the Rational Unified Process (RUP), Rational tools and UML.
Technologies involved: Java/J2EE, JSLT, JSF, Eclipse, UML, RUP, use cases, Spring framework, Hibernate.
Business Architect - Consultant
June 2004 to June 2004
• Responsible for leading a business re-engineering workshop for the modernization of New Jersey's Unemployment Insurance and documenting the business and functional analysis of the unemployment insurance software applications to-be. The major components of unemployment insurance processes included claims application, claims processing, monetary and disbursement processes, disputed claims, appeals and adjudication, employer taxation, employer related claims issues.
• Mentored a group of business Subject Matter Experts and system experts in documenting the 'as-is" unemployment insurance system
• Documented the 'as-is' architecture with business use cases and system use cases
Technologies involved: Rational Rose (UML), RequisitePro.
Data Warehouse Business Analyst - Consultant
September 2003 to November 2003
Following acquisition of two pharmaceuticals, key users of the clinical drug discovery process no longer trusted data provide by the data warehouse.
• Defined the requirements for a data analysis and reporting application for the "Dynamic Pipeline", a clinical drug discovery process which provided a short term solution to the lack of credibility of the data by some key users. Provided a road map for a mid-range strategy.
Technologies involved: UML, use cases, RUP, Business Objects, data modeling.
March 2003 to July 2003
Architecture assessment: Evaluated CityTime, a 125 million application, from the requirements trace ability matrix, gap analysis, to the application code, business logic, database, servers, and networks. The system will record, track and reconcile employee time, attendance and leave data, while providing enhanced functions to support the collection and approval of this information to meet the business needs of the Office of the Payroll Administration.
The application consists of Oracle DB, VB, ASP, COM+, the SmarTime Business Rules engine and the Sun E10000, EMC, Cisco hardware and networks. Assessment methodology used is the Software Engineering Institute's (SEI) Architecture Trade-off Analysis Method (ATAM), based on: Performance, Scalability, Availability, Usability, and Extensibility.
Recommended n-tier real time online transaction processing architecture using IBM Web sphere, Workflow, Rules Engine, Oracle DB, MSMQ connecting to Mainframe DB2/CICS, a UML modeling tool and a RUP like process.
Recommended Network and Server infrastructure from Cisco Routers 7500, Switches 6509, Firewall 525, Cisco Content Switching and Sun 10K.2
Analyst - Consultant
October 2002 to February 2003
Business requirements: Gathered requirements, generated business use cases and UML object models (Rational Rose/RUP methodology) for content publishing integration with Knowledge Management system and the SilverStream Portal.
• Test cases: Wrote test cases based on the use cases in order to certify that the business requirements have been met.
Technology involved: UML, SilverStream Portal
April 2000 to November 2001
Application architect: For United Technologies, architected a multi-faceted B2B and B2C e-commerce application for a Fortune 100 client. Responsible for the full development lifecycle in the context of Intershop, an e-commerce platform, implemented on the Sun Solaris OS.
• Gathered requirements, wrote specification.
• Developed use case models, User Interface models, process models, analysis models, design models of the application. Used design patterns as solution mechanisms.
• Worked with development team on unit tests, integration tests and application deployment.
Technologies involved: J2EE Servlets, JSP, EJB, JDBC, Oracle DBMS, UML, RUP.
The architecture was based on the Enfinity Intershop (Persistence PowerTier) as well as the BEA Weblogic J2EE application server.
The development methodology used: RUP and UML (Rational Rose).
• Enterprise Application Integration (EAI): For the State of New York Division of Criminal Services, developed the architecture of a message switch which allows for the enhanced integration of information from NY State (police, courts, etc.).
• Evaluated EAI technologies. Recommend an EAI strategy to the CIO, for the migration and integration of applications from legacy mainframe system. The integration of messages, applications and processes is done through a message broker and IBM MQ Series.
Technologies involved: The product evaluation of the message brokers included Vitria, CrossWorlds and the IBM MQ Integrator, Tibco.
Developed a software architecture assessment methodology whose goal is to identify architecture gaps, business/technology decision trade-offs and architectural risks through use of non-functional requirements throughout stages of application lifecycles.
Technologies involved: ATAM, SAAM
Credit Card Processing - Analyzed and made recommendations for credit card payment processing consolidation for a Fortune 500 company.
Developed the Business Continuity Process (BCP) strategy for Radianz, a multinational financial customer of Sun.
October 1999 to April 2000
Data warehouse architect: Responsible for requirements definition and the architecture of a data warehouse for a startup venture capital incubator company that creates e-commerce partnerships with branded retailers providing capital funding, management and a shared technology infrastructure and services to store clickstream data, sales, returns, fulfillment, inventory and profitability across several retailers.
Technologies involved: ETL, OLAP, Cognos, Hyperion, Datastage, Informatica
Architect - Consultant
July 1999 to October 1999
Application architecture: Responsible for the analysis and design of the architecture for Merck-Medco's prescription drugs distribution and the implementation of a B2C e-commerce solution.
• Produced the Software Architecture Document (SAD), which captures the most important design decisions in 4+1 architectural views. Created the object design model of the application with Use Case analysis and UML diagrams. Responsible for the full development life cycle of the application.
June 1995 to July 1999
Architecture Standards: Member of a team responsible for enterprise IT architecture, architecture initiatives, technology strategy for high-level application designs of the web, security, PKI methods, middleware, CORBA-based object-oriented distributed systems and e-commerce.
* Translate the enterprise business architecture into IT strategy and enforce IT Governance. Principles.
* Member of a team that develops and implements architectures for the Roche global harmonization of IT solutions
* Follow technology direction
* Infrastructure architecture: Selected, evaluated and implemented infrastructure products. Responsible for the integration of enterprise applications for the SAP environment.
* Business architecture: Member of a team that redesigned business processes (BPR) as part of the migration from legacy to the SAP environment.
Application architecture: Application Server/Project Manager - Managed teams of three consultants for the implementation an n-tier Intranet requisition application with the Netdynamics application server. The application was designed and implemented with OOAD methodology, Use Cases, and UML with Rational Rose. Resources Defined project scope, requirements, risks, change control procedures and configuration management.
• Network and System Management: Managed HP OpenView ITO implementation for monitoring of networks, systems and the SAP transactional performance.
• Enterprise Backups: Evaluated and implemented solutions for the Roche enterprise backup project whose scope involved backing up all data from HP, IBM, DEC, and the EMC storage. The backup solution consisted of StorageTek DLT libraries controlled by StorageTek's ACSLS software and HP's Omniback.
• IT Operations: Documented IT Operations procedures. Trained system engineers and operations personnel.
Designed and implemented the disaster recovery plan for all the Unix-based systems, which includes SAP, PeopleSoft and Documentum.
Geology and Geophysics
BA in Geology