Barbara Bour

Work History

Work History
Jan 2009 - Present

Solutions Architect, Engineering Program Manager

West Avenue Capital Management Partners

Solutions Architect and Engineering Program Manager (Agile/SCRUM) with new venture in stealth mode building exciting technology in the cloud computing space. Backed by West Avenue Capital.

Strategic approach to Systems Management to meet unique challenges of Cloud Computing.

Program Management of Platform Engineering. VMWare, Linux & Windows virtualization, VDI.

Apr 2000 - Aug 2008

VP, Applied Infrastructure Engineering

J.P. Morgan

IT Infrastructure Strategy, Solutions Architecture and Engineering, Program Management (PMI, Agile/SCRUM), Internal Product Development. Recruited by the Managing Director of Credit Derivatives Sales (previously a client).

  • Defined Infrastructure Solutions Architecture and Design to address rapid business growth, market impact resiliency, performance, capacity, performance and compliance risk (SOX) within Global Markets. 
  • Defined process to capture non-functional requirements, define workload types inspired by SIE.
  • Designed & delivered Disaster Recovery Strategies for complex real time and legacy applications.
  • Managed engineering & strategy for Data Center Consolidations, Migrations. Business and Technical Analysis to define infrastructure blue prints based on workload types and determine strategy & effort to migrate from conventional OS.
  • Designed and established an Enterprise Systems Management Platform for the J.P. Morgan Investment Bank in response to repeated business impact outages. Innovative approach reduced response time by 75%, time to recover by 30%, provided proactive (“manage to amber”) capability.
Oct 1996 - Apr 2000

Trading Floor Team Lead at J.P. Morgan

http://www.csc.com

Led Fixed Income Trading Floor Operations. Recruited by high priority trading desks to provide hands-on, targeted support and tactical solutions.

Education

Education

BFA

Syracuse University

Skills

Skills

Hands-On and Matrix Team Management

  Hands-on technical talent management & development. Cross organization matrix management. Expert at managing delivery across large dynanic organization.  

Technology Operations

Trading Technology Operations, Operational Process Re-Engineering and Technical Solutions for Operational Efficiency, Resiliency, Regulatory and Compliance.

Enterprise Systems Management

Enterprise Systems Management Architecture and Strategy, Tivoli ITM, NetCool, open source (Nagios), HP, Sun, Managed Objects, CMDB, ITIL

Infrastructure Solutions Architecture

Solutions Architecture (Infrastructure) and Engineering, Strategic Road Maps: Linux, Solaris, VMWare, virtualization, utility/cloud computing, iSCSI, SAN, NAS storage, data center migration, rationalization. Disaster Recovery, Resiliency, Operational Efficiency.

Technology Program Management

Global Scale Technology Program Management: Multiple Projects, Business Analysis, Resource Planning, Budget/Finance, Risk, TCO, Management Communications, Agile, SCRUM, PMI, CMM, SIE, MS Project, Visio. Cross Organization Matrix and Hands-On Technical Team Management, Motivation and Development of Technical Talent.

Summary

Summary

I am a technology strategist, architect and program manager who has defined global infrastructure technology strategies that map real business problems to pragmatic technical solutions. Key to my ability to make a difference has been my ability to achieve collaborative consensus and drive execution across large, complex organizations. I thrive on building strong relationships throughout the organization, leading by example, and fierce dedication to tangible results that move business profitably forward. I am recognized for technical acumen, strategic vision, pragmatism, ability to “get brain around” complex, dynamic problems and getting things done.

Key Accomplishments

•       Define and deliver global scale Infrastructure Solutions and Programs to address rapid business growth, market impact resiliency, performance, capacity, performance and compliance risk (SOX) at J.P. Morgan, within Global Markets.

•      Defined and delivered compreshensive global Enterprise Systems Management for J.P. Morgan Investment Bank to reduce incident time to resolve and improve resiliency.

•       Collaborated with and influenced multiple teams, including Buy vs. Build analysis, Product Selection and Development. Expert at cross organization collaboration with business stakeholders, applicationarchitects, deep subject matter experts and application development teams across global organization to deliver the best solution.

•       Effective hands-on management and development ot technical teams.

Interest

Sustainable horticulture, life sciences, medicine.

Horticulture design business: http://www.gardenprincipiainc.com

Certifications

Certifications

J.P. Morgan Expert Engineer Program

J.P. Morgan