Architect at DXC Technology
- London, United Kingdom, GB
- +44 (0)7882772118
> Solutions Architect educated to degree level with extensive experience in developing high-value, multi-vendor solutions in large financial, petroleum, government, local government and retail environments.
> Skilled strategist who transforms strategic business plans into workable solutions and benchmarks performance against key operational targets/goals.
> Great problem-solver with keen ability to rapidly assess diverse situations, develop action plans, and lead teams to meet or exceed targeted goals.
> Effective communicator and relationship-builder with superior detail orientation who gathers and imparts information effectively across all management, department, and discipline levels and engenders collaborative spirit, consistently resulting in extraordinary outcomes.
> Architecting / building solutions within an official / sensitive cloud.
> Various projects including the upgrade of Citrix WebInterface estate to Citrix Storefront.
> During this period the account went through a transformation programme from its current mode to future mode .The transformation included PSN (Public Services Network) compliant digital footprint, which included the deployment of HP ConvergedSystems (CS700x), HP 3PAR Storage and a Hyper-v virtualisation platform to meet the requirements for mission critical systems; such as on-premises Skype for Business, Altigen Call Centre, hybrid Office 365, ADFS, RDS (Remote desktop Services) with Disaster Recovery / Business Continuity provision. In this role I was responsible for the overall product direction and technology strategy of the account.
> Responsibilities included managing definition of platform/product roadmap, providing oversight and governance of project deliveries and managing core product infrastructure and delivery teams, along with functional management of project architecture and business analysis teams.
DWP Transformation Programme.
> Worked as a member of the Architecture community on various projects to facilitate the development of Architecture standards, principles and policy. Engaged as an active member of the Architecture community by reviewing papers/proposals and contributing to output.
> Principle Architect on various large scale projects working within a multi-vendor, multi-platform solution stacks.
> Designed the virtualisation hosting platform for Cambridge University Hospitals Health Trust to meet challenges of large workloads.
> Extensive work undertaken using virtualisation technologies, cross-platforms (Microsoft / Linux / Solaris), middle-ware architectures and integration of those disparate systems using message or file transfer technologies.
> Spearheaded Windows Servers and Virtualisation function.
> Strategy / road map planning with a deep focus on running efficiency, agility and cost reduction; exploiting server consolidation, virtualisation, VDI, BladeSystems, MS SCCM, MS APP-V, and offsite disaster recovery planning.
> Deployed HP BladeSystems (C7000), introduced 10gig (flex-10) networking connectivity; designed and deployed vSphere clusters on blades.
> Achieved healthy cost reduction by virtualising, refreshed server hardware and consolidatrd applications to fewer servers.
> Oil & Gas.
> Responsible for architecture design, project implementation and operational support of IT infrastructure solutions across the international boundaries.
> Directed teams to design and develop a Common Operating Environment (COE); deployed to central hubs (London, Aberdeen, Germany and The Hague) followed by field sites and operational platforms, ensuring the environments were stable, scalable and consistent with corporate processes
> Focal point for enterprise alignment, governance, problem escalation and Change approval for Windows Server function.
> Successfully built up the environment by deploying Windows Server 2000/2003, MS Exchange (clustered), Enterprise Vault, HP SIM, RSA SecureID, Citrix Farm, Documentum and Windows XP.
Microsoft Gold Partner providing software solutions and IT consultancy services to large financial and large retail organisations.
> Interfaced with clients to understand business drivers, make recommendations, persuade stakeholders with vision and scope and manage the end-to-end infrastructure delivery of complex customer engagements.
> Transformation of a large retail environment to Windows Server Platform; as a senior architect, designed and deployed a common operating environment (COE) to office workers (1,000+).
> Designed the architecture to transform the retail environment, 800 stores (average 20 devices per store) resulting in a large, complex setup built on Microsoft platform; messaging (MS Exchange), systems management (MS SMS), EPoS applications and data warehouses.
> Directory and MS Exchange to 300 retail stores; migrating from an expensive mainframe messaging solution.
> Supported sales activities by responding to RFP/RFI's, analysing customer’s business requirements, preparing and delivering an end-to-end solutions
> Developed data warehouse and OLAP cubes using MS SQL Server; helping clients to analyse, focus and drive up revenue.
> Specialist health checks and infrastructure optimisation; spent 3-5 days with various customers, reviewing environments and proposing best practice recommendations
> Software development, consultancy and pre-sales,
> Led various teams to develop database systems using ingres & Pick.
> Analyst Programmer Developed database systems using PICK/Universe
BSc Hons, Maths & Computing, Upper Second