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Wall Township, NJ
October 12, 2018

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Richard Suchy Wall, NJ **719 973-***-****

System Software Engineer /Technical Architect

Deliver Incremental Growth Increase Profitability Improve Application Uptime

Expertise in hands-on experience in cost-effective, multi-tiered, high-performance environments. Excel in management and exceptional people skills. Adept in distributed enterprise applications across multiple industries, including payroll, employee benefits, and software development. Skillful in developing strong client relationships using excellent interpersonal communication skills. Proficient in all facets of software product life-cycle deployment. Strength from requirements gathering, analysis, and conceptual design through architecture and implementation. Acknowledged for improving quality and streamlining the delivery/deployment process.

Core Skills

Software Delivery Process

Structure Program Design

Problem Analysis

Debugging and Testing

Management Leadership

Environment Buildout


WebSphere Business Objects Enterprise Crystal Reports Oracle SiteMinder Windows Linux Solaris

Professional Experience

ADP, Roseland, NJ

DevOps-SystemSoftware Engineer / Technical Architect 2000 – 2018

Led vital projects which resulted in migrating an all Windows application architecture to a multi-tier, predominately Linux based platform in hosted environments. Oversaw code builds, code deployments, and 24/7 production support. Directed Automated Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD) processes using Jenkins and the code delivery pipeline which led to higher team productivity overall.

Trained US-based and offshore teams on environment buildout and code deployment documentation. Production uptime increased by over 5% and enhanced the customer experience considerably improved.

Planned and executed migration and implementation from Business Objects Enterprise /Crystal Reports on Windows 2003, upgrading to BOE/Crystal Reports to the Windows Server 2012 O/S.

Provided client teams the ability to load balance customers across production pods, installing, configuring, and maintaining Apache on Linux in the form of reverse proxy servers.

Changed management responsibility for release/version software code release lifecycle, working with both the business and development groups. Streamlined process in order, ensuring deliverables made it into production on time and with the highest level of quality.

Guaranteed open lines of communication existed between Development, DevOps, Quality Assurance, Performance and Production teams. Working with networks and environments, both internal to ADP, securing public facing environments due to the sensitive nature of client employee benefits information.

Installed propitiatory application code onto zLinux Tomcat servers as a front-end server, allowing application to send clients to the correct pod.

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DevOps Engineer / Technical Architect (Continued)

Installed, configured, and maintained Apache on Linux in the form of reverse proxy servers giving client teams the ability to load balance customers across production pods.

Worked with Jenkins, BladeLogic (similar to Ansible), and Docker automated deployment software, resulting in a pushbutton deployment model that reduced the incidents of manual code deployment errors.

Applied code/artifact repositories such as SVN, GIT/Bitbucket, and Maven, creating streams and branches as needed per development, delivering code for both fixes and major code releases.

Reviewed application architecture, design, and deployment strategies aligning with projected ROI.

Managed all ADP specific Benefits software code releases, safeguarding development through production.

Implemented, reviewed, and troubleshot all (lower environments) Dev, QA, Performance, Staging, and Production (upper environments) belonging to Benefits and Payroll product infrastructure.

Directed weekly team meetings about ongoing project status and confirming offshore and client teams were adequately trained and prepared to meet contractual obligations.

Maintained production installation and configuration procedure, ensuring all environment buildouts and code deployments were reproducible.

Led multi-team triage problem-solving efforts, facilitating frontline support for Development, QA, Performance, Staging, and Production hosted environments.

Additional Related Experience

State Farm Insurance Company, Wayne, NJ, Underwriter,

ALDI Foods, Inc. Chicago, Roselle, IL, NJ, General Manager


Citification, Computer Programming, The Chubb Institute, Parsippany, NJ

Bachelor of Science (BS), Criminal Justice, Illinois State University, City, State

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