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Enterprise architect, system engineer

Location:
Chantilly, Virginia, United States
Posted:
April 24, 2019

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Rakhi Varma

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Email: ac87bi@r.postjobfree.com Phone: 240-***-****

Chief Architect and Practice Lead

(Enterprise Systems Analysis and Architecture)

Enterprise/Data/Solution Architecture Technical Leadership Business Acumen Enterprise Integration PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

Result-oriented thought leader, versed in aligning IT strategy and technology with business plans, across broad range of industries, meeting tactical and organizational goals and objectives for the past 20 years. Adept at architecting pragmatic solutions reducing operational costs and supporting operational effectiveness. Tenacious and passionate at solving complex business problems by way of analysis and architecting large enterprises involving “system of systems”. An Enterprise Architecture (EA) evangelist advocating a methodical and rigorous approach for seamless business and solution delivery. Specializes in innovative approaches to architecture for driving optimization and reuse in technology by establishing solid foundational business elements.

Utilize the full Enterprise Architecture potential to transform struggling teams, departments and agencies into successful IT delivery units, by accelerating organization’s evolution to deliver high impacting results

Proficient in seamless coordination and collaboration with internal organizations and vendor partners

Organize and lead high-performance teams to manage and implement complex IT architectural design

Deliver high quality artifacts and work products that are impactful within tight timeframes increasing productivity

Re-engineer processes tailored for the specific industry or agency to limit stove piped ideas to increase efficiency CORE COMPETENCIES

Enterprise, Segment and Solution Architecture Project Management

EA Frameworks – Federal Enterprise Architecture Framework Systems Engineering& Design

(FEAF), Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF), The Open Group Architecture Framework (ToGAF), OneVA Network, Infrastructure and Security Architecture

Reference Architecture, Business Process Architecture, Software Development Life Cycle Data Architecture, Business Rules & Decision Modeling Waterfall/Agile Methodologies

Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN), Icam Definition Business Process Improvement and reengineering for Function Modeling (IDEF0/IDEF1x), Unified Modeling NIST Risk Management Framework Language (UML) AWS GovCloud Migration Architecture Modeling ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE TOOLS EXPERTISE

System Architect, Troux, Mega, Requisite Pro, Sparx, Visio, Erwin, iRise, DOORS, Oracle’s Designer PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

02/15 – Present Chief Architect and Practice Lead for Systems Analysis and Enterprise Architecture, Sekon Inc, Reston VA

Member of permanent staff assigned to Defense Health Agency (DHA) – Defense Healthcare Management Systems (DHMS), Defense Healthcare Management Systems (DHMSM) PMO (Program Management Organization), Arlington VA Major Systems Architected: DHMSM Military Health System (MHS) GENESIS Project: Department of Defense Electronic Health Record (DoD EHR) Modernization

Contributed in the evolution of health IT transformation by architecting and designing the largest EHR in the world resulting in a matured, well understood and managed architecture of this massive “System of Systems”: o The DoD DHMSM program has completed go-live of the MHS GENESIS (modernized electronic health record) at all four Initial Operational Capability (IOC) Military Treatment Facility(MTF) sites in 2017 and is rapidly progressing towards a Full Deployment Decision (FDD) for all MTF’s. The DoD fielded MHS GENESIS to 153,000 Military Health System personnel, providing care for 9.4 million DoD beneficiaries worldwide.

Recognized as a thought leader to design and execute a tailored approach/framework for Enterprise Architecture which resulted in optimization of processes with respect to organizational domains and work streams o Pioneered an integrated approach to business and IT, providing “blueprint” for DoD’s current and future Health IT environment resulting in a holistic view of the Enterprise

Developed a high-performance team which has received numerous accolades from the client for the superior quality of outputs and deliverables positively impacting and accelerating the evolution to the desired future state Some of the outputs and deliverables include current state (as-is) and target state (to-be) architectures to include DoDAF and fit for purpose models/views for production design, releases, testing strategy (.COM/.MIL government enclaves), COOP and disaster recovery strategy, cyber security (ATO, ATC, accreditation boundary, NIST Risk Management Framework), medical device encryption and integration, data interoperability, infrastructure (hardware and software technical stack to include network boundaries represented by gateways, routers, access points, MedCOI/SPIPRNet/Cerner networks.

Spearheaded the analysis, architecture and design for phased approach to DMIX AWS GovCloud migration of two of our major systems. Assisted customer with Cyber Security assessment based on FedRAMP agency authorization based on NIST 800-53, Also did analysis and mapping with DoD Cloud Computing Security guidelines, Cloud Computing Security Requirements Guide (CC SRG) and DoD Secure Cloud Computing Architecture (SCCA). Key Achievement with major impact to the Agency: Pioneered a unique approach to Enterprise Architecture that uses architecture to unify phases, segments, workstreams and layers. This approach was widely accepted in the Agency resulting in the realization of full potential of a healthy enterprise supporting the IT solution. The architecture team under my guidance is operating as the single team establishing common mental model across all other teams of the organization (requirements, engineering, data, cyber security, infrastructure and test). Due to the value add and unique alignment of business and technology achieved, this team is providing expertise to three programs under DHMS, namely DHMSM, DMIX and iEHR. Key Achievement with major impact to Sekon: Pioneered the System of Systems architecture approach, designed and built the Enterprise level architecture capability. This resulted in overall acceptance of the enhanced model resulting in increase of efficiency and productivity harboring growth and top-notch performance of the Sekon team. 04/14 – 02/15 Sr. Enterprise Architect, ASRC Federal formerly DNC (Data Networks Corporation), Reston VA Member of permanent staff assigned to Defense Health Agency (DHA) – Defense Healthcare Management Systems (DHMS), Defense Medical Information Exchange (DMIX) PMO, Arlington VA Major Systems Architected: DMIX DES (Data Exchange Service) and Joint Legacy Viewer (JLV) Project: Health Data Interoperability

Enhanced the progression and maturity of architecture and design for health IT systems under three DHMS programs – DMIX, iEHR (Integarted Electronic Health Record) and DHMSM for engineering and architecture

Collaborated with common services analysis between DoD and VA Health IT modernization

Developed and maintained length and breadth of architecture products to support about 10 DMIX releases in production Key Achievement with major impact to the Agency: With successes and major value add by way of improved processes and standardization, the architecture team was increased in size and supported three DHMS program offices. 04/13 – 04/14 Enterprise Architect, Technatomy Corporation, Fairfax VA Member of permanent staff assigned to Defense Health Agency (DHA) – Defense Healthcare Management Systems (DHMS), Defense Medical Information Exchange (DMIX) PMO, Arlington VA Major Systems Architected: DMIX iEHR, BHIE SHARE, BHIE AHLTA, CHDR Project: Integrated Electronic Health Record

Developed Enterprise Architecture artifacts involving different DoDAF 2.02 views namely All Views (AV), Operational Views (OV), Capability Views (CV), System Views (SV), Services Views (SvcV), Standard Views (StdV) and Data Model (DIV) views

Applied the understanding and applicability of Health Information Exchange, interoperability and other data standards (HL7, CDA, DICOM, HITSP, eHealth Exchange)

Utilized the DoDAF framework IBM Rational System Architect version 11.4.2 DoDAF Meta Model (DM2) version 2.0 to develop all architectural artifacts and IBM Jazz suite for configuration management

Developed the business domain models in conjunction with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) both internal and external using industry standard BPMN 2.0 for process models and IDEF1X for data/information models

Provided enterprise and solutions architecture views intended to document and support various workstreams to include requirements, system analysis, infrastructure, interfaces, Authority to Operate (ATO)/security boundary and test environment, hence maintaining end-to-end traceability

Key Achievement with major impact to the Agency: At my joining, the EA team was a one-person team providing zero value add and being treated as a documentation team in the organization. I improved the processes and deliverables and proved the client how business and technology teams can integrate resulting in faster IT releases with improved clinical workflows.

06/11 – 04/13 Lead Business Architect, Booz Allen Hamilton, Reston VA Member of permanent staff assigned to Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Washington DC Major Systems Architected: VBMS

Project: Veterans Health Administration (VHA) - Requirements Analysis and Engineering Management (RAEM), Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) Veterans Benefits Management System (VBMS)

Developed the Business Architecture Process Modeling (BAPM) capability for VHA Health Systems from the ground-up to create structure and organization within the Business Architecture group

Pioneered iteration modeling concept with domain experts both from Business and IT community together for the purposes of Agile incremental development of the product/solution

Contributed in the evolution of Veterans Benefits system by conducted research and analysis of over 500 manuals, Code of Federal Regulations (CFRs), fast letters to effectively translate VBA business policy updates into rule families which would yield in automated business rules reducing the time of claims process

Led high performance teams for process modeling and information modeling under Enterprise Architecture for VHA and VBA Key Achievement with major impact to the Agency: Organized two high performance teams for Process/decision modeling and Information/Data Modeling resulting in architecting the complete Veterans Benefits system to make it go paperless from stores of physical record facilities.

08/09 – 06/11 Enterprise Architect, Thomas & Herbert Consulting, Rosslyn VA Member of permanent staff assigned to Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Washington DC Major Systems Architected: NHIN VLER

Project: Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record (VLER) – Project CONNECT and Project Direct

Developed the Business Architecture Process Modeling (BAPM) capability for VHA Health Systems from the ground-up to create structure and organization within the Business Architecture group.

Pioneered iteration modeling concept with domain experts both from Business and IT community together for the purposes of Agile incremental development of the product/solution

Facilitated virtual and face to face workgroup sessions, conducted live modeling and requirements elicitation, and created over 100 VA and joint VA/DoD current state and future state business architecture models using standard Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) version 2.0.

Developed the As-Is and To-Be business process models providing vision for creation of a comprehensive homeless veteran registry and numerous homeless programs run by VHA

Conducted extensive workgroup sessions with the Business and external SMEs (SSA, DoD, MedVirginia and Kaiser Permanente) for development of the As-Is and To-Be business process models for each of the VA pilot sites aimed at testing the exchange of patient information over the Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN) working towards the national deployment

Recognized by client as a thought leader to bring business and technology acumen together to solve business problems to effectively plan current and target state architectures Key Achievement with major impact to the Agency: Pioneered the concept of architecture design and modeling with stakeholders/SME on the call via WebEx to hash out the workflows. These design sessions were conducted with almost 50-60 people on the call ranging from different offices representing VA privacy, VA security, SSA, MedVA, Kaiser Permanente etc. It was critical for stakeholders to discuss and be able to capture the architectural changes and assess its impact immediately in these remote session groups.

11/08 – 08/09 Business Analyst, Data Networks Corporation (DNC), Reston VA Client: Veterans Health Administration (VHA)

Project: Bar Code Expansion Program Assessment (BCE) and Cost Benefits Analysis Client: Indian Health Service (US Department of Health and Human Services) Project: Practice Management Software Analysis

Developed alternatives for COTS procurement

Identified and analyzed current processes and their impact (AS-IS to TO-BE) and provided comparative solutions for development, customization or COTS implementation for future processes

Interviewed IHS stakeholders, SMEs, development staff, user community representatives and conducted surveys based on the framework to define and characterize the as-is and the to-be state for IHS PMS

Developed Business Process Models using the UML technique to explain the key IHS business processes

Performed Gap Analysis to identify the shortfalls in the current PMS that must be bridged to arrive at the target

Constructed and used the HHS/IHS EA Framework (PMS subset) to detail the alternative solution architectures and align them with the mission and business functions supported

Key Achievement with major impact to the Agency: The analysis performed resulted in department making a decision to not invest money in soon to be obsolete technology saving government thousands of dollars. 09/07 – 10/08 Business Analyst, International Software Systems Inc, Greenbelt MD Client: Sirius XM Satellite Radio

Project: Online Marketing applications and technology (OMAT) Client: PTL Health Technologies Inc.

Project: EPIC (Electronic Physician Information Center) Pro

Worked in the capacity of Functional Analyst and Project coordinator for Online Marketing applications and technology (OMAT), including xmradio.com, XM Radio Online (one of the world’s top live streaming sites), and eCare (self-service application)

Implemented customized Scrum process for XM Radio Online releases and introducing process for other product lines

Developed wireframes, blueprints, use cases, test cases and maintained them using Mercury Quality Center. Also involved maintaining a Requirements Traceability Matrix for the same

Worked in the capacity of overall Quality Assurance lead/manager for the largest cross-functional post-merger release that OMAT has been a part of at Sirius XM and legacy XM

Co-coordinated QA between cross-functional teams for the purpose of different types of testing namely Unit/integration, User Acceptance, End-to-end and Performance/load testing

Conducted Joint Application Development (JAD) sessions and face-to-face interviews with stakeholders throughout SDLC to capture/clarify requirements

Analyzed Requirements and created UML Use cases, Use Case diagrams, Activity Diagrams using Ms-Visio and updated them in the EPIC repository

Key Achievement with major impact: The analysis and use cases became critical for the Sirius and XM satellite merger as both their channels were merged and evolved into something much larger which changed the shape of music listeners. 08/94 – 02/99 Independent Consultant, Fairfax VA

Developed course material per the needs of the customer

Conducted IT training courses at universities to teach JAVA, Web Design, Visual Basic

Supervise and train junior faculties

08/94 – 02/99 Information Technology Instructor, NIIT, Tata Education Center and IBM-ACE

Developed course material per the needs of the customer

Conducted IT training courses at universities to teach JAVA, Web Design, Visual Basic

Supervise and train junior faculties

Conducted computer lessons to students and holding practical sessions in the computer laboratory

Assigned and grading students on computer projects

Co-ordinated monitoring, assessing, and documenting student progress

Presented study materials to students and maintaining professional teaching environment TRAININGS, CERTIFICATIONS AND AWARDS

Amazon Web Services Training, August 2018

Recognized by the Government client as a thought leader for the unveiling of the “Workstream based Capability Framework” approach to Architecture, 2017

Award for Excellence to Architecture Team presented by Program Executive Office (PEO) Defense Healthcare Management Systems Modernization (DHMS), January 2017

DoDAF 2.0 Modeling with IBM Rational System Architect V.11.4 training, 2013 Certified ICAgile Professional, 2012

Certified BPMN 2.0 Professional, 2012

iRise training, 2011

Employee Recognition Award, Thomas and Herbert Consulting LLC, 2010 Java (JDK 2.1) Certification from IBM institute, 1999 NIIT Certified Software Trainer, 1995

Honors Diploma in Systems Management, National Institute of Information Technology, 1994 EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science, University of Delhi, India, 1992 Honors Diploma in System Management from NIIT, India, 1994 Bachelor of Science (Computer Information Systems), Strayer University, Arlington, Virginia, 2004



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