VIMAL KUMAR(TOGAF, AWS Architect, PMP) CLOUD SECURITY DEVOPS ARCHITECTURE LEADER
Visionary ~ Leadership ~ Cloud ~ Enterprise Architecture ~ Security ~ DevOps ~ Big Data
Senior results-driven Technology leader with over 23+ years of combined experience in IT Management, Enterprise Architecture, and software development. Extensive experience in retail and financial industry as a trusted consultant to Corporate Executives. Areas of expertise include:
Application Security Architecture
Technology strategy development
Container based architecture
Continuity and Disaster
Cloud - Azure, AWS, and GCP
Private and Public Cloud Computing
Application portfolio optimization
SOA, MDM, Legacy Modernization
Cloud and Emerging Technology Security
Machine Learning and Big Data
Data and Application Security
Experience & Notable Contributions
Albertsons * Bay Area, CA * Aug 2013 – Oct 2018
HEAD OF ENTERPRISE CLOUD ARCHITECTURE
Recruited to build first rationalized, enterprise-wide Cloud DevOps strategies & policies supporting 350k employees, 20 million consumers, 2300 physical stores, ecommerce, 600+ applications including Pharmacy, Cloud adoption and build software defined hybrid datacenter. Key Responsibilities:
Architect the systems for high scalability, performance and availability.
Facilitate systems migration from private data-centers to the AWS public cloud.
Develop highly automated environment management and application deployment solutions.
Define and develop architectural standards, procedures, guidelines & policies.
Support operations and administration of production cloud platforms to ensure reliability, recoverability and optimum performance.
Improve the whole life-cycle of services through automation from design through deployment in production.
Participate in the development of enterprise architecture methodology and practice.
Participate in the development of Enterprise Architecture discipline.
Develop and lead strategic planning efforts for key business and IT initiatives.
Define and champion architecture standards that align solution designs to the target enterprise architecture.
Provide training or mentorship and ongoing support of architecture best practices to all IT stakeholders.
LPL Financial - San Diego, CA * July 2012 – Aug 2013
ENTERPRISE ARCHITECT (AVP)
Principal enterprise architect for the Architecture and Strategy team responsible for setting the architecture standards and technology directions. Provided detailed expertise and consulting services to advance the deployment of enterprise solutions. Roles include:
Championed the design and implementation of governance structures focused on aligning the design and implementation of solutions / technology with enterprise target state architectures and strategic corporate outcomes.
Managed multi-cultural team with more than 15 resources working in Onsite-Offshore model.
Established cross-functional teams to develop target state architectures and develop reference patterns to demonstrate to support transition from the current state to the target stage.
Supported strategic initiatives to define strategic target application environment and roadmaps.
Provides thought leadership to application development teams within a federated architecture management approach on the utilization of major enterprise technology such as the enterprise service bus (ESB), business process management (BPM), enterprise content management (ECM) and business rules management systems (BRMS).
Lead the project solution review processes to evaluate projects conformance to approved reference architectures.
Perform complex analysis of solution designs and reference architectures to optimize the enterprise technology environment.
Demonstrated ability to influence, build consensus, and drive decisions of diverse groups in a timely fashion, without direct line authority over the groups.
Facilitate constructive resolutions of architecture exceptions by identifying risks, options and implications of the proposed design. In many cases, this involved complex analysis to identify the root cause and implications.
The Kroger Co. - Cincinnati, OH * May 2008 – June 2012
ENTERPRISE ARCHITECT (MANAGER)
Enterprise architect for the Enterprise Architecture team responsible for leading Integration Architecture at enterprise level. Roles include:
Manage team with more than 12 resources working in Onsite-Offshore model.
Lead and managed integration team on largest MDM implementation (150 Million) in Retail industry.
Lead integration of HR portal with payroll and time & attendance systems using SOA and MDM. Directly responsible for saving around 5 million in implementation cost and increased SLAs from days to few minutes.
Developing and promoting enterprise business architecture standards and best practices
Lead the establishment of hybrid Mobile framework for ios and android, which lead to development of many mission critical apps for Kroger.
Provide innovative approaches for adoption of newer technologies such as SOA, MDM, Data Grid, SaaS etc.
Design scalable & extensible components to foster reusability using technologies including but not limited to Java, Flow Language, Web services, MQ etc.
Fifth Third Bank - Cincinnati, OH * Oct 2002 - Apr 2008
TECHNOLOGY ARCHITECT (LEAD)
Established foundational artifacts and tools for architects and developers to use to model and document their architectures.
Drove the strategy and program that re-architected the business-to-business and business-to-consumer portals that replaced legacy code to ensure long term growth and agility with partners and consumers.
Led the architecture of webMethods 6.1 as the foundation for a corporate-wide Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) initiative.
Led the architecture and development of integration adapters for back end systems including DB2, IBM mainframe, MQ, NCR Imaging, Mobius Document Archive
Oversaw multiple offshore development teams.
Led the architecture and development of homegrown Integration platform developed using Java platform and deployed on WebSphere
Led the architecture of enterprise customer information file using IMB MDM implementation.
Implemented Verified By VISA requirement for 53rd Bank to protect customer from online fraud.
Architected and implemented the integration of 53rd’s higher risk loan approval system with Arcadia (Citibank group). (FifthThird outsources the high risk loan to citigroup)
Cincinnati Financial Group: Cincinnati, OH * Mar 1999 – Sep 2002
Manage development resources – coordinate administration of project reviews, annual reviews, and employee promotion and compensation
Manages the tech lead(s) to own the development lifecycle on a client engagement and is responsible for managing all technical aspects throughout the project including performance, quality, and risk.
Provides technical direction for multiple client engagements from design through implementation.
Keeps manager/director well informed of status of development effort and serves as liaison between development staff and project management
Responsible for accurate development estimates for project work for, SOW creation, work orders and change orders.
Responsible for maintaining customer satisfaction, including ongoing support of customer issues; interfacing with customers and driving critical issues to resolution on a timely basis
Performs code reviews and mentors developers and technical leads
Mentor and Technical lead on several J2EE projects.
Ernst & Young (Rsystems): Chicago, IL * Sep 1997 – Jan 1999
MANAGING PRINCIPAL CONSULTANT
Managed development team and led application architecture for many mission critical applications.
Guided product selection efforts for core technology capabilities, including content management, portal product, search, chat, security, and directory.
Liaison and negotiation with key stakeholders for portfolio optimization.
Led a geographically distributed team, and governed different architectural layers, including strategy, business, data, application, system, service, technology, and security.
Involved in Object design, database design and development of UI for three-tier enterprise application.
ACE/FCS Technologies: Chicago, IL * Aug 1993 – Aug 1997
Managed and mentored technical teams that were responsible for executing several offshore projects.
Develop and promote guidelines, standards, and strategies. Led development of Web Architecture Blueprint.
Participated in the development and design of several projects. Designed and developed relational database applications for the Order Processing System, under Oracle and Informix, using embedded SQL as well as Stored Procedures.
Designed and implemented the migration of inventory and billing systems using Delphi and Oracle.
Education - Mysore University, Computer Engineering with distinction.