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Enterprise Architecture,Integration,DevOps, Big Data, App Development

Flower Mound, Texas, United States
December 30, 2015

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Bhaskar Gorantla

Flower Mound, TX 469-***-****

Profile Summary: Accomplished, well-rounded, passionate, hands-on, and results-oriented IT Director with a proven track record of delivering innovative solutions to complex business problems by leveraging broad and in-depth knowledge of state-of-the-art technologies, frameworks, architectures, design patterns, development methodologies, and best practices. Adept at building high performance global teams in fast-paced technological organizations. Oversaw budgets over $6 million and provided high quality, on-time, and cost-effective solutions with a relentless focus on customer satisfaction and continuous improvement. Key areas of technical expertise include:

Big Data & Analytics DevOps, Continuous Integration/Delivery Application Integration

Software Application Development Enterprise/Application Architecture Business Process Automation Professional Experience

IT Director/Chief Enterprise Architect, Office of the CTO October 2007 - Present GE Capital Real Estate, Dallas, Texas

Application Integration and Business Process Automation

Improved the operational efficiency for the $90B+ portfolio and $2.3B+ net income business by leading several global initiatives. Built numerous interfaces to integrate the originations, underwriting, asset management, loan servicing, valuation, budgeting, and property management applications. Significantly improved the data quality, connectivity and interoperability by employing ESB as a backbone for connecting, mediating, and managing interactions between heterogeneous systems.

Successfully automated 40+ key business processes, resulting in annual productivity improvements of over $1 million. As part of the SOA initiative, developed several standards based business services that are reused across the enterprise, improving the time to market and driving cost reduction.

Big Data & Analytics

Delivered an enterprise-wide integrated application log monitoring, alerting, and analytics platform to provide real-time visibility and insight into operations. Utilized cutting-edge Big Data technologies such as Flume, Kafka, Spark, and Cassandra to deliver this solution.

Directed a cross-functional team to build a data warehouse for near real-time operational analysis and reporting, removing operational barriers and empowering the business users with improved decision making.

Addressed the data archival requirements by leveraging Hadoop HDFS, Sqoop, and Hive. This allowed centralized storing and managing of the data from multiple systems; enabled querying the offline data by issuing queries from one single interface across the entire data set.


Established DevOps and Continuous Integration/Delivery framework, tools, and best practices. Delivered virtualization and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) capabilities; reduced the cycle time from 2 weeks to few hours by capturing and managing infrastructure as code.

Fully automated the application lifecycle management (ALM) activities, including version control, builds, deployments, unit testing, code quality inspections, code coverage analysis, security vulnerability identification, and UI/Web Services testing. The automation handles thousands of deployments per year across 25+ applications, resulting in an error free, consistent, and repeatable process, saving over 4000 man hours.

Business Rules Management

Spearheaded the implementation of a business rules management system (Rules Engine) to manage 15,000+ business rules to support decision-making, provide transparency, improve business agility, enhance regulatory compliance, and reduce development costs. The business rules are used to support transaction risk rating, delinquency, troubled debt life cycle, and leverage tagging business functions.

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Regulatory Compliance and Business Continuity

Delivered on several regulatory compliance initiatives, such as business continuity planning, disaster recovery, automation of the anti-money laundering screening, and automated data reconciliations. These efforts resulted in ensuring compliance, reducing financial risk, and improving quality controls. Software Development Manager March 2006 – September 2007 First American Financial Corporation, Irving, Texas.

Led the global development team to integrate First American’s next generation web services platform with over 15 clients and vendors, making the platform one of the largest real estate supply chain offerings in the world. The platform handles 100K+ transactions per month.

Senior Software Architect April 2004 – March 2006

E2open Incorporated, Dallas, Texas.

Architected a material composition tracking application for the bill-of-materials in the supply chain. The application helps companies manage eco-compliance by providing sophisticated decision support tools and analytics.

Designed an ETL software that provides a highly customizable framework for loading data into a data warehouse. The solution was deployed in 5 major trading networks. Developed a configuration tool and reduced the configuration time by 30%. Software Architect June 1997 - April 2004

i2 Technologies Incorporated, Dallas, Texas.

Architected and developed portions of highly successful, world class, and award winning demand fulfillment (Order Promising/Quoting, ATP, Allocation Planning, Forecast Netting) products whose key benefits include: increased order capture, improved delivery confidence, optimized supply utilization, improved visibility into supply chain, and efficient management of forecasts and channel allocations. This product suite has 200+ client implementations worldwide and was a leader in Gartner’s magic quadrant for demand fulfillment.

Member of Scientific Staff March 1995 - June 1997

Nortel Networks, Richardson, Texas.

Designed and developed wireless services (voice mail callback, broadcast messaging, and roamer greeting) for Nortel’s wireless service node. These services were deployed to serve 2 million wireless subscribers. Education

Master of Business Administration in Strategy & Finance (Honors), Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX Master of Science in Computer Science & Engineering, University of Texas, Arlington, TX General Electric Leadership Development Program, Jack F. Welch Global Leadership Development Center, NY Bachelor of Science in Computer Science & Engineering (Distinction), Andhra University, College of Engineering, India Professional Certifications

Datastax Certified Cassandra Architect Databricks Spark Certified

Sun Certified Enterprise Architect Oracle Certified SOA Architect Expert

Six Sigma Black Belt PMI Certified Project Management Professional (PMP)

Sun Certified Java Programmer Sun Certified Web Component Developer Selected Honors & Awards

CEO’s Real Estate Achievement and Leadership award President’s ECHO award

CEO Corner award for improving operational efficiency GOAL award

Gold Impact award for excellence Software quality award

Above & Beyond award for imagination, courage, inclusiveness Above & Beyond award for expertise

President’s customer satisfaction award Graduated in the top 5% of the MBA class

Inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma honor society Inducted into Golden Key International honor society

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