Edgar Augusto Alvarez Vargas
I am a Software Architect with 17 years of experience in the IT industry and a Sun Certified Enterprise Architect by Oracle since August 2008. I have extensive experience in the design and development of mission-critical solutions in technical leadership in all stages of software development life cycle.
I have participated in projects for a variety of organizations, optimizing performance, security and manageability through integration of various technologies and tools.
In my career, I have gained extensive experience in the use of design patterns, messaging and communication standards, code optimization and performance restrictions detection.
Summary of Qualifications
Azure Service Fabric
Azure Web Apps
Azure Application Insights
ASP .Net Core
Domain Driven Design
Event Driven Architecture
TFS - DevOps
Time Series Databases
Ernst & Young - Globant, Medellín, Colombia May 2019 - Current
Solutions architect for multiple cloud-optimization projects (migrations from on-prem to Azure). Each project required different approaches and technologies due to their specific natures
Mentoring national and international development teams in the adoption of new architectures and Azure cloud technologies such as: API Management, Application Insights, Serverless Functions, SQL PaaS among others
Provide support and analysis on load performance tests to identify hot-spots and provide solutions
eVestment - Globant, Medellín, Colombia Jan. 2019 – May 2019
Leading a team to redesign and refactor MS SQL Server stored procedures with ASP.NET Core 2.0 Web APIs to provide more non-functional features such as scaling-out, security, resiliency, among others.
Primestone S.A.S, Medellín, Colombia Apr. 2016 – Dec. 2018
Refactor and redesign of the biggest monoliths of the company’s product by introducing and implementing Microservices, Sagas, Event Driven Architecture and Big Data technologies
Become a mentor and researcher to introduce and teach new technologies in the company such as: ELK, Redis, Rabbit MQ, OpenTSDB, Service Fabric; and introducing better practices like Scrum, Unit Tests and Continuous Integration through the usage of TFS in the company
Finalist on the Ingenio Awards 2018 in the category of Services for the creativity applied in the redesign of one of the most relevant monoliths of the company
MobileTec International, Medellín, Colombia Mar. 2010 – Apr. 2016
Redesign from the ground an existing 911 emergency system coded in Progress 4GL into a new set of .Net WCF services, SQL Server and WPF set of components
Support the sales team in multiple RFI’s and RFP’s, and winning the Costa Rica account (the whole country) among other accounts in Colombia and Bolivia
Design of a jail financial system based on web technologies by replacing a AS400 system and integrating with a Progress 4GL Jail inmate’s management software
Redesign of a On-Patrol Mobile application used on the streets by multiple law enforcement units: Fire, EMS and Police
Ingeneo, Medellín, Colombia Jan. 2001 – Mar. 2010
Developer, Solutions Architect
Started as a software engineer before graduating from the University, later on I was promoted to senior programmer and business analysts; and then, after my Architect Certification, I ended up as the company ́s main solutions architect.
Created a genetic algorithm in SQL Server for roster assignation for a human resources company
Achieved three Sun Microsystems certifications: Sun Certified Java Programmer, Sun Certified Web Component Developer and a Sun Certified Enterprise Architect
Participated in all the development stages for multiple companies in different business sectors such as: transportation, sales, telecommunications, among others in multiple technologies (java, ProC, Informix, Oracle and many others)
Universidad de Medellín, Medellín, Colombia Feb. 1997 – Aug. 2002
BS, Systems Engineering OR BS, Computer Science
Sun Certified Enterprise Architect Aug. 2008
Java Platform Enterprise Edition