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  1. 1. Michael Baraz 1817 Hawthorne Avenue • Westchester, IL 60154 • 630.781.8890 • Applies a sound business approach and leadership and technical experience to implement and manage highly integrated, scalable, highly available business intelligence, data warehouse and eCommerce Software-as-a- Service (SaaS, “cloud” computing) platforms using proven and emerging technologies. Specializes in using strong, traditional information technology management disciplines together with Agile methodologies in business, data and enterprise architecture and design in insurance, finance and health organizations. Download the latest copy in Word document PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND CONSULTING EXPERIENCE INCLUDE:  STA Group, Chicago, IL 11/2007 - Present STA Group Leadership Team  Develop Business Architecture strategy, service offerings and product management for:  Enterprise business architecture development  Portfolio management and roadmap development  Business process modeling and management  Requirements definition and assessment  Business rules definition  Develop consulting strategy including:  Business and IT road mapping  Integration Architecture  Data Warehouse design and build capabilities  Business Intelligence platform assessments and development  Integration capability assessments  Agile method implementation, coaching and leadership  Enterprise Architecture  “Current State” and “Future State” architectural assessments  Develop road maps to move from current state to desired future state  Business Intelligence/Data Warehouse architecture and enablement  Enterprise architect mentoring  Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)  Data architecture  STA Group staff recruiting enablement Enterprise Information Architect for a multinational health insurance company. As part of the Enterprise Architecture team, the information architect is responsible for defining IT strategy and architecture in terms of the enterprise capabilities in full lifecycle of use of data, assessing the current state, developing a future state architecture vision and the roadmap to achieve the objectives.  Identify and design data governance programs for lines of business  Improve IT productivity, application extensibility  Co-lead JAD sessions with IT and business stakeholders to drive out business and technical requirements  Use MEGA enterprise architecture modeling tool to capture data architecture and relate to systems  Use IBM Rational InfoSphere Data Architect (IDA), ClearCase and ERwin v7 to create conceptual and logical models  Perform semantic, conceptual, logical modeling  Use reference architectures, e.g. Insurance Information Warehouse (IIW) and Insurance Application Architecture (IAA), Universal Data Model (UDM, Silverston) Page 1 of 19
  2. 2. RESUME OF MICHAEL BARAZ  Design data services using Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) replacing individual applications data access and stores with master data management principles and data reusability  Design reporting architecture using Operational Data Store (ODS) with support load/refresh requirements  Informatics (DW/BI) “blueprint” (analysis and documentation of current state, design of future state and develop road map to achieve future state business and technical goals) using multi-terabyte data warehouse with Kimball method  Data architect for Quoting and Rating blueprint  Design data security and privacy practices for regulatory compliance, including HIPAA and Sarbanes-Oxley  Consult on data retention policies  Introduce Agile Architecture practices  Create Data Architecture Maturity Model to evaluate enterprise capabilities, set organization improvement objectives and measure progress  Document and define Metadata in business subject areas  Create Enterprise Information Architecture team process map and documented procedures  Environment is IBM 390 series mainframe server running zOS with IBM DB2 v8 relational database management system; application client uses IBM WebSphere Application Server J2EE platform on AIX Project Manager, developer and data designer for a startup mobile phone and long distance prepaid card wholesale and retail distributor.  Lead strategy sessions with senior and operational management  Lead design sessions with business stakeholders to discover and define business and technical requirements  Use Sybase PowerDesigner v11 to create a relational Entity Relationship Diagram (ERD) data model  Tuned database with indexing and partitioning to improve performance  Designed and developed electronic funds transfer (EFT) module to withdraw funds through the Automated Clearing House (ACH) from customer bank accounts for settlement based on credit terms; ACH transaction created credits and debits for automated account suspense when limits reached/exceeded  Refactored product to support serial numbered instances  Refactored account to support recursive relationship to allow hierarchy of accounts for multi-level marketing requirements  Design data warehouse using star schema to allow business intelligence capabilities  Design and produce site for highly interactive experience.  Adapt Verifone Point-of-Sale terminal dial-up device through third-party value-added network as a sales channel for retail outlets not connected to the Internet  Use raw socket connection on IP  Design interfaces for seven transaction types with transaction restart/resume resiliency  Design Web Services (consumer) to purchase both prepaid phone cards and Real-Time Provisioning of prepaid account balances from multiple vendors using published interfaces  Design Web Services (provider) to both activate and sell prepaid phone cards and Real-Time Provisioning of prepaid account balances  Architect and build out data center infrastructure to host application on web and dial-up terminals  VMware ESXi virtualization server  Microsoft Windows Server 2003, 2008 with network load balancing for reliability and resiliency in application load balancing and session managed failover, Active Directory for access and credential management  Microsoft SQL Server 2000, 2008 with log shipping replication for failover  Interfaces to Microsoft Dynamics CRM with TAPI VOIP and accounting backend Data Architecture Team for a large property and casualty, life and health/medical insurance company. Work with Data Architecture direction team and data development team leads to create guidance, standards, and processes for use of data within the various data disciplines.  Provide guidance to data teams on Data Design best practices  Enable enterprise Data Model management for entity-relational diagrams for transactional systems as well and star schema models for data warehouses using Embarcadero ER/Studio  Define logical model standards  Define physical model standards Page 2 of 19
  3. 3. RESUME OF MICHAEL BARAZ  Define data warehouse model standards using Kimball and hybrid star schema approach  Lead Initiative Data Team leads work group (initiatives are enterprise projects) – this team coordinates data requirements and development  Advisement to Internet Financial Systems Sector (IFSS) on data integration with banking web application with Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system  Work with Data Security to assure PCI-DSS compliance for external facing applications  Evangelized Agile method for data development  Partner with Security Sector to enable best practices for data use and protection within the enterprise  Member of Data Sector Technical Architecture Governance working committee determining policy and process of data architecture and governance  Partner with Information Quality, create data quality maturity model, self-assessment diagnostic and road map to improve maturity level area-by-area  Participation on enablement governance for Business Intelligence Reference Architecture (BIRA)  Lead planning team representative for Data Architecture Enablement to Business Intelligence and Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) migration project, moving data warehouse infrastructure from DB2 on IBM z/OS to DB2 UDB on IBM AIX  Author and review Technology Architecture data governance standards and guidance documentation  Advisement on Information Technology Solution Certification process and tool  Design data integration architecture involving source systems provisioning, data warehouses, data marts, staging area, operational data store and (near) real-time operational data stores  Consult on company’s largest data migration project, assess the following:  Data migration platform architecture  Data integrity assurance plan  Data movement approach  Data quality and cleansing approach  Verification and validation  Roll-back plan  Developed a new plan that significantly reduced the risk and assured timely, accurate conversion  Environment is IBM 390 series mainframe server running zOS with IBM DB2 v9 relational database management system; application client uses IBM WebSphere Application Server J2EE platform on AIX  Informatica Corporation, Chicago, IL 02/2007-10/2007 Integration Architect in the Financial Services and Insurance Practice for the leading data integration software company providing platform solutions for data warehousing, data migration, data consolidation, data quality and governance, master data management, metadata management  Identify business and technical direction and requirements from strategic and operational management and knowledge workers  Assess client current state and develop future state strategic data integration platform architectures based on business and technical requirements; use The Open Group Architecture Foundation (TOGAF) method where possible  Develop proof-of-concept business and technical solutions and present findings using PowerCenter v8, Data Quality, Data Explorer, Metadata Manager, Metadata Reporter, PowerExchange  Analyze needs for Change-Data Capture in Real Time or batch application integration  Instruct clients on modeling dimensional databases using Inmon Corporate Information Factory, Kimball star schema, Linstedt/Genesee Data Vault and hybrid approaches  Advise on tuning for workflows and schema design  Provide “best practice” business process management advisement for data integration  Identify Integration Competency Centers (Center of Excellence) with the appropriate business model  Enable business intelligence applications  Worked with Oracle 9i and 10g, Microsoft SQL Server 2000 and 2005, IBM zOS DB2 and DB2/UDB Page 3 of 19
  4. 4. RESUME OF MICHAEL BARAZ  CNA Insurance, Chicago, IL 10/2006-12/2006 Enterprise Architect for a large, multinational commercial property and casualty insurance company. Use The Open Group Architecture Foundation (TOGAF) framework for Enterprise Architecture.  Lead strategic planning for Enterprise Content Management (ECM) Community. Create a technology leadership council to develop roadmaps and discover strategic solutions to manage customer-facing and internal paper and electronic documents, printing, scanning, imaging, storage, business continuity and disaster recovery planning. Additionally assure compliance with federal and state regulatory and SOXA compliance ECM.  Develop a proposal for a Data Modeling leadership council to executive management. This leadership council has been adopted and provides a central resource for technical expertise:  Define data modeling tools by researching requirements, process flows, etc.  Naming conventions and standards  Define metadata definitions and standards  Define logical model standards  Define physical model standards  Define data warehouse schema guidance using star schema for Oracle 9i  Direction for analytic applications  Enhance dimensional capabilities and business intelligence semantic layers  ABN AMRO/Bank of America, Chicago, IL 11/2005-09/2006 Solutions Architect for a large, multinational bank and financial services provider. Conduct strategic and tactical system planning, including roadmaps and design to assigned business areas’ applications:  Finance and Risk Data Warehouse, provide overall architecture for data warehouse:  FRW is the repository for all bank data where finance or risk is associated; this includes more than 30 source systems  FRW is the definitive (“golden”) source of data for Basel II risk assessment for capital reserve reporting regulatory compliance  Risk Weighted Asset calculation  Business Profitability Management  Very large data warehouse (30TB) built on Oracle 9i  Use Peoplesoft Enterprise Data Warehouse application for underlying schema extending warehouse business functionality and Master Data Management.  Use Business Objects for reporting  Use Informatica PowerCenter for data extraction, transformation and loading (ETL)  Create architecture for full software development life cycle including development, system test, integration test, pre-production and production  Capital Markets, support exposure and counterparty for:  Investment Portfolio  Equities Investment  Mezzanine Subordinated Debt Investment Portfolio  Investment Banking for global clients  Support exposure and counterparty for Foreign Exchange, Derivatives, Swaps, Repurchase Agreements  Counterparty Identification System  Application which identifies the various individuals or legal entities where risk exposed in a financial transaction with the bank or its holding company  Economic Capital, Loss Given Default  Provide architecture for datamart for economical capital calculation engine  Conformed Data Layer Information Delivery Platform on star schema  Use CA ERwin Data Modeler v4 to create a conventional data model using Kimball star schema method for data warehouse layer to abstract and encapsulate the physical implementation of the Finance and Risk Data Warehouse in order to provide a business-centric, well-designed view of the data warehouse for all consumers, whether for scheduled or ad-hoc reporting. A key design imperative is to utilize a rich metadata repository to facilitate users finding the information sought.  Develop logical model for business analysts and design sessions Page 4 of 19
  5. 5. RESUME OF MICHAEL BARAZ  Transform logical model to physical model and detail out implementation requirements  Provision datamarts, Essbase cubes and data extracts from Conformed Data Layer Information Platform to support scheduled and ad-hoc requests  Compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley requirements  Determine functional and technical requirements for test cases and test plans  Coordinate activities with Testing Center of Excellence (TCOE) for integration testing  Work with on-shore/off-shore teams for execution  Consult to Business Intelligence/Data Warehouse for  Metadata management  Master Data Management (MDM)  Data integration, data movement architecture  Data Quality Reporting  Develop architecture for incident report creation, triage, resolution and workflows. Solution uses numerous data introspection queries and reports via Mercury Interactive TestDirector.  Metadata Repository  Provide Data Governance solution to an integrated, comprehensive metadata repository, providing definitions, business rules, defaulting rules, data lineage, etc.  Customer Data Integration (CDI) project ▫ Identified and developed project proposal and architecture with enterprise view of customer using Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) ▫ Create roadmap from current state of “silo” applications to Customer Relationship Management (CRM) for providing valuation/profitability model for customers, cross-selling and marketing related products Responsibilities and roles of Solutions Architect: ▫ Use The Open Group Architecture Foundation (TOGAF) framework for Enterprise Architecture process. ▫ Consult to senior management to understand strategic plans of business and subsequently develop road maps and identify critical success factors ▫ Provide strategic technology planning and acceptance within business and Information Technology to support business ▫ Provide tactical solutions to bridge implementation gaps and phased implementation of systems ▫ Develop high level architecture, including system component, interaction, data flow, process, sequence diagrams ▫ Define high-level interfaces between systems ▫ Coordinate various teams in design or specification activities ▫ Coordinate offshore development teams specifications ▫ Identify, research, refine and create business case for technology platform(s) and/or implementation opportunities ▫ Review and approve application or system designs for efficacy, efficiency and compatibility with strategic plan and overall alignment with Enterprise Strategy and Architecture ▫ Consult with IT to insure effectiveness and robustness of planning for business continuity/disaster recovery ▫ Create conceptual and/or logical relational data models with ERwin and/or UML ▫ Review logical and physical data models created by data modelers ▫ Create dimensional data models with ERwin ▫ Present to senior business managers and executives current-state, future-state architectures and roadmaps to achieve alignment with Enterprise Strategy and Architecture ▫ Develop Business Process Management (BPM) best practices ▫ Work with vendors, service and product, to achieve above objectives ▫ Work with Enterprise and peer Domain Architects to maintain consistency and integrity of overall approach. Manage Project Architects on various projects Page 5 of 19
  6. 6. RESUME OF MICHAEL BARAZ  Exelon Corporation/BearingPoint, Chicago, IL 08/2005-11/2005 Team Lead/Data Architect for a large electric and gas utilities generator and marketing company. Plan and design version upgrade and merger for mission critical application for two Exelon energy delivery companies. This involved upgrading Ventyx (Indus) PassPort Release 8 to Release 10 and merging Commonwealth Edison with Pennsylvania Electric Company databases.  Team lead responsibilities: ▫ Develop list of deliverables ▫ Coordinate activities with Functional Design, Development, Interfaces, Testing and Project Office teams ▫ Monitor and track time and activities to maximize Earned Value ▫ Team and activity tracking in Artemis TrackView  Develop architecture to migrate schema and merge two large (350GB combined) databases ▫ Develop approach documentation on consolidating two large Indus PassPort IBM DB2 databases including architectural diagrams, sequence diagrams, and expected time frames for completion of process ▫ Optimize unload/load process to complete within the allowable outage window ▫ Use extract-transform-load (ETL) tools by CDB Software to cleanse, consolidate and restructure data ▫ Create table-to-table and column-to-column mappings using Access database storing all metadata and generating JCL unload and load cards ▫ Create detailed specifications documentation ▫ Resolve and harmonize code table convergence discrepancies between companies ▫ Resolve overlapping primary key discrepancies to create unique keys ▫ Materialize Oracle data warehouse, set up replication from PassPort application to maintain currency. ▫ Provide translations for external and internal application interfaces ▫ Create transition to on-going Enterprise Application Management, application maintenance team,  Environment is IBM 390 series mainframe server running zOS with IBM DB2 v7.2 relational database management system. Application client uses IBM WebSphere Application Server v5.x J2EE platform running J/Portal. Data Warehouse resides on Oracle 8i on AIX server.  Destiny Health Insurance, Oak Brook, IL 11/2004-07/2005 For multinational, dynamic consumer-driven health/medical insurance, manage the Project Office for all information technology activities.  Manage Project Office for local teams in Chicago and off-shore teams in South Africa.  Owner, developer and administrator of Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) process and Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) methodologies.  Work with “C” level executives and line business managers  IT representative to committees for (Strategic) Business Process Team (BPT), US Operations Business Implementation Team (USBIT) and Infrastructure Technology Business Implementation Team (ITBIT).  Chair weekly status report meetings with Business Process Team, US Operations Business Implementation Team and Infrastructure Technology Business Implementation Team  Manage transition of business strategic and operational requirements to prioritized application development projects  Distribute high level schedule (“road map”) and report to executives and line management  Owner of master schedule and resource (people) allocation across all teams supporting each of the business areas:  Introduce Agile method  Negotiate with business owners for use of competing IT resources  Work with development manager to schedule people and set delivery dates  Track and report project deliverables progress and milestones using Microsoft Project and other Office tools  Track and report metrics to support project evaluation for each contributor with reference to 1) expected results and customer satisfaction, 2) quality of work and 3) adherence to process  Hold daily “stand-up” coordination meetings  Work with on-shore/off-shore teams for work completion  Manage project close-out process evaluating budget and calendar estimates to actual utilization  Implemented project delivery close-out metrics to evaluate team and individual performance goals Page 6 of 19
  7. 7. RESUME OF MICHAEL BARAZ  Platforms in use are Magic for client/server applications, JBoss J2EE servers for web applications running on Oracle 9i database management system  Combined Information Technology department is comprised of 65 people  IBM/Deloitte Touche, Austin, TX 11/2004-11/2004 For State of Texas, Health and Human Services Commission, Security Architect for portal project.  Design, develop, deploy security Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) schema and test load  Interview applications architects, developers and gather requirements and write specifications for security model supporting business, regulatory and technical requirements  Application built on IBM WebSphere Portal Server v5.1 using IBM Process Choreographer  Grosvenor Capital Management, LP, Chicago, IL 07/2004-11/2004 For fast growth financial firm specializing in hedge fund capital management, Project Manager for implementation of ProTrak Customer Relationship Management (CRM). Plan and implement mission critical application for investor relations and marketing groups. Work with various clients to define and implement data requirements.  Plan activities and track results using Microsoft Project and other Office tools  Interview users and gather requirements and write specifications for modifications to packaged solution  Manage relationship with vendor, negotiate and coordinate application customizations  Manage to Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) compliance requirements  Work with end-users, primarily Customer Service and executives, to evaluate business requirements, develop solutions to implement requirements, negotiate “work-arounds” or customizations  Design technical architecture for application within corporate IT, work with infrastructure to implement solution  Convert seven databases from former CRM application to one new Microsoft SQL Server 2000 application database:  Map data attributes from old to new  Export data in suitable format  Cleanse and format data  Compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley requirements  Develop test plans and execute to prove data conversion was accurate and customizations work correctly.  Develop disaster recovery plan and supporting procedures, documentation and materials  Develop maintenance plan for managing on-going application use.  Chicago Board of Options Exchange, Chicago, IL 05/2004-07/2004 Data Warehouse Architect for large options exchange. Support data requirements for regulatory compliance group application development. Work with various clients to define and implement data warehouse requirements.  Design, develop, deploy and maintain Oracle 9i terabyte size instances across servers for development and production environments for applications with online analytics processing (OLAP), online transaction processing (OLTP) and scheduled batch processes  Interview users and developers and gather requirements and write specifications  Use ERwin/ModelMart repository to model dimensional databases, snapshots  Develop logical model for business analysts and design sessions  Transform logical model to physical model and detail out implementation requirements  Implement partitions, remote database links among various servers and applications  Capacity planning and tuning of data warehouse extracts in tables and materialized views  Design compliance applications which used proprietary algorithms to detect for “front running” and insider irregularities  State of Wisconsin/Accenture, Madison, WI 03/2003-05/2004 For State of Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (employer tax, wage and unemployment insurance agency), Data Architect for unemployment insurance project.  Application capabilities: Page 7 of 19
  8. 8. RESUME OF MICHAEL BARAZ  Develop and maintain contact relationship management (CRM) facility  Receive and accept claims electronically for automated processing and on paper for key entry  Perform accounting of taxes due, payments received, penalties and interest  Perform collection processes, issue warrants for employers/business owners and claimants  Perform audits on employer wage and tax records and payments  Perform appeals for tax and wage decisions regarding actions by or regarding employers  Use Agile method to data model  Interview users and developers and gather requirements and write specifications  Use ERwin/ModelMart repository to model databases, the largest with approximately 650 tables, 6,500 columns and partitioning  Develop logical model for business analysts and design sessions  Transform logical model to physical model and detail out implementation requirements  Design, develop, deploy and maintain 14 Oracle 9i instances across four servers for development, application testing, acceptance testing, training and production of two large client server and Internet enabled applications with online processing and scheduled batch processes  Perform object/relational mapping from Rational Rose UML models to ERwin entity relationship diagrams (ERDs)  Develop stored procedures, triggers and other database object on Oracle 9i relational database  Create and maintain database definition language (DDL) in PL/SQL for implementing and schema migration using Model Driven Development (MDD)  Use Rational ClearQuest to track change requests  Create and maintain data dictionary of database objects and their use and meaning  Conversion of data, mapping old VSAM, IDMS and DB/2 data sources to new Oracle schema  Develop extract, transform and load (ETL) procedures  Monitor and tune complex SQL queries and stored procedures  Capacity planning for database sizing  Publish subject area models, logical and physical, as artifacts for developers  Database archive and purge  Use Rational Rose 2000 to develop UML diagrams modeling business processes  Develop reference tables and their load mechanisms to populate and maintain using generalized approach.  Mentor application developers for complex SQL queries and database techniques  Develop generalized approach data version management approach to storage and retrieval  American Family Insurance Company, Madison, WI 11/2002-02/2003 For major health/medical insurance, J2EE Applications Architect and DB2 Data Architect for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) health insurance workflow project.  Enables claims adjusters to:  Receive and accept claims electronically via ASC X12N 837 or paper for disposition  Routes work to claims adjusters, medical services, legal and other internal groups involved in adjudicating claims  View In-Basket of work activities.  View claim items, including bills, correspondence and internal information referrals.  Allow management of work activities including suspending, prioritizing, reassigning, paying/denying, creating letters of inquiry, etc.  Receive and accept claims electronically via ASC X12N 837 or paper for disposition  Routes work to claims adjusters, medical services, legal and other internal groups involved in adjudicating claims  View In-Basket of work activities  View claim items, including bills, correspondence and internal information referrals  Allow management of work activities including suspending, prioritizing, reassigning, paying/denying, creating letters of inquiry, etc.  Analysis, design, specifications of health claims workflow application Page 8 of 19
  9. 9. RESUME OF MICHAEL BARAZ  Design Jakarta Struts based application for IBM WebSphere Application Server v4.0, consider web site usage requirements and necessary integration points, n-tier object-oriented design, distributed data stores, use Web Services, JDBC, EJBs, JTA, JCA, JMS (using MQ Series infrastructure), JNDI, JavaMail, JSPs and XML/XST.  Participate in planning sessions from IBM WebSphere Application Server v3.5 to v5.0.  Use PowerDesigner v8.0 to model database for workflow schema and integration points.  Develop data object standards document for project, standards reviews.  Use various J2EE patterns, including MVC (implemented using Struts), DAO, Command, singletons, et al.  Use HP UNIX platform and CICS through CICS Transaction Gateway (CTG) to access ADABASE database; also use JDBC to access DB2 OS/390 data server.  Use IBM WebSphere Studio Application Developer v4.0 (WSAD) and VisualAge for Java (VAJ) v3.5.  Logging is done with Log4J.  Use PVCS for version management; established multiple stage development, QA region testing and production promotion process.  Use Rational Rose to develop UML use cases, sequence diagrams and class diagrams.  WPS Insurance Company, Madison, WI 04/2002-10/2002 Project Manager and Architect for a leading health insurance provider and claims processing service center for platform in a highly regulated environment under authority of the TRICARE Management Activity (TMA).  Create web based front end for current IBM OS/390 COBOL/CICS/VSAM mainframe application.  Gather and define business and technical requirements, developing the technical logical and physical architecture and manage and participate in development of platform:  Register for web access privileges (online and offline processes)  View claim processing status (ANS X12N 276, 277)  Obtain Explanation of benefits (EOB)  View/manage Other Health Insurance (OHI)  View Eligibility and Deductible limits and status (ANS X.12 270, 271)  Out of pocket expense  User profile information/update  Customer service secure communication  Online, real-time claim filing and adjudication for HCFA-1500, UB-92 (ANS X12N 835 and 837)  HIPAA compliancy  DITSCAP compliancy  System operates in a highly regulated environment under authority of the TRICARE Management Activity (TMA). Interfaces with government Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) and Central Deductible and Catastrophic File.  Manage and participate in full life cycle methodology including analysis, design, specifications, programming, testing and implementation of application. Use Microsoft Project 2000 for task tracking, staffing decisions and budgetary management.  Use Agile/Scrum methodology for high volume of work requiring fast delivery of working software, used product backlogs, iteration planning, daily stand-up meetings, test-driven development, continuous integration, open work area, etc.  Coordinate client, infrastructure, graphics, Java and COBOL/CICS development and Quality Assurance teams and negotiate release management with all parties.  Establish web technology standards for all lines of business; develop a process for amending standards and governance of standards compliance, including process to evaluate exception requests.  Design Jakarta Struts based application for IBM WebSphere Application Server v4.0, consider web site usage requirements and necessary integration points, n-tier object-oriented design, distributed data stores, use Web Services, JDBC, EJBs, JTA, JCA, JNDI, JavaMail, JSPs and XML/XST. Include considerations in design for migration to IBM WebSphere Application Server v5.0.  Use various J2EE patterns, including MVC, DAO, Command, et al.  Use IBM z900 series mainframe running OS/390 and CICS through CICS Transaction Gateway (CTG) to access VSAM files; also use JDBC to access UDB (DB2) data server.  Use IBM WebSphere Studio Application Developer v4.0 (WSAD) and VisualAge for Java (VAJ) v4.0.  Logging is done with Log4J. Page 9 of 19
  10. 10. RESUME OF MICHAEL BARAZ  Use CVS on SuSE Linux for version management; established multiple stage development, QA region testing and production promotion process.  Use Ant to build .EAR files.  Work with developers and infrastructure teams to tune application.  Implement quality management using best practices:  Establish development, testing and production environments.  Testing done with Mercury Interactive WinRunner and TestDirector; LoadRunner and JMeter for load testing.  Manage defect tracking, including defect reporting, triage, resolution, promotion and certification.  Security using IBM Tivoli Access Manager for e-business using LDAP and placing all web components behind firewall.  Use Embarcadero Describe to develop UML use cases, sequence diagrams and class diagrams.  Coordinate professional skills development for needed technologies for project.  Manage project consisting of five teams consisting of Java Development, Quality Assurance, Graphics, Legacy Application Development, and Infrastructure with 20 direct reports and 6 people with full or part- time responsibilities.  OneSource Technologies, Inc., Scottsdale, AZ 11/2001-03/2002 Project Manager for a leading technology service provider for B2B eCommerce platform in ColdFusion v5.0:  Define project plan, execute, monitor and report progress.  Gather and define business and technical requirements.  Lead Joint Application Development (JAD) sessions to define business requirements, process workflows and match to available technology choices.  Define integration architecture for MasterMind order processing, service ticket and dispatch, and depot management systems.  Use Rational Rose to develop use cases, sequence diagrams and class diagrams.  Significant development of eCommerce business application, including customized shipping and sales terms methods.  RiderConnection, Inc., Scottsdale, AZ 06/2001-11/2001 Project Manager and architect for an emerging motorcycle portal company, RiderConnection, Inc., for public web site to be marketed to motorcycle enthusiasts.  Create project office to define project plan, execute, monitor and report progress.  Gather and define business and technical requirements, developing the technical logical and physical architecture and manage and participate in development of portal.  Lead Joint Application Development (JAD) sessions to define technology applications for business requirements.  Use Unified Modeling Language (UML) for process modeling.  Use Rational Unified Process (RUP) methodology.  Design rules-based personalization engine to analyze click stream in real time and provide content based predictive analysis.  Receive news and event feeds via XML from various magazine publishers.  Additional features include implementing B2B and B2C auction and classifieds software.  Lead team of 15 developers, tester, infrastructure management, change control management, sales and marketing development.  Allstate Insurance Company, Northbrook, IL 02/2001-06/2001 Solutions Architect for a leading property and casualty insurance company for enterprise application portal:  Gathering and define business and technical requirements for 13 business units.  Develop the technical logical and physical architecture models.  Technical representative in RFP core team as portal subject matter expert (SME) to define vendor list and create the technical requirements.  Define integration issues with IBM FileNet document management and Interwoven content management systems. Page 10 of 19
  11. 11. RESUME OF MICHAEL BARAZ  Lead Joint Application Development (JAD) sessions to define business requirements and match to available technology choices.  Significant qualification effort on IBM WebSphere Portal Server, Epicentric, SAP TopTier and Plumtree product offerings. Developed weighted ranking matrix of product features vs. business requirements.  Plumtree Enterprise Web Suite was final choice for implementation based on business and technical evaluation.  Deploy to over 50,000 desktops.  Team consisted of 25 members.  AT&T Corporation, Hoffman Estates, IL 07/2000-01/2001 Chief Architect for Products in eBusiness Web Architecture Organization. Responsible for evaluating and defining corporate architecture product standards, governance and best practices. This includes development tools and web-based application tools for J2EE using IBM WebSphere Application Server v3.5, WebSphere Studio Application Developer, VisualAge for Java and ColdFusion application platforms. Major accomplishments include:  Define comprehensive web technology strategy.  Define overall web development technology categories and led evaluations for various product categories.  Manage web technology standards for all lines of business, related and non-regulated:  Establish web technology standards  Develop a process for amending standards and governance of standards compliance.  Develop and manage process to evaluate exception requests, including management reporting for cost savings based on compliance against exceptions in cooperation with the Technology Strategies and Standards (TSS) group.  Represent Web Technologies to corporate Information Technology governance committee, Technology Architecture Board (TAB)  Develop various technology and development standards and best practice papers.  Liaison from web architecture group to enterprise information architecture group participating in architecture design of enterprise architecture using IBM WebSphere Application Server, defining web site usage requirements and necessary integration points. Worked with IBM to define WebSphere usage within corporate projects development.  Architecture specifications for Oracle 8i DBMS.  Deploy IBM Visual Age for Java for development team.  Consult with new project teams to align project requirements with corporate information technology strategy and enterprise integration architecture.  Enable customer Ariba eProcurement requirements with solution.  Architecture advisor for Messaging Broker interfaces including IBM MQ, MS MQ, COM/DCOM, EJB, CORBA, RMI, SOAP, IIOP technologies.  Architecture role in Customer Relationship Management (eCRM) strategy.  Architecture and implementation role in Artemis project management tool.  Architecture and implementation role in AlphaBlox data warehouse and business intelligence reporting tool.  Architecture advisement in Epicentric enterprise portal tool selection and implementation.  Architecture advisement in Verity K2 and Ultraseek tools and usage.  Advisement role in query report and analysis tool strategy.  Advisement and diligence role in Business Objects business intelligence tool strategy.  Lead small teams, enabled team development program and presented technical briefings.  Promote/advocate Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) level 2. Page 11 of 19
  12. 12. RESUME OF MICHAEL BARAZ  Integrated Trade Systems, Inc., Lombard, IL 04/1993-12/2001 Product Manager for development and delivery of business-to-business international logistics supply chain management system. Application included mini-mart online analytics processing (OLAP) for marketing, operations and logistics support and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Rebuilt original client server application on a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform. Software is communications enabled, producing output directly to electronic mail, facsimile, and EDI (ANSI X.12, EDIFACT and XML) server using the Internet. Total project responsibility for product definition, architecture, development, marketing and roll out.  Web and client server packages project responsibilities include:  Business needs definition.  Overall system architecture and detailed design.  Use Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI), achieved level 3  Create Work Breakdown Structure  Develop conceptual and physical data models using ERwin and PowerDesigner for various SQL RDBMSs including Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise, Oracle 7.3 and 8i, Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 and 2000 and ODBC RDBMSs. Third normal form database consists of 165 application tables. Resolved SQL differences to maintain common code base.  Designed all GUI objects: MDI frame, windows, forms and reports; emphasis on usability; employed tab folder metaphor extensively and validated results with customer focus groups and usability labs.  Managed day-to-day development in object-oriented programming with object-relational transformation to RDBMS.  Architecture and development tools selection for client/server application developed in PowerBuilder using commercial application frameworks and object libraries.  Integrated application various commercial and customer-developed ERP, order fulfillment systems and accounting applications.  Developed deployment (installation) package using Wise InstallMaker for Windows 3.x, 95, 98 and NT, 2000 Workstation clients and Windows NT, 2000 Server, NetWare 3.x/4.x/5.x network and standalone systems.  Installed and implemented Oracle 7.3 and 8.x DBMS enterprise server and clients, wrote scripts to create tables, constraints, etc.  Installed and implemented Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise DBMS and clients, wrote scripts to create tables, integrity constraints, etc.  Installed and implemented Microsoft SQL Server (MSSQL) 6.5, 7.0 and 2000 DBMS enterprise server and clients, wrote DDL scripts to create tables, constraints, etc.  Designed and developed TRADEconnect:  Integration with major ERP, MRP and WMS packages on IBM AS/400, IBM OS390 and MVS/XA systems.  Map, convert and/or integrate with various applications  Designed U. S. Customs Automated Export System (AES) EDI transaction manager using FTP and ActiveX.  Implemented source code and project artifacts (documentation) version management.  Develop/manage technology standards for company, including  Develop a process for amending standards and governance of standards compliance.  Develop and manage process to evaluate exception requests, including management reporting for cost savings based on compliance against exceptions.  Develop programming, database and object naming standards  Created RFPs for products and services; budgets for project work and infrastructure development.  Wrote full business plan including industry analysis, competitor analysis, marketing plan, revenue projection, technology plan, staff build out.  Managed staff of 3-8 developers and analysts plus additional team staff for total of 15 people. For web-based Application Service Provider (ASP) business model, responsibilities:  Design and develop Internet based software part of a logistics portal.  Architecture developed for Web Service using SOAP for automatic order submission using IBM WebSphere. Page 12 of 19
  13. 13. RESUME OF MICHAEL BARAZ  Allstate Insurance Company, Northbrook, IL 02/2001-06/2001 Project leader for a leading insurance company for the design and development of a B2B extranet web site for workflow management agency and broker/dealer management, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), product sales agreement approval status. Use ColdFusion v4.5, JavaScript v1.3, Microsoft SQL Server v7.0 DBMS. Features include significant workflow management facility allowing account administrators to process the approval of sales agreements for various insurance projects. Dynamic security allows pages to create necessary administrative access based on user authority. Map and convert data from various data sources.  National Antivivisection Society, Inc., Chicago, IL For a non-profit organization, project leader for the design and development of a web site for membership contact, education, National Antivivisection Society.  Web site features include significant content management facility allowing to web site administrators to maintain most aspects of their web site via a "wizard" based approach. Built an opt-in e-mail subscription manager to facilitate communication with members and guests. Implemented Ektron eMPower Content Management application server and search engine. Built an opt-in e-mail subscription manager to facilitate communication with members and guests. Use ColdFusion v5.x, Microsoft SQL Server 2000 DBMS.  Project leader for the design and development of a web site for legal, legislative and bibliographic research, Use ColdFusion v5.0, Microsoft SQL Server 2000 DBMS. Web site features include various search engine interfaces building dynamic parameterized searches and administrative tools. , Inc., Chicago, IL Project Manager and Architect for design and construction for a startup Internet eCommerce company,, a large, business-to-consumer web site project. Technology uses ColdFusion v4.x, Sybase PowerDesigner v6.1, Sybase Adaptive Server Anywhere v6.0 DBMS, Verity search engine. Web site features include online event planning and management, e-Commerce, discussion threads and self maintenance of event managers and participants. Plans for Phase 2 included an eCommerce web factory for small business channel partners.  Facilitated business strategy definition.  Created technical strategy.  Hands-on leader of web site layout, navigation design, functional decomposition and use cases.  Led design of database schema and n-tier application architecture.  Procured and implemented web server, database server, transaction server and application server.  Managed provisioning of T1, ISDN and DSL communication lines.  Managed analysis, development and implementation effort for a team of 25 people.  Motorola, Inc., Schaumburg, IL 11/1998-05/1999 Team leader for large telecommunications manufacturing company for systems conversion to implement large call center, technical field representatives dispatch and repair depot application. Wrote specifications to migrate current systems for Amdocs Clarify ClearSupport and ClearLogistics, an Oracle based client/server Customer Relationship Management (CRM) application solution. Developed various application interfaces to and from several large systems, including Oracle Financial Systems, SAP manufacturing systems, Brio Reports and various other internally built systems including configuration database. Implemented on Oracle 7.3 DBMS on Windows NT v4.0.  Minnesota, Mining and Manufacturing, Inc. (3M), Minneapolis, MN 09/1998-11/1998 Project manager for large manufacturing company to develop and deliver computer-based training (CBT) for PeopleSoft accounts payable/purchasing application. Managed 14 people including lesson designers, develops, graphics artists and audio engineer. Implemented strong methodology. Deployment was via an intranet using Asymetrix ToolBook, Macromedia Authorware v5.0 and Dreamweaver on a Lotus Notes and Domino web server. Page 13 of 19
  14. 14. RESUME OF MICHAEL BARAZ  Ameritech, Inc., Chicago, IL 03/1998-09/1998 Project manager for large telecommunications company for implementation plan for large Amdocs Clarify ClearHelp help desk application.  Analyzed Network Control Center process flows.  Analyzed Client Help Center‘s current help desk in-house built application built on Sun SPARCstation Solaris Motif running on Informix DBMS.  Use Erwin to reverse engineer and extend new and existing database for migration mapping.  Developed implementation plan for Oracle based replacement.  Redesigned application interfaces to several large systems, including HR/payroll, security systems and corporate IT help desk.  Developed technical architecture for two-way integration with Peregrine Systems call center and resource management system (internally known as ARMS) using off-the-shelf transports emphasizing industry standard interfaces replacing various proprietary legacy interfaces.  Installed pilot application for deployment on Oracle 7.3.4 DBMS on large Sun Enterprise servers.  Used Korn and Bourne shell for scripting need utilities.  CNA Insurance, Chicago, IL 08/1995-10/1996 Team leader for leading commercial property and casualty insurance company:  Managed deployment project for client/server PMSC Series III policy management insurance application on OS/2 Presentation Manager client and IBM mainframe server. Developed technical architecture for automated configuration management and PC loads on various types of PCs and servers. Created unattended, automated install scripts for IBM NetView Distribution Manager for WAN server and client loads on 2,500 workstations. Extensive expertise in IBM OS/2 V3.0, REXX, NetWare 3.x and 4.1, IBM DB2/2, and involvement with C Set++ and MicroFocus COBOL. Connection to IBM mainframe DB/2 RDBMS.  Data architect for data warehouse project for large commercial accounts. Daily feeds from production systems to multidimensional database online analytical processing (OLAP) tool to allow clients to analyze coverage and costs.  Discover Financial Services/ Morgan Stanley Dean Witter & Co, Riverwoods, IL 01/1995 – 08/1995 Technical lead for major credit card and financial services company project developing workflow management follow-up tracking application for customer service managers. Development is client/server in OS/2 Presentation Manager front end, Tuxedo middleware and IBM RS/6000 with AIX running Oracle 7.1 RDBMS on the back end. Supervised and developed with full life cycle methodology including functional design, technical architecture and design, test plans, programming, unit and integration testing and customer turnover. Use C Set++, OS/2 Presentation Manager SDK APIs and Oracle 7.1 for data retrieval on RS/6000 under AIX 3.2.  CCC Information Services, Inc., Chicago, IL 04/1994-01/1995 Object architect for software company developing and marketing auto body collision estimating system and total loss valuation to vehicular insurance companies and auto body shops. Project was a reengineering of DOS character-based application in C to Windows using object-oriented architecture in Visual C++. Use Lotus Notes for communications and project artifacts.  Team leader for application deployment. Led implementation team to create scope document, project plan, functional requirements and specifications documents. Final results were specifications for InstallShield using CD-ROM, converting data files and loading DBMS; identifying, evaluating and selecting third-party utilities for installation program and hardware and environment diagnostics. Use Lotus Notes to work in geographical diverse groups and minimize meetings. Page 14 of 19
  15. 15. RESUME OF MICHAEL BARAZ  Technical lead for design and construction of object-oriented system application components design using three-tier client/server model. Use ERwin to develop entity relationship models and Booch methodology and Rational Rose for object models. Use Watcom SQL RDBMS with ODBC; developed class library to map relational model to object model. Hands-on leader for development using Visual C++ with Microsoft Foundation Classes (MFC), Rogue Wave class libraries, OLE 2, Win32 API set and internally-developed application framework. Created various GUI views using MDI. Provided expertise on human-computer interaction and usability for graphical user interface design.  In-Flight Phone Corporation, Oak Brook, IL 11/1993-03/1996 For developer/operator of air-to-ground voice, data and fax communications system for major airlines. Application uses proprietary network operating system, communications and hardware engineered in-house.  Conducted requirements and functional design for inventory management system for aviation communications business. Requirements included tracking, receiving, shipping, warehousing, logistics management, quality control and routing for specialized, high cost parts and assemblies by serial number. Lifetime installation and maintenance records required in federal regulatory environment. Conducted vendor search, qualification and selection for package and specified customization requirements. Developed implementation and resource planning and scheduling.  Reviewed design of strategic communications product architecture with consideration to in-cabin and air-to- ground topologies and their economics, capacity limits, reliability, etc. Also provided alternatives  Provided design review for credit card billing system with real-time data collection gathered from data and voice communications application.  IBM ISSC/Northern Indiana Public Service Company (a joint venture), Gary, IN 11/1992-04/1994 Application Architect and Developer for customer information system for large gas and electric utility company. System provides all customer service functions including order entry, scheduling/resource allocation, dispatching, feedback, billing, delinquent account/bankruptcy handling and exception reporting. Platform is client/server OS/2 on token-ring LAN with IBM mainframe under MVS/ESA with DB2 using LU6.2, APPC and shared memory. Personally completed various views, containers and tree views with full life cycle methodology including functional design, technical design, test plans, programming, unit and integration testing and customer turnover. Programs are event-driven C/C++ and Presentation Manager with CUA '91, OS/ 2 notebook architecture. Use C Set++, SDK, XDB and CICS for local workstation development.  ONTOS, Inc., Burlington, MA 05/1992-11/1992 Director of Professional Services for emerging object database management system company. Managed professional services organization consisting of consulting practice, class library construction team, customer education and sales support center. Team comprised of over 25 people.  Presale support enabled sales teams assessing customer requirements and fitness and qualification of sales opportunities.  Reviewed system design of power utility fuel simulator for project sponsored by EPRI and Department of Energy; object model had over 150 objects. Use Rumbaugh methodology.  Led design and construction of C++ class libraries to supplement ONTOS object database management system using fully denotable metaschema for customer specified requirements on Sun and HP UNIX and AIX. Use Rumbaugh and Booch methodologies.  Expanded customer education to regional distribution and expanded course offerings.  Expanded customer support to after-hours and weekends without increasing head count.  Technology Solutions Company, Chicago, IL 06/1991-05/1992 Team Leader for leading agriculture products manufacturer project involving business reengineering and data warehouse project. Platform was client/server OS/2 Presentation Manager on token-ring LAN with IBM mainframe under DOS/VSE/ESA with SQL/DS using LU6.2. Use Project Workbench to plan and manage activities.  Team leader for Quality Assurance team. Developed detailed test plan, created hundreds of scripts testing thousands of business and technical features. Mediated between development team and users to define whether issues found were problems with the programs, design or scope. Page 15 of 19
  16. 16. RESUME OF MICHAEL BARAZ  Team leader and architect for Data Warehouse project. Designed, developed and implemented system with $1M budget yielding $6M in benefits. Project involved defining business and technical issues and developing end-user tool. SAS and SPSS statistical packages and databases from internal and external sources provide support for marketing department's decision requirements using a data warehouse strategy. Extensive mapping and extract/transform and load (ETL) of heterogeneous data sources.  Bank of America, Chicago, IL 02/1991-06/1991 Project Manager for major international bank. Designed, developed and implemented normalized, relational databases system for Customer Relationship Management (CRM) applications. All projects involved project scope, proposal, design, specifications and hands-on supervision of application construction with active end- user participation. Map and convert old data to new application.  National Drug Stores, Oak Brook, IL 07/1990 – 02/1991 Business Analyst and Developer for national retailer. Designed and developed client/server programs using IBM mainframe under MVS, Wang VS, NCR Tower UNIX, NCR 7000 point-of-sale terminal systems. Worked under TSO in VS COBOL on IBM, Wang VS COBOL and Micro Focus COBOL with Animator on NCR UNIX tower. Converted C compatible files to Micro Focus COBOL-compatible files on NCR tower.  A. C. Nielsen, Advanced Information Technology Center, Bannockburn, IL 11/1989-06/1990 Business Analyst and Developer for leading marketing information company. Participated in design of architecture for client/server data collection system for 1.5 terabyte per month database in C and Sybase/SQL under Sun-OS UNIX on Sun SPARCstation and using SunView graphical user interface. Prototyped various systems using data compression, database machines and mainframes.  St. Jude League, Chicago, IL 08/1989-11/1989 Project Manager for organizational study for a charitable organization and its affiliates to discover the interaction and interrelations within geographically diverse working environments. Supervised and was directly involved in extensive work with electronic mail system using local area and wide area networks with UNIX file server running MS-NET using TCP/IP. Consulted on desktop publishing and image processing. Managed final development phase of on-line donor tracking system.  Esso Caribbean & Central Americas, division of Exxon, Coral Gables, FL 07/1985-08/1989 Engagement Manager and Project Manager for a major oil/petrochemical company. Responsibilities included serving as managing consultant to client, administration, supervision, recruitment of staff and programming.  Team leader in design and development of specification through final customer acceptance phases of automated plant control system. This involved interfacing network of Wang VS minicomputers using proprietary electronic data interchange (EDI) through asynchronous communications to a microcomputer- based automated process control computer. The application involved on-line, real-time transaction processing order entry system and had event-driven download and upload activities. Extensive data and process modeling and design.  Identified and lead project involving migrating PL/I systems, including JCL, on IBM mainframe under MVS/XA to Wang VS saving client over $500,000 annually.  Project Manager and Data Architect for data consolidation of all corporate data entities. Performed analysis, project plan and created utilities to cross-reference every occurrence of each data item in every program and copy book. Created entity-relationship models and normalized databases with over 10 million attributes. Eliminated redundancies and reduced disk usage over 40%.  Business Analyst, designed and wrote specifications, leading team to write source code conversion utilities creating system-wide file and program catalog system for over 1,000 application programs and 200 data files.  Redesigned and developed LIFO inventory system in multiple currencies with multinational tax rules.  Use SDLC methodology. Page 16 of 19
  17. 17. RESUME OF MICHAEL BARAZ PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:  The Data Warehouse Institute (TDWI), active member since 2008.  Project Management Institute, active member since 2002.  Chicagoland Java Users Group, active member since 1999.  Chicagoland ColdFusion Users Group, active member since 1999. Speaker/presenter.  Executives' Club of Chicago, member of Industrial and Technology Committee.  Certified Arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association, chairman or sole arbitrator on various panels with claims exceeding $35,000,000. EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS:  Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, Professional Management Institute, expecting completion 06/2010.  Postgraduate studies in Database Management, Networks and Communications and Human-Computer Interaction at Nova University (Ft. Lauderdale, FL), 1993-94.  Postgraduate studies in human computer interaction (human factors) and instructor in computer programming at DePaul University (Chicago, IL), 1991-94.  Master in Business Administration from Florida International University (Miami, FL) with special emphasis in Management Information Systems, 1989.  Bachelor in Business Administration from Florida International University (Miami, FL), with major in Management Information Systems. Additional major in Finance and minor in Computer Sciences, 1984.  Certificate in Data Processing from the Institute for Certification of Computer Professionals, 1985.  TOGAF 8 (The Open Group Architecture Foundation) Enterprise Architect Certification, 2007. Page 17 of 19
  18. 18. RESUME OF MICHAEL BARAZ, CDP TECHNICAL SUMMARY • Project Workbench (project management tool) Programming Languages/Development Tools: • REXX • Apache Jakarta Struts MVC application • Rogue Wave class libraries framework • RPG II (IBM, Unisys, Wang) • Apache Jakarta Log4J open source logging tool • SAS Business Intelligence • BEA Systems WebLogic Server Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) based e-Commerce application • SPSS Business Intelligence server. Completed training in architecture, usage • SQL (DML and DDL) strategies, Java applets, Java servlets, Java Server • SQL/DS (IBM) Pages (JSP), Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB), Java • Sybase PowerBuilder V3.0a, 4.0, 5.0, 6.5, 7.0, Database Connectivity (JDBC), Java Naming and Sybase Enterprise Adaptive Studio Directory Interface (JNDI) naming service and • Sybase PowerDesigner/S-Designer Java Messaging Service (JMS). • Sybase SQL Server 11, 12, SQL Anywhere • C/C++ (Microsoft Visual C++, Microsoft • TSO/ISPF (IBM) Foundation Class, OLE; IBM C Set++; Sun C++) • UNIX scripting (Korn, C, Borne shells) • CICS, CICS/2 (IBM) • Vignette (formerly Epicentric Foundation Server) • Amdocs/Clarify CRM customer care solutions modular Enterprise Application Portal. including help desk and relationship management • Verity search engine application • Wise InstallMaker installation packaging tool • Clipper (Computer Associates) • Various tools: Lotus WordPro, Word, Word • COBOL 74, 85 (IBM OS COBOL and COBOL II, Perfect, Freelance, Excel, Lotus 1-2-3, etc. MicroFocus COBOL, Wang VS COBOL) • dBase III Plus, IV (Inprise) Operating Systems: • Eclipse IDE • Windows 3.1, 3.11, 95, 98, NT v4.0 and 2000 • Ektron eMPower content management system (Professional and Advanced Server), XP, Vista, • ERwin Data Modeler v3.5.x, 4.1 Windows 7, Professional, Server 2003, Server • FoxBase (DOS and UNIX) 2008 • FoxPro V1.0, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0 (DOS and Windows) • IBM DOS/VSE/ESA, MVS/ESA, VM/CMS, • HTML 3.2, 4.0 OS/390 • IBM CICS, CICS Transaction Gateway (CTG) • IBM OS/2 1.3, 2.0, 2.1, 2.11, 3.0; OS/2 LAN • IBM DB2 v7.2, v9.1; UDB v7.2; DB2/2 (IBM) Server 2.0 • IBM InfoSphere Data Architect • IBM AIX • IBM OS/2 Presentation Manager • Linux SuSE • IBM WebSphere Studio Application Developer • Novell 3.x, 4.x, 5.x server installation and network • IBM WebSphere Application Server v3.5, 4.0, 5.0, design Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) platform. • TCP/IP, IPX/SPX protocols • Informatica PowerCenter v8, Data Quality, Data • UNIX (Sun, IBM AIX, NCR, HPUX) Explorer, Metadata Manager, Metadata Reporter, PowerExchange Industries/Applications: • Java, J2EE/JDK (Sun) • Accounting: accounts receivable, accounts • JavaScript payable, general ledger • Microsoft .NET • Billing • Microsoft SQL Server v6.5, 7.0, 2000, 2008 • Business Intelligence architecture and design RDBMS • Communication systems • Microsoft COM/DCOM messaging object broker • Customer relationship management/help desk architecture • Data architecture and design • Microsoft Project Manager 2000, 2003, 2007 • Data conversion, migration, systems integration • MVC architecture, AJAX, Spring framework • Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) X.12, • MySQL v5.1, various GUI administrative tools EDIFACT, XML • ONTOS object database management system • Energy, petrochemical • Oracle v7.x, 8i, 9i, 10g RDBMS • Export/import (international) management - Page 18 -
  19. 19. RESUME OF MICHAEL BARAZ, CDP TECHNICAL SUMMARY • Financial services • System testing using automated regression tools • Health care • Insurance: property and casualty, life, investments, Methodologies health (standard, PPO, HMO) • Agile methodology for data development and • Inventory management project management • Order entry/processing • Booch (contributor to UML) • Portals, Enterprise Information Portals, Enterprise • Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Application Portal framework • Design Patterns • Procurement/purchasing • Extreme Programming (XP) (Beck) • Product pricing/promotion • Information Engineering (James Martin) • Relationship management • Rapid Application Design (RAD) • Supply chain management • Rational Unified Process (RUP) • Telecommunications • Rumbaugh OOD/P (contributor to UML) • Transportation and logistics • Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) • Utilities, electric and gas • TOGAF (The Open Group Architecture • Wholesale/retail distribution Foundation) Enterprise Architecture • Unified Modeling Language (UML) Information Technology Skills: • Wirfsbrock-Kirk Object-Oriented methodology • Application architect, designer, developer, • Yourdin CASE and OOA/OOD manager • Various others developed from experience as • Business Intelligence architecture needed • Business rationalization and justification • Class library design and construction Course/Seminar Design/Instruction • Client/server architecture, design and development • Co-Author of “Agile for Data Professionals” two- • Data, process modeling, conceptual, logical and day course physical, relational and object • Author of “Object-Relational Modeling and • Data warehouse architecture/design/development Transformation” presentation at Adobe developer • Database Administration (Oracle 7.x, 8.i, 9i; conference Sybase 11, 12; IBM DB2 zOS, UDB Linux/Windows) • Electronic commerce (EDI/XML, www, etc.) • Enterprise Architecture, IT Strategy • Graphical user interface design, standards and development guidelines • Life cycle methodology designer • Network design and implementation • Programming (various languages and environments, see left column) and shell scripting • Project management, including scheduling, progress monitoring • Object oriented architecture, design, development using Rumbaugh, Wirfs-Brock, Booch, etc. • RAD and JAD leader • RFP/RFQ development, analysis, selection • Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platforms • Software deployment management • Strategic technology planning • System architecture, design and reviews • System scope, analysis and design, requirements and functional specifications - Page 19 -