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  • 1. Jatin Aythora - Resume Maidenhead, United Kingdom - web:www.aythora.com blog:http://blog.aythora.com email:jatin@aythora.com - mobile:07968006149 Profile Summary Over 12 years of commercial experience in information systems and in the area of enterprise and solution architecture, with most recent experience in leading the creation of enterprise architecture strategy and definition of approach, planning, governance and delivery of large business change and information systems transformation programmes. Visionary and business purpose oriented view and approach with in-depth experience at all levels of business and technology development. Excellent knowledge of designing service based architecture (SOA) using extensive industry and technical knowledge. Able to influence, lead and inspire others to ensure visions are delivered successfully. A proactive leader with a passion to deliver with extensive business, leadership and architecture expertise. Excellent knowledge of adopting blend of approaches including TOGAF (The Open Group Architecture Framework), Visual Architecting Process (by Bredemeyer Consulting), Architecture and problem modelling using basic UML, Mind mapping to brainstorm architectural and related concepts, Agile to iteratively deliver architecture definition and development of the enterprise software solutions and lean delivery practices. Main strengths are a solid understanding of business drivers, application and enterprise architectures, applications integration, SOA, unstated and implied requirements, agile software delivery fundamentals, IS/IT Strategy, architecture modelling (business, information, requirements, application and technology infrastructure), transformation planning, quality management, business improvement, application development, programme/project management, risk management, transformation governance, effective team leader with natural ability to build trust, inspire teamwork, facilitate and support team decisions and able to expand team capabilities. Key Experience o Enterprise and Solution Architecture o Enterprise wide architecture definition and implementation o Facilitation and development of IS (including Integration) Strategic Plan o IS transformation, strategy alignment and change management o IS transformation implementation and delivery o Stakeholder management with the ability to gather high level business strategy and formulating holistic Enterprise Architecture requirements o Delivered programmes of £20m+ value on time without compromising quality and achieved stated business and IT objectives at De Beers o Implementation of Agile delivery of software using eXtreme Programming o Development of migration strategy and related plans o Development of delivery strategy and framework o Transactional systems architecture design and development o Vendor solutions technology evaluation and selection o Requirements specification management and analysis o Software development and team management o Effective team leading by creating team identity, making the most of team differences Copyright © 2009 www.aythora.com blog: http://blog.aythora.com Page 1 of 9
  • 2. and influencing change (Team size ranging from 2-8 architects with 4-24 developers (including senior developers and lead developers), 2-8 testers, 1-4 build / infrastructure analysts, 2-8 Business Analysts). Industry Experience o Mining, Sales & Distribution and Supply Chain Management o Research and Development o Retail o Marketing and Advertising o Banking o Information Technology & Services Employment History o Technical Solutions Architect (Enterprise Architect) - De Beers UK Ltd. February 2005 – April 2009, Roles performed: Enterprise Architect, Chief Architect and Solutions Architect I was leading the Architecture and Strategy practice of the IT function of De Beers, who are responsible for the definition and development of architectures for complex systems across a suite of platforms and technologies ensuring consistency with specified requirements agreed with internal customers. Reviewed all solution architecture decisions, and took full responsibility for the balance between functional, service quality and systems management requirements within a significant area of the business. Established approach, policies and strategies for the selection of systems architecture components, coordinated design activities, promoting the discipline to ensure consistency. Ensured that appropriate standards (corporate and industry) are adhered to. Within a business change programme, managed the target design, policies and standards, working proactively to maintain a stable, viable architecture and ensure consistency of design across programmes. o Systems Architect / Analyst - Qudos Communications Ltd. UK June 2000 – February 2005, Roles Performed: Technical / Systems Architect, Design Authority, Systems Analyst Provided architecture roadmap, development and implementation direction to clients’ incentive management, reward and recognition, knowledge management, product launch and product management systems. Provided strategic input in the design and development of all internal and external web based application required for the launch of clients products and services. o Technical Consultant – MCS Software Solutions, India May 1998 – June 2000, Roles Performed: Senior Developer, Technical Lead, System Designer Responsible for conceptualising, designing, development and implementation of innovative banking solutions e.g. online banking, ATM interface with proprietary banking software, tele-banking, touch screen banking. o Developer – Excel Group of Companies, India April 1997 – May 1998, Roles Performed: Developer Developed lightweight supply chain management system to manage the manufacturing and sales of various products and related components manufactured by the group of companies. Developed an internal web based intranet to manage products, clients and Copyright © 2009 www.aythora.com blog: http://blog.aythora.com Page 2 of 9
  • 3. stock. Technical Background Methodologies o TOGAF, The Open Group Architecture Framework o Visual Architecting Process - by Dana Bredemeyer o Agile using eXtreme Programming o Rational Unified Process (RUP) o UML o Design and development patterns Software Platforms o Microsoft .NET platform o Content Management System - Microsoft CMS and EpiServer o Microsoft Comerce Server o Micrsoft BizTalk o IBM Websphere Enterprise Service Bus o SAP (Mining, SCM, Stock Management, Financial, CRM), SAP XI o ILOG Optimisation(CPLEX) and Rules Engine o MathWorks MATLAB image processing toolbox o VMWare, Cisco networking solution Transaction Systems and Databases o Microsoft Transaction Server o Microsoft SQL Server 2005 o DB2, Btrieve Tools, Programming Language and Environments o Microsoft Visual Studio Team System o Mind Manager from Mindjet for Mind Mapping o Enterprise Architect from SPARX Systems for modelling architecture, software design, business requirement, domain models, system models etc. o Cruise Control for software build management o SubVersion source repository using Tortise SVN o NAnt, NUnit, NTime o C, Vitamin C, C++,Java, C# o ODBC o Component Object Modelling and Distributed COM Education, Qualification and Professional Affiliation o 2007 Microsoft Architect Insight, Cardiff, United Kingdom - Presenter - The Diamond Trading Company Case Study o PRINCE2 Certified Project Manager o Diploma in Information Systems Management from Aptech Computer Education o Bachelor of Commerce - Major in Decision Science (First class) o Member of International Association of Software Architect o Member of The Enterprise Architecture Network, Enterprise Architecture Group, SOA Group and TOGAF Architecture Copyright © 2009 www.aythora.com blog: http://blog.aythora.com Page 3 of 9
  • 4. o Member of SOA Group o Member of TOGAF for Architecture o Member of London .NET user group Schedule of Experience The following is a schedule of few selected work experience at De Beers UK Enterprise Architect - De Beers UK Scope Of Role: Development of Enterprise Architecture related to the definition of the De Beers UK three year IT Strategic Plan. Responsibilities: Jatin was responsible for helping De Beers UK IT / IS Director to elicit, formulate, consolidate and document De Beers UK Enterprise Architecture and related Plan based on the De Beers UK's business context, business goals, initiatives and IT Strategy. Achievements: Defined and documented De Beers UK Enterprise Architecture based upon three year Strategic Plan ensuring business units across De Beers UK were involved in the strategy definition process, thus ensuring buy-in and "ownership" of the strategy by the delivery teams. o Conducted inventory of major IT assets for various De Beers UK business units, ensuring the current IT assets and their value with the respect to the business process support is known o Lead the strategy elicitation workshop o Lead development of DTC Business Architecture o Identified and documented goals and objectives for the next three years o Identified and prioritised strategic initiatives and projects, which will guide realisation of the strategy o Conceptualised De Beers UK end-state vision from a technology point of view o Developed new Architecture for enterprise systems and integration o Identified and developed patterns and practices relevant for delivering enterprise projects o Established policies and strategies for the selection of systems architecture components and took responsibility for the strategy and methods used in implementing a systems architecture Enterprise Architect - De Beers UK (The Diamond Trading Company) Scope Of Role: Development of Legacy Migration Strategy, Plan and related Delivery Framework based on business priorities and high risk Legacy systems. Responsibilities: Jatin was responsible for developing, documenting and implementing the Legacy Migration Strategy, Plan and related Delivery Framework Achievements: Defined and documented Legacy Migration Strategy, Plan and Delivery Framework based upon business priorities and systems risk profile. Jatin was also responsible for communication of strategy and delivery framework to the business and De Beers UK IT team. o Identified and documented AS-IS systems model including integration points o Identified and documented various technologies and related software used in legacy systems o Developed risk profile for all the legacy systems with comparison of importance of those systems based upon business process importance o Assessed application and process value timeline o Documented related processes and developed process models o Lead the prioritisation of the business processes and related requirements o Conducted compatibility and impact analysis Copyright © 2009 www.aythora.com blog: http://blog.aythora.com Page 4 of 9
  • 5. o Conducted inventory of major IT assets for various De Beers UK business units, ensuring the current IT assets and their value with the respect to the business process support is known o Assessed business value and risk in the IT portfolio o Identified architecture and business differentiation in legacy systems o Developed matrix showing process-to-application mapping o Defined transition steps and strategy from the current to the future Enterprise Architecture based upon the objectives set out by the DTC Transformation programme and DTC IT strategy Chief Architect - De Beers UK (The Diamond Trading Company) Scope Of Role: Software Architecture, Development and Enterprise Application Integration Management for Sales and Supply Chain Management System (one of the key component of the Legacy Migration plan). Responsibilities: Together with vendors architect, Jatin was responsible for the architecture, development and enterprise application integration management of the DTC Sales and Supply Chain Management System (replacing few high risk legacy systems), which provides distributed capabilities in four DTC locations. Various SOA integration patterns were used to integrate with AS400 based systems. Achievements: Architected and lead the development of the solutions supporting Sales and Supply Chain Management process (core business process). Jatin was also responsible for Enterprise Application Integration related to this programme o Proposed new architecture of the solutions o Collaborated with other vendors and partners during architecture, design and implementation of the solutions o Lead and participated in the development and deployment of the new solutions o Defined Integration Architecture of the solution, spanning web, authentication, proprietary devices, sales, invoicing and customer management integration points using various integration patterns. o The architecture utilised SOA based integration architecture (Web Services and messaging) with the end-application adapters leveraging on the existing database structure and processes. o Lead integration development and deployment of the solution o Provided development team leadership throughout the life of the project o Managed interdependencies with other enterprise projects o Provided appropriate quality standards and quality control processes. Ensuring that quality control activities (including testing) are carried out satisfactorily. o Monitored technical progress, ensuring that co-ordination and change control are applied to technical specifications and to the technical infrastructure. o Managed impact of changes to the programme and on the process for assessing such impact. Informed the management team of major technical issues and made recommendations on their resolution. o Lead the implementation of Master Data (MDM) across the enterprise for allowing different business units to consume shared information, hence reducing duplication of data and its management. o Ensured that all changes were managed effectively, and contributed to formal reviews and evaluations during the delivery phase Chief Architect - De Beers UK (The Diamond Trading Company) Scope Of Role: Software Architecture, design and implementation for DTC's BoxCreation process allowing the business to efficiently deliver one of the key and complex business Copyright © 2009 www.aythora.com blog: http://blog.aythora.com Page 5 of 9
  • 6. process. Responsibilities: Jatin was responsible for architecture, design and implementation of service based application for the BoxCreation business process. Jatin was also responsible for providing the blue print and guidance to vendors development team and DBUK IT team. Achievements: Defined and managed implementation of the solution architecture, that helped the business and IT consolidate multiple instances of the system and optimisation engines across four DTC locations, which helped the business eradicate manual activities and shorten the diamond pipeline by one day. o Collaborated with vendors team, business units, business analysts and 3rd party optimisation engine providers o Defined and documented the architecture with the constraints of the 3rd party optimisation(CPLEX) engine o The resulting solution encapsulated product maintenance, rules and functionality and exposed them to other applications via services o The secondary focus was on defining a framework and development guidelines for RESTful dynamic excel spreadsheets (using ASPOSE) to manage high volume of business data allowing business users to easily interact with the system. o Participated in the execution of the architecture communication plan, which provided visibility of the proposed architecture and its impact on to the business, technology and support processes across various departments o Lead development and deployment of the solution Chief Architect - De Beers UK (The Diamond Trading Company) Scope Of Role: Software Architecture, design, implementation and team management for DTC's Supplier Of Choice (SOC) programme and Sales Allocation process (one of the key component of the Legacy Migration plan). Responsibilities: Together with the vendors architect, Jatin was responsible for architecture, design and implementation of service based applications' for the Supplier of Choice (SOC) and Sales Allocations business processes. Jatin was also responsible for providing the blue print and guidance to vendors development team and DBUK IT team. Achievements: Defined and managed implementation of the solution architecture, which integrated existing CRM system and public facing consumer website for shipment tracking and status monitoring. o Closely collaborated with vendors team during the project to ensure successful delivery of the architecture o Single point of responsibility for the technical solution from and application and systems perspective o Designed various software components with vendors architect and developers o Worked closely with the project manager to ensure close co-operation between architecture and project management team and improved related policies o Managed delivery of the entire project from DTC's perspective, delivery of software components was divided in to four phases based upon business / process priority and business compliance requirement o Managed projects technical risk and interdependencies with other strategic projects o Provided technical quality control throughout all stages of the project o Successfully implemented lean agile practice, delivering best quality software with features and related material that added maximum business value o Co-ordinated with various business agencies on their technical, security and regulatory requirements o Established and lead the SOA implementation for all the software components delivered Copyright © 2009 www.aythora.com blog: http://blog.aythora.com Page 6 of 9
  • 7. through this programme o Worked closely with the IT management to communicate the process improvement and agility benefits of the SOA implementation to various business units involved in delivering the programme o Implemented scalable ILOG optimisation engine to support the business process on making automated decisions, helping the business deliver sales allocation quickly and efficiently to the clients o Provided extension points for future integration with CRM, sales and invoicing and payments systems o Conducted OO boot camp to ensure the technical team was developing software based upon agreed standards and coding practices Chief Architect - De Beers UK (FOREVERMARK) Scope Of Role: Software Architecture, design, implementation and team management for FOREVERMARK’s web based Point of sale (POS) system and related business to business and business to consumer ecommerce website for FOREVERMARK branded diamonds and Jewelleries. These Jewelleries were sold by FOREVERMARK registered Jewellers in Asia. Responsibilities: Jatin was responsible for architecture, design and implementation of a web based Point of sales system (POS) to facilitate store operation and related ecommerce website for the Asian market with further expansion capability in to the Europe, Middle East and United States of America. Achievements: Defined and managed implementation of the solution architecture, which integrated existing FOREVERMARK marking system and public facing consumer and business website. o Lead the implementation of multichannel commerce solution o Lead and participated in the execution of the architecture communication plan, which provided visibility of the proposed architecture and its impact on to the business, technology and support processes across various departments o Lead and participated in the first phase architecture delivery from architecture and systems design consulting and review perspective as well as architecture issue management perspective o Lead and participated in number of workshops with business and partners working towards definition of acceptable web based Point of sale (POS) architecture, based on the current internal and external context factors o Defined integration architecture of the solution, spanning Web, CRM, authentication, billing and stock management integration points using various integration patterns o Closely collaborated with vendors team during the project to ensure successful delivery of the architecture o Provided development team leadership throughout the life of the project o Managed projects technical risk and interdependencies with other strategic projects o Provided technical quality control throughout all stages of the project o Co-ordinated with various business agencies on their technical, security and regulatory requirements o Lead development and deployment of the solution Technical Solution Architect - De Beers UK (FOREVERMARK) Scope Of Role: Solution architecture, design and implementation of FOREVERMARK marking system. Copyright © 2009 www.aythora.com blog: http://blog.aythora.com Page 7 of 9
  • 8. Responsibilities: Jatin was responsible for architecture definition, design and implementation of the highly scalable and distributed FOREVERMARK marking system supporting the marking operation in four locations. Achievements: Defined and managed implementation of the solution architecture, which integrated existing CRM system and public facing consumer website for shipment tracking and status monitoring. o Closely collaborated with vendors team during the project to ensure successful delivery of the architecture o Developed architecture blue print for 5 year business plan o The architecture minimised the impacts onto the existing marking processes and related hardware to mark polished diamonds o Marking time was significantly reduced for non complex marking. o The architecture utilised SOA based integration architecture (Web Services and messaging) to synchronise marking data in to a centrally managed location for reporting and analysis purposes. o Lead development and deployment of the solution in 3 phases o Managed delivery of 1st phase and launch in Hong Kong o Utilised MathWorks MATLAB Image Processing toolbox for authenticating FOREVERMARK diamonds o Implemented messaging for online synchronisation of four locations operational data with off-line mode o Implemented entire marking process using RFID to track diamonds within the marking centre o Integrated marking system with consumer facing website for partners, clients and retailers o Integrated with proprietary devices required for the marking process including SARIN machine for diamond quality analysis and high quality images and HD video of marked diamonds Technical Solution Architect - De Beers UK (The Diamond Trading Company) Scope Of Role: Business and technical Impact assessment of implementing e-Auction process (secondary sales pipeline) Responsibilities: Jatin was responsible for architecture definition, component design and implementation software components to support complex business process to maintain products and related information (Assortment), price modelling (rough and polished) and rough to polished and rough to rough analysis Achievements: Defined and managed implementation of the component architecture, which replaced some of the complex legacy applications developed on various platforms. Successfully delivered component based architecture on Microsoft and ILOG technology platform. o With vendors technical and business analysis team, documented a shared understanding of the TO-BE e-Auction process o Developed business impact assessment and a business project plan, that ensured that impacts are understood and business plan was produced with acceptance criteria to ensure the agreed changes are met o Developed high-level technical architecture including integration architecture o Developed a technical plan that identifies business and technical requirements and the plan to make any required changes to systems o Managed process and project dependencies o Conducted workshop to brainstorm the TO-BE business process Copyright © 2009 www.aythora.com blog: http://blog.aythora.com Page 8 of 9
  • 9. o Conducted technical architecture assessment sessions to develop most appropriate architecture to deliver business requirements efficiently Technical Solution Architect - De Beers UK (The Diamond Trading Company) Scope Of Role: Solution architecture, design and implementation of software components for the Assortment Management business process. Responsibilities: Jatin was responsible for architecture definition, component design and implementation software components to support complex business process to maintain products and related information (Assortment), price modelling (rough and polished) and rough to polished and rough to rough analysis Achievements: Defined and managed implementation of the component architecture, which replaced some of the complex legacy applications developed on various platforms. Successfully delivered component based architecture on Microsoft and ILOG technology platform. o Closely collaborated with vendors team during the project to ensure successful delivery of the architecture o Single point of responsibility for the technical solution from and application and systems perspective o Lead development and deployment of the solution o Implemented agreed data warehouse architecture supporting projects requirement o Designed and lead the implementation of all aspects of systems integration including integration with data warehouse o Implemented scalable ILOG optimisation engine to support the complex business process o Designed and implemented ILOG rules engine to manage complex pricing and diamond analysis rules helping the business make quick business decisions o Developed rules repository and made them accessible with web services to interested business process / units Technical Solution Architect - De Beers UK (The Diamond Trading Company) Scope Of Role: Content management solutions evaluation, recommendation and implementation Responsibilities: Jatin was responsible for search, technical evaluation and recommendation of a content management solution based on DTC's requirement Achievements: Completed the search, documented findings and recommended the solution, which most suited DTC's requirement o Engaged various, at the time market leader, vendors of the content management solutions (Vignette, Documentum, Interwoven, OpenMarket, EpiServer etc.) to source relevant technical information on their solutions o Compared and weighted vendor solutions based on the set requirements and provided presentation of the analysis including recommendation on the vendor selection Upon acceptance of the recommendation, oversaw the Pilot implementation ensuring the critical DTC's requirements are addressed by the vendor and implementation partner Copyright © 2009 www.aythora.com blog: http://blog.aythora.com Page 9 of 9

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