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• Shawnee, Kansas
MANAGEMENT: CIO, Senior Technical Architect
expert with more than years of dedicated experience providing design,
development, and management expertise to support and enhance missioncritical
information systems. Awardwinning enterprise architect with extensive
experience designing and developing highly effective data processing
and management solutions and the proven ability to command complex hardware
and software implementations. Highly skilled project manager with a
long track record of leading crossfunctional teams to deliver initiatives
and enhancements that improve system performance and positively affect
the bottom line.
• Project Management • Budget Development • Budget Management
• System Improvement Documentation • Strategic Vision • Executive
Presentations • CostBenefit Analysis • Vendor Selection
Vendor Management •
Road Mapping • Team Leadership • RFP Evaluation
Kansas • present
Working with Tekva, LLC
to provide technical expertise for a mobile applications platform.
SPRINT NEXTEL, Overland
Park, Kansas • –
offering a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications
OSS Enterprise Architect
Spearheaded the design,
management, and enhancement of nextgeneration operational support systems.
Led efforts to win greenlighting and funding for projects and system
additions by delivering effective executive presentations. Provided
project leadership for all systemrelated initiatives. Designed, developed,
and managed project budgets exceeding $M. Performed detailed costing
analyses to ensure costeffectiveness of projects and additions. Directed
a crossfunctional team of to to provide consistently high levels
of productivity and performance. Interfaced with vendors to evaluate
products and influence product designs to align with Sprint’s system
components and architecture.
Reduced network equipment
needs and expanded fraud prevention capabilities, achieving savings
of potentially hundreds of millions of dollars, by designing and deploying
an engineering data warehouse.
Boosted resolution of customer
issues and cut network congestion, as well as the concomitant need for
network resources, by delivering an awardwinning operational data store.
Slashed operating costs by
several million dollars by spearheading the launch of a new network
resource management platform that consolidated systems and significantly
reduced misprovisioning errors.
Achieved annual maintenance
savings of $M by spearheading platform design, evaluation, and replacement.
Successfully won approval
from executives for a $M project.
Forged a mutually beneficial
partnership with HP and delivered presentations at industry events across
the globe to promote partnership and drive acceptance of company’s
fault tolerant based platforms.
Received HP’s first Customer
Advanced the development
of missioncritical management platforms as the network configuration
service delivery team leader. Determined the technical direction for
the group and ensured its continual alignment with the corporate strategic
vision. Designed and developed companywide technical architectures
as a key member of the technical architecture steering committee. Delivered
architectural support to development teams, providing C++, Smalltalk,
Java, and Versant expertise. Architected software to support inhouse
service platforms. Championed the integration of objectoriented languages
into the development cycle.
Contributed technical support
for a missioncritical platform conversion from a nonstop CISC processor
to a nonstop RISC processor, allowing seamless platform conversion and
minimal outage of the platform.
Architected support systems
for voiceover ATM and ATM edge switches as part of the JCS team.
Championed adoption of new
technology, winning executive buy in and acceptance, by delivering effective
presentations and successfully demonstrating cost and performance benefits.
Received quarterly excellence
award and yearly excellence award for outstanding performance.
THOMAS S. • Page •
INC., Kansas City, Missouri • –
and technology services company.
Assigned to Sprint
systems management to ensure continual operations and improve the performance
of missioncritical software. Led a team of technicians to accomplish
the final implementation and testing for long distance switches. Designed,
tested, and supported numerous developments, including software to enhance
communications over Internet protocols, automation, and data conversion,
delivering significant functionality and performance gains seconds
instead of hours, in the case of one conversion solution. Collaborated
with vendors to accomplish new product testing.
Performed comprehensive research
and analysis of the long distance switch communications component of
RMS ., leading to the discovery of a serious design flaw.
Developed and delivered a
new switch interface for the singe point switch interface, achieving
a significant increase in transaction rates and improved capability
to modify the response analysis module.
Won Engineer of the Year Award
after being nominated by Sprint.
Career Note: Professional
experience also includes a position as Quality Assurance Analyst Assigned
to GTE Telecom with Advanced Business Consultants. Key contributions
in this position:
Led the quality assurance
team and successfully improved the platform, reducing the error rate
from + bugs to less than bugs per release.
Bachelor of Science,
University of Arkansas,
PMI Training, SONET Network Essentials, Emerging Technologies in Telecommunications,
CDMA Network Essentials
Languages: Fortran, PL, Cobol,
SCobol, TAL, TACL, C
Hardware: Tandem, HP Nonstop,
EMC, Netapp, IBM, SUN, HP, Dell, Sony, Toshiba, MCdata, Brocade, Netizza,
Software: Netcracker, Oracle,
Nonstop SQL, Coldfusion, Citrix