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Resume for Thomas S. for Consultant / Telecommunications Services in Shawnee, Kansas




Occupation: Consultant Industry: Telecommunications Services
Country: United States City: Shawnee
State: Kansas ZIP: 66218



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THOMAS S.

Brownridge Drive • Shawnee, Kansas

 

SENIORLEVEL MANAGEMENT: CIO, Senior Technical Architect 

Resultsfocused technical 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. 

Technical Architecture • 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  

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 

Consultant, Shawnee, Kansas • present

Working with Tekva, LLC to provide technical expertise for a mobile applications platform.  

SPRINT NEXTEL, Overland Park, Kansas • –

Telecommunications company offering a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services  

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 Innovation Award.
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    Technology Specialist –

    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.  
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    THOMAS S. • Page •  
     

    INFORMATION INDUSTRIES INC., Kansas City, Missouri • –

    Management consulting and technology services company. 

    Systems Engineer Assigned to Sprint

    Provided comprehensive 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.
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    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.
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    EDUCATION 

    Bachelor of Science, Computer Science

    University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas 
     
     
     

    Additional Training: 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, F Networks 

    Software: Netcracker, Oracle, Nonstop SQL, Coldfusion, Citrix 

    Distinguished Toastmaster


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