Name Richard Sayes +44 07966 972 952 firstname.lastname@example.org
Education Certificate in Project Management (Project Management Institute), University of Technology
Sydney, Australia (Masters of Project Management course)
Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Computer Science, Auckland University, Auckland, New Zealand
Profile I am an experienced Architect, proficient in engaging with both business and technical resources, to
deliver robust I.T. solutions to corporate business. My effectiveness lies in an ability to marry business
needs with software product and technology, through an in-depth understanding the technology, an
ongoing ability to adapt to new business areas and confidence to take on project challenges.
My business experience is broad, encompassing; Utilities (Transpower NZ, Network Rail) , Retail (Tesco)
, Financial Services (Cantor Fitzgerald, State Insurance, Bank of New Zealand) , Manufacturing (Fisher
and Paykel) , Industrial Control Systems (Honeywell) ,Government (ACC). This includes major business
change projects; COTS package implementations, large data migrations, and I.T off-shoring/outsourcing
I have broad experience across the Project lifecycle and Software Development Lifecycle Cycle (SDLC). I
have previously held certification in the Rational Certified Process (RUP), OO Project Management and
OO Analysis and Design. I have used a diverse range of software technologies and products across the
Architecture Experienced in elaborating/shaping I.T architecture and solutions with respect to immediate and longer
term business and I.T strategy, objectives/constraints.
Skilled in application of Rational Unified Process (RUP) encompassing Iterative development.
Broad exposure across all architecture domain areas: Business modelling, Information/Data modelling,
Application design, Integration, Infrastructure, Networks, Security and Governance.
Experienced in Architecture Assurance and Design Authority roles for both internal and external I.T.
Management Project management experience including managing RFI/RFP’s, stakeholder management, coordination
of implementation activities across projects using 3rd party suppliers and/or offshore development teams.
Experience of methodologies: Just in Time (JIT), Total Quality management (TQM), Project
Management Institute (PMI).
Familiarity of Support and Service Delivery execution, in alignment with ITIL and TOGAF
Business Experience of large scale I.T implementation to support significant business change, including global I.T
Change rollouts and/or supporting data migrations.
Integration/ Extensive experience encompassing:
EAI/SOA Authoring of formal design specifications (high level and detailed) for internal and 3rd party readership.
Message oriented and batch feeds, business to business scenarios (B2B); web services; ERP/COTS
integration; legacy mainframe, UNIX and Windows environments. Publish/Subscribe scenarios,
Request/Response, Synchronise and Asynchronous scenarios. Socket level network I/O and distributed
Integration testing including use of automated test software.
Familiarity with supporting integration technologies such as:
WSDL, ETL, J2EE-JMS, J2EE-JNDI, J2EE-Servlet, XML, XSLT, XPath, Dom4J, OAGIS industry
schemas, XSD design.
Integration Experience across main vendor products - Microsoft BizTalk 2006/MSMQ; IBM - WebSphere Broker,
Middleware MQSeries, MQ Adapters (formally Crosswords); Oracle Fusion (AQ and procedural gateways)
(EAI/MOM/ Familiarity with ABInitio (ETL), WebSphere Business Process Modeller, Apache Web Server, Tomcat,
SOA) Spring framework, Apache CXF, Oracle SOA Suite, Altova XML Spy and Mapforce products
Databases Extensive database experience across SQL Server 2005, Oracle, Sybase and Ingres. This includes logical
and physical design, SQL design and code, DB procedures, performance tuning and some DBA activities.
Software Extensive software development background encompassing OO design and code, Java, C++, Smalltalk,
Development J2EE services stack, SQL, databases, scripting languages, multi-threaded programming, distributed
systems, and various supporting toolsets/IDE’s and frameworks (e.g. RogueWave, Spring,
Security Familiarity with: PKCS, encryption, client/user authentication, non-repudiation; data protection,
Experience management and integrity; regulatory and legal considerations in different countries. Toolsets exposure
OpenSSL, Apache mod_ssl.
Mobile Windows Mobile (Pocket PC, Windows Mobile .NET on Gotive PDA devices), encompassing both
Experience wireless connected (e.g GPRS, GSM) and disconnected (store and forward) usage scenarios. Sybase
iAnywhere, Oracle Lite, ActiveSync.
Testing Experience in developing test strategies, planning, scripting, and execution.
Experience with Rational Robot (Regression testing), Open Source JMeter (performance testing of
packages and interfaces) and Rational Purify (C++ code quality). Familiarity with JUnit.
Network Rail, Euston, London (01/03/2009 to current) – Utilities - Infrastructure
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Title: Architect – Solution Architect (Contract)
Business Areas: Logistics, Supply Chain, Financials, Network Operations
Project Summary: I am currently assigned to three projects:
Billing System, implementing complex regulatory and contractual rules for passenger and freight operators (£2 billion+
National Distribution Service (NDS), Feasibility / tender phase. Solution definition and supplier response evaluations
On Train Metering – Solution elaboration phase for on-train energy acquisition aligned to EU and ebIX standards for
EU cross border energy settlement processes and integration.
Project Technology Profile: Microsoft IIS, Microgen Aptitude, Oracle RDBMS, Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle SOA
Suite, Oracle BI Publisher, Oracle Discoverer, Oracle Warehouse Builder (OWB), IBM WebSphere MQ and IBM WebSphere
Message Broker. System Architect, UML
Achievements (to date):
Developed strategy and recommendations relating to Disaster Recovery and Performance (Billing system).
o Prioritisation of performance improvements activities across Service Integrators (CSC, Logica)
Defined functional specifications supporting external 3rd party access to Billing services
o Design elaboration with Service Integrators (Logica and Maxima)
Elaborated, documented and obtained approval of Solution Architecture for the NDS, 365x24x7 tier 1 system
Contributed to the elaboration of the NDS I.T road map with NDS business managers.
Tesco Stores Ltd, Hertfordshire (25/09/2004 to 28/11/2008) – Retail
Project Summary: I was the Solution Architect for the International Sourcing and Logistics functions, Non-Food, initially
working for Group Technology and Architecture. During this period, I oversaw 3 new software product implementations (2
packages, 1 bespoke), together with 20+ supporting interfaces. Two applications were global rollouts and all work required
significant communications and liaison with local and offshore business and development resources (in-house and third-party
Business Areas: Range/Merchandise Planning, Logistics, Supply Chain, Financials
Defined the RFI technical selection requirements and evaluation framework for packages supporting the Pre Order
Management (Supplier Audit, Technical Audit and Collaboration) and Logistics components of the business. The
products selected were Eqos and Oracle E-Business OTM.
Defined, documented and communicated the overall Solution and Security Architectures, this encompassed key views
such as business process, data, integration, network, deployment, connectivity from/to country sourcing hubs,
appropriate strategies for data classifications vs. audience, authentication, authorisation, country specific regulatory
requirements, data encryption and audit. Stakeholder (business and I.T) sign-off required and obtained.
Established a robust working relationship with the manager of Non-Food Logistics, and business analysts for
Defined and documented detailed interface specifications for many of the interfaces encompassing purchase orders,
invoicing and logistics functions. This included interfaces to/from five logistics companies (NYK, Maersk, Avant,
Panalpina, DHL) via web services and internal integrations to/from Windows, Mainframe and UNIX based systems.
Helped coordinate interface implementations and testing with the above companies and their representatives.
Assisted with definition of data migration strategy across internal systems and four external 3rd party systems. This
included data profiling and data quality analysis.
Assisted with the coordination/management of offshore development resources located in Mumbai and Hyderabad.
Acted in an Assurance capacity regards aspects of their software deliverables
Contributed to definition of infrastructure specifications including; platform architecture and sizing of SQL Server 2005
deployment, SAN specification and disaster recovery considerations.
Assisted with test strategy, integration testing, workflow testing and performance/volume testing.
Contributed to defining the support strategy, service model definition and service introduction, broadly aligned to ITIL
Identified performance issues and recommendations with code developed by offshore teams.
Helped elaborate the Financials solution for Hong Kong Finance encompassing Oracle Financials and Oracle Retek.
Windows Server 2003, SQL Server 2005, Altova XMLSpy; Integration (XML/XSLT, AB Initio (ETL), BizTalk 2006, OAGIS
Industry XML Schemas); Microsoft Visual Studio (C# / .NET). Packages: Oracle E-Business Suite (Transport Management
Module – J2EE Weblogic); Oracle Retek (v9); Oracle Financials; Eqos; Apache JMeter.
Network Rail, Euston, London (13/08/2001 to 20/09/2004) - Utilities
Title: Architect - Enterprise Strategy and Innovation group (Contract)
Project Summary: Multiple projects and Programs of Work centred on Enterprise Asset Management and Train Movements.
Performed a Design Assurance role on multiple projects involving 3rd party vendors such as Oracle, IBM.
Contributed to the selection, specification and subsequent trial deployment of a mobile track based, asset management
function utilising GPS positioning, robust data management, with data synchronisation back to enterprise Asset
Management and GIS software functions.
Architected the West Coast Asset Store, supporting to West Coast Modernisation programme of work in providing a
critical centralised Asset collation and validation capability, with provision to support GIS, Corporate Network Model
and Records Management functions.
Helped design a number of the real-time Interfaces to supporting train visibility into the proposed Birmingham
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centralised Train Control Centre.
Contributed to the initial implementations of the IBM WebSphere product in Network Rail.
Design specific interfaces into the corporate MIMS product, an ERP app supporting Job Management functions
WebSphere MQSeries v5, WebSphere Business Integration Message Broker, IBM WebSphere (Crossworlds) Adapters; BEA
Tuxedo, Oracle Procedural Gateways for MQ (and AQ); Rational Rose (UML), C / C++, Java (JMS, JNDI, JDBC), Oracle;
Sybase iAnywhere application environment for Gotive mobile PDA devices; Open SSL / PKI; Linux (Red Hat); Packages:
eB Docs, Documentum; GIS (Bentley ) Oracle E-Business Suite (Oracle Maintenance); ERP MIMS (Asset Management)
Cantor Fitzgerald, London (09/05/2001 to 10/08/2001) - Capital Markets
Title: Senior Developer (Permanent)
Senior developer working on an additional market data feed supporting the eSpeed front office trading application.
Technology Profile: Microsoft Visual Studio, C++, MSMQ, IBM Rational Purify, Borland JBuilder (prototyping)
Equinox Ltd, Wellington, Senior Architect (May 1998 to April 2001) – Consultancy
Title: Consultant (Permanent)
Equinox focused on Software/Application Architecture and Performance Testing and is a consulting partner of Rational
(Rational now owned by IBM). The role required me to have strong capabilities in application design (OO design, UML) and
supporting Rational toolsets and methodology (see below). Specific projects/clients I worked on included:
Bank of New Zealand (Retail Banking): defined options and recommended approach to web enablement and backend
integration of their Customer Point of Sale applications.
State Insurance (Norwich Union): Architecture Strategy and Reference Architecture for the proposed replacement of
their Retail Insurance system focused on a business services model (modern day SOA).
Transpower New Zealand (Electricity Distribution and Energy Trading), Electronic Document Management System
(EDMS) including Supplier Internet enablement; Energy trading system enhancements; Sales forecasting and profiling
system. Elaborated I.T. Security Policy based on AS 13335.
Work and Income New Zealand: Government social welfare system (war and pensions) legacy replacement.
New Zealand Post: Rational Unified Process (RUP) – consulting.
Project Technology Profile:
IBM Rational products (Requisite Pro, SoDA, Rose, Robot, Performance Tester), UML, Microsoft (Visual Studio, IIS, VB,
SQL Server), Oracle RDBMS, Toplink, XML, Oracle JDeveloper. Certifications obtained in OOAD (OO Application
Design, OO Project Management).
Unisys New Zealand Ltd, Wellington (August 1996 to May 1998) - Insurance
Role: Business Analyst and Software Developer.
Assigned to the Pathway project for ACC. The ACC is a government body providing disability insurance to New Zealand
Residents. I was involved in business processes around claims, assessment/entitlement and payments.
Project Technology Profile: OO Analysis and Design, Microsoft Visual Studio (C++, MFC, COM), SQA Test, Sybase
RDBMS and SQL, Rational Rose, Rational Purify.
Fisher and Paykel, Auckland (May 1992 to August 1996) – Manufacturing
Title: Senior Systems Engineer/Team Leader
Involved with on-going architecture and implementation of the Line Information System (LIS) - distributed Solaris Unix
systems interfaced to various types of automated manufacturing plant (e.g. robotics, PLC) and to back office systems.
Project Technology Profile: C, C++, X Windows, extensive Unix scripting, Rogue Wave C++ libraries, Ingres RDBMS,
Ingres 4GL, Unix Scripting, RPC and IDL, socket level networking, interrupt driven I/O, Solaris Unix and IBM AIX,
various PLC and PSC technologies, Borland Delphi.
XCEL25, United Kingdom (June 1990 to July 1991) – Telecoms
Title: Software Engineer supporting X25 data protocol modelling software in Northern Telecom equipment.
Honeywell, Auckland (May 1987 to June 1989) – Industrial Control
Title: Technical Representative – Digital, Senior Technical Representative – Digital
Training and References
Can be provided if and when required.
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