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practical knowlege in mainframe networking. ? Deep experience in demand analysis
design of architecture
selection of technology
planning of migration. ? Knowledge in mainfame modernization solutions
both IBM and ISV. (for example z/OS connect
rehosting). Knowledge of the solutions by Astadia
Blu Age
Micro Focus
Heirloom
Advanced
Cloudframe
Web services
ESB Bus) Some experience with Solace
Eventstreaming & data pipelines (Streamsets). Theoretical experience with Apache Kafka
ENGLISH
fluent
GERMAN
Fluent
ROMANIAN
Fluent
FRENCH
Good

Einsatzorte

Einsatzorte

Deutschland
möglich

Projekte

Projekte

Design, planning, sizing and implementation of the mainframe environment


Customer: ALLIANZ DATA CENTER CONSOLIDATION (DCC)


Tasks:

  • Design, planning, sizing and implementation of the mainframe environment for two large data centers in Paris and Frankfurt (project Allianz Data Center Consolidation), based on the architectural blueprint that I created. Presented to Allianz Senior Management and succesfully accepted.
  • Planned and implemented high-availability and disaster recovery solutions based on IBM technologies (HA and GDPS) and best practices.
  • Planned and executed the migration process for all mainframe-based Allianz entities, transferring workload and data using a wide range of copy technologies (TDMF, Global copy, Global Mirror, FICON Extender, tape grid joins and copy processes) from existing datacenters (with IBM & non-IBM HW) to the new datacenters.
  • Integrated the mainframe IT systems with open-servers in both new and remote datacenters, during migration and steady state. Used latency simulators to identify migration subsets.
  • Executed dress-rehearsals, high-availability & disaster recovery tests and the cutover for the migration of Allianz entities.
  • Interfaced with: Allianz senior management in all Allianz entities, business stakeholders, technical teams and project leaders, network services providers, Allianz Networking and Firewall units.

Support for the execution of the transition project

Customer: TRW OUTSOURCING

Tasks:

  • Architecting and provisioning the infrastructure for the client TRW (automotive) on IBM premises. Design of architectural solutions (virtualization) for: server sizing and provisioning (Linux and Windows), identity management, monitoring, consumption, secured access, security implementation and reporting.
  • Support for the execution of the transition project (consolidation of TRW servers and cture from worldwide locations to IBM premises) and for the migration of workload in IBM datacenters.
  • Interfaced with the following units: IBM and TRW senior management, TRW technical


Design and implementation of access solutions


Customer: DEUTSCHE BANK NEW DATA CENTER (NDC)


Tasks:

  • Design and implementation of the high-available architecture for integrating the mainframes of Deutsche Bank into the NDC, design and implementation of migration strategies and techniques, implementation of new communications technologies as defined in the ?Technical Roadmap?.
  • Migration of the mainframe workload from old datacenters to NDC, testing and cutover.
  • Design and implementation of access solutions from IBM network

Move of the application US-Compliance


Customer: NY COMPLIANCE AT DEUTSCHE BANK


Tasks:

  • Move of the application US-Compliance (Deutsche Bank USA) to an z/OS LPAR located in NDC Germany.
  • Identification of client requirements during technical sessions, definition of the mainframe connectivity architecture and implementation.
  • Interfacing units: stakeholders at Deutsche Bank USA and Germany

?BACK TO EQUENS?


Customer: DEUTSCHE BANK


Tasks:

  • Spin-off from Deutsche Bank Italy to the company EQUENS.
  • Executed the technical analysis, planning of the architecture in several phases, defining implementation plan during the project. Executed the testing and cutover in close alignment with EQUENS.
  • Interfaced with the following units: business departments in Deutsche Bank Italy, technical units at Equens, AT&T and COLT network services providers.


BACCHUS


Customer: DEUTSCHE BANK


Tasks:

  • Design and implementation activities for the creation of the spinoff KeyClient in Italy (credit card industry).
  • Consolidation and separation of all business processes of KeyClient onto two separate z/OS LPARS inside Deutsche Bank, separation of assets, integration between applications, delivering a completely new infrastructure for this client. Designed and managed the engagement-, consolidation- and separation phase.
  • Enabled connectivity for all business processes of KeyClient internally and externally with over 30 partners and several solution providers.
  • Transfer of the workload to KeyClient, testing, dress-rehearsals and cutover.
  • Interfaced with the following units: business stakeholders at KeyClient and Deutsche Bank, network services providers, technical units at KeyClient, business partners of KeyClient.


SB-MIGRATION


Customer: DEUTSCHE BANK


Tasks:

  • Migration of all ATM and Self-Service Machines to a Windows/2000 IP-based web functionality and connectivity to zSeries applications.
  • Project Leader for the IT part of the project, coordinating all mainframe and network services activities.
  • Interfaced with the following units: Cash@Cards Business unit, Corporate Purchasing, the software provider eCMS, network services suppliers.

OCM/24


Customer: DEUTSCHE BANK


Tasks:

  • Installation of the Card IT system OCM/24 on z/OS, installation and attachment of 5000 ATMs.
  • Design of networking architecture, planning, testing and deployment for network connectivity software, coordination of activities with network services suppliers.
  • Interfaced with the following units: application technology suppliers, network services suppliers , Cash@Cards Business group at the client, BankenVerlag company as the central credit card authorisation institution.


POS REAL/METRO


Customer: DEUTSCHE BANK


Tasks:

  • Attachment of all 350 Real/Metro shops in Germany to the OCM/24 z-based card IT system, offering a central point for card-based payments to Real/Metro group.
  • Complete end-to-end architecture design, planning and implementation encompassing software in IBM Point of sale, X.25 /SNA protocols, AT&T network, transactions in CICS, connectivity to OCM/24 and management tools.
  • Interfaced with the following units: Real/Metro information systems, AT&T network provider, Deutsche Telekom IT systems, BankenVerlag authorization provider, Maas HITEC Company (software provider), business stakeholders


OPUS


Customer: DEUTSCHE BANK


Tasks:

  • Installation of new client/server technology in all branches based on OS/2, of new client-server banking software based on new connectivity technology.
  • Design for the integrated SNA/APPN/DLsw network, optimizing and scaling the infrastructure, enabling connectivity to the new mainframe applications.
  • Implemented a ?test branch? in the IBM Raleigh Laboratory (USA) with the components needed and executed performance tests.
  • Interfaces: IBM laboratory Raleigh, IBM Labs z/OS CS and CS/2, network servicesprovider, router provider 3COM, DB Retail Business stakeholder.

Aus- und Weiterbildung

Aus- und Weiterbildung

1974 - 1979

Master Degree in Informatics

UNIVERSITY BUCHAREST, ROMANIA

Thesis title: on request


CERTIFICATIONS

  • IBM certified IT Architect at expert level, discipline enterprise integration, recertified two times for discipline infrastructure solutions
  • IBM certified SOA Solution designer
  • Additional IBM certifications: IBM Enterprise IT Transforma

Kompetenzen

Kompetenzen

Top-Skills

practical knowlege in mainframe networking. ? Deep experience in demand analysis design of architecture selection of technology planning of migration. ? Knowledge in mainfame modernization solutions both IBM and ISV. (for example z/OS connect rehosting). Knowledge of the solutions by Astadia Blu Age Micro Focus Heirloom Advanced Cloudframe Web services ESB Bus) Some experience with Solace Eventstreaming & data pipelines (Streamsets). Theoretical experience with Apache Kafka

Produkte / Standards / Erfahrungen / Methoden

ABOUT ME
A skilled IT-Architect and solution designer (IBM certified and re-certified at expert level), with deep experience (30+ years) on mainframe infrastructure and integration with distributed systems, designing and optimizing solutions aligned to customer business needs.
Thinking out-of-the-box enables me to suggest innovative solutions, encompassing mainframe and cloud technology. I am a fast learner and open to new technologies.
I am interested in working as IT architect, mainframe architect, mainframe consultant or integration architect in complex projects, involving different technologies.

I have also an interest and deep knowledge in technologies related to the migration of mainframe workloads to cloud.


GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS SUMMARY

  • Very thorough knowledge of hardware and software in the mainframe environment (z/os and related technologies) and deep knowledge in integration capabilities. Actual level of knowledge, maintained through continued learning. Cerified IT Architect (recertified two times). Specifically deep, practical knowlege in mainframe networking.
  • Deep experience in demand analysis, design of architecture, selection oftechnolo gy, planning of migration.
  • Knowledge in mainfame modernization solutions, both IBM and ISV. (for example z/OS connect, DVM ? data virtualization for mainframe).
  • Knowledge in Amazon Web Services Cloud Technologies, maintained and advanced through learning and participation at AWS events. Knowledge in GCP technologies.
  • Deep knowledge of strategy, patterns and technologies for migrating mainframe workloads to different cloud providers (replatforming, rehosting). Knowledge of the solutions by Astadia, Blu Age, Micro Focus, Heirloom, Advanced, Cloudframe, Raincode and integration technology (Kafka / Confluent).
  • Experience in integration technologies (SOA, Web services, ESB Bus) Some experience with Solace, Eventstreaming & data pipelines (Streamsets). Theoretical experience with Apache Kafka, knowledge of Kafka Streams and Kafka Connect.
  • Good communication and presentation skills - I am able to convince listenersat different levels (including C level) about the validity of my proposed solutions.
  • Work closely with project managers, architects and system engineers to deliver the requested solution with quality and inside the budget limitations.
  • Worked (and won) several outsourcing deals. Outsourcing Deals: Generali, Volkswagen, DaimlerBenz, Ergo, Allianz, Commerzbank
  • Due dilligence analysis: Analysis of the environment / Transformation / Solution


TECHNICAL KEY SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

OPERATION SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGIES:

  • IBM z/OS
  • IBM parallel sysplex high availability and business continuity management, IBM GDPS solutions for local and remote business continuity management
  • Mainframe networking
  • Mainframe integration solutions
  • Virtualization technologies: VMware, POWER


SOFTWARE:

  • Mainframe modernization solutions, mainframe to cloud, integration
  • Experience with z/OS components at different levels, multisession managers, printing solutions, event managers
  • Deep experience with Communication Server z/OS
  • Experience with numerous system and application software products on z/OS (CICS, DB2, filetransfers)


WORK EXPERIENCE 

10/2022 - today

Role: IT Architect

Customer: Kyndryl


Tasks:

  • IT Architect for mainframe modernization solutions


10/2021 - 06/2022

Role: IT Architect

Customer: on request


Tasks:

  • Cloud integration and cloud migration projects


11/2008 - 04/2020

Role: IT architect

Customer: IBM Business and Technology Services


Tasks:

  • Mainframe architect for clients in different industries
  • Transition & transformation projects for various customers Emgagements of outsourcing clients


ALLIANZ:

  • Mainframe architect at account Allianz responsible for DCC project, analysis of Requests for Services and their implementation, stabilisation of the infrastructure, mainframe integration (event management, security), technical health checks, education and mentoring.
  • Planning and execution of integrated high-availability and disaster recovery tests.
  • Identification of technical KPI to be measured and reported, implementation of tools (Spectrum Control).
  • Hardware refresh for the mainframe architecture (z15).


TRW:

  • Architect in the transition and transformation phase
  • Consolidated and virtualized workload on IBM infrastructure (VMware)
  • Executed migration activities for TRW´s open-servers from worlwide locations to IBM datacenters


ISTA:

  • Account architect for ISTA (energy management)
  • Analysis of customer requirements, design of solutions and management of the implementation of Request for Services - from the analysis to the provisioning of the infrastructure.
  • Design of server consolidation solutions, CITRIX virtualisation solutions, EXCHANGE consolidation analysis.


TALANX:

  • Account architect for Talanx (insurance)
  • Mainframe projects / migrations, consumption reporting.
  • Proposal for the project ?Bankassurance?, as alternative to Oracle Exadata.


HAPAG LLOYD:

  • Mainframe architect for Hapag Lloyd (logistics)
  • Design of archiving architecture, planning of an IBM DB2 content manager.


DEUTSCHE BANK:

  • Mainframe architect for Deutsche Bank
  • Implemented HNAS technology for filetransfer (FTAM, FTOS, RVS) with clients and Enterprise Extender technology for numerous external partners.


IT Architect in strategic outsourcing engagements

  • Various engagement projects for the migraton and transformation of new outsourcing clients. Acted as Technical Solution Architect for planning a delivery architecture, executed DueDiligence at the client. Presented solutions during clientfacing meetings. Executed transition activities.
  • SIA (banking and finance): implementation of a disaster recovery solution for the italian customer SIA, integration of z/VM and midrange servers.
  • KASIKORN BANK Thailand: designed a CICSPLEX / SYSPLEX architecture for the TEMENOS core banking system. Deep analysis of the TCB core banking system, of existing and future integration with IT systems and legacy applications and detailed planning of the future architecture.
  • BUNDESBANK: Project ?Bundesbank Zoning Analysis?: Analysis of the security of the mainframe zone at Bundesbank based on their ?possible attack catalog?, coordination of the input and recommendation of best practices.
  • SIEMENS ICN: Design and implementation of an outsourcing solution for the client.


10/2007 - 10/2008

Role: WebSphere Architect / IT Architect

Customer: IBM Software Group technical sales, Germany


Tasks:

Technical sales support for the following customers:

  • SPARDA Bank: Positioned WebSphere Portal in a highly secure environment.
  • KDRS: Designed a ?Process Portal? solution and integration architecture for the Kommunale Daten Rechenzentrum in Baden-Würtemberg (KDRS), based on IBM WebSphere product family.
  • CEBIT 2008: Participation with ?SOA Hub on system z? at the CEBIT 2008 - with booth, presentations, demonstrations.
  • SPARDA, ALLDATA, LBBW: Advisor in the areas CICS/MQ, Java enablement, WebSphere.


SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT:

Writing the IBM redbook ?SOA transition scenarios for the IBM z/OS platform? at IBM ITSO Poughkeepsie, USA.

My contribution: Chapter 2 ?Target SOA architecture on z/OS?, Chapter 5 ?SOA implementation scenarios for batch, data access and integration?, Chapter 6 ?Towards service integration and process integration? and Chapter 8 ?SOA and z/OS QoS?.


01/2003 - 09/2007

Role: Systems Architect

Customer: IBM Business Services, Germany


Tasks

DEUTSCHE BANK:

  • Mainframe connectivity support for the outsourcing client Deutsche Bank. Integration with distributed systems.
  • Major projects: NDC New Data Center, KeyClient project, US compliance.
  • Represented Deutsche Bank in the z Business Leaders Council.


04/1990 - 12/2002

Role: Systems programmer / IT architect

Customer: Deutsche Bank


Tasks:

  • System programmer mainframe communications / IT architect: Implemented SNA / TCP/IP software on z-series and midrange systems, support for worldwide business units, enabling B2B and client communications, enabling ATM integration and client-server branches.
  • Major projects: OPUS client-server branches, POS Metro, OCM/24 card system.
  • Integrated and consolidated Deutsche Bank Spain, Deutsche Bank Italy, and Morgan Grenfell UK in the mainframe landscape of Deutsche Bank 

09/1986 - 02/1990

Role: Systems programmer

Customer: Neckermann Versand


Tasks

  • Implemented and maintained the mainframe related software and hardware
  • Planned, implemented and maintained connectivity solutions with internal users, retail shops and external partners.
  • Extended the main ordering system for BTX support.


06/1982 - 08/1986

Role: Systems Programmer

Customer: American Express Military Banking


Tasks:

  • Systems programming on VSE and VM environments.
  • Connectivity solutions for AMEX Millitary banking, both with internal as with external users


08/1977 - 10/1981

Role: Programmer

Customer: Centrul de Informaticasi Organizare, Bucharest Romania


Tasks:

  • Programmer at the IT and computer center of the city of Bucharest / Romania.
  • Programmed business applications for the city of Bucharest (infrastructure,environment, accounting).


CONTINUOUS PROCESS OF TECHNICAL EDUCATION

American Express Military Banking

  • Operating systems VSE, VM, system products (installation and customization)
  • Networking problem determination in SNA networks


Neckermann Versand

  • Operating System MVS, z/OS, VTAM, NCP & X.25 NPSI installation & customization


Deutsche Bank

  • Comm. Server z/OS, WebSphere installation and customization
  • IBM Networking conferences, IBM z Systems technical university conferences
  • Specialist courses for plan ning and implementing communication server and client products (SNA/APPN and TCP/IP) on mainframe and distributedservers (OS/2, AIX)


IBM

  • Current, actual level of knowledge in mainframe technologies (hard- and software,migration techniques, business continuity solutions, encryption and compression)
  • z Systems Technical University conferences, GUIDE events
  • Architectural Thinking and Operational design courses and continuous architecturaltraining as part of IBM certifications (Private and Hybrid Cloud Technology)
  • Client consulting for IT architects, Project management orientation
  • Virtualization technologies: VMware training (infrastructure, design)
  • SAN & storage planning
  • WebSphere family courses (Application server, Enterprise service bus, Datapower)

Programmiersprachen

Assembler
COBOL
PL/I
Java
Node.js
theoretical level

Hardware

IBM zSeries
IBM DS8K storage controllers
IBM TS77k Virtual Tape Systems
FICON directors
SAN switches
Network infrastructure

Einsatzorte

Einsatzorte

Deutschland
möglich

Projekte

Projekte

Design, planning, sizing and implementation of the mainframe environment


Customer: ALLIANZ DATA CENTER CONSOLIDATION (DCC)


Tasks:

  • Design, planning, sizing and implementation of the mainframe environment for two large data centers in Paris and Frankfurt (project Allianz Data Center Consolidation), based on the architectural blueprint that I created. Presented to Allianz Senior Management and succesfully accepted.
  • Planned and implemented high-availability and disaster recovery solutions based on IBM technologies (HA and GDPS) and best practices.
  • Planned and executed the migration process for all mainframe-based Allianz entities, transferring workload and data using a wide range of copy technologies (TDMF, Global copy, Global Mirror, FICON Extender, tape grid joins and copy processes) from existing datacenters (with IBM & non-IBM HW) to the new datacenters.
  • Integrated the mainframe IT systems with open-servers in both new and remote datacenters, during migration and steady state. Used latency simulators to identify migration subsets.
  • Executed dress-rehearsals, high-availability & disaster recovery tests and the cutover for the migration of Allianz entities.
  • Interfaced with: Allianz senior management in all Allianz entities, business stakeholders, technical teams and project leaders, network services providers, Allianz Networking and Firewall units.

Support for the execution of the transition project

Customer: TRW OUTSOURCING

Tasks:

  • Architecting and provisioning the infrastructure for the client TRW (automotive) on IBM premises. Design of architectural solutions (virtualization) for: server sizing and provisioning (Linux and Windows), identity management, monitoring, consumption, secured access, security implementation and reporting.
  • Support for the execution of the transition project (consolidation of TRW servers and cture from worldwide locations to IBM premises) and for the migration of workload in IBM datacenters.
  • Interfaced with the following units: IBM and TRW senior management, TRW technical


Design and implementation of access solutions


Customer: DEUTSCHE BANK NEW DATA CENTER (NDC)


Tasks:

  • Design and implementation of the high-available architecture for integrating the mainframes of Deutsche Bank into the NDC, design and implementation of migration strategies and techniques, implementation of new communications technologies as defined in the ?Technical Roadmap?.
  • Migration of the mainframe workload from old datacenters to NDC, testing and cutover.
  • Design and implementation of access solutions from IBM network

Move of the application US-Compliance


Customer: NY COMPLIANCE AT DEUTSCHE BANK


Tasks:

  • Move of the application US-Compliance (Deutsche Bank USA) to an z/OS LPAR located in NDC Germany.
  • Identification of client requirements during technical sessions, definition of the mainframe connectivity architecture and implementation.
  • Interfacing units: stakeholders at Deutsche Bank USA and Germany

?BACK TO EQUENS?


Customer: DEUTSCHE BANK


Tasks:

  • Spin-off from Deutsche Bank Italy to the company EQUENS.
  • Executed the technical analysis, planning of the architecture in several phases, defining implementation plan during the project. Executed the testing and cutover in close alignment with EQUENS.
  • Interfaced with the following units: business departments in Deutsche Bank Italy, technical units at Equens, AT&T and COLT network services providers.


BACCHUS


Customer: DEUTSCHE BANK


Tasks:

  • Design and implementation activities for the creation of the spinoff KeyClient in Italy (credit card industry).
  • Consolidation and separation of all business processes of KeyClient onto two separate z/OS LPARS inside Deutsche Bank, separation of assets, integration between applications, delivering a completely new infrastructure for this client. Designed and managed the engagement-, consolidation- and separation phase.
  • Enabled connectivity for all business processes of KeyClient internally and externally with over 30 partners and several solution providers.
  • Transfer of the workload to KeyClient, testing, dress-rehearsals and cutover.
  • Interfaced with the following units: business stakeholders at KeyClient and Deutsche Bank, network services providers, technical units at KeyClient, business partners of KeyClient.


SB-MIGRATION


Customer: DEUTSCHE BANK


Tasks:

  • Migration of all ATM and Self-Service Machines to a Windows/2000 IP-based web functionality and connectivity to zSeries applications.
  • Project Leader for the IT part of the project, coordinating all mainframe and network services activities.
  • Interfaced with the following units: Cash@Cards Business unit, Corporate Purchasing, the software provider eCMS, network services suppliers.

OCM/24


Customer: DEUTSCHE BANK


Tasks:

  • Installation of the Card IT system OCM/24 on z/OS, installation and attachment of 5000 ATMs.
  • Design of networking architecture, planning, testing and deployment for network connectivity software, coordination of activities with network services suppliers.
  • Interfaced with the following units: application technology suppliers, network services suppliers , Cash@Cards Business group at the client, BankenVerlag company as the central credit card authorisation institution.


POS REAL/METRO


Customer: DEUTSCHE BANK


Tasks:

  • Attachment of all 350 Real/Metro shops in Germany to the OCM/24 z-based card IT system, offering a central point for card-based payments to Real/Metro group.
  • Complete end-to-end architecture design, planning and implementation encompassing software in IBM Point of sale, X.25 /SNA protocols, AT&T network, transactions in CICS, connectivity to OCM/24 and management tools.
  • Interfaced with the following units: Real/Metro information systems, AT&T network provider, Deutsche Telekom IT systems, BankenVerlag authorization provider, Maas HITEC Company (software provider), business stakeholders


OPUS


Customer: DEUTSCHE BANK


Tasks:

  • Installation of new client/server technology in all branches based on OS/2, of new client-server banking software based on new connectivity technology.
  • Design for the integrated SNA/APPN/DLsw network, optimizing and scaling the infrastructure, enabling connectivity to the new mainframe applications.
  • Implemented a ?test branch? in the IBM Raleigh Laboratory (USA) with the components needed and executed performance tests.
  • Interfaces: IBM laboratory Raleigh, IBM Labs z/OS CS and CS/2, network servicesprovider, router provider 3COM, DB Retail Business stakeholder.

Aus- und Weiterbildung

Aus- und Weiterbildung

1974 - 1979

Master Degree in Informatics

UNIVERSITY BUCHAREST, ROMANIA

Thesis title: on request


CERTIFICATIONS

  • IBM certified IT Architect at expert level, discipline enterprise integration, recertified two times for discipline infrastructure solutions
  • IBM certified SOA Solution designer
  • Additional IBM certifications: IBM Enterprise IT Transforma

Kompetenzen

Kompetenzen

Top-Skills

practical knowlege in mainframe networking. ? Deep experience in demand analysis design of architecture selection of technology planning of migration. ? Knowledge in mainfame modernization solutions both IBM and ISV. (for example z/OS connect rehosting). Knowledge of the solutions by Astadia Blu Age Micro Focus Heirloom Advanced Cloudframe Web services ESB Bus) Some experience with Solace Eventstreaming & data pipelines (Streamsets). Theoretical experience with Apache Kafka

Produkte / Standards / Erfahrungen / Methoden

ABOUT ME
A skilled IT-Architect and solution designer (IBM certified and re-certified at expert level), with deep experience (30+ years) on mainframe infrastructure and integration with distributed systems, designing and optimizing solutions aligned to customer business needs.
Thinking out-of-the-box enables me to suggest innovative solutions, encompassing mainframe and cloud technology. I am a fast learner and open to new technologies.
I am interested in working as IT architect, mainframe architect, mainframe consultant or integration architect in complex projects, involving different technologies.

I have also an interest and deep knowledge in technologies related to the migration of mainframe workloads to cloud.


GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS SUMMARY

  • Very thorough knowledge of hardware and software in the mainframe environment (z/os and related technologies) and deep knowledge in integration capabilities. Actual level of knowledge, maintained through continued learning. Cerified IT Architect (recertified two times). Specifically deep, practical knowlege in mainframe networking.
  • Deep experience in demand analysis, design of architecture, selection oftechnolo gy, planning of migration.
  • Knowledge in mainfame modernization solutions, both IBM and ISV. (for example z/OS connect, DVM ? data virtualization for mainframe).
  • Knowledge in Amazon Web Services Cloud Technologies, maintained and advanced through learning and participation at AWS events. Knowledge in GCP technologies.
  • Deep knowledge of strategy, patterns and technologies for migrating mainframe workloads to different cloud providers (replatforming, rehosting). Knowledge of the solutions by Astadia, Blu Age, Micro Focus, Heirloom, Advanced, Cloudframe, Raincode and integration technology (Kafka / Confluent).
  • Experience in integration technologies (SOA, Web services, ESB Bus) Some experience with Solace, Eventstreaming & data pipelines (Streamsets). Theoretical experience with Apache Kafka, knowledge of Kafka Streams and Kafka Connect.
  • Good communication and presentation skills - I am able to convince listenersat different levels (including C level) about the validity of my proposed solutions.
  • Work closely with project managers, architects and system engineers to deliver the requested solution with quality and inside the budget limitations.
  • Worked (and won) several outsourcing deals. Outsourcing Deals: Generali, Volkswagen, DaimlerBenz, Ergo, Allianz, Commerzbank
  • Due dilligence analysis: Analysis of the environment / Transformation / Solution


TECHNICAL KEY SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

OPERATION SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGIES:

  • IBM z/OS
  • IBM parallel sysplex high availability and business continuity management, IBM GDPS solutions for local and remote business continuity management
  • Mainframe networking
  • Mainframe integration solutions
  • Virtualization technologies: VMware, POWER


SOFTWARE:

  • Mainframe modernization solutions, mainframe to cloud, integration
  • Experience with z/OS components at different levels, multisession managers, printing solutions, event managers
  • Deep experience with Communication Server z/OS
  • Experience with numerous system and application software products on z/OS (CICS, DB2, filetransfers)


WORK EXPERIENCE 

10/2022 - today

Role: IT Architect

Customer: Kyndryl


Tasks:

  • IT Architect for mainframe modernization solutions


10/2021 - 06/2022

Role: IT Architect

Customer: on request


Tasks:

  • Cloud integration and cloud migration projects


11/2008 - 04/2020

Role: IT architect

Customer: IBM Business and Technology Services


Tasks:

  • Mainframe architect for clients in different industries
  • Transition & transformation projects for various customers Emgagements of outsourcing clients


ALLIANZ:

  • Mainframe architect at account Allianz responsible for DCC project, analysis of Requests for Services and their implementation, stabilisation of the infrastructure, mainframe integration (event management, security), technical health checks, education and mentoring.
  • Planning and execution of integrated high-availability and disaster recovery tests.
  • Identification of technical KPI to be measured and reported, implementation of tools (Spectrum Control).
  • Hardware refresh for the mainframe architecture (z15).


TRW:

  • Architect in the transition and transformation phase
  • Consolidated and virtualized workload on IBM infrastructure (VMware)
  • Executed migration activities for TRW´s open-servers from worlwide locations to IBM datacenters


ISTA:

  • Account architect for ISTA (energy management)
  • Analysis of customer requirements, design of solutions and management of the implementation of Request for Services - from the analysis to the provisioning of the infrastructure.
  • Design of server consolidation solutions, CITRIX virtualisation solutions, EXCHANGE consolidation analysis.


TALANX:

  • Account architect for Talanx (insurance)
  • Mainframe projects / migrations, consumption reporting.
  • Proposal for the project ?Bankassurance?, as alternative to Oracle Exadata.


HAPAG LLOYD:

  • Mainframe architect for Hapag Lloyd (logistics)
  • Design of archiving architecture, planning of an IBM DB2 content manager.


DEUTSCHE BANK:

  • Mainframe architect for Deutsche Bank
  • Implemented HNAS technology for filetransfer (FTAM, FTOS, RVS) with clients and Enterprise Extender technology for numerous external partners.


IT Architect in strategic outsourcing engagements

  • Various engagement projects for the migraton and transformation of new outsourcing clients. Acted as Technical Solution Architect for planning a delivery architecture, executed DueDiligence at the client. Presented solutions during clientfacing meetings. Executed transition activities.
  • SIA (banking and finance): implementation of a disaster recovery solution for the italian customer SIA, integration of z/VM and midrange servers.
  • KASIKORN BANK Thailand: designed a CICSPLEX / SYSPLEX architecture for the TEMENOS core banking system. Deep analysis of the TCB core banking system, of existing and future integration with IT systems and legacy applications and detailed planning of the future architecture.
  • BUNDESBANK: Project ?Bundesbank Zoning Analysis?: Analysis of the security of the mainframe zone at Bundesbank based on their ?possible attack catalog?, coordination of the input and recommendation of best practices.
  • SIEMENS ICN: Design and implementation of an outsourcing solution for the client.


10/2007 - 10/2008

Role: WebSphere Architect / IT Architect

Customer: IBM Software Group technical sales, Germany


Tasks:

Technical sales support for the following customers:

  • SPARDA Bank: Positioned WebSphere Portal in a highly secure environment.
  • KDRS: Designed a ?Process Portal? solution and integration architecture for the Kommunale Daten Rechenzentrum in Baden-Würtemberg (KDRS), based on IBM WebSphere product family.
  • CEBIT 2008: Participation with ?SOA Hub on system z? at the CEBIT 2008 - with booth, presentations, demonstrations.
  • SPARDA, ALLDATA, LBBW: Advisor in the areas CICS/MQ, Java enablement, WebSphere.


SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT:

Writing the IBM redbook ?SOA transition scenarios for the IBM z/OS platform? at IBM ITSO Poughkeepsie, USA.

My contribution: Chapter 2 ?Target SOA architecture on z/OS?, Chapter 5 ?SOA implementation scenarios for batch, data access and integration?, Chapter 6 ?Towards service integration and process integration? and Chapter 8 ?SOA and z/OS QoS?.


01/2003 - 09/2007

Role: Systems Architect

Customer: IBM Business Services, Germany


Tasks

DEUTSCHE BANK:

  • Mainframe connectivity support for the outsourcing client Deutsche Bank. Integration with distributed systems.
  • Major projects: NDC New Data Center, KeyClient project, US compliance.
  • Represented Deutsche Bank in the z Business Leaders Council.


04/1990 - 12/2002

Role: Systems programmer / IT architect

Customer: Deutsche Bank


Tasks:

  • System programmer mainframe communications / IT architect: Implemented SNA / TCP/IP software on z-series and midrange systems, support for worldwide business units, enabling B2B and client communications, enabling ATM integration and client-server branches.
  • Major projects: OPUS client-server branches, POS Metro, OCM/24 card system.
  • Integrated and consolidated Deutsche Bank Spain, Deutsche Bank Italy, and Morgan Grenfell UK in the mainframe landscape of Deutsche Bank 

09/1986 - 02/1990

Role: Systems programmer

Customer: Neckermann Versand


Tasks

  • Implemented and maintained the mainframe related software and hardware
  • Planned, implemented and maintained connectivity solutions with internal users, retail shops and external partners.
  • Extended the main ordering system for BTX support.


06/1982 - 08/1986

Role: Systems Programmer

Customer: American Express Military Banking


Tasks:

  • Systems programming on VSE and VM environments.
  • Connectivity solutions for AMEX Millitary banking, both with internal as with external users


08/1977 - 10/1981

Role: Programmer

Customer: Centrul de Informaticasi Organizare, Bucharest Romania


Tasks:

  • Programmer at the IT and computer center of the city of Bucharest / Romania.
  • Programmed business applications for the city of Bucharest (infrastructure,environment, accounting).


CONTINUOUS PROCESS OF TECHNICAL EDUCATION

American Express Military Banking

  • Operating systems VSE, VM, system products (installation and customization)
  • Networking problem determination in SNA networks


Neckermann Versand

  • Operating System MVS, z/OS, VTAM, NCP & X.25 NPSI installation & customization


Deutsche Bank

  • Comm. Server z/OS, WebSphere installation and customization
  • IBM Networking conferences, IBM z Systems technical university conferences
  • Specialist courses for plan ning and implementing communication server and client products (SNA/APPN and TCP/IP) on mainframe and distributedservers (OS/2, AIX)


IBM

  • Current, actual level of knowledge in mainframe technologies (hard- and software,migration techniques, business continuity solutions, encryption and compression)
  • z Systems Technical University conferences, GUIDE events
  • Architectural Thinking and Operational design courses and continuous architecturaltraining as part of IBM certifications (Private and Hybrid Cloud Technology)
  • Client consulting for IT architects, Project management orientation
  • Virtualization technologies: VMware training (infrastructure, design)
  • SAN & storage planning
  • WebSphere family courses (Application server, Enterprise service bus, Datapower)

Programmiersprachen

Assembler
COBOL
PL/I
Java
Node.js
theoretical level

Hardware

IBM zSeries
IBM DS8K storage controllers
IBM TS77k Virtual Tape Systems
FICON directors
SAN switches
Network infrastructure

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