Sarma K

System Engineer - 20 Years of Experience - Near 60504


Network Architect


Aurora, IL

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Experience Summary * Over 20 years of diverse IT experience in the fields of application architecture, solution architecture, enterprise architecture, data architecture and integration architecture. * Successful background working with stakeholders to develop architecture and technical strategy to improve enterprise capabilities in the areas of data security, integration, mobile connectivity, B2B connectivity, cloud integration and online user experience. * In-depth experience establishing best practices and guidelines for selecting, developing, and implementing information systems within enterprise. Recent experience includes contributing to BUILD vs BUY decision of a major transformation technology, RFP evaluation, road mapping, Cost-Benefit analysis, building proof of concepts and successful adaption of tool into enterprise. * Participating in architecture review boards, contributing to Technology Life cycle management and assist portfolio management in optimizing application asset portfolios. * Excellent experience in implementing SOA style into integrating number of systems in a major transformative program (Product Lifecycle Management) * Other Experience includes Team Leadership, Technical leadership, Technical Advisory, Consulting and Pre-Sales. * Continuous learner, innovative thinker, Passionate Problem Solver and excellent communicator. Professional Achievements * Leading a solution architecture effort for PLMP that creates single source of truth for HCSC products. The solution also includes developing capabilities such as approval workflows, flexible product development and integration with number of enterprise systems to disseminate product data. Specific achievements include coming up with canonical model for products, creating standards based integration and coming up with architecture to achieve data consistency from product sale to adjudication. * Helped Walgreens create an enterprise data security department by conducting a detailed study on how various IT and Non IT departments handle different types of data (PCI, HIPPA, NCPDP etc., ) and creating proposal for staffing model, cost model, return on investment and cost-benefit analysis. The new department saved Walgreens 20 percent of the money currently being spent on data handling. * Architected process automation solution for prescription delivery to about 8500 Walgreens stores from doctors all over US. This high performing, highly available solution delivers 60 messages per sec with SLA for delivery time at 5 minutes. This solution enhanced Walgreens capability to conduct business with various health care entities besides enabling analytics and reporting. * Architected the solution that enables mobile connectivity to Walgreens store pharmacy employees by integrating mobile devices with enterprise authentication systems. The solution helped improve customer service, communication between store employees. * Functioned as a lead architect for B2B solution and road map for the product that improves sales process and customer interaction. This helped the company reduce the sales cycle times from several days to hours. Managed the implementation of the solution with a team of 20 people spread across different geographical areas.


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