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Bala

Chicago, Illinois --:--:--

Bala is a Technical Architect with over 10 years of professional experience designing and building modern web architecture. He has over 9 years with AWS and 8 years with Big Data and Data Analytics and is experienced in designing and implementing complex cutting-edge solutions. He has worked with enterprise healthcare companies in the past on building/designing their web frameworks. Bala has worked exclusively with US-based companies where English communication was the standard.

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Big Data
Machine Learning
Cloudera Impala
ESB
Java
SOA
AI
GCP
EIP
Java Swing
AWS
Spring Boot
Hudson
Java Beans
Azure
Redis
Jenkins
JSP
Docker
RabbitMQ
Maven
Oracle
Data Lakes
PostgreSQL
Hive
XML
JavaEE
Kafka
Hadoop
Struts
Confluence
IoT
Sqoop
JUnit
Ionic
Spark
JMeter
Cordova
Scala
JBuilder
Angular
Sonar
JAXB/JAX-RPC
Swagger
DevOps
WebLogic
SOLID
Jira
FIRST
Trello
GRASP
DRY
SAFe
AMP
Adobe Analytics
Adobe Experience Cloud
Tableau
S3
Athena
Glue
Cloud Foundry
ITIL
Google Insights
NLP
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Data Engineering

Micoservices / Containerization

Cloud Architecture

Platform Development / Migration

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SAFe Agile - Scrum

Data Insights

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The Intelligence Exchange

VP of Engineering / Enterprise Architect

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Work Experience : 2019 - 2022

Promoted to a member of the executive team and VP of Engineering to provide leadership and direction to Data Engineering, Data Science, and Operations teams to develop and deploy the first production Intelligence services utilizing AI and ML models. Serve as the primary technical decision maker, overseeing the agile development cycles.  Also he was the Enterprise Architect and technical liaison for teams in the US, Russia, and India to achieve artificial intelligence as a service with a bundle of solutions, talent, technology, and services, and deliver AI2 Intelligence System running deep learning neural networks on top of multiple plug-and-play AI algorithms.

  • Built, inspired, and motivated a team of Data Engineers, Data Scientists, and Application Engineers to deliver on time and within a tight budget during the challenging times of the COVID pandemic.
  • Led architecture, tech stack selection, and development of Analytics Management Platform (AMP), a configurable analytics platform to automate data processing (ingest, transform, and deliver to data lake) for both predictive and descriptive analytics using AWS services.
  • Devised the data lake strategy and established a data lake with more than 7TB of data from different data sources; established a data engineering pipeline to feed data for AI model development and operationalization.

Technologies: AI, Machine Learning, Agile, AMP, ITIL, Data Lakes, AWS, Adobe Experience Cloud, Adobe Analytics, Google Insights, Tableau, Amazon QuickSight, GCP, Azure, Athena, Glue, S3, NLP.

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QuEST Global

Principal Architect

Work Experience : 2017 - 2019

Brought in to provide enterprise architecture technical leadership for the transformation of the transportation vertical from traditional to digital industrial vertical. Led a team of architects, product owners, and scrum masters to meet KPIs and project deadlines and discuss progress at monthly meetings. Provided Agile technical coaching using the Local Global Agile Implementation Model to QuEST and QuEST’s client GE Transportation to enable digital transformation processes.

  • Managed enterprise architecture for Transport Vertical transformation; advanced technology strategy led the implementation approach/POC enabled real-time data collection and synchronization, and provided the architecture for multiple products (SIMS, OASIS, DMA, Dispatch, LDARS) using Spring Boot, Redis, RabbitMQ, PostgreSQL, Apache Kafka, Confluent, MQTT, Microservices, Docker, Sysdig, Industrial Internet of Things (IoT), AI, Predix, Ionic, Cordova, Angular, Swagger.
  • Strategized, and guided company transition to Industrial Internet using cloud (AWS, Cloud Foundry, and Predix) and
    robust microservices architecture with 12-factor, SOLID, FIRST, GRASP, and DRY design principles

Technologies:  SAFe Agile, Product Owner, Spring Boot, Redis, RabbitMQ, PostgreSQL, Kafka, Confluence, Microservices, Docker, IoT, AI, Predix, Ionic, Cordova, Angular, Swagger, AWS, Cloud Foundry, SOLID, FIRST, GRASP, DRY.

 

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Nielsen

Principal Architect

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Work Experience : 2012 - 2016

Hand-picked to head large program deliveries architecture and ensure adoption of cutting-edge technologies for high-level design and solution initiatives, and alignment with CTO’s technology roadmap covering application, solution, deployment, system, infrastructure, integration, data architectures, and design. Led, mentored, and developed 10+ talented team members to deliver project milestones within schedule. Published enterprise-wide standards, reference architecture, and plans.

  • Led Agile transformation for Nielsen’s scrum team consisting of Product Owner, Business Analyst, Testers, Programmers, and Sr. Programmers.
  • Directed architects to complete Loyalty Core Platform development for retailers’ information insight by integrating end-to-end modules of Nielsen’s flagship “Answers On Demand” product.
  • Led data strategy, standards, and governance.
  • Onboarded international retail clients into the data warehouse that included detailed infrastructure design for Hardware Sizing and High Availability within Enterprise IT.

Technologies:  Hadoop, Cloudera, MicroStrategy, AWS, Azure, Docker, Data Lakes, Scala, Spark, Sqoop, Hive, Java EE, DevOps, CI/CD, Maven, SonarQube, Atlassian Toolsets.

 

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GE Healthcare

Systems Architect

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Work Experience : 2005-2012

Managed the global team supporting Connectathon/HIMSS projects including scheduling, work allocation, project planning, and
milestones tracking as well as internal and external testing. Guided team members on the adoption of healthcare standards and industry roadmaps like HITECH, Meaningful Use, NwHIN Exchange, and Direct. Managed vendors, sourcing, and contract negotiations. Aligned vendor’s product roadmap with GE’s multi-generational product development.

  • Drove cutting-edge technology Proof of Concept (POC) and introduced Enterprise Service Bus (ESB), Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), Enterprise Integration Patterns (EIP), and fail first quality improvement through continuous integration to the engineering team.
  • Provided technical leadership to pre-sales to define technical solutions meeting client’s needs, answered RFPs, and prepared sales Proof of Concept (POC) demos.
  • Member of Microsoft and GE integration work streams to harmonize engineering technology needs for a new joint venture.
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Previous Experience:

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Work Experience : 1996-2005
  • Principle Consultant at Keane Inc. (2001-2005)
  • Senior Consultant at Hexaware Technologies (1998-2001)
  • Consultant at Fujitsu ICIM Limited (1996-1998)

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