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Akbar Pirani

Senior Architect

Java Architect/Developer

Greater Atlanta Area

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Bellsouth Telecommunications

Senior Architect

2001 to 2001

Birmingham, Alabama Area


Senior Architect/Developer

1998 to 1999

Overland Park, Kansas

Bellsouth Telecommunications

Team Lead/Senior Developer

1997 to 1998

Birmingham, Alabama Area

Akbar Pirani's Education

Vaishnav School

Higher secondary school certificate, Science, Mathematics

Illinois Institute of Technology

Master of Science (MS), Computer Science, GPA: 4.0/4.0

Shri G S Institute of Technology & Science

BE, Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering, 3rd Rank in the University

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Led a team of 10 Java developers to architect, design, and develop a data warehouse, which was used for creating various reports for regulatory government organizations. The data were pulled out from various legacy systems. The technologies used were Datastage (ETL), J2EE, JRules, and Oracle

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Senior Architect @ Bellsouth Telecommunications Led a team of 10 Java developers to architect, design, and develop a data warehouse, which was used for creating various reports for regulatory government organizations. The data were pulled out from various legacy systems. The technologies used were Datastage (ETL), J2EE, JRules, and Oracle From 2001 to 2001 (less than a year) Birmingham, Alabama AreaSenior Architect/Developer @ Sprint Participated in the architecture, design, and development, and production support of ION (Integrated on Demand Network) project. ION was a major initiative taken by Sprint to deploy multiple channels of voice, data, and video over a single line using ATM and DSL technologies. The development was done on various platforms using various ORBs. Worked on the infrastructure for ION and developed lifecycle, distribution, monitoring, trading, naming, and logging services for application components using C++ and Java. The configuration management tool used was Rational ClearCase. From 1998 to 1999 (1 year) Overland Park, KansasTeam Lead/Senior Developer @ Bellsouth Telecommunications Participated in the architecture, design, development, delivery, and production support of a system for ordering the local telephone service as part of Encore project. The system was the one of the first major initiatives taken by a telecommunications company to develop an online system using n-tier architecture, distributed objects, and Internet technologies. The system can be used in nine southern states. The system interfaces with various operation support systems, which maintains the data for 22 million telephone lines. Technologies used were C++, Java, CORBA, and DHTML. The success of the project allowed Bellsouth to enter the long-distance telephone market. From 1997 to 1998 (1 year) Birmingham, Alabama AreaJava/Mulesoft/Data Governance Architect/Developer @ E*TRADE Provided architecture, design, and development of an enterprise wide data governance using Collibra. The metadata and lineage information from various business intelligence platforms and other technology systems such as SAP HANA, Oracle Hyperion, Cloudera Hadoop, IBM Information Analyzer, IBM DataStage were fetched using REST API and XML metadata files and inserted into Collibra Data Governance Center for centralized data governance. Alpharetta, GAJava Application Architect @ Weather.Com As a Chief J2EE applications architect to convert their HTML/PerI script-based site to J2EE technology, worked on application architecture and infrastructure to provide the delivery of applications to multi-channels (such as web, wireless phones, pagers, palm devices, email etc.) in multiple languages (English, Spanish, Portuguese etc.). Led a team of 14 development engineers through complete lifecycle (including process selection, requirements analysis, OO design, development, performance testing, and delivery) for web and wireless application. Helped executive management in creating and enforcing sensible requirements gathering, architectural, design, coding, and QA standards. From 2000 to 2000 (less than a year) Greater Atlanta AreaJava Architect/Developer @ Online Insight Architected, designed, developed and delivered a product called Precision Choice, which assists online consumer with the purchase decision. It uses an adaptive interview process to determine the precise alternatives for the consumer. The technologies used were J2EE, XML, and UML. Helped executive management in selecting the tools for J2EE architecture, design, development, and testing. From 1999 to 2000 (1 year) Greater Atlanta AreaSenior Java Architect/Developer @ S.P. Richards Project Description: Migration of a large scale B2B order management system from mainframes to a state-of-the-art system based on Web UI, Java Web Services, Sterling selling and fulfillment foundation suite, MongoDB, Cassandra, legacy warehouse management, and other systems.Roles & Responsibilities:• Was responsible for design and development of Java Web services to be consumed by a .NET Web UI. Web UI was used by the CSRs and dealers to create and edit orders.• Created Java Web Services using Apache Camel and Apache CXF and deployed them in Apache Karaf as Java OSGi bundles on Linux. The bundles were first created using Spring configuration and later converted using blueprint configuration to provide auto-start capabilities.• Designed and developed integration with legacy order management system using Java and Axis Web services.• Created persistence layer for storing and retrieving data from MongoDB and Cassandra using Java API.• Provided Camel routes written using Java to transfer the SNC (Stock Number Change) and UOM (Unit of Measure) changes from MDM (Master Data Management) Oracle views using stored procedures to Oracle tables in Sterling.• Designed and developed integration layer with Sterling Suite using Java web services and messaging middleware.• Created and executed unit and integration tests using Junit, Camel Java unit testing framework and SoapUI.• Created tasks based on user stories in Team Foundation Server and released software to quality assurance in sprints every two weeks. Also, attended the daily scrum sessions.• Provided technical leadership to the team and mentored junior developers and QA personnel for Java Web Services and Open Source frameworks including Spring, Camel, Karaf, MongoDB, and Cassandra.Technical Environment Included: Eclipse, Java, Apache CXF, Camel, Karaf, MongoDB, Cassandra, Oracle, Git, JBoss, JBoss Messaging, HornetQ, IBM MQ, B2B Commerce using Sterling Selling and Fulfillment Suite From September 2013 to December 2016 (3 years 4 months) Greater Atlanta AreaSenior Java Architect/Developer @ Chick-fil-A Corporate Project Description: Design and development of Spotlight, a Business Intelligence product provided by Chick-fil-A to its store operators for gaining insight into their customers. Spotlight was developed using Angular JS and used the services provided by Digital Experience Engine (DXE) and Big Data Analytics Platform (BDAP). The project used the micro-services architecture using Spring Boot and Spring 4.x and was deployed on Amazon AWS.Roles and Responsibilities:• Designed and developed a micro-service using Spring Boot and Spring Data for Spotlight to access customer data stored in Amazon Redshift.• Created a micro-service to allow operators to create, update, and delete notes for their customers. The notes were stored in a secured LDAP using UnboundID LDAP SDK.• Created micro-service to allow operators to access treats (rewards) based on store identity. The rewards were stored in Amazon DynamoDB.• Enhanced an existing Java micro-service to retrieve specific customers for a store location based on the user IDs provided.• Provided JWT (JSON Web Token) based security using Spring Security.• Enabled Micro-services with Hystrix for latency and fault tolerance.• Made changes to Spotlight using Angular JS to use the newly created services• Deployed micro-services as restful Java Web Services on Amazon Elastic Beanstalk. Used Amazon S3 for configuration files.• Provided guidance and mentoring to junior developers in the team..Technical Environment Included: Angular JS, HTML5, Chrome, Java 1.8, Restful Web Services, Spring Boot, Spring 4.x, Spring Data, Spring Security, AWS S3, AWS Beanstalk, AWS S3, AWS RedShift, AWS DynamoDB, Junit, Mockito, JWT, Hystrix, Spring Test, Hamcrest, AssertJ, JIRA, UnboundID LDAP SDK, Jenkins for Continuous Integration and Auto Deployment From April 2016 to July 2016 (4 months) Greater Atlanta AreaSenior Architect/Developer @ AT&T Mobility Project Description: Designed, developed, and deployed Nimbus, an application platform as a service (aPaaS) for delivering elastic deployment of AT&T services in cloud operational environments. Nimbus provides orchestration, mash-up, distributed caching, aggregation, transformation, and service bus features. The system provides key integration patterns using Apache camel that can speed up solution delivery and the re-usability of exposed business logic. The purpose of the platform was to allow AT&T teams to rapidly develop and deploy AT&T REST APIs to AT&T partners and third party developers, so that they can create innovative applications based on AT&T’s exposed network capabilities through APIs.Roles and Responsibilities:• Was responsible for design and development of routing, persistence, logging, auditing, and security services using grails and groovy to create the core platform. Used GGTS (Groovy/Grails Tool Suite) and STS (Spring Tool Suite), both based on Eclipse.• Lead a major development effort for including RabbitMQ as AMQP message broker for the platform, which provided the foundational capabilities for deploying AT&T message services using AMQP, STOMP, and Web STOMP. Provided example routes for AMQP messaging. Also, developed routes for creating and storing a security token in the distributed cache which can be validated using SASL during WEB STOMP session which is used for client notifications for various kinds of messages (SMS, MMS, Email, and Voice Mail).• Provided multi-tenant capabilities for the platform using multiple camel contexts.• Created the best practices and example camel routes for using the platform.• Developed various components of admin console for Nimbus platform using ZK framework and ZK-UI.Technical Environment Included:Java 1.7, Apache Tomcat, Apache Shiro, Grails/Groovy, Spring Tool Suite (STS), Apache Camel, Hazelcast, RabbitMQ, Riak, MySQL, HTML5, jQuery, ZK, Nagios, Cacti, OpenStack, VMWare, Linux, Messaging, STOMP From September 2010 to August 2013 (3 years) Greater Atlanta AreaSenior Java Architect @ Georgia Department of Labor Project Description: Led an effort to implement Rational Unified Process for Distributed Applications developed using J2EE. The goals were to provide storage and management of all the artifacts and to be able to create end-to-end traceability reports among all the artifacts stored in various Rational tools. Artifacts included the process, requirements, test cases, code, change & enhancement requests, production problems, and project plan, architecture, design, deployment, and test plan documents.Roles and Responsibilities:• Created the project plan in coordination with IBM personnel, Manager, Architect, and other stake-holders for implementing the Rational Unified Process and use of Rational tools in all the projects.• Defined and implemented the requirements management process using RequisitePro. • Defined and implemented the change management process using ClearQuest. • Defined and implemented the SCM (Software Configuration Management) using ClearCase. Trained the development and architecture personnel for the same.• Worked with the Enterprise Architect to create components in ClearCase for a large-scale web based application (Labor Exchange System, which included Unemployment Insurance, Profile Management, and Employment Services). The application used J2EE web services on mainframe, Spring (including Spring MVC), Hibernate, & Oracle on the WebSphere Application Server, and HTML, JavaScript, and CSS on IBM HTTP server. Refactored the entire codebase in Rational Software Architect to fit the new components.• Created defects in ClearQuest and fixed them using ClearCase/RSA with ClearQuest/ClearCase integration. Authentication was done using LDAP and Active Directory.• Trained the team on Rational tools.Technical Environment Included:IBM RSA (Rational Software Architect), RequisitePro, ClearQuest, ClearCase, WebSphere Application Server, J2EE, Spring, Spring MVC, Spring Security, Hibernate, IBM HTTP Server, JSP, HTML, JavaScript, DB2 From September 2009 to August 2010 (1 year) Greater Atlanta AreaSenior Java/E-Commerce Architect/Developer @ Techno Gurus, Inc. Project Description: Created e-commerce stores for bicycle and related products using WebSphere Commerce Server.Roles and Responsibilities:• Used extended sites model of the WebSphere Commerce Server for architecting the system.• Designed and developed business services for the store using DB2, EJB, SQL/JDBC and Commands framework.• Created presentation layer for the stores using HTML, JavaScript, CSS, JSP, JSTL, and Struts.• Provided integration with the third party and other systems using MQ messaging and Java Web Services.Technical Environment Included: Java, J2EE (JSP, JSTL, JDBC, EJB), RAD (Rational Application Developer), WebSphere Commerce Server 6.0, HTML, JavaScript, CSS, WebSphere MQ, messaging, Java Web Services, DB2 From April 2008 to February 2009 (11 months) Greater Atlanta AreaSenior Java Architect/Developer @ AT&T Project Description: AT&T Convergent Services planning, development and deployment organization was responsible for delivering various applications on different media such as browsers, mobile devices, IPTV and voice phones.Roles and Responsibilities:• Made changes to a browser-based Remote DVR application for use on iPhones. Used ASP.NET, C#, HTML, and CSS.• Led the development of an Interactive Weather application on IPTV platform to be deployed across the U.S. as part of AT&T U-Verse Service. Developed business logic and data access components for the same using Web Services, Java, XMLBeans, JDBC, Eclipse, and WebLogic 9.2. Designed the deployment architecture with the deployment team.• Created prototype applications on IPTV using MSTV platforms for Weather, Yellow Pages, Remote DVR Recording, Business Intelligence, and Amazon e-store front using Java Web Services, J2EE, WebLogic 8.1/9.2, and Oracle 9i/10g.• Led a team of developers to design and develop an ODB (On-Demand Broadband) for BellSouth. • Created specifications for procuring a Service Delivery Platform for BellSouth for delivering flexible data, voice, and video service packages to its customers. Analyzed vendor solutions and submitted a strategic proposal to executive management.Technical Environment Included: Java, J2EE (EJB, JDBC, JMX, JMS), Java Web Services, Rational Rose, Rational Application Developer, Eclipse, Junit, WebSphere Application Server 8.x/9.x, Oracle 9i/10g, iPhone5, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JSON, JavaScript Frameworks, Single Sign On (SSO), SiteMinder, IdentityMinder, SAML, Jabber/XMPP, Voice Over Network From May 2004 to February 2008 (3 years 10 months) Greater Atlanta AreaSenior Java Architect/Developer @ Software Superheroes, LLC Project at Clearnova (2003 –2004)Project Description: Architecture, design, and development of an end-to-end web-based travel management system for the U.S. government. Over 5,000 concurrent users in 23 federal agencies will eventually use this application to book travel and manage expenses per each agency’s specific travel policies. Roles & Responsibilities:• Created business logic components for various components for booking travel and manage travel expenses using Java and Struts framework.• Provided data access layer using Java and Java Data Objects (Castor)• Designed and developed the database layer using Oracle and PL/SQL.• Created integration with third party systems using Java Web Services.Technical Environment Included:Java, J2EE (Servlets, JSP, tag libraries), Struts, Eclipse, JDO (Castor), Ant, CVS, XML, Java Web Services, SUN UNIX, WebLogic 8.1, Oracle 9iProject at Glenayre (2003 –2004)Project Description: Architected, designed, developed and deployed the next generation of Versera enhanced services platform. Telecommunications service providers can use this platform to develop scalable voice messaging and unified communications applications for up to 5 million subscribers. Roles & Responsibilities:• Created business services for the platform using Java, Struts, and J2EE.• Provided integration with the legacy and other systems using CORBA and XML messaging.Technical Environment Included:Java, Struts, J2EE, XML, CORBA, Linux From October 2002 to March 2004 (1 year 6 months) Greater Atlanta AreaSenior Architect/Team Lead @ Marconi InfoChain Roles and Responsibilities:• Created the architecture and prototype for Discovery Suite of products to track meaningful tire production data throughout the supply chain lifecycle. Used RFID, XML, OPC, J2EE, and Wireless technologies.• Investigated the existing architecture of various on-line supply chain management and intelligent vending solutions. The intention was to create a single platform supporting various on-line and wireless solutions using J2EE and XML/Web services technologies. From March 2002 to June 2002 (4 months) Greater Atlanta Area

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