Master of Science - MS, Computer Science @
Software and IT architect with extensive experience stretching from hands-on coding and hardware development to strategic initiatives. Over 25 years in start-ups, consulting, software development, and large enterprise IT gave me exposure to all aspects of software in a business context. I draw on this experience to credibly and effectively communicate from c-suite to technical teams, ensuring
Software and IT architect with extensive experience stretching from hands-on coding and hardware development to strategic initiatives. Over 25 years in start-ups, consulting, software development, and large enterprise IT gave me exposure to all aspects of software in a business context. I draw on this experience to credibly and effectively communicate from c-suite to technical teams, ensuring close alignment between decision making and technical reality.
Published author on asynchronous messaging and service-oriented architectures. Passionate teacher and frequent speaker at over 50 international conferences. See http://www.eaipatterns.com
Proven ability to conceive, design and build innovative solutions from product vision, software design and implementation, down to custom hardware design and manufacturing. Holder of multiple patents.
- Enterprise architecture, large-scale IT architecture, IT strategy in financial services
- Design patterns for asynchronous messaging, process management, SOA, complex event processing
- Distributed systems, NoSQL, MapReduce, Private Cloud, PaaS.
- Object-oriented design, domain modeling, test-driven development, agile development.
- NFC (Near Field Communication), Felica, Mifare. Microcontroller firmware development and hardware design.
I am hiring for my team:
- "Lead IT Architect - Cloud Platforms" at Allianz Munich
- "Lead IT Architect - Integration" at Allianz Munich
Chief IT Architect (hiring) @ The new role of Chief IT Architect within Allianz' service captive AMOS recognizes the critical role IT architecture plays in today's business success. The team I am building under the AMOS IT board defines and oversees the architecture strategy and implementation across infrastructure, applications, and operations. Key initiatives include two-speed architecture, digital ecosystems, platform-as-a-service, private cloud infrastructure. From July 2014 to Present (1 year 6 months) Munich Area, GermanyAuthor @ Co-author of Enterprise Integration Patterns. With over 60,000 copies sold, this book essentially defined the ESB space and is still _the_ reference for open source ESB products such as Camel, Mule, WSO2, OpenESB, etc.
Frequent contributor to books on integration, SOA, and messaging, including "97 Things Every Architect Should Know", "97 Things Every Programmer Should Know", "SOA Expertenwissen", "Best Software Writing", "IEEE Software", "IEEE Internet Computing". From October 2003 to Present (12 years 3 months) Enterprise Architect @ Defined the IT strategy and architecture that drives the convergence between the digital world and insurance. Key aspects included complexity reduction through infrastructure harmonization and increased business agility through an on-premise cloud infrastructure. From August 2012 to July 2014 (2 years) Staff Software Engineer @ Initiated and ran a project to leverage NFC technology to allow conversion tracking from mobile ad impression to store visits and in-store actions. Designed, built and deployed the solution from the hardware up to product definition and pilot customer acquisition. Multiple patent applications filed.
Built up the a Mobile Monetization team of 5 engineers in Tokyo, which resulted in significant mobile revenue improvements. Received "OC Award" for Mobile Monetization.
Refactored the AdWords Front-end code base, one of Google's most critical and complex Java applications at the time, to introduce a business domain layer and achieve better separation between business logic and database.
Developed one of Google's most successful hands-on technical training programs, which covers the design, implementation, deployment, and monitoring of a distributed system on Google infrastructure, including GFS storage, Bigtable storage, MapReduce data processing and other proprietary technologies. From July 2005 to August 2012 (7 years 2 months) Tokyo, JapanIntegration Architect @ Led the enterprise integration practice. Provided advisory services in enterprise architecture, SOA and asynchronous messaging architectures to key clients around the globe. Collected and documented experiences in the seminal book Enterprise Integration Patterns. From September 2001 to July 2005 (3 years 11 months) Sr. Manager @ Deployed innovative solutions as part of Deloitte's DotCom business unit with a focus on packaged and bespoke billing and Telco provisioning systems. Enterprise integration using TIBCO and Vitria. From February 1998 to August 2001 (3 years 7 months) San Francisco Bay AreaSr. Principal @ Designed and implemented large-scale custom systems for Franchise Tax Board of California tax audit and collections. As lead architect, I drove key technical decisions while leading a team of 15 developers, and coding critical system components, such as laptop/desktop synchronization.
Generated over $300 million in additional revenue for the client within the first two years of operation. From September 1994 to February 1998 (3 years 6 months) Sacramento, California AreaIntern @ From 1991 to 1991 (less than a year)
Gregor Hohpe is skilled in: SOA, Enterprise Architecture, Distributed Systems, Agile Methodologies, Test Driven Development, ESB, Software Development, Software Design, Integration, Continuous Integration, System Architecture, Architecture, Object Oriented Design, Open Source, Agile Project Management
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