Richard Z. White LLC

BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY

Richard Z. White has over 25 years designing, delivering and developing integrated solutions experience.  His development expertise includes delivering database and Internet solutions, imaging solutions to a variety of industries. He is an also a leading consultant in enterprise resource planning systems; he carries numerous certifications in major technologies.  He has consulted and partnered with the leading system integrators past and present; International Business Systems, Sun Microsystems, Honeywell, Raytheon and Compaq. In addition, including consulting engagements with leading consulting companies; SAP, IBM Global Services, Ernest/Young, PriceWaterhouse/Coopers and Deloitte & Touche’.

 

In addition, his ability to transform that expertise from the private sector to the public sector over the last two decades is unheralded in efforts of the “Digital Divide”. Richard directed the first inner city computer camp for the City of Boston.  As a national board member for the National Society of Black Engineers he developed and implemented the society’s information technology infrastructure, this included their office automation systems, telecommunications, and Internet and Intranet capability.  Richard has partnered with leading educators in developing programs to increase minorities in engineering. In addition, he has work with major educational institutions and private business in developing technologies and training programs to increase the use of computer technology.

 

EXPERIENCE SUMMARY

  • As Microsoft Certified System Engineer and Application Developer, expertise in developing Internet applications.  Expertise in delivering Windows Server system and network management.

 

  • As a Certified SAP Basis Consultant, Richard has over 15 years of Basis experience.

 

  • Expertise in installations, upgrades, performance tuning, customization, Workflow, Security, ALE, IDOC/EDI, RFC, support/migration services of SAP/R3, Netweaver( NW04) , SCM, SCEM, BW and Portal/Internet Transaction Server (ITS). 

 

  • Extensive experience in ValueSap/ASAP global implementations (Go-Live) of SAP including Basis Team Lead responsibility involving architecting technical infrastructure, developing requirements, development and execution of technical project plan, knowledge transfer, assessment and implementation of pre-configured clients (HR/Service Provider), Customizing (Projects, WorkFlow, Archiving, Data Loads, Interfaces), plug-ins, CATT, ABAP programming, customization integrity, Setting up SAP Landscapes, Client Strategy, Central User Management, ALE configuration, performance tuning,  Language Support (DBCS), legacy system interfaces and dataloads, and configuration of Bolt-Ons/Add ons.

 

  • Technical and application expertise in working closely with the functional team to ensure realization of the business model/design.

 

  • Contributed and participated from realization to Go-live in over nine SAP implementations. 

 

  • SAP BASIS/Security Lead experience involved in designing, implementing and supporting Role (Position) Based security. Involved working with the functional team in developing roles (PFCG) based on position (Organizational Management); implementing the security landscape. Additional experience in BW security and familiarity supporting portal security utilizing Web Application Server (WAS) utilizing Single Sign-On (SSO) with Netegrity Siteminder.

 

  • Over eighteen years of extensive experience in designing, delivering and developing integrated solutions.  Expertise includes Oracle DBA, System Admin (Unix (Solaris, AIX, Digital Unix), Windows NT/2000/2003, VMS),SQL Server,  Webserver/Internet solutions, client/server, database design, database performance and tuning, transaction processing, real-time processing, network programming, systems programming, system/network management and configuration.

EDUCATION

 

B.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Lowell, 1985.

M.S. Computer Science, Bowie State University.

 

CERTIFICATIONS/COURSES

 

Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE)

SAP Basis Consultant (UNIX)

 

Advanced Solaris System Management, VERITAS Volume Manager with SPARCstorage Array, Sun Cluster, Ultra Enterprise (E10K,E15K) Administration, Oracle for Database Administrators, SQLServer for Database Administrators, Data Warehousing, WORKPLACE/ITS Administration, SAP BW 31/SAP NW BI 7.0 SAP Administration.

 


 

CLEARANCE:   SECRET

 

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

 

Languages/Tools:

Web Developer,  ABAP, ABAP Query, C/C++, JAVA, ASP, Pascal, FORTRAN, FrontPage, Visual Basic, COBOL, ORACLE 2000, PL-SQL, SQL*Loader, JAVASCRIPT, FrontPage, IIS, PGP Security, Crystal Reports

DBMS:

ORACLE 7,8i/9i, SQLServer 7.0/2000, RDB/SQL and Microsoft Access

Networking/Protocols:

TCP/IP, Microsoft Networking Architecture

Operating Systems:

UNIX (Solaris, Digital Unix (64 Bit)and AIX (64 Bit), Microsoft Windows NT/2003/2000/XP, VMS, DOS, Windows Architecture

 

Applications/Products

 

SAP Software/Application

NW BI 07/ECC 6.0, SAP R3  (Oracle/NT/Unix), 4.7/Enterprise, Web Application Server (WAS),NW/BI 07/,  NW 07 BI,IDES , SCEM, SCM, SAP Business Warehouse (BW), Employee Self Service (ESS), SAP Internet Transaction Server (ITS), Single Sign On (SSO), Siteminder, Business Connector, Solution Manager 3.2,  Informatica, Workplace, CRM, SCM/APO,SEM, Maestro (TWS),   HR preconfigured client, Service provider pre-configured client, Plug-Ins, EH&S, Business Warehouse Design Concepts, BW Extractors, DCOM, SSO, BSI-Tax Bolt-On, SARA, DaRT, Vertex-Tax Bolt On, ALE, RFC, IDOC, BAPI,Mercator, DAZEL, SAP Knowledge Warehouse, Portal.

DBMS:

Oracle Web Server, SQLServer, SQLServer migration, Enterprise Manager, DBA Studio, SQLNET V2 Configuration&Tuning.

System Administration

EDM (EMC Data Manager), Veritas Volume Manager, Sun Cluster (VCS),  Sun Storage Arrays, IBM Common Store, Unix System Programming, Motif Programming, HTML, Alpha Architecture, Case Tools, Image Services, QIO (Messaging) /System Services, DOS System Services, Ingres, Ask/Manman, Excalibur/PixTex, GKS, VMS System/Network Services, IPX/Pathworks, Coexistence, IRIX, OPSCAN (Mark Recognition), X.25 (P.S.I), BMC Patrol (4.3)/Control M,NTBackup, Legato Networker, MMC, POP3,  CISCO routers, Pathworks, DECNET, AppleTalk.

 

 


 

CLIENT ENGAGEMENTS

 

Maple Grove Cemetery, NY

Information Technology Consultant

 

Responsible for designing, implementing and supporting the Information Technology at the cemetery.  This involved being responsible for hardware and software procurement, designing the network, building and configuring the Microsoft Windows Servers, including building customized desktops. Additional hardware included integrating scanners, printers and an enterprise copier to support the customized imaging solution.  In summary:

 

         Planning, installation, upgrade, and support of Microsoft Windows Server Network, including Active Directory Configuration, configuration of the Backup system and network configuration and monitoring.  This includes training and providing on call Support. Provide Desktop Maintenance and repair. Responsible for Firewall and Virus Protection Services. Insure applications and User software is up to date. Monitor Desktops to insure adequate CPU, memory and disk capacity.

  • Designed an Interment System (MGIS) that was based on Maple Grove’s process for generating an interment. This includes Database for Archived and current Lot owner information, Lot Inventory and Availability.
  • Designed, developed and support an Intranet Web Based Search application that is used by staff to search over tens of thousands of interments and lot records.
  • Responsible for the implementation and management of our Internet provider. This includes website and email hosting.
  • Instituted a project to electronically scan all Cemetery Lot and Interment Cards.  It is completed with over 200,000 images, including the “BOOK” stored on our server.
  • Designed, implemented a Maple Grove Cemetery Website (www.maplegrove.biz), that’s highlights the Cemetery’s excellence in operations, policies and procedures, and Community Outreach. In addition, the development and implementation Maple Grove Historical Archive web application. It is one of the most hit sections on our website.
  • Designed, developed and implemented a Kiosk system. The Kiosk system allows customers to view information about the cemetery and services, including cemetery maps.
  • In an ongoing effort to automate operations at the cemetery,  responsible for procurement, and configuration of  EFileCabinet software.  The new application will be used to integrate all documents (affidavit, lot card, contract, etc) and images for a lot owner into one location (Digital File Cabinet).

Energy East, NY                                                          

Senior Netweaver/Portal Basis Consultant

As a Basis/Netweaver 7.0 Consultant, providing expertise in support of an ECC6 and Portal 7.0/J2ee Engine configuration.  This included configuring Adobe Document Services and Integrated ITS in support of the ESS/MSS application (Go Live 2008) .In addition securing those components utilizing SSL/SNC technology.  Conducted stress tests in order to properly scale the J2EE Engine, Initially adding additional server nodes, and subsequently recommending a cluster configuration with Web dispatcher and additional J2EE Instances. Also implemented load balancing on highly utilized ICF services and JCO connections. Indentified performance bottlenecks and application configuration problems in ABAP and ICF services. This was accomplished through analyzing web-diag tool traces, Java traces, SQL traces and abap debug sessions.  Responsible for knowledge transfer to client’s basis and support staff.  This included publishing documents for J2EE/Portal monitoring, IGS configuration, SSL/SNC configuration, ADS and Portal configuration.

Publix Supermarkets, FL                                                         

Senior Netweaver/BI Basis Consultant

As a Sap America consultant to Publix’s Corporate Basis Team ,  providing NW 7.0 BI /ECC 6.0 Basis expertise in support of their Netweaver/ECC 6.0 SAP Landscape. Responsible for revising and enhancing daily check lists for NW BI and ECC 6.0 landscapes. Assisted in post upgrade (4.6C to NW 7.0 AIX/DB2 platform) production support activities. This involved troubleshooting and performance tuning of ECC 6.0 and BI Landscape. Additional activities, production and development support of their external interfaces (IBM/MQ series, BIZTalk), in addition provided guidance in their ALE redesign project (inprovements in their external Interface processing) .  Responsible for developing a plan to implement BI Administrator Cockpit.  This involved identifying Support Pack (Stack) and Technical Content requirements. Implementation of BI statistics, this involved performing IMG activities (Data Sources, Process Chains, and Portal Configuration). Responsible for BI query performance analysis, and determining recommendations to improve BI Portal and Web reporting. Responsible for BI Broadcasting implementation. Involved in DB2 9.5 Upgrade effort through identifying changes in memory model from 9.1 to 9.5.  Contributed to the Installation of IDES system (NW2004s /Portal 6.0).   Troubleshooted, setup and configured ADS (Adobe Document Services) in the BI portal. Provide consulting to Publix’s Architect and development team through documenting white papers and How-To's for Web Services and .Net/RFC Integration. Provide knowledge transfer  and training to Basis Staff and fellow SAP America consultants.

 

 

PriceWaterhouse Coopers, FL                                                               

Senior SAP Basis Consultant

As a consultant to the GFS (Global Financial System)  Basis Team, providing Basis expertise in support of their Production and development activities. The Integrated  SAP system, includes R3 4.6C (Soon to be upgraded  NW07/ECC 6.0), Web Application Server (6.20, plan upgrade to NW07) BW 3.0B (being upgraded to NW BI 07/3.5) BANK/CFM 463_20, BBPCRM 4.0 and Solution manager 4.0. This enterprise system is a Multi Terybyte Oracle Database running Solaris on SUN E15K frame using EMC storage. The system supports World Wide Time and Expense, Procurement,  Asset Management,  Financial reporting and Financials via their Enterprise Portal (eGFS) to over  3000 concurrent users and over 25,000 named users. I have been a consultant to PWC/GFS Team from  GO-LIVE activities in 2004 to current day.

 

Engagement Summary:

 

  • Provide daily and periodically 24/7 On-Call production support.  This involves system monitoring, nightly Batch Control, responding to Help Desk tickets, deployment of production changes in the form of transports and Java updates (java deployment). Provide troubleshooting expertise in database and SAP instance performance tuning .Including, Identifying application performance bottlenecks from inefficient ABAP to applying indices.  Provide ongoing support to the BASIS and development team in support of various projects, SAP UPGRADE, ARCHIVING, IMAGING/WORKFLOW, and CRM/Procurement.
  • Improved and revised the landscape refresh process (R3, CFM, BW, WAS and CRMBBP).  This included, modifying scripts to better automate the refresh, documenting and training of Basis Team.
  • Improved Shopping Cart, Workflow performance in EBP system through database tuning and application of indices.
  • Contributed to the initial rollout of automated shopping cart application, utilizing Business Connector, CRMBBP, R3 and Value Wise (VW) Asset Management Application. This required java application knowledge, Business Connector (now PI) expertise, WAS expertise and ALE expertise.  This application, receives XML from VW, creates shopping cart in EBP, and subsequently via ALE creates a purchase order in R3.
  • Installed, configured, monitored and tuned SAP instances (R3, BW, EBP, WAS). Developed scripts to sync profile parameter, RFC groups, load balancing.  As a member of the Stress Testing Team, made contributions in tuning time and expense transactions and improved performance and address system bottlenecks prior to production readiness. In addition, document and collect statistical data during these events. 

          Responsible for supporting their development and production SAP R/3 4.7/4.6C, BW 3.0B, EBP 3.0, ITS, SSO landscapes on a SUN Cluster platform.  Areas of contribution and expertise was in system installation and configuration,  Stress Testing, System Monitoring (BMC/Patrol 4.3.0),  Job Scheduling, TMS (transport landscape), Change Management, Bolt-ONS, Oracle/SQL, performance tuning, interfaces , ALE/RFC, ABAP Development,  Conversions, BW Loads and Printing.

  • Implement, troubleshoot and support Central User Administration. (ALE configuration, RFC user setup). Design, implementation and support of Batch security (MM, FI, CO), including BASIS and Security Batch scheduling in support of spool/reporting and interface security. Developed CATT scripts to create/update and load SAP users and other SAP objects into our production copy systems.
  • A major contributor in the design, implementation and support of the Enterprise monitoring tool (BMC/Patrol for SAP 4.3.0). Installed, configured BMC software on all SAP systems. In addition, Identified and implemented TRAK (BMC Patrol) thresholds for all SAP systems (R3, BW, EBP, Enterprise, WAS).
  • Developed, configured and implemented ALE/RFC in support of GL Account, Exchange rates, Material creation and maintenance throughout the landscape.  Responsible for troubleshooting ALE development and production problems. This required expertise in Partner, message and port configuration.  In addition, tuned IDOC processing through customizing IDOC deletion (modified archiving program), Variant setup to utilize RFC groups.

         Designed, implemented and perform System Refreshes throughout the production landscape (R3, BW, EBP and Web Application Server).  Improved and upgraded refresh scripts to better automate the procedure.

  • Major contributions to the development, installation and support of the Enterprise Batch Scheduling system (IBM TWS (MAESTRO). Configured the RFC connection between TWS and SAP, trained support personal in SAP Batch scheduling, provided troubleshooting in job migration from SAP to TWS.
  • Provided global SAP printing expertise in designing, configuring, tuning all output requirements, check/1099 Printing, interface reporting (lockbox), Treasury and web reporting. Contributed to the development of routines to implement spool to PDF output processing for eGFS and Interface reporting.
  • Support of WAS server to support Single Sign-On (SSO), utilizing Netegrity Siteminder for my client Enterprise portal (Time and Expense, BW reporting, management reporting).
  • Contributed and participated in Netweaver installation on Windows/Oracle Platform. Contributed and participated in planning an upgrade from 4.6C to 4.7.
  • Provide 24/7 On Call support and Level 3 resolution to R3, BW, EBP and eGFS portal. Including troubleshooting and correction responsibility for Data Dictionary cleanup, BW load performance tuning, Source systems (R3, Informatica), Workflow configuration and application support, Central User Administration, Transports, IDOC/ALE/RFC, development of Sun cluster scripts, Business Connector, Printing, Mail, Client Copy and ABAP development tuning and support. Designed and implemented cluster scripts to manage start/stop application servers throughout the landscape. 

ANYDOC Software, FL                                                                           

Senior SAP Basis Consultant

Contracted to install, configure and support Company’s IDES ECC 6.0/NW 7.0 and Solution Manager Instances (Oracle and SQL/Server) on Windows Server platform.  This included application customization and configuration in support of their SAP integration and certification activities. Provide development and ARCHIVE LINK support for integration of partner’s Content Management system (CMS), and suite of automated document capture and creation applications.

CP-Ships/HAPAG-Lloyd, FL                                                                

Senior SAP Basis Consultant

Contracted as a Senior Basis Consultant to provide BASIS and SAP Security support (On-Call) resources to their worldwide CP-Ships Production/Development Landscape (4.6C, Enterprise Portal, 4.7, NW07, BW 3.5, WAS 6.40). Identified and implemented Application/Database tuning recommendations to improve IDOC and Batch processing. These activities improved overall system response time, reduce user problems and long wait times, and drastically reduce Month End/Nightly processing time.  In addition provide support with their Archiving Project to migrate all pertinent CP-Ships financial Documents/Reports from CP-Ships financial systems to HAPAG Lloyd Content Management System (IBM Common Store).  In additions activities included Print-List configuration, Batch scheduling, capacity planning, and tuning to insure successful migration of all required document types.  Installed and implemented BI, using NW04 and BI content3.5.  Design, implemented Info Providers (Cube, ODS, Remote Cube) utilizing Business Content in support of FI-Special Ledger and BW statistics reporting. This includes all steps in loading Master/Transactional Data from R3 source system (Data Source, Info package, etc.).  Responsible for resolving service request and problem tickets (BASIS and Security requests). Installation and configuration of Solution Manager 3.2.  Developed, implemented and support system refresh process for periodic system copy from production to our quality assurance system. Resolved outstanding problems improved overall performance and provide ongoing support of our Central User Management (CUA) Landscape.

INTERNATIONAL PAPER, TN                                                              

Senior SAP Basis Consultant

Contracted as a Senior Basis Consultant to provide BASIS support (On-Call) resources to their worldwide Production/Development Landscape ( 4.7,  BW 3.5, NW04/WAS, CRM,  EBP,  APO/SCEM, PORTAL/HR,  ESS) consisting over 120 SAP instances. In addition, performed performance tuning and monitoring activities to improve ALE/RFC performance, oracle database throughput and overall application server performance. Utilize CA-Unicenter to resolve SAP development and production issues .  Involved in all aspects of NW04 Landscape installation and configuration (ABAP/JAVA Stack). Involved in support and troubleshooting of Production Scheduling issues  (CA-Workload). Involved in Solution  Manager configuration, and intregration with BMC/Patrol landscape monitoring. In addition to performing Early Watch/Go-live post tasks, also involved in landscape inventory and cleanup of all instances. Involved in system refreshes using customer specific scripts and procedures. Involved in completion of basis activities in support of  rollout of new functionality (release schedule). This required not only expertise in Transport Management System (TMS), but also their in-house developed Workflow Change Management System.  Evaluated their HR PORTAL/ITS Landscape and made significant sizing and performance recommendations to improve system performance during Open Enrollment. Conducted training and knowledge transfer sessions to technical support staff.

SOUTHERN WINE & SPIRITS OF AMERICA INC (SWS), FL                 

Senior SAP Basis Consultant

Conducting a 2 Week Performance and Tuning Session.  This involved a complete assessment of SWS’s  SAP 46B Landscape running on AS/400.  Reviewed past performance assessments conducted by SAP, participated in conference sessions with SWS technical staff and SAP on performance bottlenecks.  Utilizing SAP monitoring tools (Performance Analysis, Database monitor, ABAP analysis, system/code trace, SAP memory)   developed and implemented a action plan to improve performance and reduce system errors (Abap dumps).


 

ROHM and HAAS, PA              

Senior SAP/R3 Basis Consultant

 

As a senior Basis Consultant for a leading global chemical company; Responsible for supporting their development and production SAP R/3 4.7/4.6C, BW 3.1B, CRM 3.0 landscapes on IBM/RS6000 running AIX 5.1. In summary:

 

         Planning, installation, upgrade, and support of SAP R3, BW, CRM on AIX 5.1 with EMC Symmetrix SRDF (Symmetrix Remote Data Facility) .

         Assisted in their last three rollouts (Go-Live) , this consisted of resizing their present production system from 500 concurrent users to over 2500 concurrent users.

         Responsible for installation, configuration and rollout of BMC Patrol 4.2.5.0 throughout the landscape (R3,BW,CRM).

         Lead Basis support for Global Archiving (ADK,IXOS) and DaRT Project.

         Responsible for system sizing, SAP buffer tuning,  and table space design. 

         Provide language support (DBCS) including configuration of output devices.

         Provide On-Call 24/7 Global support of Production Landscape ( Front-end, Interfaces,Bolt-Ons, Spool/DAZEL, etc.).

         Increased performance of identified long running transactions through program analysis, table buffering and index identification.

         Developed a ABAP program that queries  the spool system and sends Failed Spool Notification (FAXES) via Email to production users (users).

         Maintained BW connections to CRM and R3.

         Performed ALE configuration (EH&S, GENPC/WWI, Extractors,Taxware) .

         Implementation and support of TMS workflow (Projects).

         Perform System refreshes utilizing BCV/Time Finder software. Improved and upgraded refresh scripts for better usability and oracle support.

         Responsible for Oracle DBA activities (installation, design, upgrade (9i), reorganizations, SQL tuning).

         Maintenance of OSS Notes, Support Packages and Plug-Ins, kernel upgrades of all instances.

         Implemented complex code corrections (BAPI, user-exits,etc. )  and ABAP program enhancements.

         Provide support and troubleshooting of their Employee Health and Safety (EH&S).

         Responsible for daily (24/7 Oncall)  troubleshooting and monitoring activities, including Instance refreshes.

         Involved in system tuning, oracle performance tuning and DBA activities of all (BW,R3,CRM) instances.

         Responsible for setting up background jobs using Control/M.

         Responsible for implementation, configuration and support of the BindView (Security Audit tool) bv-control for SAP.

  • Design, implemented and support roles and user security in support of system/client refresh, this involved utilizing export tools of client/tables.

CDI                                                                                                      

SAP R/3 Technical/Security Team Leader, PA

 

As a Basis Consultant for a leading Consulting Services business working on their internal SAP project, providing planning, installation, tuning and production support of their internal SAP 4.6C and SAP 4.0B R3 landscapes (Unix/NT/Oracle), 2.1C/3.0B Business Warehouse (BW) landscapes and Workplace Internet Transaction (ITS) server landscapes. This involves:

  • Responsible for the architecting  and planning, installation and production support of a multi-platform  (Unix/NT/Oracle) SAP landscapes. 
  • Following ValueSAP/ASAP methodology completed all tasks ahead of schedule.
  • Planning, customization and installation of  MySAP componenents and  Service Add-ons.
  • Planning, customization and installation of SAP R3 and Workplace/ITS system landscapes.
  • Installation, customizing, planning and installation of HR and Service provider preconfigured clients.
  • ALE configuration, planning, installation and upgrade of TAX Bolt-Ons and migration of interfaces to legacy systems.
  • Identifying customizing and basis tasks for the technical project plan.
  • Coordinated weekly meetings with the functional team.
  • Conducted daily health-checks of the systems, performance analysis.
  • Documented problems and performing the subsequent corrective actions. 
  • ABAP code debugging and correction, program and SQL code modification.
  • Tuned ABAP Code based on sql query analysis and performance analysis.
  • Creation of views, indices for optimum application run-time performance of critical production jobs and online reports. 
  • Responsed to SAP GoingLive sessions, perform corrective action for R3 and BW landscape.
  • Improved system availability and performance significantly.
  • Responsible for system sizing and table space design. 
  • Monitored Oracle databases and R3 instances,
  • Responsible for SAP Instance profile management, spool administration, applying LCPs, client landscape management, user authorization (Profile Generator) and Unix administration
  • Responsible for maintenance,upgrade and production support of Vertex and BSI Tax software.
  • Implemented BW hierarchy authorization through the enterprise, utilizing Central User management.  Worked closely with the BW designers in creating the appropriate authorization objects. 
  • Developed and implemented numerous Unix scripts to automate and manage the production landscape and third party legacy systems.
  • Responsible for system copies (R3COPY), ALE configuration of R3 Data Sources and oracle and kernel upgrades. 
  • Responsible for upgrade and maintenance of BW (2.1C) system.
  • Responsible for Installation, configuration and maintenance of the Development Internet Transaction Server (ITS- 4.6D). 
  • Responsible for development and rollout of production support documentation. 
  • Utilizing Crystal Reports, developed reports in support of Asset management reporting.
  • Oracle DBA, providing installation, maintenance, tuning and analysis and support of all production Oracle 7/8i/9i instances.
  • Provided SQLServer DBA support of enterprise production SQL Server 6.5/7.0/2000 databases.

 

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

Performance Technology Group/Discovery Communications Inc., MD 

SAP R/3 Security/Technical Team Leader

 

As a Basis Team Lead on an ASAP implementation at a major cable network:

         Responsible for identifying, planning and executing all activities in support of daily SAP operations. 

         Coordinated weekly all-hands meetings, status reports and delegating BASIS activities to fellow team members. 

         Instituted a formal process to support modifications and transport of security roles.

         Involved in architecting the IT infrastructure to support the development and production SAP landscape requirements.

         Responsible for system planning, installation and rollout of SAP/R3 40B and 46B upgrades on Digital Unix.

         Designed and implemented the interface infrastructure to external legacy systems. 

         Responsible for SAP Instance profile management, spool administration and Spool Load balancing.

         Configuration TMS including Workflow (SAPConnect), ALE configuration.

         Abap programming (advance corrections, performance enhancements), and applying LCPs, client landscape management.

         Responsible for planning, implementation and rollout of backup and recovery.

         Provide SAP system performance and tuning, Unix administration and performing ongoing DBA activities.

         Provide Basis support to the ABAP team and functional analysts.

         Responsible for Installation, configuration and maintenance of the Development Internet Transaction Server (ITS). 

         Installation, configuration and maintenance of Knowledge Warehouse. 

         Installation, maintenance and vendor management of the client’s third party tools (Control/M, etc.). 

         Responsible for published communications and meeting with prospective clients in support of growing the SAP practice.

IBM/GLOBAL SERVICES  - October 1998 to February 1999, GA

Senior SAP/R3 Basis Consultant

 

As the Basis Team Lead:

         Successfully supported the SAP implementation of a major bottling company. 

         Active participation in architecting the IT infrastructure to support the development and production SAP landscape requirements. 

         Responsible for system planning and installation of SAP/R3 40B.

         Responsible for client strategy, applying LCPs, client pre-configuration and setting up the client landscape.

          ALE/IDOC configuration, administering authorizations and users, planning and configuration of OSS infrastructure.

         SAP system performance and tuning, Unix administration, and performing ongoing DBA activities.  Responsible for the project plan, delegating BASIS activities to fellow team members, supporting the ABAP and EDI team in problem resolution.

         Responsible for advance corrections and ABAP code changes of SAP delivered programs.

         Supported the Project Management Staff in insuring the project stayed successful.


 

 

SUN MICROSYSTEMS , MD

Senior SAP/R3 Basis Consultant

 

Provided SAP/ R3 and Solaris system management activities in support of an accelerated SAP/R3 implementation.  This involved:

         hardware configuration, Solaris OS installation, file system configuration.

         SAP/R3 installation/configuration, ongoing system monitoring and performance tuning. 

         Migration of a large distributed SAP/R3 installation of their HP application servers to SUN E10000 configuration. 

         Responsible for SAP Instance profile management, spool administration, configuration of TMS including workflow.

         Security (Profile Generator), advance corrections and applying LCPs, client landscape management. Backup and recovery, OSS administration, SAP system performance and tuning.

         Unix administration and performing ongoing DBA activities and providing Basis support to the ABAP team and functional analysts.

         Responsible for following BASIS activities: (PI Add-ons, upgrades, bolt-ons, ASAP pre-configuration (HR preconfigured client, IS-Oil)). 

         Conducted working sessions with the customer Basis team to determine requirements for migration of their external systems (EDI, FAX, etc.). 

         Also provided project management support in insuring all tasks were identified for the implementation.

 

KAJAX ENGINEERING INC. / SENECA CORPORATION, VA 

Senior Systems Engineer

 

Provided System Management and Oracle DBA support to the Department of the Navy (Pentagon).  Provided Year/2000 (Y2K) consulting to a number of government agencies.  This involved significant contributions in developing customer presentations, the scope of work, time-lines, proposal and delivery. In delivery, I utilized my COBOL, FORTRAN and BASIC language expertise to analyze and document findings of the impact of Y2K on various critical applications during the assessment phase.  In addition, I also conducted studies to determine the tool(s) that would aide the customer in assessing their Y2K applications throughout their enterprise. Developed an Y2K repository using Microsoft Access.  Other responsibilities encompass: Developing, configuring and performing customer demonstrations to successfully show the feasibility of web-enabled Oracle applications.  Provided software development and systems integration in support of an integrated benefits application for a government agency; successfully ported Oracle Forms that were generated via Designer /2000 on Windows NT to an IBM/AIX platform.  This required expert knowledge of platforms as well as both Designer/2000 and Developer 2000.  Also developed a subsystem utilizing the Oracle PL/SQL UTL_FILE package; generated files resulting from SQL queries to be transferred to an external system, based on user action from within the application.

 

DIGITAL EQUIPMENT CORPORATION  , MA

Senior Technology Consultant

 

Provided BASIS consulting to various Fortunes 500 companies in the areas of SAP/R3 installations and VMS to UNIX SAP/R3 migrations.  This included tasks from project management to converting operating system dependent programs from VMS to UNIX.  Lead technical staff in developing a client/server imaging workflow system for a government agency.  This application was developed using Oracle/Developer 2000 and a COTS imaging solution.  Provided systems integration consulting to various fortune 500 companies; work performed includes solution delivery, database tuning, system and network configuration on both Alpha NT and Digital Unix.  Also, provided capacity planning and configuration design in assisting clients in their technology strategic planning.


 

 

DIGITAL EQUIPMENT CORPORATION , MA

Software Systems Consultant

 

Project leader and technical lead in the development and implementation of a client/server window based imaging solution to automate our order management system.  Developed a data repository to automate our ability to interface and respond to government procurement systems and requirements.

 

Consulted to various fortune 500 companies in providing the following services and solutions:

 

         Database design, transactional analysis and database performance tuning.

         Developed a X.25 application to process cellular call transaction from Satellite switching network.

         Developed a network security application to protect theft of industrial software.

         Ported an imaging workflow software system from a Wang platform to a Digital VMS platform.

         Ported a real-time monitoring alarm application to client/server technology.

         Provided UNIX system and Network management consulting.

 

As Senior Software Engineer, enhanced the real-time statistical process control system by designing and coding communication logic between our WORKSTREAM wafer manufacturing system and statistical and graphic packages. Conducted a feasibility study to determine the requirements to procure a new statistical quality control system. Designed, enhanced and implemented various subsystems in support of warehouse distribution. These subsystems were integrated into our enterprise wide ASK/MANMAN MRP II system.

 

RAYTHEON CORPORATION , MA

Software Engineer

 

As a member of the technical staff, provided consultation of Digital hardware/software to Test Engineers in support of the RDS to Digital migration program.  Designed, programmed and implemented a statistical package which analyzes missile faults on the Patriot and Hawk missile systems. Configured and installed MANMAN/ASK MFG to assist FTE in its procurement and contracting business. Developed, programmed and implemented MFG reporting system for Factory Test Equipment Finance Organization.