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Stephen
stephen.kiemeyer@gmail.com
423-208-2009
8765 Wandering Way
Ooltewah, TN 37363
32 years experience W2
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Information technology Azure and AWS cloud architecture & enterprise architecture professional with extensive offshore & onshore experience and subject matter expertise in the architecture of cloud and traditional security / networking / compute / & storage domains, data center transformations, data center migrations to cloud, and IBM zSeries mainframe migrations. Successfully architected and executed forty-four (44) data center migrations and transformations with nine years of cloud architecture and cloud migration experience. Managed enterprise architecture of multiple large-scale projects ($30M+) typically having more than 28,000 man-hours per project. Change catalyst skilled in enterprise architecture leadership, cloud transformation, financial accounting, business process optimization, best-practice implementation and cost reduction. Proven business leader, negotiator, and technology architecture consultant communicating with all levels of the organization to effectively serve the business.

  • Black Belt Certification in Six Sigma Business Tools
  • Technical SME
  • Data Center Migrations to Cloud
  • Technical SME
  • RISC Networks Cloudscape
  • Technical SME
  • Data Center Transformations
  • Architect
  • Cloud/Traditional Security & Networking
  • Technical SME
  • Carbonite Doubletake
  • Architect
  • Cloud/Traditional Compute & Storage
  • Technical SME
  • Zerto

Experience
Information Technology
Mar 2019 - present
(Contract via Enterprise Solutions LLC) Principal Enterprise Architect & IT Lead (Application / Security / Network / Compute / Storage) Responsible for the architecture, scope, requirements, design, project schedule, project management, budget, and data center migration strategy with a project budget of $15,700,00 leading a project team of 49 security engineers, network engineers, windows engineers, Linux engineers, architects, application engineers, infrastructure engineers, infrastructure managers, application managers, application domain owners, and executives
  • Architected and deployed Trinseo's Zero Trust Global Network via Zscaler Cloud Security resulting in global network transformation through substantially improving the organizations IT security and dramatically lowering the organizations attack surface versus the traditional legacy approach of perimeter network security.
  • Architected and deployed Trinseo's zero-touch self-provisioning fleet of new Dell workstations via Microsoft Autopilot with Microsoft Intune device management, eliminating the need for site Active Directory services through leveraging AAD (Microsoft Azure Active Directory) and Zscalar resulting in a highly secure associate workstation platform that can be deployed anywhere with an internet connection versus the traditional legacy approach where workstations must be manually imaged by vendor or on-prem and then deployed on-prem.
  • Developed data center TCO analysis for colocation vs. hybrid cloud vs. full cloud
  • Successfully architected and executed the rehosting, replatforming, and refactoring of all 736 workloads from Dow's legacy on-prem datacenter to Trinseo's new Microsoft Azure tenant with full cross region DR
  • Discovered and mapped 396 enterprise applications into infrastructure move groups utilizing RISC Networks Cloudscape then successfully migrated all applications to Microsoft Azure
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Banking/Financial
Nov 2018 - Feb 2019
Charlotte, NC
(Life Insurance) (Contract via Mitchell Martin Inc.) Principal Enterprise Architect & IT Lead (Application / Security / Network / Compute / Storage) Responsible for the Brighthouse Financial eApplication and Underwriting PAAS (Platform As A Service) application architecture, IAAS (Infrastructure As A Service) architecture, Five9 CCaaS, (Contact Center as a Service), business requirements, project schedule, execution, and release to production with a project budget of $11,460,000 leading a project team of 81 life insurance SMEs, security engineers, network engineers, windows engineers, Linux engineers, architects, application developers, infrastructure engineers, infrastructure managers, application domain owners, and executives
  • Transformed the whole life and term life insurance cycle time from initial customer application through life insurance policy customer issuance from twenty-five (25) days to twenty-four (24) hours
  • Integrated the following cloud providers for the eApplication and Underwriting PAAS: ECX (Equinix Cloud Exchange) to secure data in motion between all cloud providers, Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS, Munich Underwriting PAAS, iPipeline Life Insurance Application PAAS, Axway File Transfer IAAS
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Principal Enterprise Architect (Security / Network / Compute / Storage)
Information Technology
Dec 2017 - Nov 2018
Sheridan, WY
(IT Professional Services) Principal Enterprise Architect (Security / Network / Compute / Storage) Responsible for architecture of data center transformations & migrations for multiple clients encompassing the project planning phase to create the scope, requirements, design, project schedule, staffing plan, budget plan, and data center migration strategy, leading a project team of 73 data center engineers, network engineers, windows engineers, Redhat Linux engineers, security engineers, and executives
  • Discovered and mapped 1132 enterprise applications into infrastructure move groups utilizing RISC Networks Cloudscape
  • Developed data center TCO analysis for colocation vs. hybrid cloud / AWS for each client
  • Planned and executed the data center migrations for the following clients: Rhode Island Quality Institute, Community Health Options, YMCA, Thompson Investment Management, Red Ridge Financial, Dial Connection, KS Energy, Power Team Services, National Storage Affiliates
AWS Data Center Enterprise Architecture Hybrid Cloud Network Engineer Windows
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(IT Professional Services)
Information Technology
Jul 2017 - Sep 2017
Alpharetta, GA
(Contract via OrbitalPoint)
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Principal Enterprise Architect (Security / Network / Compute / Storage)
Information Technology
May 2016 - Jul 2017
Atlanta, GA
(Construction) (Contract via TekSystems Inc.)
Enterprise Architecture
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(Banking / Finance)
Banking/Financial
Jul 2015 - May 2016
Alpharetta, GA
(Contract via RedSalsa Inc.) Principal Enterprise Architect (Security / Network / Compute / Storage) & Applications Responsible for the architecture, scope, requirements, design, project schedule, technical project management, staffing, budget, data center migration strategy, PCI Compliance, IT security, network design, and technical documentation, with a project budget of $32,530,000, and a labor budget of 29,675 man-hours leading a project team of 97 data center engineers, network engineers, IBM z-series mainframe engineers, windows engineers, Redhat Linux engineers, architects, and technical writers
  • Transformed, migrated and consolidated the Fiserv Philadelphia production tier 3 data center and the SunGard Carlstadt DR data center into the Fiserv John Creek tier 4 production data center and the Fiserv Lewisville tier 4 DR data center resulting in an annualized expense reduction of $12.4M
  • Migrated and consolidated 8710 VM's to the AWS Cloud and to 1791 Dell R730 enterprise servers in colocation
  • Collapsed and consolidated 11 IBM source LPAR's into 4 destination LPAR's while migrating 126 banking and credit Clients with no Client incidents.
  • Migrated and converted 8247 inbound and outbound bank financial transmissions to the IBM sterling file gateway financial transmissions platform
  • Migrated 23 legacy storage arrays into 8 EMC VMAX Storage Arrays
  • Migrated 241 client MPLS, T1, and fractional T1 circuits into MPLS 1Net and dedicated circuits for connectivity to the destination data centers
  • Migrated multiple OC-3 circuits to 10Gb fiber circuits for all data center intranetworking
  • Migrated the all internally hosted Microsoft Exchange Server Infrastructure, end user storage shares, and Microsoft SharePoint Infrastructure to Microsoft Office 365 for 17378 users
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Enterprise Architecture Manager (Security / Network / Compute / Storage)
Information Technology
Jan 2013 - Jan 2015
Dalton, GA
(Manufacturing / Logistics) Enterprise Architecture Manager (Security / Network / Compute / Storage) Responsible for the architecture, strategy, capacity planning, IT security, network operations, tactical design, development, technical documentation, technical project management, and maintenance for cloud infrastructure and application development with an operational budget of $385,000 and a team of 13 direct and indirect reports
  • Transformed and migrated the internal tier 2 data center to AWS cloud services providing a one time $285K data center capital cost avoidance and a $140K direct labor cost reduction
  • Migrated 97 thick client workstations to Wyse thin clients utilizing 2X as the presentation layer resulting in a 94% reduction in workstation service management labor
  • Migrated all global site analog telephone systems and the18 seat corporate call center to IP/PBX cloud services resulting in a $38K ongoing annual cost reduction, the virtualization of all telephony services, and automated call center statistics data acquisition, real time / historical reporting, and direct real time / historical call center agent performance reporting
  • Implemented cloud based two-factor authentication (Duo Mobile) for all user and administrator accounts and hardened IT security infrastructure to comply with PCI-DSS requirements
  • Led the discovery, requirements, & implementation of Epicor v10 ERP to replace Sage 100 ERP with custom reports using Microsoft Power-BI
  • Led the discovery, requirements, & implementation of converged voice & data local & wide area networks for 7 locations globally
  • Implemented and managed the organizations Microsoft SharePoint services web platform resulting in unified departmental and corporate KPI metrics dashboards
  • Migrated the all internally hosted Microsoft Exchange Server Infrastructure, end user storage shares, and Microsoft SharePoint Infrastructure to Microsoft Office 365 for 329 users
  • Provided Apple OSX workstation fleet management services, SEO consulting services, and internet domain management services for the US Floors digital technology marketing group
  • Implemented and managed eMaint X 3 CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System) for the facilities and maintenance organization
Application Development AWS Cloud Infrastructure Data Center Enterprise Architecture ERP MS SharePoint Office 365 Project Management
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Enterprise Architecture Director (Security / Network / Compute / Storage)
Information Technology
Jan 2011 - Jan 2013
Chattanooga, TN
(Banking / Finance) Enterprise Architecture Director (Security / Network / Compute / Storage) Responsible for the architecture, scope, requirements, capacity planning, project schedule, technical project management, staffing, budget, data center migration strategy, PCI Compliance, IT security, network design, and technical documentation, with a capital budget of $3,500,000 and a team of 14 direct reports.
  • Led the discovery, requirements, architecture design, implementation, and maintenance of multiple infrastructure projects for the corporate tier 4 certified datacenter consisting of 872 enterprise servers and three remote tier 2 datacenters with 57 enterprise servers.
  • Moved and migrated three (3) remote tier 2 datacenters with 357 enterprise servers to the AWS Cloud and the corporate tier 4 datacenter
  • Directed discovery, requirements, design, and implementation for the VMWare Version 5 infrastructure upgrade resulting in 100% virtualization of all Intel platform servers.
  • Moved the internal tier 4 data center (872 servers) to 100% outsourced hybrid cloud managed through VMware vCloud director providing a one-time $4.8M data center upgrade capital cost avoidance.
  • Implemented the ITIL v3 compliant ServiceNow Cloud based service management SAAS
  • Implemented Hitachi VSP (Virtual Storage Platform), migrating 1362 LUNS for 872 servers resulting in 100% virtualization and enterprise level caching of all Hitachi AMS, EMC Clarion, EMC DMX, and EMC VMAX storage infrastructure resulting in automatic tiering which eliminated performance related manual re-provisioning & provided maintenance removal of entire storage arrays from production with zero downtime.
  • Supported engineering and operations of the global network and telecom infrastructure for four locations worldwide.
  • Managed the requirements and implementation of Atlassian Jira project management and Atlassian Tempo timecard management resulting in process optimization & standardization, project resource scheduling centralization, and PMO reporting centralization & standardization for all stakeholders in the business.
AWS Data Center EMC Enterprise Architecture Hybrid Cloud MS Visio Network Design PMO Project Management SaaS Stakeholder Engagement
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Enterprise Architecture Manager (Security / Network / Compute / Storage)
Information Technology
Jan 2010 - Jan 2011
Chattanooga, TN
(Manufacturing / Logistics) Enterprise Architecture Manager (Security / Network / Compute / Storage) Responsible for the architecture, scope, requirements, capacity planning, project schedule, technical project management, staffing, budget, data center build strategy, IT security, network design, and technical documentation, with a capital budget of $4,200,000 and a project team of 11 engineers.
  • Managed the implementation of the tier 4 certified datacenter consisting of 145 enterprise servers
  • Led the discovery, business requirements, technical requirements, architecture, development, QA, and implementation of all VB .NET Business Objects XI, and Sharepoint 2010 based applications supporting SAP R/3 ERP Interfaces, factory floor SCADA, factory floor AND/ON applications, business performance metrics, and business intelligence.
  • Managed the design, development, and implementation of the plant business intelligence reporting web application utilizing data modeling for three enterprise business systems utilizing ANSI/ISA-95 data standardization.
  • Developed, implemented & supported ANDON shop-floor business intelligence web application for manufacturing and assembly resulting in real-time visibility for manufacturing operations.
  • Developed requirements and implemented 795 Wyse thin clients for manufacturing shop floor operations.
  • Managed the requirements and implementation of Microsoft Project Server resulting in process optimization & standardization, project resource scheduling centralization, and PMO reporting centralization & standardization for all stakeholders in the IT organization.
Business Intelligence Data Center Enterprise Architecture ERP MS Project MS SharePoint Network Design PMO Project Management Quality Assurance SAP Stakeholder Engagement
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IT Manager, Software Development
Information Technology
Jan 2008 - Jan 2009
Indianapolis, IN
(Manufacturing / Logistics) IT Manager, Software Development Responsible for the strategy and tactical product engineering Embedded Controls Systems software development, support, & technical project management for five (5) locations globally with an annual budget of $2,800,000 and a team of 10 direct reports.
  • Led the evaluation, acceptance, adoption, and implementation of IBM Rhapsody, transforming the product engineering organization's embedded controls systems process from traditional C & Ada code to a model-driven development (MDD) process for software development and testing resulting in a $336,000 annual savings.
  • Managed the requirements, implementation, or Microsoft Project Server resulting in process optimization & standardization, project resource scheduling centralization, and PMO reporting centralization & standardization for all stakeholders in the IT organization.
MS Project PMO Project Management Stakeholder Engagement
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Enterprise Architecture Manager (Security / Network / Compute / Storage)
Information Technology
Jan 2000 - Jan 2008
Lexington, KY
(Manufacturing / Logistics) Enterprise Architecture Manager (Security / Network / Compute / Storage) Responsible for the architecture, scope, requirements, capacity planning, project schedule, technical project management, staffing, budget, data center build strategy, data center migration strategy, IT security, network design, and technical documentation, with an annual budget of $6,500,000 and an organization of 16 direct reports.
  • Led the discovery, requirements, design, implementation, and support of the corporate tier 4 certified datacenter consisting of 328 enterprise servers.
  • Led the discovery, requirements, design, implementation, and support of twenty-five (25) remote tier 3 datacenters consisting of 175 enterprise servers running SuSe Enterprise Linux, Redhat Enterprise Linux, and Windows Advanced Server.
  • Relocated and consolidated twenty-five (25) remote tier 3 datacenters into a single tier 4 certified datacenter consisting of 503 enterprise servers.
  • Directed discovery, requirements, design, implementation, and operations for server virtualization utilizing VMWare Server and VMWare infrastructure resulting in system optimization and hardware cost avoidance of $2,470,000.
  • Led the discovery, requirements, design, and implementation of all VB .NET, PHP, Java, Business Objects XI, and Sharepoint web applications supporting factory floor SCADA, factory floor AND/ON applications, business performance metrics, and business intelligence.
  • Managed the evaluation, vendor selection, and implementation of help desk managed services, resulting in ITIL v2 compliant 24/7/365 operational support.
  • Led the discovery, requirements, design, and implementation of the ANDON shop-floor business intelligence web application for manufacturing and assembly resulting in real-time visibility for manufacturing operations.
  • Developed requirements and implemented embedded Linux based thin client platform standards creating highly supportable, standardized, lowest lifecycle cost client and server solutions that allowed for rapid failure recovery and maximized uptime of 3600+ thin clients and thin servers.
Business Intelligence Data Center Enterprise Architecture MS SharePoint Network Design Project Management Windows
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Jan 1990 - Jan 2000
Frankfort, KY
(Manufacturing / Logistics) IT Infrastructure Lead Responsible for IT infrastructure technical project management & Infor ERP functional project management, QS9000 implementation, and Six Sigma business process improvement initiatives.
  • Integrated ERP purchase order submission, approval, generation, and accountability resulting in a purchase order generation cycle time reduction from 17 days to 3 days.
  • Implemented the site's WCS (Warehouse Control System), WMS (Warehouse Management System), and ERP modules for inventory, asset management, work management, purchasing, general ledger, logistics, and manufacturing cost accounting corporate business systems from inception through production resulting in full business visibility of site operations. Technical Addendum PMO Systems & Project Management Methodologies: Microsoft Project, CA Clarity, HP PPM (Project & Portfolio Management), Daptiv PPM, Atlassian Jira Project Server, Atlassian Jira Tempo, CMMI, COBIT, Datto Autotask Security & Networking: Zscalar Cloud Security, Cisco ACI, Palo Alto Firewalls, Watchguard Firewalls, Sonicwall Firewalls, Juniper security appliances, Bit9, Bitlocker, EnCase, Snare, Symantec PGP & VIP, Tripwire, Venafi, SSIM, Safenet, F5 Networks LTM & GTM, Ruckus, Cisco Firewalls / Routers / Switches, HP Switches, Brocade Switches, Bind DNS, Solarwinds Monitoring, Nagios Monitoring, Samba, NFS, Duo Mobile MFA, Microsoft DNS, BGP Compute & Storage: Enterprise Hyperconverged/converged/traditional Compute
  • Nutanix, Simplivity, Cisco UCS, Cisco Flexpod, IBM xSeries, IBM iSeries, IBM pSeries, IBM/Dell/HP Dell Blades Storage
  • NetApp, Hitachi VSP (Virtual Storage Platform), Hitachi AMS, EMC Clarion, EMC VMax, EMC DMX, IBM DS4000, Hitachi BlueRay NAS, Hitachi AMS, NFS, Zerto, EMC SRDF Virtualization, Clustering, Configuration Management: VMWare 5.X/6.X, VMWare ESXi, Linux-HA, XenServer, LVM, Microsoft SQL Server Clustering, VMWare View, Puppet Software Development Methodologies, Architecture, & Modeling: Waterfall, Agile, Iterative, Scrum, IBM RUP, UML, SOA-Service Oriented Architecture, IBM Rhapsody Middleware Environments: Azure WVD, IBM WebSphere MQ, Tibco ESB, Microsoft BizTalk ESB, SAP Netweaver, Oracle Weblogic, Microsoft SharePoint, Beowulf, Citrix XenApp, 2X, Windows Terminal Services, RDS Secure Gateway, LabTech Cloud Automation & Development Environments: Ansible, Terraform, Azure JavaScript, Azure Powershell, Microsoft Power-BI HTML 5, SQL, PL/SQL, ASP, .NET, Sun J2EE, BASH, CSH, Microsoft Visual Basic, PHP, TCL, Perl, Active Pearl, XML, MPICH Telecom: Reallinx Cloud IP/PBX, Tandberg IP, Five9 Cloud IP/PBX, RingCentral Cloud IP/PBXiDirect VSAT, Hughes VSAT, Inmarsat VSAT, VPLS, MPLS, Asterisk, FreePBX OS/Environments: IBM z/OS, Microsoft Windows Server 2012/2016/2019, Suse Linux Enterprise Server 11/12/15, RHEL 6/7/8, Unbuntu Linux, Apple OSX, CentOS Linux, Thinstation, AIX
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Education
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Purdue University
Certifications
Black Belt Certification in Six Sigma Business Tools
Six Sigma Academy: Black Belt Certification in Six Sigma Business Tools
Learning Tree International: ITIL V4 Foundations Certification
Movere: Movere Certification
Skills
Enterprise Architecture
2018
15
Data Center
2018
14
Project Management
2015
14
MS SharePoint
2015
11
Network Design
2013
11
Business Intelligence
2011
9
Windows
2018
9
AWS
2018
5
PMO
2013
4
Stakeholder Engagement
2013
4
ERP
2015
3
Hybrid Cloud
2018
3
Application Development
2015
2
Cloud Infrastructure
2015
2
EMC
2013
2
MS Project
2011
2
MS Visio
2013
2
Office 365
2015
2
SaaS
2013
2
Network Engineer
2018
1
Quality Assurance
2011
1
SAP
2011
1