Shameem M.

United Kingdom-London

15+ years experience

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GE Capital International Services

Aug 2005 - Jul 2006

Storage Administrator

HCL Infosystems Ltd.

Jun 1999 - Jul 2005

Customer Engineer

Capgemini UK PLC

Jun 2018 - Jul 2005

Enterprise Architect, Director

direction & leadership to a global team of technology professionals of Cloud,
DevOps and Security specialties

Develop and
deploy solutions for Strategic Cloud Transformation engagements

Assist business
pursuit processes in creating, reviewing and articulating innovative solutions


FTSE 100 Insurance Firm

Jul 2018 - Jul 2005

Lead Architect – Cloud & DevOps

Develop and Instantiate cloud costing &
DevOps (CI/CD) strategy for the Core Insurance Platform

Consulting engagement to followed up with
(resulted in) implementation

CI/CD strategy for the end to end software
developer journey for a complex multi-workstream development program

Develop a Machine Leaning solution to enhance
Market Intelligence platform , currently based on Cassandra

Lead Architect

Jan 2018 - May 2018

Cloud Target Operating Model for a British Multi National Asset Management firm

Consulting engagement to develop a multi
cloud adoption strategy and Target Operating Model

Development of a Convergence based Target
Operating Model for Green field deployments and Future IT

This engagement resulted in an accelerated the roll
out of various digital transformation initiatives, securely

Cloud COE for a Fortune 500 Multinational Bank

Apr 2017 - Dec 2017

Cloud Enterprise Architect

ú  Consulting
engagement to assist develop cloud adoption strategy, execution roadmap and

ú  Involves
working in partnership with client’s CTO organisation, business application,
infrastructure, security risk and compliance organisations etc.

Work also encompasses iterative PoC of immutable system
architectures using infra as a code and DevOps

Lead Architect

Dec 2016 - Mar 2018

M & A technology rollout across UK & UAE for two engineering services firms

ú  Develop
technology change strategy to support Merger & Acquisition for a Multinational
Engineering Services firm

ú  Involved
leading the pre-sales processes & early phases of delivery

ú  Successfully
refining ‘Merger & Acquisition Transformation’ framework to suit client’s
business context

ú  Working
with the Heads of IT organisations of UK and Middle East regions to develop the
roll out plan

Lead Enterprise Architect

May 2016 - Jun 2018

Various Hybrid Cloud Transformation Projects for Clients of Cognizant

ú  Spearhead
pre-sales to delivery phases of cloud transformation engagements

ú  Clients
include various leading organisations in the financial services, energy,
education and retail sectors

ú  Client
facing role, working directly with Clients’ IS organization at various levels
from CxOs to Service Delivery

ú  Involved
conception of pilot projects, cloud migration & end state strategies,
target operating models etc.

Architecture Lead

Aug 2015 - May 2016

Enterprise Cloud Integration Migration for Unilever, UK

ú  Lead the
design and deployment of an enterprise public cloud hosting environment on AWS

ú  Technical
Delivery Assurance in migrating mission critical applications to cloud

ú  Assist with
development of comprehensive hybrid cloud adoption strategy and roadmap

ú  Act as an
assurance function for BAU service management in developing cloud operating

ú  Involved
working collaboratively with CTO Organisation and Program sponsors

Architecture and Technical Assurance Lead- USA and APAC

Jan 2015 - Sep 2015

Regional DC Consolidation for AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals , UK

ú  Multi-phased
consolidation of AstraZeneca’s Regional Data Centers in to Hybrid Data Centers

ú  Leading a
team of Architects and SMEs in delivery of in Target State Design and Migration

ú  Technology Design
Authority for artefacts developed at Program Level

ú  Involves
liaising with various levels of several stake holders associated to client and
supplier eco systems

Enterprise Infrastructure Architect

Jan 2014 - Aug 2015

DC Infrastructure Transformation for AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals

ú  Consulting
project to assist ratonalise the capacity & capabilities of AstraZeneca’s
Global Data Centers

ú  Involves comprehensive
assessment of current challenges, development of a future state vision (DC
& cloud) and technology roadmap for Global Data Centers

ú  Introduction
of innovative technologies around hyper-convergence, hybrid cloud management
and network virtualization to help develop highly resilient world class
datacenter architecture

Provide technical leadership and mentoring to the
implementation teams

Enterprise Migration Architect

Jan 2014 - Aug 2015

Remote Office Infrastructure Transformation for AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals

ú  Consulting
project to virtualize and migrate local IS applications to AstraZeneca’s Global
Data Centers

ú  Involves assessment
of individual ROBO application estates for consolidation opportunities and
proposing a target state design and deployment strategy

ú  Develop
solution options and business cases and present to business IT for approval

Architecture and Delivery Lead- Hosting and Storage

Mar 2012 - May 2013

Data Center Transformation for AstraZeneca

ú  Multi
phased program involving consolidation and virtualization of about 5000+
servers and migration of ~4.2 Petabytes of data

ú  Involved
building enterprise class Global Data Centers at North America, Sweden &

ú  Lead a multi-geo
based team of HCL & OEM consultants in delivering target state design and
deployment of Hosting solution

ú  Service transition
& streamlining of operational strategies for capacity management and procurement

Achieved very good exposure to IS processes and
compliance requirements associated to Pharmaceutical sector

Migration Solution Architect

Dec 2012 - Apr 2013

NAS File Server Migrations for AstraZeneca

ú  Part of a
larger program; this project involved migration of 600TB of file data from
about ~10+ NetApp filers to new NAS Solution at Target DCs

ú  Highly
complex and high risk project completed with 100% success with meticulous
planning and dry runs

Enabled cost avoidance of several hundred thousand dollars
in resource hours and reduced downtime by well-planned Big bang Approach; NAS
environment of each DC migrated over a single weekend

SAN and Business Continuity Architect

Mar 2011 - Dec 2012

Data Center Transformation for– Ingram Micro, California [Fortune 100 client]

ú  Designed
and implemented the Business Continuance & Backup Solution for one of
largest SAP Landscapes in North America

ú  Developed
Design documents, scripts and workflows for the Backup and SAP refresh

ú  Technologies
involved - EMC VMAX, Time Finder Symantec NetBackup, Data Domain and IBM RISC /
AIX severs

ú  Direct and
mentor the Implementation team in deploying, validating and testing the designed

ú  Liaison
with the PMO in identifying and establishing the solution roll out
methodologies, schedules and dependencies etc.

Data Migration for a Leading Semiconductor Manufacturer, USA

May 2010 - Feb 2011

Project Lead

ú  Direct the
Technical Team through various phases including, discovery, assessment, proof
of concept and Implementation of a SAN based data migration program

ú  Interfacing
with the client PMO and Service Management team in scheduling and dependency


May 2010 - Feb 2011


ú  AWS
Certified Big Data Certified - Specialty Certification

ú  Currently
pursuing AWS Machine Learning Specialty certification

ú  AWS
Certified Solution Architect – Professional Level   (AWS-PSA-2500)

ú  AWS
Certified DevOps Engineer  - Professional
Level   (AWS-PDOE-1230)

ú  AWS
Certified Developer            – Associate Level      (AWS-ADEV-5030)

ú  AWS
Certified Solution Architect – Associate Level       (AWS-ASA-18356)

ú  AWS
Certified SysOps  Admin     - Associate Level       (AWS-ASOA-5093)

Certified (Score of 100/100)                           (Reg.

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