AntonioSimoes

Enterprise & Solutions Architect (AWS CSAA, TOGAF)

SUMMARY

Highly motivated and experienced, with 18 years of delivering positive outcomes in the IT industry. Passionate about providing quality assurance whilst imparting expertise in Business-IT alignment, team mentoring, solution design, business modelling, continuous integration, and technology selection.

I take pride in my steady career growth over the years, and with direct exposure to operational and project management, I have developed my skills in leadership, stakeholder management, communication, and troubleshooting.

Core Competencies

Solution Design · Business Modelling · Continuous Integration · Stakeholder Management · Effective Leadership and Collaborative Abilities · Communication and Interpersonal Skills · Troubleshooting · Attention to Details · Inveterate Learner · Quality Assurance

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SKILLS PROFILE

In-depth knowledge and practical experience in Business/Solutions Architecture; solid technical skills
  • Certified in TOGAF and PRINCE2.
  • Expertise in Microservices/SOA; Reactive architectures; CICD pipelines; Agile methodologies; Cloud (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS).
  • Proficient in solution design and modelling, product roadmap, patterns and technology selection, middleware, and integration.
  • Experienced in project management, being involved with the whole lifecycle of projects from conceptualisation to delivery.
Highly analytical, with strong troubleshooting skills; leadership and collaborative abilities
  • Broad experience in designing software solutions, from high-level to detailed designs through multiple views and models, including context, logical, information, deployment, infrastructure, and API design.
  • Efficiently work on complex situations; identify strengths and weaknesses of alternatives to ultimately provide pragmatic solutions.
  • Able to work well individually, but recognise the importance of team unity and collaboration to reach the goals of the organisation.
Outstanding communication skills; continuous development and strong work ethics
  • Highly capable of communicating with different stakeholders, to ensure that service provided goes beyond expectations.
  • Active listener; give full attention to stakeholders, and make certain client requests and specifications are addressed accurately.
  • Proactively keeps up with industry trends and evolution to maintain competitive in chosen field.

TECHNICAL EXPERTISE

Languages

Java
Expert
JavaScript
Advanced
Scala
Intermediate
PHP
Intermediate
Shell
Intermediate
Phyton
Novice

Frameworks · Libraries

Spring Projects
Expert
Java EE
Expert
React.js
Advanced
Hibernate
Advanced
Akka
Intermediate
Play
Intermediate

Platforms

AWS
Advanced
Docker
Advanced
Firebase
Advanced
Heroku
Intermediate
Hadoop
Intermediate
Azure
Novice

Middleware

Tomcat
Expert
Wildfly
Expert
Elastic Stack
Advanced
Mule ESB
Advanced
Activiti BPM
Advanced

Lifecycle Management

Git SCM
Expert
Atlassian Suite
Expert
Maven
Expert
Jenkins
Advanced
Gradle
Intermediate
Webpack
Intermediate

Modelling

UML
Expert
BPMN
Expert
ArchiMate
Advanced

Databases

MySQL · MariaDB
Expert
Oracle
Expert
MongoDB
Advanced
Postgres
Advanced
Informix
Advanced
Redis
Intermediate

Operating systems

Linux
Expert
Windows
Expert
Android
Intermediate
iOS
Intermediate

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EXPERIENCE

Enterprise and Solutions Architect @ Unisys S.L.U.

January 2012 to present - Alicante, Spain

  • End client
    EUIPO (formerly OHIM)
  • Methodologies
    Kanban and Scrum (Agile) · ADM (TOGAF) · PRINCE2
  • Modelling
    ArchiMate (Sparx EA) · UML (Sparx EA) · BPMN (Activiti Designer)
  • Technologies
    Spring Projects · JEE Technologies · JS Frameworks · RMDBS and NoSQL · Middleware
  • Design software solutions, from high-level to detailed designs through multiple views and models, including context, logical, information, deployment, infrastructure, and API design.
  • Provide leadership and technical mentoring to development teams; organise and conduct technical events, focused on constant improvement; ensure the company adheres to IT Standards and Reference Architecture.
  • Participate in the development of functional and non-functional components on agile projects; prototype and execute products/technologies assessments and proofs of concept.
  • Liaise and collaborate with stakeholders to implement EA Capability for the European Union Intellectual Property Network (EUIPN) with TOGAF’s ADM.
  • Identify areas to improve, develop framework and scope of work, and establish enterprise standards and principles to ensure organisational improvement and create an environment of effectiveness and efficiency within the organisation.
  • Distinguish drivers, goals, and risks; develop the vision and goals, define the organisation’s maturity model, and perform capability assessments.
  • Set up and govern the Enterprise Architecture repository.
Key Achievements
  • Significantly contributed to the execution of a 5-year programme (Cooperation Fund), which transformed a number of European IP institutions through modernisation of operations, brought value to the IP community, improved the service catalogue, reduced direct costs, increased agility, provided broader IP protection, and improved the consistency and predictability of decisions across the EU IP system.
  • Helped establish an Enterprise Architecture Capability for the EUIPN and lay the foundations for the IP industry's business process, information and applications frameworks.
Key Programmes
  • Cooperation Fund: programme designed to promote the harmonisation and modernisation of European Intellectual Property offices by means of providing these offices with suites of both front and back office tools to manage IP rights lifecycle and customer relationships.
  • Cooperation Programme: continuation of the Cooperation Fund programme, with a budget of €100m, to further promote harmonisation, improving and increasing the reach of existing tools, and adding more capabilities to the catalogue.
Key Projects
  • TMView and DesignView: trade marks and industrial designs register search tools, based on TM-XML and DS-XML (canonical data models for the IP industry). Currently undergoing a full rewrite.
    • Design principles: Resilience · Responsiveness · Scalability · Thin Client UI (SPA) · DDD · Microservices · CQRS.
    • Technology stack: React.js (Redux) · Spring Boot (fat jars) · Spring Cloud (Netflix OSS) · Reactor · Consul · Elastic Stack · Kafka · Docker · Git · Bamboo.
  • Software Package: suite composed of front office and back office modules. Front Office offers intellectual property rights' holders with a full set of e-services, such as application filings, rights renewals, transfers, etc. SP Back Office is a case management and system of records that manages the full lifecycle of IP rights, including examination, registration and litigation processes.
    • Design principles: Service orientation (SOA) · Modularity · High cohesion · Loose coupling · Reuse · Configurability · Open-source and standards based.
    • Technology stack: JEE Full-Profile - EJB, JMS, JPA (Wildfly) · Spring MVC and Webflow · Backbone.js · Activiti BPM · Apache Jackrabbit · Elasticsearch · Mule ESB · Drools · MySQL Cluster · Oracle RAC · Subversion · Bamboo.
  • EU Administration Portal: workflow for managing cooperation agreements between EUIPO and Network members, action proposals, cost estimates and execution reports.
    • Design principles: Slice-over-layer · Separation of concerns · SPA with back end REST API.
    • Technology stack: React.js · Spring Boot (fat jar) · MariaDB · Git · Bamboo.
  • TMDN Portal: enterprise portal for the European IP community. Features a private area with social tools.
    • Design principles: Lightweight · Federated SSO.
    • Technology stack: Liferay CE · Spring Framework · Oracle RAC · Subversion.
  • Enforcement DB: provides rights holders with a simple tool to upload relevant product information to help authorities identify counterfeit goods at European borders.
    • Design principles: Two-factor authentication · Service Orientation · Modularity · Open-source and standards based.
    • Technology stack: JEE Full-Profile - EJB, JMS, JPA (JBoss) · Spring MVC · Mule ESB · SolR · Oracle RAC · Subversion.
  • Anti-Counterfeiting Intelligence Support: database with statistics on counterfeit detentions on EU borders.
    • Design principles: Two-factor authentication · Service Orientation · Modularity · Open-source and standards based.
    • Technology stack: JEE Full-Profile - EJB, JMS, JPA (JBoss) · Spring MVC · Mule ESB · Talend · Oracle RAC · Subversion.
Senior IT Consultant @ Charles Oakes

August 2007 to December 2011 - Alicante, Spain

  • End client
    OHIM (now EUIPO)
  • Technologies
    Spring Projects · J2EE Technologies · Middleware tools · Oracle and Informix RDBMS
  • Provided technical orientation/definition and design evaluation (architecture and integrations), as well as technical consultancy to IT projects.
  • Conducted documentation audits, and maintained the service integration catalogue; created a systems dependency graph; contributed to IT Standards and Reference Architecture.
  • Executed proof of concepts for different solutions and technologies; facilitated implementation of systems.
  • Provided leadership to project teams to ensure best practices and quality of work; met the allocated budget and time frames.
  • Completed maintenance and refactoring of legacy systems; analysed software requirements and change requests.
  • Produced relevant technical documentation and provided support to User Acceptance Tests.
Key Achievements
  • Led both adaptive and maintenance development teams of client's flagship e-business system.
  • Led the team that successfully certified internal systems to be Windows 7 ready in preparation for the enterprise-wide desktop migration.
Key Projects
  • CTM and RCD Online: adaptation of CTM and RCD register search tools to new register system.
    • Technology stack: J2EE · Custom MVC · Verity K2 · Informix · Shell scripts.
  • Windows 7 Migration: enterprise-wide migration from Windows XP to Windows 7.
    • Responsibilities: Planning · Systems Inventory · Assessment · Adaptation · Deployment.
Team Lead @ Aldaba Sistemas

January 2007 to July 2007 - Madrid, Spain

  • End client
    IT Deusto
  • Technologies
    Spring Framework · J2EE Technologies · Oracle RDBMS
  • Led a team of developers, on-site and off-site, responsible for the design, development and maintenance of internal systems.
  • Collaborated with various internal stakeholders to make certain inquiries and concerns were attended to in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Oversaw projects to ensure specifications and standards were adhered to, in order to achieve quality results and exceed company expectations.
Key Projects
  • ITDKnowledge: internal knowledge base.
  • ITDBudget: budget management.
  • ITDEntryPoint: authentication and authorisation service.
Dev Support Engineer @ Siconet

June 2006 to December 2006 - Madrid, Spain

  • End client
    Mapfre
  • Technologies
    MAPFRE Framework · J2EE Technologies · Oracle RDBMS
  • Provided guidance and support to different development teams throughout projects’ lifecycle.
  • Identified weak areas and found opportunities to improve the development support service.
Key Achievements
  • Recognised as subject matter expert on MAPFRE framework.
Senior Software Developer @ Elan IT

July 2004 to June 2006 - Madrid, Spain

  • End clients
    AENA · Amena
  • Technologies
    J2EE Technologies · Oracle RDBMS
  • Analysed and developed both Invoicing and Operations modules of SCENA, Spanish airports management system.
  • Analysed and developed Financial (SGF), Commissions (SCOM), Catalogues (CATM) and Customer Attention (SAC) modules of SIGN - custom ERP solution for cable operators within Auna Telecom Group.
IT Consultant @ Lubrasoft

March 2001 to June 2004 - Lisbon, Portugal

  • End clients
    Caixa Geral Depositos · Fidelidade Mundial
  • Technologies
    Visual Basic, ASP and VBA · Oracle and MSSQL Server RDBMS
  • Responsible for delivering hardware and software rollout for several departments from Windows NT/Novell to Windows XP/2003.
  • Certified software compatibility between platforms and scaled different resources for the migration.
  • Extended and maintained Meta4 HR, an integral part of Meta4 e-mind ERP Suite.
  • Analysed, developed and maintained other minor HR systems.
Software Developer @ Ogeda IT

May 2000 to March 2001 - Lisbon, Portugal

  • Technologies
    Visual Basic · Informix RDBMS
  • Analysed and developed Basic, Accounting, Patrimony and Stocks modules of Newsoft: ERP solution targeted at Portuguese public sector organisations.
Software Developer @ Target Sistemas

April 1999 to March 2000 - Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

  • End client
    Banco Boavista
  • Technologies
    Visual Basic · Informix and MSSQL Server RDBMS
  • Developed the internal HR system (storage and search of CVs, payroll and cost control).
  • Developed and maintained the Remote Audit System, Banco Boavista S.A.
Internship @ Rede Cityfarma

November 1998 to February 1999 @ Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

  • Technologies
    Delphi · MS Access
  • Analysed and developed SICOVE, an internal sales system.

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RECOMMENDATIONS

Diego Eguidazu
Diego Eguidazu  

EUIPO - Deputy Director (ICT Services Area)

 Antonio has worked for several OHIM/EUIPO service providers over a total span of approximately 10 years, progressing from development tasks to architecture and international cooperation activities, gaining in experience and responsibility.

He is skilled in technical aspects, but where he stands out is in his attitude: always willing to help, seeking win-win situations and strongly committed to the task at hand. 


REFERENCES

Simon White
Simon White  

EUIPO - Head of Service (EU Cooperation Service)

Stefano Mancini
Stefano Mancini  

Unisys - Service Manager @ EUIPO


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PORTFOLIO

Below are just a small fraction of the countless projects, sites and systems I have been involved with over the years:

  • All
  • Front Office
  • Back Office
  • Portals
  • Other
  • IP Search tools

    Global IP register of Trade Marks and Industrial Designs with over 45 participating IP Offices from 5 continents.

    TMview

    Designview

  • IP Rights Case Mgmt.

    Back office system to manage examination and registration of Intellectual Property Rights, deployed to national IP Offices of Europe.

  • IP Rights e-Filing

    Online filing forms for registration of Intellectual Property Rights. Deployed to several IP Offices around the globe.

  • ETMDN Portal

    The European Trade Mark and Design Network (ETMDN) portal, an initiative to foster collaboration between European IP Offices.

    European TMDN

  • Anti-piracy tools

    Tools to foster collaboration between authorities and rights holders in the prevention of counterfeiting within EU borders.

  • EUIPO Portal

    The European Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) portal.

    EUIPO

  • Software Package Wiki

    Knowledge base of IP Rights e-Filing and Case Management tools.

    SP Wiki

  • EU Administration Portal

    Management of cooperation agreements between EUIPO and other EU IP Offices.


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CONTACT


QUICK FACTS

  • Date of birth
    June 7th 1979
  • Nationalities
    Portuguese · Brazilian
  • Languages
    English · Spanish · Portuguese · Hungarian
  • Interests
    Outdoor activities with family · Reading · Travelling · Music
  • First program
    Hangman [Pascal] - 1993

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