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Mehrdad S.

Rochester, MN, USA
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Professional Experience

Health-IT Project Manager, Mayo Clinic

May, 2016 - Current

  • Initiating and closing multiple high-profile enterprise initiatives with varying degrees of risks by uniting cross-functional teams with Agile and Scrum frameworks,
  • Delivering a single platform for API management and governance allowing for discovery and reuse of services across the enterprise,
  • Working with institutional committees and oversight bodies to set project directions,
  • Conducting aggregate reviews to assess architecture, data, security, and privacy assurance processes,
  • Collaborating with business users, collecting requirements and authoring RFI and RFP documents,
  • Managing complex relationships and expectations between internal customers, server management teams, and technology partners when negotiating service level agreements,
  • Developing metrics to serve the needs of different initiatives and presenting senior leadership with progress reports and metrics,
  • Assessing risks, identifying mitigation approaches, and delivering security remediation plans to ensure the confidentiality, availability and integrity of Data as a Service (DaaS) and Big Data platforms,
  • Presenting the Security Committee with periodic updates on security status of various systems,
  • Conducting usability studies with follow-up surveys and interviews for SailPoint identity management tool and presenting the results to senior leadership,
  • Collaborating with internal and external partners to identify use cases and design proofs of technology,
  • Building inventories of components running on mainframe CICS and orchestrating parallel migration of Enterprise Service Bus and IBM MQ to IBM Integration Bus (IIB) on Linux,
  • Making judgments and taking prudent actions to accomplish agreed upon project objectives,
  • Assessing Processor Value units needed to procure IIB licenses,
  • Serving as a subject matter expert when briefing key stakeholders on different aspects of initiatives,
  • Coordinating with Support and Service Delivery Teams and operationalizing projects.
Dir, IT, Minnesota Sex Offender Program

February, 2010 - April, 2016

  • Created strategic roadmap to modernize the IT operations of the Program,
  • Delivered Microsoft technology stacks and architected applications with on-premise cloud,
  • Partnered with executive leadership to drive end-user adoption of technology,
  • Validated accuracy of technical content on all presentations, proposals and statements of work,
  • Led various facets of architecture and product development including COTS vs. build analysis and investment rationalization,
  • Architected and delivered a bespoke and scalable client-centered clinical system with .Net C# on Windows 2012 and SQL Server through system development life-cycle (SDLC),
  • Architected role-based access control (RBAC) with Active Directory and integrated with application framework,
  • Developed SOW, RFP and other contractual material and procured needed resources,
  • Implemented continuous integration, continuous delivery (CI/CD), and continuous deployment methodology with Visual Studio and TFS,
  • Integrated VeraCode with application development framework,
  • Established QA guidelines and mentored team members on testing methodologies,
  • Conducted Root Cause Analysis in collaboration with network, storage and application development teams and resolved persistent performance issues,
  • Implemented high-security networks for civilly-committed populations adopting IT security policies and controls,
  • Led the development and delivery of analytics solution with SQL Server Analysis Services, SAP Business Object and Tableau,
  • Negotiated and procured all hardware and software including network hubs and switches,
  • Listened to the voices of users, initiated and coordinated user satisfaction campaigns and developed KPIs to gauge software adoption rate,
  • Streamlined help desk practices by process mapping and allayed user frustrations,
  • Adopted Lean and Six Sigma to improve business and technology processes,
Adjunct Faculty, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

January, 2009 - March, 2010

  • Taught graduate level students to contribute to the viability and value of a global organization.
  • Coached students in economic and business marketing subjects.
  • Provided students with sample tools and methods to analyze financial and economic data needed to support organizational decision-making process.
  • Delivered lectures on ethical and legal dimensions of business decisions.
M.B.A, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

January, 2005 - January, 2007

Global Strategy - Means I know how to work with pepole from different cultures and countries

Systems Administrator, State of Minnesota

January, 2002 - January, 2010

  • Deployed and managed distributed applications within a middleware ecosystem consisting of Oracle DB, SQL Server, JBoss, Apache Tomcat, IBM WebSphere and IBM MQ on multi-platforms,
  • Developed reports using SQL, Crystal Reports and Business Objects,
  • Developed SOWs and managed contract resources,
  • Acted as a liaison between agency partners and external consultants, translated requirements, architected solutions, and established an Enterprise Change Committee,
  • Managed and coordinated quality assurance and testing procedure for implementing CA's identity access management,
  • Researched and led the implementation of a document management solution,
  • Advised systems and security controls compliant with State security guidelines,
  • Managed technical teams including developers and system integrators,
  • Authored statements of work and negotiated support level agreements,
  • Conducted gap analysis on infrastructure and technology operations,
  • Provided expertise on system architecture and system development life-cycle (SDLC).
Technical Sales/Sr. Solutions Consultant, IBM

January, 1998 - January, 2002

  • Provided system analysis, design, development, and implementation of applications and databases for distributed architecture,
  • Collaborated with mainframe development team to convert legacy applications to Java,
  • Mentored mainframe developers on modern application design and development tools and techniques,
  • Utilized design patterns and software development best-practices to accurately implement business requirements,
  • Served as a subject matter expert on applications and systems design.
B.Sc, DeVry Institute of Technology

January, 1995 - January, 1998

Information Systems, Literature, English

Emerging Leaders Institute

- Current

Government Leadreship