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James Barker

Cloud Architect

Executive Summary & Candidate Overview

James is a highly skilled Cloud Architect with a Ph.D. in Computer Science and decades of experience in IT infrastructure. He has a proven track record of delivering secure cloud solutions and managing complex projects. James is now seeking opportunities to leverage his expertise in cloud architecture and solution delivery.

Accomplishments and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Led cloud migration projects for clients, applying a structured methodology from assessment to optimization.

  • Developed security solutions, including Identity and Access Management (IAM) and network isolation, to ensure compliance with regulatory standards.

  • Defined cloud architectures supporting special use cases such as Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) and PCI-DSS compliant environments.

Work Experience

Cloud Architect World Wide Technology (July 2019 - Present)

  • Served as the client-facing technical resource for cloud migration projects.

  • Applied a structured cloud migration methodology from assessment to optimization.

  • Developed security solutions and provided input on regulatory compliance.

Managing Consultant – Cloud Security Virtual Clarity (April 2019 - July 2019)

  • Provided technical expertise in defining security requirements for clients in the financial services industry.

  • Developed security solution designs, including Identity and Access Management (IAM) and network isolation.

  • Coordinated efforts with fellow architects and client resources.

Director – Cloud Security Pre-Sales Wipro – Cybersecurity and Risk Services (September 2018 - April 2019)

  • Defined and solutioned Cyber Security Sales opportunities for clients in the Western United States.

  • Developed security solution designs, including IAM and network isolation, in support of regulatory compliance.

  • Interacted with various stakeholders and coordinated efforts across departments.

Cloud Security Architect/Consultant IBM Global Technology Services / IBM Global Business Services (January 2007 - September 2018)

  • Designed and implemented secure cloud architectures for clients across various industries.

  • Delivered secure, resilient, and cost-optimized cloud solutions.

  • Mentored junior architects and authored white papers on cloud security.

Senior Systems Architect Los Alamos National Laboratory (October 2002 - January 2007)

  • Directed the design and implementation of secure information infrastructure.

  • Architected and implemented a secure Storage Area Network (SAN) project.

  • Consulted with stakeholders on legacy infrastructure evaluation and migration.

Location and Travel:

  • Open to: Remote Roles, On-Site Roles.

  • Remote Roles: Open to discussing remote opportunities based on position and requirements.

  • Compensation Seeking: Competitive salary aligned with industry standards and role expectations.

  • Position Seeking: Cloud Security Architect roles.

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science Nova Southeastern University

  • Master of Science in Computer Science Western International University

  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering University of Florida

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