Bogdan Beca, Developer in Bucharest, Romania
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Bogdan Beca

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Software Architect and Developer

Location
Bucharest, Romania
Toptal Member Since
May 4, 2021

Bogdan has 20+ years of hands-on experience with enterprise-level systems, delivering tens of large projects for top organizations in energy, pharma, telco, eCommerce, banking, and the public sector. As a solutions architect, Bogdan can drive a solution from concept to production or provide end-to-end POCs (or MVPs) regarding solution architecture, design, development, and release pipelines.

Portfolio

Ares Software Srl
Azure, Machine Learning, Master Data Management (MDM), Enterprise Architecture...
JT International S.A. - Main
Azure PaaS, Azure, Solution Architecture...
Accenture
Azure, Oracle, Machine Learning, Master Data Management (MDM)...

Experience

Availability

Full-time

Preferred Environment

SQL, Azure, Azure Synapse, .NET Core

The most amazing...

...recent project (MVP) was a global PIM for a large eCommerce ecosystem. I did event-driven architecture and workflow-based, multidimensional async dispatching.

Work Experience

Owner

2003 - PRESENT
Ares Software Srl
  • Fulfilled diverse roles for various contracting parties, including software engineering, solution architecture and design, data architecture and design, core development, prototyping, and software development.
  • Built a proprietary deep learning framework for high performance/high volume Self-Organising Map (SOM) processing on Azure infrastructure.
  • Leveraged Azure services like APIM, ADL, Azure DB, and Azure Functions for a distributed edge processing framework (low-level CPU/GPU processing on edge).
Technologies: Azure, Machine Learning, Master Data Management (MDM), Enterprise Architecture, Solution Architecture, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, ETL, Data Analysis, Oracle PL/SQL, Synapse, Data Analytics, Complex Data Analysis, Spark, Databases, Database Transactions, Data Migration, SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), SaaS, Stored Procedure, Data Pipelines, .NET, Data Architecture, Data Engineering, OLTP, OLAP, Azure SQL, UML, JavaScript, Azure Cognitive Services, Microsoft Graph, Microsoft Power BI, Data Modeling, T-SQL (Transact-SQL), Database Design, Azure Synapse, Azure PaaS, CRM APIs, APIs, OpenCL/GPU, Azure Data Lake, Azure DevOps, Visualization, .NET MAUI, C#, ELT, Data Management, Azure API Management, Common Data Service, Azure Active Directory, Azure Functions, Performance Tuning, Azure Data Factory, Data Integration, Database Architecture, Python

Solutions Architect

2021 - 2023
JT International S.A. - Main
  • Participated in high-level design and ensured EA governance for the JTI Digital Ecosystem.
  • Evaluated enterprise fitness for new technology adoption by providing POCs or MVPs on specific topics. Developed guidelines and best practices for future technology use.
  • Worked as a solution architect in strategic projects and major global initiatives.
  • Designed and implemented high-performance ETL/ELT and data pipelines for various projects.
  • Controlled and aligned data architecture and data lineage as part of the EA governance.
  • Aligned with EA peers and prepared reference architectures on the B2C segment.
  • Managed and aligned the EA application portfolio and technology portfolio for marketing and sales solutions.
Technologies: Azure PaaS, Azure, Solution Architecture, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), APIs, Azure Synapse, eCommerce, Product Information Management (PIM), ELT, Synapse, .NET Core, Data Analytics, Complex Data Analysis, Data Analysis, Spark, Databases, Database Transactions, SaaS, Stored Procedure, Data Pipelines, SQL, Data Architecture, ETL, Data Engineering, Enterprise Architecture, Azure SQL, UML, JavaScript, Microsoft Graph, Microsoft Power BI, Data Modeling, T-SQL (Transact-SQL), CRM APIs, Azure Data Lake, Azure DevOps, Visualization, C#, Data Migration, Azure API Management, Common Data Service, Azure Active Directory, Azure Event Hubs, Azure Functions, Azure Cosmos DB, SQL Stored Procedures, Performance Tuning, Azure Data Factory, Data Integration, Python, Digital Marketing, Data Lakehouse, Data Governance

Senior Consultant

2016 - 2021
Accenture
  • Architected the solutions, created the data architectures, and participated in enterprise COTS implementations for an energy client.
  • Implemented and designed a complex ML implementation for oil and gas production forecasting.
  • Designed APIs and contributed to the development of Azure and hybrid deployment.
  • Provided data modeling and implemented high-performance SQL ETLs for some master data management extensions.
Technologies: Azure, Oracle, Machine Learning, Master Data Management (MDM), Enterprise Architecture, SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), Solution Architecture, Microsoft SQL Server, ETL, Data Analysis, Microsoft Power BI, Data Modeling, Database Design, ELT, Synapse, .NET Core, Data Analytics, Complex Data Analysis, Spark, Data Management, Databases, Data Warehousing, Database Transactions, Data Migration, SaaS, PL/SQL, Stored Procedure, SQL, Data Architecture, Data Engineering, OLTP, OLAP, UML, ArcGIS, Oracle PL/SQL, T-SQL (Transact-SQL), Azure PaaS, APIs, Azure Data Lake, Visualization, C#, Azure Active Directory, Azure Functions, SQL Stored Procedures, Performance Tuning, Microsoft Excel, Data Integration, Database Architecture

Solution Architect | Developer Lead | Consultant (Contractor)

2017 - 2020
Strategikon Pharma
  • Architected, designed, and handled the core development for a high-performance online transaction processing (OLTP) system on Azure platform-as-a-service (PaaS) for ERP architecture.
  • Designed and advised on the software development lifecycle (SDLC) and operational processes and practices.
  • Led the development of SQL implementation and API integration.
Technologies: Azure, Enterprise Architecture, Solution Architecture, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Graph, Azure SQL, Data Modeling, Database Design, Synapse, .NET Core, Data Analytics, Complex Data Analysis, Data Analysis, Data Management, Databases, Database Transactions, SaaS, Stored Procedure, SQL, Data Architecture, ETL, Data Engineering, OLTP, OLAP, Master Data Management (MDM), UML, JavaScript, T-SQL (Transact-SQL), Azure PaaS, CRM APIs, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), APIs, Azure DevOps, Visualization, C#, Data Migration, Azure Active Directory, SQL Stored Procedures, Performance Tuning, Data Integration, Database Architecture

Operational Architect

2013 - 2016
OMV PETROM
  • Contributed to all business IT initiatives from early demand to validating feasibility, evaluating risks, and proposing architectural scenarios; directly involved, hands-on, in strategic projects.
  • Served in a key position during the tendering process, participating in all IT-related activities. Defined the architectural change requests and aligned the architecture lifecycle with portfolio management.
  • Defined, guided, and controlled the enterprise data architecture and integration architecture; also defined and maintained the reference architectures and guidelines.
  • Designed and implemented high-performance ETL/ELTs for various data integrations.
  • Assigned as lead architect in all strategic projects and initiatives.
Technologies: TOGAF, ITIL, UML, Master Data Management (MDM), Solution Architecture, Oracle, SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), ArcGIS, Microsoft SQL Server, SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), ETL, Data Engineering, Microsoft Power BI, Data Modeling, Database Design, .NET Core, Data Analytics, Complex Data Analysis, Data Analysis, Data Management, Databases, Data Warehousing, Database Transactions, Data Migration, SaaS, PL/SQL, Stored Procedure, SQL, .NET, Data Architecture, OLTP, OLAP, Enterprise Architecture, Machine Learning, Oracle PL/SQL, T-SQL (Transact-SQL), Azure PaaS, APIs, Visualization, C#, ELT, Azure Active Directory, SQL Stored Procedures, Performance Tuning, Microsoft Excel, Data Integration, Database Architecture, Python, Data Governance

Data Architect (Contractor)

2012 - 2013
TeamNet
  • Architected and designed the data marts and aggregation strategy for the national pension system.
  • Defined the legacy data migration strategy for all legacy pension data scattered on various digital persistence formats.
  • Designed and implemented the smart input automatic adapting ETL with “complexity compression."
  • Designed and implemented and industrial printing solution for pension payslips (template-based ASCII generation).
Technologies: Master Data Management (MDM), ETL, Data Engineering, Data Analysis, Data Modeling, Data Analytics, Complex Data Analysis, Data Management, Databases, Data Warehousing, Database Transactions, Data Migration, PL/SQL, Stored Procedure, SQL, Oracle, Data Architecture, OLTP, Enterprise Architecture, Solution Architecture, UML, Oracle PL/SQL, Database Design, APIs, Visualization, C#, ELT, SQL Stored Procedures, Performance Tuning, Microsoft Excel, Data Integration, Database Architecture

Solution Architect | Developer (Contractor)

2012 - 2012
DIGI
  • Design and developed a workflow engine/process orchestrator.
  • Participated in CRM data modeling by reversing a legacy CRM implementation.
  • Contributed to the design of the enterprise integration solution with surrounding operational systems (ERPs, a billing system); worked on ETL prototyping for Microsoft stack integrations.
Technologies: Oracle, SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), OLTP, Solution Architecture, Microsoft SQL Server, ETL, Data Analytics, Complex Data Analysis, Data Analysis, Data Management, Databases, Data Warehousing, Database Transactions, Data Migration, SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), PL/SQL, Stored Procedure, SQL, .NET, Data Architecture, OLAP, UML, Data Modeling, Oracle PL/SQL, T-SQL (Transact-SQL), Database Design, CRM APIs, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), APIs, Visualization, C#, ELT, SQL Stored Procedures, Performance Tuning, Data Integration, Database Architecture

Operational Architect

2008 - 2011
OMV PETROM
  • Defined, guided, and controlled the enterprise integration architecture; also defined and maintained the reference architectures and guidelines.
  • Built an operational support system for well work over an intervention system (ERP); it involved high-level solution architecture, prototyping the integration with MDS & SAP PM, defining the reporting/aggregation strategy, complex, analytics and KPIs.
  • Implemented the MDM, which required refining and aligning a master data management concept for all E&P systems, defining and designing an MDS reference architectural framework using SOA, and technical project management.
  • Built an effective log management system, which involved defining the draft architecture and prototyping, designing the MDS integration, and designing and specifying the solution for offline large E&P logs loading/management over low bandwidth connections.
  • Led the planning of portfolio and acreage management in Austria, overseeing data modeling for acreage (commercial fields) and reserves/opportunities management. Managed the solution architecture and design.
  • Oversaw the architecture and design for the E&P subsurface master data store.
Technologies: Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), SharePoint API, OLTP, Master Data Management (MDM), Solution Architecture, ETL, Data Engineering, Data Analysis, Data Modeling, Data Analytics, Complex Data Analysis, Data Management, Databases, Data Warehousing, Database Transactions, Data Migration, SaaS, PL/SQL, Stored Procedure, SQL, .NET, Data Architecture, OLAP, Enterprise Architecture, UML, ArcGIS, Oracle PL/SQL, T-SQL (Transact-SQL), Database Design, APIs, Visualization, C#, ELT, SQL Stored Procedures, Performance Tuning, Microsoft Excel, Data Integration, Database Architecture, Data Governance

Solution Architect | Business Analyst (Contractor)

2006 - 2008
OMV PETROM
  • Led the analysis, design, and implementation of a web application for well header data gathering (a temporary data gathering tool for data consolidation).
  • Migrated the legacy production data which involved risk analysis, defining the migration strategy, bespoke ETLs with Oracle and .NET, and iterative QC support and heuristic matching; it recovered 97.3% of the original data (~1 billion records).
  • Analyzed the well lifecycle which required a business analysis to assess IT-relevant WLC process, deliverables, and activities, interviews with businesses in the field, and re-engineering recommendations for optimizing well-status transitions.
Technologies: BPM, Oracle, SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), Master Data Management (MDM), Solution Architecture, Microsoft SQL Server, ETL, Data Engineering, Data Analysis, Data Analytics, Complex Data Analysis, Data Management, Databases, Data Warehousing, Database Transactions, Data Migration, SaaS, PL/SQL, Stored Procedure, SQL, Data Architecture, OLTP, OLAP, Enterprise Architecture, UML, ArcGIS, Data Modeling, Oracle PL/SQL, T-SQL (Transact-SQL), Database Design, APIs, Visualization, C#, ELT, SQL Stored Procedures, Performance Tuning, Microsoft Excel, Data Integration, Database Architecture

Process Engineer | Data Manager (Contractor)

2005 - 2006
PwC Romania
  • Supported the system architecture and provided data management expertise for SOX compliance preparation on behalf of a major local telco's IPO.
  • Worked as part of the process engineering team for a massive fixed-asset reconciliation project.
  • Developed a temporary fixed-asset solution for capturing fixed assets moving during the reconciliation process.
Technologies: COBIT, SOX, BPM, Data Analysis, Data Analytics, Complex Data Analysis, SQL, Data Architecture, Enterprise Architecture, UML, C#, Microsoft Excel

Business Analyst | Database Designer | Developer (Contractor)

2003 - 2004
Telekom Romania
  • Handled a major telco's OSS implementation and designed the databases for some subsections.
  • Analyzed, refined, and formalized business requirements and changes with Rational Rose.
  • Developed integration workflows using Oracle advanced queuing and XML outlet feeds.
Technologies: Oracle, OLTP, BPM, ETL, Data Engineering, Data Analysis, Data Analytics, Complex Data Analysis, Data Management, Databases, Data Warehousing, Database Transactions, Data Migration, SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), PL/SQL, Stored Procedure, SQL, Data Architecture, OLAP, UML, Data Modeling, Oracle PL/SQL, Database Design, CRM APIs, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), APIs, C#, ELT, SQL Stored Procedures, Performance Tuning, Data Integration, Database Architecture

Solution Architect | Developer (Contractor)

2003 - 2004
Deuromedia, RO
  • Architected and designed a portfolio management solution for a US bank (outsourced development).
  • Developed the sore sections in .NET and designed and implemented the databases.
  • Provided technical project management in relation with business stakeholders.
Technologies: OLTP, OLAP, Microsoft SQL Server, Solution Architecture, Data Analytics, Complex Data Analysis, Data Analysis, Data Management, Databases, Database Transactions, Stored Procedure, SQL, .NET, Data Architecture, UML, JavaScript, Data Modeling, T-SQL (Transact-SQL), Database Design, APIs, Visualization, C#, Data Migration, SQL Stored Procedures, Performance Tuning, Database Architecture

Solution Architect | Developer (Contractor)

2003 - 2003
Transoft, NL/RO
  • Led the OLAP architecture, design, and implementation for an enterprise-retail back-end solution on the ARTS framework.
  • Developed with .NET the back-end processing services (Windows Services).
  • Performed complex aggregations and analytics for reporting (Oracle development).
Technologies: Oracle, OLAP, Solution Architecture, Data Engineering, Data Analysis, Data Analytics, Complex Data Analysis, Data Management, Databases, Database Transactions, PL/SQL, Stored Procedure, SQL, Data Architecture, ETL, UML, Data Modeling, Oracle PL/SQL, Database Design, CRM APIs, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), APIs, Visualization, C#, Data Migration, SQL Stored Procedures, Performance Tuning, Data Integration, Database Architecture

Solution Architect

2002 - 2002
Medicarom, RO
  • Architected and developed a core SQL Server implementation of EPINET (national epidemiological survey system).
  • Coached and advised other projects on database design and integration.
  • Implemented in .NET a back-end notification engine.
Technologies: OLTP, Microsoft SQL Server, Solution Architecture, ETL, Data Engineering, Data Analysis, Data Analytics, Complex Data Analysis, Data Management, Databases, Database Transactions, SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), Stored Procedure, SQL, Data Architecture, OLAP, UML, Data Modeling, T-SQL (Transact-SQL), Database Design, APIs, Visualization, C#, Data Migration, SQL Stored Procedures, Performance Tuning, Data Integration, Database Architecture

Solution Architect

2001 - 2002
Deuromedia, RO
  • Designed and developed a complex bandwidth management implementation (OLTP) for satellite broadcast and multicast solutions.
  • Supported multiple projects concerning solution architecture and database integration.
  • Prototyped the requirements of a new initiative for implementation feasibility.
Technologies: Microsoft SQL Server, OLTP, Solution Architecture, Data Engineering, Data Modeling, Data Analytics, Complex Data Analysis, Data Analysis, Data Management, Databases, Database Transactions, Stored Procedure, SQL, .NET, Data Architecture, OLAP, UML, T-SQL (Transact-SQL), Database Design, APIs, Visualization, C#, Data Migration, SQL Stored Procedures, Performance Tuning, Data Integration, Database Architecture

Global PIM

A global product information management (PIM) implementation.

WORK DONE
• Proposed and aligned the data flow and information granularity with the project stakeholders to ensure traceability and consistency (of product information) across all enterprises.
• Proposed the solution and integration architecture (event-driven and loosely coupled).
• Aligned architecture with the peer SA responsible for the eCommerce part.
• Participated in the configuration design of Akeneo (SaaS) to comply with the end-to-end agreed process.
• Designed and implemented (MVP) an AF-based service broker to broadcast PIM changes to downstream eCommerce and OMS systems.
• Worked closely in peering with the SA responsible for eCommerce and Akeneo implementation on API interfaces.

Digital Ecosystem | GCC Integration

A multichannel global call center integration with Lambda architecture, Synapse ADL. A Snow JDBC high-performance channel for bulk transfer, APIM Snow API, and event-driven integration for real-time integration.

WORK DONE
• Proposed the integration solution (Lambda architecture).
• Defined and aligned the integration architecture with the peer SA (Accenture).
• Provided a partial solution design (ADL part).
• Provided PoC on ADL- JDBC integration.
• Ensured EA governance on the project.

Office 365 Customer Insights CDM Integration

A PoC for pipeline-based data processing of Azure Data Lake curated sources in common data model (CDM) format with Microsoft Spark CDM connector, followed by consumer data harmonization flows in Office 365 Customer Insights.

WORK DONE
• Assessed customer insights architecture and integration opportunities.
• Performed in-depth common data model (CDM) assessment for constraints, extensibility, limitations, and performance.
• Assessed several options for managing CDM in the ADL (Microsoft Spark connector was chosen).
• Defined integration architecture.
• Developed end-to-end PoC (ADL publishing, data preparation, CDM generation, customer insights, consumption, and harmonization).

Enterprise Event-driven Toolkit and Industrialization

The initiative is part of event-driven integration standardization. It had a publisher/subscriber streamlined framework based on Azure Event Grid behind a managed API with a portal front end.

WORK DONE
• Implemented Azure Functions with managed identity impersonation, Azure Event Grid handshake abstraction, and event schema control.
• Defined the integration architecture as part of a multidisciplinary architects' team
• Developed Azure Functions for AD impersonation and ARM resources aggregations.
• Provided support in user portal development.

SOM Neural Network

https://github.com/bogdanbeca/ARES_VEGA_DOCS/wiki
A self-organizing map (SOM) neural network deep learning framework. I developed proprietary ML algorithms for SOM training, U-matrix generation, hierarchical clustering, and segmentation.

WORK DONE
• Assessed the AI landscape, particularly types of neural networks (NN) and capabilities, regarding available frameworks and opportunities for new developments (niche vs main trend).
• Identified SOM NN as a particular candidate with great potential in AI fields like discovery, generative, and prediction.
• Built a PoC with several approaches (classic SOM, GSOM, and neural gas) on clustering capabilities (discovery AI) and refined it to a novel approach with proprietary ML algorithms.
• Built a deep learning framework for high-performance/high-volume SOM processing.

Clinical Maestro

This is an enterprise-level OLTP implementation for a pharma ERP. It's 100% transactional, has full data versioning, with auditing (any information can be traced and restored on request), a configurable formula engine, and high scalability.

WORK DONE
• Produced initial solution architecture and guidelines.
• Provided support for sourcing/tendering outsourcers.
• Leaded data architecture and design.
• Provided technical project management on the OLTP side.
• Developed all critical sections on the DB and part of the back end related to DAL piping.

ML Production Forecast

This is an oil-and-gas production forecast based on unsupervised learning and high-performance similarity matching. Included are algorithms for validation against overfitting.

It's been proven to be 15% more efficient than traditional forecasting on historical regressions.

Incremental Production DSS

This is a decision support system for work over incremental production. It involved a complex integration among operational systems, a master data store, SAP PM/PS, and SharePoint reports. It also has complex Oracle analytics for multicriteria forecasting, actual and planned time series using dynamic time series shifting, and trend identification.

Risk-based Inspection (RBI) and Pipeline Integrity Management (PIM)

This state-of-the-art RBI-and-PIM implementation uses a PODS standard model (pipeline open data standard) and ArcGIS for topological processing.

Key Features:
• Linear referencing (with engineering station points and station equations)
• GIS referencing
• Hundreds of parameters for monitoring each asset for quantitative and qualitative monitoring
• Dynamic segmentation
• FMECA (failure mode, effects, and criticality analysis) risk models for pipelines, flowlines, piping, and static equipment
• SAP PM and MM integration for automation inspection proposal

It has around 100 daily active users (integrity engineers and their teams). We presented the solution at the GITA Oil and Gas Pipeline Conference 2014, Houston, TX, as one of the largest and most complex PODS implementations worldwide.

Oil Field Manager

This is a specialized E&P information management solution that manages several master data marts and legacy data marts. It aggregates around 15 billion records in a daily aggregation window for several hundreds of licensed users.

E&P Master Data Management

This was a 10-year-long program where I implemented a massive MDS hub over a standardized E&P data model. This involved integrating a dozen operational, SAP PM, and consumer systems. It exchanges a couple of million master data daily with stringent master data rules; it remains at the core of enterprise operations.
1996 - 2001

Licensed Engineer (Master Degree Equivalent Following the Bolognia Standard) in Electronics and Computer Science

Transilvania University - Brasov, Romania

Libraries/APIs

Azure Cognitive Services, Azure API Management, SharePoint API, ArcGIS

Tools

Synapse, Microsoft Graph, Microsoft Power BI, Microsoft Excel

Frameworks

.NET, .NET Core, TOGAF, .NET MAUI, Spark, Data Lakehouse, COBIT

Languages

SQL, T-SQL (Transact-SQL), C#, Stored Procedure, UML, JavaScript, Python

Paradigms

OLAP, ETL, Database Design, ITIL, Azure DevOps

Platforms

Oracle, Azure, Azure Synapse, Azure PaaS, Azure Event Hubs, Azure Functions

Storage

Master Data Management (MDM), OLTP, Azure SQL, Oracle PL/SQL, Databases, Database Transactions, Microsoft SQL Server, SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), PL/SQL, SQL Stored Procedures, Data Integration, Database Architecture, Data Pipelines, Azure Active Directory, Azure Cosmos DB

Other

Enterprise Architecture, Solution Architecture, Data Architecture, Data Engineering, Data Modeling, APIs, Product Information Management (PIM), Azure Data Lake, ELT, Data Analytics, Complex Data Analysis, Data Analysis, Data Management, Data Warehousing, Data Migration, SaaS, Performance Tuning, Data Governance, BPM, Machine Learning, OpenCL/GPU, Visualization, Azure Data Factory, SOX, CRM APIs, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), eCommerce, Common Data Service, Customer Insights, Digital Marketing

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