Joan Yang, Developer in Vancouver, BC, Canada
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Joan Yang

Verified Expert  in Engineering

Enterprise Architect and Developer

Location
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Toptal Member Since
November 21, 2023

Joan is an enterprise architect who excels in providing technology and architecture visions that align with business priorities and corporate long-term strategy. With over 20 years of hands-on experience working as an IT professional, she has established herself as a leader, advisor, collaborator, educator, and influencer in the area of architecture design. Joan believes trust and collaboration are the key factors to lead teams to success.

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Visio, Miro, Confluence, Jira, Ardoq

The most amazing...

...role I've had involved leading the architecture design and technical implementation of a customer master data management solution and related integration.

Work Experience

Enterprise Architect II

2021 - PRESENT
Best Buy Canada
  • Led and influenced architects to adopt and practice The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF) within the technology community.
  • Participated in business and strategic planning, working with vendors, partners, and stakeholders to define products and develop blueprints aligned with corporate and IT strategy, key process initiatives, and business capabilities.
  • Created and maintained architectural artifacts like principles, standards, best practices, long-term versions, business capability maps, roadmaps, architectural conceptual and logic design documents, system landscape diagrams, and data flow diagrams.
  • Provided vision, strategy, roadmaps, technical solutions, and guidelines to transform monolithic systems and applications into microservices-based architectures that are cloud-friendly and -native.
  • Oversaw the end-to-end technical implementation process.
  • Contributed to the procurement process by participating in the development of request for information (RFI) and request for proposal (RFP) documents.
  • Delivered highly available, scalable, cloud-friendly, cloud-native, and secure solution architectures aligned with enterprise architecture (EA) vision and principles, master data model, and security and compliance standards.
  • Offered architectural guidance to facilitate integration with SaaS providers.
Technologies: Integration, Strategic Planning, Implementation

Hybrid Integration Patterns for Workday Integration into UBC's Ecosystem Applications

As part of the University of British Columbia (UBC) Integrated Renewal Program (IRP), I recommended hybrid integration patterns to integrate Workday with UBC's ecosystem applications. Considering the application portfolio and technical capabilities of legacy applications and systems, I proposed the following integration patterns to support program delivery: event-driven, common service, file adapter, database adapter, and Workday connector.

Languages

Java, C++, UML, SQL, JavaScript

Frameworks

TOGAF, Spring MVC, Bootstrap, Spring Boot

Other

Ardoq, Architectural Design, Creative Problem Solving, Architecture, Programming, Integration, Strategic Planning, Implementation, IT Service Management (ITSM), MuleSoft Anypoint Platform, Angular 2, Leadership, Workday Report Design, Workday Implementation, Cloud Architecture, Workday, Amazon RDS, Migration, Azure Compute Services, Identity & Access Management (IAM), API Integration

Tools

Visio, Miro, Confluence, Jira, Lucidchart

Platforms

Oracle, Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Storage

Database Management, PostgreSQL, Microsoft SQL Server, Couchbase

Paradigms

Azure DevOps

1990 - 1993

Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering

Southeast University - Nanjing, China

JULY 2021 - PRESENT

Learning Azure DevOps

LinkedIn

JUNE 2021 - PRESENT

Azure Administration: Manage Identities

LinkedIn

JUNE 2021 - PRESENT

Azure for Architects: Design a Compute Strategy

LinkedIn

JUNE 2021 - PRESENT

Azure for Architects: Design a Migration Strategy

LinkedIn

JUNE 2021 - PRESENT

Microsoft Azure: Backup and Distrater Recovery

LinkedIn

APRIL 2020 - PRESENT

Cloud Architecture: Advanced Concepts

LinkedIn

APRIL 2020 - PRESENT

Workday Simple Integrations

Workday

MARCH 2020 - PRESENT

Cloud Architecture: Core Concepts

LinkedIn

MARCH 2020 - PRESENT

Cloud Architecture: Design Decisions

LinkedIn

MARCH 2020 - PRESENT

Workday Integration System Fundamentals

Workday

JANUARY 2020 - PRESENT

Report Writer

Workday

AUGUST 2019 - PRESENT

AWS for Architects: Advanced Security

LinkedIn

JULY 2019 - PRESENT

AWS Security Best Practices for Developers

LinkedIn

JUNE 2017 - PRESENT

ITIL Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

MARCH 2003 - PRESENT

Oracle Database 9i Administrator – Professional (OCP)

Oracle

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