Sandeep Shajpal, Developer in Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Sandeep Shajpal

Verified Expert  in Engineering

Software Architect and Developer

Location
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Toptal Member Since
May 9, 2022

Sandeep is highly experienced in solution and integration architecture. He specializes in Microsoft, Amazon, Google, and Oracle technologies like Azure, AWS, GCP, and legacy technology integrations. He has worked with various organizations, from startups to multinational conglomerates. Sandeep has over 18 years of experience understanding business and technology problems to devise optimal solutions.

Portfolio

Atos
APIs, Azure, React, Microservices, Technical Consulting, Software Architecture...
Fnality International
Ethereum, Node.js, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Go, Solution Design, Architecture...
Emerald Group Publishing
Business Analysis, TOM, IT Strategy, TOGAF, Benchmark Analysis, Global Strategy...

Experience

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Windows, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, Visual Studio, Google Cloud Platform (GCP)

The most amazing...

...and complex software engineering project I've managed is for Heathrow airport. It was behind schedule; I brought it under control and delivered it on time.

Work Experience

Enterprise Solution Architect Consultant

2022 - 2023
Atos
  • Advised on Infrastructure as Code (IaC) improvements—resulting in cost savings of two man-days per environment—which was then implemented into the overall CI/CD pipeline processes.
  • Designed and productionized solutions for pension contributions, working closely with product owners and developers to realize the designs and gain approvals.
  • Created a reusable solution to handle the transfer of batch files to and from the solution with key suppliers. This was designed to be highly configurable and can be used with other Atos clients.
Technologies: APIs, Azure, React, Microservices, Technical Consulting, Software Architecture, Software Implementation, IT, Cloud Architecture, Back-end, System Architecture, Requirements Analysis, Consulting, Project Consultancy, SaaS, SaaS Design, Architectural Patterns, Cloud Patterns, Separation of Concerns (SoC), Serverless Architecture, Software as a Service (SaaS), Solution Architecture

Enterprise Architect Consultant | Freelancer

2021 - 2022
Fnality International
  • Planned product release for a security product working closely with product owner, BAs and senior stakeholders.
  • Planned and delivered a API roadmap taking input from investor meetings. This included details on dependencies, delivery order and future decision points.
  • Worked with the product team to prioritize functionality needed for resiliency for MVP requirements needed for the Bank of England.
Technologies: Ethereum, Node.js, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Go, Solution Design, Architecture, Technical Consulting, Kubernetes, IT, Cloud Architecture, Back-end, System Architecture, Requirements Analysis, Consulting, Architectural Patterns, Separation of Concerns (SoC), Serverless Architecture, Leadership, AWS Cloud Architecture, Solution Architecture

Integration Architect | Freelancer

2021 - 2021
Emerald Group Publishing
  • Conducted a strategic review of all the integrations within the organization to ensure they are fit for purpose and support the business with its strategic aims.
  • Created and agreed on a set of integration patterns to be used for future governance and to ensure best practices are followed in future integration designs.
  • Established a set of best practices for integration design based upon industry best practices and aligned to the business strategy needed for the organization.
  • Pinpointed the top pain points in the current application estate and potential activities and projects to remediate them with recommendations.
Technologies: Business Analysis, TOM, IT Strategy, TOGAF, Benchmark Analysis, Global Strategy, Architecture, Integration, Technical Consulting, IT, System Architecture, Requirements Analysis, Consulting, Project Consultancy, Architectural Patterns, Solution Architecture

Solution Architect Consultant | Freelancer

2021 - 2021
Lloyd's
  • Led a solution on a regulatory reporting project for IFRS17. Worked closely with a SAAS vendor and project team to design and delivery a solution to tight timelines.
  • Acted as lead architect on the customer reporting portal that formed a critical part of the organization's transformation program. This involved working closely with a third-party system integrator to produce and curate low-level designs.
  • Ensured all project open source tools met the relevant security testing standards for compliance with the Lloyds security team. Needed to get approval from governance boards for new tooling at times.
Technologies: Azure, Azure Service Bus, TOGAF, Architecture, Workday, Docker, IT, Cloud Architecture, Back-end Architecture, Back-end, Requirements Analysis, Consulting, Architectural Patterns, Separation of Concerns (SoC), Serverless Architecture, AWS Cloud Architecture, Solution Architecture

Digital Solution Architect Consultant

2020 - 2021
Halfords Group
  • Acted as the lead architect on a digital transformation program leading the discovery, design, and implementation of an order management system based upon the Azure platform.
  • Created a roadmap and agreed with senior stakeholders on the priority of delivery, including prioritizing key business areas according to organizational priority needs.
  • Established new ways of working with the integrated design team onshore and offshore, leading to more responsive deliveries of code releases.
  • Led workshops to progress designs and also backlog feature delivery. Ensured they were carefully structured and planned to ensure maximum effectiveness.
Technologies: Azure, Microservices Architecture, API Integration, Supply Chain, SAP FIN-FSCM, SAP Warehouse Management System (WMS), SQL, Business Intelligence (BI), Architecture, Full-stack, Scalable Architecture, Web Development, Software Design, Data Analysis, eCommerce, Databases, Integration, Microservices, Technical Consulting, Software Architecture, Docker, Kubernetes, Cloud Architecture, Back-end Architecture, Back-end, System Architecture, Requirements Analysis, Consulting, SaaS, API Architecture, Cloud Patterns, Separation of Concerns (SoC), Serverless Architecture, Software as a Service (SaaS), Solution Architecture

Integration Architect | Freelancer

2020 - 2020
HM Courts and Tribunals Service
  • Led the hearings management interface project. Architecturally managed the design and ensured Azure API platform and API interfaces followed best practices, which is one of the core building blocks of the future hearings program.
  • Ensured all projects aligned closely by working with other architects and delivery managers on common design and dependencies. I was the solution architect for the wider future hearings program.
  • Established low-level design document standards, which were agreed upon and adopted by all of the implementation and wider program teams.
Technologies: Azure, .NET 4, PRINCE2, Architecture, Integration, Microservices, Software Architecture, Consulting, API Architecture, SaaS Design, Solution Architecture

Enterprise Digital Solution Architect

2017 - 2020
JAGUAR LAND ROVER
  • Integrated and applied the architecture on several eCommerce and online portal projects defining patterns and building solutions using best practices.
  • Established and ran an API design clinic that helped answer project queries and helped ensure projects correctly. Used APIs within their designs for appropriate use cases.
  • Created and ran an API design and development estimating service, which the wider organization adopted. This involved working closely with the development partner to ensure all factors were correctly accounted for within the estimator.
  • Defined governance process, documentation, and standards for a new WS02-based API management stack. Creating documentation with Swagger and to the Open API standard.
  • Upskilled permanent staff members on RESTful design and microservice architecture. Designed and integrated Google GCP microservices using REST-based APIs.
Technologies: WSO2 API Manager, Magento, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Big Data, IoT Security, REST, Solution Design, TOGAF, Big Data Architecture, Architecture, Full-stack, Scalable Architecture, Web Development, SCADA, Data Analysis, eCommerce, Databases, Integration, SnapLogic, Microservices, Software Architecture, System Architecture, Consulting, Content Management Systems (CMS), Membership Sites, SaaS, Odoo, API Architecture, Cloud Patterns, Serverless Architecture, Leadership, Solution Architecture

Solution Architect | Freelancer

2015 - 2016
Wesleyan Assurance Society
  • Managed a systems replacement project as the solution design lead. Migrated policy administration systems off a mainframe to a new administration platform. Benefits were a £500,000 yearly license cost-saving and supplier support for a new platform.
  • Led the design of a new Oracle SOA service for Quoting products to integrate with a new MS Dynamics CRM and MS Azure-based system. Business benefits were a lower cost to serve customers.
  • Led the design for a Solvency II Pillar 3 controls and reporting solution.
Technologies: Oracle, .NET 3, Business Analysis, Solution Design, Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), IT Strategy, TOM, SQL, Product Licensing, Architecture, Full-stack, Software Design, Technical Leadership, Consulting, Solution Architecture

Solution Architect | Freelancer

2014 - 2015
Leicestershire County Council
  • Acted as the technical lead on several projects, including social care data sharing and capita SIMS upgrades, running workshops, and producing technical designs.
  • Led procurements for new technology packages and managed their implementation in conjunction with an extensive transformation program.
  • Helped save over £200,000 through procuring and implementing more cost-effective software and hardware.
  • Trialed and documented new eProcurement processes that help streamline the overall strategy, reducing the time to procure new software and services.
Technologies: .NET 2, Oracle, Educational Portals, Java, Procurement, SQL, Product Licensing, Team Management, Architecture, Databases, Consulting, Solution Architecture

Senior Technical Architect | Freelancer

2013 - 2014
Babcock
  • Led and managed the design and delivery of a .NET-based baggage messaging system. This was part of a successful five million pound refurbishment of Heathrow T2A.
  • Documented the existing baggage software and helped introduce release management processes to improve the rollout of new software releases.
  • Devised a process of ensuring software releases were rolled out efficiently to all the relevant program stakeholders.
Technologies: IT Project Management, .NET 2, Business Analysis, QA Testing, Solution Design, Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), Team Management, Architecture, Technical Leadership, Technical Architecture, SCADA, Supervisory Control & Data Acquisition (SCADA), Solution Architecture

Technical Project Manager | Freelancer

2012 - 2013
Thomson Reuters
  • Managed an offshore remote delivery and QA team to develop a release of an FX SPOT trading GUI tool to incorporate Dodd-Frank regulatory changes.
  • Worked closely with architects and product teams to plan releases. This resulted in release planning to be more effective with input from all the relevant SMEs.
  • Managed to significantly reduce the bug fix backlog for some essential FX products.
Technologies: IT Project Management, Agile Sprints, QA Leadership, Offshore Team Management, Technical Leadership

Solution Delivery Architect

2010 - 2012
Accenture
  • Collaborated effectively with telecoms, finance, oil and gas, utilities, and public sector clients.
  • Created enterprise architecture blueprints for BG Group to standardize their estate. This resulted in several strategic projects being identified to maximize the effectiveness of their IT capabilities.
  • Designed SOA services communicating through IBM Datapower for a government client. Worked effectively with a distributed team to plan and execute the software releases.
  • Managed the retail channel solution for Vodafone as the architect. Integrated their retail channel using Oracle Fusion and performing governance. Managed C-level stakeholder communication and worked closely with technical SMEs.
Technologies: Oracle, SAP Business Intelligence (BI), Business Analysis, Solution Design, TOM, Web Development, Technical Leadership, Technical Architecture, Databases, Logistics, Back-end Architecture, Project Consultancy, Full-stack Development

Senior Analyst Developer

2004 - 2010
Nottingham City Council
  • Developed an accident and incident reporting tool, which was rolled out across the authority. This was critical to enabling preventative action to be taken to reduce the occurrence of accidents and reduce risks to staff.
  • Led the design of integrations of a new contact center to back office systems. This enabled a team of developers to create new CRM-based solutions for the authority and act as an SME for core systems.
  • Led the decommissioning activity for key legacy systems, migrating data into new Oracle-based database systems. Helped to reduce maintenance costs of legacy systems.
Technologies: Active Server Pages (ASP), ASP.NET, Oracle9i, Oracle DBA, Full-stack Development

API Suite for a Blockchain Fintech Solution

Acted as the enterprise's architect for a Blockchain-based fintech.

I designed a set of APIs and an API roadmap of key functionality to enhance capabilities provided by the Blockchain solution working with banks that are the main users and investors.

Auto Customer Portal Design

I was the architecture design lead for a luxury multinational auto manufacturer.

Led the design for an IOT-based customer portal built using Magento and Node.js. This involved working closely with engineering teams and a third-party design agency.

Current Tech Stack Review with Future State Recommendations

Performed a short, targeted technology and business process review for a specialist academic publisher, looking at their business strategy, current tech pain points, and usage. I created a report of findings, including recommendations to better support the business. This required close engagement with C-level project sponsors and tech SMEs.
1999 - 2003

Bachelor's Degree in Software Engineering

Sheffield Hallam University - Sheffield, United Kingdom

APRIL 2023 - PRESENT

AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner

Amazon Web Services

FEBRUARY 2015 - PRESENT

TOGAF 9

Open Group

Libraries/APIs

React, Node.js, SAP FIN-FSCM

Tools

Visual Studio, SnapLogic, Odoo

Languages

SQL, TOM, Machine Code, Go, Java, Active Server Pages (ASP)

Platforms

Windows, Software Design Patterns, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Docker, Kubernetes, Ethereum, Magento, Oracle, AWS IoT

Paradigms

PRINCE2, Microservices, Back-end Architecture, API Architecture, Serverless Architecture, Business Intelligence (BI), Requirements Analysis, Microservices Architecture, REST, Agile UX

Storage

Databases, Oracle9i, Oracle DBA

Frameworks

TOGAF, .NET 4, .NET 3, .NET 2, ASP.NET

Other

Solution Design, Architecture, Full-stack, Web Development, Technical Leadership, Integration, Technical Consulting, Software Architecture, IT, Cloud Architecture, Back-end, System Architecture, Consulting, Project Consultancy, Architectural Patterns, Separation of Concerns (SoC), Solution Architecture, Business Process Analysis, Enterprise Architecture, APIs, Global Strategy, Benchmark Analysis, Big Data Architecture, Team Management, Scalable Architecture, Software Design, Technical Architecture, SCADA, Supervisory Control & Data Acquisition (SCADA), Data Analysis, eCommerce, Software Implementation, Content Management Systems (CMS), Membership Sites, SaaS, SaaS Design, EventBus, Software as a Service (SaaS), AWS Cloud Architecture, Full-stack Development, Hardware Design, Discrete Mathematics, SAP, Azure Service Bus, Business Analysis, IT Strategy, API Integration, Supply Chain, SAP Warehouse Management System (WMS), WSO2 API Manager, Big Data, IoT Security, Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), Educational Portals, Procurement, IT Project Management, QA Testing, Agile Sprints, QA Leadership, Offshore Team Management, SAP Business Intelligence (BI), User Interface (UI), IT Operations Management (ITOM), Operating Models, Budget Management, Product Licensing, Logistics, Workday, Cloud Patterns, Leadership, Security Product Development

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