Walid Saliba, Developer in Montreal, QC, Canada
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Walid Saliba

Verified Expert  in Engineering

Senior Solution Architect Developer

Location
Montreal, QC, Canada
Toptal Member Since
April 27, 2021

Walid is a certified architect, expert in digital solution delivery, agile architecture, microservices, cloud solutions, and API-based integrations. He creates resilient, scalable, and maintainable architecture and leads teams to delivery. Walid defined the architecture for a cloud-based HR system supporting 28,000 employees, designed a high-security system to eliminate manual processing of thousands of law enforcement documents, and created geospatial projects for a public security department.

Portfolio

Commonwealth Financial Network - EA Team
Architecture, Enterprise Architecture, Web Architecture
National Bank of Canada
Architecture, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Solution Architecture, Agile...
BDC
Azure, Microservices, APIs, App Integration, Identity & Access Management (IAM)...

Experience

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Amazon Web Services (AWS), Cloud, Architecture, Agile, Microservices, Strategic Design, APIs, REST, Azure, Mobile Apps

The most amazing...

...app that I have architected combines cloud and AI to provide Canadian entrepreneurs with business recommendations on their mobile device.

Work Experience

Enterprise Architect

2021 - PRESENT
Commonwealth Financial Network - EA Team
  • Developed technological roadmaps for improving critical business capabilities to support business goals and objectives.
  • Reviewed all EARB presentations for quality and completeness.
  • Supported solution architects in various initiatives.
Technologies: Architecture, Enterprise Architecture, Web Architecture

Senior Solution Architect

2020 - PRESENT
National Bank of Canada
  • Assisted product owners, analysts, and development teams to deliver line of credit origination, document exchange, and account opening products.
  • Elaborated and communicated the documentation standards to the architecture team.
  • Guided several initiatives related to the protection of personal information and financial compliance.
Technologies: Architecture, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Solution Architecture, Agile, Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), App Integration, Identity & Access Management (IAM), REST, APIs, Microservices, Mobility, Cloud, Mobile Apps

Senior Architect

2016 - 2020
BDC
  • Collaborated with product owners and led the technical team to develop the market's first mobile app to help entrepreneurs better manage their business.
  • Led the architecture of Express Loan, a mobile app that reduced loan process time from ten days to 30 minutes.
  • Acted as the solution architect for nine mobile apps aimed at improving the efficiency and capacity of business development managers.
  • Implemented an electronic signature solution for business loans, increasing customer satisfaction and reducing travel time by 50% for business development managers.
  • Served as the representative of the mobility stream for enterprise architecture - data lake, AI, analytics, IAM, API management, and cloud initiatives.
Technologies: Azure, Microservices, APIs, App Integration, Identity & Access Management (IAM), Artificial Intelligence (AI), MuleSoft, Digital Signatures, Mobile Apps, Mobility, Solution Architecture, .NET, Agile, Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), REST, Architecture, Cloud, Enterprise Architecture

Solution/Enterprise Architect

2013 - 2016
Ville de Montreal
  • Defined the architecture for a cloud-based HR system to support 28,000 employees and 13 collective agreements.
  • Elaborated on the enterprise architecture of the Judiciary Affairs sector to reduce the exuberant costs of redundant systems.
  • Designed a high-security system to eliminate manual processing of thousands of law enforcement documents.
  • Created geospatial projects for the public security department.
Technologies: Oracle, .NET, Enterprise Architecture, Solution Architecture, Architecture

Solution Architect

2008 - 2013
Freelance
  • Designed the architecture for several large systems such as a graduate's admissions system, incident management system, employee portal, on-train mobile platform, and other systems.
  • Conduct architecture audits and recommended corrective actions.
  • Conducted vendor selection processes through formal RFPs.
  • Developed a mobile software development college certification program to help developers reintegrate the market with required skills.
Technologies: Solution Architecture, Request for Proposal (RFP), SharePoint, Mobile Apps, REST, APIs, Architecture, Mobility

BDC Mobile App

https://apps.apple.com/ca/app/bdc-mobile/id1489622115
A new tool in the hands of Canadian entrepreneurs to help them make better decisions and reach their business goals. The app uses cloud infrastructure and artificial intelligence to deliver state-of-the-art capabilities, availability, and performance.

Mindful and Fit

In times of restricted access to gyms, I built this simple Android and iOS app to help athletes reserve their spot at Mindful and Fit gym and confirm their health status at check-in by simply scanning a barcode. The app also provides reference information regarding the COVID-19 recommendations from the government of Quebec.
1992 - 1996

Master's Degree in Computer Science

McGill University - Montreal, Canada

1985 - 1989

Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Computer and Communication Engineering

American University of Beirut - Beirut, Lebanon

APRIL 2021 - APRIL 2024

AWS Solutions Architect Associate

Amazon Web Services

JANUARY 2021 - JANUARY 2024

AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner

Amazon Web Services

JULY 2020 - PRESENT

Canadian Security Clearance

Government of Canada

Libraries/APIs

React

Tools

AWS AppSync, Amazon Cognito

Platforms

Android, Web, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, MuleSoft, Oracle, SharePoint, iOS

Languages

Java, C#, JavaScript

Paradigms

Agile, Microservices, REST, Web Architecture

Frameworks

Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), .NET, React Native

Storage

Amazon DynamoDB

Other

Mobility, Architecture, APIs, App Integration, Mobile Apps, Solution Architecture, Cloud, Identity & Access Management (IAM), Digital Signatures, Enterprise Architecture, Request for Proposal (RFP), Strategic Design, Cost Cutting (Cost-out), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Engineering, Computer Science, Security

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