Alfonso Fernandez-Barandiaran, Senior Technology Leader, with expertise in architecture, software engineering and management
Alfonso Fernandez-Barandiaran's Bio:
Proven ability to lead teams to new levels of success in delivery of complex projects in a variety of highly competitive industries. Adaptable and flexible team player with a global perspective, troubleshooter with business acumen. Customer focused with a demonstrable track record of delivering results and contributing to business success.
Results delivered across multiple industries: Information Technology, Internet, Security, Financial Services, eCommerce, R&D, Media, Professional Services, Retail, Transportation, Travel and the Public Sector.
- Team Building & Leadership
- Digital Transformation & Innovation
- Technology / Digital Strategy
- Enterprise Architecture (Togaf 9, Business Architecture, Application Architecture, Data Architecture, Technology Architecture)
- Solutions Architecture (Microservice Architecture - MSA, Cloud Native Apps, APIs, RESTful, SOA)
- Software Engineering (Agile Development, Scrum, Kanban, Code Agility, CI: Continuous Integration, CD: Continuous Delivery, DevOps, TDD, Automated Testing)
- Software Development (Java, C, C++, Python, Scala)
- Cloud Technologies (Hybrid & Multi-Cloud, IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, Amazon Web Services - AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform - GCP)
- Containers (Docker, Kubernetes)
- Mobile Technologies (Android, iOS)
- Big Data
- IT Security
- Programme / Project Management
Alfonso Fernandez-Barandiaran's Experience:
Solutions Architect Manager at Amazon Web ServicesJanuary 2019 - Present | Madrid
Senior Cloud Platform Architect at INGMay 2017 - January 2019 | Amsterdam
Responsible for the abstraction of all Cloud providers from ING workloads, balancing the requirements of compliance, risk, security, cost and performance. Defining a Hybrid and Multi Cloud proposition for the business. Helping to define and build the new software engineering platform with focus on agility, cloud native, high performance, scalability and security in an agile and changing environment.
Chief Architect / Head of Architecture & Security at Hotelbeds GroupMay 2015 - May 2017 | Palma de Mallorca
Responsable for end-to-end architecture, end-to-end design and security design. Leading the development and implementation of architecture strategy, vision and guiding principles across the entire organization. Defining good architecture and security practices and drive their adoption. Driving technological innovation. Leading analysis of technology industry and market trends to incorporate into long-term technology adoption practices. Developing full-stack and reference architecture designs. Leading and facilitating architecture governance and review board processes.
Development Manager / Technical Architect at BBCDecember 2012 - April 2015 | London
Led engineering teams (Dev, QA, DevOps). Defined technical architectures with focus on high-availability and elastic scalability. Managed definition, design, development, testing, delivery and operations of large-scale web-based and mobile solutions using Agile. Worked closely with stakeholders to ensure proper fit for solutions. Led team hiring, coaching and performance.
CTO / Chief Enterprise Architect at CashwareMarch 2012 - December 2012 | London
Defined strategy, methodology, technical architecture, technologies and tools of the company. Led the adoption of Agile methodology enabling the design and development of online & mobile applications, web services and integration in financial services. Provided solutions to business needs.
Senior IT Manager at Banco Santander (Santander Bank)April 2011 - March 2012 | Frankfurt
Led Internet banking transformation project and multicultural team. Managed definition, development, integration, testing and delivery of high volume transactional website and web services integration. Led team hiring, motivation and performance review. Ensured achievement of deadlines, requirements, security, quality assurance and profitability. Worked closely with business areas to ensure proper fit for solutions.
Senior Delivery Manager at CapgeminiApril 2011 - March 2012 | Frankfurt
Led internet banking transformation projects in Germany. Managed development, integration and delivery of complex projects. Ensured achievement of deadlines, technical requirements, security, quality assurance and profitability.
CTO / Director of Technology at Panda SecurityJanuary 2003 - January 2010 | Bilbao
Led engineering team of 300+ (Architecture, Development, QA, Project Management, Operations, Support, UX). Managed definition, architecture, development, delivery and operations of security solutions and high-availability systems to support changing business needs. Involved in company strategy. Implemented adoption of waterfall and agile methodologies. Led technical decisions and process improvement. Controlled hiring, training, coaching and appraisal of staff. Managed outsourced resources and 3rd party suppliers.
Head of Software Engineering at AOLAugust 2000 - December 2002 | Madrid
Led team of 30+ engineers (Development & QA) including hiring, motivation and performance review. Managed architecture, development and delivery of large-scale online & web-based systems and integration with B2B and back office systems. Led technical decisions to achieve the business plan. Collaborated with client divisions and company partners on implementation of projects.
Project Manager at TelventJanuary 1997 - August 2000 | Bilbao
Managed worldwide engineering projects of automatic toll, ticketing and payment systems. Ensured achievement of deadlines, client requirements fulfilment, quality assurance and profitability. Organized project management actions by working in close collaboration with engineering units, clients and providers.
Technical Lead at OlivettiDecember 1993 - January 1997 | Bilbao
Developed, supervised and delivered banking, security and ATM systems worldwide. Collaborated with clients in integration and deployment processes.
Technical Lead at GeinsaMay 1993 - January 1997 | Bilbao
Managed and developed a complex cutting-edge automatic language translation project. Demonstrated said project to European Commission and Basque Government.
Technical Lead at Ecna InformaticaSeptember 1992 - April 1993 | Bilbao
Directed start-up of Open Systems Department. Established departmental procedures. Created of standard core to develop business applications.
Software Developer at OlivettiJuly 1989 - September 1992 | Bilbao
Analysed, designed, developed, maintained and delivered financial, security and ATM systems. Collaborated with clients on implementation of systems.
Software Developer at LabeinJanuary 1989 - July 1989
Designed and developed Acoustics Section System. Analysed and developed systems of acoustics models generation, data recording, data treatment and graphing.
Alfonso Fernandez-Barandiaran's Education:
University of Barcelona / EAE Business School2010 – 2011Executive MBAActivities: Executive MBA
Universidad del Pais Vasco/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea1983 – 1988Bachelor of Science in Physics (Computer Science)Activities: Computer Science
Alfonso Fernandez-Barandiaran's Interests & Activities:
Technology, Computer Science, IT, Software Engineering, Software Development, IT Architecture, IT Security, Cloud, Agile, Management, Social Media & Astronomy