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Alfonso Fernandez-Barandiaran, Senior Technology Leader, with expertise in architecture, software engineering and management

Alfonso Fernandez's Bio:

I'm Alfonso Fernandez-Barandiaran, a Senior IT Professional, with expertise in technology, architecture and management, a track record of more than 20 years of hands‑on experience in all phases of Software Development Life Cycle and Project Management, as well as improving team productivity. Expert in achieving cost effective, complex, high performance technology solutions in support of multicultural and international organisations. 

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.


- Team Building & Leadership
- Enterprise Architecture (Togaf 9, Business Architecture, Application Architecture, Data Architecture, Technology Architecture)
- Solutions Architecture (SOA, Microservices, APIs, RESTful)
- Technical Architecture
- Integration Architecture
- Software Engineering (Agile, Scrum, Waterfall, Continuous Delivery, Continuous Integration, DevOps)
- Software Development
- Cloud Technologies
- Web Technologies
- Mobile Technologies
- IT Security
- Quality Assurance Management
- Programme / Project Management
- Technology Strategy
- Change Management


Alfonso Fernandez's Experience:

  • Cloud Platform Architect at ING

  • Chief Architect / Head of Architecture & Security at Hotelbeds Group

    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 BBC

    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.

  • Chief Enterprise Architect at Cashware

    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)

    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 Capgemini

    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.

  • Director of Technology / CTO at Panda Security

    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 AOL

    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 Telvent

    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 Olivetti

    Developed, supervised and delivered banking, security and ATM systems worldwide. Collaborated with clients in integration and deployment processes.

  • Technical Lead at Geinsa

    Managed and developed a complex cutting-edge automatic language translation project. Demonstrated said project to European Commission and Basque Government.

  • Technical Lead at Ecna Informatica

    Directed start-up of Open Systems Department. Established departmental procedures. Created of standard core to develop business applications.

  • Software Developer at Olivetti

    Analysed, designed, developed, maintained and delivered financial, security and ATM systems. Collaborated with clients on implementation of systems.

  • Software Developer at Labein

    Designed and developed Acoustics Section System. Analysed and developed systems of acoustics models generation, data recording, data treatment and graphing.

Alfonso Fernandez's Education:

  • University of Barcelona / EAE Business School

    Executive MBA
    Activities: Executive MBA
  • Universidad del Pais Vasco/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea

    Bachelor of Science in Physics (Computer Science)
    Activities: Computer Science

Alfonso Fernandez's Interests & Activities:

Technology, Computer Science, IT, Software Engineering, Software Development, IT Architecture, IT Security, Cloud, Agile, Management, Social Media & Astronomy

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