Frank Goortani, TOGAF, PMP
Senior Solution Architect with 20+ years of experience in Data, Web/Mobile, Cloud, and DevOps solutions. Specialized in enterprise application design and implementation with a proven track record in both startup and enterprise settings. Offers strong leadership and a solid academic software background from top-tier institutions. Known for influencing strategy and fostering innovation and growth.
- Specialized in distributed systems, SOA, API platforms, microservices, and system integrations.
- Expert in multi-tier architecture, design patterns, browser extensions, and VSCode extensions.
- Experience in full-stack development, DevOps, scripting, product management, and Agile project management.
- Skilled in mobile app development and architecture, with a focus on hybrid and cross-platform apps.
- Accomplished in requirement analysis, change management, and stakeholder communications.
- Capable of crafting business presentations and reports, architectural documentation, and conducting research.
- Knowledgeable in data modeling and analysis, BI, data warehouse design, and use of ETL tools.
- Proficient in data governance, master data management, and creating reporting dashboards.
- Experienced in automation, data engineering, machine learning, and creating data visualizations.
Startups, GoLang, Python, Typescript, LangChain, LLMs, Microservices
Uber, Solution Architect
- Contributed to full-cycle design, implementation, and maintenance of MVP products including Uber Charter, Uber Park, and Uber Concierge.
- Designed architectural framework for projects, ensuring compliance with privacy and security protocols through collaboration with relevant teams.
- Developed robust Golang backend code following Uber’s Microservices MVCS design patterns, and implemented APIs using gRPC, GraphQL, and Rest protocols.
- Ensured code reliability through extensive unit testing and integration of technologies like MySQL, DocStore, Kafka into the Golang Microservices framework.
- Managed front-end MonoRepo projects utilizing GraphQL, React, and Fusion.
- Conducted in-depth technical interviews to assess potential candidates for Golang Backend and React Front End roles.
- Collaborated on User Data Export project’s Privacy Stack, integrating Hadoop, Hive, Spark, Cadence, and Piper for user privacy and data security.
VisionZLab, Tech Lead – Part Time
- Implemented automation projects using Open AI APIs and LangChain for diverse applications, including OCR, email/blog automation, proofreading, and code completion.
- Served in multifaceted roles for SMBs and startups, including Full-Stack Developer, Architect, DevOps, UI Designer, and Product/Project Manager, focusing on rapid, cost-effective solutions.
- Managed migration of solutions to Azure and AWS Cloud platforms, while contributing to SAAS applications like ‘Persian Points’ and ‘Dojo Jobs’ utilizing technologies such as Node.JS, AngularJS, Firebase, and Azure.
- Engaged in full-stack projects combining technologies like Java Spring Boot, Angular 2, and AWS Microservices, and developed a real estate marketplace ‘Exclusive Listings Club’ using Firebase, NodeJS, AngularJS, and Azure.
- Created AI chatbot ‘ELAIN’ for real estate assistance, leveraging advanced technologies such as Wit.ai, Motion.ai, and Azure Machine Learning.
- Participated in community projects, such as ‘InfoTechUnion’ and ‘Utilister,’ and developed hybrid apps for various platforms using Electron and Ionic.
- Developed diverse web and mobile applications for multiple platforms using technologies like NodeJS, AngularJS, ReactJS, PHP, WordPress, Objective C, Swift, and Java.
Canada Life, Solution Architect
- Established and led a mobile development and architecture team, including hiring, coaching, and implementing DevOps automation. Cooperated with the Front-End team on the NEST project to automate component libraries and optimize Salesforce CRM using Angular and Vlocity tools.
- Developed secure systems for e-signature collection and AODA-compliant PDF generation, while enhancing automation within Azure and GCP stacks. Contributed to the architecture and management of API platforms, microservices, and data streams.
- Designed and implemented various infrastructure projects, including developer machines setup, migration to a microservices architecture using Google Cloud, Kubernetes, and server-side rendering for website applications.
- Worked on multiple projects encompassing backend, frontend, and DevOps, with highlights including the optimization of AEM content pages, customizations for Hybris e-commerce solutions, and creation of React and Angular Component Libraries.
- Led repository application lifecycle management, built unit tests and continuous integration, and optimized site performance through an analytics stack redesign. Integrated third-party solutions and contributed to enterprise architecture research and meetings.
- Headed the design and implementation of the Pro-Referral web and mobile project, including backend Restful APIs for Homedepot Canada and Pro-Referral Mobile applications.
The Home Depot, Software Consultant
- Managed an extensive team of onshore and offshore developers for the homedepot.ca website, utilizing a myriad of technologies, from Angular and React.js to Artifactory and Confluence.
- Consulted on architecture and participated in the migration to Google Cloud, implemented a roadmap for migration to a microservices architecture using Kubernetes, and led the transformation to Angular Universal Server-Side Rendering and Docker containerization.
- Contributed to a variety of projects involving backend, frontend, and DevOps, optimized content pages in AEM, worked on Hybris e-commerce solutions, and built React and Angular Component Libraries.
- Managed application lifecycles, built unit tests and continuous integration, optimized site performance, and integrated third-party solutions. Contributed significantly to enterprise architecture discussions and planning.
- Led the design and implementation of the Pro-Referral web and mobile project, including backend Restful APIs design and front-end app features for both iOS and Android.
- Established an in-house mobile app team, leading technical hiring processes, coaching, and DevOps automation, including the implementation of a Front-End Mono Repo using the Nrwl framework.
- Worked on multiple aspects of the e-commerce platform, implemented a caching layer for recurring APIs, integrated Apache Kafka for the messaging layer, and designed a custom analytics solution for monitoring web performance.
The Judge Group, International Instructor
- Conducted hands-on, in-class courses titled “Migration to Cloud” for various organizations, guiding them through various stages of cloud migration, from decision making and planning to architecture design, networking, continuous delivery and integration, operations, logging and monitoring, and high-availability and disaster recovery using platforms such as AWS, Azure, GCP, and Pivotal Cloud Foundry.
Xocial, IOU Concepts, Human Code, Software Consultant
- Developed full-stack applications and components using technologies like AWS, MongoDB, Meteor, React, Node, Vagrant, Bamboo, and Git, including the FeedABillion Leaderboard.
- Optimized DevOps workflows and automation with tools such as Bamboo, Circle CI, Jenkins, and Bitbucket. Also, developed test automation for mobile applications using AWS Device Farm.
- Created a Chrome extension to integrate toolset with third-party platforms, and developed CRON jobs for data extraction from APIs. Optimized MongoDB usage for web and mobile applications.
- Utilized AWS services extensively, designing a reporting platform using AWS Redshift and managing services like EC2, Elastic Beanstalk, S3, Redshift, CodePipeline, CloudWatch, CloudFormation, IAM, and Device Farm. Executed migrations to utilize AWS best practices.
EQAO, Ministry of Education, Software Consultant
- Worked as a full-stack developer on a customer-facing web application, utilizing ASP.NET MVC best practices and Node automation and package management solutions. The tech stack included ASP.NET MVC, RESTful API, TFS, Gulp, Bower, npm, ASP.NET MVC API, and C#.
- Applied Python, Scikit Learn library (SKLearn), and Jupyter Notebook to extract meaningful predictions from historical student assessment data in Ontario.
- Redesigned and implemented a new multidimensional data model, migrating all organization data from the old model to a new data warehouse using SQL Server 2012 platform.
- Optimized and integrated the new reporting platform with an ASP.NET MVC application using SSIS, SSAS, MDX, and SSRS.
- Developed and optimized the front-end Angular application with Bootstrap UI, using AngularJS, Bootstrap, and Typescript.
Mosaic Sales Solutions, Software Consultant
- Contributed to a data gathering web application project, using technologies like SQL Server, R Studio, Alteryx, Ruby on Rails, Angular, and Git. The project involved Rails for backend, Angular and Bootstrap for frontend.
- Performed various data analyses using R Studio and Alteryx. Designed and created interactive, responsive dashboards for clients using BI tools.
- Constructed a metadata warehouse, developed Microstrategy dashboards for performance monitoring, and developed a framework for using Alteryx as an ETL tool.
- Implemented a centralized ETL process, extracting and transforming data from diverse sources like DB2, PostgreSQL, Oracle, MongoDB, and SQL Server, and loading into the Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW).
- Provided database support and optimization insights and implemented an archiving strategy for extra-large data warehouses.
TD Bank – Business Intelligence & Data Strategies, Manager, Software Development
- Developed, automated, and maintained SharePoint and ASP.NET applications for internal reporting solutions.
- Contributed to a framework for designing and developing Business Intelligence (BI) projects.
- Designed and implemented the Banking Services Data Mart for the OMEGA - PEGA project, involving data modeling with PowerDesigner and SSIS, SSRS, SSAS usage. Led multiple BI projects for different departments.
- Utilized technologies like SQL Server, SSIS, SSAS, SSRS, MDX, .NET 4.5, Visual Studio 2013, ASP.NET MVC4, TIBCO, Momentum, and Cognos.
TD Bank – Direct Channels, Sr. Application Architect / Technical Lead
- Developed and tested the North American Scorecard Web application and the Business Intelligence (BI) stack in collaboration with various teams, using ASP MVC 4, .NET 4.5, SharePoint 2010, and LoadRunner.
- Managed offshore project coordination, led multiple projects using tools like JIRA, CA SDM, TFS, and SourceTree, and conducted training sessions for team members.
- Led BI projects in phone and mobile channels, handled troubleshooting of BI legacy systems, and prepared relevant technical documentation.
- Contributed to the Phone Channels Group Strategy by leveraging understanding of the enterprise architecture and acted as the interface between Enterprise Information Management (EIM) and business applications.
- Assumed project management responsibilities for mid-sized integration and BI projects.
Learning Tree, Toronto, International Instructor
- Delivered both online and in-person courses at multiple Learning Tree Education Centers across North America, including locations in Washington, DC, and Toronto, ON.
- Taught a comprehensive course on “Designing an Effective Data Warehouse,” utilizing SQL Server and Oracle.
George Brown College, Toronto, College Instructor
- Developed a comprehensive new course outline and teaching materials for a class on Web and Business Intelligence using SQL Server 2012.
- Focused on learner-centered presentations, integrating field experience and technical knowledge into course material, with an emphasis on interactive, hands-on practice.
Cestar College / Lampton College, Toronto, College Instructor
- Tailored curricula and presentation style to meet the needs of diverse audiences, ranging from recent high school graduates to foreign-born individuals with master’s degrees.
- Integrated field experience and technical knowledge into learner-centered presentations, emphasizing interactive, hands-on practice.
- Offered courses including Principles of Software Development, Mobile Development, Web Development, Database Development, Bootstrapping Startups, and Business Intelligence.
CAA South Central Ontario, Solution Architect
- Led design and setup of solution infrastructure and data architecture across numerous projects, including the Enterprise Architecture Repository for an ERP project.
- Directed complex Data Warehouse projects in various industries, managing all stages from requirement gathering to reporting.
- Conducted technology research initiatives to improve existing systems and developed parts of the ESB web project using latest technologies.
- Implemented system integration and migration solutions, and set up secure portals for sensitive information storage.
- Managed SQL Server Infrastructure design and upgrade projects, including company’s software licenses and MSDN subscriptions.
- Developed complex finance reports and SharePoint projects to meet HR requirements.
- Multitasked across multiple initiatives and projects, coordinating with various team members throughout the SDLC.
- Spearheaded a Cloud POC for migrating existing solutions to Azure, and automated code management.
Felcom Data Services (Jovian Group), Application and Database Developer (Asset and Investment Management)
Royal Persicus Inc., Senior Programmer, (Financial Project Management)
Javid Educational Center, Senior Developer
Faragam Inc., DEVELOPER
Education and Professional Development
John Hopkins University
Certified Data Scientist
Project Management Institute
The Open Group Architecture Framework
TOGAF 9.1 Certified
M.Sc. in Management
B.Sc. in Computer Software Engineering
- PostgreSQL, MySQL, MSSQL, Oracle, Mongodb, Cassandra, Couchbase, Dynamo DB, Sqlite, Redis, SQL Server, Azure CDN, SQL Azure, Oracle, CouchDB, MongoDB, Azure CosmosDB, CouchBase, ElasticSearch, MySQL, Postgresql, Solr, HBase, Spark, Kafka, Hadoop, Spark, PIG, HIVE, Scoop, Cadence, Apache AirFlow, Piper, Redshift, Qlik View, Cognos, SQL Server BI, flywayDB, H2, AWS DynamoDB, AWS RDS, Azure Search, AWS and Azure Storage, OBIEE, Alteryx, Azure ML, Azure Data Lake, Data Factory, Azure Functions, Logic App, Data Streams, XML, YAML, JSON, Tableau, Kubernetes, Terraform, Jenkins, Circle CI, Nginx, Apache, Heruko, AWS EC2, VPC, S3, Cognito, Lambda, Cloud Front, Cloud Formation, Cloud Watch, IAAS, PAAS, SAAS, AI APIs, Graylog, Datadog, StackDriver, Splunk, Prometheus, Chef, Puppet, Salt, Ant, FastLane
- Azure, AWS, GCP, DevOps, GraphQL, Apache, Node.JS, Docker, Meteor, React Native, ASP.NET MVC, Heroku, Bitbucket, GitHub, GitLab, Express, Gulp, Grunt, Vite, Maven, Ionic, Angular, Firebase, AWS device farm, AWS API Gateway, Bower, Webpack, Web RTC, PlantUML, Jasmine, Karma, Protractor, TOGAF, PMBOK, BABOK, ITIL, Open ID, OAuth 2.0, Azure VM, K8S, Glassfish, npm, yarn, Sonar, Mockito, Spring Test, Fortify Scan, Cloud Foundry, Azure DevOps, Google Kubernetes, AWS Pipeline, AWS Steps Function, SNS, SQS, LangChain, Visual Studio, R Studio, XCode, Android Studio, IntelliJ, Goland, Eclipse, GitHub codespaces, DevPods, ELK, Cordova, Gladle, JIRA, Confluence, Virtualbox, Bamboo, GIT, PlantUML, Hyper-v, Helm, Istio, Zookeeper, Locust, Kong, Dynatrace, Spring Boot, WASM, Hashicorp Vault, Consul, Packager, Rancher