About Me

Well experienced IT professional and architect with “Hands-On” mentality, working with dedication since over 20 years in the IT environment. Widespread knowledge across all domains, with strong skillset in the Microsoft technology stack. Main Objective and credo over time is to bridge the gap between Infrastructure and Application Silo's

Current focus is Architecture Consulting Specialties: Infrastructure Architecture, DC transformation, Application Management, shared Services platforms, IIS, high availability

Current Role
Managing Consultant / IT Architecture at Novatec Consulting Germany Focusing on architectural belongings for our Customers, Pre Sales activities and Workshop Moderation

Contact Details

Kay Muehlena
Kriemhildstrasse 14
65232 Taunusstein Germany
+49 6128 748271
kay@muehlena.de

Work

Managing Consultant / IT Archtecture

Novatec Consulting GmbH Sep 2018 - present

Managing Consultant and IT Architect, strong Focus on EAM, Cloud Transition, Process Management & Governance, IT Programme and Project Management, Strategy & Advisory, Relationship Management

Business PMO Lead

Jones Lang LaSalle Jan 2018 - Sep 2018

PMO Lead & PM Capability Lead, Capacity planning & Management, Recruitment, Process Management & Governance, IT Programme and Project Management, Strategy development for B-PMO, Strategy & Advisory, Relationship Management

IT Manager Projects & Change

Jones Lang LaSalle May 2017 - Jan 2018

Team and Line lead for Projects in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, Application Management for the 'DACH' Apps estate, integration into EMEA and GLOBAL teams, governance for the core Applications and trusted Advisor for technical and architectural customer issues and belongings • shared Services platforms • Project Management • TOGAF • SOA • .NET • Web Services • MS SQL Databases • IIS based Webhosting • Oracle WebLogic • High Availability Application server hosting in large & scalable environments • Network topologies • Microsoft Server Stack

Application Manager

Jones Lang LaSalle November 2016 - April 2017

Application Management for the German Apps estate, integration into EMEA and GLOBAL teams, governance for the core Applications and trusted Advisor for technical and architectural customer issues and belongings • shared Services platforms • Project Management • TOGAF • SOA • .NET • Web Services • MS SQL Databases • IIS based Webhosting • Oracle WebLogic • High Availability Application server hosting in large & scalable environments • Network topologies • Microsoft Server Stack

IT Architect

Hewlett Packard Enterprise November 2015 - November 2016

Infrastructure Architecture • DC transformation • shared Services platforms • Project Management • TOGAF • SOA • JEE • .NET • Web Services • MS SQL Databases • IIS based Webhosting • Oracle WebLogic • High Availability Application server hosting in large & scalable environments • Network topologies • Microsoft Server Stack • BizTalk • Telco knowhow

IT Architect

HP April 2010 - November 2015

Infrastructure Architecture • DC transformation • shared Services platforms • Project Management • TOGAF • SOA • JEE • .NET • Web Services • MS SQL Databases • IIS based Webhosting • Oracle WebLogic • High Availability Application server hosting in large & scalable environments • Network topologies • Microsoft Server Stack • Telco knowhow

Consultant Specialist

HP November 2009 - April 2010

Microsoft Infrastructure & technology specialist • SQL Server Infrastructure and Architecture • SOA & Web Services oriented design and Architecture (.NET/JEE) • technical Project lead • .NET specialist for asp and ASP.NET development

Consultant Specialist

EDS Business Solutions GmbH July 2008 - November 2009

Microsoft Infrastructure & technology specialist • SQL Server Infrastructure and Architecture • SOA & Web Services oriented design and Architecture (.NET/JEE) • technical Project lead • .NET specialist for asp and ASP.NET development

eBusiness System Engineer

Motorola Mai 2005 - July 2008

SOA point of contact for EMEA • SOA & Web Services oriented design and Architecture (.NET/JEE) • Technical lead Motorola global shared .NET environment • Solution Engineering and Consulting Services for Motorola Business Groups • .NET specialist for asp and ASP.NET development

IT Project Engineer

Motorola December 2000 - May 2005

Technical lead Motorola global shared .NET environment • Solution Engineering and Consulting Services for Motorola Business Groups • .NET specialist for asp and ASP.NET development • US, EMEA, APAC follow the sun service model (architecture, training and implementation)

LAN Engineer

Motorola April 1999 - Decemper 2000

Windows Active Directory rollout Germany • Windows Server Support (File and Print) • MS SQL Administration • Exchange Administration • Local Web Administration and development

LAN Administrator

Motorola July 1995 - April 1999

Novell Network and CCMail support • Desktop Support for MacOS, Windows, OS/2 • Server Support Windows NT

Projects

Business PMO Lead

Business PMO setup JLL Germany Januar 2018 - August 2018

Activities:
Rollout and design PM and PMO Governance Structure for JLL TDIM Germany. Implement Tooling, reporting and project management primitives. Settlement of a functioning PMO. Revision and Cleanup of Roadmap and budgetary processes

Skills:
International experience, fluent English, Project management, Leadership

IT Manager Change & Project

Workfront Rollout JLL Germany Februar 2017 - August 2018

Activities:
Implementation of Workfront as desired Project Management tool for JLL Germany - Migrate all Projects from Core Technology Service into Workfront - Migrate the Business IT into the JLL Project Management tooling - train and guide the German Teams.

Skills:
International experience, fluent English, Project management, Leadership

IT Manager Change & Project

Application Management Setup November 2016 - Januar 2018

Activities:
Setup of Application Management for Germany - Adhere historical processes to ITIL - implement Vendor Management - fasten processes through digitisation - implement accredited PM processes and tooling.

Skills:
Infrastructure / Operating Center knowledge, Application Architecture, international experience, fluent English, Project management, Leadership

Lead Architect Application Migration (governance)

Datacenter Transformation BASF April 2016 - November 2016

Activities:
Technical planning and advisory for Application and Server Migrations. Definition of Migration methodologies, toolset planning and third party contact in the tooling domain. Technical governance for the Application Migration project and interface into all delivery domains (network, datacenter, operations)- Trusted Advisor for technical and architectural customer issues and belongings

Skills:
Infrastructure / Operating Center knowledge, Application Architecture, international experience, fluent English, Project management, Leadership

Principal Architect Technical Transformation

Datacenter Transformation NOKIA November 2015 - April 2016

Activities:
Architectural lead for all technical belongings in the transformation Domain. Technical Advisor of the Global Architecture capability.

Skills:
Infrastructure / Operating Center knowledge, Application Architecture, international experience, fluent English, Project management, Leadership

Account Principal Architect

CT Office TNT Express June 2015 - November 2015

Activities:
Architectural oversight on all technical belongings in the Account. Account growth and future strategy determination. Sanity work for the account Startup phase and beginning transformation.

Skills:
Infrastructure / Operating Center knowledge, In deep transformation knowledge, Application Architecture, international experience, fluent English, Project management, Leadership

Technical Transformation Lead / Chief Architect

Datacenter transformation Alcatel-Lucent January 2015 - May 2015

Activities:
Architectural lead for all technical belongings in the transformation Domain. Technical Lead of the Global Architecture capability.

Skills:
Infrastructure / Operating Center knowledge, Application Architecture, international experience, fluent English, Project management, Leadership

Lead Architect Technical Transformation

Datacenter transformation Alcatel-Lucent November 2012 - December 2014

Activities:
Architectural lead for all technical belongings in the transformation Domain. Technical Lead of the Global Architecture & Assessment capability with 30+ members globally.

Skills:
Infrastructure / Operating Center knowledge, Application Architecture, international experience, fluent English, Project management, Leadership

Global Principal Architect

Datacenter Transformation Bid August 2013 - December 2013

Activities:
Team lead of bid architects. Design reviews for all major Domains (OS Designs, Print Backbone, DB Designs, EAI Bus Backbones, etc.). Global Gap Analysis to contractual fulfilment. Transformation forecast for Project runtime.

Skills:
Infrastructure / Operating Center knowledge, Application Architecture, Cross Technology knowledge, international experience, fluent English, Project management, Leadership

Principal Architect

Datacenter Transformation Bid-review DOD Australia July 2013

Activities:
Bid review on a new offer in Sydney, Gap analysis and mitigation proposal for the technical transformation planning

Skills:
Account knowledge, contract knowledge, Infrastructure / Operating Center knowledge, Application Architecture, international experience, fluent English, Project management, Leadership

Global Lead Architect Technical Transformation

Datacenter Transformation re-plan January 2013 - June 2013

Activities:
Major contribution to the technical part of the re-plan. Global Forecast analysis and construction for re-enabling transformation.

Skills:
Account knowledge, contract knowledge, Infrastructure / Operating Center knowledge, Application Architecture, international experience, fluent English, Project management, Leadership

EMEA Migration Architect

Datacenter transformation Alcatel-Lucent October 2010 - November 2012

Activities:
Architectural lead for all EMEA & APAC based migrations

Skills:
Infrastructure / Operating Center knowledge, Application Architecture, international experience, fluent English, Project management

Coordinator Infrastructure activities

Ordermanagement Platform Vodafone March 2010

Activities:
Operational (non-functional) Requirements planning & Implementation

Skills:
Infrastructure / Operating Center knowledge, JEE / Weblogic and SOA skills, Project management

Consultant Specialist

strategic SOA Platform Vodafone November 2009 - January 2011

Activities:
Microsoft Infrastructure Architecture • Team Foundation Services • MS SQL Architecture

Skills:
Microsoft Technology Stack, MS SQL 2008, MS Team Foundation, Kerberos & SAML technologies, LDAP

Consultant Specialist

IP Contact Center Vodafone March 2009 - November 2009

Activities:
Project Lead 64Bit MS SQL Rollout • Partial Project Lead Quality Assurance and Test Center • Microsoft Infrastructure Architecture • MS SQL Architecture • Q&A for SQL and DotNet

Skills:
Microsoft technology Stack, MS SQL 2005, Tomcat, C#, Java, Project Management, CISCO Technology Stack, SIP

Consultant Specialist

SharePoint & CRM hosted solutions March 2007 - Dec 2009

Activities:
Microsoft Infrastructure Architecture • MS SQL Backend Design & Support

Skills:
Microsoft Technology Stack, MS SQL 2005

Consultant Specialist

various Project and Sales contributions July 2008 - February 2009

Activities:
MS Infrastructure Architecture • Presales and Sales Support • Portal Architecture on Websphere • SSO / LDAP / AD Architecture • SharePoint Backend Architecture

Skills:
Microsoft technology Stack, MS SQL 2005, Tomcat, WebSphere, JEE Architecture, SOA Architecture

Education

FH Giessen-Friedberg / University of applied sciences [IT]

not graduadet 1991 - 1994

Fachgymnasium Wilhelmshaven / Commercial High School

graduated 1990 – 1991

Berufsausbildung Industriekaufmann / Professional education as Industrial Sales Management Assistant

graduated 1988 – 1990

Fachgymnasium Gesundheit & Soziales / vocational training school

not graduated 1987 – 1988

Handelsschule / Business School

graduated 1985 – 1987

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Testimonials

  • Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it.

    Steve Jobs
  • If you can't explain it to a six year old, you don't understand it yourself.

    Albert Einstein
  • IT is surely about technology - but moreover it is about people using it, demanding it, living it. You'll never get it either or...

    Kay Muehlena