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Dariush Navabi, Ph.D.
5331 East Sapphire Lane, Paradise Valley AZ, 85253 | 602-692-9255 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Full-time employment with an established progressive company in the field of information technology
with an emphasis on business development and technology integration; special interests include
Project Leadership, business analysis and application architecture.
Summary of Qualifications
Proven IT professional with 19 years of experience in software industry, over 10 years in technology
consulting with Accenture. Held various private industry and consulting positions as Lead Business
Analyst, Software Engineering Manager and hands-on Application Architect in Motorola, Countrywide
Home Loans, American Express and Vital Processing Services.
Four years of rule-based expert system program design and development building elegant solutions to
10 years of experience as computer science lecturer and assistant professor.
Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of Louisiana at Lafayette, May 1991.
Project Planning, Monitoring
Budgeting and ROI
Skill Management and
Team Building, Mentoring
and People Development
Architecture and Integration
Performance and Scalability
Architectural and Design
Java EE and Pega
Java, C, C++, Lisp and Prolog
Cloud and SaaS
Database and SQL
Windows, Unix and Linux
SDLC, Waterfall and Agile
Requirements Analysis and
Custom Software Design
Software Quality Assurance
Countrywide Home Loans Expert System (CLUES) Architect and Business Analyst: Enhanced
CLUES mortgage underwriting rules to improve performance and maintainability; Upgraded CLUES with
the latest version of ART*Enterprise expert system; implemented horizontal scaling to improve
regression test throughput; designed and prototyped distributed process model for loan underwriting
process from origination to closing.
Results: Improved performance and maintainability; increased throughput of the regression test
processing by 4 times; designed end-to-end loan processing cycle automation serving decentralized
retail and wholesale branches.
Software Engineering Manager for American Express Membership Rewards Project:
Concurrently managed implementation and development ofweb-based applications that establish online
link between American Express and two business alliance partners (Hilton and AirTran) enabling reward
point transfers, verifications, enrollments, and account linkages in real time; managed budgeting,
scheduling and communication between American Express and partners.
Results: On time delivery of defect-free productsthrough carefulplanning,testing and QAefforts under
aggressive project timelines.
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Data Warehouse and Reporting Project Lead Business Analyst for American Express: Led
development of data warehouse and reporting capability for American Express’ partners’ account
receivable; performed requirements gathering, analysis and functional design; worked closely with
American Express leadership and their many bank partners.
Results: Deployed a reporting platform for generating financial statements for all bank owned and
managed legalentities that are accurate,financially balanced,timely and auditable. The platformserves
as the core for a larger initiatives known as Operation Banking Excellence.
Software Application Architect and Business Analyst for Multi-Tier Payment Processing
Application for Vital: Directed requirementsgathering,analysis andfunctionaldesign ofa multi-tiered,
rule centric software application for automated credit card processing; provided leadership in software
application architecture, ILOG rule engine and Java technology.
Results: Supported software agility through externalizing business logic in a user friendly rule format.
Business Development and Vendor Relationship: Served as centralcontact in developing Accenture
relationship with Waratek; led effort for the Proof of Concept (PoC) for Waratek's Java Virtualization
product; integrated Waratek's product with Accenture's Java platform; drove creation of documentation
for internal project teams and external client resources; expanded on Waratek's could VM features
including multi-tenancy, elasticity and metering; increased their benefits in cost reduction, flexibility
and reliability for Java based applications.
Results: Helped foster a strong business relationship between Accenture and Waratek.
Global Java Capability Curriculum Lead: Owned the maintenance of the Java curriculum at
Accenture; managed development and provided technical leadership for ten technical training courses;
proposed andimplementeda new modelfor the Java skills specialty structure (i.e.Single Skill Inventory,
Results: Established a strong Java curriculum in line with industry needs serving approximately 15,000
practitioners across the organization in various geographies. Through SSI enabled Accenture Java
practice to better identify available skills for staffing and evaluate and manage skill gaps for
approximately 10,000 developers.
Rule Engine Architect and Business Analyst for Learning Productions: Designed and
implemented the rule-engine component of the Mentor Project. Mentor is a platform for creating
education simulations where learner learns by interacting with simulated characters through case study
scenarios. Mentor platform was used to develop simulations for training cognitive skills in the area of
marketing and sales of computer hardware and software for Avnet Inc.
Results: This project resulted in patented technology and acquisition of Learning Productions by
SmartForce (now part of Skillsoft) for $16,000,000.
o MAY 2004 – NOV 2014: Accenture, Software
o AUG 2003 – MAY 2004: Richard Stockton College
of New Jersey, Assistant Professor
o SEP 2000 – JUL 2002: Countrywide Home
Loans, Expert System Architect
o SEP 1998 - AUG 2000: Learning Productions,
Expert System Architect
o NOV 1995 - AUG 1998: Motorola, Project, Senior
o AUG 1986 - DEC 1995: University of Louisiana,
Lecturer and Assistant Professor
Education and Credentials:
Ph.D. in Computer Science, University of Louisiana
at Lafayette, May 1991
B.S. in Computer Science, New Mexico State
University, August 1977
Certification: Pegasystems Certified System
Architect (CSA), June 2014
Patent: D. Navabi, et. al., Event Based System for
Use within the Creation and Implementation of
Educational Simulations, March 2002
Membership: Industrial Advisory Council, School of
Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems
Engineering at Arizona State University.
Areas of Interest and Current Research
TOGAF and ArchiMate
Predictive and Adaptive Analytics