Senior IT Architect and Inventor

Jeffrey Long

I apply innovative thoughts, consistent leadership, and broad business experience to deliver valuable Information Technology (IT) solutions.

About


Hello, my name is Jeffrey Long. I have extensive IT expertise that has consistently converted organizational intent into action. I have a proven record of leading application and infrastructure teams in the design, construction, and implementation of new IT systems to connect strategic business goals, improve quality, and drive out costs. I am detail-oriented with executive-level communication skills.
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Employment


Mercedes-Benz Financial Services

Solution Architect July 2018-Present

Health Alliance Plan

IT Director October 2014 - June 2018

IBM Global Services

Senior IT Architect May 1995 - September 2014

Electronic Data Systems

Senior Systems Engineer November 1983 - April 1995

Education


B.S. in Computer and Information Science

The University of Michigan Dearborn, 1983

Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) Certified Agilist

Scaled Agile, Inc., 2017

IBM Certified IT Architect

IBM Architect Certification Board, 1997

Master Certified IT Architect

The Open Group, 2003

ITIL Foundations Certification

EXIN, 2008

Proficiencies


Solution Architect

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IT Director

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Enterprise Architect

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Integration Architect

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IT Governance / PMO

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Application Architect

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Infrastructure Architect

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Software Developer

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Technology & Tools


Cloud IAAS

Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure

Salesforce

Marketing Cloud / ExactTarget

Operating Systems

Windows, Linux, UNIX, DOS, z/OS (MVS)

Enterprise Architecture Tools

Essential Project, Excel to Graphviz

Application Servers

IBM WebSphere, Tomcat

Databases

Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, IBM DB2

Developer Tools

Eclipse, DBeaver, Postman, VSCode

Programming Languages

Java, VBA, C, Graphviz, PL/I

Scripting Languages

Ant, PowerShell, csh/bash

Web Service Protocols

REST, SOAP, XML, XSD, XSLT, JAXB

Visualization Tools

Graphviz, Visio, MindMap, Excel charts

Productivity Tools

Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio

Document Management

FileNet, Aras Innovator

Product Lifecycle Management

Aras Innovator

Workflow

Aras Innovator, Salesforce Marketing Cloud

Static Code Analysis

Checkstyle, CKJM, Cobertura, Doccheck, Findbugs, JavaNCSS, JCSC, PMD, RubberduckVBA

Development Methodologies

Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), Agile, Scrum, Waterfall, Rational Unified Process (RUP), IBM GS Method, EDS SDLC

Inventions


Excel to Graphviz Relationship Visualizer

This invention draws data relationship visualizations via an Excel spreadsheet which converts tabular data to Graphviz network graphs.

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Excel Organization Chart Creator

This invention converts an Excel worksheet containing employee information into organization charts suitable for publishing.

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Excel Client for Aras Innovator

This invention provides a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet interface to easily add, edit, delete, and query Aras Innovator Items and Relationships

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Excel SQL Utility

This invention exposes Excel's built-in ability to execute SQL statements to perform simple or complex queries of spreadsheet data.

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IBM WebSphere App Server Config Reporting Utilities

This invention addressed a common business need to document IBM WebSphere Application Server environments.

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Java Application Delivery Package

This invention standardized the Java EE build and deployment process as a repeatable, logically organized structured lifecycle for off-shore development organizations.

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Testimonials


 I worked with Jeff for four years. During that time, I witnessed his continual commitment to excellence in work that was for our customer (GM) and for IBM. In addition, and this is unusual in tech savvy SME's, Jeff repeatedly demonstrated wonderful relationship-building strengths. His soft skills are well-developed and part of his overall success package. He can sense how the customer is feeling, and he builds strong relationships with customers and colleagues. Jeff helped us create a leadership development workshop for our team called "Becoming a Trusted Advisor". He ought to know - it takes not just expertise, but sound relationships with customers. Jeff is a great asset to IBM. I recommend him without hesitation."

Maureen MonteAuthor & Leadership Consultant

 I had the privilege and pleasure to work with Jeff for 4 years at General Motors on a variety of IT Enterprise Architecture projects. Jeff is very knowledgeable and technically skilled, as well being a great "people person". It is a testament to his abilities that, long after leaving the GM account, he is still greatly missed -- and frequently mentioned -- by the client. Jeff would be a major asset on any architecture team."

Martin JamesSenior IT Architect, IBM

 I had the great pleasure of having Jeff Long on my team in support of the Enterprise Infrastructure Architecture IT function at General Motors. Jeff is a model of integrity and personal responsibility - he always does what he says he will, and gives 110% to the job at hand. Jeff is a self-starter and required little or no direction to accomplish his tasks. Jeff did a particularly good job working on an outage analysis consultative study, which was highly valued by the GM IT leaders. When the client asked our team to adopt agile practices and leverage an open-source product lifecycle management tool to automate IT processes, Jeff dove right in, became an expert on the tool, and quickly adapted to the client's preferred agile method (DSDM). I'd be happy to work with Jeff again anytime."

Jim LedererExecutive IT Architect/Project Manager, IBM

 Jeff is a highly accomplished Architect that proved to be a great mentor and leader during the time I worked with him. He has the highest level of expertise in complex system architecture, design, software methodology and service delivery. To this day, I am impressed with ability to perform detailed analysis on complex concepts and produce easy to understand documentation for non-technical audiences. Jeff is a great team player and an even better person that worked well with everyone on an engagement with multi-vendor teams. I admire his natural ability to be meticulousness, effective and efficient. He was valuable confidant to a scrutinizing client which spoke volumes about his skills."

Mwandama MutanukaSenior BPM Architect - Appian Practice Director, Perficient

 Jeffrey is an experienced architect, capable of succeeding in any technical IT environment. Excellent customer relationship skills, outstanding team work, effective coaching abilities and outstanding work ethic are the strengths he brings to his assignments. Jeffrey has a thorough understanding and working knowledge of sound architecture principles and applies them in both application software and infrastructure subject matter."

Ann-Marie KrulExecutive Program Manager, IBM

 This is without a doubt one of the best Excel tools ever created, in my opinion. The documentation, the forethought, the ease of use - not only is it incredibly easy to create Graphviz files with this tool, but it's a great segway into the DOT language and Graphviz in general. So powerful because it's so easy to use. If you have a need for Graphviz, but are unsure how to develop with it, this tool will make your life *easy*."

chilangostaSourceForge User of Excel to Graphviz

Top 5 Strengths


#1 - Responsibility

Takes ownership of what they say they will do. Committed to stable values such as honesty and loyalty.

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#2 - Analytical

Searches for reasons and causes, and thinks about all the factors that might affect a situation.

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#3 - Harmony

Looks for consensus. Doesn't enjoy conflict; rather, seeks areas of agreement.

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#4 - Relator

Enjoys close relationships with others. Finds deep satisfaction in working hard with friends to achieve a goal.

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#5 - Adaptability

Prefers to “go with the flow”, being a “now” people who takes things as they come and discover the future one day at a time.

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Twitter Tweets


Style Designer dropdown lists now show the colors for font, fill, border, and edge color choices. All color schemes… https://t.co/V4QFYIyuBu

Excel to Graphviz Relationship Visualizer for @Apple macOS is finally available at https://t.co/q5jf0oeelr @msexcel… https://t.co/alUdUimZwi

New @msexcel to @graphviz release with JSON export/import capabilities! Use it to put your data under source contro… https://t.co/DnRi4uSU37

New release! Excel to Graphviz can now auto-refresh as you type values into cells or change ribbon options. Lots of… https://t.co/9y6eSGn4bn

Set out to build a domain model diagram, and Graphviz's "osage" layout was perfect for the task. So happy I figured… https://t.co/b9GPW0dmKk

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Contact


  • 34188 Navin Avenue, Livonia, Michigan, 48152-1260