Oliver Gros, Systems Architect searching for next opportunity

Oliver Gros

19 Beach Street

Westborough MA 01581

Tel: +1 781-866-9595




US-Permanent Resident (Greencard holder)



University of Applied Science Worms (Fachhochschule Worms)

Degree: Bachelor of Science 1996 (Dipl. Informatiker FH)

Major: Computer Science (Informatik)

Minor: Electrical Engineering (Nebenfach: Elektrotechnik)




May 2006 – August 2017

Sr. Solution Architect | OATSystems /Checkpoint Systems | Waltham MA

As Solution Architect in the Professional Services team I focused on the delivery of a customer

project defined by the Statement of Work (SoW). This includes the definition of the Requirements

using the SoW as a starting point and the refinement of the Requirements, the definition of a

Solution Architecture and the Design of the solution. All these steps included the customer to

ensure their intended business processes are met and can be appropriately mapped to the OAT

product either by core product functions or through customizations. Customizations were

implemented by a small team of Engineers using the developed Design.


Customers included: Polo/Ralph Lauren, BAE Systems, Cessna, Bell Helicopters, US-Veterans

Administration (VA), Airbus (Toulouse, France), Eurocopter (Marignane, France & Donauwörth,

Germany), Urban Outfitters, Perry Ellis, Target


Projects covered Industrial Asset Tracking (Airbus, BAE Systems, VA and others), Retail

Applications (Target, Urban Outfitters, Perry Ellis and others) as well as Logistics projects for

Walmart suppliers (e.g. Gillette/Procter & Gamble, Lasko and others)


Most Industrial and Logistics projects had unique hardware requirements and processes that

required a high degree of customization. Some included the selection of RFID Tags that could

withstand the temperatures of an Autoclave or outside weather conditions as well as the selection

of other hardware (RFID Readers, Optical and acoustical feedback devices, Barcode-scanner

(USB or networked), PLC program changes)


Beside my role as Solution Architect I supported:

Presales to acquire new business as a technical resource for Hardware and Software

configurations. Worked with the lead Presales person to define the scope of the project

and provided initial estimates.

Core Product Development by proposing, defining and providing enhancements.

Technologies used: Java platform, Eclipse IDE, Webservices (SOAP), SQL (oracle, MS SQL

Server), cvs & svn, ant & maven, JIRA, confluence, MS-SharePoint


OS Platforms: Windows, Linux


May 2005 – May 2006

Consultant | Trelliswerk | Medford MA

Worked for OAT Systems in Waltham MA to support their expansion of the RFID platform OAT

Foundation Suite (OFS). I was involved in a project for Prescription tracking for Hoffmann-La

Roche. This engagement ended when OATsystems offered me a permanent position.

Technologies used: Java platform, Eclipse IDE, Webservices (SOAP), cvs, ant

OS Platforms: Windows, Linux


June 2004 – May 2005

Part owner / Software Engineer | Trelliswerk LLC | Medford MA

Trelliswerk LLC focused on the creation of a Complex Event Processing Engine (CEP Engine) to

analyze and react to multiple connected data streams, and to derive actionable decisions. The

initial vertical selected was the financial marked to provide a configurable, algorithm based

trading facility.

Technologies used: MS .NET, Visual Studio, VSS

OS Platforms: Windows


October 1997 – June 2004

Software Engineer | Camelot-IS2 (d.b.a Skyva)| Medford MA

Designed and implemented a configurable way to integrate the skyva solution with SAP R3 (v4.0-

4.3) using Java native libraries and SAP native RFC libraries. This showed that the Java memory

handling was not sufficiently fast and therefore I created a pool based memory management

component to allow efficient, thread safe memory handling.

Technologies used: Java, C/C++, Eclipse, Visual Studio, cvs

OS Platforms: Windows (development & runtime), Solaris (runtime)


June 1996 – June 1997

Software Engineer | Unternehmensberatung Mutschall | Mannheim Germany

Development of a CORBA compliant broker in C++ based on the CORBA specification.

Worked as a consultant at AEG in Böblingen, Germany, to support the implementation of the

production automation system for the Mercedes A-Class.

Technologies used: C/C++, Visual Studio, cvs

OS Platforms: HP-UX, Digital Unix, Windows


Awards & Acknowledgements

Certificate of Appreciation from HP (as the main contractor) in the project with the Veterans