Alexey Makhnev

Career Profile

Senior integration solutions developer / data engineer / product owner with 15 years of hand-on development, maintenance and support experience in multiple large-scale multi-country projects in Manufacturing, Public, Oil & Gas, Financial Services industries.

Professional Expertise

Integration

It is not an easy task to create really effective team from strong performing individuals. And here I am not speaking about the people but software applications. For me integration is one of major areas of interest with many years of experience working with all kinds of enterprise grade integration tools – from creating complex integration scenarios with SAP Process Integration or Microsoft Biztalk to high performing ETL processing using SAP BODS or database procedures.

Custom development

I love developing and very often custom code could become the most elegant way to solve complex problems. I have extensive experience in designing and implementing system critical components on application or database levels using mostly Java and PLSQL, occasionally putting my hands on variety of tools and languages – maintaining front-end using HTML/CSS and Javascript, fixing webservice implemented in C#, creating complex Excel macros with VBA and batch scripts with Powershell.

Solution ownership

I never had word “owner” in my official work title. However for me ownership never was about the title but how you do your job – it is about personal responsibility for the solution, sticking to commitments, communicating on all levels to transform ideas from business users to programmers or management, making real difference. Helping people by solving complex problems and addressing challenging requirements really makes my everyday work enjoyable and brings satisfaction.

Programming Languages and Technologies

Java SQL PLSQL Javascript ASP.Net/C#/VBA Oracle DB MSSQL DB SAP PI/PO ETL Data Engineering on Google Cloud

Work experience

Accenture (project for AB-InBev/Asahi)

Woking, UK
Integration Expert (iHub)
04/2017 – now

Implementation of SCP and Manufacturing integration solution separation as part of AB In-Bev Europe business divestment. Design and implementation of cross-component integration scenarios within AB In-Bev Global Template, training of support team.

SABMiller Plc

Woking, UK
Integration Solution Owner
05/2012 – 04/2017

Functional designer and technical system owner of a custom-built system performing reliable high throughput data integration between SAP (Finance, Procurement, Manufacturing, etc.) and Infor (Supply Chain Planning and Manufacturing) landscapes within Global Template solution (Infor iHub)

  • Integrated data flow scenarios design and implementation. Build and enhancement of solution critical components and interfaces such as:
    • High-performance interface for SAP movements and sales documents resulted in superior operational data visibility and significantly increased planning accuracy for active GT countries.
    • Multiregional feature allowing solution to work 24×7 mode providing businesses within different time zones (Europe, Australia, LatAm) with the same level of service.
    • Performance improvements – full MD regeneration time reduced from 2.5 hours to 30 minutes, processing of large transactional datasets – from 6-8 hours to 20-30 minutes.
  • Support and change management of the solution in multiple simultaneous projects and environments.
    • Deployed solution in multiple regions, including Australia, Czech/Slovakia, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Latin America countries.
    • Designed version control process for Oracle database objects and moving changes across complex enterprise landscape (two tracks with several dev/test environments in each). With up to 100 active changes, no issues were connected with misalignment of objects.

SABMiller Plc

Woking, UK
Service Manager
04/2016 – 04/2017

GT Non-SAP Service Delivery Manager is a secondment role. Managed operations of GT Non-SAP systems with more than 100 application servers and databases in production landscape. Key responsibilities include:

  • Change management, coordination of emergency/regular maintenance and patching processes.
  • Driving activities executed by multiple geographically distributed support teams (business users, onsite and offshore support, vendors)
  • Hand-on works on systems supported internally, root cause analysis, implementation of changes.

Japan Tobacco International

London, UK
Integration Developer
09/2011 – 12/2011

Designed several custom SAP PI interfaces between SAP ECC and storage system using Java//Database/ccBPM. Implemented advanced alert mechanism allowing users to restart certain BPM activities from email. Reviewed all JTI SAP PI interfaces, completed migration assessment from PI 7.0 to PI 7.3.

Service Birmingham

Birmingham, UK
Integration Consultant
02/2009 – 09/2011

Customer First project is a SAP implementation in UK’s largest council (one million residents) aimed to automate all aspects of daily council tasks. As part of project team implemented several integration interfaces using advanced Java development within SAP PI module. At a later stage moved into SAP PI integration landscape owner role in support organization with responsibilities to maintain smooth operation of more than 250 integration interfaces in production.

GESeaCo

London, UK
Senior Consultant
03/2008 – 01/2009

Technical team lead completing integration component of solution for reliable collection and processing of EDI messages in global container leasing company. Led small off-shore development and later the support team. Overall positive feedback on solution was received during first week after go-live with number of errors in integration layer reduced from 10% of all traffic to 0.

IBS Group

Moscow, Russia
Senior Consultant / Developer
12/2004 – 02/2008

Successfully completed several projects for large customers by developing and supporting solutions based on Java/.Net, enterprise grade databases, SAP / Microsoft integration technologies.

SoftAriA

Novosibirsk, Russia
Java Developer
01/2002 – 12/2004

Completed development of several mid-to-large scale websites based on J2EE/Oracle technologies.

Education history

August 2017, Google Cloud Certified
Google Certified Professional – Data Engineer
Verify

2007, SAP Certification
Development Consultant SAP NetWeaver ’04 – Exchange Infrastructure & Integration Technology.

1996-2001, Novosibirsk State University, Novosibirsk, Russia
Mathematician/System Programmer in Applied Mathematics and Computing Systems.
Specialist Degree (with distinction), equivalent to BS (Hons) or higher.