Shawn Wallace

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Highly accomplished Principal Architect with over three decades of experience in designing and delivering scalable and innovative software solutions. Seeking a challenging position as a Principal Architect in an organization to leverage experience in guiding teams through complex technology transformations and driving business success.

Summary of Qualifications

  • Extensive experience as a Principal Architect, leading the design and development of enterprise-level software solutions for multiple companies in various industries.
  • Strong expertise in system architecture, software engineering, and application integration.
  • Proven ability to analyze complex business requirements and translate them into technical solutions.
  • Proficient in a wide range of programming languages, frameworks, and technologies.
  • Track record of successfully managing cross-functional teams and collaborating with stakeholders to deliver high-quality solutions on time and within budget.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to troubleshoot and resolve technical challenges.
  • Strong communication skills, with a proven ability to present technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders effectively.

Professional Experience

Principal Architect | Centric Consulting | Kettering, Ohio | July 2019 - Present

Works with Centric’s national technology leadership team across all organizational groups. Serves as a subject matter expert for technology service offerings. Provides leadership for technical initiatives, both internally and for Centric’s customers. Technology evangelist and practitioner.

Is a technical leader of projects and teams. Responsible for:

  • Enterprise solution architecture and design
  • Services strategy
  • Technical components of IT Strategy
  • Development coordination across multiple teams in local and international time zones
  • Leading uplift of current platforms to adopt modern patterns and practices.
  • Driving technology culture, seeking to make Centric a “destination employer” for technologists.
  • Collaborated with clients to understand their business objectives, analyze requirements, and design scalable and robust software architectures.
  • Conducted technology assessments and provided recommendations on suitable frameworks, tools, and platforms.
  • Developed architectural roadmaps, system design documents, and technical specifications.
  • Led the implementation of software solutions, ensuring adherence to better practices and industry standards.
  • Mentored and coached junior architects and developers to enhance their technical skills and foster a culture of continuous learning.
  • Provided technical guidance and support to project teams throughout the software development lifecycle.
  • Built strong relationships with clients, fostering long-term partnerships and generating repeat business opportunities.

Adjunct Professor | Columbus State Community College | Columbus, Ohio | June 2015 - June 2016

Worked with CSCC modernize their computer science educational offerings by:

  • Updating curriculum and modernize tooling
  • Part of a team creating a new C# practical application course
  • Recruiting new instructors
  • Plan for replatforming multiple applications in the portfolio of library customer developed systems
  • Coach existing instructors in newer and better practices and patterns

Senior Architect | Centric Consulting | Kettering, Ohio | February 2011 - July 2019

Architect | Centric Consulting | Kettering, Ohio | August 2010 - February 2011

  • Collaborated with cross-functional teams to design and develop scalable software architectures for enterprise-level applications.
  • Conducted architectural reviews and implemented improvements to optimize performance, security, and maintainability.
  • Worked closely with project managers, business analysts, and developers to ensure alignment of technical solutions with business goals.
  • Implemented design patterns and best practices to enhance code quality and maintainability.
  • Led efforts to modernize legacy systems, improving scalability, reliability, and user experience.
  • Provided technical guidance and support to development teams, troubleshooting complex issues and ensuring timely delivery of projects.

Senior Solutions Architect | Heuristic Solutions, LLC | Washington, DC | July 2008 - August 2010

  • Worked as an Architect and team lead in the Consulting practice. I worked on projects (large and small) for many Metro DC Area companies focusing on the Microsoft Technology stack.
  • Assisted in the creation of a new product business for Heuristics called LearningBuilder ( In this role, I led the development of the first versions of this Learning Management system.

Director of Consulting Services | Allen, Williams & Hughes Co. | Dublin, Ohio | July 2007 - July 2008

  • Designed and deployed AWH’s MOSS/InfoPath environment supporting sales workflow/- processes, recruiting workflow/processes, collaboration, and corporate information - delivery
  • Utilized SharePoint Workflow, multiple data collection (forms) and reporting utilities, - and the Microsoft Taxonomy toolset to support content delivery.
  • Deployment of GeoDocs Content Management System at numerous clients or in hosted - environments. Configuration, conversion, and refinement of ASP.NET modules and templates
  • Developed and utilized taxonomies to support enterprise-wide content delivery strategies - (Union County Health Department, Ohio Education Association, Mount Carmel Health Plans)
  • Architecting of Tablet PC-based information gathering application with special - synchronization functionalities using serialization to manage connected/disconnected - states

Chief Technical Officer | Symeron Software, Inc. | Columbus, Ohio | August 1998 - July 2007

  • Designed AutoClick, Sales Force Automation/Customer Relationship Management tool for the - Automotive Retail Market. Led process and development effort throughout.
  • Implemented the automotive retail vertical process
  • Currently used nationally by over 2000 automotive organizations
  • Designed and implemented scalable production hosting environment
  • Integrated the application with numerous large-scale automotive systems utilizing - multiple technologies including, for example, extensive web services. Clients included - Credit Acceptance Corp, General Motors Corp, Ford Motor Credit, Mazda North American - Operations (MNAO), various banks and financial institutions.
  • Utilized industry-wide information sharing standards including ADF and STAR.
  • Use of n-tier architectures and multiple programming languages to deliver cross-platform - integration
  • Software manages 2 million prospects across the dealership client network in a hosted - environment
  • Designed, deployed (in 2003) and maintained SharePoint to provide issue tracking, - collaboration, content management to support multiple deployment teams and customer - service initiatives

Senior Consultant | newMedia, Inc. | Columbus, Ohio | November 1995 - August 1998

  • Project management, sales coordination and technical leadership & architecture
  • Responsible for research into adoption of Microsoft and competing technologies for clients
  • Led technical teams implementing the following;
  • Connectivity to legacy systems
  • Communication between dissimilar systems
  • WAN size software deployments with thousands of users distributed worldwide
  • Microsoft Certified Trainer
    • Enterprise training
    • Technical training
  • Development team and development process organization
  • Software recommendations
  • Tool recommendations
  • Hardware and supporting infrastructure requirements.

Application Developer | Metatec Corporation | Dublin, Ohio | September 1993 - November 1995

Staff developer working on Metatec’s suite of commercial content applications created specifically for the new medium of CD-ROM. Worked both in customer facing solutions and on the data processing and indexing of searchable content.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and Engineering The Ohio State University 1997


  • Microsoft Certified Professional, since 1995
  • AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner, July 2018

Technical Skills

Over quite a long career has spent time in most of the most used platforms and frameworks. Spends most recent time implementing large-scale enterprise modern architectures.

  • Programming Languages: C#, JavaScript, T-SQL, Go, Objective-C, Swift
  • Frameworks and Technologies: .NET, Angular, React, iOS, Event-streaming/Event-Driven Architecture
  • Databases: Relational RDBMS, and several schema-less
  • Cloud Platforms: AWS, Azure, limited GCP
  • Tools and Methodologies: Event-Driven Architecture, Agile (SCRUM, Kanban), DevOps/CI/CD


  • Customer Management System for Automobile Sales Industry, US 6941305, September 2005


Available upon request