Joshua Kirchmeier

Past Experiences

Business Optimization & Service Excellence

 

Delivered multi-million dollars of efficiencies through multiple engagements leveraging service management and lean/agile frameworks, concepts and a mindset focused on optimization and delivering business value.

Innovation & Transformation

 

Established new solutions, services, and capabilities leveraging cloud models, platforms and tooling to modernize legacy systems, eliminate technical debt and be competitive advantages.

 

I'm an IT Leader

 

Officially, my job is to lead digital transformation and IT operational excellence change efforts to accelerate business growth and deliver value for my company

 

But really? I am a change agent to bring new capabilities, technologies, and approaches that enable my company to compete and win

About me

 

I am an experienced technical leader with 15+ years working across many industries, technologies, and roles, including leading teams, products, projects, and departments that are focused on delivering new capabilities and benefits. I enjoy working with technology and partnering with people to develop a vision and approach that maximizes value and ROI.

 

More About Josh

 

 

I am a passionate leader with a diverse technical and managerial background that is focused on delivering value and working together to achieve success. I have broad industry background in business and technology, working with partners and clients of varying sizes to help architect and lead solutions, services and organizations through transformation and optimization initiatives.

 

Industries: Defense, Government, Financial Services, Retail, Manufacturing, Professional Services, Banking, Education, Healthcare, Oilfield Services, Tribal Nations, Insurance, and Software Development

 

Roles: Leader, Technical Manager, Product Owner, Product Manager, Project Manager, People Manager, Department Manager, Service Management, Cloud Native Transformation Innovation, Kubernetes Service Owner, Containers as a Service Leader, SharePoint Architect, SharePoint Developer, SharePoint Administrator, .NET Application Developer, SQL BI Developer, Business Analyst.

 

Skills: Leading Transformation, Innovation and Change Advocate, Service Management, Service Optimization, ITILv4, Lean/Agile, K8s, OpenShift, Rancher RKE, PCF, CaaS, AWS, SAFe, Six Sigma, SharePoint, .NET, SQL, C#, BI, Consulting

 

I live in Southern New Hampshire with my family and enjoy taking advantage of our location for easy access to outdoor activities at local mountains, oceans, and lakes while being close to urban centers for great dining, shopping and cultural activities. 

 

 

Experience

 

Product Owner - RMD Orchestration and Container Kubernetes Service (ROCKS)

 

In this role I led the design, development and implementation of a new product mode team that was focused on delivering Kubernetes based container orchestration platforms that was infrastructure agnostic to enable the business to transform. 

 

  • Developed the vision and approach, staffed the team, implemented a service portal and executed communications to successfully launch the new ROCKS product. 
  • Established an agile lean approach with an MVP product on path towards full production capabilities including on-premises and cloud platforms as well as building blocks for deployments in under 6 months. 
  • Enabled explosive growth for container orchestration platforms with cluster pods growing over 200% in first 6 months. 
  • Partnered with key teams and initiatives to gain approvals from compliance and regulations on container platforms across unclassified and classified domains.  

 

 

 

 

Service Management Excellence Department Manager at Raytheon Missiles & Defense

 

In this role I established a new department in Digital Technology at RMD focused on accelerating business growth and digital transformation through innovative services and standardization of practices, processes and tooling. 

 

  • Focused on modernizaton and digital transformation initiatives supporting over 500 disparate information systems with over $175M of program scope. 
  • Leader of leaders that is invested in growing and mentoring people to achieve their career goals and exceed the business initiatives.
  • Responsible for $8M budget for digital business infrastructure financial management including planning, capital investments, operational expenses and overall AOP ownership. 
  • Led multiple initiatives across multiple services that delivered over $7M in value in 2020.

 

 

 

Application Platform Services Manager at Raytheon Company

 

In this role I applied lean/agile and ITIL frameworks to optimize service delivery and established a cloud service model to modernize applications, eliminate technical debt and automate key functions. 

 

  • Service owner for Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF) application services including over $4M budget, service team, capacity management, governance, operations and monitoring. 
  • Leader of over 20 IT professionals with a mix of full time employees, contractors and vendors. 
  • Speaker at SpringOne Platform 2018 Conference in Washington DC discussing establishing cloud services in a regulated environment.  YouTube
  • Led service optimization efforts including retiring over 9 platforms saving $3M annually, reducing service request average closure time by 80% and reducing overall team cost over 10%. 

 

 

 

Application Development & Collaboration Services Manager at Raytheon Company

 

In this role I led a team of .NET application developers and managed Office 365/SharePoint development services focused on delivering innovative solutions to Raytheon internal employees, businesses and functions. 

 

  • Leader of over 20 IT developer professionals that supported the $40M operations focused on Office 365, SharePoint and .NET applications. 
  • Service owner for over 11 SharePoint and Office 365 platforms supporting over 60k Raytheon employees and contractors.
  • Led modernization efforts on SharePoint development using app model and client side development approaches as well as extensive partnerships for data migrations across platforms.  

 

 

 

Enterprise Collaboration Mission Area Technical Lead at Raytheon Company

 

In this role I was the technical leader focused on collaboration technologies and innovation for the Raytheon Global Business Services business unit. 

 

  • Technical advisor and lead for SharePoint development, implementation and migration to Office 365 Dedicated ITAR for Raytheon Company. 
  • Architected, designed and lead development activities to develop an Office 365 and on-premises SharePoint 2013 hybrid Records Management solution. 
  • Speaker at internal Raytheon Company symposiums on SharePoint development at the speed of the business and value of leveraging SharePoint services and capabilities. 

 

 

 

Technical Services and Solutions Consultant

 

Across multiple companies, including Slalom Consulting, Avanade Inc., and BlumShapiro Consulting, I lead multiple initiatives to develop solutions that leveraged technology to bring new capabilities to clients and partners. 

 

  • Technical lead and scrum master for an oilfield services company delivering a contract approval system integrating SAP, MS CRM/Dynamics, and SharePoint to mobile applications to support field sales. 
  • Technical lead and architect on a content management solution leveraging SharePoint and Office 365 for a Healthcare service provider that delivered over $200k of value.
  • Project Manager and Technical Lead to develop content management solutions for multiple private college and secondary schools in New England. 
  • Technical Lead on a media asset management solution for a multi-national advertising and branding company that allowed sharing of media and content creation across multiple jurisdictions and boundries. 

 

 

 

Contact

 

Please reach out with any questions, interest in connecting or anything help. I can be reached through the form below or at LinkedIn or my email address: Joshua.Kirchmeie@gmail.com

 

Have a great day!

 

-Josh

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