Resume: Michael Pareene

Michael Pareene
5300 SE 1st Court #38
Des Moines, IA, 50315
Cell: 612.220.8725


Technical summary

Middleware architect with extensive experience administering large-scale distributed enterprise systems. Expertise in design, administration, development, DevOps, tuning, and integration.

Excellent communicator with exceptionally strong written and verbal communication skills. Creator of the technical blog.

His core competencies are with enterprise architecture and applications, including WebSphere Application Server, WebSphere Portal, WebSphere Commerce, IBM Connections, WebSphere eXtreme Scale, WebSphere MQ, Rational Application Developer, Rational Performance Tester, IBM MobileFirst, and IBM DataPower. Experience with IBM BPM, IBM ODM, WebLogic, IBM HTTP Server, Apache, IIS, Active Directory, Kerberos, Oracle, DB2, and SQL Server, shell scripting, wsadmin scripting, Perl, Python, PHP, Ansible, Ant, Maven, IBM Cloud, and OpenShift.

Professional experience

Revenue Solutions, Inc.

Aug 2015 - Feb 2018

Principal Software Engineer for implementations of RSI's RPTP web application. DevOps, development, and administration of WebSphere Portal v8.5 and WebSphere Portal v9. Integration with Active Directory. Development and testing of web service consumers and producers. Security hardening and certificate setup.

Travelers Insurance

March 2015 - Aug 2015

Senior Solutions Architect for WebSphere Portal-based business insurance application.  Responsible for designing new features for WebSphere Portal-based business insurance application that leverages RESTful services. 

Avnet Services

November 2009 - March 2015

Consultant. Clients included...

Independent contractor

April 2009 - Nov 2009

Clients included:

MSI Systems Integrators

May 2005 - Feb 2009

Consultant. Clients included...

Notiva Inc.

Nov 1999 - May 2005

Senior middle engineer for retail software development company Worked as an engineer and technical consultant on a team that built and implemented a J2EE-based trade settlement package for several Fortune 500 retailers. Worked as administrator for Solaris, Linux, Oracle, Active Directory, routers, firewalls, WebSphere, WebLogic, and WebSphere MQ. Served as lead consultant for on-site client implementation.

ESP Software Services

Jan 1997 - Nov 1999

Full-time consultant on Lawson software projects

Lawson Software

  May 1994 - Jan 1997


  Feb 1988 - May 1994

Professional certifications



        B.A. University of Pennsylvania, 1987.