Mark Allen Earnest

Professional Resume

News & Upcoming Events:

11/1/2011 I joined two collegues from Entology at the start-up consulting firm Identity Works LLC

3/19/2010 Luke Denver was born

11/1/2008 Entology purchased by PricewaterhouseCoopers

7/10/2007 Ryan Matthew was born

9/18/2006 I started my new job as an Identity Management Consultant with Entology Inc.

6/30/2006 Jen and I closed on our new house

5/27/2006 Jennifer Schell and I were married. Look for pictures to be posted here.

3/27/2006 I presented a talk entitled "Authentication, Authorization, and Identity Management" at the 2006 PSU Security Day

Links:

Printable Resume

MARK ALLEN EARNEST





  • Identity Works LLC--Northampton, PA
    Principal Consultant: November 2011- Present

    • Joined with two of my fellow Principal Consultants from Entology/PwC to build an Identity Management company focused on delivering unparalleled expertise and experience with Oracle and Computer Associates Identity Management solutions.


    • Public Social Network Company (February 2012 - Present)

      • Provided significant enhancements and box fixes to OIM 11g environment

      • Developed several new custom provisioning/reconciliation connectors for access car system, directory, and SaaS file storage system

      • Provided ongoing training and knowledge transfer to permanent staff

    • Top Tier Private University (November 2011 - Present)

      • Provided in depth training on Oracle Identity Manager 11g deployment, configuration, and custom connector development

      • Provided on demand support, architectural advice, and development

    • Fortune 500 Pharmaceutical Company (November 2011 - December 2011)

      • Provided ongoing support and enhancements to existing OIM 11g environment

      • Demonstrated OIA to steering committee and led discussion on pros/cons of an OIA deployment in their environment

  • PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP--Pittsburgh, PA
    Manager: October 2008-October 2011

    • Joined PwC as part of the acquisition of Entology Inc.

      Served as architecture lead on many of the largest and most complex Oracle Identity Manager and Oracle Identity Analytics implementations in the United States. Responsible for proposing, staffing, and managing engagements of all sizes. Developed many custom connectors, tools, and training to assist the firm in delivering identity management solutions.

    • National Not-For-Profit Healthcare Provider (August 2011 - October 2011)

      • Joined as architecture lead on in-progress Oracle Identity Manager application integration workstream

      • Succeeded in turning around negative client perceptions and establishing PwC's technical expertise credentials

    • Fortune 100 Healthcare Provider (June 2011 - August 2011)

      • Architecture lead on Oracle Identity Analytics deployment and integration with Sun Identity Manager

    • Global 500 Telecommunication Technology Company (April 2010 - May 2011)

      • Architecture lead on Oracle Identity Manager and Oracle Identity Analytics design and implementation project

      • Worked with client's architects to design highly available and redundant hardware infrastructure and Weblogic 11g cluster to support both applications

      • Led onshore and offshore teams through requirements gathering, design, development and testing phases


    • Fortune 100 Retail Chain (Nov 2009 - March 2010)

      • Architecture lead on Oracle Identity Manager and Oracle Identity Analytics implementation

      • Assisted in the design of a custom user interface for end users of both products

      • Worked with client's architects to design highly available and redundant hardware infrastructure

      • Assisted in deployment of software environments, integration connectors, and customizations

      • Mentored several PwC staff on Oracle Identity Manager and Oracle Identity Analytics software


    • Fortune 500 National Bank (Oct 2009 - January 2010)

      • Architecture lead on Oracle Identity Manager and Oracle Identity Analytics implementation

      • Led evaluation of several RACF provisioning solutions

      • Subject matter expert on several work streams to provide technical perspective to role management and provisioning enhancements plans

      • Mentored several PwC staff on Oracle Identity Manager and Oracle Identity Analytics software


    • Fortune 1000 Higher Educational Institution (Sept 2009)

      • Developed and presented a week long in depth training session for the client

      • Training focus was on Oracle Identity Manage architecture, configuration, and development


    • Fortune 500 Utility (Feb 2009 - Dec 2009)

      • Technical lead evaluating requirements and developing a multi-year IAM program roadmap

      • Created infrastructure documents with recommended OIM, ORM, and OID system design for development, testing, and production systems

      • Led several developer training sessions as well as requirement/technology fit gap evaluation sessions

      • Developed custom connector and internal OIM process code to meet the company's specific requirements

      • Project manager for several month staff augmentation engagement to assist client in implementation activities


    • Global 500 Telecommunication Technology Company (Oracle Proof of Concept) (April 2009)

      • Technical lead for the Oracle Identity Manager and Oracle Role Manager components of a week long Oracle Proof of Concept pre-sales demo

      • Installed and configured Oracle Identity Manager and Oracle Role Manager (with integration between the two) in demo environment

      • Developed several custom connectors and interfaces, including a web services based connector for a learning management system and several custom Blackberry compatible web applications for creating users and approving requests in Oracle Identity Manager

      • Evaluated client delivered requirements and built test cases to demonstrate functionality outlined in requirements

      • Led technical presentation and demo to key stakeholders

      • Mentored several PwC staff on Oracle Identity Manager and Oracle Identity Analytics software


    • Fortune 1000 Payroll Company (Dec 2008 - April 2009)

      • Led project consisting of Oracle Identity Manager and Oracle Virtual Directory implementations

      • Developed several custom reconciliation connector for Oracle eBusiness HR and deployed customized PwC Generic LDAP connector for Sun One LDAP 6.0

      • Partnered with client architects to develop a roadmap for future phases of project including additional OIM target systems and Oracle Access Manager deployment to replace SiteMinder


    • Fortune 500 Healthcare Company (Oct 2008 - Jan 2009)

      • Led team upgrading Oracle Identity Manager from 9.0.3.1.6 to 9.1.0

      • Performed extensive evaluation of existing Oracle Identity Manager implementation and deployed performance and process improvements

      • Corrected multiple implementation problems with Active Directory and Exchange connectors

      • Developed custom reconciliation connector for Exchange and OID doubling performance of reconciliation

      • Evaluated and recommended solution for complex request/approval workflow requirements


    • Fortune 1000 Telecommunications Company (October 2008 - Present)

      • Led multi-phase Oracle Identity Manager implementation

      • Developed custom connectors for Oracle eBusiness Suite HR, ComApp, RevChain, M6, Kintana, Med2, Network Cost, Kenan Arbor, Oracle eBusiness Suite Applications, Centrify

      • Integrated PwC Generic LDAP connector for Active Directory, Oracle Internet Directory, and Exchange

      • Developed custom Attestation Routing engine

      • Developed custom dynamic approval routing and notification engine

      • Performed upgrade from 9.0.3.1.6 to 9.1.0.2


  • Entology Inc.--Bedminster, NJ
    Principal Consultant: October, 2006-October, 2008

    • Served as architecture lead on over a dozen Oracle Identity Manager and Oracle Access Manager implementations in the United States. Consistently delivered highly visible and successful projects as well as internal training and tool development to play a significant role in building the practice into leading implementer of Oracle Identity solutions. During tenure with Entology, we were awarded the Oracle Titan Award for excellence in security and identity management each year and were subsequently acquired by PricewaterhouseCoopers.

    • Giant Eagle (July 2007 - December 2008)

      • Led multi-phase Oracle Identity Manager implementation

      • Built custom connector for Peoplesoft HR reconciliation

      • Integrated Oracle's Active Directory, Oracle Internet Directory, and Peoplesoft User Management connectors

      • Developed custom web services interface to Oracle Identity Manager's API for password management use


    • American Electric Power (Oracle Pre-Sales Workshop) (April 2008)

      • Built a demo system and several test cases for the purpose of walking an audience of engineers, architects, and support personal through several OIM use cases

      • Led a day long workshop using Oracle training materials and Entology in-house developed materials and use cases


    • Wachovia (Oracle Proof of Concept) (April 2008)

      • Assisted Oracle consultants in setting up and configuring OIM and ORM for a proof of concept demo

      • Built several custom connectors and customizations to OIM's internal processes in order to meet PoC requirements

      • Provided assistance in debugging and configuring OIM/ORM integration


    • Sherwin Williams (Oracle Sales Demo) (March 2008)

      • Assisted Oracle Sales Engineer in presenting a demo of Oracle Identity 9.1 to Sherwin Williams focusing on the additional features offered in this version from the version they were currently on

      • Built demo environment to use as the basis of the presentation

      • Ran half day workshop on how to implement OIM approval workflows


    • South Florida Water Management Department (Oracle Proof of Concept) (February 2008)

      • Supported Oracle Sales Team by building and configuring Oracle Identity Manager demo system

      • Set up/built custom connectors for SAP (R3, Business Warehouse, and Portal), Active Directory, Oracle Internet Directory, and Unix NIS

      • Assisted in final sales presentation (technical demo)


    • Presbyterian Health Services (Oracle Proof of Concept) (February 2008)

      • Supported Oracle Sales Team by building and configuring Oracle Identity Manager demo system

      • Set up/built custom connectors for AD, AD Password Sync, Lawson HR, Epic, and McKesson (two Healthcare specific applications)

      • Assisted in final sales presentation (technical demo)


    • Nationwide (Oracle Proof of Concept) (November 2007)

      • Supported Oracle Sales Team by building and configuring Oracle Identity Manager demo system

      • Set up/built custom connectors for RACF, AS/400, Novel eDirectory, Lotus Notes, Oracle Internet Directory, and SQL-Server based custom application


    • Paetec Communications (April 2007 - November 2008)

      • Led multi-phase Oracle Identity Manager implementation

      • Developed custom connectors for Oracle eBusiness Suite HR, ComApp, RevChain, M6, Kintana, Med2, Network Cost, Kenan Arbor, Oracle eBusiness Suite Applications, Centrify

      • Integrated Entology Generic LDAP connector for Active Directory, Oracle Internet Directory, and Exchange

      • Developed custom Attestation Routing engine

      • Developed custom dynamic approval routing and notification engine

      • Oversaw upgrade from 9.0.3.1.6 to 9.1.0.2


    • Wyeth Ayerst Laboratories (November 2006 - October 2007)

      • Assisted deployment of Oracle Access Manager

      • Developed custom login page containing dynamic content based on user context and application

      • Developed IDXML abstraction servlet to allow simplified clients to call into OAM


  • The Pennsylvania State University.--University Park, PA
    Lead Systems Programmer: February, 2000-October, 2006

    • Selected to join 9 colleagues in forming a new department called Emerging Technologies tasked with evaluating, prototyping, and assisting with implementation of new technologies

    • Technical lead on the Shibboleth team, a higher education federated identity management architecture

    • Technical lead on single sign on team - evaluated and selected open source SSO system - contributed several enhancements relating to DCE/Kerberos integration

    • Technical lead on a project to develop a custom DCE/RPC client server framework for integrating Smalltalk web front end with backend mainframe applications running on SoftwareAG Natural

    • Developed web server modules and Java library to integrate with PassGO NCPass (RSA SecurID token authentication engine)

    • Responsible for architecture and development of SAML/PKI based authentication/authorization layer for Mellon Foundation funded Peer 2 Peer file sharing utility for higher education use

    • Provided education and consulting internally for Kerberos, DCE, PKI, SAML, and other security related topics




  • Oracle Identity Management: Oracle Identity Manager 9.0.1 - 11.1.1.5, Oracle Identity Analytics 11g, Oracle Access Manager 10g - 11g, Oracle Virtual Directory, Oracle Role Manager

  • Identity Management Technologies: DXML, SAML, SASL, Kerberos, PKI, XACML, DCE, Biometrics, general cryptography, and federated identity management

  • Directories: Active Directory, Sun Java Directory Server, OpenLDAP, Oracle Internet Directory

  • Languages: Java (J2EE, Spring, ADF, Struts), C, Perl, x86 Assembly, s/390 Assembly, JCL, XHTML/CSS, and REXX

  • Operating Systems: Solaris, AIX, Linux, zOS, Windows 2000/XP/2003, OS X, and OpenBSD

  • Application and Web Servers: Weblogic, Websphere, Jboss, OC4J, Tomcat, Apache, IIS

  • Protocols: DCE-RPC, SOAP, 802.11, GSS-RPC, HTTP, NCPASS-TLI, and SASL, WSDL

  • Databases: Oracle 10 and 11, MySQL, ProsgreSQL

  • Mainframe Technologies: FDR, ISPF, TSO, Natural, Adabas, Syncsort, NCPASS, and MXI

Mark Earnest 2012-06-12