Sergey Kucherov
IT Executive & Senior Architect

Great Chicago Area
Aurora, IL 60503

Enterprise Architecture, Cloud Computing, Big Data, DevOps, Agile Development


Professional Overview

Sogeti USA

2017 - Present

Senior Manager

Have joined the Chicago office as a cloud practice leader. Helping the clients to plan and execute transition strategies by creating and managing enterprise-wide architecture and DevOps processes. Working with various business and technology partners to deliver cohesive, secure, and scalable technical solutions.

  • Led the strategic BI architecture modernization and agile transformation initiative. Managed the cross-functional team consisting of developers, business analysts, quality control engineers both onshore and offshore. Provided guidance in the design, cloud technologies, agile tools and DevOps.
  • Selected by management to provide architecture guidance and thought leadership for several clients IT initiatives. Served as a member of the client architecture governance team.
  • Co-lead organization and architecture transformation initiative to improve and accelerate client systems engineering and DevOps processes. Collaborated with architecture and development teams to design and develop a new high-profile client-facing solution using the Azure cloud platform.
The Nielsen Company

2008 - 2016

Chief Architect

Ownership of innovative architecture and software development for the Nielsen Buy platform, including the design and implementation of reusable enterprise services and tools.

  • Provided a unified view of the enterprise technology for the Sales Effectiveness organization, its strategic vendors, and a technology investment plan. Developed the roadmap for implementing future state enterprise architecture. Ensured the integrity of strategic digital solutions by providing agile development teams with architecture guidance.
  • Collaborated with product leaders and architects in designing a modular applications ecosystem platform. Led an agile development team in rapid prototyping of future platform components.
  • Designed an application solution for a hybrid cloud architecture. Coordinated initiative development and infrastructure as well as IT support teams in migrating the production SaaS solution to new Nielsen data centers.
  • Recruited and led a high-productivity, loyal team of five direct reports, including professional development. Guided and mentored the team members.
  • Lead architecture governance and CTO reviews for several Nielsen programs. Leverage NoSQL, Hadoop, and cloudinfrastructure to architect and prototype solutions.
IBM Global Services

2001 - 2008

Senior IT Architect and Systems Engineer

Exclusively selected to provide technical leadership to a systems engineering team, focused on complex engagement, combining package implementation, business process improvement, service-oriented architecture, and custom software development.

  • Orchestrated US, Europe, and Asia IBM project teams in establishing standard processes, architecture, and strategic plans.
  • Designed and implemented several solutions for system integration and business consulting projects with budgets no less than $1M.
  • Served on the IBM Web Architecture review board. Contributed to development of the IBM methodology and training materials.


Moscow State University
Moscow, Russia

Master of Science, Physics

Professional training: Wolfram Mathematica... TIBCO AMX and BW... Advanced Web Services Development with WSAD... Negotiation Skills... Presentation Skills... Architectural Thinking... Client Consulting for IT Architects... Business Process Modeling using UML... SAP Portal... Extricity B2B... Developing SAP ITS Components... WebMethods B2B... Project Management...

Sergey Kucherov
IT Executive & Senior Architect

Great Chicago Area
Aurora, IL 60503

Selected Projects

  • The Nielsen Company

    Sales Effectiveness Platform

    The platform is designed to enable an ecosystem of business applications sharing access to common BigData infrastructure. Software as a Service (SaaS) business applications. The architecture uses a combination of legacy components and the latest technologies to provide development teams with maximum flexibility.

    • Operating Systems: Windows Server and Windows Azure
    • Databases: MS SQL Server, Azure Data Storage, Data Lake
    • Logging and audit: , New Relic
    • Other technologies: DevExtreme, D3.js, React.js, Amazon S3

  • The Nielsen Company

    Design for Reliability (DFR)

    Worked with CTO to design the Design Maturity framework and architecture patterns to develop high-quality, reliable and resilient systems:

    • Non-functional requirements
    • Reliability design criteria
    • Performance design criteria
    • Data quality design criteria
    • Security design criteria

  • The Nielsen Company

    Answers On-Demand

    “Nielsen’s platform is the cutting edge of Big Data, a term they don’t even use, and goes well beyond the hype of Hadoop and simple batch processing of large data sets.”

    • Middle tier: Java EE, Spring, CoachBase
    • Databases: Oracle, Netezza
    • Logging and audit: Splunk


Related skills

  • UX Design
  • Big Data
  • Microsoft Azure
  • IT Security
  • Big Data
  • AWS
  • DevOps
  • Dockers
  • PowerShell
  • Web Components
  • Cloud Computing
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Staff Supervision
  • Strategic Planning
  • Requirements Analysis
  • BPM
  • Business Intelligence
  • Agile Development
  • Systems Engineering
  • Project Management
  • Staff Supervision
  • Hadoop
  • Web Services
  • Blockchain


  • IBM Systems Engineer (Processes and tools to support full life-cycle systems engineering projects)
  • IBM IT Architect (Architecture thinking, modeling, views, and patterns)

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