Sergey Kucherov
IT Executive & Senior Architect

Great Chicago Area
Aurora, IL 60503

Strategic IT Architecture, Cloud Computing, Big Data, DevOps, Agile Development


Professional Overview

The Nielsen Company

2008 - Present

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. Ensure integrity of strategic digital solutions by providing agile development teams with architecture guidance.

  • Developed a strategic architecture roadmap for the Nielsen Sales Effectiveness application ecosystem platform. 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.
  • Formed a cohesive SaaS solution by designing the process and architecture to integrate several mixed data analytics systems.
  • 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.
  • Designed and created a prototype for a custom DevOps solution for automated configuration, deployment, and monitoring of platform components, including applications, services, and databases.
  • Lead architecture consulting and CTO reviews for several Nielsen programs. Leverage NoSQL, Hadoop, and cloud infrastructure 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


  • 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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