Resume and CV of Rich Rijnders

SOA and Cloud Integration Architect

Recent Work and Accomplishments

Below are some highlights from Rich Rijnders’ recent engagements. While not a definitive list of all work done for these clients, it does illustrate the type of high profile projects and accomplishments that Rich is entrusted to help bring to fruition.  

“Rewarding Moments”

Rich Rijnders was team lead designing, coding, and implementing SOAP and REST API’s providing custom interfaces between Carter’s Rewarding Moments® loyalty program and Tibco backend managing points and rewards. The API’s provide full access for over 2000 POS systems to verify and redeem customer rewards and discounts. Another API application allows access for Carter’s, OshKosh, and Skip Hop eCommerce / web platforms to provide customers with real-time online inquiry into their reward account information and award and redemption histories.

  •  API’s were exposed via Datapower appliances and serviced by IIB / WMB
  • API’s serviced all enterprise applications requiring loyalty program access including POS, E-Commerce/WEB, and Mobile 
  • IIB / WMB interfaced with Tibco via custom SOAP services in order to perform all loyalty account actions (search, validate, create, close account; verify and redeem rewards).


Project “Nitro”

Project Nitro was the cornerstone of TBC’s modernization and rebranding of all nationwide TireKingdom®, NTB®, and Merchant’s Tire® service centers. The project encompassed the complete redesign and development of the point of sale systems. A modern, customer centric touch-screen front-end interface is serviced by an API based SOA architecture to facilitate all actions to respective back-end ERP, WMS, OMS, and financial systems such as SAP®, JD Edward’s®, and Bank of America®. The application and API’s support over 1200 retail outlets, 50 wholesale warehouses, and the Enterprise E-Commerce Web Application. The applications were developed using multiple technologies including WebSphere Message Broker (WMB/IIB), IBM DataPower, MQ, and IBM eXtreme Scale.

In support of the developed integration, Rich also provided 24/7 administration of Data Power and Message Broker appliances, monitored MQ Queue utilizations, and mentored incoming support staff to eventually take on the support roles for the new technologies.

  • SOAP services were exposed through multiple redundant Data Power appliances using WSDL, AAA, AD, LTPA, and XSLT and utilizing LBG’s to connect to a bank of 12 WMB servers.
  • The WMB/IIB services interface with multiple ERP/WMS/OMS systems (SAP & JDE) as well as 3rd party services using a variety of technologies such as web services (SOAP/REST), SAP RFC Adapters, SAP iDoc, ODBC/JDBC, SQL Stored Procedures, TCP/IP Sockets, Data Queues, MQ Series, and custom API’s.
  • The applications utilize IBM eXtreme Scale caching solutions both for speed and to free resources from back-end systems. Both static and dynamic cache methodologies are implemented using both DHT (Distributed Hash Tables) and Global Indexing.
  • Data Power appliances in the DMZ are implemented as edge appliances to provide single point ingress / egress and to secure all connections.
  • The application also facilitated all communications and transactions between the POS system, the card payment terminals next to each register, and the bank card processing and authorization systems.  


How I got to here from there. A brief professional history.


Some of the great companies that have benefitted from my experience.


Technologies and Skills that enable me to do what I do


Highlights from just some of the projects I have helped realize