Provided architecture guidance and leadership to implement a flexible WebSphere MQ-based solution to support application integration between systems on corporate computing platforms and store systems at 350 locations. Managed the development of generic software components for OS/390 and Windows platforms to facilitate integration. Created an internal consulting organization to assist application development teams with implementation planning and use of generic software components. Provided leadership in defining systems management and support functions, as well as organizational responsibilities for messaging infrastructure. Led evaluation and selection of performance monitoring and systems management tools to facilitate 24 x 7 support of extended system.