Sultan Zakir - IT Architect and Software Developer

Sultan Zakir


Broad experience in banking software architecture and development. Experience in all stages of software development lifecycle. High performance, high-availability secure reliable systems. Experienced team and project lead, work well with customers. Agile and eXtreme Programming practitioner and mentor. A business focused Technology Architect and Software Developer with 12+ years experience in Banking, Finance, Telecom, eBusiness, Automotive and Transportation industries. Broad knowledge of core processes and products of a bank including a commercial banking, an investment banking and a risk management. Experienced in JEE Design and SOA Architecture.



  • 2 years in areas of e-business, telecommunications, automotive and transportation
  • 5 years in Commercial Banking
  • 3 years in Investment Banking
  • 2 years in Risk Management
  • 11 years in one of the leading banks in Europe
  • IT architecture and landscape of a banking systems
  • all stages of a project life-cycle
  • technical leadership
  • intercultural competence
  • exceptional life experience in different countries with different political systems
  • ability to adapt in a rapidly changing business and technical environment


  • managing own business in Kazakhstan, Russia and a joint venture in China
  • 5 years of experience as a building architect
  • knowledge in all areas of banking business

IT Architecture

  • SOA Governance
  • Automated processes and workflows platform
  • Web- und enterprise applikation design
  • Design of transnational banking systems
  • JEE architecture
  • Organizational strategies

Programming and technologies

  • Web Services - SOAP, Axis (Apache), xFire (Codehaus)
  • XML - XML, XSLT, XSP, DOM, SAX, etc
  • Java, C/C++, SQL, Perl, PHP, Shell, JavaScript, HTML5
  • Databaces - Oracle, MySQL, DB2
  • Server - Apache, WebLogic, Tomcat, Jetty, Clustering

Open sources

  • Spring Framework
  • Hibernate
  • Axis
  • xFire
  • Tomcat
  • Java Server Faces
  • AJAX
  • etc.


  • JEE Authentifizierung & Autorisation, DMZs, LDAP, Server Authentifikation. Enterprise- und Web Applikations Security
  • Enterprise information security architecture

Management of heterogeneous environments

  • Design and management of development, test and production environments
  • Configuration management
  • Change and release management


  • Linux, Solaris, Windows, Mac OS X, etc


  • marathon
  • cycling
  • classical music

Sultan Zakir speaks the following languages

  • German
  • Kazakh
  • Russian
  • English
  • Uyghur
  • Turkish