Software Systems Architecture

About the Authors

Nick Rozanski CEng FBCS

Nick Rozanski

Nick is is the functional architect for a front-office IT department in a major British bank. He has oversight of the systems landscape for the whole department and also provides architectural guidance and support for key systems and projects. He produces some of the department’s architecture descriptions himself, which requires him to create all types of views and address concerns in almost every perspective described in this book.

Nick has worked in IT since 1980 for several large and small systems integrators, including Logica, Capgemini, and Sybase. He has taken senior roles on a wide range of programs for clients in finance, retail, manufacturing, and government. His technology background includes enterprise application integration, package implementation, relational database, data replication, and object-oriented software development. He is also an experienced technical instructor and certified internal project auditor.

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Nick was educated at the Universities of Cambridge and Manchester, United Kingdom.

Eoin Woods CEng FBCS

Eoin Woods

Eoin is a lead system architect in the equities technology group of a major European investment bank with architecture and design responsibility for a number of the organization’s key systems. He has been working in software engineering since 1990 and during that time has worked for a number of technology companies, consultancies, and financial services firms.

Eoin has worked throughout the system delivery lifecycle and has led applied research, server product development, and large-scale information systems implementation projects. His main professional interests are software architecture, distributed systems, computer security, and data management.

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Eoin holds B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Software Engineering from Brunel and Manchester universities. He is a chartered member of the British Computer Society and the Institution of Engineering and Technology and is a Chartered Engineer.