I’m a versatile technology leader with extensive experience growing, leading, and motivating teams to reach their full potential. I thrive in environments where challenged to learn new technologies and industries. I bring a balance of hands - on technical experience, team/project management, customer empathy, and strategic vision.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE INCLUDE:
- SW Design/OOP
- SW Implementation
- Servant Leadership
- Process Improvement
Sr. Software Manager/Director
- Designed and implemented a strategic shift from a traditional, silo based quality organization into a contemporary organization, fully integrated with development processes.
- Invested heavily in the growth of Automated testing (knowledge and tools) raising coverage levels, reducing cycle times, and allowing a shift in organizational focus.
- Focused on team structure, test automation, and clarity of mission to drive a 70% reduction in the rate of escaping critical defects.
- Collaborated closely with key customers, including the development and execution of a detailed validation and verification plan for a complex $100MM+ project with the largest freight railroad network in North America.
- Implemented a lean quality metrics program to highlight areas for focused attention and intervention.
Software Leader- Agile Methodology
- Authored and championed the Lean-Agile development framework used as the foundation for Center of Excellence project execution (1000+ engineers).
- Architect, Developer, and Administrator of heavily customized Salesforce solution that provided project execution and operational management (Apex, Visualforce, Triggers, Reports, Controllers).
- Served as an Agile Coach and Six Sigma Master Black Belt, evaluating team maturity and mentoring within teams to apply contemporary Lean-Agile tools and practices.
Software Leader- Agile Coach and Initiative Leader
- Led a global initiative to adopt Continuous Integration, resulting in 100k+ hours of productivity savings.
- Worked closely within Scrum teams to identify impediments and design/implement improvements resulting in $9MM+ in savings
- Created BI dashboard (CORDA/DOMO) as lean measurement system for key development metrics.
- Delivered global training sessions to build organizational knowledge of Lean-Agile principles and how they apply to software development
Software Development Consultant
- Built strong reputation for quality and efficiency through successful acquisition and execution of dozens of contracts
- Managed globally distributed software development projects to ensure timely completion with high quality.
Software Engineer/Sr. Engineer/Development Manager
- Designed and implemented dozens of complex, performance critical functionalities
- Coordinated, mentored, and managed joint global development projects to
- Considered a subject matter expert-- led architecture and implementation reviews