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Vice President, Platform & Api Engineering Resume

Tampa, FL

SUMMARY:

  • A results - driven software development executive with specific expertise in M&A integration and corporate entrepreneurship, having 25 years in leadership and technology, a penchant for strategic innovation, and hands-on experience in both large-scale product development and early-stage startups.
  • Driven by aggressive goals and high standards to solve mission-critical problems, having shepherded a diverse range of companies to launch new products and complex high-value projects in a variety of industries including banking and healthcare IT, while thriving on motivating and growing local, remote, and off-shore teams in a global delivery model to achieve the critical balance between innovation and time-to-market.

CORE COMPETENCIES:

  • Merger & Acquisition Integration
  • Strategic Planning & Execution
  • Innovation & Technology Roadmaps
  • Large-scale Product Delivery
  • Vendor Management
  • Profit and Loss
  • Early Stage Startups
  • Operational Efficiency
  • Business Intelligence & KPIs
  • Lean Six Sigma
  • Software Development Lifecycle
  • Agile, SAFe (certified), Kanban, TQM
  • Product & Project Management (PMP)
  • Best Practices & Mentorship
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Multi-Platform (Java, .Net, Mobile)
  • UNIX, Linux, Windows, iOS, Android
  • SaaS, Cloud, Web and Portal apps
  • Angular, Javascript, JQuery, node.js
  • Microservices, RESTful Web Services
  • CloudOps, Virtualization, AWS
  • Testing Automation
  • Security, Penetration Testing
  • Performance Tuning & Scalability
  • BigData (NoSQL, MarkLogic, SPARQL)
  • SQL, Kimball Datamarts, ETL
  • RDBMS (PostgreSQL, Oracle, MSSQL, DB2, MySQL, Teradata)
  • SaaS Assessment & Transformation
  • High Availability & Scalability

SELECTED EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, Tampa, FL

Vice President, Platform & API Engineering

Responsibilities:

  • M&A integration involving rationalized product offerings, technology roadmap, and organization optimization, in a Vista Equity Partners portfolio company.
  • Delivering Project Polaris, Confidential 's new cutting-edge cloud-native platform for EHR & Practice Management
  • Launching the Greenway initiative for future Cloud Analytics
  • Transforming three competing flagship products into a cutting edge, scalable, and extensible platform that is visually engaging, easy to use, fully functional, and achieves customer delight
  • Achieving highest levels of ONC compliance for our EHR and analytics products with internal plus 3rd party audit & resolution
  • Bridging the gaps between all stakeholders, including Product Management and Engineering
  • Implementing a start-up mindset and DevOps culture, with full-stack teams and team ownership
  • Encompassing customer needs for EHR, Practice Management and Analytics
  • Implementing Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) and better estimation & forecasting techniques
  • Staffing, ramp up, and oversight of 20+ SAFe Agile Scrum & Kanban teams
  • Shepherding and unifying a distributed workforce, including distributed onshore, remote, and offshore team members
  • Leading development of common services and systems engineering efforts
  • Moving development and production infrastructure into the cloud
  • Establishing foundation for Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning initiatives
  • Leading development of common services and systems engineering efforts
  • Vendor management of staffing, consulting, services, software and hardware
  • Risk assessments, organization optimization, and modeling/forecasting
  • Focusing on Angular, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Typescript, Mobile, Microsoft, .Net Core, C#, HTML5, Docker, Kong API Manager
  • Security, Verification and Monitoring via Fortify, SonarQube and SolarWinds
  • Directing establishment and operation support of AWS infrastructure, including CI/CD pipepline
  • Sustaining the company's value products, plus the growing MediaDent product

Confidential, Atlanta, GA

Consulting CTO - AWS & DevOps

Responsibilities:

  • Motivating and guiding excellent teams to achieve the critical balance between creativity and time-to-market
  • Providing multi-faceted technology, management and leadership consulting services for cloud-based microservices APIs
  • In lieu of 6-month Confidential non-technology engagement, opted for local contract to afford search for ideal leadership role
  • Enterprise Architect and DevOps Pod Leader in charge of building Enterprise Menu Management system for Chick-fil-A
  • After inheriting a languishing 5-month R&D project, delivered inaugural release of the read-only catering API in one month
  • Within two months, finalized visual mockups and minimal viable product requirements and demoed half of target features
  • Java Spring, JEE, Tomcat, Kong API Manager, Keycloak JWT security, HTML5, AngularJS, Bootstrap, PostgreSQL, Docker, Python
  • AWS services leveraged: RDS, Elastic Container Service (ECS), EC2, S3, Route53, SQS, VPC, CloudWatch, Elastic Beanstalk (EB)

Confidential, Atlanta, GA

Director, Financial Risk Management (FRM) Advisory practice

Responsibilities:

  • Delivered first public release of the Financial Institution Reporting Engine (FIRE) application for the banking industry.
  • Led development team in rapid development of new features based on dynamic requirements from Top 30 banks.
  • Coordinated multiple iterations and finalization of keys SOWs, and provided technical sales support.
  • Provided vendor oversight and selection, and helped transition key roles in-house.
  • Applied cutting-edge techniques and technologies including semantic ontologies, RDF triples, and SPARQL.
  • Coordinated perimeter security migration using DataPower for edge authentication.
  • Mastered and demonstrated Big Data web service endpoint approaches and best practices to development team.
  • Constructed triple-based rules engine in Python to execute decision tables (DTs)
  • Designed configurations for multi-tier, distributed, scalable deployments
  • Leveraged technology stack comprising jQuery, Tomcat, Java Spring, TIBCO BE/BW/BPM/EMS, MarkLogic, and Oracle.
  • Architected and built metadata tool on Java Spring and Apache POI to read and write directly to proprietary data dictionaries.
  • Migrated production, demo, staging & testing environments to a secure peninsula of cloud servers on AWS, plus private cloud.
  • Optimized long-running Java, JavaScript and SQL code to align application performance with customer expectations.
  • After announcement of Confidential partnership with IBM Watson, constructed early stage prototypes for language categorization
  • Mentored team members, including Python troubleshooting, QA best practices, and onboarding first configuration engineer.
  • Created proof-of-concept application in node.js to perform file upload and parsing, and asynchronous processing.
  • Performed a 3-month Internal CCAR Audit engagement for a Top 5 Bank.
  • Corporate direction toward minimal software product development led to personal search for more suitable opportunities.

Confidential, Atlanta, GA

Vice President, Software Development

Responsibilities:

  • M&A integration, leading a global software development organization, in a Vista Equity Partners portfolio company.
  • Delivered on-time high-quality releases for 7 separate strategic product families, producing 120% of committed marketable features, including a major release of a $40M ERP product after replacing a 50-member development center in China with a 25-member team in India
  • Transformed enterprise processes using industry best practices, including Agile development and Kanban, while growing and improving a 300-member global R&D team via software development boot camps, online process with tests, professionalism seminars, and one-on-one objective setting and coaching
  • Performed SaaS gap analysis on 7 product families, and planned and executed SaaS-transformation roadmap.
  • Vigilantly optimized project priorities, release schedules, team staffing, and $15M budget allocation across multiple product lines and functional areas to meet changing demands and to ensure operational efficiency
  • Delivered 130% defect resolution, reducing defect backlog by 35%, and reducing QA lag by 30%
  • Conducted post-mortems and root cause analysis to identify source of issues and prevent recurrence
  • Achieved a 60% reduction in pending escalations from Customer Support
  • Hands-on architecture and mentoring to build SnAPT ArcDash datamart and ETL for reliable KPI Governance
  • Created internal private cloud virtualization for Tier 3 support teams to duplicate and troubleshoot customer environments.
  • Directed volumetric analysis, infrastructure deployment, and performance testing for scalability and high availability
  • Oversaw and delivered coaching/mentoring, and implemented performance improvements plans (PIP) when necessary.

Confidential, Atlanta, GA

Consulting CTO

Responsibilities:

  • Architected and delivered the Service Line Analytics portal platform for Aspen Healthcare Metrics, the MedAssets’ Denver subsidiary’s 1st hosted product, taken from inception to alpha in only 7 months, with $1M budget, using MicroStrategy, Java & Flex, including design of the inter-portlet communication framework based on best practice J2EE design patterns.
  • Reduced software development costs Confidential Compendian by 75% and improved vendor management as interim CTO by performing a thorough product development audit and alternate vendor selection
  • Accelerated web-based start-ups and products from concept to launch for over a dozen companies, involving market research, innovation, revenue modeling, customer acquisition strategy, technology selection, staffing, process improvement, development, quality assurance, launch, and marketing
  • Designed & constructed Kimball-based data warehouses, implementing multiple ETLs with stored procedures, SSIS and WhereScape RED, including optimizing DMBS SQL performance
  • Guided MedAssets’ company-wide rollout of TIBCO, including BusinessWorks, BusinessEvents and EMS; and facilitated design of corporate data warehouse and Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) to link multiple disparate product families

Confidential, Alpharetta, GA

Chief Technology Officer

Responsibilities:

  • Tripled on-time deliverables while managing & growing a 50-person group in Atlanta, Panama, and Bangalore
  • Enacted realistic agile development best practices, and drastically improved change management & QA processes
  • Accelerated prototyping of MedicaView International’s medical travel web application using live simulations
  • Enterprise-class private-label solutions for marketing, ecommerce, and social networking with a Java/J2EE Web 2.0 platform
  • Leveraged Amazon Web Services (AWS) Elastic Computing Cloud (EC2) for stress testing of Java-based Liferay Portal solution

Confidential, Richmond, VA

Director, Analytics Technolog y

Responsibilities:

  • Achieved on-time delivery rate of 98%, on tight schedules for parallel projects, managing a dedicated team
  • Directed the delivery of analytical tools and customizations for $100K to $1M accounts, including McKesson
  • Coordinated monthly margin optimization, data processing and software deployments to billion dollar companies

Director, Platform Development

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Introduced dimensional data warehousing techniques for improved analysis and reporting
  • Managed the development group for Point2Profit 3.0’s hallmark ProfitMart, yet remained hands-on
  • Optimized ETL performance to guarantee rapid turnaround for multiple high-profile corporate customers
  • Led vendor comparison and hardware implementation of Storage Area Network (SAN) for high availability

Principal Architect

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • For Confidential Corporation, architected WebLogic workflow platform for Medicare claims processing
  • Researched and implemented XML-to-PDF form generation using open source FOP framework
  • Conducted tool selection and implementation of performance testing environment using open-source Java-based Grinder
  • Transformed small Access application into scalable, hosted J2EE web application, to win our first $1B-revenue client
  • Built the AutoSage, an artificial intelligence rule-based component, adding scalability with fewer analysts

Confidential, Atlanta, GA

Chief Technology Officer / Chief Architect

Responsibilities:

  • Designed and implemented a ground-breaking Proof of Concept application credited for securing a major consulting project Confidential Genuine Parts, including the largest purchase of SilverStream server licenses to date.
  • Decompiled third-party server code to embed latency generation hooks to identify and ultimately resolve “chatty” communication between distributed components connected across the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Proposed and spearheaded our company’s transition from client/server development to Java application server work, resulting in billing rates increasing to 225% of original levels
  • Delivered PowerBuilder Client/Server and Java Application Server solutions for multiple Fortune 500 customers, including SilverStream portal design for RMC

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