Innovative and self-motivated engineer with sound leadership skills proven in both the US Army and in a top 10 Fortune 500 corporation. Lead Java developer also serving as an Agile Scrum Master, multi team Agile Coach and adjunct supervisor for the Edison Engineering Development Program. Currently utilizing Lean Six Sigma and Agile to lead software development process improvement for more than 40 engineers across 5 distributed teams.
Promoted to Lead Software Developer after 8 months of employment
Successfully coached development teams in the adoption of Agile Software Development to improve time-to-market, reduce defect count by 30% and decrease backlog size by 50%
Coached and motivated development teams to successful and on-time delivery of Enterprise level software on more than 15 strategic product launches
Piloted the early adoption of Atlassian Technologies suite while creating the best practices for Agile teams. Effectively directed site adoption of the suite, moving 6 development teams from Rally to JIRA
Selected to be the adjunct supervisor for the Edison Engineering Development Program (EEDP) within first year of employment
Lead Software Engineer, Agile Scrum Master and Agile Coach currently leading several Agile teams and building applications for the worldwide Software Solutions Group.
~ Successfully coach development teams in the adoption and evolution of Agile Software Development
~ Coach and motivate development teams to successfully deliver Enterprise level software overall strategic product launches
~ Work closely with global business leaders and customers to define product strategy, outline release road maps, plan releases, facilitate requirement gathering workshops, facilitate lean workouts, and help product owners prioritize and groom user stories and backlogs
~ Adjunct supervisor for the Edison Engineering Development Program (EEDP). Mobilize and manage several technical leaders across GE businesses to design, execute, and maintain an advanced software development program. Conduct technical assessments and interviews with candidates including whiteboard sessions and coding problems. Mentor EEDP engineers through an 8 month educational program covering advanced topics in software development.
Experience in designing and developing enterprise-scale .Net web based applications that provide data capture, custom reporting, content and inventory management, data migration and integrations with third party applications.
~ Created applications that integrate Sterling Web Forms, QuickBooks Pro and Peachtree Accounting with Microsoft SQL Server
~ Resolved customer issues by establishing workarounds and solutions and by debugging and creating defect fixes
Consulted, built and repaired computer systems
~ Performed diagnosis, troubleshooting and repair of computer systems hardware and software
~ Led company in revenue generation for Q2 and Q3 in 2006
Managed and trained staff of over 40 employees
~ Drove company strategy and focus on new account acquisition and market penetration
~ Responsible for company work schedules on a weekly basis for all employees and over 20 locations
~ Wrote all company technical manuals including a training manual and employee handbook
Over the course of three years I served in the following positions: company sniper, infantry fire team leader, squad leader, Bradley fighting vehicle driver and gunner. Over my military career I earned various awards and metals which include but are not limited to: EIB - Expert Infantryman's Badge, CIB - Combat Infantryman's Badge, ARCOM - Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Overseas Deployment Ribbon, Expert Marksman.
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