Development Manager with 25 years of demonstrated ability to lead projects from concept to completion. Stress quality oriented development practices and procedures with emphasis in customer expectations and design. Expert in project management, team leadership, planning, problem solving, process development and requirement definition from the customer to engineering projects and features.
Systems Development ManagerSep 2003 to Current MoneyGram Incorporated
Manage multiple engineering teams (local and remote) delivering features/functionality for PCI Data Security Standards, Mobile application, and Bill Payment Systems, utilizing both Waterfall and Agile methodologies.
Collaborate with the business and senior management to complete overall strategic plans for POS systems including Money Transfer, Bill Payment, and Money Order direction.
Analyze and communicate project /program status using standards for budget and schedule variance.
This includes the generation and publication of dashboards, schedules, burn down charts and budgets.
Manage all aspects of software development throughout the SDLC.
Ensure the completion of standard project communications and deliverables such as project charters, issues logs, risk management and implementation plans.
Director of Engineering PLM SystemsMay 2001 to Sep 2003 EDS － Arden Hills, MN
Led development organizations in delivering and integrating system software for a distributed enterprise Product Lifecycle Management system.
Provided leadership and guidance for cross team development and organization structure.
Aligned product direction and delivered quality products, meeting corporate quality metrics.
Participated in customer Management & Technical Review Board meetings.
Managed projects to major release criteria and Quality Release Metrics.
Managed customer issues with overall corporate priorities using overall organization infrastructure and processes.
Technologies/Tools used: Java/J2EE, .Net, C#, Microsoft Suite.
Director of Engineering / Sr. Systems ArchitectApr 1999 to May 2001 KnowledgePlanet.com － Bloomington, MN
Established and led an entire development organization in the design, development and implementation of major components for a Java-based eLearning solution.
Created a world class engineering team, that understood quality and customer needs that can support and grow system products.
Put in place a development/test environment that supports rapid development and support of the products.
Researched, proposed and introduced new tools, architectures and technologies to the extended development team.
Java/J2EE, Tomcat, Microsoft Suite (Project, Word, Excel.
Director of EngineeringApr 1994 to Apr 1999 DataCard Corporation － Minnetonka, MN
Implemented quality process improvements, leading teams towards improvement per SEI assessment.
Formalized processes/reviews for all projects to follow and report.
Budget/Forecasting responsibility for FS Engineering.
Bring in new technology into the engineering group - Research (RF, CDPD, PCMCIA, and Ethernet).
Participated in Industry forums such as VisaCash, Smart Card Forum, T3POS, Visa Vendor Partnership Achievements Implemented Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standards including design through implementation.
Development of a real time operating system, participating as a design engineer and project lead.
Managed the development and creation of MoneyGram's mobile platform.
Granted US patent for modular transaction terminal.
Divisional smart card leader and expert, participating on various smart card industry committees.
Creation of an engineering team that understands quality and customer needs including hiring plans, recruiting, responsibilities, and objectives for all individuals.
Brought to market a financial transaction terminal from concept to delivery.
Core team leader for point of sales financial applications.
SEI process improvement leader/implementer.
Produced Java/J2EE based platforms for other engineering groups to develop solutions upon.
Brought to market a Token Ring/Ethernet bridge from concept to delivery.
Developed ISDN product line into server/client environment.
Developed enhanced LAN test equipment with Novell.
More Comprehensive Work History and/or References Available Upon Request 1 of 3.
Master of Science, Software EngineeringMay 1999University of Saint ThomasSoftware Engineering
Bachelor of Science, Computer ScienceJanuary 1982University of WisconsinComputer Science