Head of Blockchain Engineering

$185K+

Summary

  • 2+ years of experience in Crypto and Blockchain: Tech Stack/Blockchain Used: (Eth, BTC, C#, C, Node, GoLang, React, AWS)

  • Directs multiple teams of IT professionals including hiring, developing, performance management, coaching and technical leadership.

  • Senior Technical Project Manager for project lifecycle management including: Initiation, Planning, Execution, Monitor and Control and project release.

  • 10+ years of experience in front-end web design, front-end development, Middleware, API’s and back-end programming.

  • BI roadmap development for strategic, tactical and operational assessment.

  • Experience identifying dynamic risks embedded in project elements through interactions among internal (people, process and technology), and external (business environments).

  • Adopted principles of service-oriented architecture (SOA), and agile management strategies.

  • A/B testing, prototype testing and development of key performance indicators (KPI).

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Tech Stack/Blockchain: Eth, BTC, C#, C, Node, GoLang, React, AWS

Programming: HTML / XML / JS / PHP / CSS / SQL / Node

CMS: Umbraco/ WordPress / Sitecore / AEM

Platforms: Windows: (10) / Mac OS 10+

Software:  Microsoft Office: (Word, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint, and Outlook)

Microsoft Project / Quickbooks / FTP

PM Tools:  Wrike / Workbench / ADO TFS / Smartsheet / Jira / Trello / Asana

Production Tools: Adobe Creative Suite / Fireworks / Maya / Final Cut Pro
Web Analytics:  Tableau / Google Analytics / Double Click / Overture / Google Adwords

Alexa Analytics / Coremetrics / Ensighten / Optimizely / Adobe Analytics

Experience

Head of Development, 2021- Current

Development Lead for Crypto Software Start Up:

  • Provide Sr. level leadership to multiple organizational levels.

  • Day to day operations management of DevOps and Technical teams.

  • Resource and Budget department planning.

  • Manage concurrent Devops, NFT, R&D, POC and Blockchain projects.

  • Kanban/Scrum Agile processes. Agile methodology with a light shade of waterfall.

  • Program management - including annual planning and prioritization, quarterly review, realignment, road map and executive status reporting.

  • Capture technical requirements and create fit-for-purpose project plans, and other artifacts

  • Lead project and program level intake process.

  • Develop and manage organizational change review board.

  • Provide overall program governance, planning, team building and oversight.

  • Create and maintain program level risk assessments and risk scorecards.

  • Define new hiring and recruiting solutions for organization.

  • Recruiting coordinator for Tech Department.

  • Create valid estimates of effort to complete engineering work streams

  • Source and oversee vendor relationship/management.

  • Defined and implemented Project Management Tools (Jira/Confluence)

  • Provide Technical bridge for the tech department. Explain and define tech to business.

  • Develop strong relationships with senior business leaders, articulate risks, negotiate tradeoffs facilitate decision-making, prioritize, and remove cross-team impediments.

  • Lead cross functional teams from various work streams and multiple organizations.

  • Disseminate project/program status to stakeholders through various methods

  • Scrum Master for multiple teams – lead all scrum ceremonies.

  • Implement 4 layer agile transformation. Agile transformation road map.

  • Tech Stack/Blockchain Used: (Eth, BTC, C#, C, Node, GoLang, React, AWS)

Sr. Technical Program Manager, 2020- 2021

Program manager for concurrent big data analytics related projects:.

  • Infrastructure and Architecture projects working with internal data platform teams.

  • Support customer supply chain, merchandise and store product teams.

  • Enablement of real time data consumption by technology.

  • Develop and manage machine learning platform to develop customer focused features.

  • Manage day to day program management of big data team.

  • Roadmap development for event driven data platform teams.

  • Manage and maintain jira/confluence based sprints using Kanban/Scrum pm methodologies.

  • Use data to define team based KPI’s.

  • Partner with stakeholders to shape capability expectations.

  • Work with data scientists to ensure reporting and analysis is straightforward.

  • Onboard new internal customers to data platforms.

  • Create valid estimates of effort to complete engineering work streams.

  • Build the relationship between technology and business to unlock core capabilities.

  • Provide recommendations within technology that enables business to achieve goals.

  • Present demos to broader audience including senior leadership.

  • Oversee vendor management.

  • Track program timeline and resource demands.

  • Mitigate risks, resolve issues, roadblocks and any potential conflicts.

  • Create and deliver on project requirements, business goals and objectives.

  • Lead cross functional teams from various work streams, within different organizations.

  • Communicate project/program status though various methods to stakeholders.

  • Scrum Master for multiple teams – lead daily stand ups, sprint planning and estimating, sprint retrospective, back log grooming.

  • Oversee management of program back logs.

  • Agile development and coaching

  • Tech Stack Used (Kafka, Flink, Kubernetes, Docker, Yarn, Presto, Hive, AWS)

Sr. Digital Solutions Program Manager, 2019-2020

Program manager for concurrent multi-million-dollar long term projects.

  • R&D Venture focused projects driving start up based global initiatives with the goal of developing future programs, apps and platforms.

  • Manage multi-year Native App Development Projects with annual operation cost of 10+ million.

  • Inter-disciplinary project management - get things done as efficiently and effectively as possible. (Kanban – Scrumban – Scrum – Waterfall)

  • Work within an Agile PM framework with emphasis on SAFe and Scrum.

  • Perform quality assurance (QA) testing/user acceptance testing (UAT) prior to deployment.

  • Determine feasibility of backend architectural designs that fit within the Philips ecosystem.

  • Compliance program management. Work with privacy, security, legal and regulatory on program based adherence. (Privacy policies, GDPR, CCPA, IP and various ISO certifications requirements.)

  • Present research and development findings to senior leadership while providing persuasive information for products and services.

  • Turn an idea into reality by creating new protocol, new processes and new solutions using start up NBX venture strategies.

  • Develop value propositions that are aligned with complex business plans.

  • Manage large projects from pre-seed, through beta, based on a phase gate approach to scalability.

  • Track program budget, timeline and resource demands.

  • Determine supply chain design and logistical solutions.

  • Coordinate and Manage Digtial Release process.

  • Agile development, coaching and mentorship – 4 layer Agile transformation

  • Create project requirements and business goals and objectives.

  • Lead cross functional teams from various work streams, within different organizations (global teams with differing influences, cultures, goals, agendas, and objectives.)

  • Communicate project/program status though various methods to stakeholders.

  • Coordinating, and maintaining schedules across multiple teams with shared resources.

  • Provide in-depth analytics analysis, create analytic dashboards, determine trends etc.

  • Determine various tagging strategies to create the appropriate data sets to track program status.

  • Develop various data ingestion solutions that adhere to internal privacy and security policies.

  • Create robust project plans, project charters, task trackers and program updates.

  • Ownership of the overall project and program solutions while being the go to for stakeholders.

  • Risk mitigation strategies. (5 Why’s, Decision Tree Analysis, Quantitative - Qualitative Analysis)

  • Create data governance policies and procedures.

  • Maintain CMS (Salesforce) for subscription platform.

  • Lead steer co meetings and review boards.

  • Scrum Master for multiple teams – lead daily stand ups, sprint planning and estimating, sprint retrospective, back log grooming and maintment of scrum artifacts.

  • Manage and oversee multiple off shore engineering teams.

  • Manage clinical studies trials that adhere to standardized practices and methodologies.

Sr. Technical Project Manager, 2017-2019

  • Provide leadership across IT teams consisting of technical project managers, product managers, QA engineers, business analysts, designers, software developers and business leaders.

  • Manage full lifecycle of technical/IT projects including strategy, roadmap, planning, budget, statement of work (SOW), scope, project charter, project execution and project closure/handoff.

  • Led continuous delivery, development, integration and implementation of complex, large-scale IT projects, B2C/B2B mobile application development, website solutions, SAAS and custom tools with optimum support for clients.

  • Provide direction for IT team on executing software development practices in a .Net build environment to support critical business applications and software development processes.

  • Managed Xamarin based Native App redesign projects with 5-20 million annual budget(s).

  • Develop resourcing strategies with use of TrackIt!, Trello, Jit Bit, Azure Dev Ops, Smartsheet and Jira ticket systems to create issue logs, manage defects to determine workflow.

  • Create governance process to ensure data integrity, reliability and accuracy across all phases of discovery and development of the project lifecycle.

  • Create white papers in a succinct format with research findings for senior leadership presenting useful, persuasive information for products and services.

  • Spearheaded the ideation and creation of an internal content management system (Umbraco).

  • Integrate internal systems into 3rd party systems for data ingestion.

  • Manage the development and upkeep of a SAAS based platform for clients.

  • Led the migration of the local hosted internal IT infrastructure to the Azure cloud platform.

  • Oversaw API management with vendors/3rd parties and clients.

  • Partner/client relationship management with oversight of risk management and compliance.

  • Manage lines of communication and ensure vendor relations grow to meet business objectives.

  • Set, maintained and managed the yearly IT department budget.

  • Provided leadership, guidance, set goals and performed quarterly reviews for staff members.

  • Implemented a change control board for projects and programs, set change objectives, determined change process, adherence and governance.

  • Cross functional management of localized consultants and off shore developers.

  • Creation, maintenance and grooming of the IT backlog.

  • Scrum/Kanban PM methodology with daily stand ups through a Kanban board.

  • Scrum Master for multiple teams – lead daily stand ups, sprint planning and estimating, sprint retrospective, back log grooming and maintment of scrum artifacts.

  • Project Management Methodology training and coaching – 4 Layer Agile Transformation

  • Managed IT operations service desk for internal and external clients.

  • Created new hiring practices, new processes and procedures for onboarding and over hauled the candidate acceptance criteria.

  • Tech Stack Used (.Net , SQL, ADO)

Director of PMO, 2014-2017

  • Provided project management office (PMO) direction for a team of technical project managers and analysts utilizing Agile and Waterfall methodologies.

  • Led project lifecycle management of large-scale digital data and custom web projects for fortune 500 clients with accountability of financial, governance and user acceptance oversight.

  • Interfaced and collaborated with technical team to identify, assess and drive a customer technology roadmap and unify customer data across all lines of business and customer channels.

  • Oversaw the execution of data development activities and turned data into actionable insights that led to change and improvement for end user experience.

  • Developed attributing modeling, segmenting of visitors and improved multi-channel effectiveness.

  • Produced technical feature requirements, data flows, process flows, diagrams, and authored technical feature requirements into user stories and acceptance criteria.

  • Provided managerial oversight to clients who were establishing PMO’s.

  • Project Management Methodology training and coaching. 4 layer agile transformation.

  • Oversaw data governance management and developed best practices to ensure high quality data.

  • Developed tools and systems for managing projects, defects, resources and issue logs utilizing TFS, Trello, Wrike, OpenAir and Jira ticket systems.