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Sr. Program Manager Resume


Desired Industry: Computer Software/Programming SpiderID: 44827
Desired Job Location: San Jose, California Date Posted: 10/20/2010
Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent Availability Date: 11/1/10
Desired Wage: 144000
U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
Job Level: Management (Manager, Director) Willing to Travel: Yes, 25-50%
Highest Degree Attained: Bachelors Willing to Relocate: No


Objective:
To help define, build, and drive a world-class organization. To be an impact player in today’s mobile, wireless and/or digital media industries. To create and deliver simple yet elegant and powerful solutions for an innovative and dynamic company.


Experience:
Work History:
2008 – 2010 Sr. System Program Manager – Plastic Logic

Wireless Program Manager: Provided leadership and program management for all of Plastic Logic’s wireless deliverables for their QUE proReader line of products. Instrumental in 3G module vendor selection and relationship/development management. Led all wireless software and hardware team efforts from early feature definitions to scheduling, task tracking and defect resolution.
Certification Program Manager: Worked with both HW and SW teams and external organizations to understand, design for, and test requirements for the FCC, PTCRB, and ATT carrier certifications. Main contributor for resolving the FCC SAR requirements for the QUE proReader.


2nd Generation Product Program Manager: Overall program manager for 2nd generation of QUE proReader. Responsibilities included vendor and ODM relationship management, schedule definition and tracking, tasks & bug management, issue resolution and escalations, and reporting of project progress and risks to the executive team.

2005 – 2008 Sr. Program Manager – Palm Inc.
Helped drive Palm’s new Linux-based WebOS team on their next generation smartphone platform using the scrum development method. Previous responsibilities included leading all hardware, software, and cross-functional teams as overall Program Manager for the Treo 700P smartphone. Effectively drove the definition, implementation, testing and scheduling of $18 million dollar project critical to company's success. Delivered Palm's first CDMA EVDO smartphone on time and with much improved Quality.

2004 - 2005 Sr. Program Manager – Tapwave Inc.
Directly involved in definition, design, development, and manufacturing of the Zodiac multimedia PDA and its follow-on products. Managed all hardware and software milestones, (EVT, DVT, PVT, alpha, beta, GM) and initial release of international eStore. Helped manage and lead offshore teams engaged in engineering, QA, manufacturing and ecommerce. Worked closely with 3rd party vendors and clients.

2003 – 2004 Founder - Studio Cruise Inc.
Founded a DVD production company. Created business plan that outlined strategic vision, key target markets, technical workflow, financial plans and goals. Retained financial, legal, technical, marketing and design resources to present and promote our concepts. Identified, contacted and presented to key decision makers at targeted clientele.

1989 – 2003 Apple Computer Inc.
2000 – 2003 Senior DVD Program Manager.
Led the DVD program office and all deliverables for Apple’s iDVD, DVD Studio Pro and DVD Player products. Main driver for all iDVD releases from the pre-development 1.0 work to the iDVD 3 release.
Accomplishments:
• Delivered innovative DVD software products that redefined the industry.
• Initiated and led Program Office for Apple’s DVD Engineering team.
• Integrated two newly acquired companies into Apple’s culture and methodologies.
• Defined, communicated and monitored all cross-functional deliverables.
• Mentored and managed other project managers
• Designed, implemented and maintained project website

1995 – 2000 Engineering Project Manager
Led projects for QuickTime, Apple’s Media Tools and Advanced Technology Groups. Helped define company wide core processes for Apple’s System Software division. Managed team of 12 people including engineers, UI & interactive specialists, QA, seeding and project managers. Products released under my leadership include: QuickTime 3 and 4, QuickTime VR, QTVR Authoring Studio, HyperCard, QuickTime Player, Apple Media Tool, AppleScript, SK8, Apple Interactive Music Toolkit & more.

1991 - 1995 Quality Manager
Responsibilities included technical leadership of SPEC and multimedia quality teams, hiring, quality plans, test case generation, usability testing and conflict resolution.
Accomplishments:
• Quickly promoted to Quality Manager at first opportunity
• Improved test case tracking with custom designed database
• Optimized compatibility testing process & greatly improved reporting procedures

1989 – 1990 Software Quality Engineer
• Tested and worked with hundreds of Mac applications.
• Extensive programming and scripting for test automation systems.




1981 – 1986 Casino Manager/Croupier; Princess Cruises, LA, CA.
Total control over operations of ship-board casino including marketing, promotions, accounting, hiring & firing. Accountable for over $1 million dollars in revenue. Exceeded
profit expectations by 85%. Created first computer generated reports for Princess Cruises.


Education:
BA from CSU at Fresno


Skills:
SUMMARY OF SKILLS:

Leadership and Vision: Ability and desire to take ownership of product deliverables. Effectively led successful teams ranging from 5 to 140 people. Possess the talent of recognizing talent, with a proven track record of highly effective teams.

Program Management: Directly led the release of over 65 projects as project/program manager including Software, Hardware, Web and eStore solutions. Initiated, defined and maintained the Program Office for Apple’s DVD engineering team. Ability to lead teams to their peak performance levels. Program management expertise includes; effective communication at all levels, process definition and implementation, market analysis, feature definition, design and UI, scheduling, budgeting, resource allocation, ODM relationship management, and all cross-functional team deliverables. Responsible for project budgets in excess of $18 Million. Intuitive yet disciplined and meticulous approach in resolving project and/or people issues. Over 15 years experience with PLC methodologies from start-to-finish, including Agile/Scrum & Waterfall SDLCs. Have architectural level expertise using Wiki’s as a program management tool.

Strategic Thinking: Played critical and influential role in product releases that defined new market niches and have become industry standards. Successfully integrated 2 newly acquired companies into Apple’s business model and culture. Proven ability to simplify complex problems into simple and workable solutions. Received Patent #7,546,544 for UI design of multimedia applications - more patents pending.

Relationship Management: Over 18 years of personnel and project management excellence. Worked with and influenced a very diverse set of people and skill sets including; executive management, engineering, product design, marketing, finance, business development, operations, creative, UI design, Internet, ecommerce, quality assurance, localization and documentation. Worked with and led remote team members located in the UK, China, India, Taiwan, France, Germany, Belgium, Ireland, Japan and many other countries.

Technology: Broad understanding of many different technologies and how they integrate together. In-depth knowledge in the consumer applications, digital media, multimedia, wireless and Internet industries. Insightful understanding of engineering development processes and methodologies including extensive use of Agile/Scrum development methods.


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