Software Development Director or Software Development Manager


  • Twenty five years of software development and delivery experience
  • IT professional with excellent customer relationship skills
  • Expert in software development, release planning, change management, and product strategy
  • A technical manager that can build best of class teams and retain technical talent
  • Open and inclusive collaborative management style that enables everyone to contribute to the success of the project and promotes a culture of inter-department cooperation
  • Software Development Manager adept at managing projects using Agile Scrum project management and development methodologies
  • Extensive experience in developing applications that are easy to maintain, support, monitor, and troubleshoot in production


  • Lead the California Bureau of Automotive Repair's project to revolutionize the Smog Check program to utilize vehicle's On-board Diagnostic (OBD) information for pass or fail determination
  • Eliminated unplanned production outages with the implementation of ITIL based Change  and Release Management methodologies
  • Played a pivotal role in the development of the FAA's next generation Integrated Display System (IDS). Used at all US Airports
  • Lead Senior Software Engineer to re-architect HP's legacy C/Unix manufacturing execution system (MES) to a Java/Unix based architecture
  • Individually saved HP thousands of development hours with the conception, design, and development of an Object Relational Model framework used in the MES system mentioned above


Software Development
Production Support
Web Services
Object Oriented Design
Customer Relations
Software Design Patterns
Load and Performance Testing
Agile Development Methodologies
Agile Project Management Methodologies
Java Swing
Database Technologies
UML Modeling
Project Management

Work experience

Work experience

SGS Testcom

Oct 2013 - Present

IT Director

  • Lead and manage IT Operations, Development, and Database teams to deliver all IT related company projects
  • Championed effort to move the company to an ITIL based Change and Release Management process.  The results were absolutely transformational in the company's ability to safely, timely, and accurately manage the Software Development Life Cycle from requirements identification to production release
  • Lead Proof of Concept efforts to evaluate new technologies
  • Request for Proposal response writing
  • Technical documentation
  • Technologies: Java, Oracle, JBoss, Unix, GWT, C#, OOP, Perl

SGS Testcom

Apr 2013 - Present

Program Manager

  • Promoted to assume this additional responsibility
  • Oversee the entire operation of the company's Rancho Cordova office with over $15M annual revenue and a staff of twenty four employees
  • Act as SGS' face to the California Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR)
  • Maintain a positive and productive relationship with the customer
  • Insure that the SGS team is meeting the contract requirements and meeting the customer's expectations
  • Financial budget planning, forecasting, and accrual based accounting

SGS Testcom

Aug 2012 - Apr 2014

IT Development Manager

  • Interim management position until qualified candidate could be selected
  • Provided first line management for the development of the Massachusetts Program, and New Jersey Program development projects
  • Successfully assumed this additional role in the middle of the BAR project while maintaining the team's project velocity
  • Technologies: Java, Oracle, JBoss, Unix, Perl

SGS Testcom

Feb 2013 - Dec 2013

IT Operations Manager

  • Interim management position until qualified candidate could be selected
  • Completed the implementation of the necessary hardware and system software for the new Smog Check program (see IT Development Director below)
  • Technologies: Oracle, Unix, Nagios, JBoss

SGS Testcom

Sep 2011 - Oct 2013

IT Development Director

  • Director of three geographically dispersed development teams working on separate projects
  • Successfully created a collaborative environment in which the resources of these teams could be combined to work together on projects
  • Lead entire project for the new statewide Smog Check program for California's Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR). The program was delivered within the customer's expectations and is successfully performing over 1M to 1.4M inspections a month with revenue of $15M annually. The project used Agile Scrum project and development processes -- five week Sprints (3 DEV, 1 QA, 1 UAT). The customer was fully involved in the Agile process
  • Technologies: Java, Oracle, JBoss, Unix, GWT, C#, OOP, Perl
  • Promoted to IT Director

All Weather Inc (AWI)

Jun 2010 - Sep 2011

Software Manager

  • Lead multiple Sprint teams in the development of the FAA's next generation Integrated Display System (IDS)
  • Lead Software Engineer to re-architect and transforming  AWI's legacy IDS to meeting the FFA's strict requirements
  • Delivered product as scheduled for customer acceptance testing
  • Technologies: Java, Swing, OOP, distributed databases, UML

Hewlett-Packard Company (HP)

Oct 1998 - Jun 2010

Senior Software Engineer/Team Lead

  • Software development and production support for HP's world wide factory systems
  • Lead, mentored, and trained developers around the world to design, implement and support the transition from a C/Unix to Java/Unix architecture
  • Technologies: Java, Perl, TCL, HPUX, Oracle, Java RMI, Tomcat

International Billing Services

Oct 1997 - Nov 1998

Computer Consultant

  • A main contributor to the design and development of a C++/Unix architecture to be used for developing other custom IBS conversion projects
  • The C++ architecture was adopted by other teams within the department
  • Technologies: C++, Unix

State of California Franchise Tax Board (FTB)

May 1996 - Oct 1997


  • Worked on a partnership project with American Management Systems (AMS) to develop an automated system to identify and track tax return audits
  • Promoted to the role of Team Leader.  Lead a team that included FTB and AMS programmers
  • Technologies: Powerbuildier, C, Unix 

State of California Franchise Tax Board (FTB)

Jun 1995 - Apr 1996

Unix System Administrator

  • Worked in conjunction with AMS as a UNIX system administration to maintain multiple UNIX platforms including AIX and HP-UX
  • Lead and coordinated projects with vendors and other departments
  • Improved development and production environments with automated scripts and programs
  • Monitored and resolved development and production system problems
  • Technologies: Unix, C, Korn Shell



Scrum Master

Oct 2014 - Oct 2014


Completion in Fundamentals of Finance and Accounting

Oct 2013 - Oct 2013

American Management Association



Walden University

2002 - 2008

Masters in Computer Science

California State University-Sacramento

1989 - 1993

B.S. in Computer Science