Sam Brabham, Pmp

Work experience

Work experience
Nov 2004 - Jul 2015

Sr. Tech Solution Project Manager

  • Federal Civilian Delivery Team Led for the DHS/DOJ District
  • Review SOWs', Proposals and RFP Responses for the District to ensure that  sufficient funding and hours have been allocated to complete the technical solution for the project. 
  • Manages the delivery of billable consulting services EMC engagements.
  • Responsible for managing the full life cycle of highly complex, high risk projects from requirements gathering, architectural design through customer and customer service turnover.
  • Responsible for the development of a project/program implementation plan that articulates the role of EMC in the delivery of the designed solution.
  • Ensures implementation of project/program activities is coordinated with EMC partner resources, if necessary.
  • Acts as primary interface to the customer, vendor and all EMC personnel associated with the engagement.
  • May lead a team of project managers on a project/program assigned basis.Works independently or with general direction from program management leadership.
  • Experience implementing VBLOCK, VMAX, VNX, VPLEX, Recoverpoint, Avamar, Atmos, Cloud Tiering Appliances(CTA) DataDomain, Networker, switches, Centera, Data Migration, Replication, Virtualization and DR solutions.
Aug 2002 - Nov 2004

Chief, Database Engineering

United States Air Force
  • Provided technical assistance and life-cycle support for all users of Oracle products throughout the AF, while managing the AF Wide Oracle Support contract exceeding $45 million.
  • Provided requirement analysis and product selection, platform migration for legacy integration, database design, backup/recovery strategies and performance analysis/tuning encompassing all Oracle Projects.
  • Researched and developed AF-Level best practices within the broad field of database technology and design.
  • Supervised 27-person Staff(11 Active duty Military, 5 DOD Civilians and 11 Contractors.
Nov 2001 - Aug 2002

Deputy, GCSS-AF Program Manager (AF Portal)

United States Air Force
  • Provided deployment oversight of the Air Force $1B Global Combat Support System(GCSS-AF) and Air Force Portal.  
  • Identified modification required to fix problems/enhance operations to improve system performance
  • Liaison to functional communities to work integration issues required to implement new applications
  • Worked with customer(Air Force Chief Information Office) and war fighter to define/ refine system requirements.
  • Assumed program manager role as required to make key decisions on implementation and sustainment for the program.
Oct 1999 - Nov 2001

Chief, Military Database Section

United States Air Force
  • Supervised 6-person staff responsible for the support of the Air Force Personnel Data System(PDS) Modernization(MILMOD) Program.  
  • Technical lead for design, implementation and sustainment issues of the MILMOD database.
  • Determines impact, estimates cost and implements database changes to support personnel policy and congressionally mandated public laws.
  • Ensures database modernization program meets established standards set forth by the Under Secretary of Defense(Personnel and Readiness)
Oct 1998 - Oct 1999

Chief, Modernization Deployment

United States Air Force
  • Supervised 5-person staff responsible for the design, development, testing and deployment of computer software for the $400 million corporate tier Defense Civilian Personnel Data System(DCPDS).
  • Responsible for the integration of commercial and government software to provide a seamless, dependable communication link between regional processing servers and the corporate system.
  • Responsible for development of mass transaction application for personnel processes such as organization realignments, pay, appraisal and other large-scale database changes throughout the SDLC.
  • Technical advisor to the DCPDS Program Manager.
Aug 1997 - Oct 1998

Exec Officer, SSG Software Factory

United States Air Force
  • Executive Office for 765-person Software Development Directorate.
  • Responsible for interpreting, assigning, tracking and implementing all policies, issues, direction and tasking to support the Directorate mission.
  • Briefs VIPs on directorate operation and leads special project for the director.
Jun 1995 - Aug 1997

Requirements and Analysis Project Officer

United States Air Force
  • Supported the $1. 2 billion Global Combat Support System-AF(GCSS-AF) computer and hardware acquisition.
  • Conducted Software Capability Evaluations(SCEs) to ensure selected vendor's software development engineering practices was a mature process for the acquisition program
  • Technical liaison to the cost team to ensure any technical issues ere consistently addressed during contract evaluation. 


2001 - Present

MS, Computer Information System Technology (Database Engineering)

Regis University

BS, Management/Computer Information Systems

Park University


Nov 2008 - Nov 2018

Project Management Professional (PMP)

Project Management Institute (PMI)

Certification number 1221334


Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL v2)


EMC Proven Professional - Associated (EMCPA)


DOD Acquisition: Comm-Computer Acquisition Level 1

Defense Acquisition University