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Sam Brabham, Pmp

Tech Solution Project Manager at EMC

Work experience

Nov 2004Jul 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 2002Nov 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 2001Aug 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 1999Nov 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 1998Oct 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 1997Oct 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 1995Aug 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. 



MS, Computer Information System Technology (Database Engineering)

Regis University

BS, Management/Computer Information Systems

Park University


Nov 2008Nov 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