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Manager Engineer

Orlando, Florida, 32825, United States
March 18, 2011

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Chandra S. Olson






Innovative, results-driven technology leader with 12+ years of experience

demonstrating the realm of possibilities while driving the planning and

implementation of a broad range of information technology initiatives in

direct support of business objectives. Change agent and problem solver with

a passion for technology, skilled in grasping the big picture,

conceptualizing, developing, and managing solution implementations, while

partnering closely with business leaders and C-level executives. Excel in

developing and motivating high performing teams that successfully meet and

exceed company objectives.

. Demonstrated capability architecting & implementing innovative solutions,

accelerating the pace of technology adoption, and enabling new

capabilities that provide competitive advantage.

. Experience leading all stages of the engineering lifecycle, able to

coordinate and direct all phases of project-based efforts while managing,

motivating, and leading both functional and program teams.

. Adept at managing an enterprise portfolio & leading multiple complex

transformation projects of business and operational support systems


Core Competencies

Global IT Delivery & Program/Project Management

Business / IT Alignment Analysis & Consulting

Enterprise, System, and Solution Architecture

IT Strategic Planning / Governance / Roadmaps

Emerging Technology Assessment

Information Security / Business Continuity

Systems / Software Engineering

Business Impact Analysis / Process Reengineering

Agile/Lean Methodologies (Six Sigma, ITIL, CMMI)

Service Orientation (SOA, SaaS, IaaS, PaaS)

Unified Communications & Collaboration

Infrastructure (OS, Directory, Networking, Wireless)

Organization & Staff Development

Oral / Written / Visual Communications

Professional Experience

Lockheed Martin, Orlando, Florida 2001 - 2010

Senior Manager & Chief Architect, Global Training and Logistics

Functionally managed architects and engineers in a complex matrix

organization while providing Full Spectrum Leadership to program and

proposal teams in support of multiple divisions (Logistics, GMC, and


. Delivered the Integrated Data Environment (IDE) for the $83 million eCASS

Program to enhance collaboration between Lockheed Martin, customer, and

subcontractors 7 months ahead of estimates, exceeding the U.S. Defense

customer's expectations, and establishing best practices for secure

multimedia web portals.

. Served as strategic liaison for organizational initiatives between the

business and customers. Developed requirements from customer business

needs, worked with multiple subcontractors, ensured on time delivery, led

teams to successful executive and customer reviews.

. Proposal leadership for new business pursuits, including the 1 billion

UK MoD Future Logistics Information Services, Information Dashboards

leveraging Mashups, and an Enterprise Portfolio Management System for a

Civil Government customer.

Chief Architect, Enterprise Business Services, Technical Operations,

Technical Excellence

Led the development of the Technical Excellence organization which was

responsible for enhancing the efficiency of enterprise IT systems through

the implementation of Next Generation IT.

. Created organizational structure and budget. Matrixed employees into the

organization. Led Technology Advancements, Technology Assessment, and

Technology Directions groups. Developed the technology

assessment/prototype process, EA web portal, and dynamic IT roadmap


. Streamlined IT environment by establishing standards and revising IT

governance process.

. Created Active Directory and DNS architecture and detailed design for

Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Autonomic Logistics Information System (ALIS).

Implemented design in test bed and completed security technical

implementation guide review toward certification/accreditation.

. Shared technology direction and industry best practices as Deputy Program

Chair and speaker at the Society of Information Management conference.

Infrastructure Agility track co-lead and speaker at the Mission Critical

Enterprise Symposium on Best Practices for Infrastructure Deployments.

Comp Systems Architect Senior Staff, Enterprise Information Systems, Chief

Technology Office

Provided significant contributions as a Senior Enterprise Architect to the

development of the Lockheed Martin Enterprise Architecture Framework and

emerging technology evaluation/integration practices.

. Formulated innovative solutions to improve productivity and introduce new

value-added services. Interfaced with business areas to understand

customers' requirements and proposed cost-effective solutions for complex


. Initiated and led the Real Time Communications Server Joint Development

Program (JDP). Deployed enterprise instant messaging and presence to

100,000+ users. Received Pinnacle Award for Technical Excellence.

. Accelerated technology adoption by 1-2 years by mapping emerging

technologies to strategic business needs. Spearheaded creation of

Technology Radar Screen and Technology Lunch and Learns. Chaired annual

Information Technology Trends Conference.

. Provided a common framework for technology integration by authoring the

EA methodology and technology sections of the Corporate IT Strategic


. Led the Windows Vista Technology Adoption Program (TAP) via Standard

Engineering Process. Authored strategic enterprise initiative for common

imaging/deployment. Demonstrated $3M savings.

. Actively participated in architecture and wireless industry standards

organizations. One of 350 individuals in the world with IEEE 802.11

voting rights. Authored standards-based architecture to facilitate

interoperable wireless network deployments corporate-wide.

University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 2000 - 2001

Teaching Assistant

Revlon, Jacksonville, Florida 1998 - 1999


Engineering Manager to 12 union employees in a high-speed consumer chemical

products manufacturing environment. Led implementation of automated

production equipment to enhance efficiency. Built and mentored a cohesive

team committed to meeting safety, schedule, and budgetary needs. Authored

ISO 9000 procedures and safety policies. Participated in audits to ensure

regulatory compliance.

United States Gypsum, Jacksonville, Florida 1997 - 1998

Project Engineer, Engineering and Board Plant

Project engineer with multi-million dollar project responsibilities

including capital proposals, cost estimates, budgeting, resource

allocation, subcontractor relations, and project implementation management.

Managed 130+ employees as relief general foreman and relief board

department manager.

Education and Credentials

University of Florida - Gainesville, Florida

Master of Engineering in Computer Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering

Certified Enterprise Architect CISSP MCP MCTS PMP

Secret Clearance TOGAF 8

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