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Manager Engineering

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San Francisco, California, United States
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February 04, 2018

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San Francisco, CA ***** Page * E-mail: ac4b8y@r.postjobfree.com

https://www.linkedin.com/in/georgeslockwood

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GEORGE S. LOCKWOOD

ac4b8y@r.postjobfree.com

San Francisco, CA / New York City, NY

831-***-****

Innovative leader with record of leading design and development of high technology products, importing and improving processes and procedures to drive revenue, efficiency, raise morale and market share. Promoting the entrepreneurial spirit in highly motivated dev cultures. Cre- ating and sustaining robust, Diverse, Meritocracy-based cultures where engineers thrive, our talents grow, and Great Teams organically influence each other. Results-oriented leader: Expertise in web, desktop, and mobile applications and infrastructure, Internet tech- nologies, e-commerce, enterprise software, systems integration, and product design. Strong strategic and long-range planning abilities; skilled in setting product and technology strategies in B2C and B2B environments. Diverse: Experience with rapidly growing startups, and cutting-edge departments and teams in larger tech compa- nies. Diverse background covers engineering, user experience, innovation, network operations, quality assurance, customer support, and marketing functions. Keeping an entrepreneurial spirit alive and maintaining a Culture where engineers thrive and enjoy working. Diversity in Hiring is a core philosophy. Hands-on: Close to the code, close to the engineers. Actively joining Design and Architectural Discussions. Pursuit of coding opportunities that I could deliver. Actively coding product and engineering tools to assist engineers. Startups: Recent startups. I lead the maturation and success of several startups including my last firm, by building great teams and the team esprit de corps. Leadership by example including my own coding participation as necessary. Ordinary: Humble man -doing the right things at the right times. Leadership Competencies:

Leadership

Team Development and Leadership

Technology Strategy, Direction, & Road Map

Collaborative Product and Project Management

Strategy Planning & Organizational Leadership

Engineering, Architecture, & Design

Social Culture and Wellness

Leadership, Roundtables, Delegation

Best Practices

Advanced Process Improvement

Innovation as a Culture and a daily Passion

Best (Diversity) Hiring, Onboarding, & Retention

User Centric Design (UCD) Methodology

Emphasis on growing Talent and Retention

Providing and sustaining Meritocracy

Ongoing Infrastructure and R&D efforts

Technologies: Java, C++, Mean stack, Mongo DB, Angular, Node.js. JavaScript, HTML, jQuery. Asp.net. AJAX, API. JSON. Python. Mobile: iOS, Android. Cloud. SaaS. TDD. Integrated Automatic Testing. Jenkins. Continuous Integration. Unit Tests. Threading. REST. SOAP. HTTP. Multiple databases. SQL. Business Works. Google Maps. UCD. A tlassian Jira. Jira Plugin Development. GitHub, Docker Tech Keywords: Agile, Hiring, Retention, Onboarding, Applications, ASP.NET, Build, C#, c++, Code, Collaborate, Data, Design, Development, Engineering, Environment, Java, Javascript, jquery, Knowledge, Mobile, .NET, Product, Projects, Platform, Software, Solutions, SQL, Team, Technologies, Testing, Tools, Web, mean, mongo, angular, ruby, rails, http, webclient, ui, ux, usability, ucd, multi, thread, process, architect, lead, team, motivation, morale, culture, leadership, career, wellness, android, ios, mobile, cocoa,, xHTML, CSS, AJAX, Web Standards, API, JSON, jQuery, Javascript, XML, RSS, Framework, Open Source, CMS, Social Networking, Amazon, AWS, Docker, Containers, Social Apps, Widgets, Gadgets, Mashups, Firefox, Tw itter, SQL, Python, PHP, node.js, Perl,, Business Analysis, C++ Programming, Cloud Computing, Compliance and Security, Customization and Configuration, Data Localization, Data/Server Management, Database Management, Database Design, Disaster Recovery, Java Technology, MS SQL, Network Administration, Network Engineering, blockchain, Open Source Technology, Product Lifecycle Development, Professional Service, Programming / Coding, Quality Assurance / Code Testing, Scalability and Product Extensions, Software Development, Software Installation / Upgrade, Software-as-as-Service, System Integration, Technology Stack, User Interface Design, api, API, crypt, machine learning, github, docker, Amazon. AWS. Scala, soap, rest, html, xml, uml, Hadoop, Objective-C, Clojure, React, swift. Integrated testing. Automation. Test automation. Jenkins. Google Maps. Cloud. SaaS. Unit Test. TDD. Driven. Agile. Kanban, Lean, Atlassian Jira. Tools. Performance. Continuous Integration, PLSQL, React, closure, ssl, iis, tomcat, Oracle, postgres, Sw ift, Native, mobile, SOA, J2EE, MySQL, GitHub, AngularJS, cloud based, Hands on, REST, Apache, SOAP Spring, node, security, ecommerce, B2B ad, adtech, marketing, ClojureScript, Python, Test Automation, Selenium, Squish, Linux w indows, apple, Unix, Perl, machine, learning, machine learning, Hibernate, JSP, JVM, XSLT, ANT, Maven, Jenkins, SVN, G it, Struts, Ruby on Rails, Ruby, Jboss, Subversion, Java/J2EE, J2EE, TFS, HTML5, CSS, Ember, AJAX, Coldfusion, T- SQL, Azure, CSS3, Backbone, MVC, design patterns, patterns, xxx, xxx. San Francisco, CA 94123 Page 2 E-mail: ac4b8y@r.postjobfree.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/georgeslockwood

Professional Experience:

Director of Software Engineering SL Corporation 2012–present Brought on board to revitalize innovation at SL Corporation, a global software company delivering traffic manage- ment, messaging alerting solutions to 100+ customers with multi-server commerce and agency organizations. Re- sulting in dramatic 25% sales increases. Inspired advanced technology, user experience, and technical publications teams with staff of 30-35 engineers across multiple global locations. Motivated engineers to own and lead develop- ment. Dramatically expanded the user experience and customer satisfaction. AND Coded the missing engineering tools to assist engineers. Raised morale by creating and sustaining a culture where engineers thrive.

• Balanced Engineering Department: Established 4 Dev Teams out of 1 nebulous team; embedded QA engineers into these teams. Hired 5 QA engineers bringing balance to the department.

• Managed and mentored 35 globally distributed engineers, 4 managers (mentored 4 promising engineers upwards and into management).

• Introduction of Industry Best Practices: Agile, Test Driven Development, Test Automation, UCD, forming and norming of Great Teams. Introduced ongoing Infrastructure projects in parallel with product development

• Coding, coding, coding: Designed and Coded several engineering tools, several R&D projects, and at times joined built product in sprints

• Optimized Architectural and Design discussions. Coding debates, testing approaches, coding paradigms. Lead development, but inspired engineers to own and lead development

• Lead efforts in the areas of web services and microservices, creating applications using AWS that are proven in production to scale horizontally. Lead development of highly-available, scalable and modern web services avail- able to hundreds of thousands of requests per minute

• Lead development of REST APIs using RESTful API principles including common authentication/authorization practices

• Lead feasibility exploration and development of Mobile apps iOS and Android Teams and features

• Increased management review and control of all engineering work including project development, staff assign- ment and the application of engineering principles throughout the company.

• Provided leadership and direction to project management teams responsible for execution from concept to routine production of multi-discipline capital programs and projects including R&D and towards product devel- opment.

• Attracted, developed, mentored and retained high caliber talent to achieve 'best-in-class' leadership and develop- ment. To assure engineering services are provided as required for the company's current and expanding needs

• Change Management: Lead, manage or implement change initiatives in an effective manner; Set the organiza- tion's policy for the management of change in development and test environments.

• Streamlined the Release process and identified Release projections in jeopardy, unknotting process snags

• Evangelized, Introduced, and Implemented the UCD Principles and installed a UCD Team

• Dramatically raised visibility of user experience group within the company and improved products’ usability

• Fostered Culture of innovation by leading product and technology brainstorming sessions. Raised Moral and Motivation create a culture based upon Meritocracy, innovation, reward, and FUN. San Francisco, CA 94123 Page 3 E-mail: ac4b8y@r.postjobfree.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/georgeslockwood

Senior Manager of Software Symantec Corporation 2009–2012 Boosted sales and morale as Senior Manager and (acting) Director, by leading a talented Data Loss Prevention

(DLP) Department. Adoption of Feature and Story Driven and carefully applied advanced Agile methodology. In- creased productivity led to revenue increases to over $65M annual – while sustaining the ‘startup atmosphere’, sig- nificant hiring, growing our talent, and keeping it fun. Introduced a collaborative peer relationship with Product Management. Introduced UCD and Best UI practices. Sustained morale by providing an “engineers’ culture”. DLP was voted best Symantec org to work for! Lead development, inspired engineers to own and lead development.

• Managed and Mentored Platform and Product Development and QA Managers (as Senior Manager: 5 Dev & QA managers, headcount: > 80, as acting Director: 12 Manager, overall >120 engineers). Mentored 5 promising engineers upwards and into management

• Directly managed and (scaled up from scratch) 3 UI / UXE Development and Design Teams in a fast-moving agile environment

• Diversity: Raised the Female to Male ration from 8% to 35%. Raise awareness of Diversity hiring across cultures. Lead conferences on work culture issues, especially in leveling gender concerns

• Developed and directed technical business strategies in support of overall business goals. Provided technical leadership, direction and advice across levels - from executive level to engineering teams

• Lead Product Management and Development through Feature Driven Development phases resulting in significant shift in the Gartner magic quadrant

• Evangelized and Implemented the UCD Principles to drive product development to the overall Culture & in- stalled a UCD Team

• Optimized Hiring Standards, Practices and Process. Set in place new standards and practices of open ended questions and paired interview teams. Coached other Managers and interviewers towards interviewing and hiring for diversity & success

• Attracted, developed, mentored and retained high caliber talent to achieve 'best-in-class' leadership and develop- ment. To assure engineering services are provided as required for the company's current and expanding needs

• Change Management: Lead, manage or implement change initiatives in an effective manner; Set the organiza- tion's policy for the management of change in development and test environments.

• Introduced Process Change and Methodologies Lead (or co-lead) introduction implementation and tuning of numerous methodologies

• Improvement Initiatives: Release Cadence, Bug Triage, Team Capacity & Feature Teams

• Identified Release projections in jeopardy and unknotted process snags

• Experience working with 3rd party development team

• Coding, coding, coding: Designed and Coded several R&D projects and at times joined built product in sprints

• Lead feasibility exploration and development of Mobile apps iOS and Android Teams and features

• Pulse of the Department: Keen eye on wellness, retention in a global startup world, created periodic surveys for Department members to voice their opinions on...anything

• Culture! Social “Chairman”. Inspired social engagements and having fun together, events “around town”. Films. Happy Hours. Parties

• Evangelized Innovation as a daily cultural passion resulting in a new healthy environment (“think big everyday”)

• Fostered culture of innovation by leading product and technology brainstorming sessions. Raised Moral and Motivation create a culture based upon Meritocracy, innovation, reward, and FUN. Technologies: Java, C++, JavaScript, HTML, jQuery. Asp.net. AJAX, API. JSON. Python. Mobile: iOS, Android. Cloud. SaaS. TDD. Integrated Automatic Testing. Jenkins. Continuous Integration. Unit Tests. Threading. REST. SOAP. HTTP. Multiple databases. SQL. Google Maps. UCD. GitHub. VersionOne

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Software Development Manager AccountMaven (startup) 2007–2009 Reporting to the VP of Technology, managed daily product development operations of $10M company. Directed 55 staff members, 4 managers, and $9 million budget for the product development division. Joined the creation of the business plan, established product and technology roadmaps, and secured initial funding. Served as key member of executive team; participated in competitive analysis, market definition, product design, engineering processes, stra- tegic partnerships, and fundraising

• As Principal Client Architect, developed (and lead development) the client of a client server web application

• Hired and Managed a Team of 4 Client Developers and lead the implementation of plugin assemblies

• Led the requirements gathering, planning, development, budgeting, and delivery of multiple products

• Implemented organizational development processes that improved interactions among external vendors, product development, release engineering, product support, product management, IT, and corporate sales

• Transitioned a development organization to improve predictability, quality, and operational.

• Developed and executed process improvements that resulted in a 90% reliability rating for meeting delivery dates; introduced transparent scheduling, open meeting policies, employee mentoring, and Agile methodologies Technologies: C#, Reflection, Plug-in architecture. REST. HTTP Senior Software Developer roles several startups 2003-2007 Manager – Front End Group Burst.com (startup) 1999–2003 As Manager and a lead developer, organized and lead a team of front-end developers who interfaced closely with server side and QA engineers and tech writers though product release cycles for a real-time video application.

• Managed Software Development Teams of 12 Developers, Technical Writers, and QA Engineers

• Architected UI and Backend solutions; lead small teams of developers to implement solutions

• Liaised to Upper Management, Product Management, cross functional teams: server-side Engineers, QA Teams

• Provided Project Status to sponsoring Committee. Membership on “Emerging Technologies” committee.

• Hired Engineers. Pre-mission expectation discussions. Performance Reviews. Promotions & Terminations

• Coding, coding, coding

Technologies: Java, C++, Threads, UI, MFC, Java Beans, Analytics. Performance statistics Senior Software Developer role several firms 1995-1999 Education: Atmospheric Physics (Meteorology), Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, 1985. Publication: Fairall, C.W., and Lockwood, G., Surface Stress and Heat Flux in the Marginal Zone During MIZEX-83, Office of Naval Research, Contract No. N00014-84-0229, 1985. Achievements: Member, Golden Gateway Tennis & Swim Club Member, “Socrates in San Francisco”, CA.

Board of Directors, Forest Theatre Guild, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA. Varsity Baseball, Pennsylvania State University

Varsity Lacrosse, Pennsylvania State University

Varsity Water Polo, University of Southern California



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