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Software Engineer Product Development

Napa, California, United States
February 07, 2018

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ADEL DAHMANI 707-***-****

With more than 20 years of experience in leadership, engineering, R&D and product development, and product management. Familiar with the HiTech industry and product & development lifecycle from all perspectives. As a leader, with a proven track record, I build and run, professional, ethical, and result oriented teams. I am goal-oriented and a hands-on professional with a history of leadership working with start-up companies and large corporations developing disruptive and innovative technologies. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

March 2017 – Current

Director of Engineering, iHear Medical, Inc. - California, USA

• Established strong relationships and interacted daily with cross-functional partners from Sales, Marketing, Manufacturing and Finance to facilitate and prioritize product development initiatives

• Stayed up-to-date and abreast of industry trends and competitive challenges and identified/recommended emerging technologies

• Worked with the leadership team to define and prioritize roadmap based on internal teams’ and customers’ requirements

• Developed and managed priorities of project schedules and deliverables

• Created and improved functional processes and engineering best practices from design documentation to issue/bugs reporting and logging details

• Worked closely with stakeholders and SMEs to gather, consolidate and prioritize product requirements

• Identified and triaged urgent staffing and hiring needs and coordinated with HR to screen, interview and hire candidates

• Organized interdepartmental activities ensuring completion of the project/product on schedule and within budget. Initiated and fostered relationships with other groups

• Ensured the implementation of operational policies through subordinate managers

• Demonstrated leadership and people management skills. Mentored subordinate managers and supported their career development and growth

• Negotiated contracts with third party consulting firms to implement projects and eCommerce projects

• Led a weekly Core Team Meeting to plan company goals and monitor progress and accomplishments

October 2014 – March 2017

Software Engineering Team-Lead, Emerson-Avocent Network - California, USA

• Proactively assumed the leadership of development efforts and the team’s main point of contact to/from cross-functional teams, due to management change

• Prepared/updated release schedules, allocated required resources and interacted with cross-functional teams to convey requirements and issues/issue resolutions

• Developed (design and implementation) software features that meet the demanding requirements of data center management applications

• Addressed critical issues reported by customer support teams and produced a software resolution in a timely manner

May 2011 – Sept 2014

Sr. Product Manager Tellabs Inc. - California, USA

• Revamped the RFP response process. This significantly improved RFP response time, quality and effectively enhanced SME and product-house efficiency

• Authored Customer Requirements Document (CRD)/PRD for release FP1.0 which contained description of all features scheduled to be delivered in that release

• Built a TCO model from which a white paper was produced. This enabled sales teams quantify equipment costs and benefits of our proposed solutions

• Responded to RFPs in a collaborative effort with cross-functional teams and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs)

• Played an active role in bridging the gap between the product house and the business organizations by continuous cross functional check-in and follow up, ensuring development that meets requirements in accordance with the roadmap July 2005 – May 2011

Staff Software Engineer Tellabs Inc. - California, USA

• Developed software features on real-time operating systems (RTOS), which requires strong analytical skills and good understanding of Realtime systems

• Collaborated with other team members to identify, then resolve release-related issues and inter-module/API incompatibilities during software integration phase

• Produced Feature Specification Documents (FSD) and High-Level Design (HLD) during the design phase of the development cycle

• Reverse engineered redundancy module (fault tolerance and high availability subsystem), as a redesign effort and build a new software module on top of it

• Successfully completed a knowledge transfer of OMCI to a Tellabs-China team, by traveling to Shanghai and training the team and support them for two weeks May 2001 – December 2004

Sr. Software Engineer, Gluon Networks Inc. - California, USA Joined a highly skilled team in a startup to develop a next generation broadband enabled Class 5 switch that integrates voice and data switching/ routing

• Developed and owned an alarm a redundant subsystem that keeps track of all system notifications functioning with high availability


Executive Master's Degree in Business Administration (EMBA) Sonoma State University, California-USA, 2011

Bachelor of Engineering and Computer Science

Concordia University, Montreal-Canada

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