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Project Manager Supply Chain

San Jose, California, United States
February 19, 2018

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Brian Lee Miller MS 707-***-****

Summary: Sr. Technical Project Manager Strong in Infrastructure and Fiber Optic Projects; offering organizations solid management and support in technical challenges. I have strong Product, Program and Project management skills, industry certifications, and I am security trained. Refined business strategy, development successes, mastery of the evolution of fiber optic access networks.

Exceptional leadership and molding of multiple cross-functional teams.

Excellent presentation skills, poise, and experience with market-leading clients.

Strong initiative for Broadband rollouts, detail oriented and owns a self-starter attitude,

10 plus years piloting limited production runs for on time "go to market" executions of NPI.

Technology sourcing, manufacturing expertise with multiple product lines.

Quality RFx and SOW writing and executions. Collaborative tools and the archival of documentation PM and network expert Alcatel, Juniper, DC devices, and GUI use.

Change Management with Documentum and SharePoint-based document retention and distribution architecture design. Implemented standardization compliant strategies. Track record of effective product definition ensuring products success to production.

Broad IT technology knowledge. Experience with Data Center refreshes and DR. Virtualization and trouble diagnostics star!

Carrier Grade Five 9’s availability trained and certified. Solid TCP/IP OSI technical concepts

Strong oral/written communication skills and experience with IEEE 802.11 Wi-Fi for WLAN

Extensive background in public and private partnerships; good understanding of contracts and public utility companies Pacific Gas and Electric, AT&T, Comcast, Level 3, Verizon, and smaller carriers

Professional Experience:

Continuous professional contracts on customer-focused projects. Note: Employment dates are in bold

•Overall delivered a solid track record of completing all projects and all contracts. Completed consistently each client's term or extended terms to a larger scope in subsequent rounds.

Harris Corporation “contractor”, San Francisco, CA Aug 2015 to Nov 2017

Senior Lead Project Manager and Test Director


Direction of Radio and IT Infrastructure deliverables to Municipal/County customer(s)

•Requirements gathering issues and triggering executive decisions regarding major project decisions. Execute prime supplier’s system Integrator functions for $103M communications systems contract, responsible for directing the Radio / IT workforce of my organization.

•Directed and planned the testing of the network to meet contractual requirements

•In service trial of revenue earning capabilities with passenger use of in-service vehicles

•Optimize the warehouse operations for sourcing, inventory and logistical distributions


•Concluded Phase II of the project with facilities and rail coverage of over 98% enabling:

oHarris obtained contract substantial completion and the suspension of liquidated damages

Rodan and Fields “contractor”, San Francisco, CA Jan 2017 to May 2017

Senior Infrastructure Project Manager


San Ramon Site Facility demolition and replacement with State of the Art cloud SAAS, POE+, HP Aruba wireless, Cloud Genix, Hewlett Packard layer 3 devices and Palo Alto Firewalls. Planning and piloting Ring Central VOIP phone project replacing Avaya.


•San Ramon site was 100% fiber optics IT turn-up for Executive occupancy on time

•Berkley Laboratory site IT preparation and turn -up for life science studies earlier than required

•San Francisco/San Ramon audio visual conference room conversions per master schedule

•Single sign-on through Active Directory with higher security protection in Okta implementations

EQIS Capital Management, Inc. “contract”- San Rafael, CA Sept 2015 to Aug 2016

Technical Project Manager reported to the CFO


Current Direction of IS system policy and IT Infrastructure planning.

•Framing issues and triggering executive decisions regarding major purchases of IT equipment from suppliers or the creation of new systems, responsible for leading and directing the IT workforce for my organization.

•Balance competing roles to gain a competitive advantage and keep promoting the best interests of the organization’s employees.

•Research evolving security threats and implement countermeasures. Continuously map out both the ICT strategy and policy of my organization.

•Used procurement background to revitalize, enacted an electronic inventory, and asset management system for the first time.

•Planning and piloting Ring Central VOIP phone project replacing cloud-based competitor.


•Projected CAPEX cost reduction from over. 4 million USD

•Promotes a strategy which covers future proofing, procurement and the external and internal standards laid out by the greater organization.

•Manage companywide supply chain issue for all asset acquisitions, vendor installation, fiber to the work station areas.

•Improved the speed supply chain’s slowest items, with no risk to the quality, by 75%.

Sr. Project Manager, Cisco Corporation “contractor”, - Milpitas, CA Aug 2014 to Jul 2015


•Manage all projects for the standardized product, design, installation, and optimization

•Contain costs for FTE, contract, partner employees. Plan and negotiate affiliated company performance.

•Upgrade UC Finesse, Turrets, UCS servers, Contact Center, IPICS and Radio components of a High Availability LMR network for emergency service levels and critical life level performance,

•Complete projects as the IT infrastructure core several Multi-million dollar initiatives with VZ, SCE, & PGE (53M total project budget of which fiber and wireless build)


•Sourced all third-party equipment on time and on budget for the fiber optic installs

•Launch and control tasks of project team members, providing selection, support, direction and corrections

•Assure compliance with Cisco standardized project management policies and standards.

•Originate and sustain all project meetings and capture decisions, manage project documentation & archival

•Plan and deploy Cisco UC based UCS-C servers running IP Trade, Included CUCE, CUCVP, CUIC, CUCM SCADA, VOIP, ROIP, Finesse, Dashboards

Sr. Project Manager, Cisco Corporation “contractor”, - Milpitas, CA Nov 2012 to July 2014


•Scrum managed and administrated WebEx application engineering development teams in the corporate collaboration tool industry.

•Administration and leadership for all cross-functional teams that are developing both cloud and client software (SDLC) or are supporting a go-to market release processes.

•Executed and maintained agile commit processes and disciplines in the areas of quality, communications, human resource, cost, procurement, risk/issue, and change management.


•Ensured the churned and reorganized team delivered at new rapid cadence for the new business process transitions

•Reduced development project expenses and performed budget management. Showed net savings by forming effective tiger teams.

•Directed the engineering use of innovated "lightweight" documentation and processes. Ensured all InfoSec ID security issues had a solution in the product roadmap. Manage new product manufacturing, servicing, quality, and regulatory issues.

FFIC / Allianz “contractor”, Novato, CA Sept 2011 to Nov 2012

Senior Project Manager

Deliver projects, Create and maintain project plan, Perform project plan analysis.

•Formulate and define scope and objectives, Monitor the project from initiation through delivery and closure. Create a communication plan

•Maintenance of the project data in the Project Portfolio database.

•Participate in issue and risk management identification and resolution.


•Assigned and monitored work of project team members, providing support and direction

•Assured compliance with FFIC project management policies and standards.

•Govern project meetings and capture decisions, Manage project documentation

•Planned/deployed Cisco based W/LANs and evolve into an enterprise with 100% fiber optic WAN MPLS networks

Program Manager, and Network Eng. “Contractor” at Copart Inc. - Fairfield, CA Jan 2011 to July 2011

Corporate governance and leadership for the WW rollout of multi-media content distribution networks. I oversaw the client and server security hardening processes.

•Mitigated identified risks to program schedules, firmware/software, and integration planning with the rapid engagement of the Product Owners. Successfully ensured that engineering requirement definitions (user stories) are tracking to program delivery and verification milestones. Develop new product introduction protocols.

•Executed agile commit process disciplines in the areas of quality communications, human resources, cost, procurement, risk, and change management.

•Deployed IPv4/6 dual addressing, sub-netting, VLANs, tunnels and virtualization. Cisco Nexus Series with fiber optic interconnect


•Project CAPEX cost reduction from over 2 million to less than a million within a few months.

•Improved many key metrics such, action items, schedule, performance metrics, etc. Succeeded in steering HW, SW, and ITIL teams.

•Greater insurances that the delivery of all projects within their team meets quality, scope, budget, and timeline requirements.

•Installation of video, networking, telecom, routers, switches and other data center equipment.

•Completed project pilot before Fairfield IT Dept. was closed and moved to Dallas. TX

Program Manager, “Contract”, Microsoft - Mountain View, CA Aug 2010 to Jan 2011

Administered several multi-disciplinary full-time and contract engineering teams in the consumer electronics industry. Administered leadership for all teams that were developing innovative CMOS wireless transceiver and its software code (SDLC) development processes.

•Developed Proof of Concept (PoC) devices and bring-up-board for each variant of the chip’s evolution concept to production. Evolve from PoC to a new product introduction "go to market scenario." For Laser sources, photo detectors and free space propagation.

•Supply chain improvements, including the Taiwanese CMOS chip fab partner.

•Directed the Agile development with Rally and Clarity via intervals and milestone gates for a system including server software, security hardening, identified risks to program schedules, in the hardware, firmware/software, and integration planning.

•Successfully ensure that engineering requirement definitions are tracking for projects and program delivery and verification milestones.


•Successes in a massive design win against entrenched competitive semiconductor alternatives. Managed and lead the required product and organizational task executions for the MS Xbox One ultimate sourcing victory.

•Improved current documentation platform via infrastructure server migrations. Ensured IP, data protection, or security issues impacted on the Xbox One.

•Sourced BOM of subcomponents, on time and budget, for MS proto builds

Employed as Project Manager at T-Systems - Austin, TX & San Francisco, CA Jan 2006 - Jul 2010

•Upgraded D2 Documentum capabilities for two different commercial clients.

•Improved procurement management processes. Enhanced the functional Quality Assurance reviews and inspections. Obtained measurable improvements in project content, timeframes, and cost structures. Enhance security coverage for the PLC.

•Repetitively drove the growth and modernization of facilities, completing implementations required changes. Transitioned several company organizations through the difficult path to truer agile.

•Specialty in managing projects that address Network, VOIP, Voice, Wireless, T3s, Frame and MPLS installations. Dark fiber-optic / Microwave wireless facility consolidations also.


•Created and documented the 34 schedules needed for financial institutional audit compliance while taking on all the responsibilities of the previous project manager plus all mainframe infrastructure modernizations.

•Addressed long-standing Ericsson to AT&T customer issues with one of its integration vendors.

•Completed the product development, and approval as required for cost and time while addressing quality and ethical issues in the supply chain. I have improved NPI success by a controlled introduction.

•Maintained consistent PT/FT employment with T-Systems when not enrolled in college.

•Entrisphere GPON equipment Proto and Pilot support (Later products spun off to Calix/Occam)

Note: In 2009, I invested a year of personal time and financing to furthering professional credentials and bring current all key technical knowledge.

oResulted in an A average of 40 accredited units of college programs, plus obtaining PMP coursework, FCC GROL certification, and completing the four-college leads Cisco Academy CCNA courses. Led directly to employment for an active ISP using a fiber optic speeds distributed county wide.

Full-time Past Employment with

Fiber Carrier, Bell Atlantic (Verizon now),

Fiber equipment manufactures Ericsson and Alcatel.

Professional Trait: Innovator with many out of the box solution options, practical and polished


MIT, Cambridge, MA: Postgraduate Studies in Networking and Protocols

Lesley University, Cambridge, MA: MS Degree, Applied Business Management

The University of California at Los Angeles, Westwood, CA: Alumni, Physics Major

Salem International University, Salem, WV: Bachelors Program of Studies


Agile SDLC experienced with XP, Lean, and Scrum Practices Agile instruction by with Mark Layton, Scrum Master # 000221891

PMI Project Management Certification with C-Prime, certification testing # 467121

Management excellence series at AT&T and Bell Labs accredited training in Lisle, Ill


Quality: Fagan Code Inspection method; Carnegie-Mellon CMMI Level III, Toyota-United LEAN, Six Sigma green belt, Kanban, and ITIL set

GROL- FCC Radio, Microwave and Radar Licenses (lifetime) PG00030662 with hands-on and as manager. Cisco Networking Academy CCNA completion via Accredited College Courses CSM Certified ScrumMaster, PMP Certification, sourcing certified, security cleared

Business technology skills:

DC assets: Compute, Storage, Server, Firewall, etc. both Virtualized and Cloud extrapolations

Telecom, Materials, Mech., Elec., Packaging, PCB, UHF, VHF, Fiber & Lasers networks

DSx, OCx, and WDM plus communication experience, Optics, Security Cameras and Sensors

Migrations, SE PLM, ITIL v3 foundation, New trend in enterprise data centers,

Linux OS Server, MS 2012 R2, Embedded C Coding, Basic, Storage systems practices,

Significant International business (supply chain travel) to Europe & Asia, global sourcing across multi-tiered worldwide supplier

Relevant experience and memberships:

Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Sr. Graduate # 02093474

PMP Project Management Professional, # 01873864. Scrum Alliance Member

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