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Manager Project

Columbus, Ohio, United States
February 18, 2018

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Kal Jaber

P.O. Box ****

Dublin, OH *****



Accomplished IT professional with over 15 years of experience developing software applications and motivating teams to achieve business objectives in a variety of environments. A successful history of managing software development across multiple locations, integrating third party components, deploying and testing software applications. Recognized as a subject matter expert in project management, software development, software testing, and customer support. Proven ability to work and lead technical teams for the development and deployment of new services and technologies.


JPMorgan Chase, Columbus, OH 7/2015 – Present

Scrum Master

Certified Scrum Master

Served as a Scrum Master for several teams (co-allocated and off-shore teams).

Facilitating scrum ceremonies: sprint planning, backlog refinement, daily standup, sprint review, and sprint retrospective.

Fostered self-organized and cross-functional teams.

Coached product owner on creating user stories, creating a healthy backlog, using specification by example, using story mapping, and release planning.

Coached scrum team on Agile, Scrum, and Kanban.

Guided development teams to adopt XP practices: Pair programming, Test Driven Development (TDD), and Acceptance Test Driven Development (ATDD),

Hands-on experience on JIRA. Created scrum team’s boards, created filters, dashboards, etc. Coaches new scrum members on how to use JIRA.

Protected scrum teams.

Facilitated removing team’s impediments.

Leading scrum of scrum to resolve dependencies across teams

Leading scrum community of practice.

Agile Coach

Certified Agile coach

Coaching organization in adopting Agile.

Utilized coaching, facilitating, mentoring, and teaching modes to develop teams and adapt Agile at organization.

Identified opportunities for continuous improvements and influenced change at organizational level.

Delivered hands-on coaching to individual, teams and programs/organizations.

Derived continuous improvement to create higher performing program/organizations and/or teams.

Coached Agile Product Owners, Scrum Masters, Teams, and Leaders.

Advanced best practices for agile.

Developed and maintains stakeholder relationships supporting agile product development.

Embraces servant leadership and displays behaviors that come with the key mindset shifts associated with being agile.

OHIO UNIVERSITY, Athens, OH 5/2013– 6/2015

Graduate student – Software Engineering and Project Management

EMERSON – Liebert, Delaware, OH 7/2006 – 4/2013

Scrum Master

Scrum master for one teams

Facilitated scrum ceremonies: sprint planning, backlog refinement, daily standup, sprint review, and sprint retrospective.

Coached teams on Agile and scrum practices.

Removed impediments.

Fostered self-organized and cross-functional teams.


Led a team of software engineers developing software systems utilizing Agile methodology. Some of these projects utilized C# and Oracle database; others were web based applications (PHP, Javascripts, database and SQL utilized).

Managed requirements gathering and project lifecycle.

Provided weekly status to stakeholders.

Utilized Microsoft project and Clarity to manage project.

Maintained and updated team capacity.

NATIONAL CITY BANK, Cleveland, OH 1/2006 – 6/2006

Project Manager – Quality Assurance Consultant

Led a quality assurance team testing banking systems greater than $2M. The system was Java application utilized oracle database. Planned and executed all testing activities and managed defect resolutions.

Acted as principal interface between software development and testing teams. Reported project status and progress to technical manager.

Streamlined testing plan documents to reduce preparation time.

ALCATEL-LUCENT, Columbus, OH 1/2000 –12/2005

Project Manager, Software Development

Led a team of software engineers in the development of software projects from initiation through the closing process (C++ language, HTML, Java, Oracle DB)

Received award for developing on-time, high quality software solutions within budget.

Project Manager, Quality Assurance

Reported to Technical Manager and led a team of software testers performing quality assurance for several projects (Web & standalone applications, Oracle DB).

Planned all testing activities, coordinated the execution of testing, and managed defect resolutions. .

Received a company quality award for exceeding customer expectations.

Introduced new regression testing techniques that reduced regression testing from 2 weeks to 1 week.

Software Developer

Developed and designed objected oriented telecommunication systems using Shlaer and Mellor Approach.

Member of software architecture team. Helped organizations promote software reuse and save in cost.


PhD – Software Engineering, Ohio University, 2016

M.S – Computer Science/Software Engineering, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, Illinois

Certified Scrum Master – Scrum Alliance, 2016

Certified Agile Coach

Completed PMP Training and Six Sigma training



(e.g., Clarity, JIRA, Ruby, IBM Rational Clear Quest, Test Log, Rally management). (Agile tool), code Collaborator (code inspection tool), subversion/Git)

Software Engineering Technologies:

Agile, Water-fall Model, UML Object-Oriented approach

Programming Languages/Software:

C#, JAVA, C++, C,, XML,HTTP, Php, Lua, MS-Office, MS Project, Visual Studio, Python, Eclips

Networking / Telecommunications:


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