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Project Manager Management

Bedford, Texas, United States
October 20, 2016

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Robert M. Sirkis

**** ********* ***** *******, ***** 76021 817-***-****

Senior Developer

software design and development enterprise implementations systems engineering

Certified Scrum Master – 2015

Subject matter expert in enterprise wide application integration;

Experienced project manager offering 20 years of success leading all phases of diverse technology projects;

Excellent communicator; leverage technical and business information to communicate effectively with client executives and their respective teams.

Effective project management methodologies. Able to manage small and large project teams; known for high-quality deliverables that meet or exceed timeline and budgetary targets.

Skills Summary

Project Management:

Custom Software Development

Database Design (RDBMS)

Systems Engineering

System Migrations/Integrations

Enterprise Wide Implementations

IT Project Lifecycle:

Requirements Analysis

ROI Analysis

Costing & Budgeting

Project Scheduling


Value-Added Leadership:

Cross-Functional Supervision

Team Building & Mentoring

Client Relations & Presentations

Business & IT Planning

Career Progression

Independent Consultant (Fort Worth, Texas), May 2015 to Present

Provide custom consulting services to various organizations across the U.S. Services included:

Custom Software Development: Managed all phases of the software development lifecycle (SDLC) for an ASP.Net Monitoring and Management solution for IBM WebSphere MQ (now IBM MQ), MQ Message Broker (now IBM Integration Broker). This tool was developed in Visual C# using MVC and WF paradigms; and exposed SOAP and Restful web services through WCF.

Application Integration: Reviewed Warehouse Management System Deployment and implemented process improvements that decreased the time taken to fulfill orders by 18 percent, improving customer satisfaction and reducing costs.

Project Management: Provided Project Management support to mission critical z/OS upgrades for IBM Global Technology Services (GTS). The successful completion of this project enabled IBM GTS to continue with stalled projects that were dependent on the successful implementation of this project.

General IT Consulting: Provide pro bono IT support to a Tarrant County based NGO with approximately 100 users. This support includes design and deployment of support procedures as well as access control and Windows upgrades.

2408 Brookline Trail Bedford, Texas 76021 817-***-****

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OpenText (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada), PRINCIPAL CONSULTANT, September 1996 to May 2015

Drove the high-quality completion of systems engineering, software development and enterprise wide implementation of application integration projects for Global 1000 clients and Government Agencies including:

Federal Express





Generali International

Macys, Inc.

Northrup Grumman





Bank of China

AMP Insurance

U.S. Army

U.S. Navy

U.S. Air Force



Achievement Highlights:

Led teams across broad technical, financial and business disciplines. Focused teams on business objectives and tracked progress to ensure project milestones were completed on time, on budget and with the desired results.

Mitigated risk factors through careful analysis of financial and statistical data. Anticipated and managed change effectively in rapidly evolving global business environments.

Defined processes and tools best suited to each project creating detailed project road maps, plans, schedules and work breakdown structures.

Representative Projects (1996 to 2015)

Systems Engineering: Led design and multinational rollout of robust, scalable and secure message bus architecture for high volume cross platform communications for clients including Lowes, Federal Express, and Lockheed.

Results: Completed projects up to two months ahead of schedule, as much as $1.2M under budget and to universal client acclaim.

Custom Software Development: Managed all phases of the software development lifecycle (SDLC) for dozens of custom integration solutions for clients including Generali International, Helvetia Insurance, U.S. Air Force, and Sprint.

Results: Delivered industry-leading software that saved clients millions of dollars, shortened processes from weeks to minutes.

Software Design and Development: Guided teams in the development of z/OS and iSeries kernel interfaces for high volume managed data transfer product; led the design of software exposing z/OS OLTS applications as SOA interfaces. This software is implemented by hundreds of customers access all verticals.

Results: Improved the consistency, recoverability and accessibility of data.

System Integrations/Migrations: Managed large-scale initiatives involving the transition of programs to new platforms and the merger of disparate systems from acquired client companies for clients including AMP Insurance, Aeropostale, the U.S. Army, and the Department of Works and Pensions (DWP).

Results: Achieved seamless migrations and integrations that were transparent to client customers, accomplished with no unscheduled downtime.

Enterprise Implementations: Directed global rollouts of new software and systems for clients including Lowes, HSBC, U.S. Navy.

Results: Ensured defect-free releases through careful planning, testing and QA efforts.

2408 Brookline Trail Bedford, Texas 76021 817-***-****

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Early Career

Independent Consultant (Fort Worth, Texas), CONSULTANT, June 1986 to September 1996

Project manager for three Data Center relocation projects leading to better economies of scale, reduced costs and efficient use of computing resources for Sprint; subsequently led team so Systems Managers responsible for managing change processes, providing first and second level support, and technology reviews for Sprint’s large scale IBM mainframe computing platforms.

Managed all aspects of early adopter test plans of IBM WebSphere MQ for IBM’s Solution Vendor Program; included developing programs to ensure seamless communications between vendors and IBM development teams, providing 2nd level program support, design, testing, documentation review, and creating sample applications.

Designed credit card renewal/replacement system fir the largest MasterCard issuer in the United States, the z/OS OLTS system reduced the time required to replace a card from ten days to three and improved customer satisfaction, reduced fraud by automating manual carding issuing checks.

U.S. Department of Labor (Washington, D.C.), Programmer, January 1980 – June 1986

Participated in the design and development and of the Black Lung Information Systems for the U.S. Department of Labor, this COBOL based system provided regulatory support and case management for Coal Minors who contracted ‘Black Lung’ disease.

Executive Office of the President Computer Center (Washington D.C.), Intern, September 1977 – January 1980

Participated in a two-year internship at the Executive Office of the President Computer Center, this internship focused on large scale government computing facility operations along with programming in COBOL, Fortran, and IBM Assembler.

Applications Development Summary

Platform Expertise:






IBM iSeries

Software Expertise:

WebSphere MQ

WebSphere Broker

SQL Server (2005-2012)






OpenText MBPM

OpenText Cordys

OpenText MIM

Programing Expertise:


ASP.Net, Asp, Linq

Java, Javascript, JQuery,

Bootstrap, Knockout.js

AJAX, Pearl

XML and Web Services

Microsoft Visual Studio


IBM Assembler



2408 Brookline Trail Bedford, Texas 76021 817-***-****

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