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Manager Project

Madison, MS
October 18, 2019

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Current Location:

Madison MS


Millsaps College

Jackson MS

Masters Business

Administration – 2009

Jackson State University

Jackson MS

Masters of Science in

Computer Science - 2000

Alcorn State University

Lorman MS

Bachelors of Science in

Computer Science – 1996

Skills and Technologies

Project Management

Team Management /


Scrum / Agile Methodologies

Software Development Life

Cycle (SDLC)

Process Optimization

Systems Management

Infrastructure Management

.NET, C++, VB, Perl, PL/SQL,


Unix / Linux

Team Foundation Server

MS Visio

MS Project


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Jerry Russ

Experienced Technical Project Manager and IT Consultant with advanced education and over 22 years of successful implementations in Project Management, Software Development, Networking/Infrastructure, Procurement, and Information Technology management. Proven ability in building software development teams and managing aspects of Information Technology projects; including procurement, systems, processes and software development methodologies. Relevant Experience

Project Management

7+ years

Mississippi Department of

Education Jackson MS

10/2018 – 3/2019

Director of Project Management for the Office of Technology and Strategic Services

Implemented formal Project Management and Agile

methodologies with Software development procedures throughout department. This organized the efforts of existing developers, architects, and contract team to begin development of Federal SLDS grant requirements and other agency projects

Developed Power BI dashboards for reporting project status

Oklahoma Department of

Education CareerTech

Stillwater, OK

4/2014 – 6/2018

Project Manager and Lead (contract) for software development team (onsite and remote). Led

development team in creation of large-scale web-based applications that served 2000+ users using agile

methodologies from overall project inception through client hand-off.

Strategically aligned agency’s processes and goals with software development standards, and team efforts to produce a quality software solution that provided

measurable ROI

Created formal project documentation; (Project Plans, Project Charter, Formal Requirements doc, User Stories, User Specifications, System Mockups)

In addition to PM duties, performed data analysis of existing data and designed/developed ETL processes and data models for transforming existing data from legacy systems into efficient models for new developments Peco Foods


7/2011 – 5/2012

Project Manager and software developer (contract) for creation of weight-scale processing system for Chicken Manufacturing facility.

Camelot Brookside

Jennings, LA

4/2009 – 6/2011

Project Manager (contract) for new construction low voltage implementation team. Installed wiring,

surveillance and access control for health care facility. Instructor of Classes

6 years

ITT Technical Institute

Madison MS

1/2008 – 12/2013

Adjunct Instructor of software development and database technologies

Adjunct Instructor of Linux/Windows administration Resume continued

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Jerry Russ

Information Technology


7+ years

Cypress / Hawthorn

Pharmaceutical, Inc.

Madison, MS

6/2001 – 9/2008

Director of Information Technology for generic / branded pharmaceutical corporation

Managed all IT resources and projects; including internal systems (ERP system, internal/external websites,

operational software) employees, contractors, outsourced projects, internal projects, vendors, service providers, consultants, procurement and inventory.

Developed short- and long-range goals for IT services aligning business goals and strategic objectives

Established IT standards and operating procedures

Developed IT Departmental budget for procurement and services, and tracked spending

Maintained company networks including sensitive data, network equipment, servers and disaster recovery

procedures and processes

Developed software to automate accounting, regulatory, and operations processes using .NET, and SQL Server Software Development

8 years

Cspire Wireless

Ridgeland MS

8/2012 - 3/2014

(Contract). Developed scripts using Perl language in UNIX environment to streamline billing operations for telecom industry

MS Department of Ed.

Jackson MS

4/2008 -9/2009

Developed technical solutions to automate data

requirements using SQL, PL/SQL, & .NET

Raytheon Corp.

Garland TX

1/2001 – 6/2001

Developed and maintained software to accommodate requirements using C/C++ in UNIX/IBM MVS (DB2)


City of Vicksburg MS

Vicksburg MS

11/1997 – 12/2000

Developed Client/Server software and GUI Interfaces (Full life cycle development) using: Visual Dbase.

Maintained existing legacy code; Unisys mainframe, COBOL/RPG.

US Army Corps of Engineers

Vicksburg MS

9/1996 – 10/1997

Maintained departmental networks and systems


Gulfport MS

6/1996 – 9/1996

Developed and maintained windows pc software using Microsoft Visual FoxPro

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