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Manager Scrum

Seattle, WA
September 22, 2020

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Anton Sakharov 425-***-****


•13 years of experience in technical management and over three years of people management.

•Experience breaking down feature requests into user stories and epics.

•Experience coaching agile teams to Scrum Principles, leading scrum and Kanban teams.

•Experience with short release cycles, the full software lifecycle, and experience working on a product that's been released for public consumption.

•Experience working with geographically distributed teams.

•Ability to be nimble, proactive, comfortable working with broad goals and building plans to deliver them.


Master of Science: Johns Hopkins University, Technical Management, w/ honors, 05/2013 - 08/2014 Bachelors: San Jose State University, Finance, 08/2001-05/2007


Scrum Training: Scrum Alliance, Certified Scrum Master, 2014

Scrum Alliance, Certified Scrum Product Owner, 2015

Scrum Alliance, Certified Scrum Professional, 2015

PM Certificate: UC Berkeley, Project Management Certificate, 06/2008-08/2009


•Leading major initiatives that make a true impact to our customers.

•Improve team cohesion and execution by breaking down the barriers between organizations.

•Focus on both short-term delivery and long-term vision.

Professional Experience

Eagleview, 11/2018 – 1/2020

Technical Product Manager – Machine Learning and Data Services

•Drive technical deliverable for Machine Learning and Data Services (Graph QL) teams.

•Partner with Product Management on customer wants and translate that to technical deliverables.

•Own team’s performance, productivity and cohesion.

•Own technical roadmap in implementation to support long term vision.

Amazon, 01/2017 – 10/2018

Senior Technical Program Manager

•Lead major program that comprise engineering, data pipeline, machine learning initiatives.

•Drive multi-quarter projects using incremental delivery.

•Continuous coordination of multiple internal and external teams that are dependent.

•Ownership of program deliverables and communication across the organization up to director level.

•Customer focused mindset, driving not just execution but also impact to real user.

Expedia, 11/2015 – 01/2017

Lead Scrum Master – eCP

•Managed, mentored and developed a team of Scrum Masters.

•Transitioned multiple teams to Scrum operations by leading and mentoring Scrum practices.

•Coach teams, Scrum Masters and Product Owners on proper Scrum/Kanban execution.

•Worked with managers to break down silos and help teams focus on customer needs.

•Lead cross organizational program with companywide impact.

•Worked with executives to transition organization to customer centric execution.

MeteorComm, 07/2014 – 11/2015

Sr. Scrum Master/RTE – Messaging

•Facilitated daily standups, sprint planning, reviews and retrospectives.

•Shipped major components of Positive Train Control system (safety system mandated by US Congress).

•Educated and inspired Scrum Process and agile way of thinking across the organization.

•Worked with Product and Program Management to deliver better software by working on product backlog priorities, product roadmap and risk mitigation.

•Lead management chain in tracking and understanding teams deliveries, dependencies and blockers.

Spireon, GPS Fleet Location Services, Irvine, 02/2013 – 09/2014

Scrum Master/ RTE (Sr. Project Manager) –Software Delivery

•Acted as Scrum Master and Release Train Engineer (Scrum Master of other scrum masters) by overseeing planning and delivery for four applications and two back-end teams using Scale Agile Framework (SAFe).

•Facilitated, coached and mentored scrum masters and technical teams to help transition to scrum development process.

•Shipped 4 new releases for SaaS product in cloud environment.

•Identified risks and mitigation plans during software development and delivery.

•Created release plan that improves quality, time to market and predictability.

•Automated scrum reporting for Senior Management and development team that improved team productivity.

Telecommunication Systems, Navigation and Telematics, Aliso Viejo, 08/2011 - 02/2013 Project Manager – Managed Software Applications Delivery

• Acted as Scrum Master for release team.

•Implemented Scrum process for the team that improved quality and predictability while cut down on extra cycles of testing.

•Shipped multiple major navigation applications for Verizon, Blackberry and others.

•Identified and resolved gaps and issues in QA, Development drop cycles, and integrations.

•Developed and maintained standard release documentation - plans, agendas, action items lists, and deliverables.

•Identified risks and issues and made sure it is understood early, and dealt with in a manner that mitigates risk to scope, cost, and schedule.

•Weekly reporting at meetings with Sr. Directors and above.

Hexfinity, Startup: focusing on web and mobile development, US/Russia 01/2009-07/2011 Partner / Software Development Manager – Managed Software Development team

TiVo, Software Embedded System, Alviso CA, 03/2008-01/2009

Project Manager - Management of third party application development for TIVO DVRs.

Quinstreet, Online Lead Generation, Foster City, 07/2006-03/2008

Jr. Project Manager - Managed Online Lead Generation website projects .

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