Engineering manager skilled at leading local and remote teams through the full software development process to deliver web-enabled solutions.
Strong experience leading development teams, creating an environment of trust, curiosity, and technical growth.
Experienced project management in an Agile/Scrum environment focusing on timely communication, attentive issue tracking, regular re-prioritization, and risk management.
Collaborating with Product Management, stakeholders, and clients to discover, design, develop, and iterate on new and existing products.
Managed team of full stack React/Ruby engineers developing and supporting Concert Planner Suite for 2K+ internal users to manage 12k+ shows over two years. Overhauled engineering support practices, resulting in 30% decrease in support issues, a culture of continuous developer experience and tech debt improvement, and a lower stress support environment. Improved team practices involving analytics tracking and reporting (Tableau), secrets management (Doppler), testing (LambdaTest), and monitoring (DataDog). Led one engineer to promotion to Senior with two more well on the path and faciliated an engineer's career shift into Design.
Managed two front end development teams focused on building a platform to allow the creation and optimization of video advertising campaigns on YouTube and Facebook. Responsible for navigating product and technical roadmaps, coordinating efforts between scrum teams, and at the front of the engineering organization's transition to OKRs. Led the effort to integrate Looker as both a company-wide BI tool and the reporting component of our product offering. Led the transition from AngularJS to React, including educating staff, creating migration plan in line with greater product efforts, and execution. Responsible for hiring, mentoring, and guiding career development for my team, fostering collaboration, trust, and a passion for learning.
Managed front end development team that completely rebuilt sidelineswap.com, an online marketplace for sports equipment, from Rails to React on Node.js. Responsible for architecture, project management, code review, QA, deployment, and hands-on development. Planned and implemented an SEO strategy, increasing Domain Authority from 27 to 35 and tripling organic search sessions over six months.
Managed team of four engineers working on architecting and rebuilding the company's administrative portal, using React, GraphQL, Node.js, MySQL, Redis, and ElasticSearch. Leveraged technologies and expertise from portal work to begin a rebuild of the company's public website. Contributed to the architectural redesign of the MySQL database schema, collaborating closely with the Data Information and Finance departments.
A member of the Pearson Enterprise Architecture Content team. Responsible for supporting pan-Pearson initiatives including leading the eReader platform services consolidation effort, acting as technical lead for Pearson Higher Ed for the pan-Pearson 'work-in-progress' content data store, and subject matter expert on interactive and assessment content. Lead architect for eight Pearson Higher Ed projects, encompassing assessment, interactives, video, eReader apps, platforms, and capabilities, and content creation and delivery workflows. Supported dozens of teams, across architecture, dev, product, qa, editorial, and senior management.
Managed all technical aspects of Peerview's Clinical Data Disclosure system (VCTR), a web-based validated system used by pharmaceutical companies to conduct public disclosure of clinical trial information. Managed two in-house engineers and a ten-person offshore team. Responsible for insuring the quality and control of all data flowing into and out of Clinical Data Disclosure client systems, in accordance with federal and state law.
Developed applications designed to move data from pharmaceutical clients' internal CTMS to information portals, patient recruitment sites and the National Library of Medicine's trial repository. Led ColdFusion development of 20+ independent clinical trial sites for pharmaceutical clients. Developed web-based call-center application used for global patient placement and tracking at major pharmaceutical client. Designed and built web tools for rapid deployment of client sites, reducing development time by 80%. Maintained and upgraded internal content-management web application, allowing non-technical staff to manage web content. Responsible for all Apache web servers, SSL, and Ultraseek search engine.
Implemented methods for website self-maintenance by non-technical staff. Re-designed and deployed several sites for the corporate intranet. Researched and implemented streaming video technologies for internal corporate communication and training.
Administered and customized Rational's ClearDDTS defect tracking system, used by approximately 400 employees. Designed and deployed the corporate Release Database system. Created web-based graphing and reporting systems for ClearDDTS.
Seann Ives — — — https://github.com/seannives — 617-710-8254