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I'm a strategic-thinking, agile-minded, software engineering leader.


About me

I'm passionate about software engineering and delivering quality software craftsmanship.

Alan Harwood

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Name:
Alan Harwood
Location:
South Jordan, UT, USA

Résumé


Employment

Dealertrack

2016 - Present

Sr. Software Engineering Manager

  • Worked across organization to facilitate:
    • Transformation to cloud platform
    • DevOps in Agile teams
South Jordan, UT | www.dealertrack.com

Dealertrack

2015 - 2017

Release Train Engineer

  • Train and coach scrum teams on Scrum and SAFe practices
  • Plan, prioritize, and execute Program initiatives
  • Manage/negotiate priorities with leadership team
South Jordan | www.dealertrack.com

Dealertrack

2013 - 2016

Software Engineering Manager

  • Modernized development team standard practices revitalizing code reviews and implementing build servers and unit testing
  • Established framework in cloud and architectural direction for massive legacy re-write
  • Scaled team 400% for focus on modernization of legacy application
  • Winner of “Engineering Innovation” award in corporate Hackathon
South Jordan, UT | www.dealertrack.com

Stampin' Up!

2012 - 2013

Commissions Software & BI Manager

Led and managed two Agile software development teams

  • Agile – Led company-wide implementation of agile methodology
  • Business Intelligence – Led support of business intelligence operations
  • Leadership – Played role of Scrum Master and Product Owner on various projects
  • Mobile – Developed native card-making app for iOS and Android. Developed multiple internal PhoneGap apps for iOS and Android
Riverton, UT | www.stampinup.com

Stampin' Up!

2010 - 2012

Commissions Software Manager

Led team development and project management for commissions systems

  • Project Management – Led IT effort for 2011 Career Plan implementation, the company’s largest initiative for 2011
  • Strategy – Renovated career plan targeting external distributors as part of career plan team
Riverton, UT | www.stampinup.com

Stampin' Up!

2008 - 2010

Senior Software Engineer

  • Streamlined commissions process to minimize operator error and processing time while increasing availability and reliability
  • Designed, developed and implemented notification system for critical business processes
Riverton, UT | www.stampinup.com

Bungee Labs

2008

Community Program Manager

Responsible for building a community of developers using online social media and one-on-one interaction.

  • Integrated online CRM with legacy DB using automated processes
  • Recruited/trained customers via trade shows, blogging, videos, web forums, and online meetings
Orem, UT

Stampin' Up!

2005 - 2008

Senior Software Engineer

Responsible for commissions engine, ERP integrations, reporting, and order entry system. Significant accomplishments include:

  • Designed and coded process execution software to execute jobs and handle any errors for critical company processes
  • Managed implementation of workflow management system encompassing members from every business unit and every employee in the IT department
  • Minimized system interruption by creating and implementing detection/alert tools to monitor order entry and charging systems
  • Participated in design/implementation/maintenance of the order entry system
Riverton, UT | www.stampinup.com

AMX International

2001 - 2005

Lead Software Engineer

Initial member of team that designed and created an enterprise class utility billing system that integrated with the JD Edwards ERP system. Significant accomplishments include:

  • Software Developer of the Year award in 2002 for coding a major portion of the utility system
  • Demonstrated leadership in devising and implementing coding standards for the software
Idaho Falls, ID & Salt Lake City, UT

AMX International

1999 - 2001

Technical Consultant

Provided on-site installation and training for an ERP integration to clients nationwide while handling the maintenance and upgrades to the product when not on the road. Significant accomplishments include:

  • Streamlined installation process by creating processes and standardizing the statement of work
  • Established operational efficiency by writing and designing three manuals (user guide, technical specifications, and an installation guide)
  • Created training course and taught course to clients nationwide.
Idaho Falls, ID


Education

University of Utah

July 2007

Masters of Business of Administration

Salt Lake City, UT

Idaho State University

May 2003

Major in Information Systems

Pocatello, ID

Ricks College

April 1999

Major in Computer Information Systems

Rexburg, ID