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


Alan Harwood
South Jordan, UT, USA




2016 - Present

Sr. Software Engineering Manager

  • Manage the day-to-day operational and strategic aspects of the modernization of large scale enterprise SaaS product
  • Recommend and review software solutions and architecture with software development teams
  • Directly manage Software Engineers and Software Engineering Managers
  • Scaled development team by over 300% to accommodate project work and business growth
South Jordan, UT |


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 |


2013 - 2016

Software Engineering Manager

  • Modernized development team standard practices by revitalizing code reviews and implementing build servers and unit testing
  • Managed development and support of reporting platform for hundreds of enterprises and their users.
  • 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 |

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 |

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 |

Stampin' Up!

2008 - 2010

Senior Software Engineer

  • Streamlined commissions process to minimize operator error and processing time while increasing availability and reliability
  • Leveraged ETL tools to populate reporting data stores
  • Designed, developed and implemented notification system for critical business processes
Riverton, UT |

Bungee Labs


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 |

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


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