Jobhuk | Alex Sloley Csm, Cspo, Csp, Psm I, Psd I ;

Alex Sloley Csm, Cspo, Csp, Psm I, Psd I

Greater Seattle Area Active since: September, 2013

Summary

I enjoy building, working with, and leading agile teams. I love cutting-edge software and firmly believe your job should be fun.

Specialties:

• Mobile applications and technology
• Agile development methodologies
• Online technologies, services, SaaS, cloud
• Managed large and diverse teams onsite, onshore, offshore in both India and China
• Ability to deliver on-time in high pressure situations
• Leading cross-group collaboration
• Successful delivery of complex technical projects
• Strong leadership capabilities
• Expertise in problem solving and technical innovation
• Attention to detail while working in a fast-paced environment

Experience

  •  -  Present

    Senior Fellow

    • Technical Service Provider specializing in Agile training and coaching. • An ongoing exploration.

  •  -  Present

    Vice President

    • Created and maintained web ecosystem including website, online payments, blog, e-mail/Facebook/Twitter integration, RSS feeds, geo-services, forum, lists, document repositories, and mobile applications. • Worked with strategic groups on Initiative 1100 and Initiative 1183. • Worked with diverse wine industry groups and lobbied government representatives. • Managed member sign-up and presence on org web site properties.

  •  -  Present

    Owner/Winemaker

    • Micro-winery production of large and diverse catalog of varietals. • Conducted training, educational, and charitable events for Girl Scouts, United Way, and American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

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    Senior Engagement Manager/Scrum Trainer/Scrum Coach/Scrum Master/Product Owner

    • Created and led a weekly Agile Mastery class for the entire regional studio office. Utilized Kanban for topic management, taught a variety of topics, and facilitated group discussions. • A core team member and Scrum Master for agile best practice process standards for our division and the company as-a-whole. • Implemented and led a variety of agile training sessions and education workshops. For example, worked with a small team of agilists to execute Lego City Scrum training workshop for the entire Studio in Seattle. Educated and informed clients on agile topics, including directors and partners from Deloitte, and senior level managers from clients. • Acted as a Scrum team coach for multiple projects, including a division-wide internal wiki site, a division-wide informational dashboard, and design best practices for the Seattle studio. • Scrum Master for a suite of Deloitte internal enterprise mobile applications on iPhone and iPad. • Responsible for leading engagement with clients during pursuit and RFP process. • Founding member of local agile community group: Center of the Agile Universe. • Executed a variety of agile practices on a wide variety of projects, including: Scrum, XP, Scrumban, Kanban, and Lean. • Core team member on MAQCon open space technology unconference, an unconference on quality assurance in mobile through agile practice.

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    Senior Technical Project Manager/Scrum Coach/Scrum Master/Product Owner

    • Created and led a weekly Agile Mastery class for the entire regional studio office. Utilized Kanban for topic management, taught a variety of topics, and facilitated group discussions. • A core team member for agile best practice process standards for our division and the company as-a-whole. • Implemented and led a variety of agile training sessions and education workshops. For example, worked with a small team of agilists to execute Lego City Scrum training workshop for the entire Studio in Seattle. Educated and informed clients on agile topics, including directors and partners from Deloitte, and senior level managers from Avon and Target. • Acted as a Scrum team coach for multiple projects, including a division-wide internal wiki site, a division-wide informational dashboard, and design best practices for the Seattle studio. • Scrum Master for a suite of Deloitte internal enterprise mobile applications on iPhone and iPad.

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    Senior Technical Project Manager/Scrum Coach/Scrum Master/Product Owner

    • Led implementation of Scrum within entire company, including coaching, mentoring, and training of agile and engineering best practices. • Acted as Scrum Master and Product Owner of internal company informational web site, including deployment of internal training mechanism. • Managed 3 teams delivering iPhone, iPad, and Android mobile applications for truTV, including implementation of TV Everywhere.

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    Software Design Engineer in Test/Scrum Master/Product Owner

    • Led enterprise Scrum in group as senior Scrum Master, senior Team member, and senior Product Owner. • Senior Product Owner for Online Assisted Support, file upload services, and high business impact data. • Security testing expertise, Microsoft Security Champion and Microsoft Privacy Champion. • Worked with partners and owned on-boarding and collaboration end-to-end. Evangelized and integrated partners and delivered product. • Experienced in variety of development methodologies, including waterfall, custom agile methods, and Scrum. Proven Scrum Master with success across multiple projects, teams, and sprints. • Responsible for test planning and documentation for applications and sites for Microsoft Support Online. Included spec analysis, historical bug analysis, test spec/plan/cases, automation plan, performance plan, and sign-off coordination. • Lead tester for product integration projects Remote Assistance, Real-Time Collaboration, and Online Assisted Support. • Senior tester for SQL/web projects PSS Publisher, Machine Translation, Feedback Management System, Online Support Framework, Global Support Framework Data Store, Global Support Site, Microsoft Premier Online, Microsoft Valuable Professional, MSN Support, Windows Live Support, and Xbox/Zune Support. • Performed test passes of Microsoft Support Online features and sites, including stress, performance, ad-hoc, internal, automated, UAT, and live site testing. • Specialized in SQL testing for infrastructure projects. Included data comparisons, query/execution path analysis, profiling, and code coverage. • Executed test suites including code coverage, stress/load/performance, virtual environments, server clusters, and automation such as Windows Test Technologies and WebRunner. • Managed multiple contractors and offshore vendor teams for multiple projects, up to 15 team members. • Actively involved in Test Community in organization, leader in multiple individual workgroups and overall Test Community Lead.

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    Program Manager

    • Managed SearchRAID project, internal solution for searching multiple bug tracking databases. Drove web site requirements, documentation, development, testing, schedule, and shipment. • Managed internal team web site project. Drove web site requirements, documentation, development, testing, schedule, and shipment. • Managed troubleshooter feature project that utilized Microsoft Research advanced Bayesian network engine to deliver support content in products. Drove all project aspects and delivered feature into Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Office XP, Windows 2000, Windows ME, BackOffice Server 4.5, Small Business Server 2000, and Microsoft Support Online. • Worked with PC Health, WMI, Network Diagnostic Utility, and core teams to define shell hooks, WMI, PC self-healing, and troubleshooter system-sniffing requirements. Troubleshooters utilizing WMI and NDU to sniff system properties shipped in Windows XP.

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    Software Test Engineer 3

    • Lead tester for Microsoft Support Online and Support Technology, a team focused on delivering support-specific tools into released software products. • Designed and coded CD key generation tool for support division in Access VBA. Program was first tool in PSS for this task and was deployed globally as part of standard PSS tool suite. • Tested advanced Bayesian network troubleshooter feature for shipment in Windows 98 SE, Office 2000, and Microsoft Support Online. • Worked with product group UAT, Beta, and core teams to drive troubleshooter feature into software products. • Configured and deployed multi-OS and multi-browser environments for online support site compatibility testing. • Acted as lab manager and deployed physical machines and automated build deployment solutions for Intel and Alpha machines. • Tested site ISAPI functionality and deployed ISAPI components. Conducted performance and stress testing for ISAPI components.

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    Software Test Engineer 2

    • Lead tester for Microsoft Support Online. • Designed and deployed team’s first internal web site using HTML and Flash. • Tested new site designs and features and participated in deploying to live site. • Performed live site testing and propagated fixes as required. • Worked with content teams to identify KB content issues. • Deployed and introduced team to bug tracking practices and tools, specifically RAID.

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    Software Test Engineer 1

    • Worked as lead tester for Microsoft Support Online. • Tested live support site content, particularly KB, for look-and-feel compliance. • Tested new site designs and features. • Worked with site owners to regularly refresh site look-and-feel for variety of supported products. • Fixed live site issues and propagated content on demand as necessary.

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    Quality Assurance Engineer

    • Product and container quality testing.

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    Research Assistant

    • Aquaculture lab manager, genetics, cryopreservation.

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    Laboratory Assistant

    • Course laboratory setup and maintenance.

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    Research Assistant

    • Oyster aquaculture and genetics.

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    Laboratory Assistant

    • Oyster, scallop, and clam aquaculture.

Education

  • Jan 2005 - Jan 2005

    South Seattle Community College

    Wine Technology

  • Jan 1994 - Jan 1996

    Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

    Aquaculture

  • Jan 1990 - Jan 1994

    Long Island University, Southampton Campus

    Marine Biology