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Rob Svilpa

Director of Software Development
Seattle, WA
Skilled problem solver possessing excellent soft skills in combination with deep technical expertise - long track record of success as manager and technical contributor - 14+ years direct experience in Management & Supervisory roles - both as direct resource manager and initiative manager driving strategic direction / decision making:

- awarded 2 Gold Stars @ Microsoft
-- diving catch on Dolby audio encoder project delivering Dolby certification on first pass saving 8 weeks from schedule and $200k in resource costs
-- diving catch delivering WinForms language validation suite syntax conversion in 2 weeks saving $250k in resource costs and 4 months from delivery schedule.
- Software & Telecom Program/Project Management with Architect level technical domain experience
- Excellent collaboration & negotiation skills - identify issues & work quickly to find the solution
- Creative & innovative process implementation & management - skilled iterative adaptation of textbook processes to fit situation and company culture
- Managing multi million dollar Operational & Capital expense budgets - human resource & hardware planning/acquisition
- Experienced entrepreneur - small business and consulting services, customer relations

- Certified Scrum Master (Scrum Alliance - 2006)
- Program/Project Manager : SDLC, Agile, Agile/Scrum, PMI standard enterprise processes
- Experience with building Service Oriented Architectures (SOA) - Microsoft & LAMP stack environments
- Microsoft Certified Software Developer - C/C++, C#, VB, .Net
- Experienced Developer - C/C++, C#, VB, .Net, Java, JavaScript, Perl, PHP, SQL, ASP.Net and associative languages/technologies

Independent Musician/Composer/Producer with 3 solo albums, 1 ensemble album, and several compilation albums. Produced 25 albums by local artists in Ontario, Canada and Seattle areas. Consulting, engineering, producing and marketing duties. Web presence and band management.

My Speakers Sessions

Thursday, November 17

6:30pm PST