Résumé

Summary

  • Seasoned ScrumMaster and Product Owner specializes in project, production and engineering senior leadership in the online video gaming industry
  • 12+ years software development background
  • 6+ years introducing and managing agile teams
  • Project managed and produced multiple software platforms
  • Business savvy engineering director/producer
  • Big picture viewer while still being detail oriented

Shipped Titles

  • Star Trek Online™
  • Champions Online™
  • Champions Online™: Free for All
  • Test Drive Unlimited 2
  • The Lord of the Rings Online™: Shadows of Angmar™
  • DUNGEONS & DRAGONS ONLINE™: Stormreach™
  • Asheron’s Call®: Throne of Destiny™
  • Asheron’s Call® 2: Legions™

Employment

November 2011 – Present

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Burbank, California
Director, Technical Production

  • Executive producing on cross-platform technology platform for all online-enabled WB Games titles; platform includes e-commerce, community, identity and profiles, multiplayer, and integration with third party services (e.g. PayPal, Chase, Steam)
  • Contributing strategically and tactically on high-level product portfolio on budgeting and scheduling for pre-greenlight titles
  • Managing relationships and timelines between multiple game studios and companies worldwide to plan and execute online initiatives
  • Managing relationships with executives to prioritize platform road map
  • Interfacing with partners and vendors, including contract reviews
  • Reporting to VP of Digital Product Strategy

April 2010 – October 2011

Cryptic Studios/Atari (100-500 employees)
Los Gatos, California
Director, Publishing and Platform

  • Promoted to manage a team of producers, artists and developers to produce Cryptic and Atari’s worldwide online platform and web properties to support and launch MMOs and casual titles
  • Worked with executives to prioritize and create platform road map that reflects the company’s vision, strategy and tactics for putting games online
  • Coordinated and program managed between multiple offices worldwide to plan and execute a portfolio of crucial online initiatives
  • Interfaced with partners and vendors, including contract reviews
  • Reported to VP/C-level executives

July 2008 – April 2010

Cryptic Studios/Atari (100-500 employees)
Los Gatos, California
Manager, Publishing and Platform

  • Managed multiple projects with a team of associate producers and developers to produce all web properties, e-commerce, and CRM tools
  • Drove effort through all stages of the project life cycle, from conception and design, to implementation, localization, testing and worldwide deployment
  • Worked with internal stakeholders to create and gather company’s vision, strategy and tactics, and implemented them in projects managed
  • Reported to Director of Publishing

October 2004 – June 2008

Turbine, Inc. (100-500 employees)
Westwood, Massachusetts
Manager, Application Development

  • Led and architected PHP4,5/MySQL web development for Turbine’s service platform
  • Led application development of installing, launching, patching and e-Commerce technologies with C#
  • Managed a team of junior and senior engineers on multiple fast-paced projects at once
  • Key member in launching Asheron’s Call: Throne of Destiny, Asheron’s Call 2: Legions, Dungeons & Dragons Online and The Lord of the Rings Online services
  • Led development effort for Games for Windows certification
  • Key technical advisory member in e-Commerce solution selection, acquisition and integration
  • Worked with SOAP, REST, XML, XSLT, AJAX, JavaScript and other web technologies
  • Managed products and project schedules
  • Worked extensively with internal and external customers, and other technology teams
  • Performed internal and external usability analysis via focus groups
  • Led globalization of Turbine’s service products
  • Performed regular 1-on-1 with team members and provided guidance on career development, wrote reviews and involved in overall hiring process
  • Maintained minimal churn rate of team members

February 2000 – August 2003

Triad Performance Technolgies, Inc. (< 50 employees)
Farmington Hills, Michigan
Enterprise Application Analyst (Full-time)

  • Led and participated enterprise application development with ASP and interactive online courses development
  • Created cross-browser DHTML with JavaScript
  • Integrated with various third party SCORM compliant learning management system
  • Performed database programming (MS SQL Server and MS Access)

October 1996 – February 2000

Micon Computer Company (< 25 employees)
Livonia, Michigan
Webmaster

  • ASP Web development (micon.com, frontend and legacy system integration) from ground up
  • Developed and supported internal business software
  • Self-managed projects

July 1999 – July 2002

The University of Michigan Dearborn
Dearborn, Michigan
Web Developer (Contract)

  • Created multiple public websites with Perl and PHP
  • Created learning management system for online course delivery
  • Administered servers

Education

1998-2000

The University of Michigan – Dearborn
Dearborn, Michigan
Full-time. Major in Computer Information Science.

1996-1998

Henry Ford Community College
Dearborn, Michigan
Full-time. Major in Computer Information Science.

CERTIFICATIONS AND AWARDS

  • Certified ScrumMaster with 6+ years managing agile teams
  • Rookie of the Year, 2005 – Turbine, Inc.
  • MVP Honorable Mention, 2006 – Turbine, Inc.
  • Excellence Recognition, Q1 2008

Languages

  • English, Cantonese Chinese writing and conversational fluency

References and Salary History

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