Bruce Kuykendall

  

Location: Longwood, FL


Certifications

Certified ScrumMaster

Groups I belong to

Orlando

Work experience

AlturaTech, Inc., SVP
February 2010 - May 2013, Maitland, FL, United States

Provided software development services for major broadcast clients including ESPN, TSN, and THE NFL.  This included distributed SOA applications and systems to support statistics and analysis for major sports including: NCAA Mens and Womens Basketball, NCAA Mens and Womens Final Four, 2012 Olympic Basketball, PGA Golf Majors, Major League Baseball, NCAA Division I Football, MMA, etc.

Hired, trained, mentored, and led all Scrum teams.

Technologies:

.NET, WCF, WPF, MVC4, MVVM,

C#, HTML5

Oracle

Developed Scrum training courses for internal and external staff

Delivered Scrum training to internal and external staff

Mentored Scrum Teams

Mentored Scrum Masters

Mentored Product Owners

CDS, Director of Product Development
September 2006 - August 2009, Lake Mary, FL, United States

• Responsible for the design and implementation of Web Applications to integrate criminal justice systems for county and state governments.
• Managed cross functional department including conducting interviews and hiring personnel, performing personnel evaluations, coordinating the assignment of project work and related tasks to subordinate staff, implementing effective training programs, and mentoring technical and project management staff.
• Transitioned organization through technology and process change including:
• Adoption of SCRUM processes
• Adoption of UML
• Transition from VB6 client-server development to .NET SOA stack including implementation of both SOAP and RESTful services, incorporation of MS Workflow Editor, nHibernate, AJAX and Silverlight.
• Established best practices for Software Engineering, Quality Assurance, Project Management, Product Management, and User Experience Design.
• Successfully delivered multiple concurrent projects on time and under budget.

Walt Disney Internet Group, Sr. Manager of Software Engineering
July 2002 - April 2006, Celebration, FL, United States

• Responsible for the design and implementation of Web Applications to integrate consumer facing web sites for Walt Disney Parks & Resorts with backend systems of individual parks including Walt Disney World Resort, Disney Vacation Club, Disneyland Resort, Disney Cruise Line, Disneyland Hong Kong, and Disneyland Tokyo. These systems included Accovia, Siebel, SAP, Central Reservations, Ticketing, Data Warehouses, Operational Data Stores, and Global Registration Systems.
• Managed 22 engineers including conducting interviews and hiring personnel, performing personnel evaluations, coordinating the assignment of project work and related tasks to subordinate staff, implementing effective training programs, and mentoring technical and project management staff.
• Transitioned Commerce and CRM platforms to a middleware architecture (SOA) on a J2EE framework with JBOSS, IBM Websphere and MQSeries, vastly improving the flexibility and scalability of services while reducing the learning curve for contractor resources.
• Implemented a flexible software development framework based on agile and RUP methodologies greatly improving the productivity of engineering resources.
• Established a uniform coding standard
• Established and chaired Architecture Review Boards and Standards Committee to insure the integrity of common architectures and processes.
• Managed project budgets in excess of $10M.
• Successfully delivered multiple concurrent projects on time and under budget.
• Improved quality and productivity of engineering department reducing average number of defects to 1.36 per build.