Efrain Velazquez

  

Principal Systems Engineer, QinetiQ North America

Location: Alexandria VA


Certifications

Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster

Biography

Efrain (Frank) Velazquez: A rare mix of hard technical skills and management acumen. Diversified experience as both an Air Force intelligence officer and an IT professional responsible for the design, development, and support of web and distributed information systems. Proven track record in working with customers to define software requirements and solve complex technical issues. Recognized for excellent analytical, planning, and communication skills.

Work experience

QinetiQ, Principal Systems Engineer
July 2012 - Present, Alexadria, VA, United States
Responsible for architecting software solutions in support of the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (AT&L). Lead systems engineer in the definition of SOA-based software systems. Activities include: assessing software system requirements; recommending System Engineering-based solutions; coordinating the activities of project/program technical, managerial, and customer stakeholders; managing stakeholder expectations; managing the alignment/mapping of requirements with Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) activities; developing and managing views of the enterprise architecture; developing and participating in enterprise governance processes; serving as subject matter expert for architectural frameworks, methods and tools; supporting development ScrumMasters and customer Product Owners in the creation and management of the Product Backlogs through the creation of Epics derived from customer requirements. Collaborate with development teams in breaking down Epics into executable and testable User Stories.

BAE Systems, Principal Software Engineer I
November 2011 - June 2012, Herndon, VA, United States
Lead ScrumMaster of a 40-member software development organization engaged in a large-scale, systems integration effort, on a critical application, for an IC customer. Responsibilities include: Establishment and enforcement of Agile practices; Support of Agile development teams through mentorship and the removal of impediments; Organization of Product and Sprint backlogs; Coordination between Product Owners and the development teams; EVMS tracking and reporting of team progress; Representative for the Software Team in management and customer forums.

Orbis Technologies, Software Systems Engineer
October 2010 - November 2011, Warner Robins, GA, United States
SOA Architect leading an effort to achieve SOA adoption within a large-scale, globally deployed, Air Force intelligence system. ScrumMaster of a five-member, geographically dispersed development team responsible for the development, testing, and fielding of Enterprise Service Bus (ESB)-orchestrated reference implementations. Advisor/consultant on the crafting and implementation of a SOA governance framework and SOA technical advisor to the program.

Raytheon, Sr. Software Engineer II
March 2007 - October 2010, Garland, TX, United States
- 05/10 – 10/10: Senior Agile Scrum Master and Systems Engineer for a $6.5M project delivering distributed and federated internet applications to US Army intelligence units. - 09/09 – 05/10: Integrated Product Team (IPT) lead responsible for the design, scheduling, tasking, and budgeting of a $1M project delivering distributed and federated internet applications to US Marine Corps intelligence units. - 09/08 – 09/09: Technical Team lead responsible for the design, coding, and implementation of data access adapters on a distributed, federated internet backbone framework. Provided architectural direction based on experience building web and BPEL-based SOA applications. Instituted a design review process tailored to the needs of the program. Leveraged Agile development processes and performed as Scrum Master. Technologies involved: Java, JSP, XML, Oracle 10g, PL-SQL. - 03/07 – 09/08: Oracle SOA developer/systems engineer responsible for the formulation of mission-centered scenarios used in business development and the design, coding, and implementation of solutions for those scenarios. Worked closely with end users to characterize and document the existing Concept of Operations (CONOPS). Gathered requirements and created the high-level design. Coded major portions of the application and delegated work to junior engineers. Technologies involved: Java, Oracle SOA Suite, XML, XSLT, HTML, Oracle 10g, web services.

Raytheon, Sr. Software Engineer I
September 2004 - March 2007, Garland, TX, United States
Technical lead of the IIS EP&T Tools Group at Raytheon’s Garland facility. Responsible for the ongoing design, coding, deployment, and support of web-based business/decision support tools. Responsibilities also included requirements analysis, scheduling, level of effort estimation, and mentoring of junior developers. Technologies involved: ASP, PL-SQL, Oracle 9.0

Sprint, Software Engineer III
May 1999 - September 2004, Irving, Texas, United States
Software engineer involved in full-cycle development of web-based, customer-facing, mission critical billing applications for Sprint. Experience in both development and production support. Technologies involved: Java, JSP, Servlets, Struts, HTML. JavaScript, Unix, Windows NT/2000, Oracle 8.0, Visual Basic 6.0

US Air Force, Active Duty Air Force Intelligence Officer
June 1994 - March 1999, , United States
All-source intelligence analyst and leader of intelligence analyst teams.