John Price

  

Development Manager, TowerCo

Location: Cary, NC


Certifications

Certified ScrumMaster

Biography

John Price is a certified ScrumMaster and agile proponent with over 15 years of experience building enterprise Web applications using a variety of tools, most recently Microsoft .NET and SQL Server. He was introduced to Scrum in 2006 and has been evangelizing it in the workplace ever since.  He attended the Agile 2008 conference in Toronto and regularly contributes his thoughts about Scrum to various internet discussion groups.

He currently develops software at TowerCo, a US-based company that owns and operates cell towers.  Before that, he helped transition a team of over 50 developers from a traditional "waterfall" method to Scrum at ChannelAdvisor, a publicly traded e-commerce solution provider.  He also spent 8 years at Peopleclick (now Peoplefluent), a leading provider of software in the HR space, where he was one of the first developers and helped the company grow frow 15 employees to over 200.  He worked directly with a number of Fortune 500 and other large clients in his various roles there.

In his spare time he is a tournament Scrabble player and musician. 

Work experience

TowerCo, ScrumMaster/Development Manager
October 2008 - Present, Cary, NC, United States
Manager, Scrum Master and senior .NET developer for cell phone tower real estate company managing over 3000 cell phone towers purchased for $670 million and later sold for $1.45 billion. The work includes developing a variety of software tools for internal use, and external web applications for use by business partners.

ChannelAdvisor, Manager of Software Development
June 2006 - September 2008, Morrisville, NC, United States
Functional manager responsible for building and delivering ShoppingAdvisor, an industry-leading Web application that enables online retailers to manage daily data feeds of over 71 million products to 80+ comparison shopping Web sites in the U.S., Europe, and Australia, as well as to Amazon.com and other online marketplaces.

Peoplefluent, Development Manager/Senior Developer
March 1999 - May 2006, Raleigh, NC, United States
Senior advisor on the architecture, coding and design of Peopleclick RMS™, a leading web-based applicant tracking and recruitment management system. Managed a team of engineers responsible for maintaining and advancing Peopleclick’s flagship RMS product, while also acting as technical lead as needed on a variety of solutions using ASP/VB/COM+/SQL Server/C#.