Jonathan Thompson

  

Scrum Master, Cars.com

Location: Chicago, IL USA


Certifications

Certified ScrumMaster

Activity

Jonathan Thompson attended event, "New Orleans: 2014"

Biography

Jonathan Thompson

I began my career in the 1990's as a telecommunications analyst. I eventually found myself responsible for managing contact center technologies for long established companies such as Information Resources and internet startups like iExplore.com. After years of coodinating various contact center implementations I made the natural transition into pure IT Project Management.

In 2000 found myself employed by OfficeMax (back then, they were still Boise Cascade Office Products) as an IT project manager. At OfficeMax, I managed a wide variety of projects, ranging from call center implementations to the now infamous Y2K software analysis and correction efforts to website implementation of Bill Me Later.

In 2006 I took the leap back into the world of internet startups, a recurring theme in my career. Employed by Monster.com, it was a small web startup called FastWeb. The IT projects were mostly pure web development efforts. It was here that I first researched and implemented a small agile developement process for a single team within the company.

By 2008, I was yet again attached to an internet company, Cars.com. I began my career at Cars as an IT Project Manager. The organization underwent an agile transformation towards the end of 2010, culminating in a team-level reorganization and kickoff in January of 2011. It was during this reorganization that project managers, such as myself, transitioned into ScrumMasters.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Work experience

Cars.com, ScrumMaster
September 2008 - Present, Chicago, IL, United States
I began my career at Cars as an IT Project Manager. The organization underwent an agile transformation towards the end of 2010, culminating in a team-level reorganization and kickoff in January of 2011. It was during this reorganization that project managers, such as myself, transitioned into ScrumMasters.