Tim Juravich

  

Director of Software Development, Ketra

Location: Austin, TX


Certifications

Certified ScrumMaster

Biography

Tim Juravich.

I’ve been around the block when it comes to software engineering. In the past 8+ years, I've architected and led development teams through a variety of projects in PHP, Ruby, Python, .NET, and native mobile apps. After gaining experiencing at fortune 500 companies, I discovered startups where I've found my calling of leading engineering teams and architecting solutions.

I've managed engineering teams through successful products with T-Mobile, AT&T, Microsoft, Amazon, The Olympics, the NFLPA, EA, Parallels, NFLPA,  in addition to directing and consulting over a dozen startups and small companies. i currently reside as the Director of Software Development at Ketra. 

 I spend most of my career these days managing developers and products, I still innovate on side projects, hackathons, and I also recently published a book with Packt Publishing on Scalable Web Development with PHP and CouchDB.

 

Work experience

Ketra, Director of Software Development
April 2013 - Present, Austin, TX, United States

Led a development team of 6 in the creation of next generation LED configuration applications using Kanban and Scrum.

Thinktiv, Director of Program Management
March 2012 - April 2013, Austin, TX, United States

Led a 30 person development team in dozens of client services projects using Agile and Scrum methodologies.

Adaptive Data, LLC, Product/Program Manager
October 2011 - March 2012, Seattle, WA, United States

Led development teams in the execution of development projects for Government contracts using Agile and Scrum methodologies.

Playmark, VP Engineering / Chief Architect
January 2010 - October 2011, Seattle, WA, United States

I architected and led a team of 8 in the creation of a state-of-the-art sports licensing platform and direct-to-players offers platform using Scrum and Agile methodologies. The company officially launched in 2011 as the exclusive online broker of the official rights of NFL Players Inc.

Less Avenged, Partner / Technical Director
January 2008 - August 2010, Seattle, WA, United States

Founded a self-funded digital boutique agency of 17 tight-knit geeks and creatives. We supported fortune 500 companies and early stage startups in the creation of web applications, mobile solutions, creative videos, campaigns, and custom development projects managed using Agile and Scrum Methods. The agency was acquired in late 2010 by a former client who wanted full access to the team and it’s intellectual property.

Rust Records, Director of Information Technology & New Media Services
April 2006 - December 2009, Nashville, TN, United States

Oversaw a team in the execution of custom development and online marketing for an independent record label. The company was acquired and wrapped into Digital Rodeo.

Digital Rodeo LLC, Co-Creator / Vice President
January 2006 - December 2009, Pittsburgh, PA, United States

Envisioned, architected, and lead the creation a niche country music social network. I managed the development, execution, and growth of the organization from infancy, to monetization, to acquisition. Under new leadership, Digital Rodeo is still an active community today.

Hired Gun, Contract Developer
November 2003 - April 2006, Cleveland, OH

Sherwin Williams (November 2003 - February 2005): Business analyst for internal CRM software and led the development of a web & desktop based software change management (SCM) application.

Philips Medical Systems (February 2005 - December 2005): Improved upon current CT programs, image processing algorithms, and led the development of R&D applications to illustrate conceptual solutions.

FirstEnergy Solutions (December 2005 - April 2006): Created applications to interact with a complex neural network to predict weather and important events to forecast energy load in key regions of operation.