Amitai Schlair


Location: Bloomington, IN


Certified Scrum Professional
Certified Scrum Product Owner
Certified ScrumMaster


Amitai Schlair is a seasoned software developer and leader of people, projects, and products who:

  • Reliably identifies real problems, then efficiently solves them.
  • Catalyzes team performance through exceptionally diverse skills and expertise.
  • Writes and performs award-winning bad poetry.
  • Composes non-award-winning music.

Work experience

Morgan Stanley, Product Manager, Team Lead, Senior Developer
October 2009 - March 2014, New York, NY, United States
Designed and implemented firmwide user-facing tools to manage application security contexts. Converted coworkers and code to Test-Driven Development, resulting in markedly increased velocity and quality. Repaired relationship with operations team. Converted management and projects to Scrum-style scheduling, yielding drastic improvements to design and planning. Armed with TDD and a backlog, delivered high-risk, hard-stop seven-month project on deadline. Presented a series of original talks on Agile topics to interested developers and managers.

Katzenbach Partners, Consultant
May 2006 - August 2007, New York, NY, United States
Introduced TDD. Harmonized development and operations teams. Improved internal documentation. Selected tools for mining client data.

Case Western Reserve University, Manager
January 2003 - September 2004, Cleveland, OH, United States
Grew Premium Support from pilot project to highly regarded team, then instigated its spinoff as the profit center of an independent corporation. Responsible for sales, hiring, training, performance management, client relations, escalations.

Noteworthy Medical Systems, Developer
June 2001 - August 2002, Mayfield Heights, OH, United States
Built tools to customize the flagship electronic medical record software. Administered configuration management system and code repository.