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Chris Cholette


Senior Director, Engineering, Sunrun

Location: San Francisco, CA


Certified ScrumMaster



Chris Cholette Full spectrum contributor that is able to code, perform analysis, negotiate contracts and hire engineers. I am passionate about building intelligent, high performance and reliable systems that leverage the latest cloud technologies from AWS. I constantly increase the capability of my teams through investment in people development, agile process, and technology. I build a very deep team where people are ready to take on leadership roles as needed to deliver. Tech: Python, DevOps, AWS, Hadoop, Hive, Pig, Spark, Redshift Business: Solar, Supply Chain, Renewables, Finance

Work experience

Sunrun, Agile Coach
October 2012 - Present, San Francisco, CA, United States
Responsible for Engineering process related to Software Development, Product/Portfolio management, and Cloud Infrastructure. •Successfully transitioned Sunrun Engineering to a truly Agile process. •Turned around a couple of off the rails projects and brought them to successful conclusions. •Built several metrics to guide process improvement and development efforts. •Developed processes to effectively manage AWS costs, including use of Spot Instances in Production.

Rocket Software, Manager, Software Engineering
April 2010 - Present, Emeryville, CA, United States
=Manage team of 15 developers (4 scrum teams) working on a variety of software products. =Create and maintain support structures to support Agile programming including release structures, story tracking and build processes. =Select and hire developers as company's needs change. =Oversee resolution of architecture, implementation, and other technical problems. =Keep my teams obstacle-free.

New America Software, Director PM
April 2009 - April 2010, Oakland, CA
Defined structure and process for development of the company's core product, MultiTax. =Defined and implemented issue resolution process, release process, and the Scrum Development Process. =Spearheaded key technical projects and certifications, including Windows 7 certification and Partner certification. =Defined and implemented process to certify our application with 50 state agencies and the IRS. =Oversee team of 12 developers.


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