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Chris Roy

  

Director of Product Development, MonkeyMedia Software

Location: Vancouver, BC


Certifications

Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster
Certified Scrum Product Owner

Credentials


Groups I belong to

Agile Vancouver

Biography

18+ Years in Software Development
CSM, CSPO

Things that I am passionate about:
 - Being a harbinger of positive change.
 - Building great teams and products.
 - Development Metholdogies and Practices
 - Quality Assurance
 - Release Management
 - Technology

I love working with people who care about what they are doing and are focused on delivering a high value to customers while having fun.  I take a great pride in constantly improving myself and my team, never standing still, and never being satisfied.

Work experience

MonkeyMedia Software , Director of Product Development
January 2008 - Present, Vancouver, BC, CA
- Lead the Development and QA of our Enterprise SAS system. - Lead our IT infrastructure to best assure high levels of uptime. - Define and drive the development methodologies used by our internal and external development teams. - Lead the Release Management process and practices. - Define and lead our Technical Support team and practices. - Grow and protect our team's great culture. - Work with various partner's on system integration's to provide great experiences for Loyalty, Point of Sale, Data Warehousing, Delivery and other solutions. - Introduce and nurture agile techniques, mentality, and culture. - Work with our client's to ensure we are providing not only a world class solution but incredible support.

Strangeloop Networks, QA Manager
March 2007 - January 2008, Vancouver, BC, CA
- Focused on R&D projects with the intent on finding new innovations. - Focused on large volume tests using testing tools designed for extreme load volumes with a focus on monitoring data consumption on both ends of the network and load times. - Hired to grow the QA team with a focus towards QA developers.

MindSpan Technologies, Quality Assurance Lead
July 2005 - May 2007, Vancouver, BC, CA
- Lead the introduction of QA practices to a team that had not previously had any QA. - Tested a multi-teired internet based game involving large volumes of automation. - Verified few features and worked with the team to determine scope. - Coordinated with partner organizations on integration projects. - Focused heavily on precision due to the large volume of financial transactions. - Monitored live environment for stability and to assist in production issues. - Coordinated management for all teirs of the application.

Business Objects, QA Tester
May 2004 - July 2005, Vancouver, BC, CA
- Tested OLAP reporting tools. - Worked with all types of Web Servers. - Worked with all types of OLAP Servers. - Focused specifically in Microsoft's OLAP solutions. - Developed automation suites to appropriately test against those solutions. - Worked with the product owner to redefine specification for those implementations.

MindSpan Technologies, Quality Assurance Lead
July 2005 - May 2005, Vancouver, BC, CA
- Lead the introduction of QA practices to a team that had not previously had any QA as a QA Lead. - Developed automated testing interface to for testing middle-ware on all operating systems. - Worked with the head of the department to define development and QA practices. - Hired a team to grow the QA role on the team. - Lead the development execution and planning process using agile methodologies. - Implemented build tools and later Release Management Practices. - Defined an test automation infrastructure and lead the development of it. - Developed and defined an XML definition of EDI to match X12, HIPAA, and other standards. - Worked directly with major clients on support and training.

XML Global Technologies, Department Manager
February 2001 - March 2003, Vancouver, BC, CA
Worked on an embedded java tool that transformed data from one format to another using XML.

Knowledge Junction Systems, QA Lead
August 2000 - January 2001, Coquitlam, BC, CA
- Focused on R&D projects with the intent on finding new innovations. - Focused on large volume tests using testing tools designed for extreme load volumes with a focus on monitoring data consumption on both ends of the network and load times. - Hired to grow the QA team with a focus towards QA developers.

Electronic Arts, Master Lab Technician / Software Tester
July 1997 - July 2000, Burnaby, BC, CA
- Acted as a tester on a large number of projects. - Worked with security and distribution of pre-live copies of games to be used by the various internal departments. - Responsible for burning final copies to go to final approval by console manufacturers and later to manufacturing and distribution.

 

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