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Efrain (Frank) Velazquez


Principal, Vela Systems Development & Consulting, LLC

Location: Virginia


Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster



Multidisciplinary thought leader with experience across the disciplines of software engineering, systems engineering, and enterprise architecture.  Possess deep, hands-on technical experience in every facet of the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC).  Proven track record leading teams in the conceptualization, design, implementation, and support of high-visibility, mission-critical enterprise software applications.   Extensive leadership experience as an Air Force officer and in technical and managerial lead roles within the industry.  Certified Agile Scrum Master (2010), Certified Scrum Practitioner (2013), Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) Agilst.  Recognized for excellent analytical, planning, and communication skills.  Currently holding a TS SCI clearance.

Work experience

Blue Canopy Group, LLC,
November 2017 - Present, Reston, Virginia, US
Systems engineering adviser to Headquarters AF (HAF), in support of SDDP adoption, as a SME in the areas of software design/development, support of critical mission applications, information systems architecture, and software life-cycle management. Regularly tapped to provide Request for Information (RFI), Request for Proposal (RFP), and white paper technical approach submissions and critiques.

Vencore, Developer/ScrumMaster
July 2012 - November 2014, Reston, Virginia, US
Developer of data analysis tools. Leveraging .NET technologies in support of complex data analysis, presentation, and reporting for both real-time and post-event analysis scenarios. Responsible for the full lifecycle development and support of new application features.


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