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José Luis Ballón Vásquez


Freelance Software Engineer

Location: Annandale, VA


Certified ScrumMaster



Jose Luis Ballon is a licensed computer ans systems engineer in Peru and agile enthusiast with expertise on SCRUM, XP and Kanban. Familiarity with Project Management Institute (PMI) Guide and the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) guidelines. 4+ years managing software development projects (web and mobile) from $50K-$250K in total budget. 12+ years of experience in software development area with .NET, Java and Mobile (Android, iOS) technologies. 6+ years leading teams of 5-15 staff members from a leadership and technical perspective. Believes in empowerment and team work, highly adaptable, strong business sense, effective communicator, result-oriented, and can-do attitude. A passionate believer in lifelong learning.


Work experience

November 2013 - Present, Lima, Lima, PE
Assigned as Technical Project Manager in software development projects for companies in Peru, Costa Rica and USA, leading offshore and distributed teams. Technical consultant in software design, software development best practices, and presales activities. Responsible for planning and leading the work effort and results of highly complex business problems solved through analyzed technology solutions.

July 2011 - October 2013, Lima, Lima , PE
Description: Perform in different roles since technical lead, project lead and recently as project manager. Also supporting interview process in the company in coordination with HR division and providing mentoring and coaching to junior software engineers about agile frameworks such as scrum and kanban. Projects: Auxis - Solstice Exchange Portal February 2013 - Lead a team of web developers and quality assurance engineers. - Perform as project manager and scrummaster role. Following all the SCRUM roles, activities and artifacts in order to implement an insurance web portal for brokers and individuals. Insperity - Employee Handbook Automation January 2013 - March 2013 - Create a web solution to automate the massive generation of employee handbooks. - Lead a team of web developers, quality assurance engineers and a UI specialist. - Perform as project manager. Following SCRUM activities only. Genomic Health - OncotypeDX update / International / Mobile(Link) October 2012 – February 2013 - Perform as project manager. - Lead a team of web/mobile developers, quality assurance engineers and a graphic designer. - Involved in the project since proposal process. Following SCRUM activities only. BASIS [Dover, NH - USA](Link) February 2012 – October 2012 - Perform as Technical Lead - Implement .NET web application and web service that handled the entire authoring/item banking information required to process standard practice tests. - Assist with refining project requirements and supporting administrative/management tasks. - Following a full mixed approach of SCRUM and Kanbam frameworks AMP [Dover, NH - USA] July 2011 – January 2012 - AMP (Assessment at Measured Progress) - Perform as Lead Developer and later as a Technical Lead role. - Implement a .NET RIA application based on HTML5 and CSS to display standard user tests in different scenarios supporting a high level of customization and interaction based on IMS standards. - Assist with refining project requirements and supporting administrative/management tasks. - Following a full approach of SCRUM framework.


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