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James Tischart

  

Sr Director - Cloud Engineering, McAfee

Location: Denver, CO


Certifications

Certified ScrumMaster
Certified Scrum Product Owner

Credentials

Biography

Jamie Tischart

Versatile, passionate senior engineering leader with experience leading globally distributed development, DevOps, quality assurance, test engineering, program management, product management, documentation and operations teams to higher levels of execution. 

As a proven Agile coach I drive improved time to market and world class engineering best practices through code reviews, static analysis, automated test coverage, continuous integration, code coverage and continuous deployment.

Driving Operations, DevOps and Security Research through the cloud with SaaS technologies I have proven to reduce operational inefficiencies, deliver cutting edge security solutions and protect millions of users from unethical digital practices. 

I am always supported by my family and no story about me would be complete without showing my thanks and love to my beautiful best friend Corena, my son Zack and my two daughters Kaylah and Emma. They have followed me around the world living in three countries in 12 years and finally settled down in Colorado.

I have significant experience in the following areas: 
Offshore Management
Agile Coaching
Certified Product Owner (Product Management)
Certified Scrum Practitioner (Training & Coaching Global Development & Management Teams)
Certified Scrum Master (Experienced Facilitator and builder of Agile organizations)
Program Management
Software & Hardware Test Management
Automation Implementation (Performance testing, test framework development,
Technical Documentation Leadership
Quality Leadership
Security Engineering
DevOps Implementation
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
Platform as a Service (PaaS)
Software as a Service (SaaS) 
Security as a Service
Cloud Platform, DC as Service, Infrastructure as Service
Crowdsourcing
User Experience & Design focused on Web & Mobile applications
Object Oriented Programming best practices
Code Reviews & Unit Testing Strategies
Building and Scaling test teams, devops teams, development teams globally

Work experience

Intel Security Group - McAfee, Sr Director - Cloud Engineering & Operations
June 2013 - Present, Englewood, Colorado, US
The senior engineering and co-site leader for the Denver office, leading many engineering teams, operations teams and research teams, as well as 4 agile coaches reporting to me. Continue to lead the effort through Kanban, SaFE and maturing Scrum processes to deliver high quality saas services.

McAfee, Sr - Director Quality & Operations & WW Agile Coach
September 2010 - July 2013, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, GB
Responsible for the quality and operations for all of McAfee Labs products as well as global agile coaching transitioning McAfee from waterfall to Scrum. Coached 5 teams, trained scrum masters, created training programs as part of the Agile Transformation Team and worked with Engineering Executives to coach and mentor new teams.

Mx Logic, Director - Product Delivery
April 2005 - September 2009, Englewood, CO, US
As the head of Product Delivery, I introduced Scrum to the organization and changed the entire organization from waterfall to Scrum over a two year period. I trained all departments and over 200 staff and transition 6 engineering teams to scrum

 

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