Accomplishments

July 2010 to December 2015: Director of Web Services, insuranceQuotes, Denver, CO - Manage multiple teams. Determine technical direction of products.

Hired, coached, led, and retained top level performers. Managed multi-cultural teams. Resolved conflicts within teams.

CIO called me the best one on one manager she has worked with.

ClickRate Product Team

Responsible for the technical and management of CPC product from inception to $70 million per year. Implemented many features to make this possible including machine learning, click to quote, and unique bidding in an active-active multiple data center environment.

Directed team in refactoring the code to a very manageable code base. Wrote code, reviewed code, advised members on proper design and code. Designed a domain driven architecture using MSMQ, NServiceBus.

Cafe Product Team

Cafe is our main platform for insurance lead generation web sites. It interfaces with various affiliate web sites and our own seo sites via mod proxy. The platform allows a/b and multivariant testing

Successfully held team together after long time hiring director left. Lead team and experienced contractors in forming a dynamic design for next generation of code base.

Quality Assurance Team

Managed a team of QA testers. Instituted standard test process across all teams in the company. Initiated, evangelized, and tracked standard test automation across all teams. Ran Quality Community of Practice and brought in guest speakers. Ran Root Cause Analysis project to find systemic solutions to production outages. Reduced production outages dramatically.

Release Team

Guided the team in automating software releases. Implemented standards across teams without restricting productivity.

Distribution, Panther, Affiliate Teams

CIO often tags me to lead up projects that need to get done but do not fall into a nice org structure. Successfully transitioned team to new culture. Experience transitioning team members out of the organization.

December 2004 to 2010: Principal Software Engineer, InsureMe Englewood, CO

Supervise, lead and coach a team of five developers. Architect of software systems. Led project technical teams.

Partner B2B Designer. Developed web services to translate insurance lead data from XML into other formats for transmission to other business partners using XSLT, XSD, SOAP, and HTTP Post technologies.

CRM System Architect. Designed and developed the Customer Relations Management system using .Net 2.0 and Windows Forms. Directed and mentored a new team lead in the successful management of the project.

Billing System Architect. Designed and developed the billing system which handles all aspects of charging insurance agents for leads. C# and .Net.

July 2002 to December 2004: Senior Software Engineer, Jeppesen-Sanderson, Englewood, CO

Technical Lead for Distributed Data Management System. This system was the cornerstone for all of Jeppesen’s future content delivery as they move from a paper based business to an electronic document business. Led a team of six developers in the successful delivery of the project through three releases under tight deadlines.

Developer for Jeppesen’s main site: www.Jeppesen.com. I refactored an error prone site into a stable usable system and reduced the bug count from over 300 to zero in the span of nine months.

July 1999 to July 2002: Principal Software Engineer, Navidec, Englewood, CO

Led software projects through all phases of the development life cycle. Tasks included interviewing customers, gathering requirements, writing use cases, designing systems, writing source code, and deploying software to target platforms. Conducted performance reviews and assigned tasks for up to 20 people. Interviewed and hired java developers.

Here's a partial list of projects delivered on time and on budget (at times under extremely compressed schedules): Designed and developed a web portal for a major energy trading company, online site for purchase of training, books, and products for a leading Six Sigma training provider, an e-commerce internet site for a national book supplier, an online auto purchase website (voted best for ease of use by a major trade magazine), an internet portal for a major energy company (zero defects for over one year), and a core framework used on multiple other e-business projects.

Several promotions. Navidec President's Club. Awarded to the top 10% of company employees. Navidec Blue Tuna Award received twice (awarded to individuals who make significant contributions to the company.)

Education

BS Computer Science, Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction, CO

Contact

(303) 908-4906
donlyman@gmail.com