Quality Manager // Program & Project Manager
Address: Seattle, WA USA
I'm looking for opportunities in China, any industry I can add value as a Quality Assurance Manager, Progrect Manager, Technial Program Manager.
My technical background is in Electrical Engineering and Software Testing. Delivering quality into my product while building high performing teams is what gets me leaping out of bed and running into work each day.Willing to relocate to China
I live in Washington state, USA. I've been married to Michelle Allred for 17 years, no kids but two cats - Hoshi & Sassy.
My career started out in 1984 in the United States Navy, I served on two submarines for 8 of the 10 years in the military. I loved that work and travelled the world. My second career was as a Software Test Manager for the Windows Embedded/IOT business group of Microsoft.
In the last year I've been more focused on my physical health, I've lost over 60lbs(25kg) in the last year and definitely have a healthy lifestyle today balancing quality food with lots of physical activity.
My hobbies include walking and jogging for exercise, meditation, chatting with friends, reading science fiction on my Kindle. I'm also into Home Theater PCs as my entertainment at home along with an XBOX One.
I drive large cross-group projects with complex technical problems that require innovative solutions.
I set the vision and direction for my team with a strong customer and quality focus, collecting customer requirements and working with all stakeholders to align the portfolio of projects with the business needs.
Part of my DNA is in continuous improvement, especially in our engineering efficiency to reduce our velocity to more quickly deliver value to the customer.
People Management is what I excel at, hands-on with the hiring, developing and inspiring the team and growing talent. Exporting talent to partner teams as well as coaching them to be our future leadership.
Driving efficiency and effective deliver of projects With a model of continuous improvement, efficiencies were gained through rigorous goal setting and attention to performance metrics. Results: In 1 year we reduced Test Pass time from 4weeks to 1day and transitioned from Waterfall to Agile.
Established and built-upon cross-divisional relationships with engineering teams in different business groups to solve very complicated engineering challenges. Resulted in our group transforming our business and greatly reducing engineering complexity that benefited several business groups.
Customer-oriented Investing in long term one-on-one relationships with key decision makers in Tier1 & Tier2 OEM partners. Developed a new customer-focused program that improves our OEM partner QA engineering, reduce OEM QA cost and improve the OEM device quality while influencing what/how we evaluate scenarios.
Driving large, complex projects Windows 8 Embedded I derived customer insights during the project to better influence plans. Involve Sales & Marketing in our project plans to deliver on business and customer needs. Project plans include engineering systems investments to drive efficiencies.
1991 Electrical Engineering training by US Navy, San Diego. Training was advanced training (called “C7”) that compresses EE training into 7 month program for accelerated deployment of skills to the fleet. Electrical Engineering and Micro-miniature repair education and training occurred continuously
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