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  • 1. Sam Daoud San Mateo, CA 94401 - 650.360.2233 - sam@RinkleFree.com - www.RinkleFree.com Profile • Experienced project manager using agile software development methodologies • Skilled at high quality software architecture, design, and implementation • Experienced at competitive research, product requirements gathering and analysis, roadmap definition, and lifecycle management • Hands-on experience at web application development, user interface design, and multimedia application development • Co-found a web development and design company in 1999, a vertical CRM company in 2003, and a virtual tour company in 2005 • Architected and designed FlyInside.com, a web2.0 application for creating and publishing real estate virtual tours Professional Experience eBay, Inc., San Jose, CA Product Manager 07/2008 – Present xxx: • xxx Technology / Tools Used: XHTML, DHTML, CSS, JavaScript, XML, XSLT, XPath, PHP, Web Services (SOAP, WSDL), JSP, JSTL (Tag Libraries), CVS, Macromedia Dreamweaver, IntelliJ IDEA, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Tomcat Catalina, Apache SureCircle, San Mateo, CA Scrum Master (Project Manager), UI Developer 10/2005 – 07/2007 My primary job function at SureCircle is to coordinate the entire development process. This requires managing two offshore teams in addition to an in-house staff. I work with the product manager to generate the requirements and create user interface for the development and quality assurance teams. One of my major achievements at SureCircle was successfully transitioning the development process from a traditional waterfall process to an effective and agile process using Scrum. Below is a summary of my achievements at SureCircle: • Transformed the development process to an agile process using Scrum • Removed impediments and shielded development cycles from outside chaos • Successfully managed tens of production release cycles • Setup and managed a bug tracking system (BugZilla) Confidential Page 1 of 5 v2.8 - 3/12/2007
  • 2. • Worked with the product owner to define and prioritize product features Technology / Tools Used: XHTML, DHTML, CSS, JavaScript, XML, XSLT, XPath, PHP, Web Services (SOAP, WSDL), JSP, JSTL (Tag Libraries), CVS, Macromedia Dreamweaver, IntelliJ IDEA, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Tomcat Catalina, Apache FlyInside.com, San Mateo, CA Product Manager, Chief Architect 10/2005 – 01/2007 I co-founded FlyInside.com, a web 2.0 application for creating real estate virtual tours. We had over 6000 users and 100,000 images in the first year after launch. I was responsible for defining and prioritizing the product features. I coupled the simplicity of the product vision with simple technology and architecture to deliver a working product in unprecedented time. I am no longer actively involved with FlyInside.com although I remain part owner. Below is a summary of my achievements at FlyInside.com: • Created the product vision and requirements for FlyInside.com • Created product specifications, flow charts, and working mockups • Designed a service-oriented architecture (SOA) • Designed services for credit card processing, XML generation, third party integration, form submission, and email notifications • Created an XML schema for transferring data from the database to a Flash application • Created the main AJAX functions for loading pages and submitting forms • Worked with marketing to create the public website (FlyInside.com) • Worked with marketing to create print and online collateral • Presented various product demos for large offices and at expos Technology / Tools Used: PHP, XHTML, DHTML, CSS, JavaScript, XML, XSLT, XPath, AJAX, Macromedia Flash, ActionScript, Mod Rewrite, CVS, Macromedia Dreamweaver, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Apache MyDirectOffice, San Mateo, CA Product Manager 1/2003 - 10/2005 I co-founded MyDirectOffice with the intent to build an all inclusive solution for real estate agents. The core offering was a customer relationship management (CRM) application. I was responsible for modeling our CRM to match realtor’s business process. I managed architects, web designers, and Java developers to deliver a solution from inception to production. Below is a summary of my achievements at MyDirectOffice: • Gathered requirements from potential clients and through market research • Created functional XHTML use cases and supporting documentation • Managed in-house and offshore teams of developers Confidential Page 2 of 5 v2.8 - 3/12/2007
  • 3. • Setup QA testing strategies and initial test cases • Designed a framework for dynamically generating websites using XML configuration files • Worked with architects to create an abstraction layer for integrating with third party data providers • Worked with marketing to create our public website, print, and online collateral • Presented many product demonstrations at various sales meetings and expos Technology / Tools Used: Java, JSP, JSTL (Tag Libraries), XHTML, DHTML, CSS, JavaScript, XML, XPath, XQuery, Macromedia Flash, ActionScript, CVS, Macromedia Dreamweaver, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, JBoss, Jetty IDS Software Systems Inc., Foster City, CA Project Manager, Designer, Developer 1/2001 - 1/2003 I managed several internal projects and I did a great deal of design and coding at IDS. My main accomplishment was completely overhauling the company’s brand and the 700-page website. Below is a summary of my achievements at IDS: • Worked with marketing to redefine the company brand • Created the information architecture for more than 700 pages of web content • Led a team of designers and developers to create the corporate website and intranet • Created various graphic pieces, brochures, flyers, and multimedia presentations Technology / Tools Used: XHTML, DHTML, CSS, JavaScript, Macromedia Flash, ActionScript, XML, JSP, PHP, ColdFusion, CGI, Lingo, CVS, Macromedia Dreamweaver, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Macromedia Director, Cool Edit Pro (now Adobe Audition), Adobe Premiere, Apache, Tomcat Resin Arty Media, Inc., PS/IL and San Mateo, CA Development Manager, Designer, Developer 3/1999 - 1/2001 I setup a design and development office in the Middle East and I built a team of Java, PHP, and multimedia developers. I established management and communication processes to work with the U.S. based headquarters. I ran the entire operation for a little over a year and established good relationships with regional contacts before coming back to California. Below is a summary of my achievements at Arty Media: • Led a team of developers to create dynamic Flash based websites and multimedia applications • Created over 28 dynamic HTML and Flash websites • Developed a series of educational CD-ROM's using Macromedia Director combined with video and audio • Negotiated sales contracts with large conglomerates and telecommunications companies Confidential Page 3 of 5 v2.8 - 3/12/2007
  • 4. Technology / Tools Used: XHTML, DHTML, CSS, JavaScript, Macromedia Flash, ActionScript, XML, JSP, PHP, ColdFusion, CGI, Lingo, CVS, Macromedia Dreamweaver, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Macromedia Director, Cool Edit Pro (now Adobe Audition), Adobe Premiere, Apache, Tomcat Resin Key Skills Methodology Agile Project Management (Using Scrum), User Experience, Systems Architecture, Real- World Development, Extreme Programming (XP), Unified Process (UP), User-Centered Design (UCD) Business Strategy Customer and Market Analysis, Business Planning, Requirements Specification, Life Cycle Management, Product Differentiation Development Web Standards, Three-Tier Architecture, XHTML, XML, XSLT, XPath, CSS, JSP, ColdFusion, JavaScript, Database Design (ERD), SQL, Apache Web Server, Oracle, MySQL, Graphic Design, Multimedia Development, Lingo, ActionScript, Audio Editing, Video Editing, Search Engine Optimization Education University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ BS/eBusiness 11/2005 – 09/2008 I am majoring in eBusiness to broaden my knowledge of business and information technology. The coursework covers the fundamentals of business operations with special emphasis on electronic commerce. Affiliations Scrum Alliance, Inc., Santa Clara, CA Certified Scrum Master (CSM) 1/2007 - Present Scrum is an agile, lightweight process that is used to manage and control software and product development using iterative, incremental practices. I got involved with the Scrum Alliance to formalize my knowledge of agile techniques in project management. I am using Scrum as a simple wrapper to organize and effectively manage the iterative fast-paced web development process in my workplace. Usability Professionals' Association (UPA), Bloomingdale, IL UPA Member 3/2007 - Present Confidential Page 4 of 5 v2.8 - 3/12/2007
  • 5. The Usability Professionals’ Association promotes all aspects of human-centered design. I have always been an advocate and practitioner of user-centered design throughout my career. Joining the usability professional association allowed me to connect and share ideas with like-minded individuals. Soliya, San Mateo, CA Chief Technology Consultant 7/2003 - Present Soliya is a nonprofit organization that uses technology to bridge university students. I was involved in creating the first version of the collaborative multimedia application used to connect students. I provide some consulting fro time to time. More Information, References, and Samples Available on Request Confidential Page 5 of 5 v2.8 - 3/12/2007