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James F. Dougherty
Proven leader with over 25+ years of experience in identifying & acquiring talent, ...
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James F. Dougherty
 Developed new feature roadmap to significantly enhance existing SaaS products:
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James F. Dougherty
Responsibilities: Creating, implementing and maintaining enterprise architecture, establish...
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James F. Dougherty
 Implemented a BI/DSS system to facilitate real-time non-batch financial and plant
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Jim Dougherty Resume


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Jim Dougherty Resume

  1. 1. Page 1 of 4 James F. Dougherty PROFILE Proven leader with over 25+ years of experience in identifying & acquiring talent, building and motivating software development teams to work creatively to achieve outstanding accomplishments. I am a high energy and goal driven individual with a sincere passion for applying technology to solve business problems and empowering the end users of IT. My capabilities include:  SaaS Cloud Based Software Development  Product Management: User Story & Functional Spec Creation  IT governance (COBIT)  Strategic & Business Plans  3rd party COTS Software Implementations  Enterprise Application Integration  Formal DevOps Implementations  Staffing & Talent Acquisition  RFP Development & Contracts Negotiation  Object Oriented Application Design  Cloud Infrastructure Design, Implementation, & Support  Team building & Talent Development  Agile SCRUM Software Development and team  IT Enterprise Architecture Specificationtraining in agile discipline  Project Management: Work & Resource Plans & Budgets  Re-engineering & Process Development LinkedIn Profile: EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS Master of Engineering Management, Penn State University (PA) B.S., Computing Technology, Drexel University (PA) CompTIA Security+ Certification Held DoD Top Secret & Secret Clearances PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE IBM/Kenexa, Wayne, PA (Kenexa acquired by IBM in Feb 2014) Jan 31, 2012 – August 2016 Software Engineering Mgr and Group Leader for multiple product lines Responsibilities: Supporting a line of Cloud SaaS Human Resources business products (software and hardware infrastructure) with the following key functional areas: software development, project management, product management, client support, quality assurance, and private cloud infrastructure maintenance and vendor management (Note: management scope include both 1st and 2nd line with local and remote teams – 6 to 10 direct reports with 30 to 50-down stream reports). Technologies: J2EE: EJB, JSF, Flex & AJAX/ Linux, JBOSS & Tomcat/ColdFusion & JRun/Grails, Spring & Hibernate/.NET: ASP, WCF & WF/VMware/Oracle/MS SQL/ MySQL - SOA & SOAP and Restful web services/ DHTML & XML/ Windows Server 2008 & 2012/IBM Rational Team Concert & Microsoft TFS & MTM/Assembla & Clarizen/ Eclipse & Visual Studio/Jenkins and Mavin/Java, Javascript and C#/CastIron ETL/Subversion & Jenkins/IBM Softlayer & Tierpoint private Cloud Infrastructure and Nagios monitoring/Web Technologies: HTML, DHTML, CSS, HTTP, XHTML, SIP, Jabber, XMPP, IM, RSS, XML/XLST, SOAP, AJAX, FLASH. . Key Accomplishments:  Led multiple local and remote offshore agile scrum based software development teams in development of J2EE & .NET cloud based SaaS HR business software products (Note: functionality included: performance & compensation management, new hire applicant tracking & new employee onboarding, applicant skill & behavioral assessment).  Led architecture team to design and develop reduced runtime footprint for SaaS cloud based product to improve performance, maintainability and scalability.
  2. 2. Page 2 of 4 James F. Dougherty  Developed new feature roadmap to significantly enhance existing SaaS products: smartphone/tablet device independent Twitter Bootstrap based UI for globalization & localization, GPS aided job availability map generation).  Identified and resolved a long standing performance problem with private cloud based SaaS product which involved run time memory loss, long running database queries, and hardware VMware VM reallocation and load balancer load algorithm realignment.  Led several projects to improve cloud infrastructure security: upgraded server operating systems; firewall notification messages added to Nagios based system wide logging; application user activity added to system wide Nagios based audit logging.  Investigated commercial cloud infrastructures (Amazon AWS, and Google cloud solutions) as potential replacements for internal private cloud infrastructures used for both development and production environments; conducted proof of concept for DevOps continuous integration and continuous deployment in a virtualized environment.  Improved DevOps processes with new tools, hardware environments, processes and team training significantly reducing software development time to market. Iron Mountain Inc., Collegeville, PA Sr. Mgr. Software Engineering Jun 2007 – Sept 2011 Responsibilities: Support and new development of java web-based online Records Management eCommerce applications, back-end warehouse management, invoicing, billing, and transportation systems. Technologies: Tomcat & JBOSS/ Java & J2EE /Spring & Hybernate/ Solr & Lucene/ SOA & Web Services/ Sonic Enterprise Service Bus/Oracle 11g Database, and Progress 4GL/Database, VMware, HP-UX, Enterprise Red Hat Linux, Atlassian JIRA/GreenHopper/Confluence. Key Accomplishments:  Led multiple local and remote offshore software development teams in the development and maintenance of J2EE and Progress 4GL based corporate-wide business applications  Led project/program management activities for the LOB (defining scheduling, budget, risk, change, opportunity and resource management activities).  Designed a multi-user multi-environment virtualized cloud based software development/deployment life cycle which included developer laptop sand box/ Integrated SW development/Integrated QA Test/Integrated Staging pre-prod environments to significantly reduce time to market through parallel development and QA testing environments and increase QA effectiveness post production software release due to a much closer match between production and testing environments; wrote the vendor RFP, ran the vendor selection and implemented the building of the hardware.  Documenting the software deployment process and streamlining the development and release processes to significantly increase the release frequency reducing time to market from quarterly to monthly releases). Artech Information Systems L.L.C., Cedar Knolls, NJ Mar 2007-June 2007 Senior IT Project Manager Client: GlaxoSmithKline; Project: Enable physicians to order drug samples trough the corporation’s externally hosted web site utilizing a Microsoft .NET Web Services communications interface to a 3 rd party order fulfillment vendor. Responsibilities included: schedule, budget, scope, and quality management; vendor relationship management, including an off-shore QA testing group; Generation of functional specifications including use cases; web content copy review and approval; Operational readiness and rollout. Exelon Corporation, Philadelphia, PA Aug 1999- Mar 2006 Technical Specialist/Project Manager/Enterprise Architect in the Enterprise Architecture & Strategy Group
  3. 3. Page 3 of 4 James F. Dougherty Responsibilities: Creating, implementing and maintaining enterprise architecture, establishing corporate and business unit IT strategy, IT project management, leading implementation teams for new technology acquisition, application and infrastructure design/development. Technologies: Netegrity Security Access and Single Sign-on; Microsoft Live Communications Server, SharePoint Portal Server, Microsoft MSMQ, Microsoft BizTalk, Interwoven TeamSite Content Management package; TIBCO messaging system; Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) using IBM WebSphere Advanced Application Server, IBM Enterprise Portal, IBM MQSeries messaging, IBM MQSeries Integrator Message Broker/Enterprise Service Bus, IBM CICS Transaction Gateway, and IBM DB2Connect. IBM WebSphere Studio Application Developer, IBM VisualAge for Java, Key Accomplishments:  Implemented J2EE Web-based B2C/B2E/B2B self-service/self-reliance system allowing customer and employee self-registration and a variety of services that were originally performed by HR and customer service representatives.  Implemented a multi-tier integration layer allowing applications to share information. A range of service tiers were provided: IBM MQSeries messaging and MQ Integrator message broker, SOA web service/J2EE XML based Enterprise Service Bus, IBM Mainframe CICS mainframe gateway, and DB2Connect.  Implemented firewall/DMZ for security & access control and single sign-on, enterprise portal, information search & navigation, document & content management, use of instant messaging and presence awareness.  Wrote RFP; Ran vendor selection process; implemented IBM Portal for internal employee self- service portal.  Enterprise Architecture development and cataloging using Zackman Framework, TOGAF, and COSM. Terumo Medical Corporation, Somerset, NJ June1995-April 1999 Chief Information/Technology Officer (CIO/CTO) for Domestic Operations Responsibilities: Setting direction and implementation for the corporation's entire Information Technology Strategy and Policy, including all information systems software (finance, warehouse, CRM, ERP, Data Warehouse, G/L, A/R. A/P) and hardware (databases, software, PCs, NAS, SAN, servers, PBXs, routers, switches. phones, networks, video teleconferencing, etc.). Technologies: J.D. Edwards Enterprise software for: Finance (G/L, A/R, A/P), Sales Order Processing, Distribution, Warehousing, Purchasing, Shop Floor Control, Bill of Material, Materials Resource Planning; Data W arehouse and Data Mining (ShowCase Strategy and Cognos Impromptu); Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) transactions (810, 850, 856, 852, 832, 867, 861, including vendor managed inventory) and software (e.g. Sterling' Gentran); Java, RPG, and Visual Basic. Key Accomplishments:  Replaced old back office business software with Y2K-compliant software from J.D. Edwards.  Enhanced warehouse using wireless hand-held barcode scanners and robotic carts.  Updated factory floor manufacturing system software and hardware.  Implemented dedicated T1-based video teleconferencing system;  Researched and installed new PBX  Implemented a complete company-wide Internet access and setup web servers for internal manufacturing staff web page development and deployment allowing for a much improved knowledge transfer of plant manufacturing engineers and manufacturing metrics to be published without the dependence on the IT staff.
  4. 4. Page 4 of 4 James F. Dougherty  Implemented a BI/DSS system to facilitate real-time non-batch financial and plant performance reporting to all networked PCs.  Consolidated 3 month-end close processes into one.  Improved warehouse pick accuracy form 94% to 99.99%. Aydin Computer & Monitor, Horsham, PA. April 1987 – May 1995 Held many positions from 1st line manager to Assistant Vice President of Software Engineering Held Government DoD Secret Clearances '87-'95 Technologies: UML and Use Cases; Object Oriented Application Design (OOAD); MIL-STD-1521, DOD-STD- 2167 and the IEEE Software Engineering Standards; Agile Extreme, and SCRUM development methodologies; SEI CMM level 2 & 3 procedures & policies for software design, development, testing, quality metrics; The COCOMO software estimating / C/C++, Pascal, Fortran, Visual Basic, Ada, COBOL; Assembly languages: IBM BAL 360/370; Digital VAX and PDP 11 family; Motorola 68xx and 680x0 family; Intel 805x, 808x, 80x86 family; Zilog Z80, HD64180; Mostek 6502; RCA 1802; Texas Instruments TI 9900, TI DSP320. Responsibilities: A $200M defense, electronics, and communications manufacturer of: Secure Internet routers and gateways; Command, Control, and Communications (C3) systems; air traffic control, air surveillance, and air defense systems; Integrated NATO radar data systems; and flight telemetry data acquisition and analysis systems. My department budget averaged $20M annually. I was responsible for over 100 engineers, programmers and outside contractors. Hands-on management and technical direction of the software engineering and IT department at this division, including SEI (Software Engineering Institute) CMM-based software development (Level 2 & 3) process improvement and oversight. Key tasks included: systems administration, new business development, customer requirement analysis, proposal preparation, product specification, architectural system specification, work estimation and job costing, project and program management including budget, customer training, marketing and sales support.