Manager of Software Development Data Recovery

Drew Sterling
604 Harmony Lane
Pleasantville, CA 94588
(925) 555-1234


Management professional with over 13 years experience in the information technology industry. Emphasis on providing leadership for the architecture of multi-tier enterprise tools and management systems, and the development of their components. Special attention given to usability, performance, scalability, security, and fault-tolerance within mission-critical environments. Moved into positions of increased responsibility, eventually authoring and designing integrated product solutions, and earning the position of software development manager. Gained enterprise backup and recovery technologies experience, such as LAN-free backups, serverless backups, and snapshots. Additional background in database design, performance tuning, recovery, security, and internals. Management background includes:

• Developing and forecasting budgets • Product vision and strategy
• Scheduling tasks and milestones • Managing financial resources
• Identifying opportunities • Orchestrating development projects
• Initial feasibility analysis • Hiring and supervising staff
• Interfacing with third-party vendors • Developing business plans
• Conceptual design • Ensuring solution interface


Bradford Business Associates, Houston, Texas
2000 - Present
Provide management oversight of senior product development teams. Design, develop, and test shared components, such as data repository, security management, and product installation and deployment for the recovery management and storage management product lines, generating $200 million in revenue. Interact internally with the chief technology officer, and vice presidents and directors of other business units within product development, product management, and sales. Communicate externally with managers and directors of information technology, and chief technology officers representing global client accounts. Reported to the vice president of product management and development for distributed systems. Highlights include:
• Participated within a strategic planning leadership group comprising architects, chief scientists, vice presidents, and directors, acting as an invention engine to create new products and enhance existing products to maintain a competitive edge in the marketplace.
• Collaborated with the engineering business units to streamline and bridge architectures for better product synergy.
• Provided technical advice to the sales and marketing arm of the business unit by talking directly to clients, and reviewing marketing brochures and presentations.
• Built a security management software component and made it compatible with security management interfaces developed by the common engineering business unit.
• Developed information sharing bridges between data repositories, which allowed information to be shared and exchanged between products.
• Created an installation tool for two product lines by expanding installation system, and adding features and intelligence to process other components, which eliminated product co-existence and compatibility problems.

Bradford Business Associates, Houston, Texas
1998 - 2000
Senior Product Author
Served as the main architect and author in masterminding and developing new solutions with management bonus objectives. Created new components and code, and integrated existing stand-alone products in two states. Provided technical direction to directors, managers, and lead developers. Communicated with vice presidents and directors of product development, and vice presidents and directors of product management. Worked with inbound marketing team.
• Authored and designed the Application Recovery Suite of integrated products
• Selected to contribute in the shaping of product vision and strategy in distributed systems recovery unit, including identification of potential partnerships and acquisition opportunities such as the previously acquired recovery management products
• Participated in partnership discussions with major software vendors, such as Oracle and Sybase, to establish interaction and synergy with third-party products.

Bradford Business Associates, Houston, Texas
1993 - 1998
Product Author / Lead Product Developer
Led a cross-functional team of lead developers, developers, testers, build engineers, and technical support staff in the delivery of several releases of distributed systems recovery management products, which generated over $15 million by 1999. These products provided centralized management of enterprise Oracle and Sybase backup and recovery processes, and supported several third-party management products. Reported to the manager of software development.
• Recommended and participated in the evaluation of DataTools, which became an $80 million acquisition and contributed to the revenue producing power of recovery management products
• Originally assigned to this unit as a lead product developer until 1996.

Bradford Business Associates, Houston, Texas
1988 - 1993
Product Developer
• Attained a patent for work on dynamic management.
• Implemented programs and procedures which provided the tools to automate a testing process.
• Co-authored the first quality assurance methodology guide.

Helix International, Paris, France
1985 - 1986
Analyzed, designed, and implemented a graphical editor for a Desktop system, and wrote thesis for degree based on results.


• Languages: C, C++, SQL, PSL, OS/370 Assembler, Pascal, and Fortran
• Software: Oracle, Sybase, Informix, DB2, MS SQL Server, SQL BackTrack, Patrol, SAP/R3, VTAM, VSAM, TPNS, Legato Networker, Veritas Netbackup, Trvoli Storage Manager, BMC backup and recovery products, BMC application and system management products, BMC DB2 performance products, Rational Rose, Caliber, and Vantive
• Operating Systems: HP UX, AIX, Solaris, MVS/ESA, and NT
• Hardware: HP 9000, Sun SPARC, RISC/6000, ES9000, IBM 3090/600, NT server, PC, Intelligent storage devices, SAN, and NAS
• Additional: COM, DCOM, CORBA, SNMP, WBEM, CIM, J/ODBC, XML, JINI, JSP, Servlets, Tomcat, RMI, EJB, and UML
• Patent: Method of Dynamically Adding and Removing DB2 Active Logs - US005430871A


The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
Accepted into the Executive Option II MBA Program

University of Houston, Houston, Texas
Ph.D, Computer Science

L'ecole Centrale Des Arts et Manufactures, Paris, France
Principal Engineer in Computer Science (6 year program)

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