Ris Adams
Principal Software Developer (Full Stack)

I solve problems; I am a highly experienced software professional with skills in software engineering, agile project management, and team management.

I believe in life-long learning, the value of embracing challenges, and taking ownership.I have a special interest in Agile practices, DevOps, and continuous improvement.I am seeking a position with long-term career growth.

M.S. Information Technology
B.S. Information Technology
7/2019 – Current
Principal Software Developer
12/2015- 7/19
Sr. Software Developer
  • Backend team lead
  • Responsible for primary project development for all backend systems.
  • Coordinate activities for development teams in local and overseas offices.
  • Responsible for design choices for system architecture, and cloud hosting.
  • Full stack developer using ASP.Net MVC, C#/ HTML/ Javascript.
5/2013 – 12/2014
Software Engineer, Release Management Lead
  • Manage roles and responsibilities of direct reports.
  • Coordinate engineering efforts across multiple Scrum teams.
  • Serve as an AGILE coach and mentor for ScrumMasters.
  • Serve as the liaison between Verification & Validation, Software Development, Business IT Operations, Business Marketing, and Project Management teams
  • Participate in defect review meetings to discuss and resolve release issues
  • Manage risks and resolve issues that affect release scope, schedule and quality
  • Measure and monitor progress to ensure application releases are delivered on time.
  • Researches new software development and configuration management methodologies and technologies and analyzes their application to current needs.
  • Responsible for managing the software development life cycle for multiple applications.
  • Responsible for managing continuous process improvement initiatives for engineering practices, build, deployment, and release.
  • Responsible for strategy and implementation of agile life cycle in an FDA regulated environment (ISO-62304/TIR-45).
  • Responsible for strategy and implementation of Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery programs.
  • Responsible for administration and management of source control systems.
  • Research and provide recommendations for infrastructure improvements and Cloud based deployment options using Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure providers
  • Designed Frameworks and APIs for integration with systems including Team Foundation Server, Quality Center, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Lync, SharePoint
  • Designed and developed process automation tools using C#, WinForms, and DevExpress components
  • Designed and developed Web applications using C#/ASP.NET, ASP MVC, JavaScript WCF, and Telerik/Infragistics components
9/2011 – 5/2013
Software Engineer, Customer Response Lead
  • Acted as a team lead for the Customer Response project responsible for defining and developing the roles and responsibilities of team members.
  • Assisted in an organizational restructure of the Product Support group and defined the incident escalation and ownership process.
  • Designed and developed an agile incident estimation model used to classify, rank, and prioritize support incidents.
  • Responsible for ensuring customer satisfaction of software products.
  • Responsible for the triage, root-cause analysis investigation, and resolution of issues escalated via product support teams; acted as liaison for international product support teams.
  • Designed and developed internal use scripts and utilities to assist in support tasks.
  • Designed and developed custom software to satisfy specific customer requests.
  • Designed and developed an internal Knowledge Management System.
  • Developed internal reporting utilities and scripts which enabled critical insight into cost-reduction strategies and allowed for a multi-million dollar savings in provider fees.
5/2011 – 8/2011
Application Developer
  • Responsible for design, development, and maintenance of client applications and databases using C#, Web Services (WCF/ASMX/REST), SharePoint, Entity Framework, Google Analytics.
  • Worked as part of a three man team of application developers responsible for multiple projects and technologies.
  • Responsibilities included providing technical expertise in recommending the appropriate technology for the project and executing the timely implementation of the design.
  • Clients included (among others)
    • Heinz
    • GNC
    • CONSOL Energy
    • Wise Foods
    • SEI Investments
9/2009 – 5/2011
Associate Software Engineer
  • Developed and maintained desktop and web based patient management systems
  • acted as a liaison between customer support, development, and project management teams
  • visited customer locations for on-site training, support, and custom integration developemnt
  • interview, train, and mentor new hires
Management Science Associates
5/2008 – 9/2009
Software Developer
  • Part of a team developing integration between SharePoint, SQL Server Reporting Services, and custom applications.
Slippery Rock University
8/2006 – 5/2008
  • Designed, developed, and maintained computer science department website
Joy Mining Machinery
5/2006 – 8/2006
Web Development Internship
  • Designed and developed custom document management system
  • Developed offline mobile applications for use in underground facilities
Hunter Data Management
7/2004 – 5/2005
Web Developer
  • Designed and developed a cloud based CRM application using PHP, MySQL, and SQL Server 2000.
  • Developed MS Outlook plugin to integrate with custom cloud-based CRM
Certified Scrum Master
Visual Studio
Database Systems
Microsoft SQL Server
Revision Control

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