Paul Hepworth, CSM
Mountain View, CA 94043
VP Engineering, Scrummaster, Sr. Engineer with 12 years of experience developing web applications and leading teams. (AKA: the guy who reads agile books while walking in downtown, Palo Alto.)
- Over 4-years of Scrummaster experience (certified and attendee of international Scrum gatherings)
- Experienced with all agile approaches and can adapt and apply best techniques depending on circumstances
- Proven leadership and teamwork skills
- Expert in standard based web site design/development
- Experienced with both front end and back end web development as well as system administration and operations
- Expert in client and server side performance tuning
- Deep hands-on experience with Lean Startup, SEO, Split testing (A/B testing,) user testing
- Business savvy and goal/results oriented
- User Testing
- My GitHub profile
- Simply Scrum: A project built by myself and a friend to solve the electronic Scrumboard problem. (currently in beta)
- Real Travel: Worked with team as a Scrummaster and team member to development whole site from pilot to 4 million+ page views. Managed operations, migrated from .Net to Rails.
- Noteflo: Worked with a designer to implement the whole site from scratch acording to clients requirements and business needs.
- Road Runner Records: Worked with a team to implement search, ratings, and other features.
- “I’d Rather Be” Facebook Application: Built the original app in less than a week part-time.
- Trivia Game “Destination Derby”: Designed along with graphic designer and developed game within three weeks.
- Apticore: Implemented the design into Ruby on Rails, and built out order management tools.
- Indie Fashions House: Built the whole site in Ruby on Rails.
- Mareblu Naturals: Re wrote shopping cart and created an order admin.
- Operating Systems:
- OSX, Linux/UNIX (Gentoo, Slackware, Redhat/CentOS, Ubuntu) and Microsoft Windows
- Development Tools/ Databases/ Other:
- VIM, GIT, SVN, Capistrano, Bash, Hudson, RSpec, Facebook Development, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Linux Administration, Networking, DNS, EC2, CDN (Cloudfront), S3, Heroku and Engine Yard hosting,New Relic
User Testing Inc. (Mountain View, CA) – October 2011 – Present
VP Engineering, Scrummaster, Sr. Software Engineer
- Lead/Coach team with implementation of Agile principles including Lean and Scrum
- Migrated/ing legacy .Net application to Ruby on Rails
- Work with stakeholders across organization to understand, negotiate, and size requirements
- Build and work with world-class engineering team to continuously deliver value to both internal and external customers
Wildfire Interactive (Palo Alto, CA) – March 2011 – October 2011
Sr. Software Engineer
- Lead/Coached team with usage of Scrum
- Developed account management features, internal tools, and REST APIs for product teams
- Agile Evangelist
Uptake Networks (Palo Alto, CA) – September 2010 – Present
Scrummaster/ Sr. Web Developer, Operations Manager
- Built infrastructure that allows for continuous release (push button release with tests and automatic deploy that takes 10 minutes)
- Lead development in Ruby on Rails
- Scrummaster and Agile Evangelist
- Built and support split testing infrastructure
- REST API development
RealTravel.com (Palo Alto, CA) – May 2005 – Present
Founding Engineer/ Scrummaster/ Director of Engineering/ Sr. Web Developer, Operations Manager
- Developed pilot used to pitch business to investors.
- Led migration from Microsoft .Net to Ruby on Rails.
- Developed the IdRatherBe Facebook Application.
- Designed & developed trivia game in two weeks, which increased page views by 5%.
- Prior to migration, developed beta using Linux, Apache, PostgreSQL, PHP, and Windows Server 2003, ASP.NET and C#.
- Developed photo uploading, resizing, and storing large number of photos.
- Procured, configured, and maintained hardware and software.
- Developed a multi-stage push button build and release system.
AudioFeast (Mountain View, CA) – August 2004 – May 2005
Web Application Developer
- Developed consumer facing site using XHTML/CSS, PHP/PostgreSQL, and Apache/Linux technologies
- Implement subscription management and billing systems.
- Integrated third party CRM into existing user management functionality.
Freelance Contractor/Consultant (Citrus Heights, CA) – August 2003 – July 2004
Owner, Consultant Web Developer
- Sales and account management.
- Demonstrate my ability to work with customers and gather business requirements and develop software to accomplish objectives.
- Keep current on technologies used in each project.
Info One (Campbell, CA) – A division of Wachovia Corporation – October 2002 – August 2003
Associate Web Developer
- Met tight time requirements to build a web site that was to be announced on Good Morning America.
- Developed search and email tools using JSP, Java Script, and HTML.
- Created secure single point authentication programs in PHP, and Perl.
Centennial Media (San Jose, CA) – January 2001 – September 2002
Web Developer/Designer, System Administrator
- Built complete web site including powerful easy to use product catalog management tools using PHP, Java Script, HTML, and MySQL.
- Built an affiliate program system that tracked affiliate sales.
- Integrated e-commerce payment system into web site.
Event Connections (San Jose, CA) – September 1999- December 2000
Web Developer/ Designer
- Completely re-designed company web site using PHP, MySQL, CSS, HTML.
- Built e-commerce event registration sites for clients like Adobe Systems.
- Performed IT tasks including managing network and desktop support.
- BS Information Systems, University of San Francisco 2010
- ScrumMaster Certification Training (CSM,) Jeff Sutherland 2008
- XML Certificate, San Jose State University 2002
- Web Development Certificate, San Jose State University 2001
Awards & Contributions:
- HOA Treasurer (2009) and President (2010)
- Submitted patches and contributions to open source plug-ins and projects like Active Merchant and Acts as BitField, Smurf, RVM, as well as other open source projects. [My GitHub]
- Eagle Scout Award, 1996