Don Chambers, Project Manager in Warner Robins, GA, United States
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Don Chambers

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Project Manager

Location
Warner Robins, GA, United States
Toptal Member Since
January 3, 2022

Don is a veteran project manager with over 25 years of experience in all phases of the software lifecycle delivering projects using Agile Scrum. He decomposed a monolith into a microservice, led the move of a large on-premises application to Azure cloud, and developed an HR management app used worldwide. He has a master's degree in applied computer science and several certifications. Don's roles have included technical lead, application architect, system administrator, and agile project manager.

Project Highlights

Onboarding Human Resource Application
Launched and managed several releases of an application that supports new employee onboarding.
Human Resource Application Suite
Led the transition from monolith to microservice for a group of human resource applications.
Supply Chain Application Cloud Migration
Managed the redesign of an on-premises application as it was moved to the cloud.

Expertise

Work Experience

Agile Project Manager

2019 - PRESENT
Rebus Technologies
  • Served as project manager for four scrum teams, consisting of 36 people.
  • Served as the scrum master on an 8-person scrum team.
  • Decomposed a monolith into a microservice as the enterprise architect.
  • Led the move of a large on-premises application to the Azure cloud.

Project Manager

2015 - 2019
Rebus Technologies
  • Acted as scrum master and developer on an 8-person scrum team.
  • Designed and developed a human resource management application used worldwide.
  • Mentored entry-level software developers and system administrators.
  • Selected team developers, ensuring that the project had the correct skillset mix.

Application Architect

2015 - 2017
Rebus Technologies
  • Set up a scrum team consisting of seven members across different time zones.
  • Designed the architecture for a new supply chain application hosted in Azure cloud.
  • Introduced agile and scrum concepts to the clients on their first agile project.
  • Coached the scrum team and scrum master, leading to a successful implementation of the agile scrum process.

Scrum Master

2012 - 2016
Rebus Technologies
  • Coached an 8-person team as it moved from a waterfall to an agile process.
  • Set up the initial scrum projects and mentored the team on scrum methodologies.
  • Led the team in the conversion of an MVC application to RESTful API architecture.

Technical Lead

2006 - 2012
Rebus Technologies
  • Served as a developer on a supply chain management application.
  • Architected the back-end design that would be implemented by a team of four developers.
  • Led the conversion of a web application from classic ASP to ASP.NET.

Application Architect

2003 - 2006
Rebus Technologies
  • Served as the application architect on a large supply chain management application.
  • Managed the work of a 12-person development team.
  • Acted as liaison with the subject matter experts and requirement writers.
  • Led the effort to certify our developer project as CMMI level 4.

Technical Lead

2001 - 2003
Intergraph Government Solutions
  • Led a team of nine developers in the creation and deployment of a supply chain web-based application.
  • Managed the work of two Oracle DBA and three system administrators.
  • Mentored developers on object oriented development techniques.

Consultant

1996 - 2001
InQuire Group
  • Began as a software developer and rose to firm partner in three years.
  • Managed multiple projects across several industries.
  • Acted as the primary customer liaison for several bespoke software applications.
  • Acted as project manager and software architect for a compliance tracking application for an aircraft engine manufacturing facility.
  • Served as software architect and customer liaison for a manufacturing and packaging application.
  • Led the implementation and integration of a supply chain management software package.

System Administrator

1996 - 1997
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Served as system administrator for a medical billing application.
  • Created and debugged scripts to automatically provision servers.
  • Provided user support for a Unix operating system.

Onboarding Human Resource Application

Launched and managed several releases of an application that supports new employee onboarding.

Managed a team of 12 developers and testers to deliver the web-based human resources application. This project used an agile scrum process and developed a web application that integrated several existing apps.

Human Resource Application Suite

Led the transition from monolith to microservice for a group of human resource applications.

Managed over 60 developers, testers, and scrum masters across multiple scrum teams as we decomposed a monolith into microservices. This large, ongoing project used a mix of technologies and hosting platforms.

Supply Chain Application Cloud Migration

Managed the redesign of an on-premises application as it was moved to the cloud.

Managed a team of six developers and testers, moving a large logistics application from an on-site hosted solution to a new solution hosted on Azure cloud. Served as the primary architect on the application and as a part-time developer for select services.
2008 - 2010

Master's Degree in Applied Computer Science

Columbus State University - Columbus, Georgia, USA

1994 - 1996

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science

Georgia College and State University - Milledgevill, Georgia, USA

1985 - 1996

Associate's Degree in Business Administration

Macon State College - Macon, Georgia, USA

NOVEMBER 2021 - PRESENT

Azure Developer

Micros

NOVEMBER 2018 - PRESENT

Advanced Certified Scrum Developer (A-CSD)

Scrum Alliance

NOVEMBER 2015 - PRESENT

Certified Scrum Developer (CSD)

Scrum Alliance

JULY 2013 - PRESENT

Certified Scrum Master (CSM)

Scrum Alliance

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