Over 15 years of experience in UI/UX design and implementation. I’m a highly motivated Scrum Product Owner, software engineer, and user experience strategist with a passion for developing compelling and winning enterprise and mobile applications. I have strong analytical and problem-solving skills, allowing me to make solid decisions, and a strong work ethic to carry each plan through. As a product owner with a technical background, I deliver quality products I’m proud of, and can accomplish this by working extremely well in group settings as well as individually.
Software Engineering Associate Manager, Accenture Federal Services
July 2018 – Present, Chantilly, VA
Product Owner of the US Department of Veterans Affairs, Mobile Scheduling Enhancements – Community of Care application. Working directly with our client and stakeholders to ensure priorities are organized and stories/tasks are prepared for the scrum team. Producing persona based wireframes and story boards for enhancements and new features. Supporting creation of the product road map and build plan. Auditing accessibility findings and 508 compliance of new features and components.
July 2018 – Present, Chantilly, VA
Accessibility SME of the US Department of Veterans Affairs, VALERI project. Lead accessibility auditor for a financial related COTS Salesforce application. Helping to ensure our application meets accessibility compliance as directed by our Veterans Affairs compliancy counterparts.
September 2017 – August 2018 , Chantilly, VA
Accessibility and UI/UX SME of the US Department of Veterans Affairs, Remediation project. Standardizing our approach to auditing 508 compliance while ensuring healthcare related mobile applications are accessible and ready for UAT and production. UI/UX design improvements lead for new features and design of several application logos.
March 2015 – September 2017, Chantilly, VA
CSS Architect of the US Department of Veterans Affairs, Enterprise Health Management Platform (eHMP) application. Support Healthcare sector through creation and implementation of modular and scalable approach to CSS Architecture. Positioning front-end development teams to use this new process to create componentized, scalable CSS. These components are encapsulated, reusable widgets for the application, that are 508 compliant. Continue to support project feature development teams as a subject matter expert in CSS and front-end development.
Web Developer, Agilex Technologies, Inc. (Acquired by Accenture Federal Services)
June 2014 – March 2015, Chantilly, VA
Supported the Healthcare sector by developing mobile-first SPAs (single-page applications) for Veterans Affairs Department. Applications were responsive and built using AngularJS, Bootstrap, and jQuery with 508 compliance a top priority. Quality assurance ensured by cross-browser and device testing, Jasmine unit testing, automated testing and regression tests.
Web Developer II, Verisign Inc.
July 2011 – June 2014, Reston, VA
Supported the corporate marketing organization by timely implementing marketing campaigns and public facing online marketing ventures. Used the latest web standards in front-end web development. Produced extremely engaging development implementations in a fast-paced and highly visible corporate marketing environment.
Senior New Media Producer and Architect, Merritt Group
January 2009 – July 2011, Reston, VA
Supported growth of an internal creative/digital department to over 200% of estimated growth. Positioned the company to grow a new line of business with significant revenue potential. Successfully grew multiple core accounts with new web services offerings. Lead in SEO analysis, design, development, cross browser/device compliance testing, implementation of web solutions that comply with current web standards and best practices.
User Experience Producer and Architect, SMBLive
August 2008 – December 2008, Reston, VA
Supported design department and developers. Increased search engine optimization and PR social networking efforts by over 50%. Worked with a .Net development team to create CSS/XHTML to style a large client SAAS website product offering.
Web Designer, Renegade Communications
November 2006 – August 2008, Hunt Valley, MD
Implemented a wide range of design and development projects. Projects encompassed flash video compression, full flash websites and applications, re-designs, creating sites from the ground up, as well as templates, and social networking and WordPress blog integration.
Bachelor of Fine Arts, The Art Institute of Washington
July 2001 – December 2004, Arlington, VA
Focus on Multimedia and Web Design with additional course work in front-end development, content management systems and web standards.