Rami Aboushakra

Agile-DevOps Coach Practice Lead and Trainer (SPC5, LPM, RTE, AWS and PMP Certified)

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Certified, innovative and trusted business partner with 20+ years of experience developing and leading initiatives to support strategic business goals in global, multi-disciplinary enterprise environments managing $1.5M to $70M program budgets and team sizes of 15 to 100+ professionals. Change agent with the keen ability to drive new business development and lead high-performance teams through large-scale transformations while successfully implementing lean and agile processes and frameworks. Well-versed in international business practices in US, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East through extensive business travels and multicultural interactions.

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AWS Cloudwatch
Agile SAFe implementation with DevSecOps.
Azure
DevOps
DevOps Software
Agile business process
DevOps Platforms Software
DevOps Tools
Cloud Platform as a Service (PaaS) Software
Cloud Solutions
Custom Software
Work experience

Aug 2019 - Present

Senior Director - Agile-DevOps Practice Lead

Leading an application group through strategic planning and cloud modernization utilizing a SAFe Lean Agile approach.

May 2019 - Aug 2019

Senior Director - Consultant

Led a large team for a Health IT business unit in modernizing a CMS legacy system through custom software development following a SAFe agile development framework that includes DevOps delivery pipeline, shared services, automated testing, and user centric design of a web-based system. Provides strategic leadership in delivery, customer relationship, resource, financial and subcontractor management.

Apr 2017 - Apr 2019

Senior Program Director

Provided strategic technical leadership for a Civilian business unit by leading teams from capture, bid, planning, implementation and solution delivery of next-generation enterprise systems solutions. Provided experienced leadership and complete understanding to teams through complex Cloud (PaaS, SaaS), Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) solutions. Improved quality, transparency and financial success through a SAFe Agile DevOps implementation approach on multiple accounts by building a strategic partnerships with key client decision makers, stakeholders, and executive management to define program scope, identify bottlenecks, eliminate redundancy, and reduce cost.

Apr 2016 - Apr 2017

Principal - IT Portfolio Manager

Oversaw all aspects of solution sales, software development, multi-project management, system integration, and solution rollout within the $60M Digital Technology Solutions (DTS) line of business. Hands-on experience in coordinating full lifecycle of web solution design and software introduction for wide variety of clients, such as EPA, DHS, DOT, DOE, and FCC.

Nov 2014 - Apr 2016

Senior Director

Managed an operations & maintenance (O&M), application development, and CI services program that generated ~$11M in annual revenue while overseeing new business sector that offered mobile and cloud solutions, and working with government agencies, subcontractors, and program teams to ensure that appropriate processes were followed, issues were addressed, quality offerings were delivered and ROI on solution investment was secured.

Mar 2013 - Nov 2014

Digital Management Incorporated (DMI)

Senior Director

Partnered with executive management to formulate strategies for a $6.5M portfolio of work by creating large-scale project/program schedules, negotiating terms, managing relationships with varying government contract agencies to assist in identifying resources and funding, ranging from $1.5M to $6.5M, while directing a team of contractors and company resources in all phases of SDLC for on-time and on-budget delivery of applications and infrastructure projects.

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Jan 1998 - Mar 2013

CODEplus, Inc.

IT Program Director

Performed operational and business functions to manage a portfolio that consisted of business intelligence and automated identification technology (AIT) solutions such as radio frequency identification (RFID) for an innovative engineering firm with program budgets of $25K to $75M.

Education

Marymount University

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Masters in Information Systems, MIS

Marymount University

B.S. Computer Information Systems, Software Development

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