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BJ Grau


bj@bjgrau.com | 321 200 5552 | bjgrau.com

Natural leader and technologist with demonstrated success in the business & technology consulting space for over 15 years. I bring management, delivery, and creative problem solving expertise to the table along with practical hands on experience in all aspects of software construction and customization including design, development, testing, quality assurance, deployment, and maintenance.

Director, Applications and Integration, Southeast Region
RCG | Orlando, FL | 2009-2012

Delivery management of professional consulting services with combined annual revenue of $5M and staff of 150 (120 offshore and 30 domestic) with teams consisting of senior managers, project managers, business analysts, architects, developers, and testers. o Responsible for establishing and maintaining project gross margins, managing client expectations, execution of change orders, ensuring proper startup and closure of projects, oversight of performance reviews for consultants, and staff forecasting & planning. o Projects delivered under fixed price, time & materials, and managed service statements of work. A strong focus on the travel & leisure industry vertical with several projects in the vacation ownership space. Project management of projects ranging in size from 10 to 30 team members and budgets from $300K to $1M. Advising clients on strategic product selection, release management, platform migrations, and general software construction & testing. Pre-sales activities included facilitating workshops, scoping, estimation, SOW creation, pricing, resourcing, setting project strategy, initial project planning, and initial project artifacts. Practice development including establishing training curriculum, candidate screening, and best practices. Offshore software delivery via the Philippines and Hong Kong. Hands on implementation of prototypes and architectural examples.

VP, Professional Services

Virtuosant | Orlando, FL | 2009

Pre-sales activities included scoping, estimation, SOW creation, pricing, resourcing, setting project strategy, initial project planning, and initial project artifacts. Project management of internal product development efforts. Practice development including establishing best practices, and candidate screening.

Solution Director, Southeast Region

Prolifics | Orlando, FL | 2004-2009

Achieved average quarterly revenues of $850K. Project management of efforts up to12 team members and budgets up to $1M including software costs. Offshore software delivery via India. Led WebLogic to WebSphere migration analysis in a $60M BEA replacement at a leading telecom provider. Won award of $5M, five-year federal government RFP for SOA adoption. Hands on implementation of WebSphere, DataPower, WebSphere Portal, Process Server, and SOA solutions.

Sr Developer Engineer
SAIC | Orlando, FL | 2003-2004

Led a successful and on-time rewrite of www.royalcaribbean.com which involved converting the existing front and back end applications from a single tiered ASP solution to a multi tiered J2EE solution. Responsible for architecture, prototyping architecturally sensitive components, code reviews, advising QA team on load testing, and solving obscure and hard to pinpoint problems. Successfully trained and transitioned a team of .NET developers to J2EE during the implementation via formal training delivery and mentoring. Integration with DB2 on the iSeries via data queues and module invocation via JTOpen

BJ Grau Syndication of Interwoven web content management data via XML/HTTP. Analysis, design, and pilot release of Shore Excursion application.

J2EE Architect
Siemens Power Generation | Orlando, FL | 2001-2003

Design, development, and project management of software development efforts involving teams of up to 20 people. Achieved successful on-time full lifecycle delivery of a customer facing service and support portal. J2EE solution deployed to WebSphere with integration to Oracle, Lotus Notes, and SAP SAP integration via CrossWorlds, integration with Lotus Notes C++ API via JNI components, Designed an enterprise services API that exposed core business functions used across projects and departments.

Systems Integration Analyst

Lockheed Martin | Orlando, FL | 2000-2001

Teknowcrats | Oviedo, FL | 1996-2000

Project management using various methodologies in the spectrum from adaptive to predictive (Agile, RUP, and Waterfall). Delivery management of multiple projects with multiple clients, total staff of approximately 150 developers, testers, and project managers. Engagement management of multi-million dollar accounts with Fortune 500 clients. Offshore expertise with extensive experience in Asian offshore delivery; special focus on the Philippines. Industry vertical knowledge in Retail, Travel & Leisure, Marine Shipping, Medical Staffing, Government, Power Generation, Education, and Publishing. Account management. RFP responses. Strategic technology and tool selection. Software testing & QA. Enterprise integration. Software architecture. Java, PHP, XML, AOP, J2EE Development methodologies.

BS Computer Science | University of Central Florida | Orlando, FL BS Liberal Studies, Minor in Business | University of Central Florida | Orlando, FL