Monday, May 11, 2009

Searching for New Career Opportunities

Brief Summary
I’m back on the market in search of a new career opportunity. Most recently, I worked in a software solutions consultancy for the past 18 months (details of my efforts / accomplishments are on my LinkedIn Profile). I’m now turning my focus back to working in a corporate environment.

Specifically, I’m searching for a Software Development Manager or Director role with oversight for development efforts of a department or division of a Fortune 1000 company, healthcare provider or higher education facility. I’m also taking this opportunity to help my peers and friends through postings on my new professional blog, here, and answering any of your questions or making connections.


Details of My Ask and How I can Help
My experience encompasses helping bootstrap software product companies, to leading technology migrations, deployment and support of title and escrow transaction management solutions, infrastructure planning, build and deployment, as well as integration solutions for the banking, financial, and the automotive industries.

Most recently, my work at the consulting firm focused on Business Intelligence, portal, system integration, and custom application development solutions for health insurance general agencies, automotive, banking, and market research firms. In all cases, I’ve delivered on process improvement, business-value definition of technology solutions, resource management, and teaming. I use a mix of my own brand of humor, long-term perspective and professionalism for customer-centric results.

As I progress through this new journey, I’ll likely pickup new contacts and information that I intend to share with you. By doing so, I hope to make the road to a career search easier for my friends and readers. You’ll find this information posted here. I also intend to send out an email update to my personal network distribution list on a monthly basis, providing links to these posts, providing any additional insights I may have gleaned, and answering or posing questions. If you wish to be added to this list, please feel free to ask via email.

Last, but very important is that I’m here to help you as well. For those of you that know me well, you know this is not just a gesture. Whether you have questions about software development, specific information about my experience with particular management methods or Microsoft technologies, as well as what information I’ve gathered about the companies I’ve worked with in the past or interview with in the future (not including NDA protected information), please feel free to contact me via email. If you’re in the job market now, or expect to be in the near future, please count on me as one of your resources. The reason I offer this is quite simple. As a part of my lifetime goal of “living an inspiring life,” my intent has always been to help at least 10 people realize their lifetime dreams. I’m already on my way with two people, including my Little Brother that I’ve been matched with for the past five years through the Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Orange County.

Now for my ask: I’m currently targeting the following institutions. I’m in the early phase of my due diligence to learn more about them. So, I would appreciate any insight you, or one of your contacts, can provide about their culture, health, and business pain points.

  1. Pharma / Medical Device Manufacturing
    Abbott Medical Optics
    Allergan
    Beckman Coulter
    Edwards Lifesciences
    Masimo
    Valeant Pharmaceuticals
  2. Healthcare
    Hoag Memorial Hospital
    St. Joseph Health System (and related facilities)
  3. Technology
    Broadcom
    Emulex
    QLogic
    Quality Systems, Inc.
    Quest Software
  4. Education
    Chapman University
    University of California, Irvine

I thank you for reading this post. I'll follow it with a listing and description of some of the local networking groups I'm familiar with.

In the meantime, please feel free to forward me any thoughts, suggestions, questions, or criticism.