Chris Cicchetti | Bay Area Senior Software Developer

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Professional Overview

altSoftware development leader with a passion for product development and commercialization, and a proven record of leading software organizations to produce money-making products. Through my career in development engineering (both hardware and software design), I gained experience in all aspects of the full product life-cycle including planning, development-cycle execution, and introduction. Core competencies include system architecture, team leadership, and user-centric design.

As well as product development, I have also held positions in product management and marketing, allowing me to understand and work well together with these departments.

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Technical Summary

Languages: Java, C/C++, Javascript, PHP, HTML, CSS, Visual Basic
UI and Development Frameworks: JQuery, Spring, Struts 2, Angular, Backbone, HTML5, CSS3, Tiles, Cordova, Handlebars, Jade, JSP
: SQL (MySQL, Oracle11), Hibernate, JBDC, MongoDB
Web and Application Servers
: JBoss, Apache, Tomcat, Node.js
Content Management Systems (CMS): Joomla, Wordpress, and Drupal
Source Configuration Management (SCM) Systems: Git, CVS, Perforce, Sourcesafe, Maven, Ant
Operating Systems: Windows, Linux/UNIX, OSX (Mac), RTOS (various)
Development Environments: IntelliJ, Eclipse, NetBeans, MS-Visual C++


RedSeal Inc. – Network Resilience and Scoring Software Development (2015 - Present) Sunnyvale, CA
Director, Front-end Software Development

Leading RedSeal's front-end (client) design and development activities. Responsible for staff ("people management"), design, and deployment of RedSeal's new front-end products.

Created front-end architecture for RedSeal's new client products
Collaborated with UX design firm to create new, consistent, and engineering-feasible UX design
• Managed group staffing

Yodlee – Large-Scale Financial Software-as-a-Service (2012 - 2015) Redwood City, CA
Lead Software Consultant

Consulted with major banks to integrate Yodlee software into products that had the look-and-feel of customer’s site. Responsible for customer-facing consulting, design, and deployment of M+LOC sites.
Customized Yodlee software, utilizing multiple technologies (Spring, Hibernate, JSP, etc.) 
Represented Yodlee with customer design teams to field technical questions, advise on technologies, provide architectural guidance, and make deployments successful
Led internal automation efforts to reduce consulting overhead, allowing company to reduce costs of cobranding and push toward new SMB and personal markets

C2Dev –Gaming Software (2012 - 2013) Portola Valley, CA
Web Architect

Consulted to create and design a new word-game website, “BabelDoKu”, from scratch within the Spring framework. Responsible for architecture, design, testing, deployment and maintenance of site.
Created modern, Web 2.0 user interface, including completely custom game board, using Spring, Hibernate, HMTL5, JavaScript, JQuery, PHP,  and CSS3
Collaborated with game’s creator to assist him in the possibilities of the website software to market, promote, and sell subscriptions
Used third-party open-source ecommerce framework, Broadleaf, to monetize site

Veloxum - Enterprise/SaaS Software (2010 - 2012) Scotts Valley, CA
Lead Web Designer

Led and mentored a small team of developers, content creators, and graphics artists to create the corporate web presences for Veloxum, a leader in SaaS and on-premises server optimization software, and Accelerated Data Corp. Responsible for design, implementation, and deployment of sites.
Managed multi-site web application development efforts within companies, which included engineers in Brazil, California and New Jersey, to create corporate sites to show, support, and sell Enterprise software
Implemented e-commerce sub-domain on Veloxum site to sell Enterprise software directly. Utilized and connected to third-part CRM and payment systems to track and service payments
Created, deployed, and managed Veloxum’s partner portal, supplying sales and marketing content to partners and resellers across four continents, leading Veloxum past its first $1M

Finisar/JDSU - Enterprise Network Test (2001 - 2003) Sunnyvale, CA
Director, Software Engineering, Applications Development

Managed international software department with a staff of 15 direct reports and similar number of remote employees. Oversaw development of all graphical user interface (GUI) software development for products within the division. Portfolio covered 10 major applications, many of which inter-operated and had overlapping requirements/data.
Led and mentored software team to create Finisar’s flagship platform, Xgig, comprised of five software applications
Reorganized development department’s operational methodologies and staffing to enable its move from a local start-up to a medium-sized international development organization
Managed first multi-site product development effort within the company, which included engineers in Sunnyvale CA, Austin, TX and Singapore

Finisar/JDSU - Enterprise Network Test (2001 - 2003) Sunnyvale, CA
Sr. Manager, Software Engineering, Applications Development

Led application software teams, ranging from 3 to 10 engineers per project, involved with design and development of network test software. Job tasks included team hiring and product management, product architecture, and application software development from inception to delivery.
Led teams that created a majority of Finisar’s original test equipment products portfolio.
Managed and staffed the core products software design team, which grew at over 150% per year, on average, for its first 3 years, from 3 engineers to ~35
Grew and managed product portfolio from 2 applications on one test platform, to 10 applications on 3 test platforms, through both organic growth and acquisition of complimentary technology

Experience (Product Management and Marketing)

Veloxum Corporation, Vice President of Marketing
2010 – 2011

Lead Veloxum’s worldwide marketing team for its optimization software products and services for virtualized infrastructure. Responsible for commercial vision, partnering efforts, go-to-market plan and brand strategies.

Finisar Corporation - Network Tools
Marketing Director 2006 – 2010

Led product marketing activities for the Xgig network tester product line both domestically and internationally. Initially managed company’s established products and then focused on creating new market opportunities.

Director, Business Development
2003 - 2006

Investigated new technology areas and created business plans to address found opportunities. Worked closely with Senior Management to recommend technologies to target, develop, or acquire.

Director, Applications Software Development
2001 – 2003

Managed Software Department with a staff of 15 direct reports and oversaw development of all application graphical user interface (GUI) software development within the division.

Manager, Software Development
1996 – 2001

Led application software teams involved with design and development of network test equipment. Job tasks included team hiring and management, product architecture, and application software development from inception to delivery.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute
MSEE, Digital Signal Processing

University of Rochester
BSEE, Electrical Engineering

Post Graduate work at Harvard, Boston University, and Stanford

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