High-performing leader driving the development, delivery, and enhancement of software within rapidly changing environments. Experienced with mobile, web, and desktop applications. Take hands-on approach to technology while defining and leading strategic direction. Identify ways to strengthen product performance, increase quality, and provide an optimal user experience. Track record of managing multiple and diverse projects with local and
High-performing leader driving the development, delivery, and enhancement of software within rapidly changing environments. Experienced with mobile, web, and desktop applications. Take hands-on approach to technology while defining and leading strategic direction. Identify ways to strengthen product performance, increase quality, and provide an optimal user experience. Track record of managing multiple and diverse projects with local and remote/offshore teams of up 175 personnel in the US, China, and Europe. Apply people-focused approach to build, motivate, and empower teams. Focus on innovation and continuously resolve complex problems. Serve as an advocate for Agile (Scrum and Kanban), lean startup, MVP, continual deployment, TDD/BDD development practices.
-Drove challenging development and delivering of iOS and Android mobile applications within five months by building highly talented engineering team in China, introducing new processes, and instituting crowd-source testing.
-Led end-to-end engineering initiatives for development of Autodesk’s cloud services with 10+ Scrum teams in the US, Shanghai, and Singapore; expanded platform from three to eight services.
-Headed delivery of multiple product versions for $120M GIS product line and held role in M&A activity, including identification and integration of strategic acquisition target in Germany.
Overview of Skills: Software Development, Remote/Offshore Team Management, Mobile Engineering, Cloud Services, Desktop Application Development, Continuous Process Improvement, GIS, Team Building, Agile, Scrum, Kanban, Continual Deployment, Crowd-Source Testing, Quality Management, Strategy Development, M&A Activity, Research Projects, Testing Management, Process Development, Performance Optimization
VP Engineering @ From November 2013 to Present (2 years 2 months) San Francisco Bay AreaEngineering Director, Autodesk 360 Applications @ Drive new marketplace and community strategic initiatives in partnership with product management and user experience teams for the company’s continuously evolving cloud services (Autodesk 360 Applications). From October 2012 to October 2013 (1 year 1 month) San Francisco Bay AreaEngineering Director, Cloud Platforms @ Headed initial development of Autodesk 360; led teams spanning the US, Shanghai, and Singapore.
Built mobile engineering team in China for delivery of iOS and Android mobile applications; recruited contractors with subject matter expertise to work on-site with team in China to fill technology gaps and drive training.
Created QA team in Shanghai focused on tools, processes, and development of functional and performance automation tests for emerging cloud platform.
Introduce crowd-sourcing for testing and continual deployment across all platform services. From October 2010 to October 2012 (2 years 1 month) San Francisco Bay AreaEngineering Director, Autodesk Content Network @ Led team of 30 engineers spanning the US and China for company’s Content Network and drove the development and testing of two products: Autodesk HomeStyler and Autodesk Seek. From September 2009 to October 2010 (1 year 2 months) San Francisco Bay AreaEngineering Director, GeoSpatial Business Unit @ Managed team of ~175 developers, testers, designers, and documentation specialists spanning North America, Europe, and China for delivery of multiple software versions for $120M GIS product line.
Worked with business leaders on strategic initiatives and M&A, including identification and integration of acquisition target in Germany that became a key growth driver for Autodesk’s civil infrastructure design software.
Eliminated site-specific silos to ensure a collaborative approach among diverse, dispersed teams; created long-term strategy to integrate various technologies. From December 2006 to September 2009 (2 years 10 months) Ithaca, New York AreaChief Architect, Infrastructure Solutions Division @ Directed improvement and research projects to advance GIS and civil engineering products.
Led team in improving performance and memory use, reducing a number of operations by as much as 98%.
Devised multi-year technology strategy for the GIS product family to integrate web/desktop products, ensure interoperability with non-Autodesk GIS data, and eliminate product gaps. From July 2003 to December 2006 (3 years 6 months) Ithaca, New York AreaDirector, Mobility @ Managed engineering activities for the company’s MapGuide platform.
Led a 20-person team in developing a 3D terrain data visualization product (Envision); completed first release within five months with Kanban-like process for low overhead.
Spearheaded and led adoption of Feature Data Objects (FDO), an API now used across all Autodesk GIS products for data interoperability. From November 2001 to July 2003 (1 year 9 months) Director, Actrix @ Oversaw up to 100 engineers for the development of a technical schematics and business diagramming tool (Actrix); led efforts from concept through multiple releases and end-of-life.
Named as an inventor on six patents for Actrix. From February 1997 to November 2001 (4 years 10 months) Ithaca, New York AreaVP Engineering @ Developed graphics algorithms to improve radiosity and ray tracing performance. Wrote very profitable parametric add-ons to ME10. System architect for TriSpectives, 3D/EYEs first commercial product. Led a team of 25 engineers in the development and testing of TriSpectives and derivative products. From November 1989 to February 1997 (7 years 4 months) Ithaca, New York AreaSoftware Developer & Manager @ Responsible for the entire CIMPLEX CAE stack, including the first commercial automatic 3D Mesh Generator, assembly modeling and part management subsystems. Ported application from Mainframe to Workstation, including a rewrite of the database layer. From 1982 to November 1989 (7 years) Software Developer @ A key member of the initial GRAFEM development team. Developed the DB structure that related the finite element mesh back to the original geometry & the mesh generator itself. From 1981 to 1982 (1 year) Software Developer @ Worked in the Missile Systems division developing and running simulation software. This included Thermal & Structural FEA, moisture intrusion, aerodynamic simulation, and radiative heating scenarios. From 1977 to 1981 (4 years)
Graduate Level Courses, Computer Science and Engineering @ Massachusetts Institute of Technology From 1977 to 1980 BS, Applied Math @ Massachusetts Institute of Technology From 1973 to 1977 David Arsenault is skilled in: Cloud Computing, Web Services, Agile Methodologies, Software Engineering, Software Development, Software Design, SaaS, Scrum, Enterprise Software, C#, C++, Object Oriented Design, Distributed Systems, .NET, GIS
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