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Nick Peters

Program Manager

Seattle, 98116, Wallis and Futuna

Skills

Program Management

Prototyping

Experience

Program Manager - Office of the CTO

Intellectual Ventures

September 2011 - March 2012

Prototyping
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Program Manager

Intellectual Ventures

March 2011 - September 2011

Program Manager - Office of the President

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Sr. Technical Trainer

Intellectual Ventures

May 2009 - March 2011

Responsible for coordinating, designing and delivering technical training at Intellectual Ventures.

ex: Management
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Business Systems Analyst - Licensing Operations

Intellectual Ventures

July 2008 - May 2009

• Elicit requirements using interviews, document analysis, requirements workshops, storyboards, business process descriptions, use cases, scenarios, event lists, and wireframes. • Lead requirements analysis and verification, ensuring that requirement statements are complete, consistent, concise, comprehensible, traceable, feasible, unambiguous, and verifiable, and that they conform to standards. • Decompose high-level business and user requirements into functional requirements, specified in an appropriate level of detail suitable for use by those must base their work on the requirements. • Study existing information processing systems to evaluate effectiveness and develop new systems to improve production or workflow as required. • Develop, coordinate, and conduct user training, education, and problem solving sessions; counsel and support users regarding system functionality.

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Business Analyst

Virtuoso

June 2006 - July 2008

Manage and coordinate requirements definition + project development for member, staff and consumer facing web sites for Virtuoso, a leader in the luxury travel market. Used Agile development methodologies with a distributed workforce (New Zealand, Ft. Worth, Seattle) to deliver a custom content management system. Extensive use of TFS + Microsoft products for project management tools. Software modeling and prototyping using iRise.

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Project Manager

Escapia

July 2004 - June 2006

Schedule and manage product lifecycle for a startup in the vacation rental industry. Management of the Escapia Vacation Rental Suite software package, a multi-tiered web application built on a .net framework with a SQL backend. This suite is comprised of an online reservations system, CRM, comprehensive accounting system, service order management and other tools designed for the vacation rental market. Worked closely with all departments at Escapia to coordinate work, releases and manage business and customer expectations. Coordinated Quality Assurance for software releases. Also spent time working directly with Escapia's customers to resolve software related issues.

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Project Manager

Vulcan Inc

January 2002 - January 2004

Managed project scope, scheduling and budgeting, communication, risk management, vendor contact and contracts. Primary focus was management of an international multimillion-dollar scientific technology development project and software for museum exhibits. Also instrumental in the evaluation and configuration of a department-wide program management tool (eProject).

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Senior Product Manager

Apex Learning, Inc.

April 1998 - October 2001

Responsible for the design, development and deployment of AP Exam Review, a site for Advanced Placement high school students to study for their exams and for ClassTools, a Codie winning in-class tool to help classroom teachers present online content. I am experienced at defining product requirements, researching competition, coordinating content and technical development with external partners and internal departments. This position required a great understanding of web technologies and an instinct for balancing user needs with team capabilities. Also: instructor and mentor training, writing and analyzing student questionnaires, product evangelism, technical writing, information design, tracking server statistics and troubleshooting registration systems.

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Software Test Engineer

Microsoft

June 1997 - October 1997

Tested U.S. and International versions of MS Encarta 98 for Windows. Ran ad hoc and scripted tests. Tracked bugs using Raid 4.1.

ex: Management
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QA Lead

US WEB Seattle

January 1997 - January 1998

Quality Assurance Lead: Responsible for quality assurance on all products. Tested commercial Internet and Intranet sites. Wrote test plans and tested web sites: front to backend components. Co-developed and maintained a bug tracking system. Worked closely with engineering, design, production and development departments to improve overall product quality.

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Quality Assurance Engineer

Adobe Systems, Inc.

May 1995 - September 1995

Part of the testing team for PageMaker 6.0 for the Macintosh. Acted as liaison between contracted development companies and the PageMaker 6.0 testing team. Wrote, executed and documented all tests for three third party developed plug-ins.

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ex: Gardening
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Workplace personality

100+

Company Size

12

Day Length

25+

Team Size

Loud

Noise Level

Formal

Dress Code

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