W. J. Blackburn
Experienced Leader, Architect and Software Devdeloper with over 20 years of industry experience in software design and development, leadership, project planning, speaking and training. Strong background in the development of highly scalable Java enterprise and web applications. Experienced in the application of agile development methodologies. Strong communicator with ability to build consensus and motivate and mentor team members. Qualifications include:
Independent Consultant, Bay Area, CA -- October 2012 to Present
Played key roles on projects in multiple focus areas including Java enterprise web application development, financial services, Social networking and Internet advertising.
Monitise, San Rafael, CA -- July 2009 to October 2012
Technical lead for a team engaged in the design and development of the company’s 5th generation platform for providing mobile financial services to consumers. Clairmail was acquired by Monitise, a UK based software company, in June of 2012.
Independent Consultant, Bay Area, CA -- October 2008 to July 2009
As an independent consultant, worked with multiple Bay Area companies. Projects included application development and web site production.
Clairmail, Inc., Novato, CA -- September 2005 to October 2008
As technology lead for a start-up specializing in mobilizing banking services via SMS, mobile web, and mobile native-client, designed and developed the core server platform.
Goldengate Software, San Francisco, CA -- April 2002 to September 2005
As team leader for this successful enterprise database replication software company, ultimately acquired by Oracle, was responsible for the full development cycle of the next-generation monitoring, control, and configuration interfaces to its cross-platform line of products.
Loansoft, Inc., Berkeley, CA -- December 2001 to April 2002
Leader of an 8-developer team engaged in the design and coding of a sophisticated, enterprise scale loan origination package. Responsibilities included:
Gemteq Software, Inc., Novato, CA -- Jan 1999 to December 2001
Co-founder and primary developer at an Internet software startup responsible for the entire development life cycle of the company’s product line.
Quickstart Technologies, San Francisco, CA -- Nov 1996 to December 1998
As a leading consultant for this leading California Solution Provider and ATEC, designed, developed and implemented enterprise-class application software for large west coast companies.
The Pacific Bank, San Francisco, CA -- April 1990 to November 1996
As a member of the MIS department for a small commercial bank, was recognized by senior management for significantly improving transparency and decision-making through development of new reporting applications.
Attended San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA -- with Emphasis on Business Administration, Marketing, and Finance.
W.J. Blackburn's Strengths
Maximizers have and bring to others a focus on quality. They naturally prefer working with and for the best.
People especially strong in Relator talents form solid, genuine, and mutually rewarding relationships.
People with strong Deliberative talents bring a thorough and conscientious approach to their endeavors.
People with dynamic Ideation talents are spontaneously creative and bring new and fresh perspectives. They have a natural sense of innovation that defies conventional thinking.
The genius of those with strong Responsibility talents stems from the deep sense of dedication and ownership they feel toward the things they commit to.
As measured by the Clifton Strengths Finder.