LEINNINGER

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Profile

Accomplished technology leader leveraging 24 years of web application development and management experience focused on finding solutions that benefit customers while growing the business. Proven success developing team members, building a dynamic team, managing distributed teams remotely and delivering measurable results. Hands-on approach to project management, application design, and software engineering leveraging Agile methodologies. Thrives on challenges, drives innovation, inspires others.

Experience

Senior Director, Software Engineering, Progressive Leasing, Draper, UT - 2017 - Current

(Remotely Located in MI)

Focused on mentoring new leaders, adding new teams and reorganizing into multiple sub-teams to adapt to explosive growth and simultaneous high priority projects. Transformed application development team into sub-teams focused on business domains. Successfully delivered new large-scale, custom projects while maintaining existing platform. Responsible for vision and direction of new external application platform architecture. Close collaboration with internal enterprise software, infrastructure, devops, change management, product and business teams. Hands-on approach to leadership, software craftsmanship, performance monitoring, and automated deployment tools. Data-driven team performance metrics used to reinforce Agile methodologies while ensuring stable delivery velocity. Team size: ~32 team members across 5 cross-functional Agile teams. Technologies leveraged: Javascript (Angular, NodeJS), Nginx on CentOS (Linux) administration and configuration, ServiceStack web services integration, change control/version control management (Jenkins, Github, Bitbucket, Git).

Director, Software Engineering, Progressive Leasing, Draper, UT - 2013 - 2017

(Remotely Located in MI)

Hired to lead new application development team for Approve.Me product and all external application development (web and native mobile). Created new team from ground-up with goal of modernizing architecture focused on performance, adaptability, and shortened time to market. Remotely leading both local team in our main office (Draper, UT) and remotes distributed across USA. Implemented Agile scrum process to deliver new fully functional architecture in 3 months. (Approve.Me has grown to be the largest online revenue generating pipeline for Progressive Leasing.) Exponential business, application and team growth showcased with success of spin-off teams, leadership development, and technical growth of team members. Continued focus on developing team members ranging from fresh out-of-school developers to experienced team members preparing for leadership roles. Team size averaging 20 members. Technologies leveraged: Javascript (AngularJS, NodeJS), Nginx on CentOS (Linux) administration and configuration, ServiceStack web services integration, change control/version control management (Jenkins, Github, Bitbucket, Git).

Vice President, Software Engineering, Quicken Loans, Detroit, MI - 2012 - 2013

Principal leader for enterprise-wide application development including loan origination system of record, banking interface, document workflow, business logic services, web application and native mobile development. Skilled in Agile methodologies having led engineering transition from waterfall to scrum-based project management. Successfully pioneered real-time staff augmentation to meet rapidly growing business needs and aggressive deadlines. Focused on modernizing enterprise application architecture and unifying development process across diverse technology topology including Microsoft .Net, Progress 4GL, PHP, client web and native mobile platforms. Team size: 160+ Application Developers, Software Engineers, User Experience Architects and Software Architects.

Director, Software Engineering, Quicken Loans, Detroit, MI - 2010 - 2012

Responsible for direction of all online property development, including e-commerce websites (QuickenLoans.com, MyQuickenLoans.com, RockFinancial,com, OneReverseMortgage.com, etc.), business-to-business portals and native mobile application development for iOS and Android Devices. Facilitated technology leadership training and roundtable discussions. Developed and mentored first time team leaders and, in turn, their teams. Consult Quicken Loans and family of companies regarding bleeding edge technologies and investment opportunities. Guided startups and incubator companies during business development and implementation, focused on web, e-commerce, social, and mobile strategies. Honored with Gilbert Award for Exceptional Performance in a Leadership Role. Team size: 50+ Software Engineers, Application Developers, and User Experience Architects.

Senior Team Leader, Quicken Loans, Livonia, MI - 2007-2010

Led all online property development, including QuickenLoans.com, RockFinancial,com, Quizzle.com, OneReverseMortgage.com, 30YearFixed.com, HomeHighlighter.QuickenLoans.com, and others. Fostered team growth by mentoring individual team members and combining their unique talents and approaches to team projects. Reduced average development time for complex enterprise websites from 6 months to less than 4 weeks by implementing an internally engineered second-generation object oriented development framework. Focused on Team Development and Leadership: Career Planning and Development, Technical Mentoring, Project Management, Hiring, Skills Evaluation. Technologies and skills leveraged: PHP 5, XHTML/HTML, CSS, ECMA/JavaScript, XSLT, Adobe Photoshop. Team size: 20+ Software Engineers.

Team Leader - Software Engineering, Quicken Loans, Livonia, MI - 2005-2007

Built a new Web Interaction Team from the ground up by seeking talent within the company and recruiting energetic and driven individuals externally. Led the development of a unique object-oriented, MVC-based PHP 5 framework to prepare for the future needs of the business. Work directly with business analysts, marketing project managers, and engineering teams to understand business needs and deliver innovative solutions. Technologies and skills leveraged: PHP 4/PHP 5, XHTML/HTML, CSS, ECMA/JavaScript, XSLT, Adobe Photoshop. Team Development and Leadership: Career Planning and Development, Technical Mentoring, Project Management, Hiring, Skills Evaluation. Team size: 12 Web Developers.

Team Captain - Software Engineering, Quicken Loans, Livonia, MI - 2004-2005

Led a small team of dedicated engineers and designers, delivering new solutions in record time by leveraging our first-generation in-house PHP 4 framework. Developed flexible, reusable application modules to allow for rapid application development to meet the needs of the evolving financial landscape. Technologies and skills leveraged: PHP 4, XHTML, CSS, ECMA/JavaScript, XSLT, Adobe Photoshop. Team Development: Resource Evaluation, Hiring, Performance Coaching, Technical Mentoring, Project Management. Team size: 7 Web Developers.

Senior Web Interaction Engineer, Quicken Loans, Livonia, MI - 2001-2004

Engineered XSLT/XML template system and implemented new website with complete online loan application process within the ambitious two month timeline. Worked closely with business logic engineers and marketing analysts to develop new solutions on a daily basis. Responsible for final web design and all user interface development. Technologies and skills leveraged: XSLT, HTML, CSS, Javascript, Photoshop, Technical Project Management, Technical Mentoring.

Web Interaction Engineer, Quicken Loans, Livonia, MI/Intuit Inc., Mountain View, CA - 1999-2001

Primary web designer and developer for QuickenLoans.com (replacing both RockLoans.com and QuickenMortgage.com). Utilized automated Visual Basic template application with ASP and COM/DCOM logic system which was later migrated to a BEA WebLogic enterprise application. Responsible for all interface development and implementation. Additional technologies and skills leveraged: ASP, HTML, JavaScript, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator.

Web Developer, Aquent, Southfield, MI - 1998-1999

Contracted to Rock Financial to develop first online mortgage application in US: RockLoans.com. Responsible for all design and interface development. Prototypes developed using Cold Fusion, implemented solution using Progress WebSpeed. Additional technologies and skills leveraged: Perl, HTML, JavaScript, Solaris system administration, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator.

Web Developer, AKA Detroit, Detroit, MI - 1997-1998

Responsible for advanced HTML layout and markup and Macromedia Director interactive development. Contributed to design and planning. Clients included ArtServ Michigan, Detroit Opera Theater, Michigan Opera House, Detroit Institute of Arts, On-Line Exchange, WomenBiz.com and other Detroit-area businesses. Technologies and skills leveraged: Perl, HTML, Macromedia Director, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator.

Education

Wayne State University, Detroit, MI - BFA - Interdisciplinary Electronic Art, 2008

Skills

15 years of enterprise leadership experience focusing on team development. Proficiency in standards-based web development and semantic markup using HTML, CSS/CSS Preprocessors, JavaScript (including Angular & NodeJS), XSLT. Experienced PHP developer using object oriented methodologies and modern framework concepts. Linux system administrations and maintenance including Apache, Nginx, and application servers. Functional understanding of networking and systems infrastructure. Release automation manangement and Continuous Integration using Jenkins, Capistrano, Grunt, Gulp, NPM and Yarn. Unit Testing using Mocha and Karma. Advanced Photoshop and related software skills. Passion for new technology, respect for old technology and general geekiness for anything that crunches ones and zeroes.