Product Operations

Usman Ahmad

Project Manager

  • Austin, Texas
  • BS, Computer Science, The University of Texas at Austin
  • 22
    Years of Experience

Professional Bio

USA
Austin, Texas

Technology Expertise

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    Advanced
  • Intermediate label
    Intermediate
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Employment History

FullStack Labs June 2021 - Present

Project Manager

Crossover for Work June 2016 - June 2021

Global Team Manager

  • Improved team productivity by 35% by helping leaders (SVPs, VPs, line managers) improve their processes, management, and leadership skills.
  • Assisted managers in goal setting, creating the right metrics, and helping them execute their weekly, monthly, and quarterly plans.
  • Received an “Abacus” award for outstanding results in customer satisfaction, productivity improvements, and cost savings.
Linaro April 2011 - March 2016

Project Manager

  • Managed key member projects with special focus on open source enablement and upstreaming of ARM based SOCs.
  • Gained hands on experience with HiKey and Samsung Origen boards. Successfully built Debian and Android images and performed testing duties during critical release phases.
  • Performed Agile coaching for Linaro member engineers, product owners, and team leads, including facilitation of training, plans, and coaching individuals and teams on various ceremonies and technical skills related to agile development.

Mentor Graphics October 2010 - March 2011

Engineering Manager

  • Worked closely with internal sales and marketing, technical leads, key customers and partners on several projects.
  • Held full accountability of engineering deliverables, effective communication, training, process improvement, and staffing.
  • Supported the development of RFP responses, technical presentations and project estimates. Also worked in the role of a product manager for platform enablement efforts.
Palmchip December 2007 - July 2010

Director of Software Engineering

  • Managed an engineering team of 30+ people with diverse technical expertise in embedded software development, network protocols and security, Telecom, Web 2.0, and content management systems.
  • Performed project manager duties for multiple projects in different domains. Involved in resource and budget planning, strategic R&D, maintaining overall vision of the organization, and helping sales with new opportunities.
  • Worked very closely with customers on their product planning, requirements, and launch.
Freescale Conductor June 2000 - November 2007

Product Engineering Manager

  • Managed and completed all phases of engineering and product delivery to end customers on time within scope, schedule and approved budget.
  • Inspired motivation and teamwork when providing technical direction and assistance to engineering aides pertaining to codes, standards, and design specifications.
  • Ensured communication across subprojects and gain commitments from project managers to achieve the overall project objectives.
Pervasive Software June 1999 - December 1999

Software Engineer

  • Worked on their database engine as a primary tester of their translation libraries in JAVA testing framework.
  • Wrote and modified new and existing database functions. Helped the group with transporting and testing their new database engine into Palm III, using Palm Emulator for these purposes.
  • Designed and modified the JAVA testing framework to support more functionality. Transported the entire framework from Java to C.
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Employment History

FullStack Labs June 2021 - Present

Project Manager

Crossover for Work June 2016 - June 2021

Global Team Manager

  • Improved team productivity by 35% by helping leaders (SVPs, VPs, line managers) improve their processes, management, and leadership skills.
  • Assisted managers in goal setting, creating the right metrics, and helping them execute their weekly, monthly, and quarterly plans.
  • Received an “Abacus” award for outstanding results in customer satisfaction, productivity improvements, and cost savings.
Linaro April 2011 - March 2016

Project Manager

  • Managed key member projects with special focus on open source enablement and upstreaming of ARM based SOCs.
  • Gained hands on experience with HiKey and Samsung Origen boards. Successfully built Debian and Android images and performed testing duties during critical release phases.
  • Performed Agile coaching for Linaro member engineers, product owners, and team leads, including facilitation of training, plans, and coaching individuals and teams on various ceremonies and technical skills related to agile development.

Mentor Graphics October 2010 - March 2011

Engineering Manager

  • Worked closely with internal sales and marketing, technical leads, key customers and partners on several projects.
  • Held full accountability of engineering deliverables, effective communication, training, process improvement, and staffing.
  • Supported the development of RFP responses, technical presentations and project estimates. Also worked in the role of a product manager for platform enablement efforts.
Palmchip December 2007 - July 2010

Director of Software Engineering

  • Managed an engineering team of 30+ people with diverse technical expertise in embedded software development, network protocols and security, Telecom, Web 2.0, and content management systems.
  • Performed project manager duties for multiple projects in different domains. Involved in resource and budget planning, strategic R&D, maintaining overall vision of the organization, and helping sales with new opportunities.
  • Worked very closely with customers on their product planning, requirements, and launch.
Freescale Conductor June 2000 - November 2007

Product Engineering Manager

  • Managed and completed all phases of engineering and product delivery to end customers on time within scope, schedule and approved budget.
  • Inspired motivation and teamwork when providing technical direction and assistance to engineering aides pertaining to codes, standards, and design specifications.
  • Ensured communication across subprojects and gain commitments from project managers to achieve the overall project objectives.