Jeffrey W. Barlow - ALM Services
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Jeffrey W. Barlow

Jeff Barlow is a principal of the leadership team at ALM Services. He is a software architect and manager with 30 years experience in applications and systems. Jeff specializes in DevOps disciplines including development, configuration and change management, build and release management, continuous integration, automated testing, automated delivery, and operations.

 

One of the principals of ALM Services, Jeff has extensive expertise in deployment, configuration, process tailoring and automation of IBM Rational (formerly Telelogic) Synergy, Change, and DOORS as well as RTC/Jazz, and UrbanCode Build, Deploy, and Release applications and integrations, and related competitive and open source equivalent tools. He is known for his ability to drive development organizations to achieve measurable gains in efficiency, accuracy, quality, and timeliness of software and systems project delivery using application lifecycle management and continuous delivery tooling and processes.

“That’s been one of my mantras—focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex; you have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple.”  —Steve Jobs

CAREER MILESTONES

INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT – Based in Houston, Texas

  • In high demand, leading and acting as solution architect for application lifecycle management and DevOps projects.
  • Focused on full stack automated deployments with cloud provisioning for multiple customers.

IBM – Based in Houston, Texas
Managing Consultant

  • Consulted IBM customers in North and South America and Asia, enabling them to significantly increase efficiency and quality through continuous process improvement with application lifecycle management and deployment tools.

TELELOGIC – Based in Houston, Texas
Managing Consultant

  • Led Telelogic software and systems customers to achieve measurable gains in efficiency and quality by consulting to install, configure, tailor, and optimize their use of application lifecycle management tools.
  • Telelogic was acquired by IBM in 2008.

RELIANT ENERGY – Houston, Texas
IT Architect/Manager

  • Established enterprise change management and software configuration management thought leadership, policies, processes, tools, and teams for a major retailer, wholesaler, and generator of electric power.
  • Managed a team of 16 IT analysts and specialists.

ARKONA – Salt Lake City, UT
VP Technical Operations

  • Co-founder of this software development company.
  • Executive role for strategy and technical operations, obtaining venture funding, business development, and pilot customer relations.
  • Managed software engineering support disciplines and staff, including engineering support tools, quality assurance, documentation, and infrastructure.
  • Grew company from four to over 50 employees, leading to acquisition by a larger company.

WESCOR – Logan, UT
Engineering Services

  • Member of R&D team for new medical and scientific laboratory instruments.
  • Drove adoption of PCs and networking, computer-aided system engineering, manufacturing tools and processes.
  • Responsible for production MRP integration with engineering data and engineering change management processes.

CERTIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

  • Software development and configuration management including issue/bug, change, development, build, test, and release management processes and tools.
  • DevOps automated integration, build and deployment processes and tools.
  • Systems engineering.
  • IT architecture and management.
  • Multiple operating systems including Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, and UNIX variants.
  • Release process management for packaged applications including SAP TMS.
  • Scripting and programming including Perl, UNIX shell, Java, Groovy, JavaScript, Bean Scripting Framework, Visual Basic, C, C++, Objective C.
  • Relational database installation, configuration, tuning, querying, and reporting.

EDUCATION

Utah State University, Logan Utah — BS Production/Operations Management