J. Douglas Donohoe
Winnetka, IL ● ddresume (at) donohoe.info
Accomplished, visionary software developer with 20 years of startup and Fortune 500 business experience in high tech, financial, enterprise software and entertainment software.
Experience and Skills
Experienced in designing and delivering high-quality, enterprise class internet software applications.
Broad business experience.
Track record of productivity improvements, team building, successful management and delivering customer success.
Strong software development experience, with deep and current technical expertise.
1990 B.S. (summa cum laude) in Computer Science from Denison University, Granville, Ohio. Graduated 3 rd in the class.
Married. Interests include snowboarding, running, travel, digital video and photography, flying (licensed private pilot).
Firm58. Chicago, IL 5/2010 – Present
Vice President of Engineering of ten-person team in a small SAAS (software-as-a-service) financial industry startup. Revitalized a struggling development team: Introduced modern developer tools such as IntelliJ, Subversion, Confluence (wiki), Crucible (code-review), Maven (builds) and TeamCity (build automation); emphasized test driven development; and instituted agile and rapid development practices. Drove implementation of architectural features and company processes to quickly diagnose and resolve production client issues. Very hands-on, working on development environment tools and processes, technical architecture, and software best practices.
Orba Nova LLC. Minnetonka, Minnesota 10/2008 – 4/2010
Principal Engineer at a private hedge fund investing exclusively via its proprietary high frequency software. Joined as employee #1, reporting to the founder/owner. Starting from a blank slate, instituted a modern test-driven development process using a wiki for documentation, tools such as subversion and IntelliJ and liberal use of open-source frameworks/tools such as Ubuntu, Groovy, JRuby, Spring, Hibernate, MySQL, EasyMock and JFreeChart. Built every major piece of the production system: a market-data recorder capable of efficiently recording over a billion messages a day (e.g., bid/ask quotes and trade ticks) from 14 data feeds; a complete order management system capable of executing thousands of orders a day with millisecond timing; algorithm development framework capable of replaying any day from the market; a graphing tool for visualizing market data, performance data and order data; and automated processes for all repetitive or manual tasks (e.g., backup, data transfer and data transformation).
Ingenix. Eden Prairie, Minnesota 10/2006 – 12/2007
Sr. Director of Engineering of team responsible for 20+ applications used by the Anti-Fraud and Recovery Services division of Ingenix (an $87 million business). Managed analyst, development, quality assurance, and support team comprised of 35+ onshore and offshore staff. Successfully innovations: application portfolio management practices; wiki for company-wide communication; and instituted an agile development process.
Donohoe Digital LLC (www.donohoedigital.com). Castle Rock, Colorado Full Time 9/2001 – 10/2006, Ongoing Part Time
President & Founder. Profitable computer game developer - specializing in computer versions of poker and strategy games. 1 st game, War! Age of Imperialism, was awarded a Bronze Medal in the 2003 Readers Choice Awards by Wargamer.com and was a finalist in the 2005 Independent Games Festival. 2 nd game, DD Tournament Poker was first-to-market for no-limit hold 'em tournament poker software, selling over 160,000 copies (to lead the market). Received Editor’s Choice awards from PC Magazine and GameZone.com and an Excellent rating from PC Gamer.
Blue Martini Software. San Mateo, California 11/1998 – 9/2001
Vice President of Technology and Chief Architect. Joined Blue Martini as employee #12. Architected Blue Martini’s world-class enterprise software architecture from the ground up. Recruited the engineering, release and documentation teams. Coded significant portions of the core infrastructure. Successfully managed Blue Martini’s first three major product releases, resulting in revenues after three years of over $132 million. Formed R&D unit, created intellectual property policies, managed patent applications and contributed as key member of corporate strategy and business development teams (including mergers and acquisitions).
Netscape Communications Corporation. Mountain View, California 11/1996 – 10/1998
Chief Architect for Netscape’s CommerceXpert suite of internet commerce products. Designed and coded multi-tier architecture for rapidly building scalable, internationalized, customizable web-based enterprise applications. Senior development manager of 15 people across three teams: architecture, application administration and build/release. Successfully delivered five major product releases that generated $35 million in annual revenue.
Emerge Consulting, Inc. Palo Alto, California 1/1996 – 10/1996
Chief Technology Officer of startup focused on internet commerce and internet business consulting. Researched and developed expertise in electronic commerce issues such as security, payment methods and advertising. Interviewed for electronic commerce articles appearing in The Wall Street Journal, Atlanta Journal Constitution and Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Andersen Consulting LLP (now known as Accenture). Palo Alto, California 9/1990 – 1/1996
Technical Manager. Various professional enterprise software consulting engagements. At Netscape, created Sales Leads Tracking System that improved efficiency 20% to 25%, resulting in an increase in revenue of $1 million in the first month alone. Also created Netscape General Store (one of the very first on-line stores, generating 1000’s of orders a day and over a $1 million a month in revenue). Other U.S. and international engagements: DFS (five-year strategy), Elis (textile company in Paris, France), Sun Microsystems, AT&T (in New Jersey and Germany), Halliburton and Elektronische Borse Schweiz (electronic stock exchange in Zurich, Switzerland).