Senior Product Owner


Kenny Carlile

Acquia, Inc.

Senior Product Owner, Product Operations
June 2018 – current; promoted to senior-level Product Owner July 2020

  • Lead up to three teams simultaneously for Acquia's Cloud Web tier supporting Apache, PHP, Kubernetes, Git, Drush, New Relic, email service, including Acquia’s Next Generation product.
  • Prioritize work based on balancing product needs and stakeholder desires.
  • Provide detailed metrics and sprint reports (Jira/JQL, Google Sheets and charts, etc.).
  • Provide Product Owner leadership across teams and train new Product Owners.
  • Build tools and develop standards to streamline operations and enable Product Owners, Product Managers.

Technical Architect, Program Manager in Professional Services, Continuous Delivery
November 2015 – June 2018

  • In addition to Technical Architect role (see below), provide additional Program Manager duties on multiple accounts including monthly sprint reports on reporting in quarterly vendor review meetings.
  • Drive customer success through project management and technical leadership. Lead grooming and sprint planning meetings as well as provide guidance in Agile/Scrum methodologies.
  • Balance sprint deadlines, developer capacity, customer needs and expectations, and release cycles.
  • Coordinate with Account Manager (AM) and Technical Account Manager (TAM) role on strategic initiatives.

Technical Architect in Professional Services, Continuous Delivery
October 2014 – November 2015

  • Lead development teams in best practices and solutions design throughout long-term Drupal projects.
  • Review and merge developer-submitted pull requests in GitHub as well as performing multi-tier code deployments in both single-site Acquia Cloud Hosting and multi-site Acquia Site Factory environments.
  • Establish and maintain best practices with regard to Git branching strategies and development processes within multi-team projects.
  • Provide technical expertise and guidance in sprint grooming and sprint planning meetings with customers as well as daily scrum meetings with developers.
  • Contribute as part of an eight-person team to revise the Acquia Certified Developer exam and create the Acquia Certified Drupal Site Builder exam.

Tektronix, Inc.

Web Architect & Operations Manager in Digital Marketing
September 2014 – October 2014; promoted, but already being recruited by Acquia

  • Continue to perform previous job functions as Digital Solutions Architect/Developer as well (listed below).
  • Manage day-to-day operations of, lead team in solving technical problems, and architect solutions for and operational tools.
  • Ensure the Web Operations’ systems and processes are operating efficiently to optimize the business.
  • Triage issues and manage technical resources for projects and operational work.

Digital Solutions Architect/Developer in Digital Marketing
January 2012 – September 2014

  • Continued to perform previous job functions as Web Marketing Technologist as well (listed below).
  • Architect and develop solutions to support corporate information architecture and digital marketing.
  • Support corporate site’s Drupal framework with configuration, theming, and custom module development.
  • Spearhead technical efforts to migrate regional translated static sites into Drupal platform through export and import processing of XLIFF files with XSLT, Java, Python, C#, and Windows shell scripting.
  • Develop tools and architect solutions to support the needs of marketing and related departments.
  • Present technical overview and education program to non-technical and technical individuals.
  • Administrate and support of multiple systems including technical support team’s click-to-chat tool, technical request ticketing system, and Subversion.

Web Marketing Technologist in Digital Marketing
December 2009 – January 2012

  • Perform research and development for web technologies to support
  • Act as technical lead for the web design team in corporate Drupal implementation.
  • Provide technical expertise to aid discussion whenever possible, acting as a liaison between technical and non-technical individuals.

Web Producer in Digital Marketing - Contractor
January 2008 – December 2009

  • Produce multilingual web marketing campaigns including emails, landing pages, and forms.
  • Maintain and enhance, including site redesigns in multiple regions worldwide.
  • Work with internal customers to provide an effective marketing message to external customers in order to promote sales, support, and other business functions.
  • Ensure quality through the use and development of tools, standards, processes, and documentation.

WebMD Health Services

Web Developer - Contractor
June 2007 - December 2007

  • Customize implementations of the WebMD solution for employers and health plan sponsors, including inbound and outbound single-sign-on (SSO) with third parties, data exports for reporting and data transform purposes, and enhancement of existing functionality of WebMD platform.
  • Work both directly with clients (benefits providers and employers) and through account management.

Freelance at Western Skies Web Design

Web Designer/Developer - Contractor
April 2006 – March 2007

  • Design and implement web sites, logos, and marketing materials for small businesses.

Selectron Technologies, Inc.

Software Development Engineer
April 2006 – March 2007

  • Develop and implement new solutions for customers as well as enhancements and support for existing installations.
  • Create procedures and tools for automating repetitive processes throughout development and deployment cycle.
  • Projects include both IVR (Interactive Voice Response) and web-based tools for construction permitting and utility billing systems for local governments, both city and county, throughout the country.

Windsor Solutions, Inc.

Software Developer
April 2006 – March 2007

  • Design and develop software solutions for both desktop and web-based environments. Involved in requirements gathering and analysis, legacy software maintenance, database development, user-interface design and development.
  • Work through project manager as well as directly with client, both in small teams and individually.
  • Projects included environmental systems for local and state governments throughout the country.

Click Commerce, Inc. (formerly Webridge, Inc.)

Web Developer
April 2004 – November 2004

  • Configure and deploy web-based workflow systems for the medical research community. Involved in all aspects of project implementation, including planning, development, testing, and training.
  • Develop solutions within a proprietary framework based on .NET, JScript, XML, and SQL Server.


Western Oregon University 2000-2004

  • BS in Computer Science (dual focus in Software Engineering and Networking), Music minor
  • Received Computer Science Department Student Recognition Award

Central Oregon Community College 1998-2000



Web Development

PHP, HTML/XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, Drupal 6-9 (configuration, theming, module development), WordPress 2 & 3, C#, ASP.NET, Visual Basic .NET

Desktop Programming/Scripting

Java, C#, Visual Basic .NET, Visual Basic 6, .NET Winforms, Python, Perl


MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Access, XML, XLIFF, data modeling, and content type definition


Atlassian Jira/JQL, Atlassian Confluence, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Visio), Google G-Suite Apps (Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drawings), Apple Final Cut Pro, Apple Motion, Avid ProTools, Reason Studios (Propellerhead) Reason

Version Control

Git, GitHub, Subversion, MS Visual Source Safe, CVS

Operating Systems

Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, Unix/Linux


Unique ability to communicate with both technical and non-technical teammates. Skilled in use of analogy and abstraction to convey concepts. Outgoing personality with strong listening skills that cater to a customer-centric environment.


Architects technical solutions to meet business needs while maintaining engineering integrity and best practices. Experienced in Object-Oriented Design methodologies as well as data modeling and abstraction.


Artistic and musical experience provide a solid foundation for aesthetic considerations in design. Unique balance of technical knowledge combined with artistic approach.


Tektronix Inspire Reward – The Best Team Wins

August 5, 2013 – Awarded by Tim Peck, director of digital marketing

Tektronix Inspire Reward – The Best Team Wins

December 6, 2013 – Awarded by Dinesh Arora, developer in Internet Technology Solutions

Tektronix Technical Excellence Award for Continuous Improvement – Nomination

January 13, 2014 – Nominated, as part of a 3-person team, by Tim Peck, director of digital marketing


Available upon request: references, recognition and award details, and prior work history. Profile

GitHub Profile

Acquia Certification Registry: Kenny Carlile

Scrum Alliance Certification