Mark D Rushton

Problem Solver

I'm a father, project manager and problem solver living in the absurd city of San Francisco. My trajectory has taken me from developer to project manager and back again a multitude of times. My greatest successes emerge when solving complex problems and leading teams to create amazing things. If I'm surrounded by inspired and funny people who are passionate about solving problems, I'm a happy camper.



  • February 2015 - Present


    Scrum Master / Software Project Manager

    At Sungevity, I am currently the Scrum Master for 3 cross functional teams, and Agile Coach for 2 additional teams. Along with ensuring the teams are high performing and unblocked, I work closely with the business and product managers, coaching them in creating INVEST epics and user stories. I also lead and oversaw the migration of many disparate systems to the Atlassian suite (Jira/Confluence/Hipchat), improving transparency and productivity throughout the organization.

    Management: Scrum, Kanban, Process Improvement
    Technologies: Scala, Angular, Salesforce, Jira, Confluence, Lucidchart, Jenkins, Git, AWS

  • 2013 - 2015

    Sony Mobile

    Software Project Manager (Mobile)

    At Sony Mobile, I managed projects involving the launch of Sony Xperia phones into the US market. I worked seamlesslywith everyone from clients, to upper management to developers, and coordinated teams in Sweden, China, Japan, and the US to align hardware release schedules, regulatory compliance, internal stakeholders, and customer expectations.

    Management: Agile, Waterfall, Kanban, Distributed Teams
    Technologies: Mobile Phones, Android, Java, Wiki, Jenkins, MS Office/Project, Rational ClearQuest, SharePoint

  • 2012 - 2013

    General Things, Inc.

    Agile Project Manager

    As an Agile Project Manager, I was responsible for building, mentoring, and leading multiple cross-functional Scrum teams in a client services environment. Once Scrum Master certified, I lead the pilot of Scrum, along with Jira/Confluence, eventually implementing it for all development teams.

    Management: Scrum, Client Services, Process Improvement
    Technologies: Ruby/Rails, AWS, Javascript, Angular, Jira, Confluence, Google Docs, Lucidchart

  • Watts Radiant (5 Years)

    Engineering Manager

  • Watts Radiant (2 Years)

    Software Developer

  • Freelance (4 Years)

    Software Developer / Designer

  • Black & Veatch (3 Years)

    Software Developer / Intern


  • Missouri University of Science and Technology

    Master of Science - Systems Engineering

  • Missouri State University

    Bachelor of Science - Mathematics and Computer Science

  • Project Management Professional (PMP)

    Project Management Institute

  • Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP)

    Project Management Institute

  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM)

    Scrum Alliance

Professional Skills

  • Project Management
  • SDLC
  • Agile
  • Leadership
  • Team Building
  • Process Improvement

Technical Skills

  • Jira / Confluence
  • Javascript
  • SQL
  • TDD / BDD
  • HTML5 / CSS
  • Git


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