Cory Madden

About

A Product Manager proficient in modern web technologies, communication, and problem solving. With 7+ years of experience in higher education, I have a keen understanding of creating comprehensive, scalable, and globalized products. Highly advanced at turning technical jargon into easy-to-understand concepts. I have a customer-first attitude that helps me prioritize customer needs to deliver a product that achieves their goals.

Education

  • California State University, Fullerton Class of 2017
    Master of Science, Information Technology
  • California State University, Channel Islands Class of 2015
    Bachelor of Science, Information Technology

Experience

Product Manager

Present – 2022, Modern Campus

  • Drive CMS product and business-planning process by collaborating cross-functionally across multiple teams
  • Recommend new product ideas and strategize appropriate go-to-market plans
  • Assess competitor offerings and determine opportunities for differentiation
  • Analyze product requirements and develop appropriate goals to ensure they're successfully achieved
  • Utilize agile methodologies to develop and implement release timelines

Associate Product Manager

2022, Modern Campus

  • Reviewed, analyzed, and evaluated software systems and user needs
  • Understood the competitive landscape by researching competing vendors' strengths, weaknesses, and documenting market opportunities
  • Interpreted, evaluated, and interrelated research data into strategic decision-making
  • Planned and coordinated the development of primary/secondary market research studies to assess customer needs and evaluate solutions
  • Worked with technical writers to ensure release notes and other product documentation was accurate and completed

Senior Software Developer – Front End

2022 – 2021, Modern Campus

  • Mentored and trained new developers on company development standards
  • Completed highly-visible product enhancements that aligned with company strategic goals and customer needs
  • Peer reviewed code and provided feedback for improvements
  • Improved the build process around one of the main company product lines

Front End Web Developer

2021 – 2019, Modern Campus (formerly OmniUpdate)

  • Developed cross-browser, cross-platform, and cross-device enterprise applications using advanced CSS, HTML, and JavaScript
  • Contributed to main company product and UI/UX specifications
  • Created and brought new product lines to fruition that align with company strategic goals
  • Wrote code with an accessibility-first mindset

Web Developer – Team Lead

2019 – 2016, OmniUpdate

  • Supervise the team’s progress and quality of delivered product on all assigned projects
  • Execute minor code reviews to adjust and correct code as projects progress
  • Develop and maintain effective management skills including the ongoing mentoring of team members
  • Provide creative ideas to the team on how to create the best user experience
  • Build custom web templates using XML, XSLT3, CSS, HTML5, PHP and C#

Web Developer

2016 – 2015, OmniUpdate

  • Build custom web templates using XML, XSLT3, CSS, HTML5, PHP and C#
  • Architect code structure when needed and planning template layouts
  • Debug and fix inconsistencies in CSS, Javascript, and other applicable languages
  • All of the above for concurrent projects through appraisal of project schedules and resource requirements
  • Focus on detail and writing clean, standards compliant code

Customer Support Technician

2015, OmniUpdate

  • Provided customer service support via email and phone in a timely and courteous manner
  • Executed the activation and set up of features and sub feature sets per client request
  • Used XML, XSL, HTML, CSS, JavaScript (jQuery), AJAX, and other web programming languages to accomplish tasks
  • Used effective writing, verbal, and presentation skills in composing written materials, responding to emails, and regular interaction to solve work related problems and concerns

Web Services Student Assistant

2015 – 2014, CSU, Channel Islands

  • Created, maintained and managed web pages for various administrative and academic areas
  • Helped reconstruct University web pages from fixed width design to responsive design
  • Follow Section 508 for accessibility and usability for web pages created
  • Use CSS to style web pages for cross browser use
  • Converted content into appropriate formats such as HTML or PDF