Max Zelenov

Technical Project Manager/Product Owner (Engineering)


Experienced Director of Software Development with an established history of working in the computer software industry. Skilled in Project Management, Cloud Solutions (cloud-native Enterprise Applications), Enterprise Software, Enterprise Architecture, and Storage. Strong project management professional capable of running all aspects of a large software offering.

Selected Skills

Software Development * Agile Methodologies * Agile Project Management *  Enterprise Architecture * Requirements Analysis * Scrum * Cloud Applications * CI/CD * Microsoft Azure * Software as a Service (SaaS) * SDLC * JIRA * .NET Framework * Balsamiq * PowerShell * C# * Cloud Security * Cloud Applications * DevOps * Cloud Storage * Confluence * Information Security * Virtualization * Disaster Recovery * Storage * Data Center * Product Management * IT Management * SOA * Start-ups * vmWare * GDPR * Privacy Compliance * Privacy Regulations * Data Privacy * Version One

Quest Software

Director Software Development
November 2016 – August 2018
Reston, VA
(DELL Software acquired by Francisco Partners)

Leading agile engineering team building cloud-native SaaS web and storage systems.

Responsible for bringing a fully-fledged cloud-native SaaS product (Quest QuorePortal) from inception to production release in under a year.

In charge of all stages of a SaaS product delivery pipeline from requirements to architecture, to implementation, to RTM and support.

Running a team developing company’s leading SaaS offering employing the latest cloud technologies on Azure such as Service Fabric (microservices), Service Bus (topics and subscriptions), Cosmos DB, Azure Table Storage, Redis, KeyVault.

Other areas of expertise: GDPR compliance and privacy, DevSecOps, QA management, UX.

Day-to-day responsibilities

  • Working with project stakeholders to plan and execute projects
  • Creating and maintaining product specifications
  • Team direction and resource management

Product Development Senior Manager
February 2012 – November 2016
Reston, VA
(AppAssure Software acquired by DELL)

Managing an agile development team building cloud-native web and storage systems.

Areas of impact

  • Software development process control
  • Release management
  • Providing teams with guidance and expertise for solving technical and software development issues
  • Managing relationships with Support, QA, Product management and Sales organizations
  • Interfacing with project stakeholders
  • Team direction and resource management and staffing
  • Project scoping and planning
  • Creating and maintaining product specifications

AppAssure Software

Principal member of a startup’s core team.
June 2006 – February 2012
Reston, VA

One of the first employees and a principal contributor to the startup’s success and eventual acquisition by DELL

Fundamentally contributed to all aspects of startup’s success including forming the initial idea of application-aware data protection, overall product architecture, running development teams, documentation, marketing, product support and product management

Following successful growth of the company focused on running Development full time up to the moment of acquisition.

Senior IT Engineer
May 2005 – July 2006
Herndon, VA

Worked as IT engineer for a financial software company.
Mantas was acquired by Oracle in October of 2006

Symantec / Veritas
Sr Systems Analyst
July 2003 – January 2005
Herndon, VA

Precise Software Solutions
IT Manager
September 2001 – July 2003
Reston, VA

IT Manager
December 1998 – September 2001
Reston, VA


National University of Science and Technology “MISIS” (Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys)
Master’s Degree, Process automation · (1992 – 1998)