Raffi Simonian
Department: UCLA Office of Information Technology

I have been involved in the technology field for the past 30 years. I started my career at Bechtel Corporation as a software engineer and has led large and small groups of software developers at such companies as SQRiBE Technologies (later acquired by Oracle), The Walt Disney Company, Candle Corporation (later acquired by IBM), DeskTalk (later acquired by HP), SeeBeyond (later acquired by Sun Microsystems) and Xdrive (later acquired by AOL). My IT management experience includes software development manager roles since 1994; Senior Manager at AOL; Director of Software Development at AOL; Director of QA at The Walt Disney Company; VP of eCommerce at CyberDefender and several Project Manager roles at Hewlett Packard, DirecTV and others. I am currently a Senior IT Proejct Manager/Senior BA at UCLA's Office for Research Information Systems.

I have taught software programming courses at CSUN and UCLA since 1987. I have also done software consulting and training at Northrop Grumman, UCLA, Paramount Pictures, Logistics Latin America and Snaag. I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Math/Computer Science from UCLA and an Executive MBA from Pepperdine University.