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Charlie Elsner

Scrum Master / Agile Coach


  • Name: Charlie Elsner
  • Email: charlieelsner116@gmail.com
  • Phone: (713) - 817-4807
  • Date of birth: 24 June
  • Address: Seabrook, Texas USA.
  • Nationality: United States

Professional Profile

Senior Certified Agile Scrum Master for geo-distributed innovation full stack dev teams (Invesco). Experienced Agile Process Owner, trainer and coach for a large multinational financial enterprise. Developer of pragmatic processes to create/mentor agile scrum teams and agile programs, 5 Agile certificates. Section manager Lockheed Martin-complex Space Station modeling software development efforts for NASA Mission Control Center. Boeing Military Airplanes Software R&D. Enthusiast in aviation, automation testing, design thinking, lean startup, Chatbot tech

Open my Resume...


Some skills are natural, some have been hard earned...

Please consider the following skills categories and associated skill levels. PMP, CSM, CSP, SA, SPC, ACP, BS CS.

Agile Coaching

Expert, 5+ years

Software/Program Mgmt

Expert, 10+ years

Scrum Master, PO

Advanced, 4+ years

Full Stack Dev

Entry, 2 years


My strengths are in software development endeavours, focused on design thinking, lean startup methods.

  • Agile (Scrum/Kanban) Coaching
  • Agile Team/Program curriculum development
  • Agile startup workshop facilitation
  • Enterprise Architecture adoption
  • Scrum Master
  • Web Tester
  • Scaled Agile Framework
  • Startup Way
  • Story Mapping Event Facilitation
  • Jira/Rally Administrator
  • All Atlassian Products
  • Video Editing

Technical Skills

My Head and Heart are all about coaching teams and organizations on their journey of adopting agile values and principles. But recently I have shifted focus to Product Management - or Building software solutions that people want to use.

Agile Coaching Experience
Managing Development Teams
Full Stack (soon to attend Bootcamp)


Senior Tech Leader who keeps hands dirty in code dev...

The following are companies I have partnered with.


Principle Innovations Analyst

2000 - 2021
Leading fast feedback innovation remote development teams as Scrum Master. Products include public-facing Google Assistant Invesco Bot (“hey Google, talk to Invesco”), and number of internal facing web/mobile NLP Chabot solutions using open/inner source full stack (Java, NodeJS, Python, PostgreSQL, Redis, REST APIs, React Native, AWS and Google Cloud, Docker, Jenkins, Jira, Rally, Teams/Slack).
Lockheed Martin

Section Manager

1993 - 2000
Manager of two ISO 9001-compliant software development teams; ten complex space mission planning applications for the NASA International Space Station and Space Shuttle. Purview over .7 Million lines of code; 38 software practitioners; open systems & Oracle platform; Object oriented development methodologies; stringent configuration management, testing, deployment methods; Silver Snoopy Award.
Barrios Technology

Business Analyst

1991 - 1993
International Space Station mission controller, developing user requirements for Space Station operations; Served as the software requirements liaison; Trained for real-time Mission Support duty.
Boeing Military Airplanes

Engineer - Real Time Systems/Software

1986 - 1990
Boeing Company Representative to the Department of Defense Joint Integrated Avionics Working Group (JIAWG); Member of the Boeing Research and Engineering Technical Staff; Lead Engineer on the Software Technology for Adaptable, Reliable Systems (STARS) software reuse repository; Boeing representative to the 1989 “Chief Programmer” class by Harland Mills; Member of Independent Research & Development (IR&D) project to develop standards and guidelines for building reusable avionics software.


"The company that learns the fastest, wins!"

The following categories of learning represent the structured/certified or related studies certificates.

Program Mgmt and Agile focused


2013 - 2018
1) Scaled Agile Framework Program Consultant, SPC, Scaled Agile Academy; 2) SAFe Agilist (SA), Scaled Agile Academy 3) Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), Scrum Alliance 4) Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), Scrum Alliance 5) Project Management Professional (PMP 1397815), PMI 6) Agile Certified Professional (ACP), PMI; I have crafted corporate Enterprise Architecture and Agile (Agile foundations, SM, PO, Program, Agile Marketing) infographics, standards and related curriculum. I have personally trained >300 people, with training oversight of >600 staff.
Texas A&M University, College Station

BS Computer Science

1982 - 1986
I paid my way through school from working on campus and cooping with NASA Contractors, and Hong Kong, China Light and Power. You can't really do that anymore.
Udemy/Pluralsight Classes

Self Study Courses

2018 - 2021
Selenium Testing, MERN Stack, NLP Chatbot Development (Google Dialogflow), and I own/have read over 300 technical software/agile related Kindle books. Let me show you...


I look forward to connecting with you...

I will be pursuing a new situation July 2021 and will therefore be retooling from Jan-Jun 2021. I strongly welcome your input to help guide this important learning journey. I would love to show you my roadmap. The top level objectives include full stack immersion bootcamp, automated testing, complete my royalty-free, customizable agile curriculum package for use by next employer, free chatbot/NLP skills for prospective employer, and I plan to complete Private Pilot Ground School. In a nutshell, I am a T-Shaped, Passionate, High-Energy Servant Leader. During 2008-2019, I served on the Board of Directors (founder and president) for a philanthropic public (501c3) charity supporting under-resourced children and widows in India. I love my wife [chief product owner, she calls me the Chuck Norris of Scrum. Ha.] and my children.

Charlie Elsner
Seabrook, TX
United States.
+1 713 817 4807

Charlie Elsner