My name is Rosa Naranjo. I have a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. But, I have never had the pleasure of working as an electrical engineer. IBM hired me as a software developer right out of college.
I moved to Poughkeepsie, NY in 1991 as part of the Mainframe Service division, working on a OS/2 based prototype application for servicing a mainframe. The application was to run on the Portable IBM PS/2 P70.
In 1993, I moved to the birthplace of the PC: IBM complex in Boca Raton,FL. I joined the Engineering Software division of the then PC Company, later to become the IBM PC division. I worked on a tool called the System Information tool. This tool later became part of a collection of tools which made up a retail systems management software application called NetFinity. This product was pre-loaded on all IBM PCs including servers, and competed against other systems management applications released by Intel, Microsoft and Novell Networks. I enjoyed working on this project so much that when IBM relocated to RTP in 1994, I went with the entire NetFinity team to North Carolina. I enjoyed my time in North Carolina but at some point, it was time to return to Florida.
In 1998, I relocated back to West Palm Beach, FL and joined the ViaVoice Speech Recognition development team. I worked on several projects associated with speech recognition such as Directory Dialer, WebSphere Transcription Server, and lastly the IBM WebSphere Voice Toolkit. It was on the IBM WebSphere Voice Toolkit that I had the opportunity to become acquainted with the Rational Application Developer.
In 2006, I decided to join the Rational division of the IBM Software group as well as join the ranks of the remote employee workforce. As part of Rational, I have had the opportunity to work on a number of interesting assignments ranging from Release Management, Level 3 support and back to software development for Jazz based applications from its earliest days. I have worked on the early prototype for storyboarding of requirements in Jazz and eventually worked on versions 1 and 2 of Rational Requirements Composer.
Since March 2011, I have joined the ranks of the Jazz Jumpstart team. This team helps to enable IBM customers with Jazz-based solutions. I’m really excited to join this team because I enjoy helping individuals and organizations harness the power of Jazz based solutions, in particular Collaborative Lifecycle Management or CLM, for short.