Russell Beattie

Russell Beattie

Innovator, Strategist and Technologist
Web, mobile and consumer electronics.

+1 415 606 5345
Mountain View, CA
russ@russellbeattie.com
www.russellbeattie.com

Summary

Experience

Amazon Lab126

September 2013 - July 2021

Sunnyvale, California

Senior Product Manager - Technical

Worked in both technical and product management roles for the FireOS web technologies group, engaging effectively with end-users, stakeholders, and engineering teams to deliver a range of significant products and features to our customers successfully.

Wrote product plans ("PRFAQs"), managed product development, created app prototypes for Android devices, communicated new technologies such as Ad Tech and streaming media, gave demos and internal conference presentations, assisted with QA and customer support.

Significant contributions to products including:

  • Amazon WebView
  • Web App Starter Kit
  • CBS Sports for Fire TV
  • Watch & Shop / ShopKit
  • Amazon Channel Creator
  • Web Videos for Echo Show
  • Amazon Freevee prototype
  • Amazon News for Fire TV prototype
  • Apps for FireOS devices
  • YouTube for Fire TV
  • NextGenTV (ATSC 3.0)

Amazon Technical Evangelist for Fire Tablets and Fire TV

Developer outreach including blog posts, speaking at industry conferences, meetups, and customer support. Videos of my external talks can be found here: https://www.russellbeattie.com/videos .

Nokia Research Center

September 2008 - September 2012

Sunnyvale, California

Marketing Technologies Manager for Nokia CTO Group

Worked with CTO and researchers to help promote Nokia innovations and technologies. Wrote white papers, speeches and web content. Designed and managed NRC website, developed internal apps and demos, and facilitated research-paper web publications.

Mowser.com

April 2007 - May 2008

Menlo Park, California

Founder and Developer

Developed online service for converting web pages for mobile. Sold to dotMobi.

Yahoo!

November 2004 - September 2006

Sunnyvale, California

Mobile Strategist for Office of CEO

Strategy and technical outreach. Worked with CEO and top level managers to educate them on latest mobile tech. Assisted in search for head of mobile division.

WaveMarket

September 2003 - September 2004

Emeryville, California

Senior Developer

Java developer working on location based services application.

Independent Contractor - Spain

April 2000 - May 2003

Madrid Spain

Developer and eBusiness Consultant

Worked with various international business as Java and mobile technologies developer/consultant. Fluent in Spanish.

  • Intabia, Inc.
  • TerraLycos
  • Telefonica I+D (R&D)
  • Adecco, Iberia
  • Orcom Inc.

Independent Contractor

December 1996 - April 2000

San Francisco, CA

Developer and Consultant

Worked on projects using Java, web, database, and design.

  • Kinecta Corporation
  • BabyCenter.com
  • StreetFusion.com
  • LookSmart.com
  • Organic Online
  • Proxicom, Inc.
  • Softbank Interactive Marketing
  • BHP Inc.

Lotus Development (IBM)

September 1996 - December 1996

San Francisco, California

Developer and Consultant - Lotus Notes development.

XeroxConnect

July 1994 - September 1996

Atlanta, Georgia

Developer and Consultant - Lotus Notes, VB, Databases, Web

Patents

"Mobile monetization"

2006

US10049381B2 - Yahoo!

A device, system, and method are directed towards facilitating monetization of mobile devices.

"Social networking for mobile devices"

2006

US8843560B2 - Yahoo!

A mobile device, system, and method for display of live views generated by employing social networking information, including moods of a person, avatars, status of a member's activities.

Skills

Technical, Business and Creative

  • Web (HTML, CSS, JavaScript)
  • OSes (Unix, Mac, Windows)
  • DBMS / SQL
  • Android / Java
  • NodeJS
  • Version Control (Git)
  • XML/XSL
  • Cloud Services (AWS)
  • Automation
  • Streaming (HLS, DASH)
  • Advertising (VAST, VPAID)
  • ATSC 3.0
  • UX Design
  • Voice UI (Alexa)
  • Product Planning
  • Data Analysis
  • Presentations / Talks
  • Public Media

Education

Keene State College

Spring 1990 through Fall 1993

Keene, New Hampshire

Information Design (individualized major)