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Randy Stafford

Architect At-Large, Coherence Product Development at Oracle

Greater Denver Area
Computer Software
  1. Oracle,
  2. IQNavigator,
  3. GemStone
  1. Colorado State University
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Randy Stafford is a practicing software professional with 25 years’ experience as a developer, analyst, architect, manager, consultant, author, presenter, and mentor.

Currently for Oracle’s Coherence product development team, he performs product development and management tasks related to the Coherence product, and engages frequently with Coherence customers at all stages of product adoption worldwide.

Prior to joining the Coherence product development team, Mr. Stafford spent five years on Oracle's A-Team, engaging globally for proof-of-concept projects, architecture reviews, and production crises with customers across many industries, specializing in grid, SOA, performance, HA, and Java EE / ORM work.

In past lives, Mr. Stafford has been Technical Advisor to Rally Software, Chief Architect of IQNavigator, Director of Development of SynXis Agent, consultant for GemStone and Smalltalk, and a simulation specialist in the aerospace and CASE industries.

Long active in the professional community, he was a contributor to O’Reilly’s 97 Things Every Software Architect Should Know, Martin Fowler’s Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture, and Floyd Marinescu’s EJB Design Patterns, and a reviewer of other enterprise patterns books. He has published articles in various professional periodicals, and presented at conferences of the Society for Computer Simulation, the International Council on Systems Engineering, the Agile Development Conference, Oracle Open World, Oredev, SpringOne, QCon, and JavaOne. He has also participated heavily in online communities devoted to architecture and agile development.

His professional interests include domain model persistence, enterprise application architecture, application performance management, requirements analysis and specification, software development process, organizational culture, and leadership of people.

Mr. Stafford is motivated to improve the practice of software development and solve problems facing society.


Architect At-Large, Coherence Product Development

– Present (4 years 5 months)

Member of The A-Team

(4 years 11 months)

Chief Architect

(4 years)

Senior Architect

(1 year)

Director of Development

(3 years)

Senior Principal Consultant

(1 year)

Smalltalk Contractor

(1 year)

Senior Software Engineer

Ascent Logic Corporation
(2 years)

Software Engineer

Martin Marietta
(5 years)


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