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Mehmet "James" Bayburt

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Alameda, CA (relocation within California can be considered)
skype: mehmetbayburt
Work Permit: Green Card

Career Summary

A Data Enthusiast! A Tableau Ninja with both Desktop and Server certifications. A Project Manager with PMP certification. An accessible team player and leader. Business Intelligence expert with knowledge and expertise on each aspects of BI as well as technologies. Able to provide solutions from different perspectives with knowledge in Linux, programming, machine learning, server administration, and various database systems. Focusing on delivering results, provides the best solution for your business' needs with insights from data analysis.

Areas of Expertise

Project Management | Business Intelligence | Management Information Systems (MIS) | Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) | User Experience | Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) | Data Analyst | Analytical Analysis | Solution Architect | Tableau Desktop | Tableau Server | SAP Business Objects | Data Warehousing | Data Modeling | ETL | SAP Data Services Designer | Amazon Web Services (AWS) | Microsoft Azure | Oracle SQL | Microsoft SQL | Teradata | PL/SQL | ASP.NET / C# / Java | Python | Big Data / Hadoop | Microsoft Office, Excel


Penumbra Inc. (Aug 23, 2018 - ...)
Business Intelligence Lead (Alameda, CA)

  • Actively interfacing with business teams and external vendors for Business Intelligence requirements, Tableau reporting, and visualization needs
  • Administer Tableau Server
  • Collaborate closely with functional leads and business teams to ensure visualization and data representation are highly effective and interactive
  • Converting data to meaningful information and business insight
  • Gather and document business requirements, formulate use cases and participate in solution design activities

Pluralsight (May 2, 2018 - Jul 26, 2018)
Content Author (Laguna Beach, CA)

  • T-SQL content review, writing assessment test questions, and peer reviewing assessment questions
  • Tableau Desktop content review and writing assessment test questions

Solution Architect (May 30, 2017 - Jul 06, 2018)
Caligo Data Management Consultancy (Istanbul, Turkey)

  • Provided company with 4 new clients from new industries with a total of $100,000 revenue in one year covering all pre-sale and post-sale activities on Tableau
  • Completed 35 successful Tableau POC studies with various data sources and business needs
  • Business Intelligence Analysis and Design Consultancy on Tableau Desktop
  • Consultancy on Tableau Server Design, Architecture, Administration, Maintenance, and Implementation on Windows and Linux Servers
  • Support and Consultancy on Tableau Server scale out and build out (single and multiple nodes)
  • Implementation and Load Testing with Performance Tools like TabJolt
  • Data warehousing, data modeling, and ETL solutions architect, consultant and project manager
  • Data analysis of corporate data to support business to provide an increase in business development and growth
  • Team and Project Management on Project basis including resource planning and management as well as requirement analysis and user experience management

Senior Business Intelligence Specialist (Dec 01, 2015 - May 29, 2017)
TAV Information Technologies (TAV Airports Affiliate) (Istanbul, Turkey)

  • Managing Business Objects and Tableau Servers by solving performance issues and providing increase in efficiency by 70%
  • Business and Data Analysis and Reporting for TAV Airports Holding affiliates using Tableau, SAP Business Objects
  • Data modeling and Data warehousing with SAP Data Services (ETL)
  • Implementation of Monitoring Tableau with tools like TabMon

Business Intelligence Analytics Expert Designer (Jan 01, 2011 - Nov 29, 2015)
IBTech Technologies (Finansbank Affiliate) (Kocaeli, Turkey)

  • In the absence of Team Leader supervised 10 team members, managing the team resources and planning
  • Provided Analytics reporting for Finansbank's different departments' needs using Oracle SQL, Microstrategy, and MS SQL Server
  • Report automation for frequently needed reports on Microstrategy with modeling and optimizations
  • Data Modeling and working on ETL processes
  • Performance tuning of SQL statements and reports as well as providing consultancy to other team members
  • Management of web applications development for Team Resource Management, alternative BI tool, and Knowledge Base

Business Intelligence Development Senior Supervisor (Jun 01, 2010 - Dec 29, 2010)
Turk Economy Bank - TEB (BNP Partner) (Istanbul, Turkey)

  • Follow up and coordination of general workflow for Hyperion applications and analysis on Hyperion and Business Objects
  • Accomplished to improve the actual budgeting process on Hyperion so 2 weeks of time saved in the process

Graduate Assistant (Aug 01, 2008 - May 29, 2010)
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (Las Vegas, NV)

  • Graduate Assistant with responsibilities of Research Assistant and Teaching Assistant at the School of Informatics
  • Managed a major laboratory experiment to test user’s physiological signals during interface interaction
  • Administered major research projects with Usability Testing, Expert Review, Prototyping, User Experience, Interface Design
  • Instructor for Human-Computer Interaction class for Spring 2010

Application Servers Administrator (Jul 04, 2005 - Jul 29, 2008)
Fortis Bank (Istanbul, Turkey)

  • Decreased the operational load of the team by 90% by allowing an increase in productivity by 70%
  • Management, deployment, monitoring, troubleshooting, and performance tuning of Hyperion and the Application Servers such as BEA WebLogic, Microsoft IIS, IBM WebSphere, Microsoft Host Integration Server, Apache, SunOne LDAP Server
  • Management of deployment, infrastructure, maintenance, and upgrades on Hyperion with hands-on integration experience
  • Management of Business Continuity Plan (BCP) Project, Migration Project, Virtualization Project
  • System applications development using .net technology with C# programming language
  • Awarded as a "Result Deliverer" twice for "Delegation of Deployments" project along with the success on problem-solving and accomplishment on the other projects

English Course Instructor (Dec 01, 2003 - Dec 30, 2004)
Deulcom International (Istanbul, Turkey)

  • Lectured English as a foreign language to beginner, elementary, and intermediate level classes
  • Managed activity classes for games, movies, and conversations

Technical Support Specialist II (Feb 01, 2003 - Oct 29, 2003)
Siemens Business Services (Istanbul, Turkey)

  • Supported customers calling from North America about the technical inquiries and support for Toshiba notebooks, desktops, servers, and routers as a 2nd Level Technical Support Specialist for the company's Toshiba Global Support Center project
  • Awarded for the excellence in customer relations and the quality of the technical support provided
  • The design coordination of team’s newsletter/intranet called "Right Click!"


University of Nevada, Las Vegas (Las Vegas, NV)
MSc in Informatics / Human-Computer Interaction (Aug 2008 - May 2010)

  • GPA: 3.81 / 4.00
  • Cognate Area on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)
  • Concentration on User Experience, Usability Testing, Expert Review, Affective Computing
  • Published an article called "Affectively Intelligent User Interfaces for Enhanced E-Learning Applications" on Human Centered Design, HCII in 2009
  • Project on "Upgrade of Metavist v1.6 into v2.0 with HCI Improvements"
  • President and Tournament Coordinator for UNLV Chess Club

Bogazici University (Istanbul, Turkey)
BSc with Honor in Management Information Systems (Sep 1999 - Jul 2004)

  • GPA: 3.14 / 4.00
  • Designed decision support system on the entertainment business where the system provides individually customized offers for movies, music, books, games, and drinks to users based on an artificial intelligence algorithm
  • Senior Project on "Factors Affecting the Use of Wireless Communication"

Ataturk Technical High School (Izmir, Turkey)
Technical Diploma in Computer Technologies (Sep 1995 - Jun 1999)

  • GPA: 4.7 / 5.0
  • First-grade degree with high honor
  • Founder of the chess club. Organized several tournaments as well as competing at local tournaments

Designated Projects

Vodafone Multi-Channel Campaign Management Project (Istanbul Turkey)
Project Leader (Jun 2017 - May 2018)

  • Data warehousing infrastructure for the Campaign Management Project for Vodafone, Turkey. Integration and management of the agile project on Data Warehouse Team

Executive Dashboard Project (Istanbul, Turkey)
Project Leader (Nov 2016 - Mar 2017)

  • Tableau Project that enables Executive Board Members to overview all company information including Human Resources, Financials, Project Management Office, Bids and Contracts, Products, Web Analytics, CRM

Medina Airport Dashboard Project (Medina, KSA)
Project Leader (Sep 2016 - Dec 2016)

  • The project that provided Medina Airport with insight information regarding flights, passengers, resource usage and financials

Human Resource Reporting Project (Istanbul, Turkey)
Project Leader (Jan 2016 - Apr 2016)

  • Analysis, Data Warehouse design, Business Objects reporting, and training of the power users

Knowledge Base Project (Kocaeli, Turkey)
Project Manager (Apr 2014 - Aug 2014)

  • The project that enabled the team to use unified language for coding as well as a resource for knowledge base library

Resource Management V2 Project (Kocaeli, Turkey)
Project Manager (Oct 2011 - Jul 2012)

    Resource Management Project (Kocaeli, Turkey)
    Project Manager (Jun 2011 - Aug 2011)

      Hyperion Budgeting Process Management Project (Istanbul, Turkey)
      Project Mannager (Aug 2010 - Oct 2010)

        Metavist V2 Development Project (Las Vegas, NV)
        Project Leader (Aug 2008 - Apr 2010)

        • The project that provided me with scholarship and assistantship during my Master's degree in the USA

        Operational Workload Delegation Project (Istanbul, Turkey)
        Project Leader (Apr 2006 - Dec 2007)

        • awarded as Result-Deliverer

        Deployment Delegation Project (Istanbul, Turkey)
        Project Manager (Dec 2005 - Jun 2006)

          International Conference and Workshop Publications

          F. Nasoz, M. Bayburt (2009) Affectively Intelligent User Interfaces for Enhanced E-Learning Applications. Human Centered Design, HCII 2009, 5619:765-774
          In this article, we describe a new approach for electronic learning applications to interact with their users. First, we discuss our motivation to build affectively intelligent user interfaces that can recognize learning related emotions and adapt to these through user modeling. In the remainder of the paper, we describe the experiment we designed to elicit learning related emotions from students in order collect their physiological signals while they are experiencing those emotions and to classify those physiological signals into emotional states with pattern recognition algorithms.


          SAFe 4 Agile Practitioner (Aug 2019 - Aug 2020)
          Scaled Agile (Certification 81684698-3615)

          Tableau Server Qualified Associate (Aug 2017 - Aug 2019)
          Tableau Software (Certification 994604)

          Tableau Desktop Qualified Associate (Jul 2017 - Jul 2019)
          Tableau Software (Certification 994604)

          Project Management Professional (PMP) Certificate (May 2016 - May 2022)
          Project Management Institute (PMI) (License 1932870)

          Hadoop Administration, Apache Pig and Hive (May 2016)
          Bilginc IT Akademi

          Project Management – Gold Package (Mar 2016)
          Istanbul Kurumsal Gelisim

          ITIL Foundation (v3 2011) for IT Services Certificate (Jan 2016)
          PeopleCert (License GR750218573MB)

          PL/SQL (Apr 2012)
          Bilginc IT Akademi

          Microsoft .NET (Jun 2006)

          CompTIA A+ Certificate (Apr 2003)


          English (Excellent) | Turkish (Native) | French (Intermediate)


          Project Management Institute (PMI) (since May 2016)

          Association of Computing and Machinery (ACM) (Jul 2010 - Jul 2012)

          Upsilon Pi Epsilon – International Honor Society for the Computing and Information Disciplines (UPE) (Jul 2010 - Jul 2012)

          United States Chess Federation as a member and a tournament director (USCF) (Jul 2008 - Jul 2011)

          Personal Interests

          Chess | Poker | Movies | Photography | Music | Sudoku


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