About Yaheya Quazi


I am an experienced Technology Executive with a deep passion for and understanding of Software Engineering and Software Lifecycle Management. My career includes positions of increasing responsibilities extending over 25 years at the University of California campuses (LA, Merced, Santa Barbara) and another five years at other Higher Educational institutions, including Public Sectors and California State University (San Francisco State University). Additionally, I have served as the founding Technology executive to build the first 21st-century research university campus for the University of California at Merced.

I have over 27 years of progressive experience in Information Technology in Higher Education. The majority of my professional career have been with the University of California System, working at 4 locations. I have proven myself as an accomplished technology leader with diverse entrepreneurial development and program management experience in cutting-edge specialized technical environments including premier academic settings, state, and city as well as small startups. I am passionate about emerging technologies; lead complex projects with collaborative teams, conduct detailed analysis, and formulate innovative customer-centric solutions to be delivered on time, within budget, and aligned with business objectives and customer expectations. I am respected by colleagues, business leaders, and stakeholders alike for resiliency, resourcefulness, and an unwavering commitment to excellence and integrity.

In recent professional years, I lead the deployment of UCPATH (UC Payroll, Academic Personnel, Timekeeping, and Human Resources) for the UCSB campus successfully. UCPATH is a central Payroll/HR system in PeopleSoft HCM 9.2 for all UC Campuses. Additionally, I led the development and implementation of an HR system that is currently being utilized by almost all University of California campuses

I have demonstrated professional successful experience in building, orchestrating, and operating large scale mission-focused technology teams in both consolidated and federated environments, including mergers and acquisitions. Skilled at collaborating with and coordinating federated teams across complex social and organizational structures. Architects solutions to the most socially complex and challenging enterprise-wide collaborations, strategy formulation, major transformation, information assurance/security, technology envisioning, and operational excellence opportunities.

I am employed at University of California, Santa Barbara where I am the director of Software Engineering Architecture and LifeCycle group. At SEAL I hold complete responsibility for leading the Software Development Organization to deliver innovative technology solutions to students, faculty, and staff. Supervise a team of 30 Software, QA, Database staff and intern engineers/managers. Oversee development strategy, architectural oversight, process definition, project management, and product releases. Administer multi-million dollar budget. Drove the delivery of 100+ complex projects across 200 enterprise systems within the last three years, including several ERPs.


  • Ethical leader with strong commitment to ensuring the success of the institution and its community, organizations and staff
  • Collaborative team player delivering success to both the project and its partners
  • Dynamic professional with over 26 years of experience in positions of increasing responsibility and influence in Information Technology (IT)
  • Broad and deep technology knowledge and the ability to develop a solution by mapping a customer’s business problem to an end-to-end technology solution
  • Strategic thinker with deep understanding of process design and its relationship to achieving desired outcomes
  • Analytical and logical with high levels of expertise in business and financial analysis
  • Forward-looking technology executive with demonstrated success launching enterprise level solutions
  • Established Administrative Computing services at UC Merced with best practices, single point of data entry, automation, service oriented architecture and adaptable user experience presentation
  • Standardized business practices and implemented significant automation to achieve major administrative efficiency
  • Experience managing global teams and administering multi-million dollar budgets
  • Demonstrated multiple successes in system development, management and support utilizing minimal level staffing
  • Self-established a sole proprietor-consulting firm (iGluon); made the firm successful and profitable

Recent Projects

  • UCPATH - Payroll System Conversion to UC Wide Single HR Platform (HCM)
  • Legacy Sun Waveset to PING Identity
  • Develop real-time provisioning agianst payroll data
  • Lift and Shift Legacy Application to newer platforms
  • PeopleSoft Financials, FSCM 9.2 from 9.1
  • PeopleSoft Financials Hosting in AWS
  • Application LifeCycle Management (ALM) into Azure Devops
  • Single-Sign-On accross campus

Relevant Education/Certifications

  • Bachelor of Science, Computer Science - CSUN (California State University, Northridge)
  • Associate of Science, Electronics and Electrical Engineering - Los Angeles City College
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (University of California, San Diego)
  • Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD)
  • TOGAF - Enterprise Architecture Certification

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Conferences, Summits and Training Sessions Attended in recent years ...

# Event Year Attended Focus
1 UC People Management Certificate 2020 Developer, Developer, Developer!
1 Microsoft Build 2020 Developer, Developer, Developer!
2 WWDC 2020 Apple Developer Conference
3 Educause Enterprise Summit: Analytics 2019 BI, Data Warehouse
4 University of California, Technology Conference - UCTech 2019 UCTech Website
5 Complete AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials (Digital) 2018 AWS Cloud Self-Training
6 Lean Six Sigma : Green Belt 2018 Go Lean Six Sigma Web Site
7 Connect() 2018 Various by Microsoft
8 Google I/O 2018 Various by Google
9 Alliance PeopleSoft Conference 2018 PeopleSoft, HUEG (Higher Education User Group)
10 Alliance PeopleSoft Conference 2017 PeopleSoft, HUEG (Higher Education User Group)
11 Microsoft Build Conference 2016 Software Development/Architecture
12 DevPost Hackathon 2016 Software Development
13 Hack Summit (http://www.hacksummit.org) 2016 Various mostly Software Development
14 Microsoft Cloud Road Show 2016 Microsoft Cloud
15 Microsoft Build Conference 2015 Software Development/Architecture
16 Gartner - Identity and Access Management Summit 2015 Identity and Access Management
17 Gartner - Application Architecture Summit 2015 Sofware Architecture / Enterprise Architecture
18 Gartner - Application Development Summit 2015 Software Development
19 Connect() 2015 Various by Microsoft

Recent Online Sessions / CBT Attended

# Activity Name Completion Date
1 eCourse : UC Managing Implicit Bias Series: Managing the Influence of Implicit Bias - Mindfulness and Conscious De-biasing 1/13/2020
2 eCourse : UC Managing Implicit Bias Series: Managing Implicit Bias in the Hiring Process 12/5/2019
3 Promapp & Process Design Advanced Certification 11/19/2019
4 eCourse : UC Setting Expectations and Individual Performance Goals 11/8/2019
5 eCourse : UC Performance Management Overview 12/5/2019
6 eCourse : UC Motivating, Recognizing, and Rewarding Employees 11/7/2019
7 eCourse : UC Managing Implicit Bias Series: What is Implicit Bias? 11/7/2019
8 eCourse : UC Managing Implicit Bias Series: The Impact of Implicit Bias 11/7/2019
9 eCourse : UC Managing Implicit Bias Series: Managing the Influence of Implicit Bias – Awareness 11/6/2019
10 eCourse : UC Coaching for Performance and Development 11/6/2019
11 eCourse : UC Managing Implicit Bias Series: Common Forms of Bias 11/6/2019
12 eCourse : UC Conducting Performance Appraisals 11/6/2019
13 eCourse : UC Managing Corrective Action 11/6/2019
14 eCourse : UC Giving and Receiving Feedback 11/6/2019
15 eCourse : UC Engaging and Developing Employees 11/6/2019
16 ILT Class : Moving Workloads to the AWS Cloud 8/22/2019
17 Session : Day1 of Moving Workloads to the AWS Cloud 8/21/2019
18 Session : Day 2 of Moving Workloads to the AWS Cloud 8/22/2019
19 ILT Class : Day 1 MS Power BI: Basics and Beyond 4/22/2019
20 eCourse : UC Cyber Security Awareness Fundamentals Certification 1/28/2019