Women in Software and Cybersecurity: Eileen Wrubel
April 2019 • Podcast
In this SEI Podcast, which highlights the work of Women in Software and Cybersecurity, Eileen Wrubel, co-lead of the SEI’s Agile/DevOps Transformation directorate, discusses her career journey.
“Be constantly curious. It can be easy to get good at something and stay good at that one thing and watch the world pass you by…and you’re going to be fun to work with because you always want to learn new things, and you’re always bringing new things to the table.”
At the SEI, Eileen Wrubel, co-lead of the SEI’s Agile/DevOps Transformation directorate, works to helps the federal government produce and acquire software for military capability and strategic advantage and, just as importantly, trust the software that they are using. In this SEI Podcast, which highlights the work of Women in Software and Cybersecurity, Wrubel discusses her career journey that led to this work.
About the Speaker
Eileen Wrubel is the technical lead for the SEI’s Agile in Government program, which works to assist the federal government in adopting lean and Agile software engineering principles. Her research efforts focus on Agile in acquisition, particularly on identifying and addressing adoption barriers in the Department of Defense (DoD) and other highly regulated settings, with special interest in sustainment and contracting issues.
In 14 years with the SEI, she has worked with a variety of DoD and federal acquisition programs, providing advice and assistance on software related issues.
Prior to joining the SEI, Eileen served in software project and program management and customer relationship management positions with firms such as Sabre, Logistics.com (now Manhattan Associates), and Akamai Technologies. She has also worked in a USAF acquisition program office, and spent 6 years in the Air National Guard as a Communications and Information Officer.
She is a certified SAFe Program Consultant and holds a BS in applied mathematics from Carnegie Mellon University and an MS in project management from the University of Wisconsin.