Laura Roch i Ciurana

  

Production Manager, Smile Iberia

Location: Barcelona, Spain


Certifications

Certified ScrumMaster
Certified Scrum Product Owner

Groups I belong to

Agile Spain

Biography

My name is Laura Roch i Ciurana and I am MSc in Computer Science Engineering at Facultat d’Informàtica de Barcelona (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya). Nowadays I am working as a Software Production Manager with experience in a wide variety of J2EE projects: on Utilities sector (energy and water industry) and using Data mining DB for Telecommunication sector, Artificial Intelligence (AI) for European Space Agency (ESA), Business Process Management (BPM), portals, document management systems and electronic processing systems for public sector, with experience in PHP integration tools: with e-commerce sectors like retail (B2C), fashion and stationery and like wholesale (B2B) such us pool/wellness, and with Content Management Sytems (CMS) for the public sector.

I am a highly self-motivated and goal oriented professional committed to pursuit a long-term career in IT Management (certified on ITIL®[1] v3 Intermediate, PRINCE2®[2] Foundation and Scrum® Master) and Marketing OnLine. Offer my solid expertise managing, both resources and economically (20 people maximum in charge); and a 10-year track record demonstrating strong analytical and problem solving skills. Team-based management style and excellent interpersonal/communication skills.

 

[1] Information Technology Infrastructure Library (http://www.ITIL-officialsite.com)

[2] PRojects IN Controlled Environments (http://www.prince-officialsite.com/)

Work experience

Smile Iberia, Production Manager
September 2012 - Present, Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Software Production Manager ensuring the use of the management and technical quality methodology defined by the group, as well as identifying and managing training and resources needs of the department itself formed about eighteen people. Conducting at the same time Open-Source projects concerning different business lines such us: portals for Smile i Andorra Turisme and e-Commerce for B2B Group -20milProductos-, BQReaders, Double You, EsMio, Fluidra, Succo di More, Hackett London and Pepe Jeans London. The amount of people in charge on the projects has been between 2 and 4 either in-house or near-shore or off-shore. The used technologies are EZPublish and Magento.

Smile Iberia, Project Director
January 2012 - August 2012, Barcelona, Catalunya / Barcelona, Spain
Software Project Director of Open-Source projects concerning different business lines such us: document management systems for Universitat de Girona (UdG), Universitat de Lleida (UdL) and ABSIS-Diputació de Lleida; electronic processing system for Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV); portals for Worldwide Integral Rehabilitation Systems (WIRS) and e-Commerce for B2B Group -20milProductos-, Hackett London and Pepe Jeans London. Performing different tasks such as communication with the customer, a high-level management Project and problems solving. The amount of people in charge on the projects has been between 2 and 7 either in-house or near-shore. The used technologies are: Magento, Alfresco, OpenSat and Liferay.

Aquagest SERvices COmpany (ASERCO), Spanish product manager
October 2009 - January 2012, Barcelona, Catalunya / Barcelona, Spain
Evolution from Business analyst to Spanish product manager (through Acting Department head) at Aquagest SERvices COmpany (ASERCO) of Agbar group. Roles: Defining the billing system deployed in Spain (for Agbar and other sector companies -ASP variety-), Bristol (United Kingdom) and Oran (Algeria) managing J2EE projects, making proposals and realizing requirements gathering and functional analysis. In addition, being the project manager of the most strategic projects related to the version deployed in Spain: Corrective Maintenance, Adaptive Maintenance and Structural Improvements (a perfective and preventive maintenance in order to improve time and resources performance and which is being executed in different phases-projects), as well as, being the project manager of satellites projects related to the Spanish AquaCIS CF system operating and/or roll-out (AquaCIS CF bolsa de peticiones). The amount of people in charge has been between 11 and 20, without not own groups coordination. The used technologies were: WebSphere, Swing, DB2 and Oracle.

SBD Consultors I&D Software, S.L. (afterwards ALTEN TIC), Project manager
August 2005 - October 2009, Barcelona, Catalunya / Barcelona, Spain
SBD Consultors I&D Software, S.L. (afterwards ALTEN TIC). Taking part in various proposals to new clients at technical and functional level, and evolving from Analyst/Developer to Project Manager at Gas Natural Informática (GNI) and OpenTrends (at Col•legi Oficial de Farmacèutics de Barcelona -COFB-); always participating in J2EE projects. Roles: Presentation of the company expertise, initial definition of a project proposal, carrying out users support, requirements gathering, functional analyst, development group management (between two and five people -including me-), production releases management, production environment supervision, management of different groups involved located in different cities, supervision of production deployment, DB definition and development and upgrades technical design and implementation. The used technologies were: Apache HTTP Server, Apache Jakarta Tomcat, WebLogic, Liferay on JBOSS, JBPM, MySQL 5 and Oracle 9i.

GTD, Ingeniería de sistemas y de software, S.A. (afterwards GTD Sistemas de Información), Analyst/Developer
February 2002 - July 2005, Barcelona, Catalunya / Barcelona, Spain
GTD, Ingeniería de sistemas y de software, S.A. (afterwards GTD Sistemas de Información). Designing, developing and documenting different J2EE and J2SE projects within a distributed environment. I had a Developer role at a Defence Department project called MyC (Monitorización y Control), however, my following projects have been as an Analyst/Developer for Knowledge Technologies Department, such as: EPMT (Electric Ion Propulsion Monitoring Tool), Intelmon / CESADS (Intelligent monitoring / Centralised ESTRACK Status and Diagnostic System), KES (Knowledge Enabled Services) and GMES (Global Monitoring for Environment and Security), where reasoning techniques (fuzzy logic, for instance) and knowledge representation (ontologies) has been applied. The used technologies were: Matlab, J2SE (JDBC, Fuzzy Jess, JClass y RMI), Web Services, Collaxa BPEL Server, Protégé, Arc GIS, MySQL and MS SQL Server.

Synera Systems, Developer
April 2001 - October 2001, Barcelona, Catalunya / Bacelona, Spain
Synera Systems. Developer at 3GEngine Department developing different projects in J2SE, J2EE, Internet environment: mPack and Web View. The used technologies were: J2EE (JSPs and Servlets), WAP Gateway, XML, ASN1 and synera.