Kollmorgen, SENIOR PROGRAM MANAGER & GLOBAL SOFTWARE MANAGER
November 2008 - Present, Bussigny, VD, CH
Kollmorgen is an international leading provider of motion systems for machine manufacturers providing motors, drives and controls. My areas of responsibilities are on the controls part of the business.
Joined Kollmorgen with dual responsibilities as program manager and software manager being responsible to deliver the 1st version of the Kollmorgen Automation Suit (KAS) and ensure its future evolution to meet market and customer needs. Enrolled in Danaher Key Talent program.
SENIOR PROGRAM MANAGER – Responsible for KAS program (HW platform plus its embedded and GUI application) Budget of $27M and 35+ engineers located in Switzerland, US, Germany, Italy, Turkey, India, Brazil.
_ Synchronize and manage cross-functional teams to deliver the product: mechanical , electronic and software
_ Product development, delivering on time features and quality to meet revenue and constant growth
_ Product vision and strategy: manage roadmap with marketing, customers and application engineers: VOC
_ Report monthly project status - budget planning and tracking – PO, OPEX and CAPEX
_ Manage 3 Scrum product owners to ensure team coordination/coherent delivery – technical specifications
_ Manage closely external key providers: roadmap, specifications, delivery and quality, trainings
_ Delivered on-time a complete automation solution, with the product line revenue doubling every year
_ Delivered a new breakthrough controller platform, based on new HW and RTOS, within a year
_ For the last 3y, all product release averaging on-time delivery of 95% (2 releases per year)
_ Improved product quality drastically: # of defect raised by customer / release divided by 6
GLOBAL SOFTWARE MANAGER – Manage the local and remote scrum team in India, 15+ direct reports with direct responsibility for the software sub-system.
_ Team management and coaching for personal development and better team efficiency
_ Hiring key people thru human and technical assessment to ensure building best teams
_ Formal performance appraisal, objectives and development plan definition as well as salary plan
_ Scrum & Agile software practices – process installation, customization and improvement
_ Responsible of one of the major software quality tool for Danaher (PRTI tool)
_ Delivered, twice a year, the complete software solution, IDE and embedded real time controller for KAS
_ 3 excellent SW scrum team working together delivering high standards, high quality
_ Created from scratch a top team in India despite a tough environment – hired personally all the team
_ Scrum expert/coach - set up Scrum framework across 4 locations – 3 scrum teams coordinated by scrum of scrum
_ Co-led an Agile/Lean software development full week Kaizen to install Scrum with 19 people (Germany)
_ Led 5 PRTI Kaizen to install PRTI on 8 different SW teams. Trained 85 people (EU & US)
GE - Visiowave, GLOBAL SOFTWARE MANAGER
April 2005 - October 2008, Ecublens, VD, CH
GE Security Visiowave is a leading international company in the video surveillance domain providing cutting-edge technology in IP video compression, streaming, storage and intelligent video analytics.
Joined Visiowave during its acquisition by GE and drove the transition from local to global environment. Reorganized the software team to successfully achieved a complete technology and product line renewal in 2 years - Rated GE Top Talent
GLOBAL SOFTWARE MANAGER – led 20+ software engineers in Switzerland, US, India, and Poland. Responsible for the CCTV product line complete software. Managed complex, cross-platform software projects in C/C++ and C#.
_ Responsible for the local & remote software team and for the delivery of the Video Operating System
_ Management of new large and critical technology introductions (MPEG4, H264/SVC video compression)
_ Primary contact for customers, partners and integrators
_ Team guidance for design, architecture and problem solving
_ Process ownership for continuous improvement of quality and productivity
_ Delivered complex, embedded and real-time software powering our large enterprise CCTV networked solution
_ Led software development and customization for key international accounts such as RATP, 15M€ and BAA, 5M£
_ Setup software team in India and Poland with the right skills mix leading the IP CCTV transition
Imagus, SOFTWARE ARCHITECT AND DEVELOPER & SOFTWARE TEAM LEADER
April 1999 - March 2005, Aix-en-Provence, FR
Six years holding various responsibilities from software developer, through software architect and team leader while acting as co-founder of I-magus.
SOFTWARE TEAM LEADER – responsible for the overall software of photography minilab system (complex low level software, highly multithreaded in C/C++, real time embedded software and a powerful GUI for end-users).
_ Software responsibility from specification to product delivery in addition to level 2 support
_ In charge of the complete software coordination with Kodak, the company’s main OEM customer
_ Cross functional coordination with the mechanical, optical, electronic and product integration teams
_ Project planning, prioritization, task assignment and supervision
_ Software release management (roadmap, beta versions, gold master)
_ Delivered complete software platform, embedded & HMI software, managing the entire minilab product line
_ Contributed significantly to the minilab product business, generating more than 150M€ revenue
_ Hired and trained a team of 10+ software engineers (C/C++) and created a dedicated QA team
SOFTWARE ARCHITECT AND DEVELOPER – Designed and developed from scratch the printer software for a new generation of minilab systems introducing new capabilities and intuitive end-user GUI while improving performance and quality.
_ Contributed to win major Kodak OEM by redesigning the next gen minilab software doubling the throughput