Sebastian Dracopol available

Sebastian Dracopol

Project Manager | Product Manager | Scrum Master | Program Manager for web and apps development

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  • Graduation: Ecological University, Bucharest, Cognitive Sciences & Psychology
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  • Languages: English (Native or Bilingual) | Italian (Elementary) | Romanian (Native or Bilingual)
  • Last update: 18.06.2021
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I DO NOT SPEAK GERMAN, ENGLISH ONLY PEALSE!

I have 12 years of remote experience and more than 16 overall, in managing development projects and products for a lot of cool tech startups and large corporations like Electronic Arts, Forbes, Ubisoft, Upwork, Guzman Y Gomez or Vodafone.

I am a veteran Project and Product Manager (Agile scrum master) able to plan your product, pr manage your team in order to bring your vision to life!. Or to manage and improve your already existing team.

A faster way to find out about my general skills is watching this video:  https://vimeo.com/161485071 (it isn't boring, I promise! )

Specialties:
- Product management / Product Owner
- Project Management / Scrum Master
- Outsourcing and recruitment
 - Crypto projects
- Startup consultancy, best practices, organisation and workflow
- Applications / Online Platforms / Mobile Apps / Enterprise / Games development
PROJECT HISTORY
  • 12/2018 - 04/2021

    • EARTHLINK TELECOMMUNICATIONS
    • 1000-5000 employees
    • Telecommunications
  • Senior Product / Project Manager
  • Earthlink is one of the largest providers of internet services and custom development solutions in the Middle East.
    * Established and managed distributed development team
    * Planned the development and supervised the product roadmaps for several mobile apps and internal cloud platforms.
    * Act as a scrum master during the development phase, guiding both product and the team

  • 12/2017 - 06/2019

    • ONLINE.IO - ONLINE BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGIES LTD
  • Product / Project Manager
  • The Online (OIO) EThereum based token is a unique digital asset that will unleash the Internet from ads, malware and
    tracking software, leading to a more enjoyable and secure browsing experience,with seizable benefits for both web
    operators and end users.
    * Organised the project from the start, by putting together the team and planning each work stage, together with
    stakeholders, CTO and business analysts
    * Managing Development, QA, Design and Research teams through Token Generation Event, TGE Platform and Smart
    Contract development
    * Coordinating product features, design and usability

  • 01/2013 - 12/2018

    • UPWORK GLOBAL INC
  • Development Project and Product Manager
  • Serve as a development project/product manager, leading three remote development teams through a variety of projects aimed at the successful rebranding of the company, enhancing the functionality of application features, and improving the user interface. 
    Collaborate with product owners and support teams to gather feedback on user concerns and develop user-friendly and relevant solutions.
    Maintain communication with all project team members on project status, monitoring timelines and proactively addressing obstacles.
    Manage stakeholder expectations providing on-going status reports and serving as a liaison to all business units.
    Contributed to the redesign of the website, creating improved user experience and search functionality, including search speed and accuracy, enabling the company to serve an increased user demand.
    Leveraged experience to serve as a corporate consultant providing input and recommendations on the freelancing market
    and client relationship needs, advocating for freelancers and building a fair market for all users.
    Successfully led three fully-remote concurrent development teams, with team members in Europe, Asia, and North America.
    Utilized cutting-edge technology and algorithms to enhance the application's skill test and fraud detection capabilities.

  • 01/2016 - 04/2017

    • GUZMAN Y GOMEZ MEXICAN TAQUERIA
  • Senior Project Manager / Product Manager
  • Implemented a comprehensive digital strategy for a $150M restaurant chain with over 100 locations throughout Australia
    and Asia. Led a large remote team to develop a mobile application for both iOS and Android with improved API as well as a
    relaunch of the company blog. Built the mobile app development team including quality assurance analysts, designers, and
    programmers.
    * Mobile Application development for food ordering, resulted in over $5M in sales in the first six months.

  • 01/2011 - 01/2013

    • FORBES ROMANIA/ADEVARUL HOLDING
  • Development Project / Product manager
  • Led the project team to develop and enhance the web presence and mobile platform for Forbes Magazine Romania..
    Successfully managed timelines and deliverables, expanding and monetizing the company's mobile application portfolio.
    Designed workflows for the implementation of a multimillion dollar CMS system supporting over 1,500 users. Collaborated
    with business units, the development team, and corporate stakeholders to transform the website into a multifaceted digital
    platform and mobile application.
    * Developments led to increased local readership of Forbes publications and the ability to monetize the company's web
    presence.
    * Successfully published all major publications on mobile platforms and enhancing online presence.

  • 05/2008 - 01/2011

    • ELECTRONIC ARTS
  • Data Management Manager
  • Served as a project manager and data manager, coordinating the opening of the local Central Development Services and Data
    Management department including recruiting, coaching and mentoring staff, developing procedures, and approving and
    monitoring service level agreements. Collaborated with studios and developers on software development initiatives.
    * Successfully led data management needs for AAA titles including Need for Speed, Dragon Age, Battlefield, Medal of
    Honour, Mass Effect, and FIFA.
    * Received two Ownership Recognition Awards for excellence in project management, including the Acting with Integrity
    award and the Create Quality award.
    * Ability to effectively lead teams and manage workflow resulted in being appointed to assist the development teams in
    other EA Studios internationally.
    * Grew division from start-up team to 30 staff in two years, working in collaboration with 10 international offices with
    locations in Europe, Asia, and North America.

  • 03/2007 - 05/2008

    • UBISOFT
  • Data management Worldwide Technical Coordinator
  • Provided direction and oversight over all technical operations for the Data Management Department. Implemented the
    company-wide data management strategy, providing full-cycle project management, collaborating with third party
    development teams to develop operational procedures, ensuring adherence to industry best practices in worldwide data
    management.
    * Created and implemented the first unified company data management procedures governing post-project data
    compliance.

  • 12/2005 - 05/2007

    • UBISOFT
  • Development Data Manager
  • Guided and directed the daily workflows for the development team, monitoring each stage of the software development
    lifecycle. Collaborated with a cross-functional team of producers, developers, and QA teams to establish corporate
    procedures and their implementation. Reengineered development data processes and implemented them in the local office
    and two international studios to improve communication and data integrity during collaborative development projects.

TIME AND SPATIAL FLEXIBILITY
Remote only.
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