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Raul Adrian Gorcitz

Project Manager / Business Consultant

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  • 92400 Courbevoie Freelancer in France
  • Graduation: PhD in Science & Technology (Sorbonne University - summa cum laude); MSc in Computer Networks (Pierre et Marie Currie University - cum laude)
  • Hourly-/Daily rates: 70.00 €/hour
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  • Languages: English (first language) | French (business fluent) | Italian (business fluent)
  • Last update: 18.06.2018
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SKILLS


Summary
• Double background in engineering and business.
• 9+ years of working experience with a progressive increase in managerial responsibilities from engineer to researcher, project manager and start-up founder.
• Proven track record of successfully achieving objectives while managing high levels of uncertainty and supporting all teams working on cross functional projects in multicultural environments.
• Employed the use of advanced software and hardware to create state-of-the-art-technologies for top firms in Aerospace and Automotive.
• Passionate change agent with the ability to analyze issues, devise continuous process improvements and incorporate business process.

Education
PRINCE2 and AgilePM certifications (PARIS) (2017 - 2018)
• Business Foundations, Management and Administration / INSEAD (FONTAINEBLEAU) (2015 - 2016)
Ph.D. in Comp. Telecom. & Electro. / SORBONNE UNIVERSITES (PARIS) (SUMMA CUM LAUDE) (2010 - 2013)
Master in Science & Technology / SORBONNE UNIVERSITES (PARIS) (CUM LAUDE) (2008 - 2009)
Engineering in Information Technology / Politehnica Petru Maior (TG. MURES) (2002 - 2007)

Skills
• Natural leadership and team spirit
• Curious, versatile and innovative
• Business driven and result-oriented mindset
• Active listener and open-minded stance
• Critical decision making and problem solving
• Project management (scope, time, resources, governance, issues escalation)
• Budget planning / administration
• Cross-functional cohesive team building, coaching and coordination
• Process improvement

Emphasi / Main Areas
• Digital Projects
• Automation and Cost Optimization
• Information and Communication Technology
• Research and Development
• Agile and Waterfall Projects

Sectors
• Aerospace
• Automotive
• IT&C
• Internet
• e-Commerce

Awards
Bourse French Tech – awarded to firms with a highly innovative potential (BPI France, Paris – France – 2017)
SU-INSEAD Excellence Grant – awarded for academic excellence (Sorbonne University, Paris – France – 2015)
CNES Excellence Research Grant – awarded to individuals with a high impact potential in space technology (CNES, Paris – France – 2013)

Professional Background
Apollo EBS S.A.S. - FOUNDER & MANAGING PARTNER (PARIS) (09.2016 – Present)
• Everest Partners Investment Club - FOUNDER (PARIS) (02.2016 – Present)
French Space Agency - TECHNICAL PROJECT MANAGER (PARIS) (09/2013-04/2016)
Sorbonne University - RESEARCH PROJECT MANAGER (PARIS) (04/2009-09/2013)
Renault -TECHNICAL PROJECT MANAGER (BUCHAREST) (08/2007-09/2008)
Metro Group - IT MANAGER (TG. MURES)(02/2007-08/2007)
• Easy CGI - IT SERVICE SUPPORT LEVEL 2 (TG. MURES) (02/2006-02/2007)
Telecom - PMO ASSISTANT (TG. MURES) (03/2005-09/2005)

Technical Skills
TOOLS: MS Project, Trello, Slack, SVN, Bitbucket, CATIA, CPLEX, Yices2, MiniZinc/G12, MS Office, Gnuplot, Photoshop, NS2, Google Analytics, R
TECHNOLOGIES: VxWorks, AFDX, ARINC 653, TTEthernet, IPv4, XtratuM, VMWare, IaaS, PaaS, Azure, CRM, Stripe, PayPal
PROGRAMMING: Caml, C/C++, Perl, XML, .Net, SQL, HTML, Coq

REFERENCES

Selected Projects

Start-up Business Development
Customer (Location)Apollo European Business Solutions SAS – Paris, France
Period 09/2016 – Present
Context

• The company’s mission is to help other companies sell online by offering a technology that allows them to negotiate with every consumer, accept variable profit margins and manage the added complexity.
Objective
• Build a company that creates the required technology while staying within the allocated budgets.
Deliverable
• Deliver an initial MVP version of the technology that manages variable profit margins and the desegmentation of the market within a year.
Stakeholders
• The 4 co-founders of the company, one institutional investor and one private investor.
Role
• Founder / Entrepreneur, responsible of building the strategy, setting the objectives and leading the company through its early stages of development while staying within budget.
Activities
• Transformed an idea into a company starting from zero.
• Built a team that I’ve grown and coached, reaching 20 collaborators.
• Validated the strategy with several investors, obtained a positive feedback and financing from an institutional investor and a private one.
• Budget forecasting on expenditure & revenue, and identified new sources of revenue.
• Followed the strategy and maintained the budget within a 15% deviation.
• Developed a stakeholder communication strategy and searched / managed investors.
• Drafted contracts and work specifications for external contractors, and ensure the contractual duties, quality standards and budgets are respected.
• Developed and supervised the creation of an IT subsidiary in a different country. I drafted its development strategy / objectives and delegated the responsibility locally.
• Conceived an innovative technology and developed it to MVP level within a year using the agile methodology, with burn-down charts for monitoring.
• Worked with more than 30 business clients in the Paris area to improve and validate the concept and landed a collaboration with a big e-commerce player in France.

Optimization of Building Phase for Future Space Launchers
Customer (Location)French Space Agency (CNES) – Paris, France
Period 09/2013 – 05/2016
Context
• The design of safety-critical embedded systems such as those used in avionics involves largelymanual phases. These phases, if automated, could substantially reduce the development time / costs while significantly increasing reliability. This project is part of a strategic program with the objective to increase the level of competitiveness of the French industry by increasing efficiency and reducing the development time of the space launchers through innovation and state of the art technologies.
Objective
• Create a technology that reduces the development costs/time while improving the levels of reliabilityand flexibility of the guidance, navigation and control system for the European space launcher ARIANE.
Deliverable
• Pilot implementation of a state-of-the-art tool to be used by engineers at Airbus D&S.
Stakeholders
• The French Space Agency, Airbus D&S, INRIA, TTTech, Wind River
Role
• Responsible of advancing the knowledge in this field, participate in the development of the technology and delivering the project within the agreed schedule and specifications.
Activities
• Managed four different institutional stakeholders with different interests / levels of involvement, aligned their interests and managed expectations.
• Responsible for scoping and the minimum viable product together with the stakeholders and the technical team.
• Prioritized functionality development and managed dependencies.
• Built the roadmap, planned the work (WBS + worst/best case estimates + burndown & networkdiagram), defined resource needs and actively managed the project.
• Worked with advanced technologies to automate the resource allocation, scheduling and code generation of the development of a complex time-triggered system.
• The details of the concept, the statistics and the results are published in the proceedings of the International Space System Engineering Conference and the Springer International Conference on Formal Modeling and Analysis of Timed Systems.
• Managed 11 specialists (researchers, engineers and mathematicians) in Agile Methodology and created a high-tech state-of-the-art non-commercial tool for use by Airbus Defense and Space.
• Demonstrated the limitations in scalability of Constraint Solving for multi-processor Off-line Real-Time Scheduling using three different state of the art solvers (CPLEX, Yices2, MiniZinc/G12).
• Managed project risks (mostly technical or conceptual) and dependencies, and escalated if necessary.

Development of an Alternative Communication System for BigData and Disconected areas
Customer (Location)Sorbonne University & Toyota – Paris, France
Period 01/2012 – 07/2013
Context
• Aiming to redefine the role of the car for the next decades, Toyota is looking to develop new concepts and use-cases for the Smart-Car in the Internet-of-Things (IoT). In this context, the company signs several partnerships with renowned research laboratories and finances and supports the work being done.
Objective
• In the third phase of the Toyota Partnership, we conceived, planned and executed a smartvehicle data-transportation network concept that made use of the road infrastructure for delay tolerant data saving & transportation in calamity scenarios or sensor data gathering.
Deliverable
• Pilot implementation of a new/bespoke/in-house tool/simulator to be used in a research environment by Toyota.
Stakeholders
• Toyota, Thales, Sorbonne Universités
Role
• Responsible of delivering the project within the agreed schedule and quality standards.
Activities
• Participated in the creation and definition of the concept and managed the feasibility study of the concept, proving its usefulness.
• The details of the concept with the considered scenarios and the results of our analysis were published in the IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference.
• Drafted the project brief (scope, product description, team structure, roles, use cases) that was approved.
• Planning of the project (WBS + worst/best-case estimates + network diagram for constraints, critical path for longest path & floats and Gantt). Actively managed the project’s stakeholders and provided detailed schedule estimates throughout the project.
• Conceived and developed the simulation environment, prioritized functionality development, managed dependencies and oversaw a team of 3 specialist Engineers and Researchers in Agile Methodology.
• As a result of the efforts made within the three phases of the partnership, Toyota decided to extend the collaboration. This expertise acquired during this period was also the cornerstone of a new major research partnership signed with Renault.


Time/Cost Optimization of Implementation and Testing Phases for Inter-Vehicular Communication Technologies
Customer (Location) Sorbonne University & Toyota – Paris, France
Period 01/2011 – 06/2012
Context
• Aiming to redefine the role of the car for the next decades, Toyota is looking to develop new concepts and use-cases for the Smart-Car in the Internet-of-Things (IoT). In this context, the company signs several partnerships with renowned research laboratories and finances and supports the work being done.
Objective
• In the second phase of the Toyota Partnership, we optimized the design and development phases for inter-vehicular communication protocols through the definition of a set of functional modules that could be designed/developed/tested independently and have their performance compared to similar implementations of the same class.
Deliverable
• Technical document detailing the class definitions and functionalities, with a comprehensive state of the art classification of the existing solutions. The findings had to be supported and validated through a comparative study that was based on in-house simulations completed in appropriately segregated simulation environments.
Stakeholders
• Toyota, Sorbonne Universités
Role
• Responsible of delivering the project within the agreed schedule and quality specifications.
Activities
• Defined the high-level plan of the project with main stages / estimates and work allocation.
• Researched the state of the art in inter-vehicular communication technologies and classified the main functionalities in different modules while respecting Toyota’s view in the matter.
• Studied and classified existing inter-vehicular communication technologies based on the defined modules and drafted a list of technical and functional specifications to be respected by the future implementation of these modules for simulation and validation purposes.
• In-detail planning of the development and testing phases in line with the findings of the previous stages.
• Responsible for task prioritization and for the development, definition of test-scenarios and validation of the work (managed one other team-member).
• Results, performance tests and functional details published in the proceedings of the ACM Asian Internet Engineering Conference.
• Reported periodically, managed changes and escalated issues to the stakeholders.


Creation of a Cost-effective Wireless Communication Architecture for Smart Cars
Customer (Location) Sorbonne University & Toyota – Paris, France
Period 01/2010 – 07/2011
Context
• Aiming to redefine the role of the car for the next decades, Toyota is looking to develop new concepts and use-cases for the Smart-Car in the Internet-of-Things (IoT). In this context, the company signs several partnerships with renowned research laboratories and finances and supports the work being done.
Objective
• In the first phase of the Toyota Partnership, we conceived, planned and executed a car-tocar / car-to-infrastructure communication network that would allow vehicles to disseminate critical/road-safety information to a sub-set of vehicles using wi-fi technology in a highly mobile and disconnected environment.
Deliverable
• Vehicle-based communication protocol handling geographical data dissemination, communication reliability, intersection management and overcome connectivity gaps.
Stakeholders
• Toyota, Sorbonne Universités
Role
• Responsible of delivering the project within the agreed schedule and quality specifications.
Activities
• Research of the current state of the art.
• Created and defined the concept and managed the technical feasibility study of the concept, proving its usefulness.
• Drafted the project brief (scope, product description, team structure, roles, use cases) that was approved.
• High-level planning of the project with work responsibility allocation (Low complexity Gantt with main stages and worst/best-case estimates).
• Prioritized functionality development, defined acceptance criteria, managed dependencies and oversaw the work of one other team-member.
• Conceived and developed SERVUS, a reliable low-cost and disconnection-aware data dissemination protocol for vehicular networks, achieving close to 100% reliability and delivery ratio.
The design and performance are published in the IEEE International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference.
• Data collection and analysis of vehicle trajectories, wi-fi interference, throughput analysis, data loss, data delivery times, overhead etc.
• Actively managed the project’s stakeholders, provided schedule estimates throughout the project, managed change and escalated issues.


Technical design and development of key components in Renault products
Customer (Location)Renault – Bucharest, Romania
Period 07/2007 – 08/2008
Context
• Renault is expanding its engineering offices in Bucharest and aims to transfer there its development efforts with the Dacia brand.
Objective
• Ensure the new Dacia models are designed and produced according to the specified standards andwithin the time budget during the transitional period.
Deliverable
• Architectural validation report for every product/prototype.
Stakeholders
• Renault
Role
• Control the progress of the technical implementation for several projects while validating the team’stechnical work and making sure the milestones and the time budget are respected.
Activities
• Coordinated the technical aspects of adapting and designing new or already marketed products.
• Translated functional needs into technical specifications.
• Coordinated architectural studies and the technical validation of proposed solutions in the design and implementation phases.
• Reviewed product models for prototyping and correction of design flaws by aligning with senior users and technical managers.

 

TIME AND SPATIAL FLEXIBILITY

I am available to travel world-wide as needed.

OTHER

French nationality.
Unmarried.

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