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Mircea STRUGARU Personal Information Mobile phone +40.742.107754 Email mircea.strugaru@gmail.com LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/in/mirceastrugaru Birth date Apr 21, 1977
Mircea STRUGARU
Personal
Information
Mobile phone
+40.742.107754
Email
mircea.strugaru@gmail.com
LinkedIn
http://www.linkedin.com/in/mirceastrugaru
Birth date
Apr 21, 1977
Professional
Objectives
Goals
To drive and be responsible for business performance - P&L, sales and market share
objectives.
To identify market needs, trends and business opportunities; to have the means to
turn them into concrete strategies.
To drive innovation, define product roadmaps and solutions.
Domain
Target Activity
Software, Technology, Telecommunications
Business Development, CTO, Solution Architecture
Professional
Experience
Current level
Experience
Department lead
11 years in R&D
Position
R&D Department Director - Applications Group, Alcatel-Lucent
Period
Dec 2010 – to date
Responsibilities
Report to Region Vice President and Business Division CTOs.
Act as R&D and site manager for 100+ software engineers.
Elaborate and execute growth and sustainability strategies for local R&D organization.
Act under consultative guidance from top management.
Interface between R&D and with Product Management, Regional Sales, Support and
Delivery organizations.
Coach and mentor people managers, project managers, technical experts
Achievements
Minimize turnover and attrition – from 15% down to 4%.
Streamline recruitment, introduce new practices, reduce hiring time, diversify
evaluation methods to better identify native potential, ingenuity, problem solving,
algorithmic and abstract thinking.
Interface with local universities for attracting new talent and creating research
partnerships.
Define and implement learning and training as a continous, incremental, measurable,
process.
Migrate all activities towards the Agile Methodology.
Improve cohesion, focus, schedule adherence and quality of R&D deliverables.
Represent the local organization in internal strategy sessions, best practices groups,
portfolio definition activities
Represent the company in international marketing events, customer workshops,
mass-media.
Position
R&D Group Leader - Applications Software Group, Alcatel-Lucent
Period
Apr 2008
- Dec 2010
Responsibilities
R&D management for multimedia, social and mobile video solutions.
Project management.
Product and solution architecture.
Achievements
Defined product roadmaps and release schedules.
Managed projects with customer facing role.
Defined product and solution architecture.
Interfaced with Product Management, Business Development and Tendering
organizations.
Held presentations, demos and workshops on customer sites.
Actively participated in regional marketing and business development activities.
 

Submitted an invention patent in the area of digital content security. Participated in the effort of extending IETF standards with the invention above.

Position

R&D Competence Center Manager – Business Ventures, Alcatel-Lucent

Period

Sept 2004 – Apr 2008

Responsibilities

First line R&D management, end to end: development, validation, integration, deployment and support. Software architecture and hands-on software development. Technical project management.

Achievements

Defined product architecture and customer solutions. Actively developed code on core modules and services. Managed customer projects with partially customer facing role, accumulated extensive on-site experience. Became increasingly involved in business development activities.

Position

Head of Software Development Department – Caatoosee AG (500+ empl.)

Period

Aug 2000 – Aug 2004

Responsibilities

Jointly responsible for opening a greenfield R&D center in Romania. Recruitment, process definition, sustainable growth. Software architecture and hands-on software development. Technical project management.

Achievements

Successfully opened and staffed what fast became the company’s core R&D center. Achieved aggressive growth during times of investment (IPO) and market expansion; Survived through times of market contraction and cost reduction thanks to lean cost structures, flexible and efficient R&D processes. Progressively took responsibility for product architecture and multi-site R&D management. Had a permanent and intensive collaboration with C-level management. Obtained status of Certified SAP Partner for data cleansing and unification, now part of SAP suite.

Position

Software Development Engineer – Object Vision Ltd. (start-up)

Period

Jan 2000 – Aug 2000

Responsibilities

Software development. Small scale software design.

Achievements

Went through an intensive learning phase on software development in the real world. Became involved in first customer projects. Improved development and design skills, gained a broader perspective on software development and its methodologies.

Education and

 

Training

Description

Alcatel Lucent Leadership Development Program (Stretch, Boost)

Period

  • 2005 – 2008

Location

Romania, France Accounting and Financials Marketing and Communication Negotiation Project management People management and leadership Human resource management

Description

Master Degree in Computer Science - Artificial Intelligence

Universitatea Politehnica Timisoara

Period

  • 2000 – 2001

Location

Timisoara, Romania

Description

Bachelor degree in Computer Science

Universitatea Politehnica Timisoara

Period

  • 1995 – 2000

Location

Timisoara, Romania

Skills and

 

Competences

Non-technical

Project management. People management, communication, negotiation. Flexibility, risk assessment, embracing change. Business-driven mindset.

Technical

Java SE, Javascript, jQuery, Flex, C++, C, Lisp, Prolog, SQL, Bash. JEE - EJB, RMI, JDBC, JMS, JAAS, JCA, JSTL, JCE, JNDI, JSP, Servlets, JMX, JPA. Spring, Struts. WebServices, SOAP, REST, XML, EDI, xCBL. Hibernate. FOSS – Apache, Redhat.

Oracle, Informix, DB2, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Domino. Jboss, Websphere, Tomcat. Eclipse, SVN, CVS, Junit, Jmeter, Selenium, Ant. Jira, Maven, Bamboo, Clover, CruiseControl, FishEye.

Linux, Solaris, iOS, Android. UML, Design Patterns, SOA. Artificial Intelligence. Cryptography. Data, communication and network security. Unix system-level and parallel programming. Continuous Integration, Agile, Scrum, XP.

Personal

 

Interests

 

Chess History Psychology Economics Photography Long-distance swimming Tennis