Top 5%
Alin S.

Product Owner

Externalisation nearshore
9 ans
Cluj, ROMANIA
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Why I'm Top 5%

  • Superior technical and people skills
  • English language proficiency
  • 9 years of industry experience
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Mon expérience

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FinTech company specialized in collateral managementJanuary 2019 - November 2020

Agile Product Owner.
  • Product vision and product development.
  • Staying up-to-date with industry trends and players.
  • Working with the UX team to provide the best customer experience.
  • Documenting and communicating release notes.
  • Aligning the roadmap with the overall company roadmap and release themes.
  • Creating use cases, writing epics, user stories, and acceptance criteria.
  • Accountable for the timely availability and accuracy of requirements for development projects, ensuring the engineering teams can develop software as efficiently as possible.
  • Maintaining the written 'source of truth': documented user stories recording the agreed requirements of stakeholders to enable traceability and re-use.
  • Setting and managing stakeholders' expectations.
  • Performing change management through product and sprint backlogs as appropriately as possible to meet the changing needs and requirements.
  • Prioritizing the product and sprint backlogs.
  • Keeping stakeholders well informed of the status of development requirements and scope.
  • Knowledge transfer to new joiners and other internal stakeholders (e.g. Customer Service agents etc).
  • Communicating and enforcing requirements specification standards.
  • Performing data analysis to support the program deliverables.
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NeverfailFebruary 2017 - January 2019

Agile Product Owner for an IT company specialized in providing ongoing availability to digital products, bullet-proof technology services and fully dedicated customer success storytelling.
  • Involvement in application delivery, virtual machine and cloud management.
  • Product vision and product development.
  • Staying up-to-date with industry trends and players.
  • Working with the UX team to provide the best customer experience.
  • Documenting and communicating release notes.
  • Aligning the roadmap with the overall company roadmap and release themes.
  • Creating use cases, writing epics, user stories, and acceptance criteria.
  • Accountable for the timely availability and accuracy of requirements for development projects, ensuring the engineering teams can develop software as efficiently as possible.
  • Maintaining the written 'source of truth': documented user stories recording the agreed requirements of stakeholders to enable traceability and re-use.
  • Setting and managing stakeholders' expectations.
  • Performing change management through product and sprint backlogs as appropriately as possible to meet the changing needs and requirements.
  • Prioritizing the product and sprint backlogs.
  • Keeping stakeholders well informed of the status of development requirements and scope.
  • Knowledge transfer to new joiners and other internal stakeholders (e.g. Customer Service agents etc).
  • Communicating and enforcing requirements specification standards.
  • Performing data analysis to support the program deliverables.
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XoomworksJanuary 2016 - February 2017

Agile Certified Business Analyst for a consulting and technology company specialized in digital innovation and complex software solutions development.
  • Focusing on web and mobile technologies and striving to offer the best possible UX approach for the products.
  • Working with on-premise software converting it to the new technologies available on the market.
  • Working with a start-up product offering the required assistance to be market-ready.
  • Bench-marking and investigating the competitive landscape.
  • Mapping business and software processes (BPMN, UML).
  • Assisting the Product Management department with the definition of product vision and strategy.
  • Requirements elicitation (with internal and external stakeholders) and performing analysis.
  • Developing and prioritizing user stories (with acceptance criteria).
  • Developing use cases and scenarios.
  • Writing functional and non-functional specifications.
  • Lean UX prototyping: mock-ups and wireframes, using Axure, InVision / Balsamiq / Xmind.
  • Product Backlog grooming (Microsoft Team Foundation Server / JIRA).
  • Writing release notes.
  • Special focus on applying the Agile-Scrum processes.
  • Story mapping and product roadmap analysis.
  • Monetization models.
  • Quality assurance to the products.
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UXRecordJanuary 2015 - January 2017

Founder of UXRecord, a software platform that offers an all-in-one user research Android and iOS frameworks for mobile app development teams that care about improving their overall UX, offering functionalities, including:
  • Recorded user feedback from the phone’s front-facing camera with both audio & video.
  • Screen recording and finger movement synchronized with the user's face recording.
  • Design improvements with screenshot submissions in a mixed environment (tags, comments, assignments, etc).
  • Heatmaps with all interactions on the app's screen.
  • General analytics, including screen time, number of taps per controller, etc.
  • https://uxrecord.com.
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TechnoworksSeptember 2014 - January 2016

Certified Business Analyst within a company approaching digital solutions designed for specific organizational and strategic objectives, based in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
  • Focusing on web and mobile products, designed in compliance with the Scrum-Agile methodology.
  • Working with one of the biggest medical and pharmaceutical companies.
  • Traveling abroad in order to meet clients.
  • Creating functional designs, specifications and user stories based on requirements elicited from the client, using Axure.
  • VLOOKUP experience.
  • UML Modelling.
  • Creating and maintaining the project backlog and documentation in Jira & Confluence.
  • Creating diagrams and wireframes to depict the functionality of the software.
  • Holding meetings with the head of the department to show the progress made.
  • Keeping all the stakeholders up to date with the projects statuses.
  • Breaking the project in features and prioritizing them to be developed in each sprint.
  • Creating Information Architecture for the project.
  • Coordinating B2B presentations within the company.
  • Explaining issues from both a technical and a business functional point of view to members of the team.
  • Close collaboration with the teams and delivering the product.
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EvozonAugust 2013 - September 2014

Business Analyst within a software and consulting services agency. Evozon has business analysis, project management and customer relations in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
  • Focusing on E-commerce platforms, both web and mobile.
  • Scrum-Agile software development.
  • Learning and using the Hybris technology for E-commerce platforms.
  • Creating functional designs, specifications and user stories based on requirements elicited from the client.
  • Creating UX/UI representations using InVision (Demonstrations).
  • UML Modelling.
  • Creating and maintaining the project backlog and documentation in Jira & Confluence.
  • Creating diagrams and wireframes to depict the functionality of the software, using tools such as Moqups, Draw.io.
  • Acting as a liaison between the development team and the client.
  • Inducting team members through knowledge transfer sessions regarding E-commerce information and Google Analytics.
  • Analyzing the platform with Google Analytics and creating proposals for the client based on statistics and charts that they currently have, offering them an audit.
  • Holding meetings with the head of the department to show the progress made.
  • Keeping all the stakeholders up to date with the projects statuses.
  • Breaking the project in features and prioritizing them to be developed in each sprint.
  • Coordinating E-commerce presentations within the company.
  • Explaining issues from both a technical and a business functional point of view to members of the team.
  • Close collaboration with the teams and delivering the product.
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EvolsoFebruary 2012 - June 2014

Founder of a social dating app which provides unique features to female users. It allows women to initiate contact with male users and gives matches the opportunity to organize their first in-person interaction in their shared favorite venues. Basically, women get to pick guys they want to meet, based on the places they both like to go.
  • https://itunes.apple.com/hk/app/evolso/id768748912?mt=8
  • DemoDay on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCSBuwWYhNQ&feature=youtu.be
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TelenavApril 2012 - June 2012

Software Tester within a company providing personalized navigation services.
  • Testing the web portal in order to find the bugs.
  • Creating specific test cases.
  • Finding and reporting UI/UX functional problems.
  • Reporting using JIRA.

Mes études et formations

Bachelor's Degree in Marketing, Faculty of Economic Sciences and Business Administration - "Babes-Bolyai" University of Cluj-Napoca.2010 - 2013