Calin F.

Product owner

Cluj-Napoca, ROMANIA
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PENTALOG CLIENT : Skill-centered recruitment solutions provider01.02.2019 - Présent

Product Owner.
  • Communicating with stakeholders to understand business objectives and goals.
  • Understanding the client's segment and needs.
  • Understanding and sharing the vision within the Scrum team.
  • Keeping the product in line with business goals.
  • Anticipating the client's needs in order to manage the features in a more effective way.
  • Proposing improvements regarding the flows and the design.
  • Managing the Product Backlog.
    - Identifying the required features and goals.
    - Creating backlog items with clear details for the Scrum team.
    - Ordering and prioritizing the items based on the overall strategy, by considering needs and objectives.
  • Contributing to the planning, execution and review of each Sprint.
  • Contributing, along with the team, to the refinement and improvement of the development process.
  • Clarifying requirements and answering questions within the Scrum team.
  • Evaluating product progress, by determining whether the deliverable is acceptable.
  • Ensuring the alignment and transparency needed for a proper collaboration.
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3Pillar Global01.07.2017 - 01.01.2019

Technical Manager within a software development company that accelerates business growth by rapidly bringing innovative products and digital solutions to market.
  • Proposal of technical solutions in line with the industry guidelines and best practices, using cutting-edge technologies and techniques.
  • Collaborating closely with the project manager during all development life-cycle stages.
  • Providing technical directions for the development, design, and systems integration for client engagement from the definition phase up to their implementation.
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PENTALOG CLIENT : SENSEE01.01.2016 - 01.07.2017

Product Owner.
  • Defining and sharing the product vision within the team.
  • Creation and maintenance of the Product Backlog.
  • Content planning for each iteration and presentation of the detailed specifications to the team.
  • Acting as the main interlocutor of the client concerning all aspects related to the project.
  • Ensuring that all budget-related decisions that are made at each project stage represent relevant courses of action.
  • Defining the acceptance criteria for the feature releases proposed by the team and ensuring that they comply with the established rules.
  • Writing reports on project status for the client.
  • Coordination and collaboration with the project team.
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Meetic01.09.2014 - 01.03.2016

Product Owner.
The mission involved working at the client’s headquarters in Paris, focusing on the Social Events product. This is the biggest Event organization platform in Europe, with more than 2000 events per year. The constraints that had to be faced were both technical and operational. The activities were concentrated on managing a front-end product, as well as a back-end product. Both of them contributed to the complete user experience offered by the service.

The product was a complex solution, with several services provided, which involved a lot of interactions with other products, platforms and departments, such as:
- Mobile website;
- Mobile Apps;
- Emailing CRM;
- Marketing;
- Design;
- QA.

Product management.
  • Gathering desired project ideas.
  • Organizing workshops to filter the ideas, and transform them in backlog items.
  • Creation and organization of the product backlog.
  • Grooming the backlog items (user story refinement).
  • Backlog prioritization.
  • User story / Acceptance cases creation.
  • Specifications creation.
  • Ensuring quality and delivery.

Implementation of the Kanban methodology.
  • Enforcer of Scrum ceremonials.
  • Facilitating the resolution of the obstacles encountered by the team.
  • Stimulating the improvement of the scrum teams.
  • Facilitating the interaction with other related products inside the clients’ scope.
  • Enforcing Agile methodologies.

Management / support in managing several teams:
- Development team – 5 members, in Pentalog Cluj;
- Events operational team – 8 members, in Paris;
- Events coordination team – 8 members, in each country organizing events (10 countries in total).
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Meetic01.01.2012 - 01.09.2014

Team Leader - Scrum Master.

Team management.
  • Task organization inside the team.
  • Preparation of the implementation for the release process.
  • Review of the application specifications and code.
  • Training new team members.

Implementation of the Scrum methodology.
  • Animation of Scrum ceremonials.
  • Facilitating the resolution of the obstacles encountered within the team.
  • Stimulating the improvement of the team knowledge/solutions.
  • Facilitating the collaboration with the other teams.
  • Facilitating the collaboration with the Product Owner.
  • Providing support to the Product Owner in creating the product backlog.
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Meetic01.06.2011 - 01.01.2012

Project Manager.
  • Participation in a pivot mission at the client in order to know the project functionality and establish the project organization.
  • Definition of the project parameters and tools.
  • In charge of transferring the technical and functional knowledge to the team members.
  • Writing the technical and functional documentation.
  • Writing the documentation related to the internal organization of the project.
  • Communication with the client.
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Pentalog High Tech01.05.2011 - 01.08.2011

Participation in several internal trainings such as:
- SCRUM vs V Cycle training;
- Magento training;
- CSS, HTML, Zend Framework and jQuery training;
- "Quality Deployment" training.
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SoftVision01.07.2010 - 01.05.2011

Project Manager within an IT company.

Management of the development of several projects related to a web application composed of many projects of different sizes, allowing users to view software training videos.
  • Managing the development of the Lynda Mobile website, which is a part of the software.
  • Use of the Agile methodology (iPhone, iPhone App, Auteur Portal – linked to the project) for the management of the application development.
  • Management of a team of 25 persons (developers, analysts and testers).
  • Management of the planning of the development.
  • Providing support to the project team.
  • Providing of providing the best solutions in the development of the application.
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Ibiza Software01.08.2008 - 01.07.2010

Project Manager within an IT company.
  • Management of a team of 7 persons (5 developers, 1 tester and 1 analyst).
  • Management of the planning and the team which develops the «Wages Management» module.
  • Development of the «Wages Management» module to be compatible with a web 2.0. accounting application launched in 2010 and used in France.(
  • Participation in the development of the application.
  • Writing the technical specifications following the functional specifications received form the client.
  • Communication with the client.
  • Bug fixing.
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    Green Dragon Webservices01.02.2007 - 01.08.2008

    PHP Web Developer within an IT company.
    Participation in the development of several modules for an online hotel administration system.
  • Development of the OptiBook and OptiRate modules.
  • Writing technical specifications.
  • Bug fixing.
  • Mes compétences

    Langues parlées

    FRENCH: Advanced
    ENGLISH: Advanced
    ROMANIAN: Native speaker


    PHP, JavaScript

    Web Technologies

    HTML, HTML5, CSS, CSS3, AngularJS, jQuery, AJAX, Web Services, Zend Framework


    MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server CE, Oracle

    Networks and Systems


    Development Environment

    Eclipse, NetBeans, PhpStorm, GIT, SVN

    Open Source solutions



    Agile, Scrum, Kanban, JIRA, Project Management, Team management

    Mes études et formations

    "People and Project Management" Training - Session 1.2012

    Bachelor's Degree in Economical Informatics, Faculty of Economic Sciences - "Babes-Bolyai" University, Cluj-Napoca.2004-2008

    Student at the Faculty of Computer Science, specialization Computer Science in English - Technical University of Cluj-Napoca.2004-2007