Narcis M.

Product Manager

445 dollar
Freelancer
10 years
Bucharest, ROMANIA

My experience

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Narcis Mihai TechSeptember 2019 - Present

I develop digital products from the ground up, leading all stages of development from market analysis and prototyping down to development, testing, launch and iteration.

Core competencies:

- Product development & management
- Cross-platform mobile development in React Native
- Project management
- Stakeholder management
- Wireframing
- User interviewing & testing
- Agile process management
- Data analysis
- Release management
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PlaytikaMay 2019 - March 2020

About the company
Playtika is the market leader in the social casino gaming space. With top-grossing titles such as Slotomania and Caesars Casino, the company is expanding its presence into the casual games segment.

My responsibilities
* Developing infrastructure systems that serve millions of DAUs
* Managing a development team working in an Agile setup
* Creating and planning the team roadmap on a quarterly basis
* Prioritising feature requests and aligning expectations across departments
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YAS.lifeMay 2018 - April 2019

About the company
YAS.life is at the forefront of the digital health industry in Germany. Through their flagship B2C app, YAS, they are offering white-label solutions to insurance companies who are looking for digital touchpoints with their customers. Having backing of almost 2 milion EUR from Deutsche Ruck, a prominent company in the German insurance space, the team is well positioned to dominate the digital health industry.

My responsibilities
* Leading product development for YAS, our customer-facing mobile app
* Managing a remote & in-house development team of 8 people
* Setting up new processes and tools to improve the end-to-end product development process
* Managing internal requests and aligning expectations across departments
* Oversaw a complete redesign of the YAS app
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Jobzy.ioAugust 2017 - July 2018

About the company
At Jobzy, we are building the go-to place for job seekers who value a low commute time.
The product has undergone various stages, starting off as an Axure prototype, which we used to validate certain features, then to a working prototype, a beta version (plenty of learning there) and finally to a fully functional and marketable product.

My responsibilities
• Defined the product based on in-depth user feedback and competition analysis
• Developed the business model & go-to-market strategy
• Released timely features that doubled our conversion rate
• Optimised our user acquisition channels
• Coded the front-end part of the website
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Nobel.LtdMarch 2016 - January 2018

About the company
Nobel is a well established company on the international calling market. Having made a successful run in the calling cards space, it is now looking to expand into the remittance market by offering cheap and reliable transfers for US citizens.

My responsibilities
• Led product development for NobelApp, an international calling app
• Led a development team of 6 working in a Scrumban environment
• Performed competitive analysis and early-stage feature definition for a fintech product
• Led the first company-wide user testing sessions
• Owned features that reduced the implementation time for email marketing campaigns by 40%
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FreelanceApril 2015 - May 2016

In this period, I created two mobile apps from scratch, managing the entire product development process, from initial scoping and estimation up to wireframing, coding both frontend and backend using a BaaS solution. I also managed the publishing process on the Google Play Store.

My responsibilities
• Front-end coding
• Setting up backend services using Parse (BaaS)
• Creating wireframes to communicate product vision and win clients
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WaldoSeptember 2014 - December 2015

About the company
Waldo was an intelligent alarm system for urban cyclists comprised of a device mounted on the bike and a mobile app. It protected your bike from getting stolen and gave you piece of mind. We were part of a pre-accelerator - Innovation Labs from Bucharest, Romania - and a hardware accelerator, Buildit, based in Tartu, Estonia. We had a fully functional prototype, a final design, two mobile apps, a pre-orders campaign on our website and paying customers.

My responsibilities
• Led a self-funded hardware startup from idea to paying customers
• Oversaw product development
• Ran user interviews and testing sessions
• Led the business development initiatives and defined the go-to-market
strategy
• Coded our mobile apps
• Coordinated PR efforts and optimized our customer acquisition channels
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eServGlobalSeptember 2014 - April 2015

Debugging and developing patches for bugs that occurred in the company’s products were part of a normal day's work. In this period, I also became accustomed with writing technical documentation and configuring and installing virtual machines.
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Orange RomaniaMay 2013 - September 2014

- Solving incidents that appear on CRM platforms
- Developing correction scripts
- Debugging on PL/SQL scripts
- Administering user acces to CRM applications
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EricssonFebruary 2012 - April 2013

Network surveillance, 1st level restoration and preventative maintenance
- Monitoring, performing troubleshooting, fault acknowledgement and fault analysis for Billing, CRM and Provisioning systems for telecom operators using various applications (SingleView, PeopleSoft, TTMS, Provident, Cacti)
- Managing fault resolutions and service deliveries for BSS in the production environment
- Working with the application for trouble ticket management
- Maintaining the service delivery level within the agreed SLAs
- Providing resolutions to service requests and faults identified by other area or raised via a corporate system that relate to BSS systems
- Solving standard problems in the BSS area based on the existing procedures
- Interpreting / understanding technical information and preparing technical documentation
- Interaction with other Technicians, customer technical staff and other groups within Service Delivery organization ( Back Office, EDM, other Front Office teams)
- Controling and managing complex technical situations/projects in a calm and professional manner (required to provide technical input in technical conference bridges)
- Working in an international environment, with customers and suppliers
- Effectively using telecom knowledge to manage faults and customer demands
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S.C. Lingua Transcript S.R.L.September 2010 - March 2011

My main responsibility was to attract new customers and maintain existing ones. However, I was also involved in other activities, like finding teachers for different courses, running errands, occasionally designing flyers.

My stack

Mobile

React Native

Others

Wireframes, Management, Leadership, Troubleshooting, Teamwork, Team management, SDLC, Data analysis, Project Management, Business Strategy, Problem Solving, Business Analysis

Embedded and Telecom

Telecommunications

Software testing

Debugging

Languages

Visual Basic, SQL, PL/SQL

Computer Tools

MS Office

IT Infrastructure

Networking

Analysis methods and tools

Agile Methodology, Scrum

Technologies

BaaS, CRM

My education and trainings

Certificats - Coursera

Understanding Macroeconomics for University and Business - Udemy2019

Master, Databases - Business Support,Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration - The Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies2012 - 2014

Bachelor's degree, Cybernetics, Statistics and Economic Informatics - The Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies2009 - 2012