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Cristina E.

Product Owner

21 years
Bucharest, ROMANIA
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Why I'm Top 5%

  • People skills
  • English language proficiency
  • 21 years of industry experience
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My experience


PentalogNovember 2021 - Present

Product Owner within the Pentalog group.
  • Following a specific roadmap, including:
    - Scrum Master Certification training
    - French languages courses
    - Public Speaking training
    - Dryfus recommendations - documentation coverage
    - PMP certification - daily webinars on to accumulate 300 PDU

European CommissionMarch 2020 - October 2021

IT Project Manager Analyst within the European Commission - DG AGRI.
  • Defining and prioritizing the product Backlog.
  • Planning and coordinating the tasks for implementation team.
  • Monitoring status (quality, delay, costs).
  • Reviewing deliverable before delivery to customer's team.
  • Gathering requirements in closed collaboration with end users.
  • Getting acceptance documents.
  • Tracking and mitigating risks.
  • Projects follow-up (deadlines, quality).

Metro Systems RomaniaDecember 2014 - January 2020

Product Owner for a company that offers innovation, performance and complete information technology (IT) services in international retail trade.
  • Product Owner of the Common Template Accounting product (a Middleware layer for SAP R/3 Accounting and Controlling modules).

In close collaboration with SAP Business Analysts (in Germany) and development team (9 colleagues in Bucharest) I was in charge of:
  • Defining and prioritizing the Product Backlog.
  • Coordinating most of the activities related to redesign and the migration of on-premises application to Cloud.
  • Responsible for the quality of the product: performing functional and regression tests.
  • Defining and promoting the product vision and mission.
  • Using KPIs as one of the main backing for decisions.
  • Sharing the product vision and progress through internal channels.
  • Release Integration.
  • Support to clients.
  • Maintenance.
  • Logging integration with ELK Stack.
  • Communicating and coordinating with internal stakeholders, located in different countries.

Main achievements:
- Successfully delivered CTA interfaces on Metro Integration Platform 1.0 (JBoss EAP 6.4, Apache Camel), within agreed time, with the best quality.
- CTA interfaces on IBM Broker successfully decommissioned.

Lyngsoe Systems RomaniaOctober 2012 - December 2014

Project Manager for a world leader in innovative electronic logistics control services.
  • Managed fixed-price projects with tight contractual delivery dates for postal services tracking.
  • For fixed-price activities I was incharge of:
    - Getting estimates approval.
    - Planning and coordinating the tasks of the implementation team (4 to 7 engineers) in fast pace and quickly changing contexts.
    - Monitoring status (quality, delay, costs).
    - Reviewing deliverables before delivering them to the customer's team.
    - Getting acceptance documents.
    - Tracking and mitigating risks.
    - Projects follow-up (quality, cost, deadlines).

European CommissionJanuary 2010 - January 2012

Senior Software Engineer for the European Commission.
  • Acted as an IT Consultant for the European Commission.
  • Assisted the Impact Assessment Board members in clarifying their needs.
  • Functional and technical specifications, implementation, tests, documentation, packaging and delivery.

Intrasoft InternationalJanuary 2006 - January 2010

Software Engineer for an European leader in IT solutions and innovative services.
  • Significant involvement in the European projects sector in a variety of web applications for many EU institutions.
  • In charge of design, development and / or maintenance of JAVA based solutions.

InfologicJanuary 2004 - January 2006

Software Engineer within a company that creates and integrates software solutions for the food supply chain.

Project name:    COPILOTE Management System
Project description: COPILOTE - combines commercial administration tasks, sales processes, and stock administration in a single, consolidated system.
  • Implemented an ERP system for Food Industry.
JDK 1.4, Hibernate 2.0, Apache Avalon, Log4j, SWT/JFace, Eclipse 2.5, J2EE Patterns, Java, Ant, Jira, CVS, Apache Tomcat, DB2

ASIROM Vienna – Insurance GroupJanuary 2000 - January 2003

System Engineer for an insurance group.

Project name: ASIROM Integrated Information System
Project description:
The Installer tool allows installing and uninstalling server resources by executing the installer components in a specified assembly.
Project Size: 9
  • Integration of Centralized systems for all ASIROM agencies.
FoxPro 2.6, MS Excel, MS Access

My education and trainings

Postgraduate Degree in Informatics - "Al. I. Cuza" University of Iasi.2000 - 2002

Master's Degree in Electronics and Telecommunications, Faculty of Electronics and Telecommunications - "Al. I. Cuza" University of Iasi.1990 - 1995