Software Project Manager / Business developer
1. Key Facts
- 11 years of experience in developing and managing software projects in the field of navigation and geo-localization.
- In charge of the Chinese/German markets for the company OKTAL SYNTHETIC ENVIRONMENT (SOGECLAIR Group).
- Worked for both big and small companies requiring flexibility, responsibility and a high level of project drive.
- Strong technical and commercial background in international context.
- Successfully managed numerous complex international projects (FP6, FP7, H2020, Defense projects...) in GNSS domain.
2. Professional Experience
Since April 2013: Business Developer / Project Manager - OKTAL-SE (SOGECLAIR group) - Toulouse (FR-31)
- Management of the OKTAL-SE Chinese market.
- Management of the OKTAL-SE German market.
- In charge of training for both technical and sales teams.
- Managing the coordination between the OKTAL-SE Chinese (Autosoft Technology Co.) and German (Lange-Electronic GmbH) resellers.
- Organizing face to face meetings with prospects and customers in coordination with the local agent.
- Responsible for the OKTAL-SE User Days in China.
- Leader of the group “Collaborative Projects” of the Defense Company Cluster “Primus” founded by the Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie Midi-Pyrénées.
- Casual lecturer in satellite navigation at ISAE-SUPAERO
Main customers: Germany: Diehl BGT Defence, WTD 81, Continental, Bosch, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft…
China: MoD, Universities, EO Research Centers…
Sept 2009 - April 2013: Project Manager / Product manager - OKTAL-SE (SOGECLAIR group) - Toulouse (FR-31)
- Expert in Satellite Navigation and Simulation Software Development.
- Management of the GNSS simulator SE-NAV development.
- Head of the SICASSE project: development of a geolocalized application, embedded in Android phones, for studying the impact of climate change on wild species.
- Management of European Projects (e.g. FP7 projects: GAPFILLER, H2020: JUPITER...) from project initiation to product delivery.
- Team coordination (mainly Developers & Computer graphists).
- Management of strong and positive relationships with customers & partners to achieve long-term relationship and launch collaborative projects.
March 2008 - Sept 2009: R&D Engineer - EVOSYS (EUROLOGICIEL group) - Le Plessis-Robinson (FR-92)
- SPEED Hosting Structure Leader for Thalès Alénia Space (Toulouse, France).
- In charge of the conception of the computation kernel of the SPEED System (porting the EGNOS Central Processing Facility to Linux for customization and certification).
- Responsible for coordinating with the Spanish development team of GMV (Madrid, Spain).
January 2005 - March 2008: R&D Engineer - ERGOSPACE - Toulouse (FR-31)
- In charge of the development of the Ergospace software development (GNSS reception in constrained environments) and EnviNav (Satellite Tool Kit Plug-in of the Ergospace product).
3. Key Skills and Competencies
PRE-SALES & PROPOSAL:
- Revenue, market and cost assessments to define business plans.
- Definition and initiation of projects (for instance, SICASSE and GAPFILLER projects).
- Lead of the Technical Specifications in coordination with developers and partners.
- Definition of efficient schedules to ensure success and acceptance of the proposals.
- Overall project plan and schedule follow-up.
- Technical teams management - Potential issues and risk assessment.
- Progress, risk and opportunities survey.
- Production of periodic reports.
- Organization and leading of regular meetings with partners and customers.
- Capitalization of results on internal products in collaboration with the R&D manager.
- Customer reviews Management.
- Preparation and supervision of tutorials and training sessions.
- Support to the Sales Manager before and during special events (User Group meetings).
- Organization of business meetings with Chinese and German prospects and customers.
- Preparation and presentation of product demonstrations (face to face meetings).
- Exhibition attendance (Paris Air Show, Eurosatory, Munich GNSS Conference, Toulouse Space Show…).
- Expert in satellite navigation and software simulation development and management (COTS approach).
- Strong Coding Skills: C++, C, JAVA, MPICH.
- Web development: PHP, MySQL, JS
- Mobile SDK: Android, Unity
- GUI/ Communication: QT.
- 3D: Open GL, OSG.
- PM tools: Microsoft Project, MS Office.
2004 SUPAERO Engineer
ISAE-SUPAERO, Toulouse, France
Major: Space Systems
2004 Master’s Degree (D.E.A.) in Astrophysics, with honors
Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse III, France
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