CV: Development Manager



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 Date Submitted:23-10-2014
 Last Modified:01-11-2014 (07:32)
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 Current job:Development Manager
 Employment Term:Permanent
 Job location:Own country
 Date available:immediately
 Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, ,
 KeywordsSoftware Engineering methodology, DO178 , Coordination, Efficiency, Project management, GNSS,


Using my experience with people and project management, I like to contribute to the evolution of space or avionics technology. My strengths are found in a coordinating, motivating role in the IT sector with a focus on efficiency, quality and longer term vision. In the ideal case customer contact and occasional travel is part of the job.

Career summary:

Started as software development engineer, became system architect, group and project manager, and gradually took responsibilities as development manager for a team of up to 35 engineers and project managers. Showing a proven track record of more than 15 years experience in 2 fast growing high tech companies continuously focussed on a stepwise evolution from a creative, academic prototyping development atmosphere, to a highly efficient, professional quality product development environment.


Integrated Project Management, work Coordination, stage gate processing, software development methodology and tools, management accounting, teambuilding activities.

DO-178, GSWS, ESA, GNSS,... 



May 2007

 Development Manager

Facilitator and coordinator

Coordination of all development activities. Targeting optimal work environment and efficiency for up to 4 project managers, 30 Hardware/ Software/ Test engineers.

Motivation, Recruitment, Budget , Development Methods

Increasing drastically project planning reliability, trough setup of ‘Integrated’ project management methods in a matrix structure. ( Ms Project Server). Capacity planning, Priority Management, Conflict solving, Task assignments...

Reduced capacity overloads with a factor of 4. 

Initiate the development activities for a Certifiable Safety critical Avionics GPS receiver. (Setup of team)

Setup and promotion of ‘management accounting systems + formal ‘Product Lifecycle’ management (definition-approval-follow up- evaluation of projects).

Guide for Septentrio QA managers

From 2012: focus on Avionics DO178 Lev B software project

From 2013 : focus on Defense-Avionics DO278 Lev 3 &  ESA projects.

Project manager

Running firmware development projects.

Team builder

Organisation of multiple team building events (ice hockey – gps based games – mountainbike droppings – bbq...)


June 2004

Software Group Manager - Project Manager

Group manager software team

- Task assignment

- Recruitment – Technical interviews

- Migration Cvs-> Subversion

Project manager: firmware GPS receivers

Planning-Implementation-Follow up and review of Requirements Milestones Quality Budget


-Setup company open collaboration platform (TWiki).

- Setup Web based ‘Order Approval and Registration’system, creating a controlled purchasing environment + means to keep an overview on budget estimates and actuals .

- Set up Web based ‘Time Registration tools’, improving drastically planning estimates by offering insight in effort needs on similar projects in the past..  

- Creation continuous integration environment. (automated : night builds / unit and system tests)


Feb 2001

Software QA & Test coordinator

Technical communication amongst engineers, Increasing general software quality trough installation of tools

- Introduced software lifecycle and stabilisation concept. Introduced milestone transitions for Development-Freeze, Code-Freeze, Release Candidates and Release)

- Document management

- Requirements Test coverage Traceability (Doors)

- Issue Tracking (Bugzilla)

- Test Automation (python, pytest/cutest)

- Code purification (splint)

- Automated Source Code Documentation (Doxygen)

 Coordinating the test department (test definition/execution)

Donut realizations

Initiated the concept of projects inside Septentrio. Started with planning – coordination of firmware development projects for (PolaRx) GPS receivers.

Initiated the concept of ‘groups’ in Septentrio.


Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products – Wemmel

From: Nov 1998

Software architect

Organisation of software development LHS (Europe & US). Product definition.

Technical interface: Between “engineering” (internal customer) and predevelopment.

Increasing general software quality. (Stability, maintainability, uniformity, configuration management) (set-up  coding guidelines / release guidelines)

Increase efficiency by promoting code-re-use. (Guidelines for portability)

Partial coordination and management of process improvement within the various departments of the predevelopment division.

Advisory role: moderator in technical discussions amongst different Business-Units. Detection of new needs, offering solutions.  Design + guidance of implementation, follow up on QA, promotion of emerging technologies.

Speciality: speech recognition and portability (ANSI-C).

Team member in architect group.

Member of social events committee.




Software development engineer.

Project based porting of speech recognition algorithms to different platforms and operating systems, mainly for Computer Telephony.

Analysis, design, hardware set-up, porting (C), optimisation (asm), Q&A, documentation, delivery, support.

C (with OO design), assembly TI (C52).

NT + SCO, OS2, VxWorks, Unixware.

Basic web interface (CGI-scripts ) to Ms-Access for ‘Unified Messaging Tool’.

Driven by efficiency increase in a fast growing company : triggering setup of architects group.

Philips Leuven


Junior development engineer.

These + Post graduate:

Digital RDS for a home-tuner.

Porting signal processing algorithms. (sub-bandcoding  Disney Paris)

Modula 2 +asm Mot 56000


Education: Ir. Electronics-Telecom 1991 Catholic University Leuven (Master).

Language skills: Dutch , English (proficient),   French (independent).

Personal interests: Outdoor sport. (tour ski, ice hockey,  mountain bike,  parapente , ex-iron man, travel ...)

Status :Belgian,Married, 2 children,Birthday: 27/06/67

Characteristics: Loyal, hardworking, persevering, result driven team player. Strong analytical thinker. Continuously striving for efficiency. Targets durable success where possible, takes quick decisions when necessary.

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