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     Date Submitted:14-09-2017
     Last Modified:27-10-2017 (08:40)
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     Current job:Project Management and Quality Assurance
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     Keywordsproject management, quality, audit, space, PMO, controlling, scheduling, process, management, IT, configuration management, CMMI, ISO, jira, Microsoft office, consultant, delivery, standards, indicators, analysis, multinational,ESA, EUMETSAT, reporting, s

    Profile: Professional with more than 15 years of work experience in Spain, Colombia and Germany 
    • 13 years participating in software projects. Maintenance, implementation and support of software applications and Consulting services
    • 9 years of experience in business process, Quality Assurance, Quality Control, Product Assurance, projects and process audits, process improvement and Implementation of quality systems under specific standards (Managing the organizational culture change). Knowledge of banking, IT, Aerospace and tourism process. Knowledge of IT project life cycle, SW Engineering, ISO and CMMI Model
    • 5 years of experience in Project Management: Planning, monitoring and controlling project milestones (schedule), customer deliveries, resources management, reporting and risk analysis. Experience in monitoring and tracking metrics and indicators. Experience in PMO office. Knowledge of PMI guidelines
    •4 years of experience in customer service and resolution of incidents.
    •4 years of experience in software testing: planning and executing test cases

    With preference for the international working experience and available to relocate





    Product/Projects Quality Assurance

    Business Process

    ISO Standards




    Project Management

    IT Projects Life Cycle

    Configuration Management

    Process audits

    Project Audits


    BSC (Balanced Score Card)



    Planning, monitoring and control skills

    Adaptable  to multicultural  environments

    Proactive and goal-oriented

    Criteria and critical thinking

    Learning capacity


    Making decisions

    Priority Management

    Team work


    Courses- Certifications


    Organizational Communications and International Quality Expert.

    Madrid, Spain 2013

    HSEQ Course - ISO 9001- ISO 14001-OSHAS 18001

    Bogotá, Colombia 2010

    Official Course of CMMI-DEV V 1.2

    Bogotá, Colombia    2008

    Internal Auditor Certification ISO 9001:2000

    Bogotá, Colombia 2007


    Professional Education


    2013- 2014 

    Magister in Quality Management (ISO 9001, ISO/IEC 17025, ISO/TS 16949, UNE 182001- ISO14001 -EFQM) IMF. Madrid, Spain   


    Magister in Environment, Quality Management  and Audit (ISO 9001:2008 e ISO 14.001:2004)

    Escorial University. Madrid, Spain   


    Post-grade in Finances

    Rosario University. Bogotá, Colombia        


    Business Administration Degree

    Rosario University. Bogotá, Colombia


    Other Information

    English: Intermediate level.

    French: Basic Level.

    Software: Office (Excel, Word, Power Point and Project),TFS, SharePoint, Toad, Mantis, Doors, Redmine, Jira, FTP, Confluence 





    EUMETSAT-Europäische Organisation für meteorologische Satelliten (Germany)

    Since October 2016 until now

    Consultant- Project Management and Quality Support

    Main Responsibilities: 

    Create and standardize a common Project Management framework for all the project managers of the System Engineering and Projects Division (SEP)

    Perform the following project management activities (as a Project Manager support):

    Actions tracking (maintenance and control)

    Project reports elaboration

    Risk Register maintenance

    Project schedules tracking (maintenance and control)

    MoMs of the different Project Board meetings


    CGI (Germany)

    Since May 2016 until September 2016

    Senior Support Engineer in projects with EUMETSAT

    Main Responsibilities: 

    Update and review project´s Technical documentation as ICDs, SRDs, VCDs, TNs, Test Cases, in accordance with the delivery plan agreed with EUMETSAT



    Quality Team Leader- QA Regional Team CRM-TIGO:

    Since April 2015 until April 2016

    Main responsibilities:

    Perform the QA Team management (schedule, planning, control, resources, risks)

    Guarantee the Product Assurance of the CRM software to the Operations of Central and South America (LATAM): Colombia, Paraguay, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador

    Implement the new QA methodology, managing all the team culture change

    Implement controls and guidelines for the new QA process

    Create the “defects cycle” for each release and ensure resolution and closure.

    Review documentation, verifying completeness and alignment with customer standards.

    Create and execute test cases (CRM-SIEBEL)

    Elaborate progress/status reports of QA work for each release



    Product Assurance & Configuration Management Analyst- Earth Observation Area:

    Since April 2012 until September 2014


    Main Responsibilities: 

    Ensure the quality assurance and life cycle process in all the projects under my charge

    Ensure the project´s adherence to the specifications required by the ESA (European Space Agency),  minimizing the risk of non-compliance of predefined standards

    Plan with the Project Managers the project deliverables, the schedule of deliveries and the resources involved.

    Review and verify the quality of the project´s deliverables, prepare the delivery package (software and documentation), perform the delivery release note and send it to client.

    Control the projects documentation safety and traceability.

    Ensure the electronic archiving and versioning of the project documentation

    Control the Configuration Management of the projects (documents/SW baseline)

    Ensure the client´s problems  are resolved according to the plans

    Contribute to the Project´s Progress Reports



    Senior Quality Assurance at AMADEUS Latam Solution Center Colombia (LSC):

    Since September 2010 until September 2011.

    Main Responsibilities:   

    Perform the adaptation of the methodology used in the “Head” Office (France)-CMMI Level 3,  to the operations in Latin America, managing the organizational culture change

    Create, standardize and versioning all the procedures, formats and documents

    Ensure the implementation of this methodology in all the projects of the company.

    Plan and execute the quality internal audits identifying operational risks.



    Organization and Methods Specialist

    Since September 2009 until September de 2010

    Main Responsibilities:   

    Perform the " Integrated System" implementation under NTCGP 1000:2004 and MECI

    1000:2004 standards (Quality standards for the financial sector in Colombia).

    Planning and executing the quality internal audits.

    Develop and update the business procedures, manuals and instructives.

    Analyze and update the Balanced Scorecard (BSC)

    Take part in the maintenance of the Systems of Operational Risks (SARO)

    Take part in the implementation of the Internal Control System.


    GATTACA S.A (Colombia)

    Quality Director- CMMI and ISO Leader

    Since April 2008 until October 2009

    Main Responsibilities:  

    Perform the Quality System implementation under ISO 9001 and CMMI standards. Create the Process overview map. Create and standardize all the procedures, formats and documents. Create the learned lessons system and improvement actions. Participate in internal audits. Manage organizational culture change.

    Lead as Project Manager the project for CMMI-DEV (V1.2) Level 3 implementation.

    Perform the QA Team management (schedule, planning, control, resources, risks)

    Participate and support the organizational strategic planning process


    INFORMATICA SIGLO 21 (Colombia)

    Quality Manager/ QA and Documentation Unit Leader/ PMO Auditor and Quality Coordinator/ Quality and Process Leader - ISS Project:

    Since January 2006 until March 2008

    Main Responsibilities:   

    As Quality Manager/QA and Documentation Unit Leader:

    Perform the QA Team management (schedule, planning, control, resources) -15-20 employees. Coordinate Quality Committees of the company.

    Perform internal audits schedule and verify the results.

    Track improvement corrective and preventive actions.

    Lead the certification process for ISO 9001:2000

    Identify weaknesses, risks and critical points in the execution of the projects for taking preventive action in conjunction with the PMO and the C.E.O

    Monitor and control the indicators at corporate level.

    Participate in the strategic planning process as a senior executive.

    Participate in the committees with the senior management and the C.E.O


    As PMO Auditor:

    Perform PMO internal audits.

    Generate and to communicate the findings. Evaluate the projects risks related to schedule and in compliance with work plans


    As Quality and Process Leader - ISS Project:

    Lead the quality assurance process in the project, ensuring compliance with the standards defined by the company (PMI and RUP) and the client needs.

    Manage and control all administrative and operational processes of the project

    Perform the following Project Management (PM) activities: Monitoring and control the project schedule, Following the project risks, Coordinating formal communications with the client, Delivering weekly progress reports to the client, Generating the project´s indicators, Reviewing and verifying the quality of the project´s deliverables, Controlling the product changes and documentation, Performing testing of some of the modules of the system, Performing functional user manuals, Performing user training and the deployment of the finished product, Participating in project´s quality audits.



    Main Responsibilities:    

    As Service Engineer:

    Attend internal and external customers.

    Advise and provide technical and financial support to the user.

    Track the client incidents (Issues Monitoring and Control)

    As Support Engineer:

    Analyze and rise customer requirements.

    Prepare the Quality Plan. Perform testing plans and testing execution

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