Diana-Maria Cojocaru, Project Manager in Timișoara, Timiș County, Romania
Diana-Maria Cojocaru

Project Manager in Timișoara, Timiș County, Romania

Member since October 30, 2018
Diana is an experienced project and delivery manager with a demonstrated history of over 10 years of work and accomplishments in the telecommunications and gaming industries within a variety of start-up and multinational companies across Europe and Asia. She specializes and has demonstrated experience in orchestrating projects, ensuring their technical readiness and launch as per agreed scope, quality, time, and budget.
Diana-Maria is now available for hire

Project Highlights

  • Led the Vodafone-Google integration and delivery of the Google cash-back campaigns for Vodafone Italy customers.
  • Led the Vodafone-Netflix integration and delivery of the Netflix promotional campaigns for Vodafone Romania customers.

Expertise

Education

Employment

  • Global Product Manager

    2018 - 2020
    Vodafone Group, United Kingdom
    • Conducted market research on customers’ needs and expectations, and evaluated the market trends.
    • Shaped the product vision / goals / strategy & prioritized the backlog for the Identity, Payments, Self-Care and Customer Care platforms, and defined the relevant OKRs / Measurable Outcomes.
    • Provided product support for service (Amazon Alexa, V by Vodafone, etc...) & partner (Google, Apple, Microsoft, Boku, etc…) integrations, across several markets (UK, Germany, Spain, etc…).
    • Acted as the Product Owner of the 4 squads (in Germany & India) covering the products in scope.
    • Collaborated with Design Studio to build / enhance the UX/UI, and to run user research and A/B tests.
    • Built & reviewed key data-points (using Splunk and Tableau) to support data-driven decisions.
    • Sustained product / portfolio / progress presentations for both Vodafone and 3rd party stakeholders.
  • Business Analyst

    2018 - 2018
    Addison Global Limited, Gibraltar
    • Analysed high level requirements for the MoPlay betting and gambling mobile / desktop website and mobile iOS / Android apps, to assess the impact and dependencies and to provide the detailed solution, in agreement with both commercial/technical teams.
    • Worked on the integration with 3rd party platform & service providers (SBTech, Twilio, Jumio, etc...).
    • Was actively/directly involved in the MoPlay launch preparation, achieved in June 2018 in UK market.
    • Performed a series of product customization via the Content Management System platform.
  • Project Manager

    2016 - 2018
    Vodafone Group, United Kingdom
    • Managed a set of Android and iOS mobile applications (Backup+, Secure My Data) and the Vodafone content platform, in terms of integration with service providers and roll-out to 5+ markets.
    • Managed simultaneous projects at different stages and covering their entire SDLC and all impacted systems, to ensure the projects' readiness and launch as per agreed scope, quality, time and budget.
    • Interfaced with a wide range of commercial & technical stakeholders from different markets (UK, Germany, Spain, etc...), Vodafone partners (Google, Netflix, etc...) and 3rd parties (Accenture, etc…).
  • Delivery Manager

    2014 - 2015
    Alcatel-Shanghai Bell, China
    • Lead and managed 3 Development Teams within China Delivery Centre, to ensure ngCUTE telecom pricing and quotation tool' s deliveries as per agreed scope, quality, time and budget.
    • Acted as a communication facilitator between the global stakeholders and the local development teams, to ensure the requirements have been correctly captured and understood by all involved parties.
    • Interfaced with China Delivery Centre’s local stakeholders, as well as the global ones across Europe.
  • Process Coordinator/Scrum Master

    2013 - 2014
    Alcatel-Lucent, Romania
    • Lead 2 development teams (~ 20 members) and ensuring a flawless delivery of ngCUTE releases.
    • Interfaced with internal stakeholders, running the agile ceremonies and managing dependencies / risks.
    • Introduced a set of Key Performance Indicators in order to continuously track and improve the development teams' efficiency, velocity and speed of reaction.
    • Coordinated the ngCUTE tool knowledge transfer towards China Delivery Centre.
  • Business Analyst / Architect

    2011 - 2013
    Alcatel-Lucent, Romania
    • Worked with Network Engineers to refine business rules specifications for diverse telecom equipment.
    • Gathered feed-back from end-users, PLM and PO and designed / refined the requirements for the ngCUTE tool, to meet the expectations & needs of different business divisions: WLS, FN IP, Optics.
    • Prepared and sustained features / functionalities’ presentations, as well as provided training.
  • Specifications Engineer

    2010 - 2011
    Alcatel-Lucent, Romania
    • Wrote functional specs with features/algorithms for GSM/GPRS MFS sub-system - Ops&Maintenance.
    • Analysed fault/change requests provided by end-users, validation team or testing team and designed appropriate solutions to be implemented by MFS development team.
    • Offered support and training (regarding the functionalities and the subsystem’s expected behavior).
  • Junior Software Developer

    2008 - 2010
    Alcatel-Lucent, Romania
    • Transposed the network and telecom equipment engineering rules provided by the tendering engineers into tangible software configurators covering WLS, UMTS, and LTE technologies.
    • Implemented, integrated and deployed automatic telecom configurators within the ngCUTE telecom pricing & quotation tool, based on GSM, UMTS, LTE, Small Cells and Light Radio functional specs.
    • Created and maintained automatic acceptance tests and the import functionality & specifications.

Project History

  • Google Cash-back Campaigns
    Led the Vodafone-Google integration and delivery of the Google cash-back campaigns for Vodafone Italy customers.

    Managing the E2E product lifecycle for the delivery of several cash-back campaigns based on the charge-to-bill Vodafone platform and launched in Vodafone Italy in partnership with Google for a customer base of several million customers.

  • Netflix Promotional Offers
    Led the Vodafone-Netflix integration and delivery of the Netflix promotional campaigns for Vodafone Romania customers.

    Managed the E2E software development lifecycle for the delivery of the Vodafone-Netflix integration offering promotional entertainment offers for a customer base of tens of thousands of customers in Vodafone Romania

Education

  • Master's degree in Telecommunication Networks
    2010 - 2012
    Polytechnic University of Timisoara - Timisoara, Romania
  • Bachelor's degree in Computers Science Engineering
    2007 - 2011
    Ioan Slavici University of Timisoara - Timisoara, Romania
  • Progress towards a bachelor's degree in Satellites Networking and Communication
    2010 - 2010
    SRH Hochschule of Heidelberg - Heidelberg, Germany
  • Bachelor's degree in Telecommunications Systems and Technologies
    2006 - 2010
    Polytechnic University of Timisoara - Timisoara, Romania

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