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Emre Ilke Cosar

Emre Ilke Cosar

Istanbul, Turkey
Member since July 9, 2018
Emre is now available for hire
Emre Ilke Cosar

Emre Ilke Cosar

Istanbul, Turkey
Member since July 9, 2018
Emre is a results-driven leader with lean product development and project management experience. As a Project Manager, he has led cross-functional teams delivering high profile tech-products for banking, eCommerce, and food and beverage sectors, using Scrum. Emre has strong communication and analytical skills as well as deep understanding of end-to-end software product development with customer and data-driven agile methodologies.
Emre is now available for hire
Project Highlights
  • Led the development of monthly feature releases for 5M+ active users and re-launched the Android app, with a team of 25.
  • Led 10+ designers, developers, testers, and BAs to deliver the initial launch and numerous major releases for iOS/Android.
  • Led a team of ten (UX designers, visual designers, and BAs) to deliver an award-winning customer experience for iOS & Android
Expertise
  • Agile
  • Banking & Finance
  • Google Analytics
  • Jira
  • Mobile App Development
  • Product Delivery
  • Project Management
  • Scrum
Education
Select Certifications
Employment
  • COO
    2016 - 2018
    Pubinno, Inc.
    • Created the product backlog and development schedules.
    • Supervised a cross-functional 12-person team to develop and release a hardware product (smart beer tap) and accompanying iOS/Android apps achieving 30% cost savings on BOM.
    • Refined the B2B business model, pricing and value propositions. Closed a $2+ million contract with a leading brewery.
    • Managed the day-to-day workflow, field operations, and client interactions.
    • Pitched the company to investors and VCs. Raised more than $1 million in funding.
  • Senior Project Manager
    2013 - 2016
    Monitise, Plc.
    • Managed large scale (more than $5 million annual revenue) mobile banking and eCommerce projects using Scrum.
    • Prioritized project backlogs in accordance with stakeholder expectations, using analytics and customer reviews.
    • Led up to three concurrent teams/projects containing as many as 25 designers, developers, testers, and business analysts.
    • Oversaw scope, timelines, and budget forecasts, as well as delivering status updates and addressing risks and requirement changes.
    • Evangelized agile development, reducing test times while increasing sprint velocity by more than 40% without compromising quality.
  • Founder/Product Manager
    2012 - 2013
    Bagaway
    • Created a business model and operational framework through market and user research.
    • Assessed the feasibility of using RFID tags with reusable fabrics.
    • Launched a pilot program at local organic markets, funded by municipality and NGOs.
    • Ended the program once it was seen that the bags are not being returned.
  • Researcher
    2008 - 2012
    Aalto University
    • Designed a real-time protocol stack for time-synchronized multi-channel and slotted communication in multi-hop wireless networks.
    • Deployed wireless sensors running A-Stack on real-world structures.
    • Lectured Wireless Automation and MATLAB courses.
Project History
  • IsCep (Mobile app of IsBank)
    Led the development of monthly feature releases for 5M+ active users and re-launched the Android app, with a team of 25.

    İşCep is the mobile app of IsBank, the largest private bank of Turkey with 5M+ active users and more than 200 transactions available via mobile platforms.

    - Managed a team of 25 (developers, designers, analysts, and testers) working on iOS, Android, Windows Phone and Web platforms
    - Managed the scope, budget, and schedule. Reported the progress and facilitated the trade-offs between scope, budget & schedule.
    - Implemented Scrum framework for the project, for the first time, coaching the client side for the adoption of the agile principles

  • Pegasus Airlines Mobile
    Led 10+ designers, developers, testers, and BAs to deliver the initial launch and numerous major releases for iOS/Android.

    Pegasus is the second largest airline in Turkey, with 4+ million downloads. The app is known for simplified and intuitive user journey that allows purchase and check-in within seconds and includes a push message marketing module.

    - Led the design and development teams. Launched the app initially in 2013 on iOS and Android platforms (the app reached 800K downloads within a year)
    - Used analytics & customer reviews to prioritize the backlog and improve existing features
    - Led the development of the iPad app in 2014 (First scrum project to be done in Monitise, initiation to delivery in three months)

  • Zubizu Loyalty App
    Led a team of ten (UX designers, visual designers, and BAs) to deliver an award-winning customer experience for iOS & Android

    Zubizu is a lifestyle & loyalty app from Dogus Group in Turkey with 2+ million downloads. The app provides users with customized offers and allows online reservations and purchase of event tickets.

    - Led the team of UX designers, visual designers, and business analysts to deliver wireframes, requirements, and designs for iOS & Android platforms
    - Managed the design project from concept through launch
    - Led the design and development of the responsive landing page

Education
  • Master's degree in Electrical Engineering
    2007 - 2009
    Helsinki University of Technology - Helsinki, Finland
  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering
    2003 - 2007
    Middle East Technical University - Ankara, Turkey
Certifications
  • Certified Scrum Master
    MARCH 2015 - PRESENT
    Scrum.org
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