Jan Tamas, Project Manager in Prague, Czech Republic
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Jan Tamas

Verified Expert  in Project Management

Project Manager

Location
Prague, Czech Republic
Toptal Member Since
September 14, 2022

Jan is a highly-motivated and skilled IT professional with over 20 years of industry experience working on diverse projects. Possessing both technical and soft skills, he is remarkably efficient at driving projects to completion. Software engineering is Jan's passion and he is committed to ensuring that all stakeholders are satisfied at the end of each project.

Project Highlights

Productivity Hub
Led a team that designed, developed, and deployed a web application written in Angular for the front end and C# for the back end with an SQL Azure database.
Automatic Form Processing
Headed a team that designed, developed, tested, and deployed a back-end service for the automatic processing of tax forms using a combination of optical character recognition and neural networks.
eCommerce Website Manager
Managed an eCommerce website based on the PrestaShop platform, hired external suppliers for extended features and wrote a custom back end for warehouse management.

Expertise

Work Experience

Technical Project Manager

2023 - PRESENT
M:M Bio Limited
  • Implemented Agile principles to the software development process within the team. Scheduled regular scrum ceremonies to facilitate inter-team communication and to improve sprint planning and review processes.
  • Improved communication with relevant stakeholders by holding regular stakeholder meetings and setting up Zoom channels to help coordinate specific sub-projects.
  • Established conventions used in Jira to align project planning with project execution better.

Project Manager

2017 - 2020
PwC
  • Drove several projects to completion with teams ranging from two to ten people.
  • Architected a new back end of an existing .NET application that replaced the previous non-satisfactory implementation.
  • Configured CI/CD pipelines in Microsoft Azure for continuous delivery into multiple environments.

Technical Project Manager

2016 - 2017
Springtide Ventures
  • Assembled and led a team of software developers porting an existing application to a new architecture.
  • Instituted a Scrum methodology and Agile principles as modes of operation of the team.
  • Met with stakeholders to discuss the project scope and timeline.

IT Trainer

2009 - 2016
Gopas
  • Trained software developers in C#, .NET, Windows Forms, Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), and Microsoft Expression Blend.
  • Presented topics ranging from WCF Ria Services to Microsoft Expression Blend at developer conferences.
  • Designed courseware for several courses, including Microsoft Expression Blend.

Solution Architect and Project Manager

2006 - 2010
Tamasoft
  • Architected a solution for a multi-national project spanning two continents, three languages, and four countries.
  • Led a team to develop a solution and deploy it to production.
  • Monitored and updated an application over a period of five years to respond to changing customer demands and new software versions being released.
  • Led the development and deployment of customer websites that interfaced with the application.
  • Chose a server hosting company for the clients and managed their infrastructure.

Productivity Hub

Led a team that designed, developed, and deployed a web application written in Angular for the front end and C# for the back end with an SQL Azure database.

I managed between five and ten developers, testers, and designers during the development and testing of the business application created for clients based in New York City. He communicated with the product owner and helped ensure that the client's expectations were met.

Automatic Form Processing

Headed a team that designed, developed, tested, and deployed a back-end service for the automatic processing of tax forms using a combination of optical character recognition and neural networks.

I managed the entire development lifecycle from design to deployment, led a team of four developers, and followed the Agile software development principles. The team used Inception-v3, i.e., a convolutional neural network, transfer learning to classify incoming forms, and an ABBYY API to extract text from each page.

Also, we interfaced with a third party for ID validation and client onboarding. We developed an Angular front end for testing purposes and set up CI/CD to deploy automatically to multiple environments.

eCommerce Website Manager

Managed an eCommerce website based on the PrestaShop platform, hired external suppliers for extended features and wrote a custom back end for warehouse management.

I deployed, configured, and maintained an eCommerce website based on the PrestaShop platform for six years. I migrated it from version 1.14 to 1.15 and then to 1.16 and built and maintained a custom back end written in C# for warehouse management. I also designed and deployed a barcode scanning solution for receiving products in the warehouse and a custom EAN-13 barcode solution for labeling products that did not have a barcode from the supplier. Finally, I interfaced with the APIs of delivery companies for order delivery management and hired and managed external developers when needed.

Creation of a Flutter App

Successfully designed, implemented and deployed a Flutter proof-of-concept application

As part of a portfolio expansion, I designed and implemented a proof-of-concept application in Flutter and deployed it onto several mobile phones running both iOS and Android. The application consisted of several screens with navigation between them and data refreshing automatically on application launch.

.NET Development

Worked as a senior .NET developer and created a new functionality for an internal banking tool.

I collaborated closely with the product owner and solution architect in developing a critical new functionality for an internal banking application. I also worked with other developers on the team on tasks that required more effort.
2002 - 2007

PhD in Technical Cybernetics

Czech Technical University in Prague - Prague, Czech Republic

1995 - 2002

Master's Degree in Automatic Control and Engineering Informatics

Czech Technical University in Prague - Prague, Czech Republic

1997 - 1998

Exchange Program in Computer Networking, Languages, and Psychology

Union College - Schenectady, New York, United States

Tools

Git, SQL, Slack, GitHub, Jira, Project Management & Work Tracking Tools, PrestaShop, C#.NET WinForms, Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), Microsoft Expression Blend, Visual Studio

Platforms

Azure, Docker, Firebase, Shopify, Drupal, WordPress, iOS, Oracle, Monday.com, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Paradigms

Azure DevOps, Agile Project Management, Requirements Analysis, Agile Workflow, Scrum, UX Design, Data Science, Agile Leadership, Agile Product Management, Mobile App Design, Agile, Agile Software Development

Industry Expertise

Telecommunications, Healthcare, Digital Marketing

Other

.NET, Technical Program Management, Stakeholder Management, Startups, Project Management, Project Planning, Technical Project Management, Product Ownership, Remote Team Leadership, eCommerce, Project Tracking, Dashboards, Communication, App Development, Web Development, Cloud Migration, Software Development, Solution Architecture, Cloud Platforms, Code Review, Team Leadership, C#, IT Project Management, PHP, MySQL, Automation, Identity & Access Management (IAM), Agile Program Management, Roadmaps, Computer Science, Project Reporting, Project Timelines, Product Strategy, APIs, Digital Asset Management, Design, Graphic Design, Graphics, Estimation & Planning, Vendor Selection, Video on Demand (VOD), Minimum Viable Product (MVP), Leadership, Discovery Workshops, Product Roadmaps, Consulting, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Stakeholder Engagement, Reporting, Best Practices, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), Executive Reporting, Data Analytics, Sprint Planning, Feature Backlog Prioritization, Internet of Things (IoT), Data Migration, Progress Reporting, Large-scale Projects, Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure, User Stories, Operations, Program Management, Project Portfolio Management (PPM), Online Payments, Azure Active Directory, Complex Program Management, IT Program Management, Multitenancy, Web Scraping, Angular, CI/CD Pipelines, Computer Networking, Italian, Languages, Psychology, Algorithms, Neural Networks, Engineering, OCR, EAN, IIS SQL Server, Cybersecurity, Flutter, Dart, Mobile App Development, Release Management, Software Release Management, Sprints, Agile Sprints, Coding, Build Releases, Barcoding, Warehouse Management, Construction Management, Supply Chain, Packaging, Delivery, Web App Development, Go, Video Livestreaming, Fintech, IoT Protocols, Controls, Big Data, GSM, Django, Python, ClickUp, Affiliate Marketing

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