Maxim Sterjanov, Project Manager in Minsk, Minsk Region, Belarus
Maxim Sterjanov

Project Manager in Minsk, Minsk Region, Belarus

Member since April 12, 2019
Maxim is a professional Agile project manager, IT consultant, and team leader with a solid technical background. He has over 15 years of experience in development and successful project delivery for clients in Europe, Asia, and America. Maxim brings extensive, practical knowledge in hiring staff and mentoring and motivating his teams. Strong interpersonal skills and a sense of humor make him a top choice for client relations.
Maxim is now available for hire

Project Highlights

Expertise

Education

  • Belarusian State University of Informatics, and Radioelectronics
  • Belarusian State University of Informatics, and Radioelectronics
  • Belarusian State University of Informatics, and Radioelectronics

Employment

  • CTO

    2018 - PRESENT
    EtaCar Systems
    • Built and led high-performing offshore teams focusing on modern e-Commerce solutions (Workarea, Oracle CC, Intershop).
    • Managed the Ruby custom development department.
    • Managed the UI/UX custom development department.
  • Technical Project Manager

    2011 - 2018
    MW2 Consulting
    • Built and led high-performing offshore teams to deliver software products with consistent revenue growth, and low customer churn rates.
    • Drove client service with keen attention to detail in a courteous and professional manner, always aiming to exceed expectations.
    • Identified ways to significantly improve implementation efficiency, and project delivery.
    • Wrote PRDs, and technical specifications of products in the eCommerce domain.
    • Managed strategic accounts for ongoing and new projects.
  • Project Manager, Technical Lead, and Co-founder

    2016 - 2017
    Exponenta
    • Designed the product's requirements, and technical architecture.
    • Built and led the cross-functional team to execute and drive the product to successful adoption by venture funds.
    • Defined the products' strategy, goals, and roadmap in line with the company’s product vision.
    • Provided guidance, and mentoring to the marketing and sales teams which helped them close numerous deals.
    • Managed successful MVP delivery.
  • Technical Project Manager

    2010 - 2013
    SRI InfoTech
    • Drove rigorous and regular product releases across complex software solutions.
    • Engaged with the customer, and managers to ensure that product delivery completely aligned with customer value creation.
    • Identified ways to significantly improve implementation, and delivery efficiency.
    • Supervised, motivated, and mentored distributed teams to deliver high-quality code.
    • Analyzed technical feasibility, and high-level architecture.
  • Developer

    2009 - 2010
    Flux
    • Made design and development contributions to the final product (job scheduling, automated workflow, managed file transfer, and workload automation).
    • Worked in distributed multi-national team using Agile methodology.
  • Team leader

    2008 - 2009
    KonnectSoft
    • Designed and maintained an electronic content management, and content delivery system for information publishers (London, UK).
    • Created technical product documentation.
    • Directly engaged with a customer to ensure that product delivery obsessively aligned with customer value creation.
    • Managed algorithm development (and implementation) of some of the key challenges of Company products.
  • C++ Developer

    2006 - 2007
    PSA
    • Developed a font-processing subsystem.
    • Developed a module for working with RSS.
    • Contributed to the ​OOH! Media LED Sign Player rendering engine.
  • C++ Developer

    2003 - 2005
    AlgoLab
    • Made core design and development contributions to Algolab Raster to Vector Conversion Toolkit.

Project History

  • AI Co-writer Platform
    Developed the product vision, technical roadmap, and supervised the creation of the MVP.

    An AI-powered tool that makes content more shareable among specific audiences. The system suggests which headline to choose, how to optimize, and where to distribute your content to get exponential traffic growth.

  • Enterprise Security Framework
    Managed the successful delivery of the biggest enterprise security framework release of the corporation.

    Release management, onsite, and remote technical team supervision. Worked on requirements, and meetings with the client.

    Client Testimonial:
    "Maxim developed a comprehensive plan, and worked with his team, and also teams in Boston, St. Petersburg, and Chisinau to complete the conversion. He was able to work with people of different backgrounds and skills, and achieve results well ahead of deadlines. Maxim is a project manager who is at ease with complexity, and challenges. His passion for the work at hand differentiates him from his peers."

  • Online Journal
    Led the project from ideation to launch. Drove the requirements analysis, technical architecture definition, and development supervision with ongoing maintenance.

    Online journal for a governmental organization dedicated to the professional juridical audience. Integrated a sophisticated content management system, intellectual search functionality, and enterprise-class subscription system.

  • Сloud Marketing Solution
    Managed the platform MVP creation and integration with key partners.

    This is a cloud-based software platform offering brands, publishers, and civic institutions publishing tools used for creating social, place-based experiences. The dynamic, open platform intuitively delivers media-rich experiences, combining video, image, sound, mapping, and text features in one place.

  • B2C eCommerce System for the Medical Supplies Market
    Documented the requirements. Managed development and maintenance.

    Development and maintenance of an online B2C eCommerce system for a healthcare products manufacturer and reseller. The solution simplifies order processing, integrates with the major shipping carriers to streamline shipping, and provides easy-to-use reporting for accounting and marketing.

  • ​Pricing Recommendation System
    Built and managed an offshore technical team. Developed the technical design.

    The pricing tool automates the daily search of competitor sites to ensure that pricing is competitive in the market place. The recommendation engine checks MAP violation and recommends the optimal price to meet set margin.

  • Content Management Solution
    Supervised the development and maintenance of a proprietary content management solution for a European media company.

    An all-in-one platform to create, distribute, and monetize multimedia content.
    Main functionality: editorial process, publishing schedule, content activity tracking, targeted programmatic and local ad campaigns, integration with social networks.

  • IT Job Marketplace Platform
    Managed the platform development, and maintenance.

    Developed, and supported an online marketplace that aggregates, organizes, and showcases the national pool of live talent to top IT companies.

    A company creates a profile with details of their business, and brand, then generates a specific job posting with the details, date(s), and price. Once the job is submitted, verified, and published, the talent pool can view and apply for the job.

    The system allows professionals to showcase their unique career strengths and goals, market their skills, talents, work-styles, career aspirations, and job-change receptivity. Job seekers can connect, and interact with employers and hiring managers via an in-app chat. Powered by intelligent machine-learning algorithms, the platform recommends the best opportunities for your specific profile and interests, daily.

  • Couponing Platform
    Managed product ideation, development, and maintenance. Coordinated development team efforts.

    Web and mobile apps, whose primary focus is increasing traffic in bricks-and-mortar businesses and online businesses.  Platform's marketing services deliver discounts from local merchants and online businesses to local customers or online shoppers.
    System enables customers to pick offers in their neighborhood or online by choosing what merchant they want to hear from, and when that merchant creates and sends an offer, the customers that select that merchant will be the first to know, by receiving the offer via email.

  • Appointment Scheduling Solution
    Led MVP creation efforts by creating an offshore technical team. Defined the system architecture, and product roadmap.

    This is flexible software for small, and mid-sized companies working in the service sector. It allows one to set up company processes without serious financial, and timing expenses.

  • Insurance System
    Led the technical delivery with a high first time acceptance rate. Managed weekly releases for my products.

    Managed the insurance system development, and maintenance. Worked with distributed (US, Eastern Europe, Turkey, India), multicultural teams daily, focusing on development, manual and automated QA, and performance improvement. Ensured the team solved its challenging software problems within deadlines.

  • Service Desk Software Product
    Coordinated the UI, UX, and back-end development, and QA efforts. Managed releases.

    Rewrote the help desk software which businesses use to talk with and support their customers in Java and Angular. This was a multicultural, remote, Agile team.

  • School Community Platform
    Estimated the budget, time, and technology stack for the platform's development. Defined the project scope and created technical specifications. Coordinated the technical team and assisted the client in launching the platform.

    An application that helps school stakeholders (students, teachers, administrators, and parents) promote a school culture centered around academic excellence for all students. The platform is a blend of tiered rewards for students and teachers centered around the common goal of high academic achievement. Schools can create the culture they have envisioned with this positive reinforcement system.

  • Numismatics Auction House Software
    Estimated the budget, time, and technology stack for the web platform's development. Defined the project scope and created technical specifications. Coordinated the technical team and assisted the client in launching the platform.

    A bidding and auction management solution designed to provide a seamless and cost-effective, front- and back-end content management integration for a numismatics auction house. Lot can be easily published to eBay. The platform also offers users analytics and reporting capabilities that include an administration panel and storefront dashboards. The solution can be deployed on-premises or hosted in the cloud.

  • Educational Platform
    Built the team, managed the development and delivery.

    An international educational platform for language learners, tutors, and schools. It improves vocabulary and conversational practice using one-on-one video sessions with native speakers from around the world.

  • Online Booking System
    Built a team, estimated development time and budget, and supervised engineering.

    System to streamline processes, automate day-to-day operations, and provide convenience for SME in the service industry. Appointment scheduling, online booking, employee management, point-of-sale, and marketing functionality in a single SaaS solution.

  • Web Platform to Manage IT Corporate Trainings
    Created business requirements and technical architecture. Proposed a development strategy and gathered a development team.

    Designed a new web platform to advertise and manage client's software teaching services. Main functionalities: author and instructor management, automatic onboarding, content management, SEO, different quizzes, and lead management and reporting.

Education

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science
    2007 - 2010
    Belarusian State University of Informatics, and Radioelectronics - Minsk
  • Master's degree in Computer Science
    2006 - 2007
    Belarusian State University of Informatics, and Radioelectronics - Minsk
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science
    2001 - 2006
    Belarusian State University of Informatics, and Radioelectronics - Minsk

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