Tomasz Modzelewski, Project Manager in Sopot, Poland
Tomasz Modzelewski

Project Manager in Sopot, Poland

Member since January 13, 2019
Tomasz is a seasoned, enthusiastic, and goal-oriented professional with far-ranging experience in project and portfolio management in a variety of industries. He joined Toptal to find work on IT-related projects, preferably with a good mix of software and infrastructure in all types of organizations—from startup to enterprise.
Tomasz is now available for hire

Project Highlights



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  • Technical Project Manager

    2019 - 2020
    Byers Engineering Company (via Toptal)
    • Helped choose suitably experienced designers to work on redesigning mobile and web applications of an engineering field measurement product.
    • Organized and facilitated project meetings to discover full scope, finalize expected deliverables, and pivot when needed.
    • Prepared project plan and made sure it is fulfilled successfully.
    • Ensured development and design teams have necessary space for ideas flow and collaboration.
  • Senior Technology Business Partner

    2019 - 2020
    Gibbs Hybrid
    • Responsible for the development and implementation of solution roadmaps and ensure successful introductions across the organization and with customers.
    • Collaborated with management to develop annual budgets for respective business areas.
    • Implemented a compliance tool within the organization.
    • Reported to CEO of the organization.
    • Ran ongoing integration projects for ERP, CRM, and ATS solutions.
  • Technology Business Partner

    2018 - 2019
    Gibbs Hybrid
    • Oversaw the development and implementation of solution roadmaps and to ensure the successful introductions across the organization and with customers.
    • Collaborated with management to develop annual budgets for respective business areas.
    • Developed solution concepts and business cases for new investments.
    • Performed business analyses and prepared recommendations and business plans as needed.
    • Acted as the key liaison across all functional areas, including business units, the information technology department, and outside vendors.
  • Project Manager

    2017 - 2018
    Nordea Bank
    • Oversaw a third-party risk management project.
    • Managed a physical mail scanning project.
    • Assured that the projects were done within schedule, budget, and quality.
    • Regulated change and risk aspects of the project.
    • Engaged the stakeholders and reported to the portfolio management.
    • Helped to solve complex interdependencies.
  • Scrum Master

    2016 - 2017
    • Developed mobile apps (Xamarin) for UTC and Zwipe.
    • Constructed new features in the claims handling system for Scalepoint.
    • Introduced scrum practices while facilitating contact with the customer.
    • Facilitated scrum events.
    • Coached development teams in agile and self-organization.
    • Removed the impediments of the development team’s progress.
    • Wrote management reports based on agreed upon metrics.
  • Team Leader of Engineering Project Managers

    2014 - 2016
    • Oversaw the telecommunications software development for the global smartcard security leader, Gemalto.
    • Managed a multinational and multi-site team of project managers.
    • Assigned and cross-checked projects.
    • Hosted periodical team member performance reviews.
    • Trained new team members.
    • Consulted on technical aspects for GSMR customers.
    • Handled the projects as fitting for a person in the engineering project manager position.
  • Engineering Project Manager

    2012 - 2014
    • Worked on multiple telcecommunications software development projects for global security leader, Gemalto.
    • Assured that projects were done within schedule, budget, and quality.
    • Implemented a customer requirement analysis and created the technical specifications for the SIM cards for European customers.
    • Coordinated the operating system upgrades and development of mobile applications.
    • Validated the final product and project documentation.
    • Conducted periodical project reviews with stakeholders.
  • Technical Services Engineer

    2011 - 2012
    ADVA Optical Networking
    • Gave technical support for customers in the EMEA region (British Telecom, Deutsche Telekom, NSN, and IBM).
    • Resolved remote technical problems for the DWDM and Ethernet networks and NMS application.
    • Provided on-site equipment installation and network troubleshooting.
    • Held technical customer training sessions and demos.
  • Network Management Specialist

    2009 - 2011
    Thomson Reuters
    • Supervised a worldwide network of servers (currency trading and data feed) in a 24/7 schedule.
    • Resolved remote network problems on Cisco routers.
    • Troubleshot hardware issues via SSH, telnet, and remote desktop.
    • Implemented software upgrades on servers.

Project History

  • Third-party Risk Management
    Delivered a required regulatory third-party risk management system (2 million euros) for a Nordic bank.

    Due to European bank regulatory requirements, as well as increasing financial and non-financial risk in terms of cooperation with third parties, this bank was required to deliver a TPRM system.

    The system was delivered in cooperation with Nasdaq Bwise in a timely manner, therefore increasing the operational security of the bank.

  • Digital Asset Management Tool
    Delivered a new DAM tool for the marketing team.

    I handled the full delivery of a DAM tool for the marketing team in a company of over 30,000 employees. I accomplished this in an Agile manner with dynamically changing requirements.

  • Mobile App for a US Security Company
    Delivered a multiplatform mobile app that was created for a US-based security company in the surveillance industry.

    Within a few months, we delivered a fully operational, multiplatform mobile app which enables their users to remotely access security and surveillance systems.


  • Master's Degree in IT Systems and Networks
    2002 - 2008
    Gdansk University of Technology - Gdansk, Poland


  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect — Associate
    APRIL 2020 - APRIL 2023
  • Google Cloud Certified — Associate Cloud Engineer
    DECEMBER 2019 - DECEMBER 2021
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
    JUNE 2018 - MAY 2020
    Project Management Institute (PMI)
  • SAFe Release Train Engineer
    JANUARY 2018 - JANUARY 2019
    Scaled Agile Framework
  • SAFe Advanced Scrum Master
    NOVEMBER 2017 - OCTOBER 2018
    Scaled Agile Framework
  • Professional Scrum Master Level I (PSM I)
  • Prince2 Foundation
    JUNE 2013 - PRESENT

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