I am experienced in managing complex projects that require multi-functional teams to cooperate. I delivered mobile applications, websites, hardware products, desktop and backend apps, big-data services and one operating system as well.
I have experience as a Managing director and Chief information officer. I worked with startups and corporations.
I can join existing teams as well as form a new team from scratch.
Currently looking for new opportunities in Berlin.
- 10+ years of project management (mobile, web, embedded, IoT, enterprise)
- 3 years of C-level management experience
- 2 years of product ownership experience
- 2 years as agile coach / head of project management
- Delivered several €1m-€2m projects (counting billable hours alone)
- Leading teams of 30+ people both in-house and distributed internationally
- Failed startup experience
Folx – the first in-app mobile network operator
I helped Folx to introduce the first mobile network operator solely in an app. As part of the project, native mobile applications for iOS and Android were created featuring full on-boarding, identity confirmation, payments, self-care and customer support. Another Uber-Driver-like application was developed to allow SIM card delivery in up to 15 minutes since the request.
Albert – custom, PCI certified operating system
I helped Aevi (spin-off of the Wincor-Nixdorf company) in a delivery of a custom, hardened, PCI certified version of the Android Lollipop operating system called Albert OS. Albert itself is the world’s first PCI-certified touch screen payment terminal.
IKO – mobile payment and banking app
I was responsible for the delivery of the second version of IKO. IKO is a mobile payments and mobile banking solution of the largest bank in Poland PKO BP with over 2m active users. I formed and led a 15+ team of Hewlett-Packard and Polidea engineers, designers and testers.
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The description of Szymon "Project Manager who delivers" is absolutely true. He is one of those rare managers who actually delivers if only delivery is humanly possible, at the same time he will tell you immediately if the delivery is not possible. You want to work with Szymon. Period.
Without any hesitation, he is the best project manager I have ever met, and I did meet quite a lot of them in many companies on three continents. Whether you want him on your side or as a partner you should be very happy.
I worked with Szymon at Polidea (2016-2018), he was Head of Client Services and I was Head of Engineering. Szymon is the best project manager I’ve ever worked with. Give him a project, no matter how big or complex, and he will deliver it.
He got up to speed really fast to lead international team of 20+ members in several locations, helping to move things forward with his positive attitude, focus on the goals and creative approach to resolve problems and set up teams for success.
Szymon was responsible for the delivery of the second version of an award winning mobile banking application IKO. He was always full of ideas, he understood the market very well and he knew what is possible within a fixed budget and schedule.
His getting-things-done and problem solving attitude create a good working atmosphere and he has a way about stakeholder management which makes it look effortless to the team.
Szymon honestly and truly cares. By combining an open mind, understanding and creative and focused thinking, he always gets to the most efficient solution which keeps everyone happy. I consider Szymon not to be merely our project manager, but also my friend and mentor.
I can truly admit that in my 8 years of professional career I was lucky enough to be managed by people who were an extraordinary mixture of technical and soft skills and who believed in other people. Szymon is definitely one of those guys and the one who influenced me the most.
A unique combination of technical background, business awareness and great communication skills make Szymon one of the best leaders I have ever worked with. He somehow manages balancing timely delivery with actual care about his team, painlessly removing hurdles and motivating people by his positive thinking.
Stanford Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Executive Education — "Leading Innovation" program on managing creativity and innovation.
Postgraduate one-year long Coaching course, graduated with an A grade.
WSB University and Aalto University School of Economics
Poznan, PL and Aalto, FI
Aalto Executive MBA, accreditations: AMBAs, AACSB, EQUIS.
Polish-Japanese Institute of Information Technology
Master of Science in Computer Science graduated with an overall A grade.
Technical University of Szczecin
Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science graduated with an overall A grade.
As Head of Client Projects at Polidea my main goal was to introduce a client oriented project management to the company. Main achievements:
- a new project management culture was introduced, heavily oriented on goal, delivery and short learning cycle;
- one-on-one feedback was successfully implemented in the company;
- teams perform perfect sprint reviews and retrospectives;
- hiring and training of four new project managers (including one internally hired);
- acquiring and ability to handover three €1M projects;
- leadership of the biggest three projects in Polidea's history followed by successful delivery to clients.