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Refael Mimran

Refael is an experienced Engineering Manager. A tech savvy with strong interpersonal and business skills. He is a quick adopter, outside of the box thinker, team player and a leader who believes that ambition, big heart and wide smile are the key elements for success.

[email protected]
(+972) 50-330-7197
Tel Aviv, Israel

Skills


Technologies

My technological stack mainly consist of  open source technologies and  cloud services. I am a javascript advocate for NodeJS and web frameworks (e.g Angular/Js, React, Backbone) but comfortable with more traditional languages (e.g  Java, C#) For my full stack, please visit: stackshare


Development

I work closely with Product, Sales and other peer teams to provide polished E2E solutions. Responsible for release plannings and scrum/kanban management. Strongly believes that great engineering should serve great product.


Leadership

I am a mentor at heart. Constantly striving for rich engineering cloture, knowledge sharing and empowering other team members. 

I love what I do and love mixing business with pleasure.


Experience

Amdocs - Engineering Manager Jul 2020 - Present

Leading a large team of front-end oriented developers, who are responsible for the UI foundations, and infrastructure of Amdocs next gen. CatalogONE. The team is responsible for creating and maintaining a wide arsenal of reusable web components as well as all other infrastructural needs (e.g CI/CD pipelines, code and data management, etc.) . In addition the team has recently published Amdocs's first ever open-source project: https://webrix.amdocs.com, an un-opinionated web components framework for React based applications.

Avantis Team - VP R&D Aug 2018 - Jan 2020

Build and lead the R&D dept. in Avantis Team, which consist of 2 SCRUM teams, including JS full-stack developers, BI developers (python) and data scientist. The group uses top notch technologies such as Snowflake DB, node.js and python in the back-end, React.js and vanilla in the front-end and extensive use in AWS cloud services. As part of my role, I own the SCRUM management of both teams and work closely with the sales team to provide the required engineering aspect in all in/out bound processes.

Verint Security Intelligence Solutions - Sr. Engineering Manager Apr 2017 - Jul 2018

Lead a group of high skilled full stack developers, focusing on innovative projects along with large scale production oriented execution. Lead the adoption of scrum methodologies and assisting tools, newer technological stack and development-management tools. Work closely with research, product and sales team to deliver sleek POCs and demoing tools. Founded 'Verint Good Hub' - a cross organisation volunteering project of software development for charity purposes.

Taykey - Fullstack Team Leader Jan 2015 - Apr 2017

Lead the Apps Team to deliver slick web applications, while meeting their goals and increasing the team's capacity. Develop and escort features from PRD stage to production. Responsible for time estimations and scrum management. Technical leadership and mentoring. Empower team members to build a passionate and unified engineering cloture.

Taykey - Fullstack Developer Sep 2014 - Jan 2015

Hands on with ES6, AngularJS, Angular2(Typescript), HTML(5), CSS(3) with extensive use of OO vanilla JS and reusable web components architecture. Developing and extending Node.js based API-gateway layer

John Bryce College - Lecturer Aug 2013 - Sep 2014 

Lecturer in a wide range of courses in the fields of: OOP, Desgin patterns,CPP, C#, JS and Web development

Shigusa - Co founder, CTO Aug 2013 - Sep 2014 

Shigusa is a gesture based educational gaming system empowered by AI.  

LivePerson - Frontend Developer Aug 2012 - Aug 2013 

Front end developer on a SAAS project written in pure JavaScript and Backbone.js. My role also included extending and modifying the server support (Java). The work was handled according to the Agile methodology.

Jungo- Presales Engineer Sep 2010 - Aug 2012 

As part of my work I elaborate with hardware developers and project leaders from the North American HW market. I tailor connectivity software solutions according to their project requirements and provide professional coding development assistance from early stages to product delivery.

Education


Academic College of Tel Aviv - Jaffa - B.Sc in Computer Science, 2008-2012

Activities and Hobbies 


Beyond technology and creation, I like motorcycles, travelling and camping. I spent a year and a half of my life travelling in south-east Asia and Australia by motorcycles. Probably the best time of my life...

I also like community volunteering, so I created Taykey for the community (TFTC) at my current workplace, where we teach youth at risk web development, and take parts in many other projects off-work.

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