Resume

20+ years in IT

Objective

I am usually interested in roles like tactical product manager, program manager, RTE or similar with large scope of responsibilities and for a company that improves people's lives for the better, is open to out-of-the-box thinking, and is close to my values.

I care about privacy, security, ethical design, and freedom.

I spend 20+ years working as a web developer and architect, analyst, manager, product owner/manager and program manager in different environments, several countries, and multiple software industries.

Furthermore, I wore many hats, and I use the knowledge gathered to optimize the flow of value across complex systems.

I contribute to Free software and Open-source projects and initiatives. I am a certified Agilist and an Agile coach.

Experience

07/2022 - Present
Avast -> GEN

Director of Program Management

- Program management for Privacy focused products
09/2021 - 06/2022
Portworx by Pure Storage

Technical Program Manager (K8s)

- Led one crucial program from zero to General Availability (GA)
- Managed an impossible deadline by agreeing on changes with all the stakeholders (VP level and bellow)
- Worked with the engineering teams on estimation and introducing good practices to help us succeed
- Drove the security work needed for the public release -> Static code analysis, Vulnerability Management, Pen testing, Network security, SIEM logging and more
03/2019 - 08/2021
Citrix

Staff Technical Program Manager

Citrix offers a unified, secure and intelligent digital workspace that enables users to access their apps, desktops and data from anywhere and transforms employee experience
- Manage and optimize the flow of value by identifying and solving the anti-patterns and unnecessary dependencies.
- CI/CD process alignment across multiple teams.
- I apply Lean-Agile knowledge and tools to optimize the flow of valueacross complex systems through system thinking.
- I grow a mindset for planning, coordination, decision-making, and improving to help my 130 people in 16 Agile teams across the world succeed.
- I am a Security booster - I lead a program to teach people how to perform threat modeling better.
-I facilitate good practices sharing and scaling through Community of Practices (Scrum Master, RTE)
- I am in the foundation of any process change - product and engineering ops.
05/2018 - 11/2018
Vista

Senior Technical Product Manager (Security, Identity, Data)

- Managed the roadmap of 3 products, focusing on delivering value for the end customer of that solution - Data ingestion, Data aggregation, and a security platform product.
- Developed a solution to protect the baseline of revenue with the GM at risk more than $3M.
-Worked on a strategy for protecting the micro-services architecture and optimizing it for delivering the value faster.
-Was able to re-focus the teams from thinking about the long-term goal only to sprint-based goals and setting useful measures of success.
- Introduced the concept of being serious about Data protection by pushing for GPG based data encryption.
- Used the learning from the Retrospective meetings to make the life of the teams easier.
04/2017 - 04/2018
Acccolade (Healthcare)

Senior Technical Product Manager(Data Ingestion and Ops)

- Delivered a data ingestion product for supporting the company expansion, valued $14M
- 50% faster deployment process
- Clear Roadmap with cross-team dependencies
- Enhanced Capacity Planning
- Streamlined stakeholder communication that leads to fast resolution time
- Pushed OpenSource Culture within the company
- Keeping the team happy
10/2014 - 02/2017
Infor

Senior Analyst/PM (Data Science)

- Responsible for a Cloud Product for provisioning ST instances for all the Science products. Roadmap, coordination, variable cost, risks Designing use-cases, stories, flow and process diagrams for science applications
- Price and CRM optimization products
- Designing the complete process (start-to-end) for all of the teams involved
- Responsible for the Cloud product for creating Single-Tenant Science
- Applications (roadmap, requirements, testing, implementation)
- Constant stakeholder communication
- Science algorithms exploration for dynamic clustering and predictive analytics
- User Interface design and UX persona and journey maps creation Participation in the estimate evaluation
04/2001 - 09/2014
Various Companies

Products, Web, Agile

I started my IT career in 2001 and worked as a webmaster, programmer, architect and a product person

- I learned on how to dream big and fail with SEP Bulgaria
- I learned on how to design and write scalable applications with Netinfo JSC
- I learned all the aspects on how to be a great product person workingfor ZeroTurnaround, Glogster, Usersnap and more great products.
- I managed a team of more than 10 programmers, and we delivered a product that was in use for 15 years
09/1996 - 03/2001
Bulgarian Army

Sergeant

I worked for the Military Information devision in a few locations.
- Intelligence gathering
- Electronic warfare
- Combat training
- Leadership
- and more

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Bogomil Shopov - Program Management Professional

Certificates

Agile Coaching by ICAgile

Designed by key thought leaders who defined the discipline of agile coaching, the Agile Coaching certification verifies an understanding of the tools, skills, and techniques needed to coach agile teams.
Agile Coaching

Privacy Engineering by Data Protocol

Earners of this certification have the foundational knowledge and skills to protect data privacy while designing and building products and processes
Privacy Engineering by Data Protocol

You could find more certificates at my Credly profile.

Transferable Skills

Security Blue team mindset
I care about security and make everything I can to embed it in every organization

Problem solving
I facilitate problem solving sessions to help my teams grow.

Communication
Communication with various stakeholders and customers to alignthem on the mission and utilize their ideas into the process of creation.

Feedback is important
I constantly ask for a feedback to improve myself and encourage constant feedback flow for relentless improvement in my work and the whole SDLC.

Focus on the value
Defining and measuring the value is my mantra.

From ideation to Development
I am able to put all the pieces together to create and manage product development process and operations from ideation to development.

Leadership
Coach, lead by example, inspire and show others how to grow together.

Growth Mindset
Being a programmer in the past helped me to move from fixed to a growth mindset.

An Excerpt from PI Index

Bogomil is an intense, results-oriented, self-starter whose drive and sense of urgency are tempered anddisciplined by a concern for the accuracy and quality of the work. Their approach to activities and responsibilities will be well-thought-out, based on thorough analysis and detailed knowledge of all pertinent facts. Imaginative and venturesome, this individual is creative and capable of developing new ideas, systems, plans or technology, or of analyzing and improving old ones.