Godfrey Voremi Kinyangi
PHP5,CCS3, Wordpress, Magento,IT Project Manager
Last active: 4 months ago
I am a software developer and IT consultant specialising in Ruby on Rails, system architecture, web and mobile business applications.
I use HTML5 + CSS3 + jQuery to build W3C validated, SEO friendly sites that load fast and and use minimal images.
Now I prefer focusing on web development using Ruby on Rails framework and Project Management. The scope of my work includes back-end programming, developing data models in MySQL, PostgreSQL or NoSQL solution, front-end development using modern bells and whistles and supporting application deployed to dedicated or cloud servers.
February 2012 - April 2013 (1 year 3 months) London, United Kingdom
Badoo.com is the largest, fastest growing Social Network for Meeting New People in the world, very popular in Southern Europe, South America, Eastern Europe and parts of Asia. Launched in 2006 by ex-Mamba team, it very quickly grew up to a world-wide service with over 200 million users in over 180 countries. Badoo is currently available in 46 languages via Badoo.com and various social/mobile platforms as iPhone, Android, Facebook & Desktop application.
After relocation to London, UK I continued working in Badoo as technical product manager. My key focus areas were Customer Support and Localization. Main responsibilities included the following:
Business requirements gathering
Creating roadmaps, timelines, product and market specifications
Demand Management and Scenario Analysis
Creating working prototypes for new features
Optimizing back-office user experience
Launching new localization process workflow to reduce cost of content translating
Developing web-based localization system for mobile clients
Launching SEO management tools for centralized control over site SEO
Prototyping and launching photo moderation tools
Launching multiple tools for Customer Support combined system
May 2008 - January 2012 (3 years 9 months) Moscow, Russian Federation
I joined Badoo team when it was a web-site with 10 million of registered users. As Product owner my key responsibilities were:
Working with key stakeholders, defining the product roadmap
Capturing and providing requirements for developing new services for the site
Managing web development process using Agile methodologies
Job allocation among team members and team supervision, test management, version control and authorization of new releases
Release management in collaboration with remoted localization team
Seeking and hiring new members of development team
Optimizing development processes
During my work in Badoo the development department was rebuilt several times so my role was changing as well, from product owner to project manager with 15 employees in direct control. Key objective remained unchanged. Site audience grew up to 120 millions of registered users. The break-even point was achieved after launching premium services as Spotlight, Rise Up and Gifts.
Project Manager / Lead Analyst
December 2006 - May 2008 (1 year 6 months) Moscow, Russian Federation
My responsibilities were:
Business requirements gathering
Creating roadmaps, timelines, budgets, product specifications and market specifications
Planning, estimating, Demand Management and scenario analysis
Understanding existing markets and identifying new market opportunities for business growth
Defining the integration of Single Sign On with LiveJournal.com
Managing team of web developers to deliver project in time
After successful launch of LiveJournal.ru I focused on project to integrate LiveJournal.com commenting service onto 3rd company sites. Key responsibilities were the same. As a result of this project LJ commenting functionality was successfully embedded into 20+ media sites (Kommersant.ru, Gazeta.ru, RIAN, Izvestia and others) which strengthened position of LiveJournal.com as a blogging platform #1 in Russia.
November 2005 - July 2006 (9 months) Moscow
The role included:
Searching and hiring new members of development team, mostly PHP- and DB- developers
Managing all aspects of technical architecture and design, software development, QA, delivery and deployment
Backlog management and requirement gathering
Defining and monitoring KPIs
Leading business-critical B2B negotiations about launching company premium services in regions and partnership with 3rd party media companies
Major Achievements: built-established development process, 9 new programmers were hired, site enriched with new services as horoscope for couples, advanced search and profile customization.