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Nir Lotan

Software & Product Management, Systems Engineering

Summary

In the last 15 years I have held different roles, starting from software development, and through project and product management, systems engineering and management roles.

I take a holistic approach in understanding products, systems and the human nature using them

I have proved my ability to understand the busniess need, and solve problems, increase productivity by focusing teams on the high priority items.

Design large scale solutions for tier one mobile / Telecom companies. • Design and lead large scale semiconductors projects from requirements phase to mass production in the consumer electronic market, for leading companies. • Technion - Israel Institute of Technology - graduate in Computer Engineering (B.Sc).

Work experience

Jan 2008Present

Principal Solution Architect

NeuStar
• Design instant messaging and presence solutions for tier one mobile/telecom operators. • Work closely with the customers’ project managers and product managers on defining the product roadmap. Analyze customers' requirements and translate them into integrative product solutions. • Produce detailed specification and solution design documentation. • Deliver PRDs (Product Requirements Documents) with prioritized features and corresponding justification. • Provide technical consulting services to the customers. • High interaction with strategic customers as well as with NeuStar’s product, project, R&D and technical managers.
Jan 2007Jan 2008

CTO

Merlin Communications
• Identify customer needs and market opportunities, and define the product strategy. • Responsible for all development aspects of the product, including development of new services, features and upgrades. • Manage development team including in house and outsourced teams. • Handle all technical issues with strategic partners and customers. The product is an innovative online PPC advertising platform.
Jun 2005Jan 2007

Customer Project Manager

Intel
• Lead several large scale customer projects. • Understand the customer needs (major TV manufactures in APAC as BenQ, Tatung, LG). • Deliver PRDs with prioritized features and corresponding justification. • Analyze full system / platform aspects, including hardware, software, components and cost interrelations. • Manage all stages of the project including management of on-site and off-site SW and HW teams driving Project Execution. • Deliver Project Gantts. The product is a high definition digital TV, including digital decoding (DVB-T/ATSC), digital and analog image processing, Mpeg decoding, Internet and SATA connectivity, PVR application.
Aug 2003Jun 2005

Embedded Software Engineer

Zoran
• Design and implement digital video decoders in a real-time environment for DivX, Mpeg 1/2/4 for Zoran’s DVD Player • Design and implement DRM management mechanism for DivX. • Implement interfaces to HW components (Flash, Memory card, SATA, etc.) • Work in association with DivXNetworks on certifying Zoran’s products. Programming Language: Assembly, C
Mar 2001Jul 2003

Software Engineer

Rafael
• Develop a high speed TCP/IP network controller. • Characterize, Design and implement generic software infrastructure for communication controllers, to be implemented in different operating systems. Programming Language: C, C++ (over VxWorks).
Mar 2000Mar 2001

Assistant lecturer and lecturer, C, C++

Management College
• Lecturer and Assistant lecturer. • Teaching C and C++ programming languages for university graduate course, and practical engineer courses. • Specialization in real time programming.

Education

20032007

MA

Tel Aviv University
19982002

BSc

Technion-Machon Technologi Le' Israel

Skills

Product Management