Background

You may download updated CV from here.

I am 6+ years of experience of Team Leading and Project Management, 11+ years of experience in Software Engineering, IoT, Web Technologies, Embedded Systems and Research & Development (R&D)

¬ Having strong background with IoT, Industry4.0, Research & Development, Software Engineering, Design & Testing, Patterns & Architectures, Mobile and Cloud apps, Electronics and Embedded Systems.
¬ Experienced in development methodologies like Agile, Scrum, V-Model and CMMI-DEV.
¬ multi-site and multi-national projects (with BOSCH, SIEMENS, SONY, SAMSUNG and MEDIATEK etc…) on different phases like planning, design, development, testing and maintenance.
¬ Confident on transferrable skills on leadership, team spirit, intercultural awareness, communication, easy to adapt and change, positive attitude, sustainable process and growth orientation.
¬ Creative Innovator, Patent holder and several times awarded across company
¬ Having fun with technology, digital life, business transformation

¬ Strategy & Goal setting, Interdisciplinary communication and presentation skills,
¬ Leadership and Team Management, coaching and mentoring by technical leadership to team members
¬ Project & Portfolio Management skills, Budget & Resource Management, Change Management, communication oriented and well-disciplined result-driven execution w/o forgetting innovation aspect, having agile and growth mindset.
¬ Deep understanding of Digital Transformation and Change management, IT & OT Integration, Production technologies

EXPERIENCES

SENIOR PROGRAM LEAD – INTERNET OF THINGS (Current)  Aug 2016 ~ Continues / Arçelik Global – Central R&D

#programmgmt #lead #strategy #roadmap #iot #smarthome #digitaltransformation #homewhiz #aws #alexa #drs #recurringrevenue #data #rdbms #mysql #sensors #machinelearning #ai #industry4.0 #production

– developing and implementing IoT strategy for new connected products across the globe and attaching into vision of Connected Living and Smart Home
– managing Smart & Connected Home Solutions project portfolio and short- long term roadmap
managing program resources and budget
leading cross-functional teams to innovate and create platforms for standards in design & security of products
awarded internationally by IFA17 for HomeWhiz Interconnected Home Solutions
certified Amazon DRS and Alexa services into Dishwashers and Washers

HEAD OF SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT Mar 2014 ~ Aug 2016 / BSH Home Appliances – Regional R&D (T-MEA-CIS)

#global #lead #teamsetup #software #quality #design #testing #embedded #production #homeconnect #cmmi #process #requirement #java #.net #c/c++ #python #ni/crio #testautomation #svn #jenkins

Built and Developed teams for Development, Testing and Production, Quality and Maintenance activities in Cooling Electronics for regional and global responsibilities in BSH network
– Lead change, taking over new responsibilities, first design/development at BSH R&D Region Turkey
Responsible for HomeConnect (Smart Home Appliances) implementation and regional reqm’s
– Aligning team’s workload –force –time together with global Marketing and Development Architecture strategy
– Managed Development Process transition with CMMI-L3 certification

SOFTWARE DESIGN GROUP LEAD Jun 2011 – Mar 2014 / Arçelik A.Ş. Electronics Business Unit – R&D

#lead #software #c/c++ #embedded #production #android #ios #mobileapp #tvapps #smarttv #java  #webhtml #javascript #linux #driver #kernel #cmmi #process #requirement #architecture #stb #video #vod #hbb

Lead User Interface and Applications Group most innovative group in dept. with 7 patent filings and 2 new development in 2013.
– Multi-project and resources, tracking daily activities, mentoring and coaching team members parallel balancing workload-time
Lead project of “Software Stack and Architecture Development for TV&STB products” and development team. Core-Team created system requirements, rules and architecture, and block templates of sample development environment for the rest of SW Team.
Lead Mobile App Development team and projects.
Awarded as “Creative Innovators”, project “Provide Digital PVR Feature to LCD TVs”

SOFTWARE DESIGN ENGINEER   Apr 2008 – Jun 2011 / Arçelik A.Ş. Electronics R&D

#software #c/c++ #smarttv #stb #embedded #production #dvb #linux #scripting #ui #qt #directfb #opensource

Developed Embedded TV Applications through DVB standards to achieve international certifications with C/C++ languages and scripts
Created system and software requirements, made decision on system architecture and design, implementation on reference boards, debug and test the system

SOFTWARE TEST & VERIFICATION ENGINEER   Jul 2007 – Apr 2008 / NETAŞ – Nortel Networks Telecom – R&D

#software #c/c++ #telecom #testautomation #scripting #linux

Developed Test automation with C/C++ languages and shell scripting on Linux environment
– Performed ONT testing, followed test results and change activities
– Experienced SS7, signaling, ISUP, CS2K technologies

LANGUAGES

Turkish: Native
English: Advanced, Business level
German: Conversational

EDUCATION

  • Master Sc. in Electronics Engineering   Jan 2009 – July 2013 / Istanbul Technical University – İSTANBUL

– Lectures are over. MSc Thesis not finished. 

  • Bachelor Sc. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering     Sep 2002 ~ Jun 2007 / Dokuz Eylul University – İZMİR

– BSc Thesis: Standalone MP3 Player Prototype: http://www.ayhanak.com/projects/aypod/

HONORS & AWARDS

  • Home Interconnected Solutions Innovation Gold AwardHomeWhiz App / IFA2017
  • Patent Filing and award at B/S/H/ Home Appliances – 2014
  • Patent Award in XV. Arçelik Innovation Day – 2013
  • “Special Award” for being First developer for Voice Recognition featured for Grundig branded TV Sets. – 2012
  • “Special Award” for being First developer of Android Apps published in Google Play on behalf of Arçelik AŞ
    Grundig TV Remote“, “Beko TV Remote”, “Arçelik Akıllı Kumanda” apps. – 2011
  • Team Award “Creative Innovators” with “Provide Digital PVR Feature to LCD TVs” – 2011
  • Patent Award in XII. Arçelik Innovation Day – 2010
  • Team Award “Creative Innovators” with “Wide-range USB Multimedia Player Design for TVs” – 2009
  • “2nd Rank” Project Awardand “Best” Presentation Award with Undergraduate Thesis of “Portable Standalone MP3 Player” among 40 projects – 2007

PATENTS

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM) – Scrum Alliance / 000442472 – Aug 2015

DETAILS ON POSITIONS & PROJECTS

  • Senior Program Lead – INTERNET OF THINGS (Current)    Aug 2016 ~ Continues / Arçelik A.Ş. – Central R&D

Projects
– Managed projects over MDA9, HVAC and Smart Home devices in HomeWhiz Smart Home Solutions
– Managed Projects over Production, After-sales and IT integration with IoT Cloud services
– Lead Program and Portfolio across company

Technology and Skills: AWS Cloud Services, Android/IOS Mobile, Office Programs (including MS Project), C, C++, PC programming Java.NET (C#) Development (Visual Studio), Jenkins CI, Subversion, GIT

  • Head of Software Development   Mar 2014 ~ Aug 2016 / BSH Home Appliances – R&D (Region T-MEA-CIS)

Projects
Developed with team a Global Product Tool called Variant Manager (in-house designed)
Established and run first test automation system at BSH Turkey R&D
Setup necessary infrastructure and development environment
Managing team that cooperating with German and Chinese R&D Centers in case of multi-site development

Technology and Skills: Embedded Programming with C, C++, PC programming Java.NET (C#) Development (Visual Studio), NI CRIO Component Test-Suite, DOORS, UML, Jenkins CI, Subversion, GIT, Redmine, JIRA, CMMI-L3, Agile-SCRUM, V-MODEL

  • Software Design Group Lead    Jun 2011 – Mar 2014 / Arçelik A.Ş. Electronics Business Unit – R&D

Projects:
First Android Mobile App in Arçelik A.Ş (company-wide) which cooperating with TV&STB products and created a new innovative business model in 2011. Lead application lifecycle of Android and IOS apps, downloaded more than 250.000+ in months by users via App-Stores
– Developed first Voice Recognition and Motion activated TVs, appreciated so much from customers as innovative product
– Developed first WebUI with web technologies (HTML5, Javascript and CSS3) on TV&STB products
First accepted SANTEZ project in Arçelik A.Ş. with Koç University
– Finalized European FP7 Project (VICON) in Good level with abroad universities and companies

Technology and Skills: Linux, C, C++, Java with Boost and STL Libraries, networking, bash scripting, Web technologies, PHP, JS, CSS, XML, REST, JSON, Server-Client architecture, Mobile App Development Android and IOS (Native and Hybrid), Jenkins CI, Subversion, GIT, Redmine, JIRA, CMMI-L3, Agile-SCRUM

  • Software Design Engineer     Apr 2008 – Jun 2011 / Arçelik A.Ş. Electronics R&D

Projects:
– Developed first Software for HDMI-CEC and Multimedia Player featured TVs projects
Awarded in team as “Creative Innovators”, project ” Wide-range USB Multimedia Player Design for TVs”

Technology and Skills: Linux, C, C++, Java with Boost and STL Libraries, networking, bash scripting, Server-Client architecture, Subversion

  • Software Test Engineer         Jul 2007 – Apr 2008 / NETAŞ – Nortel Networks Telecom – R&D

– Manual & Automation tests SS7, Signaling, ISUP, CS2K technologies

Technology and Skills: Linux, C, C++, networking, bash scripting, Server-Client architecture, Subversion

Linux_on_HardwareC-C++