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Project Manager, Construction

Kings County, NY
March 09, 2018

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Isaak Natenzon

**** ***** **** • Brooklyn, NY ***35

*** • 495 • 8517 Mobile


Project Manager with a track-record of success in leading cross-functional projects in IT, Finance, Construction, and Healthcare domains. Work independently or in PMO setting, rapidly adapt to new environments, applies project management methods and common practice. Excellent communication skills, work closely and effectively with stakeholders, detail oriented, well-organized, and delivers business value to realization.


Platforms: Windows 7/Vista/XP/NT/2000, UNIX/LINUX, MAC OS X

Mobile Platforms: iOS, Android OS, Windows Phone

Programming: .NET, PHP, Java, HTML, CSS, XML, JavaScript, SQL, VB Script,


Test Automation: Selenium, HP QC/ALM (Quality Center)

Tools: MS Office, MS Project, Visio, Primavera, Rally/CA, JIRA

Networking: TCP/IP, FTP, HTTP, Internet, Intranet

Virtualization: VMware Workstation, SDK Manager/AVD

Bug/Defect Tracking: Bugzilla, Mantis, JIRA, Rally, HP Quality Center

Browsers: MS Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Chrome, Safari

Testing Methodologies: Smoke, Functional, Integration, Regression, End to End


Affiliation: PMI Project Management Institute

Affiliation: ScrumStudy

Affiliation: ISACA Information Systems Audit and Control Association

Certification: MCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer)

Certification: CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate)

Certification: MCP (Microsoft Certified Professional)

FXCM, Foreign Capital Markets June 2016 – May 2017

Project Manage

Managing feature implementation for FXCM’s award winning trading platform. Reporting to the Director of IT, collaborate with key cross-function teams (Business, DB Engineers, QA Team, UI Developers and Marketing team) and playing a key role in planning, executing, monitoring and closing the project.

Facilitate implementation of new features and functions including credit card withdrawals, UI/UX design, international client compatibility, database synchronization for multi-user accounts, and stock exchange function implementation.

Adopted the projects by examining Business Cases, Project Plans, Project Charters, Procurement Documents, Diagrams, BRD, SRS, Test Plans, Test Matrix and interviewing stakeholders.

Established and maintained effective working relationship with stakeholders.

Defined requirements, scope, budget and schedule objectives.

Initiated meetings with Business and Product owners to define scope and develop user stories.

Developed epics, user stories and features to facilitate in the planning of new software-features using Rally, MS Power Point and MS Excel.

Facilitated and managed Sprint Planning, Daily Scrums, Sprint Review and Sprint Retrospectives.

Identified risks, initiated change control measures and document updates.

Worked closely and effectively with stakeholders including offshore development team, business analysts and subject matter experts to facilitate in the team’s development efforts.

AIG Benefits Solutions March 2015 – March 2016

Software Quality Assurance Engineer

Responsible for adopting a company-wide data migration project and assisting in addressing software quality, defects tracking, and dead-line requirements.

Initiated meetings with Project Managers, Business Analysts, SMEs, Third Party Vendors and Development Team to identify and prioritize testing efforts.

Identified issues in requirements and initiated Change Control meetings.

Familiarized with the project by gathering all pertinent documentation, including Business Cases, UML diagrams, Business Requirement Documents, Software Requirement Specifications, Test Plans and Test Matrix to evaluate and determine a more productive approach to the gap in the software quality and deadlines.

Initiated daily standup meetings to enhance testing efforts by collectively sharing ideas resulting in an increase in productivity and quality.

Collaborated closely with third party vendors and their development team to ensure quality is designed into the project.

Identified security flaws and initiated meetings to resolve unauthorized access.

Created test cases that identified defects which initiated new version releases and improved quality.

Efficiently validated and verified test cases, identified defects, inoperability flaws and thoroughly documented them resulting in software quality and deadline improvement.

Initiated Approval Meetings with Project Managers, SMEs and Business Owners for review, resulting in approval sign-offs.

LASTH February 2011 – February 2015

Project Manager

Responsible for project management life cycle process groups including Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring and Controlling and Closing.

Reviewed Business Cases and assisted with creating Project Charters, and Business Requirement Documents.

Negotiated with third party vendors, internal and external stakeholders.

Performed Qualitative and Quantitative analysis.

Effectively managed implementations, enhancements, and customer support for assigned clients.

Collaborated with key cross-functional teams (Business, UI/UX developers, content and editorial copy writers and marketing team) in the design strategies.

Partnered with the QA team and facilitated in the UI software quality testing efforts.

Facilitated with creating Software Requirement Specifications and Technical Specification documents.

Introduced installation guidelines, performed gap and impact analysis.

Extensively created epics, themes and user stories to facilitate planning and discussion using Rally software.

Developed and validated test cases and scenarios.

Demonstrated methodical, detail-oriented and thorough approach to all test cycles while adhering to compressed timelines.

Played a key role in crafting the strategy for the QA team in localization testing, validating the UI flow, application page layouts, user interactions including proper local language, currency, and time zone (date and time format).

Validated application functionality for Internet Providers (Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile).

Maintained Test Matrix and Requirement Traceability Matrix (RTM) to ensure applications meet design and specification requirements.

Methodically documented defects, errors, interoperability flaws and other issues via HP ALM, Jira bug-tracking and Rally software.

Used functional knowledge and logics of applications, to provide technical assistance in identifying, evaluating, and resolving test problems to junior team.

Created end to end test scenarios, which returned exceptional test results.

Implemented a Software Test Plan to improve testing procedures.

Implemented key techniques to assist in effective testing objectives.

Collaborated with developers in identifying code issues and supported with fine tuning.

NC Real Estate Services June 2005 – December 2010

Project Manager

Planned and executed successful marketing and advertising campaigns targeting and acquiring new accounts.

Conducted daily team meetings to discuss new geographical target areas, demographics, new clients and existing client opportunities.

Conduct feasibility studies, Gap Analysis, demographic analysis and financial analysis leading to multimillion dollar transactions.

Facilitated walkthroughs with stakeholders.

Delivered convincing sales presentations to decision-makers of major companies.

Reviewed and analyzed exclusivity agreements with National and Regional retail chain stores, resulting in multimillion dollar commercial real estate sales, and leases with national and regional retailers and investors.

Provided comparable market analysis (CMA) for loan documents, leases, contract terms, and conditions.

Facilitated the legal team in drafting loan documents, negotiated leases, contract terms, and conditions.

Support the legal team with commercial purchase and sales agreements.

Served as primary contact for contracts, fees, billing, and project scheduling.

Developed relationships with decision-makers that led to major lease and sales transactions.

Columbus Medical Institute January 2002 – November 2005

Software Quality Assurance Engineer

Responsible for testing an application which was able to store patient information, images, charts, results of treatment, and referrals online in an organized central location, giving the ability to the appropriate medical staff access to patient record information from any location.

Managed testing efforts for proprietary software designed to be fully compliant with HIPAA, and met all the guide lines of the HIPAA security rules, User Authentication, Encryption, Audit Controls, Integrity and Transmission security.

Partnered with the Engineers and UI development team to define the project scope and deliverables adhering to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

Conducted JAD sessions with management, medical personnel, SME’s and technical leads to elicit requirements and perform feasibility study.

Documented requirements through use cases.

Extensively developed user stories to facilitate in the planning of new software features using Rally software.

Conducted presentations of user stories, use case diagrams, and activity diagrams that provided detailed information of system process flow and results.

Coordinated with the technical team and conducted walkthroughs with medical personnel, end-users and developers for sound development of the project.

Lead UAT (User Acceptance Testing) efforts that resulted in exceptional results.

Fleet Security / Quick and Reilly May 1999 – December 2001

Network Administrator

Responsible for supporting 70 high performance end-users within the top producing trading floor.

Responsible for successfully rolling out Windows NT to all end users with zero downtime within the highest producing trading floor.

Responsible for client/server and transactional processing.

Facilitated project management tasks for product control system integration by working with the business line and reconciliation teams to ensure automation is capturing all relevant transactions.

Tested applications that link databases and trading floor clearing of futures, option derivatives, transaction and margining applications.

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