Irina Souiki

Irina Souiki

Brampton, Ontario, Canada (Toronto, Canada Area)
Information Technology and Services

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Irina Souiki's Summary

A hands-on, technical Development Manager with over 15 years of experience in developing software initiatives and managing complex and challenging projects from inception to launch. Savvy, customer focus-driven and resourceful leader demanding and delivering excellence at all stages of the product’s life cycle. Able to build solid relationships with strategic partners as well as consensus across multiple organization levels. Multilingual fluency in English, French and Romanian.

Team Development & Leadership • Communication • Planning • Problem Solving • Enthusiasm
• Program Management • Customer Interaction • Quality and Process Improvement • Software Design & Engineering • Testing and Troubleshooting • Security & DRM • Use Cases and Requirements • Integration

Technical Skills :

Software: MS Project, MS Office, Visio, Eclipse, MS Visual Studio, Siebel, Lotus Notes, CVS/SVN, JUnit, NUnit, Ant, Bugzilla, HelpSpot, Adobe Suite
Languages: C/C++/C#, JAVA (Security, JDBC, AWT and Swing, J2ME), JavaScript, XML, HTML, Perl, PHP, SQL, Flash, .NET, Shell
Databases: Oracle, MS Access, MySQL
Security: SSL, PKI, LDAP, CA, Cryptography, DRM, DTCP-IP, NDS

Irina Souiki's Experience

Development Manager

Rogers Communications

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; RCI; Telecommunications industry

June 2013Present (1 year 4 months)

Sr. Program Manager / Director of Product Management

Morega Systems Inc.

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Consumer Electronics industry

October 2012April 2013 (7 months)

In addition to continuing Program Management activities for ongoing projects, I completed the following product management activities
-created and maintained product and feature roadmap
-wrote product description and marketing documents for a number of existing and upcoming product initiatives
-led product and project management activities for Forge platform, in partnership with 3 other companies.
-offered expert technical knowledge in business meetings and during trade shows, assisting Morega executive and sales teams.
-managed the delivery of demo and prototype products, created demo scenarios and set up, troubleshooted and executed product demos to prospect customers

Sr. Engineering Project Manager

Morega Systems Inc.

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Consumer Electronics industry

February 2009October 2012 (3 years 9 months) Mississauga, ON

Morega Systems Inc. is a software and systems company focused on the security, management and monetization of premium multimedia content delivered across a broad spectrum of platforms, devices, and networks.

As a technical, hands-on project manager, I am responsible for:
- gathering user requirements and being actively involved in complex product definition and architecture, including visual design and usability, back-end servers, client-server communication, network security and encryption, content DRM and database integration
- managing cross-functional teams and other project and product managers, working tightly with senior management to make sure that the project efforts are aligned with the ongoing business initiatives
- coordinating feature development and issue resolution with several vendors at once for tight and efficient integration efforts
- contract/SOW redaction, amendments and negotiation
- regular ad-hoc testing of actual product releases before handing them over to the customer, providing defect feedback and proactive enhancement requests
- communication with vendors and customers, managing internal and external expectations with transparency and a no-nonsense approach

Software Developer and Project Manager

IMAX Corp.

Public Company; 501-1000 employees; IMAX; Motion Pictures and Film industry

April 2006January 2009 (2 years 10 months)

Successfully completed project management tasks from the inception to the delivery on time and on budget of the IMAX Digital Projection System, currently deployed in 60+ theatres across the globe. Created and maintained the project schedules for software and hardware teams. Motivated and monitored 20+ staff members, created reports and made recommendations on a weekly basis to the Steering Committee, thus playing a key role in the launch of the first ever digital solution in the IMAX history and the securing of a 100+ new digital theatre deal.

Software Developer

Certicom Corp.

Public Company; 51-200 employees; CIC.TO; Computer & Network Security industry

January 2003April 2006 (3 years 4 months)

Worked within the Research and Development Team to maintain, improve, document and test Certicom’s core security software products for wired and wireless devices. Mentored and technically trained new hires after they joined the team. Occasionally took on complete leadership of the team. Maintained ownership of customer accounts and continued providing technical advice in order to secure renewal of support agreements and client loyalty.

Customer Support Team Leader

Certicom Corp.

Public Company; 51-200 employees; CIC.TO; Computer & Network Security industry

May 2000December 2002 (2 years 8 months)

Led the Client Services Team (10 people) in providing Fortune 500 clients and prospects with technical advice and solutions for their in-house applications based on Certicom’s OEM security software products.

Software Engineer

Alcatel CRC

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; ALU; Telecommunications industry

February 1999November 1999 (10 months)

Worked within the Platform Equipments Team (15 people) as a software research engineer for providing telecommunications solutions to other Alcatel Business Divisions. Participated in the development of a real time application for the testing of a TMN-Q3 (Telecommunication Management Network) agent.

Irina Souiki's Certifications

  • Project Management Professional

    • Project Management Institute
    • License 1378118
    • December 2010
  • Certified Scrum Master

    • Scrum Alliance
    • December 2013

Irina Souiki's Languages

  • English

  • French

  • Romanian

Irina Souiki's Skills & Expertise

  1. Project Management
  2. Team Leadership
  3. Photography
  4. Visio
  5. Leadership
  6. Testing
  7. Software Development
  8. Linux
  9. Product Management
  10. Windows
  11. Integration
  12. C++
  13. Unix
  14. SQL
  15. Scrum
  16. XML
  17. Architecture
  18. Java
  19. Program Management
  20. PMP
  21. MS Project
  22. Agile Project Management
  23. User Interface
  24. Embedded Software
  25. Software Engineering
  26. TCP/IP
  27. Wireless
  28. Object Oriented Design
  29. Operating Systems
  30. Software Design
  31. Perl
  32. Telecommunications
  33. Visual Studio

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Irina Souiki's Education

Polytech Paris-Sud Orsay

Master of Science (MSc), Software and Systems Engineering, Diplome d'Ingenieur


Diplome d'Ingenieur recognized by the Commission des Titres d’Ingénieur (France)

Université Paris Sud (Paris XI)

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), Mathematics and Computer Science


Irina Souiki's Additional Information


• Ironman 70.3 finisher • Four times marathoner • Four times participant to the Weekend to End Breast Cancer (a 2-day, 60km walk)

Honors and Awards:

• Received Certificate of Excellence in assisting customer with implementation of Security Infrastructure for the US avionics industry.

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