Saturday, October 14, 2006, 12:27 PM
Kiril Karaatanasov

Kiril Karaatanasov



Years of experience

11 (Years of experience on managerial positions – 8)


English, Bulgarian


Project Management, Process Design, Software Design and Implementation


C, C++, .Net, Java, XML Related, Cognos, Unix and Windows

Professional Experience

R&D Manager

10/2007 –   VMware Sofia - Bulgaria

Sciant was acquired by VMware in October 2007. Since the acquisition I am responsible for managing team of 16 software engineers on one of the product lines of the company. My duties include planning, tracking and facilitating the coordination with Palo Alto office. The product I work on is an analytical tool acquiring data from IT infrastructure, processing and storing data, generation of analytical reports.

Customer Manager

6/2006 – 10/2007 Sciant Sofia - Bulgaria

My duties at this position include supervision of projects, liaison with clients and assistance in sales process.
A significant part of the time at Sciant I spent on a series of projects related to development of a data warehouse solution for the world’s biggest logistics company. My roles spanned from the business development activities through business analysis, project planning and some actual development.


1/2005 – 6-2006 Tineo IT Labs AD Sofia - Bulgaria

I supervise all software related activities including engineering, quality control, and process management. In addition I take part in business development process in negotiating terms and conditions of contracts, preparation of marketing materials etc.

Partner (Technical Director)

8/2001 – 1/2005 Wizcom/Sciant Sofia - Bulgaria

I supervised the work of several project managers. I also worked on improving the development processes and perform resource planning on company level. As part of our process improvement initiative I lead the implementation of the ISO 9001:2000 compatible quality management system.

Project Manager

2/2000 – 7/2001 Wizcom Sofia - Bulgaria

I managed successfully a number of projects facilitating different development methodologies and platforms. My biggest success was the development of a relationship with an US based client specialized in security related software. This resulted in multiple projects within 3 year period.

Senior Software Engineer

8/1999 – 1/2000 Wizcom Sofia - Bulgaria

I was responsible for managing the change control and maintenance of a data warehousing application for mobile telephone operators. The system was operating in Windows and Solaris environments.

Software Engineer

7/1997 - 7/1999 Datecs Sofia - Bulgaria

I used to be a GIS software developer. The products I developed were based on MapInfo, MapBasic, SQL server, Visual Basic and ASP.


Technical university Sofia-Bulgaria

I obtained master’s degree in Computer Systems. My courses in the last year were focused on Expert systems, Artificial Intelligence, Neural Networks and Parallel Algorithms.

Elite School of Electronics Sofia-Bulgaria

My specialization was in Software Engineering.

Sample projects

ISO 9001:2000 Quality Management System

09/2003 - 11/2004

I have directed and participated in the development of the ISO 9001:2000 Quality Management System for one of the major Bulgarian software development companies with over 100 engineers. As part of the effort I have developed a system of processes for the different process areas and project lifecycles in the company and conducted a number of internal trainings related to Quality Management, ISO and CMMI.

Standard used: ISO 9001:2000, CMM, CMMI

Team Size: -

Role: Quality Manager, Management Representative

Operating Planning System for Alliance Unichem

2/2004 - 10/2004

We developed a web based budgeting application for a leading European distributor of pharmaceutical products. We have facilitated innovative architecture that delivers data to the client via web services and transfers presentation logic to the client machine via XSLT.

Technologies used: .Net , XML, XSLT, web services

Team Size: 6

Role: Supervisor

Secure collaboration solution for Goldman Sachs's Investment Banking Division

8/2001 - 5/2002

I have led a professional services project aiming to deliver XML web service backend for delivery of sensitive information to corporate customers.

Technologies used: Java, RSA Secure ID, Tumbleweed IME, XML web services

Team Size: 4

Role: Project Manager

Verisign SecureExpress

8/2001 - 5/2002

My team was responsible for the integration of innovative system for delivery of sensitive data over internet. The project involved integration of technology from Verisign, Tumbleweed and Network Solutions.

Technologies used: Java, Verisign PTA and VSSC, Tumbleweed IME, Python

Team Size: 7

Role: Project Manager

Automated Test Harness

6/2000 - 10/2000

We developed automated test suite for our client's secure messaging server. The final product consists of approximately 2000 tests and covers 58% of the total product code or about 95% of the code reachable through the externally accessible API.

Technologies used: Python, CORBA, Fnorb, wxPython

Team Size: 5

Role: Team Lead & Technical Point of Contact

Software for performance analysis of mobile networks

8/1999 - 2/2000

The system we developed acquired performance data from mobile networks and allowed operators to perform data analysis through sophisticated reporting system.

Technologies used: SAS, Visual Basic 6.0, C++, Solaris, Informix

Team Size: 16 total; 2 in my sub-team

Role: Team Lead


8/1997 - 5/1998

I have worked on the implementation of innovative web based GIS systems allowing users to access maps of Sofia, Bulgaria and some of the major Bulgarian cities via internet.

Technologies used: ASP, Visual Basic 6.0, SQL Server

Team size: 2

Role: Developer

Certificates and Qualifications


“Introduction to Capability Maturity Model Integration Staged Representation v 1.1” obtained on 20-22 April 2004, Sofia, Bulgaria, trained by David Reo, ESI

“Intermediate Concepts of CMMI” obtained on September 12, 2005 in London, UK, trained by Kristi Keeler, SEI and Terry Rout, Griffith University

Instructor for “Introduction to Capability Maturity Model Integration v 1.2” course; trained by Stephen Fletcher and Chuck Meyers; observed on 25-27 April 2007, Sofia, Bulgaria, by Pat Kirwan, ESI


ISO 9001:2000, PSP, Rational Unified Process, PMBOK


Programming Languages

C, C++, Java, C#, Python, PHP, Javascript, VBscript, SAS SCL, Map Basic


SQL Server, MySQL, Accesss, Informix

Source Control

SubVersion, CVS, Source Safe

Bug Tracking

Bugzilla, Test Director, TRAC

Memberships & Participation

I actively participate in several knowledge sharing groups:

SPIN-BG – group dedicated to sharing process improvement experience, focused on CMMI

cmmi_process_improvement – International group sharing knowledge about CMMI

Bulgarian Project Management Association (BPMA, БАУП) forums

BQAA – forum for sharing information and ideas on software quality control