Razvan JIGOREA 1974-2006

Razvan Jigorea was born on august 5, 1974, in Arad, Romania. He dies at age 32 - december 7, 2006.



Graduation year


Foreign languages: English (fluent; IELTS/academic 8.5 out of 9.0)


Research scholarship, Embedded Systems Laboratory, Linkoping University, Sweden


University: Computer and Software Engineering (five years programme), "Politehnica" University of Timisoara, Romania


High-school (theoretical, mathematics-physics), "Moise Nicoara" Arad, Romania




Miscellaneous Trainings (selected)


TÜV certified ISO9001:2000 specialist (certification: March 2004)

TÜV certified ISO9001/ISO19011 internal auditor (certification: March 2004)

Communication skills

Presentation techniques

Quality/process related (SEI CMMI, IBM RUP, review process, change request management etc.)

Pedagogy and psychology in the teaching process (university courses)



Computer Programming Prizes (selected)




First Prize at the National Student Programming Contest


First Prize at the National Student Programming Contest


Special Prize for highest score in 'under 16 years old' section at the International Open Competition on Programming, Sofia, Bulgaria


First Prize at the National Computer Contest, Voineasa


First Prize at the National Computer Contest, Navodari


First Prize at the National Computer Contest, Voineasa


First Prize at the National Computer Contest, Navodari


First Prize at the National Computer Contest, Navodari



Work Experience






Department Manager Software QA, Océ Software, Timisoara, Romania

Océ is one of the world-wide leading players in the professional digital printing field. Océ Software Timisoara is one of the six world-wide competence centres in digital-printing related software R&D.

·         management of the Software Quality Engineers and Project Managers assigned to him

·         management of the master software quality plans assigned to him

·         delivery of agreed objectives (functionality and quality) on time and on budget

·         conformance to the site processes

·         member of the R&D management team

·         chair of the Change Control Board

03/2005 – 2006

Quality Manager, FusionQ, Timisoara, Romania

·         defined the entire Quality Management System according to ISO 9001:2000

·         defined the development process according to IBM RUP and using the know-how of SEI CMMI

·         planning of quality assurance activities

·         conceived test plans for unit/integration/regression testing

·         defined and applied quality metrics for process and product measurements

·         training responsible for verification and validation methodologies


08/2004 – 03/2005

Sr. Quality Engineer, Siemens VDO Automotive, Timisoara, Romania

·         definition and implementation of internal audits according to ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 19011

·         monitoring activity using quality metrics

·         supervising the milestone review process

·         acting as an agent for continuous improvement

·         supervising the Quality group

·         training the new employees in QA-related issues


09/2003 – 07/2004

Software Engineer, Siemens VDO Automotive, Timisoara, Romania

·         development of support software tools for the Powertrain department (greatest accomplishment: proprietary data compression tool, which tripled the mass production of Engine Control Units in Siemens VDO Toulouse)

·         technical support for the Powertrain department, regarding project development and the development platforms

·         unit-test expert

·         change-management system responsible

·         trainer for the new employees on unit-testing and change-request system


07/2002 – 09/2003

Software Engineer, Sava Technologies, Timisoara, Romania

·         software design & development (major project: Workflow-systems framework developed with Java, EJB, XML)

·         Linux network/systems administrator

·         Tool support: Apache, cruise-control, tomcat, CVS, ant etc.


10/2000 – 07/2002

Course Assistant, Politehnica University, Timisoara, Romania

·         course assistant for the "Operating systems" course (4th year software engineering students)


10/2000 – 02/2001

Researcher, ESLAB, Linkoping University, Sweden

·         researcher at the Embedded Systems Laboratory (accomplishments: presented/published research in various intl. conferences, including the IEEE ISORC 2000);

·         course assistant for the "Real-time Systems" course


04/1999 – 04/2000

Network/Systems Engineer, RoEduNet, Timisoara, Romania

·         main network administrator for the Timisoara node of the Romanian academic ISP, RoEduNet (Linux, Solaris/SunOS, Cisco)

·         main network administrator for the Computer Science + Automation departments' networks

03/1996 – 04/1999




Major Projects


·         Definition of the Quality Management System according to ISO9001:2000, FusionQ (2004)

·         Implementation of Internal Audits: Siemens VDO Automotive, P ED SW Timisoara thus became the first Siemens VDO location to have ISO 9001:2000 compliant internal audits. (2004)

·         Proprietary Data Compression Tool for Siemens VDO Automotive, Timisoara/Toulouse (2003-06 – 2003-09) – as a result, the reprogramming speed of the microcontroller flash memory was tripled, yielding a major breakthrough in mass production of ECU systems in Siemens VDO Automotive Toulouse.

·         Modeling of Real-Time Embedded Systems in an Object-Oriented Design Environment with UML, Linkoping University, Sweden (1999-04 – 1999-09)



Published Research (selected)


·         R. Jigorea, S. Manolache, P. Eles, Z. Peng, "Modeling of Real-Time Embedded Systems in an Object-Oriented Design Environment with UML", The 3rd IEEE International Symposium on Object-oriented Real-time distributed Computing (ISORC2K), Newport Beach, California, March 2000.

·         R. Jigorea, S. Manolache, P. Eles, Z. Peng, "Modelling and Simulation of Heterogeneous Embedded Systems with UML", The 1999 Conference of the Scandinavian Simulation Society -- SIMS99, Linkoping, Sweden, pp. 160-167.

·         R. Jigorea, S. Manolache, "Using UML to Model Heterogeneous Real-Time Systems", graduation thesis, 1999 (supervised by P. Eles and Z. Peng at the Embedded Systems Laboratory, IDA, Linkoping University).

·         R. Jigorea, L. Pajtek, "Neural Networks Image Compression: A Way to Real-time Movie Transmission Over Slow Serial Lines", ROSE'96 Intl. Conference Proceedings, Bucharest 1996, pp. 188-192.

Computer-related Knowledge Overview


Desktop software:

MS-Office suite, MS Project, OpenOffice, emacs, X32, FrameMaker, PhotoShop, CorelDRAW etc.

Programming languages:

Expert level: C/C++, Perl, Java, Pascal, Shell scripts, PHP

Good: Assembly, Prolog, Lisp, VHDL, ADA

Technologies and Methods:

IBM RUP, SEI CMMI, HTML/CGI related, UML, XML, PVM, SQL databases etc.

Specific tools:

Rational Suite (Rose, ClearQuest, TestManager, Test Real-Time, Coverage etc.), Mercury (QualityCenter/TestDirector, QuickTest Pro), Rhapsody, IBM VisualAge etc.

Networking at admin level:

UNIX/Linux/SunOS/Solaris, Windows NT/2000/XP, Cisco routers etc.

Hardware related:

Practical experience with hardware issues (microcontrollers, microprocessors, cache memory architectures, board/chip design, microcomputer architecture, interfaces, ethernet, using oscilloscopes, logic analyzers etc.)

Management related:

Able to motivate people; able to moderate and conduct business meetings; good perspective upon the development processes; excellent analysis and synthesis abilities; able to make estimations on time or costs; able to think at an abstract/conceptual level, taking specific details into consideration; problem-solving oriented; excellent communication skills.


Spare time


Fine-art photography (http://www.jigorea.com/)

Playing piano (jazz, classical)
Post-modern literature

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