Piotr Kacała

Warsaw

All-rounded problem solver with more than 10 years of experience in IT. I train & lead teams of IT rockstars, I put sticky notes on things, I create products.

Work Experience

  • GOG.com (CD Projekt)

    From Software Engineer to Departament Director|Aug, 2013Current

    Started as software engineer, after 2 years promoted to lead developer, then after a year to team leader, now running entire departament. Currently running a departament of 30+ cross-disciplinary (software, design, agile, BI) talents structured into multiple product teams responsible for the GOG.com Store. Being a bridge between technology & business. Answering directly to company board. Taking care of structure, recruitment & retaining, strategy, product ownership and high level technical decisions in a complex domain. Currently business oriented responsibilities, still close to technology.

    • Leadership coaching initiatives
    • Restructured teams to autonomous & product-oriented (variation of Spotify squads)
    • End-to-end responsibility for one of key GOG products
    • Introduced and expanded agile practices into product teams
    • Implemented retention measurement tools & procedures for multiple departaments
    • Established career path & salary brackets for development segment
    • Contributing to devops initiatives (introducing Platform Engineering)
    • Ran multiple event storming workshops
    • Implemented OKRs concept
    • Budget management
    • Revised onboarding processes
    • Implemented A/B tests
    • Introduced & implemented Event Sourcing
    • Organising internal hackathons
    • Introduced Domain Driven Design & CQRS
  • Clos Brothers

    Webdeveloper|Sep, 2011Aug, 2013

    Working for Effie awared digital agency as a full stack webdeveloper. Cooperation with corporate clients (Toyota, Villeroy&Boch and others) on complex projects.

    • Digiport

      Co-owner|2009Sep, 2011

      Running own interactive agency. Acquiring clients, finance management, project management, recruitment, supervising development team. Worked with Citroen, Aflofarm, Grupa SBS and others.

      Education

      • University of Łódź

        Master's Degree - American Studies and Mass Media|20082012

      • WSHE

        Bachelor's Degree - Journalism and Social Communication|20052008

      Skills

        • Software Engineering background
        • Leadership skills
        • Employee recruitment & retention
        • Product management
        • Strategic thinking
        • Open minded
        • Adaptability
        • Decision making skills
        • Problem solving
        • Productivity demon
        • Conflict resolution
        • Negotiation skills