Gil Goldman

Roboticist · Amateur Scientist · SCRUM master · Full Time Geek · gilgoldman@gmail.com

Things can usually be done better - by automation, various technological tools, or simply better organizational strategy. It is my personal passion to tweak and improve things, and I have invested years of my life honing the skills to do just that. So whether you're looking for a Robotics engineer, a software developer, a SCRUM master, a happiness manager, an agile consultant, or even a researcher, feel free to reach out!


Experience

Development Engineer/Agile coach

Siemens R&D division

Develop the firmware and software for the Receiver side of the Sitrans-TDL sensor, the successor to the Sitrans-SL diode laser gas analyzer, as well as provide agile, SCRUM and SAFe based support, coaching and training to Siemens employees from all departments - from R&D to HR

  • Supported the transformation and adoption of agile methodologies
  • Supported the implementation of the Siemens Development System agile framework
  • Led internal workshops, coached, and supported various departments during the transformation

February 2018 - Present

Founder/Elected president

Foreign Student Association of CVUT

Founded a student association for the foreign student of the Czech Technical University in Prague. The association was a NPO, which ran with no budget or official support from the university itself.
During my time leading the FSA, the association has:

  • Reduced student drop-out rate by 4.7% in one year of operations
  • Increased student satisfaction with studies and social program by 7%
  • Increased average grade of students who continuously participated in study programs by up to 17%

February 2016 - November 2017

Armed Medic

Maslulim s.r.o

Provide armed support and medical assistance to travel groups around Israel. The position involved highly client-centric interaction, working well under pressure, and a team-oriented approach

May 2013 - January 2014

Shift Manager

Shani Caffe Patisserie

Lead a small staff and managed the logistics of a cafe patisserie in Haifa, Israel. The position involved coordinating with suppliers, assuring service to customers, and supporting a diverse team of cooks, bartenders, and waitresses

March 2012 - April 2013

Gelato Sous-Chef

Nocciola

Assist Nocciola's gelato chef with preparation and creation of new flavors, interact with customers, and manage all in-house operations in the absence of the chef

December 2011 - March 2012

Electro-optronics Squad Sergeant, First class

Battalion 414, Field Intelligence Corps, IDF

Lead and support the Electro-optronics squad in daily operations, as well as:

  • Mentor and assist new recruits
  • Maintained a 99.4% equipment operational capacity, the highest in the IDF's Southern Command at the time
  • Maintain, repair, and modify as needed electro-optronics equipment wherever necessary

October 2008 - October 2011

Education

Agile Requirements Engineering

The Atlantic Systems Guild
Training

Analyze requirements and extract coherent, concise, and effective user stories. Convey tasks effectively to teams, and support during deployment process. Dig into best practice and recommended procedure for the role of agile Product Owner

October 2018

C++ Language Certification

GOPAS
Training

Understand Object Oriented Programming principles, handle memory managment, and deploy code in C++ programming language.

April 2018

Bachelor of Science

Czech Technical University in Prague
Robotics and Cybernetics

Specialized in Measurements and Process Automation
Program included: Computer micro-architecture, Programming and algorithms, Control Theory, Signal analysis, Mathematical modeling, Machine Learning, and more.

September 2014 - July 2018

High-school Matriculation

Amakim-Tavor Regional High-school

Specialization in Literature and Cinema


Skills

Programming Languages & Tools
Workflow
  • Agile Design and Development
  • SCRUM, Kanban, Kaizen
  • Test Driven Development (TDD)
  • Agile Requirements Engineering
  • Lean Development and Leadership

Interests

Robotics aside, I am a beer enthusiast. When an opportunity to combine these two passions emerged, I poured my heart into it - resulting in an automatic microbrewery built in the summer of 2017.

Outside the technical sphere I am an avid blues fan, playing whenever an unsuspecting piano can be found. A dog person who will tolerate the odd cat, massive Sci-Fi geek, and always happy to enjoy good tea.


Awards, Certifications & Decorations

  • Member - SDS (Siemens Development System) agile deployment team - Siemens s.r.o.
  • Finalist - ESA-BIC ActInSpace In Czechia Hackathon - 2017 (GPS-spoofing prevention Drone Module)
  • Finalist - Prague Game Jam - 2017 (Cold-War era point and click thriller)
  • Best Paper in History of Science and Technology - Czech Technical University in Prague - POSTER 2016 conference
  • Excellence in Non-PhD student - Czech Technical University in Prague - POSTER 2016 conference
  • Finalist - AMEEHacks Medical Education Hackathon - 2015 (Mobile game for medical students)
  • Rescue Diver Certification - PADI - 2013
  • Decoration of Merit Disruption of Hostile Terrorist Activity - Battalion 414, IDF - 2010
  • Decoration of Merit Operational Service Medal - Battalion 414, IDF - 2009