Liraz Elias


Angestellt, Director of Research & Development, Harel Insurance & Finance

Ramat Gan, Israel

About me

I am a passionate and results oriented executive Head of R&D with intensive hands on and management experience, leading SW programs through the full flow, including: Complex Big Data and Cloud based solutions (AWS,GCP), Machine Learning and algorithms, IOT, APIs, Web and mobile Apps. I own deep professional knowledge of up to date SW architecture - Back-end micro services, Open source, Big data, Front-end frameworks and BI / Analytics solutions within global high Volume / Velocity Production environments, Delivering advanced diagnostics, profiling and predictive solutions. Proven record with recruiting, building & managing large Engineering departments including coaching and mentoring team leaders, implementing Agile methodologies and operating DevOps and CI-CD processes. With strong product driven, business related approach and vast global experience - I'm well familiar with customer facing and working directly with Enterprise level customers to analyze needs and define solutions.


Web development
Object Oriented Programming (OOP)
Mongo DB
Web Services
Agile Software Development
Model-view-controller (MVC)
Continuous Integration
Enterprise Solutions
Cloud Services
Object-Relational Mapping (ORM)
Development management
Web frameworks
People Management
strong interpersonal skills
Enterprise Security
Cloud Development
Software as a Service (SaaS)


Professional experience for Liraz Elias

  • Current 1 year and 8 months, since Oct 2020

    Director of Research & Development

    Harel Insurance & Finance

    Own an operation of 70 employees including Engineering, DevOps and QA working in agile methodologies on various projects Establish engineering standards and processes to achieve best in class performance Manage external vendors and partners involved in the development, implementation and management of various services Create long ang short term work plans and strategy in order to stand up to the business requirements while empowering and growing my team Leading innovation and architecture

  • 2 years and 8 months, Mar 2018 - Oct 2020

    Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

    Dragontail Systems

    Built product development organization from ground up and established 4 key groups: Engineering, Product, IT & DevOps and QA. Hired and led team of 4 Team Leaders and 30 engineers Implemented formal cost reduction program resulting in $240,000 in savings Establish engineering standards and processes Manage external vendors and partners Work with senior team to develop effective architectures and technical designs Implement new innovation development and practices Maintain and enhance software quality

  • 3 years and 10 months, Jun 2014 - Mar 2018

    Manager R&D


    • Full Stack 60% Hands On e-Commerce Specialist. • Manage agile development team both locally and off-shore. • Designing complex End-To-End processes in the system. • Development of various multi platform services including SDK and RESTfful API. • Developing for Server Side using PHP, NodeJS, Zend, Symphony, Laravel, Express. • Developing for Client Side using Ember, React, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS3, HTML5.

  • 2 years and 1 month, Jun 2012 - Jun 2014

    Technical Lead

    Israel Discount Bank

    • Technical lead of Technology migration to PHP, project was accompanied by Zend Technologies. • Mentor, Convert and Train 30-50 Developers. • Recruit new developers and bring them aboard. • Designing and Developing both client and server side Core Platform 70% Hands On. • Developing for Server Side using PHP, Zend. • Developing for Client Side using AngularJS, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS3, HTML5, ExtJS.

  • 10 months, Sep 2011 - Jun 2012

    Senior Software Engineer

    Israel Discount Bank

    • Full Stack Development of Stock Exchange Market Place. • Developing both client and server side for an MVC web application. • Developing for Server Side using PHP, Python, Zend, CodeIgniter. • Developing for Client Side using AngularJS, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS3, HTML5, ExtJS.

  • 1 year, Sep 2010 - Aug 2011

    Web Developer

    KCS Knowledge & Creative Solutions

    • Full Stack developer • Architecture Design and Developing both client and server side of Web Sites. • Fulfill a project from A-Z starting in early stages of UI design to deliver a fully completed project. • Using various open source platforms to the max: Wordpress, Magento, Joomla, Drupal • Technologies: PHP, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS3, HTML5.

  • 2 years and 4 months, May 2008 - Aug 2010

    Systems Administrator

    G4S Israel

Educational background for Liraz Elias

  • 1 year, Dec 2008 - Nov 2009

    Computer Programming

    Interbit College Ramat Gan

    The course will teach you how to use both MySQL and PHP effectively for developing web applications. This course includes intensive hands-on exercises to improve your skills and combined with db management techniques to create best-of-breed web applications that are efficient, solid and secure.

  • 9 months, Jan 2008 - Sep 2008

    Information Technology

    Sela College Ramat Gan

    Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) is an IT professional who is certified in Microsoft Windows NT and 2000 operating systems (OS), Microsoft BackOffice Server products, networking and related desktop computer systems.


  • Hebrew

    First language

  • English



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