Tapan Nayak

is available. ✅

Angestellt, Head of Engineering, Looking for new job opportunities

Nuremberg, Germany

About me

Product engineering leader, entrepreneur, and skilled problem solver with extensive experience in software development who can see the bigger picture and inspire others. Over 12 years of leadership experience in product engineering, technology strategy, stakeholder management, digital innovation, and other strategic positions. Adroit in organisational skills & managing global engineering teams to deliver state-of-the-art digital applications. Accomplished in product delivery, automation, DevOps implementation, Agile, PLM. An outstanding people manager with a decisive leadership style and bias for action. Specialise in recruiting great talent, coach, and mentor for greater performance.


Software Development
Agile Methodologies
Software Architecture
Backend Development
Frontend Development
User experience design (UX)
Test Driven Development
ERP Development
Cloud Computing
Product Management
People Management
Leadership development
Application Lifecycle Management
Software Delivery
Project Management
Change Management
Team Leadership
Release Management


Professional experience for Tapan Nayak

  • Current 2 years and 1 month, since Nov 2021

    Head of Engineering

    Looking for new job opportunities

  • 1 year and 10 months, Oct 2019 - Jul 2021

    Director of Engineering


    • Drive product architecture & development of leading K12 education ERP solutions. • Orchestrate initiatives of agile practices, cross-functional collaboration & requirement fine-tuning. • Drive innovation projects, initiatives to fill product gaps, & new solutions from conceptualization to planning & product launch. • Product management of 3 Engineering led innovation projects. • Hire, mentor & coach managers and leads to nurture a culture of high performance, stability, and cohesiveness in & across teams.

  • 1 year, Oct 2018 - Sep 2019

    Independent Strategy Consultant

    Various Companies

    Formalized an MVP through ideation sessions, development planning, requirements gathering & UxD for a product to solve the skill, behavior & personality fitment for a job through game-based evaluation, knowledge graph & AI. • Spearheaded a lead generation engine and productization of repeatable solutions for a successful Analytic start-up. • Developed product roadmap, go-to-market plan, technology & growth strategy for a dispensing technology start-up. • Advised a Club aggregator start-up in growth hack.

  • 6 months, May 2018 - Oct 2018

    Vice President of Operations & Delivery


    Streamlined operations, IP development, delivery and customer success with full responsibility of B2C & B2B customers of an E-learning market leader resulting in NPS jump from 29 to 60. • Formulated a culture of customer focus through cross-functional leadership, management of AVPs, Directors, managers, and general oversight of 140 employees. Decreased operational cost by 11% through consolidation of business operations of B2B and B2C delivery, streamlining budget and spending.

  • 3 years and 5 months, Dec 2014 - Apr 2018

    Founder, CEO & CPO

    mynit (Talentuno Software)

    Founded and led a B2C business around information consumption, which attempted to serve over 100K consumers through a digital bulletin board. • Built a powerful SaaS product & mobile app which simplified information consumption through interest-based intelligent filters and AI-driven behavioral decision-making, powered by underlying data acquisition and analytics engine. • Led all responsibilities of strategic planning, product management, product development, & user experience design & complete business

  • 5 years and 10 months, Mar 2009 - Dec 2014

    Senior Manager


    Directed product management, engineering and software release management for a Higher Education ERP, Finance & HR modules. Established a culture to adopt a higher degree of automation, focus on quality release and embrace DevOps by developing automation & application lifecycle management tools. Engineered simplification of next-generation cloud ERP adoption through out-of-the-box solutions. Implemented DevOps and drove automation.

  • 1 year and 1 month, Feb 2008 - Feb 2009

    Manager Configuration Management

    Manhattan Associates
  • 1 year and 10 months, May 2006 - Feb 2008

    Manager - Configuration Management

    Aptean (ehemals CDC Software)
  • 6 months, Nov 2005 - Apr 2006

    Project Manager

    Wipro Technologies
  • 3 years and 7 months, May 2002 - Nov 2005

    Senior Software Engineer


  • 1 year and 10 months, Jul 2000 - Apr 2002

    Consultant - Rational Software Solutions



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