Iurii Kostenko

IT Project Manager Open to new opportunities


IT manager looking for professional growth and career opportunities in friendly atmosphere. Have excellent communication skills. Ability to quickly establish good working relationships. Goal-oriented, positive thinker. Proactive approach to problem solving. “Can do” attitude. Good people skills. Ability to influence others.


Head of IT


(8 months) | Ukraine

Accountable for ensuring that everyone on the team knows and executes his or her role, feels empowered and supported in the role, knows the roles of the other team members.

Reporting directly to CEO. Working under pressure. Dealing with an emergency. Reorganizing responsibilities in a group task if one member unexpectedly drops out.

Managing a team of up to 20 people (2 analysts, 9-13 developers, 5 testers).

  • Communicate schedules, priorities, and status to all levels in the company.
  • Lead the communications strategy and implementation for change initiatives, tracking effectiveness along the way.
  • Build consensus among cross-functional teams and influence decision making with senior-level audiences.
  • Lead execution against recommendations quickly and with flawless accuracy.
  • Provide technical guidance to stakeholders.
  • Prepare reports for assigned cases.
  • Structure and execute operational and strategic initiatives by understanding complex problems, developing work plans, gathering and synthesizing relevant data, leading analyses and developing final recommendations.
  • Drive recommendations through to implementation, results, and continued iteration.
  • Collaborate with Product, Support and Marketing teams to ensure all promotional and strategic initiatives are met.
  • Identify KPIs to evaluate and set targets to improve productivity and efficiency.
  • Plan and prioritize implementation tasks for features, projects and releases.
  • Monitor quality of releases and interim development, triage and assign issues. Coordinate fixes for release branches and publish releases.
  • Monitor incoming bugs and code changes to identify quality issues and trends.

Tools: JIRA (administrator; configuring workflows, writing automation scripts), OLAP; GitLab, Hudson, TestRail; NetBeans; Amazon Web Services and more.

I've started with the unmotivated team, and it was a hard job to increase the motivation and boost the productivity. Now there is a strong team working as a unit.

Dennis Batyrev

Iurii has an incredibly strong work ethic. The success of the project is paramount for him and he never approaches tasks half-heartedly. The sheer attention to detail is incredible. He has excellent managerial and organizational skills.

Dennis Batyrev Team Lead at Devellar

Head of Maintenance


(1 year 5 months) | Ukraine

Head of Maintenance Dept. providing the following services: web design, HTML slicing/front-end, content management, copywriting and proofreading.

  • Managing a team of up to 10 people (3 designers, 3 front-end developers, 1-2 content managers, 1-2 copywriters/proofreaders and a few outsource teams)
  • Setting budgets (Dept. annual budget; premium, trainings and development funds; projects' budgets)
  • Translating strategic goals (setting the goals for the team, team members and projects, defining team and individual KPIs, developing and implementing new bonus schemes)
  • Proposing departmental and process/workflow changes
  • Managing staff (hiring, motivating, supporting)
  • Conducting research (techniques, tools, resources, ideas, practical tips, useful guidelines, recommended best practices and great case studies)
  • Managing resources (JIRA dashboards/filters and gantt plugins)
  • Attending and hosting meetings (stand-up meetings, trainings, brain storms, problem solving, etc.)

Worked with the following tools: OLAP, JIRA and add-ons (as administrator), Wiki, Basecamp, Gantter; git, GitLab, Hudson; PhpStorm/WebStorm, Sublime Text; Chrome DevTools, FireBug, PageSpeed, ImageOptim, W3C Validators; Balsamiq, Gliffy, Photoshop and more.

Implemented mobile-first, adaptive, and responsive web design into the company projects. Inspired the team to use Sass and Compass, follow JavaScript best practices, try Backbone.js, Angular.js, Ember.js and other client-side frameworks.

Wrote the code myself together with a front-end team moving the projects from HTML4 to HTML5 and from CSS2 to CSS3; using JavaScript, jQuery and lots of plug-ins, sometimes Bootstrap (customized) and more. Installed and configured WordPress and custom CMS.

I've built a strong and professional team working together as a unit.

Natalia Isaeva

I’ve worked with Iurii for about 3 years and I can say with certainty that he is one of the best managers I’ve ever worked with. He is a great specialist and an awesome Project Manager. He is goal-oriented and has good communication skills. Iurii has established an excellent working process for the entire Maintenance department in our company and has a great relationship with each team member. Iurii is constantly developing himself and always finds the best solution to even the most complex tasks. I highly recommend him as a great IT manager and Head of Maintenance department, in particular.

Natalia Isaeva Project Manager at Devellar
Vitalii Romanchenko

Iurii is a great professional with strong managerial skills. Goal oriented with a deep attention to details. I will definitely recommend him as one of the best IT Managers I've worked with.

Vitalii Romanchenko Project Manager, CSPO at Devellar

IT Project Manager


(2 years 3 months) | Ukraine

Working on two complex internal projects: custom CMS, based on Zend Framework, and own Analysis Tool for Marketing Dept., built on a powerful reporting platform. Also, worked on a few short-term PHP/WordPress/Drupal/Salesforce projects on time and materials basis.

Managing a dedicated team of 3 strong PHP developers (1 senior Team Lead and 2 middle developers) for Analysis Tool project (acting as a Product Owner), and using a shared team for CMS (1-3 developers).

Doing lots of front-end stuff myself: cross-browser adaptive HTML slicing with HTML5/CSS3, Bootstrap 2 and 3, writing JavaScript scripts using jQuery and plug-ins (Jeditable, nestedSortable, sliders, Chained Selects, ajax upload, Sparklines and much more), Highcharts, Google Charts; optimizing UI and user experience.

Using cURL and proxies to parse SERPs. Sniffing the web. Constantly researching to increase Analysis Tool speed.

Researching external services APIs: Majestic, ahrefs (Site Explorer), Alexa, fake PR, blekko, etc. for SEO data gathering; Google Webmaster Tools, Analytics, Charts, App Engine, Drive and more, and integrating them.

Reviewing git commits via GitLab, NetBeans and SourceTree. Configuring WAMP/MAMP to run projects locally and check before deploy.

  • Developing and managing the project plans, including project scope, development/delivery schedule, resource requirements and integration efforts.
  • Gathering requirements, writing specifications, putting and checking the development tasks, testing.
  • Managing implementation/delivery and maintenance.
  • Constant monitoring of changes.
  • Quality assessment and offering own ways of improvement, etc.

Together with a team I've completely redesigned both projects and brought them up to the next level.

Over 130 sites are currently using the CMS.

Analysis Tool is used by Marketing Dept. daily for professional analysis, better planning and automation of operations.

Alexei Lupanov

Iurii is one of the most efficient and reliable project managers I've worked with. He is totally committed on timings and quality of delivery with attention to details, keeping an eye on overall project targets and client satisfaction. Solution focused and positive mindset, it's pleasant and reassuring to work with him.

Alexei Lupanov CEO at SoftTechnics



  • Project Management
  • Agile
  • Scrum
  • Risk Management
  • Change Management
  • SDLC
  • Requirements Analysis
  • WBS
  • Project Planning
  • JIRA
  • Web Development
  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • AngularJS
  • AJAX
  • PHP
  • cURL
  • MySQL
  • API Development
  • Git
  • CRM
  • CMS
  • WordPress
  • SEO
  • Google Analytics
  • User Experience
  • User Interface Design
  • Photoshop
  • Flash


  • English - Professional working proficiency
  • Ukrainian - Native or bilingual proficiency
  • Russian - Native or bilingual proficiency
  • Italian - Elementary proficiency