Amanda Lynn Berkowitz
a m a n d a @ a m a n d a . n e t
Overview
Product Manager innovating intuitive and compelling products and emerging technologies, that push the boundaries of what can be done and where, passionate about OIT and OTT apps. I lead cross-functional teams that develop continuously improving products that empathize with user needs and improve the user experience.
Experience
LOREM IPSUM CONSULTING
New York, NY
Founder / Product Manager / Quality and Usability Consultant
1/2017-Present
  • INTERSECTION / HUDSON YARDS
    Product Development Manager / Quality Manager (2018)
    • Backed by Google’s Sidewalk Labs, leading the smart cities revolution, replacing phone booths with interactive kiosks across the US and UK, connecting digital and physical worlds through connected experiences, offering the fastest free WiFi and hyper-local messaging through the internet of things (IOT).
    • Managed the application for wayfinding, ticket purchasing, and restaurant reservations for the custom digital displays at New York's new Hudson Yards neighborhood and 7-story luxury shopping complex.
    • Worked on our custom out of home (OOH) advertising platform and kiosk hardware/software integration.
  • R/GA / COLE HAAN
    Senior Product Manager (2018)
    • First Senior Product Manager on the team, helped expand its product and services processes and offerings.
    • Cole Haan proposal for website redesign/re-platform, preparing for omnichannel business transformations.
  • SUITABLEYOU
    Product Manager / Quality Manager (2017-2018)
    • SuitableYou is a monthly subscription e-commerce start-up. Women led company providing career women a customized stylist-curated work wardrobe. First year over 400 members and shipped over 1000 boxes.
    • o Managed multiple features including CMS for updating customer website, stylist analytics, and the first redesign of their customer website and portal, stylist portal, administration CMS, and trigger emails.
New York, NY
Product Manager / Scrum Master / Agile Coach (2016-2017)
Technical Project Manager / Quality Assurance (2015-2016)
5/2015-1/2017
  • Epix is a premium cable television network owned by MGM, Lionsgate, Paramount, and Viacom.
  • Managed the release of our first API and its migration to our over-the-top (OTT) streaming video media product on web (desktop and mobile), iOS (iPhone and iPad), Android (mobile), Apple TV, Roku, Tivo, Samsung TV, Android TV, xBox One, xBox360, and PS4.
  • Managed features on API, CMS, and all apps including tv series support, downloaded content, and redesign.
  • Led the team by defining and prioritizing product requirements based on business objectives and customer need, to be completed using agile frameworks and tools, while refining our agile process and documentation.
  • Trained team on agile, sprint ceremonies, Jira tickets and kanban boards, writing user stories, the API specs.
New York, NY
Senior Manager of Technology and Quality Assurance (2013-2015)
Desktop Tech Lead/QA Manager (2010-2013)
Senior Web Developer (2008-2010)
2008-2015
  • Oversaw development for innovative multimedia and interactive projects and products for the entire software development lifecycle in a fast-paced digital agency setting servicing Condé Nast magazine brands and world-class luxury, fashion, beauty, travel, entertainment, and lifestyle clients.
  • Partnership with Client Services: Managed communication between Client Services and Development/QA, assisted in pricing and feasibility discussions during pre-sale, developed a timeline based on scope and resources, confirmed all details are clear and all assets are complete at project kickoff, handled timeline shift or scope creep, and kept them informed with progress.
  • Partnership with Development: Assigned projects to developers, resolved dependencies, sought out unique solutions to complex problems with other Condé Nast teams, and ensured that deadlines were met.
  • Partnership with QA: Set and enforced the standard of QA and SEO to ship a pixel perfect design that functions the way every member of the team had intended cross platform, cross browser, and cross device.
  • Partnership with Innovation: Brainstormed and even developed new ideas that were developed as proof of concepts to pitch to clients.
New York, NY
Mobile and Desktop User Interface Developer / Information Architect
2005 - 2007
  • Launched Blastmob: a highly interactive social network, the first of its kind on pre-smartphone mobile web.
  • Implemented user interface as well as wireframes and user flow.
  • Became an expert in User Experience for cross-device pre-smartphone mobile web and advised Designers on issues of mobile usability.
New York, NY
Integrated digital and experiential marketing agency of parent company Alloy Media + Marketing
Information Architect / User Interface Developer / Project Manager
2004 - 2005
  • Created marketing and promotional websites and products for the tween and young adult market.
  • Managed a broad spectrum of Information Architecture and Development projects.
  • Created interactive HTML wireframes for websites and back-end infrastructure maintenance tools.
  • Involved in all stages of project life cycle, from early brainstorming to design, implementation and deployment.
New York, NY
Senior Developer
2002 - 2003
  • Created electronic publishing tools for archiving rare and visually detailed scholarly texts.
  • Wrote scripts to help process and reformat e-books stored in XML format.
  • Designed and developed a product for presentation of stored texts for users.
  • Reorganized, reformatted, and presented large volumes of textual and graphic content for the web.
New York, NY
User Experience Developer / Designer
2002 - 2003
  • Collaborated with a project manager and team of developers on MS Office plug-in for verifying authenticity of electronic documents using USPS Electronic Postmark (EPM).
  • Oversaw project look-and-feel, including desktop software GUI, web-based promotional content, and investor promotional presentations.
  • Undertook numerous projects utilizing optimized graphics.
New York, NY
Web Developer / Information Architect
2000 - 2001
  • Executed a wide range of consulting projects, in a team of 25 developers, designers, and project managers.
  • Developed the front end and CMS of HealthScout, a subscription-based publisher of health-related content.
  • Created wireframes and user flows for the designers and developers to create the product.
  • Managed tight deadlines and prioritized change requests during development.
  • Wrote documentation and conducted demos and trainings for the client at product handoff.
New York, NY
Web Developer
1999 - 1999
  • Launched and maintained magazine, music, and television web sites with teams of producers and designers.
  • Created CMS and auto-publishing tool that enabled users to demo and test customized material.
  • Helped create the product plan for a large music review product.
Student R&D Project Director / Web Developer
1995 - 1999
Technical Skills
  • Management: Agile Methodology, Jira, TeamGantt, ActiveCollab, Basecamp, Redmine
  • Development: HTML, CSS, JavaScript/JQuery, PHP, SQL, Omniture, Akamai, SEO
  • Design: Photoshop, Adobe in Design/Viewer DE app bundling
Awards
  • 2014 Q2 Condé Nast Marketer of the Quarter
  • Eight different 2014 IAC Internet Advertising Competition Awards
  • 2013 Business Insider Sexiest Developer on Earth
  • 2012 Webby Mobile Advertising Award (credited to Deutsch Inc.)
  • 2012 IAC Outstanding Advertising Developer Award
  • 2011 Media Vanguard Best iPad Ad Production Studio Award
  • 2011 MIN Digital Team of the Year Award
  • 2010 Condé Nast Innovators of the Year Award
Education
BS in Information Management Technology and Research; Minor in Art Photography
1995 - 1999
Stuyvesant Diploma, Focus on Computer Science
1991 - 1995
Lean Agile and the Team
2016
Product Management Bootcamp
2014
Outsourcing & Managing Software Development
2014
Sake Professional Course Certification
2007