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  • Name: Pierre-Henri Maitre
  • Email: mail@phmaitre.fr
  • Phone: +33 688 194 942
  • Address: 54 avenue d'Estienne d'Orves
    92290 Chatenay Malabry (France)
  • Nationality: French

Software department manager

20+ years’ experience in the high-tech industry
Setup of new teams, process and methodologies in the embedded software
SW quality assurance
Management of teams in multiple sites and multi cultural environment

My resume
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An overview of my Skills

Embedded Software development

Expert, > 20 years

People and multi-site management

Expert, > 15 years

Software development process / Quality assurance

Advanced, > 10 years

High tech industry / Customer oriented

Expert, > 20 years


  • Real time OS
  • SW configuration management
  • Linux
  • C, C++ language
  • Agile methodology
  • CMMI
  • SW project management

Language Skills

French (Mother language)
English Experienced


More than 20 Years of experience

My experience is mainly in embedded software with strong hardware constraints mainly for mobile phones and Set Top Boxes.


SW Department Director

Today - 2012
SW manager in charge of the software development process for all gateway products
Set up of a new SW development process:
• Set up of the requirements process with DOORS (More than 2000 requests)
• Traceability of the tests with these requirements (Several thousands of tests)
• New structure of the project planning based on the concept of “Work package” and using an agile methodology
• Set up of a documentation plan
Coaching of several teams based in France, India, Singapore, US
SW Manager of Paris site for all development related to “Set Top Box”
Development of the new Class 2 and Class 3 products family with the chipsets STiH2xx and STiH3xx.
Resources allocation according to the projects (74 people)
Definition and follow up of the yearly training and investment plan
Defects management
Setup of a transversal team in charge of the process definition, associated tools and the promotion of these new methods
Writing the documentation related to the CIR (research tax credit)

Symbian SW department

2011 - 2009
Symbian Software department director: (110 people, budget 10M$)
Development of Symbian SW for the new Application Processor generation. Smartphone will be launched in 2012.
Preparation of a transition plan of the resources to Windows phone OS.

Symbian system integration Manager: (85 people)
Setup of new development tools
1st Nokia Symbian Smartphone for Chinese market (TD-SCDMA)
Member of Symbian Foundation and ST-Ericsson’s representative to the release council

SW department manager

2008 - 2003
Head of Symbian SW department: (130 people + 30 subcontractors)
Setup of new development process including the customer
1st Nokia Smartphone (N96) using STMicrolectronics platform: more than 3 millions shipments
1st LG Symbian Smartphone using STMicroelectronics platform
Management of 4 sites (Grenoble, Paris, New-Delhi, Singapore)
Management of outsourced development
S60 integration department Manager: (60 people + 15 subcontractors)
People management means (resource allocation, training, motivation, setup of key indicators) for all the team after a complete reallocation from telecom to this new activity.
Setup of a new test strategy approach based on customer requirement
Software telecom manager: (50 people)
Setup a multisite department (Paris, Singapore, New-Delhi)
Development and delivery of the complete protocol stack for all Alcatel Mobile phones
Alcatel Business Systems

Group leader
to SW section manager

2002 - 1995
Software Section Manager:
In charge of the full embedded software for GSM phone excluding the application part (70 people)
Management of the transfer of the department from Alcatel to STMicroelectronics
Middleware and Application section manager:
Budget and resources management (20 people) according to the projects
Setup of a new R&D center in Chine (Shanghai) dedicated to the MMI development (22 people)
Setup of an outsourced design center with an external partner (30 people)
Focus on the quality, cost, lead time improvement
Software Project Manager:
Leading the SW development for a GSM phone from the specification phase to the final delivery
« Middleware » Group Leader: (12 people)
First development using C++ language for an embedded SW using a real time operating system.
GSM protocol stack Group Leader: (13 people)
In charge of the team developing the layer 2 and 3 of the GSM protocol stack
Core system Group Leader: (7 people)
First experience as Group leader: Cost evaluation, planning and technical expert for the team.
This team was in charge of the development of all features linked to the OS: Driver, memory management, interruption management, power management.

Software Engineer

1995 - 1990
Subcontractor in Alcatel premises :
Development of several PC tools in order to test the GSM base stations
Design and coding in embedded SW part for Alcatel Mobile phones.



Advanced Management Program

Internal program for key people : How to manage a business

Telecom Engineering School

1987 - 1990
Ecole Supérieure d'Informatique et Génie des Télécommunications

But also

I like to travel and the photography. I am also reading comics and I am playing golf.


Some examples of development


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Pierre-Henri Maitre
54 avenue d'Estienne d'Orves,
92290 Chatenay Malabry, France.
+33 688 194 942

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