Manager Software Engineering, CSM, CSP @ Rakuten Marketing
location_on United States
Member since 2 years
In her 17 years of industry experience Dana has been exposed to different areas of IT as a Java Developer, an Architect, a DBA Manager, a Scrum Master and an Agile Coach. Every role she has had in her career has given her an opportunity to apply her passion for agile principles and practices and to help others recognize benefits of Agile.
Dana holds MS in Robotics and Mechatronics from Moscow State University of Technology "STANKIN" as well as CSM and CSP certifications from Scrum Alliance.
She currently works at HBC Digital in New York City and enjoys training and coaching teams, helping them in their continuous improvement as well as facilitating positive changes in organizational culture.
Active member of global agile community, she has been volunteering at Agile Alliance conferences for the past 10 years. As a session reviewer and a submission coach, she provides guidance to prospective speakers and contributes to a program selection process at Agile Alliance and Scrum Alliance conferences. A member of “Women in Agile” group and NYC Scrum User group, she leads “Big Apple Scrum Day 2016” conference organizing initiative. Dana enjoys speaking, facilitating workshops and training groups from 10 to 120 people. She speaks internationally on topics ranging from DevOps to User Story Mapping, improving effectiveness of distributed teams with retrospectives and agile games. http://lanyrd.com/profile/dana-pylayeva/
She finds inspiration from reading, practicing yoga, hiking, traveling and spending time with her family.