Iván Santamaría Pampliega is an Agile Project Manager specialized in delivery with more than 15 years of experience as Computer Engineer.

“The P in PM is as much about ‘people management’ as it is about ‘project management’.”

— Cornelius Fichtner


Agile Project Management

An iterative approach applied first for software development, focusing on frequent value delivery and fast feedback turnaround to adapt to emerging changes quickly

Project coaching

Do you need help to scale Agile practices across a team or organization, to align teams or organizations with Agile values and concepts?

Software development

Do you need a boost for conceiving, specifying, designing, programming, documenting, testing, and bug fixing involved in creating and maintaining applications, frameworks, or other software components?

Design thinking

Design thinking refers to the set of cognitive, strategic and practical procedures used by designers in the process of designing, and to the body of knowledge that has been developed about how people reason when engaging with design problems.

Digital transformation

Digital transformation is the adoption of digital technology by an organization to digitize non-digital products, services or operations. The goal for its implementation is to increase value through innovation, invention, customer experience or efficiency.

Innovation, motivation & growth

“Innovation is taking two things that exist and putting them together in a new way.“


For more than five years, Iván has prepared himself to boost his clients’ projects with a human-centered methodology based on one motto: “A happy engineer is a productive engineer”.

With a heavy on-hands experience as Full Stack Engineer, Iván pivoted his career into a management position driven by the fact that best delivery teams synchronize the technical level with human beings.


Technologies as a Project Manager

On-hands technical skills

On-hands technical skills

Soft skills

Soft skills



System73® – Project Manager (independent)


Bunge® – Project Manager / Functional Analyst

Dec. 2019 – Jan. 2022

  • Lessons learned
    • Difficult to make a modernizing impact on large century-old companies
    • The software industry has a lot to teach traditional companies

  • Roles developed
    • SAP-IS Project Management
    • Product Engineer
    • Functional Analyst
    • IS Partner

  • Tasks
    • Team management
    • Meetings, presentations and documentation
    • Summon the "Steering Committee"

  • Technologies & methodologies
    • Java / Oracle
    • Webservices
    • SharePoint
    • AWT / Swing
    • SCADA PLC (OPC UA / Modbus)
    • Linux

European Commission – Full Stack Java Developer (freelance)

Mar. 2016 – Dec. 2018

  • Lessons learned
    • How to find clients and projects through my own business
    • Choosing state of the art technologies is not always the best solution
    • Technical knowledge is not always the most valuable feature at business relations

  • Roles developed
    • Scrum Meeting
    • Full Stack Developer

  • Tasks
    • Full stack developer

  • Technologies & methodologies
    • Java / Groovy / Oracle
    • Webservices
    • Atlassian

Intrasoft International – Full Stack Java Developer

Feb. 2013 – Mar. 2016

  • Lessons learned
    • Spanish education and work level is much higher than Northern Europe colleagues
    • Check your contract twice before signing

  • Roles developed
    • Full stack developer

  • Tasks
    • Design, development and test
    • Deployments and support
    • SWOT analysis

  • Technologies & methodologies
    • J2EE, Drools, Hibernate, Spring
    • Oracle, PLSQL, OSB, Postgres
    • BEA Weblogic, JBoss, Tomcat
    • REST, SOAP, SOAP UI, Poster, Advance REST Client
    • Javascript YUI, Coldfusion, CSS
    • SVN, Maven
    • Javascript YUI, Coldfusion, CSS
    • SCRUM, Jenkins CI, JIRA, Confluence
    • HTTPS, EC@S/CAS, Apache Shiro

Keyland – Project Manager

Mar. 2011 – Feb. 2013

  • Lessons learned
    • Full responsibility over team and budget
    • Plenty of new technology

  • Roles developed
    • Technology leader
    • Project leader

  • Tasks
    • AGILE philosophy implementation
    • Team creation
    • Architecture design
    • Meeting with existing and (maybe) future clients

  • Technologies & methodologies
    • J2EE (Spring MVC-Webflow-Security, Hibernate) Eclipse
    • Javascript, AJAX, JSF, Primefaces, CSS
    • PostgreSQL, pgAdmin
    • JBoss, Tomcat, Webservices REST CXF
    • BI Jasper Reports
    • SCRUM, Enterprise Architect, MS Project
    • Java SOA, SSO, CAS, Active Directory, Spring Security / LDAP
    • Siemens Teamcenter PLM
    • MS Project, SVN
    • PLM Teamcenter, Business Modeler IDE, ITK, Eclipse, Visual Studio
    • C++ / .NET C#

Viewnext – Analyst Programmer

Aug. 2009 – Mar. 2011

  • Lessons learned
    • Technical knowledge is not always the most valuable feature
    • A good leader can be invisible a bad manager cand finish with a team and/or a project
    • Different ways to motivate a team
    • Outsourcing and its problems

  • Roles developed
    • Analyst programmer

  • Tasks
    • Front-End / Back-End Development
    • Programming and testing

  • Technologies & methodologies
    • Bankesphere Java
    • IBM DB2
    • HOST
    • Rational Rose, SVN, Lotus Notes
    • J2EE (OpenJPA, Spring, checkstyle, PMD) Websphere, AST
    • Javascript, AJAX DWR, CSS, BI Jasper
    • Oracle, TOAD
    • HOST, SOAP
    • OpenProject, SVN, Mantis, Juniper VPN, HP Mercury

Tecsidel – Analyst Programmer

Jan. 2008 – Jan. 2009

  • Lessons learned
    • First job experience as an engineer
    • Good mentorship at technical level
    • Be aware of economic crisis

  • Roles developed
    • Analyst programmer

  • Tasks
    • Front-End / Back-End Development
    • Programming and testing

  • Technologies & methodologies
    • J2EE (JUnit, Hibernate, MVC Struts), Eclipse
    • JBoss, Tomcat, Oracle Administrator, Postgres pgAdmin, SOAP
    • Alfresco, w@nda, MENTES
    • Enterprise Architect, SVN, Maven, Trac
    • Tomcat, OC4J
    • Oracle


The Science of Well-Being, Psychology

2020 – Yale University

Master's degree – Electronic Commerce

2009-11 – Salamanca University

Superior Computer Engineering

2005-2007 – Burgos University / Università degli Studi di Genova

Technical Engineering in Computer Management

2001-2005 – Burgos University


C1 – French, foreign language

2014-2018 – Enseignement de Promotion et de Formation Continue

B2 – Italian, foreign language

2009-2012 – Escuelas Oficiales de Idiomas GVA

C1 – English, foreign language

1998-2005 – Escuelas Oficiales de Idiomas GVA


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