Software Developer in Porto, Portugal
Member since November 18, 2013
André is a seasoned full-stack developer who has built many web and mobile apps from the back-end to the client. An inveterate entrepreneur, he loves breaking down problems and pursuing the most elegant and efficient solutions, leading projects to success.
Full-stack Developer2015 - 2017Startgrid (via Toptal)
Technologies: Django, AngularJS, Meteor, Node.js, Go, Ansible
- Refactored the user account API and implemented profile settings SPA in AngularJS.
- Developed new features in both the Django back-end and AngularJS front-end.
- Created an AngularJS generic application for displaying forms and handling submissions based on custom schema.
- Developed a prototype of a WYSIWYG form builder in Meteor.
- Built an app to manage, schedule, and execute batch processes. An example of a batch process is building an activity feed for one of the company's apps.
- Refactored the app responsible for managing login sessions across the suite of apps.
- Built a microservice in Go for consolidating the platform's Elasticsearch indexing needs.
Full-stack Developer2015 - 2015eKids Daycare Management (via Toptal)
Technologies: Web Components, CouchDB, CoffeeScript, Backbone.js
- Developed a web component that displayed bookings in a calendar.
- Developed a web component for creating and cancelling bookings.
- Developed a web component for managing notes with specific information regarding a child (e.g., allergies).
- Devised a common strategy for developing and building web component projects.
- Integrated components with the existing application.
Front-end Developer2014 - 2014Zippy.pt
Technologies: AngularJS, Node.js, Nginx, Redis
- Worked in the team responsible for building the new eCommerce infrastructure for the largest national private company (Sonae).
- Wireframed and developed the back-office used to manage all the online stores and product catalogs.
- Bootstraped the front-end architecture in order to make it future-proof (e.g., compatible with multi-stores and multi-catalogs per store) and ready to be worked on by a large team.
- Implemented a prototype for a common messaging platform for the several application blocks.
- Contributed to the design and specification of the company's core APIs.
Full-stack Developer2014 - 2014Outlyer.com (via Toptal)
Technologies: CoffeeScript, Marionette.js, Node.js, Python
- Worked on the development of a SaaS product for server and application monitoring.
- Developed a test application to evaluate different charting libraries that was later open-sourced and improved one of them.
- Implemented several new dashboard widgets in the CoffeeScript/Marionette.js front-end application.
- Improved and solved bugs in the Node.js back-end application.
- Created a Vagrant VM that bootstrapped the entire environment required for running the application stack to speed up the setup of a local development environment.
CTO2012 - 2014Skin.pt
Technologies: Backbone.js, Django, Magento, WordPress, Git, Ubuntu
- Involved in the store’s template design.
- Customized, deployed, and maintained a Magento-based eCommerce store.
- Devised strategies for SEO.
- Involved in the specification of the order fulfillment operation workflow.
- Engaged in full-stack development of several applications supporting the company’s operation and workflows such as: order fulfillment and internal stock management, cataloging and pricing management, a segmentation engine, a content management system, and a stock information exchange for all our providers.
- Handled DevOps.
Consultant2012 - 2012Getsimi.com
Technologies: Backbone.js, Python, Play Framework, PhoneGap
- Helped create specifications for the company's procedures.
- Contributed to the recruitment of a development team.
- Led development kick-off meetings with the key partner in the project.
- Designed the initial technology stack and overall architecture of the project.
- Developed a connector in Python to the POS terminals of the partner company.
Lead Software Architect2011 - 2012Fbmgaming.com
- Worked in research and development. Was responsible for the creation of the team and its subsequent performance.
- Developed an online gambling platform.
- Contributed to the specifications of a multi-purpose, scalable game math protocol.
- Helped develop a prototype for a distributed math simulator.
- Developed an HTML5 game.
- Developed a multi-purpose gambling game logic engine.
- Contributed to the development of a 3D game engine prototype making use of information extracted directly from Adobe After Effects.
Software Architect2008 - 2010Alert-online.com
- Worked as part of the security architecture team.
- Designed and developed an authentication framework from scratch.
- Designed and developed a biometric authentication framework from scratch.
- Worked on the implementation of a single sign-on solution for all the company’s products.
- Developed Smartcard-based authentication.
- Devised ways to speed up the application in low-bandwidth environments.
- Advocated the use of service-oriented architecture (SOA) as a more flexible integrated design principle for the rapidly growing, deeply customized medical business.
- Devised best practices regarding code obfuscation.
- Developed a library enabling encryption of database access passwords in Tomcat servers.
Libraries/APIsNode.js, React, Backbone.js
ToolsGit, WebStorm, PyCharm, Ansible, RabbitMQ
ParadigmsEvent Sourcing, ETL
StorageSQLite, MongoDB, PostgreSQL, Redis, MySQL
- Academic Mobility degree in Computer Engineering and Economics2007 - 2008Federal University of Santa Catarina - Florianópolis, Brazil
- Master's degree in Informatics and Computer Engineering2002 - 2008Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto - Porto, Portugal