Carlos Palhares, Software Developer in Belo Horizonte - State of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Carlos Palhares

Software Developer in Belo Horizonte - State of Minas Gerais, Brazil

Member since September 21, 2015
Carlos is interested in consulting, web applications, mobile development, tests, operational systems, and hacking small and big things. He's got great experience with software design, agile methodologies, and programming languages. He also loves to delete unnecessary code! His mottos are “less code, fewer bugs” and “design for the sake of the next guy.”
Carlos is now available for hire




Belo Horizonte - State of Minas Gerais, Brazil



Preferred Environment

Git, ITerm, Visual Studio Code, VS Code, MacOS

The most amazing...

...project I've participated in was a system to calculate and control the flow of a gas transportation service across the USA, Canada, and Mexico.


  • Senior Software Engineer

    2016 - PRESENT
    Power Home Remodeling
    • Refactored a really large Ruby/Rails application to scale.
    • Helped and trained new inexperienced developers, bringing them up to speed to contribute to the project.
    • Decomposed a large monolithic Rails app into a containerized application.
    • Worked directly with the client on building new products.
    Technologies: Adhearsion, Asterisk, Redux, React, Elixir, Phoenix, Docker, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Ruby
  • Senior Software Engineer

    2013 - 2016
    Wobo, Inc.
    • Led a Node.js project to help designers communicate with their clients through visual notes on live websites.
    • Projected and developed a store with high-performance ETL.
    • Developed a deploy/build system with Ansible.
    Technologies: Angular, Node.js, Ansible, Puppet, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Ruby
  • Senior Software Engineer

    2013 - 2013
    Bearch, Inc.
    • Developed a production-level native iOS app.
    • Developed a solid RESTful API following the HAL specification.
    • Created rich JS web interfaces.
    Technologies: Objective-C, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Ruby
  • Software Development Senior Consultant

    2011 - 2013
    ThoughtWorks, Inc.
    • Developed a rich web application for developing standardized test handling from user input to test print.
    • Worked on the cloud control interface of a major US cloud provider.
    • Automated the cloud control deployment through IRC bots.
    • Worked on multiple roles as developer, devops, and QA.
    Technologies: JavaScript, Bash, .NET, C#, Java, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Ruby


  • Rackspace Cloud Control Panel

    A legacy web application that provides a control panel for the different hosting and cloud products that Rackspace provides. The project is focused toward maintaining and improving the web application and accommodating the changes required by the new features and products Rackspace provides.

  • Half Price Books

    Developed the eCommerce platform for a major used bookstore with a team of ten, supporting over 8 million products, marketplace, and stock integration.

  • Sayish

    Team collaboration tool directed to web development. The tool included a chrome extension (React) that allowed the user to annotate web pages, live or locally, and share the notes within a project/team.

    The front end was React and the back-end was fully Node.js, including a system to receive inbound emails to collaborate.

  • Measured Progress

    Worked as a developer and consultant in a project to migrate a web application to support the creation of K-12 tests and assessments.

    The project was heavily based on the client side, using JavaScript and a set of tools to allow editing texts and media. The back end was C# MVC 2 and NHibernate for persistance—something compared to a text processor like OpenOffice Writer.

    Technology/Tools: JavaScript, C#, Java, HTML, CSS, NHibernate, Web Driver, Git-SVN, MS SQL and JBehave.

  • Multi-Pipeline Commercial System Suite

    I was part of the team implementing a new web-based commercial systems suite to support the entire North American gas pipeline portfolio, interfacing and co-existing with current legacy systems. As a senior developer, I was actively involved in designing, implementing, and testing new features in an incremental fashion. I also supported the business analysts to identify, define, and analyze these features. As a part of a distributed agile team, I regularly collaborated with business stakeholders, analysts, testers, and other developers.


  • Languages

    Ruby, SQL, Java, JavaScript, C#, Bash, Elixir, CSS, CSS3, HTML, Python, HTML5, Objective-C, C++
  • Frameworks

    Ruby on Rails (RoR), Express.js, Redux, AngularJS, Jasmine, Angular, .NET, Adhearsion, React Native, Phoenix, ASP.NET MVC, Ionic
  • Tools

    Sublime Text, RSpec, VS Code, ITerm, Git, Puppet, Ansible, Asterisk, Sublime Text 3
  • Paradigms

    REST, Imperative Programming, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Concurrent Programming
  • Other

    HTTP, HAL, Back-end Development
  • Libraries/APIs

    Node.js, React, JSON API, jQuery, Redux Form, AngularUI, Vue
  • Platforms

    Visual Studio Code, MacOS, Linux, Docker, Android, iOS
  • Storage

    PostgreSQL, IBM Db2, MongoDB, MySQL, Cassandra, CouchDB


  • Post-Baccalaureate Degree in Software Engineering
    2011 - 2012
    Federal University of Minas Gerais - Minas Gerais/Brazil
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science
    2006 - 2010
    Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais - Minas Gerais/Brazil


  • IBM Certified Database Associate – DB2 9 Fundamentals
    JULY 2010 - PRESENT
    IBM Software Group
  • ITIL v3 Foundation
    MAY 2010 - PRESENT

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