Federico Comesaña, Developer in Montevideo, Montevideo Department, Uruguay
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Federico Comesaña

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Back-end Developer

Montevideo, Montevideo Department, Uruguay
Toptal Member Since
January 30, 2017

Federico is a results-driven, customer-focused, articulate, and analytical software engineer who loves challenges. He has an extensive background in the full cycle of software development process so he's got plenty of experience with web development. Professional development plays an important role with him so he keeps up to date with the different IT areas he works with so if Federico's not working, he's learning new technologies.


Django, Python, Python 3, REST, JSON, WebSockets, Django REST Framework, Celery...
University of the Republic Faculty of Economics and Administration
Celery, Django, Python, VPS/VDS, Linux, Ubuntu
Redis, MySQL, PostgreSQL, NGINX, Cordova, PhoneGap, Angular...




Preferred Environment

Bitbucket, GitHub, WebStorm, PyCharm, Ubuntu

The most amazing...

...project I worked on was Subrayado. It was an important news website with several technical challenges i.e. build a CMS, high traffic support and async tasks.

Work Experience

Senior Full-stack Developer

2017 - PRESENT
  • Developed an app for automation for Industry (PLC’s, AGV’s, conveyors, robots, vision cameras). Custom SCADA for the web using WebSockets for real-time communication.
  • Launched processes for Warehouse automation (Conveyors, AGV's and Cranes) using Celery and Django-Rest Framework.
  • Migrated a phone accessories eCommerce platform from Magento to Shopify.
Technologies: Django, Python, Python 3, REST, JSON, WebSockets, Django REST Framework, Celery, Redis, PostgreSQL

Project Manager | Team Leader | Tech Leader

2015 - PRESENT
University of the Republic Faculty of Economics and Administration
  • Implemented an administrative website for students at a university which allowed 500 people to plan together a one-year trip around the world.
  • Performed requirements gathering and analysis. Did task estimation and project planning.
  • Developed a website using Django and Celery for asynchronous tasks. The website is capable of event notification, assistance management, people tracking, travel diary, surveys, and fines.
  • Implemented deployment and infrastructure using Fabric, Linode, MySQL, and Nginx.
  • Performed search engine optimization (SEO) and performance optimizations for 500 concurrent users (Nginx caches, MySQL config, and Django queries).
Technologies: Celery, Django, Python, VPS/VDS, Linux, Ubuntu

Full-stack Developer

2012 - 2017
  • Created a mobile app for iOS and Android using Apache Cordova. The app uses QR Code scanning and geolocation to retrieve information.
  • Developed core APIs using Django Rest with 100% unit testing coverage.
  • Implemented websites using Django and AngularJS with extensive unit test coverage. Also developed asynchronous tasks using Celery.
  • Worked on deployment and infrastructure, setting up several VPS (databases, web servers, and security).
Technologies: Redis, MySQL, PostgreSQL, NGINX, Cordova, PhoneGap, Angular, Django REST Framework, Django, Python

Web Developer

2013 - 2015
  • Involved in the full life-cycle of software development process at Overactive—including requirements gathering, analysis, design, coding and testing for high volume traffic websites.
  • Developed a custom CMS and back-end of a portal website for a TV news program with social network integration (Facebook, Twitter and Disqus). Improve performance for high concurrent users, adding/ optimizing Memcached, Nginx cache, and Django queries and template rendering.
  • Worked on the front-end and back-end of a TV provider website. In addition to showing programming, this website is connected to several payments gateway and other Entertainment providers such HBO Go, Fox Play and Hot Go, using SAML protocol for authentication.
  • Worked on a an electronic financial system at Puerto Rico—performing management tasks and also being core back-end developer. Highlights: requirements analysis, legacy systems integration and payment gateway integration.
  • Handled front-end tasks for online banking at Jamaica National Building Society's Electronic Financial Services.
Technologies: .NET, Django, Python

Programming Teacher

2012 - 2015
ORT University
  • Worked as a teacher of the subject Programming 1 and 2 at ORT Uruguay University.
  • Did course planning.
  • Handled course work and correcting tests.
Technologies: Java

Programming & Robotics Teacher

2011 - 2012
Ceibal Plan
  • Worked on the Ceibal Project which is the implementation of the OLPC Project in Uruguay. My work mostly involved me teaching the programming and robotic courses organized by Ceibal and ORT Uruguay University at LATU.
  • Taught at a training workshop for 500 high school teachers.
  • Did short course planning.
Technologies: Robotics, Scratch, C

Subrayado News website

Subrayado is a TV news program based in Uruguay, South America.

TCC Website

TCC is a TV provider based in Uruguay. In addition to showing programming, this website is connected to several payments gateway and other entertainment providers such as HBO Go, Fox Play, and Hot Go.

Grupo de Viaje de Ciencias Económicas

An administrative website for students at the university permitted 500 people to plan a one-year trip worldwide. I worked on event notifications, assistance management, people tracking, travel diary, surveys, and fines.


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2009 - 2014

Bachelor's Degree in Software Engineering

Universidad ORT Uruguay - Montevideo, Uruguay


Certificate in English - Level 6

VGC International College


First Certificate in English Examination

University of Cambridge


Fabric, OpenCV, jQuery, React Redux, React


Subversion (SVN), Git, NGINX, PyCharm, WebStorm, GitHub, Bitbucket, Celery, Karma, Apache


Django, Django REST Framework, Bootstrap, .NET, Angular, Flask, Jasmine, PhoneGap, AngularJS, Redux


Python, Python 3, JavaScript, Scratch, CSS, Java, SQL, C#, C, Assembler, T-SQL (Transact-SQL), C++, HTML, TypeScript


JSON, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Memcached, Redis, SQLite, Microsoft SQL Server

Industry Expertise



REST, Unit Testing, Scrum


Linux, Ubuntu, Windows


Teamwork, Back-end, Robotics, Communication, Computer Science, Software Engineering, WebSockets, VPS/VDS, Cordova, PICC, Unix Shell Scripting

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