Felipe Machado, Developer in Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Felipe Machado

Software Developer

Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Toptal Member Since
June 13, 2019

Felipe is a highly proficient software engineer and developer with demonstrated expertise engaging in and driving the delivery of high-performance technical solutions and applications that exceed expectations on every level. He possesses refined expertise in a collaborative team and personnel leadership in addition to multifaceted technical expertise coupled with rapid adaptability to new and emerging technologies, standards, and methods.

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Agora, Google Cloud Spanner, Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), Node.js...
Client (via Toptal)
Trello, Twilio, MUI (Material UI), Firebase Authentication, Cypress, Sentry...
Client (via Toptal)
Heroku, Firebase Web SDK, Cypress, React Apollo, GraphQL, MUI (Material UI)...


Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil



Preferred Environment

Docker, Git, Django, React Native, React

The most amazing...

...experience is developing web software and driving improvements to code quality while leveraging tools including Docker, Jenkins, and Kubernetes.

Work Experience

2021 - 2021

Senior Back-end Engineer

  • Provided scalable solutions using Google Cloud Platform services such as Cloud PubSub, Google Kubernetes Engine, App engine, Cloud Spanner, Firebase Firestore, Apple Push Notification, and Redis.
  • Optimized Postgres database connections and later migrate it to Google Cloud Spanner.
  • Migrated Node.js App engine service into Google Kubernetes Engine using helm.
  • Optimized Redis-related tasks using Lua scripts making it four times faster.
Technologies: Agora, Google Cloud Spanner, Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), Node.js, Google Pub/Sub, Google Cloud, Redis, Helm, Google App Engine, Firebase Authentication
2019 - 2021

Senior Front-end Developer

Client (via Toptal)
  • Developed web applications focused on students from various universities to collaborate on studies by sharing notes, asking questions, organizing workflows, communicating with text or video sessions, and fixing performance bottlenecks.
  • Tracked and fixed bugs using Asana as a reporting tool and Sentry for error tracking.
  • Worked on a React and Redux app, adding new features and pages translating Zeplin layouts into React SPAs using Material-UI.
  • Integrated Firebase Authentication, SAML, and OAuth for user authentication.
  • Added end-to-end tests using Cypress following test-driven development (TDD) best practices.
  • Worked on Twilio integration for both text and video chats.
Technologies: Trello, Twilio, MUI (Material UI), Firebase Authentication, Cypress, Sentry, Netlify, Redux, React, FlowType.JS
2019 - 2020

Senior Front-end Developer

Client (via Toptal)
  • Developed user interfaces on both web and mobile to facilitate Shopify customer relationships (CRM).
  • Tracked and fixed issues using Trello as a reporting tool.
  • Worked on a React Native app using Expo focused on making sending SMS messages and email templates easier for company associates.
  • Used Apollo client to connect to GraphQL endpoint.
  • Created a web interface to filter customers based on a variety of filters, translating Figma layouts into React screens using Material-UI.
  • Added end to end tests using Cypress and performed a series of performance optimizations on the app rendering.
Technologies: Heroku, Firebase Web SDK, Cypress, React Apollo, GraphQL, MUI (Material UI), Context API, Trello, Rollbar, Expo.io, React Navigation, React Native, React
2019 - 2020

Senior Full-stack Developer

Client (via Toptal)
  • Developed the web-based portal that connects private aviation clients to charter companies worldwide.
  • Leveraged Firebase Realtime Database to store Quotes and customer contact data.
  • Integrated email delivery using Send Grid and payments using Stripe.
  • Developed the back end using AWS Lambda Functions and handled location searches using Google Maps API.
Technologies: CSS, Firebase, Google Maps API, Stripe Checkout, Stripe API, Stripe Payments, SendGrid, AWS Lambda, Netlify, React
2019 - 2020

Software Engineer

Client (via Toptal)
  • Migrated the real-time communication (WebRTC) library from Twilio to Agora using video and audio.
  • Worked with Node.js to leverage Firebase Database, push notifications, and socket connections.
  • Used React hooks functional components and provided layouts with mobile web responsiveness.
  • Performed load tests to analyze Heroku scalability capabilities.
  • Performed React performance optimizations to avoid unnecessary renders and API calls.
Technologies: Socket.IO, Heroku, CSS, Twilio, Agora, Firebase, Express.js, Node.js, React
2017 - 2019

Software Engineer

  • Developed web software and engaged in high-performance computing while holding accountability for the management of infrastructure and a team of expert developers and scientists.
  • Collaborated with team to drive significant improvements to code quality, leveraging tools including Docker, Jenkins, and Kubernetes with ExtJS, Django, Reactjs, and Flask as frameworks.
  • Spearheaded performance and code quality for astrophysics pipeline via python and the fine-tuning of file systems, databases, and schedulers.
  • Partnered with prestigious laboratories, including the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, a lab at Berkeley, and in a massive telescope in Chile, a five-country effort, engaging with camera QA team.
  • Traveled to Arizona, Kitt Peak to deploy QA application for DESI project.
Technologies: Bokeh, Python, PostgreSQL, Docker, Jenkins, Kubernetes, Node.js, Flask, Django, React
2017 - 2018

Software Engineer

  • Gathered and analyzed requirements for development, following full software development lifecycle.
  • Owned development of a user-friendly chat mobile application with React Native, GraphQL, NodeJS, and MongoDB.
  • Implemented push notifications application with Firebase Cloud Messaging and AWS Lambda Functions.
  • Gathered metrics and analyzed data through Mixpanel plots.
  • Worked in a agile team following TDD best practices.
Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), GraphQL, Firebase, Node.js, Elasticsearch, MongoDB, React
2016 - 2016

Software Engineer

  • Contributed to initial stages of mobile application startup developer, Aussi.
  • Built infrastructure with Amazon AWS for data storage and services.
  • Built a back end API with Ruby on Rails for push notifications and authentications.
  • Built a front end mobile app with Ionic Framework.
  • Leveraged expertise in AngularJS to organize and implement app layout and logic for Android and IOS.
Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Ruby on Rails (RoR), Ruby, AngularJS, Ionic
2015 - 2016

Software Engineer

  • Utilized Ruby, Rails, JavaScript, MySQL, and GitHub within a Linux environment to create and implement innovative new customizations into Redmine, a project management web application.
  • Engaged through all software development phases for a tool employed by Embraco, currently in use by 1,500+ users throughout five countries.
  • Worked on several other projects making Redmine (Ruby on Rails) customizations.
Technologies: GitHub, Redmine, MySQL, JavaScript, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Ruby
2014 - 2015


  • Served in a directorship capacity through the startup of an online marketing company offering SEO services and social media and website consultation.
  • Hired global freelancers to deliver key projects and produce 2D and 3D user education videos in English and Portuguese languages.
  • Owned multiple functions, including sales, marketing, workflow management, and online billing.
Technologies: Adobe Premiere Pro, Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
2014 - 2014

Software Engineer

SLACAM Technology
  • Partnered with LIneA astrophysics group for the successful implementation of parallel distributed file systems, Lustre and GlusterFS.
  • Assisted in implementation of high processing computing algorithms to process images gathered from telescopes that rapidly conduct I/O operations and provide redundancy for sensible data.
  • Tracked different stages of the project using Redmine Project Management tool.
Technologies: GlusterFS, Lustre


NodeJs, Typescript, TDD, Clean Architecture, DDD

A small showcase survey API project on Node.js using MongoDB, TypeScript, TDD, Clean Architecture, Design Patterns, and SOLID principles. Lint and tests ran on each push and commit in order to make sure nothing bad goes into the repository using lint-staged, husky, and conventional commits format.

Descomplica Turmas

Developed a chat React Native app for an education startup from scratch, using Expo and later ejected to add native functionality.

Core features developed:

• Push Notifications middleware in AWS Lambda to communicate with Firebase API and Mixpanel for statistics
• UI using a combination of React Elements and NativeBase
• Social login integration with Facebook and Google
• Messages stored and recovered using Twilio Message API
• Search username, email, first and last names using ElasticSearch
• Descomplica profile integration using GraphQL and Node.js (Express)
• Layered Redux architecture
• Image manipulation and files store in AWS S3
• Fabric integration for crash reports
• Continuous Delivery using Bitrise for automated builds, deployments, unit (Jest), and e2e (Detox) tests
• Other databases used MongoDB, SQL Server

Private Planes Quotes

Developed the web-based portal that connects private aviation clients to charter companies worldwide.

Technologies: React, Netlify, Sendgrid, Stripe, CSS, Webhooks, Google Maps API, AWS Lambda Functions



TypeScript, Python 2, Python 3, GraphQL, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, HTML5, Python, CSS3, SQL, C++, Ruby, C, Lustre


React Native, Redux, Jest, MUI (Material UI), Django, Flask, Cypress, AngularJS, Express.js, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Ext JS, Ionic


Node.js, Jenkins Pipeline, Stripe, REST APIs, Stripe API, React, Rollbar, FlowType.JS, React Navigation, Context API, Firebase Web SDK, Google Maps API, Socket.IO, D3.js, PostgREST, Pandas, SQLAlchemy, Facebook Authentication, Fabric


Expo.io, Git, GitHub, Docker Compose, Stripe Checkout, Sentry, Amazon Elastic Container Registry (Amazon ECR), Jenkins, Redmine, SendGrid, Agora, Firebase Authentication, Trello, React Apollo, Adobe Premiere Pro, Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), Helm, Expo


REST, Agile, Scrum, Serverless Architecture, Test-driven Development (TDD), Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Clean Architecture


AWS Lambda, Firebase, Netlify, Docker, Twilio, Heroku, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Kubernetes, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud SDK, iOS, Android, Amazon EC2, Mixpanel, Google App Engine


JSON, Amazon S3 (AWS S3), Elasticsearch, PostgreSQL, MySQL, GlusterFS, MongoDB, Google Cloud Spanner, Google Cloud, Redis, Microsoft SQL Server


Webhooks, APIs, Front-end, Stripe Payments, ESLint, Education Technology (Edtech), Bokeh, Google Pub/Sub, Domain-driven Design (DDD), Google+ Authentication


2011 - 2016

Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Engineering

Instituto Militar de Engenharia - Rio de Janeiro Brazil

2014 - 2015

Undergraduate Study Abroad Program in Computer Science

Vrije Universiteit - Amsterdam, The Netherlands


JUNE 2020 - JUNE 2023

AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate



Associate Cloud Engineer

Google Cloud