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Gustavo Saiani

Gustavo Saiani

Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Member since January 20, 2016
Gustavo has eleven years of experience as a front-end developer and a strong background in design, having created ambitious startups and projects for clients of all sizes. While he has lately been interested in JavaScript (ES6/7), React.js, and React Native, he has broad interests in and out of software development, which allows him to communicate well and work efficiently with teams of varied sizes and characteristics.
Gustavo is now available for hire
Portfolio
  • Poema
    React, JavaScript, Elixir, React Native, Next.js, Sass, Styled Components
  • EmCasa.com
    React, Next.js, Elixir, React Native
  • Niramekko
    PHP, Sass, WordPress, CakePHP
Experience
  • JavaScript, 10 years
  • Sass, 7 years
  • HTML5, 6 years
  • React, 3 years
  • Elixir, 3 years
  • Phoenix, 3 years
  • ECMAScript (ES6), 3 years
  • GraphQL, 1 year
Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Availability
Part-time
Preferred Environment
macOS, Vim, GitHub, Slack
The most amazing...
...thing I've built, as co-founder and CEO, is EmCasa.com, a real estate platform, raising USD $1 million in seed money and now serving thousands of users.
Employment
  • Owner
    2013 - PRESENT
    Poema
    • Built a modern API web client in React.js for a peer-to-peer organic food startup.
    • Built the front-end in Ruby on Rails for a gourmet coffee subscription startup.
    • Built and managed a 14-person team to develop an ambitious startup for large-scale events.
    • Successfully built and deployed entire websites with high spikes of traffic such as BetteMidler.com.
    • Built a tool where investors can look up public companies’ P/E values averaged over trailing 10 years, with continuous, live updating of real data.
    Technologies: React, JavaScript, Elixir, React Native, Next.js, Sass, Styled Components
  • CTO and Co-founder
    2017 - 2018
    EmCasa.com
    • Created the entire MVP in Elixir and React, along with brand and product designs.
    • Created and expanded the API in Elixir serving web and native clients with microsecond response times.
    • Created and expanded the web client with Next.js (a React framework), to include a live dashboard among others.
    • Assembled and managed the remote product and tech team of five people, using Scrum and Agile methodologies.
    • Raised USD $1 million in the seed round from respected VCs in the Silicon Valley and Brazil.
    Technologies: React, Next.js, Elixir, React Native
  • Owner
    2006 - 2012
    Niramekko
    • Created visual identity and websites for a major recruiting and human resources company with a revenue of over $100 million at the time.
    • Created JavaScript applications used by millions of people for a large internet company.
    • Helped large telecoms improve and explain their internal processes using the web.
    • Developed highly interactive training materials for Renault technicians and sales personnel.
    • Built an ambitious social network for collaboration, in continuous use to this day.
    Technologies: PHP, Sass, WordPress, CakePHP
Experience
  • EmCasa.com (Development)
    http://www.emcasa.com

    At EmCasa.com, I was co-founder and CTO. As such, I initially did everything from designing the logo to the MVP screens and implementing both the back-end (in Elixir/Phoenix) and the front-end (in React/Next.js).

    Gradually, the team grew, and I moved toward managing the team, including the native app in React Native, and coded mostly on the front-end day to day.

    The company was accelerated by the Harvard Business School and raised USD $1 million in seed money. Now it's serving tens of thousands of customers per month in the real estate space in Brazil.

  • Brokermate (Development)
    http://www.brokermate.com

    In the front-end for Brokermate, a marketplace for securities brokerage firms, I worked with Ember.js. With it, we were able to develop an emcompassing application, both for mobile and desktop devices, with endpoints in the internal database and also exchanges and banks, all in real-time.

  • Spacer Australia (Development)
    http://www.spacer.com.au

    Rewrote the front-end infrastructure for further development by Spacer’s internal development team.

    Technologies: Ruby, Liquid Markup, Stylus CSS, JavaScript

  • Lets Events (Development)
    http://www.lets.events

    As CTO at Lets.events, I initially implemented the application in Ruby on Rails, leveraging Sass, Haml, and JavaScript on the front-end.

    As the company took form, we grew to a product/dev team of 14 people among programmers and designers. I was able to be part of most technical sides of the project, focusing mostly on the front-end.

  • Moccato (Development)
    http://www.moccato.com.br

    Built the entire front-end for this startup that delivers Brazilian coffee of the highest quality to customers’ doors every month.

  • Bette Midler (Development)
    http://www.bettemidler.com

    Developed the website for the renowned singer-actor, with a focus on seamlessly handling heavy spikes of traffic such as during her performance in the Oscars.

  • Grid Real Estate (Development)
    http://www.gridrealestate.biz

    Developed a property search tool for the New Jersey real estate firm.

  • PNM Lawyers (Development)

    Created the visual identity, designed, and developed a bilingual website for an important Brazilian law firm.

  • Via Mia eCommerce (Development)
    http://www.viamia.com.br

    Developed the front-end for an online store for a women’s shoe and accessories chain. Built and managed the store’s dev team for over three years, helping make it one of the largest sellers in their category.

Skills
  • Languages
    CSS, CSS3, Sass, JavaScript, Elixir, ECMAScript (ES6), HTML5, GraphQL
  • Frameworks
    Next.js, Phoenix, Redux, Ruby on Rails (RoR), React Native
  • Libraries/APIs
    jQuery, React, Google Maps API
  • Tools
    Stylus, Zsh, Oh My Zsh, Git, GitHub, ITerm
  • Paradigms
    REST, Functional Programming, Test-driven Development (TDD), Scrum, Agile
  • Other
    MVPs, Scrum Master, Styled Components, Finance, Investment Banking
  • Storage
    PostgreSQL, MySQL
Education
  • B.F.A. degree in Jazz and Contemporary Music
    2001 - 2002
    New School University - New York City
  • B.F.A. degree in Graphic Design
    1996 - 2000
    PUC Rio de Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro
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