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Gustavo Saiani

Gustavo Saiani

Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Member since January 20, 2016
Gustavo has nine 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) and the React.js and Redux stack, he has broad interests in and out of software development, which allow him to communicate well and work efficiently with teams of varied sizes and characteristics.
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  • Poema
    JavaScript, Sass, Stylus, Ruby on Rails, Elixir, PHP, WordPress
  • Niramekko
    PHP, Sass, WordPress, CakePHP
  • JavaScript, 9 years
  • HTML5, 5 years
  • Sass, 5 years
  • React, 2 years
  • Ruby on Rails (RoR), 2 years
  • Stylus, 2 years
  • Elixir, 1 year
  • Phoenix, 1 year
Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Preferred Environment
Mac OS, Atom, GitHub, Slack
The most amazing...
...project I've created is a social network for collaboration that allows a team of hundreds to work together with reduced friction but great efficiency and joy.
  • Owner
    2013 - PRESENT
    • Built a modern API web client for a peer-to-peer organic food startup.
    • Built the front-end 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
    • 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: JavaScript, Sass, Stylus, Ruby on Rails, Elixir, PHP, WordPress
  • Owner
    2006 - 2012
    • 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
  • Brokermate (Development)

    Front-end for Brokermate, a marketplace for securities brokerage firms.

  • Spacer Australia (Development)

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

    Technologies: Ruby, Liquid Markup, Stylus CSS, JavaScript

  • Moccato (Development)

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

  • Bette Midler (Development)

    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)

    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)

    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 3 years, helping make it one of the largest sellers in their category.

  • Languages
    JavaScript, HTML5, Sass, Elixir, ECMAScript (ES6)
  • Libraries/APIs
  • Tools
    Git, GitHub, Stylus, Zsh, Oh My Zsh, ITerm
  • Frameworks
    Phoenix, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Redux
  • Storage
    PostgreSQL, MySQL
  • Other
    Finance, Investment Banking
  • Paradigms
    Functional Programming, Test-driven Development (TDD)
  • B.F.A. degree in Jazz and Contemporary Music
    New School University - New York City
    2001 - 2002
  • B.F.A. degree in Graphic Design
    PUC Rio de Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro
    1996 - 2000
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